In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, you have the right to know certain information about Saint Martin's University including a variety of academic information, financial assistance information, institutional information, information on completion or graduation rates, institutional security policies and crime statistics. As part of our compliance with this regulation, we present the reference chart below.
The safety of our students is a priority at Saint Martin's University. Historically, this has been a safe haven from the busy world. Our campus and isolated wooded acres, recently encroached upon by the increasingly rapid growth of the City of Lacey and surrounding Thurston County, are beginning to experience the pressure of a growing population. No community is totally risk-free in today’s sometimes violent society. We recognize the potential for increased crime associated with local growth and development and its location near Interstate-5, the West’s Coast’s main north-south corridor. In this section, we provide the campus safety report, including crime rates, as well as tips to keep our students secure while they attend the university.
All security concerns should be reported to the Saint Martin's University Office of Public Safety immediately
Your right to privacy
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords you certain rights with respect to your education records. A complete copy of University policy regarding FERPA is available in the Registrar's Office.
Financial aid and scholarship information
As an accredited university, Saint Martin's University has the ability to offer a wide variety of services and opportunities to its students.
Saint Martin's University is a comprehensive institution offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Established in 1895, Saint Martin’s is the educational apostolate of Saint Martin’s Abbey, a Benedictine monastery of the Roman Catholic Church, whose members pray, work and live together on the University’s campus.
Saint Martin's University is regionally accredited by the Northwest [Description: Old Main] Commission on Colleges and Universities. Our undergraduate civil engineering and mechanical engineering programs are accredited by ABET, Inc., and our education programs are accredited by the Washington State Board of Education and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
The University is a member of the American Association of Colleges’ Association of Higher Education, Council for Independent Colleges, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Independent Colleges of Washington, National Catholic Education Association, Northwest Association of Private Colleges and Universities, Washington Friends of Higher Education, Service Members Opportunity Colleges and American Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities.
Saint Martin's University programs of study are approved by the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (HECB/SAA) for enrollment of people eligible to receive educational benefits under Title 38 and Title 10. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.
Saint Martin’s University reserved the right to make changes it deems necessary in procedures, policies, calendar, curriculum, overall academic programs or majors and costs.
Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC)
The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has authority to investigate student complaints against specific schools. WSAC may not be able to investigate every student complaint. Visit www.wsac.wa.gov/student-complaints for information regarding the WSAC complaint process.