Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York was founded in 1836 and incorporated in 1839 under a charter granted by the Legislature of the State of New York. Its programs are registered by the New York State Education Department.
Union Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools. The following degree programs are approved: MDiv, MA, STM, PhD. In addition, Union is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
To view Union Theological Seminary’s Title IX Policy (Revised Aug. 2020), click here*.
To view Union Theological Seminary’s Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policy, click here.
*Revised August 2020
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
New York State Education Department (NYSED)
Union’s programs are authorized and registered by NYSED.
New York State Education Building
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)
Students in online programs have the right to lodge a complaint or grievance if their experience is not as anticipated. The seminary’s complaints/grievances are addressed internally first as follows:
- See Appeal Process portion of the Academic Catalog for final grade appeals: https://utsnyc.edu/academics/registrar/course-catalog-academic-policies/.
- See Student Grievance Procedures portion of the Student Handbook for general grievances and title IX complaints: https://utsnyc.edu/academics/registrar/course-catalog-academic-policies/.
If not resolved internally, students may appeal to the NYSED (New York State Education Department) SPE (State Portal Entity) contact here:
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12234
See more information about the complaint process: https://www.nc-sara.org/student-complaints.
For information regarding tuition costs, financial aid eligibility, types of loans, and withdrawals, please consult the Financial Aid page.
& Fire Safety Reports
Institutions of higher education are required by federal law to publicly disclose campus crime and fire statistics. Your personal safety and the security of the campus community are of vital concern to Union Theological Seminary. The annual security report is available below. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Union, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. It also includes the previous year’s fire statistics of incidents in dormitories. This site also contains links to information regarding the local law enforcement department (26th precinct), and more on Union’s policies concerning campus security and the reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus is forthcoming.
Related Link: http://maps.nyc.gov/crime/
- 2021 Residential Hall Fire Report
- 2021 Crime and Safety Report
- 2021 Crime and Safety Report (revised)
- 2020 Residential Hall Fires Report
- 2020 Crime Statistics Report
- 2019 Crime and Fire Safety Report (revised)
- 2019 Crime and Fire Safety Report
- 2019 Residential Hall Fire Report
- 2019 Crime Statistics
- 2018 Crime and Fire Safety Report
- 2018 Residential Hall Fire Report
Student's Right to Know (Consumer Information)
Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information
- Institutional Information: Nicole Mirando, Associate Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Financial Aid Information (Title IV): Melissa Desravines (email@example.com)
- Financial Aid Information (scholarships): Vanessa Hutchinson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
General Institutional Information
- Mission and Vision
- Academic Programs
- Financial Aid Information
- Services for Students with Disabilities: Services are handled via the Associate Dean for Student Affairs’ office, Student Handbook, pp. 19-22
- Student Diversity: Student Handbook, Policy of Non-Discrimination, p. 80 Also, our College Navigator entry
- Price of Attendance
- Refund Policy for Financial Aid: See R2T4 policy and Student Handbook, pp. 14-15
- Textbook Information: Union does not have a bookstore and encourages students to find textbooks at a low cost via a local bookstore or via Amazon.com. Required readings for courses are found on course reserve at the Burke Library, which is part of the Columbia University Libraries system
- Educational Programs
- Transfer of Credit Policy (no articulation agreements)
- Plagiarism Policy (Copyright Infringement): Student Handbook, pp. 11-12
- Computer Use and File Sharing: Student Handbook, Community Expectations, pp. 80-90
- Student Activities (Student Senate): Student Handbook, pp. 91-101
- Career and Job Placement Services: Coordinated via the Field Education Office and Associate Dean for Student Affairs’ Office. Student newsletter with job openings sent weekly during academic year and monthly in summer.
Student Financial Assistance
Institutional and other types of aid
Student Handbook, pp. 31-36
2. Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations: Student Handbook, pp. 24-30
3. Student Loan Information
- Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers
- Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers
- Institutional Code of Conduct for Educational Loans: Student Handbook, pp. 31-36
Health & Safety
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program: Student Handbook, pp. 24-30
- Vaccination Policies: part of orientation
- Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log: Student Handbook, pp. 45-76
- Annual security and fire safety reports
- Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics and Fire Log (On-Campus Housing Facilities): Student Handbook, pp. 45-76 Student Handbook
- Voter Registration: In New York, voter registration is completed through the New York Board of Elections and the New York Department of Motor Vehicles
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Federal Transparency in Coverage Rule
Effective July 1, 2022, the Transparency in Coverage Rule went into effect. Health plan price transparency helps consumers know the cost of a covered item or service prior to receiving care. Below is a link for access to the UHC medical plans. The link connects you to the Machine Readable File (MRF) that are in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Ruling. The MRFs will be posted monthly on transparency-in-coverage.uhc.com and updated again in 2023 and 2024. This location is publicly available and accessible to all, and no authentication is required. The MRF’s will not reflect the UTS name as pricing is based on the plan/network.