Update on Reporting and Privacy

At Franciscan University of Steubenville, ensuring student safety is an important priority. We take reports of sexual assault and harassment seriously and respond with care and compassion for all parties involved. The University’s Policy on Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct, which has been in place since 2014 and updated in 2017, sets forth robust investigation and response protocols…

Annual Security Reports

These reports are published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (a.k.a. the Clery Act) of 1998. The campus crime and fire logs are available upon request during normal business hours at the Campus Security office in the Community Building in Assisi Heights. Three year crime…

Allegations Concerning Father Sam Tiesi, TOR

September 10, 2018 Dear Franciscan University Family: Ten days ago, I announced Franciscan University’s decision, with the support of the Board of Trustees, to conduct an outside review of records pertaining to past allegations of sexual misconduct. In my announcement, I asked anyone who might be aware of sexual misconduct perpetrated against a member of…

We Stand for Integrity and Truth

August 31, 2018 Dear Franciscan University Family, Like so many of you, I have been shocked, angered, and saddened by the recent Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report and the reports about Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. My heart goes out to the victims, so many of them young children, who endured the pain and suffering of sexual abuse…