Accreditation, Certifications,
and Memberships

The Pontifical College Josephinum is responsible to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy, with the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States as its Chancellor.


The Josephinum is recognized by the Association of Theological Schools, as well as the Higher Learning Commission and the Ohio Board of Regents. The Josephinum was first accredited by the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada (ATS) in 1970, and by The Higher Learning Commission in 1976. In 1981, 1991, 2001, and 2011 both agencies granted reaccreditation for a period of 10 years. The Josephinum’s most recent Certificate of Authorization from the Ohio Board of Regents is available for view upon request in the Registrar’s Office.

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of

Theological Schools of the United States and Canada

10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
412-788-6505 (Telephone)
412-788-6510 (Fax)

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

Designation of Title IX Coordinator

The Pontifical College Josephinum, in compliance with regulations of the United States Department of Education, has designated the Vice President for Administration as the Title IX Coordinator. The Vice President for Administration reports to the Rector/President of the Pontifical College Josephinum. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Josephinum’s responses to all complaints involving possible sex discrimination that includes sexual harassment and violence. The Josephinum’s Title IX policies and grievance procedures can be found in the Security of Persons and Property Manual, the Faculty Handbook, and the Employee Handbook for Staff and Maintenance.  Any seminarian or employee who wishes to file a complaint involving possible sex discrimination should contact the Title IX Coordinator and request a meeting. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached at 614-985-2230.

Campus Safety & Security Statistics

Privacy of Seminary Information 

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Reporting

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act granted funds to institutions through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Institutions must use 50 percent of these funds to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to Coronavirus. Eligible expenses include food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.

The Pontifical College Josephinum signed and returned the Certification and Agreement Form for these funds on April 29, 2020, which acknowledges the institution has agreed to disburse 50 percent of the funds to students. The Pontifical College Josephinum distributed $31,588.00 to students who were enrolled at the Pontifical College.

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 1 8004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of July 1, 2020, was $31,588.00.  The total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section of the CARES Act was 24.  The total number of students who received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a) (1) of the CARES Act was less than 10.

Due to the small amount of grant funds received the Pontifical College Josephinum in conjunction with the Financial Aid department disbursed the funds based on those students who had the greatest financial need and Pell eligibility.   The average amount awarded to a student as of July 1, 2020 was $3,949.00.

The Pontifical College Josephinum sent informational letters in conjunction with grant fund checks to eligible students.  These student notifications included information that funds may be used for educational expenses related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reports under CARES Act
Quarter Ending September 30, 2020

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