University Policies

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program

Salus University is an institutional member of the College Consortium on Drugs and Alcohol and has adopted a Drug Abuse Prevention Program and a policy on the serving of alcoholic beverages on campus.

The use of illegal drugs is prohibited on University property. Violators, if found guilty, are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

The University’s Center for Personal and Professional Development is available for confidential counseling and referral service.

Use of the University Computer Systems

Authorized Salus University students and employees may use the University’s computer systems.

Any misuse of the University’s computers can result in suspension of the right to use them or other disciplinary action.

Abusive activities are those activities that purposely seek to gain unauthorized access to the network or disrupt its intended use, destroy the integrity of computer-based information, compromise the privacy of users, and/or harass or abuse individuals.

Account access information is for the personal use of the individual to which it has been issued and is not to be shared.

Use of or access to computers for purposes of altering information or obtaining private or confidential information can result in dismissal from the University.

All e-mail transmitted by and stored on University computers is the property of Salus University and may be viewed by the Administration at any time.

The use of CCAL, CPS, lab, library, The Eye Institute and other University computers is solely for academic purposes and reasons. No software or program of any kind may be installed on University computers whether from disks or from the Internet.

Student Health

All students must provide proof of sufficient accident and healthcare coverage from an insurance provider of their choice.

Record of Immunizations

Prior to entering the clinical program in the fall semester of the first year, all students are required to provide immunization records for Hepatitis B.

Acceptable forms of proof are:

  • serological evidence of current immunity to Hepatitis B; or
  • a signed physician statement indicating completion of the three-dose series of vaccinations; or
  • an informed refusal to be vaccinated

Please Note: Some programs have additional and/or program specific immunization/health requirements. Applicants should contact the Office of Admissions or program directors with specific questions.


Salus University complies with the Clery Act (1988). The security report and the University’s policy on sexual harassment are available upon request from the director of security or the dean of Student Affairs.

Refund Policy   

Matriculants who withdraw from the University on or prior to April 1 will be refunded 100 percent of their paid University matriculation deposit less a $100 administrative fee.  The administrative fee is still required of all matriculants, even if no University matriculation deposits have been paid.

Matriculants who withdraw from the University after April 1 (March 15 for OD Scholar Program), but before the first day of class, will forfeit all matriculation deposits paid to the University.

Enrolled students who withdraw or are dismissed from the University will be responsible for the payment of tuition in accordance with the institutional refund schedule.

Institutional Refund Schedule

The institutional charge is based on the number of days a student is enrolled at the University prior to the date of withdrawal or dismissal date.

The formula is calculated as follows:
Number of days attended
divided by
Total days in the enrollment period*
(*including weekends and holidays, less any scheduled breaks greater than five days)

The resulting fraction is converted to a percentage; therefore, if there are 90 days in the academic period, the following would apply:

Withdrawal on the 10th day     -    Institutional charge    =    11.1%
Withdrawal on the 25th day     -    Institutional charge    =    27.8%

Any percentage of attended days above 60% results in a 100% charge.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Salus University, by choice, declares and reaffirms its policy of complying with federal and state legislation and does not in any way discriminate in education programs, employment or in service to the public on the basis of race, color, creed or religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age or physical or mental disabilities. In addition, the College complies with federal regulations issued under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and The Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Salus University Affirmative Action Program is organized in compliance with several federal and state laws, executive orders and implementing regulations. As a federal contractor, Salus University is required to have a written affirmative action compliance program. The Salus University Affirmative Action Plan in its entirety is available for review by staff, faculty, and members of the public in the Human Resources Office during the hours 8:30 am - 5:00pm M-F. 

Questions concerning any of the above policies should be addressed to:

Maura Keenan, Affirmative Action Officer
Salus University
8360 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027


Non-Harassment and Whistle-Blowing Policies

Salus University is committed to an educational and work environment that conforms to established ethical standards and complies with all governing legal standards.  This applies to all operations of the University and the professional and business conduct of those associated with/representing the University.

To view copies of the University's policies on Non-Harassment and Whistle-Blowing.

The University strongly encourages anyone who is the subject of illegal harassment or discrimination to contact Maura Keenan Affirmative Action Officer (215.780.1267) directly or speak to any Officer of the University immediately.  Additionally, all faculty and staff are encouraged to report any activity you believe to be an ethical and/or legal violation.  

Officers and Deans of the University have a responsibility to respond to reports of concerns/violations and further the report to the Affirmative Action Officer or the President.

All reports will be treated with confidentiality.