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Pfeiffer mourns the death of Emeritus Professor J. Griffin Campbell


Dr. J. Griffin “Griff” Campbell, who taught English at Pfeiffer College from 1956-85, died suddenly on Mon., Jan. 12, 2015. He was 95.

During his tenure at Pfeiffer, Dr. Campbell, who at the time of his death resided in Burlington, N.C., with his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Fellers Campbell, was named an honorary alumnus of the class of 1965, a group he served as faculty advisor. While at Pfeiffer, he served as chair, division of Language and Literature; head of the English department; chair of the library committee; member of the presidential search committee (1968) and faculty sponsor for Order of the Sundial. He was a founder and former chair of the board of directors for Pfeiffer Friends of the Library. Upon his retirement, he was awarded emeritus professor status by the board of trustees.


Pfeiffer University earns 2015 Community Engagement Classification

Carnegie CEC digital sealPfeiffer University has been selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification. This designation is among the highest honors a college or university can achieve in recognition for the impact of its community service and engagement efforts.

Pfeiffer, classified initially in 2008, is among 157 colleges and universities nationwide to be reclassified for this honor and is joined by 83 new institutions receiving the classification for the first time this year and 121 others that were named in 2010. It is one of six private universities in North Carolina –among a total of 18 universities statewide—to hold this distinction.


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Pfeiffer University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

As of Fall 2014, Pfeiffer University’s Out-of-State registration for Maryland is in progress.
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Pfeiffer University Public Complaint Policy

Pfeiffer University recognizes the value of information provided by students, employees, and the general public in assessing the Institution’s performance. This process is for the purpose of addressing significant violations of the institution’s standards, policies, and procedures and is not a forum for addressing grievances. Pfeiffer has established grievance procedures for students and employees and expects individuals to attempt to resolve grievance issues through procedures established according to the situation.

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Pfeiffer University Refund Policy

Pfeiffer University has established a fair and equitable refund policy in accordance with the requirements of the University's accrediting agency. This policy pertains to all students who cease attendance in all classes, either through withdrawal or without notification. It is always the student's responsibility to withdraw from unwanted courses. Withdrawal forms are available at my.pfeiffer and the Office of the Registrar, Administration Building, Room 206.

State of Maryland Complaint Policy

For unresolved complaints about Pfeiffer University, Maryland residents can contact the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission, following the complaint procedure published by the Office of the Attorney General.

Pfeiffer University is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Complaints should be directed to:

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State of Maryland Refund Policy

Pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulations 13B.05.01, Pfeiffer University's fully online programs will follow the Maryland refund policy, for residents of Maryland. The minimum refund policy that shall be paid to a Maryland student who withdraws or is terminated after completing only a portion of a course, program, or term within the applicable billing period is as follows.

Maryland Refund

A refund due to a Maryland student shall be based on the date of withdrawal or termination and paid within 60 days from the data of withdrawal or termination.