Tiffin University

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Coordinates: 41°7.08′N 83°11.10′W / 41.11800°N 83.18500°W / 41.11800; -83.18500

Tiffin University
Established 1888
Type Private, Coeducational
President Dr. Paul Marion
Academic staff 133
Students 3,498
Location Tiffin, Ohio, United States
Campus Urban, 115 acres (0.47 km2)
Athletics 22 Division II NCAA teams
Colors Green & Gold
Mascot Dragon
Website http://www.tiffin.edu/

Tiffin University is a private coeducational university in Tiffin, Ohio, United States. Founded in 1888,[1] Tiffin University enrolls 3,498[2] students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at the main campus in Tiffin, Ohio, at the University of Bucharest in Romania, and at several locations in Ohio, including the Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, Fremont, and Lima areas, as well as online. The university's mascot is the dragon.

Academics[edit]

Tiffin University offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university is home to three academic schools: the School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business, and School of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences. Pfeiffer Library is the main campus library.

The Bachelor of Arts is offered through the School of Arts and Sciences in Arts Administration (with concentrations in Music Industry and Visual Arts), Communication, English, History, General Science, Paralegal Studies, and Professional Music. Teacher education programs are offered through a partnership with Lourdes College, and the Associate of Arts in Paraprofessional Education is offered as a joint program with Heidelberg College. Students can also achieve their Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science & Exercise Science.

Main Classroom Building

The School of Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Finance, Computer and Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Global Leadership, Cyber Defense, Information Security and Sports and Recreation Management, as well as an Associate of Business Administration in Accounting, Business, and Computer and Information Technology.

The School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology, Law Enforcement, Corrections, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Science, Homeland Security/Terrorism, Government and National Security, and an accelerated degree completion program in Justice Administration, as well as an Associate of Criminal Justice degree in Law Enforcement.

Also, study abroad programs in several countries are available for undergraduate students. The university recently opened a bachelor and masters of Business Administration program in Prague, Tiffin University Prague. The university enrolls many international students, including China, Romania, and Saudi Arabia. There are a total of 29 different countries represented on campus.

Online Graduate Program

Graduate programs, which are coordinated through the Office of Graduate and Online Education, include a Master of Business Administration degree with concentrations in Finance, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Leadership, General Management, and Sports Management, a Master of Humanities with concentrations in Art & Visual Media, Communication, English, Film Studies, and Creative Writing, a Master of Education with concentrations in Higher Education Administration, Educational Technology Management, and Classroom Teaching, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree with concentrations in Justice Administration, Forensic Psychology, Crime Analysis, Criminal Behavior, and Homeland Security Administration.

Tiffin University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Master of Business Administration program is accredited by Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the European Council for Business Education, and the education partnership is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.[3]

Athletics[edit]

The Tiffin Dragons compete in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, equestrian, football, golf, soccer, swimming/diving, tennis, track & field, and wrestling. Women's sports include basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. Football and basketball broadcasts can be heard on WTUD TUDragonradio.com and Coast Country 100.9 WMJK and feature broadcast professionals Russell Snyder and Matt Kibler. Full hour feature programs Dragon Nation and Dragon Nation Live can also be heard on WTUD the second Monday of each month. Coaches shows can be heard weekdays on WTUD, featuring coaches and student-athletes.

Music[edit]

Tiffin University is home to a music program that specializes in popular and commercial styles of music, and also include traditional band and choir programs. TU also offers a unique degree in professional music that allows students to focus on popular, jazz, rock, hip hop, and other commercial styles. The TU Music Department has achieved more than 10% of the campus population participating in 15-20 eclectic musical ensembles. TU has achieved regional and national acclaim for its pop a cappella and vocal jazz groups, and for incorporating hip hop performance into its music ensembles.

Greek life[edit]

Tiffin University has a Greek life that includes the international sister and brother organizations Alpha Iota and Phi Theta Pi, as well as Zeta Pi Beta, Gamma Chi Alpha, Theta Eta Omicron, Sigma Delta Sigma, and Omega Psi Rho.[4]

Traditions[edit]

Tiffin University Students

Fight song "Green and Gold"[edit]

We are the Tiffin Dragons, and we're out to win.
We have an old tradition, to which we owe our kin.
The Green and Gold will battle, 'til victory rings through.
We always stand behind our team from old T. U.

The Fight Song, "Green and Gold," was adopted in 1995, and uses the melody of The Trio from Salutation, a march by R.F. Seitz.

Alma Mater[edit]

'Tis the place where I have grown,
Where my heart resides;
Green and Gold, I long for you,
You're my Tiffin Pride.
You're my Tiffin University,
You're my Tiffin Home.
Memories we'll keep of you
As our lives move on.
As your spirit points the way
Onward to the dawn.
You're my Tiffin University,
You're my Tiffin Home.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Chris Ivory, NFL running back for the New York Jets. Graduated from Tiffin University in 2009.
  • Nate Washington, NFL wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans, and a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl champion teams in the 2005 and 2008 seasons.Graduated from Tiffin University in 2004 and he holds eight individual Tiffin University receiving records, including records for receptions in a game (13), yards in a game (299), receptions in a season (70), yards in a season (1,428), touchdowns in a season (16), career receptions (212), career yards (4,214), and career touchdown receptions (47)
  • George Whitfield, Jr., noted personal coach for NFL and NCAA quarterbacks. Whitfield finished third in school history in career completions (368), passing yards (4,391) and touchdowns (31). Graduated from Tiffin University in 2001.
  • Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland), State Representative for the 11th District of Ohio
  • Rex Damschroder Member of Ohio House of Representatives
  • Gary Heminger CEO, President, Marathon Petroleum Corporation Class of 76' [5]
  • Harry Burd Former pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1959-1963.[6]
  • Joe Macko 1948-1964 Former 16 year professional baseball player. Hit over 300 minor league home runs.

Ivy Bridge College[edit]

Ivy Bridge College of Tiffin University was a two-year online institution with operations in San Francisco, California and Toledo, Ohio. Ivy Bridge was founded in 2008 by Tiffin University and Altius Education, Inc.[7] Ivy Bridge offers a completely online Associate of Arts in General Studies that is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents, and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission. Degrees are awarded by Tiffin University.

This partnership was terminated in the summer of 2013 due to raising concerns about the accreditation of these degrees.[8] Ivy Bridge College's website (http://www.ivybridge.com) no longer contains links to further information.

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