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    Endicott College
   
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Development


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The offices of Student Development are located in the Callahan Center. The role of Student Development is to support the academic and personal development of each student.

A staff of professionals allows students one-on-one contact with administration to discuss any issue. Areas of special interest are often incorporated into campus-wide programming.

Student Development is an umbrella term to describe several offices that work closely with students and groups in the areas of residence life, student activities, counseling, community service, health, food service, spiritual life, and safety and security on campus.

 

Student Life

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Endicott students come from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds, creating a diverse experience for all students. Students from 27 states and dozens of foreign countries are currently represented on campus. A celebration of these backgrounds allows students to truly experience a variety of cultures and traditions enriching their own personal experiences.

New Student Orientation

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New students and their families participate in an intensive, overnight summer orientation program. The orientation is designed to help new students meet and interact with academic deans, student development staff, administrative staff, and fellow students. Workshops and interactive sessions engage students and their families in academic and co-curricular activities, thus introducing new students to the academic and community expectations and standards of the College. Students also participate in placement testing and prepare for fall course assignment.

Student Activities

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Academic and professional growth is only part of the development of students’ talents, interests, and abilities at Endicott. The Campus Activities Board (CAB) an active student activities committee with a mission to provide social, cultural, and educational programming utilizes students’ abilities in the development and implementation of specific programs. Opportunities exist for students to become part of planning and implementing or merely participating in major concerts, dances, movie programs, talent nights, bus trips, lectures, cultural events, and much more.

Student Government

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Endicott is committed to students and their views on matters concerning their educational and campus experiences. Active participation in the Endicott College Student Senate is strongly encouraged. Here a student can develop his or her leadership skills while working with other students to enhance the Endicott experience. Elected officers and senators representing each class serve as the coordinating and central planning body for students. The Standing Committees of the Student Senate deal with a variety of issues that are or may become concerns of students. In addition, one Standing Committee serves exclusively for a variety of clubs and organizations that exist on campus. Students may establish a new club or organization on campus, depending on student interest, through this committee.

Leadership Programs

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Endicott’s Leadership Program is a comprehensive model designed to meet the needs and interests of undergraduate students at various levels in their development. Any student can be a leader in some way or another, so a variety of avenues for skills building are offered. These include team building days, overnight retreats, speakers, and the Leadership Advisory Board.

Endicott Gull Card

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The Endicott student identification card serves multiple purposes on campus. Not only does it provide access to residence halls and dining facilities, but also allows for a dollar value to be added to the card so that it becomes a cashless system for purchases on campus. Endicott’s dining facilities, bookstore, vending machines, laundry machines, copiers and printers are equipped to accept the Endicott Gull Card. The Gull Card is also accepted at various off-campus locations.

Dollar values can be added to the Gull Card at the Bursar’s Office with cash or check, or cash through value-ports in the Library, Callahan Center, and the Post Center. Dollar values added with a credit card must done online at www.endicott.edu/e-bill. The Gull Card Office is located in College Hall.

Clubs and Organizations

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Clubs and organizations are varied on the Endicott Campus, dealing with a variety of interests expressed by students. They range from academically-based areas to social clubs and community service endeavors.

Academic Honor Societies

Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice)
Eta Sigma Delta (Hospitality)
Kappa Delta Pi (Education)
Lambda Pi Eta (Communication)
Mortar Board
Psi Chi (Psychology)
Sigma Beta Delta (Business)

Clubs and Organizations

African, Latino, Asian, Native American Student Organization (ALANA)
American Institute for Graphic Arts AIGA Student Design Group
Amnesty International
Athletic Training Club
Best Buddies
Book Club
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
Commuter Student Association
Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX)
Education Club
Endicott Arts Council (Arts Club)
Endicott Biotech Society
Endicott Drama Club
Endicott College Harmonic Overtones (ECHO)
Endicott College Jazz Band
Endicott College National Science Teachers Association Student Chapter
Endicott College Oratory Society
Endicott College Student Nurses Association
Endicott College Television Network (ECTV)
Endicott Environmental Society (EES)
Endicott Musicians Collective
Endicott Observer Newspaper
Endicott Political Debate Society
Endicott Review
Endicott Singers
Film Society
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
Hall Council(s)
Ice Hockey Club
Intercultural Club
International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Student Chapter
Intramural Club
Investment Club
Kayak Club
Law and Justice Club
Math and Computer Science Club (MACS)
Mingotide Yearbook
Political Action Fund
Psychology and Human Services Club
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)
Rotaract Service Club
SADD
Sailing Club
Shipmates
Student Athletic Advisory Council
Student Peace Alliance
Student Senate

Community Service Opportunities

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The Community Service Office offers students a wide variety of service opportunities, civic engagement, and community leadership. Students can do one-time service projects with groups such as Special Olympics or Habitat for Humanity, on-going projects such as Big Brother/Big Sister or America Reads, tutoring, food kitchens, youth programs, or work in a community nonprofit organization through the Federal Work Study program. There are service trips in January, and an Alternative Spring Break in March.

Health Services

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The Health Center goal is to maintain the health and well being of the campus community. The Health Center is located in the Callahan Center. Staffed by registered nurses working in collaboration with local physicians, the Center provides students with both direct care and appropriate referral for all types of health-related issues. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Counseling Center

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The Counseling Center recognizes that each student has emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual, relational, and professional needs. The purpose of counseling at Endicott is to address students’ needs, to provide short-term counseling on a proactive basis, to implement programming on issues relevant to college-aged students, to assist during crisis situations, and to be a resource for referral to both on-campus and community support services.

College Chaplain

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Endicott College recognizes the importance of spiritual development and moral awareness in the life of students and faculty. Chapel services and programs acknowledge and include the wide range of religious traditions represented on campus through student-led services, the Chaplain’s Advisory Group, Endicott Christian Fellowship, and interfaith programs. The Chaplain is available during established office hours or by appointment for spiritual direction and counseling, or in a crisis or emergency. The Chapel is open daily from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Keys to Degrees: A Program for Single Parents

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Keys to Degrees: Educating Two Generations Together is designed for academically qualified single men and women, ages 18 to 24, at the time they enter the program, who are the parents of young children. Choosing from among the College’s outstanding programs of study, these young parents enjoy the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree in an environment that supports their special needs and the needs of their children. Program benefits include campus housing and the full array of support services offered by the College.

Once accepted into the program, students live on campus with their children 12 months a year. Highlights of living on campus include apartment-style accommodations with shared cooking and laundry facilities.

Generally students in the program qualify for state and local vouchers that are accepted as payment for child care services by providers in the local area. Working with the director of the program, students find placements that are both educationally enriching for the children and adaptable to the schedules of the students.

Workshops on a variety of subjects, counseling sessions, and a mentoring program where single parents share their experiences and successes are available to students.

In addition, students in the program benefit from all the services the College has to offer including academic support, career counseling, internship advice, pastoral and personal counseling, and a wide variety of student activities and cultural events.

Eligible students receive aid in the form of outright scholarship assistance and a variety of federal, state, and local grants, and loans. A payment plan is available to make students’ financial contribution to the cost of their education more convenient.

Students interested in the Keys to Degrees program should contact the program director to voice their intent to apply to the program. The director can act as a liaison between the prospective student and the Office of Admission.

Students must apply for admission to the College, adhering to all of the requirements of the admission process as outlined on the College Application for Admission form. Once admitted to Endicott, the student then makes application to the Keys to Degrees program. Space in the program is limited, and admission to the College does not ensure acceptance into the program.

 

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