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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 in an informal setting 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, personal counseling, health, first year experience, food service, and safety and security on campus.
Endicott students come from diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds, creating a multicultural experience for all students. Students from 28 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 meet and interact with faculty advisors, academic deans, student development 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 social expectations and standards of the College. Students also participate in placement testing and prepare for fall course selection.
First Year Experience
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During the first year, students are encouraged to be responsible, contributing members of the Endicott community by participating and actively engaging in all aspects of the Endicott experience. In conjunction with a variety of campus departments, the First Year Experience (FYE) is a comprehensive array of curricular and co-curricular programs and events during the first year that promote learning, community building, global awareness, open-mindedness, health, communication, and social engagement. The FYE is campus-wide, student-centered, and allows students to transition and grow during their first year. It also provides resources that foster individual educational progress and adjustment to college.
Academic and professional growth is only part of the development of students’ talents, interests, and abilities at Endicott. 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 staging or participating in major concerts, dances, a movie program, talent nights, bus trips, lectures, cultural events, and much more.
Endicott is committed to students and students’ views of matters concerning their educational experiences. Active participation in the Student Government Association (SGA) 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 constituency of the campus serve as the coordinating and central planning body for students. Standing Committees of SGA deal with a variety of issues that are or become concerns of students. In addition, one Standing Committee serves exclusively for a variety of clubs and organizations which exist on campus. Students may establish a new club or organization on campus depending on student interest through this committee.
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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 is offered. These include team building days, overnight retreats, speakers, and the Leadership Board.
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. Dollar values can be added to the Gull-Card in either the Bursar’s Office or through a value-port in the Library. The Gull-Card Office is located in the Callahan Center.
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.
Alpha Phi Sigma, Honor Society in Criminal Justice
Athletic Training Club
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
Chaplain’s Advising Group
Community Service Club
Commuter Student Association
ECTV (Endicott College Television Network)
Endicott Christian Fellowship
Endicott Musicians Collective
Endicott Observer (newspaper)
Endicott Review (Literary Magazine)
Eta Sigma Delta, Honor Society in Hospitality and Tourism
Gay Straight Alliance
IIDA (International Interior Design
Association) Student Chapter
Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education
Lambda Pi Eta, Honor Society in Communication
Law and Justice Club
Leadership Advisory Board
Mortarboard Honor Society, Triumph Chapter, Senior Honors Society
Outdoor Adventure Club
Recreation and Fitness Club
Residence Hall Councils
Rotaract Service Club
Sigma Beta Delta, Honor Society in Business
Student Alumni Association
Student Government Association (SGA)
Tae Kwon Do Club
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, or work in a community nonprofit through the Federal Work Study program. There is a January service trip to Mexico and an Alternative Spring Break in Immokalee, Florida. Students may also register for service-learning courses that integrate community service and academic studies.
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 pm.
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.
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 the student-led Emmaus service, the Chaplain’s Advisory Group, Endicott Christian Fellowship, and the CREEDS interfaith program. The Chaplain is available during regular class hours for spiritual direction and counseling; in a crisis or emergency, he can be reached through his extension or campus safety. 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 23, 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 twelve 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 parenting skills, counseling sessions on a variety of topics, 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.