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    Endicott College
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Affairs


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Student Affairs 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, and spiritual life, along with safety and security on campus.

We are committed to creating a safe, engaging purposeful learning environment that integrates curricular and co-curricular experiences. All of the departments are committed to creating fulfilling learning and social experiences which add to the learning environment of Endicott College. Please explore the many different offices that make up the Office of Student Affairs and see what they can offer for you.

Student Life

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Endicott students come from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds, creating a diverse experience for all students. our students come from across the United States and dozens of foreign countries. 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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Endicott College provides two opportunities to assist newly admitted students and their families in the transition to higher education academics, campus life, and the Endicott community.  The Endicott experience begins with Summer Orientation where new students and their families participate in an intensive, overnight orientation program. The summer orientation is designed to assist students in building relationships critical to their success at Endicott College. Workshops and interactive sessions engage students and their families in academic and co-curricular activities, thus introducing new students to Endicott’s standards and expectations for academic progress and community involvement. Students are also introduced to their summer reading assignment which is designed to unite them in a shared intellectual discourse. Finally, orientation allows the College an opportunity to answer student and family questions and concerns before the academic year starts in order to ease the transition to Endicott.

Prior to the start of classes, Fall Orientation allows students to participate in numerous activities that will help them take active roles in their education and to get involved in their new community.  Fall Orientation assists students with the academic transition for life on campus. During Fall Orientation, students meet with faculty and staff, enhancing their understanding of their respective Schools and programs. Students will also have the opportunity to review their schedules and address any questions or concerns they might have before the first day of classes.  Students will be introduced to their EC101 - Endicott Transitions course, which addresses the challenges of incoming students and provides strategies for success in an academic community. Fall Orientation concludes with the participation in a traditional Convocation ceremony.

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) is an active student activities committee with a mission to provide social, cultural, and educational programming. CAB utilizes students’ abilities in the development and implementation of specific programs. Opportunities exist for students to become part of planning, implementing, and 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 Government 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 representing each class serve as the coordinating and central planning body for students.  Student Government deals with a variety of issues that are or may become concerns of students.  Students may establish a new club or organization on campus, depending on student interest, through the Student Government.

Leadership Programs

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Endicott’s comprehensive leadership programs are 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 Resident Assistants, REACH, LIGHThouse Leadership Society, and Student Government, along with many other opportunities.

Endicott Gull Card System

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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, the School of Business/Center for Sceince, and the Post Center. Dollar values added with a credit card must be done online at 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 Honors Societies

Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice)
Eta Sigma Delta (Hospitality)
Iota Gamma Chi (Liberal Studies)
Kappa Delta Pi (Education)
Lambda Pi Eta (Communication)
Mortar Board
Phi Alpha Theta (History)
Phi Epsilon Kappa (Sport Science and Fitness Studies)
Phi Sigma (Biological Sciences)
Psi Chi (Psychology)
Sigma Beta Delta (Business)
Sigma Iota Rho (International Studies)
Sigma Tau Delta (English)
Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing)
Sigma Xi (Research in Natural and Social Sciences)

Student Clubs

ALANA (African, Latino, Asian, Native American)
America’s Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA) Student Design Group  
Art Club
Athletic Training Club
Book Club
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
Commuter Student Association
Creative Arts Therapy (CAT Club)
EC Alliance
EC Buddies
Education Club
Endicott Biotech Society
Endicott Christian Fellowship (ECF)
Endicott College Dance Repertory Ensemble
Endicott College Harmonic Overtones (ECHO)
Endicott College Interior Design (ECID)
Endicott College Investment Club (ECIC)
Endicott College Jazz Band
Endicott College National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Student Chapter
Endicott College Oratory Society (ECOS)
Endicott College Rock Band
Endicott College Student Nurses Association
Endicott College Television Network (ECTV),Channel 73 - and ECTV Radio
Endicott DECA (Delta Epsilon Chi)
Endicott Drama Club
Endicott Environmental Society (EES)
Endicott Event Management Organization (EEMO)
Endicott Observer Newspaper
Endicott Review
Endicott Singers
Entreneurship Club
Hillel
History Guild
Homeland Security Club
Law & Justice Club
LIGHThouse Leadership Society
Love Letters: Random Cards of Kindness, Inc.: Endicott Chapter
Math and Computer Science Club (MACS)
Mingotide Yearbook
Model United Nations (Model UN)
Ocean 2 Ocean (Intercultural Club)
Outdoor Adventure Club (formerly Kayak Club)
Pep Band
Physical Education Club
Political Action Committee
Psychology and Human Services Club
REACH Peer Education
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)
Residence Hall Association (RHA)/Hall Councils
Rotaract Service Club
Self Defense Club
Shipmates
Spoken Bird - Endicott Poetry Slam Club
Sport Management Club
Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC)
Student Government Association (SGA)
The Agency

Athletic Clubs
           Crew Club
           Dance Team
           Endicott Cheerleaders
           Fitness Club
           Intramurals
           Men’s Ice Hockey
           Sailing Club
           Swim Club
           Women’s Ice Hockey

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 volunteer for one-time service projects with groups such as the Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity, or they may choose to become involved in on-going projects such as America Reads, food pantries, community meals, and youth programs. Through the federal work study program, students may choose to apply to work at one of several non-profit sites off campus. There is also an alternative spring break program that takes place in March, for which participants are chosen through an application process.

Health Services

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The Health Center’s goal is to maintain the health and well being of the campus community. Staffed by two nurse practitioners and a registered nurse working in collaboration with local physicians, the Center provides students with both direct acute care and appropriate referral for all types of health-related issues. The Center is open Monday thru Friday. Please check the website for specific hours of operation. 

Counseling Center

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Endicott College recognizes that many students experience adjustment issues and other mental health problems which can have a significant negative impact on their academic success. In order to help students cope with the personal challenges that face them, the Counseling Center provides individual and group counseling, implements programming on issues relevant to college-aged students, assists during crisis situations, and is a resource for referral to both on-campus and community support services. Confidential counseling is available to all currently enrolled Endicott students at no charge.

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, Hillel, 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.

 

 

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