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    Springfield College
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Springfield College Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Affairs


Office of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Alcohol and Other Drug Education and Community Standards

Campus Recreation

Career Center

Counseling Center

Health Center

Housing and Residence Life

Spiritual Life

Student Activities and Campus Union

Student Volunteer Programs


Office of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Vice President of Student Affairs

Contact:     Shannon M. Finning, PhD          

Phone:       (413) 748-3100

Location:    Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, Suite 325

Hours:        Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Email:        sfinning@springfieldcollege.edu

Website:    springfieldcollege.edu/student-life

 

Dean of Students

Contact:     Terry Vecchio, EdD    

Phone:        (413) 748-3922

Location:    Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, Suite 325

Hours:         Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Email:        tvecchio@springfieldcollege.edu

Website:    springfieldcollege.edu/student-life/dean-of-students

 

The mission of the division of Student Affairs at Springfield College is to foster an inclusive and diverse environment where students grow as leaders while exploring, understanding, and internalizing the Humanics philosophy. The division of student affairs is comprised of; campus recreation, career center, community standards, counseling center, dean of students office, health center, residence life, spiritual life, student activies, and volunteer programs. Student affairs educators accomplish the mission by working in concert with students, families, faculty, and staff through dynamic, intentional, and interactive cocurricular programs and services which inspire an open and just community.

The Dean of Students provides and supports social issues programs for students as well as suports students in their personal growth, serves as chief conduct officer for the college, manages our students of concern group, and works with spirtual life and student volunteer programs.

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Alcohol and Other Drug Education and Community Standards


Contact:    Melissa Ortendahl, MS

Phone:      (413) 748-3922

Location:  Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, Suite 325

Hours:       Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Email:       morthendal@springfieldcollege.edu

Website:    springfieldcollege.edu/student-life/alcohol-and-other-drug-education-and-community-standards

Alcohol and other drug education and community standards is a specialized campus office dedicated to alcohol and other drug issues and oversees the student code of conduct. All students are required to abide by the student code of conduct. The alcohol and other drug education and community standards coordinator provides campus-wide resources for alcohol and other drug education at Springfield College. The staff is available to students as a confidential resource for a variety of services that may include consultation, programming, and referral to the alcohol and other drug counselor at the Springfield College Counseling Center. Information and resources about problem gambling and other behavioral health issues can also be accessed through this office. The staff is available upon request to provide educational and classroom guest lectures.

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Campus Recreation

Contact:     David Hall, EdD                       

Phone:       (413) 748-3468

Location:    Wellness & Recreation Complex, Room 151

Hours:         Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Building:     Monday-Friday; 6 a.m.-11 p.m.

                   Saturday-Sunday; 9 a.m. - 1p.m.

Email:       dhall2@springfieldcollege.edu

Website:    springfieldcollege.edu/campusrecreation

The Office of Campus Recreation encompasses intramurals, sport clubs, informal recreation, fitness and wellness/health education programs, aquatics, and the Wellness Center. The office plans and implements intentional recreational programs and services for the whole College community. The mission is to provide students, faculty, and staff participation opportunities which promote health, fitness, and wellness through a variety of structured and informal recreational activities emphasizing life-long wellness. These opportunities are purposeful in fostering the growth of one’s spirit, mind, and body.

Program Highlights

The Office of Campus Recreation boasts a more than 80 percent participation rate of the student body in its program. Student development is the underpinning of all programs, services and employment opportunities. Campus recreation is the largest employer of all students on campus, with approximately 175 on staff for spring 2015 semester. Programs or services are offered between 6:30 a.m. and midnight am daily. We offer 14 different sports clubs; 14 intramural events each semester; 20 different wellness programs and seminars per semester; programs such as yoga, aerobics, and several group exercise programs; and personal training services. A health educator is available for students and employee programming.

Facilities

The Wellness Center: The 47,840-square-foot Wellness Center, located closest to Alden Street, offers cardio and weight training space, a climbing wall, four multipurpose teaching/activity spaces, and a faculty office complex.

The Field House: The 93,820-square-foot Field House, located behind the Wellness Center, incorporates a six-lane running track, four multipurpose courts, each with the ability to be closed off by a netting system, locker rooms, strength and conditioning facilities, storage, concessions, and restrooms.

Check the postings at the entrances to these fitness facilities for hours of operation. Questions about the Wellness & Recreation Complex can be answered by calling (413) 748-3468. Other facilities include a six lane 50-meter pool, tennis courts, racquetball courts, and multiple synthetic fields.

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Career Center

Contact:     Jeanette Doyle, MEd                       

Phone:        (413) 748-3222

Location:    Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, Room 229

Hours:         Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

                   Monday and Tuesday evenings until 6 p.m.

Email:        jdoyle2@springfieldcollege.edu

Website:    springfieldcollege.edu/student-life/career-center

The mission of the Career Center is to assist students and alumni in making and managing career and life planning decisions. The professional staff guides students through the process by providing a variety of programs that challenge and support students in their personal and professional development. Services and programs are focused on helping individuals realize their potential and become well-informed individuals who are skilled and confident in presenting their credentials to employers.

Resources and networking opportunities are available to assist students in identifying and securing on-campus employment, internships, summer, and full-time professional employment.  Career-related workshops are offered weekly and cover a variety of topics, including resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, job search strategies, applying to graduate school, selecting the right major,  and working a job fair. Students are encouraged to explore their career interests by talking with a career counselor, using the computerized career guidance program FOCUS, taking the Myers Briggs assessment tool, participating in a job shadow, and attending annual career fairs. Job search skills can be sharpened by scheduling videotaped practice interviews, having resumes and cover letters critiqued, and using the Career Center resources.

The Career Center also provides guidance in both computerized and printed resources to assist students in making graduate school decisions and selecting/changing a major. Access to all Career Center services and programs are available through the Career Center Web page. Assistive technology is available in the Career Center.

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Counseling Center

Contact:     Brian Krylowicz, PhD             

Phone:        (413) 748-3345

Location:    Towne Student Health Center

Hours:         Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Email:        counselingcenter@springfieldcollege.edu

Website:    springfieldcollege.edu/counseling
 

The Counseling Center provides confidential individual, group and couples counseling, without charge, to undergraduate and graduate students at Springfield College. A staff of licensed mental health professionals, and some advanced graduate students under supervision of the professional staff, provide personal counseling to students who seek help for a variety of personal issues, including, but not limited, to stress, relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, loss, eating and body concerns, and

family problems. We operate by appointment and it is our goal to have a chance to meet with you the same day you call or the next day but if it is a crisis, walk-ins will be accommodated. The best way to set up an appointment is to call or stop by between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Our staff also is available for psychological crises and assessment after hours by contacting the Department of Public Safety and/or the Office of Housing & Residence Life.

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Health Center

Contact:    Kellyann O’Brien

Phone:      (413) 748-3175

Location:  Towne Health Center

Hours:       Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Email:      healthcenter@springfieldcollege

Website:   springfieldcollege.edu/student-life/health-center

The Springfield College Health Center provides primary medical services to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students through the delivery of patient care, health education, and wellness promotion. Specialty clinics are available for internal medicine, gynecology, physical therapy, orthopedics and nutrition; however, off-campus medical referrals can be arranged as needed. Patient visits are scheduled by appointment. Walk-in patients are accommodated depending upon the availability of staff while urgent care problems are seen immediately without an appointment. All full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to receive medical services at the Health Center regardless of health insurance coverage. Students do not need to purchase the school health insurance in order to be seen at the Health Center. There is no charge to be evaluated by a health care provider at the Health Center, but there may be costs for laboratory tests, medications, x-rays, etc. Charges incurred for medical services are the responsibility of the individual student since the Health Center does not bill insurance directly.

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Housing and Residence Life

Contact:     Susan Nowlan (Interim)                        

Phone:        (413) 748-3102

Location:    Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, Suite 335

Hours:        Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Email:       snowlan@springfieldcollege.edu

Website:    springfieldcollege.edu/student-life/residence-life

As a residential campus, the mission of the Office of Housing and Residence Life is to create a living environment which promotes academic achievement and personal growth. This is accomplished through a holistic approach that endorses the Humanics philosophy of Springfield College. The residence life staff is committed to the promotion of the education of the spirit, mind, and body of each student. Because of the belief in the value gained from the residential experience, all students are required to live on campus through their junior year. However, most choose to live on campus for all four years.

Each residence facility has a resident director and undergraduate resident assistants who are trained to assist students in a variety of ways and to help create an environment within each hall that is conducive to meeting the program goals and enhancing the quality of life. Numerous social and educational programs are held in every hall each semester.

Every hall also has a council that is composed of residents of the building. This group initiates many social functions and often serves as a representative sounding board for policies or regulations affecting the building.

Each student is required to read and sign the contract before receiving room keys, and each student is given a copy of the document for future reference. It is important to remember that all Springfield College students will be held accountable for any infractions of the policies or regulations outlined in the contract. All of the policies and procedures governing the behaviors and concerns of resident students can be found in the Springfield College Student Handbook.

Cable Service

Springfield College operates a private 62-channel cable television system, which features educational and entertainment programming along with a selection of movies each month. Each room on campus is equipped with a live cable TV outlet.

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Spiritual Life

Contact:   David McMahon, MDiv

Phone:     (413) 748-3209

Location:  Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, Suite 342

Hours:       Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Email:      ucmsl@springfieldcollege.edu

Website:  springfieldcollege.edu/student-life/spiritual-life

Spiritual Life seeks to promote spiritual growth, ethical awareness, and human sensitivity across the campus. It serves as a resource for students, faculty, and staff on issues of faith and social justice on campus and around the world. In addition to supporting students in their own faith traditions, the director and associate chaplains encourage interfaith dialogue and cooperative ventures in an atmosphere of respect for religious pluralism. Spiritual Life provides pastoral counseling, student advocacy, faith development, worship and service opportunities, visiting lectures, and resources for reflective thought and effective engagement. Spiritual Life welcomes persons of all spiritual and religious backgrounds and coordinates formal ministries on campus and with the surrounding community.

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Student Activities & Campus Union

Contact:   Annie Warchol

Phone:     (413) 748-3142

Location:  Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, Rooms 209/213

Hours:      Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

                Building: Sunday-Thursday 7 a.m.-midnight

                Friday-Saturday 7 a.m.-2 a.m.

E-mail:     activities@springfieldcollege.edu

Website:  springfieldcollege.edu/student-life/student-activities

The Office of Student Activities and Campus Union works directly with student organizations to create a vibrant and meaningful cocurricular experience for students on campus. Additionally, the office coordinates the Emerging Leaders Program for first-year students and other leadership activities and programs.

Springfield College actively supports the philosophy that student learning and development occurs through the activities and programs that take place through the cocurriculum. Numerous opportunities exist for student participation in the planning and implementation of diverse social, cultural, recreational, educational, and leadership programs. Involvement in campus organizations, clubs, governing bodies, performing arts, athletics, and intramurals enable students to meet and interact with a variety of other students, apply classroom theories to real-life situations, acquire life-long skills and interests, learn more about themselves, and make valuable contributions to the Springfield College community. Information about becoming involved is available in the Office of Student Activities and Campus Union (CU 209/213) and the Student Government Association Office (CU 203) in the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union.

The Student Government Association promotes the interests and welfare of the student body as well as guides and finances over 40 registered student organizations. Managed by elected students, the Student Government Association approves funding for active organizations, adopts policies effecting students, and serves as a liaison between students and the College administration.

Governing Bodies

  • Class Boards
  • Student Government Association

Student Clubs and Organizations

  • Applied Exercise Science Club
  • Art Club
  • Athletic Training Club
  • Best Buddies Best of Broadway
  • Business Club
  • Campus Activities Board (CAB)
  • Communication Disorders Club
  • Criminal Justice Club
  • Education Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Gaelic Society
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Health Sciences Club
  • International Student Organization
  • Late Night Madness
  • Leadership Training Conference
  • Massasoit Yearbook
  • Newman Community
  • Physical Education Health Education Majors Club
  • Physician Assistant Student Organization
  • Pre-Camp
  • Pre-Medical Scholars
  • Pride Dance Team
  • PrideFit Club
  • Project Sustainability
  • Psychology Club
  • SC Backstage
  • SC Business
  • SC Dancers
  • SC Glee
  • SC Outing Club
  • SC Pride Alliance
  • SC TV-3
  • SC Veterans Group
  • Sport Management Club                       
  • Springfield College Outreach Committee
  • Springfield Student (newspaper)
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Sti-Yu-Ka Committee (spring week)           
  • Student Occupational Therapy Association
  • Student Physical Therapy Organization
  • Student Society for Bridging Differences
  • Students Against Violence Everywhere
  • Therapeutic Recreation Club
  • Together Campaign
  • WSCB Radio
  • YMCA Club               
  • Youth Development Club

Richard B. Flynn Campus Union

The Richard B. Flynn Campus Union was named in honor of the College’s 12th president, and now serves as the hub of campus life. The student-centered campus union is home to a variety of program and lounge spaces for students to enjoy, participate in activities, and spend time with friends.

The facility includes space for student organizations and activities, international programs, career services, volunteer programs, residence life, and the administrative staff of the student affairs division.

The campus union also features a food court with a two-story atrium for casual dining, sports bistro with large flat-screen televisions, and the Spiritual Life Center with a meditation room.

Other areas within the campus union include a large sub-dividable multi-purpose room with LCD projectors, the Springfield College Bookstore, Provisions on Demand (POD) convenience store, mailboxes for undergraduate students, several conference rooms and lounges, and activity space.

The building’s entrance features a rotunda illuminated with computer-controlled colored lighting and topped by an electric carillon programmed to play 500 songs and sounds. All entrances are equipped with large flat-screen televisions displaying daily schedules of campus events and announcements. Landscaping includes an adjacent multilevel terrace with lake views, which also serves as the site of many College events.

Discount Ticket Offers

Student Activities & Campus Union offers the following tickets for purchase, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.:

· Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, $11 for adults and $8 for youth

· Springfield Symphony Orchestra, exclusively for students, $7 with valid student ID

· Big E Tickets, available seasonally

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 Student Volunteer Programs

Contact:   Charlene Elvers, MA

Phone:     (413) 748-3394

Location:  Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, Suite 342

Hours:       Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Email:      celvers@springfieldcollege.edu

Website:    springfieldcollege.edu/student-life/student-volunteer-programs

Student Volunteer Programs seeks to enhance the educational experience of students by providing opportunities to participate in community service programs and reflect on that experience. The office serves as a centralized clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities, with staff members serving to connect students with desired service opportunities. With student leadership support, the Office of Student Volunteer Programs also develops and coordinates special programs. Humanics in Action Day is held annually. Classes are canceled on this day to allow students, faculty, and staff to work with Springfield neighbors on a variety of community and College improvement projects. Another major ongoing program supervised by the office is the Partners Program, which pairs a Springfield College student with a youth to provide tutoring/mentoring activities on a weekly basis. Additionally, Student Volunteer Programs supports and advises community service trips and the Community Federal Work Study Program. The latter program enables students to utilize their work study allotment for service to the community.

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