The Division of Student Affairs coordinates numerous programs, services, activities, and events designed to promote student growth and development. This is accomplished through the direction of professional staff who oversee the departments of Career Services, Counseling Services, Health Services, Judicial Affairs, Safety and Security, Student Programs and Leadership Development, United Campus Ministry, Community Service Center, Residential Life, Student Recreation, and International Student Advising.
Dean of Student Affairs
Website: Dean of Student Affairs
The primary responsibilities of the Dean of Student Affairs are the general welfare of students, the promotion and maintenance of a positive and dynamic campus environment, as well as designating opportunities for students' intellectual development and personal growth. Students who experience problems in fulfilling their responsibilities, or those with suggestions on how to make Lycoming College a better place, should feel free to speak with the Dean.
The Dean of Student Affairs strives to anticipate and understand students' interests and needs and is, therefore, available to listen and assist students in solving any problems that may arise. The Dean's Office also acts as a liaison between students and the faculty, staff, and senior administration of the College when appropriate.
Website: Career Services
The Career Services Office is committed to providing opportunities for students to acquire and refine the skills necessary to develop and implement an effective career/life plan. Career Services offers a variety of educational services to assist students in integrating the components of the college experience as they explore and define their skills and interests. Students define their skills and interest through involvement in academic course work, personal reflection, experiential learning opportunities, employment, and social interaction throughout their college career. It is important to note that it is never too late to begin or reexamine ones career path, but the Career Services Office has developed the following desired outcomes to guide the progress of our students throughout their college career.
First Year: Self Exploration
Intended Outcome: First year students are expected to identify their skills, interests, and values and to narrow their academic focus to specific field(s) of study which are categorized as follows: Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Math Sciences, Physical Sciences.
Second Year: Sharpening the Focus
Intended Outcome: Second year students will begin to narrow their career focus by determining an academic major(s), and minor(s) with the understanding of the career implications that such choices present.
Third Year: Career Preparation
Intended Outcome: Third year students will formulate clearly defined career objectives and develop the practical skills, educational training and experiential learning opportunities needed to enter the workforce and/or continue on to post-graduate education.
Fourth Year: Implementation Phase
Intended Outcome: Students in their final year of college will apply effective career search strategies toward the attainment of their specific career objective.
- Career Counseling is provided by appointment or on a walk-in basis.
- Computer Assisted Career Guidance provides a variety of self-exploration exercises and a vast database of career information.
- Career Education Programs are offered regularly on a number of current career topics and by special request for specific student groups or campus organizations.
- Career Resource Room is kept current with printed and electronic career information about employment, graduate schools, internships and study abroad opportunities.
- Mentoring Opportunities provides students first hand exposure to a particular career interest. Participants meet with, interview, shadow and observe their sponsors at their work site.
- Study Abroad ~ together with the Director of International Studies, students are provided the opportunity to ask questions, explore program options, and learn the essentials on how to study abroad.
Website: Counseling Services
For many undergraduate students, the college experience provides an unparalleled opportunity for intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual development. Counseling Services supports the mission of Lycoming College in encouraging this full range of growth and development for all Lycoming College students, while also helping to ameliorate the problems which potentially compromise this growth.
Counseling Services utilizes a brief, solution-focused style of treatment. This approach emphasizes the individual's strengths, resources and abilities. Effort is made to identify how a particular problem is imposing itself on the individual. Talk focuses on what the individual is doing and can do to diminish and resolve the difficulty.
A student does not have to be in crisis to participate in counseling. In fact, it is far better to address issues of distress while they are still manageable, rather than wait until one is overwhelmed. Some of the issues that are usually addressed by Lycoming College students are: depression and anxiety issues, relationship problems, academic difficulties, shyness and social anxiety issues, family problems, grief and loss issues, anger problems, self-esteem issues, and generalized stress.
Services We Provide:
- Brief counseling for students
- Brief couples/relationship counseling for students
- Group counseling for students
- Consultations with students, faculty, staff, and parents
- Referrals to off campus service providers
Counseling Services is located on the Third Floor of the Wertz Student Center. We are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments can be made to accommodate students’ schedules. Calling or emailing for an appointment is recommended, although we do accept walk-ins as much as possible. Students can schedule an appointment by calling or emailing:
Website: Health Services
The commitment of Health Services is to provide health care for minor illnesses/problems to students in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Appropriate referrals are made to area specialists or the College physician. Health education is provided through formal and informal group settings and on an individual basis. Our goal is to increase health awareness, promote healthy lifestyles, and to educate students on the use of the health care system. All health care issues are kept confidential.
Staffing — Health Services is staffed with one full-time and one part-time RN. Physician services are provided six hours per week. Appointments are made for the physician after assessment by the nursing staff.
Hours — Student Health Services is open for student visits 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Physician services are provided by appointment following a nursing evaluation. The nursing staff also works on an appointment basis; however, we do our best to accommodate urgent walk-in situations.
Charges — Although most health services are provided at no charge, immunizations and some prescription medications are available at cost to the student. Any expenses incurred as a result of referral, off campus medical care, laboratory testing, or emergency room care are the responsibility of the student. Additionally, submission of any insurance claims to the appropriate carrier is the responsibility of the student. Claim forms for the student health insurance may be obtained at www.BollingerColleges.com/lycoming.
Recreation and Intramural Sports
Website: Recreation and Intramural Sports
The recreation center is the place to be for healthy, active lifestyles. Offering a variety of intramural events and fitness classes, the Recreation and Intramural Sports office has something for everyone.
For those individuals interested in leading a healthier lifestyle, and increasing stamina Lycoming College boasts a state of the art Fitness Center featuring rowing machines, stationary bikes, treadmills, elliptical machines, and stair climbers. Cardio Theater is also available, just bring along your headset to tune into the TVs! Lycoming College’s Recreation Center also features a walking/running track, and four basketball courts which can be used for a multitude of activities to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle and enhance your stay at Lycoming. Fitness classes include Ab Attack, Kickboxing, Interval Explosion, Definition and Zumba. All classes are taught by certified instructors. The intramural sports program is designed to provide a well-rounded program of competitive and recreational sports throughout the academic year. Through participation, individuals can develop an appreciation for the worthy use of leisure time, a wholesome attitude toward physical endeavors, and the desire for life-sports. The intramural sports program is open to all students, faculty, and staff of the college. Each semester, a variety of sports are offered, including volleyball, flag football, indoor soccer, basketball and many others.
The Department of Recreation and Intramural Sports strives to meet the needs of each student, faculty and staff member and to create the most diverse, inclusive program as possible on the collegiate level. Our Mission is to strengthen the educational mission of the College through enhancement of students' physical fitness and wellness, knowledge, personal skills and enjoyment. The mission is accomplished through a variety of activities provided to contribute to individual physical fitness and wellness and access to quality facilities, equipment and programs as well as opportunities for cooperation and competitive play actively in the game form, a medium through which students can learn and practice leadership, management, program planning and interpersonal skills.
Website: Residential Life, Rich Hall
As a residential college, Lycoming offers students the opportunity to become involved in academic and co-curricular experiences. The Residential Life Office is committed to providing a living/learning environment to help students grow as individuals and as students. Through programs, leadership opportunities, and peer interactions in the residence halls, students gain a sense of belonging to the campus community, acquire new knowledge and skills, make informed choices, and assume responsibility for oneself and others.
Residence halls put students at the heart of College activity; offering greater opportunities for participation. As a resident, students have inherent rights and responsibilities. Basic community standards are established by the College, and Residential Life and Security staff help maintain these standards; however, among resident rights is the ability to make a difference in their community. Each community is encouraged to establish and enforce community standards that address the "gray" areas of living among other students: How loud should music be? How do residents prefer to learn that their behavior interferes with someone's right to sleep or study? What kinds of programs and activities do residents want to help sponsor for their community? What are resident goals for their College experience? The answers to these questions are unique for each student and each community and will help students become a part of an exciting living environment.
Inherent in having rights, is the responsibility to participate, to help insure that the rights of all community members are respected, and to hold fellow students accountable for inappropriate behavior. Residential Life staff are available to assist residents in protecting rights and exercising responsibilities within their communities; resident involvement is critical to the development of strong, positive communities. Residents are encouraged to visit the Residential Life pages of the College website on a regular basis to familiarize themselves with the department's various services and programs, as well as policies and procedures that apply to all members of the residential community.
The Residential Life staff includes paraprofessional Resident Advisors (RAs) who are undergraduate students selected on the basis of leadership skills. RAs live among students and provide information, refer students to campus and local resources, help enforce College and community standards, use helping skills for students in need, and facilitate educational and social programs. Most importantly, RAs assist in the development and maintenance of strong, positive residence hall communities. RAs work with residents to enhance the out-of-classroom experience for all members of the community.
Safety & Security
Website: Safety & Security
Located at the South end, lower level of Rich Hall, the Safety and Security Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Officers make frequent patrols of campus including residence halls, academic buildings, parking lots, athletic fields, and College owned off-campus apartments.
The Lycoming College Department of Safety and Security encourages everyone to take an active role in their own safety. A truly safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of all students, faculty, and staff. The potential for crime on campus does exist. We should assume a personal responsibility by taking precautions to prevent ourselves from being a victim of crime.
The Department of Safety and Security staff consists of a full-time director, twelve safety and security officers, and several part-time student security aides.
Student Programs & Leadership Development
Website: Student Programs & Leadership Developmentr
The Office of Student Programs and Leadership Development strives to support the academic mission of Lycoming College by providing a variety of social, cultural, recreational, and educational programs for the campus community. While this office's primary function is to advise and provide resources for the College's recognized student organizations, the staff also works to prepare a variety of annual events including the campus carnival, homecoming, family weekend, Thanksgiving dinner, siblings weekend, concerts, etc. The office provides direct support to the Campus Activities Board, all fraternities and sororities, class officers, and is available to assist all student organizations in all aspects of their functioning. Student Programs also oversees the operations of the Wertz Student Center. Currently, the office maintains a leadership development library and sponsors training for Freshman students (the LEAP program), the leaders of all registered organizations, and all students interested in developing their leadership skills. Student Programs is open and staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Friday 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.
United Campus Ministry
Website: United Campus Ministry
The United Campus Ministry Center is located in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The Center houses the Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Campus Minister’s office, a kitchenette and a study/social lounge. Ecumenical and inclusive in nature, Campus Ministry provides a wide range of activities and worship experiences in support of the spiritual life of the Lycoming community. Campus Ministry’s mission of volunteer services extends to the campus and to the surrounding community. U.C.M. is led by a student leadership team with much of the programming directed by students with the help and guidance of the campus ministers. U.C.M. events are open to all persons regardless of religious affiliation. The campus minister is an integral part of campus life and is available to students for support, counsel and spiritual direction.