Aug 12, 2020  
2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services


 

 

Academic Success and Career Development Center

The Academic Success and Career Development Center (ASCDC) is a centralized service for all Edgewood College students, faculty and staff. The ASCDC houses the offices of Academic Success and Career Development, Disability Services and Veterans Services. We believe connecting students with the best resources will ensure a successful and valuable experience at Edgewood College. Our goal is to empower students as they explore their personal, career, and educational goals.

Our dedicated Academic and Career Counselors collaborate with students throughout their academic experience. As a student’s single point of contact, Counselors will work with a student through a series of meetings throughout their first year. In these meetings students work one to one with their counselor to select or affirm their preferred program of study, explore career options within that field, make efficient course choices, and address any academic performance concerns. Our counselors are equipped with many tools to assist students in their academic and career pursuits.

The ASCDC also serves all students, faculty, and staff with academic success and career development resources; including academic success strategies, tutoring, internship development, and job search strategies. The ASCDC staff work in partnership with students to connect learning, beliefs, and actions as they develop and implement their academic and career goals.

Student Accessibility and Disability Services

Our mission is to provide accommodations and accessibility support to students with disabilities that will enable them to fully participate in programs and services that are available at Edgewood College. For information regarding policies and procedures of Accessibility and Disability Services, please contact Grace Bandoh, Director of Student Accessibility and Disability Services at 608.663.8347 or by emailing gbandoh@edgewood.edu. Information can also be found at our website, https://accessibility.edgewood.edu/.

Military and Veterans Services

Edgewood College provides services to assist military personnel, veterans, ROTC Cadets and their families who are interested in attending or who already are taking courses at our institution. We are pleased to welcome all members of our extended community to our campuses and outreach locations.  Please contact Military & Veterans Services at Edgewood College via email at veteransoffice@edgewood.edu or 608.663.4266 for information for general information and veteransbenefits@edgewood.edu for veterans benefits questions.

Writing Center

The Writing Center, located in the library (main floor, behind the Printing & Copy Center) is a free drop-in service open to all students. No appointment or referral necessary. Bring any paper from any class. Tutors are also available in all the residence halls. We work with writers from draft or notes to final presentation. Any course, any level (including grad and College Completion), any discipline. Improve your writing. Working with a tutor makes a difference.  For more information, see http://writing-center.edgewood.edu

Oscar Rennebohm Library

As the College’s main research and information services provider, the Oscar Rennebohm Library is committed to managing information resources and to educating students, faculty and staff to use these resources effectively.

Resources

The Library’s robust collection includes books, journals, newspapers, videos, sound recordings, and K-12 curriculum materials.  The Library webpage serves as a gateway to library resources such as the online catalog, extensive access to full-text journals, citation style guides, electronic book collections, stream video, and other online article databases. Resources are accessible on or off campus to students, faculty and staff.

Through an arrangement with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library System, Edgewood College students, faculty and staff have borrowing privileges at all UW-Madison libraries. Students may also apply for a Madison Public Library card with proof of residence. Materials may also be borrowed from libraries throughout the state and country via interlibrary loan. The College is part of a statewide delivery service.

Staff

Librarians work closely with students to help them develop skills to effectively access, evaluate and synthesize information. Library staff also collect, organize and preserve relevant materials and develop services to benefit the Edgewood College community. In addition, librarians are available for one-on-one consultation and assist in locating materials.

Services and Facilities

Library facilities include Apple and PC computer workstations offering access to a variety of online information resources, including word processing, email, printers, and wireless capabilities throughout the library, copiers, scanners, video players and other equipment. Three large group study rooms are available for student use.

The College Archives, containing the College’s historical publications, documents and memorabilia are housed in the Library. Detailed information on the Library’s hours, policies and other topics is published each year in the Student Handbook and is also available at the Library’s website, http://library.edgewood.edu.

Student Activities in Music, Theatre and English

The Music Department offers a number of performing groups that are open to all students, regardless of major. Instrumental ensembles include Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Edgewood Chamber Orchestra, Campus-Community Orchestra, and Jazz and Wind Chamber Ensembles. Choral ensembles include Chamber Singers, Women’s Choir, Edgewood Chorale, and a student-led acappella group. For information on getting involved in music activities or for current concert schedules, contact the Music Department at www.music.edgewood.edu.

As part of the Theatre Arts Department, Edgewood College Theatre produces four major production, a Theatre for Young Audiences production and number of student-directed production each year. Auditions are open to all, regardless of major and students who wish to work backstage crews for a production are welcome to contact the department. In addition to the Edgewood College Theatre season, the Theatre Arts Department sponsors the student organization, Theatre Assembly. A friendly, inviting community where students can feel free to be themselves, Theatre Assembly provides programming, events, opportunity and community for anyone interested in theatre, regardless of major. The elected student planning committee of Theatre Assembly, the Theatre Assembly Planning Committee (TapCo) provides leadership, organization, inspiration and director for the Theatre Assembly as a whole. Any students interested in being a part of the Theatre Assembly should come to the Green Room, backstage of the theatre and/or contact the Theatre Arts Department.

The English Department offers several opportunities for students, regardless of major, to participate in activities focused on writing, literature, and community.  The campus newspaper, On the Edge, and the campus literary magazine, The Edgewood Review, are both student edited and faculty advised publications that invite submissions from writers, artists, and designers from all over campus.  The English Association is a welcoming and fun student group advised in English that sponsors writing retreats, creative writing groups, game nights, film screenings, and Pop Up Poetry.  In the spring semester of every year, the English Department holds a campus wide writing contest judged by a professional author.  For more information, go to https://english.edgewood.edu, and/or contact the English Department.

Athletics

The Athletic Department sponsors intercollegiate sports for women and men. Women’s sports include basketball, golf, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor/outdoor track, and volleyball. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, golf, cross country, soccer, tennis and indoor/outdoor track. Edgewood College is a proud Division III, member of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC). For information about the athletic offerings and getting involved in an intercollegiate sport, or for game schedules and locations, go to www.EdgewoodCollegeEagles.com.

Dominican Life

Dominican Life supports students in their search for meaning, purpose and identity:  Who am I? How can I make a difference? Is there something more?

Rooted in the College’s Dominican Catholic heritage, Dominican Life professional staff and student leaders welcome students from the diverse faith traditions represented within our College community to participate in community building and spiritual development opportunities.  Programming includes student-led discussion, prayer, civic engagement, retreats, and Chapel worship services.  Staff members are available for individual appointments.

Saint Joseph Chapel in Regina Hall is open to all who are seeking a quiet place for personal reflection or spiritual renewal. Interfaith prayer space is available in DeRicci 209B.  Midday Prayer is offered Wednesdays a Noon when undergraduate classes are in session.  Catholic Priest-Presiders from the Madison area lead our celebrations of the sacrament of Eucharist.

Edgewood Central

Edgewood Central is the office for students to conduct all business regarding student accounts, registration and financial aid. Edgewood Central is located on the second floor of DeRicci, Room 210 at the Monroe Street Campus.

To speak with an Edgewood Central Counselor, call 608.663.4300 or email at ecentral@edgewood.edu.

Student Development Staff and Dean of Students

Members of the Student Development Staff engage all students in meaningful experiences in and out of the classroom. The staff does this by:

  • Offering programs, services and mentoring.
  • Providing leadership and expertise for student life including: leadership development, student activities, residence life, career development, mental and physical wellness, multicultural competence, personal safety and financial literacy.
  • Working with students as collaborative partners to build an inclusive, challenging, supportive and engaging campus community.

The Dean of Students works with students to:

  • Help connect students to appropriate services, programs and resources.
  • Address student concerns and non-academic grievances.
  • Ensure that services, programs, and policies are responsive and supportive of emerging student needs.

Students who are not sure where on campus to go to get information or to solve a problem are encouraged to call or stop in to the Dean of Students Office in 215 Predolin Humanities Center.

Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement

The Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement (OSII) promotes, facilitates, and advocates for a welcoming, socially just and inclusive campus community by supporting the retention of diverse student populations and providing diversity education and multicultural programs for students and the surrounding community.  Our goal is to create a community that recognizes, challenges and transforms their individual attitudes towards difference, while learning to celebrate the rich contributions of all cultures. 

OSII does not tolerate acts of discrimination, intolerance, or hate, and we expect all community members to assume responsibility for actively understanding and embracing their roles in creating a just and compassionate world

The Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement(OSII) oversees five main areas which include:  student equity and diversity, campus programming, leadership programs, off-campus and commuter student services, and new student orientation programs.  OSII serves as the primary source from social, leadership, co-curricular and multicultural campus opportunities for all Edgewood students.  We cultivate a variety of opportunities for campus engagement that create a well-rounded student experience and works to enhance the academic mission of Edgewood College.

Multicultural Student Lounge

The primary mission of the Multicultural Student Lounge is to collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, can realize an authentic Edgewood College Experience.  Historically known as the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, this lounge is distinct from other lounges because it recognizes the activism and accomplishments of students of color and other historically underserved students; today the MSL serves as a haven of support, solidarity and sharing amount students.

Additionally, the MSL is a great place to just hang out!  Located in room 206 of Predolin Humanities Center, there is access to a nice comfortable space, computer stations with printing, TV, microwave, resources, and great conversations with good people.

Multicultural Student Achievement Program

The Multicultural Student Achievement Program (MSAP) serves underrepresented freshman and sophomores at Edgewood College.  Come join our family!  This program provides students with academic support and community development.  We encourage co-curricular enrichment through monthly leadership workshops to promote self-advocacy in students.  Lastly, we believe in community engagement such as monthly dinners, social events, and access to peer mentors to help students feel supported to thrive during their time at Edgewood College.

MSAP is intended to support students of color, LGBTQ, Low-income, First-generation, and Undocumented students to ensure their success here at Edgewood College.

If you would like more information about the program, please contact the OSII Program Coordinator for the Office of Student Inclusion & Involvement at MSAP@edgewood.edu.

Multicultural Student Organizations and Groups

Activities and events planned by multicultural groups and organizations enhance the college life with meaningful experiences and networks.  Co-curricular programs provide opportunities for fun social interaction, vocational growth, leadership experience, community service, and personal development.

Our multicultural student groups include:

Asian Student Association (ASA)

The Asian Student Association at Edgewood is an organization open to all students.  Our goals are to promote unity, higher education access to Asian students, and the awareness of Asian cultures throughout the EC and Madison community. We host a variety of events and activities throughout the academic year to help build a sense of community to create further appreciation of the Asian culture.

Association for Latin@ Students (AL@S)

The Association for Latinx Students is dedicated to promoting and embracing Latinx culture, heritage and history at Edgewood College. Through the Dominican values of Truth, Justice, Compassion, Community and Partnership, we work to create a unified student body and build community inside and outside our campus. Our organization focuses on community building through various events such as cultural celebrations, fundraisers, and projects to develop and embrace our Latinx culture. Our goal is to advocate for greater representation of Latino/Latinas within the student body, in the curriculum, and within the staff and faculty at Edgewood College

Black Student Union (BSU)

The Black Student Union at Edgewood promotes a positive atmosphere for all Black students and students of African descent by providing an intellectual, cultural and social environment for students to meet their academic goals. BSU encourages all members to strive for academic excellence and promotes activities of common interest, that are both cultural relevant and educational to the EC community.

SAFE

SAFE at Edgewood is a group centered on the advocacy for the well-being of Edgewood College’s gay, bisexual, lesbian, transgender people and their allies. Our organization acts as a safe space for fostering conversation about queer issues and identifies and promotes safety and a welcoming environment.  

SAFE meets to provide a support network for Edgewood’s LGBT community and provides educational opportunities and event and programming throughout campus to raise awareness about the LGBT community.

Health Services

Health Services is part of the Wellness Center, located in Dominican 122 on the Monroe Street Campus.  Health Services is staffed by a certified nurse practitioner and provides basic health assessments, care for acute illness and injuries, immunizations, health counseling, educational programming and referrals as necessary, as well as encourages a program of health promotion and disease prevention. Prescription medication may be prescribed if it is clinically indicated. Students are welcome to use Health Services as an informational resource in completing classroom assignments. Students may call or stop in to schedule an appointment. Same-day appointments are usually available.

Health Services requires every student living on campus to have a health history form on file at the beginning of the semester. Students receive this form in their admissions packet. Students are required to have documentation of two doses in a live measles vaccination given after the first birthday or evidence of measles immunity and Tetanus Toxoid booster. Due to Wisconsin state law regulating meningitis vaccine and Hepatitis B, all students receive information on the vaccinations and are encouraged to discuss the information with their medical provider.

Personal Counseling Services

Personal Counseling Services offers free, confidential counseling services. Services are aimed at enhancing the emotional well-being of students and supporting students in reaching their personal and academic goals. Common reasons for seeing a counselor include but are not limited to: symptoms of anxiety or depression, concerns related to interpersonal relationships, identity exploration, recent or past trauma or abuse, substance use issues, grief and loss, disordered eating or body image concerns, low self-esteem, self-injury, or suicidal thoughts. Services include short-term individual counseling, group therapy, crisis appointments, and workshops. Referrals to community mental health care providers are available when appropriate or requested.  Personal Counseling Services is part of the Wellness Center in Dominican 122.

Student Senate

The Edgewood College Student Senate serves as the voice of the student body.  It strives to promote student interests within the college and its surrounding communities in order to enrich education, student life, and the overall Edgewood experience.  If you have a comment or concern, please stop by our office in 207 Predolin Humanities Center; we are conveniently located in the Multicultural Student Lounge.

Student Organizations

Join one of the nearly 40 student organizations - or grab some friends and start a new one!  Activities and events planned by various student-run clubs and organizations supplement academic life with meaningful experiences.   These out-of-classroom programs provide opportunities for leadership development, social interaction, community service, and personal or vocational growth.

OSII Programming Ambassadors

The OSII Programming Ambassadors work to enhance the educational and social experiences of the College community by providing quality cultural, entertainment and educational programs.  These students are responsible for the cultivation, planning and execution of events that range from trips to Six Flags and the Wisconsin Dells to poetry nights and lectures.  In addition, these students assist in creating all the Heritage Month programming and the Social Justice Film Series selections.

Residence Life

The goal of Residence Life is to enrich the college experience and strengthen the sense of community for all students. Research shows that the first two years of college are a critical time for students to develop academic and social networks. Students who live on campus are more likely to be involved and graduate in four years. Therefore, Edgewood College is committed to providing a supportive and positive residential environment conducive to student engagement and learning for all students.

At Edgewood College, we have seven residence halls; five traditional halls and two apartment buildings. All students under the age of 21 are required to live on campus for their first two academic years unless they choose to live with a family member and/or legal guardian within commuting distance. Exceptions to this policy include students who have children, live in domestic partnerships, veterans or students who are studying part-time.

The Residence Life staff is comprised of three full-time and one part-time professional staff members and 18 student staff members (Resident Assistants and Apartment Coordinators). Our student staff are upper-class students who provide leadership in the residence halls. Three of the professional staff live on campus as well to promote safety, support, and community for residents.

Security

The Security staff is responsible for the safety and security of residents, staff and visitors, campus buildings, and grounds. Security officers patrol the campus, monitor parking, provide escorts when requested and act as liaisons with local police and fire agencies. To summon an officer or report an emergency, campus members may dial 608.663.4321, or call the Campus Assistance Center at 608.663.4444. Security officers are on duty 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. To report a security or safety concern that is not an emergency, campus members may contact the Security Department at 608.663.3285. The Security Office is located in the Weber lobby. A majority of the security staff have law enforcement training and experience. They are available to assist you with a wide range of issues involving security and safety on and off campus.