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    Support for Spring Semester

    March 20, 2019
    By: By Maddie Sunday, Student Government

    Student Government hopes that you are refreshed and ready for the remainder of the spring semester.

    Did you know that several on-campus resources are available to students that can provide support during the rest of the spring semester? This week, Student Government is highlighting various offices and departments that serve to foster a supportive and healthy environment for students at the University. If you have any questions on the resources highlighted, stop by the Student Government Office for more information or check out the Student Government Instagram @uofssg   

    Academic Advising

    The University of Scranton has three primary academic advising offices to assist students throughout their undergraduate years. The College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Office is located on the first floor of the Loyola Science CenterThe Panuska College of Professional Studies Advising Center is located in McGurrin Hall, room 101, while the Kania School of Management Advising Center is located in Brennan Hall, suite 206. In addition, Graduate students can receive academic support at O’Hara Hall, room 201, as all offices are open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Academic advising serves as an invaluable resource to students on campus, assisting in course scheduling, mentoring, and guidance for students throughout their academic careers.  

    Career Development

    The Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development is located in Ciszek Hall and serves to help students achieve their career goals. The center provides career counseling, mock interviews, and training in resume writing. In addition, the center is responsible for connecting students with alumni of similar career interests and provides internship resources for interested students. The center also holds the annual Career Expo on campus in which students can meet with potential employersThe center is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Fridayand an appointment to meet with a staff member can be made online via their website. 

    CTLE

    The University of Scranton’s Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) is located on the fifth floor of the Loyola Science Center and provides students with academic and writing support. In collaboration with the library, the center provides students with peer tutoringwriting services, reading services, ESL services, and work-study positions. Students can visit the center or access information through their my.scranton portal under Self Service, Student, then CTLE menu to request services or become a tutor.  

    Technology Support Center

    The Technology Support Center is located in Alumni Memorial Hall on the first floor. The Center provides students with laptop supportassistance in setting up accounts, RoyalCard information, mobile device support with respect to two-step logins, Microsoft Office supportand IT security advice. The center is open Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Counseling Center

    The University of Scranton Counseling Center is open to any student at the University, serving as a confidential resource on campus. The center provides group and individual counseling sessions for studentexperiencing emotional trauma, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, homesickness, grief, as a comprehensive list of referral symptoms can be found on the counseling center’s website. In addition, students interested in an emotional or mental health screening can meet with a clinician. The Counseling Center is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located on the 6th floor of O’Hara Hall.  

    Student Health Services 

    Student Health Services is located in the Roche Wellness Center and is open Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30am-4:30 p.m. The center is open to all full-time undergraduate students, and part-time/graduate students who paid the $65.00 health services fee. The center provides a confidential resource to students on campus and can assist students in a variety of ways, most notably: sick and wellness examinations, injury assessments, emotional health consultations, and vaccines. Students can access the Student Health Online Portal via their my.scranton portal under the Student tab to schedule an appointment or to gain more information on the services provided.  

    Center for Student Engagement

    The Center for Student Engagement is located in the DeNaples Center 205 and provides students with leadership training, various programming initiatives, and New and Returning Student Orientation. The center also holds annual student leadership conferences and facilitates leadership courses on campus such as Scranton Emerging Leaders. In addition, the center seeks to connect and involve students on campus and can serve as a resource to students looking to further develop their communication, group, and leadership skills 

    Office of Campus Ministries

    The Office of Campus Ministries, also home to the Center for Service and Social Justice, is located in the DeNaples Center, 200. The office provides many services to students including spiritual formation programs, retreats, worship information/local worship venue information, and international and domestic service opportunities. The office and center can also provide students with information on how to serve local refugee families as well as post-graduate information for students looking to enter into the ministry or continue with domestic or international service.  

    University Police Department

    The University of Scranton Police Department is a full-service police department located within the parking garage on campus. The department works to ensure safety on campus while educating the Scranton community on crime prevention and self-defense. The department is also responsible for the RoyalRide, an escort van available to students, as well as providing walking escorts 24 hours a day/7 days per week to on and off-campus sites. Lost and Found items, as well as parking concerns, can be brought to the department office, which actively updates its website to include a Silent Witness crime reporting form, parking maps, and campus safety information.  

    Cross Cultural Centers

    The Cross Cultural Centers, home to both the Jane Kopas Women’s Center and the Multicultural Center, provide a supportive and welcoming environment for students looking to discuss and learn about diversity and intercultural understanding. Highlighting the Multicultural Center located in the DeNaples Center 205, this resource serves to educate students on multicultural competence while developing a deeper understanding of contemporary, local, and global topics. The center holds several events throughout the year including Holi: Festival of Colors and the Festival of Nations. The Jane Kopas Women’s Center is also located in the DeNaples Center, 205The center offers educational programs and support in addressing topics such as gender, social demographics, institutional and societal norms, and social justice. The center serves as a place of support, providing students with on and off-campus resources that can aid in processing significant life events and traumatic experiences.   

    CHEW

    The Center for Health Education and Wellness (CHEW) is located in the DeNaples Center, 205k, and serves to provide students with education and support with respect to health and wellness. CHEW organizes fitness events and classes for students looking to improve their health while educating the campus community on topics such as nutrition, stress reduction, and healthy habit formation. The center also holds incentives for clubs and organizations on campus to hold interactive late night events through their Late Night at Scranton program which can serve to fund eligible events that are held on Thursday, Friday or Saturday nights.   

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