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CATALOG • 2010-2011

Student Affairs

Dean of Student Affairs

Student Affairs is committed to the holistic development of students through intentional programming and services. Members of the Student Affairs staff work collaboratively to foster an environment that promotes health and wellness, the development of women's leadership skills, and a commitment to civic engagement. Through co-curricular involvement students are encouraged to develop a spirit of cooperation, respect for diverse people and ideas, and the ability to become productive members of the larger community.

Career Planning Office

The Career Planning Office offers a variety of services to assist students in identifying and reaching their career goals. Through individual counseling and career development programs, students become involved in the career planning process early in their academic careers. Programs and services include assistance in choosing or changing a major, clarifying personal and professional goals, writing resumes and cover letters, developing interviewing skills, formulating job-search strategies and preparing for professional positions. sophomores, juniors and seniors may participate in the internship program to gain valuable, practical experience during the fall, spring and summer semesters. Students interested in participating in the internship program should contact the Career Planning Office or visit the website at (for information regarding internships, see page 6.)Two one credit courses are taught by the Director of Career Planning. For freshmen and sophomores, the course "Exploring Your Future" offered each fall emphasizes the exploration of the self by identifying skills, values, interests and goals to determine a major and its relationship to a career. For juniors and seniors "Launching a Career Search," offered each spring, helps students prepare for the job market by focusing on decision-making and interview techniques, developing a resume and planning creative and successful job search strategies. The Career Planning Library offers a large collection of resources to help students investigate career options, prepare for successful employment and make career changes. Computerized career guidance systems, Focus and College Central Network are also available. The Career Planning Office maintains job listings for summer, part-time and full-time positions in local, national and international companies. All students have access to the resources of the Career Planning Office during normal business hours. In addition, the office is open late one night a week to accommodate lifelong learning students.

Health and Counseling Services

Good health is important to students and to the College. The health services staff takes an active role in promoting wellness among students, including conducting programs on preventive health care, sexuality and healthy life-styles. Health and counseling services are available to all full-time traditional students when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters and is located on the ground floor of Curtis Hall. Referrals to off-campus medical and psychological specialists are available as needed. Services include treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and injuries, immunizations, allergy injections and routine gynecological care. The College psychotherapists offer support and counseling on a broad range of adjustment and mental health concerns. The therapist also participates in educational programs on campus. Students may schedule visits with Health and Counseling Services during the academic year by calling 610-606-4666, extension 3476.

Health Policy

Cedar Crest College is committed to providing a safe environment for its students and has formulated its Health Policy based on guidelines presented by the American College Health Association. Students with serious, acute and chronic conditions are encouraged to inform Health and Counseling Services about their illness so that they may receive evaluation and treatment and/or information and referral for appropriate care. Health information provided will be used, if necessary, solely as an aid to provide health care to the student. This information is strictly for the use of Health Services and will not be released to anyone without the student's knowledge or consent. The Dean of Student Affairs reserves the right to contact parents or guardians in situations where a student's health or welfare is at risk. On admission to the College students receive a College Health Form which must be completed prior to the beginning of classes. The form is reviewed by the Director of Health and Counseling Services and students are notified of any missing documentation. All immunizations must be completed and be up to date. The College requires all full-time students to have health insurance coverage. The College will provide a basic Accident and Sickness Plan for all full-time students who do not already have their own coverage. The cost of the plan will be included on the student's bill. A description of the plan and waiver cards for those who have other coverage are provided to students with semester materials or by the Finance Office. In cases of communicable disease, the College will follow the reporting requirements for all communicable diseases. All student concerns about communicable diseases should be directed to the Director of Health and Counseling Services.

Last Updated: 7/12/10