Graduate Catalog • 2011-2012

Offices and Services

Check Cashing & ATMS

Students may cash checks at the cashier’s window on the second floor of Blaney Hall. A local bank maintains an automatic teller machine in the Tompkins College Center.

Campus Technology

The campus technology environment includes 12 computer labs and 37 classrooms with Internet access. Internet access, e-mail and shared resources (such as application software and laser printers) are available to students through their campus network accounts.

Scanners are located in most computer labs. Wireless internet access is available throughout the campus, including the residence halls. Computer classrooms and labs are found in academic departments and the residence halls. The Roland and Doris Sigal Center for Business and Information Technology, which occupies the east wing of Curtis Hall, contains a 14-station lab with multimedia/development capabilities, two computer classrooms and a Networking Lab for computer science projects. The Allen Center for Nutrition, located in the Miller Family Building, has a classroom/lab with 24 stations. The psychology labs are located in Curtis Hall.

The Hamilton Boulevard Building hosts one 10-station computer lab and 5 technology-equipped classrooms. Wireless internet service is available throughout the entire building. A Macintosh lab in the Dorothy Rider Pool Science Center serves students in the biological sciences. Funded by a grant from the Keck Foundation, a lab for computational biology and bioinformatics resides in the Miller Family Building.

Designated computer labs are staffed by trained student consultants, who gain valuable work experience, while working alongside Information Technology staff to provide computer support for the campus community. Online services include web-based email, MyCedarCrest (my.cedarcrest.edu), as well as online and web-enhanced courses.

 

College Bookstore

The College Bookstore is located on Level I of the Tompkins College Center. It offers an excellent selection of imprinted clothing and gifts, textbooks and a wide variety of selected reading material with the capability of special ordering, as well as art and school supplies, gifts, snacks and sundries.

 

College Chaplain

The College views a student’s spiritual development as an integral part of her educational experience. To this end, Cedar Crest provides students of all faiths the opportunity to seek avenues of personal growth. The chaplain facilitates on-campus activities for students of all faiths and assists all students who wish to interact with a local faith community. (The Allentown area is home to many religions and denominations.) Campus religious activities include worship services, interest groups, and various other programs. The chaplain also is available for support and counseling on spiritual concerns and provides programs on campus to address a variety of issues important to our student community. For additional information, please contact Dr. Allen Richardson at 610-606-4666, extension 3320.

 

Office of Academic Services

Academic Services is located in Curtis Hall. The primary goal of Academic Services is the academic support of all students. The Director of Academic Services is available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and by appointment to assist students with any area of concern. The phone number is 610- 606-4628. For more information, visit the academic services website at www.cedarcrest.edu/acadadvising/

Students with Disabilities: It is the policy and practice of Cedar Crest College to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local requirements regarding individuals with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) extends some of the provisions of Section 504. Under these laws, no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall solely by reason of such disability be denied access to or participation in services, programs, and activities here on campus. In accordance with these statutes, Cedar Crest College provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students may contact Academic Services for details about accommodations.

Academic Services works with students with disabilities, staff, and faculty to ensure that Section 504 and ADA regulations are fulfilled in a reasonable and timely manner. Academic Services is responsible for coordinating specific services and resources for disabled students at Cedar Crest College. Academic accommodations may not necessarily be the same as those received in high school or at another college or university.

Academic Services does not provide any testing to determine learning disabilities. Upon request, the center provides students with a list of local test providers. Disabilities must be documented in accordance with state and federal laws. All documentation and information pertaining to a student’s disability are confidential and will not be released without the express written consent of the student unless required by law. For more information, please visit the Academic Services section of MyCedarCrest.

The school is authorized under law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

 

Office of Student Activities

The Office of Student Activities (OSA) provides a number of ways for students to develop their leadership skills by becoming involved at Cedar Crest College. Students can join, lead, and create organizations based on social and personal interests that range from political or educational, cultural or spiritual to ones focused on career interests’ including journalism, legal, judicial, or pre-professional.

OSA will serve as a resource to students as they develop the personal and professional skill sets needed for leading in a globally diverse society. There many opportunities for students to develop their personal and professional skills through leadership workshops that are offered regularly throughout the year.

Organizations established under the OSA are wonderful places to meet students with similar interests. There’s something for all our students (traditional, lifelong, & commuter). So, make the most of your college experience and attend events, join a student organization, and help shape campus life!

For more information, please contact: Dr. Cynthia Fulford, ext. 3762 or 610-740-3762, Executive Director, Women’s Leadership and Student Development, Tompkins College Center, Room 319 cfulford@cedarcrest.edu

 

Office 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 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.

For information on Student Affairs, please contact the office at (610) 606-4603 or stuaffair@cedarcrest.edu.

 

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is dedicated to providing service to the Cedar Crest College community. Services include creating, maintaining and transmitting academic records in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), processing student registrations, scheduling final examinations, evaluating transfer credits, auditing degree progress and completion, and issuing academic transcripts and diplomas. The Registrar’s Office is located in Curtis Hall, Room 136. The office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 p.m. The office telephone number is 610.740.3765 and the fax number is 610.740.3766. The office email is Registrar@cedarcrest.edu

In keeping with federal law, Cedar Crest College does not release a student’s educational records to any individual, agency or organization without the written permission of the student, unless the following exceptions apply:

  1. Records may be released to Cedar Crest faculty members, administrators, and staff who have a legitimate educational interest in the records.
  2. Records may be released to authorized representatives of the federal or state agencies with the legal authority to obtain such information.
  3. Records may be released to persons who require access in consideration of a student’s application for, or receipt of, financial aid.
  4. Records may be released to the parent(s) of the dependent students as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Information released to a parent will generally be given with the knowledge of the student.
  5. Records may be released to persons authorized to receive such data through judicial order or pursuant to a subpoena. All such inquiries must be referred to the Office of the Provost. Except in instances where such information is sought under the USA Patriot Act or the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the College will attempt to notify the student in advance of its compliance with such orders.
  6. Records may be released to appropriate persons in connection with an emergency if knowledge of such information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other persons.

 

Office of Women’s Leadership & Student Development

The Women’s Leadership and Student Development Unit (WLSD), comprised of the offices of Career Planning, the Lutz Center for Community Service, and Student Activities, focuses on supporting student engagement and preparing students to lead in a globally diverse 21st century society. Working collaboratively across campus and in the Greater Lehigh Valley community, the WLSD unit develops co-curricular programs designed to broaden students’ educational and professional experiences through leadership and experiential learning opportunities.

Members of the WLSD unit work with Cedar Crest faculty and staff to provide students with the tools to envision, plan, and achieve their personal and professional life goals. Activities implemented through this unit expose students to opportunities for developing leadership skills including, communication, community and global involvement, critical thinking and decision-making, conflict management, professionalism, and an appreciation for diversity. For more information, please contact: Dr. Cynthia Fulford, ext. 3762 or 610-740-3762, Executive Director, Tompkins College Center, Room 319 cfulford@cedarcrest.edu

 

Student Financial Services

Student Financial Services is located in Room 212, Blaney Hall. Students can contact the office in person during regular office hours, by phone 610-606-4602 or e-mail to financialservices@cedarcrest.edu. More detailed contact information is available through the Student Financial Service’s portion of the College’s website.

Tuition for graduate students is billed at a per-credit rate which varies according to the graduate program in which a student is enrolled. For further details, please consult the program descriptions provided above.