Aug 11, 2022  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Overview of People, Services, Campus


 

Entries appear in alphabetical order

Academic Advisement
Administration
American Language Institute
Arts Center and Otto Shults Community Center
Athletics and Recreation
Campus Safety
Career Services
Center for International Education 
Center for Spirituality
Computing Resources and Network Access
Counseling Services
Cultural and Social Events
Electronic Communication Policy
Facilities
Faculty
Health Services
Language Houses
Logic Lab
Lorette Wilmot Library
Math Center
NazCard
NazNet
Orientation Programs
Registrar
Science Center
Services for Students with Disabilities
Student Organizations
Students
The Surrounding Area
Tutoring
Writing Center 

Academic Advisement

All students are assigned an academic advisor to assist with academic concerns and program selection/planning. Students are required to meet with their advisor(s) each semester during the advisement for registration period. In addition, the staff in the Academic Advisement Center is available to answer questions and clarify statements concerning academic policies for faculty and students, to coordinate advisement functions, and to assist students personally with special or difficult advisement problems. The Coordinator of First Year Academic Support Services works closely with freshmen, their advisors and other faculty to facilitate the adjustments to college academic life.

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Administration

The administration of Nazareth College is charged with the responsibility of developing an atmosphere in which learning can take place most effectively and dynamically. Nazareth administrators have supported new programs relevant to the times, have expanded the scope of student services and student financial aid, and have provided new resources and facilities for academic and student life.  In addition to professional proficiency, administrators are involved in campus life and are committed to the College’s traditional concern for the support and development of each student.

 

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American Language Institute

The American Language Institute (ALI) at Nazareth College is a language and cultural immersion program for international students and faculty, foreign professionals, and members of the greater Rochester international community. Our goal is to prepare our students with the academic language skills and cultural and communicative competency to successfully reach their goals, whether it is acceptance into an undergraduate or graduate degree program or overall improved written and verbal communication for business, professional or personal objectives.

The ALI offers flexible scheduling options, designed to meet the diverse needs of international students. Our Academic Intensive English (AIE) program is a year-round program, with fifteen or eight-week sessions offered in the spring and fall semesters, and a fifteen-week semester in the summer. In addition to the year-round AIE, we also offer our Special Summer Program, which includes three, five, and seven-week sessions for students at all proficiency levels. All programs include 20 hours a week of classroom instruction, licensed access to our online English-language learning program and use of the facilities in the Emerson Language Lab, international exchange with students from around the world, and weekly activities and field trips in and around the Rochester area.

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Arts Center and Otto Shults Community Center

For more than 40 years, the Nazareth College Arts Center has inspired students, educators, visual and performing artists, and audiences of all ages to create, study, and experience the visual and performing arts.

The Arts Center serves the campus community as well as the greater Rochester community. Auditions, art classes, art exhibitions, music lessons, recitals, fundraisers, lectures, community theatre productions, camps, workshops and graduations are held at the Arts Center.

The Arts Center includes the state-of-the-art Callahan Theater, the Gerald G. Wilmot Hall of Music, a rehearsal hall, a $1 million scene shop, a performance studio, two gallery spaces (the Arts Center Gallery and the Margaret Colacino Art Gallery), Peace Theater, Masters Family Community Theater, the Lipson Patrons Lounge, and the Palladoro Reception Hall.

The Arts Center is home to the College’s academic departments of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts, which present exceptional theatre productions, musicals, opera, recitals, and art exhibitions each year.

The Arts Center also serves as the home of the Bach Children’s Chorus, as well as the performance home of Rochester City Ballet and Garth Fagan Dance.

The Arts Center’s annual Subscription Series presents exceptional performances in concert dance, authentic international entertainment, family programming, and special events for the Nazareth College community as well as the general public.

Full-time undergraduate students at Nazareth College with valid ID receive one free ticket per performance for the Subscription Series events. (Some restrictions apply for Garth Fagan Dance performances). Part-time undergraduate students at Nazareth College are eligible for one free ticket per semester.

The Shults Center houses a gymnasium, fitness center, swimming pool, racquetball courts, bike shop, student union, conference rooms, bookstore, and a snack bar that opens daily and in the evening when classes are in session.

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Athletics and Recreation

Nazareth’s 24 intercollegiate teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are members of the Empire 8 Conference with Alfred, Elmira, Hartwick, Ithaca, RIT, St. John Fisher, Stevens Institute of Technology and Utica. Nazareth’s men’s lacrosse team has won three NCAA Division III titles (1992, 1996 and 1997) and has reached the national title game three other times (1995, 1998 and 2004). Nazareth men’s vollyball won the 2011 National Championship. Men’s ice hockey competes in the ECAC West Conference. Their home ice will be the MCC Center, located less than 6 miles from campus. Nazareth also has won five individual national titles in women’s swimming and diving and two in women’s tennis. The graduation rate of Nazareth College athletes is consistently in the upper 80th percentile.

Men’s Intercollegiate
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field (indoor and outdoor)
Volleyball

Women’s Intercollegiate
Basketball
Cross Country
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field (indoor and outdoor)
Volleyball

Co-Ed Intercollegiate
Equestrian

Athletic facilities include the 2,200-seat Golden Flyers Stadium Complex, all-weather track and fitness center, oversized gym, racquetball courts, dance studio, swimming pool, playing fields, tennis courts, and cross-country course. For students who enjoy competition on different levels, there are many intramural teams, recreational facilities and a fitness center free and open to all students. 

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Campus Safety

The Campus Safety Department is located in room 021 of the Otto A Shults Center (lower level) and is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure academic environment. Campus Safety is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All Campus Safety Officers are registered security guards (New York State) and provide active security to academic buildings, residence halls, and campus parking areas. All officers are trained in emergency response, crisis intervention, and emergency medical response (CPR/AED, first aid, oxygen delivery). To the entire campus, the Campus Safety Department provides emergency response and notifications, coordination with outside agencies, incident investigation, hazardous waste coordination, vehicle assistance, campus transportation (shuttle), and the campus-wide lost and found. Campus Safety is where you obtain your official NazCard which is needed to access many campus buildings, access computer labs, access the Dining Halls, and check-out library materials. Campus Safety also provides each student and employee with a unique key-chain style transmitter (Security Escort) that can alert Campus Safety personnel for immediate response. The Campus Safety Department is responsible for the enforcement of all campus parking rules and regulations. All students must register their vehicles with Campus Safety each year. Parking permits are $75 per year or $40 per semester and are available in the Campus Safety Office **This is pending Board of Trustee approval on 4/16/12.** Parking permit fees include NYS sales tax. This fee will be charged to the student’s account. A parking brochure is distributed to everyone who registers his/her vehicle. The brochure explains all campus parking rules and regulations. Contact the Campus Safety Department by on-campus phone at extension 2850, by off-campus phone or cellular phone at 585-389-2850 or visit our website at http://www.naz.edu/campus-safety.

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Career Services

The Office of Career Services, located in room 111 of the Golisano Academic Center, assists students and alumni with making career decisions, navigating the job search process, and planning for graduate study. Career Services relies on their website to provide students with up-to-date information regarding all programs and services, and students are encouraged to visit www.naz.edu/career-services and bookmark the site for future use. Individual appointments focused on career choice, job search strategies, resume writing, and interviewing may be scheduled by calling 585-389-2878. The Office also provides drop-in hours every weekday from 2:30-4:30pm when classes are in session so individuals can meet with a counselor without making an appointment in advance.

• Job Search - To assist with the job search, Career Services posts job vacancy notices on its NazLink website. NazLink is a service available only to accepted and currently enrolled students, as well as alumni, of the College. Through NazLink students can learn of job vacancies, upload their resumes, apply on-line, and request interviews with businesses, school districts, and health care and social services organizations that visit the college to conduct individual interviews. In addition, annual job fairs such as Teacher Recruitment Day and the Rochester Area Career Expo are planned to assist Nazareth graduates with finding employment.  These and other Career Services events are posted on Nazlink.

• Career Decision Making - Services designed to assist with career decision making include individual career counseling, use of the Focus computer guidance system, administration of the MBTI and Campbell Interests and Skills Survey, and other print and electronic resources.

• Graduate School - Career Services helps with the graduate school admission process by offering practice graduate school admission tests and connecting students with online resources such as Peterson’s Guide to Graduate Schools and websites with detailed financial aid information.

• Credential Services - Students and alumni may also establish a file of letters of recommendation for use by prospective employers/graduate schools in the Career Services Office.

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Center for International Education

The Center for International Education at Nazareth College is the cornerstone of the College’s unwavering commitment to international education. The CIE is the flagship of global initiatives and activities at Nazareth College. In planning and implementing the College’s international mandate to carry out its global goals and responsibilities, the CIE defines, develops, and supports internationally focused interdisciplinary academic and development activities, study abroad programs, and cultural events. The CIE also serves as an informational clearinghouse and support center for prospective international students and scholars. It offers services for undergraduate and graduate students as well as visiting scholars from abroad. Additionally, the CIE provides a forum through which Nazareth College’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni pursue collaborative interests and projects with partner institutions around the world. Prospective students may call (585) 389-2371, e-mail global@naz.edu, or click on the website: www.naz.edu/international-education/center-for-international-education.

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Center for Spirituality

Nazareth College has long recognized the importance of spiritual growth in the development of the whole person. The Nazareth community is committed to fostering an environment in which individuals are encouraged to explore their own spirituality, dialogue with others, and engage the world around them. Center for Spirituality (CFS) chaplains and student leaders offer a variety of opportunities to meet the spiritual needs of individuals from a variety of faiths and beliefs. There are weekly opportunities for worship, meditation, yoga and community building. Communities on campus include: ASH (Alternative Spiritual Humanists), Catholic Community, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Hillel (for Jewish students), MSA (for Muslim Students), Nazareth Christian Fellowship, Protestant Community, and Zen Buddhist Community. In addition, the Center for Spirituality staff assists students from any tradition in making local connections with places of worship. For students of all beliefs, CFS offers programs that foster spiritual development, such as retreats, educational experiences, interfaith dialogue, and one-on-one spiritual direction. CFS also offers a great variety of community service opportunities throughout the academic year, as well as Service Retreats during school breaks. Center for Spirituality Offices, Community Room, Linehan Chapel, and Meditation Room are located on the first floor of the Golisano Academic Center. A Universal Prayer Space is located in the Shults Center. An outdoor labyrinth and meditation garden are located on the grounds behind the chapel. For more information, please see the CFS website at http://www.naz.edu/center-for-spirituality

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Computing Resources and Network Access

Nazareth College meets the instructional needs of the campus community by offering a broad range of information technology resources. These include several computer labs (PC and Macintosh), over 150 computing applications and high-speed internet access including a campus-wide wireless network.

Nazareth offers a number of computer labs for student use. Some labs are designed around specific academic disciplines (i.e. Art, Physical Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy). There are also three labs (Smyth 142, Kearney Lab, CTC Lab) with 24-hour availability. Computer labs and most “smart” classrooms are equipped with a full array of audio-visual equipment for instructional use. Additional computer lab and smartroom information can be found on the Information Technology Services website at www.naz.edu/its.

Students coming to campus with their own computers may view important
support information at www.naz.edu/its They may also visit the Technology and Media Services Desk (TMSD) located in the lower level of the Lorette Wilmot Library or call 389-2111. Laptop computers and other mobile devices can access the Nazareth wireless network in all campus buildings and resident halls. Resident hall rooms also feature wired network jacks with full internet access.

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Counseling Services

Counseling Services, a department of the Student Wellness Center, offers short term solution focused counseling in a safe, confidential atmosphere. Services include:

  • Intake and Evaluation
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Psychopharmacological evaluation and medication management (after referral from a counselor)
  • Crisis intervention services
  • Referral to off-campus clinicians for specialized and/or intensive treatment
  • Outreach and consultation to the College Community
  • Psycho-educational programming

Substance Abuse services include education, prevention, and confidential, non-judgmental brief interventions for both individual students and student groups.

We are staffed by two licensed clinical social workers and a licensed creative arts therapist/credentialed drug and alcohol counselor. Hours are 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday during the academic year.

To schedule an appointment or to inquire about our services, please call (585)389-2887.

In case of an after-hours emergency on campus please contact Campus Safety at 585-389-2850. and they will contact the on-call clinician as necessary. For an off-campus emergency call Life Line at (585)275-5151 or 911.

For more information, please go to the Counseling Services website:
http://www.naz.edu/counseling-services

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Cultural and Social Events

Nazareth’s reputation in the arts and its excellent facilities provide students with opportunities to participate in an exceptional number of cultural experiences. The Nazareth College Arts Center’s Subscription Series presents professional theater, dance and music groups from around the world. Full-time undergraduate Nazareth students are entitled to one free ticket to each Arts Center Subscription Series event (some restrictions apply to Garth Fagan Dance performances). Part-time undergraduate Nazareth students are eligible for one free ticket to a Subscription Series event each semester.

The Theatre Arts Department stages four major productions each year. Student directed one-act plays are also produced each semester. In addition, the Music Department mounts an opera annually and the Department of Foreign Languages produces a play in multiple languages. Often the productions involve the whole campus with students from other disciplines helping these departments.

Major music ensembles, the Orchestra, the Concert Choir and Concert Band, are open to all qualified students, faculty and staff on campus. These groups play an important part in the musical life of the college, presenting concerts and participating in major campus events. Membership is by audition each semester, and rehearsals are held twice a week. Smaller vocal and instrumental ensembles are open to students who qualify. Student and faculty recitals also are held regularly throughout the year. Admission to all of these events is free.

The Student Art Exhibition each April has been a tradition at Nazareth for the last three decades. This show highlights student work, and awards are given by a prominent artist or critic. Both the Arts Center Gallery and the Margaret Colacino Gallery host receptions for art exhibitions throughout the year, as well as sponsoring artist lectures and workshops. Students are encouraged to be involved in extracurricular art activities through participation in the Art Club.

Social highlights of the year include a family weekend, a formal, siblings weekend and Springfest. Regularly scheduled dances, musical groups, lectures and films provide a variety of entertainment for students. Events and activities in the Casa Italiana, Casa Hispana, La Maison Française and the German Cultural Center help explore and celebrate the cultures of other countries.

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Electronic Communication Policy

All faculty, staff and students are provided a Nazareth College email account (@naz.edu), which is one of the College’s official methods of communicating important and time-sensitive information. All are expected to check the mail sent to this account on a frequent and consistent basis, and to respond to official communications from the Nazareth College Community in a timely manner. All are responsible for monitoring this account and for the consequences of missing important and time-sensitive messages.

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Facilities

Nazareth’s 150-acre, wooded campus includes more than 20 buildings, from neo-Gothic to contemporary in style. Most buildings are connected by a series of underground tunnels, so students can traverse much of the campus comfortably during inclement weather.

Instructional Facilities: Many campus locations are smartrooms, equipped with the latest in learning and teaching technologies. The newest facility is Nazareth’s Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute, opening in 2015, naz.edu/clinics, which will double the clinic and collaboration space for health and human services and bring all of those fields under one roof. The building’s design promotes interdisciplinary work among nursing, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, art and music therapy, speech and hearing services, and social work. The proximity and new meeting spaces will facilitate student-faculty research to improve health outcomes and clinical practice. In 2012, the College opened Peckham Hall, home of the Integrated Center for Math and Science. Peckham Hall features state-of-the-art labs for instruction and research, classrooms, and spaces designed to support collaboration between students and faculty, including a greenhouse that provides flora and hands-on learning opportunities. The Golisano Academic Center has 30 technology-enhanced classrooms and seminar rooms, as well as discipline-specific computer labs and offices. The Lorette Wilmot Library includes a media center with a video editing lab and multimedia classrooms. There are 10 computer labs on campus, including three that are open 24 hours. The Arts Center features a $1 million scene shop for theatrical use, as well as music practice rooms. A 2009 renovation provided state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and other upgrades for our 1,000-seat theater with a proscenium-thrust stage and modified fly system. In 2014, Nazareth is replacing all outdoor lighting with LED technology, the first college in this part of the country to do so.  \

Residential Facilities: More than 1,000 full-time undergraduates live on campus in 12 residence halls, both single-sex and co-ed, with living options that include singles, doubles, suites, and apartments. Wired and wi-fi internet access and free laundry are some of the amenities enjoyed by resident students. Nazareth offers special-interest housing such as La Maison Française (a residence hall for French/foreign language majors), the First-Year Experience, the Community Service Floor, Global Commons, and Build Your Own Community (BYOC). Students may have cars on campus, and lighted parking lots are available near the residence halls. The goal of the staff is to make residential living a positive experience. Each floor is assigned a resident assistant (RA). RAs are returning students who have been trained to plan activities and programs, build residence hall community, help students deal with issues, and adhere to Nazareth guidelines. RAs also assist in the growth and development of well-rounded students.

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Faculty

There are 187 full-time and 254 part-time faculty members at Nazareth College. Eighty-five percent of the full-time faculty members have received the highest professional degree in their field. Nazareth College appoints faculty whose primary commitment to teaching excellence is complemented by recognition of the value of scholarship and of professional development in many forms. As classroom teachers, academic advisors, and persons involved in campus-wide educational experiences, faculty are interested in and concerned about each students’ academic success. The undergraduate student/faculty ratio of 10 to 1 addresses this concern. Nazareth prides itself on the quality of its teachers and on the ways in which faculty contribute to the life of the mind, both within the classroom and in the larger community.

A commitment to teaching excellence has been a hallmark of Nazareth College through its entire history. Such excellence is evident both in how faculty approach their responsibilities in the classroom and in what students take away with them.

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Health Services

Our staff provides primary health care for all registered undergraduate students. Care is provided by a nurse practitioner and registered nurse in collaboration with additional providers who are on site several hours a week. Please refer to our web site for detailed and up-to-date information about our services: www.naz.edu/dept/health_service

The required Medical History and Immunization form must be downloaded from the health services website (www.naz.edu/healthservices/documents/student-health-form.pdf) or from the new student portal (visit.naz.edu/ug/admitted/). Pages 1 & 2 must be completed by the student and page 3 by the health care provider’s office.

  • ALL students taking 6 or more credits must provide proff of vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) or laboratory proof of + blood titer.
  • Students born prior to 1/1/57 are exempt from this requirement.
  • If you have not presented this document to the Student Wellness Center by the start of the semester, your class attendance will be in jeopardy.
  • Health services can provide this immunization to all students for $15 cash or check.


In addition, all students must sign the Meningococcal Acknowledgement statement on page 1 of our health form. Vaccination is not required.

Please call Health Services (585) 389-2500 with any questions. You may mail, email (smaster3@naz.edu) or fax your documentation to us 24 hours a day @ (585) 389-2503.

Attention Transfer students: You may most easily obtain copies of immunization records from the health center at the college you previously attended. Call there for assistance. Your health care provider’s office, high school or the military are other sources of this information. 

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Language Houses

Three foreign language houses, La Maison Française, Casa Hispana and Casa Italiana, as well as the German Cultural Center, provide opportunities for students to immerse themselves in the cultures of other countries. Faculty, students, and community supporters of the language houses often organize parties, dinners, film nights and poetry readings throughout the semester - all centering around the food, music, culture and language of the country the language house represents. La Maison Française is a residence hall for students of French; Casa Hispana, Casa Italiana, and the German Cultural Center provide classroom and/or faculty office space.

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Logic Lab

The Logic Lab provides free tutoring for students taking PI Logic and Inquiry (PHL101). Tutoring is provided by students who have completed PI Logic and Inquiry and have demonstrated the ability to explain the material in a clear and helpful way. Times and location are posted at the beginning of each semester.

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Lorette Wilmot Library

The staff of the Lorette Wilmot Library assists and instructs students in the effective use of information systems and resources. The wireless facility, open 105 hours a week during the regular terms, provides a variety of individual and group accommodations for research and study.

The print collection includes more than 250,000 volumes along with over 1,000 journal and magazine subscriptions. Additionally, over 20,000 full-text electronic journals and 80,000 e-books are available through the library’s web site, along with databases and selected reference works for each discipline and program. There are several special collections, including the Rare Book Room, a room dedicated to works by and about Thomas Merton, and the Children’s Literature Room.

The Technology and Media Service Desk provides assistance with IT problems and loans cameras and digital voice recorders for students to use to create multimedia presentations. A media editing lab and poster printing service are also available. The media collection consists of DVDs and CDs on a wide variety of topics. There are color and black & white self-help copiers available on both the main and lower levels.

Our online catalog enables students to identify materials of interest in our local collections, while ILLiad (an online interlibrary loan system) facilitates requesting articles and books from other libraries. The library also offers reference assistance as well as in-class, small group, and individual instruction in the use of information systems and resources.

Further information regarding the Lorette Wilmot Library and its services may be obtained through their web site: www.naz.edu/library.

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Math Center 

The Herbert Elliott Math Center offers all students the opportunity to improve their math skills whether or not they are registered for math courses. Assistance with assignments for math courses or with other mathematical problems is available from the Director of the Math Center and/or from student tutors. This service is provided free to all students. The Math Center is open during published hours. No appointment is necessary.

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NazCard

The NazCard is the official Nazareth College identification card for members of the Nazareth College community. The NazCard has the following uses on campus:

  • Dining Dollars (Deposit funds at any Chartwells retail locations)
  • Debit Card
  • Access to Residence Halls
  • Access to Recreation Center
  • Access to Computer Labs
  • Discounts on tickets at the Arts Center
  • Library Card

The NazCard can be used as a debit card - NazBucks - at the Bookstore, library and at vending machines in Kearney Hall, O’Connor Hall, and the Shults Center.

A minimum deposit of $25 is required to open an account. Opening a NazBucks account or making a deposit to an existing account may be done by mail. Send a check or money order to: Nazareth College, Accounts Payable Office, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. To make a NazBucks deposit in person, bring deposits to the NazCard Office located in the Campus Safety Office in the Shults Center during extended business hours 8:30am to 10:30pm, Monday - Friday. Checks or money orders only, no cash please. Cash deposits are accepted at the Accounts Payable Office located in Smyth Hall, room 42, during regular business hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday. Once a NazBucks account has been opened, additional dollars can also be added at the Library.

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NazNet

NazNet is personalized web technology available for students, faculty, and staff. It is a student’s on-line link to secure information regarding his/her class schedule, grades, financial package, and more. The NazNet system provides a student with up-to-date information faster than traditional mailings.

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Orientation Programs

Nazareth welcomes new students to campus during a four-day Orientation Program at the start of the fall semester. During this time, new students are introduced to both academic and campus life through opportunities to connect with students, faculty, and staff while exploring the campus and larger community. For more information, go to: www.naz.edu/events/newstudents/.

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Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is located in room 1 on the lower level of Smyth Hall. This office maintains all official student records and verifies completed degree requirements.

In an effort to provide secure and improved services to students and alumni, Nazareth College has authorized Scrip-Safe to provide transcript ordering 24/7 via the Web. You can order transcripts using any major credit card. Current students can request unofficial copies of their transcript at no charge by visiting the Registrar’s Office in Smyth 1.

Current Students and Alumni with NazNet access: follow these steps to order a transcript:

  • Log into NazNet
  • Click on the Transcript Request link under the Student Services Section


Alumni and Former Students who DO NOT have NazNet access: follow these steps to order a transcript:

  • Go to https://iwantmytranscript.com/naz
  • First time ordering? Select “Sign Up” to create an account
  • Students and alumni who do not go through NazNet to place transcript orders will be required to fax, scan/e-mail, or mail a signature page. This is required only once.

Costs

  • $7.50 per electronic transcript sent
  • Additional mailing options available (postal mail or express mail) for an additional cost


Please see Transcripts and Records in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the catalog for more information on ordering transcripts.

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Science Center

The Science Center (Peckham Hall, 203) provides tutoring for students taking courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and General Science.  The Center is open throughout the week (times are posted at the beginning of each semester).  Assistance is available for lecture and laboratory courses in areas such as report preparation, test taking in the sciences, calculations and remedial work.

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Services for Students with Disabilities

Nazareth College is committed to providing support services and assistance for students with disabilities. The Office for Students with Disabilities, in keeping with the Americans with disabilities Act (ADA), provides support services, including reasonable accommodations, classroom modifications and appropriate services to all students with documented disabilities. Students who would like to receive reasonable accommodations are encouraged to contact the Director at 585-389-2498 or by email at ehess6@naz.edu to schedule an appointment.

For additional information please consult the Nazareth College Handbook on Services for Students with Disabilities. Copies of this handbook may be obtained from the Office for Students with Disabilities or on the college’s web site at www.naz.edu/dept/Students_disabilities.

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Student Activities & Organizations

Involvement in student activities and organizations is an important part of a student’s collegiate experience. Through participation, students have the opportunity to engage with others, develop their leadership skills, and expand on their in-classroom learning.

The Undergraduate Association (UA) is Nazareth’s student government. Through the Senate, composed of elected students representing each class, residents, commuters, and diversity initiatives, they allocate funds and address student concerns. Working closely with the Office of Student Activities, the UA provides funding and support to the different student clubs at Nazareth. With nearly fifty clubs and organizations on campus, students are sure to find a group that meets their interests and needs! To view a listing of clubs, go to: http://www.naz.edu/student-activities/clubs-organizations.

In addition to the activities hosted by UA clubs and organizations, the Campus Activities Board coordinates a variety of co-curricular programs such as dances, films, and off-campus events as well as special events like Springfest, a traditional event held to celebrate the end of another successful school year.

The Undergraduate Association and the Office of Student Activities share in the commitment to provide students with programs and leadership opportunities that support their individual well-being and continued academic progress.

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Students

For fall 2013, Nazareth enrolled a total of 1,901 full-time and 133 part-time undergraduate students, and 392 full-time and 397 part-time graduate students. Students of color comprise 14.5 percent of the undergraduate student body. Each year Nazareth students win prestigious awards, including Fulbrights awards.

Nazareth students are committed to service. During their time at Nazareth, more than 95 percent of students are involved in community service through academic service-learning, student organizations, athletics, and residence life. Nazareth is one of the few schools to have an on-campus Center for Civic Engagement. The Center serves as a resource for students, staff and faculty who want to learn and serve in the context of the local, regional, national and global communities. The Center is also a point of contact for community members seeking College involvement with local organizations, programs and projects. For more information about the center, visit naz.edu/center-for-civic-engagement.

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The Surrounding Area

Nazareth has a cozy setting with culture, situated on more than 150 acres of expansive lawns, shady woodland groves, and landscaped gardens. Climate-controlled tunnels make it easy to get around in inclement weather. Students get free tickets to world-class theatre, music, dance, and international entertainment at the Nazareth College Arts Center. Cross-cultural events on campus include gourmet cooking classes and Italian meals at Casa Italiana, frequent foreign films, Black History Month celebrations, foreign language conversation clubs, and talks by visiting overseas scholars.

Nazareth College is in the charming town of Pittsford, a short walk from specialty shops and restaurants in the village center as well as bike trails and boat rides along the Erie Canal. The campus is seven miles from Rochester, New York state’s third-largest city, known for its colleges and universities (10 in Monroe County alone), important inventions, and innovations in consumer products. Rochester is rich in culture and entertainment, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the internationally renowned George Eastman House/International Museum of Film and Photography and Strong National Museum of Play. The city is about one hour’s drive from Syracuse and Buffalo. Ski and snowboarding resorts are also within an hour’s drive. For more: naz.edu/campus-life

Professional sports teams represent Rochester in baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, and lacrosse. Numerous parks, including public beaches on Lake Ontario, dot the city and surrounding towns. Boating, hiking, and campgrounds are a half-hour drive away in the Finger Lakes and there are multiple ski areas nearby. Major airlines, bus lines, and Amtrak serve the Rochester area. Our region has women’s history, outlet shopping, NASCAR races, Victorian gardens, farmer’s markets, and more. Learn more about the area at www.visitrochester.com

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Tutoring

Any matriculated student who is having difficulty with a course should first consult with the instructor for additional help. If tutoring is needed, the student may apply for peer tutoring services in the Academic Advisement Center. Students needing assistance with written assignments, mathematical problems, logic courses, or science courses are urged to take advantage of the free services available in the appropriate centers on campus. For additional information, students should consult with their professors and/or the Academic Advisement Center.

See also: Logic Lab, Math Center, Science Center, Writing Center

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Writing Center

The Charles Mills Writing Center’s goal is to work with writers to explore and develop their ideas and aid in learning strategies necessary for effective written communication. The center works to support students in all facets of the writing process. It seeks not only to help students succeed on individual assignments, but also to foster intellectual growth over time from writing experience to writing experience.

The Writing Center is available to all members of Nazareth’s academic community (including faculty and staff). These one-on-one sessions are 30 minutes and are free. Hours of operation, online tutorials, faculty resources and other information can be found on our web page. To make an appointment please email us at writingcenter@naz.edu.

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