Aug 10, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Overview of People, Services, Campus


 

Entries appear in alphabetical order

Academic Advisement
Administration
Arts Center, Otto Shults Community Center and Golisano Training Center
Athletics and Recreation
Campus Safety
Career Services
Center for International Education 
Center for Life’s Work
Center for Spirituality
Community and Belonging Division
Computing Resources and Network Access
Cultural and Social Events
Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Education
Electronic Communication Policy
English Language Institute
Facilities
Faculty
Health and Counseling Services

Housing Resources

Language Houses
Logic Lab
Lorette Wilmot Library
Math Center
NazCard
NazNet Self Service
Orientation Programs
Registrar
Science Center
Student Access & Achievement Programs
Student Accessibility Services
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.

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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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Arts Center, Otto Shults Community Center and Golisano Training Center

For 50 years, the Nazareth College Arts Center has inspired students, educators, 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, and is home to the College’s Art and Design Department, School of Music, and Theatre and Dance Department, which present exceptional art exhibitions, concerts, opera, recitals, theatre productions, musicals, and dance performances each year. Numerous campus and community events occur in the many venues of the Arts Complex, which includes the Callahan Theater, Gerald G. Wilmot Hall of Music, the Arts Center Gallery, the Margaret Colacino Art Gallery, Studio Theater A48, Masters Family Community Theater, and the new Beston Hall at the Glazer Music Performance Center.

The Arts Center’s annual Subscription Season presents exceptional performances by nationally acclaimed touring companies in music, dance, family programming, theatre, and special events for the Nazareth College community as well as the general public. The Arts Center also serves as the performance home of Garth Fagan Dance and Rochester City Ballet, as well as the host of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Sunday Series.

Nazareth undergraduate students receive one free ticket per performance for the Subscription Series events with valid ID at the Box Office.

The Shults Center is a hub for activities and a gathering place for students. It is home to many Student Experience offices, the Undergraduate Association, campus radio station, and a number of wellness programs including Bikes@Naz, fitness classes and Intramurals & Recreation. Building hours are posted on the Shults Center website. The Shults Center also features a retail dining facility and the Campus Bookstore. If you are in need of an ATM (M&T Bank) there is one located on the ground floor (next to Campus Safety).

The Golisano Training Center is a state of the art facility for practices, competition, and health and wellness programs. Features include the personal training program and Intramurals and Recreation. The Training Center is comprised of a fitness center, 200 meter track, 4 multi-purpose courts, group fitness center room and a turf field. In addition, the Golisano Training Center features a retail dining location. Nazareth’s unique partnership between the Special Olympics and the Golisano Foundation make it the only facility of its kind in the country.

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Athletics and Recreation

Nazareth’s 27 intercollegiate teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are members of the Empire 8 Conference with Alfred, Elmira, Hartwick, Houghton, Ithaca, St. John Fisher 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 volleyball won the 2011 National Championship and reached the title game in 2013. Men’s and women’s ice hockey competes in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference. Their home ice is the Bill Gray’s Ice Complex, 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.

The 2,200 seat Golden Flyers Stadium Complex includes an all-weather track, playing field, and fitness center. The 108,000 square foot Golisano Training Center which opened Fall of 2019 includes an indoor 200 meter track, turf field, fitness center, group exercise room, and four multipurpose courts. The Shults Center is home to Kidera Gymnasium, Bikes@Naz, a 25 meter swimming pool, racquetball courts, and a group exercise room. These athletic and recreational facilities are free and open to all undergraduate and graduate students. For students who enjoy competition on different levels, there are many intramural leagues offered throughout the year such as soccer, volleyball, basketball and more! Nazareth also provides free group exercise classes such as Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, FIT1, and Taekwondo.

 

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

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

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

Campus Safety is located in room 021 of the Otto A. Shults Center (lower level) and is responsible for providing and promoting a safe, secure and healthful environment for all to live, learn, teach and work.  Areas of responsibility include:  

  • Emergency Readiness and Response

  • Fire Safety/Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) 

  • Crime Prevention Education and Outreach

  • Parking, Traffic and Transportation (Shuttle Operations) 

  • Campus-wide Patrol and Security   

  • Special Event Management

  • ID Card Access and Issuance

Campus Safety is staffed 24 hours a day, year round, including evenings, weekends, holidays and occasions when the college is officially closed.  

Campus Safety Officers are (New York State) registered security guards and are trained in emergency response, crisis intervention, incident investigation, and emergency medical response (CPR/AED, first aid, Narcan and oxygen delivery).

Specializations and services provided by Campus Safety include comprehensive trauma informed investigations, patrol and security of residential and academic facilities and grounds, crime and fire safety prevention programming and initiatives, emergency response communication/notifications, and coordination with outside (police, fire and medical) entities as needed. Other services include vehicle assistance, campus transportation (shuttle), hazardous waste coordination, and the college’s repository for lost and found.

Campus Safety is the place to go for the following:

  • NazCard: Your official identification card.  Your NazCard is necessary for access to buildings, computer labs and dining facilities. Carry your card with you at all times and immediately report lost or stolen cards.  

  • Security Escort Alarm:  A (cost free) key-chain device that once activated (for assistance or in an emergency) allows Campus Safety officers to locate and assist you quickly, anywhere on campus.

  • Parking Permit:  All vehicles, at all times, require a parking permit to park on campus.   Visit the Campus Safety website to register your vehicle (via the online portal) and find out more about parking fees, parking policy, where to park, and more.  

  • NazAlert (Emergency Notification):  NazAlert is the mass emergency notification system of Nazareth College and is used to simultaneously notify you of an emergency on campus, the nature of the situation, and precautionary actions to take.  NazAlert is an opt-out system. Your Nazareth email address and primary cell phone number on file have been automatically added to the system. Be sure to verify/update your cell phone number as part of your campus record. Go to mynaznetss.naz.edu and login using your MyNaz credentials. Click on your username in the upper right hand corner then choose User Profile. In the Phone Numbers section, click on the pencil icon next to the Cell phone number you wish to edit. Update your cell phone number using these steps anytime it changes while you are attending Nazareth.  

  • Be Ready!  Be Safe!  Download the college’s Emergency Readiness & Response Guide AND Quick Reaction Guide from the Campus Safety Website at www2.naz.edu

  • See Something, Say Something: Immediately report dangerous conditions, safety hazards/risks and unusual or suspicious persons/behavior, vehicles, activity, or packages.  Contact Campus Safety at (585) 389-2850.  Off Campus call 911. Add the Campus Safety number to your phone contacts now!    

Contact Campus Safety at (585) 389-2850 or visit our website at https://www2.naz.edu/campus-safety/

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act [20 USC 1092(f)], otherwise known as the “Clery Act”, Nazareth College Campus Safety is responsible for preparing, publishing and distributing an annual report by October 1 of each year for the purpose of disclosing and disseminating crime and fire statistics and certain safety, security and emergency specific information.  This information is made public by way of the college’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report, available from the Campus Safety website. Hard copies are available on request by contacting Campus Safety. 

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Career Services

The Office of Career Services, part of the Center for Life’s Work,  located in room 104 of the Golisano Academic Center, assists students and alumni with making career decisions, navigating the job search process, and planning for graduate study.  This is accomplished primarily through the college’s Handshake job and internship posting platform.  Career Services also 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, internships, the SPARK grant program, job search strategies, resume writing, and interviewing may be scheduled with a career coach through Handshake or by calling 585-389-2878.

  • Job Search - To assist with the job search, Career Services posts job vacancy notices on its Handshake website. Handshake is a service available only to accepted and currently enrolled students, as well as alumni of the College. Through Handshake students can learn of job vacancies, upload their resumes, apply on-line, and request interviews with businesses, school districts, and health care and social service organizations that visit the college to conduct individual interviews. In addition, annual job fairs such as Teacher Recruitment Day and the Spring Job and Internship Fair are planned to assist Nazareth graduates with finding employment.  These and other Career Services events are posted on Handshake. Career Services provides additional resources including Career Shift and Big Interview to help students broaden their job searches and improve their interview skills. Assistance with resumes is provided by career coaches specializing in our different degree programs. Use your Handshake account to determine your coach and schedule an appointment for resume help.
  • Career Decision Making - Services designed to assist with career decision making include individual career coaching, use of the Awato computer guidance system, administration of the MBTI and Campbell Interests and Skills Survey, and other print and electronic resources including the Candid Careers website.
  • Graduate School - Career Services helps with the graduate school admission process by 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 commitment to international education. 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 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 Life’s Work

The Center for Life’s Work (CFLW), created in August 2016, includes the Career Services office, the Academic Internship Program, and the Center for Civic Engagement. Through its staff of career coaches, the Center partners with students to create and start a path from college to careers and lives of meaning by encouraging and offering high impact experiential learning opportunities, connections to employers and alumni, personalized career preparation, and supportive coaching.  Highlights of CFLW’s initiatives include the SPARK grant program, the Professional Internship Program and community-based service opportunities (Partners programs and Alternative Breaks). The Center engages regularly with faculty and staff to develop collaborative projects and events that assist students with discerning their interests, skills, and values. It also offers credit bearing classes on career decision making and modern job search strategies. Employer and community partners post job and internship opportunities through Nazareth’s Handshake website (an online database) in addition to arranging for campus visits and participating in recruiting events and job fairs. Students and prospective students may call (585) 389-2878, e-mail cflw@naz.edu, or click on the website: https://www2.naz.edu/center-lifes-work. for more information.

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, Hillel (for Jewish students), MSA (for Muslim Students), Nazareth Christian Fellowship and Zen Meditation.  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 Universal Meditation Room are located on the first floor of the Golisano Academic Center. A Muslim-Jewish Prayer Space is located in the George Hall across from Colie’s Cafe. 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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Community and Belonging Division

Developing students who respect all forms of diversity, practice inclusivity, and advocate for social justice. Nazareth College is dedicated to inclusion, the active pursuit of conscious and sustained practices and processes that value and respect differences. This commitment to diversity and inclusion informs our curriculum, teaching, learning, scholarship, creative activities, co-curricular activities, residential life, community involvement, and support of these endeavors by the Nazareth Community.

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 residence halls. Residence hall rooms also feature wired network jacks with full internet access.

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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 Arts Center’s series presents professional performances in dance, music, family programming, theatre and special events for the Nazareth College community as well as the general public.The Arts Center also serves as the performance home of Garth Fagan Dance and Rochester City Ballet, as well as the host of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Sunday Series. Nazareth undergraduate students receive one free ticket per performance for Arts Center Season events with valid ID at the Box Office.

The Art and Design Department’s Arts Center Gallery and Margaret Colacino Gallery host art exhibitions aimed at engaging audiences with contemporary art, including work by Nazareth faculty and students. 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 presented at the opening reception. Students are encouraged to be involved in extracurricular Art and Design activities through participation in the Art Club.

The School of Music’s major music ensembles, including the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Chamber Singers, and Women’s Choir are open to all qualified students 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, faculty, and guest recitals also are held regularly throughout the year. Admission to School of Music events is free.

The Theatre and Dance Department stages at least five major productions each year, including musicals, plays, and a dance concert. Student produced and directed productions are also presented throughout the year. Theatre and Dance productions often include students from other departments. Students are encouraged to be involved in extracurricular Theatre and Dance activities through participation in Theatre League and Nazareth Dance Organization, as well as through student employment in the scene and costume shops.

Social highlights of the year include Family Weekend, Formal, Siblings Weekend, and Springfest. Regularly scheduled movies, pinterest nights, grocery bingo, musical performances, and other club and Undergraduate Association activities provide a variety of entertainment for students. Events and activities in the Casa Italiana, Casa Hispana, and La Maison Française help explore and celebrate the cultures of other countries.

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Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Education

The Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Education develops as well as facilitates ongoing educational programs, workshops, trainings and initiatives (curricular and co-curricular) that engage students, faculty, and staff within and across difference. Additionally, the office provides outreach, advice, and resources to campus leaders on diversity and inclusion practices to assist faculty, staff and students in creating and sustaining an inclusive campus community.

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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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English Language Institute

The mission of the English Language Institute (ELI) at Nazareth College is to provide a high quality English language acquisition experience and a smooth transition to U.S. culture for international students, professionals, and other non-native speakers. We prepare our students with the academic language skills and cultural and communicative competencies needed to successfully reach their goals, whether it is admission into an academic graduate or undergraduate program at Nazareth College or another U.S. institution, or improved written and verbal communication for business, professional or personal objectives.

The ELI offers a variety of programs designed to meet the needs of English Language Learners:

FAST: For Academic Study Track is for international students who seek an American university degree but who first need improved English skills to meet Nazareth’s admissions requirements. This year-round program offers full-time studies in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students in the advanced level of FAST (Level 4) may be eligible for our Pivot Program, through which they can take academic courses concurrently with their English language studies. Successful completion of FAST serves as a pathway to admission into Nazareth academic studies. The curriculum includes academic writing, speaking, reading and grammar at four levels, and includes a rotating roster of electives to meet the specific needs of students to prepare for academic success in their major.

ILEAP: Intensive Language Experience in America Program is for non-degree seeking students who want an intensive English language experience that improves English proficiency while enhancing understanding of American culture. The ILEAP program follows the format of FAST, but is not intended for students planning to pursue an academic program at Nazareth College.

SAFE: Study Abroad for English is open to university or high school students from Nazareth’s partner institutions as well as unaffiliated individuals who are interested in an intensive language and cultural experience. This short-term program (typically 3-5 weeks) brings students together from around the world, offering an integrated curriculum to develop English language proficiency, life-long friendships, and a global perspective. In addition to classroom and lab instruction, students visit local cultural and historical attractions, participate in sporting events, and travel to Niagara Falls, New York City, Boston, or other major cities. Held on Nazareth’s vibrant campus, SAFE programs are offered annually in the Summer B semester. In special circumstances, they may also be arranged during spring or fall semesters, according to the needs of our international partners.

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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 smart rooms, equipped with the latest in learning and teaching technologies. Golisano Training Center, opening in 2019, will provide an innovative and inclusive model for fitness and wellness for students, faculty, staff, and Special Olympians in the region.

The new Jane and Laurence Glazer Music Performance Center opened in 2018, providing a 550-seat performance hall and education center for our growing ensembles and music degree programs.

Nazareth’s York Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute opened in 2015. The building’s design promotes interdisciplinary work among nursing, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, art and music therapy, and social work. The proximity and new meeting spaces 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.  Nazareth continues to pursue sustainability efforts to increase energy efficiency and to care for our environment, including installing four electric car charging stations on campus.

Residential Facilities: More than 1,000 full-time undergraduates live on campus in 10 residence halls, both single-sex and co-ed, with living options that include singles, doubles, triples, suites, and apartments. Wired and recently upgraded 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), Global Commons, a service learning area, and other options listed on naz.edu/residential-life.

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.

Athletic Facilities: Golisano Training Center, an indoor fieldhouse, opened in fall 2019 to promote the fitness and wellness of Nazareth students, provide intercollegiate and intramural athletic fields and facilities, enhance student learning, and provide training and events for the College’s partner Special Olympics.

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Faculty

There are 186 full-time and 278 part-time faculty members at Nazareth College. Seventy-six 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 the academic success of each student. The undergraduate student/faculty ratio of 9.3 to 1 addresses this concern. Nazareth prides itself on the quality of its faculty and on the ways in which they 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 and Counseling Services

• Health and Counseling Services is located between Peckham Hall and the Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute. Phone (585) 389-2500 or Fax (585) 389-2503.

• Our staff provides primary health care and counseling services for all full-time and part-time registered undergraduate and graduate students.

  

NEW STUDENTS: REQUIRED HEALTH HISTORY AND IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS TAKING 6 CREDIT HOURS OR MORE: 

New York States requires college students to demonstrate immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella, and to receive information on (or the vaccine for) meningococcal meningitis. This requires receiving two doses of the MMR vaccine, or proof of immunity, and documentation on meningococcal disease.   

All new students must complete the following steps to be eligible to start classes and/or move onto campus (commuter students must comply as well): 

1. Obtain a paper copy of your immunization record from your doctor’s office, previously attended college, the military, or your high school. 

2. Access the Nazareth Student Health Portal (patientnaz.medicatconnect.com). This can be accessed 48 hours after your deposit is paid to Nazareth College. Log in using your MyNaz username and password. 

3. Manually enter your immunization dates, health history, and health insurance information into the portal, and a signed meningitis vaccine waiver (if you have not received the meningitis vaccine within the last five years) . Please note: you will also need to upload a copy of your official immunization record directly into the portal. Instructions are located in the portal. 

Health Fee:

Students who have not submitted their information by the Fall/Spring semester   deadlines will incur a non-refundable fee of $100 which will be charged to their student account, and they will be unable to register for classes in subsequent semesters.   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Health Services

Primary care is provided by Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) and Registered Nurses (RN). 

Services include:

  • Assess and treat routine illnesses
  • Prescriptions
  • First aid
  • Laceration repair
  • Rapid tests for strep, mono &  pregnancy
  • Free over-the-counter cold, pain meds
  • TB tests $10 by appointment 
  • Contraceptive prescriptions/options counseling
  • Allergy injections: full-time students by appointment only
  • Routine vaccines
  • Suture removal
  • Crutch loan
  • DMV eye exams
  • Sexually transmitted infection testing by appointment
  • Women’s health care by appointment
  • Free condoms
  • Health education materials
  • Specialist referrals off campus as necessary
  • Prescription delivery from Wegman’s Pharmacy

Health Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Wednesday: 9:00am - 12pm

Limited hours during the summer.

 

Counseling Services:

Counseling  Services offers short-term, solution focused, on-campus mental health treatment including the following services at no charge:

  • Intake and evaluation

  • Skill-building workshops for anxiety/depression

  • Theme-based groups (stress management, building healthy relationships, LGBTQ+ support, and time management)

  • Limited short-term individual counseling as appropriate and determined during intake visit

  • Psycho-pharmacological evaluation and medication management (after referral from a counselor)

  • Crisis intervention services

  • Referral to off-campus clinicians for specialized and/or long term/intensive treatment

  • Substance abuse services including education, prevention, and brief interventions for students

  • Outreach and consultation

  • Psycho educational programing

  • Staff: We are staffed by four licensed Mental Health Therapists, a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and a licensed Mental Health Outreach Coordinator. 

  • Walk-in appointments for initial evaluation are available Monday through Friday during the academic year.

Counseling Hours:         

Monday through Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Limited hours during the summer                                                                                                                                                                                         

Please refer to our website for detailed and up-to-date information about our services: https://www2.naz.edu/health-and-counseling/

 

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Housing Resources

Campus living is an important part of the student experience. Dedicated resident assistants are available to offer support and guidance. Undergraduate students can choose from a variety of housing types, including apartments, suites, double and single rooms. In addition to campus-wide events, Residential Life plans area, building, and floor programs that keep residents engaged. We also offer living-learning communities for first-year students that allow them to bring together their curricular and co-curricular learning. Learn more about each of the halls and on-campus living.

 

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Language Houses

Three foreign language houses, La Maison Française, Casa Hispana and Casa Italiana, the German Cultural Center, and the Chinese 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, the German Cultural Center, and Chinese Cultural Center provide classroom and/or faculty office space.

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Logic Lab

The Logic Lab provides free tutoring for students taking Logic and Inquiry (PHL.Q 101). Tutoring is provided by students who have completed 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 Library is open 104 hours a week during the regular terms, provides a variety of individual and group accommodations for research and study.

The library supports the college curriculum by providing resources in print, media, and electronic formats. Students have access to over 140,000 full-text electronic journals and 200,000 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 Makerspace is a place for the Nazareth community to socialize, inspire, create and learn by doing! The space offers a wide assortment of materials and tools from knitting to virtual reality. Opened Fall 2019, the Makerspace operates 7 days a week. The Makerspace Specialist and student workers are available to help guide projects and troubleshoot roadblocks.

The Technology and Media Service Desk provides assistance with IT problems and loans equipment for students to use to create multimedia presentations. A media editing lab and poster printing service are also available.

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. Students may borrow materials directly from many Rochester area libraries through the ACCESS program available at the Circulation Desk. 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 nazdining.sodexomyway.com or any Sodexo dining location)
  • Debit Card
  • Access to Residence Halls
  • Access to Recreation Center
  • Access to Computer Labs
  • Discounts on tickets at the Arts Center
  • Library Card
  • Copy Card

The NazCard can be used as a debit card - NazBucks - at the Bookstore and library copiers.

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 Self-Service

NazNet Self-Service is personalized web technology available for students, faculty, and staff. It is a student’s on-line link to secure information regarding Student Planning (registration, class schedule, grades and progress toward degree completion), Student Finance, and selection of personal identity information (chosen first name, gender identity, and pronouns).

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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. The Registrar’s Office manages all requests to send transcripts. Please see Transcripts on the Registrar’s website for information on ordering transcripts.


Transcript Notations
New York State law requires the College to make specific notations on the transcripts of Respondents found responsible for the following conduct prohibited by this Policy: sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. 

  • Students suspended after a finding of responsibility will receive the following notation on their transcript: “suspended after a finding of responsibility for a code of conduct violation.”  Such notations will remain for at least one year after the conclusion of the suspension, at which point a suspended student can seek removal of the notation by appealing to the Vice President for Enrollment & Student Experience. Students seeking removal of the notation should contact the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment & Student Experience for appeal procedures.
  • Students expelled after a finding of responsibility will receive the following notation on their transcript: “expelled after a finding of responsibility for a code of conduct violation.”  Such notation shall not be eligible for removal.
  • Students who withdraw pending resolution of alleged violations of this Policy will receive the following notation on their transcript: “withdrew with conduct charges pending.”  Such notation shall not be eligible for removal unless the charges are later resolved.
  • If the College vacates a finding of responsibility for any reason, any such transcript notation shall be removed.

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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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Student Access & Achievement Programs

Student Access and Achievement Programs (SAAP) is comprised of the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and Nazareth’s Excel and Young Scholars Programs. This department supports a variety of students throughout their time at Nazareth by implementing best-practice support services in the following knowledge areas: personal/social, academic, financial aid, and careers. They provide individual counseling, academic, cultural, educational and social activities/events designed to develop students holistically. Additionally, the department assists in providing students opportunities for internships, research, and studying abroad, and continuing their education beyond the undergraduate level. 

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Student Accessibility Services

Nazareth College is committed to providing support services and assistance for students with disabilities. Student Accessibility Services, in keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) and the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, provides reasonable accommodations, classroom modifications and appropriate services to all students with documented disabilities. Our office advocates, counsels, and connects students with campus and community resources.

Students who would like to receive reasonable accommodations or discuss disability-related matters 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 Student Accessibility Services website.

 

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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, make memories, and enjoy Nazareth’s one-of-a-kind student experience.

The Undergraduate Association (UA) is Nazareth’s student government. Through the Senate, composed of elected students representing each class, student athletes, 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 over 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/sa.

In addition to the activities hosted by UA clubs and organizations, the Campus Activities Board coordinates a variety of co-curricular programs such as trivia nights, concerts, off-campus trips, and other campus events as well as special events like Springfest, a large-scale 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 a robust and exciting schedule of events throughout the year.

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Students

For fall 2019, Nazareth enrolled a total of 2,180 full-time and 102 part-time undergraduate students, and 372 full-time and 325 part-time graduate students. Students of color comprise 17.8 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 97 percent of students are involved in community service through academic service-learning, volunteerism, 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 charming 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, talks by visiting overseas scholars, and facilitated discussions on diversity, inclusion, and belonging issues.

Nazareth College is in the historic 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 (more than 10 in Monroe County alone), important inventions, and innovations in consumer products. Rochester is rich in culture and entertainment, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, 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. Extensive 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  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 through the Center for Student Success website.  Students needing assistance with writing, math, foreign language or logic courses are urged to take advantage of the free tutoring services available in the appropriate centers on campus. For additional information, students should consult with their professors and/or the Center for Student Success.

See also: Logic Lab, Math Center, Writing Center, Emerson Language Lab

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Writing Center

In keeping with larger institutional values, The Charles Mills Writing Center is committed to fostering student success, creating a positive and supportive learning environment, and helping students establish a life informed by intellectual pursuits. Through one on one tutoring, we encourage the growth of writers by providing our guidance, resources and time. We believe writing is a powerful tool for exploring and developing ideas, and we endeavor to provide support through respectful and collaborative exchanges.

The Writing Center is available to all members of Nazareth’s academic community (including faculty and staff). These one-on-one sessions can last up to 45 minutes and are free. Hours of operation, student and faculty resources, and other information can be found online. To make an appointment, please visit our website or stop by. We are located in the Lorette Wilmot Library, room 129.

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