Apr 22, 2024  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Introduction to Nazareth


 

Introduction to Nazareth

Mission
Curriculum
Recognition
Commitment to the Future
Respect and Diversity
Non-Discrimination Policy
Additional Resources

Mission

The mission of Nazareth College is to provide a learning community that educates students in the liberal arts, sciences, visual and performing arts, and professional fields, fostering commitment to a life informed by intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and aesthetic values; to develop skills necessary for the pursuit of meaningful careers; and to inspire dedication to the ideal of service to their communities. Nazareth seeks students who want to make a difference in their own world and the world around them, and encourages them to develop the understanding, commitment, and confidence to lead fully informed and actively engaged lives. 

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Curriculum

 

Nazareth College offers more than 40 majors and minors, all grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Through the liberal arts core, all students take classes in the College of Arts and Sciences. The School of Education, School of Health and Human Services, and School of Management offer professional-oriented programs. To obtain a baccalaureate degree, students must earn at least 120 credits and fulfill the general curriculum and major requirements. General curriculum requirements include freshman seminar, English, foreign language (for B.A. degree programs and teacher certification programs), physical education (two semesters), a global studies course, and writing-intensive courses. In addition, students take a variety of interdisciplinary courses called Perspectives that cover the fine arts, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, religious studies, natural science, and social sciences.

 

About 80 percent of students earn credit for off-campus learning through student teaching, fieldwork, community service, and internships. This hands-on approach allows Nazareth students to learn broadly and deeply, and to gain meaningful and practical experience that will prepare them for the future.

 

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Recognition

Nazareth has been recognized by The Princeton Review in its “Best 373 Colleges: 2011 Edition.” Nazareth is one of only approximately 10 percent of all U.S. colleges named to the list. The Princeton Review also ranks Nazareth’s theater programming tenth in the nation.

In addition, U.S. News & World Report ranks Nazareth 25th in the Best Regional Universities—North category in its 2011 America’s Best Colleges Guide (covering 11 states and the District of Columbia).

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nazareth is one of jus 97 colleges recognized nationwide and the only Rochester area college named to The Chronicle’s 2010 Great Colleges to Work For® program. It is Nazareth’s second year in a row being recognized on this list.

And for the four years in a row, Nazareth was honored with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities. Also, the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching announced that Nazareth College is among 119 U.S. colleges and universities selected for its 2008 Community Engagement Classification.

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Commitment to the Future

 

Students, faculty, and staff enjoy a 150-acre campus that includes the five-story Golisano Academic Center; a 2,200-seat athletic stadium; a variety of residence halls including the Clock Tower Commons, built in 2008; and upscale coffeehouses like Colie’s Café and Caffé Sorelle with most buildings connected via an intercampus tunnel system. In September 2009, the College unveiled its newly renovated Arts Center in support of the College’s art, music, and theater programs as well as the facility’s world-class subscription series, which brings performing arts groups from around the globe to campus. Nazareth’s next project is the building and opening of the Integrated Center for Math and Science. The center will feature state-of-the-art labs for instruction and research, classrooms, and spaces designed to support collaboration between students and faculty. Nazareth College is dedicated to preparing the next generation of teachers, healers, artists, and researchers who will shape Rochester, the region, and beyond for years to come.

 

While engaging in a period of sustainable growth, Nazareth’s commitment to strong student-faculty connections, small class sizes, and academic quality and value remains the same.

 

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Respect and Diversity

We, the Nazareth community, embrace both respect for the person and freedom of speech. The College promotes civility and denounces acts of hatred or intolerance. The free exchange of ideas is possible only when concepts, values, and viewpoints can be expressed and challenged in a manner that is neither threatening nor demeaning. It is the policy of Nazareth College, in keeping with its efforts to foster a community in which the diversity of all members is respected, not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition, or any other protected status. Respect for the dignity of all peoples is an essential part of the College’s tradition and mission and its vision for the future.

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Non-Discrimination Policy

 

It is the policy of Nazareth College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition, or any other protected status in the admission of students to the College; in any of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College; in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other programs administered by the College; or in the employment practices of the College.

 

Inquiries concerning the application of this policy prescribed by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, may be directed to the director of human resources at Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618, 585-389-2060. The director of human resources has been named to coordinate the responsibilities under Title IX and Section 504.

 

Statement of Respect and Diversity
We, the Nazareth community, embrace both respect for the person and freedom of speech. The College promotes civility and denounces acts of hatred or intolerance. The free exchange of ideas is possible only when concepts, values and viewpoints can be expressed and challenged in a manner that is neither threatening nor demeaning. It is the policy of Nazareth College, in keeping with its efforts to foster a community in which the diversity of all members is respected, not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition or any other protected status. Respect for the dignity of all peoples is an essential part of the College’s tradition and mission, and its vision for the future.

Sexual Harassment

It is the policy of Nazareth College of Rochester, in keeping with the efforts to establish an environment in which the dignity and worth of all members of the institutional community are respected, that sexual harassment of students and employees is unacceptable conduct and will not be tolerated. Sexual harassment may involve the behavior of a person of either sex against a person of the opposite or same sex, when the behavior falls within the following definition:

Sexual harassment of employees and students at Nazareth College is defined as any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

  • submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment; or
  • submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment or other decisions affecting that individual; or
  • such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or educational experience, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment.

Other Discriminatory Harassment
Harassment or intimidation of another person, limiting another person’s right to equal opportunity or otherwise denying another person equal treatment because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition, or any other protected status is prohibited.

Grievance Procedures for Discrimination and Harassment Complaints
Faculty, staff, and students who want further information or assistance in discussing or filing a complaint of harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition, or any other protected status should contact any of the Advisors for Concerns of Discrimination and Victimization. Advisors will assist in trying to resolve the problem informally and/or explain the steps of the formal grievance procedure. You may also contact the department of human resources for assistance.
 

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Additional Resources

This catalog should be read in conjunction with the following important documents, which provide valuable information regarding student services, student obligations, and course offerings: Handbook on Services for Students with Disabilities (obtained through the office for students with disabilities or the Academic Advisement Center); Academic Calendar (obtained through the office of the registrar or the Academic Advisement Center); Undergraduate Student Handbook (obtained through the division of student development).

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