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Students Welcome!

Students:  Welcome!

The countdown to the first day of classes on Monday, August 20th has begun!

We are so excited to welcome you into the Ursuline College community this fall.

Around our campus, we continue to have “bluebird nesting houses.”   Ursuline is participating in a project with the goal of adding hundreds of Bluebirds into the population. Bluebirds, once common in the countryside were virtually driven to extinction; recovery trails such as this have helped reverse the trend. The Biology department can use volunteers so if you are interested in helping out with this project, please contact them! 

Below is some information that will be helpful to you:

Laptop Loaning Program: Laptops are available for check out at the Besse Library with your Ursuline College ID. The laptops are loaded with various applications needed for courses.  

Computer Printing Allowance: Computer Printing and copying Allowance: Ursuline College provides a $10 printing and copying credit to each student on the first of every month.  Amounts may be carried over one additional month to a $20 credit maximum.  The charges for printing and copying are posted next to each printer, they average 8 cents for B&W prints and 25 cents for color.  Once you have exhausted your credits, printing and copying will be blocked.  Additional credit can be purchased through one-stop or the library using cash or check.  This is one of the “green” initiatives the college has implemented.  You can check your balance and review your charges at any time by browsing to http://print.ursuline.edu or if you are using an Ursuline workstation, right-click the Papercut icon in the system tray and choose Print Manager.

Recycling/Sustainability: Ursuline College has moved to single stream recycling. Anything that can be recycled will go into one receptacle. We are hoping that this will make it more user-friendly for everyone to recycle!

In order to help reduce consumer waste in the dining hall, Ursuline College and Metz Culinary Management continue to encourage students to use reusable to-go containers. We are hoping you will consider participating (if you haven’t already) by purchasing an eco-friendly reusable “to-go” container. These durable containers can be brought to the café for any meal service when you are not able to eat-in. Reusable “to-go” containers cost $4.45 for a 3-compartment clam shell and $2.65 for a 12 oz. soup/cereal container; these are the only reusable containers approved for the dining hall. As a reminder there is a $.30 charge for any “disposable to-go” container.

Follett Bookstore:

  •           The Ursuline College Bookstore is located in the Pilla building and carries textbooks, course supplies, nursing uniforms, Ursuline imprinted clothing and gift items and convenience items. We have text book rental and e-book options for students.  Please go to http://www.bkstr.com for more information or go to www.ursuline.edu and use the quick link for the bookstore.

·        PRICE MATCH Program. Find a lower price and we’ll match it! If you find an identical in-stock textbook for rent or purchase priced lower elsewhere, tell us. Prices matched against Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or a local competitor. Excludes peer-to-peer marketplaces, Amazon’s warehouse deals (Gold Box), aggregator sites, digital books and publisher-direct process.  Contact the bookstore for additional information.

·        Store Hours:  Monday – Thursday 9-6 Friday 9-3 Saturday and Sunday Closed.  Please refer to the bookstore website for holiday   hours.

Food on campus: Our dining hall and food court are located in the Pilla building.  Last year’s student satisfaction surveys gave the food, staff, and cleanliness all “A’s”! Your fellow students can’t be wrong! 

The Food Court hours are:
Monday - Friday
Breakfast: 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM (Breakfast) and 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Continental)
Lunch: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (Full Lunch) and 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Light Lunch)
Dinner: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Full Dinner) and 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Light Dinner); closes at 7:00 PM on Friday.

AM Brunch: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday Brunch: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Food Court has a credit card machine so that you may charge/debit your purchases. There is a $2 minimum purchase when using a credit card. The vending machines in Pilla are now equipped with a credit/debit card swipe system.  Vending machines can also be found in Mullen next to the Office of Campus Ministry.  

Smoking Policy: Just a reminder that smoking on campus is prohibited in ALL academic buildings. Smoking is restricted to the parking lots on campus. You will notice that receptacles are plentiful and placed prominently by each parking lot as reminders of the policy. 

Student Activities: Want to Get Involved, Have Fun and Leave Your Legacy at Ursuline College?  Join one of our various Student Organizations on campus.  Learn more about Student Organizations on Ursuline’s campus by visiting the Student Activity Resource Fair on August 29 between the Athletic Center and Pilla Walkways from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Don’t want to join a student organization, but want to have something to do?  We’ve got the cure for that too… visit the Student Activities websitehttp://www.ursuline.edu/img/Student_Life_Orientation/00001.jpg to learn about the fun filled programs offered by Ursuline’s Welcome Week Leaders.  Come out and hang with us!

Wellness: From healthy eating options in the food court to activity classes, there is something for everyone.  At the end of Fall Semester, the Office of Counseling and Career Services sponsors Stress-Free Fest.  Past activities have included therapy dogs, chair massages, movies and snacks.  Look for advertising in the TP Times, Arrows Weekly and Potty Post for details.

Mullen Commuter Lounge: You are welcome to hang out, use your computer at the cyber bar with your laptop, and watch TV here! The Commuter Student Organization holds free luncheons here throughout the year, watch your calendar for dates.  The first free luncheon will take place during 'Welcome Week" on Thursday, August 23rd from noon to 1:30 in the Mullen Commuter Lounge.

St. Angela Chapel: The chapel is located next to the Commuter Lounge in Mullen. Weekly Mass is held (during the academic year) on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the St. Angela Chapel and on Sundays at 8 p.m. at Notre Dame College (the college provides transportation – the college van leaves Pilla at 7:30 p.m.). 

Student Services Center (One Stop): Pick up your 2018-19 free Ursuline College Student Planner/Calendar.  They are currently available.  Student ID cards are also available in this office. Commuters may elect to use our meal card ID point system and purchase Arrow Dollars for your ID to be used in the Pilla Dining Hall and the Bookstore. 

Student Handbook: Your Student Handbook with information about almost everything you need to know about Ursuline College--policies, services, offices—is available on the Ursuline College website.  Please go to www.ursuline.edu/handbook for all policy and handbook information. Every Ursuline College student is responsible for reading, comprehending, and adhering to the policies and procedures outlined in the Student Handbook and for staying up-to-date on any changes to the policies and procedures that may occur from time-to-time. A paper copy of the Student Handbook can be obtained at the Student One Stop Center, Mullen 203.  Please keep in mind that the on-line (web) version of the Student Handbook may contain recent changes to the College’s policies and procedures not yet reflected in the paper copy version. 

Student Health Insurance: Information concerning options for health insurance through healthcare.gov is located on the tab to the left.  International students, who have provided the college with paperwork, need to see Amy Lechko or Mary Anne Ursick about any questions with insurance.

Welcome Week: Sponsored by the Welcome Week Team, has fun activities planned for you! You will find a full schedule of the events in the TP Times—THE place to find out happenings around campus (placed around campus in the restroom stalls!) and on the Ursuline College website. Please stop by any events you are able to—it is a great way to meet new friends.

Athletics: Come cheer your Ursuline Arrow athletic teams! Check out the athletics website for a full listing of games and standings for each of our teams. http://www.ursulinearrows.com/.

Student Success Center: On the second floor of Pilla in PC 224, you will find our new Student Success Center, staffed by Dr. Nancy Rahn, our newly hired Student Success Coordinator.  Nancy will be a valuable resource for helping connect students to on-campus and off-campus resources that promote student success.  Students will find a friendly space, Nancy’s encouragement, and special resources if they don’t know where to turn when they face academic, financial, or personal difficulties.  Faculty and staff can also enlist her help in reaching out to students.

Women’s Center: Another initiative in the Strategic Plan and a joint venture between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, the newly established Women’s Center, also on the second floor of Pilla in PC212, will support scholarly inquiry into issues of women’s leadership and success, workshops and events focused on these issues, and practical assistance and resources to help those trying to balance the competing demands of school, work, and family obligations.  Congratulations to newly named co-directors Amy Lechko and Dr. Jessica Headley.

Student Union Space: In reconfiguring the space in Pilla, we paid close attention to serving the needs of all our students.  Consistent with the Strategic Plan’s goal to create student union space in Pilla, Deanne Hurley’s offices as Vice President of Student Affairs and the offices of Counseling and Career Services and Student Activities are moving to the second floor of Pilla in what has been the UCAP suite, near the new Student Success and Women’s Centers.  Already home to the atrium, food service, dining room, and bookstore, Pilla can expand as a hub of campus activity, especially with plans for extended evening hours among these offices.  Note: Dr. Anita Culbertson will remain in her current office in MU 317, next to Morgan Weber in MU 316.

Title IX: Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX also prohibits retaliation against individuals who file a complaint of sex-based harassment/discrimination or assist in the filing, investigation, or resolution of such complaints.  To ensure compliance with Title IX and other federal and state civil rights laws, Ursuline College has developed policies and procedures that prohibit all forms of sex-based discrimination and/or retaliation:

Interim Sexual Misconduct Policy: http://www.ursuline.edu/docs/student_life/Interim%20Policy%20on%20Sexual%20Misconduct.pdf

Harassment and Discrimination Policy:


Ursuline College has designated the following College official to coordinate and oversee its Title IX compliance efforts, to address concerns regarding Title IX, and to investigate and resolve any complaints alleging actions prohibited by Title IX or this policy. Prohibited actions include all forms of sexual harassment/discrimination and misconduct, including sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking, as well as retaliation.

Deborah L. Kamat, Director of Compliance/Title IX & Disability Coordinator

Office Location: Mullen 240 Telephone: (440) 484-7027

Email: deborah.kamat@ursuline.edu

Harassment and Discrimination:  Ursuline College prohibits harassment and discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics, including race, color, national origin, religion, age, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local laws.  Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation to ensure that they are not, on the basis of disability, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives Federal financial assistance.  Ursuline College has designated the Director of Compliance/Disability Coordinator (x7027) to coordinate and oversee its compliance efforts with Section 504 and other applicable laws. 

If you believe you have been harassed or discriminated against in violation of law or the College’s policy, it is essential that you report the matter immediately to the Director of Compliance (Deborah L. Kamat), Mullen 240 (x7027). The College’s Harassment and Discrimination policy is available on the College’s web site at the link listed above.

Please note that religiously sponsored organizations, such as Ursuline College, are exempt from certain aspects of Title IX, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal, state, and local laws. Nothing contained herein should be read or interpreted as a waiver of the College’s exemptions under these or other federal, state or local laws.

FERPA (abbreviated information): The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act govern all student records maintained by any office of Ursuline College. According to FERPA’s provisions, the College may not disclose the contents of any student’s education records without the student’s written consent—including parents, spouses, other relatives or employers. Exceptions exist for the parent of a “dependent student” (as defined by the IRS, but only the Financial Aid Office can verify that a student is dependent); if the College has received a lawfully issued subpoena; and internal disclosure of students records to Ursuline College officials who have “legitimate educational interests” in seeing those records. More information about FERPA can be found in the Student Handbook on Ursuline College’s website. 

I welcome any questions you may have and encourage you to stop by (even if it is just to say “hello”!). You can meet myself and Mary Anne Ursick, the Executive Secretary for Student Affairs.  Stop in and you can pick up a pen - you can never have too many! My phone number is 440 646 8320, and for those of you who prefer email, you can contact me at dhurley@ursuline.edu.  My office is on the second floor of Pilla (PC205). If I can assist you in any way, just let me know!

I am looking forward to seeing you on campus! Enjoy the rest of your summer. 

Deanne W. Hurley

Vice President for Student Affairs

Civil Rights Investigator