Led by the Vice President for Student Development, Le Moyne’s Division of Student Development is committed to the Ignatian principles grounded within Jesuit education. We invite our students to participate actively in a safe, respectful, diverse and open academic community. We challenge them to grow in mind, body and spirit for the greater good. Hence, students are empowered to develop their unique skills and talents to be critical thinkers, compassionate leaders and contributing citizens in our diverse, ever-changing world. As educators, we are called to model our mission as mentors engaged in the pursuit of excellence. Our passion for integrative and holistic learning compels us to work collaboratively with the entire campus community. Through our comprehensive array of innovative programs and services, we provide the environment for students to be able to achieve their full potential.
The Division of Student Development encompasses Academic Advising and Support, Campus Life and Leadership, Campus Ministry, Campus Security, Career Advising and Development, the Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP); Disability Support Services, Event Management, Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American Program (AHANA); Multicultural Affairs, Sodexo Food Services, Student Conduct, and the Wellness Center for Health and Counseling.
For more complete information on the programs available to Le Moyne’s students, please refer to the Student Handbook located at www.lemoyne.edu/studenthandbook.
Orientation for First-year Students
Orientation is critical to student success and prepares students to transition to collegiate life – academically, socially, spiritually and personally. Le Moyne offers a unique, comprehensive program of orientation, called Heading to the Heights, for incoming students to assist in their smooth transition to the College. All first-year students, both commuter and residential, are expected to participate in this formal series of events, which begins with a one-day “Summer Welcome” and culminates with an extended, “Fall Arrival” just prior to the start of classes in late August.
During “Summer Welcome”, first-year students develop their fall course schedules, meet an academic advisor in their major, and take placement tests, and both students and parents become acquainted with the unique services and programs that Le Moyne offers to promote academic success.
“Fall Arrival” is an opportunity for the College to officially welcome new students through meaningful traditions that will create lasting memories for both students and their families, including attendance at New Student Convocation and DIVE (Dolphins in Volunteer Efforts). Another decades-old tradition at Le Moyne, a carefully selected group of returning students called Orientation Leaders assists our students with move-in and introduces them to campus life. Through orientation, students are introduced to Le Moyne's mission, values, and expectations, build community, become acclimated to college life, and meet key faculty mentors and administrators before classes begin.
Orientation for Transfer Students
A similar, but distinct, orientation program called “TRANSFERmation” is offered to new transfer students prior to the beginning of classes in both the fall and spring. All new transfer students attend "New Beginnings", offered at various times prior to the start of the semester and then return for "Connecting to Campus" for a half-day introduction to Le Moyne. Both are tailored to the unique needs of the transfer student, with an emphasis on meeting other students and assisting in navigating their newly chosen campus.
Student ID Cards
Student picture IDs are issued from the Office of Campus Life and Leadership, located on the second floor of the Campus Center. Individuals must show proper identification, such as a driver's license/permit or state-issued ID, before being issued a college ID card. A current Le Moyne Student ID will allow you to check out books from the library, use the facilities at the recreation center, and give you access to residence halls.
Heights Alert Emergency Notification System
The Heights Alert system is designed to enhance and improve emergency communication so that all members of the Le Moyne College community can stay informed in the event of a campus emergency. This system will automatically send an email to all student, faculty and staff Le Moyne email accounts. Additionally, it allows students, faculty and staff to register to receive a text message to their cell phone, in the event of an emergency or campus closure. The system will be used only for emergency contact purposes. Subscribers to Heights Alert will pay no fees for the service, other than any regular fees associated with text messaging. To register simply go to Le Moyne’s home page and click on the “create an account” under the Heights Alert tab.
Campus Life and Leadership
Campus Life and Leadership is devoted to providing dynamic living and learning environments that support the needs of the Le Moyne residential student. Recognizing that students’ living environments have a profound impact on their personal and educational development, the Campus Life & Leadership staff aims to structure living environments that facilitate the overall growth of the individual. Throughout the academic year, members of the Campus Life and Leadership staff provide students with a variety of educational and social programs in order to enhance the College experience.
As a residential campus, Le Moyne considers the provision of on-campus housing to be a very important part of its educational mission. The College requires all students to reside on campus, unless they are residing with parents, guardians, or the Campus Life office has granted them authorization to live off campus. There are several types of housing offered, the details of which can be found on the Campus Life and Leadership website at www.lemoyne.edu/campuslife. Students with special housing needs should contact Campus Life.
The Campus Life and Leadership Office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Call us at 315-445-4520 or send us an email at email@example.com.
Le Moyne College is pleased to offer, and strongly encourages students to participate in, learning communities. Proven to enhance the college experience, learning communities enable new students to engage in unique academic and social opportunities with their peers and faculty during critical times of transition to college.
Several options are available for first-year student participation. Residential learning communities based on various themes give students the opportunity to live with others who share similar interests and enroll in one or more key courses together as a group. Typically, the course content emphasizes the theme of the particular learning community. Learning communities often offer study groups for these linked courses, as well. Students in learning communities often participate in out-of-class experiences as well including field trips and service learning activities.
Learning community options vary each academic year based on student interests and faculty availability. Please visit our website at www.lemoyne.edu/learning_communities or call Academic Advising and Support (315) 445-4597 for current options or with questions.
There are several dining locations on campus. These include LaCasse Dining Center, The Dolphin Den, Kaffe Nuvo, and the C-Store. For information about specific meal plans, menus, special events and hours of operation, visit the dining services website: www.lemoynedining.com.
The Dolphin Den, located on the ground floor of Grewen Hall, features a convenience store, an upscale coffee shop and a full-service snack bar all in a large, comfortable space. A pub, located in the Campus Center, is a social space for the members of the Le Moyne Community who are 21 years of age or older.
Health Services are available to all undergraduate and graduate students, full time and part time. The health services professionals practice an integrated model of care delivered through the Wellness Center for Health and Counseling. Health Services is located on the first floor of Seton Hall. All services are covered without fees or co-pays, except for PPD’s and some lab fees. It is staffed with registered nurses from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday during the academic year. Medical coverage is provided by a physician assistant. Appointments are preferred; walk-ins are accepted. Referrals to specialists off-campus can be arranged.
Health Services offers medical care that includes emergency first-aid, treatment for injuries and illness, medical and nursing consultations, health related counseling, laboratory tests, and other diagnostic procedures ordered by the College’s physician assistant. Off-campus services such as allergy injections, dental, x-rays and physical therapy can be arranged through the Health Services office.
Additional health and wellness information can be found on the Wellness Center for Health and Counseling website at www.lemoyne.edu/wellness.
To schedule an appointment, please contact the office between 8:30 - 4:30, Monday through Friday, at (315) 445-4440.
Required Physical Examination/Immunization Record
In compliance with New York state law, all students must have documentation of two measles, mumps and rubella vaccines given on or after their first birthday, or lab reports of positive titers for measles, mumps and rubella. Also if there is no documentation of a Meningitis vaccine, a Meningitis Response Form is required. Transfer students may submit a copy of the physical/immunization record from their previous college. A $100.00 fine will be placed on the student’s account if they are not in compliance with this NYS law by having submitted these documents within 3 weeks of the start of classes. New York State law also requires the college to de-register all students taking 6 or more credit hours who are not in compliance with the regulation. Students will be unable to attend classes until the report is received and approved.
All full-time undergraduate students, including transfer students, must submit a physical examination, medical history and immunization record. In addition, no student may participate in intercollegiate athletics, or reside on campus, until these forms are on file. All health related forms can be found at www.lemoyne.edu/wellness on the Health Services page.
Le Moyne College requires all students to provide proof of immunization, regardless of number of credit hours. If no documentation of a Meningitis vaccination, a Meningitis Response Form must be submitted and approved before the end of the third week of class. Graduate health profession programs (PA, OT, and FNP) have additional mandatory requirements that will be described by each program.
This policy is based on New York State Public Health Law Sections 2165 and 2167 that requires proof of specific immunizations for all students who are enrolled in 6 credit hours or more.
If the required Immunization Report and/or the Meningitis Response Form are not received by Le Moyne College by the 3rd week of class, the student will incur a $100 non-refundable fine that will be placed on their account. Transfer students may submit a copy of physical/immunizations records from their previous college.
New York State law requires the college to de-register all students taking 6 or more credit hours who are not in compliance with the regulation. Students will be unable to attend classes until the report is received and approved.
Lastly, students who are not in compliance will also have a “hold” placed on their account, and they will be unable to register for the upcoming semester. The original Immunization Report and the Meningitis Response Form may be submitted in person or by mail. No faxed copies will be accepted. Both forms can also be found at: www.lemoyne.edu/wellness.
All full-time undergraduate and graduate students are required to have a medical insurance policy. Students will be automatically enrolled in a college health insurance policy, and this will be billed directly to the student’s account. This fee can be waived if the student can provide evidence of other insurance. The waiver process is done online, and the instructions will accompany the tuition bill. Any student, regardless of class status or credit hours may purchase this insurance. Information is available in the health office, Office of Graduate Education and the Center for Continuing Education.
Counseling Services are available to all undergraduate and graduate students, full time and part time. The counseling services professionals practice an integrated model of care delivered through the Wellness Center for Health and Counseling. Counseling Services is located in the upstairs of Seton Hall. It is staffed with licensed mental health professionals, and is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday during the academic year. All services are covered without co-pay or fees. Sessions are scheduled by appointment by calling 315-445-4195, but in day time crisis walk-ins are accepted. Referrals to mental health providers in the community can also be arranged. For after-hour emergencies and crises, a counselor is on-call 24 hours. The on-call counselor can be reached by contacting Campus Security at (315) 445-4444.
College life can be quite challenging at times. Stress and distress can arise from academics, relationships, family, and mental health issues. It is a sign of intelligence and courage to recognize when you may need to seek help, and it is also the first step in solving any difficulty.
To support students in building resiliency skills and to find healthy and productive ways to address their problems and concerns, students are encouraged to make an appointment at the Counseling office. Services include assessments and recommendations for treatment, individual short term counseling, group counseling, and wellness coaching. A substance abuse specialist is available to provide assessments, support groups, and short-term counseling. Additionally, counseling and psycho-educational groups are offered for a variety of issues such as stress management, wellness, anxiety, and ADHD.
The counselors at the Wellness Center also offer wellness programming to the campus community and consultations with students, families, faculty, and staff. The counseling office holds a variety of wellness and mental health related resources, including books, brochures, and DVDs.
The Wellness Center is a confidential support option if you have experienced sexual violence, relationship violence, or stalking. You also have the right to make a report to campus security, local law enforcement, and/or state police or you can choose not to report to these agencies at all. There is no time limit if you choose to file a report with our Title IX Coordinator on campus. Licensed mental health providers and medical providers are a confidential source of support and information.
If you would like to confidentially discuss an incident of sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking, you can do so by contacting our Wellness Center for Health and Counseling at (315) 445-4195 during regular hours of operation, and after hours through the confidential sexual assault hotline at (315) 251-SAFE.
Additional counseling, health and wellness information can be found on the Wellness Center for Health and Counseling website atwww.lemoyne.edu/wellnessand social media pages (Facebook and Twitter.) To schedule an appointment, please contact the office between 8:30 - 4:30, Monday through Friday, at (315) 445-4195.
Campus Ministry supports the spiritual and religious life of the campus with activities open to students and staff of all faiths. Campus Ministry seeks to empower students, faculty, administrators, staff and alumni as persons of faith “for and with others,” as a Catholic, Jesuit College.
In addition to providing for a vital Roman Catholic liturgical and sacramental life, the campus ministry team:
- offers opportunities for spiritual retreats
- organizes opportunities for prayer, worship, and small faith communities
- promotes opportunities for service to those in need, both locally and through domestic and international service-immersion trips
- promotes ethical values and educates and organizes around issues of social justice and peace
- provides pastoral counseling and spiritual direction
- responds to the diverse pastoral needs of the campus community.
The Campus Ministry Office is in the Panasci Family Chapel. The usual business hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The phone number is 315-445-4110. The e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find more information on our website at: www.lemoyne.edu/campusministry.
Service learning is one of several high-impact practices offered at Le Moyne that enrich what the student learns in the classroom by linking academic study and community service so that each experience strengthens and transforms the other. Through service learning, Le Moyne students experience our Jesuit mission: “to prepare its members for leadership and service in their personal and professional lives to promote a more just society.”
Through selected courses with academic credit, service learning students are challenged to integrate a carefully selected community service experience with their course objectives. They are guided by faculty to reflect on this community experience through class discussion, journals, presentations and scholarly papers. These creative learners contribute hundreds of hours of services in the Syracuse community each year.
For several consecutive years, Le Moyne College has been selected for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary, innovative, and effective community service programs. The Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to service learning and civic engagement.
Career Advising and Development
Preparing for future careers, obtaining professional employment, pursuing graduate or professional education are all very important concerns of college students. The mission of the Office of Career Advising and Development is to provide guidance, resources and opportunities that assist Le Moyne students in discerning career alternatives, securing employment and pursuing graduate or professional education.
Career Advising and Development offers many programs and resources to support its mission and the career development needs of its students. Individual consultation, coaching and counseling are available with experienced career development professionals. Seminars and workshops on a variety of topics including résumé writing, interviewing and graduate school planning are offered regularly. Up-to-date resources on career alternatives, local and national employers, job opportunities and graduate school programs are maintained in a resource library as well as through a comprehensive website. Internship advisement and referral is provided. Recruitment programs featuring employers from a variety of industries are conducted on campus, through joint consortium programs in the region and online.
First-year students and sophomores are encouraged to explore majors and careers with the help of a career counselor. Students are advised to engage in career development activities through career services beginning early and continuing up to graduation. Alumni of the College are also eligible for career services throughout their careers. For further information, consult www.lemoyne.edu/career_services or call (315) 445-4185.