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Undergraduate Student Life

Student Development

                Student Handbook

Career Development Center (CDC)

Student Employment

Student Care and Services

Academic and Disability Services (ADS)

                                ADA and Section 504

Counseling Center

Student Health Services (SHS)

                                Student Health Insurance

Student Engagement

Athletics

                                Intercollegiate Sports

                                Club Sports

                                Intramural Sports

                                Sports and Recreation Complex (SRC)

Office of Christian Outreach (OCO)

                                BreakAway Ministry

                                Christian Service Council

                                Global Urban Perspectives

                                Missions in Focus

                                Student Ministry Partners

                                World Christian Fellowship

                                Youth Hostel Ministry

International Student Programs (ISP)

                                TCK and MuKappa

Office of Multicultural Development (OMD)

Residence Life

                                Housing Services

Student Activities Office (SAO)

                                College Union

                                Publications

                                Solidarity Cabinet

                                Student Government

                                Special Interest Groups

                                Student Clubs

Office of the Chaplain

Campus Services

Broadcasting

Campus Stores

College Post Office (CPO)

Food Service

Information Technology Services

Public Safety

Family Rights and Privacy Act

Student Development

www.wheaton.edu/studentlife

Student Development exists to support, challenge and influence students’ learning in a Christ-centered community. Our vision is that students will grow as whole persons in: 1) Embracing Christian beliefs, values and obedience in response to the higher calling of loving God and others; 2) understanding how the integration of values, interests, emotions, strengths, and limitations impact one’s choices; 3) engaging in genuine and responsible relationships which respect the worth of each person; and 4) participating in collaborative relationships grounded in shared values that influence people to effect positive change.

Student Development serves the campus through the efforts of three teams, Student Care and Services (Academic and Disability Services, Counseling Center, Graduate Student Care, and Student Health Services), Student Engagement (Athletics, International Student Programs, Office of Christian Outreach, Office of Multicultural Development, Student Activities Office, and the Residence Life Office), and the Career Development Center.

Student Development collaborates with the Office of the Chaplain and Auxiliary Services to assist students; however, those departments do not report to Student Development.

Student Handbook

The student handbook provides important information on institutional policies, people, campus activities, tradition and organizations. Every effort is made to provide current and accurate information in this publication; however, the administration reserves the right to alter, amend, or abolish its rules, regulations, or policies at any time. The student handbook is published on the intranet (authentication required) and the college website.

Career Development Center (CDC)

www.wheaton.edu/career

The mission of the Career Development Center is to guide students and alumni in developing career decision-making skills to use during college and throughout their life. These competencies include the development of professional skills, opportunity awareness, personalized assessment, and internship experiences.

Students are encouraged to visit our offices as early as freshman year by utilizing one of our recommended strengths and skills assessment tools. Professional career advisors provide career counseling, hold career-related workshops and events, and sponsor on-campus and off-campus recruiting events. The Career Development Center also maintains a considerable directory of internship opportunities, and integrates with the Wheaton College alumni network. All available resources are available on our website: www.wheaton.edu/career and students and alumni may apply for full and part time jobs on the ThunderLink portion of the site.

Services and programs are designed so students can focus their interests, build their experience, and broaden their exposure to career opportunities. God has a special calling for each student—a unique purpose. The Career Development Center wants to help each student discern that calling and to better prepare them to make an impact for the Kingdom of God.

Student Employment

The Career Development Center regularly posts both full and part-time jobs on the ThunderLink page of the website: www.wheaton.edu/career. At the start of each school year, we host a Part-time Job Fair in conjunction with the Financial Aid office. Many on-campus and off-campus positions are made available at that venue.

Student Care and Services

Student Care and Services exists to enhance students’ capacity to become whole and engaged learners able to service the church and society worldwide. Our vision is to partner with students, equipping them with the tools and resources needed to achieve whole and effective living. Student Care and Services comprises the Office of Academic and Disability Services, Counseling Center, Graduate Student Care and Student Health Services.

Academic and Disability Services (ADS)

http://www.wheaton.edu/Student-Life/Student-Care/Academic-and-Disability-Services

 

The Office of Academic and Disability Services exists to enrich and support student learning, promote equal access and cultivate an attitude of welcome and inclusiveness for students with disabilities. The ADS Office provides assistance for students needing accommodations for specific learning, physical and mental health challenges and is a campus-wide resource for any student wishing to develop his or her overall academic skill set. Through academic counseling and workshops, students are offered the opportunity to improve existing skills, develop new strategies, and access resources that will help enhance their learning experience. Individual meetings with the Academic and Disability Services Coordinator are available by appointment.

ADA and Section 504

For students with learning, physical and/or mental health challenges that meet the criteria of disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Wheaton College takes an individual, holistic approach to providing accommodation. A student must formally notify the College of his/her disability, either at the time of admission or before the accommodation is requested. Requirements may include a formal medical or educational evaluation by a physician, psychologist, psychiatrist or licensed learning specialist, a description of what specific accommodations have been offered in the past, and a list of needs and services that will be requested from Wheaton College. The Director of Academic and Disability Services is available to assist students with any concerns/questions they may have with regard to their individual challenge(s). Contact the Office of Academic and Disability Services for further information (630/752-5674).

Counseling Center

www.wheaton.edu/Counseling

During the years of college, students are in the process of developing healthy social, spiritual, and sexual identities, cultivating meaningful relationship, and building accurate self-images. When difficulties arise in these areas, we would like to provide a comfortable, affirming and honest atmosphere in which self-exploration can take place.

The Counseling Center at Wheaton College functions within a broad model that includes preventive, developmental, and supportive interventions. We provide individual counseling, group counseling, medical and psychiatric referrals, and referrals off-campus for assessment and testing for various needs. These services are confidential. We will also conduct seminars and workshops for the campus.

Problem areas we can assist you with: depression, eating disorders, effects of sexual abuse, effects of trauma or crisis, family conflicts, fear and anxiety, feelings of inadequacy or failure, grief, guilt, loneliness, low self-esteem, management of chronic illness, management of stress, marriage and parenting issues, perfectionism, planning for future decisions, premarital issues, sexual concerns, step-family adjustments, substance abuse, and suicidal feelings. 

Counseling services are free of charge. Testing services may have a nominal fee. For more information and details, please visit our website.

Student Health Services (SHS)

www.wheaton.edu/healthsvcs

Student Health Services (SHS) provides comprehensive primary health care to all active students and their spouses. These services include: lab tests, medications, wellness exams, routine immunizations, and care for acute and chronic illness. Within SHS there is an International Travel Clinic which provides travel consults for students traveling overseas with a Wheaton College sponsored trip or personal trips. Destination appropriate immunizations, medications, and products are available.

While college is in session, Registered Nurses are on duty Monday through Friday from 7:30 am–5:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am–12:00 pm. All other times while school is in session, a nurse is available for emergencies by calling Public Safety at 630.752.5911. Medical providers (MD, NP) may be seen by appointment after a nurse assessment. During the summer term, services are available on a modified basis.

In most circumstances, each entering student is required to have the following: health history, a physical examination, including laboratory testing (per physician discretion), as well as documentation of immunizations and a tuberculosis (TB) skin test which is required by Wheaton College and Illinois State Law. A registration hold and a non-refundable late fee will be placed if these items are not completed prior to the designated deadline. SHS will notify students of their medical requirements via their my.wheaton.edu email account only. Students may consult the website for more information and forms at www.wheaton.edu/healthsvcs.

Privacy Statement: All health information is treated confidentially. Nothing is released without written consent unless a life is in danger or a community risk exists. Each student will sign a confidentiality statement upon their first visit to Student Health Services.

Student Health Insurance

http://www.wheaton.edu/Student-Life/Student-Care/Student-Health-Insurance.

All undergraduate and graduate students are required to have medical insurance coverage. The Student Health Insurance premium is automatically billed to the student's account. Students insured by another health insurance plan that covers them for primary and non-emergency illness and injury in the Wheaton area must complete and submit an online waiver annually if they do not want to be enrolled on the Wheaton College Student Health Plan. Students must complete this online waiver before the deadline annually in the fall. An outline of the health insurance requirements and online waiver may be accessed at http://www.wheaton.edu/Student-Life/Student-Care/Student-Health-Insurance. Wheaton College does not own nor operate this insurance product. Please contact Gallagher Student Health at 855-275-3700 with any questions.

All international students are required to carry the Student Health Insurance Plan for themselves and their families.

Student Engagement

The Student Engagement team exists to collaborate with faculty and staff to help new students transition into the College and then to provide opportunities for active learning through engagement in organizations and programs that equip them to thrive beyond the classroom. Student Engagement comprises Athletics, the Office of Christian Outreach, International Student Programs, the Office of Multicultural Development, Residence Life and the Student Activities Office.

Athletics

www.wheaton.edu/athletics

Intercollegiate Sports

Wheaton College athletics exists to pursue excellence in athletic competition to form Christian character and develop Christian commitment. Wheaton sponsors 21 intercollegiate sports as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III, and the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW).

Intercollegiate competition for men includes baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, swimming, tennis, and wrestling.

Intercollegiate competition for women includes basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball.

Athletic facilities include: King Arena (basketball, volleyball and wrestling), Chrouser Aquatics Center (swimming), Leedy Field (softball), McCully Stadium (football and track), Joe Bean Stadium (soccer), Lee Pfund Stadium at Legion Field (baseball) and Eckert Recreation Complex.

Athletics Insurance

Student-athletes listed on Wheaton College’s official team roster are generally covered by the College’s athletic insurance policy for injuries that occur during the official NCAA playing and practice season. The athletic insurance policy acts as a secondary policy to the student-athlete’s primary insurance policy. If the primary insurance is the Wheaton College student health insurance plan, then the secondary policy acts as primary insurance for any athletic injury that occurs during the official practice and playing season. A $500 dollar deductible is applied to the secondary policy per injury. All treatments of athletic injuries must be coordinated through the athletic training office. Failure to report injuries or seek medical services without notifying the athletic training staff may result in a decrease or denial of benefits. The maximum coverage of $90,000 per incident, subject to usual and customary rate and contract exclusions, up to 104 weeks from the date of injury.

Final Semester Student-Athletes and Part-time Enrollment

NCAA rules allow for student-athletes to be part-time in their final semester only if the institution can certify that they are taking all courses they need to graduate in that term. Wheaton can certify when students are take all of those classes at Wheaton. Student-athletes in their last semester are not permitted to take courses needed for graduation at another school while maintaining only part-time hours at Wheaton. To participate in intercollegiate athletics while enrolled in less than full time hours, the student-athlete needs to be completing their requirements at Wheaton College.

See the student handbook for information on the intercollegiate athletics appeal process, summary of NCAA regulations (Division III) and other policies.

Club Sports

www.wheaton.edu/Athletics/Clubs

Club sports are student-initiated and student-led athletic groups. Current teams include Cheerleading, Crew, Ice Hockey, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Lacrosse, Poms, Men’s Soccer, Tae Kwon Do, Men’s Volleyball and Women's Water Polo. Most club sports compete intercollegiately through organized club leagues. All teams are self-funded and have access to Wheaton College athletic facilities. To be eligible for Club Sport participation students must comply with all guidelines outlined in the Club Sport policy handbook, including signing a waiver prior to any participation.

Intramural Sports

http://www.wheaton.edu/Athletics/Intramurals

Intramural sports offer a variety of competitive sports to the College community. Sport offerings change every quad and range from traditional sports (basketball, soccer and volleyball) to competitive recreational sports (dodge ball, sand volleyball, and ultimate Frisbee.) Each year, over 900 undergraduate students participate in at least one Intramural sport. All sports are offered Monday-Thursday during the afternoon and evenings hours. To be eligible for intramural participation students must comply with all guidelines outlined in the Intramural policy handbook, including signing a waiver prior to any participation.

Sports and Recreation Complex (SRC) 

www.wheaton.edu/src

The Sports and Recreation Complex (SRC) is home to Wheaton Thunder Athletics and is available to all current students and employees, as well as spouses and dependents. Facilities include Strength and Conditioning Room, Pool, Indoor Track, Gymnasiums, Dance Studio, and Wrestling Room. SRC Facility hours are located at www.wheaton.edu/src. Students must show current student I.D. when entering SRC.

Athletic equipment (basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, badminton, etc) may be checked out at the SRC Front Desk with current student I.D.

SRC also offers a variety of fitness and wellness programs. Climbing Wall and Group Fitness classes, including Pilates, Yoga and Zumba are free to students.

Office of Christian Outreach (OCO)

www.wheaton.edu/OCO

The Office of Christian Outreach (OCO), as part of the Student Development division, exists to influence, develop, and mobilize student leaders and participants through experiential learning, worship, and service opportunities that actively involve Kingdom words (evangelism, prayer, testimony) and Kingdom works (mercy, justice, hospitality, compassion). We are located on the ground floor of the Todd M. Beamer Student Center.

To fulfill our mission, the OCO offers opportunities for engagement through six student led ministries. Each of these ministries promotes the OCO’s dedication to learning through service, expanding on the learning that is taking place in the classroom in unique ways.

BreakAway Ministry

Creates opportunities for personal transformation by having Wheaton staff, faculty, and students serve together during Spring Break. BreakAway offers trips to both international and domestic sites in urban and rural contexts.

Christian Service Council

Mobilizes students to serve and share the Gospel in the Chicagoland area through weekly and one-time ministry opportunities.

Global Urban Perspectives

Seeks to raise students' awareness of urban issues and mobilizes them to live out the incarnational Gospel in cities around the world through summer immersion programs and campus-wide events.

Student Ministry Partners

Mobilizes and equips students to partner with the global church and to make known the Kingdom of God among the nations through summer immersion programs.

World Christian Fellowship

Strives to increase student's awareness of the global church and how they can participate in both international and local contexts. This awareness is developed through the avenues of celebration, intercession, and mobilization.

Youth Hostel Ministry

Mobilizes and equips students to minister to the traveling communities of Europe through living in community, offering friendship, evangelism and hospitality during their summer immersion experiences.

International Student Programs (ISP)

http://www.wheaton.edu/intlstudents/

International students are an important part of the Wheaton College community. The purpose of the International Student Programs Office, located on the lower level of the Todd M. Beamer Student, is to meet the unique needs and concerns of all international, missionary and third-culture students by providing services, programs, and guidance leading to personal success and meaningful engagement with the broader campus community. All U.S. Federal Immigration issues are managed through this office, including the issuing of I-20 immigration documents. On and off campus employment, federal and state tax issues and other legal issues are also handled by International Student Programs. Applicants having any questions are encouraged to correspond with the Director of International Student Programs, who maintains correspondence with each student accepted. Additional information from International Student Programs can be found at http://www.wheaton.edu/intlstudents/

TCK and MuKappa

TCK stands for Third Culture Kid, defined as someone who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ culture. Some TCKs are missionary kids; others are children of diplomats, international business people, military personnel, or others who have lived outside the United States. Since Wheaton College has a rich history of sending graduates to the mission field, a number of our students come to Wheaton having grown up in other cultures. These students make a very positive contribution to our community, and we seek to provide special attention and assistance for their needs. Mu Kappa is a student club that exists to provide TCKs an opportunity to connect with others of similar experience.

Office of Multicultural Development (OMD)

www.wheaton.edu/omd

The Office of Multicultural Development exists to promote a greater understanding of Christ-centered diversity and to develop a sense of home for those who are culturally diverse.

The vision is to influence students’ understanding of Christ-centered Diversity, to challenge Wheaton College’s progress in becoming more culturally diverse as well as to support students of color and multicultural students (MK/TCK/Int’l) in their engagement of academic and student life.

The office seeks to bring issues of faith and cultural identity to the foreground of the campus including academic conversation. As a department within the Student Development Division, OMD seeks to create a collaborative partnership between people of differing ethnic origins that fosters unity, celebrates diversity, and encourages community. Academic, cultural, personal, and spiritual support is provided to students on an individual basis.

We recognize that with diversity come relational challenges. Wheaton is committed to addressing diversity from multiple disciplines and resources throughout the college as a whole. Though OMD spearheads efforts, the diversity of the College is a shared institutional concern that is reflected in the evaluation and continual development of all programs.

Multicultural Development facilitates support for multicultural scholars through the Summit Scholars program, leadership development for six student organizations and a living learning opportunity called the Shalom Community, which provides upperclassmen with an intentional diverse community tied to the class Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations and multiple campus programs. The six student organizations are the 1-2-1 Peer Program, Koinonia (the Asian Fellowship), Mu Kappa (the MK/TCK support organization), Unidad Cristiana (the Latino club), The Wheaton College Gospel Choir, and William Osborne Society (the African American student union). Each organization plans opportunities for learning, experiencing cultural diversity and student support in conjunction with OMD.

Residence Life

www.wheaton.edu/reslife

Wheaton College exists to develop Christian students into whole servants of Jesus Christ. We believe we can best do this in an environment where students live in community on campus. Some of this development occurs because of the Holy Spirit’s work in students’ lives through relationships with other people. A guiding and fundamentally important component of Christian student development is the touching of life-to-life. We believe it is necessary for students to be immersed in community living for key life-to-life encounters to be possible. In community, students give and receive, are shaped by and contribute to the shaping of campus life, and are challenged to integrate their classroom learning with their life experiences. As a condition of attending Wheaton College, Wheaton College undergraduate students are required to live on campus in college-owned residence halls, apartments, or houses. Exceptions are granted for married students, students who choose to live with their parent(s) and commute, fifth year students, part-time students, and students participating in the Human Needs and Global Resources (HNGR) Program.

Student housing is administered through the Housing Services Office. College residence halls include McManis Hall and Evans Hall, with accommodations for 288 men and women, Williston Hall for 61 men and women, Fischer Hall for 592 men and women, Traber Hall for 240 men, and Smith Hall for 167 women. Upperclass students may also apply to live in either one of 186 college apartments which house 2-5 students each or one of 16 houses that house 5-10 undergrad students each. A limited number of one-bedroom apartments are available for undergraduate married students, single/married international students and Colson Scholars. Family houses are available on a limited basis for both married international students with children and married Colson Scholars with children.

College housing opens in the fall to continuing students at 2 p.m. the Sunday prior to the first day of classes. New students move in based on the Orientation schedule. College housing closes to student residents at the end of fall and spring semesters, beginning 24 hours after the last scheduled exam. Housing reopens for spring semester at 3 p.m. the Saturday before classes begin. College housing also closes for spring break, at 10 a.m. the day after classes end and reopens at 3 p.m. the Saturday before classes resume. Graduating students living in campus housing may remain in until 5 p.m. the day following commencement.

A charge of $250 will be assessed if a student cancels housing less than five weeks before classes begin for both fall and spring semesters.

Standard double, triple, and quad rooms are furnished with bunk beds, dressers, shelving, study desks, mini-blinds, and closet space. A limited number of single rooms are available at MacManis-Evans Hall. Students must supply their own linens and lamps. Students may also access the campus computer network from their rooms, given their personal computers meet the required specifications. Campus cable television access is available in each residence hall lobby and in the living rooms of campus apartments and houses.

Every residence hall is equipped with a computer lab and a kitchen. Most residence halls have a study lounge, a prayer chapel, as well as study rooms on each floor.

There is limited storage space in college housing, and though the College makes provision for some storage while the student is registered and during vacation periods, it cannot accept responsibility for damage or theft. Students are strongly encouraged to purchase insurance to cover their personal property, which can be done on our Residence Life webpage.

Graduate Student Services can provide a list of off-campus options, including apartments and rooms for rent from their online database.

Housing Services

www.wheaton.edu/reslife

Student housing is administered through the Housing Services Office. College residence halls include McManis Hall and Evans Hall, with accommodations for 288 men and women, Williston Hall for 65 men and women, Fischer Hall for 601 men and women, Traber Hall for 240 men, and Smith Hall for 168 women. Upperclass students may also apply to live in either one of 186 college apartments which house 2-5 students each or one of 16 houses that house 5-10 undergrad students each. A limited number of one-bedroom apartments are available for married international students and Colson Scholars. Family houses are available on a limited basis for both married international students with children and married Colson Scholars with children.

A charge of $250 will be assessed if a student cancels housing less than five weeks before classes begin. This applies to both the fall and spring semesters.

With the exception of a few available apartments on-campus, undergraduate married students live off-campus and are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. Graduate Student Services can provide a list of off-campus options, including apartments and rooms for rent from their online database.

Student Activities Office (SAO)

www.wheaton.edu/sao

The Student Activities Office, located on the ground floor of the Todd M. Beamer Student Center, is a focal point of campus life with opportunities for student engagement and learning. Whether coordinating a '70s roller-disco, digging trenches for an irrigation project in Honduras, facilitating a pivotal business meeting, or raising awareness about systemic racism, Wheaton students are engaged in a variety of experiences that contribute to both their growth as Christians and the Wheaton community. The SAO strongly believes that being a Wheaton student is about more than attending class.

The SAO has 4 student organizations and an evolving variety of more than 40 special interest clubs. Each of these student-coordinated groups, through quality programs and services, is committed to building Christian community on campus. The location of the many offices and services for the student body within Student Activities is the Todd M. Beamer Student Center.

The Mission of the Student Activities Office is to equip students through intentional relationships and educational leadership experiences to cultivate and create a Christ-centered campus community. The vision of the Student Activities Office is to be an effective greenhouse for current and emerging student leaders that cultivates personal growth, collaborative relationships, applied learning, program development, and cultural interpretation.

College Union

www.wheaton.edu/sao/cu

The mission of College Union as a student organization is to create fun and meaningful community-building activities that bring a variety of students together to share in an experience of fellowship. College Union promotes healthy recreational events as well as campus involvement and community investment for all Wheaton College students. Their programming includes events such as concerts, class films, talent show, on-campus dances, a weekly coffeehouse, Air Jam and more.

Publications

The College, through the efforts of the student body, produces three major publications: The Record, the weekly college newspaper; Kodon, the literary magazine; and Tower, the yearbook. Staff positions for these publications are open to all students.

Solidarity Cabinet

www.wheaton.edu/Student-Life/Activities/Solidarity-Cabinet

Solidarity Cabinet believes that racial reconciliation is a necessary outworking and responsibility of our Christian faith. More specifically, the Solidarity Cabinet exists to convey this conviction and to foster commitment to living out this responsibility within the Wheaton College community. Their programming includes campus forums, faculty student discussions and a chapel focus in January.

Student Government

www.wheaton.edu/sao/sg

Student Government (SG) exists to further the educational, spiritual, and relational development of the Wheaton College community as elected officials represent their constituencies’ concerns and issues. SG ensures a student voice in the college at large and provides significant leadership opportunities for students. SG serves as a student forum where each member can practice Christian community by debating and discussing campus issues and seeking solutions that will effect positive change in our community. SG also serves the College administration, faculty committees, and the board of Trustees by representing student views in a thoughtful and articulate manner and, in turn, listens to College administration and faculty to offer accurate information back to students. Finally, SG provides tangible services to the student body such as airport shuttles, a subsidized lunch program for students to eat with faculty, academic grant scholarships for student research and special interest club funding.

Special Interest Groups

Auxiliary clubs on the campus include departmental organizations; pre-professional study groups; hobby groups; regional, international, and denominational fellowships; mission groups; and prayer fellowships.

Student Clubs

http://www.wheaton.edu/Student-Life/Activities/Clubs

The great variety of student clubs on Wheaton’s campus offer many opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers who have like interests, hobbies, and passions. With genres of clubs ranging from academic honor societies, performance, publication, social justice, and special interest groups, there is something for everyone. Each year more than forty student clubs drive an array of programming including lectures, plays, political debates, prayer vigils, multi-cultural festivals, international service trips, a fair-trade market, business competitions, and much more. These student-initiated and managed clubs truly enrich the atmosphere of Wheaton College, providing avenues for students to express their passions and interests within the boundaries established by the Community Covenant, develop leadership and management skills, and have a ton of fun!

Office of the Chaplain

www.wheaton.edu/chaplain

The chapel program seeks to nurture the spiritual life of students in the context of an academic environment. Three times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) at 10:35 a.m. the entire undergraduate student body gathers in community in Edman Chapel for the purpose of worship. Chapel attendance is required for all undergraduate students. Chapel programs reflect the interdenominational nature of the College and include guests known for their Christian leadership and message to the church and culture. Variety in worship forms, traditions, and music enriches the educational and experiential dimension of the chapel program. Student and faculty participation encourages the development of Christian faith through peer and mentor relationships. An educational component of chapel includes the consideration of theological, social, ethical, psychological, and political issues from a distinctively Christian and biblical perspective. A chapel program for Graduate School students provides weekly (Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.) worship in the Chatlos TV Studio, BGC.

The Chaplain of the College oversees the spiritual life of the community through the chapel program along with a small group ministry and pastoral care for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. DSG (Discipleship Small Groups) is a ministry that facilitates student-led small groups on campus. These groups meet to study Scripture, pray, and encourage each other to grow spiritually. The Chaplain's pastoral responsibilities include coordinating on-campus worship and networking the spiritual life resources of the community.

Students are encouraged to participate in the worship, life, and ministry of a local church. The benefit is mutual as students gain from the fellowship of a church, and churches appreciate the involvement of students. A directory of local churches is available on-line through the Student Activities Office.

Campus Services

For the convenience of students, the College operates a post office, a copy service, a locker service, and transportation for field trips and Christian service. The College Bookstore offers fax service to students for a nominal fee.

Broadcasting

http://www.wheaton.edu/WETN

WETN serves a global audience with Wheaton College sports, concerts, lectures, chapel services, and special events. It also serves Wheaton College’s surrounding communities with FM radio and cable television broadcasts.

Campus Stores

The Bookstore, Convenience Store, and Copy Center are owned and operated by Wheaton College with all revenue being returned to the college general fund. The Bookstore is the official supplier of college course materials; providing the correct edition, used books and rental as available, and in stock for the start of classes. The Bookstore also sells course supplies, software, general books, and college apparel. The Copy Center offers all copy services including color copies and binding options for your academic projects. The Convenience Store is located in lower Beamer and is open late for course supplies, snacks, dorm needs and more! Information about ordering your textbooks, our return policy, textbook buyback, and store hours are available at www.wheatonbooks.com or by calling 630.752.5119.

College Post Office (CPO)

CPO is located in the Beamer Center. All student addresses must show CPO box numbers with names. All student box assignments and combinations are issued at the post office window. A forwarding address form must be completed and returned to CPO when a student leaves for a period of three weeks or more. The student is responsible to advise organizations/companies of a change of address for magazines, newspapers, and bulk mail. Only first class mail and parcels will be forwarded. Please note: UPS, FedEx, Airborne, DHL, etc., are not forwarded. Instead, these packages are returned to the sender.

Food Service

http://www.wheaton.edu/Student-Life/Living-at-Wheaton/Campus-Dining

Anderson Commons provides cafe-style food service. Well-balanced meals from our food-service partner, Bon Appétit, offer menu variety for individual tastes. Eighteen meals a week are served. Students living in college residence halls are required to purchase at least a 10-meal plan. Several meal plan options are available to upperclassmen and graduate students. Freshmen are required to purchase a 10, 14- or 18-meal plan, or a 160 or 210 block plan. Meal plan start dates for students coincide with the residence hall openings for each semester. The last meal on the plan each semester is dinner on the Thursday of finals week. Meal plan additions or changes must be completed online at http://www.wheaton.edu/studentlife/reslife/meal-plans, by the end of the first week of classes each semester.

ThunderBucks are for use in Anderson Commons, Sam’s, and The Stupe, which are located in the Beamer Student Center.

ThunderBucks are flex dollars that are a part of the 10, 14 and 18 meal plans, as well as the 160 and 210 block plans. Unused ThunderBucks at the end of the fall semester can be rolled to the spring semester; unused ThunderBucks at the end of the school year will be forfeited.

ThunderBucks PLUS are additional dollars that may be added on to the student ID Card for extra spending options. ThunderBucks PLUS may be added to the card at any Bon Appétit cash register by using the following methods of payments: cash, check, or credit card. They are also available at www.wheatonbooks.com under the Gift Ideas tab. ThunderBucks PLUS may be used in all three food service venues provided by Bon Appétit, as well as in the C-store, and at concessions stands at home sporting events.

Information Technology Services

www.wheaton.edu/IT

Residence halls and apartments are equipped with both wired and wireless networking. Students who comply with the College’s requirements for connection to the campus network may do so by using network jacks or wireless coverage in their rooms or apartments.

Undergraduate students who desire to connect personal computers to the campus network must complete the new student orientation experience referenced during the account setup. This is visible within the myWheaton Portal at http://my.wheaton.edu. In addition, they must install and maintain protection software on their computers as required by the College network access control system. Details concerning the current technical requirements for connection to the college network are published in the latest version of the College’s Guide for Residential Computing.

Support is available via telephone at xHELP (630.752.4357), email at IT.Service.Desk@wheaton.edu and via walk-up to the IT Service Desk located on the first floor of Blanchard Hall in room 171

Public Safety

The Wheaton College Department of Public Safety is dedicated to the protection of life and property and to the prevention of crime, fire and accidents. Uniformed officers are on duty 24 hours a day patrolling campus buildings, streets and parking lots. Through preventative patrol, emergency response, and educational programs, Wheaton College Public Safety strives to promote an awareness of safety among students, employees, and visitors. Public Safety also provides a variety of services to the campus community, striving to meet the needs of students, employees, and campus visitors alike.

Family Rights and Privacy Act

Wheaton College is in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act which is designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office concerning alleged failures by Wheaton College to comply with provisions of the Act. Such complaints should be sent to: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-5920.

Wheaton College has adopted a policy which explains in detail the procedures used for compliance with provisions of the Act. Copies of the policy are available in the Registrar's Office.

 

Revision Date: July 1, 2014

 

 

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Wheaton, IL 60187

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