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students, faculty, staff, and administration of Dickinson College. Content
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the most current information.
The Dickinson College Student Senate, established in 1908, is
the college’s student representative body that works together
with the faculty, administration, and community at large to assure that the
student voice and perspective is heard in the college policy making process.
The Senate addresses student and campus concerns, assists student groups in
their efforts by providing monetary and institutional support, and empowers students to get involved in the governance of the College.
Student Senate is governed by the Senate Cabinet, composed
of the Senate Executive officers (President, Vice President, and
Treasurer) and the Senate Standing Committee chairs (CAEC, CORC, and
ComRel). The Senate body is composed of
elected representatives from each of the four classes. Sophomore and
elections are held in the spring and elections for senior and ﬁrst-year
positions are held during the ﬁrst two weeks of the fall semester.
Students, faculty and administrators have the opportunity to
serve on All-College Committees. The committees assist the President, Provost,
Vice Presidents, Deans and Associate Provosts of the college in establishing
and administering institutional policy. Members serve as liaisons between
students, administrators and faculty. Student all-college committee members are
elected each spring and fall and serve as voting members of both the committee
and Student Senate. There are four all-college committees with voting student members.
Each class is represented by officers who are elected by the
class. Their duties are to plan and implement events for the members of their
class. Programs and events offer students the chance to bond with their
classmates in a group activity. Each class
is also advised by a variety of administrators from the Office of Academic
Advising and the Office of Campus Life.
Senate standing committees include Club and Organization Review Committee (CORC), Constitutional Affairs
and Elections Committee (CAEC), Community Relations Committee (ComRel), Finance
Committee, and Initiatives Committee. Membership for these committees is drawn both
from the Senate body and students-at-large, varying by committee.
Student Senate’s weekly meetings are held on Tuesday at 6
p.m. in Denny 317. All meetings are open to the public. To share your concerns
or to learn more about becoming involved, contact Senate via e-mail, phone at 717-254-8022 or stop by their office, located on the lower level of the HUB behind the mailboxes. Visit Senate's website, Tumblr, Facebook or Twitter pages.
Location: Kaufman 190 Phone Number: 717-245-1781
Ofﬁce Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30
The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education
(CESE) is a campus-wide resource which provides students, and faculty and
staff, with new opportunities to explore the integration of sustainability into
their curricular and co-curricular interests. For every division and major of
the college, The Center has resources to support creative projects related to
sustainability and/or the environment. CESE employs student interns, provides
all-campus and collaborative programming, and works with student organizations
and individual courses to engage the campus community in environmental, human,
social, and economic development issues. Read more about Sustainability@Dickinson.
West Louther Street Phone Number:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues, founded in 1994
with a generous gift from Trustee Henry Clarke, brings the unique strengths of
an interdisciplinary liberal arts perspective to the critical examination of
pressing contemporary issues. The Clarke Forum believes that knowledge and
understanding are gained through critical reflection and the informed exchange of
divergent ideas across academic disciplines.
The Clarke Forum connects the students and faculty of
Dickinson College and members of the broader community with scholars,
practicing professionals and activists through the use of lectures, seminars,
and conferences. By encouraging engagement with these visitors in ways that
allow for dialogue and critical reflection, The Clarke Forum helps prepare
students to become knowledgeable, productive, and intellectually active
citizens and leaders. The Clarke Forum also provides a space where faculty from
many perspectives can come together to discuss ideas and solutions to social
problems. With programs that are free and open to the public, The Clarke Forum
is a vital part of the community, continually enhancing public awareness and
understanding of critical contemporary issues.
Students are involved in all aspects of Clarke Forum activities:
designing, planning, producing and broadcasting programs. Much of
The Forum's day-to-day program implementation is in the hands of
its student project managers. Students gain valuable work
experience and useful skills at the Forum. Students interested in
employment at The Clarke Forum can send an email to
email@example.com. Applications are accepted for student project
manager positions during the spring semester for the upcoming
academic year. First-year students are encouraged to apply.
Location: Old West, Room 16 Phone Number: 717-245-1125
Ofﬁce Hours: By
is a part of everyday life. In college life, the most common student conﬂicts
play out with roommates or others in the residential environment, with fellow
students on team projects for classes, or in the context of student
organizations or student employment. Too often, students choose avoidance as
the primary way to deal with conﬂict. In most cases, however, a conﬂict that is
simply avoided will not solve itself.
Conﬂict Resolution Resource Center (CRRC) provides conﬂict mediation and
conﬂict coaching to individuals or groups experiencing conﬂict, and offers
conﬂict resolution skill building sessions to the campus community. All three
programmatic resources are designed to help members of the campus community
manage their own conﬂict experiences effectively before the conﬂict escalates,
requiring higher levels of intervention. To obtain more information about CRRC
resources, visit the Center’s Web site or send a
request via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dickinson College’s Greek organizations are recognized by the Faculty of the College on the authority of
the All-College Committee on Enrollment and Student Life because they provide
opportunities to get involved, develop leadership skills, succeed academically,
grow as an individual, make lasting friendships and serve the College and
Carlisle communities. Greek organizations have been a part of Dickinson College
for over 150 years.
The Greek community
is advised by the Dean of Students Office. Fraternities are governed by
the Interfraternity Council and sororities are governed by the College
Panhellenic Association. These groups guide, support, develop and regulate
their respective communities, promote academic excellence, provide
opportunities for engaged learning among all fraternity and sorority members,
and sponsor social and service activities throughout the academic year.
Intercollegiate competition is at the NCAA Division III
level. Through competition in both the Centennial Conference and other regional institutions, Dickinson athletes
compete against some of the best teams in the nation. For more information,
House, located at 101 S. College Street, houses the Office of Diversity
Initiatives, Office of LGBTQ Services, the Women’s Center, the Violence Prevention Coordinator and the Sexual Violence
Resource and Advocate. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to
use the building for meetings, lounging, creating community, checking out
books, films and magazines, and more.
- Resource room: a living room ideal for discussion and casual hangout
groups; can seat up to 14 on couches and comfortable floor pillows; radio/CD
player and chalkboard
- Reading room: a work and lounge space that can seat up to 3 on chairs
and hold up to 25 for larger discussions/film screenings/readings/other events
- Seminar room: ideal meeting space with whiteboard and seminar table
seating for up to 20 people
a drop-in, open space Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. After hours
(4:30pm-1:00am), members of the Dickinson community with a valid ID may access
the building via the card reader system. Since this is a student-centered space, our policy is to give
priority to student events and organizations. You do not need to be a
registered student organization to reserve these spaces and you can use the
space anytime, though reserved users will be given priority.
Dickinson offers many opportunities for all students to
become involved in their health and wellness, from athletic competition to
recreation and fitness opportunities.
As a member of the Dickinson community, you are eligible to
receive an ID card, which is required for admittance to the Kline Center. The
main floor of the Kline Center is home to all indoor intercollegiate,
intramural, and recreational activities. It includes three basketball courts,
three volleyball courts, four tennis courts, six badminton courts, and a four
lane 200 meter track. Also housed in the Kline Center is a climbing wall, a
swimming pool, racquetball courts and squash courts. For information regarding
hours of operation, equipment, facility schedules and access procedures, contact
the Kline Center Information Desk at 717-245-1362.
This facility, dedicated to meeting the strength and aerobic
training needs of the entire Dickinson community, offers a wide variety of
training opportunities in both strength and conditioning areas. Completion of
an orientation session and a valid Dickinson ID card are required for full
access to this facility. For information regarding hours of operation,
available strength and aerobic training equipment and access procedures, contact
the Fitness Center at 717-245-1056.
Intramural Sports Program
The Recreational Sports Program at Dickinson College is a member
of NIRSA, the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association. This program
exists on a level between open recreation and varsity athletics. It offers students
and faculty an opportunity to participate in a structured and competitive
is available in individual, dual and team sports. Sports with full-length
seasons as well as one day competitions are offered. This program is designed
so everyone involved can compete at a high level and have fun, so sportsmanship
and proper conduct on the field are expected. For more information, visit the
Recreational Sports Office in the Holland Union Building or contact the Director
via e-mail or phone at 717-245-1556.
Violence Prevention Resources