It is the philosophy of the Lasell College Athletic Program to place the highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience and on the successful completion of academic goals. Athletics are conducted as a part of the student-athlete's educational experience. The athletic program is meant to complement the educational program and vice-versa. The Athletic Department will strive to encourage participation by maximizing the number and variety of opportunities offered in varsity and intramural programs. It is the goal of the Athletic Department to foster the development of sportsmanship, community, fair play, positive societal values and physical well-being in all participants.
Lasell College holds membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, and the North Atlantic Conference (for field hockey). All teams have access to post-season play through conference championships, the ECAC and the NCAA. Lasell currently sponsors seventeen varsity sports teams: basketball, volleyball, soccer, field hockey, cross country, lacrosse, softball, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field are offered for women; and basketball, baseball, soccer, cross country, lacrosse, volleyball, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field are offered for men. Participants in the athletic program receive the same treatment as all other students. Division III student-athletes receive no special privileges in admission, financial aid, advising, grading or living accommodations. The emphasis of the program is placed on the welfare of the participants, and not on the spectators or the entertainment value of sport.
Intramural programs are provided for the college community throughout the year and include flag football, beach volleyball, dodge ball and basketball. Step-aerobics, cardio kickboxing and muscle conditioning classes are offered as non-credit class activities throughout the semester.
The Athletic Center is located in the middle of campus and is home to the basketball/volleyball courts, locker rooms, overhead track, and aerobic/dance studio. The Edwards Fitness Center, located adjacent to the Athletic Center on the first level of the Edwards Student Center and the McClelland Fitness Center, located on the first floor of McClelland Hall, are equipped with both cardiovascular and weight training equipment. Both Fitness Centers are staffed and available for student use approximately 80 hours a week; whenever the Fitness Centers are open for use, there is a certified staff member available (students may not use the Fitness Centers in the absence of a certified staff member). Taylor Field is adjacent to the field house and is used for varsity soccer and softball. Grellier Field is located on Aspen Road and is an artificial turf field used for varsity field hockey, and lacrosse. The Athletic Center and Fitness Centers are open for students, faculty and staff use during the academic year. Please check the Centers for hours of operation. Students are encouraged to use the facilities regularly to maintain health and fitness. Other facilities include tennis courts located on Maple Terrace, a beach volleyball court located on Woodland Road, and a boathouse on the Charles River.
Athletic Center, x2330
Edwards Student Center, x2125 or x2307
The Office of Career Services is dedicated to assisting students in exploring career and major options, as well as supporting students in seeking full- and part-time employment. Students typically participate in workshops and/or work individually with a Career Counselor to clarify career goals, take career interest assessments, develop a resume, prepare for interviews, apply to graduate school, and develop successful job search strategies. The Office maintains a library of reference materials on job-hunting techniques, career descriptions, and requirements related to various majors. Job listings are provided in the Office and atwww.collegecentral.com/lasellon the web. It's never too early to check out the Office of Career Services.
More Information: Career Services
Case House, x2059
The mission of the Center for Spiritual Life is to provide educational and support activities to all students seeking assistance and information pertaining to their spiritual and religious lives. Programming sponsored by the Center has included: discussion groups, speakers, religious holiday events, and worship services. The Center seeks to foster students' development as they reflect on personal and community values; grow in understanding of various faith traditions; participate in an exchange of ideas with other students; and receive counsel and support when faced with life's challenges. The Center for Spirtual Life maintains partnerships with a number of local houses of worship including: Jewish, Islamic, Roman Catholic and Protestant congregations. Student are encouraged to live out the College's "Connected Learning" philosophy through their involvement in lively community worship and fellowship. The Director of the Center is an ordained minister who is available for pastoral counseling. Students are always welcome to stop by at the Center, which is located in Case House.
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Recognized Clubs and Organizations
1851 The Chronicle
The 1851 Chronicle is published by a group of committed students. The goal of The 1851 Chronicle is to give students an opportunity to voice their opinions about campus happenings. The newspaper covers various events that occur both on and off campus that are of interest to the Lasell College community.
The purpose of the Accounting/Finance Club is to: encourage students to choose a career within the field of accounting and/or finance; stimulate interest and encourage scholarship of students presently in the accounting/finance curriculum; strengthen the ties between executives in business and students preparing to enter business; provide students with the opportunity to participate in organizing, planning, directing, and controlling an organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the art and science of accounting/finance.
Active Minds was established to increase the awareness of Lasell College students, faculty, and staff about issues surrounding mental health. The group serves as a liaison between the student body and the mental health community by hosting guest speakers, providing informational fact sheets, organizing fundraisers, maintaining a comprehensive website, and organizing other events designed to reduce stigma and raise awareness.
The Beccaria Society is Lasell College's Criminal Justice Association. Their goal is to provide criminal justice students at Lasell with an organization to further their understanding and opportunities in the criminal justice and law enforcement arenas. To accomplish this goal they offer events on campus, open to all students, regarding justice matters, and host events where professionals working in the field of criminal justice will come to Lasell to discuss with students what their careers are like as well as talk about job and internship opportunities. The Beccaria Society can be used in this way as a networking tool for criminal justice students at Lasell.
Campus Activities Board
It is the mission of the Campus Activities Board is to provide campus wide programming for the Lasell community throughout the school year. CAB uses four committees to achieve this goal: Major Events, Music/Movies/ Bingo, Communications, and Community Development. It is open to all students and the general board meets every other week. Past events include lectures from Nick Verreos and Sweet Pea of Project Runway, trips to NYC, Six Flags and Apple Picking, movie series, comedians and musicians. Annual campus events such as Spring Fest, Spring Ball, the Halloween Dance and Bingo nights are favorites among Lasell students.
Lasell College Cheerleading is dedicated to rallying Laser Athletics to victory. The program emphasizes teamwork and enables all cheerleaders to develop to their highest potential. All students are welcome to try out for Cheerleading. The Cheerleading Team performs at various events on campus including basketball games and Fan Fest.
Class Committees (Class of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017)
Class Committees plan activities for their entire class, throughout the year. Past events have included social events, community service activities, fundraising, organizing class weeks such as Senior Week, and creating class identity and class community. Class Presidents are elected through the SGA election process and the Class Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President positions are chosen through an application and interview process.
Divine Step Team
Stepping is a dance tradition that is a complex performance involving synchronized percussive movement, singing, speaking, chanting, and drama. It can be traced to the peoples and cultural dance traditions of Africa, specifically, the "Gumboot Dance". With a focus on precise foot movements and hand-clapping, gumboots use3d dance as a means to communicate. Stepping in the U.S. can be traced as far back as the 1920s with fraternity pledges at Howard University. As stepping evolved into the 1940s and 50s, various elements of military drill formations became prevalent, partially due to the fact that many military men joined fraternities upon returning from WWII. Step shows became the format of choice to display pride in ones organization and is now produced in many African-American churches, schools, community groups, fraternities, and sororities, as well as Latino, Asian-American, and multicultural Greek-letter organizations. The Divine Step Team of Lasell College promotes unity and pride, and seeks to showcase all that Lasell has to offer. Step is a skill that can be learned with practice and we encourage all to join.
Domestic Violence Advocacy and Prevention(DVAP)
The purpose of DVAP is to raise awareness among Lasell College students, faculty, and staff regarding Domestic Violence. To change or create policies that will assist victims/survivors in getting the resources that they wish to receive.
Fashion and Service Society
The club promotes community service and social awareness within the greater Boston area and the Lasell College community through the medium of fashion. The club holds various events throughout the year to raise awareness, funds, and resources for local agencies.
The purpose of this club is to bring students in the Fashion majors together to experience and explore different career opportunities. The Fashion Connection brings in guest speakers and takes trips to fashion hot spots so students can see opportunities in the world of fashion.
Graduate Student Union
The mission of the Lasell Graduate Student Union is to build community, create networking and social opportunities, and create a bridge of communication within the Graduate Student Program.
Graphic Design League
Lasell College's Graphic Design League was formed in the fall term of 2005 to encourage a spirit of unity, collaboration and professionalism in Lasell College's graphic arts community. It is their intention to promote Connected Learning experiences for students with the larger communities of Boston and beyond. The organization is creating a "Design Studio" for the campus - a clearing house for connected learning projects. The GDL also creates posters and publications for campus events sponsored by other clubs and Lasell College departments.
Habitat for Humanity
The purpose of the organization is to provide students with an opportunity to perform community service while building affordable housing for low-income families.
The Hiking Club is to help students come together and enjoy the outdoors. The club will give members a way to get closer to nature and get exercise in a fun way. This club is for those who enjoy hiking or would like to give it a try.
Hope for Humanity
Hope for Humanity is an organization focused on raising awareness about people in need, through positive action on a domestic and global level.
The mission of this organization is to familiarize members with the different aspects of the hospitality industry, through real world, hands-on experiences.
International Distance Lasers
The purpose of the International Distance Lasers is to connect with Lasell's international students, to mutually learn from one another's cultures, and to interact with the overall Lasell Community.
Lasell College Chapter of Ninos de Veracruz
This non-profit organization is recognized by the federal government. The entity raises money to develop libraries and literacy projects as well as to provide educational scholarships for very poor children in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Funds are raised by special events including leaf raking, car washes, and recycling.
Lasell College Chorus
The purpose of this organization is to give the students an opportunity to learn and perform choral music on campus as well as off-campus.
Lasell College Cinema Club
Lasell College Cinema Club provides a fun, engaging environment for students with a love of film to come together as a forum to discuss their favorite movies, educates students about the various facets of filmmaking and brings students together as a unit to produce, write, and direct an independent film.
Lasell College Crew Club
The purpose of this organization is to help members gain a strong knowledge of the sport of crew while working together on a team. The Crew Club was formed in 2009, and is growing in student involvement and opportunities to practice and compete around Boston.
Lasell College Dance Team
The dance team, which is student run, plans to perform a mix of jazz and hip-hop routines at events both on and off campus. The team will consist of males and females of various dance levels, and they hope to have a fun, energetic, friendly group. The team is a creative outlet and a way to meet new people. The team performs at half time during basketball games and various other events on campus.
Lasell College Roller Hockey Club
Lasell College Roller Hockey Club is an organization established to provide the members of the Lasell community an additional social and recreational setting, and to promote school spirit and the game of hockey itself. The season runs from October to December, with all games being played at Hockeytown, USA in Saugus, MA, and includes playoffs, and an awards night. Members of the league and the Lasell community can track the progress of the current season or past history through the league's official website which will launch shortly.
Lasell College Radio
It is the primary mission of Lasell College Radio to serve as the ultimate Free College Radio station and Connected Learning experience. Lasell College Radio offers college students numerous volunteer, credit-earning and paid positions with real-world radio experience outside of the classroom. In addition to free college radio, we also offer free podcasts. Their College radio and podcast programming promotes new acts and developing artists often not aired on commercial radio. This is college radio's contribution to the music industry which creates fresh, original podcasts and free college radio that is unique to Lasell College and that does not mirror mainstream play.
Lasell College Rugby Club
The Lasell Rugby Club works to run a successful rugby club from the ground up. Rugby provides another athletic activity for Lasell's student body and community to enjoy. The Rugby Club plays against other colleges and universities in New England and strives to be a source of pride and fun for Lasell College.
Lasell College Television (LCTV)
Lasell College Television provides the campus community with relevant, helpful information, and creates and organizes a purposeful club for students interested in television broadcasting.
LEAF (Lasell Environmental Action Force)
The purpose of LEAF is to promote action, spread awareness, and to incorporate the environment into everyday living.
The mission of this organization is to offer support, advice, and connections to students who are interested in law school. The organization participates in the Americas Mock Trial Association (AMTA).
Long Distance Lasers Club
The primary goal of Long Distance Lasers (LDL) is to work towards improving commuter students' daily life on campus. To accomplish this, they serve as a forum for communication and expression of commuter student views on campus.
Marketing & Management Club
Lasell's Marketing & Management Club organizes events for students to network with classmates and local professionals in order to deepen their understanding of the industry they are studying, and gain real-world insights.
Multicultural Student Union
The club's mission is to work with and better understand the many cultural and ethnic differences which shape our College community. Through education and programming, members hope to bring all Lasell students closer through understanding. MSU hosts very popular events on campus such as their dances and Food Fests. Members also have the opportunity to participate in culturally diverse events in Boston and the surrounding community.
Nicaragua Sister City Club
The purpose of the Nicaragua Sister City Club is to enable students to contribute to activism and advocacy of human rights, and access resources and service learning opportunities pertinent to the Newton-San Juan Del Sur Sister City Project.
Polished is Lasell's student-run publication focusing on fashion, art, culture, and all things Boston. Interested students can write articles, work as part of the graphic team, the marketing department, the event planning team, or as a fashion stylist..
Price Center Mentoring Club Polished
The purpose of Price Center Mentoring is to work with children with disabilities, to reach out to individuals who have not had a collegiate experience, and to be a mentor to someone who may not have one. Price Center participants will come to the Lasell campus and spend two hours of time, learning from Lasell students about college. Through this mentoring program, members hope to make a difference and form strong bonds with the Price Center participants.
Lasell PRIDE is a student organization whose mission is to offer a safe, confidential environment for people of all sexualities and gender identities, and to educate the Lasell community on issues concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. We aim to get students involved in social issues surrounding sexuality, such as coming out, discrimination, and issues of safe sex. Everyone is welcome in PRIDE. Our straight allies are so important. Join us for support, fun, and making a difference on campus!
The Psychology Club holds monthly meetings with a general goal of organizing campus events to raise awareness of various psychological topics. Psychology club member's work together to generate ideas for interactive events for any student interested in psychology - and being a psych major is not a requirement for membership! The Psychology Club hopes to be a foundation for starting a Psi Chi chapter at Lasell, which is a national honors society in psychology.
Relay for Life
A student organization that annually develops a Relay for Life program for the Lasell Campus Community. The program consists of one day and one night where the community of Lasell comes together for one fight against cancer. 12 hours of events and activities to celebrate the lives that have fought and are still fighting to help raise money for the American Cancer Society.
The purpose of Running Club is to provide a fun, easy way to get exercise and meet new people who also enjoy running.
The purpose of this organization shall be to provide a group consisting of those who have a passion for any aspect of the performing arts, and to spread the wonders of the theatrical world throughout the Lasell community.
Ski and Snowboarding Club
The Ski and Snowboarding Club is an organization created to allow the members of the Lasell community to take off-campus trips to various mountains around the New England area.
New to Lasell in Fall 2013. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in joining or for more details.
Spoken Word Club
Spoken Word Club provides a healthy environment that nurtures self-discovery. We seek understanding of important topics and issues of society, history, and current events through creative expression and group discussions. We also provide assistance in improving poetic writing and stage performance.
Sports Management Club
The mission of the Sports Management Club is to provide students with experience and appreciation for the sports industry while learning what it takes to be successful in merging the world of business and sport. The Lasell College Sport Management Club provides students with the opportunity to gain worthwhile contacts and networking while raising awareness of the Lasell Sport Management Club throughout the campus and the community as a whole.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the representative body for all students of Lasell College. SGA works to ensure that the needs of the student body are being met on campus. It acts as the liaison for all students with faculty, administration, and trustees of the College. Committees on SGA represent the causes Lasell students are most concerned about and include the Food Committee, Shuttle Committee, Finance Committee and Academic Committee. SGA also plans events on campus such as Spirit Weekend, a time for students to represent their class with fun games and events.
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
Also known as SAAC, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee is made up of two members of each varsity sport. They serve as a liaison between school administration, the NCAA, the GNAC and the student-athletes. They meet once a week to discuss topics that affect the student-athlete as well as accomplish community service projects.
Studio Artists Guild
The purpose of the Studio Artists Guild is to refine the skills of any enthusiasts of drawing and to give these artists a sense of kinship with the other members of the club. Students will be assigned a multitude of assignments to refine and build upon one's skills. These activities will sometimes include group projects, pairs, or individual assignments that will then be followed by a group critique and discussion of everyone's work. This group will also enable students to have a more varied and substantial portfolio. We will also branch off into forms of community service projects later on as the club develops.
If you love the sport of tennis, this club is for you! The club meets once a week to practice and enjoy a game of tennis on Lasell's outdoor courts. All students are welcome to come and participate, even if you haven't played before.
The Lamp Yearbook
The Lamp is Lasell College's Yearbook which is published every year and given to the graduating class. The Yearbook is a club in which students with many different interests and skills come together to create the publication from start to finish. With photography editors, copy editors, section editors, and more, the yearbook staff consists of the many dedicated and talented students here on campus.
The purpose of the club is to provide Lasell students with opportunities to have an impact on the community by supporting local schools, providing guidance to those pursuing professional development, raising awareness of common issues in modern day communities and youth, creating collaboration amongst other students at Lasell College, and providing preparatory sessions to aid in the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure.
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The Counseling Center offers students a place to confidentially discuss issues, problems, or feelings that are important to them in reaching their potential. The members of the Counseling staff are committed to assisting students to grow towards greater independence in making mature choices, and taking responsible action for themselves and towards others, as well as for their education and career. Students come to the Counseling Center to address various issues including relationship conflicts, college adjustment, academic stress, depression and anxiety, family stress, sexuality, and healthy lifestyles. The Center maintains a resource library to provide helpful information on stress management and relaxation techniques, substance abuse, eating disorders, dating violence, anger, grief, communication, and self-esteem. A Health Educator works in the Center, along with Peer Health Educators, to provide educational programs designed to promote healthy lifestyles and relationships.
The professional counseling staff is available to work with students individually and through group programs. Short-term counseling, referral services, and workshops are provided at no cost. Counseling is confidential and privacy is respected. Appointments can be made by calling 617-243-2451, or by stopping by the Reception Desk at the Health Services Office in the Edwards Student Center, or by contacting a member of the Counseling staff at Case House. During the academic year, the Counseling Center Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.
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Edwards Student Center, x2124
Lasell College is committed to helping students achieve academic and personal success, both in and out of the classroom environment. The mission of the Office of Disability Services is to assist all students, including individuals with disabilities, to fully access the academic, residential and social aspects of student life at Lasell College. The Director of Disability Services works in close collaboration with Academic Affairs, Residential Life, Health Services and the Counseling Center in order to facilitate student accommodation requests. The Director will work directly with students in the development of accommodation plans, and in the oversight of any disability-related supports needed in accessing the College's academic and student life.
Edwards Student, x2451
Located on the top level of the Edwards Student Center, the Health Center is staffed Monday through Friday, when classes are in session. Hours: Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon; and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday. The Health Center is staffed by nurse practitioners and a physician. Emergency services are available through the Newton-Wellesley Hospital (approximately one-half mile from the Lasell campus). When the Health Service is closed, non-emergency care may be received at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital Urgent Care Center in Waltham (approximately 2.5 miles from campus. Any student requiring off-campus care should bring their health insurance information with them to the medical provider. Any fees incurred for off-campus care is the responsibility of the student, and students will need to arrange their own transportation. Whenever a student feels that they require emergency medical care after business hours, they should first contact Campus Police @ 617-243-2279.
Clinical Philosophy - Maintaining good health takes into account the effects of physical, emotional, social, sexual, and nutritional factors. The Health Services staff members work to assist students in developing habits that will enhance their quality of life. Students are encouraged to become active participants in their own care. The staff of Health Services will not provide written excuses for student absences from class.
Confidentiality - All visits, discussions, treatments and records are confidential. The HIPPA Privacy Rules (April 14, 2003) safeguard the use and disclosure of your identifiable health information and place certain requirements on what is known protected health information. We do not release health information to anyone without your written permission unless, in our judgment, it is necessary to protect you or others from immediate physical danger.
Prior to registration Lasell College requires all full-time students to submit a health form which includes a physical examination with 12 months of matriculation and a medical history form. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that every full-time student provide proof of immunization. These requirements include: three Hepatitis B, two MMR, two Varicella (chicken pox), one tetanus/pertussis also known as TDap, within the past ten (10) years, one Meningitis (or a signed Meningitis Waiver form). In addition, Lasell College requires completion of a Tuberculin Risk Questionnaire. If these documents are not completed within thirty (30) days of arrival to Lasell, a student will be prevented from registering for classes for the following semester. Any student considering an international study abroad program/international service learning experience is urged to get the immunizations appropriate to their travel/study experience. Students should not delay in getting the appropriate immunizations. It is suggested that Hepatitis A vaccines (two shot series) be initiated at least 6 months prior to international travel.
The College's comprehensive fee entitles students to consultations with the professional medical staff during their scheduled hours. In addition to treatment of illnesses and injuries, the staff members perform routine pelvic exams, various STD tests, blood pressures, pregnancy tests, urine and blood tests, referrals to specialists, and prescriptions to most commonly used drugs including birth control methods. Health education and counseling are available on various subjects such as nutrition, alcohol education, sexuality, eating disorders, birth control, emotional problems and sexually transmitted diseases. If a student should become ill, hospitalization may become necessary. If a student contracts a contagious disease, the College reserves the right to require that student to return to their home within 24 hours of diagnosis. Health Services does not initiate or prescribe treatment for Attention Deficit Disorders.
Students must be enrolled in some health insurance policy as stipulated by Chapter 23 of the General Laws of Massachusetts. Students must provide documentation of their health insurance policy name and identification number. Insurance is necessary to cover the costs of any lab fees (i.e. X-rays, throat cultures, pap smears), prescriptions for medications, or costs to other specialists. For further information about insurance issues, students should contact the Office of Student Accounts, x2103.
Arnow Campus Center, x2094
The Office of International Services has a dual focus: it provides comprehensive direct service to the undergraduate and graduate international student populations on campus, as well as to the population of undergraduate students who wish to study abroad for a semester, summer, or academic year.
International Student Advising: Lasell has over 100 international students each year who come from approximately 35 countries. The Office of International Services provides immigration support and advising, information on maintaining one's status as an F-1 visa holder, general support and assistance in navigating the Lasell community, and cultural adjustment resources. The Office sponsors several programs throughout the school year including: resume and career workshops; presentations by immigration attorneys; and CPT and OPT information sessions. Additionally, students may receive individual assistance with a variety of topics, ranging from how to obtain a social security card, to where the nearest grocery store is located. International students also receive a weekly newsletter from the Office of International Services that outlines important announcements and upcoming events happening in and around campus.
Study Abroad Advising: Lasell currently offers over 75 study abroad programs in 35 countries. Students who wish to study abroad during their time at Lasell can visit the Office for information and guidance on study abroad opportunities, and the Office holds several programs throughout each semester also designed to inform students about study abroad opportunities. These programs include: information sessions for first year students; tables at the annual Activities Fairs; fall and a spring study abroad fairs; classroom visits; site-specific information sessions; and pre-departure orientation sessions. There is also a study abroad resource room attached to the Office, where students can browse through study abroad catalogues and travel books.
Once a student has made the decision to go abroad, there is a specific application process that must be followed. Students must choose a program from Lasell's list of approved programs and then be approved for study abroad before they can apply to the study abroad program of their choice. Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing, and any student who falls out of good academic or disciplinary standing at any point in the application process or prior to going abroad, will no longer be permitted to study abroad. Upon returning from studying abroad, students can choose to apply to be a Global Ambassador and assist the Office with study abroad programs and offer peer to peer advice to students who may be considering study abroad.
For more information, students should stop by the Office of International Services on the 2nd floor of the Arnow Campus Center or call (617)-243-2094.
More Information: International Student Services
Students and their family members may avail themselves of the Vice President's office for assistance in many areas. If a student is unsure exactly where to address a question or concern, s/he may come to the Student Affairs office for help or to get the appropriate referral. The Vice President, with assistance from the Dean of Student Affairs, is responsible for coordinating all of the various student life services, and for working with students and staff to create a vibrant and supportive campus environment in which all members of the Lasell College community can study, work, recreate, and live.
Edwards Student Center, x2124
Edwards Student Center, x2124, email@example.com
Living on campus is a rewarding part of the Lasell College experience. The Residential Life staff members are committed to fostering an atmosphere in the living residential communities that will enhance the emotional and social growth of the students residing there. Students must be physically and emotionally healthy to live in the residential community, and all resident students must live within the guidelines set out in this Handbook. Any student deemed to pose a threat to themselves or to other members of the Lasell community, may not be permitted to remain in residence. /p>
The staff in the residence buildings consists of Area Coordinators and Resident Assistants. Resident Assistants (RAs) are student staff members with at least sophomore standing. Every resident student will have an RA on their floor, wing or house who is assigned to them. There are currently 50 Resident Assistants on campus. Area Coordinators (ACs) are professional staff members who live on campus in residential buildings. The ACs are responsible for supervising the RAs, and work with them to create a healthy, supportive, and educational environment in the residential communities.
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Arnow Campus Center, x2475
The Office of Student Activities is a comprehensive office that supports many aspects of student learning and development. Within a student development framework, the Office of Student Activities provides support to all registered student organizations as well as social, cultural and educational programs for the entire Lasell community. The Office of Student Activities offers many services including: leadership programs; student organizational management; advising and program planning; advisors for the Student Government Association and Campus Activities Board; and hosting and planning large-scale campus events such as Family, Friends and Alumni Weekend.
The Office of Student Activities conducts four different Orientation Programs: one for first-year students during the month of June ("Laser Link Orientation") and a make-up Orientation in August ("Laser Link Orientation 2.0"), one for transfer students in August ("Laser Transfer Transitions"), one prior to the start of classes in September ("Lasell Laser Welcome Weekend"), and one in January ("Laser Winter Orientation"). Each program is designed to aid students in their transition to Lasell College by introducing them to the campus, preparing them to begin their collegiate academic experience, and welcoming them into the Lasell College community. Orientation Leaders, current undergraduate students, play an important role in delivering these programs. For more information on the Orientation programs please visit: www.lasell.edu/orientation .
Students are encouraged to get involved outside of the classroom throughout their college years. Through the Office of Student Activities, there are many opportunities for participation, including orientation, student organizations, leadership development programs, attendance at major events and employment in the Office of Student Activities. For more information on getting involved, students should stop by the Office of Student Activities on the second floor of the Campus Center, call (617) 243-2475, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or find the Office on twitter at @LCactivities and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lcactivities. The website for the Office is: www.lasell.edu/studentactivities and www.lasell.edu/orientation.
Office of Student Activities Sales
The Office of Student Activities offers discounted tickets to professional sporting events, theater productions, movie tickets, various trips, Senior Week, club and organization ticket sales, Class Apparel, and other items throughout the year. These sales are advertised on MyLasell, the campus calendar, and flyers. All tickets or items sold by the Office of Student Activities are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets cannot be reserved or held ahead of time. All sales are final and there are no refunds or exchanges. Payment can be accepted in cash or check made payable to Lasell College.
The Office of Student Activities utilizes University Tickets, which is a web based boxed office that will allow for ease of transactions, ability to pay with credit card, and easy record keeping of purchases. Registration is easy and must be completed (only once) before any purchase (online or in person) is made with the Office of Student Activities. To register, simply to go MyLasell. On the left side there is a link under the "Campus Life" heading that says 'buy tix online'. Click that and register.
Senior Week is offered every year by the Senior Class Committee and the Office of Student Activities. All students who wish to participate in Senior Week must register in advance, for the entire week of activities. A "senior" is defined as a student who is in good conduct standing by April 30, 2014, and has graduated in December 2013 or will graduate in May 2014 or December 2014. Guests are not permitted to attend Senior Week activities. Graduating seniors living in on-campus housing must be paid participants of Senior Week in order to stay in the residence halls during Senior Week. Senior Week payments are non-refundable, non-transferable, and cannot be exchanged. All Senior Week participants will be required to sign a Senior Week Contract. All College policies are in effect during Senior Week. Information about Senior Week activities, payment options, and dates of events will be sent to seniors via email and U.S. mail. Questions regarding Senior Week can be addressed to the Director of Student Activities at x2475.
The many different student organizations at Lasell College provide numerous opportunities for involvement. Students can choose from programming, cultural, governance, and special interest clubs and organizations. With so many choices, most students are able to find an organization that suits their needs and interests. For a current list of student organizations please visit www.lasell.edu/studentactivities. To join a club, attend the Fall or Winter "Activities Fairs" or contact the Office of Student Activities, x 2475
Creating a Student Organization
Starting a new club or organization is simple, and there are three steps: 1) have an idea, 2) find three other students that are interested, and 3) meet with the Coordinator for Student Organizations. Students who are interested in starting a new student organization should contact the Office of Student Activities.
Registration of Student Organizations
Any student organization wishing to function under the Lasell College name, or wishing to utilize campus facilities, must be registered with the Office of Student Activities. Student organization policies include:
- No student organization may discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, handicap or disability, or an individual's previous affiliation in criteria for membership, assignment of voting privileges, rank or office.
- Student organizations must register with the Office of Student Activities at the beginning of each academic year by submitting a Student Club/Organization Registration Packet. Dates are publicized by the Office of Student Activities at the beginning of the academic year. This packet includes an officer roster and anti-hazing information which must be signed.
- All recognized student organizations are required to complete an Event Registration form with the Office of Student Activities, for any programs or events held outside of the scope of organizational meetings. This form is designed to assist student organizations in planning better programs and maximizing the resources available. Event Registration forms are due at least ten (10) business days prior to the event. Students must work with the Coordinator for Student Organizations to complete the form.
- All student organizations must adhere to College policies whether they are on- or off-campus. Student organizations alleged to be in violation of College policies will be referred to the Director of Student Activities and may be subject to a hearing through the campus Conduct System, and may possibly lose their registration privileges.
- New organizations may form at any time by meeting with the Coordinator for Student Organizations. Registered organizations may also seek recognition from the Student Government Association making them eligible for funding. Please see the Office of Student Activities for more information.
Privileges of Registered Student Organizations
- a mailbox in the Campus Center, and an account with OrgSync
- flyer and advertising privileges on campus
- inclusion in College publications, directories, and distribution databases
- opportunity to obtain student organization office and/or storage space
- participation in the College's Student Activities Fairs to recruit new members
- use of College facilities (rooms, vans, etc.)
- use of College services (My.Lasell postings, plasma board postings, etc.)
- use of resources provided by the Office of Student Activities (program planning, staff support, assistance with team building, etc.)
Participation in Student Organizations
All students may participate in the co-curricular life on campus as long as they meet the requirements for good academic as well as good conduct standing. For a complete description of "good academic standing" please refer to the appropriate section in the College Catalog.
Students who are not in good academic standing will receive notification from the Office of Academic Affairs. Students (full- and part-time) who are not in good academic standing will be required to curtail their participation in the co-curricular life of the campus in the following ways:
- students who are serving in an executive board position in a registered student organization (i.e. whose name appears on the "Officer Roster" as submitted to the Office of Student Activities) will be considered to be in probationary status for that semester.
- no student organization officer may remain on probationary status for two consecutive semesters.
- students who are not in good academic standing will not be permitted to stand as candidates for an executive board position in a student organization.
In addition, any student leaders (executive board members) whose residential privileges are revoked for conduct reasons, will likely be suspended from all club/organization activities until their housing privileges are reinstated. When a student leader is found responsible for violations of College policy, the Director of Student Activities reserves the right to impose additional, organization-specific sanctions at any time depending on the severity of the incident.
Hazing is illegal in the State of Massachusetts and will not be tolerated by the College. All registered student organizations are required to read and sign an Anti-Hazing Form at the start of the academic year. Please refer to the policy section of this Handbook for the complete text on this policy.
Student Organization Funding
Registered student organizations are eligible for funding through the Student Government Association. Clubs that do not receive funding from another source (e.g. an academic department or the Office of Student Activities), and are registered and recognized, may request funding each semester from the Student Government Association.
How to Request SGA Funding
All registered clubs and organizations must submit an SGA Funding Budget Packet to the Office of Student Activities, in order to request funding in the fall and spring semesters. Forms can be picked up from the Student Government Association office or the Office of Student Activities (both offices are located on the second level of the Arnow Campus Center). Information about the funding process and specific requirements, are available from the Student Government Association by emailing them at email@example.com.
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