Employee Service Manual

2016-17 Student Handbook

Foreword

The purpose of the Albion College Student Handbook is twofold. It informs students of opportunities for involvement — with people, special programs, and issues — that are available at Albion College. It describes programs and services that will help increase the quality of every student’s educational experience. The handbook also informs the College community of many of the policies governing students while at Albion College. These policies express expectations of behavior, convey a respect for community, and provide for the protection of the rights of the individual. Each student or student group is held responsible for the policies and procedures of the College that are currently in effect or, from time to time, put into effect by the appropriate authorities of Albion College. Please be aware that the handbook (1) is not a complete statement of all policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of Albion College; and (2) that the College reserves the right to change any procedures, policies, programs, and so on, that appear in the Student Handbook. The College will give notice to students of changes within a reasonable amount of time. Albion College acknowledges that best practices which include state and federal laws and/or regulations, continue to change, e.g., 2013 Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Consequently, if College policies and procedures conflict with or are not in line with current best practices, then current best practices, including state and federal laws and/or regulations, will take precedence over conflicting College policies and procedures.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability, as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment.

Important Telephone Number Extensions

Campus Safety Emergency Line

0911

Campus Safety Business Lines

1234, 0213, 0255

Student Health Services

0220

Chaplain's Office

0492

Counseling Services

0236

Women's Center

0226

Residential Life

0224

Oaklawn Hospital Local Number

269/781-4271

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

0226

Sexual Assault Counselor
(24 hour on-call, press the # sign first)

#9876

Title IX Coordinator - Lisa Locke

0206


Suicide and Crisis Intervention Hotlines

Gryphon Place

269/381-4357

Michigan Suicide Hotline

800/784-2433; 800/273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Spanish only)

888/628-9454

Summit Point Crisis Line

800/632-5449


To all students:

What an exciting time to be at Albion College!

As we consider the challenges that must be addressed by the national and international communities, we are reminded of the importance of colleges like ours. Like they have done so many times before, graduates of private, residential, liberal arts colleges will provide the leadership and wisdom to resolve the tough issues of our day. Since Albion is one of the best of this select group, in only a few short years the world will look to you to do remarkable things.

I hope you are expecting great joy in the weeks and months ahead. College should be lots of fun. At the same time, I hope you are expecting repeated challenges. In fact, you should insist that we push you to do your very best work. Embrace the opportunity to pursue excellence in the classroom, on stage, on the field, in your sorority or fraternity, and every place in between. Never again will you be in an environment where everything is aligned and designed to help you develop as a person of influence.

Explore all the opportunities available and then create some of your own. Work as hard as you can in all of your classes and then spend some time thinking about how those classes inform each other. Learn to persuade your classmates and then learn to be persuaded by them. Find ways to learn and develop through things that others are doing only as recreation. Ask questions of everyone and give your best ideas to those who ask your opinion.

Use this document as one of many handbooks to help you get the greatest value for the time and resources you invest in Albion College. We are committed to your success, so take advantage of all we have to offer. We will enjoy watching your Albion successes, and, in a few years, we will take pride in what you are doing as a force for good around the world.

Mauri Ditzler
President

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability, as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment.

416 Erie Street Apartments

416 Erie Street Apartments

The Basics

The 416 Erie Street Apartment building is considered a privileged housing option for senior-status women. The building consists of two apartments, housing a total of 14 students. The apartment on the first floor houses 6 women in 3 double-occupancy rooms. The apartment on the second floor houses 8 women in 4 double-occupancy rooms.

Room Furnishings

Per Student:

  • XL twin size bed (80” x 36”)
    • May be bunked or placed as individuals
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Bookcase/shelf
  • Chest of drawers (three-drawer unit)

Per Room:

  • Cable TV hookup
  • Mini blinds

Building your own loft is prohibited. All college furniture must remain in the room/apartment throughout the entire academic year.

Board Plan

Students in 416 Erie Street Apartments are not required to be on a College Board Plan. However, students may purchase a College Board Plan if desired. Please see Dining Services for more information.

Apartment Amenities

Per Apartment:

  • Carpeted dining/living rooms
  • Air conditioned facility
  • Mini blinds
  • Cable TV hookup
  • Two bathrooms
  • Fully furnished living room and dining room
    • Sofas, lounge chairs, end tables, etc.
    • Dining room table and chairs
  • Full kitchen
    • Stove
    • Sink with garbage disposal
    • Dishwasher
    • Two refrigerators

Laundry Machines

  • One washer and one dryer for each floor (free of charge)

Residents are responsible for the housekeeping of their individual apartments. Students need to bring their own cookware, dishware, and silverware.

Internet Access

416 Erie Street Apartments have wireless access throughout the building. Wired connections are available upon request (submit work order request to the Helpdesk to be connected).

Key Access

416 Erie Street Apartments are set up with a card system that allows students to use their Albion1Card as a key to their residential building as well as their individual room.

Residential Life Staff

The Residence Hall Director (RD) that oversees all apartments is also the RD for Mitchell Towers and lives on the first floor of Mitchell Towers year round.

Smoking Policy

416 Erie Street Apartments is a smoke-free facility. For more information about our Smoking Policy, please see page 80 of our 2016-2017 Student Handbook.

Emergency Telephone Locations

416 Erie Street Apartments have one emergency telephone that is a direct line to Campus Safety:

  1. Front foyer – indicated by a blue light

Please see Campus Safety's Emergency Telephone Location Map for all emergency telephone locations.

Room Sign Up Requirements

Students interested in living in 416 Erie Street Apartments must apply in groups of six or eight during the Apartment phase of the Room Selection Process. Students must be in good social and academic standing to reside in this apartment. Each applicant is required to sign a release form (giving the Office of Residential Life permission to request each student's records through Student Affairs and the Registrar's Office) when applying for this option.

Apartment/Ingham Applications are due Thursday, March 23, 2017 by 4:00 PM.

pdf2017-2018 Apartment/Ingham Application

pdf2017-2018 Student Release Form

For information on room rates, please see the Accounting Office's Tuition & Fees page.

Physical Address

416 E. Erie Street
Albion, MI 49224

View it on the map

Floor Plans

416 Erie: First Floor Layout
416 Erie: Second Floor Layout

507 Erie Street Apartment

The Basics

The 507 Erie Street Apartment is considered a privileged housing option for senior-status women. This apartment houses seven students in five-single occupancy rooms and one double-occupancy room.

Room Furnishings

Per Student:

  • XL twin size bed (80” x 36”)
  • May be bunked or placed as individuals (in double occupancy rooms)
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Bookcase/shelf
  • Chest of drawers (three-drawer unit)

Per Room:

  • Cable TV hookup
  • Mini blinds
  • Closet or wardrobe/armoire

Building your own loft is prohibited. All college furniture must remain in the room/apartment throughout the entire academic year.

Board Plan

Students in 507 Erie Street Apartment are not required to be on a College Board Plan. However, students may purchase a College Board Plan if desired. Please see Dining Services for more information.

Apartment Amenities

  • Carpeted dining and living rooms
  • Air conditioned facility
  • Mini blinds
  • Cable TV hookup
  • Three bathrooms (two upstairs, one downstairs)
  • Fully furnished living room and dining room
    • Sofas, lounge chairs, end tables, etc.
    • Dining room table, chairs, and benches
  • Full kitchen
    • Stove
    • Sink with garbage disposal
    • Dishwasher
    • Two refrigerators
    • Microwave
  • Laundry Machines
    • One washer and one dryer (free of charge)
    • Located in the kitchen

Residents are responsible for the housekeeping of their individual apartments. Students need to bring their own cookware, dishware, and silverware.

Internet Access

Wireless access is only available in the common areas of the apartment. All student rooms have active, wired ports.

Key Access

507 Erie Street Apartment is set up with a card system that allows students to use their Albion1Card as a key to their residential building as well as their individual room.

Residential Life Staff

The Residence Hall Director (RD) that oversees all apartments is also the RD for Mitchell Towers and lives on the first floor of Mitchell Towers year round.

Use of Tobacco Products

507 Erie Street Apartment is a smoke-free facility. For more information about our Smoking Policy, please see page 80 in our 2016-2017 Student Handbook.

Room Sign Up Requirements

Students interested in living in 507 Erie Street Apartment must apply in groups of seven during the Apartment phase of the Room Selection Process. Students must be in good social and academic standing to reside in this apartment. Each applicant is required to sign a release form (giving the Office of Residential Life permission to request each student's records through Student Affairs and the Registrar's Office) when applying for this option.

Apartment/Ingham Applications are due Thursday, March 23, 2017 by 4:00 PM.

pdf2017-2018 Apartment/Ingham Application

pdf2017-2018 Student Release Form

For information on room rates, please see the Accounting Office's Tuition & Fees page.

Physical Address

507 E. Erie Street
Albion, MI 49224

View it on the map

Floor Plans

507 Erie: First Floor Layout
507 Erie: Second Floor Layout

About the Process

Application

There are 4 parts of the application:

  • Application
  • References (2)
  • Statement of Interest/Cover Letter
  • Resume

The Application will be completed by following the link, and completing the application. The reference page may be emailed to your references or printed and given to them. A Resume and a Statement of Interest may be uploaded with the application or emailed under a separate cover. Read more about the Application

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Group Process

All new RA candidates must attend the group process retreat on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Group Process is a portion of the interview process when RA candidates are given different activities to work through as a group.

If you absolutely are not able to attend the Group Process, you must contact Julie McMahon (). You will be in the Alternate pool and attend group process on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Interview

Interview Format

The interview will be approximately 45 minutes long. A Professional Residential Life staff member and a Resident Assistant will conduct the interview. It will focus on why you are applying, any relevant experience you may have, and what you hope to accomplish as an RA. There will also be time at the end for the candidates to ask any questions they may have.

Interviewing Tips

  • Research the position. Know about all aspects of the staff member role including programming, peer helping, student conduct, community building, staff interactions, etc.
  • Reflect on why you want a position as a RA and what you hope to accomplish in the position.
  • Review activities you have done recently so that you can demonstrate how your experiences could assist you as a staff member.
  • Think about what makes you unique. Ask yourself the question, "Would I hire myself as a staff member and why?"
  • Dress professional for the interview. Wear something that makes you feel relaxed and confident and that would make a good first impression.
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes early. Confirm the time and place.
  • Remain calm. Remember that you should be yourself during the interview. Take a deep breath before you enter the room.
  • Acknowledge each member of the interviewing team. Offer to shake hands and introduce yourself.
  • Maintain eye contact and listen intently. Make sure you understand the question before you answer. Ask for clarification if you need to. It is perfectly acceptable to pause and reflect for a few moments before you answer the question. Remember to answer all parts of the question.
  • Use appropriate language when responding to questions. Remember to speak clearly and confidently.

Interview Dress Code

Candidates are encouraged to dress professionally. Nylons or a tie are not required, but it is important to make an effort to look like you want the job. As mentioned above, wear something that makes you relaxed and confident.

Shadow a Duty Night

Each RA Applicant is required to "shadow" an RA for a day. Shadowing will consist of following an RA throughout the course of a regular duty night and will provide an opportunity for applicants to get a true sense of what is involved in the RA position. Please select an RA in one of the Residence Halls on campus and schedule a time to shadow them. RA applicants will need to complete the Job Shadow process by no later than February 24th to be considered for the Resident Assistant position.

pdfJob Shadow Application

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