Offices and Programs
Anna Howard Shaw Women's Center
The Women's Center coordinates social, cultural, and political programs focused on women for the Albion College Community. The Center also works to develop and disseminate resource materials that help educate the community about ideas and issues that impact and involve women. Acknowledge that a key component of feminism is sisterhood, the Center seeks to co-create an environment at Albion in which women can flourish and achieve to their potential.
Campus Programs and Organizations
The Office of Campus Programs and Organizations (CPO) provides students with numerous opportunities to enhance and complement their classroom experiences through co-curricular programs such as student organizations, Greek life (fraternities/sororities), community service, new student orientation, and many major campus-wide programs and events. CPO works diligently to augment students’ academic experiences while supporting a broad and challenging series of opportunities beyond the classroom.
The Department of Campus Safety, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, works with the college community to ensure the safety and security of the entire campus. Directed by professional staff members, the Department provides building patrols, building openings and closings, after-hour admittances, escorts, parking enforcement, emergency fire and medical response, and general patrol of campus property. The department works very closely with the City of Albion’s Department of Public Safety and other law enforcement agencies.
The Office of the Chaplain celebrates and cultivates religious devotion and spiritual development, and strives to create a welcoming and affirming context for the entire College community. The office does this in a variety of ways, such as providing connections between students and religious communities (both on and off campus), hosting interfaith dialogue opportunities, leading Christian unity efforts on campus, supporting students exploring ministry, and offering pastoral care in times of joy and loss.
In both group and individual settings, Counseling Services provides students a confidential environment to explore concerns related to a variety of issues. College is a time of growth and transition and students often attend counseling to address eating concerns, depression, interpersonal relationships, stress management, sexuality, loss and grief, and other concerns. Educational programs, consultation on counseling-related topics, and referrals to area mental health resources can be provided as well. Counseling Services welcomes students from all backgrounds and embraces a philosophy of respectful diversity.
Through the First-Year Experience Program, Student Affairs staff members coordinate many programs and activities for first-year students to assist them with their transition to Albion College.
The Office of Intercultural Affairs is dedicated to the support of minority students and to promoting the awareness of multicultural issues among students, staff and faculty. The office affords students the opportunity to participate in a number of organizations, activities and programs that assist minority students in developing a sense of belonging at Albion and helps the entire student body expand it’s knowledge of multicultural issues.
While at Albion College, you will find that learning opportunities provided in the campus residences enhance the more formal classroom learning. Sharing common living spaces with other students challenges each resident to develop skills such as communication and assertiveness. Students can also gain leadership and organizational skills through their participation in hall government and program development. Visit the Office of Residential Life.
Student Health Services
The focus of Student Health Services (SHS) is to take a holistic approach related to the health of the student population at Albion College, stressing health promotion and disease prevention. There is a minimal fee for some services provided and there are convenient, daily walk-in-hours. Under the direction of the Medical Director (physician), SHS is staffed full-time by registered nurses. The Physician and a Physician Assistant provide an additional 10 hours of service weekly.
Dining & Hospitality Services
Albion College provides the campus and community with high-quality products and services through a variety of experiences. Albion is proud to have Bon Appétit Management Company as the premier onsite company to operate its dining and hospitality services, including campus lodging and conference services.
Bon Appétit cares about the way food and food production impact the environment. Their commitment to social responsibility improves the educational value of Albion’s living/learning environment.
Bon Appétit believes that dining rooms are gathering places meant for breaking bread together—to create a sense of community and comfort that is core to Albion College’s small liberal arts tradition.
While there is very little crime on campus, students are encouraged not to walk alone on campus after dark. From dusk to dawn students can call Campus Safety for an escort to and from locations on campus. In most cases, the escort will be provided with a vehicle; however, depending on staffing, the location of the escort, and availability of officers, an officer may provide a walking escort, or provide an escort utilizing the Campus Safety golf cart. This is entirely at the discretion of the Campus Safety officers on duty.
Students coming back to campus by car after dark can call ahead and request that Campus Safety meet them in their assigned parking lot for an escort to their residence hall. Students should provide a vehicle description, and should remain in their vehicles until Campus Safety arrives.
Students can request an escort by calling extension 1234 from any campus phone. While in most cases officers are able to respond to provide escorts within 10 minutes, in the event of an emergency or unusual situation officers may be delayed. Students should remain inside until a Campus Safety officer arrives.
NOTE: The escort service is provided to ensure student safety. It is also intended for students going to and from on-campus locations. Students going off-campus should take responsibility for their own safety and ensure that they have appropriate transportation to and from campus. A Campus Safety supervisor may make an exception to this policy in cases of extreme need.
Transportation to Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Van Driver Registration
Important Information about transportation services:
- From sunrise to sunset, regardless of weather conditions, healthy, able-bodied students are expected to walk to and from locations on campus and adjacent to campus, including the Dow Center, Burns St. apartments, Munger apartments, Harrington School, and Washington Gardner Middle School.
- The transportation services provided by Campus Safety are primarily intended for students who live in on campus housing and do not have vehicles on campus. Students with vehicles on campus are expected to use their vehicles for their own transportation needs. An exception to this policy is the dusk to dawn escort service.
- Campus Safety officers have many responsibilities, the most important of which are responding to and addressing emergency or potentially dangerous situations that occur on campus. At times all on-duty staff may be called to deal with such issues, and so transportation for students may be delayed during those instances.
- Non-emergency services, such as transports and admittances, are normally performed by officers in the order that they are requested. This may create some delays in answering requests for transportation by Campus Safety officers.
- When possible, students should notify Campus Safety 30 minutes prior to when they wish to be transported to a specified location (for medical appointments outside of Albion, 24 hour notice is needed).
- With the exception of the shuttle service to the Michigan Flyer, all transportation services are free for students.
Note regarding transportation to Oaklawn Hospital after regular business hours
Campus Safety staff members do not transport students to Oaklawn Hospital for unknown medical conditions. Campus Safety should be contacted for all medical emergencies that occur on campus so that an ambulance can be contacted for assistance.
24 hour a day, 7 day a week escorts for students living on campus
- To and from classes, to Baldwin, or other locations on campus for students who are injured or disabled.
- As requested by Student Health Services or Counseling Services Staff
- From Oaklawn Hospital
- To and from pharmacies in Albion
- To and from the Equestrian Center
- To and from the Albion Bus/Train Station, for students with a train/bus ticket. Transportation is not provided for guests.
- To and from places of employment in the city of Albion
Escorts provided on certain days or at certain times for students living on campus
The following transportation services are not provided by Campus Safety:
- Medical appointments out of town (except as listed above)
- Out of town for entertainment or personal reasons (except as listed above)
- To or from local Taverns (except in extraordinary circumstances)
- To or from home
- To or from out of town train or bus stations
- To airports
- Transportation for non-students
Exceptions may be made in cases of emergency or extreme need. Requests should be made to the on duty supervisor.
IMPORTANT: As of April 1, 2012, the Michigan Flyer is no longer making stops in Jackson. Transportation will be provided to/from the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, and the cost will increase to $50 each way ($35.00 if more than one student is traveling).
Since this service is accessed in Ann Arbor, Campus Safety will now provide transportation for students to/from Ann Arbor for this service at any time during the academic year, subject to the limitations and process listed below.
To guarantee transportation, students must register for transportation with Campus Safety at least one week prior to the date of the transport.
Arranging transportation to and/or from Detroit Metro Airport
1. After you have made your flight arrangements, make a reservation to ride the Michigan Flyer.
2. Fill out Campus Safety Airport Transportation Form, provide the required information, and click 'send' . Campus Safety will contact you to confirm the arrangements for your transportation to the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, where you will meet the Michigan Flyer.
Cost and payment
- You are responsible for payment to the Michigan Flyer for transportation to and from the airport. Rate information is available on the Michiigan Flyer website.
- In addition to the Michigan Flyer cost, you will be charged $50 each way by the College for transportation to and from Ann Arbor. This amount will be added to your student account.
- Campus Safety will offer a reduced rate of $35 each way for two or three persons traveling together.
Requirements and limitations
- This service is only available for currently enrolled Albion students during the academic year.
- Students are wholly responsible for all arrangements and communication with the Michigan Flyer. This includes making, changing, or cancelling reservations, and making payment.
- Campus Safety will only guarantee transportation to/from Ann Arbor if students complete the shuttle sign up form at least one week in advance of the date transportation is needed.
- Students are responsible for notifying Campus Safety of any changes in travel plans. Students who fail to do so are subject to an additional $50 fee.
- Campus Safety can transport a maximum of three students per trip to/from Ann Arbor. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis.
- Campus Safety is not able to provide this service to student organizations or other groups.