Phishing occurs when someone attempts to use electronic communication such as email to fraudulently acquire confidential information such as your password by pretending to be a trusted person or part of a trusted group.
How does phishing work?
Phishing is a form of social engineering, the art of manipulating people into sharing confidential information or performing a desired action. Phishing attacks are commonly transmitted via email and social network sites like Facebook and Twitter.
How will they encourage me to share my information?
Phishers typically present a plausible scenario and often take advantage of the recipient’s fear, greed or lust. They also often present a sense of urgency. Examples include messages that:
Tell you that your account was misused by you and will be disabled
Tell you that your account was compromised and will be disabled
Tell you that your Mailbox has reached its limit and will be disabled
What might the phisher ask for?
Account number, card number, PIN, access code
Personally identifiable information like your date of birth, Social Security number or address
Confidential information like student records, financial records or technical information
Signs of a potential phishing attack
If the communication you receive exhibits any of the following, it may be a phishing attack.
You are asked for confidential information
You are asked to visit a web page with a suspicious or unexpected address
You do not recognize the sender or the sender does not normally contact you
You recognize the sender, but the sender’s email address, alias or name spelling are unusual
You’re told something negative will occur if you don’t supply the requested information
The writing style is unusual
How to protect yourself
Ask yourself whether you should be sharing the information requested
If the supposed sender is someone or an organization known to you, contact them to discuss the request
Use a browser that alerts you when you attempt to visit known phishing websites
Before you click a link, inspect it
If unsure of a link’s authenticity, use a link you know or find the link via a search engine
Tuition remission is intended to provide undergraduate education leading to the first baccalaureate degree. Tuition remission is extended to eligible full-time faculty, administrative and hourly employees of Albion College, and their spouses and dependents in accordance with the following provisions:
An Eligible Staff Member includes faculty, administrative or hourly members who meet all academic and admission requirements of the College and who is classified as regular and full-time employee.
An Eligible Spouse is defined as the legal wife or husband of an eligible staff member.
An Eligible Dependent is defined as a natural born child, legally adopted child, or stepchild, unmarried, who is eligible to be claimed as a deduction on the eligible staff member's income tax return for the previous two years and in the tax period in which the tuition is waived, and who meets all the admission and academic requirements of the College. Stepchildren must also have established residency on a permanent basis in the staff member's household.
For eligible dependents after a two year waiting period, tuition remission at 100% is provided for undergraduate courses at Albion College. Eligible dependents of faculty and administrative members after a two year waiting period may also participate in the Tuition Exchange Program with thirteen GLCA member colleges, Wittenberg University, Willamette and two members of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (Beloit and Grinnell) or participate in the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Tuition Exchange Program (TEP).
For eligible full-time faculty, administrative or hourly employee after a 90-day waiting period is eligible to enroll in one course per semester. Tuition remission at 100% is provided for undergraduate courses at Albion College providing there is space available.
For eligible spouses after a two year waiting period, tuition remission at 100% is provided for undergraduate courses at Albion College providing there is space available.
Eligible spouses and dependents that hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to take additional course work will pay $200 for a one unit course.
Eligible spouses and dependents that take more than a full load (4.5 units) will be responsible for 50% of the tuition cost associated with the over load.
For eligible dependents wishing to accelerate a program during the regular school year at Albion College, wherein such acceleration is merely for the purpose for entry into another college or into Albion College as a regular student, tuition remission shall equal 50% of the standard rate of tuition. Further, the student may be admitted to the course only if regular enrollment is sufficient to make the course pay and there is space available.
Tuition remission shall be granted to eligible dependents for eight semesters of academic work or the attainment of a bachelor’s degree, which ever occurs first. Tuition remission shall not apply to other fees, room and board charges, textbooks and supplies, any other cost of instruction, tuition and fees for non-credit courses, special programs or Summer College.
Eligible individuals will not be eligible for the tuition benefit unless they also apply for financial aid which includes completion of the FAFSA Application form. Any other cash aid received shall be applied first to tuition charges, reducing the Tuition Remission grant and then to other charges and fees. Total assistance from Financial Aid and Tuition Remission is not to exceed the cost of tuition, fees and necessary books and supplies.
Individuals eligible for benefits under this policy must apply to the college directly using the normal application channels and register for courses through normal registration channels. Upon acceptance into the College the enrollee will need to secure and submit a Tuition Remission Request Form and secure necessary documentation of eligibility to the Business Office which includes:
Approval of the staff member's immediate supervisor, director, or vice-president.
Financial Aid Office certification that application has been made for financial aid.
Status and Sessions
Studies must be on a full-time basis for dependents and employees may take one unit per semester.
Tuition remission will apply only to enrollment in regularly scheduled, credit courses during the Fall, and Spring sessions.
It is expected that courses be taken outside of regular working hours and all class attendance by staff members requires the approval of the staff member's immediate supervisor and appropriate Vice-President each term.
If a course becomes oversubscribed, preference will be given to paying students.
Termination of Employment
Tuition remission or exchange will terminate at the end of the semester in which the full-time faculty, administrative or hourly member ceases to be employed by the College. Eligible spouses and dependents are entitled to tuition benefits as long as the staff member remains in the service of the College but their eligibility will not be terminated if the staff member retires under an approved College plan, dies or becomes totally disabled during service, provided the staff member has served a minimum of five years of service prior to retirement, death or disability. The tuition remission privilege would, however, terminate for the spouse upon remarriage.
Exceptions to this policy, if any, need to be authorized in advance by the appropriate vice-president or president in consultation with the business office.
Is a voluntary, 100% employee-paid program for full-time, benefit eligible employees. There are two products offered – an Accident/Injury plan and a Critical Illness plan. Each employee who chooses to enroll creates a contract with AFLAC and the College's role is to collect the per-pay premiums through payroll deduction/reduction. The AFLAC products do not replace any existing benefit. It is an additional voluntary benefit offered at a group rate.
How to enroll and participate:
Review brochure for benefit details
Enroll during Open Enrollment or within 30 days from initial hire. Contact Human Resources for enrollment information.
I work in the Market Risk department which looks at Goldman's exposure to daily swings in the market. Within that department, I sit specifically in an infrastructure role that helps to streamline daily reporting.
Why do you love what you do?
After the 2008 economic crisis, a lot of emphasis has been put on risk management. It is nice to know that the work I am doing, is important to the company as a whole. I also love the big picture type of problem solving that I had the chance to work on to improve the efficiency of daily tasks.
How did Albion help you get there?
Albion gave me a lot of extracurricular opportunities along with a strong academic background.I think that was very important in teaching me time management, prioritization, and overall "project juggling." With such a small school, I have also had several chances to practice my communication skills including public speaking, interacting with groups, and writing.
For me, Albion…
…was a wonderful balance of academics and extracurriculars that have made me a well-rounded and educated student ready to enter the workforce. Getting involved is the best way to experience Albion.
Statement of Purpose: The Global Diversity Theme Year focuses our attention on the interdependence of international, transnational, and local phenomena in order to understand how we shape and are shaped by systems and values. With experiences on and off campus, we deepen our understanding of our identities as responsible "global citizens" through our diversity and shared dependence on the natural environment.
Established by the GDTY Committee on April 13, 2012
Sexual Misconduct Involving Minors Reporting Procedure
All Regular Employees
Employees who witness or suspect sexual misconduct involving a minor are required to report such incidents as indicated below. Sexual misconduct includes the following:
Any sexual acts involving a minor.
The intentional exposing of genitals to a minor or forcing a minor to expose his/her genitals for the purpose of sexual gratification.
Any intentional touching of a minor’s genital area, buttocks, breasts, or groin for the purpose of sexual gratification.
Forcing a minor to touch the genital area, buttocks, breasts, or groin of another for the purpose of sexual gratification.
Soliciting or requesting a minor to engage in sexual activity.
Intentionally exposing a minor to pornographic materials.
Employees who witness an incident of sexual misconduct involving a minor must immediately report the incident to either the Albion Department of Public Safety (911 from cell phone or off-campus phone) or the Office of Campus Safety (ext. 0911 or 517-629-1234).
Employees may also report suspicions of sexual misconduct to the following agencies:
Children’s Protective Services-call 855-444-3911—reports may be made confidentially or anonymously.
Albion Department of Public Safety-call 911 from a cell phone or non-campus phone.
Office of Campus Safety-ext. 0911 or 517-629-1234.
Employees should report any suspicions of sexual misconduct as soon as possible to their Department Head or to the Department Head’s supervisor as needed.
The Department Head must report the incident to the Division Head or to the President as needed.
Nothing in this procedure should be interpreted as discouraging or preventing employees from acting to stop an incident of sexual misconduct that is occurring, provided that such action does not endanger either his/her safety or the safety of the minor who is being subjected to the misconduct.
President’s Administrative Council reviewed/effective January 2013
Presidential Search Prospectus
Please click on the image below to read and download Albion College's presidential search prospectus document. The document is in PDF format.
The Albion 1Card is the official identification card of Albion College. Issued to all members of the College Community, it is required for identification and access to essential campus services. It also offers a convenient declining balance debit account - Briton Bucks - for making purchases on and around campus.
ACIS is an acronym for Albion College Information System. Faculty use this site to post grades while students use it for course registration and checking grades. Students can view financial aid and account information using ACIS.
Office 2010 for Windows and Office 2011 for Mac are available for all faculty and staff office machines. They are also available to students at no additional cost through our Microsoft Campus Agreement. Faculty and staff can download the current version of Microsoft Office under our work-at-home licensing agreement. It is available for download on our website at http://www.albion.edu/it/software/176-microsoft-officedownload
Symantec is the anti-virus software we use for campus machines. It is available for student personal computers through our license agreement, but not for faculty and staff personally-owned computers.
Academic Specific Software
Albion has license agreements with numerous different software providers. These agreements vary in their size and scope. If you would like to request academic software or inquire on what we are currently licensed for, please contact
Moodle is the course management system at Albion. To place your syllabus, assignments, or discussion board on the web, complete our online course web request form at http://courses.albion.edu/mod/url/view.php?id=11 No web editing experience needed; it’s that simple!
Ferguson Media Room: (color phaser printers, slide/film scanner, poster printer, and more…) For one-on-one Instructional Technology project assistance and reservations, please email
For assistance with your departmental or personal web pages, please email
. For assistance with course related web pages, please email
The people directory is the easiest way to find contact information for people within the campus community.
Administrative software for Student, Financial Aid, Finance, Human Resources and Development data. New faculty members receive their Banner and ACIS login credentials from the Registrar at their orientation meeting. Staff receive them by request from their supervisor. Training for Banner can be scheduled by contacting the Help Desk.
Banner reports require both network authentication and a Banner login. Information including budget information can be acquired from these reports.
The drop-down menu can be used to view business hours for individual facilities.
Dow Recreation and Wellness Center
6:30 a.m. - Midnight
6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Noon - 6 p.m.
Noon - Midnight
Winter break hours:
Monday, Dec. 15 - Friday, Dec. 19
10 a.m. - 7p.m.
Dow Closed December 20 - Janury 4
Monday, Jan. 5 - Friday, Jan. 9
10 a.m. - 7p.m.
Monday, Jan. 12 - Friday, Jan. 16
10 a.m. - 7p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Jan. 19
10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Ungrodt Tennis Center
6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Noon - 6 p.m.
Noon - 10 p.m.
Finals week hours:
6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Dean Aquatic Center
Monday - Friday (Afternoon)
Noon - 1 p.m.
Monday - Friday (Evenings)
Finals week hours:
Noon-1 p.m., 7-9 p.m.
Weather permitting (60 degrees F or warmer) until fall break and after spring break.
Noon - 4 p.m.
The Boathouse will be closed during and after fall break until spring break.
Audio Visual Request Form
You may request support for your audio visual needs for special events taking place in classrooms and other campus spaces by completing the form below. To ensure we can accommodate as many audio visual requests as possible, we prefer at least two weeks advance notice when requesting event support.
Social Media Editorial Guide
Albion College maintains a presence on most of the major social media platforms. These social channels allow us to spread news, engage our alumni, celebrate student success stories, promote athletic highlights, and share bits of campus life.
The key word is “share.” Social media is a conversation between Albion College and our audiences. And while new social media channels pop up and die off every year, the “sharing” philosophy remains the same.
The Office of Marketing and Communications manages the College’s presence on social media platforms by maintaining a posting calendar and keeping to an editorial strategy throughout the year. While one College employee may manage a particular channel, the entire department gives input and suggestions on what to promote at any time. Social media at Albion College is a team effort.
The Office of Marketing and Communications also works with other campus departments, such as Alumni Engagement, Annual Giving, and academic departments, to help generate worthwhile content.
This editorial guide serves as our how-to manual on the College’s social media presences. The main social media channels are broken down into their own mini guides, and we lump the minor social media channels into one page.