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. Acknowledging 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.
The Office of Campus Life 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, and many major campus-wide programs and events. Campus Life works diligently to augment students’ academic experiences while supporting a broad and challenging series of opportunities beyond the classroom.
The Office 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, Campus Safety provides building patrols, building openings and closings, after-hour admittances, escorts, parking enforcement, emergency fire and medical response, and general patrol of campus property. Campus Safety works 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 Development staff members coordinate many programs and activities for first-year students to assist them with their transition to Albion College.
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 Community Living.
Student Health Services Navigator
The focus of the Student Health Services Navigator is to take a holistic approach in supporting the wellness needs of Albion College students. This may include sharing health promotion and disease prevention information throughout the academic year. The Student Health Services Navigator will assist students with insurance issues, referrals, coordination of ongoing care, and navigating health care services through the College partnership with the Oaklawn Family Practice and Express Care – Albion.