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Moravian College
Student Handbook

Campus Offices and Services

Moravian College provides many services to meet students' needs for information or assistance. Most College offices are open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the regular academic year.

Academic and Accessibility Support Center 
First Floor of Monocacy Hall
610 861-1401

The Academic and Accessibility Support Center provides academic support for all undergraduate students who are experiencing academic difficulty, who wish to maximize academic performance, and for students with documented disabilities. Through individual and group programming, students are given the opportunity to enhance time management and study skills. The Academic and Accessibility Support Center coordinates a faculty referral system and a program of midterm academic intervention for students at risk for course failure.

The Academic and Accessibility Support Center is host to Greyhound Tutoring, a program intended to support the academic success of Moravian students. Through this program, students can request a one-on-one tutor (use this link: bit.ly/NeedTutorMC) to help prepare for exams, complete homework, understand concepts, and organize their schedules. Once connected, students and their tutors coordinate a mutually convenient time to meet. Also offered are regular evening drop-in hours for specific subjects throughout the week, and students are encouraged to attend these tutor sessions as often as possible.

Greyhound Tutors are upperclassmen who had previously taken the same course in which they tutor, and they are trained through the College Reading and Learning Association's training modules. Tutors are expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA, have strong interpersonal communication skills, and have a proven track record of responsibility and academic success. The Academic and Accessibility Support Center provides tutors with professional development opportunities throughout the semester, and we work directly with faculty to make sure tutors are trained in their disciplines in addition to general tutor training. 

Students should notify the Academic and Accessibility Support Center of extended absence of more than two days from classes because of significant illness or personal emergencies.

The Academic and Accessibility Support Center also provides disability accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to qualified students with disabilities. For specific information on required documentation, please contact the assistant director of academic and accessibility support. See also Disability Support Services in the Academic Resources section located in this handbook.

Admissions 
First floor of Colonial Hall
610 861-1320 or 800 441-3191

The admissions staff provides information about the college search process and Moravian College for high school students and transfer students from other colleges. All prospective students are encouraged to inquire about academic programs, student life, the application process, admissions standards, visiting campus, and financial assistance.

Bookstore
Lower level of HUB
610 861-1485

The Moravian College Bookstore, operated by Barnes and Noble, sells and buys back new and used textbooks throughout the year. New and used textbooks can be reserved, packaged, and picked up in the bookstore prior to the start of the semester. The bookstore also offers a textbook rental program on selected titles. Textbooks and selected merchandise are also available online. The bookstore stocks apparel and gift items, stationery and art supplies, greeting cards, candy, and health and beauty aids. Also available: special-order books, College rings, and cap and gown information.

Campus Police
119 W. Greenwich Street (open 24 hours a day)
610 861-1421 (in case of emergency: 911)

The mission of the Moravian College Office of Campus Police is to promote a safe and well-ordered environment for students, faculty, staff, and other members of the community by extending care and assistance, by overseeing the physical surroundings, and, when necessary, by enforcing laws and regulations, all carried out in a compassionate manner hallmarked by the values of respect, integrity, service, and excellence.

The campus police are responsible for protecting life and property, preventing and detecting crime on campus, and providing essential safety services to the College community. Their presence eliminates the necessity of depending upon outside agencies for public safety services, but the Campus Police Office works closely with area law enforcement agencies and fire departments.

Campus police officers are commissioned in accordance with 22 Pa.C.S.A. § 501, according to which "such policemen, so appointed, shall severally possess and exercise all the powers of a police officer in this Commonwealth, authority in and upon, and in the immediate and adjacent vicinity of all the property" of the College. In addition, campus police officers are certified under Act 235 -- Lethal Weapons Training Act and attend yearly update training under Act 120 -- the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Training Act. Campus police officers enforce the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, ordinances of the City of Bethlehem, and the rules and policies of Moravian College.

Campus police officers patrol the campus on foot and in marked cars to ensure the safety of the College community. A police dog may accompany officers at times. Continual in-service training provides for professional delivery of law enforcement services.

Campus Police offers crime prevention programs, including RAD (rape defense); an engraving service for property registration; and an escort service. It also supervises and regulates parking.

Publications explaining these and other services can be picked up at the Campus Police Office, the HUB desk, the Registrar's Office, or the Office of Student Affairs.

Cashier 
First floor of Colonial Hall
610 861-1334

The Cashier's Office collects payments of tuition and fees and assists with financial aid processing. The Cashier will cash personal checks or original approved vouchers for students on weekdays during specified hours. The standard limit on personal checks and original approved vouchers is $100.

Center for Career and Civic Engagement
HUB
610-861-1509

The Center for Career and Civic Engagement assists and provides support to students through experiential learning and professional development opportunities. The experiential learning component of our office is expressed through active citizenship by addressing student interests and community needs that develop leaders in service to the common good. This active citizenship instills a strong connection to civic engagement as it applies to academic disciplines, the community, and the campus.

Building from these connections is the professional career development component of our office. This area interacts with students individually through providing resume and cover letter preparation, assisting students in exploring career options, interview skills, and job search strategies. After collaboration on these various points of interests, the next step taken by our office is to facilitate connections. We strive to connect students with alumni and employers willing to assist students in exploring careers and pursing employment through the Career Connections Externship Program, internships, co-ops and full time positions; and maintaining current online listings for full time positions, internships and prospective employers. These connections are not limited to one area of interest. We work with faculty, alumni, and professionals from a variety of career areas to provide programs such as on and off campus job and internship fairs, Backpack to Briefcase (a professional planning workshop for juniors and seniors), and on and off campus student/alumni networking receptions. Additionally our resources extend to students that are pursuing graduate/ professional school preparation and planning.

Counseling Center
1307 Main Street
610 861-1510

The Counseling Center provides individual, couples, and group counseling (not available at all times) to undergraduate students enrolled in the day division program. Students experiencing personal difficulty, interested in gaining increased self-knowledge, or wanting to develop more efficient coping skills are encouraged to contact the Counseling Center. Two full-time and two part-time counselors are on the staff, which may include interns from graduate programs in counseling. All counseling sessions are confidential.

Counseling Center staff members will refer a student to off-campus professionals when it is perceived that this is necessary in order to meet their needs. It may be, for example, that the student requires more frequent, extended, or continuous services or requires the support of a professional with a particular expertise. Decisions of this nature are made on a case-by-case basis. In most cases, the Counseling Center continues to work with the student until they have had a reasonable amount of time to establish a relationship with a private counselor.

Dining Services
Lower level of the HUB
610 861-1496

A professional dining service, Sodexo, operates the resident board program, the Blue and Grey Cafe, the Root Cellar Cafe, and special dining programs and services, including all receptions and other hospitality activities.

For more information on dining choices, plans, news and offerings, please refer to our web page.

Questions about selection of resident board plans can be directed to the Office of Student Affairs, 1301 Main Street, 610 861-1503.

Disability Support Services
Monocacy Hall 
610 861-1401

As one of its many functions, Moravian College’s Academic and Accessibility Support Center is responsible for serving otherwise qualified students with disabilities. Moravian College adheres to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 in ensuring accessibility of its programs and services. The assistant director of academic and accessibility support is responsible for assisting the College in providing reasonable accommodation for students with disabilities enrolled in the College, and serves as a resource for other College departments regarding service for individuals with disabilities, as needed.

For more information, please see the Academic Resources section elsewhere in this handbook, and check the College's website for periodic updates concerning services for students with disabilities.

Financial Aid
First floor of Colonial Hall
610 861-1330

For information about financial aid, please see the Financial Aid policies in the College Policies section of this handbook.

Haupert Union Building
Locust and Monocacy Streets
610 861-1491

The Haupert Union Building (HUB) is the center of campus life for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community. It provides a multitude of services and amenities to enhance and support daily life on campus.

The HUB Information Desk disseminates general information, registers campus events, reserves meeting rooms, and maintains a lost-and-found. They assist with the overall management of the building and support the functions of Housing & Event Management.

The bookstore, mailroom, Marketplace (dining hall), and Blue and Grey Cafe are also located in the HUB. Further information about these facilities can be found separately in this section. Other facilities of the HUB include meeting rooms, the lounge, the H. Paty Eiffe Art Gallery, Prosser Auditorium, Arena Theater, the Pavilion, and the Center for Career and Civic Engagement.

Health Center
Hillside 5H, West Laurel Street
610 861-1567

The Health Center, under the management of St. Luke's Hospital, provides primary care for students during the fall and spring terms. Students do not need to have Moravian College health insurance to visit the Health Center.

A nurse practitioner is on duty from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. most weekdays, as is a full-time nurse. A physician is available for scheduled appointments. Students can call the health center to schedule appointments for the physician and the nurse practitioner.

If medical care is required when the Health Center is closed, students may visit St. Luke's North, 153 Brodhead Road, Bethlehem, or call 484 526-3000. It is open weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. and weekends between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The emergency room at St. Luke's Hospital, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, treats emergency cases 24 hours a day. Students are responsible for fees incurred, and should take insurance information with them to any outside provider.

All entering students must submit a completed medical form to the Health Center in accordance with the College's stated deadline. Required immunizations are a tetanus-diphtheria pertussis booster within the last 6 years; two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine; a polio immunization series; the hepatitis B series and the meningitis vaccine. A tuberculin screening is completed with the students’ physical and if needed a tuberculin test is required within the past year. In addition, two doses of varicella vaccine OR proof of immunity by blood testing (titer). Students whose immunizations are out of date or who do not submit their medical forms may not be allowed to register for the coming semester or may not be given their class schedules until they correct the situation.

Note: MMR is commonly administered in childhood, the first dose when the child is between 12 months and 5 years of age, the second after 5 years of age. Those who did not receive this vaccine as children or received it too early to be effective should see their healthcare provider.

Information Technology Department 
120 W. Greenwich Street
610 861-1442

The Information Technology Department (IT) operates and maintains the College’s computer network consisting of nine major networks including the campus-wide network, the Moravian College Science and Instrumentation Network (MoCoSIN), the Student Residential Network (ResNet), the Moravian College (MoCo) wireless network, and MoCoSIN wireless (WMoCoSIN). It provides attended operations, during business hours, for the network and attached file, print, application, e-mail, Web servers, and customer assistance through the Help Desk. It assists users with multimedia tools; provides audiovisual assistance; develops or acquires and maintains applications for College business operations, academic support, and curriculum delivery; provides telecommunications services; supports Moravian’s web portal AMOS (Accessing Moravian On-line Services); conducts information technology training; and assists the St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing.

Public Labs

IT maintains public computing labs and classrooms on Main and Hurd Campuses  in:  PPHAC 112 (Win), PPHAC 113 (Win), PPHAC 331 (Win), Memorial 201 (Mac), Memorial 202 (Win), Reeves Reference (Win), Reeves Lower Level (Win & Mac), HILL Resource Room (Win), the Writing Center, and Comenius 101 (Win).  Any of these labs are available for student use when not being used as a classroom. High-speed networked black and white laser printers are available for student use.

Restricted Labs

Certain computing labs are provided for the use of students enrolled in particular programs. PPHAC 114 (MoCoSIN) is for computer science and earth science students; Graphics Lab 7 and Graphics Lab HILL 309 (both Mac) are for art and graphics students; West Hall 222 (Mac) is for music students; and the Seminary Lab (Win) is for students of the Moravian Theological Seminary.

Operating Systems

IT supports Windows 7 Home/Professional/Enterprise, Windows 8, and Macintosh OS X version 10.3 or higher. A suite of applications which includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software is recommended, preferably Microsoft Office.

Help Desk

IT’s Help Desk is accessible via telephone (ext. 1500), e-mail at help@moravian.edu, online (self-serve help) at ithelp.moravian.edu, IT’s portal pages on AMOS (click on the IT Help tab), and walk-in from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday whenever College administrative offices are open. Help Desk technicians can assist with a variety of hardware and software issues. The Help Desk is located in Memorial Hall. 610 861-1500.

Media Services

IT’s Media Services Center is accessible by walk-in and telephone from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday whenever College administrative offices are open, at ithelp.moravian.edu, and on IT’s portal pages on AMOS (click on the IT Help tab). The office provides various media services equipment and facilities to support teaching and learning. Media Services lends out LCD projectors, 35mm slide projectors, televisions, VHS and digital camcorders, laptops for a period not to exceed seven days, microphone and public address systems, and other hardware. All multimedia services are coordinated through this center, which is staffed primarily by students. Students, with sponsorship from faculty or staff, can request media services support and equipment online through AMOS (72 hours advance notice required). The Media Services Center is located in Memorial Hall. 610 861-1500.

Student Requirements

Any student who connects any computer, regardless of the operating system or computer manufacturer, is required to run current anti-virus and anti-spyware programs with automatic updates on their computer. Although the College provides both programs for students, students may use their own if the programs update automatically. Students must check their College-supplied e-mail on a regular basis, since most College communications are issued electronically.

Technology Fee

The Moravian College technology fee supports the full range of information, education, and instructional technology services offered to students at Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary. The fee provides:

  • Access to the Internet
  • Anti-spyware, anti-spam, anti-virus filtering at the network level
  • Access to AMOS
  • Access to the campus-wide network
  • Access to Moravian College Science Instrumentation Network (MoCoSIN)
  • Access to the institution's wireless network
  • Network connectivity in dorms and residences
  • Access to Reeves Library, including online searches and online databases with full-text articles from on- or off-campus
  • An institutional e-mail account with storage space
  • Website with storage space
  • An institutional Blackboard account
  • An institutional AMOS account
  • Use of campus public-access, classroom, and lab computers running Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX
  • Network storage space
  • Use of black-and-white and color printers
  • Services of the Information Technology personnel (troubleshooting assistance only from the Help Desk)
  • Current versions of anti-virus and anti-spyware software for individual use
  • Programs to remove adware and malware
  • Use of multimedia resources: projectors, cameras, analog and digital audio and video recorders, etc.
  • Use of the Media Service’s Digital Media Lab
  • Use of M-Flex account
  • Refresh of public-access, classroom, and lab computers, printers, and projectors, licensing of software on public-use computers, operating systems, and specialized software

E-Mail

The e-mail global address book is a shared institutional resource, accessible and usable by faculty, staff, and students. Students are able to send broadcast e-mails by using "Student News," a service managed by the director of student activities, or by asking a member of the faculty or staff to do so; in either case, the individual considering sending a broadcast e-mail on a student’s behalf will review the message and forward it only if they deem it acceptable and consistent with institutional policies. Students must check their Moravian-supplied e-mail on a regular basis, since most institutional communications are issued electronically.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions about computer use at Moravian may be found here.

Intercultural Advancement and Global Inclusion

1138 Main Street
610-625-7847
diversity@moravian.edu

The Center for Intercultural Advancement and Global Inclusion supports the overall mission of the College as an inclusive community of great embrace welcoming of all individuals from all walks of life, locally, nationally, and globally.

The Center serves as a resource to welcome and educate a more diverse population, so that our College community more closely mirrors the world into which we send our students to live, lead, and serve. The Center also provides support and advocacy for students from historically underrepresented groups, international students, and encourages collaboration and community development across the institution. We devote a significant amount of time and resources working individually with students as well as providing support for student organizations whose missions are similar to the Center.

We are excited to meet and work with our incoming students! Please contact the Center at diversity@moravian.edu.

International Studies 
Benigna Hall
610 625-7896

The Office of International Studies (OIS) advises Moravian College students who wish to integrate an experience abroad into their education. Students majoring in any subject can go abroad for any amount of time ranging from one week to one year. For more information, visit the OIS website: moravian.edu/internationalstudies. OIS also assists international students who want to study abroad at Moravian College on an exchange.

Library 
Locust and Monocacy Streets
Director: 610 861-1540
Circulation: 610 861-1544 
Reference: 610 861-1543
Databases & Periodicals: 610 861-1547
Streaming Video: 610 861-7876

Reeves Library contains a collection of more than 242,000 books in both print and e-book format, more than 51,000 journals, and 58 databases. It provides study space for more than 400 students, including study tables, individual carrels, group study areas and lounge seating. The Library is also home to the Zinzenko New Media Center with a TV and recording studio. A digital collaboration space in the lower level allows students to reconfigure spaces with movable writable walls and a Mondopad.

Hours (fall and spring academic terms)

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 midnight
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 noon-12:00 midnight

On the Web

The library's website includes access to the library's online resources (database, E-books and library catalog), as well as links to research guides and digital archives. Students may access databases from off campus by entering their user name and password. The webpage may be accessed at http://www.moravian.edu/library.

Borrowing

Books in the general collection may be checked out for three weeks; children's young adult literature, educational curriculum materials, and DVDs may be checked out for one week. Honors students may keep books for the academic year. Independent study students may keep them for the semester. Books may be renewed by telephone. Overdue books accrue fines of five cents a day. A fines forgiveness program allows students to return books at the end of the semester without paying a fine by bringing a donation for the Wm. Penn School.

Reserve

Materials on reserve are located through the online catalog.

Photocopiers

One photocopier is available for copying library materials. Help is available at the Circulation Desk. Photocopying costs ten cents a page. A scanner is also available for students.

Reference

Reference librarians are available for assistance in the use of library resources, in person, via telephone, e-mail, and IM, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and other times by appointment. Library instruction is available for classes and groups.

Direct loan

With their Moravian ID, students have access to the library collections of LVAIC member colleges and universities: Cedar Crest, Lafayette, and Muhlenberg Colleges, and DeSales and Lehigh Universities. The combined holdings of LVAIC libraries amount to about 2 million volumes and 20,000 serial titles.

Interlibrary loan 

Access to library resources internationally is also available. Interlibrary loan requests may be submitted electronically or in person. Before submitting the request, students should discuss their needs with a reference librarian. The majority of interlibrary loan articles are delivered electronically to your Moravian email.

Microforms

Microfilm and microfiche reader/printers and assistance in using them are available. Three reader/printers are available for microform copying.

Multimedia resources

Laptop computers, iPads and adaptors can be checked out for one week and renewed once, if available.

Mail Services
HUB, lower level next to the bookstore
HILL, first floor 
General: 610 861-1631; HILL: 610 625-7583

The College provides mailboxes for resident students, commuter students, and campus organizations. Students receive their box number and combination at the mailroom window. The mailbox number must appear on all correspondence addressed to students.

During the semester, HUB window-service hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. during the week. At the HILL, window-service hours are 12:00 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. during the week.

In addition to processing incoming mail, the mailroom in the HUB offers stamps and some postal supplies at the service window. Packages of any weight may be sent from the mailroom by either USPS or UPS. Notifications of packages and of certified, insured, and special-delivery items are placed in mailboxes. These may be picked up and signed for at the service windows. The mailroom at the HILL does not weigh packages or sell stamps; however, there is a drop-off for pre-stamped mail or packages.

Student workers may retrieve another student's mail only in the event of a malfunctioning mailbox. Students requiring assistance with their mailbox may ask any mail staff member for help. Lost combinations to mailboxes can be found on your Amos account under MY HUB MAILBOX.

It is the students' responsibility to make sure their boxes are locked at all times. Any mailbox malfunctions should be reported immediately by calling 610 861-1631.

Parking
119 W. Greenwich Street
610 861-1421

All students must register their vehicle(s) with the Moravian College Police Department if they park on campus or up to one half-mile from campus. There is an annual fee for commuter students for registering a car on campus, which should be done at the Moravian College Police Department at the beginning of the term. Resident students authorized to have a vehicle on campus must participate in an annual parking selection process. Students who choose to live off campus within a half mile may not enter the selection process. Freshmen students are not authorized to have a vehicle on campus. Parking permit stickers must be appropriately displayed on the lower left corner of the driver’s side rear windshield. All students issued a parking permit are only allowed to park in the designated lot and are not permitted to park on any roadway or parking lot within a 1/2 mile of Main Campus or the Hurd Campus. All students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the institutional parking policy. The Parking Rules and Regulations can be viewed on AMOS. Log in, click on the Campus Life tab, and then click on Campus Safety. In the Campus Safety Forms, you can view and download the Parking Rules and Regulations.

Questions about parking and vehicle operation on campus should be directed to Campus Police, 610 861-1421.

Registrar 
Monocacy Hall
610 861-1350

The institutional registrar manages scheduling for day session students and course registration for all sessions. The office maintains academic records, posts grades on the campus network, and provides transcripts upon written request. The registrar also processes course additions and withdrawals, parent and student name and address changes, declarations of major, changes of major, graduation certification, diploma orders, veteran certifications, verifications of enrollment, loan deferments, and approvals of summer study at other institutions. The office also provides forms and course information for cross registration at LVAIC institutions and for internships and independent study.

Religious and Spiritual Life 
1305 Main Street
610 861-1583

Consisting of the full-time College chaplain and part-time Roman Catholic and Jewish chaplains, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life offers opportunities to become involved in faith-based programs, worship experiences, and interfaith dialogue. The Moravian College Christian Fellowship (MCCF), Newman Association for Catholic Students, Hillel for Jewish Students and Muslim Students Association clubs are coordinated through this office. These groups offer a variety of worship, fellowship, spiritual formation programs, and retreats, as well as periodic opportunities to travel off campus to meet other students with similar interests.

Borhek Chapel, located at the north end of Comenius Hall, may be used during the academic year by College organizations. It must be reserved by contacting the director of the HUB and event management at ext 1492.

The College chaplain offers weekly song and prayer gatherings at 7:15 p.m. Thursdays in the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. 

Catholic Mass is celebrated in Borhek Chapel at 6:00 p.m. Sundays and as announced on holy days of obligation. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) is administered prior to Mass. 

Pastoral care, counseling, and programming are available for students of all faith and non-faith backgrounds.  Please call the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life to set up an appointment.

Student Accounts 
First floor of Colonial Hall
610 625-7142

Student bills are prepared and sent by the Office of Student Accounts. Questions about invoices should be directed to this office. Student Accounts also handles information on payment plans, requests for refunds, M-Flex accounts, online account inquiries, insurance coverage, distribution of 1098-Ts, and billing businesses, community organizations and clubs, and government agencies for tuition assistance. The College will withhold transcripts, access to AMOS, and diplomas for accounts with unpaid balances.

Student Affairs
1301 Main Street
610 861-1503

The Division of Student Affairs is the umbrella organization for programs and services in the areas of residence life, leadership development, Greek life, counseling, career and civic engagement, religious life, health services, developmental programming, concerns with alcohol and other drugs, student activities, student conduct, campus police, campus governance, orientation, summer conferences, and academic camps.

The Student Affairs building houses the vice president for student affairs and dean of students, who coordinates activities of the division of Student Affairs, as well as professional staff for residence life, Greek life and student development.

Title IX 
Colonial Hall, Room 210
610 861-1529

Housed within the office of Human Resources, the Title IX office acts as a resource for members of the Moravian community who have experienced gender discrimination or sexual violence (sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual exploitation). The office connects survivors with support services, provides resources and accommodations, offers reporting and resolution options, and educates the campus community regarding issues of sexual violence.

Title IX works closely with The ADVOCATES for Survivors of Sexual Assault, comprised of trained faculty and staff who offer immediate support and triage to survivors of sexual violence.  The ADVOCATES are a 24/7 service that can be reached by calling or texting 484 764-9242.

For more information, please contact the Title IX office at titleix@moravian.edu.