The staff of the Office of Health Services is available to meet the medical needs of all full-time undergraduate students, full-time physical therapy graduate students, and to provide emergency medical care for the College community. The Shroyer Health Center is staffed with registered nurses and part-time practitioners from Annville Family Medicine.
Health services are available to currently enrolled full-time undergraduate students and full-time physical therapy graduate students. Health services are available on a case-by-case basis only for emergency situations to part-time undergraduate and part-time graduate students.
All students are required to have a health record completed by their family physician as a requirement to be officially registered for classes and to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Immunization information must be complete and immunizations up-to-date in order for health records to be con- sidered complete. All health records are confidential and only health center staff has access to them.
General Health Care
Treatment for common problems (e.g., respiratory tract infection, gastrointestinal symptoms, and accident-related injuries; management of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, and uncomplicated allergy injections in cooperation with the student’s physician) are provided. Routine diagnostic procedures are also available (e.g., tests for strep throat, urinary tract infection, mononucleosis, and pregnancy). If you need a service that the health center does not provide, the staff will assist you in coordinating health services specific to your needs in cooperation with your insurance company.
Some medications needed by the student are supplied by the health center at no charge. Medications not stocked at the health center that are prescribed by the College physicians or an off-campus physician are the financial responsibility of the student. The health center is not financially responsible for medications prescribed by an off-campus physician or for medication that the student may have been taking prior to attending the College.
Uncomplicated allergy injections are administered in the health center by appointment on Monday.
Routine gynecological exams are available at the health center by appointment only and by calling ext. 6232. The student is responsible for the laboratory charge of the PAP test.
Excuses for missed classes due to illness are not provided by the health center. Students must speak directly to their instructors.
There is no charge for visits to the health center. However, students are financially responsible for prescriptions (not available at the health center), x-rays, laboratory tests, and referrals to off-campus facilities or consultations that are not covered by insurance.
All full-time students are responsible for carrying health insurance coverage and for submitting a Medical History Form to health services. If you do not currently have health care coverage, you can find a number of plans available for purchase at www.ehealthinsurance.com/health-insurance-companies
. Note that the College does not recommend any health insurance company or plan.
Student-athletes must have health insurance coverage that does not exclude intercollegiate sports in order to participate in intercollegiate sports.
All full-time and part-time international students are automatically enrolled in and required to purchase the International Injury & Sickness Insurance.
For non-athletic accidental injuries, the College provides all full-time undergraduate students and full-time physical therapy graduate students with a $5,000 excess accident insurance plan that may reimburse eligible deductibles, co-pays, etc. required by your primary health insurance plan.
For emergencies, the local ambulance service (911) will be called. Students are responsible for the transportation to off-campus medical appointments and non-emergent trips to the hospital. For non-emergent transport to the hospital or urgent care when a student is unable to find a ride, a voucher system for taxi service is available. To access this service, students should contact the health services staff at the Shroyer Health Center, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., when the College is in session; after hours and weekends, contact residential life or public safety staff.
Campus Network and Servers
A high-speed data network connects all campus buildings, including the library, academic and administrative facilities, and residence halls. Wireless access to the campus network is also available in all buildings and residence halls, and many locations outdoors. The servers on campus provide users with access to electronic mail, statistical analysis (SPSS), eLearning software (Canvas), quantitative software (Mathematica), administrative information, library and other databases, compilers, shared laser printers, and Internet resources.
Students may forward their LVC email to a non-LVC email service at their own risk. The College neither guarantees nor takes responsibility for the delivery, security, or privacy of email messages once they leave the LVC network or LVC-hosted services.
Student Technology Centers and Labs
Computer labs for general student use can be found in the following locations:
- Bishop Library: Computers throughout the building (Windows)
- Neidig-Garber Science Center: Physics Computer Lab (Windows)
- Lynch: Lynch Technology Center, Room 177 (Windows and Macintosh)
- Mund: Center for Writing and Tutoring Resources (Windows)
- Mund: Mund Technology Center (Windows and Macintosh)
- Mund: Tech Nook (Windows)
- Yuhas Commons: Computer Kiosks (Windows)
Printers are provided in many of the locations above. Other computers are available for students in the departments of biology, business, chemistry, education, math, music, physics, and psychology.
LVC Student Print Policy
LVC students are allotted 1,500 pages per student per semester for printing in computer labs and public areas. All pages after the initial 1,500 pages will cost seven cents per page and may be purchased in increments of 500 at a cost of $35. Additionally, unused pages from the fall semester may be carried over to the spring semester. On June 1 of each year, the unused allotted pages will be forfeited. There will be no refunds for any pages not used during the academic year.
Personal Computer Software
The College has adopted Microsoft® Office as the campus standard for Windows and Macintosh. Students use WebMail for access to electronic mail. For help with this software,
call the Information Technology Solutions Center during business hours at 867-6072 or a lab assistant in the Lynch Technology Center at 867-6067.
Computer Support and Purchases
The Information Technology Solutions Center in Lynch is available to report problems with College-owned computer equipment and to obtain assistance with supported software. During the academic year, the solutions center is staffed from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (summer hours end at 4 p.m.). Call 867-6072 during business hours. After hours, send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org
and someone will respond the next business day. Students are eligible to receive discounts on computers, printers, and software. For information on how to order, check the information technology web page (www.lvc.edu/technology
) or call the Information Technology Solutions Center during business hours at 867- 6072.
The Office of Disability Services
The Center for Disability Resources (CDR) provides persons with disabilities equal access to Lebanon Valley College programs, services, and activities. We have a welcoming environment that supports the understanding and acceptance of persons with disabilities throughout the College community, and provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations. The Center for Disability Resources affirms the right of persons with disabilities to obtain access in a manner promoting dignity and independence.
Procedure to Request Services
Students with documented disabilities, who need to receive accommodations, initiate the process with the Center for Disability Resources by identifying as a student with a disability, providing appropriate documentation, and requesting the relevant accommodations.
- The students registers with the Center for Disability Resources. Students may complete a registration form in the CDR office or register online through the CDR website.
- The student provides documentation of disability
- The student schedules a collaborative intake with the director of disability resources to discuss and determine the need for academic accommodation.
- If the student is eligible for accommodations, an agreement is signed between the director of disability resources and the student.
- An accommodation letter is issued to the student for the semester.
- Students share the letter and discuss the accommodations with individual course professors.
Documentation of a disability may include: medical records; psycho-educational assessment reports; school records that specify the impact the disability has on physical, perceptual, cognitive, and behavioral activities; and/or past records of accommodations and services.
A Disability Documentation Form is provided to assist students in obtaining appropriate documentation. Students may also present evaluation reports and other related documenta- tion in lieu of using the Disability Documentation Form; however, documentation other than the CDR form must be typed on the provider’s letterhead.
Documentation must include the following:
- A diagnostic statement identifying the disability,
- A description of the current functional impact of the disability
- Recommendations for accommodations and/or services currently in use or that were successful in the past,
- A description of the diagnostic criteria and assessments used to determine the disability,
- The credentials of the diagnosing professional(s), and
- The diagnosing professional's signature and date of evaluation.
The Center for Disability Resources Documentation Forms are available in the CDR office and online.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Students with disabilities have the right to:
- Expect all disability-related information to be treated confidentially,
- Receive appropriate accommodations in a timely manner, and
- Meet privately with faculty to discuss necessary accommodations.
Students with disabilities have the responsibility to:
- Provide appropriate documentation of the disability,
- Deliver accommodation letters and make an appointment with the instructor to facilitate accommodations
- Initiate requests for specific accommodations in a timely manner
- Follow procedures to receive appropriate accommodations,
- Notify the director of disability resources immediately when an accommodation is not being provided completely or correctly,
- Notify the director of disability resources when an accommodation is no longer needed, and
- Develop self-advocacy skills and communicate specific needs for accommodations.
Examination accommodations are provided to eligible students with disabilities. These accommodations will be noted on the student’s letter of accommodation. Students who are eligible for exam accommodations must follow these procedures in order to utilize the testing facility:
Eligible students will:
- Complete and submit an exam schedule card to the Center for Disability Resources (CDR) within one week of receiving the accommodation letter. This exam schedule card is used to schedule students to complete exams in the testing facility and to request exams from faculty.
- List only the classes and exams that will be completed in the CDR testing facility.
- Schedule exams to be completed between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Notify the CDR of any changes to the scheduled exams.
Testing Facility Rules:
- Students cannot miss a class to take an exam for another class.
- When extra time is permitted, students must take the exam within the testing window - the same time as other students are taking the exam with additional time permitted immediately before or after the regularly scheduled exam period. Students may only complete exams outside the regularly scheduled time if there is a scheduling conflict such as back-to-back classes, the office is closed (evening/Saturday classes), or with professor permission due to extenuating circumstances.
- Professors have the right to administer a different test, if students are taking an exam outside the regular class period.
- Electronic devises, purses, bags, and other personal items are not permitted in the testing facility.
- Once students have begun an exam, he/she may not leave the testing area until finished. With professor permission, exams may be split to be administered over multiple testing sessions.
- All examinations must conclude by 4 p.m. daily.
- The CDR testing facility is under video surveillance and monitored during all examinations.
In addition to submitting the required exam schedule card, students may also schedule examinations online.
Students who are eligible for course notes as a reasonable accommodation will have this designa- tion on the accommodation letter. Students must request a note-taker using the online note-taker request form, which notifies the Center for Disability Resources that a note-taker is being requested for a specific course. Once a request is received, the Center for Disability Resources will email the faculty member asking him/her to seek a volunteer note-taker for the course.
Priority registration occurs on the first day of the registration period. Eligibility for priority registration is determined on a case-by-case basis during the initial interview between a student with a documented disability and the director of disability resources and is based on the need for this accommodation.
Concussion Return-to-Learn Policy
The College currently offers “provisional or temporary” accommodations for individuals who have impairments that are short-term in nature—generally six months or fewer (such as a broken arm or concussion). Such accommodations are accessed by the Center for Disability Resources in collaboration with medical professionals (i.e. athletic trainers, physical therapists, and physicians) and are based on supporting documentation and recommendations.
The College’s Attendance Policy holds that regular attendance at all courses is essential to academic success, and it is the student’s responsibility to attend class and to be accountable for all work missed in the event of being absent from class. Individual faculty members determine specific class attendance policies.
When deemed necessary, adjustments and accommodations are outlined in a letter from the Center for Disability Resources as “Temporary Academic Accommodations” and students are responsible to communicate the necessary accommodations to individual professors. Temporary accommodations may be provided for physical and cognitive rest. The student is responsible for any work missed and arrangements for make-up work must be in cooperation with course professors. During this process, students are encouraged to speak with each professor to determine course specific requirements that may be postponed or excused (i.e. postponed exams, extra time for project/assignment completion, reduced reading assignments). Students are also responsible for meeting with the director of disability resources on a weekly basis during the usage of temporary accommodations.
When the concussed student experiences prolonged cognitive difficulties and symptoms beyond the 2nd week post-injury, the student should consider implications that may hinder the successful completion of coursework. Students are encouraged to meet with his or her academic advisor and the assistant dean of academic success to consider options if coursework missed becomes too onerous to make up.
The Center for Disability Resources can be reached at 717-867-6028.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) provides leadership and direction for the develop- ment of educational, cultural, and social programs that enhance intercultural understanding of the Lebanon Valley community while fostering the College’s mission to develop students who think critically and creatively across boundaries; who solve complex problems; who communicate effectively; and who value differences among human beings.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs facilitates a wide range of activities that promote and foster an appreciation of peoples, cultures, and perspectives. The OMA partners with student organizations, academic departments, administrative offices, and community groups to educate the Lebanon Valley community on the importance of diversity based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical and mental ability, religion, culture, and age.
Programs provided by the office can be found on the OMA web page at www.lvc.edu/multicutural
or by contacting the director at ext. 6235.
Multicultural Mentor Program
The Multicultural Mentor Program is a student leadership program that assists the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the College in creating a positive, supportive, and welcoming environment for incoming and transfer students from African/African American, Latino, Asian, and Native American (ALANA) descent, the Lebanon Valley Educational Partnership (LVEP), and Milton Hershey Students (MHS).
Mentors are expected to participate in leadership training prior to the start of the year, provide peer activities during the year, and assist the Multicultural Affairs and Admission offices with ALANA student recruitment initiatives.
Social Justice Institute
During winter break, the Office of Multicultural Affairs sponsors a three-day intensive leader- ship training on social justice. Featuring modules focused on the theoretical concepts of social justice, the institute includes an overnight trip to an urban center where students conduct service at various social justice and non-profit agencies. After completion of the institute, participants are invited to join The Pallas Society, a campus-based honor society for social justice.
The Pallas Society
The Pallas Society is a campus based honor society established at LVC on April 19, 2009. It seeks to affirm as well as promote openness and inclusiveness among all people. The Pallas Society is a network of students, institute faculty, and staff at LVC who exemplify inclusive excellence by fostering an environment of advocacy, support, and awareness within the realms of social justice. Furthermore, in the spirit of the Pallas Society's commitment to these ideals, inductees into this honor society must demonstrate significant achievement as well as commitment to serving as examples and advocates of leadership, civic agency, equity and inclusion.
Multicultural Student Bridge Program (MSBP)
The Multicultural Student Bridge Program is a two-day, pre-orientation program geared at providing incoming ALANA (African American, Latino, Asian, and Native American) and multiracial students with a jump-start on college life. The program combines peer mentoring, residential living, academic success, and leadership development to assist students in making a successful transition to college and the LVC community.
Women’s Services and Gender Resource Center (WSGRC)
The Women’s Services and Gender Resource Center recognizes that college-aged women face more than just academic issues, including issues of an emotional, developmental, spiritual, and physical nature. The goal of the center is to provide a place where all genders are informed, healthy, empowered, and safe by providing a supportive atmosphere that advocates for the elimination of inequities based on gender. The WSGRC is located at 118 College Avenue.
Center for Global Education
LVC offers a variety of exciting semester-long and short-term study-abroad programs. All programs ensure a cultural immersion experience for students, with several programs offering a language- enhancement opportunity. All courses offered fulfill LVC credits. LVC programs are located in Argentina, Australia, China, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Northern Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, and Spain. Look for new sites to be offered during future semesters.
Students wanting to study off campus but wishing to remain within the United States can choose internship programs in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
With a few exceptions, students attending one of the LVC semester-long programs keep all financial aid and scholarships. Further information is available at the Center for Global Education Office in the Center for Global Education, at ext. 6076, or via email at email@example.com
An integral part of the Academic Success Program, the Center for Writing and Tutoring Resources is a free service for all undergraduate students at Lebanon Valley College. Peer Tutors, successful students themselves, are dedicated to helping students understand course material and study more effectively. Tutors help students identify problem areas and explore solutions. Available in most subject areas, Peer Tutors assist students one-on-one, in small groups, or in larger groups for review sessions. This offers students the opportunity to improve their academic performance and to succeed. Peer Tutors are committed to providing exceptional service in a professional and timely manner. Once a student submits a tutor request, a Peer Tutor will contact the student, usually within 48 hours. For more information about the Center for Writing and Tutoring Resources, please visitwww.lvc.edu/peer-tutoring/index.aspx
or contact the coordinator of the Center for Writing and Tutoring Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org
To help students achieve success in writing, there are also writing tutors available in most subject areas. Tutors are available during drop-in hours, Monday through Thursday, 6–10 p.m., or by individual appointment.
Appointments are recommended at least 48 hours in advance. You can make an appointment by filling out an online tutor request via the center’s webpage (www.lvc.edu/writing-center
), or leaving a voicemail at 717-867-6790. All of the writing tutors must meet a G.P.A. requirement, submit an approved writing sample, and provide two references. After they are hired, tutors participate in ongoing training sessions focusing on writing strategies, communication skills, and the tutoring process.