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ADA Statement for Accessibility Services:

University ADA Statement

Any student who believes s/he may need an academic accommodation based on the impact of a documented disability should first contact a Coordinator in the Office of Accessibility Services, Hatcher Hall, 740-351-3608 ext. 3163 or e-mail SSUAccessibility@shawnee.edu to schedule a meeting to identify potential reasonable academic accommodation(s). Students are strongly encouraged to initiate the academic accommodation process in the early part of the semester or as soon as the need is recognized. After meeting with the coordinator, students are encouraged to meet with their instructors during the instructor’s office hours to discuss their specific needs related to their disability. The academic accommodation letter will be sent to the instructor and student via secure email prior to the semester start date. Any questions regarding the academic accommodations on the letter should be addressed to the Coordinator of Accessibility Services. If a student does not make a timely request for academic accommodations and/or fails to meet with the Coordinator of Accessibility Services, a reasonable academic accommodation might not be able to be provided.

The Interim Coordinator of Accessibility Services is now Michelle Cole. https://www.shawnee.edu/campus-life/accessibility-services

Title IX:

Shawnee State University is committed to maintaining a learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, genetic information, religion, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, sex, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status or military status. These acts violate an individual’s fundamental rights and personal dignity and will not be tolerated. The University seeks to address all forms of discrimination and harassment, and all sexual violence through education, policy enforcement, and by providing mechanisms for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Faculty members are considered “Mandatory Reporters” and are required to report incidents of sexual misconduct and relationship violence to the Title IX Coordinator.

To report concerns please visit shawnee.edu/campus-life/title-ix/report-incident.

SSU Health Clinic:

The Health Clinic is a walk-in clinic and is open Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 3 pm during the fall and spring semesters. It is closed during the summer semester, on holidays and other times when the University is not holding classes. It is located in Hatcher Hall. The telephone number is 351-4362.

Campus Counseling Services:

Campus Counseling Services is located in Hatcher Hall. The Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and evenings by appointment. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling (740) 351-3608. However, every attempt will be made to accommodate students on a walk-in basis. All services provided by the Office are confidential and free of charge. SSU Crisis Text Line: Text “shawnee” to 741-741

The Clark Memorial Library:

For library hours, online research, or to text a librarian with questions, visit the following links:

The Student Success Center:

The Student Success Center is the hub of learning support and information on campus. We are open during the regular semester Monday-Thursdays 7:30am-11:00pm and Fridays 7:30am-5:00pm. Advisors are typically available Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. Advisors can educate students on degree information, assist them in changing their major, or discuss any problems that may be preventing them from being successful. Tutoring is not just for struggling or failing students. Students seeking tutoring should fill out the Request a Tutor form on MySSU’s homepage. In addition, there are tables for studying and a computer lab just for student use.

If students need help with a registration or financial aid issue or they just have general questions and don’t know where to start, they can start by visiting the Student Success Center on the first floor of Massie Hall, calling 740-351-3594, or emailing ask_an_advisor@shawnee.edu.

Career Services:

Visit Career Services for assistance with Exploring Majors and Career Planning, Resumes, Cover Letters, Interview Preparation, Job Search, Weighing Job Offers, Finding Internships, and Searching/Applying to Graduate School(s). Career Services is located in Massie #124. Feel free to stop by, call (740) 351-3027, and/or email careers@shawnee.edu. Our hours are 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday.

Handshake is the school’s official job/internship portal. Thousands of employers are hiring students on Handshake. Once you fill in your career interests, you will get personalized recommendations for jobs and events and direct outreach from employers interested in students like you—80% of students with a complete Handshake profile get messaged by employers!

Find out how to activate and use your Handshake account at: https://bit.ly/ShawneeHandshake.

The Math Lab:

The Math Lab (Admin 150) is open Monday — Thursday 9-7 pm & Friday 9-2. We also have virtual hours in the evenings and on weekends. See the SSU Website for details.

Contact information: spetrovich@shawnee.edu or 740-351-3301

The Writing Center:

Students who need peer tutoring know that they can drop by the Writing Center in the bottom floor of the Clark Memorial Library or they can email our tutors at ShawneeWC@gmail.com for assistance with any part of the writing process. Students should also bring or send their tutor their assignment sheet and should expect to remain available and engaged with their tutor through the duration of the session.

The Bear Necessities Food Pantry:

The Bear Necessities Food Pantry is located in MUC 221B and will be open 11am-4pm, M-F. It is free for any current student. Students must bring their SSU Bear Card. Additional hours will be posted in the pantry and advertised on MySSU App. For more information contact thartman@shawnee.edu.

The Women’s and Gender Equity Center:

The Women’s and Gender Equity Center is committed to being a safe space of inclusion, equity, and empowerment for students on our campus. We specialize in Women’s Empowerment, Healthy Masculinity, LGBTQ+ Advocation, Allyship and Inclusivity Training, events, and support systems.

The WGEC is open from 9 am-5pm, M-F, in MUC 221A. Contact cbaker@shawnee.edu with questions or to request training.

Student Diversity and Inclusion:

The Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion is a comprehensive office, within the division of Student Affairs which provides academic, personal, social and cultural support to students. To empower, educate, and retain students the office provides culturally relevant services through academic achievement, scholarship, and mentoring which promotes the successful transition, persistence, achievement and graduation of students.

The SD&I office is open 9am-5pm, M-F, in MUC 221D. Contact mcadogan@shawnee.edu with questions and needs.

e-Campus:

Netiquette Policy

Netiquette, or network etiquette, defines appropriate behavior in the online learning environment. The etiquette guidelines that govern behavior when communicating on the Internet is known as netiquette. Netiquette covers not only rules of behavior during discussions, but also guidelines that reflect the unique electronic nature of the medium. The online environment includes any communication that occurs via technology, such as email, discussion boards, chat rooms, websites, blogs, wikis, text messages and instant messaging.

Security

Don’t share your password with anyone or change your password if you think someone else might know it Always logout when you are finished using the system

Guidelines

  • Treat instructor and classmates with respect in online communication
  • Use clear and concise language
  • Remember that all college level communication should have correct spelling and grammar
  • Avoid slang terms such as “idk” and texting abbreviations such as “u” instead of “you”
  • Avoid using the caps lock feature AS IT CAN BE INTERPRETED AS YELLING
  • Be cautious when using humor or sarcasm it does not always transfer in email or discussion and might sound offensive
  • Be careful with personal information
  • Only send communication as yourself and do not do so anonymously or use forged messages from others’ email, Blackboard or other College managed communication

Email and Discussion Board

  • Use a descriptive subject line such as “last name,” class & section
  • Include your name in your message
  • Make posts that are on topic and within scope of course material
  • Take your posts seriously and review and edit your posts before sending
  • Be as brief as possible while still making a thorough comment
  • Always give proper credit when referencing or quoting another source
  • Avoid short, generic replies such as, “I agree.” Include why you agree or add to the point
  • Always be respectful of others’ opinions even when they differ from your own
  • When you disagree with someone you should express your differing opinion in a respectful way
  • Do not make personal or insulting remarks
  • Be open-minded

Teaching and Learning Center

The Teaching and Learning Center will be open from 8am-12pm in CML 221 for support services.