|Office of Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students||Athletics|
|Student Leadership||Office of Student Activities|
|Judicial Processes||All-Campus Events|
|Violations||Fraternity and Sorority Life|
|All-University Judiciary Committee||Student Support Services|
The Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs / Dean of Students
The Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students provides the general administrative direction for student affairs at Illinois Wesleyan. In addition, the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students provides personal counseling and advising to students. The Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students also advises certain student organizations, including Student Senate. The Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students serves as a primary campus resource involving aspects of student life and welfare. The Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students' office serves as the central place where information regarding students is channeled and maintained.
The Associate Dean of Students works closely with the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students in administering a number of important student services. The Associate Dean of Students, located in Holmes Hall 209, oversees Co-Curricular Programs in conjunction with faculty initiatives. The Associate Dean of Students also is responsible for administering student discipline through the Office of Judicial Affairs. The Associate Dean also provides personal counseling and advising for students.
Student Senate is the official representative governing body of the students. It is composed of elected representatives from each living unit as determined by numbers of students in residence and from off campus. It is led by executive officers and commissioners with specialized responsibilities. The Student Senate is responsible for representing the student viewpoint in all appropriate aspects of University governance and provides programs and opportunities for students.
Senate sponsors speakers, comedians, concerts, philanthropy, weekend activities and other events.
The Student Senate administers the annual student activity fee through the Financial Advisory Board (FAB). Student groups petition FAB for funds in the spring of each academic year to establish budgets for the subsequent year. Groups are always encouraged to petition for funding during the year as new groups or events arise.
Every student is welcome on Student Senate committees which include: Current Events, Multicultural Events, Religious Life, All-Campus Entertainment, Homecoming, May Term, Charity and Welfare, Student Concerns and Relations and Student Service Liaison. Contact the Student Senate office at x3189 with any questions, or check out the website at www.iwu.edu/senate.
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the voice and representative body of students living in residence halls. Membership consists of representatives from each non-Greek living unit and an executive board.
RHA's services and events include the suitcase social, all-hall kickball, date-a-match, condom bingo and opportunities for students to attend regional and national leadership conferences. RHA also offers a pizza promotion for parents to purchase for their students during finals week and a graduation frame with a picture of a campus landmark. In addition, RHA provides a number of campus-wide programming opportunities for students each semester.
RHA offers leadership positions for students with a wide array of backgrounds and interests. Contact your Residence Director for more information or go to the ORL website located at http://www.iwu.edu/orl/aboutus/Leadership.shtml.
Hall and House Governance
Each residence hall and Greek house elects officers and representatives constituting separate living unit governments. These governments serve as the communicative, legislative and programming bodies of each living unit. Through these formal organizations, residents may participate in the formulation of policies and regulations as well as programs of a common interest to members of the living unit. Each Residence Hall Director serves as the major advisor to hall government and a member of the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students' staff serves as a resource to fraternities and sororities.
Details of the organizational structure and specific responsibilities of the various student government bodies are available in their separate constitutions and publications. These may be obtained by contacting the appropriate student government officers.
Parties and Social Activities
Parties are discouraged on days/nights before scheduled class days, reading days and examination days or on actual reading days and examination days. Clearly, parties in violation of University policies such as those that feature inappropriate consumption of alcohol, excessive noise or other disruptive behaviors are prohibited.
The central guiding principle in this regulation is that individuals and groups need to be considerate of others around them, and that a person's right to study and to sleep will take precedence over another person's desire to socialize. In particular, disciplinary action will be taken when conduct adversely affects the University community's pursuit of its educational objectives. This policy is not intended to prohibit “non-alcohol” activities, sponsored by University Offices, Student Senate, RHA or other student organizations, which complement the University's academic program or which are part of a balanced (i.e., weekday vs. weekend events) social environment for the University and its students.
Sports at Illinois Wesleyan are many, varied, and available to everyone. The University has built a reputation for excellence in inter-collegiate competition without sacrificing academic quality or giving athletic scholarships. In intercollegiate athletics for men and women, the University is affiliated with the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW), and with Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The CCIW features the Titans competing with Augustana, Carthage, Elmhurst, Millikin, North Central, North Park, and Wheaton. Men compete in the following sports: football, cross-country, basketball, soccer, track, baseball, golf, tennis, and swimming and diving. Women compete in the following sports: basketball, softball, tennis, soccer, track and field, volleyball, cross-country, swimming and diving and golf.
ELIGIBILITY: First-year students are eligible for varsity competition under NCAA and CCIW rules. In general terms, athletes must be full time students making normal academic progress toward graduation. More specific eligibility requirements may be obtained from the coaching staff, the athletic director or associate athletic director in charge of NCAA compliance.
Intramural sports, open recreation programs, and physical education activity courses offer supervised sports activities for both men and women, including bowling, basketball, volleyball, golf, tennis, swimming, softball, and others. Informal sports are never difficult to find due to the recreation programs.
The Office of Student Activities
The Office of Student Activities strives to encourage the intellectual, social, recreational and moral development of individual students and student groups. The office provides activities, programs, services and resources that facilitate education and entertainment. The Office of Student Activities and the Hansen Student Center provide the environment and opportunity for informal associations and interactions among the university community. The Office of Student Activities is designed to stimulate an interchange of ideas, and opinions; to develop an appreciation of our diverse society; to contribute to an enjoyable campus environment.
First-year Student Convocation
On the day that First Year students arrive to campus, the First Year Student Convocation is held in Westbrook Auditorium. All members of the incoming class are expected to attend to be matriculated into this community of artists and scholars. This event is intended for members of the academic community and as such is closed to the public.
Homecoming for the 2011-2012 academic year is Saturday, October 11, 2011. The University hosts a series of important activities such as athletic events (including a football game), activities on the quad, the traditional "Titan Games" and a variety of dances at area hotels for students and alumni.
The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for coordinating events for Family Weekend. Parents and other family members are welcomed to campus for a weekend in the fall for a variety of activities such as speakers, workshops, luncheons, entertainment and athletic events. For further information about Family Weekend contact 309-556-3850.
Founder's Day Convocation
Founders' Day commemorates the founding of the University in 1850 and honors its academic history. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this year's convocation on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 11 a.m. Previous speakers include Pulitzer Prize recipient John Updike, John Wesley Powell historian Donald Worster, and film director Ismail Merchant.
Graduating seniors are featured at the Honors Day Convocation, set for Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in Westbrook Auditorium. Seniors process in their academic regalia as part of Senior Week activities. Presentations by the Senior Class President, the President, the Provost, and other faculty members, including the Pantagraph Awardee for Teaching Excellence, make up this program. All students, faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend.
The President's Convocation opens the academic year with a prominent speaker invited to address the community. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Previous guests at the President's Convocation include Nobel laureate James Watson, author Isabel Allende, scientist/author Sandra Steingraber '81, and Pulitzer Prize winning author Traci Kidder.
Student activities at IWU are coordinated and administered through the on-going involvement of students, faculty, and staff. Various Illinois Wesleyan constituencies work together, primarily through the Office of Student Activities and Student Senate to ensure a broad offering of educational, cultural, social, religious and recreational programs which supplement and enhance the educational purpose of Illinois Wesleyan University.
Each student is encouraged to become involved in community activities, both on-going programs and special events. In order to participate or to find out more about a program, you may contact your living unit representative, Student Senate representatives, the Office of Student Activities, or the Office of Co-Curricular Programs. It is the responsibility of each member of the community to indicate his/her interests and/or abilities in a given area.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life provides opportunities for students in fraternities and sororities to grow and develop through active participation in their organizations. Through advisement, services, and educational programs we seek to ensure that all members have a safe undergraduate experience of high quality that reinforces the founding principles of fraternities and sororities: scholarship, community service, leadership, campus and community involvement, and sisterhood/brotherhood.
Once a member, students will find varied opportunities for growth as young adults in fraternities and sororities. Through positions of leadership in the chapter, students learn life skills that will be invaluable upon graduation. Participation in service projects and raising funds for philanthropic charities provide students with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.
The six NIC fraternities are associated in the Interfraternity Council (1934). This governing body formulates rules and policies and organizes projects among the members in addition to cooperative projects with the Panhellenic Council. The North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) fraternities and one national special interest music fraternity have residential chapters at Illinois Wesleyan. Listed alphabetically, including the year the local chapter was founded, they are:
North American Interfraternity Conference:
Phi Gamma Delta (1866)
Sigma Chi (1883)
Sigma Pi (1975)
Tau Kappa Epsilon (1899)
Theta Chi (1926)
Delta Omicron (1926) Co-educational Music, Phi Mu Alpha (1924) Music
The four NPC sororities are represented on the Panhellenic Council (1910) which cooperates with the Interfraternity Council in coordinating fraternity and sorority activities and projects on the campus. Responsibilities of Panhellenic's Council include the development of guidelines for sorority recruitment, program planning, and the sharing of mutual concerns and new ideas. Four National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities and one national professional music sorority maintain residences at Illinois Wesleyan. Listed alphabetically, including the year the local chapter was founded, they are:
National Panhellenic Conference:
Alpha Gamma Delta (1914)
Kappa Delta (1908)
Kappa Kappa Gamma (1873)
Sigma Kappa (1906)
Special Interest: Delta Omicron (1926) Co-educational Music, Sigma Alpha Iota (1924) Music, Sigma Tau Iota (2001) Local Sorority
Membership, Officer Lists and Housing Eligibility
University-Owned Fraternity Houses
The University owns and maintains the chapter houses for the six NIC fraternities. Each fraternity is responsible for housing all of its members. If a chapter house fills to 100% capacity with members, the Office of Residential Life will assist in providing residence hall housing for the remaining members, as space allows. Students living in University-owned chapter houses are expected to be compliant with all Fraternity & Sorority Life and University policies.. Students living in University-owned chapter houses are not assessed the Residence Hall Activity Fee.
Illinois Wesleyan University has a zero tolerance policy for hazing. Hazing is defined as: "Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off campus premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, intimidation, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Such activities may include but are not limited to the following: forced use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games or activities; deprivation of sleep; and any other inappropriate activities which are not consistent with the institutional mission and governing policies. Furthermore, the institution will treat the hazing action of even one member of a group as constituting hazing by the group."
Violations of the University Hazing Policy are considered serious offenses. Groups or individuals found responsible for hazing may result in sanctions of suspension or expulsion of the individual or organization from the university.
An organization's president, captain or other elected or appointed officials are responsible for educating their members or team of the hazing policy and enforcing it. All members of the IWU Community are expected to comply with the policy and hold others accountable to it. Enforcement responsibilities will fall into the following jurisdictions: 1) Investigations of alleged incidents involving fraternities and sororities will be the responsibility of the Greek Judicial Board. 2) Investigations of alleged incidents involving student organizations, athletic teams and other members of the campus community will be the responsibility of the All University Judiciary Committee.
Guidelines for Initiation
It is the expectation of the University that any organization which has a formal initiation process for new members will follow all local and (inter)national guidelines that apply to initiation. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life maintains information on (inter)national guidelines for initiation. The office also tracks membership totals and attrition for fraternities and sororities, thus all fraternities and sororities are required to provide the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life with membership lists and initiation dates prior to the formal initiation ceremony. It the University's expectation that initiation practices are in place to install a sense of pride and community within the organization. Initiation and ritualistic ceremonies should not violate members' personal or moral convictions as a condition of initiation, nor should it interfere with students' academic obligations.
Campus community members are expected to report a practice or action believed to be hazing to the Dean of Students immediately. The Dean will initiate a formal investigation and grievance procedure once the action is reported.”
Student Support Services
Illinois Wesleyan University recognizes the importance of academic advising as a critical aspect of the undergraduate educational experience for students. The Academic Advising Center is located in Holmes Hall, Room 110 through the Office of the Registrar and can be contacted at 309.556.3231 or email@example.com.
Academic advising is a continual process whereby faculty advisors provide developmental academic support and guidance for students throughout their college career. Advisors help students learn responsibility and accountability for their academic progress and success while building a mutual respect and mentoring relationship with them. Academic advising assists students in developing an educational plan consistent with their values, personal goals, and professional aspirations and fully exposes students to potential academic and co-curricular opportunities. Students also should consult their academic advisors in regard to problems that arise in their academic performance and with reference to their long-range career and academic plans. If a student experiences any problems or confusion as to advising procedures or the identity or appropriateness of his or her advisor, he/she should contact the Academic Advising Center immediately to clarify the situation.
Entering first-year students are assigned an advisor from among a special team of faculty members who are trained to focus on the academic challenges facing entering college students. This first-year advisor will help his or her advisees with selecting courses for registration and dealing with general issues of adjustment to college life. As students are ready to enter their second year, they will be assigned academic advisors in their major fields of study who will continue to work with the student, guiding and monitoring academic progress until graduation. Undecided students will either stay with their first-year advisor, or be assigned to the Director of Academic Advising until a major is selected.
Students typically select a major field of concentration before the end of their fourth semester, but this decision may be made earlier. Students experiencing difficulty in deciding on a major field or contemplating a change in major field should arrange special consultation with their advisor(s); in some instances it may be appropriate to consult the Academic Advising Center. To officially change a major, degree or advisor, students must complete a "Declaration of Major and Degree/Change of Advisor" form available in the Office of the Registrar.
Faculty Office Hours
Schedules of faculty office hours are published each term by the Provost and Dean of the Faculty and distributed to other faculty and to the living units. Students desiring to meet with faculty members at times other than the regular office hours should do so by appointment.
In urgent cases or where class conflicts make office hours impossible, assistance in contacting faculty members may also be provided by departmental secretaries or, in extreme cases, by the Provost and Dean of the Faculty's Office (x3101).
The Alumni Office coordinates homecoming, connections and other special events for the benefit of IWU alumni and friends of the University all over the country. It provides networking opportunities and, through alumni, career opportunities for students. Following IWU graduation, the Young Alumni Committee hosts events in various regions around the country to aid in the transition from student to alumni and to help you stay connected.
Young Alumni Chair: Justine Robinson '05
The Bookstore reflects the standard of excellence set forth by the University and plays a crucial role in supporting the values and vitality of our University community. Through its commitment to providing top-quality service, the staff serves all customers with friendliness and efficiency in a welcoming retail setting and is committed to honest and open dealings with customers, faculty and suppliers.
The Illinois Wesleyan University Bookstore supports the mission of the University by providing a convenient and low cost source of textbooks and other supporting materials for courses, a stimulating selection of general reading materials, and a dynamic assortment of general merchandise related to the University. In addition to the primary constituency of students, faculty and staff, the Bookstore seeks to serve alumni, friends and visitors of the University.
The Bookstore operates under the direction of the Vice President for Business and Finance and receives advice from an advisory committee comprised of students, faculty and staff. While the Bookstore operates on sound business principles, all proceeds are directed toward support of student scholarships and the Hansen Student Center.
The Bookstore is located at 300 E. Beecher in the Hansen Student Center.
Craig C. Hart Career Center
At Illinois Wesleyan, students have the opportunity to discuss important career and life choices with professional career counselors at the Craig C. Hart Career Center. The Career Center has four key focuses: assistance in choosing a major/minor and career direction, a centralized internship program, assistance with graduate school exploration and preparation for admission, and services to assist students in seeking employment. Students schedule individual appointments with senior staff and use an extensive career resource library complete with technologies designed to aid students in various stages of their career planning. A comprehensive list of services may be reviewed by visiting the Career Center Web Site at http://www.iwu.edu/ccenter.
Students can also attend programs on choosing a major, resume writing, effective interviewing, graduate school preparation and many other topics; meet alumni willing to share information in their career field; review print and computer resources designed to help them explore career fields, learn about graduate programs, and find job leads; participate in practice interviews with corporate human resource executives; attend career/job fairs to meet employers, and many other activities. The needs of each student will be different, but for all an early start will be important. For this reason, students are encouraged to visit the Career Center early in their college careers.
To allow students to apply their classroom learning in a "real world" environment, a centralized internship program is coordinated through the Career Center. Students participate in local and national internships in a wide variety of career fields. Some organizations who recently hosted IWU interns include the following: Allstate Insurance, American Red Cross, Brookfield Zoo, Chicago History Museum, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Country Financial, FBI, GE, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Make A Wish Foundation, Mayo Clinic, Morgan Stanley Investments, Motorola, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Q101 Radio, Radio Free Europe, State Farm, Unicef and The White House. An internship fair is held each fall attracting over sixty organizations offering a variety of opportunities for experiential learning.
On-campus recruiting, coordinated through the Career Center, brings employers and students together as employers schedule recruiting visits throughout the year. Additional employment opportunities are available to students through Illinois Wesleyan's participation in a consortium of 25 private liberal arts universities.
The Career Center sponsors an annual Fall Nursing Career Fair and Spring Teacher Placement Day and co-sponsors Fall and Spring Job Fairs. The Center also facilitates student participation annually in various state-wide career/job fairs.
The Career Center is located on the second floor of the Minor Myers, Jr. Welcome Center and is open to students Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students may contact the office by phone at 556-3071 to schedule an appointment or simply stop by to use the career resources available.
Chapel & Chaplain's Office
Evelyn Chapel is your place to: explore faith and spirituality, participate in and lead creative worship, engage in multifaith conversation and friendship, discover ways to volunteer and serve in the Bloomington-Normal community, and live out IWU’s mission of social justice.
Check out the Events page www.iwu.edu/chaplain and see what sparks your interest, and let me know if you are interested in helping to plan or lead any of these events. Your participation is needed and welcome, no matter where you are at on your spiritual or religious journey. A Multifaith Peer Council will also be convening for Spring Semester. If you are interested in deeper dinnertime, twice-a-month conversations about what it means to have faith in a pluralistic world, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evelyn Chapel is also the new home for Student Volunteerism. Contact us at email@example.com, let us know your passions for people or projects, and we will work to connect you with meaningful service work here in Bloomington-Normal or beyond! As University Chaplain, I also serve as lead coordinator for Alternative Spring Break. We’re partnering with IWU Habitat for Humanity RSO for the second year, and look forward to a fantastic trip of fun, service, social justice, and more fun in March 2012! Pick up an application at Evelyn Chapel or the Hansen Student Center Main Desk and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As University Chaplain, I also work in partnership with the Council on Religious Life to support all student religious RSOs and the broad diversity of religious life on campus. If you are a part of one of these existing groups, let’s talk about how Evelyn Chapel and other groups can partner together on shared mission and events. And if you are interested in starting a new spiritual and/or religious group, please let me know!
Evelyn Chapel is also a place to just come and be. The Chapel is always open Monday through Friday, and on weekends for scheduled events. There are always spaces available to study, gather for conversation, or make a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. And I am always available to students, faculty, and staff for conversation and support. Just call or email me to make an appointment. The Office of University Chaplain is a Safe Zone.
Counseling and Consultation Services
Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) assists students with personal, academic and career-related concerns by providing group and individual counseling, outreach and consultation services. Our goal is to help students be more successful in life. Licensed clinical psychologists and licensed clinical professional counselors are available to assist students with concerns including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, stress, disordered eating and relationship concerns. All counseling contacts are conducted in private and all records are confidential.
Group counseling is frequently the treatment of choice for college students. In many ways, group therapy is the best we have to offer. If group therapy has been recommended to you it’s because your counselor believes that it is the best way to address your concerns. Group counseling brings together a small number of individuals (usually 6-8) with one or more trained group leaders. Group members share what is troubling them. This interaction encourages individuals to develop new ways of behaving and learning more about how they interact with others. As a result, the original difficulties people brought to group become resolved. Individual counseling generally involves focusing on the concerns you have raised. CCS uses a short-term therapy model (generally 2-10 sessions). With the assistance of a counselor, students develop strategies to address goals and then determine the length of time needed to resolve these concerns.
There are no charges for counseling sessions. Counselors assist students with off-campus referrals when more intensive services are needed. In after-hour emergencies, a student affairs professional can be paged by contacting Security at 556-1111 (or x1111 on campus).
Illinois Wesleyan University contracts with Sodexho Campus Services to provide quality food services for students. Bertholf Commons (dining hall) hours for the 2011-12 year are as follows:
Hattie's Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 10:00pm; Saturday and Sunday Closed
(Open only with evening student activity events Saturday & Sunday events.)
Tommy's Grille Hours: 11:30am - 10:00pm daily
Dugout Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 11:00pm; Friday 7:30am - 10:30pm; Saturday 11:00am -10:30pm; Sunday 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Grill 155 Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 9:30pm; Saturday 11:00am - 9:30pm; Sunday 12:00pm - 9:30pm.
Sub-Connection Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 10:00pm; Friday 11:00am - 10:00pm; Saturday 11:00am - 10:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Freshens Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 11:30pm; Friday 7:30am - 10:00pm; Saturday 9:00am - 2:30pm and 7:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday 2:00pm - 11:00pm
Coffee Shoppe Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 12:00am; Friday 7:30am - 10:30pm; Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm and 7:30pm to 12:00am; Sunday 2:00pm - 12:00am
The Dinning Plans:
Block 130 - 130 Meals per Semester
$200 Munch Money per Semester
May Term - 30 Meals
$45 May Term Munch Money
Block 175 - 175 Meals Per Semester
$125 Munch Money Per Semester
May Term - 40 Meal
$30 May Term Munch Money
Traditional 19 - 19 Meals Per Week
$75 munch Money Per Semester
May Term - 19 Meals Weekly
$15 May Term Munch Money
A Meal is deducted from the block each time you enter Bertholf Commons Dining Room. A Meal is deducted from the block each time a meal exchange is utilized at these locations: (Grill 155, Sub-Connection and Simply to Go), Tommys, Hatties ,Freshens and Coffee Shoppe.
Munch Money Dollars can be used at any of the above locations.
Traditional 19/week plan will not allow exchanges.
Unused munch money does not carry from fall 2010 to Spring 2011 and to May Term.
Unused meals from the blocks program will not carry over from 2010 to Spring 2011 and to May Term.
The web site for Sodexho Campus Services is accessed at: http://www.iwu.edu/~iwufood/
Let us help you learn how to go beyond Google and earn better grades!
We offer personal research assistance to all students. We provide tips on how to:
Find the best scholarly resources
Develop a search strategy to save you time
Refine a topic
Cite your sources
And much more!
Have a question? AskAmes!
Get help the following ways:
In person : Visit the Information Desk (located on the Entry Level)
Chat with a librarian : IM your questions to IWU librarians. Look for the IM widget on our web page.
Personal appointment : Click on the AskAmes link on the library’s website to find contact information for your subject’s librarian. Feel free to stop by during office hours or schedule an appointment to work one-on-one with a librarian.
By phone : Call the Information Desk (309-556-3350). If you are in the library, help-phones at the Scholarly Workstations (located on each floor) connect directly to the Information Desk.
Via email : Ask questions by email.
The Ames Library is more than a place that stores books – we also have CDs, DVDs and musical scores. It is the ultimate resource for all your research needs!
The library provides access to over 85 electronic databases with links to tens of thousands of scholarly journals and over 400,000 reference resources and print materials.
Sometimes Internet search engines just aren’t enough. Be sure to use library databases that are topic-specific. These can be accessed through the library website (both on and off campus) and help you access scholarly resources that cannot be found through other search engines.
In addition to over 100 computers, the following are available for use in The Ames Library:
Multi-media stations for image & digital video editing (Photoshop, iMovie)
See the Thorpe Center page for more details about these items.
Last fall we opened a new café on the entry level, along with Project Rooms equipped with a video/DVD player, networked computer, and projection capabilities. Our Listening Room, located on the 3rd floor, is equipped with a DVD/video player, laser disc, turn table, and stereo receiver. These rooms can be reserved for use by calling 309-556-3350.
Group Study Rooms, located on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors, are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
A Tutor Room is available on the Entry Level and may be reserved by calling 309-556-1335.
To learn more about the library, visit our web page or call 309.556.3350.
The Ames Library Food Policy
We recognize that the library is a major academic hub of the campus and appreciate the wide variety of schedules students keep. To accommodate student needs we have instituted the following food policy:
Be mindful of those around you. The spirit of the policy is respect for fellow students and care for our equipment and materials.
If you bring food with strong odors into the library, consider consuming it in an enclosed area, or eating outside.
Please keep the library neat by disposing of or recycling your trash. If you see trash around you, pick it up.
Drinks should be covered to prevent spills and to protect our materials and equipment.
Please report large spills to a service desk immediately so that we can contact the custodial staff. Paper towels are available in all restrooms for cleaning up small spills.
If you order food for delivery, please wait at the front doors on the Entry Level. We cannot contact you when your food arrives. If you are not there to accept the delivery it will be refused.
Cell Phone Use
Please be respectful of those around you and take your cell phone calls outside or to the stairwell.
Library Hours for the 2011 - 2012 academic year are as follows:
Monday through Thursday 7:45am - 1:30am
Friday 7:45am - 10:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 1:30am
Holiday and summer hours are posted on the library doors and web page during relevant time periods.
Multicultural Student Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs exists to assist all students in their educational and personal development at Illinois Wesleyan University. The Office also fosters a university-wide appreciation for diversity and a shared understanding of different cultures. Throughout the academic year, ethnic and cultural heritage months are celebrated through campus speakers, dinners and programs. Emphasis is placed on the academic and social well being of underrepresented students through orientations, leadership training, conferences, mentoring programs, summer programs, focus groups and retreats. The University also has a Multicultural Center that serves as a gathering place for the entire IWU community. All cultures are encouraged to come together at the Center. The Center provides a comforting home environment, which allows students to study, socialize, and network. Meeting space is available for all student organizations. Preference is given to student organizations that promote and celebrate diversity. The Multicultural Center is located at 1405 N. Park Street.
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs supports several student clubs and organizations whose mission is to celebrate and support multiculturalism and diversity on campus. The clubs and organizations include, but are not limited to the following: African Student Association (ASA), Black Student Union (BSU), Council for Latin American Student Enrichment (CLASE), Intercultural Leadership Alliance (ILA), International Society (I-Society), Pride Alliance, and South Asian Student Association (SASA).
The entire campus is encouraged to participate in social and education programming sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. http://www.iwu.edu/multicultural/index.shtml
Recycling at IWU
IWU has partnered with the Town of Normal to recycle a wide variety of items in three categories. Students living in residence halls are provided a divided container to sort their recyclable materials according to the lists below. It is each student's responsibility to take his/her materials to the common receptacles located in each building. Students living in fraternities and sororities are provided containers by the City of Bloomington and should sort their materials according to the same lists. Fraternities' and sororities' recycling is picked up on a bi-weekly basis by the city of Bloomington. Pickup dates and location are provided in individual houses. The following are accepted recyclables:
NOTE: Jar lids, bottle caps, large-neck containers (e.g. margarine tubs, some yogurt containers) and polystyrene are not recyclable at this time .If possible, containers should be rinsed prior to placing them in the bins.
Please remove all Styrofoam and plastic and flatten all boxes before recycling. Cardboard is recycled separately from mixed paper, so place all cardboard beside mixed paper recycling bins. If not soiled, the tops of pizza boxes can be recycled.
Green Things Every IWU Student Can Do
Student Volunteer Center
The Student Volunteer Center exists to enhance and expand students' involvement and knowledge of meaningful community service. The Student Volunteer Center encourages students to become active within their communities and to make community service and civic activism a valued part of their educational experience.
Business Services for Students
The Business Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, as well as from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on days when classes are not in session. Staff is available to answer questions by telephone until 4:30 p.m. A student presenting a valid IWU I.D. may cash checks up to a $150 daily max.
The Business Office is responsible for the monthly billing of tuition, room, board, fees, as well as other miscellaneous student charges. Payments on students' accounts can be made in person at the Cashier's window in Holmes Hall or by mail. An online payment option is available at the Business Office web site. This service is supported by a third party provider and some fees may apply.
Any student who receives federal Title IV funds is required to provide the University with written authorization as to the disposition of any funds on the student's account in excess of tuition, fees, room and board charges. Students are encouraged to authorize the use of excess funds to pay for other charges, avoiding the possibility of refunding excess funds that may need to be repaid to the University later.
Your I.D. card is required as identification as an Illinois Wesleyan student and is needed for checking books out of the library, eating at Sodexho Campus Services, and when using other campus facilities. The I.D. card is designed to be used as long as you are a student at IWU. Students are reminded to keep their card from year to year. If your I.D. card is lost or stolen you must go to the Business Office and pay a $10 replacement fee. Take the receipt to the Office of Security where a new I.D. will be issued.
Student charges are due prior to the start of each term, unless the student has selected the ten month installment plan. The ten month installment plan consists of five payments per semester. Refer to the Student Accounts brochure for specific dates. Registration for the subsequent term or for a May Term travel course is not allowed, transcripts of credits are not released and a degree is not granted if there are any outstanding bills to the University.
Students are paid monthly with paychecks being available for distribution on the 10th of the following month, beginning in October. Hours worked in August will be available on September 14th. Additional time is required to process the first payroll of the academic year. Students are required to show their I.D. card to pick up their paychecks. Students may elect one of two options for receiving their pay.
Option 1 - Pick up their paycheck at the Cashier's window.
Option 2 - Direct deposit their paycheck by requesting the University electronically transfer the student's pay directly to the student's personal bank account (authorization form available in the Business Office).
Change of Address/Change of Name
A change of campus address during the academic year should be reported to the Office of Residential Life, Shaw Hall 209. A change of permanent home address or legal name should be reported to the Registrar's Office, Holmes Hall 110. All other offices will then be informed of the change(s).
Lost and Found
Every year many students lose valuable possessions such as glasses, jewelry, clothing, and books. All stray articles should be turned in to the Office of Security, to the Main Desk in the lobby of the Memorial Center, the reception desk at the Hansen Student Center or to Residence Hall desks.
Mail Services, located in the Publications, Printing and Mail Services building at 1316 N Franklin Ave., functions as a small post office with all the shipping services you would find at the United States Postal Service, DHL, UPS and Federal Express. Students are welcome to ship letters and packages on a walk-in basis between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. We prefer that packages are wrapped and ready to mail when you arrive. Mail Services will assist you with the most cost effective and timely method of shipping your packages.
Mail sent to your living unit is delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Please notify your family and friends to use your correct living unit address and not the generic IWU address. Mailing Services distributes intracampus mail and sends this mail to the ORL office where is it picked up by a representative of each living unit and sorted into your mailbox. Intracampus and stamped outgoing mail can be left by the mailboxes of each living unit or in the mailbox at the counter of the Main Desk.
The office of Information Technology Services is here to assist you! We invite you to visit the specially designed Student section of our website that offers specific information especially for you! http://www.iwu.edu/IT/students/
Welcome to IWU! http://www.iwu.edu/IT/students/newatiwu.shtml
Let Information Technology Services help you begin your successful career at Illinois Wesleyan by addressing some technology related issues. Our New Student welcome page will get you oriented to technology specific to Illinois Wesleyan. It’s a great place to start!
Available Equipment and Services
Equipment Available: Students have access to a wide range of computer equipment here on campus: Ames Library, Buck Memorial Library and Department Computer Labs. Thorpe Digital Center (4th floor of the Ames Library) offers a variety of equipment available to students with an IWU ID card.
Software Available: Students also have access to specialized software in various locations on campus. Visit the website for more detailed information
Services Available: IT Services offers Help Desk support to our campus community. You can reach us by phone, email, or live chat (found under the “MyResources” tab in My.IWU), or come in to the ITS House during our office hours for one-on-one assistance! We also offer a Service & Repair area that is staffed and trained to diagnose and repair problems with computers and computer accessories free of charge for personally owned computers.
Understanding Campus Technology: Information about the IT Usage Policy, Campus Firewall, Spam Filter, IDs and Passwords, understanding your IWU network storage space are available on this webpage.
Getting Connected at IWU http://www.iwu.edu/IT/students/ethernet_and_wifi.shtml
Obtaining a wired connection: What do you need to connect to IWU’s network? Where can you connect? You’ll need an ethernet cable. Ethernet ports are in your room and labeled. Call us, email or check the webpage for more information!
Obtaining a wireless connection: To connect to IWU’s secured wireless connection, you’ll need to make some adjustments to your computer and in some cases, add special software. Details for your computer are on our website as well as a list of wireless hot spots on campus!
Setting up your television: All rooms in the residence halls have one active cable outlet. Bring your own coaxial cable. Check out the channel line-up at: http://www.iwu.edu/IT/students/cable.shtml. If you’ve got questions about getting your TV set up, check out: http://www.iwu.edu/IT/help/faq/cabletv.shtml.
Setting up a telephone in your residence hall: Each room has one active telephone port. There’s more information about student phone service at: http://www.iwu.edu/IT/phone/stu_phone.shtml.
Check out information on anti-virus prevention, infection, safety tips and FREE Anti-Virus software available for our IWU students!!!! We want to help you keep your computer safe and running at optimum performance while you’re at IWU!
Purchasing a new computer or software? http://www.iwu.edu/IT/students/purchasing.shtml
If you’re considering purchase of a new computer or need software, we have some links and information that may save you time and money. Let us help you!
Printing and Publications
Students are invited to use the printing, copying, and design services available in the Office of Publications, Printing and Mail Services located at 1316 N. Franklin Ave. The office offers services that are available at most commercial copy or printing companies. This includes, but is not limited to, high-speed copying, color copies, printing, and binding. Walk-in business is accepted from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Copy services require 2-4 hour turn-a-round but can sometimes be done as you wait. Graphic design assistance is available for student organization projects. Please call Susan at 556-3055 to make an appointment. All services are done at significantly reduced prices. Please see our web site at www.iwu.edu/iwu/printing .