This section contains a listing of offices with which students frequently interact outside the classroom. Some departments afford significant opportunities for student involvement while others provide a variety of student services. While not exhaustive, this list provides the most common touch points and contact information for offices that support students in a variety of ways.

ATHLETICS

218 Kirby Sports Center, 610-330-5470
goleopards.com

The Department of Athletics supports Lafayette’s mission by providing student-athletes with exceptional educational and athletic opportunities. 

Nearly one-fourth of students participate on at least one of the College’s 23 nationally recognized intercollegiate teams. During the fall, Lafayette fields teams in football, men’s and women’s soccer, cross country, tennis, and women’s field hockey and volleyball. Men’s and women’s basketball, swimming and diving, and track & field, in addition to coed fencing, take center stage in the winter. In the spring, Lafayette sponsors teams in baseball, softball, golf, men’s and women’s tennis, lacrosse, and track & field. 

The majority of the outdoor teams compete at Metzgar Fields, a 230-acre athletics facility three miles north of campus. The football team competes in the tradition-rich, recently renovated 13,000-seat Fisher Stadium. The indoor teams compete in Allan P. Kirby Sports Center, located on the main campus, which houses a newly renovated 2,600-seat basketball facility, a 200-yard flat track, and newly renovated natatorium with a six-lane racing pool and separate diving well.

EQUITY IN ATHLETICS DISCLOSURE ACT (EADA) STATEMENT

Lafayette’s EADA annual report contains financial information, rates of participation, and other data related to women’s and men’s athletic programs and is available for review after Oct. 15 on the Department of Education and Lafayette athletics websites. Lafayette is informing all students and potential students about the report and will provide a copy upon request. For a complete listing of all varsity sports, schedules, calendar of events, and ticket information, refer to the athletics website.

COLLEGE STORE

9 Farinon Center, lower level, 610-330-5511
lafayette.edu/collegestore

The College Store stocks all course materials needed for classes, per the professors’ specifications. The store provides new and used textbooks, a textbook rental program, and e-textbooks if they are available. In addition, there is a full line of school supplies, household supplies, health and beauty aids, small electronics, and a wide selection of officially licensed Lafayette clothing and gear. Routine, break, and special event hours are posted on the store’s website, and students are also welcome to shop at the online store.

The store welcomes many common forms of payment (cash, checks, credit cards, gift cards). In addition, students may charge purchases to their student account using their Lafayette ID. Balances due on purchases charged to a student account are available and payable online along with other student account activity at finadmin.lafayette.edu/pay-bill. Remember that past-due balances on your student account may result in delays with course registration and other implications. 

PRINTING AND COPY SERVICES

13 Marquis Hall, 610-330-5015
printcopy.lafayette.edu
Email: copies@lafayette.edu 

Printing and Copy Services provides printing and bulk mailing services to all members of the Lafayette community. Color and black-and-white printing are available at reasonable rates for items such as posters, postcards, envelopes, thesis printing, buttons, folders, and other similar items.

COUNSELING CENTER

Bailey Health Center, second floor,
610-330-5005
counselingcenter.lafayette.edu

The Counseling Center provides confidential individual, couples, and group counseling, consultation, and educational programs to help students learn how to identify and meet their interpersonal, emotional, developmental, and academic goals. Counseling provides students with opportunities to generate fresh perspectives, try out new behaviors and attitudes, and develop greater self-understanding. The center staff strives to provide services in a manner that is positive, empowering, and respectful of the diversity of the Lafayette community. All services are included with tuition; no insurance is needed. The staff provides referrals to local mental health providers for students whose concerns typically require long-term psychotherapy or those students who are seeking other mental health services that are not provided by the center.

No information about contacts with the center may be released without a student’s permission except in cases in which a student is deemed to present an imminent danger to self or others or discloses information about behaviors that are covered by Pennsylvania laws on the mandatory reporting of child abuse. 

During the academic year, students may make an appointment for counseling by calling 610-330-5005, Monday–Friday, 8:45 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–5 p.m. Students who prefer to have a brief, solution-focused consultation can use the Drop-in Consultation Clinic 10—11:30 a.m. and 1– 3:30 p.m.; no appointments are needed, and students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. 

More information about Counseling Center services can be found at the website listed above.

DEAN OF STUDENTS

Feather House, 610-330-5320
deanofstudents.lafayette.edu
Email:  deanofstudents@lafayette.edu

The dean of students provides leadership and vision in helping to create and sustain an environment of inclusivity and an equitable community that supports development for all students. The dean oversees the Counseling Center and the offices of Educational Equity, Intercultural Development, Recreation Services, Religious and Spiritual Life, Residence Life, Student Conduct, Student Involvement, and Student Leadership. These offices, in partnership with others, work to create a positive student experience and ensure a campus climate that acknowledges and celebrates a diverse student body. Students are encouraged to contact the dean, who welcomes the opportunity to discuss questions and concerns and to provide advice or counsel. The dean offers weekly office hours and is also available to students by appointment.

FACILITIES OPERATIONS

9 North Campus Lane
610-330-5373 

Facilities Operations is responsible for cleaning and maintaining the residence halls. Residence Life works closely with Facilities Operations to address any facilities issues that occur within the residential communities. 

Maintenance Requests 

Non-emergency repairs should be submitted through a work order request or by informing your RA/house assistant. Work order requests can be submitted online at reslife.lafayette.edu/services/reportaproblem/.

Emergency requests should be immediately reported as follows:
Weekdays 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
call Facilities Operations at 610-330-5373.
After 4:30 p.m. and during the weekends, call Public Safety at 610-330-5330. 

 All repairs due to student damage or general wear and tear will be completed through Facilities Operations. Students are prohibited from doing their own repairs, on or off campus. 

Laundry Issues 

For concerns about laundry facilities, students should submit a work order request (see link above). To ensure that the request can be processed quickly, please include: 

  • Location of laundry room (building and floor) 
  • Exact location of malfunctioning machine
    (e.g., first washer on left) 
  • Specific description of problem
    (e.g., washer fills with water but doesn’t properly drain)

FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE

Farinon Center
610-330-5580
greeklife.lafayette.edu

The College recognizes six national fraternities and six national sororities. The fraternities are Chi Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta Upsilon, Phi Kappa Psi, and Zeta Psi. The sororities are Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Phi, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Phi Beta Phi. All organizations are required to complete an annual accreditation process.

All fraternities and sororities operate houses that are either on campus or adjacent to it. Living in a sorority or fraternity house is a privilege, determined by each group’s particular requirements, though the College requires that each group fill its chapter house. Members should expect to live in their chapter house through their senior year, if necessary.

Joining a Fraternity or Sorority

Men and women are eligible to become affiliated with a fraternity or sorority during the first semester of their second year.

Students interested in becoming a part of the Greek system are encouraged to participate in recruitment, the mutual selection process that enables current members and potential members to become acquainted through interaction in a variety of extracurricular activities. Invitations for membership are extended by chapters during the first two weeks of each semester.

Participation in recruitment and any subsequent decision to accept membership in a fraternity or sorority is a personal decision and should be given some degree of consideration. Membership involves participation in the goals of the organization—to develop leadership, promote scholarship, engage in service, and form bonds of brotherhood or sisterhood. A student interested in accepting an invitation to join a sorority or fraternity must be a full-time student, have a cumulative 2.75 grade point average to join a fraternity, 2.6 for sorority membership, and not be on restrictive disciplinary probation. The College requires that students who have accepted an invitation, or “bid,” to join a fraternity or sorority be initiated into full membership within three weeks of receiving a bid.

Changes to the living group system, other than from student interest, may be recommended to the Division of Campus Life by the appropriate governing bodies. 

Living groups are expected to abide by all College and national policies for such groups. If, at any time, College policy conflicts with any group or national policy, the College reserves the right to enforce the policy that is interpreted to be in the best interest of the College.

Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils

The Interfraternity and Panhellenic councils are the representative governing bodies, respectively, for fraternities and sororities at Lafayette. The councils provide opportunities for leadership, community service, social interaction, and personal development, and offer academic support for  sororities and fraternities. 

For a complete listing of organizations, timelines, and activities, refer to the Fraternity and Sorority life website.

GENDER AND SEXUALITY PROGRAMS

Farinon Center
610-330-5320
gsp.lafayette.edu 

Gender and Sexuality Programs (GSP) is an area of Intercultural Development that specifically helps the campus community increase understanding and appreciation of how gender and sexuality influences and frames daily lives and social interactions. GSP works with campus constituencies to create safe and welcoming spaces for all students, faculty, and staff; advocates for equity and social justice; and enhances critical inquiry into diversity and inclusion through programs and discussions. Staff and students in GSP manage the Lafayette College Safe Zone program, initiate celebrations for annual national observations, facilitate discussion groups, and provide assistance to multiple offices, departments, and student organizations on a variety of gender- and sexuality-related matters.

HEALTH SERVICES

Bailey Health Center,
610-330-5001
healthcenter.lafayette.edu

During the fall semester, the Health Center is open 8 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8 a.m.–5 p.m. on Fridays. In the spring semester, the Health Center is open 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8 a.m.–5 p.m. on Fridays. Saturday hours are 11 a.m.–3 p.m. during the entire academic year.

When the Health Center is closed, students needing emergency care may receive it at Easton Hospital’s emergency room or one of the local “walk-in” medical facilities. A student requiring transportation or advice may call the Office of Public Safety, 610-330-4444, which will either transport the student or dispatch a taxi or ambulance, depending on the severity of the problem. A physician is also on-call if public safety needs telephone assistance.

There are close associations with the Counseling Center in the same building. The Health Center has three day beds and well-equipped examining rooms. The center can handle most routine medical problems, physical examinations, minor surgery, and gynecological services (by appointment). Excellent medical and surgical specialists are available in the community and at local hospitals.

There is no fee for an examination by a provider, but students may incur charges for any medicine prescribed or services needed (i.e., venipuncture, IV administration, injections, etc.). Occasionally, students may require treatment or services outside the Health Center such as X-rays, lab work, or hospitalization, and it is therefore imperative that all students be covered by adequate medical insurance. The College is not responsible for medical or other expenses resulting from injuries sustained by the student while enrolled, whether such injuries occur on or off campus.

The College requires all students to participate in a health insurance plan that provides adequate coverage for medical care in the Easton area. To ensure all students have access to adequate care while attending Lafayette, students are automatically enrolled in the insurance plan serviced by University Health Plans (SHIP) and charged the annual premium cost for plan. Enrollment may be waived if students are covered by a comparable insurance plan.

IDENTIFICATION CARD

Enrolled students are issued a Lafayette College photo identification card (LCID Card) that is linked to their name and account. The card is valid for College use only and is not proof of age. All LCID Cards are the property of Lafayette College. The card should be carried at all times and must be presented upon request by any Lafayette official. Lending your ID card is strictly prohibited. Lost or stolen cards must be reported immediately to the Office of Public Safety (x5330) and the ID office in Marquis Hall (x5347), to ensure safety and, in the case of students, the security of student accounts. For a fee, replacement cards can be issued for lost or damaged cards (including hole punches), whether damaged intentionally or unintentionally. The card becomes void upon termination or interruption of enrollment.

A digital photograph, taken at the ID Office, is required for the issuance of a Lafayette College ID.  The photograph will be retained by the College and may be shared with College officials with a legitimate educational or institutional interest and with others consistent with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

The LCID Card is used at multiple locations on campus for services and admission to events including: 

  • Athletic events – providing complimentary admission to all home football and basketball games, with the exception of the Lafayette v. Lehigh football game and Patriot League Championship events.
  •  College Store – charging purchases to your student account.
  •  Dining – tracking meal plans and Pard Card Dollars, it must be presented at the entry of the all-you-care-to-eat student restaurants in Upper Farinon and Marquis Hall and can be used for purchases in other dining locations.
  •  Library – checking out materials.
  •  Recreation Center – accessing the facility.
  •  Transportation – serving as your ticket to ride the LCAT shuttle.
  •  Williams Center for the Arts –  obtaining complimentary and discount tickets to events.

The following transactions provide examples of services that require a government issued identification card:

  •  Cashier Window—transacting any business (e.g. picking up checks) at the Cashier Window.
  • Post Office—picking up packages.

A digital photograph is required for the issuance of a Lafayette College ID.  The photograph will be retained by the College and may be shared with College officials with a legitimate educational or institutional interest and with others consistent with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

All Lafayette IDs are the property of Lafayette College. The card should be carried at all times and must be presented upon request by any Lafayette official. Lending your ID card is strictly prohibited. Lost or stolen cars must be reported immediately to the Office of Public Safety (x5330) and the ID office in Farinon College Center (x5347) to ensure the security of your student account. Students will be charged a fee for replacements of lost or damaged cards (including hole punches), whether damaged intentionally or unintentionally. The card becomes void upon termination or interruption of enrollment.

INTERCULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

Farinon Center,
610-330-5320
intercultural.lafayette.edu
intercultural@lafayette.edu

Intercultural Development advances Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through educational outreach, cultural programming, support and advocacy, and coalition building. Intercultural Development offers numerous opportunities for Lafayette students and employees to develop their multicultural competence and to commit to lifelong learning about our world and its diverse citizens. The Intercultural Development portfolio encompasses Gender and Sexuality Programs, International Student Advising, and Religious and Spiritual Life and has strong ties to a number of other academic and administrative departments. Additionally, founded in 1970, the David A. Portlock Black Cultural Center is a multipurpose facility managed by the Office of Intercultural Development to support the social and academic success of underrepresented students of color. 

Through collaborative programming and initiatives, we aim to cultivate an environment where members of the Lafayette community value one another, engage in meaningful dialogue and creative reflection, and develop the skills necessary to enact social change.

LAFAYETTE ACTIVITIES FORUM

102 Farinon Center,
610-330-5554
facebook.com/lafayetteactivitiesforumLAF/
Instagram and Snapchat: laf_activities

The Lafayette Activities Forum (LAF) is Lafayette’s student programming organization that serves the entire Lafayette community. LAF strives to provide a variety of events that appeal to a diverse student body. Examples of LAF programs include lectures and performances, concerts and comedy shows, on-the-rise musicians, engaging and educationally themed weeks, and annual Lafayette traditions. Check us out on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram to find out what’s happening on campus.

LANDIS COMMUNITY OUTREACH CENTER

120 Farinon Center,
610-330-5553
landiscenter.lafayette.edu

Landis Community Outreach Center offers Lafayette students the opportunity to partner with the community through various service activities. The mission of the center is to cultivate personal, civic, and intellectual growth for students through meaningful and effective service experiences, as well as foster college-community partnerships that contribute to the well-being of the community, both local and global. 

The center seeks to collaborate with community partners for sustainable relationships, cultivate lifelong social responsibility by developing engaged citizens, develop compassionate student leadership, foster critical thinking and reflection, stimulate awareness and understanding of the community’s strengths and challenges, and promote equity in organizations, structures, programs, relationships, and processes.

The center has nearly 30 volunteer programs in which students can actively take a role in serving their community. To learn more about a particular volunteer opportunity, or to get involved with one of the programs, please visit the Landis Center programs web page and contact the program coordinator listed for the program(s) that interest you.

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION

leadershipeducation@lafayette.edu
slp.lafayette.edu/leadershipeducation/
Twitter: @lafayetteleader

Student leaders and leadership opportunities are found across administrative and academic departments as well as through student-led programs at Lafayette. Working with colleagues in campus life and academic divisions, the associate dean of students maintains a leadership curriculum, which is the foundation of the leadership development process, and advises the Lafayette Leadership Education Committee. The committee, consisting of both employees and students, supports  workshops open to all students, plans the capstone event Lafayette Leadership Institute, and serves on the Aaron O. Hoff Awards selection committee.

Lafayette’s leadership development program is based on a framework of learn-able skills that can be practiced. Opportunities to practice are designed to provide realistic challenge and support that match a students’ readiness, and are available across campus departments through student-led programs and in a plethora of leadership roles. They also are framed in a way that encourages active learning through concrete experiences, regular feedback, and reflection.

POST OFFICE

32 Farinon Center,
610-330-5350
postoffice.lafayette.edu

The Campus Post Office coordinates the delivery of mail to students. Each full-time student is assigned a mailbox in Farinon College Center. Visit postoffice.lafayette.edu for location, hours, and other information.

The correct address format for incoming mail is:
Student’s Name
Box ______, Lafayette College
111 Quad Drive
Easton, PA (zip code)*
*Zip code for box numbers 7000-8299, use 18042-1783
Zip code for box numbers 8300-9699, use 18042-1784

Mailbox Keys: Each student is provided a key to his/her mailbox at the beginning of the first year. This key is the responsibility of the student for his/her entire stay at Lafayette College since it provides access to the student’s mailbox. Students who do not have their keys when checking their mail may receive their mail at the window after showing a picture ID, but this accommodation will only be made once per academic year. If a student loses his/her mailbox key, a $10 charge for a replacement key will be assessed. Graduating seniors must return their mailbox key by the Friday before senior week, to the College Post Office, or they will be charged a fee. 

Packages: Students receiving packages will receive a slip in their mailboxes. Packages may be picked up during open hours by presenting that slip at the College Post Office window with a picture ID. Packages MUST be claimed as soon as possible and will be returned to sender after seven (7) days. Accountable mail (Express, Certified, Insured, and Registered mail) also may be picked up with a similar slip and must be signed for by the recipient after presenting a government-issued picture ID. With many students choosing to have packages shipped from Amazon, it is important to note that packages are only available for pickup at the College Post Office when you receive the delivery notice from the College Post Office, not when you receive notice of shipment from Amazon. 

Newspapers: Students receiving daily newspapers (hometown, Financial Times, etc.), should collect their mail daily. Since mailboxes are of limited size, the post office can place only two days’ worth of newspapers in any mailbox. On the third day and until the box is emptied, uncollected newspapers will be recycled and not delivered to the student’s mailbox.

Summer: Before each summer, ALL students must do one of the following:

  • Fill out a forwarding card to have mail forwarded home; or
  • Fill out a card to have mail continue to be placed in their College mailbox.

The student mailboxes are generally inactive for the summer months. If students are remaining on campus for the summer and wish to continue receiving mail at the College post office, they must notify the post office before the end of the semester. If arrangements are not made in advance for summer mail services, ALL mail will be returned to sender.

Outgoing Mail: The post office can assist students in sending mail via the United States Postal Service through a variety of available services including first-class mail, priority mail, and certified mail. Money orders and postage stamps are also available for purchase. 

Intercampus Mail: Mail for student mailboxes must be properly addressed with name and box number. For mass mailings, the post office will insert them into mailboxes two (2) days after receipt. No items smaller than a postcard will be accepted. Single full-sheet items must be tri-folded, and half-sheet items must be folded in half.

PUBLIC SAFETY

901 Bushkill Drive,
610-330-5330
Emergencies: CALL 610-330-4444
publicsafety.lafayette.edu
Twitter: @LafayetteDPS

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) provides safety-related services that include police/security, dispatch/communication, parking/transportation, and environmental, health, and safety (EHS).  

Members of the campus community are encouraged to register for the Lafayette Emergency Alert Services and to take part in the various crime prevention, life/fire safety and EHS programs offered. The department also provides an escort (walking) service so that students need not walk alone at night.  

If you have any police/security or safety-related problem, contact the department immediately. Officers respond to emergencies and patrol the campus 24 hours a day, every day of the year by motor vehicle, bicycle, or on foot.

Leopard AlertS

Leopard Alerts is an emergency notification system that enables Lafayette students, faculty, parents, and staff to receive alerts on their cellphones in the event of an emergency on or close to campus. Use of the system is reserved for crisis situations that involve imminent danger or events that impact a significant portion of the campus population. These situations should be very infrequent. When used, the same alert(s) will be sent simultaneously to all students, faculty, and staff who have signed up. A short text message will describe the situation and indicate suggested action. Because the messages must be brief, you will be directed to go to Public Safety’s website (https://publicsafety.lafayette.edu/), where details will be available. You may register for this service at: https://publicsafety.lafayette.edu/omnilert/. All you need is a cell phone with text-messaging capabilities. There is no charge to users for signing up. Individual cell phone plans will apply normal charges for text messages. In addition, the College has installed an outdoor alert system to broadcast a siren and/or voice messages (both live and prerecorded) in the event of an emergency on or near campus. The outdoor alert system may be used to notify the campus that an emergency exists and that people can and should check for Leopard Alert text and email messages containing more information about the situation.

RECREATION SERVICES

Kirby Sports Center,
610-330-5770
recreation.lafayette.edu
Instagram: LAF_REC
Facebook: Lafayette Recreation Services

Recreation Services fosters improved physical, social, and emotional health in a safe environment and a cooperative, respectful atmosphere conducive to enjoyment for participants of all ability levels. Recreation Services administers programming in six areas: intramural sports, group fitness, individual fitness, aquatics, club sports, and the climbing wall. The Allan P. Kirby Sports Center houses ample recreational space that includes a jogging track, three multipurpose courts, a climbing wall, six racquetball/squash courts, locker rooms, two group exercise rooms, and a game room. Intramural programs include formal sport leagues and tournaments as well as single-day events. Students who are interested in group fitness classes such as Body Pump, kickboxing, Zumba, cycling, and more have ample opportunities with regularly scheduled programs held free of charge throughout the week. For those who want a quick workout on their own time, the 6,600-square-foot fitness center includes a strength- training circuit, a free-weight area, and 34 cardiovascular machines. Personal training is also available for a fee and by appointment.

The department also serves as one of the largest and most diverse employers on campus. To learn about employment opportunities in the Recreation Center go to: recreation.lafayette.edu/employment/. 

To remain informed with push notifications, download the Recreation Services free app [search keyword “Lafayette Recreation”] for a listing of facility hours and program schedules. 

RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL LIFE

115C Farinon Center,
610-330-5959
religiouslife.lafayette.edu

Lafayette College has a long tradition of nurturing religious and spiritual development. The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life provides opportunities for students to freely explore any religious tradition of their choosing, including none at all, if such is their desire. The student body is spiritually diverse, and opportunities for worship and practice are available from a wide range of religious and spiritual traditions. If Lafayette does not have an on-campus community to fit your needs, the chaplain will be sure to connect you with resources in the greater Lehigh Valley community.

The College Chaplain oversees the religious life programs of the College, serves as a spiritual support to the college community, works cooperatively with on-campus chaplains and off-campus advisers from the other faith traditions and religious organizations, and is available to meet with students for spiritual care and counseling, issues of grief, and other pastoral needs.

Religious and Spiritual Life sponsors a variety of programs to encourage interfaith dialogue and understanding. These include occasional brown-bag luncheon discussions, interfaith meals, and celebrations during many religious holidays. 

Active student organizations that fall under Religious and Spiritual Life include: Hillel Society, DiscipleMakers Christian Fellowship, Muslim Students’ Association, Newman Association (Roman Catholic), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Interfaith Council, Buddhist Meditation, various Christian Bible studies, TALL (a student-led grief group), Young Life, and others. These groups are available for members of the Lafayette community to worship, learn and find supportive friends who share their spiritual tradition. 

Facilities for religious life activities include Colton Chapel, Interfaith Chapel in Hogg Hall, Hillel House at 524 Clinton Terrace, Newman House at 119 McCartney St., and Muslim Prayer Room in Hogg Hall. Students may refer to the Religious and Spiritual Life home page for a list of off-campus places of worship and other information about the office’s programs. Additionally, students can email Chaplain Alex Hendrickson at hendrica@lafayette.edu with questions or to request an appointment to meet.

RESIDENCE LIFE

132 Farinon Center,
610-330-5335
reslife.lafayette.edu

Living on campus is expressly related to the academic mission of the College. Membership in a residential academic community provides unique opportunities for enhanced learning and personal growth. Students are required to live in College housing unless they request and receive permission to live off campus or commute from their parents’ home.

Students have a number of diverse residential communities in which to live. The majority of students live on campus in a residence hall. The residence halls themselves have a number of different community configurations based on populations (gender, gender-inclusive, first-year/upper -level students), living arrangements (traditional community living, suites, or apartment style), and bedroom occupancy (singles, doubles, triples, and quads).

In addition to residence halls, students have the opportunity to live in diverse communities geared toward a particular interest. Special Interest Houses are student-governed, residential communities centered on academic or co-curricular interests. Monroe Neighborhood Houses offer students the opportunity to work with faculty to create unique curricula based on chosen themes. Students who wish to join others from the campus community to discuss issues from a global perspective would find a home in Grossman House.

Greek chapter houses provide students the opportunity to live amongst their fraternal brothers and sisters to better explore their membership in Greek letter organizations. Lastly, rising seniors, who apply and are given permission, may have the privilege to live off campus to prepare themselves to be responsible community citizens once they leave Lafayette. 

Community Standards

The concept of Community Standards guides Lafayette College’s residential communities in maintaining a safe and respectful environment in which all students are able to flourish as scholars. These standards are fundamentally rooted in the introductory statement of Lafayette’s Code of Conduct. To derive maximum benefits, it is the duty of each member of the community to understand not only individual and group rights but also corresponding responsibilities. It is expected that student behavior will support an environment grounded in personal responsibility, tolerance, civility, and intellectual curiosity.

Facilities Management

The Office of Residence partners with Facilities Operations to manage all college-owned residential facilities. This includes general maintenance, renovations, and correcting damage in student rooms and common areas (including routine inspections and billing). Residence Life staff report facilities concerns and submit maintenance requests to Facilities Operations staff who then schedule and complete the work. Residential students should report routine facilities issues through their resident adviser and contact Facilities Operations or Public Safety directly for emergency requests.

Student Staff Program

The Office of Residence Life employs students to help create and maintain a safe educational environment in the residence halls. Carefully selected and trained head residents (HRs) and resident advisers (RAs) are assigned to each residential community. The staff is charged with helping students achieve their academic goals and to derive maximum benefits from group living. Staff members articulate the philosophy and policies of the Office of Residence Life, the College, and the house corporation, if applicable, to their residents, and in turn, represent the needs of residential students to the administration. Students are encouraged to build relationships with their assigned staff member and seek their advice whenever necessary. 

STUDENT CONDUCT

205 Feather House,
610-330-5815
conduct.lafayette.edu

Student Conduct, in collaboration with the Office of Advising and Co-curricular Programs, is responsible for upholding the community standards as expressed in the College’s Student Code of Conduct. Through proactive education and responsive interventions the Office strives to promote a living-learning environment that is conducive to educational achievement and to the integration of intellectual, social, and personal growth. Information regarding relevant processes can be found in the Student Code of Conduct section of this Student Handbook.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

https://studentgovernment.lafayette.edu/

12 Farinon Center

The undergraduate governing body at Lafayette is the Student Government. It has principal responsibility in the following areas: forming policy for student activities, recognizing and dispensing funds to various student organizations, and maintaining contact among students, faculty, administration, and the Board of Trustees. These communications are facilitated by the appointment of students to serve on faculty committees and on committees of the Board of Trustees. The president of Student Government attends full meetings of the trustees.

All Lafayette students in good standing are eligible for election to Student Government. Elections are held in March. Meetings of the Student Government are open to all members of the Lafayette community. Meeting times of all standing Student Government committees are made public, and interested parties are welcome to attend. The Student Government office is on the ground level of the Farinon College Center. Student interest and opinion is sought at all levels of College governance. Students on faculty committees, most of whom have voting privileges, are invited to attend meetings of the whole faculty. The student members of trustee committees also have full voting power.

For more information, see Lafayette College Student Government Constitution in Appendix VI, page 85.

STUDENT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND ORGANIZATIONS

The College through Student Government recognizes a large number of organized activities, clubs, club sports, societies, and other student organizations. Student Government recognition acknowledges the diversity of skills, interests, and opinions present within the student body; it does not, however, carry with it the endorsement of the Student Government or of the College. Recognition permits these groups to develop programs, activities, and to use the College-trademarked name and facilities. The College offers recognized groups leadership training opportunities as well as advising on financial and other matters of interest to student organizations through Student Involvement, Recreation Services, and Student Government.

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

Farinon Student Center, 610-330-5337
getinvolved.lafayette.edu

Student Involvement promotes a sense of community through co-curricular opportunities, and encourages student participation in all aspects of campus life. By engaging members of our community in leadership roles, purposeful programming, and student organizations, Student Involvement nurtures students’ social responsibility, personal wellness and development in a way that enhances students’ undergraduate education. The office provides advising for Lafayette’s many student-led clubs and organizations such as, the Lafayette Activities Forum (LAF) programming board, Student Government, and the campus’s Greek organizations. Student Involvement also provides support for leadership development initiatives within the Division of Campus Life.

STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

901 Bushkill Drive
publicsafety.lafayette.edu/parking

Lafayette College provides multiple local transportation options to enrolled students. These include the Lafayette College Area Transportation (LCAT) free shuttle bus service and a car-sharing program. 

The LCAT shuttle has an expansive schedule that connects the main campus with the College’s athletic fields, downtown Easton, local shopping areas, movie theaters, and the local bus station. The LCAT shuttle also provides transportation between campus and Lehigh Valley International Airport on designated days. Reservations are required for travel to or from the airport. The days of service and route times are posted online at publicsafety.lafayette.edu/LCAT.

The location of the LCAT shuttle can be viewed and tracked in real time on the website or any mobile device.

Two cars are available on campus (in designated parking spots) that can be rented by students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through UHaulCarShare, a leading car-share and car-club service. These fuel-efficient vehicles can be rented by students 18 or older for a low hourly (or daily) rate depending on the particular needs. Membership information and details are available through the UHaulCarShare website: uhaulcarshare.com.

STUDENT WELLNESS AND SUPPORT

Farinon Center, 610-330-3201
livewell.lafayette.edu

The Student Wellness and Support Coordinator provides direction to the College’s LiveWell Lafayette campus initiative. LiveWell Lafayette is a program to empower the Lafayette community to make healthy lifestyle choices and improve personal well-being in eight dimensions of holistic wellness. The Student Wellness and Support Coordinator provides individual, small group, and campus-wide outreach and educational opportunities. The coordinator is also responsible for alcohol and drug education and prevention efforts as well as addressing behavioral health and safety concerns for individual students and the larger community.  The Student Wellness and Support coordinator works to create a campus culture at Lafayette where students are mindful of their total health, proactively seek resources to help them thrive, and are invested in their happiness and well-being.

EDUCATIONAL EQUITY COORDINATOR

Amanda Hanincik
202 Feather House, 610-330-5338
hanincia@lafayette.edu

The Educational Equity coordinator has the primary responsibility for ensuring the College’s timely response to reports of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, monitoring investigations into such reports, and developing and implementing policies and procedures related to these matters. In addition, the Educational Equity coordinator oversees the College’s Section 504 Grievance procedure.  

The Educational Equity coordinator is responsible for leading the College’s education initiatives and prevention programs regarding sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. The Educational Equity coordinator ensures that such programs are conducted in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of the 1972 Civil Rights Act (Title IX), the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2012 (VAWA), other federal and state legislation and regulations, and reflect best practices in the higher education community. 

You may schedule an appointment with the Educational Equity coordinator by emailing brownjes@lafayette.edu or calling 610-330-5338. 

TITLE VI AND TITLE IX GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE 

Any member of the Lafayette College student body who feels they have been discriminated against by the College or its representatives because of their gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age or sexual orientation in relation to any program either academic or extracurricular, any campus group or organization, or in the use of any College facilities may follow the following procedure to resolve their complaint: 

  1. Describe in writing the nature of the complaint and forward it to the Educational Equity Coordinator, or designee, who will review the complaint and attempt to resolve it to the satisfaction of all concerned.
  2. If a Reporting Party is uncomfortable contacting the designated official listed here or is unsure to whom they should send their complaint, they should contact Annette Diorio, vice president for Campus Life. 
  3. If satisfaction is not obtained in step one above, the designated official will provide resources for an appeal. 
  4. If the aggrieved party believes that their grievance has not been fairly resolved, they may appeal to the president of the College and ultimately to the Board of Trustees.

Any member of the Lafayette College student body who feels they have been discriminated against by the College or its representatives because of their physical ability may file a grievance by following the Section 504 Grievance Procedure. 

Section 504 Grievance Procedure 

Lafayette College is committed to providing an academic environment that is free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability. This commitment is in support of the responsibilities mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and College policy and philosophy. 

Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in every educational program or activity available at the College. Section 504 also prohibits retaliation against an individual who files a complaint regarding disability discrimination, files a grievance under this Procedure, or cooperates in the investigation of such complaint or grievance. The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that all complaints of discrimination based on disability are thoroughly and fairly investigated by the College. 

Scope

Any Lafayette College student who feels they have been discriminated against or denied accommodation by faculty, staff, or third-party providers of educational programs and activities on the basis of disability may file a grievance under this procedure. 

This procedure addresses disagreements over or denials of requested services, accommodations, or modifications to College practices or requirements, and alleged inaccessibility of a College program or activity, in addition to any other claimed violations. 

Procedure

To initiate the grievance process, an individual who believes they have been subject to discriminatory treatment (the “complaining party”) should contact the Educational Equity Coordinator, who serves as the College’s Section 504 Coordinator, in writing within 45 days of the date on which they become aware of the alleged discriminatory action/inaction. The Educational Equity Coordinator may exercise discretion to evaluate the grievance if contacted after the expiration of the 45-day period. 

The written grievance should be as specific as possible regarding the action(s) or inaction(s) that precipitated the grievance and should, at a minimum, include the following: 

  1. A full description of the problem and any relevant facts, including but not limited to the specific acts considered to be discriminatory, including when, by whom, and what was specifically done or not done, and its impact or consequence to the complaining party; 
  2. A summary of the steps, if any, the complaining party has already taken in an attempt to 

resolve the problem, including the names of any persons involved; 

  1. A statement of the requested resolution and the complaining party’s rationale for the 

requested resolution for each perceived violation; 

  1. Any supporting documentation; and 
  2. The name, contact information, and signature of the complaining party. 

Once a grievance has been properly submitted, the Educational Equity Coordinator (or their designee) will conduct a review of the allegations and collect any additional information necessary to determine the merits of the grievance. 

The Educational Equity Coordinator’s, or designee’s, review may be informal, but it will be prompt, impartial, and thorough and will afford the complaining party, the person(s) against whom a grievance has been brought, and other interested persons, if any, the opportunity to submit documents and information and to identify witnesses relevant to the consideration and resolution of the grievance. This review can include, but is not limited to: (i) convening meetings during which the complaining party, the individual(s) against whom the grievance has been brought, and witnesses can supply factual information about what occurred; (ii) interviewing those involved and any witnesses to determine the issues and facts that have occurred and to resolve any factual dispute(s); and/or (iii) obtaining and reviewing any records, documents, emails, etc. relevant to the issues presented. Only the Educational Equity Coordinator (or their designee) will question witnesses, but any party to the grievance may suggest areas of inquiry to be explored. Because this is an internal matter, no legal counsel is permitted at grievance meetings. 

During the grievance process, the Educational Equity Coordinator’s (or their designee’s) role is neutral and the Educational Equity Coordinator (or their designee) will not serve as an advocate for either the complaining party or the alleged discriminating party. 

After all relevant information has been reviewed, the Educational Equity Coordinator (or their designee) will determine if the evidence substantiates the grievance. The Educational Equity Coordinator will prepare a final written decision containing a summary of the investigation, written findings, determination of whether discrimination occurred, and a disposition of the grievance. Absent exceptional circumstances, the Educational Equity Coordinator (or their designee) typically will issue their written decision on the grievance no later than 45 days after its filing. 

If the Educational Equity Coordinator (or their designee) finds that discriminatory conduct has occurred, the College will thereafter take such steps as are necessary to prevent the recurrence of such discriminatory conduct and to remedy the discriminatory effects on the complaining party, and others, as appropriate. 

The decision of the Educational Equity Coordinator (or their designee) may be appealed in writing to the President of the College within 15 days of receiving the decision. The appeal must contain 

the reasons why the person believes the decision should be changed and state the change(s) sought. Absent exceptional circumstances, the President typically shall issue a written decision in response to the appeal no later than 30 days after its submission. 

Conflicts

The complaining party can request that someone other than the Educational Equity Coordinator handle a grievance if the actions or inactions that are the subject of the contemplated grievance involve the Educational Equity Coordinator. 

Accessibility

The College will make appropriate arrangements to provide accommodations, if needed, to participate in this grievance process. Such arrangements may include, but are not limited to, providing interpreters for the deaf, providing taped cassettes of material for the blind, or assuring a barrier-free location for the proceedings. The Educational Equity Coordinator (or designee) will be responsible for such arrangements. 

Other Remedies 

Use of this grievance procedure does not preclude an individual from filing a formal complaint with the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), or any other Federal agency. 

Questions pertaining to this procedure should be directed to the Educational Equity Coordinator: 

Amanda Hanincik
Director of Educational Equity
Lafayette College
Campus Life
202 Feather House
(610) 330-5338
hanincia@lafayette.edu

ALTERNATIVE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

Complaints also may be made to the director of the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Justice and/or the Department of Education, Washington, D.C.

VICE PRESIDENT FOR CAMPUS LIFE

203 Feather House, 610-330-5082
campuslife.lafayette.edu/meet-the-staff/

The vice president for campus life provides leadership for the Division of Campus Life. The Division of Campus Life advances the purpose of the College by shaping a challenging and supportive learning environment in which all students are invited to deepen their understanding of themselves and the world. Programs and services extend the College’s academic mission beyond the classroom by providing opportunities through which students can participate in a broad range of human endeavors. Offices within the division foster in students a sense of social and civic responsibility, ethical conduct, and an appreciation of diversity and cultural richness. The vice president supervises the dean of students, director of athletics, director of public safety, director of the counseling center, and the director of the health center. The dean of students supervises other departments within the division and perform other duties as assigned by the vice president.