Student Handbook: Section 2: Student Affairs & Services
John R. Yurtchuk Student Center Second Floor Student Affairs Suite
Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
Dr. Greg Nayor
John R. Yurtchuk Student Center 209
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
Kerry L. Spicer
John R. Yurtchuk Student Center 200
The Division of Student Affairs is committed to creating a safe and secure living and learning atmosphere that is focused on students which promotes student development, mutual care and respect, ethics, leadership, balance and wellness.
Students are assigned a faculty advisor who will help them schedule courses and choose the electives that will meet their curricular requirements, as well as prepare them for their particular career goals. In addition to the faculty advisor, Academic Advisement is available to help students make appropriate decisions related to scheduling, course sequencing for specific career paths, and degree requirements. Each student is responsible, ultimately, for their course selections that lead to a university degree.
Academic Advisement works closely with students and offers guidance on academic, personal, and social matters. They also assist them with their adjustment to the University, maintain close contact with advisors, and provide academic counseling/support to students on academic probation. In addition to the guidance students receive from their faculty advisors, they should attend departmental meetings during the school year. These sessions, held twice each semester, give students the opportunity to obtain important information about their academic programs and an opportunity to ask faculty any questions related to their majors
All students are assigned an advisor when they enter Daemen University and should meet with their advisors prior to registering for courses, prior to midterms and final exams. Students are encouraged to discuss academic, career, and personal matters with their advisors at any time.
Students may add or drop courses during the first week of classes.
After the first week of classes, it is no longer possible to drop a course; however, students may withdraw from a course. Depending on the date of withdrawal, students will be responsible for partial or full tuition. Students may petition the Committee on Academic Standards if they believe that extenuating circumstances warrant their receiving permission to withdraw after the last day for authorized withdrawal (usually two weeks after midterm exams). Students receiving financial aid should always check with a financial aid counselor to see if course withdrawal will have adverse financial aid consequences.
Peer Mentor Program
New first-year students will have Peer Mentors during the fall semester as part of their first year “Gearing Up” experience. A Peer Mentor is assigned to an individual first semester course, assuring that all first-year students have access to a Peer Mentor to assist them in making successful transitions to Daemen University. Peer Mentors are Daemen students with sophomore through senior standing who work closely with new students. Peer Mentors can help students adjust academically and socially to university life and assist students in developing skills for a successful university journey. Peer Mentors have numerous resources available to them to help their fellow students make a smooth transition between high school and university. The Peer Mentor Program is designed to cover all aspects of university life and to assist students from the first day of classes.
All Daemen University students can access free academic support services to meet their individual needs and promote their success.
Academic Coaching and Natsci Educational Resource Direction (NERD)
Academic Coaches (tutors) are students who have excelled in an academic area, been recommended by faculty, and completed training. Course content coaching is available for most classes and the Writing Specialist can aid with any writing concerns. Some Professional Coaches are available for Writing, Study Skills, and English as a Second Language (ESL).
Academic Coaching is available by appointment for individuals or group sessions. NAtsci Educational Resource Direction (NERD) is offered for select science courses. This resource can include walk-in Words with NERDS sessions with upper division NERD Guides, worksheets, practice problems, or videos on challenging topics.
Students are encouraged to meet with the Director of Academic Support and Engagement to discuss academic success skills information such as tips for time management, techniques for memory improvement, strategies for test taking, and information about individual learning preferences.
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Daemen University is committed to ensuring equal access and full participation in all programs and activities for all students. Accessibility Services is the department designated by the University to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations and services for students with disabilities. To begin the interactive process of determining accommodations or to receive more information, please contact Accessibility Services by phone: 716-839-8228 or email: email@example.com
The Alumni Relations office strives to ensure that Daemen University students are welcomed to the campus as a member of the Daemen family. The office encourages the lifelong engagement of alumni and provides a range of opportunities to connect with friends, faculty, staff, and students. Alumni are always welcome back to campus to engage with each other and current students through a variety of ways. Alumni are provided with lifelong benefits, including: a Daemen email address, the opportunity to audit courses, alumni discounts, career services assistance, athletic facility membership, library access, alumni discounts and more. The Alumni Board of Directors serves the needs of the Daemen alumni and the student community by retaining close ties with the alma mater through specialized programming and activities designed to foster pride, spirit, and traditions while educating students about philanthropy and alumni involvement. All services benefit students, both currently enrolled and as future alumni.
The Alumni Relations office proudly offers volunteer opportunities for current students to connect with the alumni through the award-winning Student Alumni Ambassador program. The Ambassadors serve as hosts at alumni association-sponsored programs, assist with outreach for Alumni Relations functions, provide mentorship to students from alumni, and plan leadership opportunities for growth and development for current students and alumni. To learn more about this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat. Forever Daemen.
Traci Murphy, Director
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Daemen University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and the East Coast Conference (ECC) and Northeast Conference (NEC). As members, all Daemen University student-athletes compete in a full NCAA D-II schedule and follow all applicable NCAA Rules and Regulations. For more information on Daemen University Athletics please visit the website: daemenwildcats.com.
The main objectives of Daemen Athletics are to:
- create tomorrow’s leaders by developing championship-caliber student-athletes today;
- cultivate high character student-athletes through competitive excellence fostered in the classroom, developed through sport and practiced in the community;
- accomplish these objectives by having a dedication to a championship mindset, allegiance to our Wildcat culture, progressive communications strategies, support for equity, diversity and inclusion, comprehensive development of student-athletes and a desire to build more community and spirit for Daemen Athletics.
The Academic & Wellness Center
Daemen University Division of Athletics oversees many facilities through the mission of the program. The Academic & Wellness Center (AWC) serves as Daemen University’s primary recreation hub, open to the entire university community for various activities. The AWC is the home of the campus fitness center, which contains cardio machines, dumbbells and racks, along with the recreational gym where intramural programs are hosted. Community members may use the facilities with their Daemen photo ID card. For hours of operation and details on the facility, visit daemenwildcats.com.
The Daemen University Campus Store (Barnes & Noble #8388), located on the ground floor of Duns Scotus Hall, carries all required and optional textbooks (new and used), as well as study and exam guides. Daemen University’s All Access Pass program gives you access to all of your course materials before the first day of class. For more details on the All Access Pass visit us at www.Daemen.edu/allaccesspass. The bookstore also carries school supplies, trade books, art supplies, Daemen University clothing, and gifts. Research and supplementary texts can be special ordered.Stamps and envelopes are available at the checkout. The bookstore accepts cash, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. We also make arrangements with the Office of Student Accounts to set up “book credit” accounts for students who wish to use their financial aid for the purchase of textbooks and supplies. Visit the bookstore at daemen.bncollege.com or from the Daemen home page under “Student Services.”
Telephone: 716-839-SAFE (7233)
John R. Yurtchuk Student Center
Through professionalism and a focus on service, the Office of Campus Safety will provide the Daemen University community with a safe and secure campus environment that is conducive to learning and growth. In addition to coordinating a security presence on campus, Campus Safety provides leadership and direction to the Emergency Response Team and acts as a liaison with local law enforcement. Campus Safety is located in the John R. Yurtchuk Student Center and is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Identification Cards (Daemen ID)
All students at Daemen University receive a University ID/Access card free of charge. This card should be carried at all times. University ID/Access cards offer identification when using your meal plan, borrowing materials from the RIC, admission to campus events, making purchases in the Bookstore, using the Athletic Facility, and for some, card access to some areas, (e.g. Canavan Hall). University ID/Access cards can be obtained through the Office of Campus Safety in the John R. Yurtchuk Student Center.
- This card is the property of Daemen University and must be presented upon request by duly authorized University officials. IDs are issued once (for free) after arrival on campus and will be valid at all times while enrolled at Daemen University.
- Acceptance of this card signifies agreement to abide by the rules governing its use. Failure to conform to these rules can result in the loss of those services to which the card gives access.
- ID cards are not transferable. Lending the card to others is prohibited.
- Students should not cut, bend, cut holes in, or otherwise deface the card. This may invalidate the card.
- A replacement fee of $20 is charged for lost or stolen cards. Damaged cards are replaced free of charge in exchange for your old ID.
From time to time, students may be asked by a Campus Safety Officer or other University authority to show their ID card. Failure to present your ID card may lead to disciplinary action by the University (see Section 8).
Career Services Suite, John R. Yurtchuk Student Center 1st Floor
WildcatWorks (for internships and jobs)
Career Services exists to provide students with the resources, career-management skills, experiential opportunities and support to prepare and empower them to achieve their career goals. Career Advisors are available to help develop an individualized career action plan (iCAP), link a university major with career or graduate school plans, create or refine the resume and cover letter, and enhance interviewing skills with a mock interview. Students are also able to take a personal assessment to help identify the best fit for their interests.
- Students are encouraged to participate in academic, credit-bearing internships in WNY, in their home state, or in an international setting. An additional option is to participate in a full semester in Washington, DU or Albany, NY.
- Internship sites include businesses, industries, government, health-related facilities, educational, and non-profit and cultural organizations.
- Career Services offers Career Field Experience 97 (CFE97) which is a non-credit, free, prerequisite hybrid course designed to help students prepare their professional documents, learn job seeking and interviewing skills, and present themselves in a professional manner.
- Department contact information, and news about career events, including the annual Career & Internship Expo and the monthly Recruiters on Campus (ROC) events can be found on the website.
- Jobs and internship opportunities can be found on WildcatWorks (aka Handshake), a mobile-friendly platform for finding jobs, internships, notification of on-campus events and connecting directly with employers.
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The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) at Daemen University takes great pride in fostering a vibrant and inclusive campus community. In close collaboration with our esteemed campus and community partners, we prioritize the delivery of transformative educational experiences that embrace diversity and foster the exchange of diverse perspectives. As the primary facilitators, we are committed to providing enriching and impactful opportunities for our diverse community, creating an environment that celebrates the richness of people and ideas.
Moreover, we are committed to fostering inclusive and equitable environments where all individuals can thrive. Our institution is dedicated to promoting dialogue and taking meaningful action at the intersections of identities. We strive to empower our faculty, staff, and students by providing them with comprehensive resources, guidance, and unwavering support. Together, we aim to create genuine, compassionate, and accountable anti-racist living and learning communities that benefit everyone within our institution.
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The John R. Yurtchuk Student Center is home to the CHIP Center: Counseling, Health, Insurance, and Prevention. The CHIP Center (student wellness center) offers various support services including, but not limited to, individual counseling, a wellness kiosk with free, over- the-counter wellness products, and referrals to community resources and wellness programs year-round. Students describe the CHIP Center as calm, peaceful, welcoming and stress-relieving. In addition to offices and waiting areas, students have 24/7 access to the gender neutral restroom and the prayer and meditation room housed in the CHIP Center. The CHIP Center team looks forward to helping each student promote lifelong physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Telephone: 716-839-8460 (Days M–F)
Telephone: 716-839-7666 (Evenings T–F & Days Saturday)
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Classroom and Events Technology provides the University community with instructional equipment such as video projectors, document cameras, sound reinforcement, streaming reinforcement, and many other types of equipment. Student organizations may also request the use of equipment through the Office of Student Activities.
The Department of Community Standards & Student Advocacy is determined to advocate for all students by assisting them in setting and achieving their academic, professional, and personal goals, through creating an environment that ensures all students feel safe, respected, and valued with adherence of Daemen University’s policies, procedures, and Code of Conduct. The office helps implement a model of education-centric restorative justice within our community standards and our conduct process that is equitable to all students. In addition, the office provides assistance to students in obtaining resources on and off campus. Lastly, regardless of the services sought, the office and staff remain respectful of the privacy of each and every student while remaining in compliance with Daemen's policies and practices.
John R. Yurtchuk Student Center, Second Floor
Conference Services, located in John R. Yurtchuk Student Center, provides direction and assistance to campus departments in planning and promoting meetings, conferences, and events. The department is responsible for helping secure internal room reservations and related needs for University administrative and academic offices (non-student organizations) as well as reservations for external organizations and groups.
CHIP Center, John R. Yurtchuk Student Center 117-120
The counselors at Daemen University serve the psychological well-being of students so that they may be successful academically, ethically, spiritually, and personally. All registered Daemen students are eligible to attend up to 15 sessions per academic year free of charge. Services provided include: individual counseling, mediation, consultation, and resource connection. Common reasons students utilize services include mental health needs, interpersonal challenges, and/or coping with academic difficulties.
All counseling sessions are confidential. Your privacy and trust are important to us and are protected by state laws and professional ethical standards. No information can be released without your written authorization. However, confidentiality is legally limited. Your counselor will speak with you about the limits of confidentiality when you first meet. Feel free to ask your counselor any questions or express any concerns you may have about confidentiality. All in-person counseling appointments take place in the CHIP Center counseling offices (John R. Yurtchuk Student Center 117-120). Virtual counseling appointments are also available. To request an appointment, please complete the support form online at daemen.edu/counselingsupport.
John R. Yurtchuk Student Center, Second Floor
Dining Services provides more than meals; they provide the place and space to connect with others or relax after classes. In addition to providing meals for the resident student population in the John R. Yurtchuk Dining Room, Dining Services operates the Wildcat Den and 78 West for more informal dining options such as quick-serve menus and grab-and-go for light meals, snacks, and beverages.
In the dining room, resident students must scan their current ID card at every meal. This will confirm that the student is on a meal plan and will provide entry to the dining hall for each meal. Students must carry ID cards to all meals for admittance. There are no exceptions. Meal plans are not transferable; any student allowing another person to use their meal card to gain access to the dining room may lose all meal privileges. Please remember - the meal plan is only for the students who paid for it.
Members of the entire Daemen community, including commuter and resident students, faculty, staff, and administrators, are welcome to purchase meals in the dining facilities. Breakfast, lunch/brunch, and dinner may be purchased by non-residents at a low per-meal cost. The at-the-door cash prices for meals in the John R. Yurtchuk Dining Room may be found on the website.
“CAT Cash” can also be used at dining facilities. Payments into a CAT Cash account can be made at the Food Service Office in John R. Yurtchuk Student Center or online at daemen.edu/food. CAT Cash balances roll over from fall to spring semester only. Any balance remaining after the spring semester is non-refundable. Students who "brown bag" their lunch will not be allowed in the John R. Yurtchuk Dining Room but may eat in The Wildcat Den. The Wildcat Den offers fresh, made-to-order meals with a different concept every two-three weeks. Visitors can also enjoy hand-pressed burgers, chicken fingers, fries, and more at the grill.
Please check the website for more information, including:
- Dining hours
- Special health or dietary concerns
- Food allergies
- Meals to go
- Payment plans
Take out Dining
In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, Daemen Dining has instituted an Eco friendly take out service. All students on a meal plan are provided with an Eco To Go container to take meals out of the dining room. This program functions by having dirty containers exchanged for a clean and sanitized container. A container must be exchanged each time you wish to take take out. Additional or replacement containers may be purchased for $15.00 at the John R. Yurtchuk Student Center Dining Room register. Those taking their meal to go may also bring any container (up to 32oz) of their choosing to take a beverage to go.
Vending machines are located around the campus. The Dining Service maintains and services these machines. If you should have problems with one of these machines, come to the Dining Service Office between 9 AM – 4 PM, Monday through Friday for a refund. Vending is always available when buildings are open.
Dining Services regulations are included in the Student Conduct section of this handbook.
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The Financial Aid office provides information and assistance through a variety of grant and loan programs. Financial Aid information including Federal Aid Programs, Daemen University Aid Programs and Alternative Payment Options can be found on the Daemen University Financial Aid website. Students cannot receive financial aid unless they apply for it. The Financial Aid office recommends that students submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by November 15 each year at fafsa.gov.
Financial Aid for Study Abroad
The Financial Aid office provides information and assistance through a variety of grant and loan programs. Financial Aid information including Federal & State Aid Programs, and Alternative Payment Options can be found on the Daemen University Financial Aid website. Students cannot receive financial aid unless they apply for it. The Financial Aid office recommends that students submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by November 15 each year at fafsa.gov.
The Global Programs Office (GPO) specializes in study, internships, and service-learning opportunities abroad. Did you know that 73% of employers say study abroad is important when evaluating candidates? (Global HR News) Daemen believes every student can enjoy academic, professional, and personal benefits by going abroad during university. There are several avenues for students to pursue academic experiences abroad and GPO helps find the program that best fits your goals.
Students from all majors are able to study abroad during their time at Daemen. Students may study abroad during spring break, January intersession, summer, or for a semester. Daemen students can study abroad as early as their first year. GPO offers a menu of International Seminars each year, giving students the chance to travel with Daemen faculty while completing coursework.
International Student Services
GPO also provides services and support to international students at Daemen. This includes helping international students with their initial adjustment to life in Buffalo and the American academic system. GPO works closely with campus and community partners to ensure international students and their families have the opportunity to achieve their personal and professional goals while at Daemen University.
GPO is responsible for issuing the Form I-20 and helping international students obtain the immigration benefits to which they are entitled. They also assist in obtaining social security cards and driver’s licenses. Each semester they organize events for Daemen’s international community to get to know the greater Buffalo area and experience American cultural traditions. From academics to immigration, they are here to help with any questions.
The health services office is home to the Wellness Kiosk, a great resource for free, on-the-go wellness items for students. The public health professionals on our team work with students to identify and overcome barriers to accessing and utilizing wellness services on campus and in the community. The team also partners with community-based organizations to offer on campus wellness opportunities including screenings for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), flu shot clinics, blood drives and other wellness events. As a collaborative partner with the Wildcat Wellness student team, the office offers access to fun, engaging, and educational wellness opportunities year-round. Wellness events focus on self-care and mental health awareness, linking students to services on and off campus.
In compliance with New York State Public Health Laws, the health and insurance office ensures students are compliant with immunization requirements and maintains confidential immunization and medical records. Students also have access to a health insurance plan through UnitedHealthcare and can work with the team to access and enroll in the insurance marketplace.
The Housing & Residence Life program at Daemen University is committed to facilitating and enhancing the academic, social, and personal growth of residential students. This is accomplished by fostering an atmosphere of open communication, responsibility,inclusion, and mutual cooperation.
Those who reside in on-campus housing must agree to abide by the terms of the Housing & Dining Services Agreement and choose a meal plan option as indicated by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Students living in Canavan Hall are assigned the 19 meal plan. Students must have full-time academic status (12 undergraduate credit hours, 9 graduate credit hours) with Daemen University to be eligible for and maintain on-campus housing. Part-time, special situation housing may be available on a limited basis and depends on space availability.
Residence Life student staff members, or resident assistants (RAs), are housed in each of the residence halls. For the 2023-2024 academic year, Campus Apartment Building 71 contains self-governed spaces. While there is an RA responsible for 71, this RA does not reside within the building. RAs work to create a strong living and learning community. RAs are available to all students at Daemen who have questions or need assistance. RAs are trained in conflict mediation and are well versed in Daemen University resources. RAs are directly supervised by the Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life and Graduate staff (who live in the residence halls). In addition to Campus Safety, there is a professional on-call rotation available for response to student needs at all times during regular residence hall operation.
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All Daemen University students are provided with a wide array of information technologies. Assistance is available via phone, email, and our extensive knowledge base called How Do I. Microsoft Office 365 can be downloaded to an array of devices: https://howdoi.daemen.edu/knowledge-base/microsoft-office-365/
The Office of Information Technology maintains student email and Google Apps accounts, Blackboard accounts, printer management, campus-wide wireless and wired internet services, and the MyDaemen and HUB websites. These services are available to Daemen University students following Daemen’s Acceptable Use Policy. Students are expected to check their Daemen email accounts consistently, as official messages may be sent only via email.
Daemen University uses social media platforms to communicate with stakeholders and market the institution, its academic programs, and its public value to our community and beyond. Institutional accounts are monitored and managed by the Marketing department within Institutional Advancement. Individuals, including students, who post on behalf of official Daemen University social media accounts, will not violate the Student Handbook's Code of Conduct. Please note that the Code of Conduct also informs the institution’s expectations of personal use of social media. Actions in violation of this code can result in disciplinary action.
Additionally, the Office of Information Technology cautions all members of the Daemen community to remain vigilant and protect their personal integrity and maintain appropriate privacy settings while accessing social networking and messaging sites.
File sharing is prohibited and copyright law must be followed.
Located in the Research & Information Commons (RIC), the library serves as a gateway to information resources found in Western New York and around the world. The mission of the Daemen University Library is to support teaching and learning, provide information for research, and to provide recreational reading for the University community. The library provides access to digital information, an inspiring space for collaboration and study, as well as helpful and knowledgeable staff to assist the University community in their information needs.
The library provides access to over 500,000 books as well as thousands of digital periodical subscriptions. The library also provides access to over 15,000 streaming video resources. Faculty, students, staff and administrators may recommend new materials for purchase.
Research and instruction librarians help students, faculty, and staff find the information they need. They provide a) library instruction so that classes may become aware of the resources necessary to complete course assignments; b) individual instruction on locating and analyzing resources so that students may independently locate and analyze resources; and c) research consultation to students, faculty, and staff to help begin and focus a new research project or to assist in locating rare or hard-to-find sources. The library staff collectively possess the specialized skills necessary for the library to function in a diverse, global, and increasingly complex information environment. Please seek their assistance.
All library study spaces within the RIC include the following: quiet study space, talking- permitted study space, group study rooms, meeting spaces, a coffee shop, and two presentation rooms with appropriate technology.
Students, faculty, and staff need only to present a valid Daemen University ID card to fully access all the collections and services the library has to offer. The library homepage provides the virtual gateway to perform baccalaureate and graduate level research. Users may also search specialized databases for full-text scholarly articles and other full-text information located around the world. Most course-reserved readings are available on the library website. Students may borrow laptop computers from the Circulation Desk for use within the RIC.
Information sufficient for the majority of classroom assignments is available from the library. However, if users need specialized information located elsewhere, interlibrary loan is available. Through the Academic Share Program, students and faculty can access other University and research libraries in Western New York by presenting their Daemen ID to that library.
The Mailroom provides a variety of services for the University community. Mailroom personnel are responsible for making sure mail is delivered to students via their campus mailbox. Mailroom personnel can also assist in sending letters or packages that weigh less than 10 lbs through the US Mail. There is also a fax machine available for student use in the Mailroom. For more detailed information, please stop by or visit our website.
MusicalFare Theatre is a professional regional theater which has been in residence at Daemen University since 1992. MusicalFare annually offers over 170 performances of world premiere, area premiere, and newly conceptualized musicals in its intimate 136 seat theater. MusicalFare offers a free preview to Daemen University students, faculty, and staff (with ID card) at the 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon show prior to the opening of each production. Reservations are required and tickets will be held at the box office until 30 minutes before the start of the performance. Substantial ticket discounts are also available to Daemen students and employees for all other regular performances. For more information, give us a call or just take a walk over to the theater.
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The mission of the Center is to support veteran students, eligible family members’ and military affiliated students success in postsecondary education by coordinating services to address their academic, financial, physical and social needs. The Center for Veterans is a safe and secure oasis to which students gain access by using their key-coded Daemen University Veteran and Military-Aligned Student Identification Card. The Center is available from 7am to 1am Monday through Sunday during the regular semesters and business hours during breaks in the academic year.
Students eligible to receive Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits must be certified by the School Certifying Official (SCO). Once certified for benefits, such students are required to notify the School Certifying Official of any changes in enrollment, major, etc. In order to ensure compliance with federal laws, attendance and performance will be monitored by the SCO, who retains the right to terminate the educational benefits of any student who is not in compliance with performance and/or degree progress or pursuit policies.
Students eligible for Department of Defense Tuition Assistance must submit their Tuition Assistance Authorization Voucher to the Veterans Services TA point of contact, Director of Veterans Services Mark Martinez at email@example.com. For more information on these programs and how to apply, students should contact the Education Service Officer (ESO) of their unit. Application for DOD TA is submitted through the service members branch. For steps on applying visit Daemen University Federal Assistance Programs webpage.
Daemen University participates in the Principles of Excellence program and has policies and procedures in place that comply with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e).
The Office of Orientation & Leadership Development (OLD) works to provide new students and their families with an all-inclusive introduction to Daemen University to ease their transition into the academic and social community of the institution. It also strives to provide students and their families with greater access to the services, information, and assistance needed to best prepare them for a successful transition to the University.
OLD works with students to expose them to the broad educational opportunities at the University including both academic and co-curricular experiences. It also strives to promote a heightened awareness of and respect for campus diversity and to increase the sense of community.
The Office of Orientation and Student Leadership Development, as well as the LEADS Library, is located in the John R. Yurtchuk Student Center Second Floor Office Suite.
The Office of Orientation and Leadership development also offers orientation programs for first-year students, transfers and parents/guardians. The goal of orientation is to develop and coordinate programs that promote academic success, personal and social development, and to provide students and families with information about services, support systems and issues facing university students.
Current students are able to assist in this transitional support as orientation leaders. Students can gather information on the responsibilities and application procedures by visiting the OLD office in John R. Yurtchuk Student Center 208 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daemen University Saffrin Center for Sustainability and Civic Engagement provides guidance and assistance year-round to undergraduate students who are seeking opportunities to fulfill the University service-learning requirement. Service learning is a three-credit hour academic course that is required for graduation and consists of one (1) weekly in the classroom instruction along with service hours in the Buffalo, NY and immediate surrounding communities.
Students are invited to meet with the staff to discuss their academic goals and interest areas, and together select a service placement that benefits the student, the University, and the community partner being served. All service activities complement the classroom instruction students receive in their service learning course. Students can choose from a variety of courses and service learning placements in settings that include community centers, housing rehabilitation, refugee resettlement agencies, summer reading camps, and many other health and human service agencies. There are also multiple international service learning courses offered.
Each fall and spring, students are invited to attend Information Sessions (advertised in advance), where they can obtain all the necessary registration forms and contracts for their service placements, as well as learn about various service learning resources and other outreach activities planned throughout the academic year.
In addition to service learning the Saffrin Center is also available to students who need help to complete a course assignment with a community component or are in need of service for a course or club. The center also hosts a variety of events throughout the year for both students and the Daemen Community at large. Events include a day of service, environmental summits, health fairs, refugee panels, and university readiness programs, among many others.
The S.M.A.R.T. Squad is a student-staffed help desk trained and mentored by the Office of Information Technology. Members of the Squad are trained to help diagnose and remedy problems afflicting the personal devices of students, faculty, and staff. They are here to assist all students with technology needs. If you don’t know what to do or who to ask for help when facing technical issues, contact the S.M.A.R.T. Squad.
The Student Accounts office bills and collects tuition, room, board, and fees from students. Bills are available online at selfservice.daemen.edu to pre-registered students and are payable before the first day of class each semester. Students registering just before classes commence will be notified when their bill is available online. Students making ANY changes to their course schedule MUST check with both the Student Accounts and the Financial Aid offices to see how the change will impact their bill. All students are required to sign a promissory note in order to settle their account. Promissory notes are found at my.daemen.edu. Students with financial aid, student loans, outside scholarships, tuition reimbursement or other benefits will see the aid listed as “pending” on their bill.
Students are notified by January 31 of the following year when their 1098T tax form can be retrieved from a secure website. Canadian TL11A and 11C tax forms are also mailed by the appropriate due date.
The Student Success Center (SSC) is a collaboration of student service offices across campus offering comprehensive resources, programs and services. The offices and departments include: Academic Advisement, Accessibility Services, Learning Center, Vision for Success, and the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program.
Title IX is a crucial federal law that safeguards your entitlement to an education free from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. Our university is committed to upholding this law and has established robust policies to address these issues. The Handbook includes the University's Policy Prohibiting Harassment, including Sexual Harassment, as well as its Sexual Violence and Assault Policy. These policies provide comprehensive information about your rights under Title IX.
To ensure compliance with Title IX, we have a dedicated Title IX Coordinator who oversees the university's adherence to the law. The Title IX Coordinator is readily available to address any questions or concerns related to Title IX from students or employees. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all members of our community, and our Title IX Coordinator plays a vital role in achieving this goal.