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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2008-2009 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 06, 2020  
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Student Services and Campus Life




As within any community environment, it is necessary that guidelines and regulations be established to protect the rights and privileges of all individuals. These regulations are developed by the college community and published in the Campus Life Handbook available on the web at www.otterbein.edu/home/, then to  resources, and to Campus Life Handbook. To receive a hardcopy of this handbook, stop in at the Student Affairs Office or call (614) 823-1250.

Academic Support Center

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Please refer to the section on the Library and Academic Support Programs  – Academic Support Center.


Center for Career Planning

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The Center for Career Planning offers graduate students a variety of career resources and assistance while in attendance at Otterbein College and beyond. Resources and services include academic and career exploration, job and internship search skill-building, and job search tools including resumes, cover letters, and mock interviews. Contact the Center for Career Planning at 614-823-1456 or visit us online at http://www.otterbein.edu/resources/CDC/CDC.asp for more information on programs, resources and services or to schedule an individual appointment.


Disability Services

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Please refer to the section on the Library and Academic Support Programs  – Disability Services.


Financial Aid

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Please refer to the section on Financial Aid .


Service-Learning and the Center for Community Engagement

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As an outgrowth of the College’s mission, our historical commitment to serving our neighboring communities, and in response to increasing local needs, Otterbein has established a Center for Community Engagement (CCE) to build community partnerships and provide community servicelearning experiences for our students. The CCE brings together campus volunteerism, service-learning, and community-based action research in a community of practice. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni support community engagement in five key areas: (1) Civic Responsibility, (2) Environmental Awareness and Protection, (3) Youth Literacy, Education, and Development, (4) Health, and (5) Poverty, Hunger, and Homelessness.

Otterbein College supports faculty and community partners developing innovative educational opportunities for our students. We offer over 83 service-learning courses in 16 disciplines, providing over 1000 students each year with opportunities to serve at-risk school children, foster children, community elders, and families living in poverty. Partnerships with local schools, non-profit agencies, nursing homes, environmental agencies, and local park systems offer real-life hands-on experiences, grounded in academic exploration. Student leaders serve as CCE Service-Learning Assistants across campus, facilitating course-based service opportunities.

The CCE also organizes campus-wide community service plunges, non-profit service fairs, the Raise Your Voice program, awareness weeks, and national Make-a-Difference day activities. Students who participate in our programs learn new leadership skills, develop a deeper appreciation for diversity, gain cross-cultural communication skills, demonstrate civic responsibility, understand the complexities of oppression, act as community capacity builders, and apply problem-solving skills to community problems.

Students engaged in community service-learning are also eligible to apply to serve as AmeriCorps and Ohio Campus Compact Citizen Scholars, earning an educational award after their term of service. Other students interested in community-based research are encouraged to submit an application for the Vernon L. Pack Society, a group of student and faculty fellows applying research skills to community-identified issues.


Diversity

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The Office of Ethnic Diversity is directed by the Assistant Dean of Students/Coordinator of Ethnic Diversity. The Office of Ethnic Diversity was established to effectively serve the needs of people of color and to increase the diversity of the campus community. The office strives to demonstrate that cultural and racial differences are valuable dimensions of the Otterbein campus which enhance the living/learning environment and enrich the Otterbein Community. In an effort to assist faculty, staff, and students of color in finding a sense of community belonging, the Office of Ethnic Diversity works with other campus offices, programs, and organizations to sponsor speakers, workshops, and multicultural activities throughout the year.


Cultural Activities

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Throughout the year, there will be many opportunities to attend outstanding lectures, concerts and exhibits delivered and performed on campus by both on-campus and off-campus scholars and artists. In addition, a wide variety of cultural activities is available in the city of Columbus.