RESOURCE GUIDE 2019-2020 - Trine University

 
RESOURCE GUIDE 2019-2020 - Trine University
2019–2020

RESOURCE GUIDE
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KEY:          1. Best Hall of Science                                11.    Fabiani Hall                                                                                                23.         Moss Street Apartm
              2. Jim and Joan Bock Center for                        12.    Fawick Hall                                                                                                 24.         Moyer Apartments
                 Innovation and Biomedical Engineering               13.    Ford Hall                                                                                                   25.         Practice Fields
              3. Bukoff Apartments                                   14.    Forman Hall/Trine Welcome Center                                                                            26.         Quest Hall
              4. Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Inc.                  15.    Ryan Tennis Center                                                                                          27.         Reiners Hall
                 Athletic and Recreation Center                      16.    Health Center/Campus Safety                                                                                 28.         Ryan Skywalk
              5. Cameron Hall/Platt Hall                             17.    Hershey Hall/Ketner Sports Center                                                                           29.         Seculoff Apartmen
              6. Campus Operations                                   18.    Ingledue Villas                                                                                             30.         Student Design Ce
              7. Capri Hall                                          19.    International House                                                                                         31.         Shambaugh Hall
              8. Centennial Station                                  20.    Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center                                                                32.         Shive Field
              9. Conrad Hall/Alwood Hall                             21.    Jannen Baseball Field                                                                                       33.         C.W. Sponsel Admi
              10. The Depot Mexican Grill                            22.    Mattox Hall                                                                                                 34.         SportONE/Parkview
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                                                                                     www.trine.edu                       Counseling Services___________________ 18
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                                                                                                                         Fee Structure_________________________ 9
ments                                  35.      T. Furth Center for Performing Arts
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s                                      36.      Taylor Hall of Humanities
                                                                                                                         Health Center________________________ 18
                                       37.      Thunder Ice Arena
                                       38.      Trine Guest Cottage                                                      International Services__________________ 21

                                       39.      Trine Villas                                                             The LINK____________________________ 11

                                       40.      University Center Apartments                                             Parents Association___________________ 28

nts                                    41.      Weaver Soccer Field                                                      Registrar____________________________ 22

enter                                  42.      Widmann Hall                                                             Student Activities_____________________ 19

                                       43.      Wilson Apartments                                                        Student Organizations_________________ 20

                                       44.      MTI Center                                                               Student Services______________________ 14
inistration Center                     45.      Zollner Golf Course                                                      Student Success & Retention ___________ 21
w Softball Field                       46.      Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium and Metal                                  Technology__________________________ 11
                                                Technologies Health and Fitness Center                                   Thunder 360°________________________ 20

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TRINE UNIVERSITY CALENDAR — MAIN CAMPUS
NOTES
                                                    2019–2020
        JULY 1, 2019 – AUGUST 1, 2019

        July 1                      All loan applications due
                                    (Stafford, Master Promissory Notes and Parent Plus)

        Aug. 1                      FALL BILLS DUE BY 4 p.m.

        Student Account Agreement/Authorization Form due
        Students living on campus will not be allowed to move into university housing if their bills are not paid.

        FALL SEMESTER 2019

        Aug. 17                     New student move-in                                          9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

        Aug. 17-18                  New student orientation

        Aug. 18                     Returning student move-in                                    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

        Aug. 19                     Classes begin

        Aug. 19–23                  Week of Welcome

        Aug. 26                     Last day to change meal plan

        Aug. 26                     Last day to drop a class at 100 percent refund

        Aug. 26                     Last day to add a class

        Sept. 2                     Labor Day – no classes

        Sept. 9                     Last day to drop a class to receive a 50 percent refund

        Oct. 11                     Mid-term grade reports posted and mailed to first-year students

        Oct. 14–15                  Fall break – no classes

        Nov. 13                     Last day to drop a class - no refund

        Nov. 21                     Residence halls close at 7 p.m.

        Nov. 27–29                  Thanksgiving break – no classes

        Dec. 6                      Last day of classes

        Dec. 9–14                   Finals Week

        Dec. 13                     Spring bills due

        Dec. 13                     Residence halls close at 10 a.m.

        Dec. 15–Jan. 5              No classes

        Dec. 17                     Grade reports posted and mailed to first-year students

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                                                                                     NOTES

SPRING SEMESTER 2020

Jan. 5             New and returning student move-in
                   Returning: 8 a.m. / New: 12:00 p.m.

Jan. 6             Spring classes begin

Jan. 13            Last day to change meal plan

Jan. 13            Last day to add a class

Jan. 13            Last day to drop a class at 100 percent refund

Jan. 20            Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes)

Jan. 28            Last day to drop a class to receive 50 percent refund

Feb. 1             Housing information session for 2020

Feb. 28            Mid-term grade reports posted and mailed to first-year students

March 1            FAFSA - Trine University institutional priority filing deadline

March 2            Residence halls close at 7 p.m.

March 2–6          Spring break – no classes

March 11           Residence halls open at noon

April 8            Last day to drop a class - no refund

April 10           Good Friday – no classes (Residence halls remain open)

April 27–May 2     Finals Week

May 1              Residence halls close at 10 a.m.

May 2              Commencement

May 5              Grade reports posted and mailed to first-year students

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WELCOME TO TRINE UNIVERSITY
                                       At Trine we take great pride in who we are and in accomplishing our mission of preparing our
                                       students to succeed, lead and serve. Our beautiful campus will be your home away from home for
                                       the next four years, and we don’t take that responsibility lightly. Trine is a family and students are our
                                       focus. We are committed to providing an extraordinary learning experience in a fun environment.

                                       Over the last few years we have invested heavily in new and enhanced facilities to enrich your time
                                       here at Trine. We are thrilled — and trust you will be too — with our new apartment-style Reiners
                                       Residence Hall and Stadium Hall; completely renovated Ford Hall, home of the Ketner School of
                                       Business; the attractive Judy A. Morrill Garden Wall; the top-notch SportONE/Parkview Softball Field
                                       and the superb Ryan Tennis Center. We also added a 26,000-square-foot expansion to Best Hall of
                                       Science, home of the Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences, featuring state-of-the-art laboratories to
                                       serve health sciences, engineering and all majors.

The MTI Center, a new 3,000-seat athletic center, debuted in 2018 and houses basketball courts, a bowling alley, the golf pro shop,
an esports center, and a fitness center to be enjoyed by all students. In addition, The Thunder Ice Arena opened in 2017. Home to the
Thunder hockey programs, it provides numerous ice activities for students to enjoy. There are a lot of interesting and amazing things
planned for our campus, and we hope that you will join in the pride and excitement.

As always, we remain committed to providing experienced professors, up-to-date classrooms and well-stocked laboratories on our
campus, where safety and caring are our priorities. Trine is a place where lifelong friendships are formed and different cultures are
explored. Trine is a place of higher learning and fosters an environment that embraces and promotes diversity. I encourage you to take
advantage of the Trine Things* to make the most of your college experience! Get involved in clubs and organizations, compete on our
winning NCAA Division III or intramural athletic teams and learn about new subjects and ideas by way of free campus talks and events.

While college is definitely a thrilling, rewarding educational experience, it can also be a bit daunting. We encourage you to quickly ask
questions and seek assistance if needed. The Trine team of faculty, staff, coaches and advisors is here to be of service and partner with
you to make your time at Trine a successful one.

In addition, my door is always open.

Welcome to Trine University! We look forward to you being part of the family!

Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D.

President

*It’s A Trine Thing. Defined: “It’s a Trine Thing sheds light on the Trine way, a level of quality and standard of excellence that goes above
and beyond. Trine Things are our values, traits and points of distinction, our qualities and characteristics that set us apart. When it comes
to our commitment to excellence and the Trine way, there’s no question... It’s a Trine Thing.”

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Resource Guide

CONTACT INFORMATION                     OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID
                                        Forman Hall
                                                                                     Director of Student Leadership
                                                                                       Alexandra Rossmann
BUSINESS OFFICE                         Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.                260.665.4147
Forman Hall (located directly above     finaid@trine.edu                               rossmanna@trine.edu
Centennial Station)                                                                  Director of Student Activities
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.         Assistant Vice President for                   O’Shea Owens
                                        Enrollment Management                          260.665.4173
Student Accounts Administrator            Kim Bennett                                  ojowens13@trine.edu
  Tammy Steele                            260.665.4438
  260.665.4292                            bennettk@trine.edu                         Director of Residential &
  steelet@trine.edu                                                                  Commuter Services
                                        Executive Director of Financial Aid            Grace Waterstradt-Keil
Student Accounts Manager                VA Liason                                      260.665.4955
  Beth Tagtmeyer                          Kelly McGuire                                waterstradtg@trine.edu
  260.665.4112                            260.665.4130
  tagtmeyerb@trine.edu                    mcguirek@trine.edu                         Director of Academic Support Services
                                                                                       Michelle Blank
                                        Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid     260.665.4179
CAREER CENTER                             Kyle Aldrich                                 blankm@trine.edu
University Center 2nd Floor               260.665.4456
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.           aldrichk@trine.edu                         Assistant Director of Learning Assistance
                                                                                       Abby Salge
Ketner School of Business &             Senior Financial Aid Counselor and             260.665.4590
Franks School of Education              Financial Literacy Specialist                  salgea@trine.edu
Career Advisor                            Beverly Coolman
                                          260.665.4116                               Assistant Director of Information Services
  Linda Cooper
                                          coolmanb@trine.edu                           Patrick Ridout
  260.665.4124
                                                                                       260.665.4287
  cooperl@trine.edu                     Senior Financial Aid Counselor                 ridoutp@trine.edu
Allen School of Engineering and           Heather Gaff
                                          260-665-4610                               Information Services Associate
Technology
                                          gaffh@trine.edu                              Renee VanWagner
Career Advisor
                                                                                       260.665.4282
  Terry Johnson
                                                                                       vanwagnerr@trine.edu
  260.665.4123                          STUDENT SUCCESS AND ENGAGEMENT
  johnsont@trine.edu                    Rick L. and Vicki L. James
Jannen School of Arts and Sciences &    University Center                            OFFICE OF STUDENT SERVICES
                                        Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.              Rick L. and Vicki L. James
Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences                                                University Center
Career Advisor                          Assistant Vice President for Student         Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  Rebecca Sullivan                      Success & Engagement
  260.665.4278                            John Milliken, J.D.                        Vice President for Student Services
  sullivanr@trine.edu                     260.665.4206                                 Randy White
                                          millikenj@trine.edu                          260.665.4171
                                                                                       whiter@trine.edu
                                        Executive Director for Student Success &
                                        Retention, Student and Parent Advocate       Dean of Students (beginning June 2019)
                                          Deborah McHenry                              Francisco Ortiz
                                          260.665.4509                                 260.665.4171
                                          mchenryd@trine.edu                           Ortizf@trine.edu
                                        Academic Advisor                             Director of Counseling Services
                                          Jennifer Griggs                              Megan Cook
                                          260.665.4659                                 260.665.4172
                                          griggsj@trine.edu                            cookm@trine.edu
                                        Director of Student Engagement;              Counselor
                                        Program Coordinator, IGNITE & SURGE            Tom Cantrell
                                          Jeremy Howard                                260.665.4183
                                          260.665.4946                                 cantrellt@trine.edu
                                          howardj@trine.edu

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Counselor                                 REGISTRAR’S OFFICE                         OFFICE OF ADMISSION
  Shelly Edwards                          Forman Hall                                Forman Hall
  260.665.4809                            Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.            Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  edwardss@trine.edu
Director of Housing                       Registrar                                  Vice President of Enrollment
  Angie Booth                               Debra Helmsing                           Management
  260.665.4646                              260.665.4240                               Scott Goplin
  bootha@trine.edu                          helmsingd@trine.edu                        goplins@trine.edu

Director of Campus Safety                 Administrative Assistant                   Assistant Vice President and Dean
  Keith Hefner                              Rae Henderson                            of Admission
  260.665.4543                              260.665.4186                               Heather A. Kim
  hefnerk@trine.edu                         hendersonr@trine.edu                       260-665-4289
                                                                                       kimh@trine.edu
Office Manager                            Assistant Registrar
  Linda Werling                             Lucretia Shank                           Director of Visitor Experience
  260.665.4168                              260.665.4239                               Cate Porter
  werlingl@trine.edu                        shankl@trine.edu                           260-665-4831
                                                                                       porterc@trine.edu
                                          Assistant Registrar
OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICES            Renee Shipe                              Associate Director of Dual Enrollment &
Shambaugh Hall                              260.665.4241                             Transfer Admission
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.             shiper@trine.edu                           Marina Hoover
                                                                                       260-665-4655
Office Manager                            UC BOOKSTORE                                 hooverm@trine.edu
  Chandra Van Aken                        Rick L. and Vicki L. James                 Assistant Director of Admission
  vanakenc@trine.edu                      University Center                            Andrea Mofield
  260.665.4959                                                                         260-665-4813
Executive Director of                     REGULAR HOURS                                etchena@trine.edu
International Services and                Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                                          Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.                   Assistant Director of Admission
Global Partnerships                                                                    Logan Beck
  David Colbert                           Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
                                          Hours may vary during special events and     260-665-4762
  colbertd@trine.edu                                                                   beckl@trine.edu
  260.665.4696                            holidays.
                                                                                     Assistant Director of Admission
Associate Director of                     SUMMER HOURS                                 Jessica Bremer
Global Partnerships and Graduate School   Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.            260-665-4819
  Jenson Jiang                            Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.                     bremerj@trine.edu
  ljiang14@trine.edu                      Closed Saturday - Sunday
  260.665.4975                                                                       Admission Counselor
                                          Hours may vary during special events and
                                                                                       Sloan Davis
Director of International                 holidays.
                                                                                       260-665-4137
Community Services                        Store Manager                                daviss@trine.edu
  Mari McHenry                              Steve Church
  mchenrym@trine.edu                                                                 Admission Counselor
                                            260.665.4152
  260.665.4630                                                                         Natalie Woodley
                                            0300mgr@follett.com
                                                                                       260-665-4166
International Admission Coordinator       Assistant Store Manager                      woodleyn@trine.edu
  Srijana Sharma                            Keith Didion
  sharmasrijana@trine.edu                                                            Admission Counselor
                                            260.665.4151
  260.665.4869                                                                         Evan Gustin
                                            0300txt@follett.com
                                                                                       260-665-4146
Assistant Director of                                                                  ustine@trine.edu
Global Partnerships and International
Admission Counselor                                                                  Dual Credit/Transfer Admission
  Sarah Algaradi                                                                     Coordinator
  algaradis@trine.edu                                                                  Mattie Kirby
  260.665.4940                                                                         260-665-4651
                                                                                       kirbym@trine.edu
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FEE STRUCTURE 2019–2020
Full-time standard undergraduate student tuition (12-18 credit hours)___________________________________________$16,165/semester

Full-time engineering tuition (12-18 credit hours)____________________________________________________________$17,440/semester

Part-time (1-11 credit hours) or Overload (19 or more credit hours) standard undergraduate tuition___________________$1,060/cr. hr.

Part-time (1-11 credit hours) or Overload (19 or more credit hours) engineering undergraduate tuition_________________$1,140/cr. hr.

Engineering/science fee (required for all engineering, science, and health science majors)___________________________$155/semester

Student fee___________________________________________________________________________________________$160/semester

Health and Wellness fee_________________________________________________________________________________$80/semester

Residence hall traditional (double room)___________________________________________________________________$2,585/semester

Apartment___________________________________________________________________________________________$3,275/semester

Villa (restrictions apply)_________________________________________________________________________________$3,650/semester

19-meal plan__________________________________________________________________________________________$2,280/semester

10-meal plan__________________________________________________________________________________________$2,040/semester

Villa/Commuter meal plan, 50 meals/semester (restrictions apply)_______________________________________________$410/semester

Parking permit ________________________________________________________________________________________$120/year

MISCELLANEOUS FEES
THAT MAY BE INCURRED:
  Books
  Course fees
  Late fees
  Other miscellaneous fees

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STUDENT ACCOUNTS                                                        3) you are enrolled in the TMS payment plan by the due date.
                                                                        Students will not be allowed to move into University housing with
Student Accounts processes tuition billing, payments, and student       an outstanding balance. In addition, outstanding balances could
refunds. Please go to trine.edu for additional information.             result in late fees, suspension of the student’s meal plan, dropped
                                                                        classes, loss of the right to pre-register for a subsequent semester,
BILLING & DUE DATES                                                     or dismissal from the University. A student’s account must be
• Tuition, room and board (if applicable), fees and financial aid      paid in full to receive a transcript or diploma.
   will appear on a student’s bill each semester. The university
   charges full-time tuition price based on 12–18 credit hours.         Dropping/adding courses may change the total amount due
   Part-time and overload tuition costs are based on a per-credit-      for the semester. Once students have enrolled in classes, the
   hour cost. Charges and credits of tuition, room, board, fees and     University assumes they are attending. Non-payment and/or
   financial aid may originate from other departments; however,         non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal from classes. To
   the business office will manage those charges and credits on         officially withdraw from any or all classes, a student must notify
   students’ accounts. Student bills are mailed before the due date.    the Registrar’s Office in writing of the date on which he/she
   Any changes/updates may be viewed through myPortal. REVISED          intends to withdraw (the refund schedule for tuition, room and
   BILLS WILL NOT BE MAILED. Please allow up to two business days       board, etc. can be found online at trine.edu). Loss of financial aid
   for revisions to be reflected on myPortal. Students may view their   from federal, state, or institutional sources because of failure to
   accounts and/or bills at any time through myPortal.                  maintain satisfactory academic progress, withdrawal, dismissal
     Revised bills:                                                     from the University, or any other reason prior to the end of an
     • S tudent --> My Student Account --> Course and Fee              academic semester will result in the student’s obligation to pay
       Statement --> Generate --> View                                  the outstanding balance.

     Account history                                                    PAYMENT OPTIONS
     • S tudent --> My Student Account --> My Account Balance,         • One-time payments using a credit/debit card are only accepted
       click on A/R $x.xx                                                 online at trine.afford.com.
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  ropping or adding courses may result in a change in the total                 o Note: a 2.99% service fee applies when using a credit
 amount due for the semester. Once students have enrolled in                        or debit card.
 classes, the university assumes they are attending. Students are
 responsible for completing the drop/add form or withdrawal                      o There’s no additional fee to pay via eCheck (ACH
 form (available in the registrar’s office). The schedule for refunds               payment directly from your checking or savings
 of tuition, room and board and fees can be found at trine.edu.                     account).
•P
  lease note: Students withdrawing during the semester                 • Monthly payment plans are available through Tuition
 and receiving federal funds should know that aid is subject            Management Systems (TMS) for your semester cost. Additional
 to a federal refund calculation. Students accept financial             information can be found online at trine.afford.com or by calling
 responsibility for charges incurred on their accounts.                 800-722-4867.
                                                                        • Cash/checks are accepted in the Office of Student Accounts.
BILLING & DUE DATES                                                     Checks can be mailed to: One University Ave., Angola IN 46703.
Tuition, room and board (if applicable), fees and financial aid
are billed to the student account each semester. Bills are mailed       REFUNDS
to students each semester, prior to the due date. Any changes/          Students that have a credit on their student account (due to
updates must be viewed on myPortal. REVISED BILLS WILL NOT BE           excess financial aid, overpayment, etc.) can purchase books/
MAILED. Please allow up to two business days for revisions to be        required supplies at the Bookstore using that credit. Those eligible
reflected on myPortal.                                                  to receive a refund due to a credit, can submit direct deposit
To view a bill, showing current/revised transactions:                   information on myPortal.
	myPortal → Student → Student Account Center →                           	myPortal → Student → Student Account Center →
  Course and Fee Statement → Generate → View                                Direct Deposit form → enter bank details
To view your account history, showing ALL transactions on
your student account:                                                   FERPA (FEDERAL EDUCATION RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT)
          m
           yPortal → Student → Student Account Center →                In accordance with federal law, once an individual reaches the
          My Account Balances → click on A/R $ x.xx                     age of 18, all financial and academic records belong to him/her.
                                                                        FERPA prohibits Trine University employees from speaking to
Fall 19-20 bills are due August 1st. Spring 19-20 bills are due         parents regarding a student’s financial or academic records unless
December 13th.                                                          the student has provided written authorization. See additional
To ensure a smooth move-in for fall semester and transition into        information under REGISTRAR on page 22.
spring semester, you must be sure that 1) your account is paid
in full, 2) you have enough financial aid to cover the balance, or

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CAREER CENTER                                                          SERVICES & RESOURCES
                                For more information, contact Linda    Students have access to:
                                Cooper, employment specialist, at      • Locally held information in physical and virtual collections of
                                cooperl@trine.edu or 260.665.4124.       books, journals, and media via the Research Hub or Research
                                                                         Guides.
                            Trine University’s goal is to equip        • Other collections via the Interlibrary Loan, PALShare and
                            students with the tools they                 Reciprocal Borrowing programs.
                            need to get major-related work
                            experience prior to graduation             • Technology (laptops, cameras, camcorders, tripods, portable
                            and to secure full-time jobs upon             projectors, screens and other items) via the loaner equipment
                            graduation. The Career Center                 program.
                            offers one-on-one coaching and             • Study and meeting spaces, including seven conference/study
                            workshops, and hosts alumni and              rooms equipped with white boards and projection systems.
employers on campus for recruiting. Students seek assistance for:
                                                                       • Computing spaces – main floor lab of 20 desktop computers
•C
  areer planning (career assessments, resources for career              with a digital classroom providing an additional 40 desktop
 exploration and a recommended timeline)                                 computers; second floor contributes 11 additional desktops.
• J ob seeker marketing tools (resume, cover letter, portfolio and    • Printing and publishing spaces – main floor center provides
  social media)                                                          black-and-white and color printing, laminating, copying,
• J ob search coaching                                                  scanning and faxing and, for academic projects, poster/large
                                                                         format printing.
• I nformational interviews
                                                                       • Expert staff that can provide assistance in use of its facilities,
• J ob shadows                                                          resources and services – visit our service desk on the main floor,
• Interviewing                                                          contact your subject librarian, or consult the campus-wide Q&A
                                                                         system Trine Answers.
Students should visit the Career Center well in advance of their
part-time, internship, co-op or full-time job search. They can log     • Other departmental services and resources within the shared
on trinecareers.org as a job seeker to see a schedule of events,         space of the LINK include counseling services and Academic
access online career resources, and search for employment                Success and Engagement.
opportunities using the same username and password they use
for myPortal. We encourage students to visit the Career Center on
the second floor of the University Center.
                                                                       TECHNOLOGY
                                                                       For more information, please visit trine.edu/IT

THE LINK                                                               STUDENT COMPUTERS
LIBRARY, INFORMATION, NETWORKING & KNOWLEDGE
www.trine.edu/academics/library                                        • Trine University encourages students to bring their own
For more information, contact librarians@trine.edu or                     computer, mobile and gaming devices. Technology standards
260.665.4161.                                                             and recommendations are designed to meet student needs.
                                                                       • The University standard for new machines is Windows 10 with
                                                                          Microsoft Office 2016. This will be suitable for general academic
LIBRARY & INFORMATION SERVICES                                            needs.
• L ocated in the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center, the   • The Trine IT website has available links for laptop and desktop
  LINK’s Sponsel Library provides access to books, journals, and          hardware recommendations and to purchase hardware and
  media within its physical and virtual collections.                      discounted software. Visit trine.edu/IT for more information.
• The LINK is open 24/7 during the academic year, except during       Note: Check with your program Dean and/or Chair for specific
   holidays and breaks.                                                computer needs.

POLICIES                                                               NETWORK/WIRELESS ACCESS
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  current student ID serves as a library borrowing card with loan     • Trine University has wireless available in all residential, academic
 and renewal periods of 60 days for books, 14 days for media, and         and administrative buildings. If students wish to connect a
 seven days for loaner equipment.                                         computer to the network, instructions will be available during
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  orrowers are responsible for lost and damaged items. Any               move-in day or you can visit the IT webpage.
 delinquencies (unreturned items, fines or fees) must be cleared       • Your wireless card in your systems may need configuration or
 prior to graduation.                                                     you may need a supplemental wireless adapter. We recommend

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a Wi-Fi card or adapter that is “Dual Band” or 802.11ac compliant.       financial aid program is service-oriented and geared to providing
 These can be purchased in stores or online and the Help Desk             access and choices for interested students. To accomplish
 can assist you by recommending equipment. We recommend                   its mission, Trine offers a variety of counseling and planning
 wired connections in any device capable. Gaming devices will be          programs for students with economic needs.
 required to be wired in the dorms.
• S tudents will be required to use up-to-date anti-virus software       AID ELIGIBILITY
  to access the university network and the Internet. University           To be eligible for financial aid, a student must:
  recommended anti-virus software includes Symantec/Norton,
                                                                          • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  McAfee, Sophos or many of the free security options like
  Microsoft Security Essentials.                                          • Have a high school diploma or General Education Development
                                                                            (GED) certificate, and have the ability to benefit from the course
ONLINE SERVICES                                                             of study.
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  uring orientation, students are introduced to the Trine                • Provide a valid and verifiable Social Security number or
 University email system - Microsoft Outlook, which includes                otherwise be determined an eligible non-citizen.
 Office365 (including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft          • Register with the Selective Service, if required.
 PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Access and OneDrive).
 The web-based email can be accessed from any common web                  • Be enrolled as a regular student working toward a degree in an
 browser.                                                                   eligible program.

• Trine University offers a student portal, myPortal, where students     • Be able to prove federal benefits have not been suspended or
   can check schedules, grades, student accounts and other                  terminated as a result of a drug offense.
   information. The website can be accessed from any web browser          • Be able to prove a previous federal educational loan is not in
   at myportal.trine.edu.                                                   default; prove they do not owe a repayment on a previous
• S tudents will also be introduced to the Learning Management             educational grant or loan; and prove they have not borrowed in
  System - Moodle - during orientation. Moodle is used to                   excess of federal student loan limits.
  distribute syllabi, assignments and quizzes, video capture and          • Be determined to have a financial need according to the results
  assignments, and other information relating to a course.                  from filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
                                                                            or renewal application.
STUDENT COMPUTER LABS                                                     • Make satisfactory academic progress according to the
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  cademic buildings throughout the campus house at least one               university’s policy for financial aid eligibility. For the official SAP
 student computer lab where computers and specialized software              policy, see the Trine website.
 are made available for students. Students should check with              • Complete the FAFSA annually.
 their dean and/or chair to determine which computer labs are
 available and when. The LINK Digital Classroom in the University
                                                                          STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Center is open to Trine students 24/7 during the school year.
                                                                          All students who are attending Trine University may:
TELEPHONE                                                                 • Apply for financial aid.
• Traditional residential rooms have one active phone per floor for      • Receive financial aid information and counseling.
   emergency purposes only. If you have any questions relating to
                                                                          • Be considered for financial aid on a first-come, first-served basis.
   provided telephones, please contact the Help Desk.
                                                                          • Be notified of eligibility for financial aid.
HELP DESK                                                                 • Be informed of the specific types of financial aid awarded, the
• I f a student has any technical Issue, the Help Desk is a readily        amount of each type, and the conditions necessary to renew
  available resource. The Help Desk is in the lower level of Best Hall.     each type.
  Help desk technicians are available during the school year from         • Review with the Office of Financial Aid how the aid award was
  7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Support is available at          determined.
  help@trine.edu or 260.665.4275.
                                                                          • Request additional review of the aid package by the Office of
                                                                            Financial Aid.
                                                                          All students who receive financial aid at Trine University are
OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID                                                   responsible for:
For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at              • Abiding by the policies and regulations of the university.
260.665.4158 or finaid@trine.edu.
                                                                          • Informing the Office of Financial Aid of other financial aid
                                                                            awards.
BASICS
                                                                          • Maintaining good academic progress by remaining in good
Trine University subscribes to the principle that the primary               standing.
responsibility for the financing of a student’s education rests
with students and their parents or guardians. The mission of the

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  aintaining good social standing by avoiding social disciplinary    HOW TO APPLY FOR LOANS
 sanctions.
                                                                      • Any new student to Trine University who plans to use their
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  e-applying for financial aid by completing the FAFSA                 Federal Stafford Loan eligibility must complete the Federal Direct
 application by the priority filling deadline annually.                 Stafford Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling. Both
                                                                        forms are available at studentloans.gov. An FSA ID is required to
                                                                        login.
MYTRINEFA: ONLINE FINANCIAL AID ACCOUNT                               Parents: If you plan to utilize the Federal Direct PLUS loan (only
To access the online system, visit mytrinefa.trine.edu (not           available to parents of dependent students), two steps must be
myPortal).                                                            completed. Log in to studentloans.gov and complete the PLUS
                                                                      request process. Parents must login as themselves using their own
This site is a one-stop shop for all things related to student aid.   FSA ID. A preliminary credit check will be conducted and you will
On this site you may:                                                 instantly be accepted or declined for this loan.
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  heck the status of your financial aid application.                 • If accepted, you must complete the Direct Parent PLUS Master
                                                                        Promissory Note in order to borrow the loan. Funds will not
• View a list of documents we have received from you and a list of     disburse until both steps are completed. Note: If you have
  documents still outstanding                                           borrowed a PLUS loan for the same student within the previous
• View and download forms needed to complete your financial aid        year then you do not need to complete a new Promissory Note.
  file                                                                • If you are declined, your student automatically becomes eligible
• View your financial aid awards                                       for an additional Stafford Unsubsidized loan. Freshmen and
• View your student loan history.                                      sophomores are eligible for an additional $4,000/year, and
                                                                        juniors and seniors are eligible for up to $5,000/year.
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  heck the status of your student loans for the current year.
                                                                      A student will be notified via email that additional loan eligibility
                                                                      has been added to his/her financial aid offer and will be required
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT (Federal Work-Study Program)                       to accept or decline the additional funding by accessing their
Some students may receive Federal Work-Study (FWS) eligibility as     MyTrineFA account. These funds will not disburse to the student’s
part of their Financial Aid Offer. The Federal Work Study Program     account until the additional loan amount has been accepted.
is a federally funded self-help aid program designed to provide
work opportunities for students, enabling them to earn funds          OPTIONS FOR PAYING YOUR BILL
for meeting educational expenses. In addition, it is possible for
students to gain work experience in areas of academic and/or          • Cash payment
non-academic interest. Not every student will be eligible for FWS.    • Tuition Management Systems (Payment Plan)
It is Trine University’s policy that a student must be eligible for   • Federal Direct Student Loan (subsidized/unsubsidized)
FWS in order to work in an on-campus position. Students should
refer to their MyTrineFA account online to see if they qualify. Any   • Federal Direct PLUS Loan (parents only)
questions regarding the workstudy program can be emailed to           • Alternative/Private Educational Loan
workstudy@trine.edu.
                                                                      For more information about student/parent educational loans
                                                                      visit trine.edu/loans.
HOW TO FIND AN ON-CAMPUS JOB
                                                                      Payment plan information can be found at afford.com/trine or by
• I n late summer a packet of information with specifics will be
                                                                      contacting the business office.
  mailed to those who qualify for FWS.
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  art-time jobs will be posted online the beginning of August,       TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID
 before classes start.
                                                                      Pell Grant (Federal) — A student may be enrolled full-time,
• I t is the student’s responsibility to make contact with the       three-quarter time, half-time, less than half-time. It is dependent
  departments in which he or she is interested in working in order    upon the EFC and governmental regulations.
  to secure employment. The financial aid office does not assign
  student jobs.                                                       Frank O’Bannon Grant Program (State Grant) — An applicant
                                                                      must be an Indiana state resident, a full-time student and must
• When hired, supervisors will begin the authorization process,      complete the FAFSA by April 15 yearly. This grant, like all other
  which must be completed before students may work.                   state grants, is dependent upon EFC.
• E ach part of the authorization process must be completed and
  approved by Human Resources prior to working. Students must         COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
  present two original forms of ID to Human Resources before they     Students receiving the Higher Education Award or Freedom of
  will be allowed to work.                                            Choice Award must complete at least 30 credit hours during their
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  uthorization sessions will be held at designated times during      first year of college to remain eligible for the maximum award.
 the first week of fall semester to allow students to complete        A student who completes at least 24 credit hours during his or
 the human resources part of the authorization process. Specific      her first year will remain eligible for state aid but will receive an
 dates will be announced prior to the start of fall semester.         amount less than a student who completes 30 credit hours.

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21st Century Scholars are required to earn at least 30 credit hours     presented above, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at
every year. More information is available at in.gov/che.                260.665.4116.
Federal Work Study — This refers to money awarded and earned
by working for the university. A student must have an enrollment
status of full-time (unless it is their graduating semester; then a
student may be at least half-time) and show eligibility on their       OFFICE OF STUDENT SERVICES
award notification. Money comes to the student in the form of a                                        For more information, contact
paycheck and is not applied to the student’s account.                                                  Linda Werling, office manager,
Direct Stafford Loan Program — Applicants must complete                                                at werlingl@trine.edu or
the FAFSA and meet basic eligibility requirements. A freshman                                          260.665.4168.
can receive $5,500/yr.; a sophomore can receive $6,500/yr.; and                                       The Office of Student Services is
a junior and senior can each receive $7,500/yr. These loans are                                       comprised of counseling services,
federally funded and are available to students who are enrolled at                                    housing, and campus safety. It
least half-time.                                                                                      is on the second floor in the Rick
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan — The federal government                                              L. and Vicki L. James University
pays the interest on the student loan during enrollment. Eligibility                                  Center. The campus safety office is
is determined through federal need.                                                                   located on the first floor In the Rick
                                                                                                      L. and Vicki L. James University
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan — This loan is the same as           Center. The Office of Student Services assists students from the
the Stafford subsidized except the student is responsible for the      moment they arrive on campus and throughout their collegiate
interest, not the government, and it begins accruing immediately       experience. The Office of Student Services provides information
after disbursement.                                                    and ensures a safe and cohesive living and learning environment.
Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS Loan)
— This is a federal loan to parents of dependent undergraduate
students that can be used to help pay for educational costs.
                                                                       RESIDENCE LIFE
DISBURSEMENT                                                           For more information, contact Grace Waterstradt-Keil, Director of
Aid is credited to the student’s account within the first two weeks    Residential & Commuter Services at: waterstradtg@trine.edu or at
of classes provided all documentation has been completed.              260-665-4955.
One-half of the year’s financial aid is disbursed per semester. Loan
amounts are credited to the student’s account only after Trine                                         RESIDENCE LIFE MISSION AND
has received the promissory note and entrance counseling and                                           STAFF
the student has accepted the loan through his or her MyTrineFA
                                                                                                    The Trine University Residence
account.
                                                                                                    Life department provides a
                                                                                                    residential experience that
REFUND CALCULATION FOR WITHDRAWLS                                                                   promotes personal growth and
• I f a student withdraws from all of their classes and his/her                                    development, social community,
  financial aid package includes any federal or state aid, a refund                                 and support for achieving
  calculation will be performed. The Trine University refund                                        student success. Trine University’s
  calculation and the federal refund calculation will be compared,                                  Residence Life staff is devoted to
  and the one with the highest refund will be used to complete                                      upholding the university’s mission
  the student’s account as required by the Nov. 24, 1994, Federal      and to developing meaningful relationships with residential
  Register 668.22 Student Assistance General Provisions.               students.
• The Office of Financial Aid calculates refunds involving federal    Student Resident Directors (RD) serve as a resource for providing
   aid and then notifies the Business Office. Refunds are processed    information, support students, supervise building operations, and
   through the Business Office within one month after the student      provide emergency responses. Student Resident Assistants (RA)
   officially withdraws. For federal purposes, unearned funds must     live on each floor in the residential buildings and are responsible
   be returned within 30 days of the withdrawal.                       for engaging students in campus life, social programming,
                                                                       enforcing community and residential standards, and building
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  ny student who does not receive federal financial aid and is
                                                                       community in the residence halls. The Residence Life Office
 dismissed or suspended for cause of misconduct will not be
                                                                       located in the LINK in the University Center.
 entitled to any refund. No refund is provided for fees, books and
 supplies, or other personal expenses. For students with federal
 aid, the two calculations will be used and might include a refund     RESIDENTIAL LIFE STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES
 to the student.                                                       University housing provides a variety of social and learning
• The refund calculation and application is a complex process, and    opportunities that support educational objectives and promote
   depends on many factors. If students would like information         the overall growth and development of students. The primary
   concerning refunds, or any specifics regarding the information      challenge of living in university housing is to learn to live

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with other students in a diverse setting. To have a successful             MEAL PLAN
residential experience, respect and a commitment to certain
standards and responsibilities are essential. These standards              • All residential students are required to purchase a 10- or 19-meal
are based on respect for the rights of others. Every resident has            plan provided by Bon Appetit.
the right to an environment conducive to academic pursuit and              • All meal plans have any additional $75 flexible spending account
personal growth, the right to some measure of privacy, and the               per semester.
right to belong to the community. Along with these rights are              • Students commuting may choose to purchase a commuter plan
responsibilities to oneself, to one’s roommate, to the residents             if desired.
of the building, and to the other members of the university.
Roommates are encouraged to communicate with each other to                 • The last day to decrease a meal plan for a full refund is one week
establish parameters regarding issues such as cleaning, sharing               after the start day of classes for each semester. Students can
of belongings, guests, and any other possible areas of concern.               increase a meal plan at any time after these dates; however, the
Each room or suite is required to complete a roommate contract                cost will not be pro-rated. To change a meal plan, students must
at the beginning of every semester. Students are responsible                  complete a meal plan request form available in student services
for personal behavior in the residential facilities and are fully             or contact the director of housing if prior to move-in weekend.
accountable for their actions. All who reside on campus are
responsible for knowing and adhering to our community and                  ROOMMATE(S) AND HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS
residential standards and guidelines as found in the student               • Students who have submitted the housing deposit (part of the
handbook.                                                                    enrollment deposit) will receive an email regarding information
                                                                             on how to begin the housing process. Roommates are
                                                                             encouraged to communicate with each other to start building a
HOUSING                                                                      relationship and to establish parameters regarding issues such as
                                                                             cleaning, sharing belongings, guests, etc.
For more information, contact Angie Booth, director of housing, at         • Any student’s attempt to block, discourage or add undue
bootha@trine.edu or 260.665.4646.                                            pressure to a roommate specifically assigned to a given space
                                                                             will receive disciplinary sanctions.
HOUSING REQUIREMENTS
                                                                           • Housing assignments are made according to space availability
• Trine University students, beginning with students who entered            and deposit date.
   in fall 2009, are required to live on campus. Students who are
   married, responsible for a dependent child, living at home with a       • In the event of a challenging situation, students may be moved
   parent or guardian (within 40 miles of Angola), or 21 years of age        into an open bed immediately. The director of housing reserves
   on or before the first day of classes in the fall semester may be         the right of room assignment and of reassignment to any
   waived from this requirement.                                             available bed for the benefit of an individual student or group at
                                                                             any time during the semester or academic year.
• S tudents belonging to a university-recognized sorority
  or fraternity house or Christian Campus House must have                  ROOM FURNISHINGS
  completed 48 credit hours, lived on campus for four semesters
  and have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher to            • All bedrooms are equipped with beds with twin extra-long
  also be waived.                                                            mattresses, dressers, desks, chairs, and an area for hanging
                                                                             clothes. Mini-blinds are provided in each room. All apartment
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  residential room and board contract, housing survey and                   living rooms and study areas are furnished. University furniture
 housing deposit are required before arriving on campus. The                 and furnishings may not be removed from students’ rooms or
 residential room and board contract is binding for the entire               apartments.
 academic year. If the residential room and board contract is
 broken or if permission from the vice president of student
 services has not been given to be released from the contract,
                                                                           ROOM OCCUPANCY
 the housing deposit is forfeited and a contract release fee may           • Most rooms are double or triple occupancy.
 be assessed. Additionally, any student leaving campus housing             • The university reserves the right to assign rooms as needed
 without a contract release may be subject to billing for the entire          to accommodate students. Some students may end up with a
 contract period.                                                             single room because a roommate decided not to attend Trine
• F alsification of housing arrangements may lead to expulsion               University. If space is available, students in this situation may
  from the university. The on-campus portion of the Trine                     pay a single-room fee and keep the double room or agree to
  University Merit Scholarship will be withdrawn once the student             make the open bed available if another student needs to be
  is no longer an on-campus residential student; the academic                 assigned or reassigned to a room. All students with an open
  merit portion will remain. The student is still eligible for all types      bed will be considered when assigning or reassigning another
  of financial aid, and it is recommended that the student continue           student in order to make the best possible match based on living
  to complete the FAFSA.                                                      preferences indicated on the housing survey.

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Students are encouraged to leave valuable
                                  (sentimental or expensive) items at home.

PERSONAL PROPERTY DAMAGE                                                STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARD
• Trine University is not responsible for damage or loss of personal   • A student ID card serves as student’s meal card. Students without
   items. Many homeowner policies provide coverage for personal           a student ID will not be permitted to eat in the dining room.
   belongings while living on campus. Please check with your            • At no time is a student ID to be used by another student.
   insurance agent to confirm whether personal belongings at
   school are covered in the unlikely event of fire, flood, water       • A student’s first ID card is free, but $10 will be charged for a
   damage, theft, etc.                                                    replacement. A student must present the ID card for all academic
                                                                          transactions, such as registration, drop/add, to view records, etc.
PARKING POLICY                                                            A student ID card also serves as a library card and meal card.
• F reshmen are permitted to have vehicles on campus; however,         SPECIAL DIET MEALS
  their parking areas are restricted. All cars that park on campus
  are required to have a current parking decal. To register your        Special diet meals are provided by the dining services for any
  vehicle and obtain a parking decal, go to permitsales.net/Trine.      student on the meal plan. Advance notice is requested in order
                                                                        to prepare the special diet meals. The written request should
                                                                        include:
                                                                          • Length of service needed.
                                                                          • Any medical or dietary paperwork.
                                                                          • Likes and dislikes in various food groups.
                                                                          • List of meals to be eaten.

                                                                                        trine.edu/licenseplate
                                                                                                260.665.4316
                                                                                                Indiana Parents:
                                                                             Help support the student scholarship
                                                                          fund by purchasing a Trine license plate.
                        Accelerate with

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SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING
             Pillow
         Mattress pad
   Sheets – twin extra-long
            Blanket
           Comforter
     Laundry bag/basket
      Laundry detergent
     Flip-flops for shower
   Shower caddy/toiletries           THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN
   Towels and washcloths             ON-CAMPUS HOUSING
    Mugs/bowls/flatware              Space heaters
        Trash can/bags               Air conditioners
      Cleaning supplies              Hot plates
       Extension cords               Cooking equipment
     Posters/decorations             Camping stoves
        Sturdy key ring              Toasters/deep fryers/rotisserie/toaster ovens
          Sewing kit                 Indoor grills
            Hangers                  Gas grills
          Alarm clock                Firearms/weapons (including knives)
         Water bottle                Toy realistic-looking firearms/weapons/knives
           Small fan                 Illegal drugs or narcotics
        Small vacuum                 Alcohol
           Hair dryer                Fireworks
           Flashlight                Candles/electric potpourri pots/incense/candle warmers
           Umbrella                  Matches or lighters
       School supplies               Sunlamps
     Backpack/book bag               Waterbeds
      Sports equipment               Satellite dishes
    Phone/phone charger              Pets (except fish; tanks must be 10 gallons or less)
                                     Generators
                                     Network Routers
 Optional items to consider          Hoverboards

      Microwave (small)
Refrigerator (3.5 cu. ft. or less)
             Stereo
           Television
          DVD player
 Personal computer/laptop
            Bicycle

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HEALTH & WELLNESS SERVICES                                                                              Shelly J. Edwards, Ms. Ed., LMFT
                                                                                                        Licensed Marriage and Family
For more information, contact the Health Center at 260.665.4585.                                        Therapist
                                                                                                        edwardss@trine.edu
STUDENT HEALTH CENTER                                                                                   260.665.4809
• Trine University has partnered with Cameron Memorial
   Community Hospital for Trine’s Student Health Center on
   campus. Conveniently located in the University Center, medical
   providers can diagnose illnesses, prescribe medication, and
   administer allergy immunotherapy. A certified nurse practitioner
   or physician’s assistant is available Monday-Friday.
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  ll Trine University undergraduate students pay a health and
 wellness fee, which allows students to visit the clinic up to six    • Many students find themselves struggling in the university
 times a semester at no charge. Some restrictions may apply.            environment whether from the transition to college as a
 Private insurance companies will not be billed.                        freshman or stress from trying to balance academics, time
                                                                        management and emotional/relational challenges. Some are
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  linic hours are Monday- Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Walk-ins       able to problem solve with the support of friends and family
 are welcome; appointments are encouraged.                              and some need extra support and guidance. Sometimes, an
                                                                        objective viewpoint can help put difficult issues into perspective
IMMUNIZATIONS                                                           so they become more manageable.
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  ll incoming students are required to have an immunization          • Trine University’s Counseling Services offer a means to enhance
 record on file with the Student Health Center. Records must             one’s ability to effectively cope with personal, social, educational
 be submitted by the appropriate deadline for the enrollment             and career issues. Student’s access counseling services for
 semester.                                                               various reasons such as stress management, homesickness/
• I mmunization records may be faxed to the Office of Student           adjustment to college, relationship Issues, mood challenges, test
  Services at 260.665.4170.                                              anxiety and more.
                                                                      • Length of services varies with the primary focus on a short-
COUNSELING SERVICES                                                     term, solution focused treatment by a state-licensed clinician.
                                                                        These therapeutic sessions are free and confidential and no
Second Floor of LINK/University Center Building                         information regarding treatment will be shared with other
                                                                        entities, including family or university personnel without the
                                 For more information, contact          written consent of the student receiving services.
                                 Director of Counseling Services
                                                                      • If a student is in need of more long term, intensive treatment
                                 Megan Cook, MSW, LCSW
                                                                        they may be referred to a professional in the community that will
                                 Licensed Clinical Social Worker
                                                                        best meet their therapeutic and medical needs. The ultimate
                                 cookm@trine.edu
                                                                        goal of Trine University’s Counseling Services Center is to assist
                                 260.665.4172
                                                                        students in achieving their academic goals, build meaningful
                                                                        connections as well as prepare for the future in the healthiest
                                                                        manner possible.

                                                                      CAMPUS SAFETY
                                 Tom Cantrell, Ms., Ed., LMHC                                        For more information, contact Keith
                                 Licensed Mental Health Therapist                                    Hefner, director of campus safety, at
                                 cantrellt@trine.edu                                                 hefnerk@trine.edu or 260-665-4543.
                                 260.665.4183                                                      Campus safety encompasses all
                                                                                                   campus protection including first
                                                                                                   aid, CPR and emergency response
                                                                                                   procedures. Campus Safety Officers
                                                                                                   patrol campus using fully marked
                                                                                                   Campus Safety cruisers, golf carts
                                                                                                   and bicycle patrol units. Campus
                                                                                                   safety Officers control and monitor
                                                                                                   over 200 video surveillance cameras
                                                                      in and around our University buildings. Safety Officers are easily
                                                                      Identifiable with the uniforms they wear and the vehicles that
                                                                      they operate.

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  ampus Safety Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a        WRITING CENTER
 year and may be reached at 260-316-1877.
                                                                       The Trine Writing Center assists students with writing, as well as
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  fficers are equipped with radios and smart phones and have          help in using computers for research or composition of a paper.
 immediate communication with students as well as local                The Writing Center is located in Shambaugh Hall 206.
 emergency services.
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  ampus Safety has also incorporated an emergency notification        MATH HELP SESSIONS
 system that alerts students and staff through text, email and         Trine math faculty offer math help sessions four afternoons a
 social media to campus emergencies. Additionally, the campus          week in Best Hall from 2–4p.m.
 has nine emergency blue light stations that students can
 activate, which dial directly into the 911 dispatch center and will   ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES
 allow a dispatcher to communicate with the student instantly.
                                                                       All students learn differently, and it is our goal at Trine to assist
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  long with providing a safe environment for students, faculty,       students in achieving success. If a student plans to request
 staff and visitors, Campus Safety also provides other services,       academic accommodations, he/she is required to meet with
 such as jump starts, vehicle unlocks and courtesy rides for           Academic Support for an initial consultation. In order to formally
 Injured/disabled students and after hours from distant parking        request academic accommodations, students must complete an
 lots on campus. Campus Safety Officers also Issue parking decals      application and provide professional supportive documentation
 and enforce University parking regulations.                           before accommodations can be implemented.
• Trine University complies with federal CLERY crime reporting
   requirements. To obtain CLERY information, visit the Trine          ACADEMIC COACHING
   University campus safety web page at trine.edu/campus safety. If
                                                                       Academic coaches are available to assist students with the
   you have additional Campus Safety questions please call anytime
                                                                       discovery and implementation of learning strategies, such as time
   at our 24-hour number, 260-316-1877.
                                                                       management, goal setting, test prep, note taking, etc., and with
                                                                       accountability. Any student may request an academic coach at
                                                                       any time during the semester by contacting Academic Support.
STUDENT SUCCESS & ENGAGEMENT                                           OTHER RESOURCES
For more information, contact Renee VanWagner, Information
Services Associate, at vanwagnerr@trine.edu or 260.665.4282            The Office of Academic Support offers advice, workshops and
                                                                       information related to college success. All students are invited
Located in the LINK within the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University   to sign up for an individual appointment or attend an academic
Center, the Department of Student Success & Engagement is your         success workshop during the school year.
one-stop shop for student needs! We are comprised of academic
support, academic advising, student activities, student leadership,
first-year experience, and student and parent advocacy.
                                                                       STUDENT ACTIVITIES & LEADERSHIP
                                                                                                      For more information, contact
ACADEMIC SUPPORT                                                                                      O’Shea Owens, director of student
                                                                                                      activities, at ojowens13@trine.edu or
                                For more information, contact                                         260.665.4173.
                                Michelle Blank, director of
                                academic support, at blankm@
                                trine.edu, 260.665.4179. Her office
                                (227) is located on the second floor
                                of the LINK in the Rick L. and Vicki
                                L. James University Center.

                                STUDY SESSIONS
                                Study Sessions are a free resource      You may also contact Alex Rossman,
                                available to all Trine students.             director of student leadership,
                                Sessions are led by student leaders             at rossmanna@trine.edu or
who have excelled in the course in previous semesters. The goal                               260.665.4147.
of study sessions is to strengthen the foundational knowledge
of a course and find new approaches to overcome complexities.          • At Trine, students will not have to look far for fun and
Students can meet with a study session leader at any stage in the        entertainment.
learning process, whether being challenged by the material or          • Trine’s small and active campus is filled with organized
just in need of some accountability and someone with whom to              activities and spur-of-the-moment opportunities for friendship,
talk things through.                                                      involvement and fun.

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