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Alma College





Educational Resources

Libraries

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  • 266,554 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 1,583 current serial subscriptions.
  • 244,591 microforms.
  • 8,400 Audio/Visual items.
  • 6,163 e-books.

Museums & Art

Planetarium, state-of-the-art science facilities in the Dow Science Center and Kapp Laboratory Center, McIntyre Center for Exercise and Health Science.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Mac

Campus Resources

  • 274 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 50 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 40 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 20 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 2,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, health service

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, birth control, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 83% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 18% of housing units are Singles.
  • 79% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 2% of housing units are Triples.
  • 1% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 24 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 38% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 65% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming, All Nighter, Songfest, Honors Day
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 96 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Mu Gamma, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Beta Beta, Chi Epsilon Mu, Epsilon Sigma Epsilon, Exercise & Health Science Honor Society, Gamma Delta Alpha, Kappa Pi Zeta, Lambda Pi Eta, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Rho Chi Epsilon, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Phi Zeta, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Catholic Student Organization, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, New Life Campus Ministries, Ten25
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alma College Republicans, Alma College Democrats, Amnesty International, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, International Club, Model United Nations, Students Against Sweatshops, Students Offering Service, Students in Free Enterprise, Students United for Nature
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Almanian (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Freeland (45), Lansing (50)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): East Lansing (50)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): East Lansing (50)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 57% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 36% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 800
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 5 fraternities
  • 5 fraternity houses
  • 17% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 5 sororities
  • 5 sorority houses
  • 26% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Central Michigan University)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited






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