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Austin College





Educational Resources

Libraries

The Books of Kells Facsimile, The Berzunza Alexander the Great Collection, and the Texana Collection.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 239,986 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 2,835 current serial subscriptions.
  • 113,834 microforms.
  • 8,374 Audio/Visual items.
  • 9,000 e-books.

Museums & Art

John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Technology Center

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: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 160 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 4 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 93 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 51 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 12 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 not available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in computer labs
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 200 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance, other

Remedial

other

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious, other

Career

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

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 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.
  • 70% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 4% of housing units are Singles.
  • 82% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 9% of housing units are Triples.
  • 5% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 16 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 31% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 56% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 60% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Fall Fest, Homecoming, BE's Thanksgiving Dinner, Masala, Nu Roo Review, Asia Week, SIO's International Showcase, Seder Dinner, Cinco de Mayo, and Spring Fest, Divali
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 77 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Beta Beta, Delta Phi Alpha, Eta Sigma Phi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Iota, Pi Delta Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Pi Sigma.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) ACtivators, Baptist Student Ministries (BSM), Catholic Student association (CSA), Canterbury Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF).
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Student Association (ASA), Black Expressions (BE), Indian Cultural Association (ICA), Los Amigos, Muslim Student Association (MSA), and Student International Organization (SIO).
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Activity Board (CAB), Local Greeks: 7 sororities, Alpha Delta Chi, Delta Phi Nu, Kappa Gamma Chi, Omega Zeta, Sigma Phi Chi, Theta Sigma Chi, and Xi Epsilon; 9 fraternitites, chi Delta Eta, Chi Tau Chi, Drake, Gamma Gamma Gamma, Lambda Chi, Phi Kappa Omega, phi Sigma Alpha, Pi Alpha Psi, and Rho Lambda Theta. Governance: Resident Hall Advisory Association (RHAA), Senior Committee, Student Assembly (SA), and Student Athletic Advisory Council. Service programs: Saturday Morning Program (SMP), Service Station, and Student Development Board (SDB). Service organizations: Alpha Phi Omega (APO), Best Buddies, Circle K, Habitat for Humanity, and Rotoact. Social action programs: AC Cares, Amnesty Intrnational, Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students (ECOS), People Reaffirming Identity Differences and Educating (PRIDE), and Women's Issues, Support and Education (WISE). Interest groups: Biology Interest Group (BIG), Chemical Society, Classics Club, Lacross Club, Pre-Law Society, Pre-Med Society, Psychology Club, Student organization of Modern Art, Society of Physics Students and Young Democrats.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Observer (every two weeks)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Dallas, DFW (70), Dallas Love Field (65)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Dallas (65)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Sherman (2)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 75% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 31% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,600
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 9 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 29% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 7 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 28% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other






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