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Randolph-Macon College





Educational Resources

Libraries

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 184,872 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 1,467 current serial subscriptions.
  • 205,122 microforms.
  • 5,254 Audio/Visual items.
  • 0 e-books.

Museums & Art

Observatory with 12-inch reflecting telescope, three-meter radio telescope, Flippo Art Gallery, greenhouse, six historic buildings, Birdsong Peaks of Excellence Center in Thomas Branch Residence Hall provides a living/learning environment for students

Computing

Requirements

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

Campus Resources

  • 350 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 20 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 40 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 260 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 30 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
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 50 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious

Career

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

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.
  • 85% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 2% of housing units are Singles.
  • 80% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 2% of housing units are Triples.
  • 10% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 6% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 43 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 16% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 80% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Dance Marathon, Springfest, Activities Carnival, Homecoming, outdoor concerts, Watkins Lecture Series, Concert Choir performances, Ujima Gospel Choir performances, athletic events
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 104 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Chi Beta Phi, Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, Beta Beta Beta, Alpha Psi Omega, Eta Sigma Phi, Pi Delta Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, Sigma Pi Sigma, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi; Greek honor societies: National Order of Omega, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Rho Lambda
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) College Worship Council, Christian Fellowship, Jewish Student Union, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Cultural Society, Multicultural Association, International Interest Group
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Macon Outdoors, Alpha Phi Omega, Volunteers in Action, Habitat for Humanity, 6 fraternities, 4 sororities, social and multicultural awareness groups, campus political organizations, Drama Guild, choir and chamber singers, intramural sports
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Yellow Jacket (bi-weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Richmond, VA (20), Washington, DC (90)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Ashland, VA (0)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Richmond, VA (15)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 80% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 44% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,100
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 6 fraternities
  • 6 fraternity houses
  • 35% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 4 sororities
  • 4 sorority houses
  • 36% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

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

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited






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