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Shaw University





Educational Resources

Libraries

John W. Fleming African-American Collection

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 155,623 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 32,584 current serial subscriptions.
  • 99,700 microforms.
  • 852 Audio/Visual items.
  • 3,697 e-books.

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

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 computer labs

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance

Counseling

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

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, 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.
  • 38% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 1% of housing units are Singles.
  • 99% of housing units are Doubles.
  • In total, there are 4 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

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

Extracurricular

  • 40% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Fall Convocation, Bessie Boyd Holman Lecture Series, Founder's Day/Homecoming, Martin Luther King Commemorative Service, Religious Emphasis Week, Minister's Conference, Career Day
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, yearbook
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi, Beta Kappa Chi, Alpha Kappa Mu, Alpha Epsilon Rho
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Union, Ready to Fly Ministry, Children of God, Sigma Alpha Omega, Students Taking a New Direction
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) International Student Association, NAACP, National Assoc. of Black Accountants, International Relations Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Shaw Players, University Choir, University Band/Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band, Cheerleading, Sertoma Collegiate Club, NAACP, Order of Eastern Star, Speech and Hearing Club, Pre-Alumni Council, Universal Hip-Hop, Preservation Society, Graduate Student Gov't. Assoc.

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): RDU Airport (25)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Raleigh, NC (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Raleigh, NC (2)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 8% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.

Greek Life

  • There are 4 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 4% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 4 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 5% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Saint Augustine's College)
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (North Carolina State University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance mandatory, hazing prohibited






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