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Simpson College





Educational Resources

Libraries

George Washington Carver Collection, Avery O. Craven Collection

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 152,451 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 531 current serial subscriptions.
  • 12,497 microforms.
  • 5,552 Audio/Visual items.
  • 7,487 e-books.

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

  • 275 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 20 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 20 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 20 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
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 384 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance

Remedial

study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, birth control

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, student patrols, 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

  • 1% of housing units are Singles.
  • 51% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 26% of housing units are Triples.
  • 20% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 2% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 29 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 66% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 75% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Annual Welcome Week Street Party, All College Sing, Greek Week, Stormy Nights, Campus Day, Homecoming, Drag Show
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 60 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Epsilon Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Alpha Lambda Delta, Beta Beta Beta, Phi Mu Alpha, Mu Phi Epsilon, Alpha Psi Omega
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Religious Life Community, A. C. T. S (Acknowledging Christ Through Service) After HOurs, Beyond Belief, Bible Studies, Breakfast Club, Catholic Student Organization, Catholic Worker House, Christian Concert Committee, Cornerstone, Esther Circle, FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Food for the Soul, Genisis, Haven Club, Holy Grounds, Literacy Club and Shalom Zone, Praise Band, Revelation Singers, S. E. R. V. E. Council, Youth Corps
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) MSA Multicultural Student Alliance, ISO International Student Organization
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Apartment & Theme House Council, Campus Activities Board, Cultural Association of Spanish, College Democrats, Education Club, Esther Circle, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Habitat for Humanity, Geology Club, Intramural Council, Junior Greek Council, Kresge Hall Council, LGBTQA, Phi Alpha Theta, Picken Hall Council, PRIDE, Progressive Action Coalition, Psychology Club, PRSSA, Residence Hall Association, Rock the Vote, RUCKUS, SERVE Council, Sequel, Student in Free Enterprise, Simpson Athletic Trainers Society, Panhellenic Council, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Zenith Yearbook, Simpsonian Newspaper, KSTM Radio, College Republicans, Storm Chasers
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Simpsonian (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Des Moines, IA (15), Cedar Rapids, IA (14)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Osceola, IA (30)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Des Moines, IA (20)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 70% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • 32% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 960
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 4 fraternities
  • 4 fraternity houses
  • 14% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 4 sororities
  • 4 sorority houses
  • 16% 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






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