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Washington and Jefferson College

Educational Resources

Libraries

Ed Sell Memorial Pre-Law Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 189,848 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 526 current serial subscriptions.
  • 14,877 microforms.
  • 9,159 Audio/Visual items.
  • 0 e-books.

Museums & Art

Art gallery, microplate reader, cell culture labs, isolator lab, x-ray diffraction unit, neuropsychology lab, atomic absorption unit, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) lab

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

  • 450 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 50 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 250 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 150 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 250 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

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance

Remedial

study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, 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.
  • 81% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 12% of housing units are Singles.
  • 66% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 22% of housing units are Triples.
  • 0% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 27 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

  • 75% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Spring Concert, Homecoming Weekend, International Week, Street Fair, Monticellos Coffee House, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Annual Battle of the Bands, Anchor Splash, "Singled Out"
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 79 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Psi Omega, Delta Phi Alpha, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma, Phi Sigma Alpha, Phi Sigma Tau, Pi Delta Phi, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta, Delta Sigma Pi.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Hillel Society, Newman Club, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Student Christian Association
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union, International Club, Asian Student Association.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Student Accounting Society, Alphi Phi Omega, Band (wind ensemble), Bottega Art Club, Cheerleading, Choirs, Dance Team, College Democrats, Economics Club, Equestrian Club, Franklin Literary Society, French Club, German Club, G. I. V. E. , History Club, Interfraternity Council, Jazz Ensemble, Liberal Student Union, Pandora, Panhellenic Council, Philosophy Club, Pre-Health Professions Society, Pre-Legal Society, Psychology Club, Young Republicans, S. A. D. D. , S. A. F. E. , Ski Club, Spanish Club, Student Theatre Company, The Wooden Tooth Review (literary Magazine), WNJR-FM, Business Club, Camerata Singers, Handball Club, Ice Hockey Club, Student Activities Board, Student Government, Fencing Club, Rugby Club, Judicial Board, InterVarsity, S. A. A. C. S. , Society for Human Resource Management, and Student Night Life.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Red and Black (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Pittsburgh (30), Washington (5)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Pittsburgh (30)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Pittsburgh (30)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 68% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 43% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 700
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 6 fraternities
  • 5 fraternity houses
  • 43% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 4 sororities
  • 4 sorority houses
  • 37% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

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

    class attendance mandatory, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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