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William Paterson University of New Jersey

Educational Resources

Libraries

Additional library facilities include a 110-seat auditorium, the Curriculum Materials Center, 2 electronic classrooms for library instruction, 13 small group study rooms and a 20-station open computer laboratory.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 372,437 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 22,000 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,075,668 microforms.
  • 20,000 Audio/Visual items.
  • 4,637 e-books.

Museums & Art

Art galleries; Collection of NJ State Documents; Collection of William Paterson's private papers; Interactive television classroom; Neurobiology facility; Campus Network with ATM technology; Center for Computer Art and Animation;State-of-the-art electron microscopy facility; Teleconference Center with uplink and downlink capabilities; 44,000 square foot, state-of-the-art studio art facility; Center for Electro-Acoustic Music (CEM); E-Trade Financial Learning Center, a real-time simulated trading and financial educational facility.

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

  • 900 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 some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas

Services

Basic

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

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

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

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, 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, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 24% 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.
  • 78% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 1% of housing units are Triples.
  • 20% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 10 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

  • 55% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Distinguished Lecturer Series, Jazz Room Series, Welcome Week, Homecoming, Latin Heritage Month, Winterfest, African Heritage Month, Women's History Month, Multicultural Awareness Week, Greek Week, Springfest
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 83 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Kappa Delta - Sociology; Alpha Psi Omega - Theatre (Communication); Beta Beta Beta - Biology; Chi Sigma Iota - Counseling; Eta Sigma Gamma - Community Health; Gamma Theta Upsilon - Geography; Kappa Delta Pi - Education; Lambda Alpha - Anthropology; Lambda Pi Eta - Communication; Omicron Delta Epsilon - Economics; Phi Alpha Theta - History; Pi Delta Phi - French and Francophone Studies; Pi Lambda Theta - Education; Pi Mu Epsilon - Mathematics; Pi Sigma Alpha - Political Science; Psi Chi - Psychology; Sigma Beta Delta - Business; Sigma Delta Phi - Spanish; Sigma Tau Delta - English; Sigma Theta Tau - Nursing; Upsilon Pi Epsilon - Computer Science
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM); Christian Fellowship (Inter Varsity); Hillel (Jewish Student Association); Muslim Student Association
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Brothers for Awareness (BFA); Caribbean Student Association (CARIBSA); Haitian American Student Association (HASA); International Student Association; Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS); Sisters for Awareness, Black Leadership, & Equality (SABLE); United Asian Americans (UAA); Universal Hip Hop Cultural Organization (UHHCO); National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Dynamic Desi; Filipino American Cultural Entity (FACE); Students for African Unity; United Students for Awareness (USA)
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Accounting Society; Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (AFSGD); Anthropology Club; Billiards Club; Bowling Club; Chess Club; Computer Science Society; Disturbing The Peace; Education Club; English/Essence Club; Equestrian Team; Exercise and Movement Science Club; Fencing Club; Feminist Collective; French Club; Future Marketers of America; Galen Society; Graduate Student Nurses; Graduate Students Organization; Greek Senate; History Club; Ice Hockey; Math Club; Music & Entertainment Industry Students (MEISA); Natural Sciences Club; Outdoors Club; Peace and Justice Coalition (PJC); Pioneer Players; Pioneer Yearbook; Political Science Club; Psychology Club; Sales Club; Spreading History and Dance to Every Student (Shades); Sociology Club; Spanish Club; Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB); Student Art Association; Student Business Association; Student Government Association; Student Film Association; The Beacon; The Dance Team; United Asian Americans; WCRN Radio; WPBN-TV
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Beacon, Weekly; Pioneer Times, Weekly.

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Newark, NJ (22), New York, NY (30)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): New York, NY (22)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): New York, NY (21)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 60% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 6 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 1% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 110 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 2% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
  • Additional Policies

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

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