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Wingate University





Educational Resources

Libraries

The Ethel K. Smith Library provides access to a state-of-the-art online catalog, accessible from remote locations, offers a number of online reference databases, maintains an extensive ERIC Documents collection, and is a recognized depository for North Carolina State Documents. The Library's partnership in NCLive, a virtual library made available by the North Carolina State Library, provides students access to over 41,000 journal and newspaper titles. In addition, the Library's InterLibrary Loan Department allows students to research materials comparable to those of major state universities. Accessing all online database materials from remote locations is possible. Additional online subscriptions to database vendors such as ABC-CLIO, FirstSearch, Inet Library, LexisNexis Academic, MLA Bibliography, PsycArticles, Science Direct, and SportDISCUS supplement the Library's print holdings. The library has cultivated an extremely proactive Bibliographic Instruction component hosting 1,989 patrons in 98 presentations during the 2005 fiscal year. A typical week in Library services includes the following: 88 service hours, 2,033 gate count, and 51 reference transactions. The Academic Resource Center is located on the second floor of the Library and provides services and accommodations for students with special needs and hosts the campus peer tutoring program.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 107,718 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 142 current serial subscriptions.
  • 14,081 microforms.
  • 7,785 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

The Efird Memorial Building houses the Wingate University Archives; the Douglas Helms Art Gallery features special exhibits; the Batte Fine Arts Center houses an auditorium, recital hall, and music rehearsal spaces.

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

  • 118 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 10 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 41 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 43 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 24 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 not permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs)
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 180 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, health service

Counseling

minority student, career, 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, 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 does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 42% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 1% of housing units are Triples.
  • 57% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 23 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 48% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 57% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 60% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Home Coming, Fall Festival, Yule Log Lighting, Christmas Dinner, Spring Fling
  • Student activities: choral groups, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, pep band, student government, student newspaper, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 57 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi, Chi Omicron Pi, Delta Mu Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Sigma Iota, Phi Sigma Tau, Pi Kappa Delta, Psi Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, Society for Collegiate Journalists, Theta Alpha Kappa
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Chi Rho, Christian Student Union, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Outreach, Gospel Choir, University and Community Assistance Network.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Kolors of United People, International Club
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Activities Programming Board, University and Community Assistance Network, Wingate Works, Art Club, Biology Club, Communications Society, Philosophy Club, Psychology Club, Speech Team, Student Athletic Trainers Club, University Singers, Wingate University Gospel Choir, Bulldogs Reaching Out, Outdoor Recreation Adventure Club, Junkyard Dogs, Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Weekly Triangle

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Charlotte (38)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 75% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 25% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 700
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 4 fraternities
  • 9% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 4 sororities
  • 10% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of North Carolina--Charlotte)
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of North Carolina--Charlotte)
  • Additional Policies

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






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