The Daemen College Bookstore (Follett #134), located on the ground floor of Duns Scotus Hall, carries all required and optional textbooks (new and used), as well as study and exam guides. Many textbooks are available for rent as well as purchase (please see store for details). The Bookstore also carries school supplies, trade books, greeting cards, art supplies, Daemen College clothing and gifts. Research and supplementary texts can be special ordered. Change and stamps are available at the checkout. The bookstore accepts cash, personal check with proper ID, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. We also make arrangements with the office of Student Accounts to set up “book credit” accounts for students who wish to use their financial aid for the purchase of textbooks and supplies. Visit the bookstore on the Internet atwww.daemen.bkstr.com or from the Daemen home page under “Student Services.” Computer software may be purchased at educational prices through the Software Shop on the bookstore website. The bookstore buys used textbooks year round.
Bookstore hours during the fall and spring semesters are:
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – As needed
Additional hours are scheduled at the beginning of each term. (Hours are subject to change.)
The Career Services commitment to our students begins the first day on campus and lasts throughout the student’s lifetime. The office provides a multitude of free services and support to prepare and empower students to achieve their career goals.
The benefit of a small college is Daemen’s personalized approach. We want to get to know you, your strengths, talents, and aspirations. Our student-centered approach includes advising, offering individualized assessments, the iCAP (individual Career Action Plan), leadership programs and networking events as well as career lectures specific to our academic programs. Students have the opportunity to attend many programs on campus, including: Recruiters on Campus, professional panel discussions, resume preparation workshops and networking events.
Career Services works closely with Global Programs to support international internships as a stand-alone opportunity or added as part of an international educational experience. Students should meet with a Career Services advisor to explore these opportunities. Information about these programs is also provided by GPO throughout the academic year.
Career Services staff have real world experience and business and community connections to ensure the creation of a successful career strategy. More information can be found on the department website: www.daemen.edu/career. To schedule an appointment, please call (716) 839-8334.
Classroom & Events Technology
Classroom & Events Technology provides the College community with classroom technology support and instructional equipment such as computers and video projectors, document cameras, digital video cameras, sound reinforcement and many other types of digital and analog equipment. Students and organizations may request the use of equipment through email at: email@example.com or by phone: 839-8240.
Computing is an integral part of a Daemen education. All faculty and students have email accounts, and high-speed network access available from their offices and residence hall rooms. Many courses mix web resources, on-line discussion groups and other electronic resources with traditional lectures and in-class discussions for a rich and varied learning environment.
While there is no requirement for students to buy computing equipment, over 95% of our students have their own computers, and most students have laptops. Those who choose to use equipment in one of the public computing labs have access to a wide variety of resources available free of charge. Located in the Research and Information Commons and the Business and Commerce building, these labs contain Windows or Mac computers configured with high-speed internet access and productivity software. Software is updated regularly, and hardware is replaced every three years. During the fall and spring semesters, these labs are open 118 hours each week. Additional computer equipment is available in departmental labs in animation, graphic design, natural sciences, mathematics and psychology for students taking classes in those disciplines.
The Office of Information Technology provides support for the instructional, research and communication needs of the college community. A 1Gbps Ethernet network and wireless network is provided across all offices, classrooms, labs, and residence halls. Students, faculty and staff have access to a variety of local technology services such as Blackboard, Self Service, and the Daemen website. Students living on-campus can access this high-speed network free of charge. Faculty and students living off-campus can access many of our technology systems remotely.
The Office of Information Technology supports a standard suite of software for email, web browsing, word processing, virus protection and other standard needs. Daemen College has entered into licensing agreements with Adobe, Microsoft, SPSS, Malwarebytes and others to provide our students, faculty, and staff with access to the most widely used productivity software.
Faculty may use dedicated computer classrooms for hands-on computer instruction, or use cart-based wireless laptops to turn any conventional classroom into a computer lab. Projection equipment also facilitates computer aided instruction and demonstrations.
In addition, faculty may make computer resources available outside of the classroom on the web via Blackboard, a learning management system. The Research and Information Commons offers on-line bibliographic searching. College administrative functions are computerized and integrated by means of an Ellucian student information system. More information can be found at: https://www.daemen.edu/computing
Counseling, Health, Insurance & Prevention (CHIP) Center
The counselors of Daemen College serve the psychological well-being of the Daemen College community so that students may be successful academically, ethically, spiritually, and personally. All registered Daemen students are eligible to attend up to 15 sessions per academic year free of charge. Services provided include: individual counseling, group counseling, couples counseling (all participants must be Daemen students), mediation, and consultation.
All counseling sessions are confidential. Your privacy and trust are important to us and is protected by state laws and professional ethical standards. No information can be released without your written authorization. However, confidentiality is legally limited. Your counselor will speak with you about the limits of confidentiality when you first meet. Feel free to ask your counselor any questions or express any concerns you may have about confidentiality.
All counseling appointments take place in the Chip Center, housed in Wick Center, first floor, room 117. To schedule an appointment, please contact the counselor of your choice:
Shannon Schmitt, MS. Ed., LMHC, Director of Counseling Services: (716) 839-8337
Stephanie Bordin, LMHC: (716) 839-8375
Deloris Fields-Jones, LMSW: (716) 688-3852
Jason Masker, MS, LMHC: (716) 391-2199
Additional information can be found on the Counseling Services webpage.
Health and Insurance Services
Upon acceptance to the College, a new student is required to complete the Student Health Form. In accordance with New York State law, all students born on or after January 1, 1957, are required to provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella in order register for classes, attend classes, move into the residence halls and practice/play a sport.
NYS also requires all students to make an informed decision about receiving the vaccination for Meningococcal disease. Information about the disease and vaccine is on the Student Health Form or can be obtained from the Health & Insurance Services Office. College students, particularly first-year students living on campus, are urged to consider vaccination. Meningococcal disease is a vaccine preventable disease. Two separate strains of the vaccine are required to prevent Meningococcal disease. Total protection from Meningitis looks like this:
- The conjugate meningococcal vaccine protects against serogroups A, C, W and Y. The CDC recommends this vaccine be administered at age 11, with a booster dose at 16.
- The meningococcal B vaccine protects against serogroup B of which 50% of meningitis cases are caused. The CDC says this series may be administered to adolescents and young adults 16 through 23 years of age. Depending on which Sero B vaccine you choose, it may be a series of two vaccines or a series of three vaccines.
While no vaccine is 100% effective, it is the best defense against the disease. Contact your health care provider to discuss the importance of receiving both strains of vaccines. For further information about the risks of contracting meningitis visit the CDC and National Meningitis Association (NMAUS) websites.
The Health and Insurance Services Office offers confidential assistance in referring students to area health care providers in the event of illness or accident, procuring necessary health evaluations prior to external learning experiences, and obtaining required immunizations. The staff also provides assistance to students with health insurance claims and questions.
Daemen College requires all residential students, international students, student-athletes (club as well as intercollegiate sports), and students in health-related fields of study while participating in external learning experiences (clinical affiliations, etc.) to be covered by health insurance that can be used in the Buffalo/Amherst area.
Coverage should include:
- access to local doctors and other healthcare providers
- diagnostic testing/lab services
- prescription drugs
- outpatient mental health
- inpatient and outpatient hospital services
- emergency services
- urgent care centers
For those students in need of health insurance: Daemen College, in partnership with Haylor, Freyer & Coon, offers a student-focused health insurance plan that upholds requirements set forth by the Affordable Care Act. Daemen students taking 6 credits or more are eligible to enroll in the plan. Dependent coverage is also available. This plan provides 12-month coverage to protect a student at school, at home, while traveling or studying abroad. The premium (annual cost of the plan that will be added to the student’s tuition bill) is as follows for the 2018-2019 year: $2,541.
Students should go to www.haylor.com/daemen, after July 1, to enroll in or waive the Daemen plan. Students who are waiving the plan will need to provide information regarding your insurance plan. Only insurance that is accepted in the Buffalo area will be deemed adequate coverage. If your insurance carrier changes anytime throughout the year, you must submit a copy of the new insurance card. International Students will be enrolled in the Daemen College Student Health Plan.
Students can also obtain coverage through the following options:
- Coverage as a dependent on parents’ health insurance plan to the age of 26;
- Coverage through Medicaid (www.healthcare.gov/medicaid) based on expanded eligibility requirements in some states;
- Coverage through a Marketplace (www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov); with premium tax credit, or subsidy, if income requirements are met;
- Catastrophic Plan offered through a Marketplace;
- Coverage through an individual health plan offered outside of a Marketplace;
- Coverage as a common law employee;
- A variety of plans to compare at edusure.com.
Students must submit a copy of their health insurance card through www.haylor.com/daemen or have a physical copy on file in the Health & Insurance Services Office or else: no keys to residence halls will be given to students who plan to live on campus; athletes will not be allowed to practice or play; international students will not be allowed to attend classes; and students assigned to an external learning experience will not be allowed to participate.
If no proof of adequate insurance (a plan that can be used in the Buffalo/Amherst area) is provided, the student will be enrolled in the Daemen insurance plan and the premium will be added to the student’s account.
Students from the New York City area, outside the metropolitan Buffalo area, and those from out of state should check with their insurance company (the member services number should be found on the back of the card) to see just how, if, and where your insurance can be used in the Amherst area. A number of plans are not accepted by health care providers in this area and will not be considered acceptable proof of insurance.
Questions? Contact the Health & Insurance Services Office located in Wick 116 by phone: 716-839-8446, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the department webpage for more information.
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is responsible for facilitating an enriching diversity education experience for our community. Through collaboration with various campus partners, the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs holds the primary responsibility of providing faculty, staff and students with resources, guidance, and support for issues as they relate to diversity and inclusion.
The Global Programs Office provides information and services both for Daemen students desiring to study abroad as well as international students who have chosen Daemen for their graduate education.
Experiencing the world from another cultural perspective is essential for preparing students for global citizenship. All students studying abroad while at Daemen College must meet with Global Programs staff for program information, application assistance, and College approval of their international educational experience.
The Global Programs Office provides comprehensive assistance and support for the community of international students at Daemen College. Staff members help international students with their initial adjustment to the College and Buffalo. The office provides information and advice about immigration regulations, cultural differences, and personal concerns.
The Daemen College Library
The library is located in the Research & Information Commons (RIC). All library study spaces within the RIC have wireless connectivity, quiet study space, talking permitted study space, group study rooms, seminar and animation theater, a café, and two presentation rooms. Students will also find all the fixtures and furnishings to get comfortable and stay awhile.
The library has a collection of over 100,000 titles in print and e-books, as well as hundreds of print and digital periodical subscriptions, DVDs and streaming video. Our collections support the vast majority of teaching and scholarship. Fast and easy interlibrary loan is available for specialized and unique information needs.
Research librarians are available to consult with students and faculty to find the information resources they need, as well as provide classroom and one-on-one research assistance.
Students, faculty and staff need only to present their Daemen College ID card to access all the collections and services the library has to offer. The library homepage, accessed through the MyDaemen portal, provides the virtual gateway to achieve success.
RIC hours during the academic semester:
Sunday 10 am – 1 am
Monday – Thursday 7 am – 1 am
Friday 7 am – 11 pm
Saturday 9 am – 11 pm
Summer Schedule (and during breaks):
Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
Changes to this schedule are posted in advance on the library homepage and at the entrance to the RIC.
Services for Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities meet with the Disability Services Coordinator to submit documentation of their disability, receive authorization of reasonable accommodations, discuss learning strategies, and arrange services. Disability Services is located in the Student Success Center in the Research and Information Commons. Students with disabilities in off-site programs can receive assistance from the Daemen College representative at their site to communicate with the Disability Services Coordinator and arrange accommodations and services. See also the College’s policy on the accommodation of students with disabilities in the “Accreditation and Institutional Policies” section of this Catalog.
Nancy Haberman Gacioch Center for Veterans
The mission of the Gacioch Center for Veterans is to support veteran scholars and eligible family members’ success in postsecondary education by coordinating services to address their academic, financial, physical, and social needs. As a designated Military Friendly School and a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Daemen College is committed to providing the best possible service to the men and women who have served our country. We recognize that the transition from military service to civilian life, including the rigors of pursuing a college degree, can be challenging – not only for students themselves but for their loved ones. The Gacioch Center for Veterans is part of the Division of Student Affairs and is coordinated under the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Professional staff collaborate with various departments to provide assistance with the admissions process, financial information, academic support and advice, and liaison with other campus offices, including services for students with special needs. The Center can also help students navigate Veterans Administration and other community resources available to veterans and their families. A dedicated veteran student lounge provides a comfortable and welcoming environment for study and conversation.
The Registrar’s Office provides the following services for graduate students:
- preparing course offerings for each term which are accessible (on the Search for Sections option on Self Service) on the Daemen website;
- processing registrations for courses which require a permit to register;
- after the last day for drop/add, processing withdrawals from courses for students who submit a withdrawal form;
- processing final grades, as well as Incomplete and other grade changes, for publication on Self Service;
- designing/revising/customizing evaluations for all programs (and approved curricular substitutions), thereby enabling students and advisors to monitor progress towards program completion and explore status on other programs;
- pending department chair’s approval, processing acceptable transfer studies for incoming and returning graduate students;
- verifying candidates for graduation/degree conferral; release of diplomas;
- verifying candidates for completion of certificate programs; preparation and release of certificates;
- processing and verifying changes in student status and general student directory information;
- processing transcript requests.
- processing professional licensure applications as appropriate.