Student Services

Bookstore

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, 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 at daemenshop.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 am – 4:30 pm
  • Saturday – as needed
  • Additional hours are scheduled at the beginning of each term. (Hours are subject to change.)

Career Services

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 and cover letter workshops and networking events.

Career Services works closely with the Global Programs Office (GPO) 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 in business and community connections to ensure the creation of a successful career strategy.  More information can be found on the department website: 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: cet@daemen.edu or by phone: 839-8240.

Computing Services

Computing is an integral part of a Daemen education. All faculty and students have been issued an email account and access to our high-speed network, available from their offices and residence hall rooms. Many courses mix web resources, online 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; most are laptops. Those who choose to use equipment in one of the public computing labs have access to a wide variety of resources free of charge. Located in the Research and Information Commons and the Business 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 to five 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 are 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 MyDaemen websites. 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 is a Google campus, and has also entered into licensing agreements with Adobe, Microsoft, SPSS, 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. Faculty may also make computer resources available outside of the classroom on the web via the Blackboard learning management system.

The Research and Information Commons offers online bibliographic searching. College administrative functions are computerized and integrated by means of an Ellucian student information system. More information can be found at: daemen.edu/computing.

Counseling, Health, Insurance & Prevention (CHIP) Center

Counseling Services

The counselors of Daemen College serve the psychological well-being of the 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 are 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.

To schedule an appointment, students can fill out an online inquiry form on the Counseling Services webpage: daemen.edu/counseling, call (716) 839-7380 or stop by the office, 1st floor Wick Center (down the hall and to the right of Campus Safety). Additional information can be found on the Counseling Services webpage.

Health and Insurance Services

Health Services creates opportunities for students to make informed health and wellness decisions. The Health Services team connects students with quality care in the event of illness or injury and offers wellness events year round.

On Campus Medical Care

Health Services offers a Wellness Kiosk with FREE over the counter items for all students. Items include but are not limited to: cold & flu medicine, band aids, feminine products, sting or bite relief and sexual health products. The Wellness Kiosk is available during normal office hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm in Wick 116.

Health Records

As required by New York State Public Health Law, all students born on or after January 1, 1957 that are taking 6 or more credits must submit proof of immunization for Measles, Mumps & Rubella (vaccinations or titers) and Meningococcal disease (vaccination within the past 5 years or a signed waiver). All other students taking 6 or more credits must submit a completed vaccination series within 5 years for Meningococcal disease a signed waiver declining the vaccination.

The Health Services team maintains student immunization records for 7 years after the date of admission to the College. Current students and alumni can request their records by completing a record release form by visiting daemen.edu/healthservices and clicking Health Record Release.

Insurance

Daemen College requires all undergraduate and graduate level students taking 6 or more credits that meet at least one of the following criteria to submit proof of insurance coverage or enroll in a health insurance plan vetted by the College: students living in residential housing, students participating in the clinical portion of a Health Science program, students participating in an intercollegiate sport and/or students who have international student status. Failure to take action by the deadline communicated will result in an automatic enrollment of the student into the Daemen College Student Health Insurance Plan. The annual cost of coverage (premium) will be added to the student’s bill. Students will not be given keys to move into their residence halls and/or practice or play a sport without having their insurance verified. For more information visit Haylor.com/Daemen.

Daemen College offers a Student Health Insurance Plan that is compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and provides affordable, comprehensive insurance benefits with low prescription costs, telehealth, telecounseling and more! Any student taking 6 or more credits is eligible to enroll and eligible students who enroll can purchase insurance for their dependents. For more information on deadlines to enroll, cost and coverage, visit daemen.edu/healthservices and click on Health Insurance.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for facilitating an enriching diversity education experience for our community. Through collaboration with various campus partners, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion holds the primary responsibility of providing faculty, staff and students with resources, guidance, and support for issues as they relate to diversity and inclusion.

Our goal is to provide all members of the Daemen community with the education and experience necessary to become an active and engaged global citizen and to utilize those skills in their academic and career pursuits. We also seek to provide our students, staff, and faculty with the tools needed to engage in productive, informed, and impactful discussions around issues of social justice and inequity of all kinds, learning what those topics mean for us in the context of our current climate.

Global Programs

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 large collection of  e-book and print book titles, as well as thousands of digital and print periodical subscriptions, 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:
Monday – Friday  8 am – 7 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 Director of Disability Services  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 Director of Disability Services 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. 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.

Registrar

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.