The Daemen University Campus Store (Barnes & Noble #8388), 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. Daemen University’s All Access Pass program gives you access to all of your course materials before the first day of class. For more details on the All Access Pass visit us at Daemen.edu/allaccesspass.
The campus store also carries school supplies, trade books, art supplies, Daemen University clothing, and gifts. Research and supplementary texts can be special ordered. The campus store accepts cash, 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 daemen.bncollege.com or from the Daemen home page under “student 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 university 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 University 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: (716) 839-8430.
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 content, 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 being laptops. Use of technology in one of the public computing labs allows you access to a wide variety of resources free of charge. These areas, located in the Research & Information Commons and the Business Building, contain Windows or Mac computers with productivity software installed and high-speed internet access. Software is updated regularly, and hardware is updated every three to five years. During the fall and spring semesters, these labs are open 118 hours each week. Departmental labs for animation, graphic design, natural sciences, mathematics, and psychology have additional computer equipment available for students taking classes in those disciplines.
The Office of Information Technology provides support for the instructional, research and communication needs of the university community. A 1Gbps Ethernet 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 University is a Google campus, and utilizes their suite of applications for email, web browsing, word processing and other standard needs. Daemen also has licensing agreements with Adobe, Microsoft, IBM 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. University administrative functions are computerized and integrated by means of an Ellucian student information system. More information can be found at: daemen.edu/computing.
CHIP Center – Counseling, Health, Insurance & Prevention
The CHIP Center, Daemen’s student wellness center, is conveniently located on the first floor of the Wick Student Center. The CHIP Center offers student services including but not limited to individual counseling sessions, a wellness kiosk (free, over-the-counter wellness products), referrals to community based services and wellness programming year round.
Students describe the CHIP Center as a calm, peaceful, welcoming and stress relieving space on campus. In addition to offices and waiting areas, the CHIP Center offers a prayer and meditation room and gender neutral restroom, available 24/7. The CHIP Center team looks forward to helping each student promote lifelong physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
The counselors at Daemen University serve the psychological well-being of the campus 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, mediation, consultation, and resource connection. Common reasons students utilize counseling services include mental health needs, interpersonal challenges, and/or coping with academic difficulties.
All counseling sessions are confidential. Student privacy and trust are of utmost importance and are protected by state laws and professional ethical standards. No information can be released without a student’s written authorization. Confidentiality is legally limited and will be discussed during a student’s first session with their counselor. Students are encouraged to ask questions or express any concerns they have about confidentiality.
In person counseling appointments take place in the CHIP Center counseling offices (Wick 117-120). Virtual counseling appointments are also available. To schedule an appointment, students can complete the support form online at daemen.edu/counselingsupport.
For more information, visit daemen.edu/counseling.
Health and Insurance Services
The health & insurance services office is home to the Wellness Kiosk, a free, self-service resource for students to access over-the-counter wellness items. The public health professionals in this office work with students to identify and overcome barriers to accessing and utilizing wellness services on campus and in the community. Additionally, the health & insurance services team ensures students are compliant with immunization requirements and maintains confidential immunization and medical records.
In compliance with New York State Public Health Laws 2165 and 2157, students are required to submit immunization records as outlined below:
- Students born on or after January 1, 1957 and taking 6 or more credits are required to submit proof of immunization for Measles, Mumps & Rubella (vaccinations or titers).
- Students taking 6 or more credits must submit proof of immunization (or submit a declination) for Meningococcal disease (completed vaccination or vaccination series within the past 5 years or a signed waiver declining the vaccination).
For more information on this requirement, health forms and more, visit daemen.edu/healthrequirements.
Daemen University requires all students that meet at least one of the criteria listed below to annually submit proof of health insurance (photo of the insurance card) that permits access and utilization of medical care in the Buffalo New York area OR enroll in Daemen’s student health insurance plan through United Healthcare. Students must be enrolled for the full academic year.
If a student fails to complete this process by the semester deadline the student will automatically be enrolled in Daemen’s student health insurance plan and the premium (annual cost) will be added to the student’s bill.
- Students living in residential housing (including but not limited to Campus Proper, Snyder Park and Collegiate Village)
- Students who have international student status
- Students participating in an intercollegiate sport
- Students participating in the clinical portion of their academic program
*International students are required to enroll in Daemen’s student health insurance plan or an approved plan through PGH Global. These plans are vetted and ensure that international students have essential* health insurance coverage while in the United States. Travelers insurance plans are not accepted by Daemen University.
Daemen University also offers a student health insurance plan through United Healthcare that is compliant with the Affordable Care Act and provides affordable, comprehensive insurance benefits with low prescription costs, telehealth & telecounseling services. Any student taking 6 credits or more is eligible to enroll and eligible students who do enroll may also insure their dependents.
For more information, visit daemen.edu/insurance.
The CHIP Center team connects students to local health and wellness organizations in the Buffalo, NY area. For acute medical needs, students can visit the Wellness Kiosk in Wick 116 to access free, on-the-go wellness products. For more emergent medical needs, students visit an urgent care center, conveniently located within 2 miles of the Amherst campus.
For more information, visit daemen.edu/medical.
The CHIP Center partners with community based organizations to offer on campus wellness opportunities including but not limited to: screenings for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), flu shot clinics, blood drives and other wellness events. As a collaborative partner with the Wildcat Wellness student team, students have access to fun, engaging and educational wellness opportunities year round. Wildcat Wellness and CHIP Center events focus on practicing self-care, mental health awareness and linking students to services on and off campus.
Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for facilitating an enriching diversity education experience for our community. Through collaboration with various campus partners, the Center for 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, equity 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.
The Global Programs Office provides information and services for Daemen students desiring to study abroad, as well as international students who have chosen Daemen for their undergraduate and/or graduate education.
Experiencing the world from another cultural perspective is essential for preparing students for global citizenship. Details of specific programs are found in the Programs of Study section of this catalog. All students studying abroad while at Daemen must meet with Global Programs staff for program information, application assistance, and University approval of their international educational experience.
The Global Programs Office provides comprehensive assistance and support for the community of international students at Daemen University. Staff members help international students with their initial adjustment to the University and the Buffalo area. The office provides information and advice about immigration regulations, cultural differences, and personal concerns.
The Daemen University 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 find comfortable furnishings and inspiring surroundings.
The library has comprehensive collections of e-book and print book titles as well as thousands of digital and print periodical subscriptions and streaming video. Our collections support teaching and scholarship in all disciplines. 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.
The library homepage is accessed through the MyDaemen portal.
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 and Intersession Schedule:
Monday – Friday 8 am – 7 pm
Changes to this schedule are posted in advance on the library homepage.
Services for Students with Disabilities
Students with permanent or temporary disabilities may self-disclose to the Director of Accessibility Services at 716-839-8228 to begin the interactive process to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations within the academic setting or the campus environment (student housing, dining, etc.). Reasonable accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and may not fundamentally alter the nature of a program, course, program or activity.
Please see Accommodation of Students with Disabilities and Disability Documentation Guidelines for more information
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 University 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 university 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.
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.