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, 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.)

Career Services

The Career Services commitment to you begins your first day on campus and lasts throughout your lifetime.  We provide a multitude of free services and support to prepare and empower you to achieve your 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 your major.  Plan on attending the 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.  Please meet with your Career Services Advisor to explore these opportunities.  Information about these programs is also provided by GPO throughout the academic year.

Our staff has real world experience and business and community connections to ensure you develop 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: computing@daemen.edu or by phone: 839-8240.

Computing Services

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, WebAdvisor 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, Symantec 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

Counseling Services

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 which is housed in Wick Center, first floor, room 117. To schedule an appointment, please contact the counselor of your choice:

Shannon Radder, 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 Incoming Student Health Form with a physical examination having been conducted within the past year. In accordance with New York State law, all students born on or after January 1, 1957, are required to prove immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. These students must provide adequate evidence of immunity in order to ensure their class registration. Other vaccinations are required or recommended, as detailed on the Student Health Form sent to students upon their acceptance to the College.

In addition, NYS law requires all students, regardless of age, to make an informed decision about whether to receive the meningitis vaccine. Information about the disease and vaccine is on the Student Health Form. 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 it. Total protection from Meningitis looks like this:

  1. 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.
    AND
  2. 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.

No vaccine is 100% effective. It is, however, our best defense against the disease. Contact your physician to discuss the importance of receiving both strains of vaccines or for further information about the risks of contracting meningitis visit the CDC and the 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.

Insurance

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

Please provide the Health & Insurance Services Office with a photocopy of your health insurance card prior to the fall semester. If you do not have health insurance, Daemen offers a plan.  Prior to enrolling, please review the additional information about our health insurance administrator’s plan listed under the “Need Health Insurance?” section of our website.  The cost for the 2017-18 academic year (August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018) for graduate students is $2,465.00. The cost (once you have elected to enroll) will be added to your tuition bill.

Other health insurance options are available to college students:

  • 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.

Please remember that unless a copy of your health insurance card is on file in the Health & Insurance Services Office, 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 you do not provide proof of adequate insurance (a plan that can be used in the Buffalo/Amherst area), you will be enrolled in the Daemen insurance plan and the premium will be added to your student account.

Students from the New York City area, outside the metropolitan Buffalo area, and those from out of state: Please check with your insurance company (the member services number should be found on the back of your 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.

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.

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 & 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.

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 WebAdvisor) 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 WebAdvisor;
  • 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.