Wabash College provides an intensely student-centered culture built on close relationships and personalized attention. If you have questions about any matter related to the College and your experience and success at it, ask! Faculty and staff are here to help. Below are some of the most important and common resources for student success, but even more important is the help you can find in the Dean of Students Office, Office of the Dean of the College, Registrar’s Office, and Business Office, all located on the first floor of Center Hall.
“The student is expected to conduct himself at all times, both on and off the campus, as a gentleman and a responsible citizen.”
The College has only one rule — The Gentleman’s Rule. Students should know it by heart before they arrive on campus, and strive to live up to it for the rest of their lives.
Resources for Wabash Students
Dean of Students Office Resources
Dean of Students Office — Meet the staff in the Dean of Students Office and obtain their contact information.
Title IX — Review the College’s non-discrimination and harassment policies, and procedures for filing Title IX complaints with Heather Thrush, the College’s Title IX Coordinator.
Housing — Wabash has a wide range of housing options available to students, from 10 College-owned fraternity chapter houses to an array of independent men’s residences. The Associate Dean of Students oversees student housing.
Academic Bulletin — The Academic Bulletin includes all of the College’s academic policies (including Academic Honesty and FERPA information), continuing enrollment requirements, graduation requirements, and information on academic programs and course offerings. It is also a great tool to use when researching scholarships and awards and prizes.
Academic Honesty Guide – This booklet, produced by faculty and academic support staff, helps students navigate questions related to responsible academic conduct.
Academic Centers for Excellence — Wabash offers a wide range of support services for students, including the Writing Center and Quantitative Skills Center. ACE can also help students with disabilities and those who seek help improving their time management.
Disability Services — At times Wabash Students are injured or face learning struggles. In that event, Disability Services provides the needed support. From moving classrooms to accommodate students on crutches, to extra time on tests, or help taking notes, Disability Services is ready to help Wabash Students with any form or disability, temporary or chronic, receive the support they need.
Four-Year Academic Calendar — The four-year calendar will help you plan your time at Wabash — it includes dates when classes start and end; when final exams occur; and when the College is on recess.
Wabash Policy on Political Activities — Because of its tax-exempt status as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, members of the Wabash community are not permitted to use College resources (email, listservs, copiers, etc.) for political campaign activities.
Health, Safety, and Security Resources
Student Health Center — The Student Health Center is located on the second floor of the Allen Athletics and Recreation Center. The Student Health Center page provides contact information, office hours, after-hours tips, and other health and wellness resources.
Counseling Center — Wabash can be a stressful place, and our Counseling Center strives to help students work through mental health challenges. Students may schedule appointments with the College’s Counseling staff on the Counseling Center webpage.
Student Health Insurance — All Wabash students are asked to provide the Student Health Center with current address, emergency contacts, insurance information, medical alerts, and health history information. To expedite this process Wabash College uses an online data entry system.
Emergency Notification System — It is critical that you sign up for the College’s Emergency Notification System, which we use to distribute alerts to campus via text message and email. The system is primarily used to alert the campus of severe weather, but it is also used to disseminate other emergency communications. All students are urged to sign up for ENS.
Emergency Procedures Guide — You should flip through this easy-to-use guide once each year to become familiar with a wide range of emergency procedures.
Evacuation & Sheltering — Please review the Evacuation and Sheltering procedures at the start of every semester so that you know where to go in an emergency for each building in which you have classes, labs, or extra-curricular activities.
Health, Safety & Security Handbook — This document includes all of the College’s policies and procedures related to health and safety, including drug and alcohol information and the College’s compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, Title IX, sexual harassment and sexual assault, and crime statistics. You are expected should review this information once each year.
Arts and Events
Calendar of Events — Browse the College’s online calendar for a complete listing of activities on and off-campus. Wabash offers a huge range of lectures, concerts, plays, and other cultural activities.
Fine Arts — Students should get involved in the many fine arts events sponsored by the College, and to reserve free tickets to concerts, performances, art openings, and other activities. Wabash hosts three main-stage theater productions each year, several art exhibitions, and the Music Department has more than a dozen concerts featuring the Glee Club and its many ensembles. In addition, students may also attend Visiting Artist Series events, as well as selections offered by the Lecture and Film Committee.
Athletics and Intramurals
Allen Center Hours — Most students participate in varsity athletics or intramural sports, and Allen Center has specific hours of operation for the Fitness Center, Natatorium, Fieldhouse, and the various wellness classes offered by the College.
Wabash Athletics — About half of all Wabash students are involved in intercollegiate athletics. The College’s Sports Website has the latest athletic events, scores, highlights, videos, and stats. Wabash offers several intramural sports, which are typically organized by living units.
Wellness — Wabash believes in the age-old philosophy of “Sound Mind, Sound Body.” The College offers a wide range of wellness activities.
Other Helpful Links
The Bachelor — The Bachelor is the award-winning, weekly student newspaper, which is published each Friday while school is in session.
Career Services — The Schroeder Center for Career Development is a nationally recognized career center, and helps students with a broad range of activities designed to get students ready for interviews, internships, jobs, and graduate school. The Schroder is also home to the College’s student employment program, WISE.
Clubs and Organizations — The Wabash Student Senate recognizes about 70 student clubs and organizations.
Independent Student Meal Service and Scarlet Inn — Students living in independent housing take their meals at Sparks Center. Discover the hours of operation for the Great Hall (and Scarlet Inn), and also includes weekly menus.
International Center — The College’s International Center provides resources for International Students, Community Friends, and students who are considering studying abroad as juniors.
IT Services — Wabash’s Information Technology Services department supports students in a number of ways, including assistance with computer purchasing and software products.
Mailroom — The College’s Mailroom is located on the lower level of Sparks Center. Learn more about the hours of operation, how to send and receive mail at Wabash, and UPS service guidelines.
Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies — Wabash established the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies nearly 50 years ago, and it continues to be one of the College’s centers of distinction.
Maps and Directions — Most students know their way around campus after a day or two, but maps and directions to Wabash are helpful for visitors.
Student Senate — The Student Senate is the governing body of Wabash College.
The resources and support provided by Wabash College are subject to change from time to time as they are regularly reviewed to best support Wabash students and the mission of the College. Therefore, the links and documents provided in these resources are subject to change and periodic updates.