The Juniata College Athletic Department offers students an opportunity to compete
in 19 intercollegiate athletic programs that span the academic year. Juniata College
is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Eastern Collegiate
Athletic Conference (ECAC), Landmark Conference,
Centennial Conference (football only), and Continental Conference (Men's Volleyball only) and complies with the eligibility requirements of those organizations. The following is a list of sport programs offered by season:
The College Chaplain and Campus Ministers are trained, religious professionals (lay and ordained) who are here to serve students, faculty, and staff — especially when issues of faith and spirituality arise in their lives. Campus Ministry provides resources for faith development, spiritual practices, community service, leadership development, community building, and pastoral care. The Campus Ministry Office provides an atmosphere of support and guidance where the questions that trouble and intrigue us can be freely discussed and examined from a variety of spiritual perspectives and traditions.
The Campus Ministry Office is located within the Unity House at 1905 Moore St. The Unity House is the home to the offices of Campus Ministry and Diversity & Inclusion, and is a space available for students of all faiths and backgrounds to meet, pray, meditate, or study in a quiet setting.
The Career Services office can be effectively utilized as a resource center for career planning and decision making throughout the undergraduate years. Students utilizing the office can explore and identify career goals while developing the appropriate credentials to successfully enter the employment market or continue their education following graduation.
The Career Services resource area and website contains publications related to career development and occupational fields including FOCUS – a computerized system assisting one in reaching career and educational planning solutions, the Juniata Career Term (JCT) database, a listing of alumni, parents and friends interested and willing to serve as career advisors and contacts, and JuniataJobs.com, a comprehensive career management tool connecting students with employers. Support is offered in career decision making, planning for graduate or professional school, and identifying business, industry, or governmental organizations for potential employment. There are workshops on job-seeking strategies, résumé writing, networking, interview techniques, and graduate school selection and planning and Juniata Career day: A job, internship, and networking fair attended annually by nearly 100 employers and 500 students.
The Career Services office also administers the student credit and transcript notation Internship Programs that over 225 students participate annually. A description of the college internship programs can be found in the academic section of the catalog. Additional information is available at the Career Services office in Ellis Hall or online at the Career Services Website.
Ellis Hall provides many services and conveniences for members of the Juniata College community. The following are located in Ellis:
Second Floor — Office of Student Activities, Ballroom, Eagles Landing (snack bar), Student Government, WKVR- FM, The Juniatian (campus newspaper).
First Floor — Bursar & Information Desk, Baker Refectory (dining hall), 24/7 Ellis Hall Meeting Space (student lounge and conference room)
Ground Floor — College Bookstore, Post Office, Career Services Office, Community Service Office, Public Safety and Emergency Services Office, Catering / Sodexo offices, Transportation Office.
Bursar & Information Desk
The Bursar & Information Desk provides the following services:
- Serves as the college switchboard.
- Provides telephone numbers and other campus information.
- Sells tickets to campus events.
- Makes change for vending services.
- Gives refunds for money lost in campus vending machines.
- Sign out keys for student organization offices.
- Sign out bikes for bike-share program.
- Sign up for Shuttle bus trips to State College and Altoona.
- Accepts student payments for tuition and other fees.
- Processes cash advances, clears, deposits, and reimbursements (<$100).
Solicitation (Fund-Raising) Policy
Any individual or group (affiliated with the college or not) must obtain permission to conduct moneymaking activities on the Juniata College campus. Solicitation forms can be obtained from the Office of Student Activities located on the top floor of Ellis. Note the following policies which apply to on-campus solicitations:
- Door-to-door solicitations in the residence halls or campus offices are permitted only by registered campus organizations; under no circumstances are door-to-door solicitations permitted by groups not affiliated with the college.
- To use space the lobby of Ellis Hall or any other location on campus for solicitation purposes, it must be reserved in advance with the Conferences & Events Office.
- Students are not permitted to use residence hall rooms for commercial purposes.
- Fundraising form will need to be filled out for any fundraising activities on campus. Please see the OSA website under ‘forms’ for a link to the fundraising form.
All signs, flyers or advertisements posted on campus are to be placed on bulletin boards. Registered Student Organizations should consult the Handbook on the Office of Student Activities webpage: (http://www.juniata.edu/services/osa/documents/RSOHandbook2014-2015.pdf)
Any organization or business not affiliated with the college must complete the Fund-raising/Solicitation application (http://www.juniata.edu/services/osa/webforms/fundraising_solicitation.html)and submit $15.00 to post materials on campus. (See Solicitation Policy for more information)
Scheduling Events on Campus
Any student organization or student needing to schedule an event on campus must make the necessary arrangements with the Office of Student Activities. The space must be reserved using the online Event Scheduler system in order to provide information on room setup, audio-visual needs, food service needs, etc. Event Scheduler requests must be submitted at least one week in advance of the event.
In addition, for student social functions at which alcoholic beverages will be permitted, a representative from the sponsoring organization must meet with the Director or Assistant Director of Student Activities at least two weeks prior to the event. During this meeting, applicable policies and procedures will be reviewed with the sponsor.
In order to be officially recognized by the college, student organizations must register with the Office of Student Activities and Student Government. Any group of students interested in registering a student organization must fill out an application and submit it to the Office of Student Activities. Registered Student Organizations (RSO's) must have a currently employed faculty or staff member as an advisor. Once registered, organizations can apply to Student Government for budget allocations. Any organization that does not re-register each spring, will lose its charter and any funds in that organization’s account will be returned to the Student Government Contingency Fund.
Lists of all registered student organizations and their contact persons are available on the Campus Life Webpage.
The Community Service Office offers individuals and student organizations the resources necessary to make meaningful connections with members of the local community and beyond. Throughout the year, this office sponsors a diverse set of programs that meet the varying needs and interests of Juniata students. Programs include: Make a Difference Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Relay for Life, American Red Cross blood drives, Special Olympics, Daffodil Days, monthly service days, Americorps, Bonner Leaders and domestic/ international service learning trips.
More and more students at Juniata are involved in service activities each year. Some volunteer individually at local agencies, while others get involved through a class or student club. Still others choose to attend one of the many short-term service learning trips offered each year to learn about important issues impacting local and global communities. These experiences are designed to foster an awareness of social justice and encourage civic engagement. Past destinations for service learning trips include Philadelphia; Morgantown, WV; and the Dominican Republic.
Community service at Juniata also includes an opportunity for students to participate in service activities while earning work study wages through the Community Federal Work Study Program. This program is a federally- funded initiative designed to connect colleges with their surrounding communities. It helps students offset higher education costs while also lessening the financial burdens many non-profits experience. In so doing, the program enables students to gain valuable practical experience.
The Community Service Office is staffed by the Director of Community Service & Service Learning and two Juniata Associates and is located on the lower level of Ellis Hall, down the hall from the bookstore.
For more information visit us at http://www.juniata.edu/offices/community-servivce/index
Health and Wellness Center
Juniata strives to promote good health and wellness among its students and to prevent illness and injury. The center provides the following for full-time students:
- Treatment for minor injuries and ailments.
- Routine care of illnesses. Nurse and Administrative Assistant, Monday through Friday during regular clinic hours. Visiting Physicians, Monday evenings, all day Wednesdays and Fridays.
- Referral to other medical services, when necessary or appropriate, for more comprehensive or specialized care.
A health fee is assessed each semester and is not a supplemental form of insurance. Students are required to provide proof of insurance. Not all private insurance companies cover everything; e.g. self-inflicted injury. Check your own coverage to be aware of what is provided.
The Counseling Center encourages emotional wellness through the following free services to students:
- Personal counseling (up to ten sessions per student per year).
- Master’s level therapists and the center’s consulting psychiatrist.
- Mental health assessments.
- Health-related educational workshops.
- Referral services for care off-campus if needed.
- Support groups.
- Drug and alcohol education programs.
The Office of Public Safety is staffed by full-time and part-time officers, and supervised by the Director of Public Safety.
The Office of Public Safety is a service-oriented operation. Public Safety officers have a variety of training and experiences ranging from criminal investigation procedures to self-defense techniques. Public Safety personnel are on the job 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The department has an excellent working relationship with the local and state police.