The commitment of the Juniata College Athletic Department is explicitly linked to
the educational mission of the institution. Juniata athletics emphasizes fair play
and sportsmanship co-existing with a high degree of competitiveness in all varsity
programs. Such competitiveness applies as well to the academic efforts of Juniata
student-athletes. Care is taken to assure the overall health and well-being of students
in and outside of the training and competitive arenas. The dynamics of equitable and
fair treatment of men and women within Juniata athletics is thoroughly examined and
The College promotes recreation, physical activity, and athletic programs for all
students. Intercollegiate varsity sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross
country, football, soccer, tennis, track (indoor and outdoor), and volleyball; for
women: basketball, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis,
track (indoor and outdoor), and volleyball. In addition, clubs compete in a variety
of sports largely determined by the interest of the student body. Active clubs include,
or have included, men’s and women’s rugby, ultimate frisbee, men’s and women’s lacrosse,
equestrian, and golf. A variety of recreational clubs ranging from skiing and snowboarding
to dance and the martial arts are also available.
Intramural programs include: basketball, indoor soccer, and bowling.
Juniata is a Division III member of the NCAA, the Eastern Collegiate Athletics Conference
(ECAC), the Landmark Conference, the Centennial Conference (football only), and the
Continental Volleyball Conference (men’s volleyball only).
The Kennedy Sports+Recreation Center includes a 25 meter natatorium, a fully equipped
5,500 sq. ft. Fitness Center, two separate gymnasiums for volleyball and basketball,
two handball/racquetball courts, and an indoor walking track. Outdoor facilities feature
playing fields for football, soccer, field hockey, baseball and softball as well as
seven tennis courts and a eight-lane track.
Beyond the facilities explicitly provided by the College, the Huntingdon area is rich
with opportunities for fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, canoeing, rafting, swimming,
camping, downhill and cross-country skiing and golf.
Although Juniata is chartered as an independent college, it was founded by members
of the Church of the Brethren and continues to value the importance of a spiritual
dimension as a part of individual growth. Through the campus ministry office, located
in the college’s Unity House, students are encouraged to integrate their faith and
vocational direction and offered opportunities to become involved in meaningful religious
activities. Campus worship opportunities include weekly Catholic Mass and regular
interdenominational services. In addition to worship, there are regular opportunities
for students to engage in study of scripture, community service, prayer, observation
of Holy days, interfaith dialogue, and informal fellowship. There are also several
active religious and faith focused clubs that support the spiritual growth of our
students. Juniata’s religious programs are guided by the College Chaplain, campus
ministry staff, and a variety of student leaders. The Juniata student body reflects
a diversity of religious faiths and the local community provides worship opportunities
for Jewish, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, and Roman Catholic students. The Stone Church
of the Brethren, which is adjacent to campus, a prayer labyrinth outside the library,
and an interfaith meditation room in the Unity House are available for private meditation
Students are encouraged to utilize a Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) to document and
validate their out-of-class experience. The CCT process enables students to structure
their personal development outside the classroom by matching individual needs and
goals with available experiences to stimulate growth and learning in specific areas.
The CCT documents a student’s leadership and involvement in student programming and
provides an opportunity for the student to reflect on his or her development outside
the classroom. Information and materials to start a CCT are available in the Career
This same document is used to recognize the efforts of those students who perform
community service throughout their college career. Students who perform at least 120
hours of non-paid, non-credit volunteer work can receive transcript notation through
the Community Services Office.
Baker Refectory, located on the first floor of Ellis Hall, is the main dining hall choice for students
on a College meal plan. All residential students are required to select one of the
appropriate meal plan options. The dining room is an “all-you-care-to-eat” facility
open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in accordance with the College calendar. Students
may select from assorted made-from-scratch entrees, including vegetarian selections
at each meal, grill and pizza lines, exhibition cooking station, and more!
Jitters, On the Go! Café, and Beeghly Library 365 Market are available for a cup of coffee or a quick snack between classes.
Monies from a spending account (called DCB) associated with all of the meal plan options
may be used by students at any of the above dining facilities. Students are required
to bring their ID cards with them to all meals, admittance will not be granted to
the Baker Refectory without an ID card. The DCB balance at the end of the fall semester
carries over to the spring semester; the DCB balance associated with meal plans that
is not used by the end of the academic year is forfeited. Additional DCB dollars
may be purchased throughout the semester.
Firearms and related items
Illegal and/or dangerous weapons, including but not limited to BB / pellet guns, sling
shots, and pneumatic weapons that resemble a real firearm, are not permitted on campus.
Violators will be subject to disciplinary action and arrested if appropriate. Legal
and approved firearms used for sport, target shooting, or hunting, ammunition , archery
equipment, knives and other edged - weapons with blades exceeding three inches, and/or
devices that can be considered a danger to the campus community must be registered
and stored in the Public Safety Office. Firearms that are being stored at the Raystown
Field Station must be registered with college staff designee and kept in the gun safe
Handguns and assault weapon platforms are prohibited from being registered.
Students must complete an application/registration for each firearm.
All firearms being transported to or from campus must be secured and placed within
an approved firearms carrying case.
Registered firearms and/or dangerous weapons are not permitted In administrative/
academic buildings or college residence halls. Failure to comply with this regulation
may result in expulsion from the college and/ or arrest.
Public Safety or college staff designee reserves the right to not sign out a firearm
to a student if he/she appears to be in an altered mental state, under the Influence,
or the request is not consistent with traditional hunting times.
With proper identification and registration card, students may sign-out their registered
items by contacting the Public Safety Office or college staff designee.
Health and Wellness Center
Wellness is important at Juniata. Students are encouraged to optimize their physical
and emotional health. Although prevention is the primary focus of the Health & Wellness
Center, intervention is also provided through the following services:
The center is staffed by a nurse and administrative assistant Monday thru Friday and
visiting physicians on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m; Friday mornings from
9:00 a.m. to noon and Mondays evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Treatment is provided
for minor injuries and ailments and routine care of chronic illnesses for full-time
students. A health fee is assessed each semester for medical and counseling services.
The fee is for services and is not a supplemental form of health insurance. For comprehensive
and specialized care, students are referred to the local hospital or to other medical
facilities in the area. All full-time Juniata students are required to provide proof
of insurance. If proof is not provided, full-time students will be charged a premium
and enrolled in a student accident insurance program.
The Health & Wellness Center also provides personal counseling for all students. Each
student may receive up to ten sessions of counseling per year free of charge. These
services are provided by master’s level therapists who are supervised by the center’s
consulting psychiatrist. All services are confidential and are not included on the
student record. Counseling services also include assessments, screenings, prevention
programming, appropriate referrals, workshops/presentations, support groups, drug
and alcohol education programs, and when appropriate, referral to the center’s consulting
The College ID card must be presented for admission to meals and to many of the activities
at the College, including home athletic events and various college sponsored programs.
It also is used for checking out materials at the library. Used primarily for identification,
the card should be carried at all times. Identification cards are non-transferable.
If lost or stolen, the ID card can be replaced by request at The Public Safety Office.
A fee of $20.00 is charged for replacement, $10.00 Fee is charged to replace a damaged ID card, the damaged card must be returned.
Failure to show an ID card in response to a request by a college official will result
in a $10.00 fine.
Inbound Retreats help first-year Juniata students become aware of and engaged in our
academic and co-curricular community. New students arrive on campus early and participate
in retreat options designed to provide a smooth transition into college.
Each retreat is led by two Peer Leaders who are upper-class Juniata College students
and one faculty/staff advisor.
Inbound Retreats is a social, transitional program for first-year students. Upon completion
of the Inbound program through small and large group activities, students will:
Establish new social relationships;
Become acclimated to the campus and surrounding community;
Experience less anxiety about starting college;
Become acclimated to collegiate living;
Learn ways in which to become engaged and involved on campus;
Become more confident with oneself;
Gain knowledge about collegiate interests; and
Meet faculty, staff and/or community members which serve as additional resources to
JAB plans and executes a broad range of social, cultural, educational, and recreational
programs for Juniata College students and the Juniata community. Through various committees,
JAB coordinates many of Juniata’s traditions and late night activities. JAB committees
typically include:Welcome Week and Finals Blowout, Mountain Day, Tenting and Madrigal,
Festifall and Springfest, marketing, and JAB special events.
Mail and Banking Services
The College postal service is located on the ground floor of Ellis Hall. Students
receive one assigned post office box for their entire stay at Juniata. A deposit is
required in order to receive a mailbox key. Students should use their post office
box number as part of their Juniata address. Stamps are available at the post office
and parcels can be mailed there during open hours.
An automatic teller machine is available in Ellis Hall.
The Summer Orientation program consists of parallel programs for new students and
their parents. The orientation program includes faculty advising for class registration,
discussions on residential living, and sessions on various other adjustment concerns.
Parents meet in groups with college administrators and faculty to share concerns,
discuss services available to both students and parents, and participate in question-and-answer
sessions. Students participate in a variety of informational and social activities
designed to help them become more familiar with college life and the unique traditions
and opportunities at Juniata. Recreational opportunities are also a part of the Summer
Prior to the first day of classes, new students consult with advisors, confirm their
course registration, meet with Residence Staff, and participate in planned college
activities to inaugurate the new academic year.
The College also provides special orientation programs specifically designed for the
following distinct student groups: visiting high school students, and international
Parking and Vehicle Registration
All students and employees who bring motor vehicles to the college area, whether to
the campus itself or not, must register their cars, motorcycles, motor scooters or
motor bikes with the Office of Public Safety. The online vehicle registration form
can be accessed by following the link on the home page of the Public Safety’s website.
Upon approval of the registration form, a display sticker is issued and should be
placed on the left side of the rear bumper. Failure to register a vehicle by a student
results in a fine. The registration decal is valid for the entire academic year and
The vehicle registration is billed to the students tuition account, during the processing
A valid vehicle registration permit properly displayed entitles a student to park
in student parking areas only; parking in unauthorized areas subjects students to
In addition to the rules and regulations for operating a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, there are several regulations peculiar to the Juniata campus:
Pedestrians shall at all times have the right of way.
All Vehicles shall operate at a safe speeds
All vehicles shall comply with all traffic devices, stop signs, etc.
No vehicles, including two wheel motorized vehicles shall be operated or travel over,
or park on, any grass area, concrete walkway,
Failure to comply with this regulation will result in a fine and may include loss
of on- campus driving privileges.
Improper operation of any motor vehicle within the College jurisdiction will result
in a citation or revoking of motor vehicle privileges on campus
Public Safety Office
The Public Safety Office is committed to providing a safe and secure environment as
essential to the Juniata College community. The Public Safety Office focuses on the
protection of college assets, but the primary goal is to assure a safe, secure, and
comfortable living environment which promotes learning and personal development. Respect,
consideration, and fairness to others are paramount in our daily operations.
Juniata College offers students over 90+ Registered Student Organizations (RSO), which
represent an array of student interests. Students can sign-up for RSOs at either our
Fall involvement fair (Lobsterfest) or learn about upcoming RSO meetings/events through
the Daily Announcements. If students would like to contact a specific organization,
a current list of active RSOs, officers and advisors is located on the P: Drive, under
StudentActivities, “Registered Student Organizations.”
Juniata is a residential campus and, as such, residence hall experiences are designed
to complement the formal instructional program. Guidelines for residence hall living
are provided in detail through the campus computer network, EagleNet, in the student
handbook, The Pathfinder; and in its periodic supplement, The Student Services Newsletter.
With a limited number of exceptions, students are expected to live in college-owned
facilities. To secure permission for non-campus housing, arrangements must be made
in the prior spring and approval is based on the number of spaces available on campus.
Students will not be permitted to move off campus during the academic year. Upper-class
residential students choose their rooms on class standing and grade point average
Residence Hall Staff
Juniata seeks to provide the best possible living experience in the residence halls.
This begins with qualified, caring, and well-trained staff. Staff members in each
building are carefully selected, and trained, and are willing to help students have
a successful campus living experience. One of the first people students meet on check-in
day is the Resident Assistant, better known as the RA. Resident Assistants are assigned
to each residence hall floor to help with the adjustment to community life and are
instrumental in planning activities to help students become acquainted with their
living environment. In addition, RAs are available throughout the year to assist with
academic, personal, and community living concerns. Resident Assistants are specially
trained upper-class students who are able to answer many questions about Juniata and
the residence halls. Resident Assistants report to live-in Residence Directors, known
as RDs. Residence Directors are professional staff members who manage each residence
hall. They supervise the hall staff, coordinate programs and activities, and work
with the student judicial process. Residence Directors can answer many questions about
policies and procedures and the campus in general.
Residence Hall Programs
The residential staff offers a wide variety of activities in which students can participate.
These programs are planned and organized by students, (RA) Resident Assistants, and
the (RD) Resident Directors. Everyone is encouraged to make their interests known,
to become actively involved in planning events, and to participate . The staff assists
on the floor to develop programs that enhance a sense of community. These programs
generally have a social and/or educational focus.
Juniata’s residence halls are smoke-free living environments.
Eco House: The everGREEN Eco House encourages students to develop and promote a sustainable
and ‘green’ lifestyle. Living in this coed house provides an opportunity to live and
work with other students who are committed to the campus community’s goal of becoming
Global Village: the Global Village is a distinct globally-themed living and learning
community designed to provide opportunities for intensive, in-depth cultural interaction
and community development. The GV combines language and cultures in a living/learning
experience. Residents come home to speak and hear the language of their themed housing.
The GV welcomes native speakers; non-native students who have lived, traveled extensively,
or studied abroad; and students enrolled in language courses. We currently have Spanish,
German, French and Chinese housing along with the Intercultural floor in Terrace Hall.
Co-ed: South Hall is available for upper-class students who choose to live in a community
in which men and women live on the same floor. These are gender specific by room.
Female only: Lesher Hall an all-female resident hall. Available to upperclass and
Suites: East Houses apartment style living, housing 8 students. There are 4 bedrooms,
a common room and bathroom. Each room is air conditioned.
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Elected by students, members of Student Government represent the interests and the
concerns of the student body in a variety of ways. Student Government officers serve
as student representatives on faculty and trustee committees and serve as the governing
body for the 90+ Registered Student Organizations.
The College maintains that the use of alcohol and other drugs is not necessary for
the success of social occasions.
Although students are considered adults for most phases of community life, Pennsylvania
State Law prohibits the purchase, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages
by persons under 21 years of age. Persons who furnish alcoholic beverages to those
under 21 are subject to civil liability and criminal prosecution. Local ordinances
and state laws also prohibit open containers of alcoholic beverages in public areas
and in vehicles. College policy permits only students 21 years of age and older to
possess or consume alcoholic beverages on campus.
Juniata considers the possession and/or use of illegal or dangerous drugs a serious
violation of College policy. Disciplinary action for involvement could lead to separation from the College. The
College will assist the efforts of law enforcement officials who are investigating
the involvement of persons with illegal or dangerous drugs.
Since the use of drugs, including alcohol, may be associated with medical and psychological
problems, students may be referred, or refer themselves, to the counseling and medical
resources of the College and/or the local community.
It is Juniata policy to promote and maintain a campus environment free of all forms
of discrimination, intimidation, and exploitation, including sexual harassment. The
use of one’s institutional position or authority to seek or solicit unwanted sexual
relations with a member of the Juniata community is incompatible with the mutual trust
and respect among members of the College community fundamental to the mission of Juniata.
If a student has a supervisor, teacher or coach who has used his or her position to
seek or solicit unwanted sexual relations, that student should report the matter to
the Director of Human Resources (employment-related problem), the Provost (professor-student
incidents), or the Dean of Students (student-student incidents). A copy of the sexual
harassment policy is distributed to all students under separate cover. Additional
copies are available from residence hall staff, the Dean of Student Office, and the
Human Resources Office.