The residence hall is an environment where students learn about themselves, prepare for their studies, and meet many new friends. Residence Life can be a crucial part of the development of students by providing increased opportunity to work closely with faculty, to learn from peers, to develop leadership skills, and to develop lasting friendships with roommates or hall mates. Finally, the Residence Life staff offers many programs which include topics that are educational, physical, spiritual, emotional and social.
Students with documented disabilities may take advantage of basic academic support services and appropriate accommodations as determined by the disability specialist at no additional cost. These basic support services are rights guaranteed to individuals with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and ADA.
Ursuline College is committed to helping students with learning disabilities (LD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) succeed in their courses and become independent learners. To help these students achieve success, the College has developed the FOCUS Program, a voluntary, comprehensive, fee-paid program for students with learning disabilities and ADHD. The FOCUS Program is aimed at providing a smooth transition into college life, helping students learn to apply the most appropriate learning strategies in college courses and teaching students self-advocacy skills; all through intensive one-on-one coaching with a disability specialist.
The offices of URSA provide a variety of services and programs to help make your education experience at Ursuline College a successful one. For example, if you want to talk to someone about changing your major, if you are curious about alternative credit options, wondering about learning problems (or have any sort of disability), if you need some tutoring or have someone look over a paper, URSA is the place to start.
Campus Ministry at Ursuline College envisions all students developing in their spiritual growth through contemplation by encouraging their active participation and leadership in worship, community prayer and retreats; and through action by providing them opportunities for participation and leadership in community building, community service and service learning, thus preparing students to succeed in life. Campus Ministry expects to provide enough opportunities for contemplation and social action so that each student will participate in at least one Campus Ministry activity while attending Ursuline College.
Counseling and Career Services
The Office of Counseling and Career Services exists to promote continuous holistic growth and learning based on the College's core values. We partner with students, administrators, faculty, staff and the employment community to cultivate leaders. Professional staff provides a variety of services to promote student development including career search strategies, resume preparation, access to employers, relevant programming, as well as career and personal counseling. Students are strongly encouraged to obtain pre-professional experiences through participating in internships, cooperative education and mentoring.