Sacred Heart University Living & Learning Brochure 2019

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LIV IN G

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LEARNING

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At Sacred Heart University, you don’t have to wait until graduation to achieve your goals.

SHU, the second-largest Catholic university in New England, is committed to hands-on experiences that immerse you in your interests, and help you cultivate new ones. Learn your field through undergraduate research, internships and clinical placements, study abroad, access to professional facilities and more. Join the community with an array of sports, clubs and special interest organizations. Do it all on a vibrant campus with amenities that support your ambitions and a location that expands your horizons. A hands-on education—it’s a way to jump in; it’s a way to stand out.


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High Impact Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Get Involved. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Programs of Study. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

SHU To-Do List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

College of Arts & Sciences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Division I Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

School of Communication, Media & the Arts. . . . . 8

Club & Intramural Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

College of Business & Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Performing Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

School of Computer Science & Engineering. . . . .12

Greek Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

College of Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Spiritual Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

College of Health Professions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Community Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

College of Nursing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Clubs & Organizations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Freshman Experience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Study Abroad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

VISIT & APPLY Next Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

SEE YOURSELF HERE Our Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Residential Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Dining. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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H I G H IM PACT

EDUCATION Sacred Heart University was founded in the Catholic intellectual tradition—characterized by rigorous coursework and a commitment to spiritual and ethical values. With an emphasis on the liberal arts and

As students progress in their studies

a comprehensive core curriculum, SHU’s

and build essential skills for professional

academic programs develop the whole

success in their chosen field, they also

person while providing a broad educational

assert themselves as thoughtful citizens in

foundation.

a challenging world.

BECOMING

YOURSELF

www.sacredheart.edu/whyshu

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ACAD EM IC

PROGRAMS 80+ academic programs across seven full-time colleges and schools: MAJORS & MINORS

Education*+

Accounting and Information Systems (Major or Minor)*+

Actuarial Science (Minor) American History (Minor) Anthropology (Minor) Art & Design (Major) Graphic Design (Minor or Concentration) Illustration (Minor or Concentration) Studio Art (Minor or Concentration) Athletic Training*+

Interdisciplinary Studies (Major for Elementary Educators) STEM (Major for Elementary Educators) Elementary Teacher Certification Secondary Teacher Certification

Electrical Engineering (Major or Minor) English (Major or Minor) Creative and Professional Writing (Minor) European Studies (Minor) Exercise Science (Major)*+

Biochemistry (Major)*+

Fashion Marketing and Merchandising (Major or Minor)

Biology (Major or Minor)

Finance (Major)*+

Business Economics (Major or Minor) Catholic Studies (Minor) Chemistry (Major or Minor)*+ Coastal and Marine Science (Major)

Game Design and Development (Major) Global Studies (Major or Minor) Health Science (Major) Global Health (Minor or Concentration)

Communication Disorders (Major)

Healthcare Administration (Concentration)

Communication Studies (Major)*+

Public Health (Concentration)

Advertising/Public Relations (Minor or Concentration) Sports Media (Minor or Concentration)*+ Computer Engineering (Major)

History (Major or Minor) Honors (Minor) Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management (Major)

Management (Major or Minor) Business (Minor) Global Business Management (Minor)

Musical Theatre (Concentration) Theology & Religious Studies (Major or Minor)

Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship (Minor)

Women’s Studies (Minor)

Marketing (Major or Minor) Digital Marketing (Minor)*+

PRE-PROFESSIONAL ADVISEMENT PROGRAMS

Mathematics (Major or Minor)

Pre-Dental

Media Arts (Major)

Pre-Law

Film & Television (Minor)*

Pre-Medical

Journalism (Minor or Concentration)

Pre-Optometry

Sports Media (Minor)*+

Pre-Osteopathy

Middle Eastern Studies (Minor)

Pre-Pharmacy

Molecular and Cellular Biology (Major)

Pre-Physician Assistant*

Music (Minor)

Pre-Podiatry

Neuroscience (Major)

Pre-Veterinary

Nursing (Major)* Occupational Therapy*+

DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS

Philosophy (Major or Minor) Physical Therapy*+

Engineering 3+2 Dual Bachelor’s with Columbia and RPI

Political Science (Major or Minor)

3+3 Bachelor’s & J.D. with Seton Hall Law

Psychology (Major or Minor)*+

3+3 Bachelor’s & Pharm.D. with University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy

Information Technology (Major or Minor)*+

Social Work (Major or Minor)+

Criminal Justice (Major or Minor)*+

Irish Studies (Minor)

Sociology (Major or Minor)

Cybersecurity (Major or Minor)*+

Italian (Minor)

Dance (Minor)

Latin American Studies (Minor)

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Acting (Concentration)

Human Resource Management (Minor)*+

Computer Science (Major or Minor)*+

Digital Communication (Major or Minor)

Theatre Arts (Major or Minor)

Human Rights & Social Justice (Minor) Spanish (Major or Minor) Sport Management (Major or Minor)

*Graduate program available +Combined UG/Grad program available


SHU OFFERS MANY PATHS ROOTED IN A STRONG LIBERAL ARTS FOUNDATION.

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big ideas College of Arts and Sciences The largest of SHU’s colleges, the College of

The CAS education roots learning in the

Arts and Sciences (CAS) engages students in

liberal arts, compelling students to develop a

active learning across disciplines. Whether

broad foundation and take a multidisciplinary

discussing timeless questions in small seminar-

approach to their chosen major. All courses

style classes, or presenting original research

promote self-reflection and prepare students to

on a current issue, students are encouraged to

live meaningful and satisfying lives, whatever

deepen their knowledge by pursuing inquiry

path they choose.

first-hand.

CONTRIBUTE

to your field Undergraduate research opportunities are available across CAS and the university. Students work with faculty on research projects in classrooms, labs and the field. They publish their work in scholarly journals. They travel to professional conferences. These hands-on experiences enhance students’ education and better prepare them to enter top graduate schools and the

www.sacredheart.edu/cas

workplace.

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HONE

your craft SCMA is part of the College of Arts and Sciences and is home to more than

CREATE SOMET H IN G

NEW

ten majors, minors and concentrations across areas including: › Art and Design › Communication Studies

School of Communication, Media and the Arts skills. Professors are innovative scholars who

› Digital Communication

bring real-world experience to the classroom,

› Media Arts

from fields such as photography, broadcasting

› Theatre Arts

and theater.

SCMA students have use of on-campus

SCMA leverages its location in Connecticut’s

TV studios, a radio station, a motion

Creative Corridor, helping students build a

capture lab, editing rooms, art studios,

network and portfolio to support their goals.

graphic design workstations and

Most students complete at least one internship

multiple performance venues.

at surrounding companies. And all students can pursue on-campus opportunities to gain The School of Communication, Media and

valuable experience, such as developing

the Arts (SCMA) blends theory and practice,

industry-standard media or staging a

preparing students to become effective artists

production at the 776-seat Edgerton Center

and communicators with sought-after creative

for the Performing Arts.

www.sacredheart.edu/scma

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L E AD

THE WAY Jack Welch College of Business and Technology HANDS-ON

The Jack Welch College of Business and Technology (COBT) was recently ranked a Best

EXPERIENCE

Business School by The Princeton Review, with good reason. The curriculum emphasizes core business knowledge, communication skills and ethics. Coursework is enhanced by experiential

Students intern at Fortune 500

learning opportunities and state-of-the-art

companies and other businesses in

academic facilities, making the business

Fairfield County, New York City and

education at SHU second to none.

beyond. Past internships have included:

The Welch Experience integrates academic

› Deloitte

and professional development beginning in

as golf lessons for networking opportunities—

the first year. Offering research, advising and

the Welch Experience enriches a business

mentoring programs; global study; career

student’s education and builds outstanding

› General Electric

workshops and co-curricular activities—such

credentials for employment.

› KPMG

› Food Network Magazine

› Michael Kors › Morgan Stanley › NBC Sports & Olympics www.sacredheart.edu/wcob

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PION EER

the future School of Computer Science and Engineering Technology bridges today’s knowledge and tomorrow’s needs. Students in the School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE) utilize cutting edge technology to meet future challenges with a pioneering spirit. As part of

CREATE AND

INNOVATE

the Welch College of Business and Technology, SCSE offers academic programs that integrate computer science and engineering with business, analytics, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and finance. Students learn on campus in computer science

and Sikorsky Aircraft. From testing theories to

labs, a new artificial intelligence lab and a

developing working prototypes, the hands-on

state-of-the-art makerspace. They also intern

application of knowledge characterizes the

off campus with nearby companies such as IBM

SCSE education.

www.sacredheart.edu/scse

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To TEACH Isabelle Farrington College of Education Educating tomorrow’s leaders is one of the

Teaching degree that includes a full-year

most impactful careers of today. The Isabelle

graduate internship.

Farrington College of Education (FCE) develops innovative instructors ready to teach

Students are encouraged to gain valuable

youth in a changing world. FCE’s academic

experience by taking part in educational

programs include majors in interdisciplinary

initiatives that give back to SHU’s community,

studies or STEM for aspiring elementary

such as volunteering in local classrooms

educators, elementary and secondary teacher

and running book drives for schools in the

certification, and a five-year B.A./M.A. in

surrounding area.

IN THE

CLASSROOM

www.sacredheart.edu/education

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M OVE HEA LT H C AR E

forward

TOP-NOTCH

facilities Opened in 2017, SHU’s Center for Healthcare Education features the latest technology, including a multiprofessional educational clinic where students collaborate across the health

College of Health Professions The College of Health Professions (CHP)

CHP is committed to providing students with

prepares students to meet the growing need

practical experience in their major field, both

for skilled providers in an array of healthcare

on campus and beyond. Exciting opportunities

areas. Innovative programs equip students

include analyzing the effects of physical

with the academic knowledge to confront

movement in a lab setting, guiding local youth

emerging issues in this evolving field, pursue

in fitness initiatives or working with athletes to

an advanced degree and practice first-hand

optimize performance.

training in their discipline.

professions to prepare for the patientprovider interactions of real world healthcare settings. State-of-the-art facilities include: › Audiology suite › Motion analysis and human performance labs › Driving simulator › Pediatrics Clinic

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S E R V E THOSE

IN NEED

99% NCLEX

PASS RATE

College of Nursing This hands-on education with heart combines the latest technology in nursing education, like ultramodern simulation labs, with a commitment to personal attention and interaction with faculty. Complementing the on-campus experience, which is based in the Center for Healthcare Education, is a range of clinical practice at sites such as internationally recognized Yale-New Haven Hospital. programs include study abroad semesters in Nursing students may add a global dimension

Australia or Ireland, and short-term clinical field

to their learning with special Global

experiences in destinations such as Guatemala

Educational Programs. College of Nursing

or Jamaica.

www.sacredheart.edu/nursing

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S TART

strong As a first-year student, you will have ample opportunity to get the most out of your education. By starting with a broad liberal arts foundation and a deep connection with your faculty, you will be poised to take full advantage of the learning opportunities you will encounter at SHU and beyond. FIRST YEAR SEMINARS:

ACADEMIC SUPPORT:

These core curriculum seminars explore interdisciplinary

The Jandrisevits Learning Center offers academic support for

topics. Expert faculty lead student discussion in a small class

all SHU students, such as tutoring, workshops, Learning Labs,

setting, encouraging students to develop communication and

writing guidance and group study sessions. The Office of

critical analysis skills.

Student Accessibility provides additional services to students

ACADEMIC ADVISING:

with documented learning disabilities.

Every new student works with an academic advisor in their

MAJOR EXPLORATION:

SHU College of interest for guidance on curriculum planning

Students undecided on a major can benefit from the

and other academic issues.

mentorship offered by SHU’s Center for Career and

FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE:

Professional Development. Undecided students may work with a Career counselor and peer mentor to explore major

This non-credit course supports freshmen in their transition to

and career options, and can take part in the alumni job

SHU by introducing important campus resources and success

shadow program. As they reflect on their strengths and

strategies while facilitating meaningful dialogue among

interests, they also create an action plan for selecting a major.

students.

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S E E THE

WORLD Study abroad fosters essential skills for today’s increasingly connected world. Adding international education to your college experience grows your self-confidence, resilience and independence, and provides you with a uniquely global lens for learning.

THE WORLD

is yours

STUDY ABROAD WITH SHU:

to global headquarters and group excursions to

SHU’s own global campuses make study abroad

places like Paris offer fun opportunities to bond with

seamless. Beautiful Dingle, Ireland is home to SHU’s

SHU-affiliated study abroad

classmates with Europe as your backdrop.

programs are offered in:

semester abroad. Coursework is designed to fulfill SHU

OTHER PROGRAMS:

credits in a variety of majors, with special programs in

SHU students have the option of spending an academic

› Argentina

› Italy

Biology and Nursing. Students enjoy the amenities of

year or semester, or completing short-term programs,

› Australia

› Luxembourg

a bustling small town with access to all the U.K. has to

through more than 60 SHU-affiliated programs in 30

offer. Charming and cosmopolitan Luxembourg, hosts

countries. Sacred Heart faculty also frequently lead

› Bermuda

› South Africa

SHU students for a semester or shorter to experience

international study and service trips for their students to

› China

› Thailand

European culture and commerce first-hand. Housed

gain global experience in a particular discipline; recent countries include India, Germany, Italy, Spain, Bermuda,

› Costa Rica

. . . and more

in the heart of the financial district, SHU Luxembourg offers courses in humanities and business. Site visits

China and Korea.

Center for Irish Cultural Studies, and our popular

› France › India › Ireland

www.sacredheart.edu/studyabroad

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IT ALL BEGIN S

here

BUILD YOUR RÉSUMÉ. BRUNCH DOWNTOWN. RIDE THE TRAIN TO YOUR INTERNSHIP.

Where do global opportunities intersect with all the comforts of home? SHU’s hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut.

Fairfield is consistently recognized as a top

With a scenic Gold Coast location, Fairfield

community in the Northeast in which to live.

boasts five miles of shoreline, marinas, parks

But if you want to visit New York City, Boston or

and plenty of shopping and fine dining. And its

even your hometown, Fairfield also offers easy

proximity to major companies, hospitals, and

transportation around the region and beyond.

non-profit organizations, as well as boutique firms and nationally ranked schools, positions

Fairfield, Connecticut, is an incredible place to

Fairfield as an outstanding place to gain

start your future.

professional experience, too.

RELAX AT THE BEACH. www.sacredheart.edu/visit

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WITH FAIRFIELD AS YOUR COLLEGE TOWN, THE WORLD IS YOURS.


seE YOURself here


MAKE YO UR SEL F

AT home

SHU’s engaged students and impressive campus combine for a vibrant university life. Outside the classroom, students can round

Students living on campus choose from

out their experience by doing what they love

a variety of residence halls, suites and

alongside fellow Pioneers. With facilities such

apartments with amenities like a CrossFit

as the bright and welcoming Ryan Matura

gym, gaming room and shared kitchens. A

Library, to the new Bobby Valentine Health

wide range of programming and support

and Recreation Center—a 57,000-square

help to foster community in the halls. You can

foot center complete with a bowling alley—

even choose to be part of a Living-Learning

students have every option for how to spend

Community (LLC) with other students who

their free time.

share a common interest such as business, health and wellness or community service.

www.sacredheart.edu/reslife

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FUEL Y OUR

Ambitions

START YOUR DAY WITH A FRESH SMOOTHIE AT LINDA’S. MEET FRIENDS OVER A PIZZA LUNCH AT 63’S.

With choices ranging from gluten-free meals to freshly baked bagels, SHU dining caters to you. Inviting dining spots are located throughout campus for students to relax and recharge over a delicious meal or snack.

GRAB A COFFEE FROM STARBUCKS WHILE STUDYING IN THE LIBRARY.

63’S

Traditional dining hall with hearthstone pizza, gluten-free foods, deli and more.

BALANCE KITCHE

Cafe at the Center for Healthcare Education with many healthy options.

EINSTEIN’S BAGELS GET A LATENIGHT BITE OR MILKSHAKE AT JP’S DINER.

Bagels, café foods and coffee in the Frank and Marisa Martire Center for the Liberal Arts.

LINDA’S

An array of options in the heart of campus: smoothies, sushi, Build Your Own Burger, Italian and salad bar.

MARKET AT SHU

Convenient one-stop shop for groceries, snacks, coffee and more in the Academic Building.

MARKET AT WEST

JP’S DINER

Enjoy classic diner favorites in a unique 50’s-style restaurant—the first on-campus diner in New England!

RED’S PUB

student events.

LIBRARY CAFE

Need a study break? Stop by for your favorite Starbucks treat at the library.

dineoncampus.com/shu

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Coffee and light snacks at

West Campus.

Lively pub that also hosts special


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D ISCO VER WH AT

moves you At SHU, you’ll participate—it’s what makes our campus a community. SHU’s clubs and organizations are a

Whatever it is you want to do, you’ll

home for your talents and interests.

join in easily, you’ll make fast friends,

Add to that a calendar full of student

and you’ll enjoy an active, rewarding

activities and campus events—

college experience like no other.

students have opportunities to jump in and get involved every single day.

www.sacredheart.edu/campuslife

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YOUR SHU

TO DO LIST How will you make your four years count? We have a few ideas. › Stand with your classmates at Freshman Convocation. › Join a club. › Participate in Skit Night. › Relax at an outdoor movie. › Dance the night away at the President’s Gala. › Pack the Pitt. › Try your hand at the annual Cornhole Competition. › Break a sweat, climb the rock wall or bowl a game at the Bobby Valentine Health and Recreation Center. › Reflect at a Campus Ministry retreat. › Catch a concert. Fetty Wap, Wiz Kalifa, and the Chainsmokers played here recently. › Enjoy an ice cream at The Peak, SHU’s student-run creamery. › Show SHU pride at Homecoming. › Win a prize at university-wide Bingo.

› Listen to a legend. Author Cheryl Strayed, Olympian Aly Raisman and hockey great Mark Messier were recent speakers. › Take in a show. SHU’s performing arts students put on productions each year, from main stage plays to holiday concerts. › Light the West Campus Christmas Tree. › Give back to the community during CURTIS Week or one of many other service programs. › Get your face painted at Spring Fest. › Compete in a club sport or intramurals. › Join your classmates and professors for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, a walk against domestic violence. › Indulge in Late Night Breakfast. › Cheer on SHU at a game, race or match. Go, Pioneers! › Celebrate it all at Senior Week.


PARTICIPATE. CHEER. REFLECT. COMPETE. GIVE BACK.

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J O I N THE

HOME TEAM Sacred Heart University fields 32 NCAA Division I varsity sports in the Northeast Conference (NEC), with the SHU community rallying for the Pioneers year-round. › Baseball (M)

› Football (M)

› Swimming & Diving (W)

› Basketball (M + W)

› Golf (M + W)

› Tennis (M + W)

› Bowling (W)

› Ice Hockey (M + W)

› Cheerleading (W)

› Lacrosse (M + W)

› Track & Field—Indoor & Outdoor (M + W)

› Cross Country (M + W)

› Rowing (W)

› Equestrian (W)

› Rugby (W)

› Fencing (M + W)

› Soccer (M + W)

› Field Hockey (W)

› Softball (W)

www.sacredheartpioneers.com

› Volleyball (M + W) › Wrestling (M)

SOMETHING TO

cHEER ABOUT

8

NEC COMMISSIONER’S CUP WINS BY SHU

SHU’s eight NEC Commissioner’s Cup wins in ten years sets a record among all schools in the conference. The Commissioner’s Cup is awarded annually to member schools with the best overall intercollegiate athletic program in each NECsponsored sport.

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PLAY YOUR

HEART OUT Whether you want to continue playing a sport you played in high school or try out something new, SHU offers a wide range of options for athletes beyond Division I teams. Club sports keep many students active, with 29 programs that

number of intramural sports. Can’t find what you’re looking for?

compete against other colleges and universities. Those seeking

SHU can help you start a new team on campus!

competition at a more recreational level can take part in a

CLUB SPORTS › Badminton (Co-ed) › Baseball (M) › Basketball (M + W) › Bowling (M) › CrossFit (Co-ed) › Dance Team (W) › Dodgeball (M) › eSports (Co-ed) › Field Hockey (W)

› Figure Skating (W)

› Running (Co-ed)

› Football (M)

› Sailing (Co-ed)

› Golf (M + W)

› Soccer (M + W)

› Gymnastics (W)

› Softball (W)

› Ice Hockey (M)

› Spirit Squad/Cheerleading (Co-ed)

› Kickline (W) › Lacrosse (M + W) › Martial Arts (Co-ed) › Rock Climbing (Co-ed) › Rugby (M)

INTRAMURAL SPORTS › Basketball › Dodgeball › Flag Football › Floor Hockey

› Tennis (M + W)

› Ping Pong

› Ultimate Frisbee (M)

› Soccer (Indoor + Outdoor)

› Volleyball (M + W)

› Softball

› Weightlifting (Co-ed)

› Tennis

› Wrestling (M)

› Volleyball

www.sacredheartclubsports.com | www. sacredheart.edu/intramurals


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TA KE

THE STAGE If you have a passion for performance, we have something for you.

TWO

THUMBS UP

SHU’s band and orchestra ensembles, vocal ensembles, dance ensembles and theatre arts program give you the opportunity to develop and showcase your gifts alongside fellow students who also want to keep the performing arts part of their lives. Interested in pursuing your artistry

by a highly experienced performing arts faculty

academically? SHU offers a Theatre Arts

that has performed all over the world.

major with concentrations in acting or musical theatre, as well as minors in dance, theatre arts

Even if you are not a musician, dancer or

and music. Students can also get involved in

actor, SHU’s talented community means there

other aspects of theater, such as playwriting,

is always a performance for you to enjoy on

directing, and set design. Students are trained

campus.

www.sacredheart.edu/performingarts

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GREEK BRINGING SHU

SPIRIT

Annual SHU events hosted by Greek Life organizations include Grillin’ with the Greeks, Campus Wide Easter Egg Hunt, Greek Olympics and Greek Week.

Join a Greek organization at SHU and you join a community of 1,800 students connected by common values of leadership, scholarship, service and friendship. Greek life gives students an opportunity to

campus-wide events. They get valuable

make an impact while having fun. Each sorority

leadership experience by heading committees,

and fraternity is committed to raising funds and managing fundraisers and collaborating awareness towards an important cause, such

with faculty and administrators. Through

as childhood education, diabetes awareness or

their shared experiences in SHU’s Greek

female empowerment. Greeks also volunteer

Life organizations, members build lifelong

in the community and build school spirit at

connections to their Greek sisters and brothers.

SHU by participating in athletics and hosting

sacredheart.edu/gogreek

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LEADERSHIP. FRIENDSHIP. SCHOLARSHIP. SERVICE.


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F I N D YOUR

CALLING As a Catholic institution, SHU is committed to helping students grasp a deeper understanding and appreciation of who they are and who they are called to be. To that end, spiritual life at SHU encompasses all faiths, as well as all aspects of prayer, liturgy, retreat and reflection, service and pastoral care. At the heart of campus stands the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, where the community gathers for both mass and special interfaith programs. SHU’s faith-based offerings support the importance of spirituality in all our lives—both at the university and beyond.

www.sacredheart.edu/campusministry

REFLECTING

ON FAITH AGAPE LATTE › A coffeehouse speaker series that features personal stories, delivered by a SHU faculty or staff member, about the intersection of faith and everyday life.

CAMPUS MINISTRY › Students who lead the university community in faith-based initiatives.

RETREATS › Time away to connect with others while growing spiritually. Multiple retreats are offered throughout the year, including one specifically for first-year students.

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CREAT E

CHANGE IN THE

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

› Choose from a wide range of options with community partners—from volunteering in local public schools, to collecting donations for non-profit organizations.

Community service is central to the SHU experience. Together SHU students, faculty and staff take

children to serving in soup kitchens, from

part in more than 100,000 hours of volunteer

walking for important causes to building homes

service every year, earning SHU a spot on

for families in need, SHU students are reaching

The Princeton Review’s “Most Engaged in

out to create change in their community. And,

Community Service” list. From tutoring young

in the process, they’re being changed too.

SERVICE LEARNING

› Take a course for credit that integrates volunteering into learning and provides opportunities to reflect on experiences serving others.

GLOBAL SERVICE

› Serve others beyond our borders with a short-term service trip during spring break. International options include Guatemala, Costa Rica and El Salvador, while domestic options have taken students to Gulf Coast Mississippi and the Appalachian Mountains.

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www.sacredheart.edu/campuslife


MAKE YOUR MARK


GET

INVOLVED CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS › Accounting Club › American Chemical Society › American Sign Language Club

› CR2 Ministry Club

› Math Club

› Sports Management Club

› Education Club

› Multicultural Council

› Student Ambassadors

› English Club

› Muslim Student Association

› Exercise Science Club

› National Student Speech Language Hearing Association

› Student Athletic Advisory Committee

› Fashion Club › Finance & Economics Club

› Orientation Leaders

› Student Government

› Pioneer Magazine

› Student Nurses Association

› Pre-Law Club

› s.w.e.e.t. Peer Educators › To Write Love on Her Arms

› Are You Autism Aware?

› Gender Sexuality Alliance

› Best Buddies

› Green SHU’s

› Biology Club

› Habitat for Humanity

› Black Student Union

› Hearts United

› Pre-Occupational Therapy Club

› buildOn

› Her Campus

› Pre-Physical Therapy Club

› Business Administration Club

› Italian Club

› Pre-Physician Assistant Club

› Campus Ministry

› Ivory Ella

› Prologue (Yearbook)

› College Democrats

› La Hispanidad

› PULSE (Video News)

› College Republicans

› Lighthouse Christian Community

› Residence Hall Association

› Commuter Council › Council of Clubs & Organizations

› Love Your Melon › Marketing Club

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› Student Athletic Training Organization

› Rock Music Club › Social Work Club › Spectrum (Newspaper)

› United Campus Alliance › Veterans Club

GREEK LIFE SORORITIES: › Alpha Delta Pi › Chi Omega › Delta Zeta › Kappa Alpha Theta › Kappa Delta › Phi Sigma Sigma › Theta Phi Alpha › Zeta Tau Alpha

› WHRT (Radio)

FRATERNITIES:

› WHRTV

› Alpha Tau Omega › Beta Theta Pi › Iota Phi Theta › Kappa Sigma › Omega Phi Kappa › Pi Kappa Phi


DANCE: › Dance Company

BAND & ORCHESTRA:

› Dance Ensemble

› Chamber Ensembles

› Hip Hop Production

› Concert Band

› Irish Dance Ensemble

› Marching Band › Orchestra › Pep Band › Wind Ensemble › Featured Twirlers › Winter Guard CHORAL: › All Female A Capella Ensemble › All Male Ensemble › Gospel Choir › Liturgical Choir › SATB Ensemble › SSAA Ensemble

THEATRE ARTS: › Performance—acting, improv and musical theatre › Technical and design › Writing and directing › Main stage performances at Edgerton Center › Black box performances at the Little Theatre

MAKE YOUR MARK

PERFORMING ARTS


VISIT AND APPLY

TAKE THE

NEXT STEP See SHU

Apply

Book a visit to attend an information session, tour campus and

SHU’s holistic application review process focuses on academic

interview with an admissions counselor—all options are available

achievement, extracurricular involvement, leadership, service

most weeks throughout the year. We also offer a full calendar of

and character. Sacred Heart utilizes the Common Application,

visit options for prospective students, including:

and standardized test scores may be submitted but are not

› Open Houses

required for admission.

› Campus tours and information sessions

DECEMBER 1 — Early Decision Deadline

› Academic Information Sessions

DECEMBER 15 — Early Action Deadline

To plan your visit, visit our website, call 203-371-7881 or email

DECEMBER 15 — Application Deadline for College of Nursing

visit@sacredheart.edu.

FEBRUARY 15 — Regular Decision Priority Deadline for College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, Farrington College of Education and Welch College of Business and Technology

For complete application information and instructions, visit our website.

www.sacredheart.edu/visitplanner

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