Employment under J Status: Students and their dependents in J status must meet with a staff member of the ISO in order to discuss authorization for both on- and off-campus employment. Address Changes: F-1 and J-1 students are responsible for submitting a physical address and any changes to the International Student Office within ten days of arrival or a move. The ISO updates the address in SEVIS in order to comply with reporting requirements. Failure to update the address in SEVIS can result in a termination of immigration status, incarceration, or fine. Students must also report address changes to the Registrar, Human Resources, the Post Office, and any other governmental agencies, in addition. Additional Regulatory Requirements for J-1 Students and Scholars Health Insurance: All international students and dependents in J status are required by the Department of State (DOS) to maintain health/medical insurance that meets (DOS) requirements as outlined in the DS-2019. The insurance must cover the entire time period of the exchange experience in order to meet regulatory requirements. Cultural Participation: The International Student Office, in compliance with the Department of State, requires students and scholars in J status to participate in cross-cultural activities that allow exchange visitors to share their own culture while learning more about the host culture.
MISSION AND MINISTRY The Mission and Ministry Office is charged with overseeing the integration of the Universityâ€™s Mission into all areas of the University, to maintain and promote the Universityâ€™s Catholic Identify, to provide leadership for activities that pertain to pastoral care and sacramental ministry, and finally, to provide co-curricular and curricular service opportunities. The Mission and Ministry Office is made up of three areas, Campus Ministry, the Center for Social Concerns and the University Chaplain. Although each area is distinct, they collaborate together on many projects, and all are under the leadership of the Associate Vice President for Mission and Ministry. Campus Ministry The Universityâ€™s Mission is furthered by Campus Ministry through a wide variety of programs that are open to individuals of the various faith traditions in our diverse world. Our team works to develop a community of faith through daily and weekend Masses, monthly ecumenical services and luncheons, retreats, inter-collegiate leadership workshops, faithsharing groups and a week-long mission trip to Kentucky in May. We seek to empower our students to share in the responsibility of their life in the Church through being active at Masses as altar servers, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, lectors and music ministers. Additionally, the Kirk House and The Bishop Donald W. Trautman House offer Gannon students the opportunity to live in and experience Christian community through faithsharing, community-building, and service. The Campus Ministry team embraces an ecumenical dimension enhanced by the Coalition for Christian Outreach. Our team consists of full-time professionals and resident campus ministers.