The Schuster Fund is another funding opportunity at Gannon. Twice a year, faculty and staff can apply to the fund with an idea for an arts opportunity on campus. Students will have direct impact through the fund from coursework to APB Cultural Events. The fund is open to all full-time employees to apply for support.
SERVICE-LEARNING When community service is done in an academic context, it is called service-learning. As an experiential teaching method, service-learning connects three main constituencies: students, faculty, and the community. Many Gannon professors, across a wide range of disciplines, use service-learning because it challenges students to translate classroom lessons into the “real world,” while providing a tangible benefit to the community. For example, Gannon nursing students provide health screenings at senior residences, accounting majors help with income tax preparation at a local community center, and biology students can do marine research for the national government of the Bahamas during Spring Break. In addition, all first year students are required to do service-learning as part of their First-Year Seminar class. Servicelearning supports the University mission for a value-centered education, through socially relevant courses that prepare students for lifelong community participation.
STUDENT LIVING Living Accommodations Gannon University believes that there are important educational and social interaction benefits in residence halls/on-campus housing program. Because of this conviction, all undergraduate students whose home address is located outside a 25-mile straight-line radius of campus are required to live in Gannon University operated housing as specified below. As a student progresses through college study (progress is determined by regular semesters of study completed), housing accommodations and programs widen. The following description of housing facilities and policies is presented on a semester-completed basis as an overview for prospective students and a guide for enrolled students at any point in their years of study. The following represents the most common policies but is not all inclusive. The following should be remembered: •
There is a two year housing obligation for students entering the University. Essentially, the University requires a four semester commitment. College credits taken in high school do not apply. Transfer students will have a commitment unless they can prove 60 attempted credits or four semesters at another institution(s).
The University reserves the right to move any student from one room/apartment to another at any time. All housing vacancies will be filled at the University’s discretion.
Any student contracting for Gannon University operated housing, contracts for a nine month housing commitment agreement.
There is a five hundred dollar ($500) termination fee if a student signs a housing commitment form and then does not reside in that spot for the length of the commitment agreement.
Resident freshmen who do not return to the University for a second semester will not be billed the termination fee.
Resident Freshmen who sign a housing commitment agreement for their sophomore year and do not return will be billed the termination fee.