Message from the President Are you ready for a New Era of Excellence? Welcome Shaw U Bears! We are excited that you have chosen to be a part of the Bear family. You are embarking on one of the most exciting journeys of your life – college. As a new student at Shaw, you are bound to have questions. New Student Orientation is designed around you, helping you to uncover the answers to questions you have, and providing you with information about the campus resources, programs and services. By the time you leave orientation, you will be on your way to becoming a successful Shaw student. We encourage you to explore and utilize all of the resources and opportunities available. Whether you are attending college for the first time, transferring from another institution, or returning, you will learn a lot about Shaw at New Student Orientation. During the program, you will begin to build a network of resources that will help you start your Shaw journey on the right path. During New Student Orientation, you will find out more about: • • • • • •
Academic Resources Housing Financial Aid and Scholarships Downtown Raleigh Clubs and Organizations Your Course Schedule
Additionally, during New Student Orientation you will learn tips from students, faculty and staff and have the opportunity to attend a resource fair to learn about Shaw and the Bear community. So, come to the program with your questions! We’ll definitely have the answers! Be prepared to meet new people, make new friends and tour our historic campus. Congratulations on your acceptance and selection of Shaw University. We are truly dedicated to your success! Sincerely, Dr. Paulette Dillard Interim President, Shaw University
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Welcome to Shaw Universityâ€™s New Student Orientation and Congratulations on becoming a Shaw Bear! We are extremely excited to have you join the Shaw University Family. The first year of college is always brimming with great excitement and maybe a little fear. The building of new relationships, new opportunities for growth, and new expectations will help to shape your first year. We are here to help you make your transition to the Shaw University community informative and successful. We know that well informed parents yield productive students. It is our sincere hope to make your time here at Shaw University as productive and beneficial as possible, because when you win, we all win. Please let us know if we can be of assistance in any way.
EMERGENCY INFORMATION If there is an emergency and you need to reach your student during our Orientation process, please contact the First Year Programs office for assistance at 919.546-8340. For an after-hours emergency, please contact Campus Police at 919.546.8214.
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Shaw University Office of Academic Affairs 118 E. South Street | Raleigh, NC 27601 919.546-8330| firstname.lastname@example.org
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ACADEMIC SUPPORT & STUDENT SERVICES
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Controller 919-546-8223 919-546-8293(fax)
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Admissions/Recruitment 919-546-8275/8276 800-214-6683 800-214-8271(fax) Alumni Relations
Archives 919-546-8407 Sports Information
Band Room 919-546-8411 Bookstore 919-828-1730 Bursar 919-546-8227 Campus Police
Dining Hall 919-836-8817 Disability Services 919-546-8525 919-546-8571 (fax) Experiential Learning and Career Development
Financial Aid 919-546-8423/8426 800-475-6190 919-546-8356 (fax) Finance and Administration 919-546-8220 919-546-8231 (fax) Greek Organizations
Health Center 919-546-8286 Human Resources 919-546-8309 919-546-8484 (fax) Information Technology (IT)
Institutional Advancement 919-546-8260 919-546-8485 (fax) Library 919-582-3750 919-831-1161 (fax) Maintenance 919-546-8244 Mail Room 919-546-8245 Office of Strategic Planning, 919-546-8417 Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OSPIRE) Payroll 919-582-4977 Purchasing 919-546-8564 919-546-8653 (fax) Sponsored Programs 919-719-1891 Writing Center 919-719-2285
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DID YOU KNOW? Shaw University is the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the Southern United States. Shaw is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Baptist Church and among the oldest HBCUs in the nation. Founded in 1865, our University has a rich history steeped in tradition, activism and service. We were the first college in North Carolina to offer a four-year medical school; the first institution of higher learning established for freedmen after the civil War and the first HBCU in the nation to open its doors to women.
UNIVERSITY TRADITIONS The University conducts at least three major assemblies during the school year. All are mandatory for freshmen, first year students and seniors matriculating in the Raleigh-Durham area. • Fall Convocation • Founder’s Day Convocation • Honors Convocation Other Traditions at Shaw University: Homecoming n Coronation n Religious Emphasis Week n Athletic Banquet n Cultural & Spiritual Enrichment Seminars (CASES) n Service Awards Senior Reception n Commencement
Shaw University has produced outstanding professionals who have contributed to the advancement of society. Our graduates include college presidents, judges, lawyers, recording artists, educators and other notable persons, such as: • Ella Baker (1927), civil rights activist & co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee (SNCC) • Willie E. Gary (1971), multi-millionaire attorney, motivational speaker, businessman • James “Bonecrusher” Smith (1975), 1st heavyweight boxing champion to earn a college degree • Shirley Caesar (1984), Grammy Award-Winning Gospel Singer • Shawn “ Coco” McMillan (1995), 2010 Stellar Award Winner 6 | NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION GUIDE
LEONARD HALL + TYLER HALL
Estey Hall, built in 1873, is the oldest surviving building remaining on Campus. It was the first building constructed for the higher education of African-American women in the United States.
Leonard Hall, built in 1881, was originally named Leonard Medical Center. It was the first fouryear medical college in North Carolina. Leonard Medical Center was named after Judson Wade Leonard, the brother-in-law of founder, Henry Martin Tupper. Tyler Hall was erected in 1910 as the hospital building and was originally known as Library Hall. The name of the building was later changed to Tyler Hall and the library until 1968. Today, the building is home to the Business Office.
Located in the heart of campus, the memorial garden provides an inviting and engaging environment for our students, staff, faculty, visitors and the community. The Memorial Garden is the location of the tombs of founder, Henry Martin Tupper and his wife Sarah. It is also the location of the University bell tower, which was erected in honor of those who came and left the University, from its founding to its present.
THOMAS J. BOYD CHAPEL
The Thomas J. Boyd Chapel was first dedicated on June 15, 1948. In 1993, The Thomas J. Boyd Chapel was completely renovated with major financial assistance from Rev. Thomas J. Boyd for whom the chapel was subsequently named. The rededication of the chapel took place on November 21, 1993.Â
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE THE BEARS’ DEN
The Bears’ Den is the spot on campus for students to hang out, watch big screen televisions, shoot pool, play ping-pong, cards, and chess. It has been newly renovated since the 2011 Tornado that damaged 27 buildings on campus and caused over $3.7 million in damage. This is where our students go to unwind and relax after a long day of classes and schoolwork.
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Grab your books and sport some ShawU Pride in the process! Checkout the University Bookstore in the basement of the Willie E. Gary Student Center and pick up some ShawU gear! You can also visit the bookstore online at www.shawubookstore.com.
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A C A DE MI C S
Shaw University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SASCOC). With more than 30 academic programs and a 15 to 1 student to faculty ratio, students are sure to find a major that is a perfect fit and a professor that knows them by name. To learn more about our Academic programs, visit www.shawu.edu/Academics.
SIGNATURE PROGRAMS • • • • •
Computer Information Sciences Divinity Kinesiotherapy Social Work Teacher Education
DEGREES OFFERED UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES • Bachelor of Arts (BA) • Bachelor of Science (BS) • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
• Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) • Master of Divinity (MDiv) • Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education (MS)
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CAPE ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM Shaw’s Center for Alternative Programs in Education (CAPE) is a degree program designed to serve adult students interested in earning an undergraduate degree. Since 1994, more that 4,000 students have graduated from the program. Shaw offers nine CAPE campuses throughout North Carolina for adults who want to enhance their opportunities for career advancement and success. n Ahoskie n Greenville n Raleigh
n Durham n High Point n Rocky Mount
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The Honors COL L EGE
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Welcome to Shaw University, it is indeed a pleasure to have you on our campus! The Honors College at Shaw University offers an enhanced educational experience for motivated students who want to make the best of their undergraduate experience. Our students have all been successful in high school, in and out of class, and know how to earn good grades while balancing other extra-curricular activities. And that trend continues here in the Shaw U Honors College. Do you want to be a part of that trend? If so, come join a community of students who appreciate an atmosphere of intellectual inquiry, independent thinking and leadership. You will find that this new chapter of your life is not only exciting but one in which you will thrive. For more specifics about the Honors College, such as requirements and other benefits, feel free to visit www.shawu.edu/Honors or contact me at email@example.com.
OUR MISSION The Honors College of Shaw University nurtures excellence in select students who are highly motivated, talented and gifted, and who demonstrate a commitment to the learning process in reaching their potential to become scholars, leaders and role models. It is an innovative, multifaceted program designed to enhance the success of student scholars at Shaw University. Its initiative and activities concentrate on the growth and development of students’ intellectual, ethical and leadership skills. To learn more about The Honors College, visit www.shawu.edu/Honors.
Remember – in the words of Booker T. Washington, “success waits patiently for anyone who has the determination and strength to seize it.” “Seize it” in the Shaw University Honors College! Lynne T. Jefferson, Ph.D. Director, Honors College Associate Professor, English #ShawUepic | 11
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First Year Programs exists to provide service and programs to facilitate the successful transition to Shaw University campus for first year and transfer students. The goals of this program are to: (1) Introduce students to the university student support services and campus resources, such that transition to the college environment will be a positive experience; (2) Help to facilitate students adjustments and choices to challenges related to the intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic components of student life by providing appropriate information; and (3) Provide opportunities for students to experience academic success at Shaw University.
PROGRAMS New Student Orientation: (Occurs during the summer, fall, and spring academic semesters.) The goal of new student orientation is to introduce students and families to campus services, resources and the expectations of collegiate life in order to help facilitate a successful transition to college life. First Year Seminar (OAS 100) and Transfer Success (OAS 102): The goals of these programs are to: (1) provide a forum for the discussion of college transitional issues and concerns; (2) facilitate student intellectual growth and the development of effective academic skills; (3) introduce students to important themes and issues that shape the college experience; and (4) provide information and opportunities for students to develop effective life skills and self-awareness necessary for academic and post academic life.
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There are numerous educational programs, a myriad of social events, and incredible networking opportunities available to you throughout the academic year. We encourage you to participate in all that is offered and make your year #ShawUepic!
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION The Student Government Association (SGA) is governed by the Executive Board. Collectively, they provide the student body with social outlets to raise school spirit, provide means of fundraising, and promote community service. Through their leadership, students have an arena to constructively voice concerns and become actively involved in activities and the Shaw University community. • Freshman Class Council - This council enhances the growth of the freshman class through the interaction of academic, social and spiritual activities. • Sophomore Class Council - The council unites, empowers, advances and encourages the sophomore class. • Junior Class Council - This council serves the junior class through community service and enrichment activities. • Senior Class Council - This council serves as a voice for the senior class. In addition, the organization gathers suggestions and keeps students informed about Senior Week activities and Commencement.
GREEK LIFE Fraternities
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Delta Psi Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Alpha Rho Chapter
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Delta Gamma Chapter
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Omicron Chapter
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Iota Chapter
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Beta Theta Chapter
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Beta Rho Chapter
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Tau
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Beta Rho Chapter
CONNECT WITH STUDENT ACTIVITIES WEB: www.shawu.edu/StudentActivities/
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NCAA DIVISION II SPORTS SPORT Football Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball
Men’s Cross-Country Women’s Cross-Country Women’s Tennis Men’s Tennis Women’s Bowling Women’s Volleyball Women’s Softball
CIAA CHAMPIONS 2001, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 2002, 2011 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 2012 2002 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 2004 1996, 2016 2003
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NCAA REGIONAL /NATIONAL CHAMPION 2002 – Final Four Appearance 2006 – Elite Eight Appearance 2012 – NCAA Atlantic Region Champion 2012 – NCAA Women’s Basketball Champion
2012 – Final Four Appearance
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