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Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs Mission The mission of the Student Affairs Division, in support of the educational mission of Southern New Hampshire University, is to foster opportunities for students to learn and to grow as socially and intellectually mature and culturally aware individuals. The division, in collaboration with the university and local community, provides programs and services which encourage and empower students to develop priorities, values, critical thinking and behaviors appropriate to positive personal and professional lives. Statement of Belief • We believe that students come first. • We, the staff members of the Division of Student Affairs, believe that the student is shaped by all campus activities in and out of the classroom. We need to empower students to be intellectually curious, socially involved and appreciative of differences in assisting them in becoming well-rounded human beings. • We believe that as a staff we must collaborate, communicate and cooperate to provide the safest, most supportive environment for our students. • We believe that our cultural and ethnic diversity is key to developing well-rounded, caring citizens of the world. • We believe that our students’ needs are most important and we strive to support them academically, physically, spiritually, psychologically and socially. • We believe that the university should be a collaborative community.

Important Student Handbook Information The Student Handbook is a critical document for SNHU students as it contains many of the institution’s policies, expectations, and student rights and responsibilities, as well as important federal compliance information regarding the use of substances. The handbook includes information on the judicial system, academic policies, community expectations, university conduct policies, health and safety policies. Students may access the handbook by going to the university’s website and proceeding to the section entitled “Student Life.” Students are asked to take the time to review the website and to familiarize themselves with the contents of this handbook. It is expected that as members of this university community, all students have taken the necessary time to review the handbook and to seek clarification of that information which is not clear to them.

Questions regarding a program or policy can be addressed to the Office of Student Affairs in the Student Center by calling 603.645.9608.

Athletics Southern New Hampshire University supports an active athletic program as an integral part of the educational process. Both intercollegiate and intramural competitions are offered to men and women of the university community. On the intercollegiate level, men’s teams are fielded in baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer and tennis. Women’s teams include basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. Southern New Hampshire University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Eastern College Athletic Conference and the Northeast-10 Conference. The university sponsors a varied intramural program aimed at active student involvement in sports. Men’s intramural sports are flag football, basketball, indoor soccer and racquetball. Women’s intramural sports include indoor soccer, flag football, basketball and racquetball. Softball, tennis and volleyball are coeducational offerings. Mini-tournaments are sponsored in 3-on-3 basketball, whiffleball and miniature golf. Recreational offerings available at Southern New Hampshire University include various cardio classes, weight training, wall climbing, swimming, cross country skiing, step-interval training and yoga.

Athletic Facilities The university has two gymnasiums. The field house has a wooden floor with a seating capacity of 1,900. The auxiliary gym has a multipurpose, synthetic surface and a stage to accommodate a variety of university activities. The Fitness Center includes state-of-the-art aerobic equipment and free weights. Other facilities are a 25-meter, six-lane, competition swimming pool, a racquetball court, an aerobics/exercise room, multiple locker rooms and a fully equipped training room. Outdoor facilities include four lighted tennis courts, baseball and softball diamonds, a lighted artificial turf varsity game field and several practice fields.

Follett Campus Bookstore The SNHU Bookstore welcomes all students, faculty and staff to shop our large selection of textbooks, general reading books, school supplies, school clothing and gifts, along with dorm items and sundries. The bookstore is located in the Student Center on the Manchester campus. Regular semester hours for the bookstore are as follows: Monday through Thursday

9 am to 8 pm


9 am to 5 pm

Saturday and Sunday

9 am to 2 pm

Please check out our website at for any changes to these hours. 101

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  
SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog