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Student Affairs

Southern New Hampshire University Ambassadors The Ambassadors is a student organization established in 1990. Southern New Hampshire University Ambassadors are selected student leaders who work for the betterment of the university. They develop meaningful communication between students, faculty, staff and alumni and work to enhance the relationships between Southern New Hampshire University and the community. Membership is open to full-time sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students who have maintained a 3.0 grade-point average.

Commuter Student Council The Commuter Student Council involves commuting students in the life and atmosphere of the university and serves as an information vehicle. It provides commuters with a voice to express their concerns and needs.

Media Organizations

Public Safety Southern New Hampshire University public safety officers are trained in crime prevention, security patrolling, first aid, and general services for the campus community, such as providing an escort service, roadside assistance, and issuing vehicle parking permits. On nights, weekends and holidays, public safety officers provide extra security by staffing a gatehouse on the western part of campus, from which all vehicular traffic and its passengers can be monitored. In addition, the Department conducts public safety education and awareness programs for students on such topics as personal safety awareness, DWI prevention, resident hall security, fire safety, sexual assault, winter driving workshop, and identity fraud. Public safety officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week—in marked vehicles, on bicycles, Segways®, and on foot. Emphasis is placed on personal security of students and staff. A spirit of cooperation is maintained as the Department works hand-in-hand to keep the campus and the adjoining communities safe.

The Observer is the student newspaper, which is published entirely by students through SGA funding. The newspaper offers experience for writers, editors, photographers, artists and advertising sales people on campus.

The Public Safety Department is located in Belknap Hall. In addition, there are eleven Emergency Call Boxes located strategically around campus, as well as extensive video surveillance campus wide.

The Enterprise is the SNHU yearbook, which is published annually through the efforts of the student body. It serves to chronicle the university years as a remembrance for all undergraduate students.

In compliance with the Campus Security Act of 1990 (CLERY Act), SNHU’s safety, security and crime statistics are found on the university’s web site and in brochure form. is a student-run, Internet-based AM radio station. The radio station provides opportunities for students to be a part of promoting SNHU worldwide via cutting- edge technology.

Center for International Exchange The Center for International Exchange (CIE), located in Belknap Hall, assists and supports international students and scholars while they are at SNHU as non-immigrants. CIE provides orientation programs, immigration advising, travel documents, enrollment certification, information about applying for a Social Security number or a driver’s license, practical training assistance and cross-cultural adjustment counseling. CIE offers the Thanksgiving Hosts and International Friendship programs to connect SNHU international students with local American families for occasional meals or activities. An important aspect of the work of CIE is to foster understanding among our students, staff and faculty who come from all over the world; the annual International Education Week celebration and the Cousins program are two initiatives aimed at this. CIE staff also work with the student-led International Students’ Association to sponsor such intercultural events as International Night, which features fashion, music, dance and skits from around the world.

Residence Life The residence life program supports the academic mission of the university by assuring that the students’ education continues outside as well as within the classroom. Residence Life provides an environment that allows for individual growth and provides facilities that are well-maintained and safe. Campus living should be an exciting, educational experience. The university maintains an environment where students will find opportunities to grow, to learn, to accept adult responsibilities, to make informed choices, to develop friendships and to increase self-awareness. The Office of Residence Life staff, located in Chocorua Hall, Suite 3, offers referral information on university services, sponsors programs and assists with physical accommodations. The residence program consists of: Apartments Conway Greeley Kearsarge Lincoln Spaulding Whittier

Townhouses Attitash Cranmore Hillsboro Rockingham Sunapee

Residence Halls Chocorua Hampton Merrimack New Castle Washington Windsor Winnisquam Winnipesaukee Ossipee 103

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog