The Center for Student Life encompasses services and programs that are designed to enhance the co-curricular learning environment as a vital element in Alvernia University’s commitment to the education of the whole person. The areas of the Division of Student Life include: Campus Ministry, Community Standards, Counseling Services, Health and Wellness, Multi-Cultural Initiatives, Residence Life, Student Activities, and Student Government Association.
The University welcomes people of all faith traditions and invites all to participate in the spiritual, community service, and social justice programs that highlight our mission. Campus Ministry seeks to stimulate growth in faith, formation of Christian conscience, leadership and personal development, formation of human community, and an understanding of issues of peace and justice.
The Counseling Office is located in the Health and Wellness Center, second floor of Veronica Hall. The Center offers free short-term counseling services to individuals by a licensed psychologist. If necessary, the counselor will make referrals to off-campus counseling services.
Health and Wellness Center
The Health and Wellness Center offers a safe, caring, and confidential environment for the health care and counseling needs of our students. The Center also provides educational programming opportunities to educate the University community about personal emotional development, substance abuse issues and healthy lifestyles. Health services are available to all registered students. The Center provides evaluation and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, health education, and referrals to off-campus medical facilities.
The Multi-Cultural Initiatives Office welcomes, celebrates and supports students from all diverse backgrounds. The office works to implement multicultural programs that are consistent with best practices and designed to support the success of all students.
The University’s Residence Life philosophy promotes moral development and civic responsibility, welcomes diversity, and respects the dignity of the human person at all times. The living-learning environment of the residence halls provides valuable learning opportunities through interaction with other students. The Residence Life staff offers activities throughout the year designed to build community and to enhance the academic and social life of the campus.
Student Activities and Organizations
The Student Activities Office works with the University's numerous student organizations to provide a calendar of social, cultural, and other co-curricular activities for Alvernia students throughout the year.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is comprised of all full-time and part-time undergraduate students. Elected officers represent these students. Regular meetings are held to discuss campus issues, to award funding to student organizations, and to plan activities throughout the year. In addition, SGA hosts several major events each year and plays an integral part in shaping the campus community.