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Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA
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Campus Life and Facilities

Mount Holyoke Says...

About the Region Mount Holyoke is located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, in the Pioneer Valley--one of the most beautiful areas in New England and one of the most intellectually and culturally vibrant regions in the United States. The Pioneer Valley, in western Massachusetts, is home to the... More More

Mount Holyoke Students Say...

Students here are a pretty active lot. As such, they frequently enjoy engaging in “outdoor activities like hiking and apple picking as well as a broad range of athlet- ics.” However, if you don’t fancy yourself the sporty type, fear not. There “are also many clubs to fit nearly every hobby from... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

Newhall Center

50 College St.

South Hadley, MA 01075

United States

Phone: 413-538-2023

Fax: 413-538-2409

Website

Student Housing

All Undergraduates Living on Campus:
95%
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:
No

Housing Options

Special housing for disabled student Women's dorms Apartments for single students

Other Housing Options:

Special housing arrangements available upon request.

Student Activities

GREEK LIFE: % OF STUDENT BODY WHO...

Student Activities

Academic Groups Chamber Orchestra Debating Club Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups Glee Club Improv comedy International Student Groups Literary Magazine Minority Student Groups Political Discussion Groups Radio Station Religious Groups Singing Groups Social Services Group Student Film Society Theater Program
Registered Student Organizations
130
Number of Honor Societies
5
Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
9

Sports

Athletic Division :Division III Women's Sports Team Name :Lyons Team Mascot :Lyon
# of sports for women, varsity
16

Women's Athletics List, Varsity

Basketball CrewRowing CrossCountry Diving EquestrianSports FieldHockey Golf HorsebackRiding Lacrosse Soccer Squash Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor TrackFieldIndoor Volleyball

Men's Athletics list, Varsity

Student Services

Other Services
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Yes
Description
Coalition for Gender Awareness (COGA):The Coalition for Gender Awareness supports and affirms the various gender identities existing within the Mount Holyoke Community through the cultivation of a safe space, educational outreach, advocacy, and visibility. They seek to engage community members in respectful dialogue in order to reach mutual understanding and foster a campus free of discrimination. COGA hopes to serve as an inspiration, not just for the Pioneer Valley, but for what is possible in the world. COGA aims to work as a liaison between marginalized groups (specifically individuals of variant gender) and the power structures here on campus. One of their major goals is to give those silenced individuals a chance to have their voices heard. Femmepowered: Femmepowered is an LBTGQA+ org that seeks to dismantle misogyny on campus by creating space and visibility for femme-identified people in the queer community. We welcome all sexes, genders, gender presentations, and sexual and romantic orientations. They believe that femme identities inform and are informed by other identities and can be performed in a multitude of ever-changing and personal ways. Femmepowered engages in activism through education, discussion, internal growth and the creation of supportive and accountable community. The group values anger at oppressive systems, healing for ourselves, and loving support for each other.http://femmepoweredmhc.tumblr.com/ FAMILIA: FAMILIA is a closed network of support and activism for LGBTQ+ people of color at Mount Holyoke College and the Five Colleges. https://www.facebook.com/pages/MHC-FAMILIA/347684342000379 OUTreach: OUTreach is a student-run organization that strives to offer a safe, inclusive, and supportive space for students who identify as sexual and/or gender minorities and allies. They would like their board and membership to be representative of the encompassing community, including but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual expression, religion, ability, age, and sexual preferences. OUTreach coordinates and collaborates with other LGBTQ-identified organizations at Mount Holyoke, within the five college consortium, and within the greater community to organize various social events as well as activist projects. Jeannette Marks House (Cultural House): The Jeannette Marks House provides a safe space and community center for lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied students. The space’s resources include a queer-friendly library. The house, established in 1999, is named after Jeannette Marks, a Mount Holyoke professor and partner of former president Mary Woolley. https://www.mtholyoke.edu/facilities/marks_house
Minority Support Groups
Yes
Description
Office of Diversity and Inclusion: The Office of the Dean of Students provides a range of programs in the area of diversity and social justice. All are designed to enhance intergroup awareness and offer compelling approaches to exploring the complex interplay of social identities (for example, age, gender, national origin, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, race/ethnicity, and/or ability status). Mount Holyoke also commits to providing academic and personal support to a diverse group of students in order to foster academic and personal success. To accomplish these goals and develop the most effective pedagogy and curriculum in the field of diversity education, MHC looks to national models, research, and assessment measures. https://www.mtholyoke.edu/diversity-and-inclusion Eliot House: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/religiouslife/eliot_house Betty Shabazz Cultural Center: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/facilities/betty_shabazz Wa-Shin-An (Japanese meditation garden and tea house): https://www.mtholyoke.edu/religiouslife/wa_shin_an Asian Center for Empowerment: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/facilities/ace Eliana Ortega Cultural Center: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/facilities/eliana_ortega_house Zowie Banteah Cultural Center: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/studentlife/cultural_centers Kosher dining: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/dining/kosher Halal dining: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/dining/halal Various cultural and ethnic student organizations including the following: Asian American Sisters in Action; FAMILIA (LGBTQ+ people of color); Korean American Sisters in Action, Russian Club; Vietnamese Student Association; Nepali Student Organization; and the African and Caribbean Student Association. Additional organizations may be found here: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/studentprograms/org-directory?Type=Cultural+%26+Ethnic+Organizations

Technology On Campus / Facilities

Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes Email and Web Access Available: Yes % of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 80% Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 150 Average Number of PC's per Lab: 20.00 Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes Fee for Network Use: No Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes Student Web Pages Provided: No Partnerships with Technology Companies: Yes Online Class Registration Available: Yes Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No Undergraduates that Own Computers: 95% Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes Description: Smith College Computer Store Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: Yes Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: Yes Special Facilities: Art and historical museums, bronze-casting foundry, child study center, audio-visual center, language learning center, greenhouse, Japanese meditation garden, equestrian center, observatory, linear accelerator, electron microscope, refracting telescope, nuclear magnetic resonance equipment, McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, Weissman Center for Leadership and the Liberal Arts, Miller Worley Center for the Environment.
ROTC
Army ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: U. of Massachussets--Amherst
Air Force ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: U. of Massachussets--Amherst
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Campus Life & Facilities

  • Quality of Life Rating:
    95
  • Fire Safety Rating:
    78
  • Green Rating:
    88
  • Campus Environment:
    Town
  • First-Year Students
    Living on Campus:
    100%
  • All Undergraduates
    Living on Campus:
    95%
  • # of Organizations:
    130
  • # of Honor Societies:
    5
  • # of Social Sororities:
    0
  • # of Social Fraternities:
    0
  • Number of Religious
    Organizations:
    9
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