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Union College (NY)

Schenectady, NY
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Campus Life and Facilities

Union Says...

Union is located on 100 acres in Schenectady, 15 miles from Albany, the capital of New York state. The first planned campus in America, it was designed by noted French architect Joseph Ramée and features many beautiful gardens and natural woodlands. Its centerpiece is the 16-sided Nott Memorial.... More More

Union Students Say...

The unique Minerva House system blends academic, social and residentialinterests. All students and faculty are assigned to one of the seven houses,which host hundreds of events each year (some professors even teach preceptorialsthere). There are also “Theme Houses,” which are on-campus housingwhere ... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

Grant Hall

Union College

Schenectady, NY 12308

United States

Phone: 518-388-6112

Fax: 518-388-6986

Website

Student Housing

All Undergraduates Living on Campus:
86%
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:
No

Housing Options

Coed dorms Fraternity/sorority housing Apartments for single students Theme Housing

Other Housing Options:

Minerva Houses. Up to 45 students live in each. All students and faculty members have (Minerva) house affiliations. Each house contributes intellectual, cultural, and social events to the campus.

Student Activities

GREEK LIFE: % OF STUDENT BODY WHO...

Student Activities

Academic Groups Debating Club Fraternities Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups Humor Magazine Improv comedy International Student Groups Literary Magazine Minority Student Groups Political Discussion Groups Radio Station Religious Groups Singing Groups Social Services Group Sororities Speakers Forum Student Film Society Theater Program
Registered Student Organizations
101
Number of Honor Societies
14
Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
9

Sports

Athletic Division :Division III Men's Sports Team Name :Dutchmen Women's Sports Team Name :Dutchwomen
# of sports for women, varsity
15
# of sports for men, varsity
13

Women's Athletics List, Varsity

Basketball CrewRowing CrossCountry Diving FieldHockey Golf IceHockey Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor TrackFieldIndoor Volleyball

Men's Athletics list, Varsity

Baseball Basketball CrewRowing CrossCountry Diving Football IceHockey Lacrosse Soccer Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor TrackFieldIndoor

Student Services

Other Services
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Yes
Description
http://www.union.edu/lgbtallies It's the mission of the Union College lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) Ally Program to provide assistance to LGBTQ students and employees and to increase the visibility of faculty, administrator and staff allies. Its goal is to create a supportive environment that confronts hetero-sexism and homophobia and improves acceptance and tolerance throughout the Union campus. About the LGBTQ Ally Program: It is an educationally based program that provides safe spaces for members of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) community at Union. Union faculty, administration, and staff who are allies and can offer support, information, and resources can be identified by placards and/or pins with the Ally program insignia. The goal is to create passive messages in the campus environment that are supportive of LGBTQ students and employees, to confront heterosexism and homophobia, and to increase acceptance and tolerance on the Union campus. The program offers support to LGBTQ students and employees who identify with this invisible form of diversity and helps them to more easily recognize role models and allies.
Minority Support Groups
Yes
Description
http://www.union.edu/offices/multicultural/index.php The Office of Multicultural Affairs develops and implements diversity leadership programs for the Union College community. These programs are designed to fulfill the college's strategic plan objectives and institutional goals. Goals and Initiatives: •To serve as a location for the development and awareness of all campus-wide multicultural programs •To bridge the living learning environment with academic affairs, student affairs and campus support services •To provide a platform to address campus climate issues on diversity, safety and inclusion •To facilitate and provide resources to professional and student organized workshops, lectures and discussion groups •To enhance the collaboration between all campus organizations and provide programming assistance for cultural events, LGBTQ programs, religious and multifaith programs, interdisciplinary studies and others special events •To promote a strong campus climate that embraces diversity by understanding cultural competency, religious fluency and respect for all, including faculty, students, administrators and staff Student Clubs & Organizations http://www.union.edu/offices/student-activities/clubs-organizations/index.php

Technology On Campus / Facilities

Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes Email and Web Access Available: Yes % of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 100% Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 93 Average Number of PC's per Lab: 10.00 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: Yes 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: 99% Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes Description: Apple HP Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: Yes Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: Yes Special Facilities: The Nott Memorial and its Mandeville Gallery; Yulman Theater; Burns Arts Atrium; Taylor Music Center and its Emerson Auditorium; Special Collections at Schaffer Library; Memorial Chapel; Jackson’s Garden, an eight-acre formal garden and woodland. Academic facilities include the F.W. Olin Center, with high technology classrooms and laboratories, a multi-media auditorium, collaborative computer classrooms, and a 20-inch remote-controlled telescope. Science and engineering facilities include superconducting nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, two electron microscopes, tandem pelletron positive ion accelerator, a fully accessible machine lab, and Aerogel fabrication and analysis lab.
ROTC
Army ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: Siena College
Navy ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Air Force ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Campus Life & Facilities

  • Quality of Life Rating:
    76
  • Fire Safety Rating:
    90
  • Green Rating:
    95
  • Campus Environment:
    Town
  • First-Year Students
    Living on Campus:
    99%
  • All Undergraduates
    Living on Campus:
    86%
  • # of Organizations:
    101
  • # of Honor Societies:
    14
  • # of Social Sororities:
    6
  • # of Social Fraternities:
    14
  • Number of Religious
    Organizations:
    9