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Union College (NY)

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. The city of Schenectady is part of Upstate New YorkÂ... More More

Union Students Say...

The unique Minerva House system blends academic, social and residential interests. All students and faculty are assigned to one of the seven houses, which host hundreds of events each year (some professors even teach precep­torials there). There are also “Theme Houses,” which are on-campus housing where people who have similar interests can live, s...

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Grant Hall

Union College

Schenectady, NY 12308

United States

Phone: 518-388-6112

Fax: 518-388-6986


Campus Life
Quality of Life Rating: 76
Fire Safety Rating: 88
Green Rating: 87
Environment:Town (population 25,000 - 74,999)
Campus size: (number of acres): 100.00
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Campus Safety
Campus Security Report: http://www.union.edu/offices/safety/reports/clery/...

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety/

Student Housing
All Undergraduates Living on Campus: 86.00
Housing Options:Coed dorms
Fraternity/sorority housing
Apartments for single students

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.
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:No
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Student Activities
Registered Student Organizations:101
Student Activities:Academic Groups
Debating Club
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
Speakers Forum
Student Film Society
Theater Program
Number of Honor Societies:14
Number of Social Sororities:6
    % of women who join:39%
Number of Social Fraternities:14
% of men who join: 39
Number of Religious Organizations:9
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Student Services
Other Services:Health
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender 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
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Athletic Division:3
Men's Sports Team Name:Dutchmen
Women's Sports Team Name:Dutchwomen
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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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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: 99.00
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; JacksonÂ’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.
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