of a broad body of knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences, so
students can see things in perspective, appreciate and enjoy artistic
expression, and critically, creatively, and logically respond to the
complex world around them.
of a specialized body of knowledge, so the students will have the
expertise to be competitive and successful in their chosen careers.
of personal direction, so students can plan their
future wisely and with honor, acquiring self-understanding,
self-confidence, and a meaningful philosophy of life.
and healthy lifestyle, which means making responsible choices related to
values, friends, family, work, recreation, and life-long education.
effectiveness and an appreciation of diversity and differences, so that
students can establish genuine, trusting, and honorable relationships
within the broad family of humanity.
citizenship, so that students can do their best in ways uniquely their
own and have the motivation to contribute to a better life for all
through community participation and leadership.
Development at Longwood
Longwood Board of Visitors endorsed student development, as expressed in
the student goals, as a focus for program planning, design and
implementation; as a policy pertinent to all programs and procedures;
and as a concept, focus, and direction for programs and procedures. The
Board endorsed the following:
"Student Development Orientation embraces the Longwood
student development goals, as well as each student's opportunity to assess his/her
developmental needs, pursue goals and experiences to fulfill those needs, design and
implement progress intended to foster growth, evaluate achievement, and
record this attainment. The student development policy will give direction, shape and
focus to student affairs programs and procedures, and it will assert Longwood's
focus on the student as an integrated person, both personally and
President for Student Affairs,
Students, and Assistant Dean
Affairs is committed to the total education and development of each
student who enrolls at Longwood, and to making a positive difference
relevant to student learning and personal development. Services and
programs in student affairs will emphasize the traditional and intimate
residential character of the College through the creation of a
living/learning community of faculty, students, and staff;
commuter students are included. Out-of-class experiences and activities are designed and
managed to meet students’ needs, to create an environment known for
retaining students through graduation, and to implement specific student
learning and personal development outcomes: a sense of direction, a
balanced and healthy lifestyle, interpersonal effectiveness, and
Citizen leadership is the theme for teaching and learning:
service, stewardship, and spirit.
Students are expected to be responsible for their personal
behavior, for taking advantage of their learning experiences, and for
establishing a purposeful balance of academic and social involvement.
Student Affairs staff, in partnership with students, create and
implement the design of meaningful learning environments where students
are respected as individuals and where such values as care, motivation,
honor, civility, and responsibility are emphasized. Student Affairs
staff will continue to promote the importance of involvement as
necessary for each student's academic and social learning. Involvement
is not simply participation in activities, but it connects investment of
time with commitment to identified goals for personal and academic
success, including Longwood's goals for general education.
President for Student Affairs
Vice President for Student Affairs provides leadership for promoting
Longwood as an involving new college experience with primary focus on
out-of-class experiences that encourage and enhance student learning and
personal development. Student Affairs functions include: bookstore,
campus police, campus recreation, career services, community service
learning, commuter student programs and services, counseling services,
dining services, Greek affairs, housing and residence education,
multicultural affairs, student
health services, student leadership programs, student services, student
union and activities, and wellness education. The common good is talent
development in the meaningful learning environment.
Dean of Students provides leadership for housing and residence
education, the Student Union and activities, campus recreation,
fraternity and sorority programs, professional and honorary student
organizations, as well as for improving and enhancing the quality of
life on campus and promoting student learning in both in-class and
out-of-class experiences. The Dean serves as an initial contact for each
student's needs, interests, and concerns and will assist students in
whatever appropriate ways are necessary.
Dean of Students
Assistant Dean of Students oversees the Office of Student Services, and
has primary responsibility for Longwood’s student judicial programs
and services, honor system, and parking management. Leadership is also
provided for the following program areas: commuter life, substance
abuse, and sexual assault. The Assistant Dean serves as the primary
point of student contact in matters related to student conduct, sexual
assault, harassment, and honor violations.
Office of New Student Programs
Office of New Student Programs provides a variety of programs designed
to help new students make a successful transition to Longwood. These
programs begin the summer before a student enters Longwood and continue
throughout a student’s first semester. All programs designed for new
students engage specially trained upperclass students who help to ensure
that new students’ transition to Longwood is positive.
The first program offered is PREVIEW, a summer orientation
program for freshmen, transfers, and their parents or guests. PREVIEW
helps students with advising and registration; getting acquainted with
the campus; and meeting fellow students, faculty, and staff.
During Welcome Week in August, new students continue their
orientation to Longwood as they learn about their academic major, the
Honor System, personal responsibility, and campus resources and
services. Starting a few days before classes begin, Welcome Week also
offers special programs for commuter, minority, and transfer students.
The final phase of Orientation is the Longwood Seminar. This is a
one-credit course required of all first-time entering freshmen. This
course assists students in achieving academic and personal success at
Longwood College. Freshmen are assigned to a Seminar section
based on their academic interests and are housed in the residence halls
in similar groupings. In addition, each Seminar class is linked
to a major or general education course to provide a “natural
laboratory” component for the academic skills taught in the Seminar.
For those students entering in the spring semester, a
comprehensive program featuring essential academic and student life
information is offered in January.
Education and Housing
Longwood College residence education and housing programs are designed
and managed to contribute to student learning and development. The
College recognizes that the residential experience is a significant part
of Longwood’s mission. We strive for the
development of citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive
contributions to the common good of society. Each residence hall
floor is a learning community where students focus on acquiring
self-knowledge, self-confidence, and a sense of self-worth. These
meaningful learning environments challenge and support students as they
collaborate to foster patience, tolerance, empathy, responsibility,
interpersonal competence, and a sense of academic inquiry. With these
objectives in mind, students are expected to live in the residence halls
as part of the residence education program for their undergraduate
experience, unless they choose to live with parents. Senior level
students are encouraged to take advantage of the senior off-campus
privilege: the Longwood transition and tradition. An explanation of the
exception is outlined in the Longwood
Student Experience: Student Success
foundation for developing responsible students and citizens is laid in
purposeful and intentional work with first year students. Housed
predominately together in two living areas, freshmen are oriented and
connected to the academic community through their participation in
residential clusters based on their major field of study and the
Longwood Seminar. Likewise, students begin the process of community
development on their residence floor and within the larger hall
community. Through formal and informal social and educational activities
under the direction of the residence education student and live-in
professional staff, new students quickly become an integral part of the
First Year Students
students are housed in Curry, North Cunningham, Wheeler, and The
Colonnades - French, Tabb, and South Ruffner. Curry and South Ruffner
are air conditioned. French and Curry have predominately suite style
rooms (two or three rooms sharing an adjoining bathroom). French is a
mix of triple and quadruple occupancy rooms with additional study space
attached to the quad rooms. Curry, Tabb, and South Ruffner rooms are
double occupancy. Tabb and South Ruffner Halls have community
shower/bathroom facilities located at the end of the hallways. Wheeler
provides an all female living option in double occupancy suites. North
Cunningham houses the Honors program providing double occupancy suites
for first year honors students. Study and social lounge areas are
provided in all of these buildings.
Division and Transfer Student Housing
continuing commitment to the development of citizen leaders is a mark of
our upper division and transfer living options. ARC(Academic Residence
Community), Frazer, Cox, the Cunninghams, Stubbs, and Wheeler Halls
house upper class and transfer students. ARC requires a special
application process and, along with Frazer, is air-conditioned. Wheeler
provides an all female option. Stubbs is also all female and houses the
sorority chapters. All of these halls are predominately suite style
living. The upper division halls feature a variety of special interest
living options including the Honors Hall, International Studies House (ISH),
Globe, Satisfaction, and
Greek organizations. Each one provides unique opportunities for students
to incorporate their academic and personal interests into the
live-in professional Residence Education Coordinator (REC) staff
implement the residence education program in each hall. Six RECs, along
with undergraduate Resident Assistants (RAs), provide leadership in each
residence hall to stimulate and develop connections between academic and
social interests among students through structured and unstructured
activities. Student responsibility for behavior, community, activity,
and learning is encouraged as students learn the responsibilities of a
citizen leader. Students
are responsible for the care and cleanliness of their rooms and for the
condition of their floor and residence hall. A damage/contingency
deposit is collected from each student and serves as an incentive for
responsible involvement and behavior. Longwood provides beds, dressers,
desks, and closets. In order to personalize rooms, students are
encouraged to contact their roommate in order to decide what each will
bring to their room. Students are expected to supply lamps, bedspreads,
drapes, blankets, pillows, and linens. Kitchen, laundry, and vending
facilities are located in most residence halls. Study lounges and
recreation areas are also available. Fire safety procedures and
inspections are part of residence education and are strictly enforced. Residentially
Speaking, an information book on Longwood’s Residence Education
and Housing Program, is mailed to all students who pay the admissions
deposit. Information on residence education activities and housing is
available from the Office of Residence Education and Housing and through
the College web page.
Dining Services are an integral part of campus life. Residential
students are required to participate in the community dining program by
purchasing a 14-meal plan with $100 bonus dollars, a 15-meal plan or a
19-meal plan, or a block 150-meal plan plus $75 bonus dollars. There are
two full-service dining facilities for students. Our new
state-of-the-art Dining Hall offers a variety of choices for every
student need. Traditional
meals, deli, pizza and pasta, grill, and the meals “to go” are
available on weekends. The
Lancer Cafe in the Lankford Student Union features Longwood's very own
Pizza Hut Express, Chick-fil-A and Freshen’s Yogurt. Commuter students
are welcome to participate in any of the operations by purchasing a meal
plan, purchasing a commuter 5 meal deal or joining the Longwood Dollars
declining balance program. Longwood Dollars is a pre-paid charge account
where purchases are deducted from the account by way of the I.D.
Longwood Dollars can be used at any LDS facility.
College recognizes the needs of commuter students and appreciates the
unique role commuter students play in enhancing Longwood’s educational
mission and the partnership between the Longwood and Southside Virginia
communities. There are over 900 commuters at Longwood, more than half of
whom live outside the Farmville area.
Services provided for commuters include designated parking areas
and a Commuter Lounge in Lankford which has cooking facilities, lockers,
messaging facilities, computers, telephone and College/community
information designed for the unique needs of commuters.
Longwood considers students living off of the campus to be
commuter students. Thus, whether students commute by walking from an
apartment or by driving from a community outside of Farmville, they are
commuters. The Commuter Student Association, governed by a council of
students, meets on a weekly basis to plan social and informational
events and represent the needs, interests, and concerns of the large and
diverse commuter constituency. All commuters are automatically members
of this organization.
Services and activities for commuter students are coordinated
through the Center for Commuter Student Affairs and Student Leadership
Programs, located in 216 Lankford Student Union.
Student Union is not only a building, but also an organization and a
program that is an integral part of the educational and co-curricular
agenda of Longwood College. The Union is a central focus of the
collegiate experience serving as the living
room of the campus. The Union and its programs, both formal and
informal, serve as a laboratory for students to explore social,
cultural, and educational involvements, student governance, campus
leadership, group participation, and student employment. It is a place
where students, faculty, and staff can get to know and understand each
other outside the classroom.
The Student Union is an ongoing training mechanism for students
who work together with staff to plan and implement a balanced schedule
of social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities. Student
programmers learn transferable skills and are challenged in the area of
The Student Union is both a campus resource and a service. Campus
information, quality food service, programming and meeting facilities,
convenience items, and courtesies are readily available to the College
community. The Student Union includes the Commonwealth Ballroom, Meeting
Rooms, Leadership Resource Center, Commuter Student Lounge, Student
Government Office, Lancer Productions Office, Recreation Area featuring
four bowling lanes, pool and ping pong tables, and video games, Lancer
Snack Bar and Cafe with Chic-fil-A and Pizza Hut operations, resident
student mailboxes, Greek Affairs Office, leadership and Commuter Affairs
Office, U.S. Post Office, Rotunda, and the Peer Helpers. For additional
information, call 804.395.2103.
campus life is a highly visible combination of meaningful learning and
social activities. Many opportunities exist for student involvement
outside the classroom. Over 100 student organizations are active on the
Longwood campus. It is through these organizations that student life is
defined. Programs offered are developed by students within each group in
response to invitational interests. The activities provide opportunities
for student learning that complement the academic experience.
Students are encouraged to get involved in clubs and
organizations. Exploring several groups of interest before deciding
which ones are appropriate for full participation is the recommended
strategy. Longwood’s student organizations include citizen leader
groups, social and learning associations, Greeks, academic clubs and
honoraries, student governance councils, and religious organizations,
among others. The Student Union office maintains a list of registered
student groups and contact information. Anyone interested in a specific
organization, or just wondering what is available, should stop by
Lankford room 218, or call 395.2103.
Lancer Productions is the student programming organization.
Funded by Student Activity Fees, this group of students plans and
implements a balanced schedule of social, cultural, educational, and
recreational activities for the Longwood community. Programs sponsored
by Lancer Productions include films, contemporary concerts, comedy
clubs, performing arts, coffeehouse activities, lectures, interactive
and novelty events, cultural enrichment programs, and the annual Spring
Weekend. For additional information, call the Lancer Productions Office
395.2110 or hotline 395.2734.
G. I. V. E. (Groups & Individuals Volunteering Efforts) Office is a
branch of Student Affairs which provides the Longwood Community
(consisting of faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and ultimately
students) with volunteer and service-learning placements in the
Farmville and surrounding communities.
The purpose of G. I. V. E. is to positively affect the Longwood
community by promoting and enhancing campus-based community service and
give of their time and abilities, independently or with student groups,
to help local service agencies that have requested assistance.
Students have an opportunity to further their commitment to
social and civic responsibility, contribute to the quality of life of
individuals and groups whose resources are limited, explore their sense
of self-understanding in relation to others, and be involved in active,
goal of the G. I. V. E. Program is to enable students to help others
while incorporating service into the learning component of their
classroom experiences by involving them in activities that address human
and community needs. Structured
reflection sessions are designed to promote student learning and
are committed to the Citizen Leader concept, vision, and process of
learning that is enhanced through the practice of career development and
experiential learning in related disciplines.
Benjamin Franklin explains the G. I. V. E. Office and its program
and services by stating: “Tell
me, and I forget; Teach me, and I may remember; Involve me, and I
undergraduate and graduate students taking at least six (6) credits or
more and all faculty and staff are eligible for participation in
activities sponsored by Campus Recreation. These activities include
Aerobic Fitness classes in step, slide, toning, and Kick Boxing.
Leagues and tournaments are conducted in these activities:
softball, bowling, sand volleyball, golf, indoor soccer, 6-on-6
volleyball, billiards, arm wrestling, basketball, wallyball, ping pong,
darts, racquetball, arena football, and foul shooting.
Due to the varying skill levels in many of the team sports, there
are A and B leagues for different competition levels. Other activities
include: floor hockey, coed volleyball, 7-on-7 soccer, coed softball,
2-on-2 sand volleyball, tennis singles, golf, and 3-on-3 basketball and
The racquetball courts, weight room, outdoor basketball courts,
outdoor volleyball courts, gymnasiums, swimming pools, and fields are open for free play
during specified times. Students, faculty, and staff must show a valid
ID to gain access to these facilities and to check out equipment.
Also encompassed by Campus Recreation are the Longwood College
Club Sports. These sports include: men’s and women’s rugby,
equestrian, running, and swimming.
mission of the Office of Disability Services is to provide an integrated
and cohesive set of support services for students with disabilities. It is NOT a separate program.
Students are encouraged and guided through the self-advocacy
process and will have the opportunity to expand and strengthen their
individual study skills and develop new coping strategies.
Appropriate and reasonable accommodations are made on an
individual and semesterly basis. Student
must provide appropriate and current documentation of a disability,
disclose that disability to the Director, and request accommodations and
services. Eligibility is
determined based on documentation. Accommodations such as priority registration, special housing,
note takers, adaptive format materials, computer software, extended time
on tests, non-distracted testing site, tutors and sign language
interpreters are available.
Accommodations and services are also available for family members
and others visiting Longwood College for special occasions. For further information, please contact Susan Rood, Directory of
Disability Services, Longwood College, Farmville, VA 23909 804.395.2391,
800.828.1120 relay or firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is committed to enhancing and maintaining
a culturally diverse and pluralistic academic community. An equal concern
is to ensure that women and individuals from underrepresented groups have
opportunities to develop their potential both academically and socially.
of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA):
a welcoming environment for students of many cultures in order to recruit
and retain a diverse student body;
that student support services, academic support services, and co-curricular
programs are sufficiently diverse to meet the needs of a multicultural
all students to function effectively in an evolving, pluralistic, and increasingly
programs to enhance campus-wide understanding and appreciation of diversity;
with campus groups, committees, and the community on issues of diversity.
Office of Multicultural Affairs is located in the Lancaster Building, Suite 121,
and is open to assist all students (regardless of race, ethnicity, gender,
disability, etc.). Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday. For more information regarding any of the services
outlined, contact: Lonnie I. Calhoun, III; Director of Multicultural
Affairs, Longwood College, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909;
telephone: 804.395.2394/95; FAX: 804.395.2141.
Learning Enhancement Center was created in 1988 to provide a laboratory
for innovation and ongoing support of student centered learning. To
fulfill its mission, the Learning Center provides an integrated and
cohesive set of services to students. Programs for students are designed
to assist them in maximizing their educational opportunities at Longwood
through improved academic performance, broadening their repertoire of
individual and collaborative learning approaches, and acquiring the
perspectives of life-long learners.
The Learning Center houses Tutorial Services, the Writing Lab,
Disability Support Services, College Plus, the Honors Program, and the
Office of New Student Programs, along with a library of self-paced study
materials and student learning workshops.
programs at Longwood are designed to assist students in assuming
responsibility for their lives and to help them make informed, healthy
choices. The wellness concept encompasses intellectual, physical,
emotional, occupational, social, and spiritual health and is
incorporated into the student development goals. Longwood encourages
wellness through academic and co-curricular activities, the residential
experience, and student-led educational programs. The Wellness Center
coordinates substance abuse and sexual assault prevention programs and
the Wellness Advocate Program. Wellness Advocates are selected by their
organization and then trained to promote wellness-related issues on
campus. They serve as empathetic listeners to peers in need, and make
appropriate referrals. The Wellness Center also offers information and
educational programs on alcohol and other drugs, sexual assault,
sexuality, and other health issues. Programs are designed to increase
students’ knowledge about the issues, improve their ability to make
health-enhancing choices, and provide information about campus
Counseling Center provides confidential counseling to any student
experiencing psychological, social, behavioral, or academic
difficulties. We intend to help students live effective, responsible,
and satisfying lives and to contribute to the learning that will
encourage them to be “citizen leaders for the common good.” Through counseling, students can learn to better understand
themselves, make healthy decisions, develop skills, solve problems that
are difficult to resolve alone, and follow-through with personal and
academic goals. Counseling
Center services include: Individual Counseling, Support Groups,
Workshops, Crisis Intervention, Consultation, Graduate Practicum Site,
and Undergraduate Internship Site.
maintains Student Health Services for students needing nursing and
medical care, as well as preventive health care. Services of
consultants, hospitalization, private nurses, prescriptions, x-rays, and
laboratory tests are at the expense of the student. All student health
records are confidential.
Southside Community Hospital is located only a few blocks from
Longwood. It is well-equipped and has a capable staff of physicians and
Full time graduate and undergraduate students must have a Health
Record on file in Student Health. State law requires that all students
must be immunized against measles, rubella, mumps, polio, diptheria, and
tetanus. Screening for tuberculosis, with PPD (mantoux) test and/or
chest x-ray, is also required. Failure to comply will result in a stop
code being placed on registration. Students are encouraged to maintain a
personal record of immunizations should they decide to enroll at other
A physician is available to see students on a regular basis each
week during the academic year by appointment. A nurse practitioner is
also available by appointment. Allergy injections are given only when a
clinician is in attendance.
Accident and Sickness Insurance
College strongly recommends that all full time students have health
insurance coverage. Students who need health insurance coverage may wish
to purchase the school accident and sickness insurance plan. Brochures
are available in Student Health. Premiums must be paid by the student to
the insurance carrier.
carries liability insurance for all students engaged in observation and
field experiences. Medical malpractice insurance is provided to students
in the allied health programs acting within their assignments.
for a career/advanced study and learning the techniques for securing
meaningful employment after graduation are integral parts of the new
college experience. The Career Center assists students in the
Within the Career Center's Library, students may obtain
information regarding career options and utilize materials which will
assist them in identifying and evaluating their values, skills, and
interests. Computerized career guidance systems such as JobTrak are
available to guide students through the process of selecting a career.
Graduate School software is helpful to students considering
graduate school as an option. Employer/internship information and vacancy listings are
available in the library and are accessible via the Career Center
Workshops on job search strategies, interviewing skills,
resume/letter writing, and other special programs are also presented
weekly. Longwood students
have the opportunity to interact with employers through on-campus
interviews, job fairs, and various other programs. Job fairs include a
Business/Arts and Sciences Job Fair, an Education Fair, and a Minority
Career Fair. The Center also serves as a liaison for students, alumni,
and prospective employers.
For a small fee seniors are encouraged to establish an Employment
File, which may be mailed to prospective employers and/or graduate
schools upon request. The
File is maintained for five years after the date of graduation.
Work Experience Program, under the Career Center, is a student
employment activity designed to help students finance their college
education, recognize work experience as a valid career exploration tool,
and increase their marketability upon graduation. Work experience offers
many advantages to students and to the community.
There are approximately 700 students employed through
Longwood’s Work Experience Program in the library, offices,
laboratories, computer center, academic departments, athletic
facilities, and other areas. The Student Employment Office maintains job
listings of positions on and off-campus. After fulfilling a first-year
requirement and experience in the Dining Services area, students may
seek positions related to areas of interest or preference.
Work Experience includes the following programs:
Work-Study: designed for those students who have demonstrated financial
need and have been awarded work-study as part of their financial aid
Work-Study: institutionally funded and administered parallel to the
federal program. This program is not need-based and is open to all
Service: federal program developed for off-campus employment
opportunities, with primary goal being to encourage students to
participate in community service activities.
Campus Police have the responsibility of law enforcement, security, and
parking enforcement. The south-center portion of the Graham Building
houses the Campus Police Operations Center. A student escort service is
available in the evenings. Escort #2091.
Parking areas are limited on the Longwood campus. Consequently,
parking is by Longwood permit only for students, faculty, and staff.
Every attempt is made to provide ample parking on the campus; however,
Longwood cannot guarantee a space on campus for every student wishing to
bring a vehicle, nor is it liable for theft from, or vandalism of, these
vehicles while parked on campus. The Parking Registration Line is 2660.
Role and Participation of
Students in Institutional Decision-Making
Longwood College, students are encouraged to participate in
decision-making. Students have substantive contributions to make; their
participation will have educational value to them as well.
Students are given the opportunity to participate in the
decision-making process at the highest levels through involvement in the
Student Government Association. Student Government strives to
. . . achieve and maintain
appropriate representation on all college, administrative, and faculty bodies and committees that make
decisions affecting the student body of
Longwood College . . .(Article 1, Section 2
of the Student Government Constitution).
The mission statement of SGA also provides
that the Student Government Association should serve as the official voice of
the student body through which student opinion
may be expressed to the administration of
Student Government Association works to advance the general welfare of
the student body and to promote the cultural, intellectual, and personal
development of each student. This organization promotes effective
self-governance, encourages individual excellence, and vigorously
pursues the general will of the student body.
The Student Government Association consists of a Judiciary (Honor
Board, Judicial Board, and Student Arbitration Board), the Executive
Council, and the Student Senate. The Executive Council is the
coordinating body among the different branches of the S.G.A. The Student
Senate members are the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary,
Publicity Chair, Historian, 12 Senators-at-Large, Senior Class
President, Junior Class President, Sophomore Class President, Freshman
Class President, Commuter Student Association Representative,
Association of Black Students President, Residence Hall Association
President, Multicultural Affairs Representative, Honor Board
Representative, Judicial Board Representative, and a Representative from
the Greek Community (to be chosen by the members of the Interfraternity
Council, NPHC, and the Panhellenic Council). The Student Senate meets
each Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. in the Appomattox, Buckingham, and Cumberland
Rooms of the Lankford Student Union. All meetings are open to the
public. Students are encouraged to attend. For more information, call
Ext. 2111, write to lwc Box
2911, or visit the office located in the Lankford Student Union.
challenges and opportunities of citizen leadership and the common good
are often found in student clubs and organizations. Members and leaders
can gain values of collaboration, commitment, common purpose, and
In order to enhance and enrich these opportunities, various
leadership experiences are offered to teach students the skills of team
building, resource management, goal setting, program planning and
implementation, decision making, problem solving, and evaluation. A list
of clubs and organizations and officers is available in the Student
Union Office, 218 Lankford Student Union.
There are 20 Greek organizations available for membership. These
organizations are member groups of the National Interfraternity
Conference (historically White fraternities), and the National
Panhellenic Conference (historically White sororities), and the National
Pan-Hellenic Council (historically Black fraternities and sororities).
Longwood is unique in that four national sororities were founded on the
campus over 100 years ago.
Longwood extends an opportunity for membership in Greek
organizations for students who have completed at least 12 credit hours
at Longwood and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Individual organizations may
require up to a minimum GPA of 2.5 and some require students to have
completed 24 credit hours. Specific information regarding minimum GPA
and credit requirements for individual groups is available through the
Office of Greek Affairs.
These organizations develop leadership, academic, and
communication skills, and contribute many hours to community service and
Rotunda is the student newspaper. It keeps the
students and faculty informed of events and the interests of Longwood as
observed from the student point of view. It expresses the attitude of
the students toward the various phases of student life and current
is a literary magazine. Students contribute essays, poetry, short
stories, and other writings, as well as art work. There is a new
publication called the Tyrant filled with poetry, prose and art.
principal honor organization on campus is Mortar Board. Chartered in
1993, Mortar Board is an outgrowth of Geist and its predecessor, Alpha
Kappa Gamma. Mortar Board is a senior honorary society, recognizing
three outstanding qualities: leadership, scholarship, and service. Mortar Board members plan, coordinate, and implement
activities for Oktoberfest weekend, and organize at least one community
are a number of honor and professional societies which recognize
excellence in various fields.
The Longwood chapter of the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa
Phi was established at Longwood in February of 1972. Founded in 1897,
the purpose of the society is to emphasize scholarship and character in
the thoughts of students, to foster the significant purposes for which
institutions of higher learning have been founded, and to stimulate
mental achievement by recognition through election to membership.
Undergraduates are eligible for membership as last semester juniors or
seniors. For consideration as a junior, a student must achieve a 3.75
cumulative quality point average. For consideration as a senior, a
student must achieve a 3.5 cumulative quality point average.
Alpha Lambda Delta is a national society which honors high
scholastic achievement in the freshman year. The local chapter was
installed in the fall of 1966. To be eligible a freshman must have a 3.5
average at the end of the first semester, or a cumulative 3.5 at the end
of the freshman year. The purpose of the organization, as stated in the
constitution, is ‘‘to promote intelligent living and a high standard
of learning, and to encourage superior attainment among freshmen in
institutions of higher learning.’’
In addition, departmental professional clubs and honor societies
ATHLETIC COUNCIL AND PROGRAM
holds membership in Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA). The NCAA is a national organization which provides
governance and leadership for initiating and maintaining standards of
excellence in intercollegiate athletic programs.
Since July 1995, Longwood has been a charter member of the
Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference, competing in nine sports
(men’s and women’s basketball, soccer and tennis; men’s baseball
and gold; and women’s softball. The remaining sports compete in
the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) – women’s golf, field
hockey and lacrosse and men’s wrestling.
The intercollegiate athletic program consists of seven teams for
women and six teams for men.
Teams: basketball, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball
Men's Teams: baseball,
basketball, golf, soccer, tennis and wrestling.
objectives of the Athletic Department are:
||Enhance the general student population by attracting academically
and athletically-talented students;
||Graduate student athletes at the same ratio as the general
||Insure that student-athletes benefit from the affective student
development model of
||Compete successfully with NCAA institutions of similar stature;
Provide a positive window of visibility in the media for the
||Accommodate the athletic interests of the student
population in harmony with gender and minority issues through a
commitment to offering a variety of intercollegiate sports;
Create a pride and identity for and with the citizens of the region, and
||Strictly comply with all rules and policies of the College and
of the intensity of the competition, the athletic program must maintain
the appropriate balance between athletic endeavors and academic
pursuits. In so doing, the athletic programs of the College shall be
conducted in compliance with all policies of the National Collegiate
Athletic Association and the educational objectives of Longwood College.
The Intercollegiate Athletic Council, appointed by the President,
has general oversight over athletic policy, with particular attention to
compliance with NCAA regulations and equal opportunity requirements. It
serves as an advisory body to the Athletic Director, and may make
recommendations to the President of the College as it deems appropriate.
Organizations and Churches
part of their education and experience at Longwood, students refine
ideals and values, and connect these values with personal and academic
goals. The Farmville churches value students, and many sponsor groups
and activities designed to meet the spiritual interests of students.
Students are encouraged to participate in the religious life of the
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