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Longwood's six broad student development goals reflect the College’s commitment to students’ intellectual, social, and personal development, as well as career preparation. They also emphasize students’ involvement in shaping the quality of their experiences here, and to finding meaning in their own values and directions.  

Intellectual Goals 
1. Mastery 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. 
2. Mastery of a specialized body of knowledge, so the students will have the expertise to be competitive and successful in their chosen careers.   
Personal Goals
1. A sense of personal direction, so students can plan their  future wisely and with honor, acquiring self-understanding, self-confidence, and a meaningful philosophy of life.
2. A balanced and healthy lifestyle, which means making responsible choices related to values, friends, family, work, recreation, and life-long education.
Social Goals  
1. Interpersonal effectiveness and an appreciation of diversity and differences, so that students can establish genuine, trusting, and honorable relationships within the broad family of humanity.
2. Responsible 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.   

Student Development at Longwood 

The 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 intellectually."  

Vice President for Student Affairs, 
Dean of Students, and Assistant Dean

Student 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 responsible citizenship. 
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.  

Vice President for Student Affairs  

The 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  

The 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. 

Assistant Dean of Students  

The 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.  

Programs And Services  

Office of New Student Programs  

The 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.     

Residence Education and Housing  

The 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 Handbook.    

First Year Student Experience: Student Success   

The 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 educational community. 

Housing For First Year Students   

First year 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. 

Upper Division and Transfer Student Housing   

Our 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 residential experience. 

Staff and Programs  

Full-time, 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. 

Longwood Dining Services   

Longwood 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. 

Commuter Students   

The 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. 

Lankford Student Union   

Lankford 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 personal development. 
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. 

Student Activities   

Longwood 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. 

Community Service Learning  

The 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 service-learning. 

Volunteers 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, experience-based learning. 

The 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 development. 

We 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 learn.”   

Campus Recreation   

All 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 whiffle ball. 
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. 

Disability Services    

The 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    

Multicultural Affairs  

The 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.

Goals of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA):

  • Provide a welcoming environment for students of many cultures in order to recruit and retain a diverse student body;

  • Ensure that student support services, academic support services, and co-curricular programs are sufficiently diverse to meet the needs of a multicultural student body; 

  • Prepare all students to function effectively in an evolving, pluralistic, and increasingly diverse society;

  • Develop programs to enhance campus-wide understanding and appreciation of diversity; and 

  • Collaborate with campus groups, committees, and the community on issues of diversity.

The 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; email:; telephone:  804.395.2394/95; FAX:  804.395.2141.

Learning Enhancement Center   

The 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.   

Wellness Center   

Wellness 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 resources.   

Counseling Center   

The 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.   

Student Health Services   

Longwood 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 surgeons. 

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 institutions. 

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   

Longwood 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.   

Liability Insurance   

Longwood 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.   

Career Center   

Planning 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 developmental process. 
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 homepage (  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.   

Student Employment   

The 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.

Longwood’s Work Experience includes the following programs:   

Federal Work-Study: designed for those students who have demonstrated financial need and have been awarded work-study as part of their financial aid package.   

College Work-Study: institutionally funded and administered parallel to the federal program. This program is not need-based and is open to all full-time students.   

Community Service: federal program developed for off-campus employment opportunities, with primary goal being to encourage students to participate in community service activities.   

Campus Police   

The 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   

At 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 Longwood College.   

The Student Government Association   

The 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.   

Clubs and Organizations   

The 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 citizenship (care). 
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. 
Greek Organizations: 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 philanthropic efforts. 

Student Publications   

The 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 activities. 
Gyre 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.

Mortar Board  

The 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 service project.  

Honor and Professional Societies  

There 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 are available.


 Longwood 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.

Women's Teams: basketball, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis.
Men's Teams: baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, tennis and wrestling.

The objectives of the Athletic Department are: 

1. Enhance the general student population by attracting academically and athletically-talented students; 
2. Graduate student athletes at the same ratio as the general student body; 
3. Insure that student-athletes benefit from the affective student development model of the College; 
4. Compete successfully with NCAA institutions of similar stature; 
5. Provide a positive window of visibility in the media for the    College; 
6. 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; 
7. Create a pride and identity for and with the citizens of the region, and 
8. Strictly comply with all rules and policies of the College and the NCAA.

Regardless 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.

 Religious Organizations and Churches

As 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 community.


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