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
of a specialized body of knowledge, so the
students will have the expertise to be competitive
and successful in their chosen careers.
sense of personal direction, so students can plan
wisely and with honor, acquiring
self-understanding, self-confidence, and a
meaningful philosophy of life.
balanced 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,
Dean of 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 responsible citizenship.
Citizen leadership is the
theme for teaching and learning: service, stewardship, and
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
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
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
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
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
Year 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 educational community.
For First Year Students
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.
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 residential experience.
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
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.
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 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.
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
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 service-learning.
give of their time and abilities, independently or with
student groups, to help local service agencies that have
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.
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.
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
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.”
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
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
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
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 email@example.com
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 student
all students to function effectively in an evolving,
pluralistic, and increasingly diverse society;
programs to enhance campus-wide understanding and
appreciation of diversity; and
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; email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org;
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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 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 (http://www.lwc.edu/administrative/career/homepage.htm).
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
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 package.
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.
Service: federal program developed for off-campus
employment opportunities, with primary goal being to
encourage students to participate in community service
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.
and Participation of Students in Institutional
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
Student Government Association
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 citizenship
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
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.
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 activities.
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 service project.
and Professional Societies
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
In addition, departmental
professional clubs and honor societies are available.
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, cross country, field hockey,
golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis.
baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and
objectives of the Athletic Department are:
the general student population by attracting
academically and athletically-talented students;
student athletes at the same ratio as the general
that student-athletes benefit from the affective
student development model of the College;
successfully with NCAA institutions of similar
a positive window of visibility in the media for
the athletic interests of the student
population in harmony with gender and minority
issues through a commitment to offering a variety
of intercollegiate sports;
a pride and identity for and with the citizens of
the region, and
comply with all rules and policies of the College
and the NCAA.
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
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 through
the Faculty Athletics Representative, who serves as chair
of the Council.
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 community.