Student Affairs

Departments

The Student Affairs departments, located primarily in the McCain Student Center and Hendren Hall, provide a variety of services and resources for students. Among these are student health services, student leadership and involvement, learning coaches, disability and accessibility services, inclusion and intercultural engagement support, student housing, outdoor programs and education, and campus safety.

Academic Support Center

The Academic Support Center provides academic and professional support to students. The Center staff help students learn to integrate skills and abilities into strategies essential for developing academic strengths and professional assets.

Professional staff and PEAK mentors are ready to help students with:

  • Structuring multi-year PEAK Maps.
  • Developing academic success skills through success coaching and peer tutoring.
  • Navigating a successful college transition through programming and First-Year and Transfer Advising support.
  • Exploring potential career options and preparation in connection with academic planning with a Pre-Professional Advisor.
  • Providing coordination and connection with the High Impact Practices (HIPs) division to plan and map for student experiences like internships, study away and experiential learning.

Accessibility and Learning Excellence

The College of Idaho seeks to provide an educational environment that is accessible to the needs of students with disabilities.

The College provides reasonable services to enrolled students who have a documented permanent or temporary, physical, psychiatric, medical, learning, intellectual, or sensory disability that qualifies the student for accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The Department of Accessibility & Learning Excellence (DALE) at The College of Idaho:

  • Seeks to ensure that all programs, services and facilities are accessible to students on a non-discriminatory basis.
  • Is committed to providing our students with disabilities the accommodations and support they need to have a rewarding and successful experience.
  • Fosters a campus culture of acceptance, inclusion, and positive attitudes that respects the diversity of our student body.
  • Reviews and maintains disability-related documentation.
  • Considers all disclosures confidential; they will never appear on a student’s college record.

Reasonable academic accommodations may be provided to students who submit appropriate and current documentation of their disability. Accommodations can be arranged only through this process and are not retroactively applied.

Other DALE services for students with and without registered disabilities include:

  • Meeting 1-1 with a Peer Learning Coach or DALE staff to develop or learn new skills in time management, note-taking, test-taking, goal-setting, organization, planning, reading, writing, and other academic skillsets. Student Success Workshops are also available.
  • Strategies to communicate with professors.
  • Navigation of life events that make academics difficult or present new barriers.
  • Assistance using technology for academics.
  • Referrals to tutors, counselors, peer advocates, or other campus support staff.

Students can email accessibility@collegeofidaho.edu to contact the Director and Assistant Director of DALE for assistance with disability accommodations, campus accessibility, or learning support.

More information about registration and departmental supports can be found on the DALE page of the College website here.

Campus Ministry

The Campus Ministries Department coordinates spiritual and pastoral resources for The College of Idaho, independent of religious tradition. While the C of I was founded as a Presbyterian college and is an active member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU), it is a non-sectarian college that celebrates free, open academic inquiry.

The College supports a voluntary multi-denominational Christian program, active Catholic programming in partnership with the Catholic diocese, an LDS Student Club and Institute, a Muslim Student Club, an Interfaith Student Club, and an endowed Jewish Chair with speakers and programs. The College also offers occasional trips to Greece and Israel for academic credit, an academic minor in religious studies, and numerous all-campus lectures on faith and culture.

Campus Safety

The mission of The College of Idaho's Campus Safety Department is to serve the campus community with respect, fairness, and compassion while also helping students develop important life skills. Uniformed Campus Safety officers provide around-the-clock patrol and services to the campus community. Officer training includes a basic academy, annual block training, and ongoing educational classes appropriate to the profession.

The Department of Campus Safety is the primary department at The College of Idaho charged with creating a safe and secure environment, but crime prevention, risk identification, and problem solving are a community responsibility. We encourage the campus community to look out for their own safety and for the safety of others. Officers can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at (208) 459-5151 (ext. 5151 from on campus). The Campus Safety Department is located in Hendren Hall.

Counseling Center

Our Services

The Counseling Center offers free, short-term, confidential counseling services to create a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for all students. We support student mental health and wellness through individual counseling, community referrals, peer advocate support, and educational resources. The Counseling Center also offers preventative programming and small groups on campus during the academic year.

The first step in getting started with individual counseling is to schedule an initial appointment. Please email counseling@collegeofidaho.edu with your availability.

Telehealth

We are now offering free Telehealth appointments through TimelyCare. Get on-demand support from counselors right at your fingertips.

  • Talk Now: Get 24/7, on-demand mental health support.
  • Health Coaching: Schedule virtual appointments with a certified health coach.
  • Scheduled Counseling: Access licensed counselors in your state.
  • Psychiatry: Get access to no-cost psychiatry services.

Create your FREE account:

  • Visit timelycare.com/yotes (link also here) or download the TimelyCare app.
  • Click “Sign In.”
  • Create your profile using your school email.
  • Follow the prompts to start your first visit.

More information about confidentiality, the sensory room, the Peer Advocate program, crisis intervention, community resources, specific counselors, and more, can be found on C of I's Counseling Services web page here

Health Services

The mission of the Health & Wellness Center is to optimize the college experience for all students by addressing their medical and mental health concerns and by promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices. To achieve optimal health in our campus community, the Center provides a team of health professionals including a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, and mental health counselors.

The Health & Wellness Center sponsors health promotion programs and events on campus, and partners with providers from the community to offer students free STI testing, immunizations, yoga classes, and other health and wellness services. In the event that the Center does not have the resources to meet a particular medical need, students will be referred to a local provider.

Services

During the academic year, the Health Center has a nurse available 3-4 days/week. The Nurse Practitioner is available one full day weekly by appointment only. You can schedule an appointment at calendly.com/healthandwellnesscenter or here. This schedule is subject to change.

During the summer, there is limited staff availability. The nurses’ schedule will be emailed to students staying on campus at the beginning of summer.

Specific health services available include:

  • Assessment, treatment, and referral as needed, for an illness or injury
  • Over-the-counter medications and treatments for common ailments
  • Throat culture to screen for strep throat
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Loan service for crutches
  • Health information
  • Free condoms
  • Annual Health Fair
  • Free STI Testing
  • Free services from Teri L. Ahrens, NP
  • Referrals to other providers, as needed

Telehealth

We are now offering free Telehealth appointments through TimelyCare. Get on-demand support from counselors, doctors, nurse practitioners, and more, right at your fingertips.

  • Medical: Get 24/7, on-demand and scheduled medical visits.
  • Talk Now: Get 24/7, on-demand mental health support.
  • Health Coaching: Schedule virtual appointments with a certified health coach.
  • Scheduled Counseling: Access licensed counselors in your state.
  • Psychiatry: Get access to no-cost psychiatry services.

Create your FREE account:

  • Visit timelycare.com/yotes or download the TimelyCare app.
  • Click “Sign In.”
  • Create your profile using your school email.
  • Follow the prompts to start your first visit.

More information about hours of operation, confidentiality, transportation, COVID-19, community resources, and more, can be found online at C of I's Student Health Services webpage here.

Inclusion and Intercultural Engagement

The Inclusion and Intercultural Engagement Department is committed to helping achieve an inclusive campus environment that values Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in all its forms. The IIE department supports student identity expression through programming and club/organization activities that include an annual cultural dinner, bilingual FAFSA presentations to Latino parents and students, Cinco de Mayo community celebration, cultural awareness training for members of the campus community, diversity week activities, first generation Latino discovery days, Future Hispanic Leaders of America (FHLA) conferences, Hispanic Youth Symposium (HYS) conferences, Latino high school student leadership conferences, the Davis United World College Summit, International Student Organization (ISO) annual cultural show and food fest, African Friends Relatives & Others (AFRO) club MLK day, AIDS awareness workshops, and other such events.

Outdoor Program

The College of Idaho Outdoor Program, supported by the Associated Students of The College of Idaho (ASCI), is an outdoor recreation and educational program offering classes, workshops, trips, and outdoor equipment rentals for student recreational use. The educational component of the Outdoor Program consists of workshops and classes, such as instruction in fly-fishing, rock climbing, and kayaking. CIOP trips include backpacking, camping, rock climbing, and skiing.

Student-led trips are designed for everyone who has an interest in the outdoors, not just experienced adventurers. Previous experience is not required! On each trip there are one or more student leaders present who have received training and experience in the activity, risk management, and wilderness medicine. Trips vary in length from one day to a week, and may include pre-trip instruction to prepare participants. Join the CIOP to get outside and explore Idaho!

Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life strives to provide a living environment that enhances learning and personal development outside of the classroom. Residential communities lead to the development of life skills, leadership skills, and a holistic educational experience. Residence Life staff members, both professional and paraprofessional, are educators who seek to create a community where students mature personally and academically. Living in a residence hall offers opportunities for involvement in campus activities, access to academic support, personal growth, leadership development, life skills, interaction with campus leaders, independence, and fun.

College of Idaho residents have access to four very different living environments: four traditional residence halls, two apartment buildings, three suite-style buildings, and a limited number of rental houses. To facilitate a strong and dynamic campus community, C of I students who are not yet 21, who are unmarried, and who do not have dependent children live in campus housing for six semesters.

Student Involvement

The Student Involvement Office helps students discover how to get involved in activities on campus and in the community. Involvement outside of the classroom gives students the opportunity to interact with their peers, faculty, administration, staff, and community and enables students to share interests and skills and learn from others. We work to enrich the value of education through engaging, supporting, and inspiring all students to become active members of our community.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students are held responsible for understanding the academic policies, procedures, and graduation requirements as published in this catalog. Students are also held responsible for understanding and adhering to the community behavior expectations as outlined in the Student Handbook.

Student Honor Code

The Code
The College of Idaho is a community of integrity; therefore, we, the students, seek to promulgate a community in which integrity is valued, expected, and practiced. We are honor bound to refrain from cheating, stealing, or lying about College-related business. We are obligated to examine our own actions in light of their effect on the community, and we are responsible to address any violations of these community standards.

The Pledge
All course work submitted for evaluation is pledged with the student's signature:
I pledge that this work was completed with academic integrity.

Revision
Any changes to the Academic Honor Code must be approved by a student referendum.