Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
Hampden-Sydney first held classes on November 10, 1775.
Student Life Services
OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS (Blake A)
David A. Klein '78, Dean of Students - 1st Floor
Wes Lawson '04, Associate Dean of Students - 1st Floor
John Ramsay '05, Assistant Dean of Students - 2nd Floor
TBA, Assistant Dean of Students - 2nd Floor
Karin Gollin, Director of Civic Engagement and Student Affairs Operations - 2nd Floor
Patricia Townsend, Administrative Secretary - 1st Floor
Shirley Huskey, Student Life Data Coordinator - 1st Floor
Dottie Fahrner, Special Projects Administration - 1st Floor
The Office of Student Affairs provides support to students for matters ranging from new student orientation and housing to intercultural relations, outdoor experience, fraternity life, clubs and organizations, and volunteer service. Staff also work with members of the student government and student court to support the College's tradition of student leadership and governance. In addition, students may sign out (free of charge) a range of outdoor equipment from our office: tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, canoes, etc.
Current program responsibilities are
- First and Second Year Programs: John Ramsay
- Housing and Residential Life: Wes Lawson
- Service and Civic Engagement: Karin Gollin
- Student Activities, Greek Life, and Intercultural Affairs: TBA
- Outdoor Experiencee and Beyond the Hill: Scooter Thomas and David Klein
- Student Justice System: David Klein
Rev. David A. Keck, Ph.D.
- The College Chaplain is available for spiritual guidance and religious advice as well as for confidential conversations about personal, social, and family issues.
- To meet with Rev. Keck, call (434) 223-6269 or contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also invited to visit the Chaplain's office in the basement of College Church. You are welcome to attend Sunday morning worship at College Church; however church attendance is not required for meeting with the Chaplain.
SERVICE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Want to be part of something great? Many students here are doing amazing things-helping to build houses, working with kids, caring for abandoned animals, and cleaning up rivers and roadsides, just to name a few. Some of these students are members of service clubs that do projects throughout the year. Others belong to groups that take time from their regular activities to focus on helping those in need. Some are individuals who feel inspired to help others. There are lots of ways you can be involved.
The Service and Civic Engagement Program is here to help you connect to the surrounding community. It is run by Ms. Karin Gollin, the Director of Civic Engagement. Please stop by her office in Blake A, or feel free to call or email email@example.com:
- if you just want to learn more about service opportunities on campus and in the community;
- if you are in a group or club that needs help finding a service project;
- if your group has a service project idea and you need help making it happen. Good men make a difference in the world! While you are here, we encourage you to explore the ways you can be someone who makes a difference. A focus on helping others can shape how you relate to friends and family. It can inspire you to give your time and talents as a volunteer. It can also be a career choice. Many of you have done volunteer work as a high school student. For some of you, this will be a new experience. Either way, there are some very rewarding opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others while you are here at Hampden-Sydney.
The undergraduate experience at Hampden-Sydney challenges students academically, affords them considerable freedom of choice, and requires significant personal growth. To be successful, a student must be healthy of both body and mind and make sound life-style choices. The Wellness Center provides one location where students can find professionals who can assist them with issues regarding their physical and mental health.
Wellness Center, 204 College Road
Student Health is open Monday-Friday: 7:30 am-4 pm.
Other offices are open Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-5 pm.
Vincent Rose, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, College Psychologist and Director of the Wellness Center
Timothy W. Corbett, MD, College Contract Physician
Richard E. Curtis, Jr., M.D., Consultant Psychiatrist
C. Denise Faircloth, LPN, Nurse, Receptionist
Beth P. Graham, BSN, RN - BC, Director of Student Health
Barbara P. Kiewiet de Jonge, BSN, RN- BC, Primary College Health Nurse
Adrienne Traylor, Secretary Wellness Center
Shawn R. White, BS, MA Substance Abuse Counseling, Assistant Dean for Substance Education
Medical emergency or accident - Call 911
Dr. Corbett sees patients from 7:30 am until 9 am. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. At other times, students are assessed, treated and/or referred by the professional nursing staff.
The Health Center is available for the treatment of illnesses and injuries. When it is necessary, the staff will refer students to other facilities that are equipped to give more extensive care. The Health Center is an outpatient facility only and should not be considered a comprehensive health care center. When students need overnight hospitalization, they will usually be admitted to Centra Southside Community Hospital.
- Except for the cost of immunizations and cholesterol/ triglyceride screening, there is no charge for medical services provided at the Health Center.
- The Health Center does not provide prescription medicines. Prescriptions may be filled in any local pharmacy. Students are responsible for those charges.
- Students who are referred to or who choose to consult with a health care provider outside the Health Center are responsible for those charges.
- The Health Center does not routinely provide transportation to other facilities.
- The Health Center should be informed of the details of accidents and illnesses suffered by the students on and off campus even if no medical assistance is provided by the Health Center.
- The Health Center provides information on many health-related subjects, and the staff is available to provide educational programs for campus groups.
The Health Center provides services only when the College is in regular session. Services begin when students arrive at the beginning of each semester and end the last day of the examination period each semester. The Health Center does not provide regular service during May term.
In accordance with the guidelines of the Health Insurance Policy Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Student Health Center does not release any health
information unless there is a signed release by the student (18 years or older).
Reporting of Illness, Medical Excuses
Students are responsible for contacting their professors and advisors when any illness or injury prevents them from attending class, class-related activities, or exams.
Students are advised to come to the Health Center for appropriate treatment/follow-up, as well as to sign a medical information release form in the event professors contact the Health Center for verification of the student's ailment. If the student was treated in an off-campus medical entity, they will need to submit official documentation from the licensed healthcare provider (MD, PA, or FNP).
Documentation from a healthcare provider who is also a family member is not accepted. The Health Center does not provide any medical excuses for missed academic responsibilities. On occasion, it does direct the Office of Student Affairs to notify professors and advisors of a prolonged illness or debilitation resulting from an injury. Ongoing communication between the student and his professors is imperative when it comes to any missed academic responsibilities as the result of an illness/injury.
The Emergency Room at Centra Southside Community Hospital is designed to treat medical emergencies. It is expensive and inefficient to go there for routine medical care; therefore, students should try to seek medical assistance during regular Health Center hours whenever possible.
Substance education is provided to increase the level of student knowledge of the basic trends associated with drug use, abuse, dependency, risk factors, decision making and harm reduction. By providing a variety of educational opportunities for students and student groups, it is possible for students to make healthier, informed decisions, and set this example for others to follow.
In addition to providing educational programming, the College is interested in providing support to any students who may be challenged by substance use. Anyone who is aware of a student who may be having issues should notify Dean White immediately. All information shared is confidential to the full extent allowed by law.
For an appointment, call (434) 223-6318 or email Shawn White at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Wellness Center. Offices are open Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5 pm.
Referrals off-campus include
Family Counseling Center
for Recovery, Richmond........................(804) 419-0492
Crossroads Services, Farmville...............(434) 392-3187
Devlin Counseling, Farmville................ (434) 392-9859
Crisis intervention services are available on a 24-hour basis. Dr. Rose may be reached by cellphone at (434) 390-8156.
Counseling services are provided to assist students with their adjustment to college life and their resolution of personal concerns. Typical student concerns include adjustment to transition and change, uncertainty about values and goals, lack of motivation, poor attention or concentration, relationship conflicts, family concerns, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. All information shared is strictly confidential and is shared with no one else without the student's written consent. Referrals are made as appropriate to other sources of assistance, both on and off campus.
- Short-term professional counseling services
- Self-help resources and information
- Educational programming related to issues of personal development
- Psychological testing and evaluation
- Referral to off-campus mental health care providers