Student Life

Academic pursuits, while a student’s primary consideration, do not dominate life at Findlay, and they are not separate from life outside the classroom. Activities on campus, part-time jobs, friends, and conversations with faculty members are as much a part of the college experience as assignments, classes, and examinations.

The University experience is a vital learning and developmental process for the student. Therefore, the mission of Student Affairs is:

  • To provide support functions focused on identifying and meeting student needs.
  • To foster active learning opportunities that will enhance the academic experience, create a sense of civic responsibility, and promote intellectual, physical, cultural, ethical, moral, spiritual, and social growth.
  • To encourage and support diversity.
  • To challenge students to explore their identities, persist in their academic programs, make a commitment to lifelong growth, and actively participate in the local and global community.

The University maintains only those rules and regulations that are needed in a community to ensure safety and to control behavior that infringes on the rights of others. Other restrictions, such as no alcoholic beverages on campus and visitation hours, are deemed by the Board of Trustees as necessary to establish what is considered to be a proper atmosphere for the Findlay experience.

Informally, the University staff is committed to providing students with opportunities for personal growth. Because of Findlay’s nature, personal contact between students and faculty is a way of life. Access to University officials is easy and considered the privilege of each student. However, as in life, each individual must do the growing, the asking, and the serving.

Students find the community of Findlay another source of activity and personal fulfillment. The city offers part-time jobs, volunteer service organizations, and recreation, and provides a chance to become involved with a larger community.

The information that follows is intended to provide information about services for students as well as community expectations and standards.