Academic Access and Disability Resources – Official college statement:
The college welcomes requests for accommodations related to disability and will grant those that are determined to be reasonable and maintain the integrity of a program or curriculum.
To make such a request or to begin a conversation about a possible request, please contact the Office of Academic Access and Disability Resources (AADR), located in the Center for Teaching and Learning in the E.H. Little Library:
Beth Bleil, Director firstname.lastname@example.org 704-894-2129
Alysen Beaty, Assistant Director email@example.com 704-894-2939
Mariana Gomez, Assistive Technology Specialist & Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org 704-894-2071
It is best to submit accommodation requests within the drop/add period; however, requests can be made at any time in the semester. Please keep in mind that accommodations are not retroactive.
Academic Success Toolkit – a Davidson College website with lots of resources for time management, avoiding procrastination, note-taking, staying focused, organization strategies, study skills, test-taking skills, and mindfulness, as well as links for the Pomodoro app and Calendarpedia templates.
Center for Teaching and Learning: Davidson’s Center for Teaching and Learning, located in the library, houses the Writing Center, the Speaking Center, Multilingual Student Support, and the Math, Science, and Econ Center.
Data CATS (Consulting, Analytics and Tutoring Services) is a team of faculty and student consultants with expertise in a broad range of data science methods and software tools. They can help with any statistics or data-related assignment. Data CATS is available for drop-in office hours: 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Check in on Zoom at https://davidson.zoom.us/j/97740415797 or (subject to staffing constraints) meet in person at the Hurt Hub
(210 Delburg). Weekday afternoon office hours begin August 23. Sunday and evening hours begin August 30.
Davidson Writer: Academic Writing Resources for Students – the Davidson Writer offers:
– a discussion of the general nature and form of written argument,
– techniques for fashioning robust theses and claims,
– methods for responding to the work of scholars and other intellectual writers,
– tactics for drafting and revising, and
– techniques for styling sophisticated and readable sentences.
*Of special note is a section on the Ethical Use of Sources, which includes a discussion of academic integrity, a definition of plagiarism, and examples of proper and improper uses of sources. (Professor Van Hillard)
Dean Rusk: The Dean Rusk International Studies Program at Davidson houses the Office of Education Abroad, administers student grants for study and travel, and organizes internationally themed programming (lectures & other events) throughout the year.
Library Materials: Search the library catalog https://www.davidson.edu/library to find items in the library’s collection. To explore databases and additional research tools, visit the A-Z database list: https://davidson.libguides.com/az.php, or browse the subject guides https://davidson.libguides.com/guide-listing/subject-guides to get started.
Media Consultants: Media Consultants are available to help students with a variety of digital media projects using technology platforms such as Davidson Domains, the Adobe Creative Suite, iMovie, podcasting, and more.
Research and Digital Project Assistance: Schedule an appointment with library staff or peer tutors to discuss research and digital project needs. Visit https://davidson.libguides.com/research-assistance to set up an appointment.
Technology and Innovation (T&I): This page includes a searchable “answers online” database of known issues, and information about the Student Techdesk location and hours.
Writing Resources (in addition to the Davidson Writer, listed above):
The Nature of Writing: writing guide focused on mechanics (grammar, sentence structure, citation, etc.)
The Writer’s Diet: a website with lots of great writing advice. For example, you can copy passages from your paper into “The Test” to see whether your writing is lean and lovely.
Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism: a comprehensive resource from the Davidson College Library for using sources ethically and avoiding plagiarism.
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): This link takes you directly to the information about MLA style, but the website has resources on many writing-related topics, including grammar exercises, should you feel the need for polishing on that front.
OTHER IMPORTANT RESOURCES ON CAMPUS
After hours emergency care: If you need support for a physical or psychological issue after hours, you can find the appropriate campus resources listed here.
Counseling: The counseling office offers free counseling to all enrolled Davidson Students.
Eco-distress: Are you struggling with the weight of global environmental change? Counselor Susan Denny at the Center for Student Health & Wellbeing has a background in ecotherapy.
Health and Well-being: Davidson’s Center for Student Health and Well-Being provides services to all full-time students. Most are free of charge. Our office, which offers both health and counseling services, is located at the corner of North Main Street and Glasgow Street. This list of Resources by Topic includes racial justice/racial trauma, immigration, addictions, eating disorders, grief and loss, relationships, managing stress, and much more.
International Students: This office is “dedicated to assisting international students in their adjustment to U.S. culture and education, to being a resource on immigration matters, to coordinating quality educational and social programming and much more.”
LGBTQ+ Resources work toward enhancing the campus climate and support services for LGBTQIA+ students at Davidson College through education, advocacy, and community building.
Lula Bell’s Resource Center: As their webpage explains, Lula Bell’s “offers resources that include: food, professional clothing, winter clothing, textbooks and personal hygiene items. Programming in the space focuses on life skills for all students on topics ranging from financial literacy to systemic social issues. Lula Bell’s is designed to feel like a home where everyone is welcome.” Email: email@example.com
Fall operating hours at Lula Bell’s will be Monday-Thursday from 12:00-6:00 pm, and Friday from 12:00-4:00pm.
Mindfulness Meditation: You can find free mindfulness meditations at:
● Dr. Kristen Neff’s self-compassion.org
The Chaplain’s Office website details these Meditation and Reflection Spaces:
The Oasis: open daily, 7 am -11 pm, in the Chaplains’ Office on the top floor of the Union, by the elevator.
The Nest: in a room on the second floor of the library (near the printer), with zafu, bean bag chair, and yoga mats.
The Davidson Labyrinth: a red-brick pathway and peace garden, located under the trees of Hobart Park (behind the athletic field scoreboard, between Faculty Drive and Baker Drive). The labyrinth is lit at night, making it accessible any time.
The Meditation Sunroom: a light-filled sunroom on the back of the Spencer-Weinstein Center for Community and Justice (SWC) with wooden flooring and meditation cushions. The sunroom is available any time the SWC is open.
Report Bias: If you have been the target of a bias incident (or have witnessed a bias incident) you may complete the online form linked to on this page or contact Dr. Denise Simpson, Associate Dean of Students, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-894-2661.
“Davidson College is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is free of sexual misconduct, stalking, and relationship abuse and violence, and that promotes a healthy spirit of responsibility, dignity, and respect in matters of sexual conduct and interpersonal relationships. The college does not condone and will not tolerate sexual misconduct, stalking, or relationship abuse or violence.”
Title IX makes it clear that violence and harassment based on sex and gender are Civil Rights offenses subject to the same kinds of accountability and the same kinds of support applied to offenses against other protected categories such as race, national origin, etc. Davidson College is committed to providing maximum support for all students who have experienced sexual misconduct and strongly encourages students to report any incident. All college services are available to survivors of sexual misconduct regardless of whether or not a student intends to file a formal complaint. If you or someone you know has been harassed or assaulted, you can get support and resources from the Dean of Students Office and Public Safety & Campus Police.
For more information, visit the website: http://www.davidson.edu/offices/dean-of-students/sexual-misconduct
Undocumented and DACA students have access to legal services, counseling, funding, study abroad, and advising resources on campus.
The college has a webpage with contact numbers for counseling, health services, and police, including:
Campus Police non-emergency lines: 704-894-2178 or 704-892-7773; call 911 for emergencies.
Dean of Students Office: 704-894-2225
Health Center: 704-894-2300
Nurse’s Pager: 704-337-7047
Counseling Center: 704-444-2400 / Counselor on-call after hours: 704-894-2451
Suicide Hotline: 704-358-2800
Chaplain’s Office: 704-894-2423
Carley Dix, Title IX Coordinator: 704-894-2591