The Center for Student Development creates opportunities for personal, intellectual and career development, modifies or removes barriers to learning and promotes social, civic and educational responsibility.
Career Services Center
Clarion University offers a number of services to assist students with their career, educational and employment plans. The Career Services Center works individually with students and through programs and classroom presentations to assist them in developing life-long career planning and job-search skills. Students can obtain career and job search information from its career resource room, office publications and website. In addition, staff members use several listservs and an e-newsletter to communicate with students and provide career information and advice.
The Career Services Center provides students with information regarding experiential education opportunities related to their personal interests, course requirements or career exploration needs. The center serves as a clearinghouse for opportunities related to part-time jobs and internships. Staff members administer the Off-Campus Community Service Federal Work-Study program and coordinate the Experience Expo event.
The Career Services Center offers a number of resources for students as they prepare to enter the workforce. Students can develop job-search skills by participating in the center's professional development seminars, resume clinic, and mock interview program, and by meeting with a staff member to organize job-application materials. The center also helps students make connections with employers by arranging on-campus interviews, offering an online career services registration and resume posting service, providing a resume search for employers, coordinating a database of employment opportunities and sponsoring a number of career events throughout the academic year.
The Department of Counseling Services offers short-term episodic individual, couple and group counseling to all students at no charge. Counseling Services provides professional help with personal, social and career concerns including e-Discover, a web-based, career-planning program.
Students may request counseling on their own initiative or may be referred by faculty, staff or other students. In keeping with accepted professional practice, counseling contacts are strictly confidential unless there is a clear, immediate threat to one's self or others.
Appointments can be made by calling the counseling center at 814-393-2255 or by stopping by the office in 148 Egbert Hall. Counseling services are available Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters. There are limited hours during the summer months. The Department of Counseling Services is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.
The Office of Health Promotions, located in the Keeling Health Center, delivers health and wellness information to students across the campus. Through presentations, wellness programs and fitness activities, students have opportunities to learn about the importance of healthy choices and healthy living. The office supports Healthy Campus 2020 which serves as a foundation for developing and implementing programs on topics such as alcohol awareness, women's health, safe sex/STD, tobacco, mental wellness and nutrition/exercise. It also coordinates the CH.AMPS Life Skills Program and conducts presentations for student athletes.
The Office of Health Promotions collaborates with the Office of Judicial and Mediation Services and oversees mandated drug and alcohol programs for students violating university policy.
Keeling Health Center
Keeling Health Center, accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Centers (AAAHC), provides health services and wellness promotion to the student community of Clarion University. The health center is located at the northwest corner of the campus near Givan Hall. A highly credentialed staff, including contracted physicians, certified registered nurse practitioners and registered nurses certified in college health, provide specialized student health services. Operating hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. After-hours and emergency services are available from a variety of community providers.
The services of the health center are similar to those provided in a physician's office. Specific services include: physical examinations, immunizations, allergy injections, medication and prescriptions, pregnancy testing, treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and injuries and referral to appropriate community resources. Proper immunization is highly recommended prior to university entrance.
Pennsylvania Senate Bill 955, which was passed into law on June 28, 2002, mandates that all university students living in residence halls be immunized against meningitis or sign an informed declination statement. The American College Health Association also supports the meningitis vaccine.
A small co-payment is assessed for each visit. In addition, there may be charges for medications or procedures associated with the visit. Students are strongly encouraged to contact their primary insurance carrier to determine the conditions and limitations, if any, on medical treatment away from home.
The health services fee includes basic provider services within the Keeling Health Center. A small co-payment is assessed for each visit. Charges for laboratory, X-ray, outpatient or inpatient services at other facilities, and medications are not covered and are the responsibility of the individual student. Health insurance coverage is strongly encouraged prior to enrollment at Clarion University. In an attempt to offer students an affordable health insurance option, Clarion University has collaborated with 10 other universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to offer an economical and comprehensive insurance policy to students not covered by their parents' policies. Consolidated Health Plans (www.consolidatedhealthplan.com) has been selected as the insurance provider and students may choose from a variety of options.
Parents who plan to keep a son or daughter on family insurance plans should contact their insurance provider to determine the effects of university entrance on dependent coverage, particularly under managed care plans.
University policy requires students have medical insurance coverage to be eligible for participation in university-sanctioned, sponsored and/or approved activities, including intercollegiate sports. The assumption is students participating in such activities are covered by medical insurance and proof of coverage can be produced upon the university's request. Students interested in obtaining insurance from Consolidated Health Plans should contact the nursing supervisor, 814-393-2121.
Athletic Training Program
Through a collabrative agreement with California University of Pennsylvania, Clarion University students can earn a B.S. degree in athletic training. Concurrently, students are able to take a series of general education courses allowing them the opportunity to complete a B.S. degree in liberal studies from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.