2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 23, 2024  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Traditional Undergraduates: Student Services Information


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For more than 100 years, this institution has provided students the opportunity to reach their educational goals and career aspirations by creating programs and student-oriented services that meet their needs. The following information is a summary of the services available to assist students in meeting their academic goals.

Contact Friends University

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Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Fridays in June & July: 8 a.m. to noon) 

Wichita   316-295-5000

Call the office/department directly, or call the Wichita number and ask for the specific office or give the extension number (last four digits of phone number). 

Topeka   785-272-9595

Call the Topeka number and ask for the specific office or give the extension number (last four digits of phone number).

 

Greater Kansas City - Lenexa   913-233-8700

Call the Greater Kansas City - Lenexa number and ask for the specific office or give the extension number (last four digits of phone number).

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fridays - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fridays in June, July 8 a.m. - 12 noon) 

Other Locations   800-794-6945

Call the toll-free number and ask for the specific office or give the extension number (last four digits of phone number).

Contacting Us Online For more information on any of the following services, please visit the Friends University Web site at www.friends.edu.

Academic Computing Center

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Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, Wichita

Phone:   316-295-LABS
E-mail:   acomp@friends.edu
Topeka:   785-272-9595
Lenexa:   913-233-8700
E-mail:   labsne@friends.edu

The Academic Computing Center, located in the Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building in Wichita, is comprised of eight computer labs, which include an open lab, group lab, MacIntosh lab, and networking lab. Wireless laptop labs are available in Topeka and Lenexa to accommodate students. All computers are equipped with a variety of software programs, Internet and e-mail access to assist students.

The Technology Development Center (TDC) is available to Wichita students and faculty. Technology Resource Centers (TRCs) are available in Topeka and Lenexa for student and faculty use. Additional equipment, such as scanners and CD burners, is also available.

All labs are equipped with a variety of software programs, Internet and e-mail access. Academic Computing Centers constitute an essential element of Friends University with more than 200 computers to serve our students. Individual tutoring is available at all locations upon request.

Students are expected to follow the Internet and Network Usage Policy. 

ADA Student Services

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Casado Campus Center, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5878 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   ada@friends.edu

University facilities are continually assessed to make sure the needs of disabled students are met. Requests for accommodation should be made to the Disability Services Office. The Assistant Director will assist students in their requests for accommodation and help them obtain other necessary support services.

Athletics

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Garvey Physical Education Center, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5700 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   athletics@friends.edu

The University competes in athletics at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) level and is a member of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC). Men’s intercollegiate sports include soccer, football, basketball, baseball, tennis, track/cross country and golf. Women’s intercollegiate sports include volleyball, tennis, soccer, basketball, track/cross country and softball.  Home competitions are free to all Friends students with valid Friends University Student ID card.

Bookstore

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Casado Campus Center, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5869 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   bookstore@friends.edu

Students can purchase all their textbooks through the Bookstore, located in the lower level of the Casado Campus Center.

Campus Life and Activities

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Casado Campus Center, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5838 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   rappg@friends.edu

Student involvement plays an integral part of the complete education of Friends University students. Focusing on the “out-of-classroom” components of the collegiate experience, the staff provides opportunities for students to join our community through activities that contribute to their social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, physical and vocational growth and development.

Campus Ministries

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Davis Administration Building, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5746 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   campusministries@friends.edu

Friends University Campus Ministries’ staff is available to help students with spiritual needs. The department offers a wide variety of activities for students to participate in:  mission trips, retreats, spirtual discussion groups and leadership opportunities.

Career Services

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Casado Campus Center, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5832 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   career@friends.edu

The Campus and Career Transitions (CCT) Office provides current students and Friends University alumni with current information and resources related to career planning and the job search process. CCT offers various career assessments, which can be administered both on-line and in office. Assistance with resume writing, interview skills and networking is available. CCT also maintains an on-line job posting system, which allows individuals to access job opportunities that have been posted with our institution. Students and graduates are encouraged to visit the CCT Web site where a variety of resources and on-line services are available.

Casado Campus Center

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Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5832 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   casado@friends.edu

The Casado Campus Center is the focus of student life on the Wichita campus, providing a supportive environment of social and recreational activities. The Casado Campus Center is the home to a full-service dining hall, snack bar, bookstore, Student Government Association, Health and Wellness Office, Career Services, Disability Services, Orientation, Counseling Services and International Student Offices.

Cashier Services

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Sumpter Hall, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5865 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   cashier@friends.edu

Students may make payments at the Cashier’s Office in Sumpter Hall on the Wichita campus or at the main reception area at our other sites. In Wichita students may cash checks for up to $50 with the cashier. Paychecks for student employees are also available at the cashier.

Community and Residential Development

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Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5500 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   reslife@friends.edu

The mission of the Department of Residence Life at Friends University is to further the academic mission of the University by providing students with the opportunity to grow in a living, learning communities through intentional relationships, guidance and spirited developmental experiences within the context of the Christian faith. This mission is carried out in Green Residence Hall, Smith Apartments, Falcon Flats, Friends Village and Falcon Glenn apartments and various houses on campus for student housing.  Professional staff members and resident assistants (upper-class students) are assigned to each living area to help facilitate the development of community through educational programming.

 

Counseling Services - Friends University

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Casado Campus Center, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5779 or 800-794-6945
     

The Friends University Counseling office is located in the Casado Campus Center.  It serves to educate students, faculty and staff about topics related to mental health awareness.  Services include short-term, solution-focused counseling for a variety of issues including but not limited to:  depression, anxiety, stress management, coping skills development, anger management, and life transition issues.  These services are provided to Friends University students free of charge.  In the event that continued services are required, the appropriate referral can be made.  Appointments can be scheduled by calling or stopping by the office.

Center on Family Living (CFL), Wichita and Lenexa

Phone:

 

316-295-5638, Wichita

 

 

913-236-6794, Lenexa

E-mail:

 

cflwi@friends.edu, Wichita

 

 

cflkc@friends.edu, Lenexa

Wichita: The Friends University Marriage & Family Therapy program provides therapy services at the Center on Family Living in a confidential setting for students dealing with individual, couple, family or child problems. Friends University students may come to the Center through their own initiative and through referrals from faculty and staff. The first six therapy sessions at the Center are offered to all students at no charge and additional sessions are available at the Center’s sliding-fee scale with a reduced-fee option. Appointments for day, evening or weekend sessions may be scheduled by calling the Center on Family Living.

Greater Kansas City - Lenexa: The Master of Science in Family Therapy graduate program in Lenexa also offers six free therapy sessions to all Friends students. Reduced-fee sessions are available beyond the first six sessions. Additionally, students at the Center on Family Living in Lenexa offer a range of psychoeducational offerings upon request. Information is available through the Center to groups interested in developing educational programs focusing on family and marital issues. Please call the Lenexa site for more information on services.

 

Davis Communication Center

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Davis Administration Building, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5654 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   dcc@friends.edu

Davis Communication Center (DCC), located in Davis hall room 104.  DCC is open to students, faculty, and staff. With a wide variety of copy choices from over 30 options of paper color and types, even color and black/white printing, our print center can help make an impression with your printing needs.  DCC also offers finishing services to add a professional edge to any printed material which include lamination, binding, trimming, and even padding. DCC also offers many items up for purchase including any quantity of paper goods, stamps, envelopes, letterhead, note cards and labels. Mailing supplies are available including priority boxes, padded envelopes, package padding and tape.  We are a post office hub where all mailing needs can be met, including Postal, UPS services, and also a Fed-Ex pick up and drop off location.  Any print requests can be made in person or via email. 

Dining Services

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Casado Campus Center, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5510 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   dining@friends.edu

Dining services are provided in the Casado Campus Center through the Dining Room, Jazzman’s/Sandella’s. All residential students and first-time, full-time freshmen in the traditional program are required to purchase a meal plan. Other students, faculty and staff can pay when they eat or purchase a meal plan. Vending machines are also available on the Wichita campus and the Topeka and Greater Kansas City-Lenexa sites. 

Diversity Programming/Support Services

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Casado Campus Center, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5832 or 800-794-6945
Email:   rappg@friends.edu or face@friends.edu

The Friends University Falcon Activities & Campus Events (FACE) Diversity Committee work closely with Campus Life to offer diversity programming and support services to the Friends University community.  All of these entities work together to help faculty, staff and students grow in their knowledge and appreciation of diversity issues.

Financial Aid

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Financial Aid Office, Davis Administration Building, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5200 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   apply4$@friends.edu

The Financial Aid Office assists students with every aspect of their financial aid process. Staff members evaluate students’ financial aid files, issue award notices, process loan applications and help students obtain information concerning outside scholarships.

Fine Arts

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Whittier Fine Arts Center, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5877 or 800-794-6945
Tickets:   316-295-5677 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   finearts@friends.edu

A variety of music, theatre, dance, performance and art exhibits are available to students each year on the Wichita campus. Students may receive one free ticket per event, but you must reserve the ticket ahead of time. Reserve your ticket early to ensure availability. Students should check the Web site calendar for a listing of all fine arts events.

Fitness Facilities

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Garvey Physical Education Center, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5700 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   athletics@friends.edu

The Garvey Physical Education Center contains basketball courts, racquetball courts, weight room and a multipurpose recreational room. In addition to these facilities, the Hoyt Athletic Field and Lattner Tennis Courts are available for student use. Please contact the Athletic Department for availability and use guidelines.

Health and Wellness

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Casado Campus Center, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5561 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   health@friends.edu

Our Health and Wellness Office is located in the Casado Campus Center. Please check for available hours. A registered nurse is available for first aid treatment, health concerns, consultation and referral. Students can obtain applications for medical insurance through this office. The Health and Wellness Office also provides educational programming to students concerning health-related issues.

Identification Cards (ID’s)

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Casado Campus Center, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5832 or 800-794-6945
Email:    

All community members, including students, faculty and staff must have a Friends University ID.  You can take your picture and obtain your ID from the Student Affairs office on the lower level of the Casado Campus Center.  Your first ID is free.  A fee is charged for a replacement Student ID.  Refer to the Fee Schedule for additional information.

International Student Services

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Casado Campus Center, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5675 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   andrea_taylor@friends.edu

The International Student Services office works with all F-1 visa holders to assist in maintaining their visa status while studying in the United States.  F-1 international students work directly with their advisor, the Designated School Official (DSO) to update their Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) record.  In addition to maintaining SEVIS records, the DSO also assists international students with employment opportunities and cultural transitioning.  The DSO can also provide assistance with any immigration or visa compliance questions that an F-1 student may have.

Intramural and Recreation Programs

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Casado Campus Center, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5822 or 800-794-6945
Email:   intramurals@friends.edu

Intramural and Recreation programs at Friends University are designed to provide each student with the opportunity to grow and learn, as well as share in fellowship with others through participation in competition and outdoor activities.  Sports including basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and softball are just a few of those offered through the course of the year.  Student, staff and faculty participation in Intramurals and recreations are viewed as a continum of the University’s commitment to providing opportunties for emotional, spiritual and social development of all of those who choose to take part.

Library, Edmund Stanley

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Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5880 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   askmax@friends.edu

Edmund Stanley Library provides its students with more than 100,000 eBooks and on-line databases.  Databases are accessible remotely via the library’s web site and materials not found can be requested through Interlibrary Loan and document delivery.  The library also provided titles in book and journal formats.  The library offers study areas that include two open computer areas, one computer lab, one seminar room, law library, and a small multi-media production/viewing/listening area.  Students are invited to make an appointment with a reference librarian or staff member for any assistance they may need.

LEADS Scholars

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Casado Campus Center, Wichita
Phone: 316-295-5500
Email: leadership@friends.edu

The LEADS Scholarship program at Friends University offers students the opportunity to explore the many facets of leadership through service to the community.  Students who are a part of the scholarship program will learn how to integrate servant based leadership, organizational theories, and personal strengths into their own style of leadership.  This year long program, renewable for four consecutive years, affords students the opportunity to prepare for a future in global citizenship and responsible leadership, while also impacting their local community and campus.  Students may also find leadership resources and guides within this department.

New Student Orientation

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Casado Campus Center, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5832 or 800-794-6945
Email:   orientation@friends.edu

New Student Orientation is designed to meet the needs of all students entering the University for the first time and to help make that transition a smooth and enjoyable experience.  Parents, international students and athletes will find specific orientation programs designed to meet their needs. 

Parent Program

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Casado Campus Center, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5779 or 800-794-6945
Email:   obermeyer@friends.edu

Friends University is committed to building a strong partnership with students and their families in an effort to encourage academic, social and spiritual success for students.  Family members can subscribe to a weekly email newsletter that provides information about university processes and policies, upcoming events and even tips on transitioning for college students.  Family members are encouraged to attend events, eat in the campus dining hall and be a part of the Friends University experience.

Registrar

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Sumpter Hall, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5400 or 800-794-6945
Fax:   316-295-5072
E-mail:   registrar@friends.edu

The Registrar’s Office maintains students’ academic records and academic history. The office processes and issues the grades for the University. The Registrar also evaluates a student’s academic record to receive the appropriate degrees. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for enrollment verifications, course registrations and academic transcripts. Transcripts may be requested at the Registrar’s front desk, by written request or online. Please visit the Registrar’s Web site for more information. 

Security

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Physical Plant, Wichita
Emergency:   5911 (on campus)
Police:   911
Non-emergency:   316-295-5911
    or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   security@friends.edu

The Department of Security strives to maintain the safety of all members of the Friends University community, its visitors and properties. The department patrols the campus area, enforces parking regulations and responds to emergency situations. It also provides many services to students, faculty, staff and visitors, including unlocking vehicles, escorting individuals and assisting with stalled vehicles. It is the policy of the University that all emergencies be reported immediately by calling Security at 5911 and then calling 911. For non-emergency matters, security personnel can be contacted by calling 316- 295-5911 or extension 5911 if calling from a campus phone.

The Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the annual disclosure of security information. The report, along with other security information can be found on the Friends University Web site at www.friends.edu/Security-info. To request a hard copy of this report, please contact the Friends University Security Office at 316-295-5911 or security@friends.edu.

Student Account Services

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Sumpter Hall, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5630 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   sas@friends.edu

Friends University students may make financial agreements for payment of their educational services in the Student Account Services Office. A representative will work with students, parents or sponsors individually to set up tuition payment plans, arrange for deferral of payment for employer reimbursement or discuss specialized payment arrangements to meet the individual’s needs. Students should contact the Student Account Services Office with any questions concerning their account. 

Writing/Academic Resource Center

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Davis Administration Building, Wichita
Phone:   316-295-5204 or 800-794-6945
E-mail:   writingc@friends.edu

The Writing/Academic Resource Center offers assistance for the three colleges to students in writing, genetics, all levels of biology, chemistry and math, accounting, economics, music theory, and Spanish.  In addition to one-on-one help, students have access to computers as well.  A variety of workshops and study groups are scheduled during each traditional semester to help students in their courses.  Individual help with writing, math, and accounting is also available at our Greater Kansas City-Lenexa and Topeka Education Centers.