Offices and Services

Academic Services

Academic Services offers a wide variety of academic support programs designed to help students achieve their academic goals. The programs and services offered by Academic Services are available to ALL Cedar Crest students at no cost.

Dean of Student Success

Oversees the academic misconduct process; hears and responds to student appeals and grievances; manages academic progress; assists with the management of the First and Second Year Experience programs; and leads institutional efforts to support student success.


Calley Stevens Taylor

Academic Advising

Each new undergraduate at Cedar Crest receives their initial academic advising from an advisor in Academic Services. To ensure students receive the most accurate initial advising as possible, Academic Services advisors specialize in academic areas.
Students transition to new academic advisors once they are enrolled at Cedar Crest. First-year Traditional undergraduate students are assigned a First Year Advisor through the First Year Experience program, who will serve as their academic advisor until they declare a major. Transfer Traditional and SAGE undergraduate students are assigned to a faculty advisor in their intended major.
Graduate students are assigned a faculty advisor upon acceptance into their academic program. However, throughout a student’s academic career, Academic Services staff is available to answer advising questions and help students with academic decision-making.


Rebecca Getz-Keller
Director of Academic Advising

FALCONERS (Act 101) Program

The FALCONERS (Act 101) program is a Pennsylvania state-funded program that allocates funds to colleges to provide services to academically and financially disadvantaged students to assist them in successfully completing postsecondary study. Cedar Crest College has a dedicated staff person to work directly with students that qualify for assistance through this program.

Services to Students with Disabilities: Academic Services works with students with disabilities, staff, and faculty to ensure that the regulations of the ADA, ADA with Amendments, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are fulfilled in a reasonable and timely manner. Academic Services is responsible for coordinating specific services and resources for students at Cedar Crest College. Academic accommodations may not necessarily be the same as those received in high school or at another college or university. Academic Services does not provide any testing to determine learning disabilities. Upon request, Academic Services may assist students in identifying local test providers.
Disabilities must be documented in accord with state and federal laws. All documentation and information pertaining to a student’s disability are confidential and will not be released without the express written consent of the student unless required by law. For more information, please visit the Academic Services website at

Learning and Disability Resources

Services to Students with Disabilities: Academic Services works with students with disabilities, staff, and faculty to ensure that the regulations of the ADA, ADA with Amendments, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are fulfilled in a reasonable and timely manner. Academic Services is responsible for coordinating specific services and resources for students at Cedar Crest College. Academic accommodations may not necessarily be the same as those received in high school or at another college or university. Academic Services does not provide any testing to determine learning disabilities. Upon request, Academic Services may assist students in identifying local test providers.

Disabilities must be documented in accord with state and federal laws. All documentation and information pertaining to a student’s disability are confidential and will not be released without the express written consent of the student unless required by law. For more information, please visit the Academic Services website at

Learning Resources: Cedar Crest College provides the following learning resources and support to any student who wishes to improve their academic performance:

Peer Tutoring: Walk-in, online and by-appointment peer tutoring is offered for many subjects such as Accounting/Business, Biology, Chemistry, History, Mathematics, Nursing, Nutrition, Physics, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology and other subjects. Peer tutors receive training in tutoring and have excelled in the subject for which they are tutoring. Tutoring may include assistance with understanding course material or how to study for a particular subject as well as exam prep, homework and assignments. In-person peer tutoring is located in the Student Success Center in Cressman Library. Online and by-appointment tutoring is scheduled through WCOnline.

Instructional Assistants: Instructional Assistants (IAs) generally hold scheduled weekly review sessions for select math, biology and chemistry courses. IAs are chosen by faculty members and excel in the subjects for which they provide review.

Professional Tutors are available for chemistry, math, English as a Second Language and graduate level writing. Professional tutors work with students individually and in small groups and sessions may be in person or online. Tutoring appointments for chemistry, math and graduate level writing are scheduled through WCOnline.

The Writing Center tutors are committed to fostering academic success by helping students develop and improve their writing skills and understand formatting (MLA, APA & Chicago). Writing tutors may assist students with planning, developing and revising written assignments, essays and papers – for any class or subject. Appointments may be in-person (Student Success Center in Cressman Library) or online and appointments can be made through WCOnline.

Smarthinking is an online tutoring platform that provides students access to online tutoring services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a wide variety of subject areas including Accounting, Business, Biology, Chemistry, Languages, Math, Nursing, Physical Science and Writing.


Susan Barnes
Director of Learning and Disability Resources

International Student Services

English Language, Academic, and Cultural Support: Students who speak a language other than English may access individualized language support for any course. Specific courses are available in academic success and writing. Meeting times are available to help students improve academic language skills through work on writing assignments, study skills and other academic coursework.

Academic Advising: International students are provided individual academic and advising support. The advisor will create an academic plan for each international student and guide them to make sure the students are meeting their requirements. Students can meet with the advisor to discuss the guidelines of sponsoring agencies, academic requirements and receive assistance in reaching their academic goals.

Immigration Advising: International students are supported by an adviser that helps to ensure the students are in compliance with all relevant legal regulations and campus policies and will help students access all appropriate immigration benefits. The adviser supports internationals students during their transition to Cedar Crest and throughout their college career and beyond.

Learning Support: A dedicated academic coach and professional tutor provide additional academic support to our international students with one-on-one meetings, personalized tutoring, small group skill, study sessions, and workshops. They are here to guide students through their academic career and help them to meet their goals.


Maria Ebert
Director of International Student Services

Athletics, Wellness and Recreation

The Department of Athletics, Wellness and Recreation provides a comprehensive set of programs and services which promote an active, engaged, and entertaining physical dimension to the collegiate experience. The department provides nine NCAA intercollegiate sports (field hockey, lacrosse, basketball, swimming, softball, tennis, cross country, soccer and volleyball), along with a wide-range of intramural opportunities and fitness events, such as our indoor triathlon and widely recognized Hall Olympics. Our extensive wellness programming promotes a campus culture of healthy lifestyles, focusing on healthy eating, fitness, exercise and education about nutrition.

Fall Sports

Winter Sports

Spring Sports

Field Hockey
Cross Country



Eligibility Requirements
NCAA Division III regulations require that students be enrolled full-time, make satisfactory academic progress, and be in good academic standing to participate in athletics. In order to be eligible to participate in athletics at Cedar Crest, a student must

Additional Programs


Campus Police

Cedar Crest College’s excellent safety and security record is attributable to the location of the college in a low crime area, its efforts to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff, and to the cooperation of the entire campus community. The annual security report is available to all students, faculty, and staff online at:

The annual security report is a comprehensive report of campus safety which includes the last three years of statistics, a list of all reported crimes on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned/controlled by Cedar Crest College, and crimes that occurred on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also provides information about institutional policies concerning campus security. All information in the annual security report has been prepared in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.

The primary function of the Cedar Crest College Campus Police is to provide for the safety and welfare of all members of the College community. The Campus Police force currently consists of 12 full- and part-time officers. Officers are trained and certified in Act 235 (Lethal Weapons Training Act). Officers are qualified to use and to carry firearms and other defensive tools. Officers are also trained in CPR, First Aid, the use of emergency oxygen and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Additional courses in police related topics such as procedure, crime prevention, criminal investigation, and narcotics are provided whenever possible.

Campus Police is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to 12 officers, three staff members are utilized for dispatch duty and act as the main switchboard operators for the College. In the event of an emergency, members of the College community can contact the Campus Police by pressing “0” on any campus telephone or by calling 610-437-4471 from any off-campus telephone. There are also 15 emergency two-way communication call boxes placed throughout the campus. When an emergency call box is activated, the blue light flashes which helps to identify the location of a call for assistance.

Patrols are maintained with two readily identifiable Ford SUVs. The patrol vehicles contain basic medical and first-aid equipment, fire extinguishers, and traffic cones. The Bicycle patrols with officers in distinctive uniforms also patrol campus. These environmentally friendly patrols provide visibility and community oriented policing throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons.

Foot patrol is encouraged on campus and inside buildings. Officers on foot are more visible which results in one-on-one contact and encourages a working rapport with the College community. Buildings and grounds are patrolled to determine the presence of unauthorized persons, observe any safety violations and the general condition of the College facilities. Roadways and parking areas are patrolled to ensure compliance with the College Traffic and Parking Regulations. Buildings are locked and unlocked according to College schedules. Violations of College regulations, as well as the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, are dealt with in accordance with College policies, as well as local, state and federal statutes.

"e2Campus" Mass Notification

In the event of an emergency, the College uses the “e2Campus” mass notification system. When necessary, the College will send notifications to all registered mobile phones, to the College’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, and email addresses. "e2Campus" is also used to notify the campus community in the event of delays or closure of the College due to severe weather conditions. All members of the Cedar Crest community are encouraged to keep their information current for this program. Students are automatically enrolled, while Faculty and Staff have the option to do so.

Career Planning Center

The Career Planning Center offers a variety of services to assist students in identifying and achieving their career goals. The Executive Director and Assistant Director offers a variety of workshops, activities, and information sessions designed to provide both information and networking opportunities. Through these opportunities as well as through individual coaching, students become involved in the career planning process early in their academic careers. Programs and services include assistance in choosing or changing a major, clarifying personal and professional goals, writing resumes and cover letters, honing interviewing skills, formulating internship and job-search strategies, and preparing for graduate or professional school. In addition, the Career Planning Center oversees the College Internship Program in conjunction with academic departments. All students interested in participating in the internship program should meet with the Career Planning Center team at least one semester in advance of their planned internship. More information about the Internship Program can be found in the Career Planning Center or online at All students and alumnae have access to the resources of the Career Planning Center during normal business hours. In addition, the office will remain open late by appointment to accommodate adult and graduate students. Students may schedule an appointment by calling 610-606-4648 or emailing

Office of Global Initiatives & International Programs

The Office of Global Initiatives & International Programs strives to promote global awareness and to lead and coordinate the internationalization of Cedar Crest College.  We promote study abroad, establish partnerships with colleges and universities abroad, and support all international endeavors and efforts of the college. Global Initiatives facilitates faculty-led study tours, and assists students with study abroad scholarships, international internship and service-learning opportunities, and directs the annual Sophomore Expedition.

Kelly Hall, Ph.D.
Director, Global Initiatives
Allen House 205
610 606 4666  x4551

Health and Counseling Services

Good health is important to students and to the College. The health services staff takes an active role in promoting wellness among students, including conducting programs on preventive health care, sexuality and healthy life-styles. Health and counseling services are available to all full-time traditional students when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. Health Services is located on the ground floor of Curtis Hall. Referrals to off-campus medical and psychological specialists are available as needed. Services include treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and injuries, immunizations, allergy injections and routine gynecological care. The College psychotherapists offer support and counseling on a broad range of adjustment and mental health concerns. Students may schedule visits with Health and Counseling Services during the academic year by calling 610-606- 4640.

Health Policy:

Cedar Crest College is committed to providing a safe environment for its students and has formulated its Health Policy based on guidelines presented by the American College Health Association. Students with serious, acute and chronic conditions are encouraged to inform Health and Counseling Services about their illness so that they may receive evaluation and treatment and/or information and referral for appropriate care. Health information provided will be used, if necessary, solely as an aid to provide health care to the student. This information is strictly for the use of Health Services and will not be released to anyone without the student's knowledge or consent. The Dean of Student Affairs reserves the right to contact parents or guardians in situations where a student's health or welfare is at risk. On admission to the College students receive a College Health Form which must be completed prior to the beginning of classes. The form is reviewed by the Director of Health and Counseling Services and students are notified of any missing documentation. All immunizations must be completed and be up to date. Students who do not submit health forms prior to the established deadlines are subject to a $50.00 weekly fine until forms are submitted. Resident students are not permitted to move in the residence halls without required health forms. The College requires all full-time students to have health insurance coverage. The College will provide a basic Accident and Sickness Plan for all full-time students who do not already have their own coverage. The cost of the plan will be included on the student's bill. A description of the plan and waiver cards for those who have other coverage are provided to students with semester materials or by the Finance Office. In cases of communicable disease, the College will follow the reporting requirements for all communicable diseases. All student concerns about communicable diseases should be directed to the Director of Health and Counseling Services.

Lutz Center for Community Service

The Lutz Center for Community Service provides numerous opportunities for students to engage themselves in the greater Lehigh Valley community. As a student run office, under the guidance of the Director for Community Service, the staff provides individuals and groups with an array of volunteer and service-learning projects such as after-school tutoring programs, nursing home visits, blood drives, working with animal shelters and restocking at the local food bank. The flexibility in our programs allows all students, clubs, organizations, faculty, staff and college departments, regardless of time commitments and interests, to participate in a variety of service activities. During the spring semester, the center sponsors an Alternative Spring Break program, which provides a unique opportunity to travel while serving communities of need.

The Lutz Center for Community Service is also home to Cedar Crest College’s America Reads and Counts Federal Work-study tutoring program. Students who qualify for this program are matched with a local elementary or middle school aged student to help them improve reading and math skills.

In addition, the service component of the college’s ethics requirement is also housed at the Lutz Center for Community Service. The ethics requirement provides students with the opportunity to study the major theories of western ethics and social justice while exploring their own values and beliefs within the context of an individual's responsibility to the community. The course is designed to enhance the process of learning and self-exploration by enabling the students to put into immediate practice the ideas they discuss in the classroom. The course is comprised of two interdependent elements: a classroom component that meets to discuss the theories of ethics, community and social justice and a community partnership placement where students provide a needed service that benefits the community directly. Courses that fulfill this requirement are designated as ETL courses.


Tammy Bean, ext. 3392 


Student Union and Engagement

The Office of Student Union and Engagement strives to create a vibrant, purposeful, and enriched co-curricular experience for all Cedar Crest College students. With over 50 clubs and organizations on campus, the office provides a number of ways for students to develop their leadership skills by encouraging them to explore, join, and eventually lead campus organizations that play to their personal and social interests, as well as their professional aspirations. In addition to overseeing all campus clubs and organizations, the Student Union and Engagement works closely with the Student Activities Board (SAB), which is the largest student-run organization on campus. Together they plan fun campus activities for students to enjoy during the day, in the evenings, and on weekends. Events and programs can range from live music and novelty items to comedy shows and interactive lectures. Should students be interested in getting off campus to explore other great attractions in the Leigh Valley, they can take advantage of several different road trips to popular shopping destinations, theme parks, movie theaters, and even New York City to catch a Broadway show. Whatever your interests are, you are sure to find something to satisfy your every need through the events and opportunities available through the Office of Student Union and Engagement. Get involved. Get connected. Make the most of your college experience at Cedar Crest.


Director - TBD
Tompkins College Center,

Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to the holistic development of students through intentional programming and services. Members of the Student Affairs staff work collaboratively to foster an environment that promotes health and wellness, the development of women's leadership skills, and a commitment to civic engagement. Through co-curricular involvement students are encouraged to develop a spirit of cooperation, respect for diverse people and ideas, and the ability to become productive members of the larger community.
The Division of Student Affairs is comprised of the following offices: the Career Planning Center, the Lutz Center for Community Service, Health and Counseling Services, Dining Services, the Campus Bookstore, Tompkins Center, Community Standards and Residence Life and Student Activities.

Residence Hall Information

Residency Requirement

Undergraduate traditional students are expected to live in college residence halls if they are enrolled in and actively attend twelve or more hours of 14-week face to face academic credit. The student must contact the director of community standards and residence life immediately if the student’s status changes and no longer meets this requirement. Failure to maintain and actively attend 12 or more hours of 14-week face to face academic credit may result in loss of housing. Students are eligible for commuter status if they live within 60 miles of the College and reside with their parent(s), legal guardian or spouse; have completed six semesters of college work elsewhere as a full-time student in good standing; have achieved senior student status; or are designated as "independent" for financial aid purposes.

Housing is provided to traditional undergraduate students. Limited housing may be available for graduate students in accordance with the Gender Inclusive Housing Policy and by approval of the director of community standards and residence life. Changing status from resident to commuter or commuter to resident can affect a student’s financial aid package. The change of residence form can be obtained from the office of residence life and must be completed prior to the residence change. Final approval of change in housing status is made by the director of community standards and residence life. Students who change their status to off-campus or commuter student after completing the housing agreement are subject to a $200 broken contract fee. To contact the Office of Residence Life, call 610-606-4603 or email

Meal Plan

Campus residency requires that all resident students have meal plans. All first year students and new transfer students must purchase the unlimited meal plan. After the first year, students have the option of choosing the unlimited meal plan or the 150 block meal plan. Both plans provide students with $50 Dining Dollars per semester that can be used for guest meals or to purchase additional food items.

The unlimited meal plan is available to all students and provides students with the most flexibility and great value. The unlimited meal plan provides unlimited access to the all-you-care-to-eat dining option when dining services is open.

The 150 block meal plan offers students flexibility in how many meals they choose to eat each week. Students begin each semester with 150 meals and can use them during any meal periods they wish to. More than one meal can be used in a meal period with this option, so students can use this meal plan to pay for guests that accompany them to meals. During the last two weeks of the semester, only four meals can be used in any one meal period.

Dining Services is closed for the winter break between semesters. During all other breaks there is limited food service available, but it is not included in any of the meal plans.

Commuter meal plans are available for students who are not residing on campus in the residence halls. Plans are found on MyCedarCrest and must be purchased prior to the end of the first week of classes.


Students who have specific dietary needs due to medical conditions/disabilities may request related accommodations by making an appointment with Sue Barnes, Director of Learning & Disability Resources.  “New Student” appointments can be scheduled at or by calling Academic Services (610-606-4628) for assistance.  The Director will work with the student as well as the Director of Dining Services to determine what accommodations may be made to meet the student’s needs.












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