ACADEMIC ADVISING

Every student has a faculty advisor at all times. The instructor in the fall First-Year Seminar (FYS 110) serves as the student’s advisor for most of the first year. When a major is declared, usually in February of the first year, advising shifts to a disciplinary faculty advisor, who often remains the student’s advisor until graduation. Students who do not declare a major in the first year remain with their first-year advisor until a major is declared.

Frequent contact between advisor and student is essential. Faculty advisors initiate some contacts, but students are strongly encouraged to make every effort to maintain a close relationship with their advisors. Because students hold full responsibility for ensuring that specific disciplinary requirements for graduation are completed, frequent and careful review of the College Catalog in consultation with advisors is helpful.

 

BOOKSTORE

The Maryville College Bookstore is located on the ground level of Bartlett Hall. The store hours are 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:45 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday. There are extended hours at the start and end of each term and on Saturday’s when there is a football game or special event. Shopping can be done online 24 hours per day at maryvillecollegeshop.com or at mcscotsgear.com.

General Merchandise

The Maryville College Bookstore is the headquarters for official MC gear. The bookstore carries clothing and gift items, as well as school supplies and reference materials. The Maryville College Bookstore also stocks snacks and drinks and carries health and beauty aids.

Textbooks

The Maryville College Bookstore carries all faculty requested course materials. Most textbooks are available to purchase, both new and used. The Maryville College Bookstore offers a price match guarantee program. Many textbooks are available to rent and many textbooks are available in a digital format.

Refunds

Refunds will be granted up to seven (7) days after the first day of classes with receipt (includes weekends). After the first week of class, customers will have two days with receipt for textbook returns and 30 days with a receipt for gifts, technology and apparel. There are no refunds for textbook purchases made during the week of finals. Textbooks can be returned through the end of the Drop/Add period for a full refund with receipt and proof of Drop/Add and in purchased condition.

Rentals

Students may rent textbooks through the bookstore and save up to 80% off the price of a new textbook. It is a risk-free rental program that allows highlighting and note taking. Students who decide to keep the book may convert the rental to a purchase by simply visiting the bookstore and paying the difference between the purchase and rental price.

General Information

The Maryville College Bookstore can be reached at 865-981-8080 during regular business hours. Please visit maryvillecollegeshop.com to shop online 24 hours per day. Free shipping is available on all online orders that are picked up in the Maryville College Bookstore.

 

CAREER CENTER

The Career Center, located in Bartlett Hall, provides  information and services to help MC students and alumni to promote exploration of self, knowledge of options related to majors and careers, and the skills to find and obtain meaningful employment. At the Maryville College Career Center, staff members can provide or arrange for the following services to aid in various parts of career exploration, skill-building processes and building professional networks:

  • Assessment of personal and career interests, personality, skills, and values as applied to major and career selection
  • Assistance in choosing a major and thinking about career options
  • Opportunities for one-on-one coaching that foster active reflection on education and career
  • Assistance with graduate school choices, application procedures and materials, and information about GRE preparation
  • Assistance with exploring and obtaining internship opportunities
  • Assistance with searching and applying for part-time, seasonal, and full-time jobs
  • Assistance and skill-building instruction related to professional development (resume and cover letter writing, informational interviewing, professional behavior and communication, interview information and hands-on practice opportunities)
  • Workshops, career fairs, and on-campus employer contact opportunities

For answers to career-related questions or to make an appointment, students may:

  • Stop by the Career Center to make an appointment to discuss any career-related questions Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Schedule an appointment online via Handshake
  • Call 865.981.8400
  • E-mail careercenter@maryvillecollege.edu.
  • Access general Career Center information and career-related resources on Handshake via the Maryville College website

 

 

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

 The Center for International Education (CIE) is proud to welcome international students from around the world and assists Maryville College students to integrate a period of study abroad into their academic program.  Further details about these programs can be found in the study abroad section of the catalog.

The Center provides a variety of resources and services to help international students make the most of their college experience. The CIE offers international student orientation programs, international and exchange student advising, an intensive English program, a variety of social, cultural and educational programs throughout the year, and referrals to other campus services to assist with issues related to health, housing, language, immigration and student development.

Students who have additional questions about Maryville College education abroad programs or international student services, please either visit International House, e-mail kirsten.sheppard@maryvillecollege.edu or call 865.273.8991.

 

COMPUTING RESOURCES

Computers for general student use are located in the library in Thaw Hall, allowing students to do research, write papers, prepare presentations, and complete multimedia projects in one location. Sixty desktop PC computers in the reading room and the lower level stacks provide access to the campus network, the Internet, and various software packages. In addition, students may check out a wireless laptop PC to use in the library.  There are thirty laptops available.  All public computers print to networked laser printers.  Scanners, headphones, microphones, and micro card readers can be checked out at the main desk for use with public computers.  There is one computer specially equipped for users with visual and mobility impairments.  There is also one computer and laser printer for producing final copies of theses and resumes on special paper provided by the student. The library’s copy machine offers high speed scanning with email delivery as well as paper copies.

Several academic divisions on campus provide computer labs for students majoring in subjects within the division. Students should check with their advisor or professor for information about these labs.

 

COOPER ATHLETIC CENTER

Cooper Athletic Center offers use of gymnasium and weight room for students. Realizing that there is a risk involved with participation in any physical activity, students should demonstrate care and discretion in the use of College athletic facilities. It is advisable that they receive a physician’s approval be obtained before participation in any strenuous physical activity. Building hours Vary throughout the year and are posted at Copper Athletic Center. Please contact the Athletics front office at (865) 981-8280 to confirm hours. Typical hours during the academic year:

  • Monday – Thursday 8 am to 9 pm
  • Friday – 8 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday – 10 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday – 2 pm to 9 pm

Facilities

 

Weight Room

The weight room is open and available for all students during posted building hours. All participants must have a spotter and will lift at their own risk. Students must rack all weights after use and help keep the weight room clean.

Tennis Courts

The Maryville College tennis courts are used for varsity athletic practices and games. When not in use by teams, they are available to other students on a first come, first serve basis. All tennis players must wear tennis shoes and only tennis-related activities are allowed on the courts. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Athletic Office at 865.981.8280.

Athletic Fields
The Maryville College Athletic Fields are for varsity athletic practices and games. Permission to use these fields by students or college organizations should be obtained by contacting the Athletic Office at 865.981.8280. Campus Safety and Security has been asked to remove any individuals on the fields without authorized permission.

 

COUNSELING (PERSONAL)

The Counseling Center, located in Bartlett Hall, Room308, serves the entire student body of Maryville College and is committed to the well-being of the Maryville College community. Open five days a week, the Counseling Center provides assessment, mental health counseling, and referrals related to academic, social, and personal concerns. Educational programs on study skills, stress reduction, self-management, chemical dependency, and personal development are also offered. All services are confidential. For further information, contact the Counseling Center at 865.981.8035.

 

FINANCIAL AID AND THE HOPE/TELS SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Most Maryville College students receive scholarship and/or need- based assistance. Maryville College merit scholarships are renewable provided the student maintains an appropriate minimum grade point average (GPA) and/or participation in a  program or performance group. GPA renewal requirements are on the student’s "Messages" Tab of the MC Online Financial Aid System. Other program requirements can be clarified by the coordinator of the program in which the student participates.

Eligibility for any need based aid (e.g. Federal Pell Grants, Tennessee Student Assistance Awards [TSAA], Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants [SEOG] and/or MC Grant) or student loans is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must complete the FAFSA as soon as possible, each year after October 1. TSAA is awarded on a first-come-first-served basis. MC students who file late for the FAFSA may miss out on valuable grant assistance from the state.

Students may view their personal financial aid information and accept their financial aid on the MC Online Financial Aid System at https://finaid.maryvillecollege.edu/NetPartnerStudent.

Questions concerning financial aid or the HOPE/TELS scholarship program should be directed to the Financial Aid Office, Fayerweather Hall, Office 141.

Tennessee residents awarded the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship and Tennessee HOPE Access Grant  must be aware of the specific requirements in order to retain their scholarship. Students must file a FAFSA each year to ensure access to the scholarship. The Financial Aid Office must review renewal eligibility for the scholarship when students have crossed a benchmark. The benchmarks are 24, 48, 72, 96 TELS attempted credit hours, with and additional benchmark at 120 TELS attempted credit hours for degrees that require more than the standard 120 credit hours to complete requirements. A scholarship recipient must:

  • After 24 and 48 TELS attempted credit hours, have a minimum TELS GPA of 2.75; OR
  • After 72, 96, 120 TELS attempted credit hours, have a minimum TELS GPA of 3.00; OR
  • If after 72, 96, 120 TELS attempted credit hours, the student has a 2.75 – 2.99 TELS GPA, the student may continue to receive the scholarship on a provisional basis if they earned a semester GPA of at least a 3.0 for the most recently completed semester. Students on the provisional track must earn at least a 3.0 GPA in each subsequent term to maintain eligibility; AND
  • Maintain continuous enrollment from one term to the next, excluding summer; AND
  • Maintain enrollment at the same level for the full term (i.e. not drop below full-time status)
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.

The TELS GPA includes all grades for college courses completed after graduation from high school. TELS attempted hours include courses in which students enroll but withdraw after the official drop/add date, remedial coursework, and any courses taken at another higher education institution. The TELS program provides a Repeat Provision that offers students the ability to repeat one course to improve their TELS GPA. A Regain Provision exists that allows students to regain their HOPE/TELS at subsequent benchmarks. Each of these provisions may be used once. Students should consult with the financial aid office for a more detailed explanation or assistance in interpreting the rules of the programs.

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship Termination Criteria

Students may receive the HOPE Scholarship until the first of the following terminating events:

  • Student earns a baccalaureate degree; or
  • Five years have passed from the date of initial enrollment at any postsecondary institution; or
  • Student has received the award for eight full-time equivalent semesters; or
  • Student has attempted the number of semester hours required to earn degree.

Students with a documented medical condition, certified by a licensed physician, that restricts their ability to maintain a full-time schedule, may appeal to the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) for an extension to the five-year limit. However, they must continue to meet all applicable academic and nonacademic requirements for the HOPE Scholarship. Such students have ten years from initial enrollment in which they can maintain eligibility.

Students with questions about their financial aid award or the HOPE/TELS scholarship program should visit the Financial Aid Office, Fayerweather Hall, room 141.

 

ALUMNI GYM: RECREATION AND FITNESS CENTER

The Fitness Center is located in Alumni Gym. Facility use is free for all current students, staff, and faculty. Examples of available fitness equipment include treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, TRX trainers and free weights. In conjunction with Alumni Gym, various fitness classes are offered free of charge to Maryville College students, staff, and faculty. Such classes are advertised campus-wide. Intramural activities also take place within Alumni Gym. Offered programs alter each semester, and often include basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and dodgeball. Open hours for Alumni Gym are posted each semester, and are subject to change. 

 

FOOD SERVICES

The College partners with Metz to provide food services on-campus.  The Metz staff believe good food is essential to a healthy life.  They are committed to help students power their life on campus with good food and a dining program that makes it easy for students to eat right.

For detailed information about menus, meal plans, hours, and catering, please visit the Metz Culinary Management website.

Policies and Procedures
ID cards must be handed to the cashier every time the dining hall is entered. Students should not ask the cashier to admit them without their ID card. In the case of a misplaced Maryville College ID, students should provide another form of identification. A three-day temporary pass will be issued until a new ID card is made. Meal Plan ID cards must be presented by cardholders at the point of purchase to gain access to the dining hall. ID cards presented by persons other than the cardholder will be confiscated and considered stolen and turned over to the Office of Student Affairs.

Shoes and shirt must be worn in the dining hall and Isaac’s Cafe.

No food may be taken from the dining hall, unless participating with the "green box" program. The no-limits policy provides students with plenty to eat while they are in the dining hall.

After dining, return dinner ware to the dish room and leave the table and chair clean in consideration of others.

Dietary Needs
Students with special dietary needs should consult with the Nurse and the Food Service General Manager. All efforts will be made to meet these needs.  Students who are too ill to attend class or come to the dining room should obtain a special dietary request from the Nurse or Resident Life staff. When presented to the Dining Manager along with the student’s ID card, a take-out box will be provided.

If a required school activity prohibits a student from attending a meal period, a meal may be packed for the student upon request. Activity leaders should request packaged meals for students at least one week in advance of the outing. Student ID numbers will be needed when an order is placed and a meal will be deducted from your meal plan any time that food is provided for a College approved outing.

Margaret Ware Dining Room
Located on the first floor of Pearsons Hall, hot and nutritious meals are served each day. Hours of operation are listed below:

Monday-Friday:  
Hot Breakfast: 7:00AM - 9:30AM
Continental Breakfast: 9:30AM - 10:45AM
Hot Lunch: 10:45AM - 1:30PM  | Extended Lunch 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Dinner: 4:30PM - 7:00PM

Saturday-Sunday:  
Brunch: 10:30AM - 1:30 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

 Isaac’s Cafe
Located on the second floor of the Bartlett Hall Student Center, Isaac’s offers the perfect atmosphere for students to relax and enjoy their meal while watching the big screen TV, playing a game of billiards, and socializing with friends. Hours of operation are listed below:

Monday-Friday 11:00 AM- 10:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 5:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Highland Grounds
Located  in the Lobby of Pearsons Hall, the Scots C-Store offers snacks, beverages, assorted groceries, beauty and hygiene products, as well as hot and cold grab and go items.

 

Highland Grounds
The Highland Grounds Coffee shop is located in the Scot's C-Store in the Pearsons Lobby and offers a wide selection of gourmet made-to-order premium coffees.

 

Flex Dollars

Flex Dollars provide flexibility and value. Flex Dollars may be used at all dining services locations, and there is a 5% discount on Flex Dollar purchases at Isaac’s Café and the Scot C-Store.  For more information you can go to: metzmaryville.com Additional Flex Dollars may be purchased at the Maryville College Business Office.

 

Guidelines on the use of Isaac’s Cafe
Implicit in its name, Isaac’s Café serves primarily as a functional public space for food and entertainment/social activities. Designed for and utilized by MC students, staff and faculty, Isaac’s is available for open, participatory activities as well as activities targeting a particular audience. With these points in mind, the following guidelines must be adhered to:

• An event may target a particular audience as long as the availability of regular food service is not interrupted and the event complies with the open and inclusive requirement for student organizations, as outlined in the Student Handbook (an evening event must occur Monday-Friday between 7pm and 11pm).
• All MC events must be approved and scheduled by the Student Activities Coordinator.
• If an event is being facilitated by a student organization, the faculty/staff advisor must be notified and may be required to attend.
• Any group using Isaac’s must be prepared to move all furniture back to its original position and clean up the entire area immediately at the conclusion of an event.
• Time availability will vary based on the nature of the activity, the reservation schedule, and the day of the week.
• If Isaac’s availability is needed during closed hours on weekends, the same reservation rules apply, including the conclusion of all events by 11:00pm.
•Sound equipment will be available after either a student leader or organization advisor has been shown how to operate it by the Student Activities Coordinator. Both the student organization leader and advisor must sign a waiver that their organization will be responsible for any equipment damage.
• Non-Maryville College entities will have access to the facility during closed hours on weekends only when the reservation calendar is open and the activity is approved by the Director of Conference & Event Services.

 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

ScotsHealth logoScots.Health gives enrolled students – residential and commuters – access to 24/7 medical and mental telehealth care, with no cost at the time of visit. Students are able to talk to licensed providers from their smartphone or any web-enabled device. Licensed providers are available to diagnose non-emergent medical conditions, prescribe medications and offer mental health support and wellness coaching via phone or secure video visits.The student health fee is included in the activity fee. This fee covers the services provided through the clinic. It does not cover prescriptions or any diagnostic tests such as laboratory tests, x-rays, cultures, etc.

If a student needs to see a medical professional in person, there are options reasonably close to campus. The following list is provided for informational purposes, and reflect a representation of options available for students:

  • East TN Medical Group Care Today Clinic, 865-984-3864, 266 Joule St. Alcoa
  • Park Med Urgent Care, 865-982-3409, 117 Gill St. Alcoa
  • The Clinic at Wal-Mart, 865-980-5070, 1030 Hunters Crossing Dr.,
  • Alcoa Walgreens Take Care Clinic, 865-982-1135, Hall Rd. Alcoa
  • Dr. Robert D. Proffitt, 865-982-2084, 611 S. Washington St., Maryville

 These facilities charge for their service, but many health insurance plans apply.

Emergency Medical Care
In the event of a student illness or injury that requires emergency care, one option for students is to access Blount Memorial Hospital, located directly across Highway 321 from the main entrance to the College. Additionally, there are a number of urgent care centers within Maryville. Emergency room visits are not covered by the Maryville College health fee, and must be paid by the student or filed with personal insurance. Call 865.981.8112 (Safety and Security) or 865.981.8002 (Staff Member on Duty) for assistance.

Communicable Illnesses
The College will respond to cases of communicable illness on an individual basis in close consultation with an advising physician. Maryville College will not exclude persons with contagious illnesses from initial enrollment or access to College facilities or services unless a medically-based judgment by the consulting physicians and identified senior leaders establishes that exclusion or restriction is necessary to the welfare of the individual or other members of the College community. Any individual made aware of a communicable illness on campus is to consult with the Assistant Dean of Students regarding College procedures and proper health care. Confidentiality will be strictly observed. For further information, call 865.981.8215.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Technology is an integral part of the Maryville College experience and students are encouraged to utilize the communication, collaboration, productivity, and learning tools provided and supported by the Information Technology (IT) department.

The College has a robust and active campus network. Wireless connectivity is available in all classrooms, offices, and residence halls as well as many outdoor locations. Wired connectivity is also available to students in residence halls.

Open use computers are available in several areas on campus including Bartlett and Thaw Halls. Specialty use computers and related software are available in discipline-specific computer labs.

Students can receive technology support by contacting the IT department through https://support.maryvillecollege.edu/support/home or by visiting the IT offices in the basement of Fayerweather Hall during regular business hours.

Computer Hardware

Maryville College students are eligible for computer hardware discounts through a number of vendors and manufacturers. Please contact the IT department for additional information. Recommended specifications for student computers are as follows.

  • Intel Core i5 or equivalent processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • Windows 10 or macOS operating systems
  • 802.11ac wireless network adapter
  • Current antivirus software
  • Current version of Microsoft Office (available at no charge through the College)

Wireless Connectivity

Students with wireless devices can connect to the wireless network in any building on campus, and wireless coverage is available in many of the outdoor locations on campus as well.

Wired Connectivity Residential students have wired connectivity available in their residence halls that can be used to connect devices to the Maryville College network. Instructions for connecting are available from the IT department.

Printing

Student printing, copying, and scanning resources are available in several areas on campus including Bartlett Hall, Thaw Hall, Anderson Hall, Sutton Science Center, Cooper Athletic Center, and Clayton Center for the Arts. Students receive printing allowances each semester and can add funds to their printing account at any time. More information is available by visiting support.maryvillecollege.edu. 

Responsible Student Computing

Students can find a guide to responsible computer use on the Maryville College network at support.maryvillecollege.edu. In particular, students should read closely the sections on Copyright Protection and the Higher Education Opportunity Act.

 

 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER

 Maryville College offers an effective and wide array of academic support for its students. The Academic Support Center also provides a variety of study options, including Supplemental Instruction, Math Tank, and Writing Center.

 

The Academic Support Center also houses Disability Services (DS), which offers services and accommodations for students with documented disabilities or medical needs. DS is committed to providing timely, individual assessments of student needs and promotes self-advocacy among all students.

 

The Center is located in the lower level of Thaw Hall and is open 8:00-5:00 Monday through Friday. Students may drop in the office, contact staff by email, or dial the main office number 865-981-8124.

 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Individualized Learning Strategies Academic Support Center professionals offer consultations to individuals throughout the semester, focusing on learning styles and strategies for reading, note-taking, test preparation, and test-taking., Other topics include academic goal setting, organization, and time management.

Group Study Sessions Group Study is the largest component of the College’s academic support system and focuses on collaborative learning through weekly peer-led sessions. Opportunities to share opinions, class notes, reflections, ideas, and theories in preparation for exams, assignments, and class projects are just a few of the benefits. The Academic Support Schedule is posted online and in Thaw Hall and Cooper Athletic Center. Most study sessions are held in Thaw Hall and the Cooper Success Center.

Supplemental Instruction Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions are facilitated by SI leaders, students who have previously done well in the course and have specific SI training in group facilitation and learning strategies. The SI leaders attend all class lectures, taking notes and modeling effective classroom learning strategies. SI Leaders work closely with teaching faculty to create sessions that integrate how-to-learn with what-to-learn. During each weekly review session, SI Leaders guide students through class material in a collaborative environment where students discuss important concepts, develop strategies for studying the subject, practice problem solving, and test each other. A schedule of weekly sessions and locations are available each semester.

Cooper Success Center

Located in the Cooper Athletic Building, the Cooper Success Center (CSC) is a student-led and staff-supervised tutoring center, as well as a staff-supervised study hall. Focusing on the specific and demanding needs of the Maryville College student-athlete, CSC assists with a variety of courses. The center, an extension of the Maryville College Academic Support Center, is well-equipped to assist in crucial study, test-taking, and writing skills for all students. All student-athletes are encouraged to attend weekly CSC study sessions. Student-athletes can locate the schedule either online or within the Cooper Athletic Center.

DISABILITY SERVICES

Disability Services (DS) seeks to meet the needs of students with documented disabilities by providing reasonable accommodations through an interactive process, assisting students in becoming self-advocates while supporting their curricular and co-curricular activities at college. Students are responsible for disclosing their disability & requesting accommodations by completing the registration form & providing current documentation of the disability.

DS is committed to working with students, staff, and faculty in developing and implementing the most appropriate strategies for a successful learning experience while maintaining the academic standards and integrity of the mission of the College.

Disability Services Procedures

The steps to obtain services through DS are described below:

  1. Admission to Maryville College
    Students must meet all prerequisites for admission to Maryville College before receiving services through DS. See the current Maryville College catalog for required admission standards.

  2. Registration for Services
    Students are responsible for disclosing a disability and requesting accommodations. Students must complete the registration for services and provide current documentation which supports the request for reasonable accommodations for the disability. Registration form and documentation requirements are located online at www.maryvillecollege.edu/disability.

    After completing the registration form and providing the necessary documentation, students should contact the DS Office and set up an appointment to determine reasonable accommodations. The official registration and the implementation of services cannot begin until the student meets with a DS staff member.

  3. Documentation
    Documentation must specify the disability, its impact, and severity, as well as substantiate the need for accommodations. A licensed professional, familiar with the history and functional implications of the disability, must provide the required documentation. If the initial documentation is incomplete or inadequate to determine the extent or needs of the student, DS has the discretion to require additional documentation. Current documentation is required for permanent and/or temporary disabilities. Also, students requesting accommodations for multiple disabilities must provide documentation of all such conditions. The documentation must substantiate current functional limitations.

  4. Accommodation Determination After completing the registration form and submitting the necessary documentation, students should contact the DS office and set-up an appointment to determine reasonable accommodations.

    DS professionals believe the student is the most valuable resource for determining effective and reasonable accommodations. DS assists students in becoming self-advocates while supporting their essential needs. DS assists faculty by providing information and by validating and providing necessary accommodations. Students who feel that they are experiencing problems/concerns in classes or the college setting should contact the office as soon as possible to resolve any difficulties they may be experiencing regarding accommodations or access on campus. DS will begin an interactive process with those individuals regarding the problems/concerns.

Important Notes

It is the student's responsibility to arrange for certain services that are outside the scope of DS and Maryville College. These services include, but may not be limited to, attendant care, mobility training, items/services of a personal nature, and sources of financial aid. DS professionals are available to consult with students regarding special needs and possible local resources. 

Letter of Accommodation

When reasonable accommodations have been established, the professor, advisor, and student will receive a Letter of Accommodation (LOA). The LOA indicates the accommodations which the student is qualified to receive.

Before issuing an LOA, DS must have a complete file. The file must include the registration form, appropriate documentation, and a signed Release of Information Waiver. DS staff will not discuss academic accommodation concerns with faculty members until all documents are received. DS will not disclose or discuss the medical documentation provided by the student without the written consent of the student. 

First Week of Class Responsibilities

Students are encouraged to meet with each of their scheduled class professors during the first week of the term to discuss the LOA for the implementation of the accommodations. Students and faculty should contact DS with questions or concerns regarding ways to implement the qualifying accommodations.

Continuing Enrollment

Each semester, students should contact DS at the earliest possible opportunity to schedule a meeting to discuss class accommodations for the semester. If additional accommodations are requested, DS will review current documentation, meet with the student to discuss the additional requested accommodations. 

Grievance Procedures

An internal grievance procedure exists for students who believe the accommodations provided were not reasonable or not being provided. Students should submit a written statement of the specific complaint within ten (10) business days of the alleged incident or action to the Academic Success Center Director. The Director will work to resolve such concerns informally through an interactive process with the student, pertinent faculty, or staff members. To establish the basis for such a grievance, students should be registered with DS and receiving services. Students should expect to receive a written response to their grievance within 10 days of submitting it.

Contacting Disability Services

Students can contact Disability Services through the Academic Support Center in the lower level of Thaw Hall, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., via phone at 865.981.8120 or 865-981-8124, through the website maryvillecollege.edu/disability, or email disabilityservices@maryvillecollege.edu.

 

 

LAMAR MEMORIAL LIBRARY

The Lamar Memorial Library prepares students for lives of citizenship and leadership by serving as an intellectual commons and providing information access as well as teaching research and information fluency skills.

Learning Goals Library programming strives to develop student information literacy as defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries as the “set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.”  (2016)

Students successfully completing a program of study at Maryville College will have achieved the following learning outcomes: 

  • Determine the nature and extent of information needed
  • Access needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into their knowledge bases and values systems
  • Use information effectively, individually or as members of a group, to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information
  • Access and use information ethically and legally

 Intellectual Commons

The library provides a welcoming physical and virtual space supporting academic success, scholarship, and research. An overview of facilities and services include the following: 

  • The library’s web page, http://library.maryvillecollege.edu, connects users to the library’s services, collections, and people.
  • The library is open 86 hours a week, including evening and weekend hours, and offers special hours during the last week of classes and finals. See the library’s web page, http://library.maryvillecollege.edu, for specific hours.
  • The library hosts public computer work stations as well as color and monochrome printing, scanning, and copying services for students.
  • The library offers a variety of work spaces, including three classrooms with smart TV presentation systems, group study rooms, cozy study nooks, and quiet study areas.
  • The library collaborates with other campus offices to enhance student success – the Academic Success Center, Writing Center, Math Tank, and Career Center all hold study sessions and consultations in the library. Questions about these services should be directed to staff in the Academic Support Center or Career Center.

 Information Access

The library provides information resources supporting the Maryville College curriculum, success in Maryville College degree programs, and individual scholarship and research.

Access is provided in part by the following: 

  • Managing a textbooks and course readings service that provides in-library access to many of the texts used in classes at the College.
  • Providing state of the art research tools that connect students to high quality information appropriate for college and professional research.
  • Supporting collaboration between librarians and faculty to build a collection of books, media, and digital information supporting each program of study at Maryville College.
  • Obtaining materials it does not own via interlibrary loan at no cost to the requestor. 

Research Assistance

The library, as an academic division, teaches research skills and information fluency, empowering the academic community to discover, access, evaluate and use information effectively and ethically. 

  • Librarians are available in person, by phone at 865-981-8256, and via email or online chat and message services at http://maryvillecollege.libanswers.com to answer questions and assist with research.
  • Librarians help students develop research skills and information fluency through individual consultation and class instruction, with special emphasis during the first year and senior study. 

Library Etiquette

The Lamar Memorial Library supports academic endeavors. To help provide a pleasant, productive environment, we expect students to respect the following standards while in the library:

  • Speak quietly
  • Respect the “no talking” quiet zones
  • Limit phone use
    • Set cell phones to “vibrate”
    • Use texting instead of voice to communicate
    • Do not use speaker phone or video phone apps (Skype, FaceTime, etc.)
    • Wrap up calls within a few seconds or take them in the lobby, stairwells, or outside
  • Use headphones to listen to audio
    • Check out headphones at the desk if you do not have your own
    • Set the volume so others cannot hear the sound
  • The library, like all campus buildings, is a smoke, vape, and tobacco free zone
  • Enjoy beverages in sturdy, “spill-proof” containers
  • Eat snacks in study areas – away from computers, printers, copiers, and stored books
  • Please eat meals outside the library
    • Any food that is hot, comes in a takeout container, or requires utensils to eat is a meal
    • Pizza, burgers, fries, sandwiches, sushi, salads, fruit, and ice cream are examples of food to eat elsewhere
  • Leave no trace by leaving workspaces clean and ready for the next person to enjoy 

Library Accounts and Overdue Materials

Each member of the Maryville College community has a library account. Students should bring their Maryville College ID to the Start Here desk in the library to activate their account and receive their unique library account number (in the form of a sticker on the back of their ID card). The library account allows students to check out physical library materials and keep track of items they have borrowed. The Lamar Memorial Library does not charge late fees; however, borrowers are asked to keep their library account current by returning or renewing materials by the due date. Use the “My Library Account” link the library’s home page to see what titles have checked out, when they are due, and how to renew them. Overdue materials must be renewed in person. 

A bill for replacement and processing fees will be sent to any borrower who has one or more items that are two or more weeks overdue. Library notices are sent via Maryville College e-mail. Please contact the Circulation Coordinator Marina Jaffe – marina.jaffe@maryvillecollege.edu, 865-981-8099 – with questions about bills for library materials. Borrowers with overdue materials must clear their library account before they may borrow additional materials. Holds will be placed on registration and graduation for students who have outstanding bills for library materials at the end of each semester. Should materials become lost, damaged, or stolen, borrowers should contact Circulation Coordinator Marina Jaffe via email at marina.jaffe@maryvillecollege.edu or by telephone at 865-981-8099 for details about replacing them.

 

LOST & FOUND

A lost and found service is located at the Library’s main desk. Items remain in lost and found for one semester before being donated to charity. Lost USB drives will be sent to the Information Technology Department located in the basement of Fayerweather Hall.

 If you have any questions, please call 865-981-8256 during library hours.  After hours, please email Marina Jaffe at Marina.Jaffe@maryvillecollege.edu.

 

MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

The Mountain Challenge program takes students outdoors. Area mountains, lakes, rivers, and woods provide the setting. The seasons, each one distinct in its own right, provide the agenda. In the fall and winter it may be panoramic views of changing leaves high in the mountains or cold mountain mornings shared with fellow travelers over hot drinks. Spring may bring trips to appreciate the wildlife and beautiful plant life of the mountains. The agenda might include hiking, rock climbing canoeing on one of the beautiful mountain lakes, or climbing the Alpine Tower. Whatever the situation, the Mountain Challenge program is a chance to face challenges head on, to struggle through some difficult and unfamiliar tasks, and to experience the thrill of achievement. The Mountain Challenge program is an opportunity to explore yourself as you explore the outdoors.

Many of the events in the Mountain Challenge program require neither experience nor special equipment. The only requirements for these events are a willingness to try new experiences and a commitment to do your best. Some events in the program do require experience and/or proper equipment. Experience can be gained through participation in other program events, and the College will supply needed equipment. Interested persons may sign up for Mountain Challenge trips at Crawford House.

Students who participate in five different Mountain Challenge events may register to receive one (1) hour of PHR activity credit. Up to three (3) hours of PHR credit can be earned through Mountain Challenge. 

All in all, the Mountain Challenge program is about change; it is about challenge; it is about risk and growth; it is about becoming comfortable and confident outdoors...and with yourself. For further information, call 865.981.8125.

 Various Mountain Challenge activities include:

  • Alpine Tower
  • Bicycle Trips 
  • Caving
  • Camp 4 – Outdoor Fitness Activities
  • Hiking
  • Map and Compass
  • Mountain Trips and Expeditions 
  • Outdoor or Environmental Related Service Projects
  • Paddling Trips
  • Rafting
  • Ropes Courses

 

CENTER FOR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION 

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion promotes, celebrates, educates, and facilitates exploration of diversity within the campus and greater community. The work of the Center is to positively impact access and inclusion of and for diverse students. The Center partners to provide on-campus events and services, as well as collaborates with student clubs and organizations such as:

  • Alana Scholars 
  • Athletes for Change                                                                                   
  • Black Student Alliance (BSA)                   
  • Latino Student Association (LSA)                                                               
  • PRIDE                                                                                                       
  • Voices of Praise Gospel Choir

 

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion collaborates with a student-informed advisory board to help inform student-centered initiatives.


POST OFFICE

The Campus Post Office is located on the ground floor of Bartlett Hall. All students enrolled at Maryville College are required to have a mailbox assigned to them and are responsible for checking their boxes regularly. Box numbers are available at the MC Post Office window. The combination for a student post office box is available when the student presents a picture ID. Boxes are provided free of charge.

Window service is available Monday - Friday, 8am to 4pm.
Services include stamp sales and package shipping by the United States Postal Service (USPS) or United Parcel Service (UPS) or Federal Express (FedEx). The Campus Post Office does not accept checks or credit cards. For further information, call 865.981.8082.

Only Maryville College departments or recognized organizations may publicize events through the Maryville College Post Office.

 

Posted Fliers, Signs, and other forms of advertisement

Fliers and Signs posted on campus must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • May only be hung on approved surfaces (such as corkboards or other type of bulletin board). Damaging adhesive must not be used.
  • Fliers and/or signs to be posted in residence halls, must be delivered to the Residence Life Office, Bartlett Hall, Rm. 306 and must be posted by Residence Life staff members.
  • Must avoid being posted on any glass surface and/or wood surfaces, such as railings, door frames, or moldings.
  • Will be removed at the discretion of the Student Affairs Staff if deemed inappropriate due to language, images, or content that would disrupt the Maryville College community.
  • All off campus entities seeking to post fliers on campus may do so on bulletin boards posted throughout Bartlett Hall.
  • Chalking must be removable by rain and is only allowed on campus sidewalks.
  • Banners may be hung in the Bartlett Atrium, Isaac’s, and in the Thaw Hall lobby to advertise events. Organizations must receive permission from the Residence Life office to have Banners posted in residence halls.

* Think before you post.  Maryville College upholds free speech and expression on campus, and students should consider whether or not their posters containing language or images that could be interpreted as malicious to other members of the Maryville College community.  

 

TODAY@MC STUDENTS

Today@MC Students is Maryville College’s daily electronic newsletter to communicate important information and current/upcoming activities to its students. It is published Monday through Friday when the College is in session. Entries are reviewed on a daily basis for publishing in the next day’s newsletter. Contact the Office of Student Affairs, 865-981-8213, for information on submitting entries.

 

WELLNESS PROGRAMMING

Each member of the Maryville College community is encouraged to engage intentionally in a lifelong process that promotes optimum health.  The College provides the following services and activities to promote wellness and fitness, examples of which include:

  • Free fitness classes
  • Fitness Center
  • A network of maintained trails is available in the College Woods for walking, running, or biking
  • Intramural programming
  • Activities through Mountain Challenge

For more information, call the Wellness Coordinator at 865-981-8178,

A campus wide Wellness Advisory Council exists made up of faculty, staff, and students that advises the coordinator.

The College responsibly addresses alcohol, tobacco, and drug use through policy and education.

Initiatives to minimize stress and encourage mental health among students, staff, and faculty are evident.

Members of the community are encouraged to engaged in wellness programming.

Wellness education is explicit in the academic core curriculum.

Campus food service and food events are planned with good nutrition in mind.

 The wellness program is evaluated regularly and changed as needed.

The College provides healthy working and living environments.