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2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Life

Food Service (Main Campus)

Students may eat meals in the Shaw University Cafeteria at rates established by the University and during designated meal hours. Shaw University is also in proximity of fast food restaurants and off-campus cafes. Students also have the option to purchase a meal package with Thompson Hospitality.

Housing (Main Campus)

Housing is available on campus for graduate students at the regular rate set by the University. Information regarding the process for obtaining housing will be sent to incoming students.

Health Services

The Health Services Center is located on the first floor of Fleming/Kee Hall. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A school nurse is available to serve students during the stated hours of operation.

The University Counseling Center is located on the second floor of the Willie E. Gary Student Union Building. The Center is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Students are encouraged to visit the counseling center and make use of it as the need arises.

Bookstore (Main Campus)

The Bookstore is located in the basement of the Willie E. Gary Student Union Building. Supplies, books, University paraphernalia including tee shirts, mugs, cups, etc. are available in the Bookstore.

Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA)

The GSGA is the official student organization of the Shaw University Divinity School. The graduate student body elects all GSGA officers annually. The GSGA meets monthly and concerns itself with student and community life. This organization is closely supervised by the faculty advisor for GSGA.

Chapel (Main Campus)

Each Saturday students and faculty gather in the Lecture Hall of Leonard Building for worship during the school year. Chapel services are also held each Saturday at the High Point CAPE. The Dean of the Thomas J. Boyd Chapel schedules other worship service opportunities for the larger university.

Campus Police/Security

The Shaw University Police and Security Department supports the University’s mission statement which exists to advance knowledge, facilitate student learning and achievement, to enhance the spiritual and ethical values of its students, and to transform a diverse community of learners into future global leaders. Our vision includes the safety and security all members of the Shaw University. We exist to serve the community in a joint effort, where department members, students, faculty, staff, visitors, and neighbors of Shaw University create the reality of a safe and secure environment throughout. The mission of the Shaw University Police and Security Department is to protect life and property, to understand and serve the needs of the community, to actively seek to identify Shaw community problems, to support the University’s mission and to improve the quality of life in a multicultural community through innovative and creative measures, setting the trend for excellent service to the Shaw community while maintaining a rich history of being the first HBCU in the south founded in 1865.

Whereas Section Chapter 74G: Campus Police Act (a) of the State of North Carolina Education Code provides that the governing Board of Trustees of respective private institutions of higher education, are authorized to employ and commission campus police and security personnel for the purpose of enforcing the laws of this state. Any officer commissioned under the provisions of this section is vested with all the powers, privileges and immunities of peace officers while on the property under control and jurisdiction of the respective private institution of higher education or otherwise in the performance of his/her assigned duties. Shaw University Police are certified by the North Carolina Commission of Training and Standards and Educated according to the established training requirements of the State of North Carolina for Peace Officers, make arrests pursuant to the North Carolina Code of Criminal Procedure for crimes defined in the North Carolina Penal Code. They are supported by three non-commissioned University Service Associates and three civilian staff members.

Shaw University Police and Security Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Patrol is conducted on foot and through the use of marked patrol vehicles.

The University Police and Security Department is responsible for law enforcement, security and emergency response on campus, to include property owned, leased or otherwise under the control of the University. Crimes committed on campus and suspicious incidents that pose a threat to the University community are handled effectively by our investigation division and may lead to the arrest of suspects, recovery of lost or stolen property, clearance of suspects of any wrong action, or recommendations and actions to improve the safety of the Shaw University community.

The University Police Department maintains close working relationships with the Raleigh Police Department, and Wake County Sheriff’s Office.

Shaw University complies with its reporting obligations pursuant to the Clery Act, which requires Universities to provide reported campus crime statistics, crime awareness and prevention. Any information regarding Clery Act reports and reporting may be directed to Campus Police Officer Sgt. Floyd Griffin by contacting the Department of Police and Security at (919-546-8249 or 919-546-8214) in an Emergency dial (911). Our new phone system will invoke and enhance swift response time informing communications of caller’s immediate location before, Raleigh PD communicates call.