as well as weekend tournaments. Activities available for competition
include basketball (both 3-on-3 and 5-on-5), flag football, soccer, sand
and indoor volleyball, racquetball, and softball. Students can also try
their skill at billiards, ping pong, and wrestling.
Recognized as one of the top programs in the Pennsylvania State
Athletic Conference, the Athletic Department is under the leadership of
athletic director Bruce Baumgartner, a four-time Olympic medalist.
Offering 14 intercollegiate sports, six men and eight women, the
University has established a rich tradition with its ongoing accomplish-
ments in the arena of collegiate athletics. The foundation of the athletic
success is an experienced and knowledgeable staff, consisting of profes-
sional coaches and support personnel who have combined to serve
Edinboro University for 250 years. Many of the coaches are recognized
annually for their statewide and national success.
Consistent with the goals and objectives of the division, the Athletic
Department offers an entertaining product to the University's student
body as well as to the sports spectators from the Edinboro area and sur-
rounding communities. We are proud of the student-athletes who repre-
sent our institution as they strive for excellence on and off the playing
field. Graduate students are encouraged to become involved in our pro-
gram either through athletic participation or as a supporter of our inter-
collegiate athletic teams.
Office for Students with Disabilities
Edinboro University is actively involved in providing services to stu-
dents with disabilities. Since its inception in 1974, services have been
provided to both undergraduate and graduate students. The University
now offers a variety of services to meet the accommodation needs of
students with many different types of disabilities.
The OSD provides services to graduate students based upon documenta-
tion of a disability and a request for accommodations based upon this
disability. The OSD works closely with the state vocational rehabilita-
tion agencies as well as many out-of-state agencies that provide finan-
cial and other support for the student. Services and accommodations
include, but are not limited to: attendant care, transportation services,
student aides, and academic accommodations. Eligibility and contract-
ing for specific services can be accessed by contacting the OSD,
Crawford Center, 814-732-2462 v/tty or email@example.com.
Multicultural Programs Office
As the largest public institution of higher education in northwest
Pennsylvania, Edinboro University has both a special responsibility and
extraordinary opportunity to create and maintain a climate that affirms
diversity of persons as well as diversity of views.
These characteristics of diversity are age, gender, race, religion, ethnic-
ity, national origin, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, and
students with disabilities.
As we seek to harness the power of diversity, we provide out-of-class-
room experiences where students and other members of the University
community can learn about and appreciate other cultures. This is
attained through activities such as: Theme Month programs, Student
Leadership Retreats, Diversity Education seminars, speakers and work-
The Multicultural Programs Office is located in the University Center,
Student Health Services
The University is genuinely concerned that students remain in their max-
imum state of wellness. The Ghering Health and Wellness Center is
available to assist with the needs of every individual student. The well-
ness approach to health care is of utmost importance to the staff of
Student Health Services. Maintaining a healthy student population
increases class attendance, and improves overall academic performance.
Student Health Services is staffed by licensed family physicians, a certi-
fied registered nurse practitioner, and registered nurses certified in the
college health specialty. The goal of the staff is to promote wellness,
healthier lifestyles, educate, increase health consumer awareness, and
encourage self-care responsibilities. A wide referral base is maintained
for any expertise needed to treat the student. Ambulance service is avail-
able from the local community fire department and is utilized at the stu-
dent's own expense or his/her insurance carrier. Extreme confidentiality
is maintained and information will not be released without the student's
written or verbal permission. Students are encouraged to have open com-
munications with their family or significant other. Short-term observa-
tion is available if the staff feels it would be appropriate, and laboratory
services are available adjacent to the campus. A sample of services avail-
able at the Health Center include: TB testing, allergy injections, men's
clinic, women's clinic, immunizations (at cost), domestic violence coun-
seling, HIV/AIDS counseling and testing, drug and alcohol counseling,
sexual assault counseling, educational programs, weight management,
eating concerns, nutrition, stress management, and sexual health.
For additional information, please call or schedule an appointment with
our professional staff at 814-732-2743.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is part of the compre-
hensive student health program at the University. It is centrally located
on campus and is accessible to all students.
CAPS is committed to the enhancement of the potential of all students
by helping them to address and resolve concerns that may interfere with
their academic progress, psychological health, personal effectiveness,
and satisfaction with student life. Through the provision of high quality
psychological services and educational programs that apply knowledge
and principles derived from the social and behavioral sciences, CAPS
assists all students to obtain the most benefit from their educational
CAPS provides services to enrolled students without charge on a short-
term basis with a focus on facilitating personal and academic growth.
The faculty are psychologists who provide counseling for personal,
social, and emotional concerns, as well as brief psychotherapy, crisis
intervention, group programs, personal development opportunities, con-
sultations, psychological assessment, and referrals. A listing of the per-
sonal development and group programs being offered is available from
CAPS. The Sexual Violence Victim Advocate and Peer Educator pro-
grams are coordinated by this office.
Hours are 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, during each
semester, except when the University is officially closed. Appointments
are requested and can be made by phone or in person. At times there may
be a waiting list to initiate services, except for emergencies. All services
provided are held strictly confidential. For additional information, call
814-732-2252, or visit us at www.edinboro.edu under Student Life.
Residence hall facilities are available on the campus of Edinboro
University for graduate students. Students who desire these accommo-
dations should make application for campus housing to the director of
housing well in advance of the session which they expect to attend.