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Academic Affairs

This office supervises all academic areas. Questions, concerns, or suggestions about an academic program, adviser, professor, or academic policy can be voiced by making an appointment to see the vice president for academic affairs, who also serves as the Academic Dean of the University. The office is located in the lower level of Padour Walker Administration Building.

Academic Support Center (ASC)

The Academic Support Center is located on the lower level of Perry Campus Center. The center consists of two separate programs: the Doane Learning Center (DLC) and the Doane Student Support Services (SSS). Any student may participate in the DLC program offerings. The SSS program is federally funded, so participants must meet government eligibility guidelines. Eligible students receive notification in the fall, as well as updates on program events throughout the year.

Doane Learning Center (DLC)

The DLC is a walk-in center for students wanting to raise their grades or improve their study skills. The program provides academic counseling, preparation for graduate entry exams, peer tutoring, writing assistance, and courses in pre-college math, college-level reading and writing skills.

Doane Student Support Services (SSS)

SSS is a federally funded program to assist students in reaching their academic, personal, and career goals. Eligible students receive notification in the fall and may use any of the following services:

  • Peer Tutoring - Request forms are available in the Academic Support Center. Students are assigned tutors who have been recommended by the faculty. Tutors help students clarify course concepts, suggest ways to organize class notes, and help students prepare for exams. Peer tutors are available in most courses at no cost.
  • Direct Grant Aid - Some funding is available as direct grant aid to SSS participants who are in their first or second year of college and receive a Pell Grant.
  • Writing Lab - The lab is located in the Perry Campus Center. It is equipped with computers and a printer. The writing specialist assists students in organizing and revising papers. The writing specialist also advises students as they prepare scholarship applications and personal statements for entry to graduate or professional study.
  • Financial Literacy Training - SSS staff provides workshops and individual sessions (to participants) on money management.
  • Academic Counseling - SSS academic specialists work with students to help them improve their study habits, reduce test anxiety, set and monitor grade goals, analyze exam errors, and prepare for the PPST and GRE exams.
  • Courses - The SSS program provides courses in college-level study skills, writing, and pre-college computational mathematics.

Access/Services for Students with Disabilities

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides that “no otherwise qualified disabled individual in the United States…shall, solely on the basis of disability, be denied access to, or the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity provided by any institution receiving federal financial assistance.” This regulation requires that Doane programs are accessible to the disabled, but it does not require that every building or part of a building on campus is accessible. Some of the architectural barriers on this campus cannot be removed in the immediate future. Thus, it will be necessary to reschedule classes to accessible buildings or take other steps to open some of our programs to students with mobility impairments.

  1. Students interested in services related to a disability should notify the University of any special circumstances that would affect their ability to compete equally in the University environment. To assist the University in providing services, qualified professionals upon request must provide documentation of such disabilities.
  2. Students are encouraged to self-identify at any time by initiating the process described in number one above.
  3. To initiate this process, students are encouraged to contact any of the following offices before arriving on campus so their needs can be anticipated, reviewed, and accommodated: Office of Admission, Student Leadership Office, Academic Support Center, or Academic Affairs Office.

Office of Admission

Prior to arrival at Doane, students probably identified most with an admission counselor. At many colleges, the counselor that recruits students becomes a stranger once the students step onto campus. The Doane admission staff is different. They make an effort to keep in touch with their students to ensure satisfaction. The Office of Admission is located on the first floor of the Chab Weyers Education and Hixson Lied Art building, and the staff will always lend a helping hand.


Each Doane student has a faculty member as an academic adviser. For more information about an adviser’s responsibilities or changing advisers please refer to the Doane Catalog or stop by the Registrar’s Office in the lower level of Padour Walker.


The University, for the convenience of faculty and students, operates the Doane University Bookstore, located on the lower level of Perry Campus Center. In addition to textbooks, the bookstore carries general college supplies and a variety of items of interest to the University community. Hours of operation are posted.

Obtaining Books & Supplies

All students are allowed to charge books purchased at the Doane University Bookstore to their student account. Charges can be made beginning the second week of August for the fall semester and the second week in January for the Spring semester. Only books and supplies may be charged. Students who access their books through this method and are receiving Federal Title IV financial aid are considered to have authorized the use of Title IV funds for this purpose and no written authorization is required. Although students have the option of purchasing their textbooks through alternate sources, Doane University Bookstore strives to remain competitive in the market while offering excellent customer service and allowing any profits made to remain with the university as a savings to students in other areas.

Textbook Refunds (applies to rentals as well)

Refunds will only be given on fall and spring semester textbooks if a student has dropped the class and the following conditions have been met:

  • A valid cash register receipt is presented.
  • Books are returned by the date indicated on the receipt card.
  • Used Books are in resalable condition. Book cover and pages are not bent, torn, or missing.
  • New books are not damaged, written in, marked on; spine has not been bent or broken. (Book condition will be determined by Bookstore Management.) Wrapped (texts) or boxed merchandise have not been unwrapped or opened.
  • Defective books will be replaced at no charge and should be returned at once.
  • Rental Policy is Printed on your receipt

Buy Back

Nebraska Book Company, on behalf of Doane University Bookstore, will buy back eligible books the first week of the new semester and the week of finals. Days and hours will be posted.

Students may purchase textbooks from the bookstore Website: http://bookstore.doane.edu/doane/

Business Office

Located on the lower level of the Padour Walker Administration Building, the Business Office serves as the center of the University’s business and accounting functions. The Business Office can cash checks and provide you with information about student bills. Please refer to the Doane Catalog for more information.

Career Development

The College to Career Center (C2CC) staff coach students on career exploration, decision-making, and planning, internship, professional development, graduate and professional study entry and employment options.  Internships or field experiences are the most important factor employers consider when hiring graduates.  Each term, the College to Career Center offers the course “Pre-Field Experience” (Cooperative Education 205) to prepare students for an internship.  This course is required to earn academic credit for an internship.  C2CC is located on the upper level of Perry campus Center.


     C2CC + Students =

  • High-quality personal statements
  • Multiple job offers prior to graduation
  • Successful performance in an interview
  • Acceptance to target graduate and professional programs
  • A network of professional contacts
  • Professional behaviors in the workplace
  • Mentor relationships with professionals
  • Competencies for transition to career
  • Strategies to overcome barriers to employment
  • Success as a new professional


Chaplain and Service Programs

The campus chaplain supports the student body in developing and exploring their faith and spirituality. This is accomplished through program planning and partnering with other areas when possible to promote spiritual awareness and development. The chaplain also helps the research and development of a spiritual direction that fits Doane University. Chapel services are open to students of all faiths.

At Doane University, the philosophy of “to lead is to serve” is one of the cornerstones of the leadership program. The Chaplain’s Office provides and promotes opportunities for students to engage in service and social justice activities. Local and regional volunteer and service opportunities for Doane students, faculty and staff are available through this office. The office also keeps official records of all community services performed by Doane students and student organizations.

Facilities Operations

The staff of Doane’s Facilities Operations provides grounds, maintenance, and custodial care for the entire campus’ buildings and grounds. In residence halls, custodial care for the restrooms, lounges, and hallways are provided on a regular basis. Students are asked to please have consideration for others and pick up after themselves as much as possible. Facilities Operations staff are also responsible for maintenance items throughout all buildings. As soon as a maintenance problem is noticed, it must be reported immediately to the RA/RD.

If a maintenance need arises in other buildings, call ext. 8653 the hours of 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The earlier the problem is reported, the quicker it will receive attention. During the evening hours and weekends, call the Facilities Operations manager on-call at 402.826.0060, if not answered immediately please leave a message and return phone number and someone will return the call as soon as possible If the problem is not an emergency, leave an e-mail (facilities@doane.edu) or phone message to x8653.

Faculty Office

The Faculty Office is located in Communications 30. Assignments, messages, or other materials to deliver to a faculty member, may be left with the faculty secretaries. The secretaries will date and timestamp them and place in faculty mailboxes. The secretaries also have a record of class schedules and office hours, if a faculty member needs to be located. The number of the Faculty Office is x8623.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is located on the upper level of Padour Walker. Financial aid is generally awarded for the full academic year and credited equally between the fall and spring semesters. Students not meeting satisfactory academic progress will be notified in writing. Please refer to catalog or our website for the Federal Financial Policy.

For those who qualify, Doane University offers a variety of student financial assistance opportunities. Assistance from Doane and from federal and state governments is used to supplement the financial resources of the student and/or family. Students must apply each year to determine their eligibility by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Detailed information on the application process is available in the catalog, the Doane website and Financial Aid Office. If you have questions, you may stop in the Financial Aid Office. Our hours are 8 am to 5 pm during the academic year or email FAOffice@doane.edu.


Student employment provides students the opportunity to earn money that can be used to meet educational or personal expenses related to college. Employment can provide valuable experiences and training for future careers. See the financial aid office or the Web site for details.

Doane University’s Financial Aid Code of Conduct

The Higher Education Opportunity Act conditions the eligibility of educational institutions to participate in Title IV programs on the development of and compliance with a code of conduct which prohibits conflicts of interest for its financial aid personnel.  Doane University’s Officers, employees and its agents are required to comply with this code of conduct.  The following specific provisions bring Doane University into compliance with the federal law.

Code of Conduct:

Staff members in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid have always been bound to act in compliance with the vision outlined in our Mission Statement and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals. 

  • Doane University does not have a preferred lender list.  However upon request it will provide a historical list of private education lenders students and/or parents have used in the past four academic years.
  • Doane University does not recommend any particular alternative or private education loan lender to any student or the student’s family. 
  • Neither Doane University as an institution, nor any individual officer, employee or agent shall enter into any revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender.
  • NO officer or employee of Doane University who is employed in the financial aid office or who otherwise has responsibilities with respect to education loans, or an agent who has responsibilities with respect to education loans, or any of their family members shall solicit or accept any gift from a lender, guarantor, or servicer of education loans.  For purposes of this prohibition, the term “gift” means any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan or other item having a monetary value of more than a nominal amount.  (Nominal value is valued at $10 or less).
  • An officer or employee of Doane University who is employed in the financial aid office or who otherwise has responsibilities with respect to education loans, or an agent who has responsibilities with respect to education loans, shall not accept from any lender or affiliate of any lender any fee, payment, or other financial benefit (including the opportunity to purchase stock) as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or other contract to provide services to a lender or on behalf of a lender relating to education loans.
  • Doane University shall not request or accept from any lender any assistance with call center staffing or financial aid staffing.
  • Any employee who is employed in the financial aid office, or who otherwise has responsibilities with respect to education loans or other student financial aid, and who serves on an advisory board, commission, or group established by a lender, or group of lenders shall be prohibited from receiving anything of value from the lender, guarantor, or group of lenders or guarantors, except that the employee may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in serving on such an advisory board, commission, or group.
  • Financial aid staff can participate in meals, refreshments and receptions that are in conjunction with meetings, trainings, or conference events that are open to all attendees.
  • Office visits by lenders/guarantors are normally limited to once per quarter.

Staff who knowingly fail to follow these guidelines will be subject to disciplinary action.

Student employment provides students the opportunity to earn money that can be used to meet educational or personal expenses related to college.  Employment can provide valuable experiences and training for future careers.  See the financial aid office or the Web site for details.

Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations:

A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student for Federal Student Aid Funds.  Convictions count only if the offense occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV (federal) student aid.

Below illustrates the period of ineligibility for FSA Funds depending on whether the conviction was for the sale or possession and whether the student has had previous offenses.

Possession of Illegal Drugs sale of Illegal Drugs

1st Offense                          1 year from date of conviction                   2 years from date of conviction

2nd Offense                         2 years from date of conviction                 Indefinitely

3rd Offense                         Indefinitely

IF the student is convicted of both possessing and selling illegal drugs, and the periods of ineligibility are different, the student is ineligible for the longer period.

Students who lose their eligibility due to a drug conviction will receive a written notice of their loss of eligibility and the methods whereby they can re-establish their eligibility.

A student can regain eligibility the day after the period of ineligibility ends or when the student successfully completes a qualified drug rehabilitation program.  Further drug convictions will make the student ineligible again.  A qualified drug rehabilitation program must include at least two unannounced drug tests and must satisfy at least one of the following requirements:

  • Be qualified to receive funds directly or indirectly from a federal, state, or local government program.
  • Be qualified payment directly or indirectly from a federally or state-licensed insurance company.
  • Be administered or recognized by a federal, state or local government agency or court.
  • Be administered or recognized by a federally or state-licensed hospital, health clinic, or medical doctor. 

The financial aid office reserves the right to request court documents or documentation of drug rehabilitation programs if determined as necessary to resolve conflicting information regarding eligibility.  

Food Service

Doane University contracts an outside provider, Sodexo, to prepare and serve all meals at the University. Sodexo is a world-wide company that specializes in customer service in both food and facilities management. To learn more about Sodexo, visit Sodexo.com.

Residential students are required to enroll in one of the board/meal plans offered by the University. Doane will attempt to accommodate medically mandated diets if a physician provides us with a prescription for a specialized plan.

Refunds are not provided for missed meals. However, students may apply to the Business Office for a partial refund if they are required to miss meals by the nature of a course taken for credit and will miss more than five meals per week. No refunds will be made to students who miss meals for other reasons. At the discretion of the director of food service and the Business Office, students may be supplied sack lunches and dinners in lieu of a refund.

Refunds are not issued for any other reasons. Students on university-sponsored trips may receive stipends from their departments for missed meals.

The food service at Doane offers four dining alternatives at most meals. Perry Dining Hall is located on the upper level of Perry Campus Center. There is a fresh, fully stocked salad bar with home-made soups, deli, beverage bar, cereal, waffle and toast bar, specialty foods, grilled to order items, home-style entrees, fresh baked pizza and pasta bar, expanded dessert and sundae bar, and a variety of low-fat and vegetarian entrees. Aspretto Coffee is fair trade and offered in the dining hall. Students are permitted to eat as much as they would like with the exception of Steak Night and other monthly special event evenings. The dining hall also caters student dinners, picnics, barbecues, receptions, weddings, homecoming, and graduation.

Simply To Go is located in the Perry Dining Hall, featuring fresh salads, sandwiches, parfaits, and fresh vegetables. Yogurt, fruit, and bottled water are offered with this selection and all items are available for takeout at lunch.

Tiger Inn is located in the lower level of Perry Campus Center. Highlighting the menu for Tiger Inn is made to order grilled sandwiches, chicken strips, hamburgers, and weekly specials. Tiger Inn does not offer all-you-can-eat or unlimited beverage refills as in the main dining room.

Common Grounds coffee shop is located on the lower level of the Perry Campus Center. Fresh baked muffins and scones are featured daily.

Go lighter with a yogurt or granola bar. Cappuccinos, lattes, or just a fresh cup of brewed coffee highlight the menu. Blended smoothies come in many flavors or create a unique smoothie by mixing flavors. Common Grounds do not offer all you can eat or refills.

Meal Replacements

Teams, groups, or organizations may get a meal replacement from the main dining room for functions where it is not convenient to utilize the on-campus dining service during the regularly scheduled hours of operation. Contact Sodexo at x8225 for further information.

Partial Meal Credits

Partial meal credits are available only with the approval of the Vice President for Finance in the Business Office, located in the lower level of Padour Walker Administration Building.

Entrance to Food Service Facilities

Students on the meal plan are required to present their I.D. in lieu of payment for entrance to Tiger Inn or the Perry Dining Hall/Simply to Go. Dining IDs are not transferable nor are they assignable. Sodexo reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who does not possess a valid dining I.D. or an active dining account. Students without an I.D. may pay cash at the door.

Dining Advisory Board

Any Doane University student is eligible to sit on the Dining Advisory Board for Food Service. Students on the committee will meet monthly with the Food Service General Manager. The meetings are public and everyone is encouraged to attend. More information is available from the Food Service General Manager and the president of Student Congress.

Meal Plans

The 21 meal plan offers three meals a day, seven days per week.  Students may also choose a 21, 14, or 10 anytime meal plan.  Anytime meal plans offer the most flexibility and convenience.  Students may swipe two times per meal period at any of the four sites available:  Dining Hall, Common Grounds, Simply to Go and Tiger Inn.  There is a maximum of six swipes per day.   Off campus students have the option of only 5 credits per week.  Students may eat in the Perry Dining Hall/Simply To Go, Tiger Inn, or Common Grounds for any meal.  Simply To Go is for takeout only.   Occasionally the dining hall will be closed for university-related functions.  During those times the meal exchange is still valid at Tiger Inn and Common Grounds. Additional information is available from the Business Office.

Dining Service Availability

Main Dining Room/Simply To Go
  Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday
  7:15-10:00 am 7:30-9:30 am 7:30-9:30 am
  11 am-1:30 pm 11 am-1:30 pm 11 am-1:30 pm
  5-7 pm 5-6:30 pm 5-7 pm
  Friday close is 6:30 pm    
Tiger Inn
  Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday
  10:30 am-4 pm CLOSED CLOSED
  4-10 pm 4-9 pm 4-10 pm
  Friday close is 9 pm    
  Tiger Inn closes for 15 minutes at 3:15 pm to restock daily.  
Common Grounds Coffee Shop
  Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday
Breakfast   7-10 am 8-10 am 8-10 am
Lunch   10 am-3 pm 10 am-3 pm 10 am-3 pm
Dinner   3-10 pm 3 - 10 pm 3-10 pm

Dining Hall Decorum

Certain requirements are in place for the dining areas to ensure the best service for everyone. All patrons must bus their own dishes. Please place paper and napkins in the trash receptacles and the plates, cups, and silverware on the belt. Disorderly conduct is not tolerated. This includes throwing any items (for example, but not limited to napkins, cereal, food, or ice).

Book Bags are not allowed past the cash register in the Perry Dining Hall. 

All food is meant to be eaten in the serving areas. Dishes are not to be removed from the premises without permission. Only ice water in your own container may be taken. Removal of loaves of bread, fruit, and bags of cereal, multi-serving containers, and bulk items is not permitted and will be confiscated.

Shoes, shirts, and additional appropriate attire are required of all patrons. Sharing I.D.s, food, or meal plan with someone who has not paid for admittance or is not on the meal plan is not allowed and may be reported to the Safety Office, Judicial Affairs Office, or local authorities.

The Food Services General Manager must approve all signage and table flyers prior to posting.

The Food Service General Manager will determine the method of remediation for any violation of decorum. This may include removal from the dining area, additional charges levied, referral to the VP of Student Leadership, or loss of dining hall privileges.

Food for Sick Students

If ill, the student should contact the nurse for a voucher meal pass. This voucher will contain the name of the sick student and the nurse’s signature and is redeemable for a sack meal, at the Simply To Go located in Perry Dining Hall.

Comments and Requests

All Doane students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to voice their comments directly to the general manager of food services, the food service committee, or to members of Student Congress. Menu content, recipes, special situations, special diets, and special requests for certain types of food can be accommodated. 

Ordering Special Event Food

Any group wishing to use dining I.D.s to get free or reduced price special event meals should contact the catering manager to make arrangements prior to the event. Special event menus are available at no cost from the Food Service Office located in Perry Dining Hall.

Hansen Leadership Program (HLP)

The Hansen Leadership Program is the avenue through which strong character and leadership skills are cultivated by actively leading and serving others in order to impact all lives now and in the future. HLP is open to any interested student who represents the University’s comprehensive approach toward leadership development. Doane University believes that leadership skills are inherent within every person, and the program’s initiatives are designed to identify and develop these skills.

The mission and goals of HLP are achieved through a variety of events and activities held throughout the year. These include the Hansen Speakers Assembly, leadership retreats and workshops, faculty and alumni programs, and community service opportunities. While leadership is a process, students practice leadership by becoming involved in the many aspects of campus life found at Doane. Many opportunities (both informal and formal) exist for students to put their leadership skills into action.

Health Services

The Health and Wellness Center is located in the lower level of Perry Campus Center. It is staffed by the Director of Health and Wellness, a Registered nurse. Services provided at the Health and Wellness Center include assessment, nursing diagnosis, and care for minor illnesses. Referrals for advanced care are made to local providers.

Information is provided on general health care and common diseases. Over-the-counter medication is available for minor illnesses free of charge.

General physicians and modern, well-equipped medical centers are available in Crete. Student fees do not cover visits to doctors’ offices or services at the hospital.

IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH CONCERN, CONTACT THE RESIDENCE ADVISER OR RESIDENCE DIRECTOR (Residential Student), OR DURING HEALTH AND WELLNESS OFFICE HOURS, CONTACT THE NURSE AT EXT. 8265. The Safety Office may also be contacted at ext. 8669 24/7 during the academic year.


Excuses for Illness

Students should not attend classes if:

  1. Student has a fever over 100.
  2. Student has a contagious illness.
  3. Student illness requires a doctor visit.
  4. Student illness requires them to be hospitalized or return home for continued care.
  5. Student has written documentation from a physician stating they should not be in class or practices.

Student Health Services does not write excuses for missed classes, exams, or practices due to illness.  If a student is too ill to attend class, it is the responsibility of the student to notify the professor.  However, the ill student will need to be evaluated in the Student Health Office so the absence can be documented in their health files and appropriate care/referral can be given.  Any documentation from a physician excluding a student from class should be presented to the Student Health Office.

The Student Health Office will only notify the Academic Affairs Office of student absences from class due to illness that meet the above requirements for class exclusion.

It is important that students are familiar with each faculty members’ policy on attendance. Faculty make the final decision as to whether the absence is excused. Students found submitting false information to the Nurse or Faculty as it related to illness and missed classes will be subject to the campus disciplinary policy.

Accident Insurance

An Accident Insurance Policy is included in the general fee for each student. This policy is secondary coverage. If involved in an accident, report the injury to the Student Health Office within 24 hours of the injury, or by the next working day. A claim form available in the Student Health Office must be completed. The student/parents are responsible for filing all the necessary paperwork to the insurance company (forms are available in the Student Health Office). Failure to do so within 90 days will invalidate the insurance coverage.

Counseling Services

Counseling is available through the Health and Wellness Center. Appointments may be arranged by calling the Health and Wellness Center at 402.826.8265 or 8265 from any campus phone. The office is located in Butler Gym, Office 21. Counselors are trained professionals who provide free, confidential assistance with any personal or group problem. Speak with the campus counselor or nurse for other options if additional services are needed off campus. The counselor can be reached by e-mail at myron.parsely@doane.edu or by calling ext. 6719. In the event of an immediate safety emergency, please call 911 or 9-911 from any campus phone.


Perkins Library is located within the Learning Commons in the Communications Building. In addition to the library the Learning Commons includes the IT Help Desk, the Writing Center, and the Rall Art Gallery. The library provides access to information and services to support and enhance student learning. The library is a great place to meet with other students to work on group projects, and to meet with tutors. There are quiet areas for solo study and meeting rooms for group use. Collaboration stations and a recording studio are also available. The first level is designated for group study and the lower level for quiet study.

Thousands of print books and e-books, DVDs, CDs and full-text articles can be found using the library’s discovery service at:  http://www.doane.edu/library. This provides a Google-like search experience that provides scholarly search results. Be sure to explore the library’s web page to find out more about what is available to help you be a successful student.

Library staff are available in the library to help students find high quality information sources or to answer any question. Library staff members enjoy working with students so stop in and ask for help. But it isn’t necessary to be in the library to ask for help with your research. The library offers a chat reference service, which is available 24/7. The chat box is available on the library web page.

If the library does not own a resource that a student needs, the library can borrow it from another library for student use by a process called Interlibrary Loan. This is available through the library discovery service mentioned previously, or here:  http://www.doane.edu/interlibrary-loan-request.

To check materials out from the library students will need their student ID which serves as their library card. Students can check out CDs, DVDs, LPs, books and materials put on reserve by their professors. To access library databases, full-text articles and e-books off campus students will need to enter their Doane username and password.

The library is a popular spot to print, copy and scan documents. There is a color printer available for class projects. The on campus copiers require students to scan their student IDs to activate the copier.

In addition to scholarly materials, the library has a small popular fiction collection and a sizable DVD collection of movies and TV series available for checkout.  Popular magazines and local and national newspapers can be read in the library.

Coffee is available Sunday through Friday in the library, and students are encouraged to bring a travel mug if - they’d like to-to  take a cup with them- to class. 


Multicultural Support Services (MSS)

MSS provides the campus community with diversity training for student leaders, multicultural programming and education, mentoring opportunities and each semester, host an artist in residence program. There are student, staff and faculty advisory committees that meet and provide input and feedback to MSS and support their activities and efforts. Some of the MSS resources include the Diversity Resource Center located in the Sheldon Hall classroom and the student area located next to the Doane Safety Office where student advisory meetings are held and where students from diverse backgrounds can meet.

Off-Campus Programs and Study Abroad Options

Doane’s International Program offerings vary widely.  You may choose to travel with other Doane students on a short-term travel course led by Doane faculty, or you may select from among many summer or semester study abroad programs offered through Doane’s approved providers.

Doane Faculty-led Short-Term Travel Courses:

Short-term Faculty-led Travel Courses consist of one or more Doane faculty/staff members and a group of Doane University students/friends of the University.  Doane Travel scholarship monies may apply to faculty-led short-term travel courses. 

The list of faculty-led travel courses is released by email each March for travel the following year.  Students interested in faculty-led travel courses should attend the Faculty-Led Travel Course Fair each spring to indicate their interest to faculty leaders.  For students unable to attend the fair, faculty leaders may be contacted by email. 


The Doane University Travel Course Bulletin contains information about travel courses offered the academic year.  Students are urged to read this bulletin carefully for information about courses and deadlines for deposits and payments each year.


TVL 300: Students participating in a Travel Course enroll in the appropriate section of TVL 300.  See WebAdvisor for section information.

·         January 2016 Travel Courses: register for a Fall TVL 300 section no later than September 3, 2015

·         May 2016 Travel Courses: register for a Spring TVL 300 section no later than November 6, 2015.

Course Description: This one-credit two-part course, taught by faculty sponsoring off-campus trips, prepares students for the travel course experience in either January or May. The first part, the on-campus portion of this course, takes place during the semester before the travel portion of the course and will introduce students to the scope of the course content including cultural experiences and the logistics and realities of the travel process.  The second part, the off-campus travel portion of the course, follows the on-campus experience and will include guided reflection activities and assignments for student participants.  This course satisfies the Experiential Learning component of the Doane University Core Curriculum. Pass/Fail



Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with Doane University in order to participate in a travel course.  If the academic or disciplinary standing of a student changes at any time between the date the initial deposit is paid until the course departure date, the student may be denied the opportunity to travel and could forfeit all monies paid.   Students must complete the pre-travel verification contract at the time of deposit and are responsible for maintaining status until the date of departure.  Instructions and forms are available online www.doane.edu/oip

Travel courses are open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.


CONTRACT: When students pay their deposit at the Business Office they will be required to sign a pre-travel verification contract that outlines university policies about payment, refunds, and other issues relating to travel courses.  This form is available online at www.doane.edu/oip

Any trips for which participants must utilize their own financial resources (including Doane’s travel scholarship) are totally and unconditionally voluntary.   Students cannot be subjected to penalties of any kind for choosing not to participate.


COMPLETION OF COURSE PAPERWORK: At time of deposit, students must complete the Pre-travel Verification Contract Form. In addition, once students register for the appropriate section for their travel course they must complete their pre-departure travel documentation.  Forms and instructions are available at www.doane.edu/oip


DEPOSIT DEADLINES: Doane University requires that all students participating in travel courses must complete the Pre-Travel Verification Contract Form that verifies understanding of university policies about payment, refunds, eligibility, and other issues relating to travel courses when they deposit at least 10 % of the total cost of the travel course by the following deadlines (check with the faculty sponsor for other deadlines):

  • Deposit Deadline for January 2016 courses: SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
  • Deposit Deadline for May 2016 courses: NOVEMBER 6, 2015


COSTS: Full-time students enrolled at Doane University pay the additional student costs for courses as indicated in this bulletin.  Included with these costs is a $150 administrative fee which also covers the cost of the required basic international supplemental travel insurance that each student is required to have in order to participate in travel courses as well as other travel contingencies.  The fee will be added to each participating student’s Doane University account.   Important note: Travel costs are approximate and can change as the value of the U.S. dollar and travel costs change.  Refer to each course description for additional costs.


THE TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP: Juniors and seniors must be enrolled in the appropriate section of TVL 300 during the Fall 2015 semester to be eligible for the $1,000 travel scholarship for travel courses.  To qualify, the travel course must last 10 days or more.  Travel scholarship funds can cover no more than 75% of the expenses of any one trip paid for from the travel scholarship. Transfer student vouchers will be pro-rated by the number of semesters students will have attended Doane.  Eligible students should consult with faculty sponsors for details about application procedures for the travel fund.

International Internships, Service Learning and Volunteer Activity for Credit:

Information about approval for internships for academic credit is available in the Career Development Office.  All internships abroad for credit must be pre-approved by the Office of Career Development and the supervising faculty member and receive final approval from the Office of International Programs before March 15 for fall internships, and October 1 for spring and summer internships. 

Summer or Semester Study Abroad:

The Doane University Study Abroad Planning Guide, a list of pre-approved programs for those studying abroad, program brochures, and additional information about planning for study abroad are available 24/7 on the information racks outside Gaylord Hall Room 206.  Students should arrange to meet with their academic advisor to complete the 4 year plan section on page 3 of the Study Abroad Planning Guide.  In addition, students should contact the financial aid office to complete the financial aid section on page 4 of the Doane Study Abroad Planning Guide to determine how their personal financial aid package applies to study abroad.  Once students have completed the 4-year plan and financial aid sections of the Study Abroad Planning Guide, more information about study abroad options can be obtained by contacting Jan Willems in the Office of International Programs, Gaylord Hall Room 206, ext. 8215, jan.willems@doane.edu.   

Financial Aid and Study Abroad:

To qualify for the Doane Travel Scholarship or additional scholarship funding, study abroad programs must be pre-approved by the Office of International Programs and the Registrar’s Office and earn a minimum of 12 U.S. semester credits for semester programs.  Summer programs must earn a minimum of 3 semester credits.

Students participating in off-campus and international programs may be eligible for financial aid, depending if the study abroad is required by the major or honors program.

For this purpose, need-based awards are defined as academic or institutionally controlled grant awards.  Work-related funds are not available.  Employee or dependent scholarships do not qualify.  Federal aid is available to those students who qualify.  Students who qualify may use the $1000 travel scholarship.  All scholarships for off-campus programs are subject to changes in University policy and/or federal guidelines.

Doane Semesters Abroad

Students pay Doane University tuition and register through the University.  If the off-campus experience is required by the catalog of entry for a major, financial aid to the student is at least equal to that which the student would receive if on campus.  Federal grants and loans are available; student employment funds are not.  If the experience is not required by the catalog for a student’s major, financial aid to the student may not equal that which the student would receive if on-campus.

  • The African semester abroad meets the graduation requirement for Honors students.  Students who are not required to study abroad, but are going on the African semester abroad are able to use their Doane University Institutional aid and their federal aid for this semester (provided eligibility requirements are met).  This is because the student is being taught by Doane University professor/s. 

The University reserves on-campus housing for students who are paying for the usage of rooms.  Students who are traveling abroad in the fall semester do have the option of utilizing their lottery points with groups for the fall semester, but only under the following circumstances:

  • Students must be signed up to live with a roommate who agrees to pay for a private room.  The private room pays for the empty space and “reserves” it for the aboard student returning in ITM or spring.  If a roommate refuses to sign a private room rate form, the abroad student may not use their lottery points.  Likewise, if a roommate decides to live off-campus or leaves Doane after the housing process, the room is no longer paid for.  Therefore, the Residence Life Office reserves the right to reassign the abroad student to utilize the empty space for the year.  The abroad student will be notified of the room change and new housing location.
  • Students who are traveling abroad in the spring semester must note this when applying for campus housing or must contact the Residence Life Office immediately when signing up for this travel.  The roommate of the abroad student will be assigned a new roommate (if available), be required to pay for a private room or be consolidated to another space on campus by the Residence Life Office.

Summers Abroad

If a student chooses to go abroad for the summer rather than a semester in order to meet graduation requirements, he/she is eligible to receive Doane University institutional aid.  If the student chooses this option, he/she can receive up to 25% of his/her Doane University institutional award or up to $2000, whichever is less.  To qualify for the institutional dollars the student must complete a minimum of 3 credit hours for the summer term.  Credits are treated as transfer credits, except in the case of interterm trips completed during the summer.

Additionally, the student may be able to use federal financial aid if they have remaining eligibility for the year and are completing at least 6 credit hours during the summer abroad.  *If the student is enrolled in at least 6 credits, he/she should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine whether or not he/she has any federal eligibility remaining.

Billing Procedures (Student Accounts)

If study abroad tuition is less than Doane’s tuition, the student is charged Doane’s current tuition amount.

If study abroad tuition is more than Doane’s tuition, the student is billed the difference.

Fees are the responsibility of the student, regardless of who is charging the fee, and it will be posted to the student’s bill, in addition to all other charges discussed in this policy.

Room Charges- if room is included in overseas costs, the student is billed for Doane’s basic double occupancy room.

Board Charges- if board is included in overseas costs, the student is billed for the basic meal plan (21 meals).  If the overseas agreement clearly states that the student is responsible for all room and board costs, no room and board charges are billed to the student by Doane University.  Partial Board will be charged to the student at the same rate applied to the study abroad program. 

If Doane financial aid is awarded to the student to cover study abroad costs, it applies toward the maximum of 8 semesters, as outlined in the Doane Catalog. 

Additional Consortium Agreements

Any student who is enrolled at Doane on a part-time basis and concurrently at another institution with which Doane has a consortium agreement may be considered full-time for Doane census and for athletic eligibility if the credits equal 12 or more when combined.  Financial aid is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Registrar’s Office

The Registrar’s Office, located on the lower level of Padour Walker, maintains academic records for all students. See the Students’ Rights and Responsibilities section for Doane’s FERPA policy regarding privacy of the student records.

Contact the Registrar’s Office to order transcripts, change an academic adviser, declare a major(s)/minor(s), or change a mailing address. Students may pick up directed study forms, tutorial forms, and pass/fail forms at the Registrar’s Office. A form to obtain permission to take off-campus classes is also available.

Other processes that are handled at the Registrar’s Office are good student discounts, enrollment and scholarship verifications, jury duty exclusions, and certification of enrollment for VA purposes.

Service Bureau

The Service Bureau is the copy, supply, and mail services office for the University.  Any student organization can run accounts for supplies and/or printing needs.  However, the student organization must have funds to pay for the supplies or printing.  Student organizations may not develop credit lines with the University.  Student organizations that do not have the funds to pay for purchases or run up a debt may have their account terminated.  This is also the office that coordinates the daily operation of mail delivery.


First-class mail is delivered once each morning (except Saturday, Sunday, and holidays) to the Service Bureau, where mail is sorted and placed in student mailboxes.  Daily USPS mail will be distributed by noon, at the latest, every weekday.  If students receive packages that do not fit in their mailbox, they will receive a notice via email informing them to pick up their package at the Service Bureau.

UPS and FedEx make deliveries to Doane almost every day (except Saturday, Sunday, and holidays). Hours of delivery vary, with the estimated arrival time ranging from 10 am until 3 pm. If students receive packages via UPS or FedEx, they will be notified via email (not via their campus mailbox) once their package arrives. Students may not send packages via UPS or FedEx, unless they have a prepaid label or a return label.

First-year students will receive their mailbox assignment and keys during orientation and fall check-in. Upper-class students will need to pick up their keys from the Service Bureau when they arrive on campus in the fall. Mailboxes will remain the same all four years provided returning students are pre-registered for fall classes by June 1. Failure to pre-register for fall classes by this date will result in the student losing the privilege of an on-campus mailbox.

Students are responsible for their mailbox keys and must have the key to obtain mail from their mailboxes. No mail will be taken out from the back of the mailboxes at any time.

Lost mailbox keys need to be reported to the Service Bureau. Replacement keys take 48 hours to receive and cost $5. At the end of the school year, all mailbox keys need to be turned in to the Service Bureau, unless students are remaining on campus over the summer and sign up to keep their box open. Keys not returned will result in a $25 fee.

Outgoing mail should be placed in the mailbox located next to the Bookstore or in the basket inside the Service Bureau. The USPS picks up outgoing mail each afternoon (except Saturday, Sunday, and holidays) around 3:00. Campus mail to be distributed must have the student’s name and box number and be placed in the campus mail basket in the Service Bureau. Campus mail will be distributed each weekday morning and then sporadically throughout the remainder of the day..  Any mail put in the box after 4:00 pm may not be distributed until the next morning.

Letters sent to a student’s university address should look like this:

Doane University
1014 Boswell Ave., Ste #
Crete, NE 68333

Individual stamps can be purchased in the Service Bureau. The Service Bureau also weighs letters and packages to determine exact postage needs. The Service Bureau can only accept cash or check. Students may not charge stamps or keys to their student accounts. No one is allowed inside the mailroom without permission. Federal law protects the U.S. mail.

Student Recreation Equipment in Perry Campus Center

There is a pool table and a ping pong table located in the Student Affairs Office available for student use.  In addition, students may check out volleyballs, basketballs, dodge balls, board games, art supplies and other equipment from Student Leadership on weekdays from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm. The following policies apply to students borrowing recreational equipment:

  1. The individual signing out equipment will be held responsible for any damage and/or loss of equipment.  Replacement costs will be assigned by the Student Affairs Office and will be billed directly to the student’s account.
  2. If damages and/or losses are severe in extent, the group and/or person may lose future privilege to check out equipment.
  3. Equipment must be returned during regular business hours unless otherwise specified by the Student Affairs Office.
  4. While equipment is checked out, it is to be stored in a safe and secure environment.  It is to be kept away from moisture and any other environments that may not be conducive to the life expectancy of the equipment.  Cars are NOT considered safe and secure.
  5. Rules and regulations are subject to change at any time per the request of the Student Programming Board or the Office of Student Affairs.

Student Affairs Office

Doane University is unique among colleges, referring to the Student Affairs or Student Development area of the University as Student Leadership. The name, Student Affairs, reflects the stated purpose of Doane: “to educate students to serve and to lead in the state, nation, and the world.” All the typical areas of a Student Affairs division are represented at Doane, but they function under an overarching umbrella of leadership development and community service. In addition to this emphasis, the Student Affairs Office strives to meet the needs of a student body which is primarily residential and becoming more diverse.

The Student Affairs Office believes that the educational experience should be seamless, with activities in and out of the classroom supporting each other to most effectively facilitate student growth and development. Our goal is for our students to be empowered, informed, and responsible learners. Guiding our area to achieve our goal are the following tenets:

  1. The dignity of every individual is to be respected.
  2. Everyone is a leader.
  3. To lead is to serve.
  4. Accountability applies to every individual and every situation.
  5. To be individuals with integrity, our actions must be ethical and our words must be honest.

The Student Affairs Office includes the following areas: 

  • Counseling Services
  • Enrollment Days & Orientation
  • Greek Life & Activities
  • Hansen Leadership Program
  • Intramurals
  • Judicial Affairs Office
  • Multicultural Support Services
  • Residence Life
  • Safety Office
  • Service Programs
  • Student Activities
  • Student Clubs & Organizations
  • Student Congress (STUCO)
  • Student Health

It is important to the student affairs team that students feel a sense of belonging at Doane. Involvement in activities and leadership opportunities is encouraged. The Student Affairs Offices is located on the lower level of Perry Campus Center.

Technology at Doane University

Services Offered

Doane University offers students many technology services on and off campus. These include:

  • Email (On and off campus through the Web)
  • Wireless and Wired network access
  • Blackboard Learning Management System
  • Online grades, financials, and other student information
  • Discounts through Apple and Dell
  • 1 GB of free space to store projects
  • 7 days a week Helpdesk for all support needs
  • 24/7 online Helpdesk for submitting requests

Personal computers

Doane University allows students to bring their personal machines to campus. These computers must meet the minimum requirements to be on the network and to get support from the Helpdesk.

Computer Requirements Minimum Recommended:

Windows Users: Windows 7; 1GB RAM; 1GHz Processor

Apple Users: OS X; Intel Core Duo Processor and greater.

Before coming to campus, please run the following programs/processes to all personal computers:

  • Install AVG anti-virus, a free anti-virus product that will be required to register personal computers on our network. Download this free product at www.download.com.

Registering Personal Computers

When bringing a personal computer to campus and connecting it to the network, it will be required to register the machine. By registering the computer, it ensures the acceptance of the policies and requirements that are enforced on the Doane network. During this process an update on each personal computer and installation of required security software will be required in order to pass the scan.

Doane User I.D.

Doane Student User I.D. consists of two parts: a username and a password. The following are the formats for the username and password when students arrive on campus.


firstname.lastname (ex. thomas.doane)


DcMMDDYY - The MMDDYY is the student’s six digit birthday (ex. If born on March 12, 1989, the password would be Dc031289).

Together, the username and password form each student’s Doane User ID. This combination allows access to lab machines, e-mail, WebAdvisor, Netfiles, and the Online Helpdesk.

Computer Facilities

Students have many computing resources available to them, both in terms of support and equipment. Lab aides are available Saturday, Sunday and Monday through Thursday nights during the school year to provide assistance to students involved with courses including computer components. These students have completed course work in a variety of computer products and have the knowledge and experience to assist students who run into difficulties.

Communications Center


Hardware: There are 21 computers available at this location. These computers are all running Windows 7 and Mac OS X. This lab is open 24 hours a day.

Library/Learning Commons Area

Hardware: The bottom floor of the library has 24 - 21” iMac’s that are dual booted with OS X and Windows 7.

Days of the Week Hours (unless otherwise posted)

Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 11 pm
Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, 2 pm - 11 pm

Lied Science and Mathematics Building

Several classroom labs are available in the Lied Science and Mathematics Building. In addition to classroom labs, computers are available in the Media Center. In the Media Center are four Mac Mini’s running OS 10.6 and Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2007, VisualStudio.net and Internet Explorer. All computers in the Media Center are connected to the Internet and campus network.

Residence Hall Computers

Burrage, Frees, Sheldon, Hansen, and Smith computer labs are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all hall residents during academic semesters. They are closed during breaks.


There are printers in each of the labs for student use. Paper is available from the Helpdesk and from the RA/RD in the residence halls.

Students with questions regarding these resources, or who are interested in serving as a student consultant, should contact a member of the Office of Technology or the student assistant assigned to the hall lab.

Damage to computers may result in limiting hours to the labs.

Doane University Printing, Copying and Scanning Services (Tiger Print) - Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I print and copy?  

Black and white multi-function printers with scan, copy and print functions are available for student-use in all residence halls, the Library/Learning Commons and the 24x7 Computer Lab in CM 20. Printers can also be found in several other locations across campus.

Where can I get help with printing?

In the library, you can receive help from the Library Staff. For all other locations, please contact the Helpdesk at (402) 826-8411 or by contacting helpdesk@doane.edu.

Print and Copy Credits

Students receive 500 print credits each semester (Fall, Spring) for their printing needs.  For Interterm, Students receive 100 print credits. Based on student use and reviewing practices at other colleges this quantity should cover printing requirements for all students.

Each single-sided black and white print deducts 1 credit from your balance, and each duplex (2-sided) print deducts 1.5 print credits from your balance.

Credits are for each specific term, and unused credits do not roll over to the next term. Print credit balances are reset 14 days before the Spring and Fall Semester. Print credit balances for Inter-term reset the Friday prior to the start of the Spring term.

Duplex (2-sided) Printing and Copying

All printers located in the student residence halls, CM20, Gaylord Hall, Lied Media Center and in the Library Learning Commons that are capable of duplex printing are set to automatically print 2-sided. Students have the option to change the print setting to single-sided if desired.

How do credits work?

Black & White prints use 1 credit per single-sided print and 1.5 credits for duplex (2-sided).  Color prints are available from the Service Bureau and use 3 credits per single-sided print and 4.5 credits for color duplex (2-sided).

What if I am asked to print for my campus employment position?

If your job requires you to print you should already be assigned a department account to print to. This account should only be used for job related printing and copying. If you have been asked by your manager to print but do not yet have a department account, you will need to request your manager to send an email to helpdesk@doane.edu with your name and the department that you will need access to print to. Please do not use your individual account for job related printing and copying as this will limit your academic use.

What if I run out of credits?

If your print balance is running low, you will need to visit the business office to purchase additional credits. You can purchase additional credits in $10 increments for 100 credits to restore your balance.  

Note: Print credits do not carry over and are not refundable, or transferable.

Why did my job get routed to the Service Bureau?

As constituent of a non-profit institution it is important for all of us to be good stewards of our resources. For every dollar we save on printing, it is another dollar that we can redirect to directly support our mission and strategic initiatives.  As a result, we suggest that you route large print and copy jobs (100 pages or more) or high session volumes to the Service Bureau. When these conditions exist, you will be notified of this option during the print process.

The Service Bureau will not print copyrighted material without appropriate documentation.

What is the Printing Refund Policy?

In the rare case an error occurs while printing, adjustments can be made to the charges, or a refund can be issued, to the charged account in the following situations:

Printer malfunctions (including, but not limited to streaks, low toner, paper jams, no paper, etc.)

A refund will NOT be issued for the following reasons:

  • Sending more than one copy to a printer
  • Jobs sent to and released from an incorrect printer
  • Printing an incorrect file
  • Formatting problems (incorrect font size, spacing, and other user errors that should be corrected during review of the document prior to printing)
  • Print jobs that are delayed due to high user demand and subsequently never picked up
  • Prints made by someone other than the account holder. It is the account holder’s responsibility to protect and never share a Doane username and password. Not following this rule is a violation of the Doane University’s Acceptable Use Policy which states that users are responsible for any activity originating from their accounts which they can reasonably be expected to control. Accounts and passwords may not, under any circumstances, be used by persons other than those to whom they have been assigned

If you believe the print job qualifies for a refund then the following steps must be taken to receive credit for the jobs in error.

  • Contact the Doane University Help Desk within five (5) business days of the job being released at (402) 826-8411, helpdesk@doane.edu or by visiting in person at CM 32.
  • You must provide your name, Doane University ID, contact information and the date and time the job was printed along with the document name. The  date and time of the job and the document name can be found by logging into your account at:


The refund request and print logs will be reviewed and you will be notified by email once the review is complete and a decision reached.

Why are we installing Print Management Software?

Did you know that Doane University students, faculty and staff printed nearly 5,000,000 pages last year on our network printers? That is equivalent to 25 tons of paper and 62 trees.

Going Green

There are numerous environmental issues caused by excessive printing such as deforestation due to paper needs and filling of landfills with used toner cartridges and old, worn-out printers.

Doane University’s printing services and the print credit system are designed to help reduce the impact to our environment and to make effective use of our resources, thereby containing the costs of making printing available to our students.

The print credit system helps keep the costs of paper, toner, and printer maintenance under control, and assists in conserving resources.

How can I help?


Think about the documents you need to print. Can class work or papers be submitted to your professor electronically through e-mail or Blackboard? If it is research or reading material, can it be read online?

Remember you can scan a document and save files to your personal file space on Google Drive or Netfiles from your PC or any lab computer on Doane’s network.

Be careful and patient while you print. Make sure to send the correct document to the printer, and that you are aware of its length and your available print credit balance.

Comply with copyright regulations. If you have questions about fair use or other regulations please visit: http://www.doane.edu/library/faculty-resources/copyright

If you need assistance with any of these measures, ask a Library Assistant or the Helpdesk.


Faculty and staff are also being asked to assist in the effort to decrease operating costs and conserve resources.

Many professors have previously posted articles online, requesting that students print these materials in a campus computer lab. Instead, faculty and staff are being asked to encourage students to submit papers and class works electronically and read materials online.

Files can be posted for reading on Blackboard, Google Sites and Google Drive.

We are asking faculty to consider having students submit their papers and grade them electronically. 

Computer Lab Policies

Students should not save their documents to the hard drives on the lab computers; network file space is made available to all students, faculty and staff for this purpose. Documents and miscellaneous files are periodically removed from the computer lab hard drives and the user could lose his or her data. Users of the computer labs are expected to pick up any extraneous paper waste that results from their printing and place any computer paper in the recycling bins. Excessive printing in the labs is not allowed. If an extremely large print job is mistakenly submitted, notify the network administrator or lab aid on duty to cancel the print job as soon as possible. No equipment supplies, software, or manuals may be removed from computing sites without proper authorization.

All food, drink, and tobacco products are strictly prohibited from entering the computer labs. Students who do not comply with this regulation run the risk of expulsion from the labs for the remainder of the semester in which the violation occurred.

Other Policies

Use of personal routers is not allowed. Many multi-port switches have built-in routers and they will not work on our network. To connect more than two computers in a room via a wired Ethernet connection, check out a 4-port switch from the Helpdesk on campus. Personal wireless access points are not allowed and will not work on our network. This includes switches, routers, and personal computers set up as access points.

Computers acting as servers or running server services are not allowed except where approved by the Office of Technology.

Wireless Network Access

Every building has wireless access on campus.

Laptop Checkout

There are 10 laptops available for checkout from the Helpdesk. Priority is given to students needing one for an off-campus trip. The checkout period for the laptops is two days.

Instructional Technology

The Instructional Technology Center is located in the Communications Center. All requests for audio-visual equipment must be made in room 32, ext. 8411. All requests should be placed at least 48 hours before time of use and must have faculty sponsorship.

Software and Hardware Maintenance

Students must share the responsibility for keeping software and equipment in good repair. If a student encounters a problem with a piece of software or equipment, the student should report this to a computer lab aide, a professional staff member of the Office of Technology, or a member of the Library staff.

Purchasing Discount Computers

Apple and Dell make special discounts for Doane students. Typical discounts range from 8-10 percent (Apple) and 4-12 percent (Dell) depending upon the computer or accessory purchased.

For Apple Products log on to http://www.apple.com/edu/doane.
For Dell Products log on to http://www.dell.com/doane or call 866-257-4711 to place an order. When placing the call, identify yourself as a Doane student and have our member ID on hand: US5485900.

Software Purchased Under Doane University Licensing Agreements

Doane University students may purchase Microsoft Office 2010 in the Doane University Bookstore for $65. This software is made available through a licensing agreement between the University and Microsoft. Therefore, only Doane University students (not other college students) are eligible to purchase this software from the Doane Bookstore. Students who purchase this software are required to abide by the Microsoft End User Licensing Agreement that is included when the software is purchased.

All users are expected to abide by the end user licensing agreements for all other software that is either purchased through the Doane University Bookstore or installed on Doane College computers.


Transportation services to and from Doane University campus is available through OMALINK. This is a shuttle service housed at the Omaha airport with services provided from Omaha and Lincoln airports. For information please contact them at www.omalink.com or 402-475-5465.

There is a fee for this service and you are responsible for making your own reservations. OMALINK can pick up your student at the Doane University campus. Round trip and one way trips can be provided.

It is suggested that you make reservations at least 48 hours prior to your departure or arrival.

Voter Registration

Nebraska is a motor voter state. This means that an application for, or renewal of, a Nebraska driver’s license will serve as an application for voter registration unless the applicant does not sign the voter registration application portion of the form. Nebraska driver’s licenses may be renewed at any Department of Motor Vehicles in Nebraska. In Saline County, driver’s licenses can be renewed at the Saline County Courthouse, located in Wilber, on Thursdays. Wilber is located 10 miles south of Crete, and is the closest Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles to Doane. For more information about voter registration, see www.sos.ne.gov/elec/voter_info.html

Withdrawal from Doane University

Sometimes a student finds it necessary to withdraw from college before the end of a term. This process begins by contacting Becky Hunke at x8286. Ceasing to attend class or telling an instructor of the intent to withdraw from the class does not constitute as an official withdrawal. For more information regarding withdrawing from the University please see the Doane Catalog.

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