Doane believes that student life outside the classroom is an important part of the university education and that cocurricular activities have a significant impact on student development. Therefore, the university provides and promotes programs for students, which create a sense of community and enhances personal development.
Student Affairs Office
The office primarily responsible for Doane student services is the Student Affairs Office. Professional staff offer programs and assistance in career development, counseling, residence life and commuter services, safety, orientation, multicultural support services, leadership development, student involvement, student government, health and wellness services, spiritual guidance, as well as community service and volunteerism.
New Student Enrollment Days and Orientation
Enrollment Days for new students are held during the summer. The students work with faculty and student orientation leaders to adjust to college life, make academic plans, and develop goals and activities for the college years which are consistent with the student’s objectives.
Orientation, which occurs right before classes begin in the fall, is a four-day program which assists students in making a successful transition to college.
International Student Advising
The Office of International Programs coordinates international student academic advising and SEVIS reporting for those students who hold an F-1 Visa.
Upon arrival to campus each term, international students must check in with the International Programs Office. Students enrolling in their first term must attend the orientation program coordinated by the Office of Student Leadership.
The Offices of Residence Life, Student Leadership, Multicultural Affairs and International Programs coordinate information and services for international students. Throughout the year, cultural programs and workshops are offered by the Office of Multicultural Support Services to encourage integration within Doane’s multicultural Community.
College to Career Center
The College to Career Center (C2CC) offers many career development services and resources aimed to support students’ transitions throughout college life and beyond. Students are encouraged to schedule one-on-one appointments each year to discuss their specific situation ensuring they are fully prepared for their professional life after college. Appointments can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The C2CC can help with:
- Major/Career Exploration and Decision-Making
- Résumé/Cover Letter Reviews
- Interviewing/Practice Interviews
- Internship/Job/Graduate School Search Strategies
- LinkedIn Development and Networking Strategies
- Salary/Benefits Negotiation
- Multiple Job Offers
The C2CC also organizes programs, workshops and often speaks to many classes and organizations.
Multicultural Support Services (MSS)
MSS provide 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.
Doane provides free counseling and referral for students who are experiencing personal, academic or career concerns. These concerns can range from drug and alcohol problems, depression or test anxiety to problems in decision-making. Our counselors are trained professionals and their assistance is confidential.
The university has an on-campus Health and Wellness Center which employs a registered nurse. Care and treatment for general illness are available at the Health Center. Referrals for advanced medical care are made to local physician clinics. Student fees do not include fees for physicians’ services or hospitalization. Students should notify the Health and Wellness Center for any illness or injury.
The Doane Safety Office provides security resources for all community member. The Safety Office is open 24 hours during the academic year and provides services such as: escorts, patrols, ID cards, video surveilliance, parking enforcement, event stafifng, creime reports and general campus information.
A professional food service organization offers nutritious and varied menus for a meal plan that includes up to 21 meals per week. Meals are served in the upstairs dining room in the Perry Campus Center, the Simply to Go station, Common Grounds Coffeehouse, and in the Tiger Inn.
The Zenon C.R. Hansen Leadership Program
The Zenon C.R. Hansen Leadership Program is designed to help develop the leadership skills of Doane students. The program was launched in 1994 with a fully funded grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Zenon C.R. Hansen Foundation endowed the leadership program in 1997.
This collaborative effort involves not only students and faculty, but also alumni and community leaders serving as role models. The unique aspect of the Hansen Leadership Program (HLP) is that the majority of its initiatives are open to all current Doane students. Anyone can participate in HLP.
Hansen Leadership Program initiatives include:
Hansen Speakers Assembly: Through a generous grant awarded by The Zenon C.R. Hansen Foundation, Doane University is able to invite internationally and regionally recognized professional and community leaders to speak on campus each year. Guests of the Hansen Speakers Assembly visit various classes, dine with students, and present lectures which are open to the public free of charge.
Leadershops/Retreats: Throughout the academic year, students may attend various presentations and discussions led by university and community leaders, as well as by other students. All workshops (leadershops) and retreats are specially designed to achieve specific outcomes. Such outcomes include: developing an awareness of leadership styles, attributes and a personal definition of leadership; acquiring and practicing self-development, interpersonal and group/community skills; working effectively with others; and coaching, mentoring and developing leadership skills in others.
Faculty-in-Residence Programs: Faculty-in-Residence programs are designed to foster a stronger relationship between academic inquiry, professional development and the cocurricular experience of Doane students. Several times a year, a member of the university’s faculty leads an informal discussion on a topic of his or her choosing with students in the main lounge of a residence hall on campus.
Relay For Life: Relay For Life is an opportunity for people to contribute their time, effort and donations toward the fight against cancer. Students and other members of the Doane and Crete communities walk through the night to show their support of those who suffer from this disease.
Hansen Leadership Hall: This residence hall opened in the fall of 2000 and provides students the opportunity to expand their involvement in community service and leadership development. Students must meet and maintain set criteria in order to reside in this hall.
For more information about The Zenon C.R. Hansen Leadership Program, contact the Student Affairs Office.
Doane is a residential university and believes that learning to live with others and participating in the self-governance of a residence hall community are essential elements of the university experience. Therefore, all unmarried full-time students under the age of 21 are required to live and board on campus during the regular academic year. Requests for exceptions to this policy (e.g., students living at home with their parents) should be made to the Director of Residential Life and Education.
Doane’s residence halls provide a variety of accommodations, including suite-style living as well as more traditional residences. The halls are staffed with professionals and returning students who have received training in advising, community development, crisis intervention, and programming. The staff is available to help students with problems and to provide leadership in community development.
For a complete description of Residence Life, refer to the Student Handbook.
Doane University has expectations which reflect the values to which the university is committed and which are designed to protect the rights of community members, ensure order in the community, and encourage student responsibility. University expectations include (but are not limited to): 1) Consumption and/or possession of alcoholic beverages on campus are limited to persons of legal age in their private rooms; 2) Doane students are expected to respect the rights of all persons and property; 3) Violations of the law on or off campus are prohibited; and 4) Honesty is expected in all academic endeavors. University policies and procedures are described in detail in the Student Handbook.
Disciplinary Probation, Suspension or Expulsion
Students placed on disciplinary probation may lose all their Doane University aid, and may lose federal entitlement aid. Students suspended from Doane University will lose their Doane scholarships and grants. Doane scholarships and grants will be removed from the beginning of the semester of judicial sanction. Loss of federal aid will follow federal policy. Expulsion from Doane University will be noted on the students official transcript.
Doane University affirms its historical connection with the United Church of Christ, and joins in fellowship and service with other UCC colleges in the United States. Students are encouraged to realize their spiritual growth through participation in campus religious organizations, through involvement with Doane faculty and staff, and through worship in any of the area churches.
Worship services and spiritual programs are offered on campus regularly by the campus chaplain. The chaplain also provides counseling to students.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Newman Club, and Campus Crusade for Christ, as well as a variety of other spiritual organizations, meet weekly, conduct regular campus-wide activities, participate in regional conferences, and host speakers.
Alternative Break: Doane students have an opportunity to travel out of state each year to assist a variety of non-profit organizations and engage in service learning. Alternative Fall and Spring Breaks are planned by the Office of Campus Engagement at Doane, and students are selected to attend these trips through an application process.
Students may operate and maintain motor vehicles on campus. All vehicles must be registered at the Safety Office, and campus vehicle regulations must be obeyed.
Engaging in campus activities at Doane is encouraged. Student Congress, Peer Judicial Board, Residence Hall Association, Student Programming Board, and Greek Council make decisions which affect many aspects of student life at Doane, while providing excellent opportunities for leadership experience and service.
Students also serve with faculty members on college committees which govern judicial, curricular, and other institutional matters.
The Student Affairs Office has information about ways in which students may become engaged in campus activities.
Doane students are encouraged to participate in athletic activities at a level commensurate with their skills and interests. Intercollegiate sports for women include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, cheer, dance, and volleyball. Intercollegiate sports for men include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, and wrestling.
Intercollegiate athletes are required to carry their own accident and health insurance. Proof of insurance must be provided to the college before athletes are allowed to participate in athletics in anyway, including practice.
All Doane students may participate in music, art, and theatre activities on campus. Theatre provides experience in all aspects of theatre production, from set painting to performing on stage. There are also vocal and instrumental music organizations, which give students opportunities to develop skills, perform, and travel. The Doane Improv Team and Doane Players are great opportunities to get involved in the arts.
Students interested in writing should consider becoming involved with the Doane Owl, the oldest college newspaper in Nebraska; the 1014 Magazine; and Xanadu, the university’s literary magazine.
Opportunities for participation in Doane’s student organizations are limited only by the time a student wants to give to co-curricular activities. The student organizations at Doane reflect varied interests and offer the opportunity to develop new skills, discuss new ideas, and serve the campus community. New student organizations are created and established at Doane each semester by students. Visit the Student Affairs Office in Perry Campus Center to learn more about establishing new student organizations at Doane.
Doane has five local sororities and five local fraternities. These groups do not have chapter houses, but do provide social and philanthropic activities for members. Greek rush is held during spring semester.
Student Organizations at Doane University
AAUW (American Association of University Women)
APO (Alpha Psi Omega)
Bad Movie Club
Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)
DAEYC (Doane Association for the Education of Young Children)
Doane Improv Team (Doane Provs)
Doane Accounting Club
Doane Catholic Newman Club
Doane Forensics Team
Doane Mascot Club
Doane Players (theatre)
Doane Sports Medicine
Doane Television (DCTV)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Greek System Organizations:
Alpha Omega Fraternity
Alpha Pi Epsilon Fraternity
Chi Delta Sorority
Delta Kappa Pi Fraternity
Gamma Phi Iota Sorority
Kappa Phi Zeta Sorority
Omega Psi Theta Sorority
Phi Sigma Tau Sorority
Sigma Phi Theta Fraternity
Tau Sigma Zeta Fraternity
Hansen Leadership Advisory Board
Health & Medical Occupation Club (HMOC)
Health & Wellness Programming
Jazz Unlimited and Ensemble
KDNE 91.9 FM (college radio station)
Mighty Tiger Marching Band
Multicultural Support Services
National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
Omicron Delta Kappa
Peer Judicial Board (PJB)
Phi Beta Lambda
Project Outdoor Classroom
Pre Law Club
Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA)
Relay For Life
Residence Hall Association
Roots and Shoots
Society of Physics Students
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Student Athlete Leadership Team
Student Congress (StuCo)
Student Education Association (SEA)
Student Programming Board (SPB)
The Doane Line
The Dance Project
Wildlife and Conservation Organization (WACO)Women’s Chorale
Xanadu Literary Magazine
Technology Available for Students
Doane University has a sophisticated network connecting every building on campus with fiber optic cable. Every classroom has Internet access and each residence hall room has two Internet/network connections available. All of the buildings and rooms have access to high speed Internet connection. Students may connect their computers to the network in the residence halls and other academic areas. Wireless network access is available in all Residence Halls and campus buildings.
Bringing a Computer to Campus
Students who have computers are encouraged to bring them to campus. Doane University provides a license for AVG for every student computer connected to Doane’s network. This is provided at no charge to the student; all student computers are required to run Doane’s corporate license if they are connected to the campus network. When students arrive on campus with their computers, it will be installed for them.
Student computers must meet minimum hardware and software standards prior to connecting to the campus network and to the internet. Below are the criteria that must be met.
Minimum Hardware Requirements
Windows Operating Systems
Processor: Pentium 1 GHz or higher
RAM: 512 MB or higher
Hard Disk: at least 300 MB of free space
Ethernet 10/100 (for room access)
Optional: Wireless 802.11 b/g
Macintosh Operating Systems
Processor: G3 or higher
RAM: 512 MB or higher
Hard Disk: at least 300 MB of free space
Ethernet 10/100 (for room access)
Optional: Wireless 802.11 b/g
Minimum Software Requirements
Windows XP with current patches or Macintosh OS X with current patches. We do not support Windows 95, 98, ME NT Server, Server 2000 or 2003 on student computers. Windows users must install and run at least one spyware removal tool, and one antivirus program. The university-licensed version of AVG is available for no cost.
Computer Software and Other Products
Doane University students may purchase Microsoft Office Professional at a reduced rate in the bookstore. If students would like to order software or other products, Doane has an agreement with http://www.govconnection.com/doane to provide students with academic pricing on all computer software or hardware. A student’s Doane University e-mail account will allow access to the academic purchasing web sites. Doane also has relationships with Dell and Apple for more details visit http://www.doane.edu/About_Doane/Offices/its/technology-discounts/
E-mail, Web Pages, and Other Network Applications
All students at Doane University are assigned a personal network account that allows them access to their Doane e-mail account, a personal folder for storing documents on a server, online course materials, access to computers in lab areas, and access to electronic databases and reference materials. The university does not charge a fee for network accounts or use of network resources. A student’s network account remains active until graduation or withdrawal from Doane. During spring enrollment, students can receive their e-mail accounts, or it will be sent through campus mail during the first week of classes. Doane University students receive a lifetime e-mail account.
Computers Provided by Doane University
More than 340 computers are available for students to use in labs, classrooms, and offices on campus. All computers are connected to the Internet and laser printers.
Most of the computers that are available to students are Pentium 4 class computers running Windows XP Pro operating systems. About 25 percent are Macintosh iMac or eMac computers using operating systems OS X.
Computers in the residence hall labs are open 24 hours, seven days a week. Each of the large residence halls has two-three Mac Mini’s with OS X and Windows XP. All computers are connected to laser printers and the Internet.
Laptops are available for students to check out overnight. The laptops are Internet-ready and students may access the Internet from their residence hall rooms.
Using Technology in the Classroom
Students will use technology in a variety of ways. More than 300 courses have an online component that is used to enhance the traditional classroom setting. Professors use Blackboard and course web sites to post syllabi and ideas for class projects, and to deliver online quizzes and discussions.
The Office of Technology provides laptop computers and multimedia projection units for students to use for their in-class presentations. In addition to this equipment, students may also check out a digital camera or digital video camera to prepare their presentations.
All of Doane’s classrooms are equipped with a computer connected to the Internet, as well as multimedia presentation equipment. In these classrooms, the Internet and computer are used as teaching aids on a regular basis.
The Office of Technology requests input from the students on a regular basis and strives to meet their technological needs.
Access/Services For Students With Disabilities
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provide 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 be accessible to the disabled, but it does not require that every building or part of a building on campus be accessible. Some of the architectural barriers on this campus cannot be removed in the immediate future. Thus, it may be necessary to reschedule classes to accessible buildings or take other steps to open some of the programs to students with mobility impairments.
- 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, documentation of such disabilities must be provided by qualified professionals upon request.
- While students are encouraged to self-identify at the earliest possible time, they can access services at any time by initiating the process described above.
- 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: Admissions, Student Leadership, Academic Success Center, or Academic Affairs.
For further information refer to Federal Disclosure Information . See Student Handbook for grievance procedure.
Doane Transportation for Events and Programming
Doane will endeavor to provide students with transportation to off-site events and programming. Doane students and parents should understand that if a student elects to transport themselves, rather than using Doane-provided transportation, that Doane’s insurance policies do not cover the student in the event of an accident.
Liability stemming from students transporting themselves is solely the responsibility of students and their parents, and their associated insurance policies.
Doane highly recommends that students transporting themselves not travel during bad weather or other dangerous conditions.
Alcohol and Drug Policy
Because of the serious consequences related to the use of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances, and because this practice can lead to a loss of effectiveness in human life and does not contribute to the teaching-learning process, Doane University takes seriously the enforcement of state and federal laws pertaining to the use of alcohol and/or controlled substances. Doane University urges its community to exercise mature judgement and social responsibility regarding the use of alcoholic beverages. More information is available in the student and employee handbooks.
Athletic Department Drug Policy
The use of anabolic steroids, cocaine, amphetamines or any other controlled substance (as defined by federal or state law) by any member of any intercollegiate athletic team of Doane University is strictly prohibited. The only exceptions are physician-prescribed medications for the individual student athlete.
Unauthorized use of such drugs constitutes an abuse of the privilege of practicing and participating in intercollegiate competition. Such unauthorized use may result in dismissal from intercollegiate athletic teams and may lead to further sanctions.
Title IX Policy Statement
It is the policy of Doane University not to discriminate on the basis of gender in its educational programs, activities or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments.
Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, Doane University, Crete, NE 68333 or to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202.