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Summer Research Seminar Series (ACRoSS)

Posted on June 2, 2022 | Filed under General News

The Office of URSCA is happy to announce that our weekly Summer Research Series (ACRoSS) will be held in-person during the Summer of 2022! Students, faculty, staff, and administrators who are on-campus during the summer are welcome to attend. Weekly meetings are held every Tuesday from noon until 1:30 PM in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center. The ACRoSS program starts on Tuesday, June 7th and ends on Tuesday, August 2nd. Each week, summer students participating in research, scholarship, and creative activities will present short overviews of their specific summer projects (e.g., question of interest, methods of inquiry, anticipated results or applications, etc.). Lunch is provided each week courtesy of the Office of URSCA. The schedule of events can be found here.

If you are planning on attending ACRoSS on a regular basis, please complete this Google Form so that we can order enough food.

Please contact Prof. Matt Venesky (mvenesky@allegheny.edo), URSCA Director, with any questions.

The Crawford County Community Health Needs Assessment Survey

Posted on June 2, 2022 | Filed under General News

The Meadville Medical Center & Titusville Area Hospital are conducting this survey to identify the health needs in our community. Every resident of Crawford County is invited to participate.

The survey will NOT ask for your name, address or other identifiable information; however, you must reside in Crawford County (PA) in order to participate. If you are a student who lives in Crawford County for more than 6 months out of the year, you are eligible to participate (i.e. Allegheny Students). You do not have to answer any question that you do not feel comfortable answering. All information recorded through this survey will remain confidential.

We need to hear from you. Please take 10-15 minutes to complete this survey.

If you have any questions, you can reach Dr. Becky Dawson at

For Employees: Institutionally Recognized Name Policy

Posted on May 30, 2022 | Filed under General News

The Institutionally Recognized Name Policy at Allegheny College supports employees seeking to be recognized by a different name other than their legal name.

We also believe that empowering employees with the option to be recognized by another name contributes to a safe and non-discriminatory college experience. Reasons for name changes may include transgender or gender non-conforming identities, those who wish to adopt an English language name, those who are known by names that are different from their legal names, or those who have popular names who wish to use a different name. Please note that some records may require the use of legal names only, such as federal and medical documentation.

Employees who submit an institutionally recognized name will receive a new email address that utilizes their institutionally recognized name’s first initial. If changing from a pre-existing Allegheny email address, all files and correspondence from your previous address is transferred to your new one, and your previous address becomes an alias to your new one. This means that all correspondence sent to your previous email address will be automatically forwarded to your new one.

In addition to a change in name, your institutionally recognized name will show up in the Google Suite, employee directory, class rosters, advisor/advisee lists, reports, and other locations where legal name is not required. Human Resources will continue to use the employee’s legal name as required by law.

Paper mail sent to the permanent address will also be addressed to your institutionally recognized name, unless it contains a document/information where legal name is required (e.g. tax information).

For employees who would like to use an Institutionally Recognized Name, please complete this form. PLEASE NOTE: this is a new policy. Even if you see what you feel is your chosen name appearing in various records, you still need to complete this form so that the database reflects the change accurately and updates are made consistent to what has been communicated.

Legal Names:
In order to change the name on your official college records such as tax and employment records, you must legally change your name. A legal name change is recognized by submitting an updated social security card.

Allegheny College will display institutionally recognized name to the college community where feasible and appropriate, and it will make a good faith effort to update the reports, documents and systems designated to use chosen names. Inappropriate use of the chosen name policy, including but not limited to avoiding legal obligation or misrepresentation, may be cause for denying use of chosen names. Allegheny College reserves the right to remove any chosen name that is deemed inappropriate.

Creek Connections May Newsletter

Posted on May 25, 2022 | Filed under General News

The Creek Connections May Newsletter is here! Read about our busy spring season. Many thanks to all who helped out this year, especially the Gators who contributed their research project or environmental education activities to our virtual Student Research Symposium. You made our event a huge success!

For Employees – TIAA Consultations 6/22

Posted on May 22, 2022 | Filed under General News

A representative from TIAA will be available for individual counseling sessions on Wednesday, June 22. You can schedule a confidential appointment to discuss retirement needs. If interested, you will need a personal computer to access the meeting site. If a computer is not available, a phone appointment can be arranged. Register for a session soon as appointment times are limited. Click here to schedule an appointment or call (800) 732-8353 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to schedule an appointment. These sessions are for informational/educational purposes only. They do not constitute investment advice under ERISA and TIAA does not offer or provide tax advice. The information provided does not take into account any specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. See your financial advisor and/or tax advisor regarding your particular situation.

Crawford County Rural Broadband Survey

Posted on May 22, 2022 | Filed under General News

Crawford County Commissioners, through Crawford County Planning, are investigating accessibility to broadband (high speed) internet service. The purpose of this investigation is to position the county as “shovel ready” for upcoming state and federal money aimed at deploying broadband internet. Completing this survey will help the county to target funding to areas where internet does not exist or is a barrier for our citizens. Crawford County residents are invited to fill out the survey here.

Campus Center Summer Hours

Posted on May 19, 2022 | Filed under General News

The Henderson Campus Center and Arnold Hall summer hours begin on May 22, as follows:

  • May 22-31, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. with card access until 11 p.m.
  • May 30, Memorial Day, Closed
  • June 1-5, 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
  • June 6-July 31, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. with card access until 11 p.m.
  • July 4 (Holiday), 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., card access only
  • August 1-22, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. with card access until 11 p.m.
  • August 23, normal hours resume

Card access will be available at the 3rd floor Skylight Lounge, CC Lobby and Music wing entrances.

Courageous Conversations About Race

Posted on May 18, 2022 | Filed under General News

Students and Employees/Faculty, please join Courageous Conversations About Race to take place in the Fall Semester on Mondays from 4:10 to 5:20. Students can earn 2 credits by signing into ComJ 591. Employees/faculty who would like to join in conversation with students and peers please contact Bill Bywater ( The work of George Yancy will prime our conversation and he may join us. Discussion organizers are Darnell Tucker of IDEAS and Bill Bywater, emeritus professor of philosophy.

Wise Center Summer Hours

Posted on May 18, 2022 | Filed under General News

The Wise Center summer hours start on May 21st. The Wise Center is open M-F 7AM-7PM and closed on weekends. It is also closed on Memorial Day and the 4th of July.

Fall 2022 Registration Update

Posted on May 5, 2022 | Filed under General News

Self-Service will be temporarily closed on Monday, May 9, 2022, while we make final adjustments to the Fall schedule. You will still be able to log on to see your schedule.

Self-Service will re-open on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 and remain open until Monday, June 6, 2022. After that time, you will not be able to register until the first week of August.

Students may register for up to 18 credits at this time. You can continue to add courses that have open seats online and you can also drop any course online.

The All-College Change Period will begin the first week of August (date to be announced). Students will then be able to register for up to 20 credits.

The Overload Form will open on Monday, August 29, 2022.

Registration for more than 20 credits requires advisor approval; please complete the Overload Approval Form, which will then be sent to your advisor(s). You may need to meet with your advisor before they approve the overload. They may also deny the overload.

Registration for 22 or more credits requires both your advisor’s approval and permission from the Registrar, who will review the information on the Overload Approval Form along with your academic record and will assess your level of preparedness for the requested overload. You may be required to meet with the Registrar in person, and permission for course overloads may be denied.

Add Authorization will be required for adding courses beginning on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office ( if you have questions about registering for Fall 2022.