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Life at Ursuline

Life at Ursuline

The Ursuline College Accelerated Program (UCAP) understands how important your time is.

The small and dedicated staff will be here to support you every step of the way.  From the moment you step in our office to learn more about the program, we are confident that you will know this is the right fit for you.  

Students attending UCAP range in age from 25-65, and bring to the classroom extensive work experience that they are able to relate to the content being taught.  Our faculty members are practitioners in the field which means they will bring real-world examples into the class discussions. Our students find that our faculty members bring a perfect blend of academic background with practical, professional experience. Your admission, advising, and educational experience will be unlike any other you have had in the past. At Ursuline, you are never a number.

The Ursuline College Accelerated Program (UCAP) understands how important your time is.

The small and dedicated staff will be here to support you every step of the way.  From the moment you step in our office to learn more about the program, we are confident that you will know this is the right fit for you.  

Students attending UCAP range in age from 25-65, and bring to the classroom extensive work experience that they are able to relate to the content being taught.  Our faculty members are practitioners in the field which means they will bring real-world examples into the class discussions. Our students find that our faculty members bring a perfect blend of academic background with practical, professional experience. Your admission, advising, and educational experience will be unlike any other you have had in the past. At Ursuline, you are never a number.

Academic Advising

As a UCAP student, you will have a dedicated Academic Advisor to assist you every step of the way.  The role of the academic advisor is to meet with you to register you for classes, work with you on long-term course scheduling to keep you on track to graduation, and most importantly complete your graduation audit when it is time for you to walk across the stage at graduation.

Laurel Yuratovac, Academic Advisor

Telephone: 440 449 5354

Tutoring

UCAP is committed to providing currently enrolled students with the services and support needed to assist them with improving learning and achieving their educational goal.  Tutoring is a free and can be signed up weekly or for an entire session.  Tutoring varies from session to session based on the courses offered.

Mathematics

 

Writing

On or around October 1, Erin Gibbons will be on leave and not available for writing tutoring appointments until Spring 2018. Instead, Sister Susan Mary Rathbun and Eileen Kohut will be available for drop-in tutoring in Mullen 312 on the scheduled dates/times below:

  • Monday: Sister Susan Mary Rathbun, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday: Sister Susan Mary Rathbun, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday: Eileen Kohut, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Thursday: Eileen Kohut, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM

You can also schedule appointments in advance with either Sister Susan Mary or Eileen by signing up on the sign-in sheet inside of MU 312 or by emailing them (srathbun@ursuline.eduekohut@ursuline.edu). Additionally, Sister Virginia DeVinne is available for tutoring by appointment on Fridays. To make an appointment with Sister Virginia, please email her (vdevinne@ursuline.edu) or stop by her office, MU 306.

Disability Services

Welcome! 
For students with documented physical, psychological or learning disabilities, accommodations in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are provided when requested. After students provide URSA with appropriate documentation, the Disability Specialist will work with the students to select reasonable accommodations. Students with emotional/psychological or physical disabilities must present up to date documentation of the diagnoses and possible treatment to the Disability Specialist. Providing a doctor’s prescription pad note is not sufficient documentation in and of itself but it can be included with other documentation as pat of a more comprehensive evaluation report. Academic Support and Disabilities Services will provide each student with letters for faculty listing the reasonable accommodations the student needs. To continue receiving accommodations, students must meet with the Disability Specialist at the beginning of each semester.  Additionally, Ursuline College’s FOCUS program provides a comprehensive fee-based program aimed at supporting students with Learning Disabilities (LD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD).

Accommodations
Students with documented disabilities may take advantage of basic academic support services and appropriate accommodations as determined by the Disability Specialist at no additional cost. These basic support services are rights guaranteed to individuals with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and ADA.
Examples of appropriate accommodations include but are not limited to the following:

  • Note-takers
  • Proctors for extended-time exams and other reasonable testing accommodations
  • Assistance with textbooks in alternative format
  • Assistance with the use of adaptive technologies on campus

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How are accommodations provided?

You should discuss your specific needs for accommodations with the Disability Specialist within the first two weeks of a semester. It is in your best interest to self-identify to professors at the beginning of the semester.

For more information, please contact:

Morgan Weber, Disability Specialist

440-684-6080
morgan.weber@ursuline.edu

Diversity

Approximately 30% of Ursuline undergraduates are minority students, and 10% come from outside of Ohio. Nearly 50% of Ursuline students are the first in their families to go to college. The fabric of the Ursuline community is made up of students from various religious traditions, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Yet with all of these differences, 96% of on-campus students surveyed agree that respect is given to students of diverse backgrounds. Since respect and collaboration are core values at Ursuline, students with personal values to match find a perfect fit here.

The Office of Diversity’s mission is to heighten cultural, ethnic and social justice awareness on campus and to provide academic and social support for students and foster intergroup relations. The office accomplishes this mission by hosting events like Cultural Fusion, where you’ll experience global foods and customs, the Tunnel of Oppression, in which you’ll personally experience discrimination as if you were a member of various marginalized groups. You’ll take field trips to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, to the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards (the only juried prize in the nation for books that confront racism and celebrate diversity), and hear special talks during Black History MonthWomen’s History Month, Native American History Month, Hispanic Heritage MonthAsian American Awareness Month and more. You’ll have the opportunity to Meet the Greeks at Sisterhood Sip, and might even join one of Cleveland’s “Divine Nine” city-wide Pan-Hellenic sororities. You’ll attend soul food dinnerspoetry slams, and book dialogues on race with faculty, staff, and students. And when you succeed in the classroom, you’ll be invited to the 3.0 and up luncheons to celebrate the academic achievements of minority students.

AIMS Peer Mentoring

The Academic Inspiration for Minority Success (AIMS) Peer Mentoring Program will provide you with individualized assistance to help your during your first-year transition to Ursuline. You’ll be paired with a sophomore, junior or senior mentor who will provide you with emotional and social support as you become acclimated to Ursuline. Mentors provide early exposure to important College resources while advising you on how to be successful on campus. Many mentees become mentors as upperclass students in this popular Ursuline program.

Contact
Dr. Kristie Williams

Allies

The purpose of Allies is to provide all Ursuline College students, whether they are gay straight, bisexual or transgender with political, self, and community awareness of current LGBT issues.

Contact
Dr. Joann Piotrkowski

Social Justice

Ursuline’s foundation as a Catholic institution inspires us to treat all persons with dignity and to serve others, using our voices to speak up for marginalized people and promote justice wherever we go.

Serving the community

Nearly every weekend throughout the school year you can participate in student-led community service activities with Habitat for Humanity, Ingenuity Fest, Cleveland Foodbank, Cuyahoga County Adult Developmental Centers, Rescue Village, St. Jude Walk/Run, Kosher Food Bank, Earthfest Cleveland and many more organizations.

Regular weekend service activities spark long-term service projects for many of our students. Recently an Ursuline student serving at a soup kitchen turned her experience into a semester-long service-learning activity running a drive for menstrual products to provide to low-income women. With projects like these, you can earn free course credit for the invaluable learning that accompanies doing good in the world.

Practicing our values

Ursuline students have presented workshops at the Social Justice Teach-In through the InterReligious Task Force on Central America at neighboring Case Western Reserve University, and plan campus events like Women’s Watch to speak out against domestic and other violence toward women and children. A popular core course, Peace and Justice, invites upperclass students to contemplate the justice issues that matter most, and dialogue about improving our collective experience.

Living our values

Ursuline’s sustainability committee seeks to reduce our carbon footprint and our food service serves only free trade coffee and supports the local economy by prioritizing locally sourced produce. Our bookstore seeks to sell merchandise made in countries with living wages. In every way we can, we live out our values to make the world a more just place for all.

Are you ready?

If you’re ready to see how you can change the world as an Ursuline student, begin your application below. Not ready to apply yet? Start learning more about Ursuline by requesting information or visiting today.