Jan 23, 2022  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Campus Life

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Graduate work is more than advanced coursework: it is a time for professional reflection and expansion.  Lyndon State provides graduate students with opportunities to become acquainted with fellow students, professors, and with other professionals as they focus their studies and explore areas of concern and interest.  In order to help you make the most of those experiences, Lyndon provides an array of services and opportunities.

Samuel Read Hall Library


The library was named for Samuel Read Hall, the Concord, Vermont schoolmaster who pioneered teacher education and published the first textbook on the principles of teaching. The library, an integral part of the Lyndon Learning Commons, is where students gather to study, have a cup of coffee, do research, use computing facilities, view a film or play a game of chess. Students visit the library because it provides a comfortable and secure space for study and supports student research needs by providing helpful staff and access to high-quality resources.

Library staff teach research skills and information literacy and help all library users find the information they need. In addition to our own collections, the library provides access to information resources at the other Vermont State College libraries and most U.S. and international libraries. The library’s online resources are available to our college community across campus and off-site.

The library provides access to several special collections of interest to the campus and local community. There is a Vermont collection focusing on Vermont and Northeast Kingdom history, geography and current events. The library hosts Lyndon State College archives as well as the Instructional Materials and Children’s Literature Centers that support the Education Department and local educators.

Information technology support is also available at the INFOdesk located in the main lobby.

Library Mission
The Samuel Read Hall Library supports the academic, intellectual and cultural life of the Lyndon State College community by:

  • Developing responsive, user-centered services and information resources.
  • Providing friendly, professional staff and a welcoming atmosphere.
  • Maintaining comfortable spaces for focused study and collaboration.
  • Promoting information skills and critical thinking.

The Library is dedicated to the College’s mission of preparing every student for personal and professional success, as well as supporting the information needs of the Northeast Kingdom.

The Learning Commons

Academic Support Center

Academic Success is central to your life at Lyndon. The Academic Support Center Strives to create a welcoming and information-rich environment to support students in the completion of their educational and professional goals. All students are eligible to receive academic support services at no extra cost. Located in LAC 325, the Academic Support Center houses Project Excel, Student Academic Development, and Services for Students with Disabilities. Make sure to visit us in order to explore the useful services available to you!

Student Academic Development

Student Academic Development includes drop-in tutoring in a variety of subject areas in addition to help with time management, test anxiety, study skills, test-taking strategies, note-taking, English as a second language, and many other academic issues.

Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services provides a broad spectrum of accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Students who would like to talk with someone about educational assistance and/or accommodations should contact the Learning Specialist in the Academic Support Center. Conversations are confidential in nature and need not result in an application for assistance unless the student desires one. Instructors and student support personnel will provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations based on the nature of the disability and the of the course.

Lyndon does not have separate degree programs for students with disabilities; all students must meet requirements for individual courses, general education requirements, and degree programs. The college observes provisions of Section 504 or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the appropriate sections of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). For further information, students may consult the Academic Policy manual in the library, the Learning Specialist in the Academic Support Center, or the Dean of Administrative Affairs.

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free, one-to-one peer consultation on a drop-in basis. Trained Writing Consultants work with writers of every skill level, from the most confident writers looking for constructive feedback to those students for whom writing can feel like a challenge. Located in the Library, the center is open Sunday through Friday.

Advising Resources

Advising Resources provides hands-on assistance in course selection, scheduling, and using the online registration system, or other tips related to advising at Lyndon such as how to make the most of meetings with your faculty advisor. Advising Resources offers one-on-one help and take-away resources such as add/drop slips, calendars for mapping your week or your semester, a list of faculty advisor offices, general education courses and checklists, graduation standards information, and more.

Career Services

Career Services provides a variety of career planning and placement services for all Lyndon community members. Career counseling in available for students wanting assistance in choosing a major or career. Additionally, Career Services works with the college’s academic departments and employers to facilitate internship opportunities for students. The Career Services office and website offer students access to occupational references, self-assessment tools, employer directories, job and internship listings, and college and graduate school catalogs. In addition, Career Services is on both Facebook and Pinterest. Events and workshops are posted on Facebook and both social media pages offer students tips, strategies, and tools related to résumé writing, professional dress, networking, searching for a job or internship, and interviewing.

Career Services disseminates jobs and internship announcements to students, maintains an alumni career network, and assists students in developing job search skills. The information is used in conjunction with workshops in résumé preparation, job search and interviewing techniques in order to provide Lyndon graduates with a competitive edge in the modern work place.

Information Technology Services


The Lyndon State College Information Technology department provides high quality Information Technology services for our learning community. We deliver this service in the context of the vision, mission and goals of LSC and the VSC. The ability to use existing technology and to develop technology skills that are transferable to new tools is integral to the college experience. The campuswide academic and administrative information technology network and its related services bring both the tools and the opportunity to develop important technology skills to every classroom, residence hall room, and office.

Several campus computer labs (providing over 300 Windows and Apple workstations) are available for student use during varying hours throughout the day and night. All students, faculty, and staff are provided with e-mail services (Microsoft Exchange) and network storage (Microsoft SharePoint Services). A Help Desk provides software and hardware support Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:00PM. Wireless is accessible in most academic and administrative areas of the college including the Library, Student Center, Dining Hall, Conference Rooms, etc. Our Learning Management System is hosted by Moodle Rooms, our portal is hosted by Ellucian, and our content is stored in Microsoft SharePoint Services.

The services provided by the Information Technology Department expand and change frequently. For the most current information, please see the LSC Information Technology Services website at www.lyndonstate.edu/infotech.


Academic Services


Veterans Affairs

At Lyndon, veterans are encouraged to make full use of the educational benefits to which they are entitled. The benefits recipient will need to identify from which program the education benefits will be received.  Each semester, enrollments at Lyndon are verified to the agency providing the veteran’s education benefits.  If any questions arise concerning educational benefits or veteran-related problems, contact the Student Services Office.

Student Services Office

The Student Services Office in Vail 348 contains the services normally provided by the Registrar’s, Financial Aid and Business Offices — all centralized in one location. Students can receive a multitude of services ranging from registration in classes, paying a bill, changing a meal plan, receiving financial aid assistance, making an address change, requesting a transcript, requesting verification of enrollment, checking on graduation requirements, etc. We have three Student Services Consultants available to serve the student population on the “frontline” as well as Financial Aid, Registrar’s Office, and Business Office specialists who are available for consultation. This one-stop-shop concept enables students to take care of all their Registrar, Financial Aid and Business Office issues and concerns in one location.

Student Affairs


Health Services

Lyndon’s Campus Health Service is supervised by a physician. The staff provides assessment and treatment of routine health matters, conducts educational programs on health-related issues and makes referrals to local practitioners or to the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, located in nearby St. Johnsbury.  If you have a specific health need, do not hesitate to contact the Health Service for information and advice, extension 6440. Emergency services are available 24 hours at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. During office hours you may reach the hospital at (802) 748-8141; for emergencies call 911 for ambulance services.

Personal Counseling

The college experience is often a time of change and personal growth. The combination of new life experiences, new friends and a new environment can occasionally be unsettling. Lyndon recognizes that you might need someone supportive and understanding to speak to during those unsettled times. Professionally trained counselors are available to you to discuss personal issues. The service is confidential.

A professional and collaborative referral system is maintained with mental health professionals in the community for students who require an intensive and or long-term counseling relationship. To arrange a counseling appointment, call extension 6440.

Services for Commuters

Commuting students will find that Lyndon is committed to working with them—individually and as a group—to help enrich their college experiences. Commuting students can often be found working on group assignments or socializing in a variety of settings offering WiFi access including Vail’s Student Center, the library, and the lounge in the Harvey Academic Center.  Also, monthly nontraditional learner lunches are a means for commuting adults to share their experiences.  Commuter meal tickets, usable in either the snack bar or the dining hall, are handy resources for them.  Commuters and their families are encouraged to use college facilities like the pool and attend on-campus entertainment.  Finally to avoid unnecessary travel, commuters can find out about cancelled classes by calling 626-6767.

Emergency Messages to Students

During the regular business day, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., if there is an URGENT situation, please have family, friends, employers, etc. call 626-6418. We will try to locate you according to your class schedule. We will then deliver a message to you at your campus location. However, this service is only for emergency situations. We are not able to offer a general message service. In emergency situations at times other than Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., call the switchboard at 626-6200. They will attempt to deliver a message.

In addition, emergency telephones that connect to Public Safety are available in the Library and Academic Center hallways, in the hallway outside the Burke Mountain Room, in the SHAPE facility hallway and the women’s locker room, in the Stonehenge, Vail, and Rita Bole parking lots, and on the exterior of each Residence Hall.

Campus Activities Board

The majority of Lyndon’s entertainment programs and cultural events are produced under the direction of the Campus Activities Board. This student-run organization is responsible for selecting lecturers, films and performers, producing annual events such as Winter Weekend, and organizing outings and special activities.

Twilight Players

If your interests are in the performing arts, the Twilight Players present a full season of live theater for both the campus community and the surrounding area. At center stage are their spring and fall performances, which have the tradition of combining popular theater with thought-provoking and intense drama. Tryouts and backstage positions are open to all students.


Lyndons campus recreational facilities are among the best in the region. The Rita L. Bole Center includes a fitness center, and houses racquetball courts, two gymnasiums and a 25 meter, six-lane swimming pool. Outdoors, there are tennis courts and fields for baseball, softball, and soccer. Skiers enjoy local cross-country trails while downhillers enjoy the facilities at nearby Burke Mountain, and the Lyndon Outing Club.

The Bookstore

Located near the Student Center in Vail 204, the LSC Bookstore stocks required textbooks and general stationary supplies, in addition to clothing, gifts, an assortment of art and photographic supplies, and snacks.  The bookstore is open weekdays throughout the year and will allow you to cash small personal checks.  The bookstore does not cash third party checks and during the last two weeks of each semester, personal check-cashing privileges are suspended.  Students may send and receive faxes at the bookstore for a small fee.  For more information, their telephone number is (802) 626-6466 or see their web site at www.lsc.bkstr.com.

The LSC Alumni Association

When you graduate from Lyndon State College, you will become a part of the Lyndon State College Alumni Association.  There are currently over 7,000 alumni of Lyndon State College, representing all 50 states and a number of foreign countries!  Lyndons alumni have gone on to be extremely successful in their fields of choice.  You will find our alumni on major television networks, in school classrooms, forecasting the weather, on the radio, in human service agencies, environmental firms, at ski areas, graphic design companies, and everywhere in between.  Our alumni are doing great things and their success is a testament to the education and experience they received here at Lyndon State. 

The Lyndon State College Alumni Association promotes the college and our alumni and creates a link between you and Lyndon.  Alumni can participate in a variety of educational and cultural programs, socialize with other graduates and rekindle old friendships through the Alumni Association.

For more information about our Alumni Association, please contact Sara Duprey Lussier ‘02, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, at (802) 626-6426 or at sara.lussier@lyndonstate.edu.

Rights and Responsibilities

Lyndon students are entitled to enjoy the same freedoms and rights as other citizens. This means that they are expected to assume the responsibilities that accompany rights. In other words, students are not exempt from local and state laws merely because they hold student status, and the college is not a sanctuary from the law.

LSC has its own set of regulations (stated in the Student Handbook) to ensure that individual rights are protected and to maintain a campus environment that allows the college to pursue its aims and goals. These regulations were designed to contribute to harmonious living by emphasizing respect for one another, the college and its property, and the town of Lyndon.