The Student Center
The Student Center is the hub for campus activities, recreation, and involvement. The Student Center fosters student involvement, community, and learning through recreational activities, cultural events, social programming, and leadership initiatives. Dining venues are found in the Ram’s Den on the main floor.
Two dining options are located in the Student Center Ram’s Den including the Ram’s Den Grill, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and snack menu items and the Fireside Bistro, a coffeehouse-style eatery with fair-trade coffee, milkshakes, and made-to-order sandwiches, salads, and wraps. Also housed in the Student Center are the Bookstore, Games Zone, TV lounge, meeting rooms, Information Center with lost and found, and a variety of Student Affairs offices.
The Games Zone includes eight bowling lanes and a large activity room with billiard tables, table tennis, air hockey, video games, table soccer, and board games. The Storer Ballroom is available for movies, large meetings, and special events. Several meeting rooms are available for study, relaxation, or meetings of registered campus organizations. The Student Government Association and Program Board offices are located in the Student Center.
The Student Center is home to Student Activities and Leadership, Shepherd’s Late Night program, EMS Room Scheduling, and Conference Services.
Performing Arts Series at Shepherd (PASS)
The Performing Arts Series at Shepherd (PASS) shares exceptional arts experiences with our community with an emphasis on the presentation of diverse cultural traditions and creating learning opportunities through performances, workshops, and events. Artistic excellence, diversity, and opportunities for learning are at the heart of our mission.
PASS’s multicultural, interdisciplinary programs complement Shepherd’s curriculum and offer opportunities for learning and growth outside the classroom. Through attending our programs, community members are drawn into dialogues and come to a better understanding of themselves and one another.
Shepherd students with a valid Rambler ID may receive one free ticket to each PASS performance at the Shepherd Bookstore on the ground floor of the Student Center. For information on the current season visit PASS’s website www.shepherd.edu/passweb/.
Student Activities Programming
The Program Board (PB) sponsors diverse, positive events that entertain and unite Shepherd’s community. From comedians and coffeehouse performers to special events and films, the PB provides free entertainment for Shepherd students and their families every week and cosponsors the Late Night in the Zone program with the Student Center. PB strives to provide a diverse array of events-by the students, for the students. The executive board is chosen through an interview process from applications solicited from the student body. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed. To get involved, join the PB Facebook group www.facebook.com/shepherdpb or call 304-876-5326.
Leadership Conference at Shepherd
For more than 30 years, the Leadership Conference at Shepherd (LCS) has been bringing students together to develop leadership skills. Sponsored by the Student Life Council, LCS is a free daylong conference for students that brings special guest lecturers, performers, and community leaders together with representatives from every campus organization and the student body at large to share ideas. Activities during the conference range from large group sessions with dynamic keynote speakers to small, interactive group workshops. The conference is free and open to all students. Contact Rachael Meads at email@example.com for more information.
Housed in the Wellness Center, the intramural program engages students in recreational activity through healthy competition in a safe environment. For team registration, calendar of events, or other questions, please stop by the front desk at the Wellness Center. For more information, please visit www.shepherdwellness.com or call 304-876-5005.
Shepherdstown has a variety of churches including Baptist, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Reformed, and Roman Catholic. Synagogues, mosques, and churches of other denominations are located in nearby communities. Various religious groups sponsor registered campus organizations which offer many opportunities for spiritual fellowship. These organizations sponsor weekly meetings, study groups, coffee houses, and other special events. Ministers from local churches serve campus students on an informal basis and are available for religious counseling or guidance.
Student Code of Conduct
The staff at Shepherd University assumes that students enroll with a sincere desire to become better educated individuals and to prepare themselves for useful, productive lives. The intent of the university is to facilitate student development in habits of study, application, self-control, integrity, honesty, and ethical standards by which to live and work. The university affirms that students have certain rights and responsibilities for contributing to their own personal growth and awareness within the framework of the campus community. The university reserves the right to take appropriate action, including separation from the university, for violations of accepted standards. All students are expected to be familiar with and are governed by the policies of this university, in particular the Student Code of Conduct, found in the Student Handbook, which includes a section on residence life policies. Handbooks are available in the Office of Student Affairs in the Student Center.
Student Organizations, Groups, Committees
Student learning is central to the culture of Shepherd University both inside and outside the classroom. Recognized organizations and clubs are an important part of this education since they allow students to gain leadership skills, to explore their values, and to begin laying the foundation for their professional careers. Adding to the richness of our campus culture, clubs and organizations, give students the opportunity to explore their own interests. Understanding the importance of diversity, we continue to work to engage and support a wide range of multicultural, academic, professional, Greek, social, philanthropic, political, cultural, recreational, spiritual, and athletic organizations.
Active registered clubs and organizations:
- Accounting Club
- Active Gaming Club
- Allies Gay/Straight Alliance
- Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honorary
- Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity
- Alpha Sigma Tau Social Sorority
- Alternative Spring Break
- Asian Culture and Anime Club
- A-Team Peer Leaders
- Beta Beta Beta Biology Fraternity
- Black Student Union
- Catholic Campus Ministries
- Chemistry Society
- Chi Sigma Alpha Graduate Honor Society
- College Republicans
- Collegiate 4-H Club
- Common Ground
- Connections Interfaith Group
- Dance Team
- Debate Team
- Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity
- Delta Zeta Social Society
- Economics Club
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Financial Planning Association
- Food Recovery Network
- Homecoming Committee
- Interfraternity Council (IFC)
- International Student Union
- InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
- Intramural Sports
- Kappa Delta Pi Education Honorary
- Lambda Chi Alpha Social Fraternity
- Leadership Conference at Shepherd
- League of Legends Club
- Model United Nations
- Multicultural Leadership Team
- National Association for Music Education
- Order of Omega Honor Society
- Pan African Student Union
- Panhellenic Association
- Performing Arts Series at Shepherd
- Phi Alpha Theta History Honorary
- Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars
- Phi Epsilon Kappa Physical Education and Recreation Fraternity
- Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
- Phi Kappa Tau Social Fraternity
- Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Social Music Fraternity
- Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honorary
- The Picket Newspaper
- Pre-Law Society
- Pre-Veterinary Society
- Program Board
- Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society
- Psychology Club
- Ram Marching Band
- Ratio Christi Apologetics Club
- Relay for Life
- Robotics Club
- Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players
- Sans Merci Literary Magazine
- Scarborough Library Advisory Board
- Scene Stealers Musical Theater Club
- Security and Intrusion Detection Club
- Secular Student Alliance
- Shepherd Education Student Association
- Shepherd Environmental Organization
- Sigma Alpha Iota Women’s Music Fraternity
- Sigma Sigma Sigma Social Sorority
- Sigma Tau Delta English Honorary
- Social Work Association
- Society of Composers Incorporated
- Sociology Club
- Student Ambassadors Association
- Student Community Services
- Student Government Association
- Student Life Council
- Student Nursing Association
- Study Abroad
- Tau Kappa Epsilon Social Fraternity
- Theta Xi Social Fraternity
- University Democrats
- U.S. Green Building Council
- Veteran Student Organization
- Visual Arts Collective
- WSHC Radio Station
- Young Life
To learn more about these groups, visit Shepherd’s RamPulse site at shepherd.collegiatelink.net.
The Rambler Card is Shepherd University’s official student picture ID and shows the Shepherd Identification Number (SID) on the back of the card. All students are furnished with a Rambler Card. Students are required to carry this card at all times. The Rambler Card provides secure stored value for purchases at properly equipped vending machines, copiers, printers, and other locations on and off campus including the Bookstore, Dining Hall, Ram’s Den, Wellness Café, and University Police. It also allows students to access their chosen meal plan. When student fees are paid, the Rambler Card also provides access to chosen meal plans, residence hall buildings/rooms (residence halls students only), labs, Health Center, Wellness Center, sporting events, and events for the arts, as well as other student activities and services. The Rambler Card is the property of Shepherd University, is nontransferable, and must be presented to university officials upon request. Lost/stolen cards must be reported immediately and may be replaced by paying a $25 replacement fee. For more information, visit www.shepherdbook.com.