Jun 13, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025 
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Student Resources


Elizabethtown College proudly sponsors one of the top NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic programs in the nation. Enjoying a 96-year tradition of success, the College’s 24-team, 13-sport varsity program operates within the principles and rules of the NCAA and the Landmark Conference’s philosophy of amateur student-athlete participation. Our exceptional coaching staff believes in the importance of integrating our students’ academic and athletic experiences.

All Elizabethtown students receive free admission to home contests. The entire campus community joins in cheering on our Blue Jays to victory.

For more information, please visit www.etownbluejays.com.

Campus Recreation and Well-Being Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-Being

The Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-Being serves as a dynamic campus hub for health and well-being as well as supports the college’s expanding athletics program.  It provides purposeful programming and a state-of-the-art facility that inspires, educates, and empowers students and the campus community to cultivate healthy and active lifestyles.  Features of the space include a cardio, strength and fitness area, group fitness rooms, a classroom, athletic training area, six athletic locker rooms, indoor track, three multi-use courts, healthy food options, demonstration kitchen, relaxation room, lounges with fireplaces, an outdoor fire pit, outdoor courts and a human performance lab.  Within the Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-Being is the Office of Campus Recreation and Well-Being (RecWell). RecWell provides many of the extracurricular events and programming on campus, focusing on the holistic health of our campus community.

For more information, please visit https://www.etown.edu/bowers-center/.


A variety of intramural sports are offered each semester that are free for students, faculty and staff to participate in.  Consisting of structured game play between other teams on campus, intramurals are a great way for the campus community to engage in physical activity and meet new people. 

For more information, please visit https://www.etown.edu/bowers-center/intramurals.aspx.

Group Fitness

The Group Fitness program provides students, faculty and staff with an opportunity to participate in a variety of group exercise offerings that encourage and support a healthy lifestyle in a fun environment.  Classes are run by certified student instructors as well as employees and outside instructors.  We offer a diverse listing of classes each semester to accommodate a range of skills, interests and groups.

For more information, please visit https://www.etown.edu/bowers-center/group-fitness/index.aspx.

Health Promotion

Health Promotion strives to promote a healthier campus community through prevention programs and educational activities. Our Student Wellness Advocates focus on the eight dimensions of wellness to assist students in achieving individual well-being by making health choices based on their developing values. Health Promotion also offers the Demonstration Kitchen, the Relaxation Room, Nutrition Counseling, CPR Certification Courses, and The WELL, a resource room located in the Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-Being that provides free over-the-counter medications and wellness resources to students. 

For more information please visit https://www.etown.edu/bowers-center/health-promotion/index.aspx.

Personal Training

Personal training is a service offered through the Office of Campus Recreation and Well-being and is available for purchase to all students, faculty, staff, current Affiliate and Family Rec Pass Members with a valid Etown ID.  Whether you are just starting your fitness journey, or are looking to change your fitness routine, our RecWell Personal Trainers are committed to serving you through a program specifically designed and tailored to help you achieve your goals. Our Personal Trainers will provide quality education, direction, and motivation to the Etown Campus Community through safe, fun, and effective training habits.

Fitness Center and Fieldhouse

The Bowers Center is a central hub for all things fitness and recreation. It has a 180-meter indoor track and three basketball/volleyball/tennis courts, which are located inside the Fieldhouse on the first level. The cardio, strength, and fitness area is located on the second level. The fitness center is equipped with over 50 cardio pieces, nearly 40 pieces of strength equipment, including 6 squat racks, and a magnitude of functional fitness training equipment. It also houses a large group fitness room with additional functional fitness equipment, spin bikes, Barre and TRX hook ups.

For more information, please visit https://www.etown.edu/bowers-center/fitness.aspx 

Campus Safety

The Department of Campus Safety is a multi-service agency that provides safety, security, fire prevention, crime prevention, and emergency management on the Elizabethtown College campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Campus Safetystaff are non-sworn personnel employed through a third party provider - Allied Universal Security Services. The department works closely and cooperatively with federal, state, and local agencies, as well as all on-campus offices, regarding problems of mutual concern. Campus Safety also serves a variety of other functions including responding to all medical emergencies, alarms, parking enforcement, access control, and providing information to college guests and visitors.

The Campus Safety office is located at 605 South Mount Joy St. For more information, please visit www.etown.edu/offices/security.

Campus Wellness Network

Elizabethtown College’s Campus Wellness Network (CWN) is an effective student support system that seeks to proactively identify and aid at-risk students. Composed of faculty and staff, the Campus Wellness Network bridges academic and co-curricular aspects of college life at Elizabethtown to take a more holistic approach to student success.

Any member of the campus community may refer to the Campus Wellness Network a student who he/she/they believes is experiencing difficulty in or out of the classroom. Once identified, the CWN will formulate an appropriate course of intervention that will suggest choices and options that the at-risk student may not have recognized. Through interventions, students receive the support they need and learn valuable skills that benefit them not only during their college career, but also throughout their lives.

For more information, please visit www.etown.edu/offices/counseling/campus-wellness-network.

Community Living

Community Living exists to authentically empower growth and accountability through experiences that cultivate purposeful community development and change. We do this by focusing on growth & development, a sense of belonging, clear communication, and supporting individuality. Community Living is comprised of the following teams: Housing & Residence Life, Student Activities & Commuter Engagement, Student Leadership, and Student Rights & Responsibilities.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services provides a broad range of counseling and mental health support services that facilitate our students’ personal, social, and academic development. Our licensed mental health professionals provide short-term individual counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, and consultation to currently enrolled students for no additional charge. Counseling services are provided in a confidential and diversity-affirming environment to help students address a variety of mental health, situational, and developmental concerns. Our office is located in the Baugher Student Center, Suite 216. Appointments can be made in person or by calling 717-361-1405. Urgent walk-in services are also available. To access our after-hours crisis services, please call the 24/7 Campus Security number of 717-361-1111.

For more information, please visit www.etown.edu/offices/counseling.

Dean of Students

Elizabethtown’s Dean of Students serves as the senior student affairs administrator and the primary advocate for our students. The Dean, together with the Student Life staff, works with students and faculty to shape the living and learning environment and enhance the quality of life for all students.

For more information, please visit www.etown.edu/offices/student-life/. 

Division of Student Life

Elizabethtown College recognizes that learning and achievement extend beyond the classroom.

The Dean, together with the educators in Student Life, provide students with the opportunity to make connections with campus resources, to develop necessary skills for success, and to productively join in college life. Elizabethtown offers comprehensive co-curricular programs and services that supports our students’ growth and development and enriches their college experience.

Diversity, Equity and Belonging 

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging supports students with historically marginalized identities, educates the community about and celebrates identity, and addresses structural inequity.

Working with students, faculty, staff and the greater community, this area promotes a culture prioritizing individual worth and interconnectedness. Our mission is realized through a number of events and activities exploring topics including but not limited to race/ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, ability status, national origin and religion.

International Students

Elizabethtown College welcomes students each year from more than 25 countries who choose to study at Elizabethtown either as exchange students for a semester or year, or who pursue full degree programs. The following individuals assist international students on campus:

  • Maria Petty, International Student Advisor, PDSO: Assists students with SEVIS (F-1 Visas, CPT, OPT, STEM OPT, and transfers); provides guidance about US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Department of Homeland Security updates, Leads IS Orientation, Teaches ISS 101, Academic advisor for non-degree IS, Supports IS students on campus, facilitates summer storage.
  • Amy Benowitz and Anna Tartline, DSO: For Incoming Elizabethtown College Students
  • Tara Hoover, Director of Residence Life: Assists with housing assignments.

ISS 101 - Seminar for International Student Success

1.00 credit. This seminar is a requirement for all new international students during their first semester of study at Elizabethtown College. Students are registered for the seminar, which meets twice a week for the first six weeks of the semester and is structured around the following goals: to introduce new international students to the facilities, services, and resources available at Elizabethtown College and in and around Lancaster County (i.e., PennDot, Social Security, etc.); to suggest strategies for understanding and adapting to undergraduate studies at Elizabethtown College; to encourage new international students to share their own culture with classmates and others while learning about U.S. and Elizabethtown College culture, values, customs, traditions and expectations; to create a community that is conducive to sharing new experiences and discoveries as well as raising questions, problems and concerns that may not be addressed elsewhere on campus. Graded Pass/No Pass. Register by Instructor.


For more information, please visit www.etown.edu/offices/international-students.

Office of Spiritual and Religious Life

The Office of the Spiritual and Religious Life strives to create a vital and vibrant atmosphere for spiritual growth, wellbeing, and religious exploration for all people regardless of background. We provide opportunities to connect to self and others more holistically, with space for developing and defining values, morals, grounding and guiding questions, as well as space for silence, retreat and service. Spiritual and Religious Life on campus also includes many active student groups, as well as a number of ministries from various denominations and organizations, including Catholic Campus Ministry, Lighthouse (Disciplemakers), CCO/ReKindle, Hillel Club, Middle Eatern Cultural Club and Asian Cultural Student Club, as well as groups in the community. We welcome and support other groups forming and advocate for religious holiday expression and education. The Chaplain is available to students for spiritual mentoring and direction, pastoral care, and vocational exploration. For more information, please visit www.etown.edu/offices/chaplain.

Office of Student Activities

OSA provides opportunities for students to engage outside of the classroom. Whether it is a social engagement such as BINGO or a comedian, or helping connect students to Clubs and Organizations, OSA is here to help students make meaning out of their time at Etown and to remind them from time to time it’s ok to take some time to socialize. Additionally, OSA supports our off-campus and commuting student population with targeted programs and resources.

For more information, please visit the OSA website or email osa@etown.edu.

Residence Life

Elizabethtown College is a residential campus, which means students live on campus all four years. National data demonstrates that students who live on-campus have higher GPAs, report greater connections to peers and staff, and are more likely to graduate on-time when compared to those who live off-campus. More than 85% of our 1,900 students live on campus in residence halls, townhouses, apartments, and on-campus houses. Our Housing & Residence Life team is ready and excited to support you in and out of the classroom.Our commuting students can engage with the Commuter Engagement Program

For more information, visit www.etown.edu/offices/community-living/ or email reslife@etown.edu.

Student Health

Elizabethtown College collaborates with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health to provide comprehensive clinical health services for our students. The Penn Medicine-Elizabethtown College Medical Center will be opening on the Elizabethtown College campus in the fall of 2024 and will provide convenient primary care health services for students.  Students can connect with LGH Nurse Lori Hoffer, RN (or other medical staff) to address health concerns by calling the LGH Sycamore Square phone line for Etown College students at 717-588-1059.  The address of the LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Sycamore Square office is 99 Masonic Drive, Suite 101, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.  Students can also call Lori for consultation and, if needed, assistance with transportation to the Sycamore Square facility (which is about a four-minute drive from the Etown College campus). If you experience a health crisis, please call the 24/7 Elizabethtown College Campus Safety number of 717-361-1111, or call 911.

You can reach Bruce Lynch, Licensed Psychologist, Associate Dean of Students for Student Counseling and Health Needs, by calling 717-361-1405 during 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday office hours, or by emailing him at lynchbg@etown.edu.  

For more information, please visit www.etown.edu/offices/health.

Student Leadership

We want students to graduate with confidence, experience, and opportunities to lead. We explore ways to champion students as they identify their strengths and how to effectively lead teams. Collaborating across campus, Community Living is supporting Student Life’s Blueprint program which helps students make meaning out of not only their academic pursuits, but also those found outside the classroom allowing for deeper praxis.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

SRR ensures that we are all upholding our mutual agreements as members of the flock. We also recognize that a part of growing and developing is to sometimes make choices that run counter to our values and beliefs. When this happens, SRR provides students with a process to reflect, restore, and re-engage with their peers in healthier and more productive ways.

For more information, please visit www.etown.edu/offices/student-rights or email reslife@etown.edu.

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations prohibit sex discrimination in educational programs and activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. This prohibition encompasses discrimination based on a student’s gender identity, including discrimination based on a student’s gender status.

Elizabethtown College is committed to providing a learning, working, and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct.

Sex discrimination and Sex-Based Harassment violates an individual’s fundamental rights and personal dignity. Sex Harassment includes all forms of sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, hostile environment, quid pro quo,  stalking by students, employees or third parties against employees, students, or third parties. Sex discrimination includes sex stereotypes, sex characteristics, pregnancy or related conditions, sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Elizabethtown College takes violations of Title IX policy seriously and will investigate allegations of Title IX violations to the fullest extent possible. Any person found in violation of the policy will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination if they are an employee, and/or expulsion if they are a student.

Title IX Coordinator is Gabrielle Reed, 210 Baugher Student Center, business hours: 717-361-3727. To reach after hours/weekends, please contact campus safety emergency line at 717-361-1111.