La Salle prides itself on putting students first and developing community among all of its members. Some of the most important experiences students have take place outside of the classroom during unplanned hours in a variety of locales. There are resources that directly support classroom learning and groups centered on common interests or lifestyles, academics, Greek life, and sports, as well as service, travel, and internships. If an activity or service you’re seeking doesn’t exist, let us know and help us create it. After all, part of exploration is invention.
The mission of the La Salle University Art Museum is to further the University’s Lasallian educational objectives by helping students, other members of the University community and the general public to experience significant, original works of art in an intimate setting and to place them in meaningful contexts. In addition to acquiring, preserving and exhibiting its collections, the Museum offers viewers an opportunity to sharpen their aesthetic perception and to investigate the interrelationships which emerge between art and other disciplines. As a teaching museum, the La Salle University Art Museum complements classroom instruction and provides experiential learning opportunities for students.
Located in Hayman Hall, the La Salle University Art Museum’s core collection focuses on Western art, with a comprehensive selection of European and American art from the Renaissance to the present, featuring examples of most major art movements with a range of subject matter. This core collection includes close to 350 paintings, 65 sculptures, 500 drawings, 3,000 graphic prints, 175 photographs and a few items of furniture and decorative art. The Art Museum also owns a wide range of special collections of non-Western and ancient art. Selections from works which are not on permanent view often form the basis for temporary exhibitions, sometimes supplemented by loans from other museums. For more information visit the online collections database or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Salle’s Career Center serves ALL students and recent graduates (>1 year post-grad). We offer an array of services, programs, and resources to help you prepare for and achieve your career goals, whether they be graduate school, full-time employment, or long-term volunteer opportunities.
Regardless of your major or year, our staff is ready to help you plan for “life after La Salle”.
The Career Center support students in the following areas:
- Career planning
- Career-readiness preparation
- Job search & search preparation
- On-campus recruiting services
- Salary negotiations & professional budgeting
- LinkedIn profile assistance
- Interview preparation
- Student Employment Program
- Resume & cover letter reviews
- Major exploration & Self-assessment
- Graduate school planning
- Virtual interview spaces
- Professional dress & clothing offerings to students for free at the Career Closet
Career Peer Advisors
Our Career Peer Advisors assist with professional services such as 10-15 min drop in sessions in our office, student organization programming, and general student events. As a student organization leader, you are able to create a tailored events to review any professional development topic of your choosing!
To access services, students may make an appointment in Handshake in the my.lasalle portal.
Center for Academic Achievement
The Center for Academic Achievement, located on the top floor of the Lawrence Building, offers a variety of resources to support the success and achievement of all students at La Salle.
All incoming first year students to La Salle are assigned their own Student Success Coach who supports students throughout their first year journey. Student Success Coaches help students with the following challenges in the transition to college:
- Lack of Motivation and Focus
- Balancing Commitments
- Transition to College
- Connecting to Campus
- Time Management
- Resetting Expectations for the Rigor of College Learning
- Demystifying the need to ask for help
- And More
Other services offered at the Center include content-specific Subject Tutoring for many undergraduate courses, Supplemental Instruction in select undergraduate math, science, and accounting courses, and Writing Tutoring for all student writing at all levels.
Additionally, Peer Academic Coaching appointments can help students strengthen important skills such as time management, study strategies, reading strategies, note-taking, test-taking, and organization. The Center also offers a variety of workshops on these topics and more.
To access services, students may make an appointment via StarFish in the mylasalle portal, or contact Tutoring Support Services for more information: email@example.com, (215) 951-1326.
The Center also coordinates the First-Year Advising Program and oversees the Progress Reports/ Early Alert system, which allows faculty to identify at-risk students in their courses and communicate concerns directly with students, adviser(s), and academic support staff. First-year students should contact their freshman advisers and meet early and often with them.
The Academic Accessibility Specialist works to help student navigate the process of applying for academic accommodations and supports students with disabilities. Students who would like to request academic accommodations must submit appropriate documentation certifying an illness or condition. Contact Kate Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
View the Center for Academic Achievement website for more detailed information about all of the services and resources offered.
The Academic Achievement Center at Trumark serves as a resource for student athletes. The Academic Support for Student Athletes office is housed in the Academic Achievement Center at Trumark. The primary goal of this unit is to assist student athletes in their transition to the collegiate environment and to help them better understand the academic and athletic demands they will encounter. Through educational programming, advising, counseling, and other support services, La Salle student athletes are encouraged and supported in their pursuit of personal, academic, career and athletic goals.
Center for Entrepreneurship
The La Salle Center for Entrepreneurship is leading the culture of innovation at La Salle. Because Entrepreneurship is the backbone of our economy and drives personal, national and global success, students in all majors are welcome to take advantage of an exciting array of programs including:
- The Innovation Factory where students are designing and building tomorrow’s inventions
- The Business Engagement Center where students consult with small and start-up businesses to help them plan and expand
- The Open Minds Innovation Competition where students compete for funding to support continuing research into complex problems
- Entrepreneurship Coursework which enables students to use electives to take courses or minor in entrepreneurship thereby building skills and competency in business and innovation
- Professional Mentoring to enhance career exploration or venture development
- Networking Events and Regional Competitions fully supported and paid for by us!
View the La Salle University Center for Entrepreneurship website for more information or contact Steve Melick at 215.951.1439 or LCE@lasalle.edu
Connelly Library and Learning Commons
The faculty and staff of the Connelly Library & Learning Commons promote Lasallian learning and success by collaboratively advancing information access, engagement, literacy, and creation in a sustainable manner. The library is the academic hub of La Salle University, offering traditional and innovative library services including in-person and remote Information Literacy Instruction, in-person, chat, and Zoom reference support, interlibrary loan and other services. The library also offers inviting, high-tech individual and group study spaces that are open over 90 hours a week, with extended late night hours around midterms and finals. In addition to an extensive print and electronic book collection, the library collects feature films and documentaries that support the university’s academic and recreational needs. The library also provides access to almost 100 online research databases that support teaching and learning activities in every discipline.
The Special Collections area holds hundreds of rare and illustrated editions of the Holy Bible, archival material related to historic properties on La Salle’s grounds, the largest collection in the world of literary and creative works concerning the Vietnam War, and unique academic collections exploring popular culture, including a collection on Bob Dylan. The University Archives serves as the official repository for University records which possess permanent historical, administrative, legal, cultural, or fiscal value, and document the history of La Salle University.
Visit the Connelly Library website to access library hours, search the library’s online and print resources, contact a librarian, access 24/7 chat reference or learn more about the Connelly Library.
Canvas is a Learning Management System that provides students with an online space to access course information, whether fully online or in the classroom.
- All courses that you are enrolled in while at La Salle University will have a corresponding online course area in Canvas.
- All instructors will use this online space to post the syllabus. In-class instructors may also use it to send messages, post online discussions, post course resources, or offer online tests/quizzes. If you do not see your registered course on your Canvas dashboard, it may not be published by the instructor. View “All Courses” in the “Courses” option in your Canvas main menu to see if it is listed and view the published status. Notify your instructor for assistance.
- Online courses run from Monday through Sunday. Time management is key to academic success in online courses. All activities, resources, meetings, assignments and grades are accessed through Canvas.
- All students have access to Zoom Conferencing and Microsoft 365.
- Join the Student Online Orientation to experience the online environment in Canvas before your course begins.
- Use the Canvas Help section in your Canvas main menu to access Canvas Chat, Canvas Hotline, Canvas Guides, Zoom Support, and link to IT Helpdesk to submit a ticket.
- The Student Guides and Resources is a La Salle student hub for self assistance in being an online student and software guides and tutorials
Degree Works is an easy-to-use set of online academic planning tools that help students and advisers see what courses and requirements students need to graduate. The program provides an audit of your unique student record including program, major and catalog year and displays each course you have taken or transferred in and how it applies to your curriculum. It also displays credits earned, grades and GPA.
The program makes it easy to manage and track your degree progress by:
- Delivering real-time academic advice conveniently online
- Keeping degree plans consistent, organized, and error-free
- Helping students achieve their degrees more quickly
- Reducing paperwork and manual program check sheets
- Keeping students and advisers aware of unique program changes
Degree Works should be used along with faculty advising. It is not an academic transcript and not an official notification of degree completion. Students should speak with their academic adviser, department chair, or the Dean’s Office regarding official degree progress.
Degree Works is available through the mylasalle portal under Tools.
For any questions, concerns, or issues regarding Degree Works, please email email@example.com.
Degree Works User Guides:
International Students and Scholar Services
International students and scholars will experience American culture and share the rich aspects of their own culture with the Lasallian community. The Multicultural and International Center will help students navigate their way through their responsibilities and opportunities in the United States.
The La Salle University IT Helpdesk can assist students with a variety of technology issues they may encounter. You can reach the Helpdesk by calling 215.951.1860, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by clicking on Helpdesk from the Tools menu in the mylasalle portal.
Check out the Technology at La Salle webpage for more information about technology help and support.
Office of the University Registrar
As the central administrative office for student information, the Office of the University Registrar maintains La Salle’s integrity by ensuring the accuracy of official student records and upholding University policy. Student services provided by this office include, but are not limited to, assistance with new freshmen registration and current student registration, major, minor, or concentration changes, address changes, name changes, and employee partnership discounts. Students may request documents, through the Office of the University Registrar, such as academic transcripts, enrollment verification, degree verification, and student consent to release academic records form.
The Starfish Student Success Management System is a comprehensive student success platform that is accessible through the mylasalle Portal. At La Salle, Starfish is used to:
- connect students to their coordinated care network of instructors, advisers, and staff who are here to support their goals
- schedule tutoring, advising, success coaching, and other student support appointments
- alert students who are at-risk in their classes and outreach to students who need support
- send positive kudos to students who are doing well or showing improvement
- facilitate communication between instructors, students, and University staff
- analyze data to support student success
Questions on Starfish can be directed to Melissa Gallagher (email@example.com).
Student Affairs, is the hub for all issues involving student life outside the classroom. Departments that report within the Division of Student Affairs include: Residence Life and Community Development, Student Conduct, Campus Life (Campus Activities Center, Union, and Summer Conference Services), University Ministry, Support and Services, the Multicultural and International Center, Student Wellness Services (Student Health Center, Student Counseling Center and the Substance Abuse and Violence Education—SAVE), and La Salle Public Safety.
View the Student Development and Campus Life website for more information or stop by Union 123 or call 215.951.1017.
Campus Activities at La Salle oversees more than 100 student organizations and clubs. These include academic clubs, honor societies, liturgical organizations, multicultural organizations, political organizations, performing arts, Greek Life, service organizations, student media organizations, and more! We are also responsible for Explorientation, our multi-day orientation program occurring the week prior to Fall classes. It consists of both educational sessions and fun social events; the week is designed to welcome new students to La Salle University by helping them prepare for college life both in and out of the classroom.
The Multicultural and International Center, supports students with resources that address their specific needs and raise cultural awareness on campus. The center provides a wide range of academic support and personal development services and events, such as special luncheons, reunions, and employment workshops, for students from diverse backgrounds. We offer advocacy and advisement for U.S. minority students, international students, and students interested in studying abroad.
View the Campus Activities and Explorientation website for more information or stop by Union 34. For more information about Campus Activities, please call 215.951.5165, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Explorientation, please call 215.951.1370 or email email@example.com.
For more information about Union and Conference Services or the Information Desk, located in Union 123, call 215.951.1019, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
View the Multicultural and International Center website for more information or stop by 1923 Olney Ave., call 215.951.1948, or e-mail email@example.com
Office of Student Conduct
The Office of Student Conduct is responsible for coordinating and administering the student disciplinary process at La Salle. This includes receiving reports of alleged misconduct, ensuring that students receive due process and fair treatment throughout the hearing process, and maintaining students’ disciplinary records. Additionally, the Office of Student Conduct staff is committed to informing students of their rights as members of the university community and educating them regarding the responsibilities they have to themselves and the other members of the university community.
Public Safety Department
The La Salle University Public Safety Department operates 24 hours a day, year-round, and is committed to supporting and protecting students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Officers patrol campus by foot, bicycle, and vehicle to respond to campus crimes and emergencies and calls for service. Public Safety provides escorts, jumpstarts, unlocks, shuttle service, and offers a variety of crime awareness programs. The department works closely with the Philadelphia Police Department to coordinate police services for students living off-campus. Public Safety also maintains the Campus Emergency Management Plan, participates in campus planning processes to optimize safety, and maintains the University’s CCTV and access control systems.
In the event that a situation arises which constitutes an emergency or an immediate and ongoing threat to safety, the University utilizes the Rave emergency notification system to send out information via text messages to students, faculty, and staff. This information is also posted on the University portal in a Safety Alert. Safety Advisories are posted on the portal to provide information on reported incidents that do not rise to an immediate threat level.
Public Safety Headquarters is located in Good Shepard Hall on West Campus in the Shoppes at La Salle. Public Safety can be reached 24-hours a day via phone at 215.951.1300 or via Rave Guardian, a two-way texting application available free to students in the App Store. General questions can be submitted via email firstname.lastname@example.org. View the Public Safety website for more information.
FOR EMERGENCIES, CALL 215.991.2111
Residence Life and Community Development
The Office of Residence Life and Community Development wants you to feel welcome in your home away from home, whether you are living in one of our 15 residential areas on campus, or commuting from home. Browse our site for valuable information on housing, meal plans, policies, accommodations and more, but feel free to drop us a line anytime.
View the Residence Life and Community Development website for more information or stop by Union 205, call 215.951.1370, or e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Wellness Services
Student Wellness Services at La Salle University consists of three units: the Student Counseling Center, the Student Health Center, and the Substance Abuse and Violence Education Center. Together, these three offices work to support students in their lives outside of the classroom. Through health care, counseling, crisis management, and intervention services, students receive support and guidance around alcohol and drugs, sexual violence and overall health and wellness throughout their careers at La Salle. (Residential graduate students may also use these services; non residential graduate students and part-time students may access fee for service support through the Community Center for Psychological Services located in Benilde Tower 205 by calling 215.951.2006.)
View the Student Wellness Service website for general information and links to social media accounts where current information and events are posted regularly.
University Ministry, Service and Support (U-MSS)
University Ministry, Service and Support provides students with Catholic and interfaith initiatives that help promote spiritual engagement and worship, encourage reflection and dedicated service, and foster a supportive and inclusive community among students, faculty, staff, and Christian Brothers. Campus Ministry mentors and guides students through events and activities such as celebrations of the Eucharist, retreats, student-driven liturgies, Evensong, and more. Civic Engagement provides opportunities for students at all levels to experience and lead service learning and volunteer opportunities in the Philadelphia area, within the U.S. and abroad. Services within U-MSS include a food pantry, clothing resources, and other support for students in need.