Student Life Departments

Welcome from Student Life!

At Carroll College, Student Life consists of the departments of Athletics, Campus Ministry, Career Services and Testing, Community Living, Counseling Services, Health Services and Student Activities and Leadership as well as our contracted partners of Securitas (Campus Security) and Sodexo (Dining Services).

Athletics

AthleticsAthletics offers intercollegiate competition for women in Volleyball, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country, Track and Field and Basketball and for men in Football, Golf, Cross Country, Track and Field and Basketball. Athletics also supervises a fitness center, swimming pool, human performance lab and gymasium in addition to Nelson Stadium, the soccer practice field and the football practice field. Athletics is located in the PE Center in the northwest corner of campus facing Benton Avenue.  

Carroll College, a member of the Frontier Conference of the National Association for Intercollegeiate Athletics, competes against Eastern Oregon University, Lewis-Clark State College, Montana State University-Northern, Montana Tech, Rocky Mountain College, University of Great Falls, University of Montana-Western and Westminster College. Assessment Data

For more information, contact Bruce Parker, Director of Athletics, at BParker@carroll.edu or 406.447.5479 or Renee Wall, Associate Director of Athletics at bmacintyre@carroll.edu or 406.447.4374.

Campus Ministry

Campus MinistryCampus Ministry offers daily liturgies, class retreats, campus retreats, Sunday Night Mass, fellowship opportunities, service trips, pilgrimages, peer ministry program, Bible studies, stations of the cross and rosaries. Campus Ministry seeks to serve both Catholic and non-Catholic students. Campus Ministry is located on 1st Main in St. Charles Hall which is found on the eastern edge of campus.

Campus Ministry also serves as the college's connection to the Diocese of Helena and to the bishop of the Diocese of Helena. Each semester, Campus Ministry sponsors a question-and-answer session for Carroll students with Bishop George Leo Thomas at a local coffee shop. Assessment Data

For more information, contact Fr. Marc Lenneman, College Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry at or 406.447.4860 or assistants Dan Thies at dthies@carroll.edu or Katie Murray at kmurray@carroll.edu.

Career Services and Testing

Career ServicesCareer Services and Testing offers classes, workshops and individual appointments to address career interests, internships, employment opportunities, job hunting and graduate school opportunities. In addition, programs are offered on resume writing, application letters, interview strategies, graduate school applications and meal etiquette. Career Services and Testing is located on 1st East Borromeo Hall on the south central side of campus.

Most major examinations required for admittance into graduate schools and selected certification examinations are administered through Career Services and Testing. Applications and information about national exam programs are available on the department's website. Assessment Data

For more information, contact Rosie Walsh, Director of Career Services and Testing, at or 406.447.5530 or Nisan Burbridge, Career Services Specialist/Internship Coordinator at or 406.447.5465.

Community Living

Community Living offers campus housing in Our Lady of Guadalupe Hall (347 beds) for first-year students; in Borromeo Hall (50 beds) and St. Charles Hall (260 beds) for sophomores; and in Trinity Hall (204 beds) for juniors and seniors. Approximately 98% of first-year students live in campus housing, 95% of sophomores, 40% of juniors and 25% of seniors. Community Living is located on the second floor in O'Connell Hall on the eastern side of campus facing Benton Avenue. 

Community LivingCommunity Living is also responsible for administering the Carroll Code of Student Conduct for all students enrolled at the college. The Code of Student Conduct and conduct procedures can be found in the Carroll College Student Handbook--distributed to students at the beginning of each academic year--and on the college's website. Assessment Data

For more information, contact Maureen Ward, Director of Community Living, at mward@carroll.edu or 406.447.4373; Jacob Hanley, Assistant Director of Community Living/St. Charles Hall at or 406.447.5509; Jackie Clawson, Assistant Director of Community Living/Trinity and Borromeo Halls at or 406.447.4307, or Tammie Hilton, Administrative Assistant, at or 406.447.5457.

Counseling Services

CounselingCounseling Services offers confidential personal and crisis counseling for students to help them achieve their academic and personal goals. Individual counseling sessions address issues such as stress/anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, academic concerns, sleep issues, alcohol and other drug use and suicide. Counseling Services is located in the Wellness Center on the ground floor of St. Joseph wing in Our Lady of Guadalupe Hall.

Counseling Services is able to provide referral to mental heatlhcare professionals in the Helena community for students who are in need of long-term counseling, psychiatric services, or the treatment of mental health issues with medication. As with all referrals to health care providers, billings for services are handled by the health care professional with the student's insurance provider. Assessment Data

For more information, contact Dr. Mike Franklin, Director of Counseling Services at or 406.447.5559 or Megan Patrick-Thompson (after August 1st) at or 406.447.4536.

Health Services

HEalthHealth Services offers confidential non-emergency  medical care to students to support their health and wellness. A registered nurse is available to help students with the flu, cold symptoms, upper respiratory issues, sore throat, pain, swelling, nausea, vomiting, health education, pregnancy and sexually transmitted illnesses. A nurse practitioner offers a weekly clinic for students who may need medical prescriptions called into a local pharmacy. Fees for immunizations, supplies and labs can be billed to the student's account at the college. Fees for lab work that must be sent off-campus to a clinic should be paid at the appointment (or directly to the provider of lab services). Health Services is located in the Wellness Center on the ground floor of St. Joseph wing in Our Lady of Guadalupe Hall.

Health Services is able to provide referral to healthcare professionals, urgent care or the emergency room of St. Peter's Hospital for students who have injuries, broken bones, inflammation, pain, accidents, serious medical concerns and medical emergencies. As with all referrals to health care providers, billings for services are handled by the health care professional with the student's insurance provider. Assessment Data

For more information, contact Kerri Rigsby, RN, Director of Health Services, at or 406.447.5438.

Student Activities and Leadership

ActivitiesStudent Activities and Leadership supports student government, clubs and organizations, new student orientation, program board, room reservations for student club-sponsored events, radio station, student newspaper, lectures, and outdoor activities. Student Activities and Leadership coordinates campus-wide activities such as Welcome Week, Homecoming Week and Softball Weekend. Student Activities and Leadership is located in the lower level of the Campus Center in the hallway on the south side of All Saints Hall. The Campus Center is located in the southwest corner of campus facing Benton Avenue.

Community service and volunteer activities are also promoted through Student Activities and Leadership. A weekly email is sent to all Carroll students and employees about local nonprofits, schools, youth sports teams, assisted care facilities, diversity groups and social justice programs who are interested in volunteers from Carroll College. Assessment Data

For more information, contact Patrick Harris, Director of Student Activities and Leadership, at
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Securitas/Campus Security

SecuritySecurity at Carroll College is contracted through Securitas, a private security company which also serves the State Capitol, Federal Reserve Bank and St. Peter's Hospital in Helena. Security officers patrol the campus from 7pm-7am. Parking patrol is maintained from 7am-3pm. Security questions are directed to the Student Life Office on the second floor of O'Connell Hall on the eastern edge of campus facing Benton Avenue.

Security officers are available to contact Helena Police, Helena Fire or Ambulance when services are needed. Incidents are documented and reported to the Departments of Community Living, Facilities and the Vice President for Student Life. Incidents involving arrests are referred to Helena Police. Assessment Data

For more information, contact Maureen Ward, Director of Community Living, at  or 406.447.4378.

Sodexo/Dining Services

Dining ServicesDining Services at Carroll College is contracted through Sodexo Campus Services. Sodexo provides campus dining, catering services, concessions in the PE Center and Nelson Stadium, a coffee shop in the Campus Center and a lunch cart in Simperman Hall. Students with dietary or nutrition concerns can work with Sodexo staff on campus for dietary accommodations or on-line with a corporate dietician for nutritional or allergy concerns. Dining Services is located on the east side of the dining hall in the Campus Center facing Benton Avenue.

Dining Services provides monthly special events in the dining hall. In addition, Dining Services also provides a late night breakfast during final exams week, an annual Super Bowl party, Saturday morning breakfasts on home football game weekends and delicious Sunday brunches. The dining hall is valued at Carroll for the social interaction as much as for participating in the meals. Assessment Data

For more information on meal plans, contact Maureen Ward, Director of Community Living, at mward@carroll.edu. For more information on nutrition and dietary needs, contact Linda Bahr, General Manager, Campus Dining, at 406.447.5194.

Important Links

Student Handbook

PICK UP A STUDENT HANDBOOK!  If you live off campus and have not picked up a Student Handbook, please stop by the Student Life Department and get one.  Also, we will be set up outside The Cube Tuesday 9/10, Wednesday 9/11, and Thursday 9/12 from 11 -1 handing out Student Handbooks.

The 2014-2015 Carroll College Student Handbook contains the rules, regulations and policies that establish the official parameters for student life at Carroll College. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of these expectations and conduct themselves accordingly as members of the Carroll College community. All the rules and regulations are in affect for students on and off the campus. Responsible behavior is expected of Carroll College students wherever they may be.

Student Handbook

Code of Student Conduct

The Carroll Code of Student Conduct applies to conduct that occurs on College premises and at College sponsored activities, and to off-campus conduct that adversely affects the College community or the pursuit of its objectives. Each students is responsible for his/her conduct from the time of application for admission through the actual awarding of a degree, even though conduct may occur before classes begin or after classes end, as well as during the entire academic year and during periods between terms of actual enrollment (and even if their conduct is not discovered until after a degree is awarded). The Carroll Code shall apply to a student's conduct even if the student withdraws or graduates from school while a disciplinary matter is pending. The Vice President for Student Life shall decide whether the Carroll Code should be applied to conduct occurring off-campus, on a case-by-case basis, in his/her sole discretion.

Emergency Contact Numbers

In case of emergency, please use the following phone numbers:

Carroll College
406.459.0540 On-call Community Living Staff
406.461.7611 Securitas Security Patrol Officer

Helena
911 Emergency Services - Police, Fire, Ambulance
406.442.3233 Helena Police
406.444.2150 St. Peter's Hospital
406.442.6800 Friendship Center

Vice President for Student Life

Vice President Student Life

The Vice President for Student Life is responsible for the supervision of the directors of Athletics, Campus Ministry, Career Services and Testing, Health Services and Student Activities and Leadership. The position also collaborates in supervising the contracts with Securitas (campus security) and Sodexo (campus dining). The Vice President for Student Life is located on the second floor of O'Connell Hall on the eastern edge of campus facing Benton Avenue.

The Vice President for Student LIfe is expected to represent the needs of Student Life departments in the college's strategic planning, budgeting, development of student service plans, and enhancement of out-of-classroom student learning. The position works closely with the college president, the senior administration of the college and the student president of the Associated Students of Carroll College to support the needs of students.

For more information, contact Dr. Jim Hardwick, Vice President for Student Life, at or 406.447.4530 or Tammie Hilton, Administrative Assistant, at or 406.447.4415.

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