Eureka Student Life


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At Eureka, education is a total experience of living and learning, combining academic responsibilities with programs outside the classroom. The College community is dedicated to providing quality growth experiences which enhance the development of the student as an informed, contributing member of society. Many activities outside the classroom are available at Eureka, and students are encouraged to participate in those which will best complement their educational experiences.

Eureka College assumes the mature and responsible citizenship of its students. The College believes this citizenship is best realized through personal freedom of each individual, as well as the community building efforts of students, faculty and staff. College standards recognize that duties and responsibilities go with freedom to insure that rights of the College and those of students thrive in an environment of learning and personal growth. Students assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the purpose and principles of the College. Student behavior should be such that concern for other persons is displayed. At a minimal level this means that no conduct on the part of any individual or group should cause harm to others or seriously inconvenience others. At a more mature level, the principle of concern for others means thoughtful and helpful behavior toward other persons. In any community setting, it is necessary to agree on boundaries within which individual behavior is acceptable.

General regulations governing student life are found in the Student Handbook. Enrollment at Eureka College is considered an implicit declaration of acceptance on the part of the student of College regulations, both academic and social. College regulations support local, state and Federal laws and are in compliance with the Drug-Free Community and Schools Act of 1989, the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the Campus Security Act of 1990.

Student Programs and Services

Our Mission

The mission of the Student Programs and Services department supports Eureka College’s mission of excellence in learning, service, and leadership by providing co-curricular educational opportunities for the student body. Through working in collaboration with various campus departments, we provide services, support, and programs which positively impact retention and create environments and experiences that support diversity and the ideals on which Eureka was founded. The SPS department works with students to achieve the desired outcomes of individual growth, leadership development, civic engagement, and academic, personal, and professional success.

The individual departments located within Student Programs and Services include:

  • Applied Learning
  • Career Services
  • The Cerf Campus Center
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • Security and Parking
  • Leadership Education
  • Service Opportunities
  • First Year Programs
  • Student Engagement
  • Diversity
  • Health Services
  • Greek Life

Letter from the Student Body President

To the student body,

My name is Max Hutchison and I will have the pleasure of serving as your student body president for the 2013-2014 academic year.

For three years now, going on four, I’ve lived here.  It was strange at first when I would leave my parent’s house and refer to the drive back to Eureka as “going home”.  Every year it has seemed a little more natural than the last.  If you’re just now starting your first year here, you’re probably wondering whether or not you’ve made the right choice.  I assure you that I, and many others, have felt this same anxious feeling.  I can also assure you that there are moments in life here at Eureka that let you know you’ve chosen correctly.  Maybe it comes to you as your sipping coffee at Mika’s downtown.  It might occur to you as you throw a torch on the bon fire at homecoming.  This moment may even come when you give up studying at 4 am because you and your friends can’t stop laughing at each other.  These moments will be your Eureka moments.

If you’ve been here for a time, I assume you’ve had this moment.  If you haven’t: I promise, it’s coming. In the meantime, I and the rest of Student Senate hope to be a part of what makes this ride so enjoyable.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to talk to any one of us in Student Senate.  Every one of us are in the positions we are in to keep this campus running smoothly for you and the rest of the student body.  Stop by some time at the Terrill Rooms Wednesdays at 6:30 pm to sit in on one of our meetings and get involved.

Here’s to those Eureka moments that make life at this college so great.

Max Hutchison
Student Body President