Eureka Student Life

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.

Letter from the Student Body President

To the student body,
My name is Hannah Brocksmith, and it is my great pleasure to serve you as Student Body President for the 2015–2016 academic year.

For three years now, I’ve called Eureka College my home. While it may seem strange to call a dorm room and classrooms home, that’s exactly what Eureka has been for me. It is my hope that, whether this is your first year here or your fourth, a home is exactly what Eureka will be for you as well. During your time here, you’re going to hear about “Eureka moments,” those aha moments when you’ll be sure you belong here. It might happen during homecoming, or rehearsal for a play, at a football game, a late night study session, or a midnight run to Steak N Shake. But, during that moment, you’ll know. You are going to make some of the best friends of your life here, and create lasting memories, and for four years, Eureka College will be your home.

During your time here, keep in mind that the Student Senate is here to serve you, and help make your home here a better one. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask me or one of the other members of Senate. We’re here to serve you, and we love hearing from other students. Our meetings are Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Terrill Rooms, and they are always open to the public, so please stop by and get to know your senators a little better.

Yours ‘neath the elms,
Hannah Brocksmith
Student Body President