A lot has happened since my last real visit to EC. My sister’s wedding was the last time I saw many of my friends and classmates. Since then, I have joined the U.S. Army, graduated basic training at the top of my class, and am now in the process of becoming an intelligence analyst. While I was at basic training, my wife and I welcomed our first son into this world, Balian Alexander Hershman. I can’t wait to come back to EC and visit and introduce my son to my school and professors.
I attended Emmanuel College from 2001-2003, receiving my A.A. before transferring to Georgia Southern. Since graduation from EC, I completed my B.S. at Georgia Southern in 2004. After graduation, I took a special events position in Madison, Ga. In 2006 I returned to Georgia Southern to complete a master’s degree in information systems. This time I stayed on full-time in a special events position within the Division of Student Affairs. In August of this year, I was promoted to assistant director for Marketing and Communications.
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The Mission of Student Activities is to foster and support student opportunities for learning and leadership, plus implement programmatic experiences which assist in the holistic development of students.
Emmanuel College was recently recognized on the President's Honor Roll for their level of Community Service compared to other colleges in Georgia.
Below are just some of the organizations that you could become involved in:
Actors for Christ in Theatre and Singing (ACTS)
Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM)
Beta Beta Beta (Biological Honors Society)
Black American Student Association (BASA)
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
Student Government Association (SGA)
Emmanuel Leadership Initiative (ELI)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Fuse (Small Groups)
Montage (Visual Arts Publication)
Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)
Pi Gamma Mu (PGM)
Players Drama Ministry
Revive! Dance Ministry
Sigma Tau Delta
Singers Worship Ministry
Student Success Center (SSC)
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA)
Women's Outreach Organization (WOO)
Worship Teams for Convocation and Chapel
We also do annual trips to Winterjam, Celebrate Freedom Concerts, and various outdoor adventure experiences and host events such as Super Bowl parties, glow in the dark parties, movie nights, etc.
Some of the most impactful experiences you will have at Emmanuel College happen both in and out of the classroom. Being part of the residential community will provide you with opportunities to enrich your college experience with lasting relationships, environments for spiritual and personal growth, and the chance to cultivate a positive transition into your career field.
Two of the main residence halls on campus have been recently renovated, and Roberson Hall, a brand new, state of the art facility opened in August 2011. When you add the fact that half of Emmanuel’s student body lives on campus, you can realize that Emmanuel College Residence Life is a dynamic and exciting part of the college that you will want to be a part of.
What are the residency requirements?
Emmanuel College requires all full-time students to live in a college owned residence hall unless a student meets the criteria outlined in the Residence Life Guide above. If a student does not meet one of these criteria, he or she can submit a residency exemption application listed above which will be reviewed by the residency exemption committee. For new, incoming students, the deadline for submitting your Residency Exemption Application is July 15. Although, we encourage you to submit it sooner, so that in the event that you are not approved, you will still have plenty of time to try and get into your preferred residence hall of choice.
How do I secure a room?
Pay a $200 registration fee, which goes towards your tuition, when you register for classes at one of our Registration Events or via phone if you meet the requirements set by the Admissions Office to do so, and submit a New Student Housing Application in person at that Registration Event or fax/email it to Student Life if you are registering via phone. Once these items are complete you will be eligible for a housing assignment at Emmanuel College.
The registration fee is not a housing deposit; it DOES NOT reserve a housing assignment. The College places students based on registration. Therefore, a student will not be placed in housing until he or she has registered for classes and paid the registration fee.
How do I get into Roberson Hall, the newest residence hall complex on campus?
It is very unlikely that a new student will get into one of the towers at our newest residence hall complex, Roberson, since most of our current students will fill up those towers during what we call Housing Rush. The typical place of residency for a new, incoming student is Jackson or Drum Hall for females and Wellons or Drum Hall for males. Each year, as you move up in class standing, you will have a better chance at being able to reside in Roberson Hall through a process known as Housing Rush, which occurs each April for our current students.
What are the different residence halls that I can choose from?
Please view the “Residence Hall Descriptions” document located at the top of this page
How is my roommate chosen?
On the New Student Housing Application, there is a space for you to request a roommate. Residence Life will try to accommodate roommate requests. However, accommodations/requests will only be made for students who have paid the $200 registration fee, registered for classes, and filled out a housing application. Roommates can only be placed together once both students complete the requirements listed. While the College attempts to honor housing requests, we cannot make any guarantees.
If I don’t request a roommate, how will one be chosen for me?
The College assigns roommates based on the information provided on the housing application and other provided documents.
When will I receive my housing assignment?
Housing assignments are typically made within 7-10 business days after you register for classes, as long as your $200 registration fee has been received. You will then receive an email letting you know that your room assignment is visible.
How can I view my room/roommate?
Once made, housing assignments are visible on the student information page of the College Registration System (CRIS) under the ‘Room’ tab. The email you receive will provide you with a link that takes you to your assignment in the CRIS system. You have to log in and click on the ‘Room’ tab. It will also include your roommate with a picture. If you cannot view your room then it means that you still need to settle your account. If your roommate is not visible, then it means you have not yet been assigned a roommate, or your roommate has not settled his/her account. The email that you receive will have contact information listed for any questions that you may have regarding your assignment.
Can I change my room assignment?
You can request a room change through the Office of Student Life, but changes cannot be guaranteed. They will be completed based on availability. Once you check-in/move in, room changes cannot be made for two weeks. You can request a room change with your Residence Director and he/she will inform you if you can move following the two week housing freeze. Residence Directors are responsible for room assignments and changes once the academic year begins.
Are there housing options for married and/or non-traditional students?
Yes. College owned rental property is available to married or non-traditional students, space permitting. These locations are in close proximity to campus. Please contact the Office of Student Life regarding availability.
Who do I contact about questions regarding housing?
You can contact our Office of Student Life with questions regarding housing. Email email@example.com or call 706-245-2881.
What is ECAlert?
ECAlert is the name chosen by Emmanuel College for the emergency mass notification system made available through the vendor, SendWordNow. Effective communication is one of the major challenges in emergency management. ECAlert will be used to improve our ability to communicate prior to, during, and after emergencies. EC students, faculty, and staff with a valid ManeID can register up to three telephone numbers and two email addresses to receive emergency alerts. SendWordNow is capable of sending out thousands of messages within minutes.
When will ECAlert be used?
ECAlert will only be used when there is a severe threat to public safety and health of the entire campus that has not been contained or controlled and when immediate action is required on the part of the recipient group(s), (e.g. chemical spills impacting public health, tornado warnings, active shooters, etc.). ECAlert may also be used to provide weather updates which may effect class cancellations, exam changes for finals, or other important updates that would need immediate action.
ECAlert will not be used for non-emergency notifications such as lane closures, crime updates, situations that have been contained, situations where a threat does not exist, situations where notification is merely a convenience or other situations when email announcements are the most appropriate communication method.
ECAlert will not replace daily email annoucements for non-urgent messages.
ECAlert will be tested twice a year to check the system effectivenessand to validate accuracy.
Additional information about emergency situations when ECAlert is activated will be posted on the EC homepage.
Who administers ECAlert?
ECAlert is administered by the Office of Student Life. However, several EC departments are involved in the project including the Office of the President, VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Finance, VP for Development, Director of Campus Operations, and the Director of Information Technology (ITec). Only authorized representatives from the previously mentioned departments can send emergency messages using ECAlert.
Is it difficult to register for ECAlert?
ECAlert is part of the EC student checklist and is required for activation of your student account. All that is needed to register is go to your student checklist in the CRIS registration system to add your phone numbers and email addresses.
What if I do not register for ECAlert?
If you are an actively enrolled student during the current semester and you do not register your notification method on the ECAlert system, we will automatically send all notifications to your EC and other email addresses, and call the listed home and cell number from your student record.
How are my notification methods updated?
At the beginning of each semester the active student notification phone numbers and email addresses are uploaded to SendWordNow after the drop/add period. In the event you need to make a change to your notifications, contact the Office of Student Life to make the corrections.
Can I opt out of the notification?
You may opt out at any time by changing your ECAlert options from the checklist in CRIS. If this is after drop/add please contact Student Life to make this change effective immediately, otherwise, your change will be effective at the next drop/add.
Can I include "long distance" phone numbers?
Nationwide numbers are accepted. The system will not accommodate international numbers.
Can I receive ECAlert text messages on my cell phone?
Yes. You can choose to receive both a voice phone call to your cell phone and a text message to your cell phone. If your cell phone supports SMS messaging you can receive the message to your phone as an SMS message.
Who will have access to the information entered into ECAlert?
A ECAlert is administered by the Office of Student Life. However, the Administration team, and Office of Information Technology (ITec) are involved with the project. Only a few authorized individuals from ITec and Emmanuel College Administrators can access your information and send emergency messages using ECAlert.
Will my information be sold to telemarketers?
No, neither Emmanuel College nor SendWordNow will share or sell contact information belonging to students or staff members. For more details, please refer to SendWordNow's privacy and confidentiality statement online.