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    Logan College of Chiropractic University Programs
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Life



St. Louis: Gateway to the West

Chesterfield, Mo., in St. Louis County, the home of Logan, was chosen because of its central location. It is accessible by all modes of travel, being located on a major highway system and in close proximity to Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Logan’s campus provides the cosmopolitan flair of a large city, yet is located in a secluded environment on a sprawling, 112-acre wooded hillside in the suburban city of Chesterfield.

St. Louis, “The Gateway to the West,” is the home of the renowned Jefferson National Expansion Memorial-the famous Gateway Arch and Jefferson Memorial Museum. The beautiful riverfront area surrounding the monument preserves some of the historic landmarks of the area and provides new facilities that beautify and enhance the entertainment life of St. Louis. Busch Memorial Stadium, home of the professional baseball Cardinals, adjoins the riverfront. Nearby is the Edward Jones Dome, home of the St. Louis Rams professional football team. The Scottrade Center houses the St. Louis Blues professional hockey team. St. Louis has long been famous for its municipal opera, zoo, botanical gardens, art museums, symphony orchestra and riverfront excursions on the Mississippi.

St. Louis is a major industrial center, with its economy based on a variety of enterprises, including many high-tech businesses. This stable economy is valuable to students in offering many types of jobs in different fields.

St. Louis and Chesterfield offer the community opportunities of a large city, yet are known for friendly Midwestern hospitality.

Professional Responsibilities

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner befitting a professional institution at all times. Unprofessional conduct will not be tolerated.

A student may be suspended or dismissed for unsatisfactory conduct, poor scholarship, not meeting attendance requirements, or for any other cause if it is considered to be detrimental to the interest of Logan or the profession of chiropractic.

Logan has long recognized that the professional growth and development of students is central to its educational mission and purpose. Consequently, Logan seeks to provide all students with an environment conducive to professional growth, academic achievement, and individual responsibility, fostering respect for the rights and privileges of others. Because conduct as a student often bears on or is ultimately reflective of professional suitability, Logan takes very seriously any misconduct or unprofessional behavior within its student community. Therefore, the administration, the faculty, and the student body have adopted the Honor Code. Additional information regarding the Honor Code is located in the Student Handbook.

Each trimester, it is determined whether students are maintaining a standard of academic and professional conduct acceptable for continued enrollment at Logan. The right to exclude students whose academic and/ or professional conduct is inappropriate, undesirable, unprofessional, or detrimental to Logan’s educational mission is a right reserved. The Administration reserves the right to exclude or dismiss any student at the request of the faculty, Professional Committee, Academic Standing Committee, Admissions Committee, or at its own discretion. Lack of academic success and professional penalties are listed elsewhere in the Catalog and in the Student Handbook.

 

Student Resources

Logan prides itself in serving the student body in many ways. For more information on any of these resources, please visit the Logan website or contact the Dean of Students.

Committees

There are several standing committees that are open to student representation. Examples include the Constitution Bylaw’s Committee, Awards Committee, Professional Committee, Academic Standing Committee, Finance Committee, Admissions Committee, Parking Committee and Reinstatement Committee. For more information or to express interest in serving, contact the Dean of Student Services.

Student Organizations

Logan offers a wide variety of recreational and social activities for students and their families. In addition, there are numerous clubs and organizations available for membership.

Following is a list of some of the active student organizations on campus:

Chi Rho Sigma: This is a national professional chiropractic coed fraternity dedicated to improving the welfare of future Doctors of Chiropractic and the profession as a whole. The fraternity concentrates on leadership, accountability and professionalism to support the college mission.

Lambda Kappa Chi: This is a national professional sorority focusing on the science, art and philosophy of chiropractic through the education of students, faculty and practitioners.

Omega Sigma Pi: This is a national professional chiropractic sorority. This sorority at Logan is dedicated to the promotion and development of the chiropractic profession, the school, and the cultivation of professional growth of each student.

Pi Kappa Chi:
This is a national professional chiropractic fraternity emphasizing quality, academics and involvement in issues concerning the chiropractic community.
Note: The above fraternities and sororities are dedicated to furthering the aims and purposes of the chiropractic profession. They sponsor various annual programs, speakers, seminars, and projects designed to advance the principles of chiropractic to the student, the field doctor and the community. Students invited to join must complete a pledge program.

Student American Black Chiropractic Association (SABCA): The Logan Chapter of the Student American Black Chiropractic Association follows the guidelines of the American Black Chiropractic Association in furthering the role of minorities in chiropractic.

Student American Chiropractic Association:
The mission of the Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) is to enhance the chiropractic profession by expanding the active membership and student involvement in the American Chiropractic Association and the chiropractic profession as a whole. This task is accomplished by promoting student awareness regarding the profession. In addition, students are provided with opportunities to promote the profession and cultivate effective leaders to advance chiropractic into the future. SACA members are the leaders of tomorrow and a powerful force that has opened doors for future doctors of chiropractic (www.acatoday.org). Information on membership is available from the student representative.

Student International Chiropractors Association (SICA): The Logan Chapter of the International Chiropractic Association follows the guidelines of the parent International Chiropractors Association in furthering the goals of chiropractic at the student level.

Student Government: The student body and all student groups are represented by the Student Doctors’ Council, which oversees all student activities and serves as the official voice of Logan students. Officers are elected from the student body and serve a term of office lasting two trimesters. Each class and student organization has representatives who attend the Student Doctors’ Council meetings.

Additionally, Logan offers membership in a variety of technique, sport and other special interest clubs.

Governing Student Organizations

Student organizations fall under the supervision of the Office of Student Services. New organizations requesting recognition by the school must meet certain criteria as outlined by the Office of Student Services. All clubs must have a current charter on file with the Office of Student Services and the Student Doctors’ Council to be recognized as an official organization of Logan. Each organization must seek approval through the Office of Student Services and be represented by a faculty sponsor. All new organizations must complete the proper forms available in the Office of Student Services and meet all applicable deadlines.

Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities

All students in good academic and professional standing are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities. No student who is on professional or academic probation may run for or hold a position of leadership in any activity or committee or go on Logan-sponsored travel. Additionally, no student on professional or academic probation may participate in non-academic club or intramural programs and activities.

Awards Day

Each trimester, students who make a significant contribution towards the betterment of the Logan community are recognized in a formal ceremony to honor their contributions of time, talents, dedication, service and energy.

Athletic Program

The athletic program, headed by the Director of Sports and Activities, includes competition at the intramural, club and community levels. Intramural sports at Logan include softball, basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, tennis and flag football. Club sports include men’s and women’s basketball, men’s soccer, tennis, hockey and golf.

The Director of Sports and Activities is responsible for scheduling all activities, maintaining athletic inventory and providing news to the student body as to scheduled events and opportunities for athletic/recreational activities.

Logan encourages utilization of the work out facility within the Wellness Center and athletic fields by students. Requests for new activities and/or equipment items are reviewed each August, and funds are allotted for these requests based upon funds availability and administrative judgment. Inventory and supplies purchased by Logan are maintained by the Director of Sports and Activities and must be checked out for student use.

School Colors

The school colors of Logan are havilland blue and white.

Campus Traditions and Annual Events

There are many traditions to bring the student body together for fellowship and recreation. One of the most notable is the semi-annual Field Day, held during the May and September trimesters. This event includes interclass competition in a wide variety of sports including softball, volleyball, basketball, track events, tug-of-war, etc. The winning class receives an award for its athletic achievement. There are also a number of dances and student social gatherings that are sponsored by the student body and the Office of Student Services.

Another exciting time at Logan occurs during the Logan Alumni Association’s Homecoming in June. The entire conference is open to the student body and the entire Logan community. The format generally consists of lectures by renowned Doctors of Chiropractic.

Office of Career Development

The Office of Career Development at Logan offers a wide range of services for all students and graduates. Information on professional opportunities is available. Worldwide associateships, independent contractor positions and practices, and/or equipment for sale are formulated into “The Classifieds” newsletter. Established Doctors of Chiropractic utilize this service as a vehicle for finding associates and partners and to sell practices and/ or equipment. “The Classifieds” is a free service provided by Logan that is published on the first and 15th of the month and is distributed by mail, fax and email all over the world. Check out “The Classifieds” to learn about jobs in your area!

Demographic information and licensure requirements for each state are made available upon request. In addition, resume and curriculum vita review is available. It is the goal of the Office of Career Development to assist all Logan students in their career pursuits.

Insurance

Health and accident insurance information is available through the Office of Student Services. Information is also available for coverage for spouse and children.

Student Complaints

Each student has the right to disagree with the opinions of other students, faculty members, or officers. Additionally, each student has the right to disagree with Logan policies. However, all students must abide by the policies and procedures of Logan as written. For more information regarding student complaints and/or grievances, please refer to the Student Handbook.

Students are not permitted to use class time to make announcements or render any other information without the permission of the instructor. No information can be posted without permission from the Office of Student Services.

Counseling

Counseling services are available to students, faculty and staff, as well as spouses, family and significant others at no charge. The counseling program is staffed with qualified professionals who are skilled at providing services relevant to a wide range of concerns.

In addition to the counseling services available to students and their immediate family members on campus, Logan has also partnered with H&H Health Associates to offer offsite counseling services, available throughout the country. Please visit the Office of Student Services for additional details.

Drug-Free College Campus

The possession, use, distribution or sale of narcotics or drugs, other than those medically prescribed, properly used, and in the original container, by students, faculty, staff or visitors on Logan property or while on Logan business is prohibited. Logan reserves the right to inspect Logan property and personal belongings if it has a reasonable suspicion that a student, staff member or faculty member is in violation of this policy.

Off-campus possession, use, distribution, or sale of narcotics or drugs by students, faculty or staff is inconsistent with Logan’s policies and goals, and therefore is prohibited. Any and all types of illegal drug paraphernalia, including but not limited to bongs, pipes, or any items modified or adapted so that they can be used to consume illegal drugs, are not permitted on Logan property.

Logan’s policy regarding use of alcohol is consistent with local, state and federal laws/regulations. The Alcohol Use Policy is presented in the Student Handbook and focuses on the responsible use of alcohol at all Logan events.

 

Alcohol and drug abuse prevention, counseling and treatment programs are coordinated through the Office of Student Services.

Concealed Weapons Policy

Logan strives to make the learning and work environment as safe as possible. To that end, Logan does not tolerate actual or threatened violence on its premises or when directed at a Logan staff member, faculty member, student, guest, or visitor on or off premises. Verbal or written threats or any kind, even in jest, will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination, expulsion, or removal from the premises pending investigation. Fighting or verbal threats will be dealt with promptly.

In a further effort to maintain a violence-free learning and work environment, Logan has adopted the following policy regarding firearms and concealed weapons: (1) firearms, concealed weapons and explosives are not allowed at any time on property owned or leased by Logan (including Logan owned or leased parking lots) or in vehicles owned or leased by Logan, or on the person of any faculty or staff member, student, visitor or guest while that individual is on Logan property; (2) firearms, concealed weapons and explosives are not allowed in the private vehicle of any faculty or staff member, student, visitor or guest of Logan while such vehicle is on Logan property; and (3) Logan reserves the right to search and/or inspect faculty and staff members, students, guests, and visitors, their personal belongings, and their vehicles located on Logan property if Logan believes it is necessary to enforce this policy.

Even though Missouri has passed a concealed weapons law, the law provides that one is not entitled to carry a concealed weapon into any higher education institution without the consent of the governing body of the higher education institution. Logan does not, under any circumstances, consent to carrying a concealed weapon on its property or to having a concealed weapon in vehicle while parked on Logan property. Only law enforcement officers or authorized security personnel are allowed to carry weapons on Logan property.

Any violation of this policy or any refusal to allow Logan to search and/or inspect one’s person, belongings, or vehicle while on Logan property will result in discipline up to and including termination of employment, suspension, expulsion or removal from the premises.