Student Resources

La Salle prides itself on putting students first and developing community among all of its members. Some of the most important experiences students have take place outside of the classroom during unplanned hours in a variety of locales. There are resources that directly support classroom learning and groups centered on common interests or lifestyles, academics, Greek life, and sports, as well as service, travel, and internships. If an activity or service you’re seeking doesn’t exist, let us know and help us create it. After all, part of exploration is invention.

Art Museum

The mission of the La Salle University Art Museum is to further the University’s Lasallian educational objectives by helping students, other members of the University community and the general public to experience significant, original works of art in an intimate setting and to place them in meaningful contexts. In addition to acquiring, preserving and exhibiting its collections, the Museum offers viewers an opportunity to sharpen their aesthetic perception and to investigate the interrelationships which emerge between art and other disciplines. A teaching museum first, the La Salle University Art Museum complements classroom instruction and provides experiential learning opportunities for students

Located in Olney Hall, the La Salle University Art Museum’s core collection focuses on Western art, with a comprehensive selection of European and American art from the Renaissance to the present, featuring examples of most major art movements with a range of subject matter. This core collection includes close to 350 paintings, 65 sculptures, 500 drawings, 3,000 graphic prints, 175 photographs and a few items of furniture and decorative art.  The Art Museum also owns a wide range of special collections of non-Western and ancient art. Selections from works which are not on permanent view often form the basis for temporary exhibitions, sometimes supplemented by loans from other museums. For more information visit the online collections database or contact artmuseum@lasalle.edu.

Center for Academic Achievement

The Center for Academic Achievement, located on the top floor of the Lawrence Building, offers a variety of resources to support the academic success of all students at La Salle. These include content-specific Subject Tutoring for many undergraduate courses, Supplemental Instruction in select math, science, and accounting courses, and Writing Tutoring for all student writing.

Additionally, one-on-one Academic Coaching appointments can help students strengthen important skills such as time management, study strategies, reading strategies, note-taking, test-taking, and organization. The Center offers a variety of workshops on these topics and more. 

Students may make an appointment via GradesFirst in the mylasalle portal, or contact Tutoring Support Services for more information: tutoringsupport@lasalle.edu, (215) 951-1326.

The Center also coordinates the First-Year Advising process and oversees the GradesFirst Early Alert system, which allows faculty to identify at-risk students in their courses and communicate concerns directly with students, advisor(s), and academic support staff. First-year students should contact their freshman advisers and meet early and often with them.

The Academic Achievement Center at Trumark serves as a satellite office and serves as a resource for student athletes.  The Academic Support for Student Athletes office is housed in the Academic Achievement Center at Trumark and is also a part of the Center for Academic Achievement.  The primary goal of this unit is to assist student athletes in their transition to the collegiate environment and to help them better understand the academic and athletic demands they will encounter. Through educational programming, advising, counseling, and other support services, La Salle student athletes are encouraged and supported in their pursuit of personal, academic, career and athletic goals.

View the Center for Academic Achievement website for more detailed information about all of the services and resources offered.

Center for Entrepreneurship

The La Salle Center for Entrepreneurship is leading the culture of innovation at La Salle. Because Entrepreneurship is the backbone of our economy and drives personal, national and global success, students in all majors are welcome to take advantage of an exciting array of programs including:

  • The Innovation Factory where students are designing and building tomorrow’s inventions
  • The Business Engagement Center where students consult with small and start-up businesses to help them plan and expand
  • The Open Minds Innovation Competition where students compete for funding to support continuing research into complex problems
  • Entrepreneurship Coursework which enables students to use electives to take courses or minor in entrepreneurship thereby building skills and competency in business and innovation
  • Professional Mentoring to enhance career exploration or venture development
  • Networking Events and Regional Competitions fully supported and paid for by us!

View the La Salle University Center for Entrepreneurship website for more information or contact Steve Melick at 215.951.1439 or LCE@lasalle.edu

The Connelly Library and Bucks County Resource Center

 The Connelly Library is the academic heart of La Salle University, offering traditional and innovative library services including Information Literacy Instruction, in-person and chat reference support, interlibrary loan and other services, plus warm and inviting individual and group study spaces that are open over 100 hours a week, with extended late night hours around midterms and finals. In addition to an extensive print and electronic book collection, the library collects feature films and documentaries that support the university’s academic and recreational needs. The library also provides access to almost 100 online research databases that support teaching and learning activities in every discipline.

The Special Collections area holds hundreds of rare and illustrated editions of the Holy Bible, archival material related to historic properties on La Salle’s grounds, the largest collection in the world of literary and creative works concerning the Vietnam War, and unique academic collections exploring popular culture, including a collection on Bob Dylan. The University Archives serves as the official repository for University records which possess permanent historical, administrative, legal, cultural, or fiscal value, and document the history of La Salle University.

In addition to the Connelly Library on the Main Campus, students at Bucks County Center can visit the Resource Center to work on assignments or meet with a librarian for research support. Connelly Library books and interlibrary loan materials can also be delivered to the Bucks County Center or the Montgomery County Center for pick up.

Visit the Connelly Library website to access library hours, search the library’s online and print resources, contact a librarian, access 24/7 chat reference or learn more about the Connelly Library.

Canvas

Canvas is a Learning Management System. It provides students with an online space to access course information.

  • Most courses that you are enrolled in while at La Salle University will have a corresponding online course area in Canvas.
  • It is up to your instructors to decide which Canvas tools and features they will use.
  • Some instructors may use this online space to post the syllabus and other important files. Others may use it to send messages to students, post online discussions, or offer online tests/quizzes.

Learn more about Canvas online.

Degree Works

Degree Works is an easy-to-use set of online academic planning tools that help students and advisers see what courses and requirements students need to graduate. The program provides an audit of your unique student record including program, major and catalog year and displays each course you have taken or transferred in and how it applies to your curriculum. It also displays credits earned, grades and GPA.

The program makes it easy to manage and track your degree progress by:

  • Delivering real-time academic advice conveniently online
  • Keeping degree plans consistent, organized, and error-free
  • Helping students achieve their degrees more quickly
  • Reducing paperwork and manual program check sheets
  • Keeping students and advisers aware of unique program changes

Degree Works should be used along with faculty advising. It is not an academic transcript and not an official notification of degree completion. Students should speak with their academic adviser, department chair, or the Dean’s Office regarding official degree progress.

Degree Works is available through the mylasalle portal under Tools.

For any questions, concerns, or issues regarding Degree Works, please email registrar@lasalle.edu.

Degree Works User Guides:

IT Helpdesk

The La Salle University IT Helpdesk can assist you with technology issues you may encounter. You can reach the Helpdesk by calling 215.951.1860, emailing helpdesk@lasalle.edu, or by clicking on Helpdesk from the Tools menu in the mylasalle portal.

Check out the Technology at La Salle webpage for more information about technology help and support.

Office of the University Registrar

As the central administrative office for student information, the Office of the University Registrar maintains La Salle’s integrity by ensuring the accuracy of official student records and upholding University policy. Student services provided by this office include, but are not limited to, assistance with new freshmen registration and current student registration, updating majors/minors/concentrations, address changes,  name changes, and employee partnership discounts.  Students may request documents, through the Office of the University Registrar, such as academic transcripts, enrollment verification, degree verification, and parental disclosure form.

The Office of the University Registrar is located in the Lawrence Administration Building, room 301. For more information about our services please contact regacct@lasalle.edu, 215- 951-1020 or visit our website.

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, is the hub for all issues involving student life outside the classroom.  Departments that report within the Division of Student Affairs include:  Residence Life and Community Development, Student Conduct, Campus Life, University Ministry, Support and Services, the Career Center, the Multicultural Center, Student Wellness Services (Student Health Center, Student Counseling Center and the Substance Abuse and Violence Education—SAVE), and La Salle Public Safety.

View the Student Affairs website for more information or stop by Union 123 or call 215.951.1017.

Campus Life

Campus Activities at La Salle oversees more than 100 student organizations and clubs. These include academic clubs, honor societies, liturgical organizations, multicultural organizations, political organizations, performing arts, Greek Life, service organizations, student media organizations, and more! We are also responsible for Explorientation, our five-day orientation program occurring the week prior to F all classes. It consists of both educational sessions and fun social events; the week is designed to welcome new students to La Salle University by helping them prepare for college life both in and out of the classroom.

The Multicultural and International Center, supports students with resources that address their specific needs and raise cultural awareness on campus. The center provides a wide range of academic support and personal development services and events, such as special luncheons, reunions, and employment workshops, for students from diverse backgrounds. We offer advocacy and advisement for U.S. minority students, international students, and students interested in studying abroad.

View the Campus Activities and Explorientation website for more information or stop by Union 34, call 215.951.5044, or e-mail kazmierc@lasalle.edu

For more information about Union and Conference Services or the Information Desk, located in Union 123, call 215.951.1019, or e-mail spotok@lasalle.edu

View the Multicultural and International Center website for more information or stop by 1923 Olney Ave., call 215.951.1948, or e-mail rush@lasalle.edu

Career Center

La Salle’s Career Center offers an array of services, programs, and resources to help you prepare for and achieve your career goals, whether they be graduate school, full-time employment, or long-term volunteer opportunities. Regardless of your major or year, our staff is ready to help you plan for “life after La Salle”. Our program offers career planning, job search preparation, on-campus recruiting services, annual job fairs, resume reviews and assistance with planning for graduate studies.

View the Career Center website for more information or stop by Founders Hall, call 215.951.1682,  or e-mail baileyn@lasalle.edu

Residence Life and Community Development

The Office of Residence Life and Community Development wants you to feel welcome in your home away from home, whether you are living in one of our 15 residential areas on campus, or commuting from home. Browse our site for valuable information on housing, meal plans, policies, accommodations and more, but feel free to drop us a line anytime.

View the Residence Life and Community Development website for more information or stop by Union 301, call 215.951.1370, or e-mail housing@lasalle.edu or holmest@lasalle.edu

Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct is responsible for coordinating and administering the student disciplinary process at La Salle. This includes receiving reports of alleged misconduct, ensuring that students receive due process and fair treatment throughout the hearing process, and maintaining students’ disciplinary records. Additionally, the Office of Student Conduct staff is committed to informing students of their rights as members of the university community and educating them regarding the responsibilities they have to themselves and the other members of the university community.

View the Student Guide website for more information about Student Conduct, call 215-951-1565, or e-mail zenilman@lasalle.edu

Public Safety Department

The La Salle University Public Safety Department is deeply committed to its mission of ensuring the safety of La Salle students, faculty, staff and guests. The department is opened and staffed year-round, 24 hours a day, providing safety and other services for the La Salle residence halls and apartment complexes, walking, vehicular access and egress routes, and public property immediately adjacent to the University in conjunction with the Philadelphia Police Department. In addition to providing security patrol services in and around campus, the department operates shuttle services during the Fall and Spring semesters and manages parking permit registration. Escort services are available year-round.

View the Public Safety website for more information or stop by Good Shepard Hall (West Campus in the Shoppes at La Salle complex) or call 215.951.1300.

FOR EMERGENCIES, CALL 215.991.2111  

Student Wellness Services

Student Wellness Services at La Salle University consists of three units: the Student Counseling Center, the Student Health Center, and the Substance Abuse and Violence Education Center. Together, these three offices work to support students in their lives outside of the classroom. Through health care, counseling, crisis management, and intervention services, students receive support and guidance around alcohol and drugs, sexual violence and overall health and wellness throughout their careers at La Salle.

View the Student Health Center website for more information stop by St.Benilde Hall, call 951.1357, or e-mail wessellj1@lasalle.edu

View the Student Counseling Center website for more information or stop by the Medical Office Building, Suite 112, call 215.951.1355, or e-mail brannan@lasalle.edu

View the Substance Abuse and Violence Education (SAVE) website for more information or stop by the Medical Office Building, Suite 112, call 215.951.1357, or e-mail shirleyk1@lasalle.edu

University Ministry, Service and Support (U-MSS)

University Ministry, Service and Support provides students with Catholic and interfaith initiatives that help promote spiritual engagement and worship, encourage reflection and dedicated service, and foster a supportive and inclusive community among students, faculty, staff, and Christian Brothers.  Campus Ministry mentors and guides students through events and activities such as celebrations of the Eucharist, retreats, student-driven liturgies, Evensong, and more. Civic Engagement provides opportunities for students at all levels to experience and lead service learning and volunteer opportunities in the Philadelphia area, within the U.S. and abroad.  Services within U-MSS include a food pantry, clothing resources, and other support for students in need.

View the Campus Ministry website for more information or stop by the lower level of College Hall, call 215.951.2026, or e-mail gauss01@lasalle.edu

View the Civic Engagement website for more information or stop by the St. Neumann Annex, call 215-951-2016, or e-mail hutchinson1@lasalle.edu