Student Affairs


The Student Affairs departments, located primarily in the McCain Student Center and Hendren Hall, provide a variety of services and resources for students. Among those offered are career counseling, internship and off-campus experience placement, student health services, student activities, personal counseling, learning support, disability services, faith support, minority and international student support, housing, leadership development, outdoor adventure, and campus safety.

Campus Ministry

The Campus Ministries Department coordinates spiritual and pastoral resources for The College of Idaho, independent of religious tradition. While the C of I was founded as a Presbyterian college and is an active member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU), it is a "non-sectarian" college that celebrates free, open academic inquiry.

The Department of Campus Ministries supports vibrant, voluntary, multi-denominational Christian programming, and does so within an environment of free religious expression on campus, nurturing an open campus society in which multiple faith perspectives can practice simultaneously with dialogue and respect.

Campus Safety

The mission of the College of Idaho Campus Safety Department is to serve the campus community with respect, fairness, and compassion while also helping students develop important life skills. Uniformed Campus Safety officers provide around-the-clock patrol and services to the campus community. Officer training includes a basic academy, annual block training, and ongoing educational classes appropriate to the profession. The Campus Safety Department also includes Peer Trauma Advocates, who have specialized training in how to provide resources to community members who have been victimized.

The Department of Campus Safety is the primary department at The College of Idaho charged with creating a safe and secure environment, but crime prevention, risk identification, and problem solving are a community responsibility. We encourage the campus community to look out for their own safety and for the safety of others. Officers can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 208-459-5151 (x5151 from on campus). The Campus Safety Department is located in Hendren Hall.

Center for Experiential Learning (CEL)

The Center for Experiential Learning team works closely with College of Idaho students, staff, alumni, and employers to provide assistance with job searches and postings, internship programs, graduate school searches, career development, and other experiential opportunities. We provide one-on-one career counseling, small-group workshops, presentations, and other resources for students to make a successful transition from college into the world of work or graduate school.

Peak Center

The PEAK Center provides academic and professional support to students through the collaborative efforts of on-campus student service programs, including the Academic Support Center, the First-Year Experience, Learning Support & Disability Services, and the Center for Experiential Learning. The Center staff help students learn to integrate skills and abilities into strategies essential for developing academic strengths and professional assets

Professional staff and PEAK Mentors are ready to help students with:

  • Structuring multi-year PEAK Maps.
  • Developing academic success skills through learning services, such as Study Skills Workshops and Tutoring.
  • Successfully navigating college transition through programming and First-Year Advising support.
  • Connecting with Learning Support & Disability Services when appropriate.
  • Enhancing organizational abilities.
  • Exploring potential career options, composing resume materials, and refining interview techniques.
  • Researching and securing internships and off-campus study opportunities.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center encourages personal growth and student development through one-on-one, group, and couples counseling. We offer mental health preventive screenings, educational programming, crisis management, and medical evaluation by a psychiatric nurse practitioner. We respect diversity and commit to helping students lead productive and satisfying lives.

Health Services

The Health Services Center partners with the Southwest District Health Department, the Idaho Immunization (H&W) and IRIS System, Project Connect, and the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence in order to meet the physical health needs of our students. The following preventive and clinical services are provided:

  • Monthly STD and Birth Control Clinics
  • Immunization Programs
  • First Aid Training
  • Illness Assessment
  • Blood Pressure Clinics
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Laboratory Tests (with physician order)
  • Allergy Shots (with physician order)
  • Annual Spring Health Fair
  • Healthy Relationship Coaching

Learning Support & Disability Services

The College of Idaho provides services to its students with disabilities through the Learning Support & Disability Services office of the Division of Student Affairs. The College of Idaho seeks to provide an educational environment that is sensitive to the needs of students with disabilities. The College provides reasonable services to enrolled students who have a documented permanent or temporary physical, mental, or sensory disability that qualifies the student for academic accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The Learning Support & Disability Services Director will meet with students who indicate they have disabilities to help the student arrange for reasonable accommodations and identify off-campus sources of support.

Multi-cultural & International Student Affairs

The Multicultural Affairs department is committed to helping achieve an inclusive campus environment that values multiculturalism in all its forms. The Multicultural Affairs department supports student identity expression through programming and club/organization activities that include an annual cultural dinner, annual cultural show, bilingual FAFSA presentations to Latino parents and students, Cinco de Mayo community celebration, cultural awareness training for members of the campus community, diversity week activities, first generation Latino discovery days, Future Hispanic Leaders of America (FHLA) conferences, Hispanic Youth Symposium (HYS) conferences, Latino high school student leadership conferences, and the Davis United World College Summit.

Outdoor Program

The Outdoor Program, supported by the Associated Students of The College of Idaho (ASCI) is an outdoor recreation and educational program offering classes, workshops, trips, and outdoor equipment rentals for student recreational use. The educational component of the Outdoor Program consists of workshops and classes, currently offering instruction in fly-fishing, rock climbing, and kayaking.

Student-led trips are designed for everyone who has an interest in the outdoors, not just the weathered wilderness explorer. Previous experience is not required! On each trip there are one or more student leaders present who have received training and experience in the activity, risk management, and first aid. Some activities are more challenging than others and will have pre-trip meetings and instruction, but anyone who is willing to try is encouraged to participate.

Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life strives to provide a living environment that enhances learning and personal development outside of the classroom. Residential communities lead to the development of life skills, leadership skills, and a holistic educational experience. Residence Life staff members, both professional and paraprofessional, are educators who seek to create a community where students mature personally and academically. Living in a residence hall offers opportunities for involvement in campus activities, access to academic support, personal growth, leadership development, life skills, interaction with campus leaders, independence, and fun.

College of Idaho residents have access to three very different living environments: five traditional residence halls, two apartment buildings, and twenty-two rental houses. To facilitate a strong and dynamic campus community, C of I students who are not yet 21, who are unmarried, and who do not have dependent children live in campus housing for six semesters.

Student Involvement

The Student Involvement Office helps students discover how to get involved in activities on campus and in the community. Involvement outside of the classroom gives students the opportunity to interact with their peers, faculty, administration, staff, and community and enables students to share interests and skills and learn from others. We work to enrich the value of education through engaging, supporting, and inspiring all students to become active members of our community.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students are held responsible for understanding the academic policies, procedures, and graduation requirements as published in this catalog. Students are also held responsible for understanding and adhering to the community behavior expectations as outlined in the Student Handbook.

Student Honor Code

  1. The Code:
    The College of Idaho is a community of integrity; therefore, we, the students, seek to promulgate a community in which integrity is valued, expected, and practiced. We are honor bound to refrain from cheating, stealing, or lying about College-related business. We are obligated to examine our own actions in light of their effect on the community, and we are responsible to address any violations of these community standards.
  2. The Pledge:
    All course work submitted for evaluation is pledged with the student's signature:
    I pledge that this work was completed with academic integrity.
  3. Revision:
    Any changes to the Academic Honor Code must be approved by a student referendum.