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Campus Community Life


As a Greystone student, you are also a Schreiner student. The first thing you should notice is this is a university campus! As a Greystone student, you have complete access to all University programs and facilities on the campus and you are expected to become part of the Schreiner campus community.

As a college student, you are no longer living at home. That may be good or not-so-good, but you are now a college student and therefore responsible for yourself. Everything that comes to you from this point on will be as a result of your efforts – right?

Fortunately, you will quickly discover Greystone teammates and Schreiner friends who will assist you in your efforts to “survive” on your own away from home. One of the major realizations of a college student living on campus is that they are never alone unless they choose to be. For you to survive and succeed in this challenging academic, physical and emotional venture, you will need the help and support of teammates and friends who share similar goals and ambitions as your own. The sooner you learn to become part of the Greystone team and Schreiner community, the sooner you will begin the transition from a high school student to a college freshman. Welcome to the “Show”!

The purpose of Schreiner University is to provide a rigorous liberal arts education to assist students as they grow into mature, competent, cultured and engaged individuals. The Schreiner experience presupposes that healthy human growth involves the whole person, claiming all the intellectual, social, physical and spiritual dimensions of each student's life. Campus activities and programming promote student initiative by providing opportunities for the integration of these dimensions in the development of a well-rounded life.

Life On campus

The Schreiner campus community supports 33 student groups and organizations, including Greek fraternities and sororities, service clubs, interest clubs, honor societies, religion-affiliated groups, a student newspaper, a literary magazine and, of course, student government.

There are also organized campus events and activities all the time, including theatre productions, Spring Fling, monthly Texas Music Coffeehouses, live musical performances, speaker series, athletic events, intramurals, student group meetings, pool tournaments, movie nights, dinners, dances, and personal fitness and martial arts classes.

Most students live on campus, either in the residence halls or in on-campus apartments. Wherever you live, you'll find a unique environment with its own personality that reflects the individual characteristics of its residents. As Greystone students, you will live in the L.A. Schreiner Dormitory (or Flato, which is right next door).  Students live in 4-student suites (each room houses 2 students) and share a bathroom and foyer.  All beds are loft-beds - just like the academies - and as a Greystoner, you are expected to keep your room neat and clean (Flato rooms do not have loft-beds).  To ensure that the standard is maintained, Greystone rooms are inspected daily by the Staff. Decoration and some furnishings are left up to each student to create their home-away-from-home environment. The world is now your oyster – make the most of it and enjoy!

Residence Life

Rooms are air-conditioned and furnishings include desks, single beds, dressers, chairs and closet facilities. All mattresses are extra-long twin. The laundry complex is located directly across the street from the Greystone Dorm - bring quarters!  The entire campus has wireless access to the campus Intranet and Internet services. 

To provide oversight and to act as a provider of “adult supervision”, the Greystone dorm is provided with a Resident Director (RD) and Resident Assistants (RA) who live in the dorm next door. The RD is a Schreiner faculty or staff member and the RA's are upperclassmen at Schreiner who have received training to support the RD. The RD and RA provide oversight for students within the Greystone dorm and are employed by Schreiner University. Additionally, to provide oversight in L.A. Schreiner Dorm, the Greystone offices are also located in the dorm.

Residency Requirements

Schreiner University and Greystone believe on-campus living contributes to your overall education. All full-time freshmen and sophomore students are required to live on campus.

The University reserves the right to enter and inspect all campus housing to ensure student health and safety, and to provide maintenance services. All Greystone students must complete a Housing Agreement and are expected to follow the residency rules and regulations as set out in the Student Handbook or as amended by the Schreiner Dean of Students.

Appliances

Residents may have a refrigerator no larger than 4 cubic feet, microwaves, single cup coffeemakers, hair dryers, radio, computer and/or lamps with incandescent bulbs. Halogen lamps, toasters, toaster ovens, heating and cooking appliances with exposed coils, and 2.4GHz cordless telephones are not permitted. In addition, antennas and other cords/cables may not be fastened to the outside of the building or protrude from windows in any way.

Escort Policy

The University's escort policy strives to provide safety and privacy for those living in on-campus housing. In single gender floors/areas of residence halls, any person who is not a member of the Schreiner University community (faculty, staff, and students) or any member who is of the opposite gender than designated for that area must be escorted by a member of the residence hall community who is of the same gender designated by the area. In mixed gender housing facilities, a member of the community must escort any person who is not a member of the Schreiner University community. Exceptions to this are those University staff members who are entering the facility for purposes of maintenance, cleaning, security, or persons who have secured written permission from a University official.

Furniture

All room, apartment and common area furnishings must stay in designated areas. You may arrange movable furniture however you would like, but do not remove room or apartment furniture or bring common area furniture into your room.

Guests

A guest is defined as someone who is not a resident of the room that she/he is visiting. Students are responsible for their guests' behavior and should escort them when in common areas. Violations of residence hall policy by a visitor may result in loss of visitation privileges, as well as possible disciplinary action against the student host. Residents may have guests of the same gender in their rooms overnight, but they must notify their RA. Overnight guests are permitted to stay no more than three nights during a one-month period. A student's right to have a guest is, in all cases, is superseded by the roommate's right to uninterrupted use of the room.

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours guidelines are established in order to respect the rights of others and to maintain an atmosphere conducive to academic success. These are times when noise must be kept to a low level and must be contained within a student's individual room. Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm to 10:00 am Sunday through Thursday and midnight to 10:00 am on Friday and Saturday.

Visitation

Visitation hours for Flato and L.A. Schreiner are from 10:00am - 1:00am Sunday through Thursday and 10:00am - 2:00am Friday and Saturday. Please note that in all cases, co-habitation is prohibited. The guest and escort policies apply regardless of visitation hours.

Campus Ministry

Schreiner University is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, however it offers small group bible studies in multiple denominations including Presbyterian Student Ministry, Methodist Student Ministry, Catholic Student Ministry, Baptist Student Ministry, Lutheran and Episcopal Student Ministry, and the Jewish Campus Community. Each group meets weekly and is usually accompanied by a home cooked meal. SU Campus Ministry also offers weekly Chapel and annual mission trips. For more information on Campus Ministry, visit http://students.schreiner.edu/ministry/index.aspx . And for information on local churches in the Kerrville area, please visit http://kerrvilletx.chambermaster.com/list/Category/churches-50.htm.

Campus Dining

The Chartwells Food Service office is located in the Schreiner cafeteria. Patrons will find a wide range of menu choices including full hot meals, grill items, soup of the day, salad bar, deli sandwiches, pizza bar, desserts and drinks. All Greystone students register for the Unlimited Access meal plan with a $50 declining balance for use at the snack bar.

The Lion's Den is the campus snack bar located in the Cailloux Campus Activity Center (There is a Starbucks in the Lion's Den). All resident students with a meal plan also have a declining balance that can be used in either the Snack Bar or the cafeteria. Students on the Meal Plan must show their university ID upon entrance; all others pay at the door. Meals and declining balance are valid only during the contract board period.

The declining balance will be carried over from fall to spring terms. Meals and declining balance are not applicable between terms. All remaining balances will be cleared at the end of the spring term.

Health & Wellness Services

A registered nurse is available in the Health and Wellness Center to treat minor injuries and illnesses and to respond to medical emergencies. Students with acute problems requiring a physician can be seen at the Peterson Regional Medical Center located 5 minutes from campus. Individual appointments can be made at several doctors offices within Kerrville.

Campus Security staff are trained in First Aid and CPR and are available when the Health and Wellness Center is closed. Health guidance, education, literature and presentations are available on request. The Center also has information on health insurance, which may be obtained from a private provider.

The Health and Wellness Center located in Mountaineer Fitness Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students will be asked to provide insurance information or pay at the time of service. For health related emergencies after hours, contact Campus Security at 739-1111 or 911 for assistance.

Health Insurance

It is mandatory for Greystone students to have health and accident insurance coverage. Student Accident and Sickness insurance insures students can access health care off campus, consult a specialist, and have coverage for emergency and/or hospitalization. All students are encouraged to carry a copy of their insurance card to avoid delay in healthcare in an emergency.  Students may also submit a copy of their insurance to the Health & Wellness Office to remain in their medical file for future use.

Kerrville Area Activities

Half way between heaven and earth is Kerrville Texas. It doesn't sound like much at first, but after a short while you will come to love its small world charm and big town amenities (Kerrville has it's very own Super Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Cracker Barrel – need we say more?!).

What attracts so many visitors to Kerrville is the Hill Country where city folk come to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern suburbia. In the spring, the rolling countryside is covered with endless varieties of colorful wild flowers and in the summer, when the cities are too hot for happy humans, Kerrville is a cool escape because of the refreshing summer breeze. The fall season seems to linger throughout the winter months – the temperature is never very cold for long and in the event of snow, a local holiday is declared. Somewhere between heaven and earth you'll find Kerrville and in the middle of it all, is Schreiner University.

Approximately sixty miles northwest of San Antonio, Kerrville is the home of Schreiner University. A resort community nestled among the hills of south central Texas and along the Guadalupe River; its nearly 25,000 citizens enjoy generally dry weather, cool nights, and sunny days. An easy walk from the center of town, the campus is on Texas Highway 27 south and is near Interstate 10.

Kerrville and the surrounding Hill Country provide a wide-open playground for outdoor fun—canoeing, kayaking, and water-skiing on the Guadalupe River, rock climbing, camping, fishing, hiking, biking, off-roading…you name it. You'll also find museums, nature centers, theatres, lakes, parks, ranches…it's all right here for you.

Kerrville is also a lively home for the arts, from its Point Theater to the Kerrville Folk Festival and the official sponsor of the Texas Arts & Crafts Fair.

When you want to get away, San Antonio and all of its world-class attractions—the River Walk, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, shopping—are less than an hour away.

In addition, Austin, with its edgy culture and incredible music scene, is just 90 minutes away.

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