Support for Archaeology Students
Upon acceptance into our program students become part of the Archaeology Department family! We take pride in the effort we put in helping to guide our majors through their college experience and beyond. We want our students to succeed just as much as they do.
With our small student-to-faculty ratio each student works closely with their advisor to create a personalized plan of study whether they want to double major, add minors, or focus on a particular aspect of archaeology.
Our faculty have designed several of their courses to include exercises in resume writing, filling out graduate school applications, and networking.
Students also support each other through the department student organization that meets regularly for social and educational activities. Favorite events include the “Pot” Party, archaeology movie night, and ancient dinners. The club also arranges off-campus excursions. Past sojourns have included day trips to New Harmony and Ferdinand, both in Indiana, St. Louis, and Cincinnati, as well as overnight trips to Chicago and Columbus, IN.
We are fortunate to have a very active alumni community that generously funds scholarships for our majors and who also return to campus to present lectures and offer skill-based workshops. Recently our alumni made the best of the pandemic and arranged a year-long series of engaging and well-attended Zoom lectures.
Beyond our department students can find support from many offices on campus such as the Library Research Assistance Program, Center for Career Development, Counseling Services, and Student Financial Services.