Student Affairs

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends:

Andrea ZuschinFerrum College is proud to welcome the class of 2019 as we begin our 102nd year! Colleges today strive to achieve a healthy balance between freedom and responsibility regarding the student experience. To that end, we at Ferrum emphasize that students must take personal responsibility and be mindful of the risks associated with alcohol and drug use. Further, the entire campus community is educated about our expectations regarding sexual respect and sexual misconduct. The issue of sexual assault on college campuses has received national attention in recent months, and federal and state legislators are quickly setting forth recommendations for action. Our faculty, staff, and students have been working on this issue in a variety of ways, including during student orientation. We have a long-standing policy focused on educating students on this topic and this fall we are enacting additional measures to enhance our campus-wide training, including a website that provides information about sexual violence and how to report it - http://www.ferrum.edu/campus_life/campus_safety_procedures.html.

Dr. Andrea Zuschin
Vice President for Student Affairs


The Student Affairs Office is located in John Wesley Hall, Room 106.


Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – noon
and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.


To speak with the Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Andrea Zuschin, or to schedule an appointment, please dial 4456 from an on-campus extension or call (540) 365-4456 from an off-campus phone. You may also email Mrs. Lisa Stuart, Executive Secretary to the Vice President for Student Affairs, at lstuart@ferrum.edu.


Student Handbook: Student Handbook (PDF)

Community Standards and Residence Hall Policies: 2015-2016 Policies (PDF)


Birthday Cards: In order to promote awareness about the dangers of alcohol poisoning, the Office of Student Affairs began sending special birthday and wallet cards to students shortly before their 21st birthday. For more information, please go to www.BRAD21.org.


FERPA Release Form (PDF)

Medical Release Form (PDF)

Student Affairs

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Mission Statement

The Student Affairs Division of Ferrum College fully supports and is committed to advancing the ideals of the College’s Mission Statement to developing the whole student, both in openness to a wide range of intellectual discovery, and in the physical, spiritual and social aspects of life. Our purpose is to serve students who are attracted to our residential learning community, provide a wide range of opportunities for personal growth and value formation, experiential learning, and academic achievement in a supportive environment.

To this end we recognize the value of partnership within the Division as well as with other Divisions of the College and in particular, the students we serve. Through these partnerships we will educate one another that all activities at Ferrum are an integral part of the learning experience. We believe the curriculum at Ferrum includes all experiences both in and out of the formal classroom.

Central to this endeavor is the student learner. We appreciate and respect the abilities, values and pursuits each brings to Ferrum College. We accept this awesome responsibility with humility and confidence that as a team we prepare ourselves daily to assist these students in their intellectual and personal discovery.

Furthermore, we recognize and accept the fiscal, regulatory, fiduciary, and legal responsibilities associated with this work.

- July 2007

Offices in Student Affairs 

Career Services

  • Career Fairs
  • Graduate Schools
  • Graduate School Testing
  • Internships
  • Interviews


Residence Education

  • Community Advisors
  • Housing – Apartments and Residence Halls
  • Judicial Education

Student Health Programming

Student Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Faculty/Staff Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Student Leadership and Engagement

Liaison to the Tri-Area Community Health Center at Ferrum

Student Affairs Learning Outcomes

  1. Personal Responsibility: The ability to accept responsibility for one’s actions, overcome personal challenges, and develop personal/professional life goals.
  2. Communication Skills: The ability to articulate to others one’s desired communications through written, verbal and non-verbal mediums.
  3. Conflict Management: The ability to understand, manage & anticipate conflict as an everyday part of life.
  4. Critical Thinking: The ability to identify an issue, evaluate options, and develop a holistic response.
  5. Managing Diversity: The ability to gain a healthy open mindedness that is inclusive of a diversity of views.
  6. Community/Global Involvement: The ability to engage in the local, national, and global community.
  7. Professionalism: The ability to demonstrate professional protocol, including behavior, language & appearance.


Click here to view information about all aspects of student life on campus.


Title IX Policy (PDF)


Nondiscrimination Statement

Ferrum College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran status, sex or handicap in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. Ferrum College affirms the dignity and worth of every individual regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and will not tolerate harassment or discrimination toward any individual. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at ascr.usda.gov, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.