On-campus housing provides students with an opportunity to easily meet individuals from a variety of backgrounds, to establish lifetime friendships, and participate in a variety of social and educational activities. This experience in community living can be both enjoyable and rewarding for students, as well as being convenient and economical.
Eastern Wyoming College has two residence halls on campus: Eastern Hall and Lancer Hall. Eastern Hall has double occupancy rooms with communal bathrooms for men and women on separate floors, as well as 2 bedroom (four-student) suites which share a bathroom. Lancer Hall has 2 bedroom (four-student) suites which share a bathroom. Basic cable television and Internet service (Internet service provided may not fully support some media-rich activities such as online gaming or video streaming) is provided in each living space as is local telephone service. (Telephone instruments are NOT provided.) Coin-operated washers and dryers are available in each building. Eastern Hall has a lounge with a television, DVD, Wii, refrigerator and microwave on each floor, and a game room in the basement. Lancer Hall has lounges and study rooms in each wing and a kitchen in the Atkins Commons area.
Housing staff resides in each residence hall. Professional and student staff members are trained to assist students with concerns relating to their total college experience.
To enable the College to offer students the best food service possible at reasonable costs, EWC requires all students who reside on campus to participate in a meal plan, without exception. For further information concerning housing, contact the Director of Residence Life at 307.532.8336.
Food Services offers a full meal plan of 17 meals per week along with two other plans that offer 14 meals per week or 10 meals per week; the last two have Munch Money that can be used in the Cafeteria or Student Center. The housing and food service charges are included under a single contract each semester. Upon request, changes to actual meals may be made for students with medically documented dietary restrictions. For further information concerning Food Services, contact the Food Services Director at 307.532.8342.
Campus Activities and Organizations
There are several student organizations on campus and, as interest increases, new organizations may be formed. Student extracurricular involvement develops leadership, cooperative and service skills, rounds out one's education, and provides a much needed constructive diversion from academic stresses. Every student is urged to become an active member of the student body. Faculty and staff advisors are assigned to each college-sponsored club or activity.
ART CLUB: The EWC Art Club is an organization for students who love the visual arts, whether they have professional or amateur interests. The club works together to engage in and organize more extensive and intensive experiences in the visual arts. This group organizes enriching activities including field trips to museums and art communities, workshops, visiting artists, and collaboration with other creative disciplines. There will be no priority established based on style, content, media, or individual interests in art; all interested students are welcome.
BLOCK AND BRIDLE CLUB: Block and Bridle Club is a nationally recognized organization offered at numerous junior colleges and universities. Many of the members are involved in animal science studies, but all students are encouraged to join. The club participates in events with other Block and Bridle Chapters, sponsors social activities, plans and participates in community service projects, and travels to educational seminars such as The Range Beef Cow Symposium. One advantage of joining Block and Bridle is that your membership transfers to any other school that you attend that participates in Block and Bridle.
COSMETOLOGY CLUB: The Cosmetology Club is for the student enrolled in the Cosmetology curriculum and encourages leadership, unity, and advanced education. All Cosmetology Club members must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. As a club, students attend educational field trips and are active in community services such as sponsoring food drives, donations for other organizations, and campus activities.
DOUGLAS CAMPUS STUDENT ASSOCIATION: The Douglas Campus Student Association (DCSA) is the governing agency of the EWC Douglas student body. Membership (at-large) includes all academic credit fee-paying students attending the Eastern Wyoming College Douglas Campus, as defined by the DCSA Charter. The DCSA Leadership Team, composed of elected officers and representatives act as the executive and legislative body of the associated students of Eastern Wyoming College Douglas Campus. The leadership team officers are provided opportunities for leadership, service, and involvement. Officers for the current academic year are elected each Fall semester. The mission of the DCSA is to promote student awareness of self and environment, improve educational facilities and student environment, foster the recognition of rights and responsibilities of students to the College and the community, promote positive relationships and mutual understanding among and between students, faculty, staff and administration, encourage the spirit of loyalty and respect for the College and its endeavors, and organize, promote and sponsor college functions, clubs and activities for students on the Douglas campus. The DCSA membership is involved in disbursement of student activity funds. All students are welcome to attend monthly meetings. This group is available only on the Douglas campus.
GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE: The Gay Straight Alliance brings together LGBTIQQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersexual, Queer, Questioning) students and allies to have a voice on the EWC campus. This organization exists to raise awareness of LGBTIQQ individuals, their positions, issues and concerns; to provide social and educational resources and connections; to increase the visibility of LGBTIQQ persons and their allies; and to increase tolerance and work toward eliminating discrimination, prejudice and oppression. The GSA plans social and educational opportunities for all students. Membership is open to all students.
GEAR UP CLUB: EWC GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) program works with GEAR UP college freshmen to support their transition to college life. Services help students adjust to life at EWC by providing connections to campus resources, supporting academic success, and helping with financial aid and scholarships.
- Kick Off, a GEAR UP college orientation, which provides an opportunity for students to learn about EWC GU and engage in team building activities with other GEAR UP students, staff and Peer Mentors
- GEAR UP events which provide information about opportunities for campus engagement. Events include cultural, financial and academic workshops.
- Free tutoring and academic support.
- GEAR UP Peer Mentoring which pairs GEAR UP college freshmen with a Peer Mentor who is a GEAR UP sophomore. The Peer Mentors help their "mentees" connect with people, programs, and resources.
HOUSING COUNCIL: The Housing Council is an informal group of on-campus residents who are interested in improving the quality of on-campus living. The basic functions of the Housing Council are to:
- Advise and implement, with approval of the Director of Residence Life, Vice President for Student Services, and the College Board of Trustees, policies, regulations, and procedures for the improvement of residence hall living.
- Coordinate housing activities.
- Maintain close two-way communication between the student residents and the College.
- Provide opportunities for the residents to participate in residence hall government.
- Evaluate environmental factors which influence the general welfare of residents.
INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS: Eastern Wyoming College belongs to the National Junior College Athletic Association and is a member of Region IX. EWC is also a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association - Central Rocky Mountain Region. The intercollegiate athletic program for women consists of volleyball, basketball, and rodeo. The intercollegiate athletic program for men consists of basketball, golf and rodeo. Athletic scholarships/grants are available in all of these sports.
INTERNATIONAL CLUB: The International Club provides opportunities to broaden the world views of students, staff, and the community to learn and experience the various cultures here in the United States as well as worldwide. The Club's purpose is to enhance thinking and appreciation of other cultures, people, and traditions through a number of social activities, community service projects, presentations, and cultural trips. Membership is open to all students.
LIVESTOCK JUDGING/SHOWING AND FITTING TEAM CLUB: The mission of the club is to provide educational activities to interested EWC students through livestock judging and livestock showing. Objectives include development of the following skills: leadership skills as Club officers, communication skills through oral reasons and fundraising activities, social skills as club members, and decision-making skills through judging practices and show animal selection and contests. Livestock judging club members must be or have enrolled in ANSC 1210 . In order to participate in trips, club members must actively participate in practice and club fundraising activities. National contests like the American Royal and National Western preset the number of participating team members. Team members must be full-time students with a minimum 2.0 GPA, passed 12 credit hours the previous semester, and be currently passing all classes. Team selection will be based upon ability and participation.
PHI THETA KAPPA: Phi Theta Kappa is an academic honor society that recognizes and promotes scholarship, leadership, and service. Full-time students who have attained a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA in twelve or more credit hours in a degree program are eligible for membership. Phi Theta Kappa is the recognized academic honor society for community colleges. The EWC chapter began in 1989 and initiates new members in the Fall and Spring semesters.
RODEO CLUB: The Rodeo Club is designed to promote intercollegiate rodeo at Eastern Wyoming College. It supports an increased interest in rodeos and other Western activities, and helps establish a closer relationship among students interested in this activity. The rodeo team is a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.
SkillsUSA: The SkillsUSA professional chapter is an organization for students in technical, skilled, and service occupations including health occupations. It focuses on leadership, citizenship, and character development. The club offers Eastern Wyoming College students special opportunities to further enhance their schooling and skill development through activities, trips, community service, and competitions at the local, state, and national level.
SkillsUSA/WELDING & MACHINE TOOL DIVISION: EWC SkillsUSA/Welding and Machine Tool Division provides students who are welding and machine tooling majors the opportunity to participate in an "industrial-oriented" student organization. Students may participate in industry related field trips, develop leadership skills, attend club sponsored forums, compete at state competitions/leadership activities, community service, and social events. Activities are planned to enhance knowledge and awareness for all students involved.
SkillsUSA/BUSINESS DIVISION: EWC SkillsUSA/Business Division provides students who are business, computer science, and non-business majors the opportunity to participate in a "business-oriented" student organization. Students may participate in business/industry related field trips, develop leadership skills, community service, attend club sponsored forums, compete at state competitions/leadership activities, and social events. Activities are planned to enhance knowledge and awareness for all students involved.
STUDENT AMBASSADORS: The Student Ambassadors are a select group of students chosen for their positive attitudes, varying geographical residences, majors, and extracurricular involvement. They must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. These students are ambassadors of the College and represent it at many social and recruitment/retention functions. Students interested should contact the Director for Enrollment Management.
STUDENT NURSES ASSOCIATION: EWC-SNA is a charter division of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) and the Wyoming Student Nurses Association (WySNA). These groups are all under the umbrella of the American Nurses Association (ANA), a group geared toward the advocacy of nursing and healthcare. EWC-SNA will focus on creating student nurse leaders in the classroom and community. To join, students must be accepted into the EWC nursing program. Responsibilities/events in the group include teaching in the community and fundraising events. This group is only available on the Douglas campus.
STUDENT SENATE: The Student Senate is the governing agency of the EWC student body. Membership includes every segment of the student body as defined by the Senate Constitution. Student Senators are provided opportunities for leadership, service, enhanced education, and involvement. Officers for the succeeding academic year are elected each Spring semester with other representation selected early in the Fall. The mission of the Senate is to provide an active, equitable, and welcoming atmosphere for Eastern Wyoming College students. The Senate membership is involved in disbursement of student activity funds. All students are welcome to attend weekly Senate meetings.
UNITED MINISTRIES on CAMPUS: United Ministries is Eastern Wyoming College's faith community. It is a non-denominational Christian outreach supported by several Goshen County churches and is open to all students and staff of EWC. Activities range from Praise and Worship to social events and movie nights.
VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY CLUB: The Veterinary Technology Club is designed to promote interest in the vocation of Veterinary Technology. Fundraising activities include operating concessions at EWC rodeos and sponsoring dog washes. Recreational and academic activities include community service events, picnics, and field trips. Field trips have included the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Natural History, and veterinary conferences in places such as Orlando, FL and Las Vegas, NV. Membership is open to all students who have an interest in veterinary medicine and animal care in general.
Motor Vehicle Information
Traffic/Parking: Students are subject to all Torrington traffic rules and regulations. Violations within the College area will be reported to the Torrington Police Department for whatever penalties may be imposed. Please remember that pedestrians have the right of way.
Residence hall students are required to leave their vehicles in the residence hall parking lots and not in the main campus parking lots. No parking is allowed in front of the main building along the drive. Parking spaces are marked and students may be ticketed if they park across the lines. Large vehicles and trailers must be parked in the unpaved areas west of CTEC or in marked parking lanes on West C Street.
The Torrington Police Department (TPD) will ticket violators who illegally park in spots reserved on campus for those individuals with proper handicapped permits on their vehicles. The TPD will also issue tickets to those individuals who park in the fire lanes on campus. If necessary, the TPD may also have the illegally parked vehicles towed in addition to ticketing.