Other Facilities & Services

Academic Ombudsman

K. S. Krishnamoorthi
402 Morgan Hall, 2744
ksk@fsmail.bradley.edu

The Academic Ombudsman at Bradley University is a senior faculty member elected by the University Senate, available to help in resolving issues students may have with their teachers on grades, how they are treated in the class, or any other matter relating to academic work.  The Ombudsman helps in interpreting academic policies of the university and the due process channels available to the student who has a grievance.  He or she also facilitates communication between the student and the teacher, and any academic official the student may have to appeal to.  The Ombudsman, being in an independent, neutral position, is able to offer suggestions to parties to resolve issues during the informal phase of the grievance, and the parties in dispute may take advantage of the suggestions to resolve the issues in a timely manner. 

In the event a dispute reaches the formal phase and the Student Grievance Committee takes up the case for deliberation, the grievance committee can invite the Ombudsman to submit, in person or in writing, his/her position on the case, to be considered as part of input in their inquiry.  

The Ombudsman can also make recommendations to the academic administration on changes needed to the existing system to improve resolution of student grievances in a fair and timely manner, and to eliminate causes that give rise to grievances.   

Academic Review Board

Dr. Herb Kasube
50 Markin Center, ext. 2426
hkausbe@fsmail.bradley.edu

The Academic Review Board is authorized to act upon petitions for reinstatement of undergraduate students dismissed for poor scholarship. This board also considers petitions for other academic irregularities.

Scholastic Dismissal

A student enrolled on probation who does not achieve either a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or a semester GPA of 2.25 at the end of the semester will be dismissed.

Once dismissed, the student will not be allowed to attend any class offered by Bradley University for college credit, including any interim or summer session, without reinstatement by the Academic Review Board. A student’s enrollment in summer school or interim session will be canceled as a result of academic dismissal.

Petitions for Scholastic Reinstatement

Any student dismissed for poor scholarship has the right of appeal for reinstatement. A student should not expect to be reinstated until after one full regular semester has intervened. Petitions for reinstatement should be directed to the Academic Review Board.

Academic Forgiveness Policy

To qualify for the Academic Forgiveness Policy, students must not have been enrolled in a Bradley degree program for at least five years. Persons who wish to be readmitted to Bradley University under the Academic Forgiveness Policy must petition the Academic Review Board and request forgiveness of previous grades earned at Bradley. If the petition is approved, grades for all Bradley courses taken before the hiatus of five or more years will be removed from the GPA calculation. Students will retain credit for those courses with grades of “C” or better, whether the credit was taken in residence at Bradley or from another source. The forgiven grades shall not count in determining the student’s grade point average for academic probation or dismissal or for graduation; however, they shall remain on the transcript with an appropriate notation, and shall be used in determining graduation honors.

Forgiveness is a one-time option which is final and irreversible once granted. This regulation became effective beginning with the first semester of the 1987-88 academic year.

BU Quickcard (Student Identification Cards)

Pratima Gandhi, Controller
103 Swords Hall, ext. 3463
quickcard.bradley.edu

All admitted students will receive a Bradley University Quick Card.  The Quick Card is the Official university identification card.  The Quick Card is used to access the meal plan, QuickCash, assigned university buildings, and university privileges such as Library Services and the Markin Center.  The Quick Card also has an optional prepaid Discover® debit account that is administered through the Money Network™.

QuickCash is a Bradley University administered debit account used to purchase goods and services at select locations on and off campus.  Deposits can be made on line at:  quickcard.bradley.edu, in person at the Cashiers window in Swords Hall, or by calling the QuickCard help desk at 309-677-3463.  Cash deposits can also be made at self-deposit stations located behind the Bookstore and in the Library.

The optional prepaid Discover® debit account allows for student payroll and student refunds to be deposited directly to the account.  Funds from the Discover® debit account can be withdrawn at select network ATM's on campus, and ATM's off campus with the Allpoint logo.  Funds can be used for purchases anywhere Discover® is accepted.  The Discover® debit account also has reloadable functionality.  There are fees associated with the use of the Discover® debit account however, most fees are avoidable.

Students should report a lost or stolen ID card on line at quickcard.bradley.edu, or at the Quick Card Office at 309-677-3463.  A lost or stolen card with an active Discover® debit account should be reported to the Money Network at 1-800-822-4283.  Replacement cards are issued at the Quick Card Office, 103 Swords Hall during regular business hours, with a valid government issued photo ID.  Replacement fees apply.   

Bradley University Alumni Association (BUAA)

Lori Winters Fan
Alumni Center, ext. 2240
llw@fsmail.bradley.edu

The BUAA provides a variety of events, benefits, and services to graduates and students in order to build enduring, mutually rewarding relationships between Bradley University and its alumni. The BUAA involves alumni and students in networking, career and admissions assistance, Homecoming, reunions and spirit-building. More than 35 alumni chapters and other special interest groups help alumni stay connected to Bradley University by hosting a variety of special events, reunions and service activities.

Bradley University Bookstore

The Bradley University Bookstore is operated as a service of Barnes and Noble College Booksellers.  The Bookstore offers new and used textbooks as well as textbook rentals and e-textbook options for many books.  In addition to textbooks the Bookstore offers Bradley emblematic apparel and gifts, school supplies, snacks and beverages, greeting cards and gift wrap, magazines, and a selection of books for general reading.  The Bookstore will also special order books at no additional charge (except for rush shipping). 

Students may sell their used books back at any time, however the best time to sell books back is during finals when books are being purchased for the next term.

The Bradley University Bookstore gladly accepts cash, checks, Bradley Quick Cash, Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover, and Barnes & Noble gift cards.

Textbook refunds:

A full refund will be given in your original form of payment.  Receipts are required for all refunds and textbooks must be in their original condition.

Interim and Summer Terms:

  • Within 3 days from the start of class

Fall and Spring Semesters:

  • Within the first week of classes

Bookstore Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.

Contact:
Paul Kroenke – Manger
Email – bksbradley@bncollege.com
Phone – (309)677-2320
Website – www.bradley.bncollege.com

Computing Services

Sandra Bury
205 Morgan Hall, ext. 2808
sandy@fsmail.bradley.edu

Campus computing resources (including but not limited to the network, computer systems and software) are for use by the faculty, staff, and students of Bradley University. Computing Services reserves the right to monitor use of these resources as necessary to ensure that use is appropriate in classification and extent, so that the resources remain accessible to all members of the Bradley community.

  1. A computer account is to be used only by the person to whom it is originally issued. The owner of a computer account may not allow others (even friends, classmates, roommates, etc.) access to their account. Using another person’s computer account is not permitted, with or without the owner’s permission and whether or not any harm is done through such use.

  2. Using Bradley computing resources to harass, annoy, or inconvenience any other person or organization is prohibited.

  3. Bradley computing resources may not be used in for-profit activities.

  4. Users of Bradley computing resources shall respect the intellectual property rights of others, including the copyrights of all software available through campus computing resources. In addition, data belonging to someone else may not be removed, altered or read by anyone without permission from the owner of that data.

  5. Official University information may not be included on personal homepages, and the creator assumes all responsibility for the content of his or her personal page. Links to official pages may be used. Those violating these usage policies will be denied access to Bradley computing resources, will be subject to University disciplinary sanctions, and in extreme cases may be subject to legal action.

Do not tell anyone your password, write it down where others might see it, or use an easily-guessed password. Avoid logging on using the computer of someone you don’t know or trust.

If you have reason to believe that someone else is using computing resources in your name, protect yourself by immediately changing your password and then contacting the Technology Help Desk at 2964.

Controller’s Office

Pratima Gandhi, Controller 
103 Swords Hall, ext. 3117

The Office of the University Controller is comprised of general accounting, purchasing and accounts payable, student financial services, restricted account services, Quick Card services, and payroll functions.  The Controller's Office also provides cashiering services including tuition payments, check cashing services, QuickCash and meal plan deposits, and postage stamp sales.  

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cashiers Windows
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cullom-Davis Library

Barbara A. Galik
Barbara@fsmail.bradley.edu

Library Hours

Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.
Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.
Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Hours are extended during the latter part of Fall and Spring semester.  Special hours for exams, holidays, and summer and interim sessions are posted at the Library. Check the Library for a detailed listing of hours.  Your Bradley ID is required to enter the Library.

Library Hours Information: ext. 2824

Library Book Renewals: ext. 2826

It won’t be long before you find yourself in the Library looking through magazines in the browsing area or doing research for a term paper. The Library's online catalog and circulation system incorporates Bradley’s holdings and those of 77 other academic libraries in Illinois. The Library provides access to more than 40,000 electronic journals, magazines, indexes, and abstracts.

The Library carries a wide assortment of books and periodicals. Films from the Student Foreign Film and Art Society have been added to the circulating collection. Tapes and music scores are located in the Music Resource Collection on the third level of the Library.

If the Library doesn’t have the book or journal article you need, use interlibrary loan. The item can probably be borrowed from one of over 6,000 cooperating libraries in the U.S. and abroad. Allow at least two weeks for delivery. This is a good reason to start your work early. Your Bradley I.D. serves as your library card not only at the Bradley University Library but also at local area libraries. In order to borrow materials from the Bradley Library and any library that shares the Bradley online circulation system, students must either register or update registration each semester at the Bradley Library. To do so, present a currently validated I.D. to Bradley Library Circulation Desk personnel.

The Library provides seating for 1000 students. Snack foods and beverages are permitted in "The Stacks Cafe", the area outside the cafe and some other areas, but not near computers, in the Music Resource Center or in Special Collection Center.

Development, Department of

Pat Vickerman 
Hayden-Clark Alumni Center, ext. 3159
pvickerman@bradley.edu

The Department of Development is part of the University’s Advancement Division (see Advancement for complete listing). This division helps Bradley accomplish its mission through annual and capital resource development initiatives. They help raise major gifts, conduct the annual Bradley fund drive, and create opportunities for alumni to remain meaningfully and constructively engaged with the University.

Professional staff members are available to advise student organizations on their fund raising activities.

Enrollment Management, Division of

Angela “Nickie” Roberson, Executive Director of Enrollment Management for Office Operations
Visitors Center, ext. 3144
nickie@fsmail.bradley.edu

The Division of Enrollment Management develops the University’s undergraduate admissions, scholarship and financial assistance strategies. Activities related to the recruitment, admission and enrollment of new freshmen and transfer students report to the Division of Enrollment Management. Each year approximately 1,400 new undergraduate students enroll at Bradley.

The Offices of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Assistance comprise the Division of Enrollment Management.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Human Resource Department

Nena Peplow
Sisson Hall, ext. 3223
nena@fsmail.bradley.edu

The Human Resource Department assists all University offices with the process of obtaining qualified employees. The department administers benefit plans and provides support in other employment-related matters including resolution of employee problems.

Bradley University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and the promotion of equal opportunities for all persons regardless of age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. The University also is committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination, harassment and affirmative action. The Human Resource Department provides assistance to the administration to maintain a non-discriminatory environment.

Facilities Management Department

104 Macmillan Hall, ext. 2919

The Facilities Management Department is organized and functions on the concept of service to the campus community. This department maintains support for the students, faculty, and staff in the form of custodial services, recycling, safety, facilities planning, mail distribution, switchboard/dispatch, building construction, maintenance and repairs; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning operation and maintenance; supply of gas, water, and electricity; and construction, care, and upkeep of grounds, trees, streets, and parking lots. The department serves as a focal point for all requests for service and assignment of priorities.

Director’s Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (ext. 2919).

Central Communications Center Hours: Seven days a week, 24 hours a day (ext. 2915).

Financial Assistance

Dave Pardieck
100 Swords Hall, ext. 3089
dlp@bradley.edu

The Office of Financial Assistance communicates directly with students and their families about the financial costs, financial obligations, and programs of financial assistance and scholarships pertaining to academic merit, talent, and need. Advice about education financing strategies and financial planning are considered a primary part of the mission of the Office of Financial Assistance. Its services are articulated in various ways to all students of the University regardless of financial need.

The Smith Career Center maintains listings of employment opportunities on and off campus.

Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Instructional Technology & Media Services (ITMS)

Nial L. Johnson
237 Jobst Hall, ext. 2337
nial@fsmail.bradley.edu

Instructional Technology & Media Services provide a diverse range of instructional media and production services in support of the academic and administrative needs of faculty, students, and staff. Primary services include: technology training; AV equipment and projectionist support; IP web conferencing; lecture capture and streaming; distance conferencing support; graphic, video and copy production services; classroom technology installation; and a variety of general media event services.

With a valid ID card, students can check out a variety of equipment as well as take advantage of low cost production services for their academic, organizational, or personal needs.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; closed weekends unless prior arrangements are made. Hours vary during summer, break periods, and by service unit.

ITAC

Barb Kerns
20 Library, ext. 2332
brk@fsmail.bradley.edu

The Instructional Technology Assistance Center provides instructional training and assistance in integrating a variety of technology into teaching and learning activities. ITAC also administers Sakai, online learning management systems for communicating and sharing course information over the Internet. Over 800 classes use Sakai to supplement classroom instruction. If you have questions about Sakai please visit Sakai, website and click the "Guide" link. If you have trouble with either system, the Technology HelpDesk is available at http://helpdesk.bradley.edu.

Insurance Programs

Controller’s Office, ext. 3120

To ensure the health and wellness of our students we recommend all students carry comprehensive health and accident coverage, which can be net either through a parent's insurance plan or private insurance.  To assist our students in obtaining health coverage for their time at Bradley, we are pleased to present options for Domestic and International students available through Gallagher Koster.

Please visit Gallagher Koster on line at www.gallagherkoster.com/Bradley to enroll or for additional information. 

Michel Student Center

Charmin Hibberd, Conference Director
Michel Student Center, ext. 3056
charmin@fsmail.bradley.edu

The Michel Student Center includes a television viewing room, study rooms, lounges, and the Zuckerman Atrium-a two story glassed in lounge area complete with tables and chairs-which links the Michel Student Center with Sisson Hall.

The Michel Student Center has other exciting features including the P.O.D (a convenience store designed for the student on the go), Café Bradley featuring Topio's Pizza, Moe's, Chick-fil-A, the main dining center, and the Alumni Reunion Dining Room. For the student looking for entertainment, there is the Marty Theatre, which is used for feature films, lectures, and performances, pool table, the ballroom, which is used for concerts, dances and comedy shows.

The Michel Student Center offers six meeting rooms on the lower level and three conference rooms on the upper level for student organizations to meet in or for individuals looking for a place to study. These rooms hold groups ranging in size from six to 54. The Executive Suite is a new upscale meeting room holding up to 56 people. The Information Area is located on the main floor and provides both campus and Peoria information.

Adjacent to the Michel Student Center, a centralized office area for student organizations is located on the third and fourth floors of Sisson Hall. More than 30 student organizations have offices in this area, storage room for student organizations, the Leadership Activities Center, a leadership and resource area and computer center.

For more information about the services provided in the Michel Student Center, stop by the Michel Student Center Operations Office located on the lower level of the Michel Student Center.

Michel Student Center Hours during the academic year:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.;
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-12:00 a.m.;
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m.;
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Neumiller Lecture Hall

145 Bradley Hall
Charmin Hibberd, Conference Director
Michel Student Center, ext. 3056
charmin@fsmail.bradley.edu

Neumiller Lecture Hall, located on the first floor of Bradley Hall, was Bradley’s original campus theatre. Reconstruction was funded by the Louis B. Neumiller family after the Bradley Hall fire in 1963. Renovated again in 1987, this lecture hall is a large classroom, meeting room, and auditorium with excellent multi-media capabilities and a seating capacity of 320. The Lecture Hall may be booked for University organizations ONLY when the physical needs of the organization can be met ONLY by the Lecture Hall facilities and nowhere else on campus. For other special requirements that apply to the use of Neumiller Lecture Hall, see the Director of Conference Facilities in the Michel Student Center, ext. 3056.

Olin Hall of Science

Charmin Hibberd, Conference Director
Michel Student Center, ext.3056
charmin@fsmail.bradley.edu

Olin Hall serves as both an academic and a cocurricular facility. Reservations for cocurricular events are required for the auditoriums, Olin 168 and Olin 164. The auditoriums are well designed for screening films. Rental cost is reimbursement of custodial charges.

Payroll

Pratima Gandhi, Controller
229 Sisson Hall, ext. 3122

The Payroll Office is responsible for preparation of faculty, staff and student payrolls.  The Payroll Office offers direct deposit to the Discover® debit account portion of the university QuickCard and/or other stated financial institutions as directed by the employee.  Please contact the Payroll Office for all available payroll deposit distribution options.

Students should visit the Smith Career Center for a current listing of campus job listings.

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Police Department

Campustown, 1200 W. Main St., Unit-D
Emergency: 9-1-1; non-emergency: 309-677-2000; Administrative line: 309-677-1002

Student Patrol & Hilltop Safety Cruiser: 309-677-2800
http://www.bradley.edu/offices/other/police/safetycruiser

Officers conduct foot, bicycle, and vehicular patrols of the campus and residence halls and are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The university police also have battery jump starter units and a tire inflator unit available to the university community.

The primary functions of the university police are to protect life and property within and beyond the Bradley University community.  Campus officers have complete authority to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on or off campus.  If the offense is committed by a university student, officers may also refer the individual to the student judicial system.

The university police and city police share concurrent jurisdiction and provide police services for Bradley-owned on-and off-campus student residences, as well as fraternity and sorority residences.  University police have direct two-way radio contact with the City of Peoria Police Communications System.  The department is also connected to the City of Peoria's police computer which allows for municipal and state access to vehicle or criminal information.  The city maintains a Community Police Office in the vicinity of the university to address community and off-campus student concerns. The two departments have a close working relationship, based on cooperation, providing each other with patrol assistance and backup as necessary, which includes participation in the Crime Stoppers Program.  University police work cooperatively with many other municipal agencies, including the Peoria County Sheriff's Department, the Peoria Heights Police Department, and the Peoria Park District Police, as well as the state and federal agencies. The department is linked by radio to the Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network (ISPERN).

Public Relations Office

Kathleen Conver
110 Comstock Hall, ext. 2242
mkc@fsmail.bradley.edu

The Public Relations Office is the liaison to the news media.  Staff distributes news and information to print and electronic news media and key internal and external constituencies of the University. This is done through hometown and general news releases, electronic news briefs (B-News), and the web site Newsline. The office sends information to print and electronic media. Office personnel will consult with University organizations about publicizing their programs and events.

Registrar’s Office

Katherine Beaty
11 Swords Hall, ext. 3101
www.bradley.edu/registrar

The Registrar’s Office serves the campus community in the areas of academic records and registration. Students should contact this office if they need information concerning class schedules, academic regulations, registration, grade reporting, evaluation of transfer work for current students, permanent scholastic records, transcripts of credit, graduation, and certification of academic information to campus offices or to off campus agencies at the request of the student. Permanent, Parent and most local address changes can be made on the web at "http://webster.bradley.edu.

Student Financial Services

Pratima Gandhi, Controller
100 Swords Hall, ext. 3120

The Student Fee area provides an accounting of tuition accounts as well as coordinating payment options and payment plans to parents and students. The student fee area also manages payments on-line at www.myBU.bradley.edu as well as during regular business hours.

The Student Loan area coordinates Perkins and Direct Loan Promissory

Note signing as well as entrance and exit counseling for loan management. Hours-Office: (Controller's, Student Financial Services, Payroll), Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Summer and Interim Sessions

Jon C. Neidy
Continuing Education Building, ext. 2374
neidy@fsmail.bradley.edu

Bradley offers five short sessions each year: an interim session in January; a three-week interim beginning in May; an eight-week interim also beginning in May; and two five-week sessions, one beginning in June and one in July. All courses are regular Bradley University courses and are taught primarily by full-time faculty members.

Course schedules for the January Interim are available in late October, and the summer session schedule is available in late March. All session schedules are posted at www.bradley.edu/classes.

Technology HelpDesk-Library

Nancy Goldberg, Customer Support Services Director
135A Library, ext. 2957
ngoldberg@fsmail.bradley.edu

The Technology HelpDesk provides a single point of contact for questions or problems related to the services provided by Information Resource & Technology. Call the HelpDesk for answers to your computer or telecommunication questions, or to open an electronic Trouble Ticket to report problems.

The Washington Center

Bradley University is affiliated with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars in Washington, D.C. The Washington Center provides full-time internship opportunities in the nation's capital for students of all majors. Through the Washington Center, students have the opportunity to secure internships at a number of governmental, corporate, and non-profit agencies, including the White House, Congress, federal agencies, lobbying firms, communication companies, and environmental organizations. In addition to professional work experience, The Washington Center also provides academically-orientated lectures and discussions on public policy, foreign affairs, art and architecture, mass media, and more. While living in Washington, D.C. students stay in apartment-style housing. Semester long internships and summer internships are available. Students may be able to receive academic credit for participation in The Washington Center Internship Program. For more information, please contact the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs at 677-3148.

Undergraduate Admissions

Paul Schroeder
Visitors Center, ext. 1000
Pschroeder@fsmail.bradley.edu

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions identifies and enrolls freshmen and transfer students whose academic and personal characteristics indicate a likelihood of success at Bradley University.

The Admissions Office conducts campus tours and hosts visit programs to help prospective students and their families learn more about Bradley University.

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and on most Saturdays during the school year from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.