Daemen College

Daemen College is a private, nonsectarian, co-educational, comprehensive college in Amherst, New York, chartered to award both undergraduate and graduate level degrees.  Located in a safe and attractive suburban setting, Daemen offers convenient access to one of the country’s most vibrant regions.

About

History

Daemen was established in 1947 as Rosary Hill College for women by the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, founded by Mother Magdalen Damen. The College graduated its first male alumnus in 1968, and changed its name in 1976 to honor the foundress of the order which founded Rosary Hill College. The college became nonsectarian in 1976.

Education

There are more than thirty undergraduate programs and six graduate programs at the school.

Daemen College has a competency-based core curriculum in which students are expected to master critical thinking and creative problem solving, information literacy, communication skills, affective awareness, moral and ethical discernment, contextual competency, and civic responsibility. Also notable is Daemen's integration of service learning into the Core Curriculum.

Research

Research is carried out here on a host of different fronts – spanning an innovative student/faculty think tank, to a high-profile wound therapy initiative that’s truly making a difference. General research projects that include an enormous diversity of interests are showcased annually in the college’s increasingly popular Academic Festival, held each spring. 

Career

Career Services will help you to:

  • Define career goals & create an Individualized Career Action Plan (iCap)
  • Activate your Handshake account to search internship & job opportunities
  • Understand your skills & interests utilizing My Next Move
  • Build & refine your Resume, Cover Letter & References
  • Practice your interview skills through Mock Interview
  • Research and apply to Graduate School Programs
  • Connect with employers at Career Networking Events hosted on campus

Services

Student services

  • Academic Advisement
  • Health Services
  • The Learning Cente
  • rCenter for Veterans
  • Counseling Services
  • Student Accounts
  • Disability Services

Housing services

Daemen College offers orientation programs for first year students, transfers and families. The goal of orientation is to develop and coordinate programs that promote academic success, promote personal and social development, and to provide students and families with information about services, support systems and issues facing college students.

Library services

The Library has a collection of 100,000 hardcopy book, journal and media volumes. The Library has access to over 24,000 full-text electronic journals, over 37,000 electronic books, and houses 600 print serials titles. Each year about 2,500 items are added to the library collection in a variety of formats.

Medical services

Daemen College Health Services:

  • Connects students with quality care in the event of illness or injury.
  • Partners with qualified community health organizations to provide health education.
  • Prepares students to be their own health advocates and informed consumers of appropriate health care services.             

Student Life

Campus life

Daemen College is relatively small – but has it all! Sounds catchy, but it’s also very true. Come visit and see our lovely campus in one of America’s safest suburbs. A rich variety of facilities dot the easy-to-traverse campus, including the exciting new “RIC” – Research and Information Commons. Small class sizes are a hallmark of Daemen, and that translates into a level of personal attention most uncommon in the college experience today.

Sports facilities

Daemen College teams, the Wildcats (formerly the Warriors), are part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), primarily competing as a member of the East Coast Conference. Formerly, the Wildcats were part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the now-defunct American Mideast Conference. Men's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, bowling, cross country, soccer, tennis, track & field, triathlon and volleyball.