Information for Parents:
You have high hopes for your child’s education and we do too. We keep safety, education and real life preparation as top priorities.
Parents: do you know who to call regarding your student’s accounts in the Business Office, speak with someone from Health Services or how to get in touch with the Registrar’s Office? See: Offices & Resources.
New: Hanover College is excited to launch a brand-new Family Portal allowing you to customize information you receive from Hanover based on your interests, your student’s experiences and much more at parents.hanover.edu.
Financial Aid & Payment
Update Contact Information
Gladish Learning Center
Levett Career Center
Health & Wellness
Sexual Assault Prevention
Horner Center (Gymnasium)
Support & Inclusion
Hanover always has something going on – whether it be larger events like Homecoming in the Fall or something smaller like a theatre show in the Other Place or a recital in the Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, there is always a reason to come visit Hanover.
To see all the on-going activities and events at Hanover, look to the Events Calendar to see what is upcoming.
With 16 number of men and women’s sports at Hanover, every season has a reason to cheer on the Panthers. Even if your student doesn’t participate in sports themselves, they will surely be in the stands cheering on their fellow classmates so why not join them? Check out the Hanover Athletics Page to see the full schedule of games.
Want to Volunteer? Have Questions?
Katy Lowe Schneider serves as the Associate Dean of Student Success and as the Director of the Gladish Learning Center. She is the primary contact for parents and guardians at Hanover. She has worked with students for over twenty years and is happy to answer any questions you may have about your student’s time at Hanover.
Parents Advisory Board
The Hanover College Parents’ Advisory Board is comprised of parents from each class of Hanover College students. the primary role of the Parents’ Advisory Board is to work in partnership with the Hanover College staff to provide advocacy, support and connection to HC parents/guardians and family members.
Read @Hanover, our monthly email newsletter, and the Hanoverian Magazine. If you have a Facebook account, like the official Hanover College Facebook Page.
If you are an alumni parent, keep your information current with Hanover College by logging into our online community. There, you can register as a new user to update your personal information. Once registered, you will be able to access the private alumni directory, affinity group discussions, etc.
For our alumni and non-alumni parents, you can access the Hanover College website at any time to stay up-to-date on all things Hanover!
Parents provide valuable resources for Hanover students who are interested in experiencing the work world in their desired career field. Hanover prides itself on the network of alumni, parents and friends who are critical in helping our students find employment and internships. For more information regarding help in this area, please contact the Levett Career Center.
Refer a prospective student you know will do well at Hanover.
Children, grandchildren and siblings of alumni may qualify for up to $3,000 in Legacy Scholarships per year. To let us know about your legacy child of any age, please visit: Refer a Student.
Show your Pride
Show Hanover spirit everywhere you go by wearing Hanover College gear such as hats and shirts. Decorate your work and home environments with campus wooden replicas and throws and if you live in the State of Indiana, by purchasing a Hanover College License Plate through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
As a parent you can make a statement about loyalty just as a large percentage of our alumni do each year by giving to the Impact Fund. Giving demonstrates confidence in Hanover, no matter what size the gift.
THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO SEE AT HANOVER
See: Commencement, Arts.
SAFETY & SECURITY
The Hanover College campus and the Hanover community have always been considered safe places to live, study and work. Rare tragic events that have occurred on other campuses are unsettling to all of us. We want you to know that safeguarding your child’s and the campus community’s welfare is always a priority. Please review the update below regarding our current emergency procedures and state of preparedness.
Emergency Alert Sign Up
The Hanover alert system sends texts and emails to students and employees in the event of emergencies or imminent threats to our campus. This includes weather events, acts of violence, and other criminal action. Students are automatically included in this alert system when they provide their cell phone numbers at freshman registration. However, if that number changes, the student must update their contact information by going to the following link: Emergency Alert Sign Up. Please not that your student will need to sign into their MyHanover account in order to access this link.
Campus Safety: 812-866-7999 (7999 if on campus)
In an emergency, the Hanover website will be your key source for information. We will post important information on the home page when necessary to keep you updated as quickly as possible.
Additionally, sign up to receive Emergency Alerts (student login required)
We review our campus emergency action plan annually, and afterwards distribute these procedures to key personnel throughout the campus. This plan includes a rapid response to secure all buildings, a notification process to the campus community about the current situation via our Emergency Alert system and a list of duties for all personnel in Campus Security and Student Life. These plans were created in consultation with local and state authorities and their support will remain an important part of our management of any emergency.
Local Police & Fire Information
The Hanover Police Station is located less than a block away from the Hanover Campus. While Campus Safety can deal with most any of the situations that occur at Hanover, it may be comforting to have the local contact information of these institutions:
Address: 11 N Madison Ave, Hanover, IN 47243
Phone: (812) 866-2131
Address: W Main St & Hanover, Hanover, IN 47243
Phone: (812) 866-3713
Sexual Assault PreventionThe number one priority of the Hanover College Campus Safety Department is the safety, security and well-being of the students, faculty, staff and guests.It is the policy of Hanover College to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) based on sex in the College’s educational programs and activities. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims of sex discrimination.
Members of the Hanover College community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct, examples of which can include acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. The College believes in zero tolerance for sex/gender-based misconduct. Zero tolerance means that when an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator’s attention, protective and other remedial measures will be used to reasonably ensure that such conduct ends, is not repeated, and the effects on the victim and community are remedied; including, serious sanctions when a responding party is found to have violated this policy.Hanover College is committed to providing education and resources to our community to help prevent incidents of sexual misconduct. We use many educational means to educate our community annually: lectures, online training, programs with outside resources and individual conversations.Additional Information on the subject can be found here.
The Campus Safety Department provides not only response, but also prevention and awareness education. The Campus Safety Web Page is a great source of additional information.
Here is a collection of general frequently asked questions and concerns that parents most often have. Hanover aspires to make the process of going from an admitted student to a first year student and beyond as easy as possible. This resources serves to be a robust representation of possible questions or issues that parents may face.
Update Contact Information
If you are not receiving parcels or information from the college, it is likely that the contact information we have for you is incorrect. To update your contact information, please follow this link to be escorted to the correct page to do so and fill out the “Parent/Guardian Contact Update”.
General Phone for the College: (812) 866-7000
Admission & Financial Aid: (800) 213-2178
Student Accounts: (812) 866-7041
Business Office: (812) 866-7043
Registrar: (812) 866-7051
Student Life: (812) 866-7296
Safety: (812) 866-7175
Library: (812) 866-7165
Information Technology: (812) 866-6899
City of Madison: (812) 265-8300
Hanover Police Department: (812) 866-2131
As a parent of a Hanover students, there are and will be certain acronyms or phrases that you may hear – whether it be on campus or from your student.
“That’s the Beauty of Hanover” – Hanover’s signature slogan to describe not only the majesty of its natural scenery, but the memories and experiences forged here.
The Point – Most generally, the part of campus that overlooks the Ohio River. More specifically, the outcropping right outside the doors of Hendrick’s Hall that serves as a lookout point to see the three bends in the river.
BCC / CC – The Brown Campus Center, the main campus building at Hanover and the location of dining services, the Office of Student Life, the Mailroom, the Office of Multicultural Affairs & the Hanover Bookstore.
WAC – The Withrow Activities Center, the main campus student space outside of the dormitories. Previously the campus swimming pool, the Withrow Center is now a place for students to play pool, watch movies, see different on-campus events and just generally socialize.
UG – The Underground, the name of the secondary eatery at Hanover. It it on the lower floor of the Campus Center (beneath the cafeteria upstairs) and has named the “Underground” to reflect its placement.
HAQ – The Haq (pronounced “huck”) Multicultural Center is a space for cultural expression and camaraderie. This is also the location of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and has been known to host many events throughout the school year.
SCC – The Science Center, Hanover’s academic science building. This building is where your student will take a majority of their classes if they choose to pursuit a science major at Hanover, but many other classes also take place here such as those of anthropology, international studies and foreign language.
LC – The Gladish Learning Center, located in back of the Duggan Library, this space serves as a the home of the tutoring services offered at Hanover. Open five days a week (Sun-Thurs), Hanover students can receive free academic tutoring in virtually every subject.
KP – Katherine Parker Hall, this is one of the first year residence halls. Historically co-ed, there is a chance that your student will call this place home in their years at Hanover.
ADPi – Alpha Delta Pi sorority, one of the four women’s Greek organizations on Hanover’s campus.
Chi-O – Chi Omega women’s fraternity, one of the four women’s Greek organizations on Hanover’s campus.
Phi Mu – Phi Mu women’s fraternity, one of the four women’s Greek organizations on Hanover’s campus.
Theta – Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, one of the four women’s Greek organizations on Hanover’s campus.
Fiji – Phi Gamma Delta, one of the four men’s Greek organization on Hanover’s campus.
Lambda – Lambda Chi Alpha, one of the four men’s Greek organization on Hanover’s campus.
Phi Delt – Phi Delta Theta, one of the four men’s Greek organization on Hanover’s campus.
Sig – Sigma Chi, one of the four men’s Greek organization on Hanover’s campus.
FAQ FOR PARENTS
Q: Who can I contact if I have a question or concern, but don’t know who to call?
A: Katy Lowe Schneider, is available as a resource to help answer your questions or direct you to the appropriate person to address the issue. She can be reached at email@example.com or by phone at 812-866-6840.
Q: Who should I call on campus if I have an after-hours emergency and I need to reach my child on campus?
A: You may contact Campus Safety after-hours, seven days a week at 812-866-7999 if you have an emergency.
Q: Where do I find housing, dining, computer and health services information?
A: While some more specific information about your student will be on MyHanover (requires login), general information can be found here:
Health Services, Information Technology, Dining Services
Q: Is there an organization for Hanover parents?
A: The Hanover College Parents’ Association is comprised of parents of Hanover College students. You are considered a member simply by having a student attending the college in good standing. The Parents’ Board is the executive body of the Hanover Parents’ Association. This appointed group provides leadership in volunteer, social, advisory and fundraising events/programs.
Hanover College strives to offer as many resources as it can to student to achieve educational success. Academic success can be found in a variety of ways and through different avenues. By working with each student, Hanover hopes to ensure all students receive the support they need.
The Gladish Learning Center serves as the home of tutoring services at Hanover College. Open five days a week (Sunday – Thursday) from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to all Hanover students requesting assistance in any subject offered at the college. 1:1 appointments are also available at different times outside of the open hours schedule. Additionally, different study groups are offered for classes such as math and introduction to chemistry and biology. The Gladish Learning Center is located within the Duggan Library.
Each Hanover student will have an academic advisor that will help them plan out their class schedules and what major is right for them. Students will begin their first year with an advisor that teaches First Year 101 and will transition into a different faculty member once they declare their major. Their major advisor is the choice of the student and will be a faculty member within their major educational department.
We believe that all members of our student body deserve equal access to our vibrant intellectual community, both inside and outside the classroom. Through our accessibility services program, we work one-on-one with students, their families, faculty, and staff to develop reasonable and effective accommodations that assist the student and protect the integrity of the academic program.
Outside of traditional major programs, Hanover College offers several academic programs that require more specific class requirements or outside involvement. These programs offer students exciting and enriching opportunities to pursue and push them forward in their academic and professional careers. These programs include the Business Scholar Program (BSP),the Health Sciences Program (HSP) and Hanover’s newest program – Engineering.
Levett Career Center
Career guidance is beneficial at the beginning, middle and end of a student’s time at Hanover College. The Levett Career Center, located in Hendricks Hall (behind Classic Hall), offers students 1:1 career counseling, advice on cover letters and resumes as well as mock interviews and various programs offered throughout the academic year.
The Registrar’s Office connects students and alumni with their academic lives at Hanover College by facilitating registration for classes, declaration of a major, ordering of transcripts and enrollment verification letters as well as advising services. Also, The Office of the Registrar helps verify transferring of credit from another school or program.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Hanover College takes the health and wellness of its students extremely seriously. These ideas take many forms from clinical treatment to general wellness in regards to eating right and exercising regularly. We offer a variety of services to cater to students and help put their health in a place where they can get the most out of their educational experience. Hanover is happy to offer physical health services in their Health Services Office as well as mental health services in their Counseling Services office. Additionally, the Horner Center is our on campus gymnasium, offering fitness machines, equipment rentals, an open gym, and wellness classes.
Hanover offers many health care options, but we know that the health care needs of students may go beyond the scope or hours of the Hanover College Clinic. Here are some local providers in the Hanover / Madison area.
King’s Daughters’ Hospital
1373 E State Rd 62, Madison, IN 47250
Emergency Room: Open 24 hours
PMC Urgent Care
311 E Clifty Dr., Madison, IN 47250
Convenient Care Center
445 Clifty Dr, Madison, IN 47250
Family Allergy & Asthma
2604 Michigan Rd, Madison, IN 47250
Sexual Assault Prevention
It is the policy of Hanover College to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) based on sex in the College’s educational programs and activities. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims of sex discrimination.Members of the Hanover College community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct, examples of which can include acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. The College believes in zero tolerance for sex/gender-based misconduct. Zero tolerance means that when an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator’s attention, protective and other remedial measures will be used to reasonably ensure that such conduct ends, is not repeated, and the effects on the victim and community are remedied; including, serious sanctions when a responding party is found to have violated this policy.Hanover College is committed to providing education and resources to our community to help prevent incidents of sexual misconduct. We use many educational means to educate our community annually: lectures, online training, programs with outside resources and individual conversations.Additional Information on the subject can be found on MyHanover.
Having come into full view in recent years, LGBTQ+ issues and acceptance are priorities to the college. Making sure your student has the resources and support they need while expressing an LGBTQ+ identity on Hanover’s campus is important to us. We are proud to have an LGBTQ+ Center located in Lynn Hall that is a safe space on campus for any and all students. This space also serves as the meeting space for the Love Out Loud club, which seeks to forward the priorities of LGBTQ+ students at Hanover. If your student identifies as transgender and is going through transition, we invite you to reach out to Lindsay Faulstick (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Director of Residence Life and Leadership, to help assist with any specific housing needs. She can also be reached by phone at (812) 866-7079.
SUPPORT & INCLUSION
Feeling like you are supported and included in the Hanover experience is one of the college’s biggest goals for all students. In this changing world, more and more types of students come to Hanover. We are an educational institution that wants every student no matter race, religion, socio-economic status, gender identity or sexual orientation to graduate feeling like they were able to be true to themselves in their time here at Hanover.
HAQ Multicultural Center
The HAQ Center for Cross-Cultural Education, is dedicated to the memory of two beloved teachers who advanced the mutual respect of citizens of different countries and backgrounds. Today, the center exists as a hub for diversity programming, academic exploration, and intergroup dialogue on the Hanover College Campus. Various campus groups meet in this space and it houses the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Having come into full view in recent years, LGBTQ+ issues and acceptance are priorities to the college. Making sure your student has the resources and support they need while expressing an LGBTQ+ identity on Hanover’s campus is important to us. We are proud to have an LGBTQ+ Center located in Lynn Hall that is a safe space on campus for any and all students. This space also serves as the meeting space for the Love Out Loud club, which seeks to forward the priorities of LGBT students at Hanover. If your student identifies as transgender and is going through transition, we invite you to reach out to Lindsay Faulstick (email@example.com), the Director of Residence Life and Leadership, to help assist with any specific housing needs. She can also be reached by phone at (812) 866-7079.
“Hanover has been an outstanding place for our daughter, and she has grown in so many ways. She came to Hanover as an introverted 18-year-old, quite timid and unsure of herself. Just two years later, we are amazed at the changes we’re seeing. She has loved her classes and professors (majoring in English–and on the Dean’s list every semester, I’m happy to say), and she thoroughly enjoys her extracurricular activities, as well. She often brings international students home for holidays, which has been so fun for us. We couldn’t be more thankful for all that your institution has done for her, and we look forward to watching her grow over the next two years.”– HANOVER PARENT
“As a parent of a senior at Hanover, I can honestly say, without hesitation, that Hanover has been the best choice she could have made. I worked for a large university where part of my benefits was free tuition for my girls, but we felt after visiting Hanover, free tuition or not, that Hanover is where she needed and wanted to be. I would highly recommend any parent whose students are thinking about Hanover to take a look at the campus, explore everything it has to offer for your son or daughter. It will be well worth your time and effort.”– PARENT ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
WHAT PIECE OF ADVICE WOULD YOU SHARE WITH A CURRENT STUDENT?
Be wise with your time and devote yourself to school.
I would say this – Get to know your professors and engage them with any difficulties you may be having with a class. Also – socially – be discreet and remember to do all things in moderation.
I would tell every student to plan each and every day. Work their plan. Ask questions, seek help proactively and take time for self-reflection.
As the parent of a senior, I would advise all students to pay attention to their health. Keeping healthy – by eating properly, getting enough sleep, and exercising to reduce stress – is essential as students seek to balance the demands of their studies, extracurricular activities, and social engagements.
I would have to say that the student should pace themselves. In doing this it allows for time to do many things, but put this short term experience in being at Hanover at the top of their list. Utilize the resources there. Take in all that it offers and expand themselves in all possible capacities. Always seek the advice from those who have gone this way before, as it may lessen the strain of their journey, and unlock that which may seem to be formidable. Foremost learning is perpetual, and most of all sharing what one learns, through innovation, creativity, and necessity is a great rewarding gift that one can give of themselves to others and to society.
I would further like to say that on this journey, one will make mistakes, learning to forgive self and others is paramount. Getting things behind you opens new doors of opportunity and challenge. Accept that which is before you and use all that you have in your repertoire of beats and resources to move you up and beyond.
Be present and get involved. If you invest in the people at Hanover your return will be great!
When friends at larger schools complain because you live on campus in a dorm (or Greek unit) rather than an apartment off campus, a possible reply is:
At Hanover, the focus for students is to be students. We attend classes, study, participate in extra-curricular activities on campus or in the community and apply what we’re learning to experiences outside classroom environments. We’ll have the rest of our lives to be grown-ups, and all that applies to that part of life. For now, our “job” is to be students. Living on campus allows us more time to focus on our education.
Faculty at Hanover are here because they want to help students learn and grow in knowledge of a particular field. They care about students, and are willing to help students understand concepts outside of class. If you’re struggling in a class, approach the professor and ask to meet them outside of class for extra help. Faculty at Hanover are permitted and encouraged to grow in their knowledge of their particular field.
Early-on in their Hanover experience I would encourage them to make the most of their Hanover experience. To me that means seeking out help from their teachers with their academics (which I think is a real asset at Hanover with its strong focus on personal relationships with your teachers), participating in some athletic endeavor (even if just an intramural sport), and trying something in the arts. I think one of Hanover’s strengths is the ability to build this “3-legged stool” around academics, athletics and arts to give you some balance.
Nearing the end of their Hanover experience, I would encourage them to reach out and network with alumni. Hanover is a unique experience, and those that attend have a special bond regardless if they were there at the same time or not. Recent graduates can provide help in transitioning to the working world or advanced degrees. Older graduates can provide mentoring or coaching in career development, and they might enjoy hearing how the college has changed since the days they attended. But regardless of the age gap the common bond of Hanover can serve as a bridge to building useful relationships for the future.