Resources and Services
The College offers employees a range of facilities, services and other resources aimed at providing opportunities for recreation, learning and social interaction; and promoting health and welfare.
Employees their spouses and children receive free admission to all regular season athletic contests by showing the employee's Concordia ID. Pass cards for family members may be obtained at the Athletic Office. Ticket fees are charged for post season championships held on our site as they are conducted by the MIAC and NCAA.
ATHLETICS FACILITIES USE
Concordia offers employees and their family access to all athletic facilities, including the sauna, swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, weight room, workout balcony, and indoor track. Contact the Olson Forum desk (4310) for schedules of open hours. The I.D. card will allow you to use the facilities and your prox card will provide access to the workout balcony. One family member above the age of 18 may join you for your workout.
For the convenience of students and employees a Wells Fargo ATM is located in the Knutson Campus Center.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
A master calendar of all foreseeable events in the coming year is prepared each year by a committee composed of representatives of student activities and college departments which actively engage in sponsoring campus activities. This group also approves major calendar additions or revisions during the school year. The director of Student Activities is the chair of this committee. The committee helps to bring about an integration of the various activities on the campus for the sake of proper scheduling and avoidance of conflicts. The key objective of the committee is to establish effective lines of communication among all those scheduling activities.
Three activities calendars are prepared: the weekly activities calendar, the monthly tri-college calendar, and the yearly activities calendar.
All meetings and organized events sponsored by a Concordia organization or group, held on or off campus, are to be scheduled through the Office of Campus Information. The master activity calendar of the college resides in the Campus Information Office.
The Concordia College Directory lists employees and students alphabetically. It includes addresses, phone numbers, positions and photos of employees. The directory is intended for internal use only; use for commercial purposes is not authorized by the College. All employees are encouraged to have their photos taken, free of charge, in the College's Photo Lab for use in the directory. Employees are encouraged to keep their photo up to date.
CAMPUS EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
Depending on the origin and nature of a campus wide emergency, the campus community will be alerted by one or more of the following methods:
- e2Campus: This is a system that sends emergency messages to designated cell phones and e-mail addresses. Those registering for the service will receive timely information during college emergencies. Normal fees from cell phone providers apply, but there is no charge from the college to use the service. Register here.
- E-mail: Any correspondence from email@example.com should be opened immediately. This address is reserved exclusively for emergency information.
- Website: In the event of an ongoing campus emergency, regular updates will be provided on the following Web site: www.ConcordiaEmergency.com. This will help ensure access to online emergency information, even if the college server is not operational.
CAMPUS ROOM RESERVATIONS
Campus Information and the Calendar Committee are ready to help you schedule your events on campus. Thousands of events and meetings are scheduled each year. We ask that you make your reservations early, by e-mail, and follow posted guidelines. Reserve a room here.
The Event Planning Form is required three weeks in advance for all events needing setup or services, or held in special event spaces.
The Business Office provides a free check cashing service provided the following criteria are met:
- The person presenting the check has a current Concordia College ID card.
- The check is drawn on a bank in the United States.
- The person presenting the check is the payee on the check.
- The amount of checks being cashed on any one day does not exceed $150 per person.
The College reserves the right to refuse to cash any check that it suspects may be fraudulent or any check that is stale dated (more than six months from the date of issue). A check returned to the College by the bank because of insufficient funds will require the individual who cashed the check to reimburse the College for the amount of the check and any NSF (nonsufficient funds) fees.
Cashier hours are 9 a.m. - 12 noon and 1-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Chapel services are held daily, Monday through Thursday. The campus pastor has the responsibility of scheduling chapel events.
Employees can access C-Port, Concordia's Employee Self Service (ESS) portal by logging in with Concordia e-mail user name and password. Once logged in, employees can easily access an array of information. Come examples include:
- College related messages/news
- Payroll earnings/deductions
- Leave accrual, usage and balance
C-News is an online and email publication designed to inform the Concordia constituency of events happening within the college community. Among topics discussed are promotions, new policies, job vacancies, new personnel and campus events. This is a highly informative newsletter, which you are encouraged to read. You are also invited to submit news items.
The Cobber Bookstore is your official source for Cobber gear, gifts, supplies and more. Employees receive a discount of 10% at the Cobber Bookstore. Some exclusions apply.
Cobber Cash is a declining balance account available to students, faculty and staff of Concordia College. It is similar to a checking account without the checks. Money is deposited into your Cobber Cash account, with each purchase debited from the account balance. You can receive a current balance after each transaction.
Cobber Cash funds can be used throughout campus anywhere cash is accepted such as the post office, Coffee Stop, Korn Krib, The Maize, Anderson Commons, the bookstore and more. Access your online card account to post funds to your Cobber Cash account and view the balance of your Cobber Cash, Dining Dollars and meal plan. Your account is activated through your college user ID and password, which you receive from Information Technology.
Make a deposit now. Deposits can also be made at load stations throughout campus or in the Dining Services office.
When you leave Concordia, any remaining balance over $10 will be refunded in full, at your request.
COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING
From brochures, posters and mailers to Web sites, photos and more, the Office of Communications and Marketing can get your office, department or organization the attention it deserves. Our staff of writers, designers, photographers, printers and Web specialists work closely together to understand your needs and goals, creating projects you can proudly send to your audiences.
We specialize in all kinds of print projects, maintaining the distinct look and feel of Concordia College. We've also launched a completely redesigned website and look forward to updating your site as well. Our photography services include portraits, events shots and more – just let us know when you have a great photo idea! Our Print Shop, right on campus, can handle most of your printing needs thanks to our new digital press. And our sports information and media relations teams work diligently to get the word out about the exciting things taking place at Concordia.
Contact us today with project requests or just to learn more about Communications and Marketing.
CONCORDIA COLLEGE IDENTITY AND STANDARDS GUIDE
Concordia is a recognized leader in K-16 global education. Concordia's distinctive position is created through the integrated and continually evolving strength of Concordia College and Concordia Language Villages.
United in a mission to influence the affairs of the world by preparing people of all ages for responsible global citizenship, the College and Villages are working in harmony to provide innovative and life-shaping educational experiences.
Concordia's new visual identity program reflects the direct relationship between the College and Villages, while also portraying the complementary nature of their respective brand personalities.
Ensuring the integrity and clarity of Concordia's brand identity will require consistent adherence to these guidelines. Your assistance and cooperation is greatly appreciated.
CULTURAL EVENTS SERIES AND LECTURES
Employees and their spouse can attend most cultural events and lectures by presenting the employee's Concordia Identification Card.
DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICES
Digital Media Services (DMS) supports instructional use of video by classes, and also provides video services to campus and community groups. DMS is located in Olin 131 and includes a multi-configuration television studio, digital and analog video editing studios, a master control center with off-air recording and video transfer facilities, and staff offices.
Services provided by DMS include taping of classroom presentations, maintenance of classroom video equipment, taping and video playback services for campus and community events (Athletics, C-400, synod meetings, etc.), satellite downlinks, two-way videoconferencing, off-air recording, video copying and transferring among all formats (when copyright law allows), video production projects, and use of studio facilities. DMS also maintains the Concordia Cable system, which provides local broadcast, cable, and college programming to the residence halls.
EMPLOYEE MEAL PLANS
Faculty and staff can purchase a meal plan to be used in Anderson Commons. The meal plan is purchased in increments of five meals that can be used at any time throughout the year. The meals are accessed through your Concordia ID card. You can order meals online here.
EMPLOYEE IDENTIFICATION CARD
The Concordia College ID Card is the property of Concordia College and identifies an individual as an employee. This card contains a unique nine digit number assigned to each employee. By presenting this card, an employee can access services across the campus. The services include Library, Meal Plan, Cobber Cash, Dining Dollars, Vending/Concessions, and Cultural/Athletic Events.
Facilities Management is responsible for the physical structures and utilities on campus. When a repair is needed, submit a work order through the online system or call x3362.
Situations that are life threatening or likely to cause ever damage to a college building or facility should be called in immediately. During normal business hours call 3362. During the night, weekends or holiday call Public Safety at 3123.
Test the limits of your imagination, expand your thinking and experience learning like never before – in a setting free of tests, grades and papers! With our varied course offerings, you'll find a course that interests you, where you can learn for the pure joy of learning. F/M Communiversity offers a wealth of knowledge for a community of lifelong learners.
F/M Communiversity is a program of Concordia College in cooperation with Minnesota Statue Unveristy Moorhead and North Dakota State University.
Facilities Management handles key access for the campus. The possession of a key/fob to a college facility carries specific responsibilities to ensure safety and security of the campus and employees. It is important employees take steps to ensure unauthorized use does not occur:
- Do not leave keys/fob unattended where they may be exposed to unauthorized use or theft.
- Do not loan to anyone.
- Do not identify the key/fob with building/room names or numbers.
In the event of the loss or theft of any key/fob, Campus Public Safety must be notified within 24 hours by calling 3123.
Employees may request key access by submitting a Key-Fob Request form.
Concordia College's Human Resources Department is committed to providing quality services in a professional, respectful and consistent manner in the areas of recruitment/retention, training/professional development, compensation/benefits, employee relations, talent management, and payroll. In providing these services, we are dedicated to, integrity, clear communication, progressive thinking and resourceful solutions toward meeting Concordia College's mission, vision, values and strategic objectives.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Information Technology Services (ITS) is the central division that supports academic and administrative computing on campus. Concordia College is committed developing technology resources to support the mission and strategic goals of the college, and to enhance student learning and faculty scholarship.
Some useful links
- Password change webpage - use this page to change and synchronize the passwords on your Concordia accounts. (Does not include the CCAngel system or the faculty portal.)
- Computing/technology facilities on campus.
- Moodle login - access to the Moodle
- Concordia webmail - access your Concordia email account (on gloria) through a web interface.
- computersupport.cord.edu - getting connected materials, virus alerts, software, and other materials from Desktop Support.
- Setting up your account for an 'on-vacation' reply - how to generate an automatic notice to let people know you won't be checking your email for a while. Be sure to suspend or unsubscribe the listservs you're subscribed to, so you don't spam the listserv members with your 'out of the office' message.
INSTRUCTIONAL RESEARCH AND ASSESSMENT
Instructional Research and Assessment conducts a continuing program of studies on the effectiveness of the college's programs and environment. These studies include the core curriculum; major/minor programs; student academic achievement; student development; and alumni studies. The office also conducts special institutional students as needed.
Employees may access the Carl B. Ylvisaker Library resources and services by presenting a valid College ID. Library services include reference, instruction, materials acquisition, cataloging and circulation. Concordia students, staff and faculty may use all library public computers, laptops, data ports, and wireless access. The Instruction Lab in the Curriculum Center will be available for general use when not booked for instruction. A limited number of laptops are available for check-out by Concordia College students, faculty, and staff for use in the Library.
MAT BUS SERVICE
Employees can ride the MAT bus for free by presenting their College ID. Bus schedules are available at the Campus Information Desk.
NORTHLAND EDUCATORS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
All motor vehicle (car, van, motorcycle, motorbike, etc.) and bicycle operators are expected to be registered and familiar with the parking and traffic policies. Concordia students, faculty, staff and guests may park in designated campus parking lots with the appropriate parking permits. Employee permits are issued at no cost in the Facilities Management office.
Hours for the Knutson Campus Center/Lorentzsen Hall, Theatre/Library, Memorial Auditorium (includes clinic)/Hvidsten/Pool, Advancement Center lots are as follows:
|6 a.m. - 4 p.m.||Vehicles with designated permits|
|4 p.m. - 2 a.m.||Open parking|
|2 a.m. - 6 a.m.||Closed; no overnight parking, including weekends|
Parking Services patrol the lots day and night throughout the academic year and summer. They, along with hall directors, are authorized to write parking tickets. All parking fines may be paid during office hours (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) at the Facilities Management Office. Make checks payable to Concordia College. Payments may also be mailed to:
Attn: Parking Services
901 8th St S
Moorhead, MN 56562
Employees may appeal a parking ticket within 10 days of receipt of a ticket by completing the parking ticket appeal form.
Concordia College provides mail distribution of U.S. Mail, and public communication (campus mail) as service for both administrative and academic offices/departments and individual members of the college community.
The Concordia post office is located on the mezzanine level of the Knutson Campus Center.
Postage stamps and specialty mailing envelops are available at the post office window, which is open designated hours. These purchases may be paid for with cash, check, or Cobber Cash.
Advanced postal services such as c.o.d's, money orders, and registered and insured mail may be obtained at the Moorhead Post Office which is located at 119 5th Street South, Moorhead, MN 56560.
REPORTING AN EMERGENCY
Calling from Campus Phone
9-911 for Emergency Dispatch
3123 for Security/Public Safety
Calling from-Non Campus Phone
911 for Emergency Dispatch
299-3123 for Security/Public Safety
The Security/Public Safety Office provides escorts within a three block perimeter of campus. Call 218.299.3123.
SECURITY/PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICE
One of the Security/Public Safety Office's primary responsibilities is to ensure that all members of the Concordia community may pursue their occupation and/or education without fear for their mental, emotional, and/or physical well being. Security/Public Safety is also responsible for providing a safe academic, working, and living environment for all of the Concordia community and its visitors.
The Security/Public Safety Office is located on the first floor of the Knutson Campus Center near Campus Information. Security/Public Safety is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
The swimming pool is available for open swim and lap swim during designated hours. Employees and their immediate family members are allowed to use the swimming pool free of charge during pool hours. The employee's ID card must be shown before entry. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Swimming lessons are offered to employees and community members year round. Employees are allowed to register their children or grandchildren for swimming lessons one week prior to the start of public registration.
The Office of Student Affairs is home to several smaller offices all dedicated to helping students succeed on campus. Whether students have questions about Residence Life, need to know more about the Counseling Center or just need to track down Campus Information, they can help. The office also oversees the Health Center, Career Center, Orientation, Student Programming and Security. The services, programs and activities provided or facilitated by these divisions are intended to help meet the personal needs of students and to enhance the total learning experience at Concordia.
Early Alert Notice Form (formerly known as an Academic Referral and Notice Form)
STUDENT SUCCESS AND RETENTION
The Office of Student Success and Retention offers individualized personal support services to students and their parents. Services are available to assist students with whatever inquiry or concern they might have, as well as direct them to the right resource at Concordia. Our open door policy allows students to connect on a personal basis with staff and student mentors in an effort to create a rewarding and successful college experience.
The Limited, a women's clothing retailer that specializes in stylish work suits and fashionable trends offers a 15% discount to those associated with an educational institution. To receive the discount, show your Concordia ID at the register.
Valley Fair provides a discount for regular admission and parking from May – October. More details here.
Concordia strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for all students, employees and visitors. Driving a college vehicle (owned, leased or rented) is a privilege and Concordia reserves the right to deny or revoke driving privileges. Before the College grants the privilege to drive a College vehicle (owned, leased or rented), the College must determine the individual meets all requirements of policy, including having an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR). Your personal auto insurance will supersede any other insurance in the event that you use your own vehicle for college business.
All drivers must:
- Possess a valid United States driver's license for the appropriate vehicle class.
- Submit a completed Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) consent form authorizing the College to check the driver's MVR.
- Maintain a MVR that satisfies the standards as outlined in policy.
- Immediately notify supervisor in the event a driver's license is suspended, revoked or has any limitations or restrictions.
- Meet the College's insurability standards set forth by the College's insurance carrier.
- Observe all applicable federal, state and local motor vehicle laws, ordinance and regulations.
- Report all incidents in accordance with established College procedures and cooperate in any investigation of the incident and any subsequent proceedings.
- Wear a seat belt at all times and ensure all passengers wear seat belts.
The College does not recommend the use of cellular phones while driving. It is recommended the driver pulls completely off the road and come to a complete stop in a parking area or other safe place before accepting or placing a call. It is illegal in Minnesota to be texting or accessing the web from a cell phone while driving.
Verizon Wireless provides up to an 18% discount on services and up to 25% off accessories. Visit with a Verizon representative or go online for more information regarding employee discounts.
Employees and their immediate family can access on-campus athletic facilities. Contact the Health and Physical Education Department (4130) for schedule.