Student Services
& Support


Academic Advising

The Advising Office is where students will find help to find the right program for their academic and career goals as well as transfer in or out of classes, register for classes and information on graduation requirements.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Campus Ministry

The mission of campus ministry is to“create a rich spiritual environment”on campus. We do this through a variety of ways. We offer things like spiritual direction and spiritual counseling. We plan talks and events that open spiritual conversations. As well, we provide ways to develop the community throughfun activities, small groups, and other means.

Career Development

Career advice is available to help students and alumni with job searches after graduation and with internships while still in college. Assistance is available for résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and job applications. Online resources are available at, and special résumé programs are available in the Center for Student Achievement.

Employment Opportunities:

Center for Student Achievement

The Center for Student Achievement coordinates a variety of student services designed to support student success at Ancilla: tutorial services, career development, disability services, and academic advising.

Computer Services and Usage

IT services work to ensure that network and PC privileges are properly maintained for all college Employees and Students. Users also have certain responsibilities and are subject to certain restrictions. The college’s IT and computer usage policies are posted online; everyone is subjected to abide by these rules.


Ancilla College has arrangements with the Bowen Center (which has seven regional locations with one located in Plymouth, just five miles away from campus) to provide each student with two free one-hour counseling sessions. Students wishing to continue with a series of on-going sessions after the completion of the two free sessions may do so at their own cost (which may be covered by insurance).

Disability Student Services

Students with documented disabilities may request modifications, accommodations, or auxiliary aids which will enable them to participate in and benefit from all Ancilla educational programs and activities. Academic accommodations and support services are determined on an individual basis, based on functional limitations as identified in the required documentation, and is designed to meet a student’s needs without fundamentally altering the nature of the student’s instructional program(s). All course syllabi provide contact information on how to apply. See the directory staff for the person in charge of ADA accommodations or contact the assistant to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs in Office room 106.

Emergency Fund & Katie’s Cupboard

A fund of resources is available to help persons from the Ancilla College community who experience need. The fund is intended to assist in situations where small amounts of monies assist with basic emergency needs for automobile gasoline, medical items, emergency housing, and food for an adult or dependents. All requests and disbursements remain confidential. See the Campus Ministry office for more details.

In addition, Sisters donate food and store it on the counters and in the refrigerator in the Charger Lounge kitchenette, as part of a program called Katie’s cupboard. Students are asked to put used dishes and utensils on the carts in the hallway for Mother House kitchen staff to wash. If the area is not well-kept, it will be closed.


The spacious Gerald J. Ball Library is located on the second floor. Staff provide personal assistance with the information and research needs. The library has a catalog of thousands of books and media, and subscriptions to numerous magazines, journals, newspapers, and a suite of online databases, many with full text (accessible on and off-campus). Efficient inter-library loan service and self-service printing/copying are also available. The library has 28 internet accessible computer workstations for student use, and wireless access for personal devices. Study tables and casual seating are available. A self-service coffee bar with coffee, tea (including herbal), and hot chocolate packets for purchase from the circulation desk is conveniently located in the library.


Ancilla Students have free access to the LifePlex Fitness Forum. Physical activity is one of the best and most chosen options for students to reduce stress and anxiety associated with Covid-19, on-line learning, and every day stressors of life. Students will be required to bring their school ID or letter from Ancilla College and appropriate form of identification such as State Driver’s License or State issued ID to sign up.

Math Lab & Writing Lab

Safety & Support Services (S.A.S.S)

The department of Safety and Support Services is located in the Mother House Building. Staff members are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are trained EMT and EMS medical professionals with a trainer on staff keeping certifications up to date within the office.

SASS staff members view and maintain the video system for Ancilla College.They also maintain security at all Ancilla College buildings with the proximity system and adjust locking times for special events. The department also works closely with the local County Sheriff Office both for during emergencies and for active shooter training with students and faculty.

Direct: 574-780-2607

Zeb Smitha (Manager):


Free tutoring services are available for all subjects. Tutoring services for math and writing are located in the math lab and the writing lab, respectively. Assistance with other subjects needs to be requested to the staff in the Center for Student Achievement Lab in Room 204.


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

20097 9B Road,
Plymouth, IN, 46563.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.


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