The Sociology Department is located in the fully renovated Trout Hall, a three story historic building on the main quad. The department's new home features state-of-the-art teaching facilities, seminar rooms and an expanded computer lab. The Sociology building also features a small library and student lounge. All classrooms and faculty offices are fully handicapped-accessible.
Sociology Department faculty offices are located throughout the second and third floors of Trout Hall. The student lounge, with a departmental library containing texts and journals, and the computer lab are on the first floor. The lab contains nine workstations with internet & library access, and current software (including Microsoft Word & SPSS), as well as laser quality printing capabilities.
Hoffman dispels stereotypes about drug offenders through service learning. “By being involved with the project, students develop a sense of empathy that they cannot get from a textbook,” she says.