Resources for Current Students

Duquesne Safety Initiative

The Duquesne Safety Initiative was developed in response to the Dow Safety Initiative, a partnership between Dow Chemical Corporation, the University of Minnesota, the University of California-Santa Barbara, and Penn State University, to change the safety culture in academic research laboratories. The main focus of the initiative establishes a team of students and faculty committed to developing programs which promote safe laboratory environments and procedures fit for carrying out cutting-edge research.

In the instance of an incident involving students and in the facilities and labs of the chemistry department, the incident report form should be completed within 24 hours of the  occurance.

Tutoring and Office Hourse Schedule 

Tutoring from experienced and successful undergraduates as well as office hours from instructors and teaching assistants are now available and will be open until the end of the semester! The chemistry department provides tutoring and office hours to students free of charge. Tutoring will return in the Fall 2022 semester and occur in the chemistry department Study Center at the end of the third floor of Mellon Hall (in the newly renovated area windows looking toward the Bayer Hall). Each section of the Study Center is specific for several courses, that way we can provide focused help.

Tutoring is drop-in and weekday schedules are posted in each section of the Study Center, and tutors are experienced upper-level undergraduate students tha earned at least an A- in the course they tutor.

Office hours are drop-in throughout weekdays, and primarily happen at the Study Center (some virtual office hours via Zoom are available). Office hours are held by Teaching Assistants (i.e. graduate students) and adjunct faculty members, and weekday schedules are posted in each section of the Study Center.

Tutoring is available for all of the following classes, starting back up on Fall 2022. The link below provides a more detailed schedule of available tutoring and office hours.

  • CHEM 120 Intro to Chemistry & Chemistry Problem Solving
  • CHEM 121/122 General Chemistry I and II Lecture
  • CHEM 121L/122L General Chemistry I and II Laboratory
  • CHEM 121R/122R General Chemistry I and II Recitation
  • CHEM 131/132 Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II Lecture
  • CHEM 131L/132L Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II Laboratory
  • CHEM 151 Atomic & Molecular Principles Lecture and Recitation
  • CHEM 151L Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 152 Quantitative Analysis Lecture and Recitation
  • CHEM 152L Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
  • CHEM 211/212 Organic Chemistry I and II Lecture
  • CHEM 211L/212L Organic Chemistry I and II Laboratory
  • CHEM 228 Structure, Mechanism, and Reactions
  • CHEM 228L Organic Structures and Properties Laboratory
  • CHEM 229 Reactions, Synthesis, and Spectroscopy
  • CHEM 229L Organic Synthesis Laboratory

Academic Integrity Policy for the
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

All students are responsible for maintaining academic integrity with regard to class assignments, examinations, and any other requirements related to their courses of study in accord with the Academic Integrity Policy for the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences. Students in violation of the academic integrity code will be referred to the Office of the Dean. Consequences for violating the academic integrity policy range from receiving a failing grade on an assignment, an exam, or the entire course, to dismissal from the university. Poor grades given as a result of academic integrity violations are not eligible to be dropped or replaced.