UMSL 2014 Triton Manual
The Triton Manual serves as a resource for all new students beginning their academic journey at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The Triton Manual is a published booklet that highlights resources, departments, get involved opportunities, policies, and more. This booklet is distributed during the Orientation sessions implemented by the Office of New Student Programs.
Triton Manual University of Missouriâ€“St. Louis Dear New Student, I would like to be one of the first to welcome you to the University of Missouri–St. Louis. This is a wonderful time of expansion for the university, and we are excited that you are joining us as we grow. Together we are going to do great things. We are committed to your academic and personal success and will help you as you travel toward your degree. Positive experiences, academic resources and support services are key to your college success. Our new student orientation is the first step to getting off to a good start at UMSL. The program is designed to expose you to the many opportunities our campus has to offer and welcome you into our exciting world of learning. Again, my warmest welcome, Glen H. Cope Provost and Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs Thomas F. George Chancellor Our mission The University of Missouri–St. Louis provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities for a diverse student body. Outstanding faculty and staff, innovative research, and creative partnerships foster synergies that advance the welfare of our stakeholders and benefit our global society. Our vision The University of Missouri–St. Louis is a premier metropolitan public research university and a university of choice for undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Curtis C. Coonrod Vice Provost Student Affairs and Dean of Students Our values > Excellence > Opportunity > Integrity > Diversity > Partnerships > Stewardship >>> Table of contents ............................................................................................................................. 2 Campus phone directory................................................................................................................. 3 Calendar ............................................................................................................................................ 4 Points of pride................................................................................................................................... 5 Start your educational journey ........................................................................................................ 6 New student programs Orientation leaders ............................................................................................................ 8 Notes.................................................................................................................................. 10 Academic programs and deans..................................................................................... 12 Academic advising .......................................................................................................... 14 Money matters/financial aid Applying for financial aid................................................................................................ 18 Types of financial aid ...................................................................................................... 18 Common questions .......................................................................................................... 21 Paying for college ............................................................................................................ 25 Fee payment procedures................................................................................................ 26 Campus resources Athletics............................................................................................................................. 27 Banking.............................................................................................................................. 27 Bookstore .......................................................................................................................... 28 Campus Police.................................................................................................................. 28 Campus Recreation ......................................................................................................... 28 Career Services ............................................................................................................... 30 Cashier’s Office ................................................................................................................ 31 Computer labs .................................................................................................................. 31 Employment ..................................................................................................................... 32 Financial Aid Office ......................................................................................................... 32 Food Service ..................................................................................................................... 33 Health, Wellness, Counseling and Disability Services .............................................. 34 ID card ................................................................................................................................. 37 Information desk ................................................................................................................ 37 Libraries............................................................................................................................. 37 Multicultural Relations.................................................................................................... 39 New Student Programs .................................................................................................. 39 Parking and Transportation ............................................................................................. 40 Registrar’s Office ............................................................................................................... 41 Residential Life and Housing ......................................................................................... 41 Student Retention Services ........................................................................................... 42 Study Abroad Office ........................................................................................................ 42 Technology Support Center ........................................................................................... 43 Touhill Performing Arts Center ...................................................................................... 44 Veterans Center................................................................................................................ 44 Student services Student Affairs.................................................................................................................. 45 Student services ................................................................................................................ 46 Student organizations ....................................................................................................... 48 Campus media (The U, The Current)............................................................................. 52 More campus resources Tips for first-year students.............................................................................................. 53 50 things to do................................................................................................................... 55 Campus policies and procedures ................................................................................. 56 Campus protection .......................................................................................................... 72 Campus resources and community .............................................................................. 84 Louie and alma mater...................................................................................................... 86 Campus map ..................................................................................................................... 87 Millennium Student Center map ..................................................................................... 89 Notes.................................................................................................................................. 91 Need info about Athletics Contact Department of Athletics Phone 516-5661 Location 225 Mark Twain Athletic & Fitness Center Contact information Table of contents Buying textbooks Campus parking Computer access Services for student with a disability Emergencies Financing your education Getting involved on campus How to stay healthy Residential meal plans Commuter meal plans Paying tuition and fees Public transportation Transcripts Where to live UMSL Bookstore Parking and Transportation Information Technology Services Disability Access Services 516-5763 516-4190 516-6034 516-6554 209 Millennium Student Center 7700 Florissant Road 211 Lucas Hall 144 Millennium Student Center Campus Police Office of Student Financial Aid Office of Student Life University Health Services Residential Life and Housing Millennium Student Center Cashier’s Office METRO Transit-St. Louis Office of the Registrar Residential Life and Housing University Meadows 516-5155 516-5526 516-5291 516-5671 516-6877 516-5022 516-4400 314-982-1400 516-5545 516-6877 516-7500 516-5326 44 Campus Police Building 327 Millennium Student Center 366 Millennium Student Center 131 Millennium Student Center C103 Provincial House 218 Millennium Student Center 212 Millennium Student Center 269 Millennium Student Center C103 Provincial House and 2901 University Meadows Drive 203 Mark Twain Athletic Working out and off-campus adventures Campus Recreation & Fitness Center 4 5 >>> Important dates 2014 Monday, August 25 Monday, September 1 Classes begin Labor Day holiday Get your textbooks early Classes will not meet Points of pride Calendar Tuesday, September 23 Last day to drop a course or withdraw completely from UMSL without receiving a grade Monday, November 3 Course registration for spring 2015 begins for current UMSL students Monday, November 17 Last day to drop a course or completely withdraw Saturday, November 22 Sunday, November 30 Monday, December 15 Saturday, December 20 Fall break begins Fall break ends Final exams begin Fall 2014 semester ends Instructor permission required See your academic advisor Make your academic advising appointment early Instructor and dean’s permission required [Grade options are EX or F] Classes will not meet Classes begin 8 a.m. Monday, December 1 See your syllabus for time and place >>> POINTS OF PRIDE 6. Express Scripts was the first Fortune 500 company in the country with its headquarters located on a college campus. 7. UMSL was one of four public Missouri colleges and universities that had an annual tuition under $20,000 and graduates with an average starting salary for graduates of over $40,000 according to the Online College Data Base. 8. UMSL has more graduates living and working in the St. Louis region than any other St. Louis area university according to the St. Louis Business Journal. More than 61,000 of UMSL’s 88,000 alumni live in the St. Louis area. 9. The first-time pass rate of UMSL nursing graduates on the state licensure exam consistently surpasses 90%. Pass-rate averages for the state and nation were 87.5% and 87%, respectively. 10. UMSL enrolls nearly 17,000 students from 49 states and more than 100 countries, with an additional 57,000 students participating in continuing education courses. Colleges” by Forbes Magazine. The magazine’s editors said they focused on the things that matter most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt. Just 9% of the 6,000 accredited postsecondary institutions in the U.S. made the list. 2015 >>> Earn three credit hours in two weeks 1. UMSL has been named one of “America’s Best Monday, January 5 Winter Intersession classes begin Wednesday, January 7 Last day to drop a Winter Intersession class without receiving a grade Wednesday, January 14 Last day to drop a Winter Intersession class with a grade of EX or F Saturday, January 17 Monday, January 19 Tuesday, January 20 Winter Intersession classes end Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Classes begin 2. The International Undergraduate Business program was Classes will not meet Get your textbook and parking permit early! Instructor permission required See your academic advisor ranked 14th nationally by U.S. News and World Report – the program’s 11th consecutive year in the top 20. 3. The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is ranked 2nd nationally by the Journal of Criminal Justice for scholarly research, and 4th nationally by the U.S. News and World Report for the department’s doctoral program. 4. UMSL was ranked top 10 in the nation for scholarly production among universities with less than 15 doctoral programs. 5. UMSL ranked as one of the “Best Bang for your Buck” national universities by Washington Monthly and was one of only three Missouri universities to make the list. Monday, February 16 Last day to drop a course or withdraw completely from UMSL without receiving a grade Saturday, March 21 Spring break begins Classes will not meet Classes begin 8 a.m. Monday, March 30 Instructor and dean’s permission required [grade options are EX or F] See your syllabus for time and place Sunday, March 29 Spring break ends Monday, April 13 Last day to drop a course or completely withdraw Monday, May 11 Saturday, May 16 Final exams begin Spring 2015 Semester ends 6 7 Your personal guides to university life Orientation leaders The right choice University of Missouri–St. Louis orientation leaders work together to help ensure incoming students have a smooth, enjoyable and enriching transition to the university. >>> You’ve made the right choice in coming to the University of Missouri– St. Louis. UMSL is the only public research university in the St. Louis region. We provide excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities to a diverse student body. Our outstanding faculty, nationallyranked programs, innovative research and community partnerships all work together to give you a fantastic education at a reasonable cost. And you are not alone at UMSL. We have awarded degrees to more than 85,000 students, and more than 61,000 of our alumni live and work in the St. Louis area. Being an orientation leader is one of the premier leadership opportunities on campus and a great way to get involved in the campus community. The experience is designed to enhance student leadership skills. These leaders will help you navigate the terrain of UMSL during orientation and throughout the year. They are willing to help answer your questions and handle your concerns. The UMSL Orientation leaders for 2014-2015 are (from left top to bottom: Kristen Wyninegar, Dominic Margherio, Michelle Gleich, Kelsi Schlundt, Rachel Romano, Michael Weaver, Rebekah Cripe, Austin Culbertson, Derria Davis, Haley Brightwell; not picture: Adam Delgado and Chris Mathes) >>> 8 9 >>> >>> Orientation leaders Orientation leaders Haley Brightwell Senior Cedar Rapids, IA Major: Business Derria Davis Sophomore St. Louis, MO Major: Psychology Minor: Spanish Adam Delgado Junior New York, NY Major: Liberal Studies Michelle Gleich Sophomore Dupo, IL Major: Secondary Education Rachel Romano Junior Imperial, MO Major: Psychology Minor: French Kelsi Shlundt Sophomore St. Louis, MO Major: Nursing Michael Weaver Senior St. Louis, MO Major: Biology Minor: Spanish Dominic Margherio Junior St. Louis, MO Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice Minors: Psychology, Political Science Chris Mathes Freshman Collinsville, FL Major: Secondary Math Education LaVell Monger Junior St. Louis, MO Major: Anthropology Weeks of Welcome Student Coordinator Kristen Wyninegar Junior St. Charles, MO Major: Communication 10 >>> 11 Rebekah Cripe Sophomore Belleville, IL Major: Special Education Minor: Music Austin Culbertson Sophomore St. Louis, MO Major: Communications Orientation Leaders Weâ€™re here for you. Notes 13 12 Notes Degrees and programs DEGREES AND PROGRAMS Degrees and programs Which option is best for you? Dean Jean M.K. Miller College of Fine Arts and Communication 201 Arts Administration Building 314-516-4570 firstname.lastname@example.org umsl.edu/divisions/cofac Art (BA) Art History (BA) Communication (BA) Media Studies (BS) Music (BA, BM) Music Business (BM) Music Education (BM) Music Performance (BM) Studio Art (BFA) Studio Art: Cooperative Program UMSL-St. Louis Community College (BFA) Theatre and Dance (BA) The University of Missouri–St. Louis is well known for its exceptional academic programs. UMSL offers 46 bachelor’s degrees, 37 master’s degrees, 15 doctoral degrees, and the only professional optometry degree in Missouri. Each of our colleges provides academic advising to help you plan and explore career paths. Dean Robert Bliss Dean Larry Davis College of Optometry 317 Marillac Hall 314-516-5606 email@example.com umsl.edu/~optometry Doctor of Optometry (OD) 3+4 programs available with the departments of biology, chemistry and physics >>> History (BA) Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) Japanese (BA) Liberal Studies (BLS) Mathematics (BA, BS) Philosophy (BA) Physics (BA, BS) Political Science (BA) Psychology (BA) Public Policy and Administration (BSPPA) Spanish (BA) Sociology (BA, BS) Pre-Professional Programs * Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Veterinary *Pre-professional programs require an emphasis area of study (e.g., Pre-Medicine requires an emphasis in biology or chemistry). Pierre Laclede Honors College C109 Provincial House 314-516-5243 firstname.lastname@example.org umsl.edu/divisions/honors The Pierre Laclede Honors College offers students a unique learning environment that can be described as a small liberal arts college within a large university. Students experience UMSL by taking courses that meet both core university requirements and some basic requirements in their major. Classes are small and taught seminar style, with an emphasis on reading, discussion and writing. Dean Ron Yasbin College of Arts and Sciences 303 Lucas Hall 314-516-5004 email@example.com umsl.edu/divisions/artscience Anthropology (BA) Biochemistry and Biotechnology (BS) Biology (BA, BS) Chemistry (BA, BS) Computer Science (BS) Criminology and Criminal Justice (BS) Criminology and Criminal Justice Cooperative Program: UMSL-St. Charles Community College (BS) Criminology and Criminal Justice Cooperative Program: UMSL-Jefferson College (BS) Economics (BA, BS) English (BA) French (BA) German (BA) Dean Carole Basile Dean Charles Hoffman College of Business Administration 487 Social Sciences & Business Building 314-516-5888 firstname.lastname@example.org umsl.edu/business Accounting (BS) Business Administration (BSBA) Finance (BSBA) International Business (BSBA) Logistics and Operations Management (BSBA) Management (BSBA) Marketing (BSBA) Information Systems (BS) College of Education 201 Education Administration Building 314-516-5109 email@example.com coe.umsl.edu Early Childhood Education (BSED) (Special Education) Educational Studies (BES) Elementary Education (BSED) (Special Education) (Special Education and TESOL)* (TESOL)* Physical Education (BSED) Secondary Education (BSED) Elementary/Middle School Education (BSED) * Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages >>> Dean Joseph O’Sullivan UMSL/WUSTL Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program 228 Benton Hall 314-516-6800 firstname.lastname@example.org umsl.edu/divisions/engineering Civil Engineering (BSCIE) Electrical Engineering (BSEE) Mechanical Engineering (BSME) Nursing (BSN) BSN degree tracks Traditional four-year degree for incoming freshmen and some transfer students Accelerated 15-month degree program for students with a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than nursing and for outstanding transfer students Part-time three-year evening and weekend degree option designed to fit around busy schedules RN to BSN program offering traditional, telecommuting and Internet learning Director Lois Pierce School of Social Work 121 Bellerive Hall 314-516-6385 email@example.com umsl.edu/~socialwk Social Work (BSW) Social Work Cooperative Program: UMSL-St. Charles Community College (BSW) Dean Susan Dean-Baar College of Nursing 150 Nursing Administration Building 314-516-6066 firstname.lastname@example.org umsl.edu/~nursingweb >>> 14 15 ADVISING Advising overview Our mission umsl.edu/~academicadvising Academic advisers recognize, respect and accept that all students are unique and enter the learning process at UMSL at varying points, and that students learn at different rates Academic advising and through a variety of methods. Academic advisers believe that every student at UMSL is important, whether the student is a traditional or non-traditional student, a declared or undeclared major, or a first-time college or transfer student. Academic advisers at UMSL believe that while providing the student with the advising tools and correct information needed to achieve academic success, the primary responsibility for decision-making rests with the student. The mission of the University of Missouri–St. Louis Undergraduate Advising Program is to help students determine and fulfill their educational goals, achieve academically and graduate in a timely manner. Throughout the collaborative advising process, the students’ academic progress, career and educational objectives are assessed. Students will learn how to take the initiative in academic planning and will develop the skills necessary to foster personal ambition, responsibility and leadership. Philosophy We believe that academic advising at UMSL is an integral part of the learning process; that academic advising is more than planning a semester schedule; and that academic advising is essential to the student’s academic development, retention and graduation. Advising is a longterm partnership between the student and caring members of the UMSL community. As such, it is a collective effort that encourages the student to develop clear educational plans, choose realistic life and career goals, and engage in academic relationships with UMSL advisers and members of our support staff. To assist students in realizing their full potential at UMSL, staff and faculty advisers at UMSL embrace the following beliefs about academic advising: • New college students or transfer students to UMSL may be unaware of the demands and expectations of the university and therefore need to learn the culture. Academic advising plays a key role in students’ understanding of the UMSL collegiate environment. • Academic advising is not an isolated event, but an ongoing communication and relationship between the student and the adviser(s) in which a mutual trust and respect must be established. Student learning outcomes Through the use of multiple campus resources and the advising experience at UMSL, students will have the opportunity to: • Examine and develop an understanding of personal interests, skills and academic opportunities available. • Develop and demonstrate the ability to make informed decisions regarding majors, minors, certificate programs and graduate/professional programs that match the individual’s academic interests, skills and career potentials and goals. • Formulate a program-specific curriculum guide for achieving identified academic goals and select appropriate coursework for identified degree program(s). • Utilize campus resources, student support services and referral programs to assist in the selection and completion of a realistic program-specific curriculum guide. • Develop a relationship with the academic adviser(s) that will be vital to achieving academic goals while gaining information about careers, graduate study and campus resources. • Engage in classes and discipline-appropriate endeavors such as: internships, performances, practicum, clinical and on-site experiences that build academic potential, strengthen transferable skills and increase personal communication and leadership abilities. • Graduate in a timely manner based on educational plan and program requirements; seek assistance with questions and challenges while progressing through identified academic program(s). >>> 16 17 >>> The advising program Students who have selected majors should see the academic advisers in the college or school of the intended major. For several majors, faculty advising within the academic departments is also encouraged or required. Students who have questions or are uncertain about potential majors, dual majors, minors, certificates — and the procedure to declare these programs — may seek advisement in the advising office of their respective college or school (see web links below and additional office information provided in this syllabus): Academic advising The adviser and student are engaged in a collaborative, respectful relationship and learning process with one another. Both the student and adviser have responsibilities in their shared partnership as noted below: Academic advising Advisers’ responsibilities: • B e accessible to students during posted office hours, by telephone, or email. • E xplain the university’s programs, requirements, policies and procedures. • P rovide timely and accurate information. • L isten carefully to students’ questions and concerns. • A ssist students in planning realistic programs consistent with their abilities and interests. • M ake referrals based on students’ needs and available resources. • A ssess student progress and communicate it clearly. • E ncourage students to develop a collaborative, professional relationship with assigned adviser(s). >>> Colleges’ and schools’ advising information and assistance: College of Arts and Sciences: umsl.edu/divisions/artscience/ umsl.edu/divisions/artscience/Advising and Student Resources/index. html College of Business Administration: umsl.edu/divisions/business/ umsl.edu/divisions/business/Undergraduate Academic Advising/index. html College of Education: coe.umsl.edu/w2/Advising-OASIS/index.html College of Fine Arts & Communication: umsl.edu/divisions/cofac/About the College/advising.html School of Social Work: umsl.edu/~socialwk/ umsl.edu/~socialwk/Courses and Advising/index.html Joint Engineering: umsl.edu/divisions/engineering/ umsl.edu/divisions/engineering/About The Program/advising.html College of Nursing: umsl.edu/divisions/nursing/ umsl.edu/divisions/nursing/Current Students/advising.html College of Optometry: umsl.edu/divisions/optometry/index.html Pre-Professional Program: umsl.edu/divisions/artscience/Advising and Student Resources/ preprof-advising.html Honors College: umsl.edu/divisions/honors/ Honors College Students: All honors students should go to the Pierre Laclede Honors College for advising. Once they have met with an honors adviser, the student should also visit their assigned adviser in their major(s). Undecided honors students should also go to the Honors College for academic advising, as well. This is for all students in the four-year and two-year honors program. The link for advisers’ information is: umsl.edu/divisions/honors/pdfs/HONORS ADVISING 10_11.pdf Any questions or inquiries regarding these services should be directed to the individual colleges or the Center for Student Success at umsl.edu/services/css. Students’ responsibilities: • C ontact advisers by telephone, email or during posted office hours. • P repare a list of questions and concerns for each advising session. • A cquire knowledge about the university’s programs, requirements, policies and procedures. • P rovide honest, accurate information to the adviser such as: transfer credits, complete transcript information from other educational institutions, advanced credit, placement test results, etc. • C larify personal values and goals, and interact in the decision-making process. • F ollow through with suggestions, referrals and resources. • K eep a record of academic progress, and accept responsibility for academic decisions and performance. • W ork to develop a mutual relationship with assigned adviser(s). Other related advising resources for all students: General Advising Locations: umsl.edu/~academicadvising/where.html Academic Advising: umsl.edu/~academicadvising Degree Audit Report System (DARS): umsl.edu/services/dars/ Online Schedule: umsl.edu/~registration/students/course listings.html Bulletin: bulletin.umsl.edu Math Placement Test: umsl.edu/~campustesting/Math Placement Test/index.html Forms (Registration, Drop/Add, Section Change, etc.): umsl.edu/~registration/forms/ Academic Calendar: http://bulletin.umsl.edu/#academiccalendartext Registration Dates: umsl.edu/~registration/students/adding,dropping,changing courses.html Campus advising resources and information: Students have access to several resources on campus for selecting a major, discussing career options, and planning a curriculum appropriate to their needs, interests and academic strengths. Through the advising program, students will develop a working relationship with assigned adviser(s). Students who are exploring majors work individually with advisers in the College of Arts and Sciences and may utilize assessments to assist them in determining how their own personalities and interests can influence decisions regarding majors or career fields. 18 19 Apply for financial aid FINANCIAL AID >>> Applying for financial aid Freshmen students Freshmen should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 in order to receive priority consideration for all scholarships and grants. Our federal school code is 002519. Undergraduate students may be eligible to receive a: • • • • • Federal Direct Stafford Loan Federal Pell Grant Missouri Access Award Federal Perkins Loan Federal Work-Study Once you have been admitted as a degree-seeking student and we have received your FAFSA information, we will contact you at your UMSL email Transferring to UMSL address. If additional information is required to process your FAFSA, you will want to submit that as soon as possible. We will not package your financial aid until we have received the required information. If no additional information is required, we will send you an award letter to your mailing address on record in MyView, and we will contact you at your UMSL email address to let you know your award package is ready. Students starting at UMSL in the fall semester will see their award packages after April 1. Students transferring in the spring semester will see their award packages after November 1. 3. Students who received state-sponsored assistance at other institutions (e.g., Bright Flight Scholarship, Access Missouri Award, etc.) should contact the Missouri Department of Higher Education at 800-473-6757 and let them know you will be attending UMSL. 4. Undergraduate students seeking a first bachelor’s degree will automatically be considered for some transfer scholarships. They are also encouraged to apply for additional transfer scholarships through umsl.edu/services/finaid/. Students transferring in the fall semester must be admitted to the university and submit their scholarship application by March 15, while students transferring in the spring semester must be admitted to the university and complete their online scholarship application by October 15. Visit the Transfer Services website umsl.edu/ transferservices/Transfer Tools/ for more information. 5. Undergraduate students transferring into the College of Business Administration may also take advantage of the College of Business Administration Community College Scholarship. Applications and information about this scholarship are available on the UMSL Business website at umsl.edu/divisions/business/. Applications are due March 15 for students transferring in the fall and October 15 for students transferring in the spring. 6. Students who are not awarded a scholarship when they are admitted are encouraged to apply annually as a continuing student at umsl.edu/ services/finaid/. The university has numerous scholarships for continuing students, and donors are creating new scholarships every year. Continuing student scholarship applications are due April 1 preceding the start of the academic year. Many academic departments on campus also offer their own scholarships. Students are encouraged to check with their academic department about the availability of scholarships and the application process. Parents of dependent undergraduate students may be able to borrow from the Federal Direct PLUS Loan to assist their students. Students should also apply for UMSL competitive scholarships by completing the online scholarship form at umsl. edu/services/finaid/scholarships/apply.html. Some academic departments also have departmental scholarships for their majors. Students should contact the academic department of their major for specific information regarding potential departmental scholarships. Students must be admitted to UMSL for scholarship consideration. See “What Should I Do for Next Year?” Transferring to UMSL Students transferring from another college/ university to UMSL should review the following steps to maximize opportunities for federal, state and institutional aid programs. 1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (fafsa.ed.gov) no later than April 1 preceding the start of the academic year. Students can still apply after April 1, but some financial resources will not be available to students who apply after this date. UMSL’s school code is 002519. 2. Admission to the university is required to receive federal financial aid. If you have not already applied, please visit umsl.edu/admissions/apply-now.html to apply online or to print an application. 20 21 7. Financial aid is not transferable. Your eligibility may vary from school to school depending on the cost of education at each school, the number of credits transferred to the new school, etc. Your Pell Grant eligibility should not change from school to school as long as you are enrolled in the same number of hours each semester and your FAFSA information does not change. If you are neither a citizen nor an eligible non-citizen, you are not eligible for federal student aid. You can review information on alternative student loans at umsl.edu/services/finaid/loans/alternative.html. These loans are generally credit-based and require a co-signer or co-applicant who is a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States. For scholarship information, please contact the International Studies and Programs at umsl.edu/services/cis/. In general, international students are not eligible for UMSL scholarships, but there are a few select scholarships for which international students may apply for by visiting umsl.edu/services/finaid/scholarships/apply.html. Students should also contact the departments of their majors to learn about opportunities. Financial aid Your Stafford Loan eligibility is determined by your grade level and the cost of attendance at the school that you are attending. Changes to your grade level or differences in the cost of attendance at UMSL and your previous institution may affect your loan eligibility at UMSL. Funding levels for the Perkins Loan vary at each institution and each school may have different policies in awarding the funds. Financial aid 8. If you received aid at another school prior to transferring to UMSL, you are encouraged to notify your previous institution, especially the financial aid office, of your transfer. If you took out loans other than Direct Stafford Loans, you are encouraged to contact the lender(s) of the loan(s) as well. If you need verification that you are enrolled at UMSL, please complete the Enrollment Verification Letter Request at umsl.edu/~registration/students/student certification.html and return it to the Registrar’s Office. See “What should I do for next year?” Visiting students Students working on a degree at another college If you intend to transfer UMSL courses to your home school, you should apply for financial aid at your home school. Students working on a degree at UMSL taking classes at another school If you intend to apply non-UMSL courses toward your degree at UMSL, you may be eligible for financial aid at UMSL. Graduate students Graduate students may be eligible to receive the following funding: • Federal Direct Stafford Loan • Graduate PLUS Loan • Federal Work-Study • Federal Perkins Loan Graduate students should also apply for scholarships through the online scholarship application at umsl.edu/services/finaid/ scholarships/apply.html. The UMSL scholarship application and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be completed no later than April 1. Students must be admitted to UMSL for scholarship consideration. See “What should I do for next year?” You must first get approval for the courses from your academic department. UMSL degree students may simultaneously take courses at UMSL and at another institution with the intent of transferring the non-UMSL courses to their UMSL degree program. Students wishing to receive financial aid at UMSL for coursework completed at both schools should review the terms of the Consortium Agreement with their academic department to determine whether they are eligible for the additional aid. Consortium Agreement forms are available in each academic unit. Please start with your academic adviser to initiate this process. Non-degree seeking students If a student is admitted to the University of Missouri–St. Louis as a non-degree seeking student, this classification makes the student ineligible for all UMSL scholarships, as well as state and federal financial aid. In this case, the student may want to consider applying for an alternative loan. Information can be found at umsl.edu/services/ finaid/loans/alternative.html. If a student wishes to change their admissions classification, they should contact the Office of Admissions at 314-516-5451 for more details. “What should I do for next year?” Returning undergraduate and graduate students should continue to submit the online scholarship application and FAFSA by April 1 preceding the start of the academic year to receive maximum consideration for scholarships and eligible grant aid. You’ll also want to check with the department of your major to inquire about scholarship opportunities available to you. Financial aid basics What is financial aid? Financial aid is any monetary assistance given to a student to help pay for the cost of college. Assistance can be in the form of gift aid, such as scholarships and grants, which do not have to be repaid, or self-help aid—money that has to be paid back or earned. Loans and federal work-study employment are examples of self-help assistance. International students In order to be considered for federal student aid, you must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen who is enrolled as a degree-seeking student. Generally, you are an eligible non-citizen if you are: • A permanent resident of the U.S. and you have an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551) • A conditional permanent resident (I-151C) • Residing in the U.S. with an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service showing any of the following designations: “Refugee” “Asylum Granted” “Indefinite Parole” “Humanitarian Parole” or “Cuban-Haitian Entrant” Who gives financial aid? Financial aid can come from many sources, but the three main sources are the government, the schools and private sources. Programs such as the Pell Grant, Stafford Loan and Federal Work Study are from the federal government. The Missouri Access Award is from the state. Schools may also offer various aid sources through a separate application process. Private sources are the largest group and require research to secure. Scholarships can be sponsored by corporations, nonprofit foundations, professional organizations, alumni associations and religious organizations. Students should make every attempt to secure aid from all three sources. 22 23 >>> Who is eligible? Schools and private sources will determine eligibility requirements for their funds. In order to be eligible for federal and state aid, the student must: Can I receive more in financial aid than what I owe in tuition? Yes. The total amount of your financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans, employment) cannot exceed the total cost of attending UMSL for the year. That cost however, includes both actual university charges and other estimated indirect costs of attending school (supplies, rent for off-campus housing, food and transportation). Financial aid • Be enrolled in a degree-granting program. • Be a citizen, national or a permanent resident of the United States. • Maintain satisfactory academic progress toward a degree. Financial aid When should I file the FAFSA? You can file the FAFSA after January 1 preceding the start of the academic year. You should file the FAFSA as soon as possible after that date to meet the application deadlines for the various scholarships and state grant programs. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA by March 1 and continuing and graduate students by April 1. >>> • Not be in default on any federal student loan (Perkins, Stafford, PLUS). • Not owe a refund or repayment on any aid program. • Be enrolled in sufficient hours (Minimum of 6 credit hours for undergraduates and 5 credit hours for graduate/professional). But what if I haven’t filed taxes yet? You should file by the appropriate deadline(s) using estimated tax information if necessary. You can make any necessary corrections to the FAFSA after you and your parents file the income tax return. What is “need”? The federal and most state aid programs exist to supplement a family’s personal resources to help pay for higher education. The financial aid office will determine a student’s eligibility for these programs based on guidelines established by Congress and the Department of Education. A student will submit information about his or her family’s resources by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information is then analyzed based on a standard formula that will determine how much the student and the family can contribute toward a student’s educational costs. That contribution is referred to as the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Students with a very low EFC can usually qualify for certain grants like the Pell, and subsidized loans in which the government will pay the interest while the student is attending school, at least on a half-time basis. The financial aid office will subtract the EFC from the estimated cost of attendance (COA). The cost of attendance includes charges billed directly by the university, such as tuition and fees, but also includes other estimated costs such as transportation to and from school, books and supplies, meals and other miscellaneous expenses. The difference between the COA and the EFC is called the student’s need. The amount of any gift aid you receive, combined with any other need-based assistance, such as a Pell Grant or federal work-study earnings, cannot exceed your need. The financial aid office will offer you as much assistance as possible. The assistance is usually a combination of federal grants, state grants, university funds, employment and loans. What if I haven’t been admitted as a student yet? UMSL will hold your FAFSA results and will process your financial aid after you are admitted as a degree-seeking student. I’ve applied for financial aid at several schools and I’ve received an award letter from each. Why am I eligible for more financial aid, including more loans, at some of the schools but not at others? Since the cost of attendance can be different at each of the schools to which you’ve applied, you may be eligible for more aid at some of the schools than at others. Also, each school may have a different pool of scholarship money available. FAQ/about FAFSA Where do I get a FAFSA? The FAFSA is to be completed online at fafsa.ed.gov. High school seniors may also get a FAFSA form from their guidance counselors. COA - EFC = NEED I filed the FAFSA more than four weeks ago, and I haven’t heard anything. How do I check on my application? To check on your application, please call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-433-3243. You can check on your electronic application by going to the FAFSA website at fafsa.ed.gov. The electronic processing time is generally three to five business days before UMSL is able to verify receipt. FAQ/general eligibility for financial aid How do I apply for financial aid? You should first begin by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application should be completed after January 1, preceding the academic year in which you want the aid. Secondly, you should apply for UMSL competitive scholarships via the online scholarship application. I forgot to list UMSL as a school to receive my information when I filed the FAFSA. How do I add UMSL to the list? You can log back into your FAFSA on the website and add our school code or you can call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-433-3243 and request that UMSL be added (our school code is 002519). My family is not considered to be low income. Should I bother applying for financial aid? Yes. The FAFSA is the application not only for need-based grants such as the Pell and the SEOG, which target low-income students, but also for loans and federal work-study assistance, for which students with higher incomes may qualify. Also, there may be competitive university scholarships that are not need-based. My parents are divorced. Whose information should I list on the FAFSA? You should provide the information of the parent(s) whom you lived with for most of the previous 12 months. If you did not live with either parent, or divided the time equally between the two, provide the information of the parent from whom you received the most (51%) support. 24 25 >>> Do I need to provide my stepparent’s information on the FAFSA? If the parent whom you lived with the most during the prior calendar year is remarried, you should include the stepparent’s information on the FAFSA. Paying for college Paying for college Financial aid When determining how much college will cost, keep in mind the following items: Tuition/Fees: Housing: Meals: Books and Supplies: Transportation: Personal Expenses: charge for classroom instruction, use of school facilities and other programs cost of living on or off campus cost of food on or off campus cost of all materials needed for courses cost of travel to and from college laundry, entertainment, telephone and other misc. expenses I am currently single, but plan to marry over the summer before school starts. How should I report my marital status? Marital status should be reported as of the date that the FAFSA is signed and submitted by the applicant. Should I report my parents’ retirement funds as assets? The value of retirement accounts (IRA’s, 401K) should not be included under assets. However, the annual retirement fund contributions should be listed as untaxed income. >>> Students have the ability to utilize: Computer labs Libraries Fitness Center Parking Permit Metro Pass (MetroLink and MetroBus) Free or reduced cost visits, tests, and/or treatments from Health Services Counseling Services Receive USA Today, New York Times, and St. Louis Post Dispatch daily in fall and spring semesters. Touhill tickets for $10 or less. Many performances are free for students. FAQ/verification Verification is a process used to review information submitted through the FAFSA to ensure that it was completed accurately. This process is initiated by the U.S. Department of Education. During verification, the UMSL financial aid office will collect documents to determine whether certain questions on the FAFSA were reported correctly. If you are selected for verification, you must do the following: Download the current year verification form(s) at http://www.umsl.edu/services/finaid/ Complete, sign, and return all worksheets with appropriate tax information for the calendar year preceding the academic year for which you are applying. Monitor your UMSL email and MyView accounts. If additional information/documents are needed, they will be requested via e-mail and/or MyView. If information needs to be corrected, our office will submit the corrections electronically and continue the file review after the corrections have been accepted and processed by the central processor. If corrections are not required, the review will continue. You should allow approximately two weeks, following our receipt of your materials, for the verification process to be completed. An additional seven to ten business days may be needed if corrections are required. IMPORTANT: If you wait until the summer months to submit the documents that are requested, the amount of time that it will take to complete the process will increase significantly—eight weeks is not unusual. You are strongly encouraged to apply for aid by, or before, April 1, which is the priority filing date. In order to avoid delays in receiving notices from Student Financial Aid, and the actual disbursement of funds, you should regularly check your UMSL email and MyView accounts and respond immediately to requested information. Fee payment procedures Payments and billing Due dates Due dates are always the first of each month. A billing reminder is sent to the student UMSL email account around the 10th of every month. Bills show the total due and the minimum payment due. Charges that are posted to the student account after bills are created will not be reflected on the online billing statement until the next bill. The student can see current activity in MyView. Minimum payment option Students are billed for the total amount due on every due date. The Cashier’s Office offers the minimum payment option to make payments more affordable for the student. The minimum payment option is offered to all students, and they do not need to sign up or request to be in a payment plan. They would only need to pay the minimum payment that is on the billing statement. If the student elects to pay the minimum payment then their student account would incur a 1% finance charge on the unpaid billed balance. Students with a past due balance will have a registration hold placed on their account. 26 27 CAMPUS RESOURCES Paying for college The minimum payment is determined by taking the total amount due and subtracting anticipated aid or third party credits. This would give you the adjusted amount due. The adjusted amount due is multiplied by the appropriate percentage below. The only time a minimum payment would not be due is if the anticipated aid is more than the total charges. >>> Campus resources Athletics 225 Mark Twain Building 314-516-661 email@example.com umsltritons.com University of Missouri–Saint Louis Athletics offers young men and women outstanding learning and competitive experiences, and our student-athletes provide fans of the UMSL Tritons with an exciting brand of intercollegiate athletics. Named for the mythological Greek god and messenger of the deep, the Tritons compete in the Great Lakes Valley Conference at the NCAA Division II level. The university fields 13 athletic teams and offers scholarships in each sport. Men’s sports are baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, swimming and tennis. Women’s sports are basketball, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. And our student-athletes are not students in name only. The Tritons have a graduation rate that consistently ranks higher than the entire student population at UMSL and has established a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0. Fall Due Dates August 1 September 1 October 1 November 1 Amount Due 25% 33.30% 50% 100% Due Dates January 1 February 1 March 1 April 1 Spring Amount Due 25% 33.30% 50% 100% Summer Due Dates May 1 June 1 July 1 Amount Due 33.30% 50% 100% Payment methods accepted Students can pay in office with a pin-based debit card, cash, check, money order or cashier’s check. Checks or money orders can also be mailed to the Cashier’s Office or dropped in the payment drop box to the right of the Cashier’s Office doors in the MSC. Online payments can be made through MyView. Payments may be made from a savings or checking account with no service fee; or by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card with a 2.75% service fee. Cancellation Students who do not make a minimum payment are put at risk of being cancelled from their courses and withdrawn from the semester. To avoid cancellation of classes, the minimum payment must be received and processed by the first payment due date. The minimum payment secures classes for the semester. There is no class cancellation for the summer semester or winter intersession. 28 Visit our website for athlete of the month, schedules, and come out to a game to cheer on your Tritons! FREE tickets with your student ID card! Banking on campus U.S. Bank and ATM U.S. Bank at University of Missouri–St. Louis Office Millennium Student Center 314-385-9465 usbank.com/campus/univ-missouri-saint-louis.html That all-nighter might cost you, but at least your checking won’t. U.S. Bank Student Checking offers: - No monthly maintenance fee and no minimum balance1 - Free ATM transactions at 5,000+ U.S. Bank ATMs and 3,000+ branch locations in 25 states - 4 free non-U.S. Bank ATM transactions per statement cycle2 - Free Online and Mobile Banking3 - Free email and text alerts to notify of payment reminders, low balance, deposits made3 - Free online statements4 - Free first order of U.S. Bank logo checks Checking Savings Online & Mobile Banking Financial Education The Only Bank on Campus! MSC Building | 314-385-9465 branch usbank.com/student 800.771.BANK (2265) 1. All regular account opening procedures apply. $25 minimum deposit required to open an account. 2. A surcharge fee will be applied by the ATM owner, unless they are participating in the MoneyPass® network. 3. You may be charged access fees by your carrier, dependent upon your personal plan. Web access is needed to use Mobile Banking. Check with your carrier for details on speciﬁc fees and charges. 4. Optional paper statements available, for a fee. Deposit products offered by U.S. Bank National Association. Member FDIC. 28 29 Campus resources Bookstore and Triton Tech Working in concert with the entire campus community, the police department strives to ensure that UMSL is a safe and pleasant place where people can live, work and pursue their educational endeavors. It is the sworn duty of every campus police officer to preserve the peace; maintain order; and expel from campus buildings and grounds those persons who violate the rules and regulations prescribed by the Curators of the University of Missouri System. The department fulfills its duty with fully certified and empowered full-time law enforcement officers - dedicated men and women who serve UMSL’s campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Rec Treks 209 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5763 Textbook Department: 314-516-4279 firstname.lastname@example.org umslbookstore.com The UMSL Bookstore and Triton Tech are located on the second floor of the Millennium Student Center (MSC) and serve as the campus headquarters for course materials, technology, supplies and officially licensed UMSL and Triton spirit wear. The UMSL Bookstore accepts cash, checks, major credit cards, bookstore gift cards and student charge. Enrolled students can charge up to $1,250.00 on their UMSL student ID card for books and merchandise. Bookstore purchases made with the ID card will appear on the monthly bill from the Cashier’s Office. The UMSL Bookstore carries a variety of products and services to meet the needs of the campus community: • Textbooks/course materials (rental, new, used and digital options) • University apparel and gifts • School and office supplies • Study guides and test preps • General reading books/popular magazines • Art supplies • Computer supplies/hardware/software • Snacks/beverages • Toiletries/over-the-counter medications • Graduation regalia • Fax services • USPS 1st class stamps • UPS shipping service • Notary service Campus resources Rec Treks are exciting off-campus adventures sponsored by Campus Recreation. Our goal is to provide low-cost, fun and relaxing student outings. We hope to enhance student life by providing rewarding opportunities to try new things, see new places and meet new people. Rec Treks include such activities as rock climbing, canoeing, skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, paintball, laser tag and more. Open Recreation Open Recreation is a recreational outlet for students who wish to participate in non-structured forms of play. Why not jog a few laps, play a game of racquetball or join in some pick-up basketball? Treat yourself to a good workout in the aerobics room, swimming pool or fitness center. You’ll find just about everything going on inside the Mark Twain Athletic & Fitness Center during Open Recreation hours. Campus Recreation 203 Mark Twain Building 314-516-5326 email@example.com umsl.edu/services/recsport Follow us on Facebook: “UMSL Campus Rec” Campus Recreation has a mission! The mission of Campus Recreation is to advance the university’s academic mission and enhance lives by providing a large scope of outstanding recreational, fitness and social enrichment opportunities and experiences that foster the physical, mental, emotional and social well-being of all members of our diverse UMSL community. Wellness and Fitness Your wellness is our business We pride ourselves in knowing that we’ve done our best to provide you with every service you’ve come to expect of a facility like ours. Wellness is a state of mind, but also a state of body. Our programs provide participants with an opportunity to develop, grow and maintain a healthy lifestyle within a fun and friendly atmosphere. Check out our expansive variety of wellness classes and personalized services to learn more! Recreation Intramurals Play to win or play for fun. The Intramural Sports Program offers men’s, women’s and coed competition in such sports as basketball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, floor hockey, arena football, bowling, tennis, golf, racquetball, table tennis and badminton. Competitive and noncompetitive activities range from leagues and tournaments to one-day events. Get involved! Intramurals are a great way to get active, meet new friends and have fun. Special Events Special Events are one-day programs designed for students to enjoy unique sport and leisure activities in a fun and social setting. Don’t -miss events include trivia nights, skill contests, poker tournaments, bowling and pizza parties, sports clinics, bingo nights, study-break parties and more. WELLNESS CLASSES Aerobics, Cardio Kick, Core Fusion, Hip Hop, Pilates, Power Pump, Stretch & Tone, Total Body Toning, Turbo Sculpt, Water Exercise Training, Yoga, Zumba, Fitness Center 101 & More Wellness fees PERSONAL FITNESS SERVICES • Individualized personal training • Fitness and dietary consultation • Body fat analysis • Taught by certified instructors Campus Police 44 Campus Police Building 314-516-5155 firstname.lastname@example.org safety.umsl.edu/ The Campus Police Department remains unwavering in support of the students, faculty, staff and visitors to UMSL. The police department serves as the anchor to the Division of Institutional Safety working closely with its co-departments; Departments of Environmental Health and Safety, Parking and Transportation, and Campus Locksmiths. We have an open participation policy for aerobics and aquatics. A one-time fee allows participants to attend any aerobics or aquatics class at any time for the entire semester. You may elect to pay per individual spin class. 30 31 Campus resources GROUP Students Faculty/Staff/Alumni Community* AEROBICS/AQUATICS/YOGA/SPIN SINGLE SPIN One Session Two Sessions 278 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5111 email@example.com $25 $45 $5 careers.umsl.edu Hours: Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. $35 $60 $6 Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. $45 $80 $8 Degree-seeking students and recent graduates receive a number of free services designed to help achieve professional goals. Career services professionals are committed to supporting our diverse and talented student and alumni population. Career development Meet with a professional to discuss the tools that will be most helpful in your career development. We offer career assessments, online resources and individual support to guide you in your career decision-making. Assessments offered include the Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and FOCUS2. Some assessments are fee-based. Career readiness/coaching Get ideas for how to target your resume, achieve interview success and how to access our job and internship database. Participate in a workshop or employer program and attend our job and internship fair. A professional is available to assist with your search for internships/ co-op and part-time and full-time degree-related positions. Career tools Visit our website to access a variety of career development and job-search-related information. We have links to O-Net (includes job outlook and salary information on a national and state-level), “What can I do with this major?,” GoingGlobal (an online resource that provides professional advice and employment information for over 28 countries and 40 U.S. cities) and to a variety of short and informative videos on career-related topics. Career Services Internship & job leads Access UMSLCareerKey, an online database of employers, internships/co-ops and jobs. Start your profile and upload your resume. We will automatically review your resume the first time you upload it into the system. Career fairs & events Gain access to employers by attending our Internship & Job Fair and our Education Career Fair. Attend career events facilitated by employers and participate in on-campus interviews. Any communication concerning disputed debts, including instruments Campus resources tendered as full satisfaction of a debt, must be sent to: Account Disputes, 1 University Blvd, 289 MSC, St. Louis, MO 63121-4400 Late-payment fees A $10 late-payment fee is assessed to student accounts if a payment is not received and processed by the due date. Finance charges The University will assess a 1% per month finance charge on any billed amount that remains unpaid after the payment due date. To avoid finance charges, the student would need to pay the adjusted amount due in full by the due date. Parking and METRO passes Enrolled students are eligible for parking permits and METRO passes at no additional cost. Parking permits are valid for one academic year. They can be picked up at the Cashier’s Office-285 Millennium Student Center. NOTE: No classes will be held on holidays or days when the Mark Twain Athletic & Fitness Center is closed. Classes and instructors are subject to change and classes with low attendance are subject to cancellation with two weeks notice. NO REFUNDS will be given unless the participant has a valid certified medical reason and the request is made before the third week of class. *Parking passes are required and will be issued to registered community participants. Visit the Campus Rec website for program schedules, descriptions, and fees: umsl.edu/services/recsport Cashier’s Office 285 Millennium Student Center One University Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63121-4400 314-516-5151 Fax: 314-516-5302 umsl.edu/cashiers Cashiers@umsl.edu Online Account Access: Students:myview.umsl.edu Parents: ebill.umsl.edu Student account All charges incurred by a student will be consolidated into one account. The student will be billed and must make a payment by the due date indicated on the bill. An option will be provided on the monthly bill for the minimum payment. Students that elect to make the minimum payment will incur a finance charge of 1% per month on the unpaid billed balance after the due date. Payments Online payments may be made at ebill.umsl.edu. You may make a payment from your savings or checking account with no service fee, or by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card with a 2.75% service fee. You can make payments in office at 285 Millennium Student Center. We accept cash, check and PIN based debit cards. You may mail in a check or money order paid to the order of the University of Missouri. Checks will only be accepted when the amount of the check does not exceed the amount due. There is a drop box located outside the Cashier’s Office, 285 Millennium Student Center. Computer Labs Facilities So many ways to play! Our premium facilities feature everything you’d expect to find at a private membership gym. We boast spacious locker rooms, saunas, a state-of-the art fitness center, an indoor track, a full-size gymnasium, an Olympic-sized pool, indoor racquet courts and more. Membership eligibility Current UMSL students, faculty and staff are automatically members of the Mark Twain Athletic & Fitness Center while UMSL alumni, Express Scripts employees and community members are eligible to purchase a Mark Twain recreation membership. Members must present their valid UMSL IDs or Mark Twain Recreation Passes upon entry to the facility. A Bright Future Scheduled to open in fall 2015, the new Recreation and Wellness Center will greatly enhance the college experience. Students will enjoy a state-of-the-art 94,000 square foot recreation center with the following amenities: weight and fitness area, aquatics center, threelane jogging track, locker rooms and courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, soccer and more. There will also be studio space for yoga, aerobics, spinning, martial arts and dance. The center will be centrally located, just south of the Millennium Student Center. Phone numbers: 103 Social Sciences and Business Building (Main Lab): 516-6061 232 Benton Hall: 516-6778 316 Thomas Jefferson Library 316: 516-6634 E. Des Lee Technology & Learning Center (TLC): 516-4800 Math Technology Learning Center (MTLC): 516-4388 firstname.lastname@example.org umsl.edu/technology/instructionalcomputing There are computing labs available to students on campus. Instructional support has consultants available in several of the labs who will orient students to the available hardware and software, upon request. The consultants can also assist with many software issues, but they will not do student homework nor assist with programming problems. Students may use the computer labs for instruction on new and existing technologies available. Support is provided for MyGateway, Single Sign On ID and passwords. There are also short courses for students during the fall and spring semesters. These courses are free and designed to introduce students to a variety of campus software and computing topics. Some labs do provide special services, such as assistance with writing and math. 32 33 Classes might meet in seven types of classrooms: Campus resources Employment opportunities (on campus) 278 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5111 email@example.com careers.umsl.edu Technology enhanced classrooms TECs have individual networked computer stations for all students, an instructor station and a ceiling-mounted data projector. Some rooms are also equipped with Apple TV. Learning studios Learning studios are innovative classrooms designed to help meet various pedagogical needs. The rooms feature flexible technology and room arrangements to include wireless student laptops, an instructor station with dual monitors and SMART software, multiple instructional points, multiple LCD projectors, advanced lighting and projector control systems, movable furniture, digital document cameras, and advanced audio and visual systems. Some rooms are also equipped with Apple TV. Stick rooms Stick rooms have one networked computer station and a ceiling mounted data projector. Some rooms are also equipped with Apple TV. Technology enhanced lecture halls Technology-enhanced lecture halls have the same basic configuration as stick rooms but have a much larger seating capacity. They are basically traditional lecture halls with an instructor station that has a Windows 7-networked computer station, a sound system and a ceiling-mounted data projector. Some rooms are also equipped with Apple TV. Interactive two-way video classrooms Interactive two-way video (ITV) classrooms are equipped to transmit and receive audio and video to and from a variety of sources. ITV classrooms are available for instructional use and video conferencing. Open classrooms Regular open classrooms have permanently placed overhead projectors. Closed classrooms Closed classrooms are rooms used and maintained by individual departments. There is NO instructional support technical or audiovisual support in these rooms. Although specific configurations vary from location to location, TECs, stick rooms, technology enhanced lecture halls, ITVs and computing labs are fully connected to UMSL’s network and are internet accessible. Federal work-study positions The federal work-study program provides awards, managed by the Office of Financial Aid, to students who qualify and have completed the application process. Contact the Office of Financial Aid to initiate the process and apply for the award. On-campus positions Career Services advertises positions available for students attending the University of Missouri–St. Louis. However, departments are not required to post student positions through the career service site. We suggest students also inquire about potential openings with various departments on campus. A list of departments can be found at umsl.edu/depts/body_depts.html. Consideration for all UMSL Admissions Merit Scholarships, for both freshman and transfer students, require that the student be admitted to UMSL. Admissions Merit Scholarships are automatically awarded to those students who qualify. The criteria for Admissions Merit Scholarships can be reviewed at: umsl.edu/services/finaid/scholarships/find.html. Consideration for all UMSL Competitive Scholarships require that a student be accepted for admission and have completed the UMSL scholarship application online: umsl.edu/services/finaid/. Students will be asked to complete the application that applies to their status (i.e. incoming freshman, transfer or continuing student). Each status has a unique set of questions, therefore it is imperative to select the correct status. In addition, there are priority deadlines in which the online scholarship application must be submitted in order to be considered for UMSL competitive scholarships. (Students are strongly encouraged to complete the essay portion of the online scholarship application). Some academic departments also have departmental scholarships for their majors. Students should contact the academic department of their major for specific information regarding potential departmental scholarships. The Student Financial Aid website has useful information, including a scholarship directory. Sodexo Dining Dollars Sodexo Dining Dollars are a declining-balance meal plan. This plan requires cash or credit to pur chase. It is not available for purchase with your student account. There are five categories faculty, staff and students can choose from. The first category is $100 – $149 with a $5 bonus. The second category is $150 – $199 with a $10 bonus. The third category is $200 – $399 with a $25 bonus. The fourth category is $400 – $499 with a $35 bonus. The fifth category is $500 or more with a $50 bonus. Resident Life Meal Plan Only for students living in Oak Hall and Villa Hall, the Resident Life Meal Plan is a meal plan that of fers both block meals and declining-balance dollars as a package. A block meal can be used for one all-you-can-eat meal period in South Campus Dining Hall or in exchange for $7.00 in purchase value at the Nosh in MSC. Option 1 is 100 meal blocks with a $350 declining balance for $1599. Option 2 is 150 meal blocks with $250 declining balance for $1790. Option 3 is 200 meal blocks with $150 declining balance for $1840. Option 4 is $1650 declining balance for $1675. This meal plan is available to students living on campus only and is tax exempt. For more information go to umsl.edu/services/reslife/ current/meal-plans.html Condo Meal Plan This plan is available to students living in University Mansion Hill and can only be purchased using your UMSL student account. Purchases using this plan are tax exempt. The minimum purchase is for $200 but the Condo Declining Balance Dollars can be purchased for any amount over $200. To purchase this meal plan contact the Residential Life office, C103 Provincial House, or call 314-516-6877 for information. Campus resources Financial Aid Office 327 Millennium Student Center One University Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63121 314-516-5526 Fax: 314-516-5408 Hours: Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org umsl.edu/services/finaid/ The Office of Student Financial Aid assists students and families with seeking and applying for financial resources to help pay educational expenses at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Resources can include scholarships, grants, loans and federal work-study opportunities. Extended office hours are usually maintained during the early weeks of the fall and spring semesters. In order to be considered for maximum aid opportunities, students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to April 1. Student Financial Aid will begin awarding federal, state, and institutional funds around mid-April to new students who have been admitted, completed the FAFSA, and the official Student Aid Report (SAR) has been received from the Federal Processing Center. Continuing and returning UMSL students can expect to receive their financial aid awards for the upcoming year beginning around mid to late June. Food Service Sodexo Dining Service The Nosh, Millennium Student Center 314-516-7301 Gary.email@example.com umsl.sodexomyway.com facebook.com/sodexoatUMSL Meal plans Red and Gold Meal Plan The Red and Gold Meal Plan is designed for on-the-go commuter students. If you don’t live on-campus, but enjoy the convenience of eating on campus, this one is or you! It’s a declining-balance meal plan that is available in four purchase levels. This plan is purchased by charging it to your student account. There is a 15% administrative fee that goes to the university to support operation costs and improvements. Purchase forms are available in 218 Millennium Student Center Operations Office. You need your student ID to purchase and funds are placed in your declining-balance meal plan ac count. Present your student ID to any Sodexo cashier to use your account. Cafeterias: Menu information, hours of operation and other information about Sodexo at UMSL can be found at UMSL Dining or by calling Sodexo directly at 314-516-6619. The Nosh The Nosh food court in the lower level of the MSC features WOW American Grill and Wingery, Far East Fusion Stir Fry, AFC Sushi, Simply to Go Salads and Sandwiches, Coca-Cola Freestyle, Pizza Hut Express and a salad bar. Einstein Bros. Bagels Einstein Bros Bagels is located in the Millennium Student Center on the second floor near the rotunda. 34 35 Café TJ Q: How do I purchase a meal plan? A: To purchase Sodexo Dining Dollars visit The Nosh or Einstein Bros Bagels in the MSC and the Sodexo cashier will add the purchase to your UMSL ID, or visit sodexomyway.com to purchase online and obtain the information needed to add the bonus to your account. Residential Life Meal Plans and the Condo Meal Plan are purchased through the UMSL Residence Life Of fice located on South Campus in Provincial House room C103. Red and Gold Meal Plans are purchased in 218 Millennium Student Center Operations Office. ”Basics” alcohol and marijuana use assessment The Counseling Services website provides a link to free and anonymous online surveys that gather information and give you feedback about your drinking and marijuana usage. The programs, “e-CHUG” and “e-TOKE” provide you with information about how your drinking or marijuana habits compare to other people and to assist you with making responsible choices about usage. After completing the questions, you will receive personalized feedback about your usage and how it compares to other students both nationally and at UMSL. You are also eligible for a follow-up appointment(s) with a counselor to process your results and/or support behavior changes. For questions or more information, contact Dr. Chris Sullivan at 314-516-5711 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshops and presentations Counseling Services offers special programs and workshops on a variety of topics throughout the year. Student groups and faculty are invited to call us for speakers on such topics as suicide prevention, healthy relationships, dealing with difficult people, personality styles, etc. Student opportunities Graduate students in counseling, psychology, social work, or a related field are invited to apply for our internship/practicum program. Interested students should contact Dr. Erin Vasconcelles, at 314-516-5711. Scheduling appointments The receptionist will be glad to arrange an appointment for you to meet with a counselor. Call 314-516-5711 or drop by our office at 131 Millennium Student Center. In an emergency, students can usually be seen immediately. After hours or weekend crisis assistance is available through UMSL Campus Police at 314-516-5155 or Life Crisis Services at 314-647-HELP (4357). Consultation Counseling Services staff is also available to consult with parents who are concerned about a son or daughter. If you are wondering how to assist your child or are wondering if your child could benefit from counseling, feel free to call us. Because of confidentiality, we are not permitted to disclose whether or not a particular student is being seen for counseling, or what is discussed during sessions, unless we get written permission to do so from the student. For consultation, call 314-516-5711. Campus resources Located in the Thomas Jefferson Library, Cafe TJ proudly serves Starbucks drinks and a wide variety of quick, healthy food items from Simply to Go and Coca-Cola vending machines. Southside Café Located on the main level of South Campus Class room Building, the Café features cold and hot beverages, Simply to Go sandwiches and salads, breakfast and a hot lunch menu. Provincial House Dining Hall The dining hall features a wide variety of fresh food designed to satisfy everyone’s appetite with food choices to ri val your favorite restaurants! Sodexo presents Food on Demand in this all you can eat location on the main floor of the Provincial House. You can use your declining balance for one flat rate per meal or use one block meal per visit. Lunch (daily): 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Dinner (daily) 5–7 p.m., Late night (Sunday–Thursday) 7:30-10 p.m. Oak C Store Oak C Store is located in Oak Hall on South Campus. A wide variety of convenience and grocery items are available to residents. Disability Access Services 144 Millennium Student Center 314-516-6554 TTD Number: (hearing impaired only) 314-516-5212 umsl.edu/services/disabled The mission of Disability Access Services is to acknowledge the uniqueness of each student as a valuable member of the UMSL community. Recognizing UMSL’s commitment to equal access to education, we strive to ensure full and equal participation in all education opportunities by: • Providing individualized appropriate accommodations and services • Maintaining a high level of involvement with campus administrators, faculty and staff. • Helping students with disabilities develop and maintain independence and self-advocacy skills for college and beyond. Student responsibilities If you are a student with a disability, you are expected to complete the same degree requirements as your peers. We are here to provide reasonable accommodations to support your academic success. Registering procedures • Complete the DAS application and schedule a meeting with the office • Provide appropriate documentation of your disability Services available through DAS include: • Pre-admission counseling • Specialized testing accommodations (extended time, quiet environment, etc.) • In-class accommodations • Alternate textbook resources • Assistance in locating and training note-takers • Assistance in hiring readers for blind students • Certified interpreters for deaf students • Special furniture accommodations • Emergency location procedures for mobility-impaired students • Computers equipped with adaptive software • Coordination with community resources including Vocational Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind and Paraquad Campus accessibility All buildings on the University of Missouri–St. Louis campus are architecturally accessible. They contain elevators and an accessible entrance for students with mobility impairments as well as for wheelchairs. Structural accessibility is an ongoing process on the UMSL campus. The program coordinator of Disability Access Services will Campus resources Health, Wellness, Counseling and Disability Services Counseling Services 131 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5711 email@example.com umsl.edu/services/counser Counseling services can help you: • Learn effective coping skills • Overcome barriers to success • Build self-confidence • Clarify values and set priorities • Build healthy relationships Personal counseling Personal counseling can help you navigate through times of stress and/or overcome barriers to your success. It often helps to discuss issues with someone who is objective and can help you look at your situation from a new angle. Our approach is to focus on your strengths and help you to help yourself. Some of the common issues for which students seek counseling include stress or anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship or family issues, loss or grief, a history of abuse, etc. We take the confidentiality of your contacts with us very seriously. Except for the case of very extreme situations, both the content of counseling sessions and the fact that a student has used our services are kept strictly confidential. UMSL Dining FAQ’s Q: How do I use my meal plan? A: Just use your student ID like a debit card. Pres ent it to the cashier, and he or she will swipe it. Tell them it is a declining-balance purchase if appropriate. Q: What are declining-balance dollars? A: Declining-balance dollars work a lot like a pre-paid debit card. The funds are placed on to your student ID card and are subtracted off the remaining balance each time you use it. Declin ing-balance dollars left over from fall semester will roll over to spring semester. However, spring funds will not roll over to the next school year. Q: What is a block meal? A: A Block Meal Plan is available when you purchase a Resident Life Meal Plan. A block is a meal, like breakfast, lunch or dinner. Blocks are primarily designed for the South Campus Dining Hall but can be used in The Nosh with a purchase value of $7 and a maximum of two equivalency swipes per meal period Monday–Thursday 10:30 a.m.– 2 a.m. Block meals do not roll over to the next semester if they are not used by the last day of each se mester. The funds will automatically be cleared and no refund will be granted. 36 37 assist in making all programs and academic courses accessible to Campus resources students with disabling conditions. Doing this, however, sometimes involves creative scheduling of courses or occasional moving a course to another classroom. The University of Missouri–St. Louis campus is divided into two sections, North Campus and South Campus. The interactive campus maps, available on the UMSL website, offer useful information for accessibility purposes, identification of buildings and accessible parking. The maps will only detail information on those buildings where a student would need access for either classes or meetings with staff or faculty. Accessible parking areas are indicated on the maps by the handicap symbol. Disability Access Services is committed to improving the total university experience for all students with disabilities. Students who are interested in registering for possible accommodations through DAS are encouraged to visit or call the office. Wellness Resource Center 144C Millennium Student Center 314-516-5380 firstname.lastname@example.org umsl.edu/~wellness/ The Wellness Resource Center is coordinated by a health educator and provides information on a variety of health issues with a goal of raising awareness, and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices for the university community. Information is available for smoking cessation, sexual assault awareness, meningitis, STDs and a variety of other healthrelated issues. HIV testing is available monthly. Education and support for chronic disease management of diabetes and asthma are available by appointment with a health educator. Diabetes management includes pre-and-post-assessment, A1C testing, meal planning, blood sugar control, medication management and professional support in dealing with daily-life issues in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Students may take a health-risk appraisal and receive assistance with developing a personal wellness plan, including diet/nutrition management along with regular blood pressure monitoring and body fat percentage measurement. Outreach activities include heart health, breast cancer awareness, cancer prevention as well as participation in World AIDS Day and Denim Day. Resources are available for students with issues related to alcohol and drug use. The campus Partners in Prevention program is also located in the WRC. Services The Alcohol and Drug Prevention Program offers many resources to students, faculty and staff. Students may walk in for an appointment. The purpose is to help the student, faculty or staff member evaluate the role that substances play in their life and to encourage healthy life choices. We offer: • Support groups and services • Information about alcohol, marijuana, ecstasy and other drugs • Alcohol education classes for students referred for alcohol or drug violations • Tobacco cessation • Assessment for students and faculty and staff with an alcohol or drug concern • Resource information for those who suspect a friend or family member has a problem All appointments are confidential. We are committed to providing the best resources to make sure that the campus community has a healthy and successful experience at UMSL. Support groups & services Children of Alcoholics, Tobacco Cessation, HIV Testing and Diabetes Support Group TritonCard 190 Millennium Student Center 314-516-8680 umsl.edu/tritoncard Your TritonCard is your official UMSL multi-purpose photo identification card. Your card may be used on campus for such things as a photo identification, use of student meal plans and stored value, access to campus facilities, use of campus resources and campus printing. Use of these facilities and resources may be denied without your TritonCard present. The card must be carried at all times while on campus and presented to university officials upon request. Your must be enrolled at UMSL for at least one course during the current academic term to issued a TritonCard. Prior to having your first TritonCard issued, you must show a valid, government-issued photo identification card. Your first TritonCard will be issued free of charge. There is a charge to students for replacement. The first replacement is $5 with the cost of each subsequent replacement increasing in increments of $5. For example, the second replacement would be $10, followed by $15 for the third replacement. There is no fee to replace a defective card, provided the card is turned in to the TritonCard office and was the most recently issued card. Libraries Campus resources Locations listed below Thomas Jefferson Library, 314-516-5060 St. Louis Mercantile Library, 314-516-7240 umsl.edu/library/ For questions about library resources (books, articles, databases, etc.) and their use, please request assistance from a reference librarian. How do I check out materials? You may borrow library materials by presenting your valid university ID card or a valid library card. How many books am I allowed to check out? There is no limit if you are a University of Missouri–St. Louis faculty member, staff member or student. There is a two-item limit for reserve materials for all patrons. How much do I pay if I lose a book? The minimum replacement cost for a lost book is $120 plus a $10 processing fee. How long can I keep a book? Loan periods vary according to the type of patron and owning libraries. How can I get a book that is already checked out? You may place a hold on any checked out item except reserve materials. This can be accomplished through the MOBIUS union catalog. By placing a hold, the book cannot be renewed. When the book is returned it will be placed on the hold shelf at the circulation desks and you will be sent either an email notice or a letter notifying you that the book is available for check out. Who is eligible for Library Distance Learner Services? The libraries of University of Missouri–St. Louis provide services to support our distance learning students. The University of Missouri– St. Louis Libraries define distance learners as students who are currently enrolled in UMSL credit, fee-based distance education courses but do not attend classes on UMSL campus. Please see the umsl.edu/services/library/library-services/distance-students.html for more information. University Health Services 131 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5671 email@example.com umsl.edu/services/health/ Health Services is dedicated to promoting wellness through care and education for the university community. Health Services, an ambulatory care clinic, is under the direction of a nurse practitioner with a doctoral degree. Care is provided by nurse practitioners and a registered nurse. Referrals to medical facilities are provided when deemed necessary. Services Provided Allergy injections, blood glucose check, blood pressure checks, contraception/birth control, illness visits, immunizations, injury visits, laboratory testing, physical examinations, pregnancy testing, referrals, sexually transmitted illness testing, student health insurance information and claim assistance, weight check and well woman exams are provided to students by Health Services. Health Insurance Students are encouraged to have health insurance while enrolled at UMSL. Health insurance is available for students attending UMSL through The Chickering Group. For complete information, please visit the health services website. To find a physician or questions regarding health insurance, please visit the website at aetnastudenthealth.com or call 1-877-375-7905. Please feel free to call or visit for information or assistance with claim forms. Information Desk, MSC 219 Millennium Student Center 314-516-4320 firstname.lastname@example.org umsl.edu/~welcome The information desk is located on the second floor of the Millennium Student Center. It is housed and staffed under the Welcome Center. The mission of the Welcome Center is to serve as the University of Missouri–St. Louis’ liaison to our students, faculty and staff by providing information regarding all aspects of the campus, promoting the value of attending our university to visitors and offering customer-service training and workshops. If you are looking for a specific location on campus, contact information or just general questions, the information desk can help! The tour guides located within the information desk can answer any and all questions regarding general campus information. The information desk also serves as the lost and found for North Campus. Questions or concerns can be directed to the Welcome Center at 314-516-5460. Where are ...? Book Drops: Book drops for your convenience are available outside the Thomas Jefferson Library. 38 39 Bulletin Board /Display Counters: Library Research Commons (LRC): The LRC is one of many computing labs available to faculty, staff, students and other authorized users at the Thomas Jefferson Library. The LRC is staffed by student consultants who can orient you about the hardware and software that are available. They can also assist with many software issues. Users must log in using their SSO ID. Please refer to UMSL’s Information Technology Services site for additional information. Lost and Found: The Thomas Jefferson Library maintains lost and found containers at the circulation desk. Lost items are held for up to one month and then sent to the Lost and Found Center (Information Desk) in the Millennium Student Center. Wallets, purses, cell phones, car keys and other items of significant value are immediately given to campus police. The LRC Computer Labs also collect items lost within lab areas. Check with the lab consultants if you think you might have left something in one of the labs. Mercantile Library: The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Library building. Printers and Printing: Printing is available in the Library Research Commons only. Please ask a lab consultant for assistance. Restrooms: Restrooms are located on every floor of the Thomas Jefferson and St. Louis Mercantile Library. The restrooms on the third level (the entry level) are wheelchair accessible. Study Rooms: There are 10 study rooms on Level 5 of the Thomas Jefferson Library that are available for University of Missouri–St. Louis student use only. Keys to the rooms may be checked out at the current periodicals desk (fifth level), with a valid UMSL ID card, for a two-hour period. Rooms are checked out on a first: section of our website. Study Rooms are available 30 minutes after the Library opens and closes 30 minutes before the Library’s posted closing time: 2 large study rooms (7-10 people) 2 medium study rooms (4-6 people) 6 small study rooms (1-3 people) Video and media equipment: Thomas Jefferson Library has a media room on the fifth level with a TV and players for DVD’s & CD’s. The room is for University of Missouri– St. Louis students only. A key to the room may be checked out at the current periodicals/microform desk with a valid UMSL ID card, for a two-hour period. The room is checked out on a first come, first-served basis. DVD’s and CD’s can be played on any computer in the Library Research Commons (LRC). Headphones are available for checkout from the lab consultant. Library locations The libraries on campus are the Thomas Jefferson Library, the St. Louis Mercantile Library, the State Historical Society Research Center and the University Archives. They are located on the North Campus of the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Campus resources Patrons may request that flyers, handouts or other printed materials be displayed in the libraries. The reference librarians or the libraries’ administrative office will approve materials prior to posting. The materials will be posted on the bulletin board at the Thomas Jefferson Library or on the display counters at the St. Louis Mercantile. If materials are posted on walls, glass, elevators or any other surface, they will be immediately removed. Circulation Desks: The Thomas Jefferson Library has a circulation desk (located just inside the entrance) where you can check out books, laptops, reserve items, MERLIN/MOBIUS or Interlibrary Loan books and speak to someone about overdue or lost/damaged items. Interlibrary Loan is also located behind the Thomas Jefferson Circulation Desk if you need to talk to one of the ILL staff members. Copiers & Scanners: The Thomas Jefferson Library has several options for scanning and copying materials for your research. Bookeye scanners are available for free at the Thomas Jefferson Library (3rd and 5th floor). You can either email your scans or save them to a flash/thumb drive. For large (or color) scans, a flash/thumb drive is recommended. Copiers are available for a fee at the Thomas Jefferson Library. The cost is $0.10 per copy and the copiers accept dollar bills and change. A bill changer is available in the Thomas Jefferson Library that accepts $1, $5 and $20 bills. Flatbed scanners are available in the computer labs. Please ask a lab consultant for assistance. Elevators: Elevators are available at the Thomas Jefferson Library and St. Louis Mercantile Libraries. Laptops: (Thomas Jefferson Library only) Laptops may be checked out at the circulation desk on the main floor (third level). A limited number of laptops are available for a two hour, in-library checkout to current University of Missouri–St. Louis students. Library Instruction Room #315 (Thomas Jefferson Library): The Library Instruction Room #315 is located on the entrance floor of the Thomas Jefferson Library (North Campus), near the large stairwell visible from the building’s entrance. Library instruction sessions are held there upon faculty request. Multicultural Student Services Suite 107, Lucas Hall 314-516-6807 email@example.com umsl.edu/~mcraa Campus resources The Office of Multicultural Student Services is committed to creating a strong sense of community among students, faculty and staff that personifies respect, accountability and acceptance of all individuals. Services provided by our professional team are intentionally developed to enhance a student’s academic skills, professional and leadership development, networking, cultural enrichment and campus engagement. Students will be assigned a counselor to assist with navigating the college campus successfully. The Office of Multicultural Student Services is committed to providing comprehensive services as outlined below: • Academic coaching • Academic tutoring • Peer mentoring • Diversity training, cultural enrichment programming and off-campus educational activities • Professional development and networking seminars • Educational and career planning • Individualized prescriptive plans • Leadership development • Post-baccalaureate planning • Effective study skills development • Guest speakers and student recognition activities • Male and female mentoring programs • Speaker series Hours: Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Library 40 41 Campus resources New Student Programs 366 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5291 firstname.lastname@example.org umsl.edu/newstudentprograms Office of New Student Programs Mission The Office of New Student Programs provides on-going programs and services that support new students and families in transition to University of Missouri–St. Louis: • Providing a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere • Connecting students to university resources and people • Acquainting new students with institutional expectations and values • Promoting learning and discovery both inside and outside of the classroom • Fostering pride in the UMSL community Orientation will foster: • A personal connection to the university • Pride in the UMSL community through further exposure to campus involvement, academic life, and spirit and traditions • Relationships with incoming students, current students, faculty and staff Family Weekend The Family Weekend tradition is an opportunity for families to come back to campus during the fall semester and take part in several activities designed for the whole family. We know family input and ideas are essential to students’ success and the university’s continued success. Families can meet faculty and staff, spend time with their student, participate in a variety of family friendly activities, attend a rousing UMSL Tritons athletic event, and learn more about UMSL! Weeks of Welcome (WOW) Weeks of Welcome is another way to connect incoming students with the university throughout the entire first year. Our office partners with other offices and organizations on campus to provide out-ofclassroom programs and developmental opportunities to meet the transitional needs of first-year, transfer, commuter and sophomore students. More than 100 events are held just for students during the first six weeks on campus in the fall and spring including movies, picnics, departmental programs and lots of free food. Registrar’s Office 269 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5545 email@example.com umsl.edu/~registration Students All students new to the University of Missouri–St. Louis must be advised prior to registering for spring and fall classes. *Please note that advisement is not required for the summer semester* All new undergraduate students are expected to attend New Student Orientation. At orientation students will meet faculty, learn about the many services the university has to offer, meet classmates, take a tour, learn how to get involved on campus, and much much more. Learn more about orientation or call 314-516-5291. The schedule of courses is available online at myview.umsl.edu. You may register for classes: • Online through MyView at myview.umsl.edu • In the Registrar’s Office, Room 269 Millennium Student Center Hours: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday • In your specific advising office Your dean’s signature is required for the following course overloads: • Undergraduate fall and spring semesters, 19 or more credit hours. • Graduate fall and spring semesters, 13 or more credit hours. Special consent course If “special consent required” is indicated in the schedule of courses, students may NOT register for the course without a permission number. Students may obtain the permission number from the department offering the course. Oak Hall If the student is claimed as a legal dependent on either parent’s most recent federal income tax return, the university may release information to the student’s parent(s). However, the university is not required to do so, and prefers that students take the initiative to disclose and discuss academic goals and progress with their parents. For additional help topics, please visit the Parental Resource Center. Campus resources Residential Life and Housing C103 Provincial House 314-516-6877 firstname.lastname@example.org umsl.edu/reslife Parking and Transportation 7700 Florissant Rd. 314-516-4190 email@example.com umsl.edu/~transportation Compare the costs of each housing option on our website. The Office of Residential Life and Housing is committed to designing and maintaining a learning environment that encourages academic success, student engagement, personal growth and personal responsibility. We firmly believe that living on campus significantly contributes to the educational and developmental growth of students. We create a safe, clean and comfortable environment that is a student’s home away from home while fostering their collegiate development. Oak Hall “The Suite Life” Opened in 2006, Oak Hall has four bedroom suites which allow students to have their own private bedroom while the four residents in the suite would share a dual vanity and enclosed stall bathroom. Rooms are fully furnished with a twin bed, desk, dresser, freestanding closet, microwave and microfridge unit, cable TV, internet and telephone line. Oak Hall has several living and learning communities such as First-Year Experience (freshman), Second-Year Experience, Honors and SUCCEED. The hall is led by 12 upperclassmen called residential advisers. In addition, Oak Hall is home to eight peer mentors, two senior residential advisers and one hall director. Great amenities (heated pool, fitness center, game room, laundry room and fireplace lounge) compliment the hall’s services such as 24-hour front-desk staff, peer-mentor office, personalized programming and events for residents, and the convenient C-store. A meal plan is required. Programs in the Office of New Student Programs New Student Orientation and Transfer Student Orientation New Student Orientation and Transfer Student Orientation are more than just academic advising and class registration. It’s a student’s official introduction to UMSL programs, services and people. Parent and family programs The parent and family programs assist parents with actively supporting their students through transitions in a way that is healthy and enhances the student’s growth and development. All first-year parents receive a Triton Manual, can sign up for a parent e-newsletters and receive information on how to stay connected, and an invitation to participate in parent and family programs throughout the year, including Family Weekend. HELP-A-Triton Help-A-Triton volunteers from all academic colleges and administrative departments at UMSL spend the first two days of each semester staffing tables strategically located in high-traffic areas to assist new students with any questions. Students receive assistance with directions, building codes, academic and administrative services information, Weeks of Welcome schedules, and many other issues in order to make their first few days at a new campus easier. The University of Missouri–St. Louis Parking and Transportation Department is responsible for: • Parking enforcement: student parking, overnight parking, lot maps, parking violation appeals, rules and regulations • The issuance of permanent and temporary parking permits for students, faculty, staff and visitors • Limited motorist assistance Campus shuttles • Campus shuttles transport students around campus and between North and South campuses. Look online for the shuttle schedule. • Friday shopping shuttle provides service to local grocery stores. • Saturday shopping shuttle was introduced last year on a trial basis and will continue through the current school year. Please review the times and locations listed. • Visit the website for the current schedule, umsl.edu/~transportation Rental of charter bus services are available for university-affiliated groups and functions. If you are in need of motor assistance, would like a safety escort, or see suspicious activity on campus, please call the UMSL Police Department at 314-516-5155. Parents In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), students at the University of Missouri–St. Louis are given a “Right to Privacy.” When a student wishes to allow third party (parental) access to their educational records, the student may login to the MyView system and register that third party for Additional Authorized Access. Additional access can include one or all of the following options, depending on the student assigning access: • Student Accounts/Billing/Payment–grants access to view and print current and past bills, view curent charges and the ability to pay online. • Academic Information–grants access to view class schedule and grades. • Directory Information–grants access to view address, e-mail and phone information. • Financial Aid–grants access to view financial aid information. 42 43 Campus resources Villa Hall Villa Hall is a three-story residence hall that can accommodate more than 75 students. NEWLY renovated as of summer 2013, Villa Hall has single bedrooms with several bathroom options. Like traditional residence halls, each floor features communal showers and restrooms with enclosed stalls. Unique to Villa Hall, however, are private half baths, shared half baths, and shared full bathrooms attached between adjoining rooms (Jack and Jill). Rooms are fully furnished with XL twin bed, desk, dresser, microwave and fridge unit, cable TV, Wi-Fi and telephone line. Villa Hall is for undergraduate or graduate students, who are at least 23 years old, and Honors College students, who are at least 21 years old or have completed 60 credit hours. These communities will allow you to make close friends with those who are a part of your same academic program. Many students choose this community for its convenience, affordability and camaraderie. Mansion Hill Apartments Mansion Hill Apartments, located across from Express Scripts, off of I-70 and Florissant Road, offer one-and two-bedroom units for students who are 21 and older who may be transitional students, graduates, married, or with children or pets. Both unfurnished units and limited furnished units are available. Furnished units include water, sewer, trash, electricity allowance, furniture, basic cable television, Internet and access to all on-site amenities. On-site amenities include access to a pool, laundry facilities, clubhouse with large flat-screen TV, live-in staff and community advisers. Rent is billed to the student’s university account. No meal plans are required but are optional to purchase. Residence Hall Association (RHA) RHA’s main objective is to serve as the voice of UMSL’s residential students. While collaborating with the Residential Life and Housing department on diverse educational and social programming, RHA strived to get residents involved in the community and other university organizations. All residents living in Oak Hall and Villa Hall are automatically apart of this student organization and have the ability quickly become student leaders. Personal tour A personalized campus visit may include a tour of Provincial House, Oak Hall, Villa Hall and dining options on South Campus. Oak Hall, Villa Hall and Mansion Hill Apartments have tours available at any time during office hours, and there is no need to make an appointment. Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.–6 p.m. For more information, please contact us at 314-516-6877. Parents Parents know the importance and long-term value of their child’s education. The University of Missouri–St. Louis is committed to providing each student with an exceptional education at an incomparable value, enhanced by our award-winning faculty and nationally-ranked programs. The Office of Residential Life and Housing at UMSL firmly believes that living on campus significantly contributes to the educational and developmental growth of students. We believe that we create a safe, clean and comfortable environment that is a student’s home away from home while fostering their collegiate development. “I am not a very independent person, but going to a new country all alone really pushed me to try out being independent. I was shocked at how I could plan trips to other countries, book hostels, figure out maps and transportation, etc. It was such a good chance to learn more about myself.” “It was the best semester of my entire life! It gave me a chance to truly be myself.” “I highly recommend that any student with even the faintest interest in studying abroad do so. I would even venture to say that it matters very little where one goes just as long as one goes ... It is a highly enlightening experience.” Study Abroad Resource Library The Study Abroad Resource Library is located in Room 261 in the Millennium Student Center. There are many different resources available regarding study abroad programs around the world, including non-UMSL programs. The most comprehensive information about study abroad programs is on the study abroad website.The Study Abroad Office has course catalogs, flyers and guidebooks for many programs. Here are some reasons why students just like you study abroad: • Explore a new country or learn about your heritage • Learn a foreign language • Gain a deeper understanding of global issues and events • Study international aspects of your field of study • Fulfill graduation requirements • Build important skills such as independence, creativity, flexibility and intercultural communication • It will never be easier or less expensive to go abroad than when a you are a college student, and it’s a lot of fun! Will the credit apply towards my degree? All study abroad programs are for academic credit. By planning in advance with your academic adviser and the Study Abroad Office, you can find a program that fulfills degree requirements. Are there scholarships? Yes! International Studies and Programs offers merit-based scholarships, and several other campus departments and private organizations also provide study-abroad scholarships. Campus resources Student Retention Services 225 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5300 firstname.lastname@example.org Technology Support Center 211 Lucas Hall 314-516-6034 email@example.com or knowledge@UMSL Student Retention Services provides guidance and support for UMSL students to promote academic success and progress toward degree completion. This office enhances student success by offering a variety of programs and services, which include personal academic coaching, developmental workshops, degree progress consultations and referrals to other campus resources. The SRS staff is committed to assisting students meet their academic and professional goals. Our mission is to provide the University of Missouri–St. Louis community with solutions to help them adapt and learn in the changing environment of information technology. We strive to exceed expectations and provide for the future growth of UMSL. The Technology Support Center is here to assist with your ITS computing needs. We will be happy to assist students with: • University-provided operating systems (Windows XP, Mac OS 10.4-10.5) • University-provided software (Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari) • Email (Outlook, Entourage) • Secure FTP & Telnet (SSH Secure Shell, Fetch, JellyfiSSH) • Virus protection (Symantec AntiVirus 10.x) • Compression utility (WinZip,Stuffit Expander) • Media (QuickTime, RealPlayer,iTunes) • Third-party applications (Adobe Reader) • University-provided computing services • MyGateway (Blackboard), MyView, Studentmail, Exchange mail • Status of campus systems • Account requests • Password resets • Software installs • Wireless networking (Please drop by the office for this.) • Limited wireless networking with PDA and email configuration Study Abroad Office 261 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5229 firstname.lastname@example.org umsl.edu/services/abroad Why study abroad? Study abroad is one of the most exciting opportunities available to UMSL students and is described by many as the experience of a lifetime. This global outlook prepares UMSL students for leadership roles in society and gives them a competitive advantage in today’s workplace. Study abroad is also affordable–depending on the destination, a semester abroad is comparable to a semester in St. Louis! For most programs, students continue to pay UMSL tuition. Financial aid and scholarships can apply towards study abroad, and International Studies and Programs awards additional study-abroad scholarships for semester, year and summer programs. There are also outside funding sources available for study abroad. The decision to study abroad takes careful consideration and planning. Details on all programs and many scholarships are available on the website and in the Study Abroad Office, 261 MSC. After reviewing the website, students should call to make an appointment with a study abroad adviser as early as possible to find the program best suited to their personal, academic and career goals. What UMSL students say about study abroad: “It’s the best way to learn another language.” FAQ’S about studying abroad Do I have to speak a foreign language? No! Many programs are taught in English, even in non-English speaking countries. However, study abroad IS the best way to learn a foreign language! Is study abroad expensive? For most programs, you pay UMSL tuition and you can use your financial aid, making study abroad as affordable as studying at UMSL. 44 45 Campus resources We are unable to assist with: • Palm and other handheld computers or tablet PCs • Software not provided by the university • Web pages, student organizations may contact Student Activities • Home computers, unless inquiries are related to universitycomputing services Hours of operation Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri 7:30 a.m.– 7:30 a.m.– 7:30 a.m.– 7:30 a.m.– 7:30 a.m.– 10 p.m. 10 p.m. 10 p.m. 10 p.m. 5 p.m. Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center The Touhill also hosts many engagement activities designed to help patrons develop a deeper appreciation of the performing arts. These pre-show discussions and post-show artist interactions encourage patrons to learn more about that evening’s presentation and provide some background for those that may be new to the art form. For a list of upcoming programs with engagement activities visit touhill.org. The Touhill Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended evening hours on Monday and Thursday until 7 p.m., and at least two hours prior to all performances. For tickets, visit the ticket office, call 314-516-4949 or visit touhill.org. SERVICES Office of Vice Provost for Student Affairs 301 Woods Hall 314-516-5211 email@example.com umsl.edu/studentlife/dsa The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs provides general administrative oversight for all units in the Division of Student Affairs. Additionally, the office provides assistance and a wide variety of services to UMSL students, including assisting and supporting students when issues of concern arise, working with campus and community partners to advocate for students, providing social-work based services for students, investigating non-academic violations of the Student Standard of Code, administering the Discrimination Grievance Procedure for Students, coordinating the Collegiate Readership Program, maintaining the electronic student planner, and coordinating the University METRO Pass Program for students, faculty and staff. Student services Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center 300 Touhill Performing Arts Center Administrative office: 314-516-4100 Ticket office: 314-516-4949 firstname.lastname@example.org touhill.org/ The Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center is a world-class performance facility designed by the renowned architectural firm I.M. Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partners. This firm was also responsible for The Pyramid addition to the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The center contains two primary performance spaces: the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall (seating 1600) and the flexible E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater (seating 350). The Touhill is the performance home of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the university. COFAC’s theater, music and dance students have the opportunity to learn and perform in the very same space that hosts some of the most talented and recognizable professional performers in their fields. Through a number of community partnerships, the Touhill also hosts the best in professional performing arts in the St. Louis region. The Touhill primarily focuses on theatre, dance, and music but also hosts several university events, student activities and national popular touring artists each year. Students can access many of these events for $10 or less. Discounted tickets are offered in limited quantities and only available via the Touhill Ticket Office with a valid UMSL ID. A list of shows currently eligible for this discount is available at touhill.org/studenttix Veterans Center 211 Clark Hall 314-516-5548 email@example.com umsl.edu/veterans/ The UMSL Veterans Center was established to assist veterans in their transition from military to campus life. It is a one-stop resource center committed to facilitating and coordinating the overall integration of veterans into the academic community. The UMSL Veterans Center also works in partnership with other University of Missouri–St. Louis and veteran organizations. Mission and Goals of Veterans Center: • Customized advising and support to veterans • Help coordinate financial assistance at the campus level • Serve as a liaison with local, state, and federal veteran organizations • Provide access to health and counseling services • Advocate for veterans on campus and provide mentoring and networking opportunities • Actively assess the climate for veterans on campus and help to improve the quality of life • Provide access to employment opportunities • Advise university leadership on policies related to veterans • Enhance visibility and positive recognition of veterans on campus General Links Departments in Student Affairs: umsl.edu/studentlife/dsa/departments/index.html Services Available to Students: umsl.edu/studentlife/dsa/servicesavailable.html Discrimination Grievance Procedures for Students: umsystem.edu/ums/rules/collected_rules/grievance/ch390/ grievance_390.010 Division of Student Affairs Leadership Team umsl.edu/studentlife/dsa/About/leadershipteam.html 46 47 Services available to UMSL students Students at the university are able to take advantage of a number of services across campus which are either free or greatly discounted. Below is a brief overview of some of these services: Emergency Vehicle Service umsl.edu/~transportation/services/emergency_services.html Emergency Vehicle Services can recharge your battery, refill your fuel (fuel costs applicable), repair a flat or assist you in calling an off-campus tow truck if they cannot help you with your vehicle problem. enrichment and campus engagement. Students will be assigned a counselor to assist with navigating the college campus successfully. Student services NetTutor mygateway.umsl.edu Student Retention Services 225 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5300 umsl.edu/~umslsrs/ The Office of Student Retention Services provides guidance and support for UMSL students to promote academic success and progress toward degree completion. This office enhances student success by offering a variety of programs and services, which include personal academic coaching, developmental workshops, degree progress consultations and referrals to other campus resources. The SRS staff is committed to assisting students meet their academic and professional goals. Student services Students with a valid campus ID receive free admission to all home athletic events, excluding conference and NCAA playoff matches. Be sure to come to a game and cheer for our Tritons! Athletics 225 Mark Twain Building 314-516-5661 umsltritons.com/ Campus Recreation offers students recreational, fitness and social enrichment opportunities. Students are able to partake in a number of either free or discounted activities including intramural sports, wellness classes, fitness services, off-campus adventures, special events and access to the Mark Twain Athletic & Fitness Center. Campus Recreation 203 Mark Twain Building 314-516-5326 umsl.edu/services/recsport/ Offers students a range of discounted services, including health screenings (i.e. blood pressure, HIV, and cholesterol), immunizations (i.e. Flu shots, hepatitis A&B, tuberculosis) and treatment for minor injuries (i.e. colds, headaches, etc.). Appointments are suggested, but walk-ins are always welcome. Health Services 131 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5671| umsl.edu/services/health/ The university currently pays for an online tutoring service called NetTutor. It is free and available to all UMSL students. This service can be accessed by logging into MyGateway and accessing the Blackboard Tools menu in the current courses. Notary Services 257 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5460 Yolanda Weathersby, manager of the Welcome Center, is a Notary Public and is available to notarize documents for students. Valid identification is required. For more information, contact Yolanda Weathersby. Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center North Campus 314-516-4949 touhill.org Campus Shuttle Service umsl.edu/~transportation/campus-shuttle/index.html The university provides students, faculty, staff and visitors free access to campus shuttle services. Shuttle service is available Monday-Thursday (7:30 a.m.–10:45 p.m.) and Friday (7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.) The University Police, in conjunction with the Women’s Center, offers students a number of free self defense trainings each year. Additionally, the University Police offer students police escorts on campus. Institutional Safety Campus Police Building-North Campus 314-516-5155 umsl.edu/~safety/police/ Passport Services 302 Social Sciences and Business Building 314-516-7297 umsl.edu/services/cis/Passport.html The Touhill has a number of performances which are often free or just $10 for current students. Performances include concerts, plays, comedy specials and dance. The Office of International Studies and Programs operates a passport application acceptance facility. The office can take your passport photos and accept your passport application. Those wishing to apply for a passport must make an appointment to do so. University Bookstore & Triton Tech Computer Center 209 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5763 umslbookstore.com Students and recent graduates are eligible to receive a number of free services designed to help achieve professional goals, including resume assistance, mock interviews and access to an online database with current job opportunities. Additionally, career interest inventories and other career assessments are available. Career Services 278 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5111 careers.umsl.edu Students needing help to improve their mathematics or writing skills are able to receive free assistance on a walk-in basis in the Math and Writing Academic Center. Math and Writing Academic Center 222 Social Science Building 314-516-6863 Science and Technology Center 125 Stadler firstname.lastname@example.org The bookstore is the campus provider of textbooks, spirit wear, academic supplies, convenience and snack items, study aids, test preparation, and computer hardware and software. Math Center cs.umsl.edu/lab/mathlab.html This facility lets students have informal learning experiences in science areas. Tutors are free and available to students in areas of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physics and psychology. University Eye Center Marillac Hall – 1st Floor 314-516-5131 optometry.umsl.edu The Math Center offers free individual assistance on a walk-in basis to students needing help with any mathematics from basic math through calculus or any course involving mathematical skills. Social Service Assistance In order to meet the growing needs of our students, Student Affairs provides current students with assistance in identifying community resources such as temporary housing, financial support, government assistance, and legal services. For more information, please contact email@example.com or call 314-516-6369. The University Eye Center is a full-service eye-care facility - open Monday- Friday – that offers a variety of services, including contact lens and eye health management. Each UMSL student qualifies for a complementary comprehensive eye exam each year in addition to discounts on additional services and materials. Collegiate Readership Program During both the fall and spring semester, students have access to free USA Today, New York Times and St. Louis Post Dispatch newspapers. Bins are located throughout campus, including the Millennium Student Center, Benton Hall, Thomas Jefferson Library, Oak Hall, Mark Twain Athletic & Fitness Center, Social Science Building and the Provincial House. All you need to get a free paper is your student ID. METRO Pass Program umsl.edu/services/cashiers/metro_pass.html UMSL Postal Services 8230 Florissant Road 314-516-5204 umsl.edu/services/busserv/mail Students paying the student activities fee are eligible to receive a METRO Pass at no additional cost. This pass gives unlimited access to both METROBus and METROLink to students during the academic semester. Passes can be obtained in the Cashier’s Office, 285 Millennium Student Center. Student Life 366 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5291 umsl.edu/studentlife Students can meet with counseling psychologists to discuss a variety of concerns, including personal, psychological and crisis intervention. The first session is usually free, and subsequent sessions are only $10 each. A sliding scale is available for students who demonstrate a financial need. Counseling Services 131 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5711 umsl.edu/services/counser/ Multicultural Student Services is committed to creating a strong sense of community among students, faculty and staff that personifies respect, accountability and acceptance of all individuals. Services provided by the professional team are intentionally developed to enhance a student’s academic skills, professional and leadership development, networking, cultural Multicultural Student Services 107 Lucas Hall 314-516-6807 firstname.lastname@example.org umsl.edu/~mcraa Each year, the Office of Student Life and the University Program Board offer students discounted tickets to a variety of local events and attractions. Examples include: sporting events, Fox Theatre performances, lecture series and Six Flags. Additionally, most every event sponsored on campus by Student Life is either free for students to attend or deeply discounted. Visit facebook.com/UMSLstudentlife or twitter.com/UMSLStudentLife for more information. UMSL Postal Services is a United States Postal Service contract unit and is open to the public. Services include express mail, priority mail, certified/registered mail with return receipt to include delivery and/or signature confirmation. Postage stamps are also available for purchase. UMSL Postal Service is located on the North Campus, near the Express Scripts entrance. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Welcome Center Located at 257 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5460 umsl.edu/~welcome The Welcome Center serves as UMSL’s liaison to our students, faculty and staff by providing information (via the Information Desk) regarding all aspects of the campus. Additionally, this office helps promote the value of attending our university to visitors, coordinates the campus lost and found program and offers customer service training and other workshops. 48 49 GET INVOLVED Student organizations With more than 100 student organizations, UMSL provides a wide range of opportunities for you to get involved. Student organizations contribute to the vibrancy of our campus community and have a significant impact on providing effective learning environments for students. In addition to building lasting relationships, student organizations provide many benefits including personal growth, leadership development and intercultural understanding. Plus, if you can’t find an organization you like, the Office of Student Life can assist you in starting a new organization that fits your needs and interests! Official Student Organizations Accounting Club Ad Corps: A Student Chapter of the AAF AIGA Student Group Alpha Phi Omega Alpha Xi Delta American Optometric Student Association Associated Black Collegians Association of Student Anthropologists Beta Sigma Kappa (National Optometric Honor Society) Biological Society Biology Graduate Student Association Campus Crusade for Christ Catholic Newman Center Chemistry Club Chemistry Graduate Student Association Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship Chi Sigma Iota China – America Corner Chinese Student Association – Mainland Christ’s Believers in Fellowship College of Optometric and Vision Development (COVD) Colleges Against Cancer Concrete Lounge Criminology & Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association Delta Sigma Pi Delta Zeta Fellowship of Christian Optometrists (FCO) Golden Key International Honour Society Graduate Association of School Psychology Graduate Writers Association Helping Hands Student Organization Higher Education Student Association Hispanic Latino Association Indian Students Association Inter-Fraternity Council International Business Club (IBC) International Business Honor Society International Friends Japan-America Students Association Jewish Student Association Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society In Education Korean Student Organization Local Government Exchange Math Club Midwest Model United Nations Minority Student Nurses Association MIS Mentoring Missouri Optometric Student Association Music Educators National Conference Muslim Student Association National Art Education Association National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) Opera Theater Ensemble Order of Omega Panhellenic Association Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Philosopher’s Forum Physics and Astronomy Club Pi Kappa Alpha Pierre Laclede Honors College Student Association Political Science Academy Political Science Graduate Student Association Pre-Dental Society Pre-Med Society Pre-Veterinary and Zoological Society PRIZM Psi Chi - Psychology Club Psychology Graduate Student Association Residence Hall Association Sigma Pi Sigma Tau Gamma Society of Future Engineers Society for Advancement of Independent Optometry (SAIO) Student Activities Budget Committee (SABC) Student Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Student Electronic Media Professionals’ Association (SEMPA) Student Government Association (SGA) Student Investment Trust Student Nurses Association Student Social Work Association Student Volunteers Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) Taiwanese Student Association Tau Sigma The Current UMSL Gospel Choir UMSL Instrumental Ensembles University Program Board (UPB) University Singers Veteran’s Student Organization Vietnamese Student Association Young Activists United Zeta Tau Alpha Volunteer opportunities VOLUNTEERING The Office of Student Life believes volunteering is an essential component of a well-rounded and fulfilling college experience, and we would like to help you get involved and make a difference. Whether you are interested in volunteering for fun and personal fulfillment or to earn service hours or as part of a group or organization, students can visit our website umsl.edu/studentlife or visit the campus calendar for more information on upcoming volunteer experiences. Reasons to volunteer Whether you are cleaning up debris from a tornado, improving houses in the community or creating a safe and fun place for children to “trunk or treat,” volunteering is one of the most beneficial and rewarding experiences a person can have. There are numerous reasons to volunteer, including: • Connecting with your community • Conserving the funds of charities, nonprofits and organizations by donating your time • Sharing your established skills and acquiring new skills • Developing self-esteem and self-confidence • Meeting new people and having new experiences • Enhancing your resume and making networking contacts • Promoting a worthwhile activity and inspiring others to do the same Planning a group project Volunteering as a group can help bring your group closer, build or improve communication skills and foster teamwork. If you are planning a group volunteer project, you may find the following tips helpful: • Pick a meaningful volunteer experience. • Try to pick a project that ties into your organization’s mission or that is meaningful to your group members. • Choose an experience that focuses on your strengths, using what your group and its individuals already know and are good at. • Focus your group’s volunteer work on one or two specific causes, rather than spreading your members too thin working on numerous causes. • Prepare for the event. • Schedule the event with enough time to recruit and coordinate volunteers. • Maintain contact with the organization or agency you will be volunteering for and call to confirm approximately one week before the event. • Reflect on the experience. • Have your group members discuss and reflect upon how the volunteer experience impacted the agency, the community, your group and themselves. • Reflection changes the volunteer experience from simply doing something nice to being an integral part of the community. 50 51 UMSL fraternities & sororities UMSL FRATERNITY & SORORITY LIFE Fraternity & Sorority Life at the University of Missouri– St. Louis seeks to encourage members to become contributing and productive members of the campus and community. Our purpose is to cultivate scholastic excellence, develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for community involvement and philanthropic pursuits while forging lifelong brotherhood and sisterhood. Scholastic Excellence Each chapter maintains its own academic standards and sets minimum standards for membership. Chapters also have a leadership position dedicated to scholastic achievement and ensuring that members are staying focused on academics. Fraternities and sororities offer incentives for good grades, provide opportunities to study with brothers or sisters, and have awards or scholarships for high academic achievement. Community Service and Philanthropy Fraternity and sorority members are highly involved with community service and philanthropic efforts throughout the community and the country. These efforts take place through individual chapter events and larger events such as Greek Week or the MLK Day of Service. Last year UMSL fraternities and sororities performed over 1,000 community service hours and donated almost $13,000 to nonprofit organizations. Brotherhood and Sisterhood Along with the benefit of support, encouragement and friendships that last a lifetime, fraternity and sorority membership offers many benefits to its members. Brotherhood and sisterhood means more than wearing Greek letters, attending meetings and going to social events. It is a sense of belonging and being respected for individuality. Membership also offers a lifetime network of support. Hazing and Alcohol Use Any and all forms of hazing by any member is banned. UMSL Fraternity & Sorority Life is opposed to any situation created intentionally to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. UMSL regulations and the laws of the state forbid hazing of any kind. Each fraternity and sorority at UMSL abides by Missouri state law and forbids all alcohol use by members under the age of 21 at any and all chapter functions. Alcohol use is strictly prohibited at any and all fraternity or sorority recruitment activities. Any student found in violation of this policy will be dismissed from the recruitment process and face additional repercussions. LEAD. LEARN. INSPIRE. UMSL believes leadership training is a critical part of a student’s experience in college as well as an important tool to bring to your personal life and career. We are proud to offer numerous leadership opportunities to all of our students, including: • Leadership Discovery Summit – A one-day leadership workshop focusing on individual leadership awareness and development, the Leadership Discovery Summit provides students a chance to learn more about their individual leadership style and ways they can make an impact in the classroom, in their organizations and in their career of choice. • Emerging Leaders Program - A unique opportunity for UMSL students to get on the fast-track to student leadership, campus and community involvement, student participants are paired with a student mentor and receive an insider’s perspective on student life and leadership at UMSL. • Advanced Leaders Program - A special topics seminar course focusing on the 21 Laws of Leadership that offers students the unique opportunity to explore, discuss and analyze various professional fields. The program is directed by executive officials from various companies, corporations and industries, as well as public service, sports, entertainment and arts organizations throughout the St. Louis metropolitan region. • Leadership to Go – Designed to fit in with and complement the busy schedule and lifestyle of students, each Leadership to Go session lasts no longer than 30 minutes and provides ready-to-go and easy-to-use resources. • Leadership on Demand – Available to any student organization, these programs are designed to help equip student leaders with the tools needed to run successful organizations. Student organizations can request workshops on an as-needed basis. • Leadership Awards Banquet – An annual celebration of student organizations and student leaders, the Leadership Awards Banquet provides the campus community an opportunity to honor the efforts of the people and organization that make Student Life at UMSL successful. • Women at the Top: Life and Leadership Lessons– This in-depth women’s leadership series brings professional women to UMSL from the areas of medicine, media, education and other fields, as requested by the students during the spring semester. Through several panels focusing on topics such as women’s issues in the workplace, overcoming diversity, and the power of storytelling as a woman, students are able to engage in the dialogue about women’s leadership in the campus community and beyond. • Women’s Executive Leadership Week–Held the week before spring break, the Women’s Executive Leadership Week provides UMSL students, faculty and staff with learning opportunities and experiences that increase awareness of women’s leadership in various career fields and connect women professionals with the campus community. Through events, discussions and intentional interactions, this program series invites all women to commemorate the legacy they they are leaving behind. Leadership 52 51 Campus communication GET THE NEWS Campus Marketing & Communications 60 J.C. Penney Bldg. 314-516-5665 umsl.edu/marketing/ Marketing & Communications produces the following news content: • UMSL Daily is an online campus news source updated daily with stories about students, faculty, alumni and the UMSL community in general. (http://blogs.umsl.edu/news/) • UMSL Tomorrow is a short preview of the following day’s campus activities, ranging from guest academic speakers to athletic events. • Eye on UMSL is the weekly UMSL photo Web page that features the work of campus photographer August Jennewein. (flickr.com/photos/umsl/sets/72157623139739072/) • UMSL Magazine is the biannual print publication that reaches approximately 80,000 alumni and friends. Letters to the editor The Current welcomes letters to the editor. All letters should be brief, and those not exceeding 250 words will be given preference. The Current edits letters for clarity and length, not for dialect, correctness, intent or grammar. All letters must be signed and must include a daytime phone number, and, where applicable, student number. The editor-in-chief reserves the right to respond to and to deny any letters. Article comments While The Current accepts comments from readers on its website, comments are actively reviewed for racist, sexist and homophobic content, profane language and spam. Such posts will be deleted immediately or held pending review at the discretion of the editor-in-chief of The Current. By posting comments on thecurrent-online.com, users agree to not post such content. Failure to abide by this policy for posting comments can and will result in comment deletion, and may result in a ban. If you have questions about this policy, contact us at email@example.com. TIPS FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS Tip #1: Go to class New students often hear that in college, “you can go to class anytime you want.” NOT TRUE. Some classes may seem less interesting than others, but college is not for entertainment. Experienced students often say that the more time they spend in class, the less time they need to study outside of class. Tip #8: Develop an appreciation for the mastery of language No matter what your major or discipline of interest, the single most important skill for life success is communication. Understand what language is acceptable and in what situations. How you communicate your skills and thoughts demonstrates the depth of your education. Even if your grades in technical courses gets you that first job, it is your communication skills—usually in writing— that get you that promotion. New student tips Tip #2: Learn the campus One campus tour seldom provides the geographical knowledge necessary to get around a major university. Become an explorer and spend time locating where major academic and service departments are located. Don’t become a senior who is still trying to find the library. Tip #3: Know the university has academic rules No one memorizes all the rules—but have a copy available. Academic policies are usually found on the web page and almost always in the student handbook or catalog. Do not become one of those who says, “But nobody told me…” Tip #4: Check out rumors Rumors of all types fly across a campus. While almost all do have a particle of truth, most rumors are largely fiction. Check program or academic rumors with professors or advisors before changing anything related to class preparation or scheduling. The Current 388 MSC 314-516-5174 The Current is the student newspaper at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, published weekly through the fall and spring semesters on Mondays, in print and online. The student staff writers and editors provide all the content of the paper and website, and the photographers, page designers, business manager and advertising departments perform all the functions of a real news publication. The Current is financed by advertising sales and in part by student activities fees. The Current is the only real independent news source on campus and is not an official publication of the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Advertising Advertising rates are available upon request; terms, conditions and restrictions apply. Content The university is not responsible for the content of The Current and/or its policies. All materials contained in each printed and online issue are property of The Current and may not be reprinted, reused or reproduced without the prior, expressed and written consent of The Current. Tip #5: Budget time Have a social life, but plan your study time properly. Do not begin to study for a test or write a paper the night before things are due. Read syllabi early for dates and note them on a calendar. Remember, sleep is also necessary, so budget for that as well. Tip #9: Become a part of university life Becoming part of the campus community is just as important as going to class, writing papers and taking exams. Don’t join every group, but be selective and participate in activities that will offer balance to your life. Take advantage of the variety of university experiences. The U, UMSL student radio 202 MSC 314-516-1888 The U is a noncommercial student-run radio station that strives to offer unique programming while providing services that are both educational and entertaining to the UMSL community. The U is managed by students and overseen by the Student Electronic Media Professional Association. In addition, The U provides students with practical experience in several aspects of broadcasting and offers the tools, technology and training vital to informed, creative expression. To meet the needs of a diverse listener base, the U’s format is free form, which means that more than one particular type of programming is broadcasted. Tip #6: Accept constructive criticism Keep in mind that when a professor critiques your work, he or she is doing you a favor. This is not personal; any work can be improved. The more “red marks” you see on a paper, the more time the professor took to point out ways for you to improve. It is very frustrating to see a grade assigned to a paper or test and no comments or feedback as to how that grade was determined or how you can do better next time. Tip #10: Get to know your professors before you graduate Begin by targeting some faculty that you think are worth knowing before you graduate. Who are you likely to have in more than one course? These are the professors who will evaluate your work, supply references for future career options or graduate school, and help guide your intellectual development. Most faculty are very approachable. These are the people who will help you attain the goals you have set for yourself. Tip #7: Realize that being a student is a full-time job You can’t work hard only one day a week and earn acceptable grades. Look at collegiate life as a full-time career for the present. Focus on good academic habits, social skills and balancing priorities. Now is the time to develop skills that will be expected after graduation in your selected career. 54 55 TIPS FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS Tip #11: Have the courage of your confusions Are you ready to immerse yourself in Triton Life? When you’re not studying, you can: Laugh at a comedian Jam to a band Hear world renowned speakers Rock out at a concert Eat snow cones Join a student organization Dance at homecoming Cheer at a soccer game Cram into a photo booth Cram for finals Warm up at the bonfire Grab some Starbucks Elect your student government Play at Mirthday Enjoy EXPO Work in a campus office Build a house Conduct research with a professor Get an internship Be the Big Man on Campus Volunteer for MLK Day of Service Have lunch with a legislator Plant a tree Participate in Welcome Weeks Go crazy at the step show Become an Emerging Leader Become an Advanced Leader Play intramurals Write for the school paper Grab a footlong from SUBWAY Connect with faculty Bring your family to Family Day Pack the stands Compete in Greek Week Be a tutor Live on campus Present research Be a radio DJ Get a new t-shirt Serve the community Explore Saint Louis Win an award Develop your leadership skills Attend a career fair Make a difference Make memories Make friends that will last a lifetime First year tips In high school, a good student is supposed to know all the answers and get everything right. But in college, you take on more difficult challenges and more demanding material. It is no longer possible to have “all the answers.” Beyond college, that kind of high school perfection isn’t even remotely possible. Learn to be patient with others and with yourself. Learn to function well in situations where 100% success isn’t possible; seek out and value the big questions which are more important than answers. Tip #15: Know your academic situation before the withdraw period If you have a question or concern about how you are doing in a class, go to the professor and discuss it. Keep yourself informed and record all grades received for each assignment. Read each syllabus carefully and pay attention to the weight of all assignments as they determine the final grade in each course. Keep all grades updated. Triton life Tip #16: Learn to communicate in the classroom There are no dumb questions concerning subject matter. If you don’t know or don’t understand something, chances are several of your classmates don’t either. Learning to ask questions is a skill. Develop it! Tip #12: Be patient with yourself You will make errors or mistakes during your collegiate career. Please be assured that you are not DOOMED. When you realize, or even think, you have goofed, set out to correct it. Tip #17: Safeguard your physical and mental well-being When exhausted, rest. Eat proper food and know when to relax. Plan exercise into your schedule. No one is going to thank you for working yourself into a frazzle or getting ill, let alone for staying up all night. It is amazing how many students demand their independence and simply do not know how to take care of themselves. Tip #13: Make your own decisions Seeking advice is always nice. Trying to play it safe and avoid making decisions can lead to as many problems as making uninformed or risky choices. Weigh options and gather as much information as possible. Accept responsibility for your decisions. Tip #18: Accept responsibility for yourself and your behavior If what you say and do is prompted by others, or if nothing is ever your fault because others “pushed” you, you cannot claim to be an adult, just an immature follower. Tip #19: It does not help to blame others for your academic problems If you are not doing well academically, get help. Very few students get through college without some assistance. If it takes you longer to learn material or even to graduate, so what? Remove distractions when studying. Go to review sessions and use tutoring services. Go to class and participate. Tip #20: Locate and use all university services The university does want you to succeed and will help you any way it can. Services offered by the university range from math and writing skills centers to personal counseling. Let the university serve you. After all, it is your school. You are paying for these services anyway, Tip #14: You are in school for your education, not someone else’s If you enter college just to please everyone else, or even anyone else, you will end up pleasing no one. If you let others decide what you are going to study, where you attend college and what you are going to be, you have ignored your responsibility to yourself. in the form of tuition and fees. Tip #21: Write home It may sound silly, but parents and family can prove to be the best support service. Families honestly want to know how you are doing. They may not be able to do more than listen, but that act alone is essential to your well-being. Siblings, grandparents and neighborhood friends are in your corner and want you to succeed. Let them share in your new life. P.S. email works great! Be a Triton There are countless ways to get connected to campus at UMSL and we’d like you to choose at least one. Enjoy your UMSL Experience and make it your own. Go Tritons! 57 56 Campus policies & procedures Campus policies & procedures >>> Campus Policies and Procedures is responsible for upholding the Student Standard of Conduct and the Discrimination Grievance Procedure for Students and supporting the university’s educational mission through individual growth and development. These behavioral standards and intervention efforts provide a positive university climate that encourages students to take responsibility for their actions, learn conflict-resolution skills, enhance decision-making ability and advance development of social awareness and ethical values. The University of Missouri–St. Louis has established policy and procedures that seek to maintain a safe campus environment that is conducive to academic success and protects the rights of all members of the campus community. As such, every student at the university is expected to uphold institutional policies and procedures, including the Student Standard of Conduct. When violations of the Student Standard of Conduct come to the attention of the university, a formal investigation is conducted. If a student is deemed responsible for the reported incident, disciplinary action may be imposed. Student Conduct & Community Standards utilizes developmental and progressive sanctioning approaches to resolve student misconduct, but in some cases sanctions ranging from suspension or even expulsion are issued. Reports of behavioral misconduct may be sent to D’Andre Braddix, assistant dean of students, by any of the following means: (1) Fill out a student conduct referral form (umsl.edu/~studentconduct/) and deliver or mail to: Office of Student Affairs Student Conduct & Community Standards 301 Woods Hall or fax conduct form to: 314-516-5221 (2) Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed description of the suspected misconduct. (3) Call Student Conduct & Community Standards at 314-516-5211 to discuss the suspected misconduct. Note: Issues involving threats or fear of safety should first be directed to UMSL Police at 314-516-5155 for immediate attention, then forwarded to Student Conduct & Community Standards for additional attention. Issues involving academic misconduct should be forwarded directly to Academic Affairs at 314-516-5371. Office of Academic Integrity When incidents of student misconduct are suspected, the appropriate administrative office should be notified so an investigation can commence. To this end, the Office of Academic Integrity is responsible for investigating allegations of academic dishonesty, while Student Conduct & Community Standards is responsible for investigating nonacademic behavioral concerns. What can an instructor do to avoid academic dishonesty? • Instructors should make it very clear from the first day of class how they define cheating and plagiarism. An example action would be to include this information in the course syllabus (umsl.edu/ services/cte/) along with course objectives and expectations. • Instructors are encouraged to teach students, especially those with little prior writing experience, how to properly document sources. • Familiarize students on how to use the appropriate style and format of your discipline. Certain disciplines’ styles may be unfamiliar to students who were taught in only one particular format. What steps does an instructor take if they suspect a student of academic dishonesty? Should academic dishonesty be suspected, instructors must follow the steps listed below. All student information is confidential and should only be shared on an “educational need to know” basis. At any time, faculty members or instructors can contact Tanisha Stevens, director of the Office of Academic Integrity at 314-516-5304 for advice on how to proceed on a specific case. 1. In all cases of academic dishonesty, the instructor shall make an academic judgment about the student’s grade on that work. For most cases, students receive either a “0” or “F” on the work in question. 2. The instructor should send a written statement of the incident in question that includes the student’s name, student’s number, date of alleged incident, grade received for the work, documented evidence (i.e. internet article) as well as any other relevant information to the Office of Academic Integrity. 3. The Office of Academic Integrity will investigate the reported student misconduct and give the student the opportunity to present a personal version of the incident or occurrence. 4. The primary administrative officer will then set forth a disciplinary sanction appropriate to the act of dishonesty and notify by mail the student, the faculty member or instructor who initiated the charge and all other involved parties of the decision. A record of the student’s charge will also be kept in the Office of Academic Affairs. 58 59 Campus policies & procedures Campus policies & procedures Student Standard of Conduct (U.M. Collected Rules and Regulations, 200.010 Amended Bd. Min. 3-20-81; Bd. Min. 8-3-90, Bd. Min 5-19-94; Bd. Min. 5-24-01, Bd. Min. 7-27-12; Bd. Min. 12-7-12.) Like other American universities, the University of Missouri–St. Louis is authorized to establish reasonable expectations with regard to student behavior and to enforce related rules and regulations for the general welfare of the academic community. The Collected Rules & Regulations of the University of Missouri concerning student conduct are reprinted below. Students who are charged with violating provisions of the Standard of Conduct will be provided with a copy of the Rules and Procedures in the Student Conduct Matters, which are available in the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and available online. A student enrolling in the university assumes an obligation to behave in a manner compatible with the university’s function as an educational institution and voluntarily enters into a community of high achieving scholars. Consequently, students assume new privileges along with new responsibilities in accordance with the university’s mission and expectations. These expectations have been established in order to protect a specialized environment conducive to learning which fosters integrity, academic success, personal and professional growth, and responsible citizenship. Students who are found to be in violation of the Standard of Conduct are subject to the following sanctions: warning, probation, loss of privileges, restitution discretionary sanctions, residence hall suspension, residence hall suspension, university dismissal, university suspension or university expulsion. 1. Jurisdiction of the University of Missouri generally shall be limited to conduct which occurs on the University of Missouri premises or at university-sponsored or university-supervised functions. However, nothing restrains the administration of the University of Missouri from taking appropriate action, including, but not limited to, the imposition of sanctions under Section 200.020(C), against students for conduct on or off university premises in order to protect the physical safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors. 2. Conduct for which students are subject to sanctions falls into the following categories: 1. Academic dishonesty- such as cheating, plagiarism or sabotage The Curators of the University of Missouri System recognize that academic honesty is essential for the intellectual life of the university. Faculty members have a special obligation to expect high standards of academic honesty in all student work. Students have a special obligation to adhere to such standards. In all cases of academic dishonesty, the instructor shall make an academic judgment about the student’s grade on that work and in that course. The instructor shall report the alleged academic dishonesty to the Primary Administrative Officer. 1. The term cheating includes but is not limited to: (i) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests or examinations; (ii) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems or carrying out other assignments; (iii) acquisition or possession without permission of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the university faculty or staff; or (iv) knowingly providing any unauthorized assistance to another student on quizzes, tests or examinations. 2. The term plagiarism includes, but is not limited to: (i) use by paraphrase or direct quotation of the published or unpublished work of another person without fully and properly crediting the author with footnotes, citations or bibliographical reference; (ii) unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials; or (iii) unacknowledged use of original work/material that has been produced through collaboration with others without release in writing from collaborators. 3. The term sabotage includes, but is not limited to, the unauthorized interference with, modification of, or destruction of the work or intellectual property of another member of the university community. 2. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of university documents, records or identification, or knowingly furnishing false information to the university 3. Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, conduct proceedings or other university activities, including its public service functions on or off campus 4. Physical abuse or other conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person 5. Nonconsensual sexual behavior including but not limited to rape; sexual assault; nonconsensual sexual touching of the genitals, breast or anus of another person or the touching of another with one’s own genitals whether directly or through the clothing; or exposing one’s genitals to another under circumstances in which he or she should reasonably know that his or her conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm, or sexual harassment 6. Stalking another by following or engaging in a course of conduct with no legitimate purpose that puts another person reasonably in fear for his or her safety or would cause a reasonable person under the circumstances to be frightened, intimidated or emotionally distressed 7. Harassment by engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that serves no legitimate purpose that would cause a reasonable person under the circumstances to be frightened, intimidated or emotionally distressed 8. Invasion of privacy by photographing or recording (using electronic or other means) another person in a state of full or partial nudity in a place where one would have a reasonable expectation of privacy without that person’s consent, and distributing or transmitting that image without that person’s consent 9. Participating in attempted or actual theft of, damage to, or possession without permission of property of the university or of a member of the university community or of a campus visitor 10. Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any university facilities or unauthorized entry to or use of university facilities 11. Violation of university policies, rules or regulations or of campus regulations including, but not limited to, those governing residence in university-provided housing, or the use of university facilities, or the time, place and manner of public expression 12. Manufacture, use, possession, sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages or any controlled substance without proper prescription or required license or as expressly permitted by law or university regulations, including operating a vehicle on university property, or on streets or roadways adjacent to and abutting a campus, under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance as prohibited by law of the state of Missouri 13. Disruptive or disorderly conduct or lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression 14. Failure to comply with directions of university officials acting in the performance of their duties 60 61 Campus policies & procedures Campus policies & procedures 15. The illegal or unauthorized possession or use of firearms, explosives, other weapons or hazardous chemicals 16. Misuse in accordance with university policy of computing resources, including but not limited to: 1. Actual or attempted theft or other abuse 2. Unauthorized entry into a file to use, read or change the contents, or for any other purpose 3. Unauthorized transfer of a file 4. Unauthorized use of another individual’s identification and password 5. Use of computing facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member or university official 6. Use of computing facilities to interfere with normal operation of the university computing system 7. Knowingly causing a computer virus to become installed in a computer system or file Frequently Asked Questions What will happen if I am referred for misconduct? You will receive a letter asking you to make an appointment to meet with a staff member within five days. It is important that you call to schedule the appointment and keep it. This meeting is your opportunity to share your account of what transpired. What if I don’t show up for my meeting with the conduct officer? The appropriate staff member will make a ruling on the incident without the benefit of your perspective or involvement in the process. It is in your best interest to attend this meeting to give your account of what transpired. At this time the details of the conduct and appeals processes are also reviewed, and any questions you have will be addressed then. What if I was not aware of a rule and didn’t know I was breaking it? Every student is responsible for knowing the rules and regulations of the university. These rules are based on common courtesy, respect for others and general rules of society; therefore, lack of knowledge of a specific rule is not an excuse for misconduct. It is important that you familiarize yourself with university policy, particularly the standard of conduct, the information technology acceptable use policy and the housing policy if you live on campus. If you are unsure about any policies, ask for clarification. Provisions for Auxiliary Aids, Reasonable Accommodations and Other Services for Students with Disability The University of Missouri–St. Louis is committed to equal educational opportunities for qualified students without regard to disabling condition. The university, therefore, will take necessary action to ensure that no qualified student with a disability is denied access to any course or educational program. Such action includes an assessment of the student’s abilities and evaluation of the requirements of the particular course or program. If the university determines that some type of auxiliary aid is required, it will assist the qualified student with a disability in obtaining the necessary auxiliary aid from other sources. If it is not available from other sources, the university, at its option, will provide you with the necessary auxiliary aid. Requests for the assessments must be made to the Director of Disability Access Services no later than six weeks prior to the beginning of the next semester. Unfavorable determinations may be appealed through the University of Missouri Discrimination Grievance Procedures for Students, a copy of which will be provided to you if your request for auxiliary aid is denied. The university will make reasonable modifications to its academic requirements, if necessary, to comply with legal requirements ensuring that such academic requirements do not discriminate or have the effect of discriminating on the basis of a student’s known and adequately documented disability, unless the requested modification would require alteration of essential elements of the program or essential elements of directly related licensing requirements or would result in undue financial or administrative burdens. The school or college dean’s office, in cooperation with the director of Disability Access Services and the department through which the requirement is fulfilled, will determine the appropriate modification or substitution. Please consult the complete Executive Order No. 21, 240.040 Policy Related to Students with Disabilities for further information. A copy of the revised Executive Order No. 21 can be viewed or obtained at the Thomas Jefferson Library in the University of Missouri System Collected Rules and Regulations, from the director of Disability Services in 144 Millennium Student Center or at umsystem.edu/ums/rules/collected_rules. 62 63 Campus policies & procedures Campus policies & procedures Confidentiality Policy The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 These statements are set forth as guidelines and procedures to implement the University of Missouri System policy on student records developed from The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974. The University of Missouri–St. Louis as charged in the Act will annually inform its eligible students by including in the student planner and the schedule of courses, the University of Missouri–St. Louis Bulletin: Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Catalogue the following information: 1. “Educational Records” are those records, files, documents and other materials which contain information directly related to a student and are maintained by the university. Those records, made available under The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, are student financial aid, the student’s cumulative advisement file, student health records, disciplinary records, the admissions file and the academic record. Confidential letters and statements of recommendation that were placed in student credential folders at the Office of Career Planning and Placement after January 1, 1975, are also made available, if the student has not waived the right to view these recommendations. The University of Missouri–St. Louis “Educational Records” do not include: a. records of instructional, supervisor, and administrative and educational personnel ancillary thereto which are in the sole possession of the maker thereof and which are not accessible or revealed to any other person except a substitute; b. the records of the UMSL Police Department which were created for a law enforcement purpose and are maintained by the police department; c. in the case of persons who are employed by the university but who are not in attendance at the university, records made and maintained in the normal course of business which related exclusively to such persons and their capacity as employees where the records are not available for any other purpose; d. all records on any university student which are created and maintained by a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, other recognized professional or paraprofessional acting in a professional or paraprofessional capacity, or assisting in that capacity, and which are created, maintained, or used only in connection with the provision of treatment to the student, and are not available to anyone other than persons providing such treatment provided, however, that such records can be personally reviewed by a physician or other appropriate professional of the student’s choice. 2. The University of Missouri–St. Louis recognizes “Directory Information/Public Information” to mean a student’s name, address, email address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student All students must inform the Registrar’s Office before the end of the two-week period following the first day of classes that any or all of the information designated as directory information should not be released without the student’s prior consent. 3. Universities of Missouri–St. Louis students have access to the educational records identified in paragraph 1 above. In accordance with Pub. Law 93-380 as amended, the University of Missouri–St. Louis will not make available to students the following materials: a. financial records of the parents of students or any information contained therein; b. confidential letters and statements of recommendation which were placed in the educational records prior to January 1,1975, if such letters or statements are not used for the purpose other than those for which they were specifically intended; c. confidential recommendations respecting admission to the University, application for employment and receipt of honor, or honorary recognition, where the student has signed a waiver of the student’s rights of access as provided in 6.0404, the University Policy on Student Records. 4. The director of financial aid, the appropriate academic dean, the coordinator of the University Health Services, the vice provost for Student Affairs, the director of Career Services, the director of admissions, and registrar are the officials responsible for the maintenance of each type of record listed in paragraph 1. 5. Students may, upon request review their records and, if inaccurate information is included, may request the expunging at such information from their files. Such inaccurate information will then be expunged upon authorization of the official responsible for the file. 6. Students desiring to challenge the content of their records may request an opportunity for a hearing in order to ensure that the records are not inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the privacy or other rights of the student to provide an opportunity for the correction or deletion of any such inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise inappropriate data contained therein, and to insert into such records a written explanation respecting the content of such records. 7. The university official charged with custody of the records will attempt to settle informally any disputes with any student regarding the content of the university’s educational records through informal meetings and discussions with the student. 8. Upon request of the student of the university official charged with custody of the records of the student a formal hearing shall be conducted as follows: a. the request for a hearing shall be submitted in writing to the campus chancellor who will appoint a hearing officer or a hearing committee to conduct the hearing; b. the hearing shall be conducted and decided within a reasonable period of time following the request for a hearing. The parties will be entitled to written notice 10 days prior to the time and place of the hearing; c. the hearing shall be conducted and the decision rendered by an appointed hearing official or officials who shall not have a direct interest in the outcome of the hearing; d. the student shall be afforded a full and fair opportunity to present evidence relevant to the hearing; e. the decision shall be rendered in writing within a reasonable period of time after the conclusion of the hearing; and f. either party may appeal the decision of the hearing official or officials to the campus chancellor. Appeal from the chancellor’s decision is to the president Appeal from the president is to the Curators of the University of Missouri System. 9. The University of Missouri–St. Louis provide grade reports by way of a password-protected website and upon request by the student can mail them only to a student’s permanent mailing address. Grades will not be mailed to parents unless the students in question have completed the necessary authorization in the registrar’s office. 10. The University of Missouri–St. Louis may permit access to or release educational records, without the written consent of the student, to the parents of a dependent student as defined in Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. 11. If any material or document in the educational record of a student includes information on more than one student the student may inspect and review only such part of such material or document as relates to the individual student seeking the review or be informed of the specific information contained in such part of such material. 64 65 Campus policies & procedures Campus policies & procedures Discrimination Grievance Procedure for Students (U.M. Collected Rules & Regulations, 390.010 Bd. Min. 12-1782, Bd. Min. 1-25-90, Amended Bd. Min. 10-16 03) A. General 1. It is the policy of the University of Missouri–St. Louis to provide equal opportunity for all enrolled students and applicants for admission to the university on the basis of merit without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or Vietnam era veteran status. Sexual harassment shall be considered discrimination because of sex. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a way as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America. 2. To insure compliance with this policy, all University of Missouri–St. Louis prospective or enrolled students shall have available to them this student discrimination grievance procedure for resolving complaints and/or grievances regarding alleged discrimination. 3. This grievance procedure neither supersedes nor takes precedence over established university procedures of due process for any and all matters related to academic dishonesty, grade appeals, traffic appeals, disciplinary appeals or other specific campus procedures which are authorized by the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri System and deal with faculty/staff responsibilities. 4. These proceedings may be terminated at any time by the mutual agreement of the parties involved. NOTE: A grievance concerning specific incidents filed under this discrimination grievance procedure shall not be processed on behalf of any student who elects to utilize another university grievance procedure. In addition, the filing of a grievance under these procedures precludes the subsequent use of other university grievance or appeals procedures for the same incident. The university has assigned the following staff members who will speak confidentially with students, faculty and staff who believe they may have experienced discrimination: D’Andre Braddix Assistant Dean of Students Deborah Burris Director, Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity 314-516-5695 Dana Beteet Daniels Specialist, Equal Opportunity & Diversity Lori Flanagan Director, Athletics Tanisha Stevens Director, Office of Academic Integrity 314-516-5304 314-516-5661 314-516-4538 314-516-5205 3. With respect to employees, the strength we have as a university is directly related to maintaining a positive work environment throughout the institution. The university should provide a positive recruiting and work environment focused on the duties and skills of the work to be performed. It is the expectation of the university that all employees and potential employees will be treated on the basis of their contribution or potential contribution without regard to personal characteristics not related to competence, demonstrated ability, performance or the advancement of the legitimate interests of the university. The general officers are expected to provide training programs for supervisors to assist in achieving this objective. With respect to violations of the policy, faculty, staff and students may utilize their respective grievance procedures approved by the board of curators. The approved grievance procedures are as follows: Grievance procedure in Section 370.010 for faculty; grievance procedure in Section 380.010 for staff; and grievance procedure in Section 390.010 for students, and each such procedure shall be deemed as amended to include grievances filed under this policy. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations, or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America. The University of Missouri–St. Louis Alcohol Policy and Missouri state statute restricts the sale, consumption and furnishing of alcohol on the university campus. It is unlawful to sell, furnish or give alcohol to a person under the age of 21. The possession of alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age in a public place or place open to the public is illegal. It is also a violation of the University of Missouri–St. Louis policy for anyone to consume or possess alcohol in any public or private area of campus without prior approval by the university. Organizations or groups violating alcohol or drug policies or laws may be subject to sanctions by the university. Violations of university policy can result in disciplinary action up to and including discharge of employees, dismissal of students and referral for prosecution. Violations of this policy by students will be considered a violation of the university disciplinary code, which may result in dismissal, suspension or imposition of a lesser sanction. Sanctions may also include referrals for appropriate rehabilitation. The exhaustive Discrimination Grievance Procedures for Students can be found at umsystem.edu/ums/rules/collected_rules/grievance/ch390/grievance_390.010. Maintaining A Positive Work & Learning Environment (U.M. Collected Rules & Regulations, 330.080,Executive Guideline No.3,7-18-97; Executive Order No.3 replaced by policy stated in Bd. Mm. 1-29-99.) 1. The University of Missouri–St. Louis is committed to providing a positive work and learning environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect regardless of their status. Intimidation and harassment have no place in the university community. To honor the dignity and inherent worth of every individual student, employee or applicant for employment or admission is a goal to which every member of the university community should aspire and to which officials of the university should direct attention and resources. 2. With respect to students, it is the university’s special responsibility to provide a positive climate in which students can learn. Chancellors are expected to provide educational programs and otherwise direct resources to create serious measures designed to improve interpersonal relationships, to help develop healthy attitudes toward different kinds of people, and to foster a climate in which students are treated as individuals, rather than as members of a particular category of people. University of Missouri-St. Louis Tobacco Policy Effective January 1, 2012, the University of Missouri– St. Louis became tobacco-free on all campus property, both indoors and outdoors. The term “tobacco-free” means that the smoking or other use of any tobacco or tobacco-type product, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and pipes is prohibited. This does not include e-cigarettes. Campus property includes all owned or leased buildings, parking garages and parking lots, owned or leased vehicles, and owned or leased outdoor grounds and sidewalks. This policy applies to faculty, staff, students, contractor and consultant employees, performers, visitors and the general public. Exceptions The policy does not apply to individuals in privately owned or privately leased vehicles with the windows and sunroofs or similar devices in the fully closed position. Another exception to the policy applies to individuals participating in academic research on tobacco-related topics or other such accommodations approved by the Campus Institutional Review Board, provided that the activity is conducted in an appropriately ventilated area. The chancellor may approve other exceptions to the policy after considering the intent of the policy as balanced against specific facts and circumstances set forth in a written request from a senior level administrator. University of Missouri–St. Louis Drugs & Alcohol Policy The University of Missouri–St. Louis has been designated drug-free and only under certain conditions is the consumption of alcohol permitted. In keeping with its educational mission, the university assumes the responsibility to better inform the UMSL community about alcohol and drug abuse. The sale, manufacturing, distribution or possession of any controlled substance is illegal under local, state and federal laws. The UMSL Campus Police Department strictly enforces such laws. Violators are subject to university disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and/or imprisonment. Criminal penalties for violation of such laws range from fines up to $20,000 to imprisonment for terms up to and including life. 66 67 Campus policies & procedures Campus policies & procedures Parental Notification of Alcohol & Controlled Substances Violations (U.M. Collected Rules & Regulations, 180.025, policy stated 3d. Mm. 3-22-01; Bd. Mm. 7-19-01.) A. Purpose 1. The purpose of this regulation is to set forth the guidelines for parental notification of alcohol end controlled substance violations of students under the age 21 as permitted by the 15 Warner Amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1998, to the extent that such notification is permitted by federal and Missouri law. 2. The university supports the theory that students, parent(s) or legal guardian(s), and the university are partners with responsibilities for the promotion of a healthy and positive educational experience for students. University disciplinary policies and procedures are designed to promote an environment conducive to student learning and growth while protecting the university community. B. Pre-notification 1. It is the belief of the university that students benefit from discussions with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) about the effects of alcohol or use of controlled substances including the effect of the use of alcohol or controlled substances on their educational experience. 2. Prior to the fall semester, materials concerning the consequences of high-risk drinking end the use of controlled substances will be sent to parent(s) or legal guardian(s), and they will be encouraged to discuss the information with their son or daughter. This information will be sent to parent(s) or legal guardian(s), as indicated by students in their date file, of degree seeking students and students admitted to the university for which we have necessary information, including provisionally admitted students under the age of 21. 3. This information will also contain a description of the parental notification policy and the conditions of notification. Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) will be given the opportunity to decline participation in the parental notification program. This information will be sent to parent(s) or legal guardian(s) only once and it is the responsibility of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) to contact the university regarding any change of intent or changes in address or telephone number. C. Notification 1. The university may notify only parent(s) or legal guardian(s) who have not declined to participate in the parental notification program under the following conditions: a. if the student is under 21 years of age at the time of disclosure; and b. when the student has been determined under the Rules of Procedures in Student Conduct Matters, 200.020 of the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri System have violated the student conduct code concerning alcohol or controlled substances on campus as stated in 200.010 B.8; and c. The violation is an initial severe, second or a subsequent violation of the student conduct code concerning alcohol or controlled substances. An initial severe offense is one that, in the opinion and discretion of the individual designated under paragraph 3 below, endangers self, or others, or that may result in the potential loss of campus housing privileges, or have an impact on student status. d. The university reserves the right to notify parent(s) or legal guardian(s) even though the above conditions are satisfied, upon the written recommendation of a health care provider who determines that such notification would not be in the best interest of the student and would be detrimental to the studentâ€™s health, safety or welfare. Married students and students who demonstrate that they are financially independent of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), are exempt from notification conditions above. e. The student, in order to have the first opportunity to notify the studentâ€™s parent(s) or legal guardian(s), will be granted a period of 48 hours after the determination to notify parent(s) or legal guardian(s) concerning the violation prior to the university issuing a notification to the parent(s) or legal guardian(s). f. While the university may notify parent(s) or legal guardian(s) that a violation has occurred, it will not discuss the violation with parent(s) or legal guardian(s) without the students written consent. g. The chancellor of each campus will designate an individual on the chancellorâ€™s campus who is responsible for the notification of parent(s) or legal guardian(s) under the conditions described above. This individual will notify parent(s) or legal guardian(s) in writing after the determination concerning the violation has been made. The letter will include a statement indicating that the violation has occurred and that unless the student signs a release, any further information must be disclosed by the student. The letter will be sent by certified mail. h. Nothing in this rule precludes the university from notifying parent(s) or legal guardian(s) under the emergency provisions outlined in Section 180.020. D. Effective date: This policy on parental notification began on August 8, 2001. 68 69 Campus policies & procedures Campus policies & procedures Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy Adopted by the University of Missouri–St. Louis Faculty Senate, April 12, 2001 As part of its educational and research missions, the University of Missouri–St. Louis strives to provide quality technology-based facilities. These include large and small systems, communication networks, personal computers, video and multimedia devices, as wall as associated software, files and data. Although computers affect how individuals communicate and interact with each other, computers do not change underlying societal values and established individual rights with respect to personal privacy and ownership of property. Computing facilities are recognized as community resources. Each user, therefore, is expected to act responsibly so as not to violate the rights of others. Listed herein are certain responsibilities and the ethical behavior expected of each computer user. The guidelines presented here reflect U.S. Copyright Law, State of Missouri Statutes, and additional specific rules imposed by the campus. Information Technology Services and the Office of Student Affairs maintain current copies of the pertinent federal and state statutes available for reference. U.S. Copyright Law and Software License Computer software maybe protected by federal copyright law. Most software available in university facilities is proprietary and protected by licensing agreements in addition to the copyright law, and therefore should not be copied. Special provisions for copying maybe granted by the copyright owner and will be specified within the software package, documentation or license agreement. Read and understand these provisions carefully before making any copies. Under no circumstances should copyrighted software be distributed outside the university through any mechanism, electronic or otherwise. The user is responsible for being aware of licensing restrictions for the software used. Lack of knowledge does not justify a violation of the law. When in doubt, do not copy. Violation of copyright law or licensing agreements may result in university disciplinary action and/or legal action. In order to receive support from Information Technology Services or vendors, you may be asked to produce manuals, original diskettes, serial number or other proof of proper software licensing. In addition, vendors normally require proof of ownership to upgrade to a new version of the product. Missouri State Law 569.093 - 569.099 Cum Supp RSMo 1992 Missouri State law makes illegal the unauthorized access and interference with computer systems or computer data, corruption or destruction of computer data and interference with other computer users. To be in compliance with the state statutes, follow the procedures listed below. Do not attempt to access any computer unless you are authorized to do so. Protect your passwords. You are responsible for unauthorized use of your userID as well as for refraining from using someone else’s userID. Do not access the private computer files of others, even if unprotected. Do not endanger or interfere with the operation of any computer system. If you violate these statutes, you may be criminally charged with a misdemeanor or felony. You may also be liable for compensatory damages and attorneys’ fees in a civil lawsuit (537.525 RSMD Gum Supp 1992). University of Missouri–St. Louis Standards Of Conduct Computer access is a privilege granted to an individual and may not be transferred to, or shared with another person without explicit authorization from the associate vice chancellor for Information Technology, or the appropriate system administrator All computer users are expected to observe ethical behavior in the use of university equipment and services. Unacceptable behavior includes: • Damaging any university hardware, software connectivity devices • Deleting any university-provided software • Deleting or changing any data, communication or web document not belonging to the user • Wasting limited resources, such as unnecessary or excessive printing • Disproportionately using CPU, memory, disk space or email capacity • Simultaneously using multiple terminals or microcomputers • Importing software of unknown or suspicious function or quality (the primary vehicle for introducing viruses) • Using university computing facilities for commercial purposes or personal profit except as provided for in university regulations • Representing oneself falsely in any electronic transaction • Infringing upon the intellectual property rights of others No person may use university computing resources for any illegal or unauthorized act. In particular, individuals may not use computing resources to violate any state or federal laws or any regulation of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, including, but not limited to, any laws or regulations governing the creation, dissemination or possession of pornography or other illegal documents or images; and the possession or use of programs, files or instructions for violating system security. In addition users are bound by the MOREnet agreement that prohibits, among other things, campaigning and commercial activities (see the policy at http://www.more.net). All users of university computing equipment and services are expected to observe the rights of users. Unacceptable behavior includes: • Damaging hardware or software belonging to others • Deleting software, data or communications belonging to others • Unauthorized examination of programs, data or communications belonging to others • Sending annoying or obscene messages or images to other users • Interfering in any way with another’s use of university equipment or services • Displaying obscene images or messages in a public setting • Posting of inappropriate web materials • Harassing individuals using electronic transmissions 70 71 Campus policies & procedures Campus policies & procedures Email Policies All electronic mail sent through UMSL servers must contain the true identification information of the addresses called spoofing. Spoofing of an email address is not permitted. Tempering with email headers is prohibited. No email should be addressed to more than 50 users at a time. Any email messages addressed to 50 or more addresses is considered bulk email. To address all faculty members, permission must be granted by the vice chancellor of academic affairs. To address all students, permission must be granted by the vice chancellor of student affairs. To address all staff members, permission must be granted by the vice chancellor of university relations. (Please note that sending messages to “listservs” or other university-based group communication protocol does not violate this requirement.) Electronic mail “spamming” or flooding of the Internet with many copies of the same message, is prohibited. Commercial activities and political campaigning through email are prohibited. Do not send email to those parties who do not wish to receive it. If another member of the university community asks not to receive your email, stop sending it. Mail bombing is prohibited. You may not send an electronic mail message to other accounts with the intent of disrupting the recipients’ use of their account. This includes sending unwanted, frequent or extremely large messages. The sending of chain letter type electronic mail messages is prohibited. Any electronic mail that disrupts or interferes other network users, services or equipment is prohibited. Examples include, but are not limited to: i.) Transmission of virus software ii.) Unsolicited bulk email (“spam”) iii.) Threatening or harassing material Web Policies Unofficial pages cannot have any official or official appearing university logo and should not appear to be representative of the university or one of its units or of a collective or official position. Regardless of source or type, ALL documents mounted on the web via UMSL servers are automatically subject to applicable laws and university guidelines, rules and regulations applicable to their creation, display and use, including, but not limited to the Collected Rules and Regulations, Business Policy Manual, and the University Codes of Conduct for faculty, staff and students. All web pages are subject to regulations covered by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code). This includes the use of text, graphics, movies, and audio files on the Internet. Even if there is no explicit statement of copyright, U.S. Copyright Law states that original works may not be reproduced, distributed or displayed without permission of the creator or copyright holder. DISCIPLINARY ACTION: Access to computing resources is contingent upon prudent and responsible use. Inappropriate use may result in loss of computing privileges. In addition, disciplinary and/or legal action may be taken. Missouri Residency Procedure In order for a student to file petition for Missouri resident status, the student must have applied for admission to the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Each petition from an applicant or accepted student is reviewed individually and in accordance with the residence and educational fee rules; therefore, it is important that the petition be completed accurately and all required and supporting evidentiary material be submitted with the petition. It is required that all materials be received by the campus residency officer by the end of the eighth week of the current/future fall or winter/spring semester (by the end of the first week of the current/future summer session) for which Missouri resident status is sought. For a student to establish residency for fee purposes, the following criteria must be met in the 12 months prior to the academic term for which residency is requested. The student • Cannot be claimed as a dependent in another state. • Must reside in Missouri continuously for the 12 months prior to the academic term for which residency is being requested (leases or purchase documentation will be accepted). • Must have significant taxable earned income in Missouri during the 12 months prior to the academic term for which residency is requested (copies of federal and state income tax filings will be accepted). • Must have a valid Missouri driver’s license, a Missouri voter registration card, and, if a car is registered in the student’s name, proof of its registration in Missouri • Must present a Permanent Resident Alien Card (non-U.S. citizens only) to the campus residency officer for verification. • Complete a Petition for residency Status and submit it with the necessary photocopied or nonreturnable original documents (with the exception of the Permanent Resident Alien Card, which will he returned) upon completion of the 12-month period. (The petition for Missouri resident status is at: umsl.edu/cashiers/residency/petition.html) Go to umsl.edu/cashiers/residency/index.html for a complete listing of the residence and education fee rules. Sexual Harassments Policy U.M. Collected Rules & Regulations, 330.060, Executive Order No. 20, 3-17-81 (Rev. 7-1-81 and 9-20-83), Bd. Min. 3-18-93 The university is committed to maintaining an atmosphere that is free of sexual harassment. It is the responsibility of all faculty, staff and students to help promote and maintain such an atmosphere. The Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri System define sexual harassment as either: 1. Unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual activity by a university employee in a position of power or authority to a university employee or a member of the student body, or 2. Other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by a university employee or member of the student body to university employee or a member of the student body, when: a. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used explicitly or implicitly as a condition for academic or employment decisions; or b. The purpose or effect of such conduct is to interfere unreasonably with the work or academic performance of the person being harassed; or c. The purpose or effect of such conduct to a reasonable person is, to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. Informal Consultation The university has an affirmative obligation to investigate every formal complaint of sexual harassment. Students, staff and faculty are entitled to proceed directly to the filing of a formal complaint based on an allegation of sexual harassment. However, the campus also has individuals available who are willing to talk confidentially with students, staff and faculty who believe they may have experienced sexual harassment but are not ready to file a formal complaint. Such discussions may, but need not, lead to the filing of a formal complaint and a formal investigation. Staff members in the Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity (314-516-5695) are available to talk informally and confidentially with those who believe they have experienced sexual harassment and they can attempt to resolve, on an informal basis, the issues the individual discloses. Filing Formal Complaint The following have been designated by the chancellor to assist faculty, students and staff in filing formal complaints of sexual harassment. Each is willing to discuss issues in an informal fashion, but is also under an obligation to initiate an investigation if he/she believes there are probable grounds for a case of sexual harassment. Faculty: Academic Affairs Students: Student Affairs Staff: Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity 314-516-5371 314-516-5211 314-516-5695 72 73 Campus protection The University of Missouri– St. Louis believes that no person should bear the effects of violence alone. To support and assist our community, UMSL provides a wide range of services and resources to ensure the safety, health and well-being of those affected by violence. UMSL is dedicated to fostering a safe and supportive place for women, men and all those who care about stopping intimate partner violence, sexual assault and stalking. Stalking, Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Assault Response Protocol The purpose of the UMSL Stalking, Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Assault Response Protocol is to clearly outline the services available for victims of violence who are associated with the UMSL community. All protocol participants are concerned with the rights of all parties involved in an incident - both victim and accused - and agree to work collaboratively to ensure that rights are protected and appropriate services are available. The protocol outlines options and services available to individuals who report intimate partner or dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. As offices and services change, the protocols will be updated on a regular basis. All members of the campus community are expected to provide services and follow regulations outlined by the university, and federal and state law. To this end, all participants in this protocol understand the need to adhere to regulations regarding confidentiality including those outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy (FERPA). In addition, all participants in this protocol understand the importance of notifying appropriate university parties if an alleged assault involves a threat to the community. UMSL Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Services and Procedures for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE) Compliance Assists: All UMSL students, faculty and staff Cost: Free The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, when notified of sexual assault, harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, physical abuse, or any other non-consensual sexual contact, will: • Explain the university’s student conduct process to the complainant. • Encourage the complainant to seek medical attention from a local hospital or the Health Wellness and Counseling as well as reporting incident to the UMSL police department. • If the alleged assailant is a student, advise the survivor of the university conduct process and the option to provide an information report to initiate the student conduct process. • Explain to the complainant that all student information and records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; however, in cases involving crimes of violence, such as sexual misconduct, the person submitting the incident report may elect to be notified of the outcome of the hearing • Inform the complainant of services available through UMSL Counseling Services, Community Psychological Services, Student Health Services, and Social Work-Based Services. • Discuss with the complainant the option to file a report with UMSL Police or the police department in the jurisdiction where the incident occurred. • Offer to contact Student Affairs/Academic Affairs to initiate verification to faculty of the need for academic relief or other accommodations. • Advise and provide support for families or concerned friends of survivors or alleged assailants with the permission of the student. • Serve as an advisor to survivor or alleged student assailants in the conduct process. Campus protection University of Missouri–St. Louis Domestic and Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights • Accuser and accused must have the same opportunity to have others present. • Both parties shall be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding. • Survivors shall be informed of their options to notify law enforcement. • Survivors shall be notified of counseling services. • Survivors shall be notified of options for changing academic and living situations. UMSL Student Ambassadors 74 75 UMSL Student Affairs - Student Conduct & Community Standards UMSL Athletics and Campus Recreation Services and Procedures for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE) Compliance Assists: All UMSL students and athletes Cost: Free UMSL Athletics and Campus Recreation, when notified of sexual assault, harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, physical abuse or any other nonconsensual sexual contact, will: • Explain to the referring party that confidentiality is of utmost importance when dealing with any violence or misconduct, and incidents which are reported will only be discussed with other departments at the university on a need to know basis. • Notify the referring parting that any act of domestic violence, sexual misconduct or stalking that comes to the attention of any person within the Department of Athletics and Campus Recreation will be communicated immediately to the Director of Athletics (who also serves as Deputy Title IX Coordinator). • Inform the referring party that an assessment will be made quickly to determine who is involved in the investigative process (e.g., a coach, teammate, department staff, etc.). • Inform the referring party of services available through UMSL Counseling Services, Community Psychological Services, Student Health Services and Social Work-Based Services. • Inform the referring party that in cases of health and safety concerns, parental notifications may be made when appropriate. Permission to contact parents has been granted by all student-athletes under HIPPA rules and NCAA rules. • Discuss with the referring party the option to file a criminal police report (by contacting UMSL Police, or the police department in the jurisdiction where the incident occurred), and/or discuss the option to file an administrative report with Equal Opportunity and Diversity and Student Affairs. • Inform the referring party that the incident will be addressed by the appropriate parties until a resolution is identified that provides safety and satisfaction for the parties involved. • Explain to the referring party that accommodations can be made to ensure safety for everyone involved. • Inform the referring that confidential records of the entire incident will be kept on file in the Office of the Director of Athletics. • Continue to initiate follow-up between the victim and a person of their choice to ensure that open lines of communication are maintained. Campus protection Services and Procedures for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE) Compliance Assists: UMSL students, faculty, staff and campus visitors Cost: Free Student Conduct & Community Standards provides individuals the opportunity to submit an incident report and/or request a meeting to discuss an alleged violation of the University of Missouri Standard of Student Conduct which may include nonconsensual sexual behavior, stalking, invasion of privacy, physical abuse, intimate partner violence, harassment, and lewd and disorderly conduct. An incident report may be brought forth by a university faculty or staff member, student or campus visitor. When notified of a violation which is sexual in nature, Student Conduct & Community Standards will: • Explain the university’s student conduct process to the complainant. • Explain to the complainant that all student information and records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; however, in cases involving crimes of violence, such as sexual misconduct, the person submitting the incident report may elect to be notified of the outcome of the hearing. • Explain to complainant that information shared with Student Conduct & Community Standards about an individual will only be discussed with other departments at the university on a need to know basis. Student Conduct & Community Standards will explain to the complainant that an individual situation will not be discussed with anyone outside the university without her or his knowledge. The conditions under which the right to confidentiality could be broken include, but are not limited to, a subpoena, if a student threatens to hurt self or others, or if there is a suspicion of child abuse. • Notify complainant that the standard of proof used in the student conduct process is preponderance of the evidence. • Inform complainant she or he can email questions to email@example.com and/or request a meeting with Student Conduct & Community Standards to discuss the disciplinary process. • Inform complainant of services available through UMSL Counseling Services, Community Psychological Services, Student Health Services and Social Work-Based Services. • Discuss with complainant the option to file a report with UMSL Police or the police department in the jurisdiction where the incident occurred. • Explain to complainant that in cases where the misconduct charged is nonconsensual sexual behavior, she or he will be afforded the same rights in the hearing as the accused student. However, the complainant may choose not to participate in the hearing. • Take appropriate action to investigate the incident, end the sexual violence and limit the likelihood of reoccurrence. To this end, a meeting will be conducted with the accused student in order to obtain his/her perspective on the situation, and additional evidence will be collected and reviewed. After the investigative process concludes, a decision will be reached regarding what disciplinary action, if any, the university should impose on the accused student. Typical sanctions for a student found responsible for sexual misconduct include, but are not limited to, suspension, dismissal or expulsion. Campus protection 76 77 UMSL Counseling Services University Health, Wellness, Counseling & Disability Access Services (HWC&DAS) Services and Procedures for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE) Compliance Assists: UMSL students, faculty and staff Cost: Free If an UMSL student experiences sexual assault, intimate partner violence, physical abuse, harassment, stalking or any other nonconsensual sexual contact: • If possible, call ahead: 516-5671 and ask to speak to a nurse practitioner (NP) or the registered nurse (RN) who will then meet the student as soon as they walk into the office suite. • The NP or RN will accompany the student to an exam room. • The NP or RN will talk with the student and provide options including: > to decline treatment. > to receive prophylactic medications only. > to have a non-evidentiary exam with or without prophylactic medications. > To be transported to a sexual assault response team (SART) facility and receive an evidentiary forensic exam with or without prophylactic medications. > talking to counseling psychologist at this visit and/or at a future time. > talking to campus police to make a report. • If the student’s choice is to have the evidentiary forensic exam then the YWCA SART Advocate Center will be called for someone to meet the student at a SART facility. • If the student’s choice is to have a non-evidentiary exam and/or receive medication and talk to a counseling psychologist these services will be provided at UHWCS & DAS. • Student will be offered necessary prophylactic medications at no charge, which may include: > Plan B/levonorgestrel > Zithromax /azithromycin > Ceftriaxone > Flagyl/metronidazole > Appropriate vaccines, when indicated > Other medications as deemed appropriate • After hours and on weekends students can call campus police and ask for a crisis intervention team (CIT) officer to call an ambulance to transport them to a SART facility and to page the counseling psychologist on call who will meet them at the SART facility. • Follow up visits will be scheduled with the health care provider who meets with the student and with a counseling psychologist as the student desires. • All information will be kept strictly confidential, with no information about the student released outside of UHWCS & DAS without the student’s permission, unless in cases of potentially imminent serious harm to self or others, suspected child or dependent adult abuse, subpoena/court order for the counseling records or other situations required by law. Campus protection Services and Procedures for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE) Compliance Assists: UMSL students, faculty and staff Cost: First session free; usually $10 for subsequent sessions (fee negotiable) UMSL Counseling Services provides the following services for victims of sexual assault, harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, physical abuse or any other nonconsensual sexual contact: • Confidential individual counseling tailored to the specific needs of the individual victim/survivor. This counseling may include, but is not limited to: > Crisis intervention in the aftermath of the assault trauma, with a focus on immediate safety and coping needs. > A clinical intake session to clarify current symptoms, challenges, strengths, resources and other issues, not all of which will necessarily be related to the assault trauma. Also provide client with the opportunity to address past traumas that may be triggered by the assault. • Information and assistance with accessing additional campus and community resources for victims/ survivors of sexual assault. This may include, but is not limited to: > Encouraging clients to seek medical attention if they have not already done so. > Informing clients of the option of reporting the assault to the UMSL Police or to another police department that may have jurisdiction. > Informing clients of the option of reporting the assault to the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs to discuss resources (e.g. housing and academically-related) for the victim/survivor and possible sanctions against the alleged perpetrator under the student conduct code. > Providing clients with information about trauma and recovery, along with other supportive resources (local and national) for the aftermath of sexual violence. • All services will be provided with a view towards maximizing the victim/survivor’s freedom of choice in such areas as whether or not to seek medical attention, whether or not to file a police or campus disciplinary report, and whether or not to participate in additional counseling. • All client information at Counseling Services will be kept strictly confidential, with no information about the client released outside of UHWCS without the client’s permission, unless in cases of potentially imminent serious harm to self or others, suspected child or dependent adult abuse, subpoena/court order for the counseling records or other situations required by law. Campus protection 79 78 UMSL Residential Life and Housing UMSL Office of Student Life Services and Procedures for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE) Compliance Assists: UMSL students Cost: Free The Office of Student Life, in the event of sexual assault, harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, physical violence or any other nonconsensual sexual contact will: • Encourage the survivor to seek medical attention from a local hospital or the University Health, Wellness and Counseling Services as well as reporting the incident to the UMSL police department. • Discuss with the survivor the option to file a report with the police department in the jurisdiction where the incident occurred. • Explain to the survivor that there may be some situations that will require notification to the campus if the alleged assailant is a further threat to the university community. A potential danger to the community is defined as (a) a sexual assault by a stranger, with no leads to the identity of the alleged assailant, (b) a pattern of sexual assaults, (c) a particularly violent sexual assault, (d) multiple assailants or (e) the use of a weapon. The identity of the survivor will not be released. • Explain to the survivor that information shared with the Office of Student Life staff about an individual or situation will not be discussed with anyone outside the UMSL without her or his knowledge and consent. The conditions under which the right to confidentiality could be broken include a subpoena, if a student threatens to hurt self or others, or if there is suspicion of child abuse. Information shared with Office of Student Life staff about an individual will only be discussed with other university departments on a need-to-know basis. Information shared with Office of Student Life staff about an individual will only be discussed with others within the department as needed for necessary supervisory support and guidance. • Offer to contact the Office of the Vice Provost to initiate verification to faculty of the need for academic relief or other accommodations. • Advise the survivor of the university disciplinary process and help to initiate the process of filing a report under the Student Code of Conduct and/or criminal reporting through campus police. • Provide support for families or concerned friends of survivors or alleged assailants with the permission of the student. Campus protection Services and Procedures for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE) Compliance Assists: All residents of Residential Life owned or operated facilities Cost: Free Residential Life staff, in the event of sexual assault, harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, physical abuse or any other nonconsensual sexual contact, will: • Encourage the survivor to seek medical attention from a local hospital or University Health, Wellness and Counseling Services. • Discuss with complainant the option to file a report with UMSL Police or the police department in the jurisdiction where the incident occurred. • If the alleged assailant is a student, advise the survivor of the university conduct process and the option to provide an information report to initiate the student conduct process. • If the survivor is a student, inform them of counseling and other support services available through University Health, Wellness, and Counseling Services. • If the survivor is not a student inform them of services and referrals provided through UMSL Campus Police. • Explain to the survivor that information shared with the Residential Life staff about an individual or situation will not be discussed with anyone outside of UMSL without her or his knowledge and consent. The conditions under which the right to confidentiality could be broken include a subpoena, if a student threatens to hurt self or others, or if there is suspicion of child abuse. Information shared with Residential Life staff about an individual will only be discussed with other university departments on a need-to-know basis. Information shared with Residential Life staff about an individual will only be discussed with others within the department as needed for necessary supervisory support and guidance. • Explain to the survivor that there may be some situations that will require notification to the campus if the alleged assailant is a further threat to the university community. A potential danger to the community is defined as (a) a sexual assault by a stranger, with no leads to the identity of the alleged assailant, (b) a pattern of sexual assaults, (c) a particularly violent sexual assault, (d) multiple assailants or (e) the use of a weapon. The identity of the survivor will not be released. • Explain the options and process for relocating within Residential Life owned and operated facilities. • Contact the appropriate supervisor (residence hall coordinator, hall director or assistant director for support and notification). • Offer to contact the Office of the Vice Provost to initiate verification to faculty of the need for academic relief or other accommodations. • Advise and provide support for families or concerned friends of survivors or alleged assailants with the permission of the student. • Serve as an advisor to survivor or alleged student assailants in the conduct process. Campus protection 80 81 UMSL Student Affairs - Social Work-Based Services UMSL Police Department Services and Procedures for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE) Compliance Assists: UMSL students, faculty, staff and campus visitors Cost: Free Internal procedures for responding to allegations of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, harassment, physical abuse and stalking or any other nonconsensual sexual contact: • Campus police officers will treat all complaints regarding sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking with the highest possible level of confidentiality. • Upon arrival at the scene of alleged sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking, UMSL officers will: > tend to the health and welfare of the victim, ensuring medical attention is provided if necessary. > collect initial information to determine the nature of the offense. + Make an assessment of the incident and request support (supervisor, efforts will be made to provide a same gender police officer to investigate the incident if the victim requests, crime scene investigator, or St. Louis County Sexual Assault Unit if suspect is unknown). > explain the options available to the victim in regards to campus services (Counseling Services, Health Services, Student Affairs and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity) that are available to them as a member of the campus community and their right to decline the involvement of any of those resources. > explain the role of the prosecuting attorney’s office: + the necessity to ask difficult questions in order to meet the requirements for successful criminal prosecution + the possibility that the prosecutor may not find enough information to issue a warrant for the suspect + the possibility of facing her/his assailant in court > explain the process of criminal prosecution + the initial reporting process (the process involves relaying exactly what, when and how the incident occurred) and their rights as a victim of crime + the collection of evidence (why evidence is important and how the evidence is to be collected) + when the suspect is unknown to the victim the follow-up investigation will be conducted by St. Louis County Police detectives who have expertise in dealing with crimes involving sexual violence + the warrant process + the expectation of court testimony + how to contact the investigating officer + other outside resources that are available to them > explain the rights of the victim and the procedure for attaining orders of protection, no contact orders, restraining orders or similar orders issued by a civil or criminal court. Campus protection Services and Procedures for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE) Compliance Assists: UMSL students Cost: Free The social worker, in the event of sexual assault, harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, physical violence or any other nonconsensual sexual contact will: • Offer the survivor crisis intervention, support, advocacy and referral information for medical, legal, police, student conduct and counseling resources. • Encourage the survivor to seek medical attention from a local hospital or University Health, Wellness and Counseling Services. • At the survivor’s request, contact a YWCA or Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Advocate to accompany the survivor to the hospital, law enforcement agency, court or university student conduct proceedings. • Explain on and off-campus counseling options. • Discuss with survivor the option to file a report with UMSL Police or the police department in the jurisdiction where the incident occurred. • Support the survivor’s decisions to accept or decline treatment or to report to the authorities. • Explain and assist with the process for obtaining academic relief or accommodations if needed. • Explain the process for obtaining changes in the survivor’s housing situation if needed and if such changes are possible. • Explain to the survivor the option of filing a report with the Office of Student Conduct. • Explain to the survivor that if the alleged assailant is a threat to the university community, the UMSL Police Department is required to provide notification to the campus. Note: this notification will NOT include the survivor’s name. • Explain to the survivor that information shared with the social worker will only be discussed with other university departments on a need to know basis. Information will otherwise be confidential unless there is a legal basis to break confidentiality (subpoena, threat to self or others, suspicion of child or elder abuse), or if a release is signed. • Follow up with the survivor with their permission. Campus protection 82 83 UMSL Awareness and Prevention Efforts UMSL Office of Multicultural Student Services Services and Procedures for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE) Compliance Assists: All UMSL students Cost: Free The Office of Multicultural Student Services (MSS), in the event of sexual assault, harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, physical violence or any other non-consensual sexual contact will: • Explain to the referring party that confidentiality is of utmost importance when dealing with any violence or misconduct, and incidents which are reported will only be discussed with other departments at the university on a need to know basis. • Notify the referring parting that any act of intimate partner violence, sexual misconduct or stalking that comes to the attention of any person within the Office of Multicultural Student Services will be communicated immediately to the Director who also serves as an Assistant Dean of Students. • Inform the referring party of services available through UMSL Counseling Services, Community Psychological Services, Student Health Services, and Social Work-Based Services. • Dscuss with the referring party the option to file a report with the police department in the jurisdiction where the incident occurred. • Explain to the referring party that there may be some situations that will require notification to the campus if the alleged assailant is a further threat to the University community. A potential danger to the community is defined as (a) a sexual assault by a stranger, with no leads to the identity of the alleged assailant, (b) a pattern of sexual assaults, (c) a particularly violent sexual assault, (d) multiple assailants, or (e) the use of a weapon. The identity of the will not be released. • Explain to the referring party that information shared with the Office of Multicultural Student Services staff about an individual or situation will not be discussed with anyone outside UMSL without her or his knowledge and consent. The conditions under which the right to confidentiality could be broken include a subpoena, if a student threatens to hurt self or others, or if there is suspicion of child abuse. Information shared with MSS staff about an individual will only be discussed with other University departments on a need to know basis. Information shared with any MSS staff about an individual will only be discussed with others within the department as needed for necessary supervisory support and guidance. • Explain and assist with the process for obtaining academic relief or accommodations if needed. • Advise the referring party of the university disciplinary process and help to initiate the process of filing a report under the Student Code of Conduct and/or criminal reporting through University Campus Police. Provide support for families or concerned friends of survivors or alleged assailants with the permission of the student. Campus protection In compliance with federal regulatory requirements (e.g., Violence Against Women Act, Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, and Title IX), the University of Missouri–St. Louis utilizes a number of strategies and activities to educate the campus community on how to prevent and respond to stalking, intimate partner violence and sexual assault. Examples of the university’s awareness and prevention initiatives include: • New student orientation presentations • New faculty orientation presentations • Sexual harassment prevention training for employees • Informational tabling events • Social norming campaigns • Self-defense workshops • Multi-media educational campaigns • Roundtable discussions • Healthy relationships presentations • Bystander intervention programs • Peer education programs Each spring semester, the University of Missouri–St. Louis administers the Missouri College Health Behavior Survey (MCHBS) which captures important data on student perceptions and experiences, including sexual assault, stalking and intimate partner violence. The UMSL Partners in Prevention coalition helps to analyze the data collected from the survey in order to strategically design programs and initiatives to combat risky behaviors and acts of violence reported by students. Additionally, MCHBS data are used to identify and promote social norming messages. Campus protection • Continue to initiate follow-up between the referring party and a person of their choice to ensure that open lines of communication are maintained. 84 85 Campus & community resources Campus & community resources Community Psychological Services 232 Stadler Hall (314) 516-5824 http://www.umsl.edu/services/cps/ Center for Trauma Recovery Kathy J. Weinman Bldg. Lower Level 314-516-6738 http://www.umsl.edu/divisions/artscience/psychology/ ctr/Community Services/clinic.html Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center Kathy J. Weinman Bldg. 314-516-6798 http://www.stlouiscac.org/ Counseling Services 131 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5711 umsl.edu/services/counser Health, Wellness, and Disability Access Services 131 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5671 umsl.edu/services/health Mansion Hill Apartments 4343 Normandy Trace Dr. 314-516-6448 firstname.lastname@example.org Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity 127 Woods Hall 314-516-5695 umsl.edu/~oeo Office of Student Affairs Student Conduct & Community Standards 301 Woods Hall 314-516-5211 umsl.edu/studentlife/dsa Office of Student Life 366 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5291 email@example.com Residential Life and Housing Provincial House C103 314-516-6877 firstname.lastname@example.org Social Work-Based Services 144 Millennium Student Center 314-516-6369 email@example.com UMSL Athletic Department 225 Mark Twain Building 314-516-5661 umsltritons.com UMSL Police Department 44 Campus Police Building 314-516-5155 safety.umsl.edu/police Multicultural Student Services 107 Lucas Hall 314-516-6807 umsl.edu/~mcraa ALIVE P.O. Box 11201 St. Louis, MO 63105 314-993-7080 alivestl.org/index.html ALIVE has a 24 hour, 7 day a week crisis line. Services include counseling, crisis intervention, an emergency shelter service, court advocacy services, and counseling for children who have witnessed abuse of a parent. Bridgeway Behavioral Health 1570 South Main Street St. Charles, MO 63303 636-757-2300 bridgewaybh.com/ Bridgeway offers services for both men and women who are survivors of domestic violence and assault. Counseling and intervention programs, as well as shelters are available. Bridgeway also has a 24 hour, 7 day a week hotline, at 1-877-946-6854. Care and Counseling 12141 Ladue Rd. and other locations (314) 878-4340 www.careandcounseling.org Care and Counseling offers sliding scale fees for low income current (or recent) university students. For students, fees can go as low as $10 per session. They can help arrange a referral to a psychiatrist- either through Care and Counseling, or an outside provider. This office also can provide counseling that incorporates spiritual concerns. The Weger Center (part of Care and Counseling) special services for students. Crime Victims Advocacy Center 539 N Grand Blvd #400 St Louis, MO 63103 314-652-3623 supportvictims.org/ Crime Victims Advocacy Center has 24 hour free counseling and aid for victims of crime: crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, criminal justice guidance, information on victim issues and victim right, preparation for restorative justice activities, referral to community resources, and assistance filing victim compensation. Family Mental Health Collaborative (314) 729-4035 Central appointment line for four agencies (i.e., Provident Counseling, Catholic Family Services, Lutheran F.S., Jewish F.S.) The intake counselor will assess your situation over the phone and refer you to one of their four agencies. Some of these agencies include access to a psychiatrist for medication monitoring. Some may qualify for free or very low fees, if they are St. Louis County residents. Safe Connections 2165 Hampton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63139 314-531-2003 safeconnections.org/ Safe Connections specializes in working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The crisis hotline is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services include counseling, support groups, and resource information. All services at Safe Connections are free, and there is no time limit or cap on how often they can be utilized. The SPOT 4169 Laclede St. Louis, MO 63108 314-535-0413 thespot.wustl.edu/ The SPOT is a counseling and resource center that specializes in working with clients ages 13-24. Services include medical exams, counseling services, and HIV and STD testing. These services are free and can be obtained without an appointment. The SPOT is open Monday through Friday between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. YWCA Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) 3820 West Pine Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108 314-531-7273 ywcastlouis.org The YWCA SART hotline is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If necessary, they are able to meet up with the survivor at a hospital or a clinic, and can come to the residence of the survivor. The YWCA also offers counseling services and support groups, as well as advocacy services for survivors. 86 87 North Campus >> Alma Mater: Heart of Missouri Rising high between two rivers history yet to tell, Stands an honored Alma Mater, our UMSL. Came to seek more understanding for my life to be. Found my need for knowledge answered gratefully by thee. Dreaming dreams about tomorrow, as I’ve learned today. Now this heart deep in Missouri seeks a better way. When at last my journey’s over may its value be, That it honors state and nation but above all, thee. (Words and music by John Francis Dill and Diane Ceccarini) The University of Missouri–St. Louis Tritons are named for the mythological Greek god and messenger of the deep. Our UMSL Tritons compete in the Great Lakes Valley Conference at the NCAA Division II level. Make sure you stop by the UMSL bookstore in the Millennium Student Center to pick up some official red and gold Tritons gear before coming out to one of the many athletic events on campus. You can cheer for basketball, volleyball, soccer or tennis, just to name a few. All games on campus are free of charge with your UMSL student identification card. <<< Louie Adopted as our official mascot in 2010, Louie helps raise the university’s level of enthusiasm. He was named by the UMSL community and can be found at most events on campus energizing the audience. 89 88 South Campus Quiet Lounge 90 91 91 91 Get caught reading Pick up your paper at: Millennium Student Center Thomas Jefferson Library Social Science Building Lucas Hall Marillac Hall Mark Twain Fitness Center Benton Hall Provincial House Arts Administration Building Stadler Hall Seton Hall Oak Hall University Meadows Notes Brought to you by your Student Government Association usatodaycollege.com 93 Notes 94 Serious education. Serious value.SM 2014023/4-14/jb/2500/stolze