Student Activities, Services, and Conduct Counseling Services Counseling referral services exist for the purpose of helping students to develop their fullest potential and to explore any matters of concern. Typical concerns range from personal identity concerns and vocational planning to developing interpersonal skills. Students are assisted in making individual decisions and selecting appropriate counseling services so they are better prepared to cope. If you are struggling with mental health issues please reach out to us. We are here to provide support and listen. Contact Dean of Engagement and Student Affairs, Dustin Jensen, at entension 5442 or Chaplain, Candace Adams, at extension 5475. Students with spiritual concerns may contact our Chaplain in Voorhees Chapel. For career concerns contact the Career Center Director, located in Raugust Library. Students may obtain off-campus counseling assistance at the Human Service Center located in the community. A minimal fee is charged for the service. To schedule an appointment, call (701) 253-6300. Academic Advising The academic advising program allows students to explore and develop educational plans appropriate to their life goals and aspirations. All incoming freshmen are registered in UJ Foundations. The course is designed to familiarize first-year students with University of Jamestown and college life in general. The course places particular emphasis on assisting students to â€œlook inwardâ€? and to evaluate their strengths in order to help them form clear educational goals and a sense of vocation. After the fall semester of the freshman year, students may declare a major and are then reassigned to a faculty advisor in their major area of interest. This is another opportunity for students to receive personal guidance as they 26
progress in their educational plans. Advisors are available to assist in the planning of class schedules and the selection of concentrations within a department. This also enables students to develop an ongoing relationship with faculty members. Student Success Center The Student Success Center offers assistance to students who have not yet declared a major or who need further help in the development of suitable educational plans, the selection of appropriate classes, or the evaluation of academic progress. The Student Success Center strives to promote student development by helping students to identify and assess alternatives and consequences of their educational plans and decisions. This center also provides students with the unique opportunity to receive peer tutoring free of charge. Peer tutors are available to assist students in most subject areas. Students experiencing academic difficulty may consult with the director of the center to develop a plan to help them achieve their academic goals. Consultation on advising concerns and assistance in reading skills, study skills, and time management are also available. The Student Success Center also provides accommodations for students with documented disabilities. The SSC also offers study groups for a variety of subject areas. Students can find a complete listing of study groups on the SSC website. Students are encouraged to attend a study group first, if the subject area is offered. However, if the student finds they need more one-on-one attention, they can request a peer tutor. Students can request a peer tutor by emailing email@example.com.