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UNIVERSITYof MONTEVALLO 2012 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

2..............................................................................................................................Welcome 2.........................................................................................................Orientation Leaders 5................................................................................................................................Colleges 6..........................................................................................................Academic Advising 6........................................................................................................................Registration 7.........................................................................Academic Regulations & Procedures 9.................................................................................................................................FERPA 10...................................................................................................................Financial Aid 11.................................................................................................................Cashier’s Office 12.............................................................................................................Veterans’ Affairs 12....................................................Learning Enrichment and Student Transitions 12................................................................................................................ Writing Center 12...................................................................................................Multi-Cultural Affairs 12.......................................................................................................International House 12............................................................................................................Campus Ministry 13................................................................................................................Student Affairs 13................................................................................... Counseling and Career Center 13......................................................................................... Disability Support Services 13.................................................................................................................. Health Center 14........................................................................................Housing and Residence Life 16......................................................................................................................Student Life 18............................................................................................................................ Athletics 19...........................................................................................McNair Scholars Program 19............................................................................................. Undergraduate Research 19.............................................................................................................................ASPIRE 20........................................................................McChesney Student Activity Center 21............................................................................................................ Student ID Cards 21......................................................................................................Technology Services 21............................................................................................................................... ForUM 21........................................................................................................................Blackboard 22.......................................................................................................................... Bookstore 22......................................................................................................................... Post Office 23............................................................................................................ Campus Security 23.............................................................................................................................. Parking 24..................................................................................................... Who to See for What

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Dan Alykeev

Holly Bowden

Kevin Britt

Lovelight Cross

Taylor Fritts

Melcie Guyton

Lauren Jones

Madison Jones

Eileen Larson

Clark Maxwell

Lindsi Matthews

ORIENTATION LEADERS

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Jasmine Ivy

Chris Pinto

Welcome to New Student Orientation. We’re excited to welcome you to the University of Montevallo family! We look forward to showing you the many possibilities waiting for you here at Alabama’s Public Liberal Arts University. Preparing for your first semester can be a fun and exciting experience, but like most students, you probably have many questions and concerns. Participating in New Student Registration and Orientation will help you get off to a great start at the University of Montevallo, and this handbook serves as a guide to help answer some of your questions.

Gabrielle Pringle Gabrielle Railey

While you are here at Orientation and for the rest of your first year, we hope you will use this book as a guide to life at Montevallo. So hold on to this book for future reference, because it will come in handy. Success in your first semester lays the foundation for your future success. Take advantage of the many opportunities waiting for you at Montevallo. • • • •

Meet new people Get involved Find the assistance you need Explore all of the possibilities waiting for you

Again, the New Student Orientation Staff, Orientation Leaders, other campus staff, faculty and administration welcome you to Montevallo. Enjoy the day! Sincerely, New Student Orientation Team

Maria Ramos

Ikeia Thrash


Greetings! We are very happy that you have chosen to be a part of the Montevallo family, and we look forward to guiding you toward the many educational and social opportunities awaiting you. Preparing for your first semester can be a fun and exciting experience. However, we recognize that you may have a lot of questions. Today’s participation in New Student Registration and Orientation will resolve most of your concerns. But should you need additional information, this guide is a great reference – now and throughout your first year at the University. Keep it handy! Success in your first semester will pave the way for future achievement. We encourage you to dive into events and become involved in student clubs, organizations and activities. I am confident that you will meet new people who will become your lifelong friends. Welcome to the Montevallo family! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you. All my best, Dr. John W. Stewart III President

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

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COLLEGE of ARTS & SCIENCES

With departments in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, the College of Arts & Sciences offers major and minor programs of study for students seeking a liberal education, whether for personal development or as a foundation for specialized professional study. The College provides much of the general education curriculum for students in all divisions of the University. In addition, the College offers graduate programs and professional training in two disciplines. The degrees offered are the undergraduate degrees of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and the graduate degrees of Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.).

MICHAEL E. STEPHENS COLLEGE of BUSINESS

The Michael E. Stephens College of Business offers the BBA degree with majors in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing. Each degree program requires completion of the general education core, the business core, major requirements and a set of elective courses.

COLLEGE of ARTS & SCIENCES

Dr. Mary Beth Armstrong, Dean Hill House, Station 6508 Telephone: 205-665-6508 Fax: 205-665-6503 E-mail: armstrom@montevallo.edu

COLLEGE of BUSINESS

Dr. Stephen Craft, Dean Morgan Hall 201, Station 6540 Telephone: 205-665-6540 Fax: 205-665-6560 E-mail: scraft@montevallo.edu

COLLEGE of EDUCATION

The College of Education offers degree programs in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Elementary Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Kinesiology. It also provides professional education courses necessary to meet teacher certification requirements for students who are preparing to teach at the P–12 and Secondary School levels. In addition, the College offers the following add-on certification: K–6 Collaborative Teacher added to Elementary Education. Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Education. Students who complete teacher certification at UM are designated “Highly Qualified” under the provisions of the federal legislation titled “No Child Left Behind.” All teacher preparation programs are fully aligned with the Alabama Quality Teaching Standards.

COLLEGE of EDUCATION

Dr. Anna E. McEwan, Dean Wills Hall 213, Station 6360 Telephone: 205-665-6360 Fax: 205-665-6337 E-mail: mcewanae@montevallo.edu

COLLEGE of FINE ARTS

The College of Fine Arts is home to artists, musicians, and performers of all types from Fine Arts majors to students seeking extracurricular avenues for their artistic expression. UM offers programs in Art, Communication Studies, Music, Theatre and Mass Communication with Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degrees. The College of Fine Arts allows creative dreams and passions to flourish to become a lifelong calling.

COLLEGE of FINE ARTS

Mr. William T. Clow, Dean Davis Hall, Station 6663 Telephone: 205-665-6663 Fax: 205-665-6658 E-mail: wclow@montevallo.edu

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ACADEMIC ADVISING

Responsibility of the Student

BANNER Self-Service Registration Once you are logged into forUM, • Click the BANNER tab. • Click Look up Classes on the lower left menu. • Select the desired term and click Submit. • Select the desired subject and click Course Search (or Advanced Search for more options). • Click View Sections of the desired course. • To register, check the box to the left of the desired section of the course and click Submit. • You are now registered for a course. • Click Class Search at the bottom to repeat the registration process for each course.

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The academic advising process is crucial to the success of a student’s University career. In planning a program of study, students should coordinate their personal goals with their academic and professional goals and should discuss long-range goals and career opportunities available in a particular major with their advisors. Students must obtain approval from their advisor in order to register or preregister for courses. Students should contact their advisors: • During preregistration advisement • Prior to any change of classes (dropping or adding classes) • Prior to a change in major • Following any report of unsatisfactory work • Prior to withdrawal from the University • When experiencing personal difficulties, social adjustment, or academic problems Students are responsible for being familiar with the requirements of the University as outlined in the undergraduate bulletin and on the University’s website and should maintain copies of their personal checksheet, grade reports, and transfer evaluation so information regarding progress toward a degree is readily available. Students are ultimately responsible for planning and implementing their own academic programs, and no legal responsibility rests with Montevallo. The University reserves the right to modify degree requirements, programs of study, and curriculum as it deems necessary or appropriate. The following guidelines will help you know exactly how to work effectively with your academic advisor.

Academic Guidelines

Students should: • Ask questions about classes or degree requirements • Ask questions about policies and procedures • Ask questions regarding prerequisites or curriculum requirements • Ask questions about long-range goals or majors • Be honest • Ask advisors for help Advisors Should: • Help clarify goals and objectives • Know and explain policies, procedures, and requirements • Be able to give you a map of how to complete your degree • Explain the reasons behind course requirements or policies • Be realistic • Refer you to appropriate sources to get any help you may need


ACADEMIC PROGRESS

Class standing

Undergraduate students are classified in the following categories: 0-29 hours, Freshman 30-59 hours, Sophomore 60-89 hours, Junior 90+ hours, Senior

Academic Regulations & Procedures Declaration of major and minor

The major and minor fields of study should be chosen by the end of the sophomore year. Courses for the major and minor must be selected in consultation with the academic advisor. A minor is optional except where required for a specific major.

Change of major or minor

To change a major, students may obtain a change-of-major form in any department office or from the Registrar’s Office. The form must be taken to the new department for approval and for assignment of an academic advisor and then to the Registrar’s Office, where the change will be recorded. To change a minor, a student should contact the Registrar’s Office.

Assignment of academic advisors

Advisors are assigned by the major department. However, if a student changes majors, a new advisor is assigned by the new major department. The change takes place at the time that the change of major is approved. A student may change advisors within a department by consulting the chair of the department.

Degree Evaluations

Degree evaluations indicating the equivalency of transfer courses are issued to new transfer students at orientation. Updated degree evaluations for all currently enrolled students are available by accessing CAPP through ForUM at any time. Any questions concerning degree evaluations should be directed to the student’s academic advisor or the Registrar’s Office.

Academic standards

Grading System: Grades and grade points are earned and recorded as follows: Grade A B C D F I IP NC P S U W

Grading Standard Grade Points per Hour Excellent 4 Good 3 Satisfactory 2 Passing 1 Failing 0 Incomplete 0 In Progress 0 No Credit 0 Pass 0 Satisfactory 0 Unsatisfactory 0 Withdrawn 0

The University of Montevallo does not employ “t” or “-” grading.

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DEGREE EVALUATIONS (cont.)

Transient courses and grades A student must receive approval from the chair of the department, the academic advisor, and the Registrar to register for courses at another college or university. A passing grade must be earned in each course to transfer credit to Montevallo. Grade-point calculations All applicable grade-point averages, including total institution and overall will appear on the academic transcript. Absence policy The University expects students to attend all classes in which they are enrolled. Instructors may establish specific regulations governing their classes and will provide them to their students at the beginning of each term. Class standing Students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative University of Montevallo grade point average (UM GPA) to maintain academic good standing. Maintaining minimum academic progress A student is expected to achieve consistent progress toward the attainment of a University degree. Earning the following minimum cumulative UM GPAs is considered minimum academic progress: 0–29 earned hours*, 1.5 GPA (UM) 30–59 earned hours*, 1.7 GPA (UM) 60–89 earned hours*, 1.9 GPA (UM) 90+ earned hours*, 2.0 GPA (UM) *includes transfer hours

ACADEMIC WARNING

At the end of each semester, a student will be placed on academic warning if his or her cumulative UM GPA is below 2.0 but above the appropriate minimum academic progress standard as defined above. A student may be removed from academic warning only by attaining a minimum 2.0 cumulative UM GPA. Academic warning will be noted on the student’s academic transcript. Academic warning does not restrict registration for a subsequent term.

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Freshman academic warning At the end of each semester, a freshman will be placed on freshman academic warning if his or her cumulative UM GPA is below 1.50. Freshman academic warning will be noted on the student’s academic transcript. Freshman academic warning does not restrict registration for a subsequent term. Students who are classified as freshmen and who are placed on freshman academic warning will be required to schedule an appointment with their academic dean to review academic progress prior to the first day of classes in the subsequent term. Academic suspension At the end of each semester, all students other than freshmen who do not maintain minimum academic progress, as defined previously in this section, will be suspended from study for the subsequent semester. Spring semester is the subsequent semester for a suspension occurring at the end of the fall semester. Fall semester is the subsequent semester for a suspension occurring at the end of either the spring or summer semester. May/summer terms will be treated as one regular semester. Academic suspension will be noted on the student’s academic transcript. A student may not transfer to the University any credits earned at another college or university while on suspension. The Registrar’s Office will notify students of academic suspension via postal mail and ForUM email immediately following the completion of grading period. Students placed on suspension may appeal to the dean of the college for readmission for the subsequent semester. This appeal must be made by the date as indicated on the academic calendar. Students suspended at the end of the spring semester will be allowed to attend May term without appeal but must meet with the dean by the second week of May term to determine future enrollment. Students returning from suspension must achieve minimum academic progress or a minimum 2.0 GPA at the end of any subsequent semesters.


Special conditions

Students placed on academic warning are usually not eligible to participate in extracurricular activities; however, a student incurring warning during a period of active participation in an intercollegiate sport, theatrical production, or other officially recognized extracurricular activity in which the student represents the University (in the case of athletes, from the first scheduled game through the last scheduled game only, including playoffs) may be allowed to complete the period of participation, provided that this provision does not conflict with relevant external rules. For purposes of enforcing this policy, the beginning and ending dates of each activity are determined on a case-by-case basis.

HONORS

“Highest honors” are awarded to students with a 3.8 cumulative GPA, while “honors” are awarded to students with a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Graduation honors that are designated on the transcript and on the diploma are based on the following standard: Cumulative UM GPA, graduation status 3.5–3.69, cum laude 3.7–3.89, magna cum laude 3.9–4.0, summa cum laude

President’s List and Dean’s List

Students who earn at least 12 semester hours and a minimum 3.8 GPA during a semester are placed on the President’s List for that term. Those students who earn at least 12 semester hours and between a 3.5 and a 3.79 GPA during a semester are placed on the Dean’s List for that term. The designations appear on the transcript.

What is FERPA? Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) This act gives you certain rights in respect to your education records. They are: • The right to inspect and review your records within 45 days of request. • The right to request an amendment of your records if you believe them to be inaccurate or misleading. • The right to privacy of personally identifiable information in your records, with some exceptions. • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University of Montevallo to comply with the requirements of FERPA. For a full explanation of FERPA and procedures to implement your rights, visit the Records Office website at www.montevallo.edu/registrar


Communication with Students:

FINANCIAL AID Many of the questions you may have regarding student aid can be answered when you visit our website at www.montevallo.edu/finaid/. Valuable information regarding the application process, eligibility requirements, various types of aid, and much more will be found there. If you need personal assistance, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 205-665-6050 or email finaid@montevallo.edu. The office is located in Palmer Hall on the second floor.

Applying for financial aid

Although you must be admitted to UM to be considered for an award, you can submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before you are admitted. Requirements for the different types of aid vary, but typically you must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a degree program at least half time (six credit hours) and be making satisfactory academic progress. Almost all aid requires that you be enrolled for a minimum of twelve hours to receive MAXIMUM benefits. Most types of financial aid are need-based. Need is determined by subtracting your estimated family contribution (provided when you file the FAFSA) from the cost of attendance. The cost of attendance has several components including tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, travel, etc.

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All communication from the Office of Student Financial Services will be sent to your ForUM email. Letters will not be mailed. You will be notified if additional documents are needed to complete your file and you will be notified when financial aid has been awarded. The email will direct you to Banner Self Service where you will be able to view your personal information. Your letter of acceptance to the University of Montevallo provides information regarding your ForUM email address and access to Banner Self Service. Check ForUM email and Banner Self Service often to remain current with any updates that may occur.

Basically there are three categories of aid:

• Grants and scholarships are awarded on the basis of need, academic achievement, talent, or other special characteristics. All grants are need-based. Scholarships may or may not be need-based. Visit www.fastweb.com for information regarding external scholarship sources. • Federal Work-Study is a need-based employment program that allows students to work and be paid once a month. An effort is made to refer you to jobs related to your major. Contact the Career Counseling Center and/or campus offices for work opportunities. Students who do not qualify for Federal Work Study may be hired by the individual department through the department’s budget. • Low interest student loans allow you to borrow money for your education, and repayment begins after you cease to be enrolled at least half time (six credit hours). The most commonly used loans are the Federal Stafford Loan and the Federal Perkins Loan. More details are provided on our website: www.montevallo.edu/finaid/


Emergency Need

If you are enrolled full time and have an emergency financial need during the semester, you may apply for an Emergency Loan up to $100 from the SGA. Contact the SGA Treasurer, 2nd floor, Farmer Hall.

When is the first money due?

• Payment deadline for Fall 2012 is due by the first day of class. • A late payment fee ($50.00) will be charged if payment is not received by the first day of class. • The University accepts cash, personal checks Important things to remember: Summer aid is based and most credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, on remaining eligibility after fall and spring semester and American Express). Payment may also be made aid has been awarded. Separate summer applications on the Web by accessing the student’s account at are available on our website or in the Office of Student Banner Self Services. The University accepts Visa, Financial Services the first week in April. MasterCard and Discover online. • Keep records. Start a file of your own for copies • All loans and grants must be credited to the of all forms and correspondence concerning your student’s account by the first day of class. financial aid. • A late payment fee ($50.00) will be charged if • Be thorough. Be sure to fill out all the necessary there is still a balance due after the loans are applied. information on all the necessary forms. You will not • Failure to pay the balance could result in be considered for any aid until your file is complete. loss of the student’s schedule and deactivation of ID • Reapply! Remember that if you are receiving cards, loss of meal plans and ability to gain access to aid this year, you must reapply (as soon after January 1 assigned dorm rooms. as possible) to receive it again next year. Stay informed. Check campus publications and announcements for deadlines and new information.

The FAFSA

Step one for financial aid

File the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) early. April 1 is the annual priority date. This is not a deadline.

How will I know when a payment is due?

Fee statements will be emailed to your ForUM account. • It is your responsibility to check your account online through ForUM. • Please be aware of all payment deadline dates. We do not send out bills. Check your account on ForUM email. • A payment plan is available for Fall and Spring. Visit the Cashier’s Office website to view more information, payments, and deadlines.

For more information contact: Office of Student Financial Services 205-665-6050 • Second floor, Palmer Hall

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STUDENT SERVICES Veterans’ Affairs

The University of Montevallo is approved for the education of veterans, service members, and dependents of veterans eligible for benefits from the Veterans Administration and the State of Alabama Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The Office for Veterans’ Affairs for students receiving benefits under federal programs is located in the Records Office in Palmer Hall. Students receiving benefits from the State of Alabama Department of Veterans’ Affairs are assisted in the Student Financial Services Office in Palmer Hall.

Learning Enrichment and Student Transitions

The Office of Learning Enrichment and Student Transitions provides students with a variety of services to maximize student learning and help new students make a successful transition to the university. Serivces include one-on-one tutoring, facilitated group study and academic needs assessment. The Learning Enrichment Center is located in lower level of Carmichael Library.

Harbert Writing Center

The Harbert Writing Center offers writing consultation services to all members of the University community. It is located on the third floor of Comer Hall. For more information, call 205-665-6438.

Intercultural Affairs

Inspired by the unique history of the University of Montevallo, this is dedicated to implementing comprehensive educational, cultural, and social programs designed to combat bias, bigotry, and racism, while promoting intercultural dialogue, awareness of and respect for diversity. For more information, call 205-665-6565

Global and Community Outreach Center

The goal of the Global and Community Outreach Center is to offer one-stop services for international students interested in attending the University of Montevallo; current students interested in study away, either outside the U.S. or with the National Student Exchange; and faculty and other shareholders with an interest in intercultural and governmental activities of the university. For more information, call 205-665-6006.

Campus Ministry

There is a place for everyone in campus ministry at UM! Baptist Campus Ministries

205-665-1529

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Campus Ministry/Canterbury House

205-329-3002

Catholic Campus Ministries

205-663-3936

Ecclesia 205-413-7442

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Chi Alpha 205- 665-6055


Greetings from the Division of Student Affairs, Starting a new college is an exciting time. It’s an opportunity to redefine and discover who you are, try new things and learn a lot, not only about the subjects you are studying, but about yourself and your place in the world. While all of this is a great privilege, it can also be challenging and at times stressful. The staff in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Montevallo are here to help you capitalize on all the wonderful opportunities on campus, to get involved in activities and overcome the challenges. We are your advocates. Whether you need help finding a tutor, counseling for personal problems, information about careers or to find out about fun activities for a break from your studies, we are here to assist. Even if you are not sure what you need or where to go, start with us and we will point you in the right direction. We look forward to working with you and helping you make the most of you college experience. Visit us on the web, give us a call or stop by our offices. Our doors are always open. See you on campus!

Dr. Kimberly A. Barrett Vice President for Student Affairs

In keeping with this mission, the following offices in the Division of Student Affairs provide an array of student services:

Counseling Services

Counseling Services offers free and confidential mental health and career counseling to all currently enrolled degree-seeking students. Contact 205-665-6262 for more information.

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center offers career assessments and employability skills training. Visit www.montevallo.edu/career/ for more information.

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services coordinates access and services for qualified students. Students who request accommodations must provide documentation that meets current guidelines as found on the DSS web page. Services may include, but are not limited to, classroom and testing accommodations, alternate format texts, access to adaptive software/equipment, advising, and temporary/permanent accessible parking permits. The staff provide external referrals as needed, such as for testing/evaluation professionals or the Department of Rehabilitation Services. DSS also serves as a resource to faculty and staff, providing in-service and assistance in implementing student accommodations. For more informaiton, contact 205-665-6250.

Health Center

The Health Center provides direct, basic health care to students not requiring a physician’s attention and serves as a referral source for students needing care beyond that available on campus. The staff seeks to increase health awareness at each contact with students and faculty. All students are required to submit a health form for medical-emergency information, proof of measles immunity, current tuberculosis inoculation status, and insurance data. It is recommended that all students receive bacterial meningitis and hepatitis B vaccines. Health services are available to all students. The University provides health insurance for all students. This program is administered through the Health Center located in the east wing of Main Hall.

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HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE The mission of Housing and Residence Life is to provide a safe, well-maintained environment where students can grow both personally and academically. Living on campus will provide you opportunities to make new friends, get involved, attend campus activities, experience personal growth and development, and hopefully have lots of fun. The on-campus experience will provide you with friends and memories that will last a lifetime! Self-government is encouraged in all residence halls. Residence Hall Directors are aided by student Resident Assistants (RAs), who are responsible for the floors on which they live. The Office of Housing and Residence Life, located on the first floor west wing of Main Hall, coordinates all on-campus housing assignments. Be sure to apply early as room assignments are made based on the date your application is received. You can also apply online at www.montevallo.edu/housing

WOMEN’S RESIDENCE HALLS

MEN’S RESIDENCE HALLS

CO-ED RESIDENCE HALLS

Brooke Tutwiler Main Hanson

Lund Napier

Peck New Hall-Residential College

For more information on Housing and Residence Life, contact: John Denson, Director Main West (1st floor), Station 6235 205-665-6235 Fax: 205-665-8596 Email: denson1@montevallo.edu

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STUDENT LIFE The mission of the Office of Student Life is to provide students with extracurricular activities and programs designed for personal growth and development outside the classroom experience. Student Life offers students leadership opportunities, as well as recreational and social development. Participation in student organizations is a great way to spend time outside the classroom and build friendships. Active learning and involvement promotes leadership, responsibility and often leads to higher levels of academic success.

Greek Life (fraternities and sororities)

Greek life is a great way to meet new people and to get “plugged in” to campus. Fraternities and sororities have events that range from fundraisers to formals. These organizations also offer valuable networking opportunities and social development during and after college.

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Interfraternity Council (IFC) The Interfraternity Council (IFC) serves as the governing body of inter/national member fraternities.

National Panhellenic Council (NPC) With a combined membership of over 300 women, UM’s Panhellenic Council serves as the largest and most active women’s organization on campus.

IFC Member Organizations ΑΚΛ Alpha Kappa Lambda ΑΤΩ Alpha Tau Omega ΛΧΑ Lambda Chi Alpha National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) The UM National Pan-Hellenic Council is the governing body for the historically African American Greek-letter organizations represented on campus. NPHC Member Organizations AKA Alpha Kappa Alpha ΑΦΑ Alpha Phi Alpha ΔΣΘ Delta Sigma Theta ΚΑΨ Kappa Alpha Psi ΖΦΒ Zeta Phi Beta

NPCMember Organizations ΑΔΠ Alpha Delta Pi ΑΓΔ Alpha Gamma Delta ΧΩ Chi Omega ΔΓ Delta Gamma ΦΜ Phi Mu


Clubs and Organizations

UM has more than 80 registered clubs and organizations ranging from academic and honorary societies to student publications, religious groups and other special interests. An online directory of registered organizations is available on the UM website at www.montevallo.edu/StuLife/ StudentOrganizations

College Night

College Night is the most honored and beloved tradition at UM. It has no rival for first place in the affection of students and alumni who consider it their unique contribution to the academic world. The origin of College Night is closely associated with UM’s transition from a secondary school to a college. The Class of 1919, observing, “Now our school is becoming a college, we have begun to take up college stunts,” held the first College Night March 3, 1919. Oral tradition has it that College Night began as a celebration of George Washington’s Birthday. The program was divided into four parts, each given by a class. Purple and Gold, as designations for the rival teams, were first used in 1921 as a part of the celebration of the school’s 25th birthday. These first performances were held in a dining room on an improvised stage. College Night remained a dining

room-situated event until February 23, 1927, when one performance was given for students in the dining room and a second, for the public, was given in the following month in Reynolds Hall. College Night performances changed to Palmer Hall upon its completion in 1930. The program itself has changed with the passing of time. After early experimentation, the evening’s activities included, from each competing side, a toast, a pep song, a slow song, a stunt and an impersonation, interspersed with music and rallying cheers. No major changes occurred until 1950 when student leaders and faculty advisors decided that College Night needed a unifying theme. It was agreed that each side would give one original production into which all songs, drama, comedy, dance or any other features would be integrated. So College Night, the highlight of each UM school year, is best explained: “If you have never lived through one” a former leader wrote in 1931, “never cried, laughed or sweated through one, know this. It is the crest of the wave of college spirit. It is the high spot that will stand out in your mind as meaning college when all the rest has faded.” (excerpt from History of Alabama College by Dr. Lucille Griffith, Professor Emerita of History.)

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Student Government Association (SGA)

The SGA is the voice of the students. SGA strives to improve campus life through active listening to students and their concerns. There are three branches of SGA: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. All executive and legislative elected officers serve one year. The members of the Judicial Branch are appointed for one year by the student body president, as are the Cabinet members who advise the president and coordinate Student Government programs. The Executive Branch is responsible for the administration of the SGA and the enforcement of all its laws. The student body president is assisted by the vice president and appointed Cabinet members who advise the president and coordinate Student Government programs.

University Program Council (UPC)

UPC plans entertainment throughout the year for the campus community. It hosts events ranging from concerts and game nights to trips and more! Students have enjoyed our annual events, such as Midnight Breakfast, drive-in movies, trip to Six Flags, Bingo for Books, and the Back to School Bash. There will be even more events that will accommodate the student body’s needs for satisfaction and sheer entertainment.

Intramural Sports

As a part of the University experience, the Office of Student Life provides each student with an opportunity to participate in non-varsity level sports activities. Through the spirit of friendly competition, UM students gather and play in a variety of recreational sports throughout the fall and spring semesters. Students form teams and work together in various competitions. There is no minimum skill level required to participate – just a willingness to join in and have fun. Students are also hired to serves as referees for the games as a part of the intramural staff. MAJOR SPORTS Ultimate Frisbee Flag Football Volleyball Soccer Basketball Softball

ATHLETICS

Athletics are an integral part of the total University program, complementing the goals of general education. The University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division II. Men compete in baseball, basketball, golf, soccer and cross country, while women compete in basketball, golf, tennis, volleyball, soccer, and cross country. Montevallo has an outstanding reputation for athletic excellence, with a long list of All-American athletes and frequent appearances in championship tournaments.

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McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program is designed to assist qualified undergraduate students in successfully completing the baccalaureate degree and entering graduate school. For more information, contact 205-665-6570.

Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors

University of Montevallo students are invited to engage in research, scholarship and creative endeavors with faculty mentors through enrollment in Undergraduate Research (UR), for which they may receive academic credit. Undergraduate Research students receive the additional benefits of mentoring and networking; journal submissions for potential publication; and presentations at conferences such as the University of Montevallo Meeting of the Minds Symposium, COPLAC Undergraduate Research Conference, and the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Undergraduate Research: An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original, intellectual or creative contribution to the disciplines. — Council on Undergraduate Research

ASPIRE

ASPIRE (Student Support Services) is a program sponsored by the University of Montevallo and funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Students may receive assistance from the ASPIRE program through tutoring, study-skills classes, academic counseling, career exploration, course advisement and registration, computer lab access, computer-assisted instruction, and cultural and social enrichment activities. A student may qualify if one or more of the following criteria are met:

1) neither parent (or guardian) has earned a four-year degree,

2) family income is within specified federal guidelines, and

3) the student has a documented learning or physical disability. Students are encouraged to visit the ASPIRE office to inquire about services and eligibility criteria. Contact 205-665-6250 for more informaiton.

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Student Activity Center

The mission of the McChesney Student Activity Center is to support the student’s higher educational experience by providing comprehensive wellness components through recreational facilities and programs, including cardio-vascular, weight conditioning, and aquatic activities.

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I.D. Cards

Students are required to have a Student I.D. card to use most of the services the campus offers including access to their residence hall, eating in the cafeteria, checking books out of the library, using the Health Center, cashing a check or selling books back to the University Bookstore and for admittance to the library computer lab. Student I.D. cards are made at the Photo Lab located in East Main Residence Hall Room 171. The Photo Lab is open for business Monday through Friday, 8-12 and 1-5. It is a violation of the Student Conduct Code to lend out your I.D. Card to another person. Do not lend out your card. If your card is lost or stolen, report the loss to Housing and Residence Life (6240) and the Sodexo Office (8233) immediately to have the card deactivated to protect the safety of your accounts and the safety of your fellow residents. Once made inactive, a card can never be reactivated. Return to the Photo Lab when convenient to have a missing or broken card replaced.

Technology Services

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist with all of your computer needs. Tech Services provides all students, faculty and staff with assistance regarding technology needs.

ForUM Banner Self Service Registration Instructions 1. http://forum.montevallo.edu or www.montevallo.edu and click on ForUM 2. Enter UM Login User Name and password in the Secure Access Login box. (User Name ex. smithj {your identifier in your ForUM address}) First time login click on Set Initial Password to set up password. 3. Click on Banner Tab. 4. Click on Banner Self-Service 5. Click on Student. 6. Click on Registration. 7. Click on Select Term and select the appropriate term from the drop down menu and click Submit. 8. Click on Add or Drop Classes. 9. Enter CRN numbers (call numbers) to add courses and click Submit Changes to register (or click Class Search button if you do not know the CRN numbers to begin building your schedule

What is Blackboard?

Our main telephone numbers are: 205-665-6512 - Office 205-665-6520 or 866-520-2401 - Help Desk Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Blackboard is the University of Montevallo’s online classroom support tool. UM faculty use Blackboard to build web-based content for their classes. With Blackboard, UM faculty and students can participate in online courses or use online materials to supplement traditional classroom methods.

What is ForUM?

Where do I find Blackboard?

ForUM is the University of Montevallo’s new online portal, a centralized web site where UM students can:

• • • • • • • • • • • •

access course materials check grades drop/add classes pay bills register for classes read the student handbook access library resources look for campus events read about UM Athletics read/send email view a map of the campus read announcements

Blackboard is available inside ForUM via the “Featured Links” channel found at the top left of most ForUM tabs. You can also go straight to the Blackboard page by clicking the User Login link on the left. For assistance with Blackboard, call or email the Technology Services Help Desk. The Help Desk is available to provide assistance to UM faculty, staff and students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Local: 205-665-6520 Toll Free: 866-520-2401 Email: helpdesk@montevallo.edu

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Campus Bookstore

The new Barnes & Noble UM Bookstore sells textbooks, course materials, emblematic clothing, supplies, gifts, and sundries. In addition, a number of new and innovative services focused on delivering cost savings and convenience have also been introduced to students, which includes: In-store and online textbook rentals - Student have the option of getting rentals online or in the bookstore. Student opting for textbook rentals will save 50 percent over the cost of a new printed book and can pay for rental fees by cash, credit or student financial aid. Repidly expanding selection of eTextbooks - In addition to offering savings of up to 60 percent over new printed books, Barnes & Noble’s revolutionary and free Nook StudyTM application serves up eTextbooks in an engaging format that enhances the overall learning experience. Generous cash-for-books program - Students with books faculty plan to reuse the next semester will be eligible for a 50 percent cash payout, up to needed inventories. Price match guarantee - Find a textbook at a lower price at any local bookstore and the campus bookstore will match the price.

Post Office Boxes

Each residential student is assigned a mailbox in the University post office, located in the Wilkinson Student Life Center in Farmer Hall. This is a free service. Students are responsible for checking their mailboxes for important communications from the University including announcements, requests and time sensitive information. Stamps may be purchased at the window 10 a.m.-1 p.m., weekdays. Express Mail, COD and money orders are available at the U.S. Post Office located on Vine Street in Montevallo.

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Police Department

The mission of the University of Montevallo Department of Public Safety is to provide quality service to the University and promote safety and security while safeguarding life and property. We will strive to accomplish our mission by partnering with the community, providing service in a professional, courteous manner and prevent criminal activity while providing an environment conducive to achieving academic excellence. The UM Police Department strives to provide personal service to students to help ensure their safety. If you need assistance from a police officer, call 205-665- 6155. Emergencies (police, fire, and medical) should be reported from on campus by dialing 9-911. The UMPD is available to serve you. Protective Escort and Transportation Service THE UMPD provides escort and transportation to students traveling across campus after dark. They will aslo provide transportation to the local doctor’s office. To utilize this service call 205-665-6155.

Parking

To insure the safety of drivers, pedestrians and property, as well as to provide adequate parking facilities for all those who drive on campus, a program of traffic and parking regulations has been developed for the University of Montevallo campus. If you have a car and want to park it on campus, you must register it and buy a permit from the Campus Police during registration. • Commuter Student RED • Residence Hall Student GREEN • Faculty/Staff WHITE • Persons with Disabilities BLUE If you park your car improperly, you will get a ticket; parking is monitored very carefully. If you get a ticket, pay it promptly to avoid delinquent actions. Any fines left unpaid will prevent you from registering and receiving transcripts. If you have reason to appeal the ticket, go to the Director of Student Life’s office in Farmer Hall within ten working days of the citation date. They will explain the appeals procedure to you

This parking plan is set up for the convenience and safety of all. It can be successful only if all persons - faculty, staff, students, and visitors - abide by the regulations. Code Blue Emergency Phones

There are emergency phones located throughout the campus and on all residence halls. These phones provide direct access to the police department in emergency situations. You may also contact the police department at 205-665-6155 via telephone. The University of Montevallo uses UMAlert to notify faculty, staff, students, and parents of emergencies, inclement weather, University closings, and more. Through the UMAlert system, members of the University community, whether on campus or not, will be notified within moments of an alert being sent. Emergency messages can be sent via telephone (landline and cell), voicemail, text messaging, PDA devices, fax, and email.

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AREA

CONTACT

LOCATION / PHONE WEB ADDRESS

Athletics

Athletics Department

McChesney Student Activity Center, ext. 6660

www.montevallo.edu/athletics

Cafeteria Sodexo

West Main Hall, Lower Level (Vine Street), ext. 6260

www.montevallo.edu/cafe

Career Planning

Career Center

Central Main Hall, Lower Level, ext. 6262

www.montevallo.edu/career

Counseling Services

Counseling Center

Central Main Hall, Lower Level, ext. 6245

www.montevallo.edu/CounselingCenter

Change of Address

Records Office

Palmer Hall, Second Floor, ext. 6040

www.montevallo.edu/records/addrchng.shtm

Clubs & Organizations

Student Life (Organizing Farmer Hall, Second Floor, ext. 6565 a club or organization)

www.montevallo.edu/stuact/ ClubsandOrganization.shtm

College Night

Student Life

Farmer Hall, Second Floor, ext. 6565

www.montevallo.edu/CollegeNight

Disability Information

Disability Support Services

Main Central, Lower Level, ext. 6250

www.montevallo.edu/SSwD

Emergencies

Public Safety or call 911

Police Station (by SAC), ext. 6155

www.montevallo.edu/PublicSafety

Email / Internet

Technology Services

Morgan Hall, Room 104, ext. 6520

www.montevallo.edu/cs

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Palmer Hall, Second Floor, ext 6050

www.montevallo.edu/finaid

Greek Life

Student Life

Farmer Hall, Second Floor, ext. 6565

www.montevallo.edu/GreekLife

Health Services

Student Health Services

Main Hall, ext.6275

www.montevallo.edu/studenthealthservices/

Honors Program

Honors Program

Hill House, ext. 6505

www.montevallo.edu/honors

Housing Information

Housing and Residence Life Main Hall, ext. 6235

ID Cards

Photo Lab

Main Hall East, First Floor, ext. 6615

Intramurals

Student Life

Farmer Hall, Second Floor, ext. 6565

www.montevallo.edu/stulife/Intramurals

Library

Carmichael Library

Carmichael Library, ext. 6100

www.montevallo.edu/library

Lost/Found Student Life Farmer Hall, Second Floor, ext. 6565 Mail Services & Mail Forwarding

Student Post Office

www.montevallo.edu/housing

www.montevallo.edu/stulife/ LostandFound.shtm

Farmer Hall, First Floor, ext 6571

Meal Plans Sodexo

Breezeway of Anna Irvin & Main Hall ext. 6260

www.montevallo.edu/cafe

Parking Appeals

Student Life

Farmer Hall, Second Floor, ext. 6565

www.montevallo.edu/PublicSafety/Parking

Parking Permits

Public Safety Cashier’s Office Disability Support Services

Police Station, ext. 6155 www.montevallo.edu/PublicSafety/Parking Palmer Hall, Second Floor, ext. 6065 www.montevallo.edu/cashier Central Main Hall, Rear-Lower level, ext. 6250 www.montevallo.edu/SSwD

Refunds, Student Fees

Cashier’s Office

Palmer Hall, Second Floor, ext. 6065

www.montevallo.edu/cashier

Religious Activities

Student Life

Farmer Hall, Second Floor, ext. 6565

www.montevallo.edu/stuact

Residence Life

Housing and Residence Life Main Hall, ext. 6235

www.montevallo.edu/housing

Safety

Public Safety

Police Station, ext. 6155

www.montevallo.edu/PublicSafety

Student Government Association

Student Life

Farmer Hall, Second Floor, ext. 6565

www.montevallo.edu/sga

Technology Services

Technology Services

Morgan Hall, Room 104, ext. 6512

www.montevallo.edu/cs

Textbooks

Bookstore

Farmer Hall, First Floor, ext. 6575

www.montevallo.edu/bookstore

Transcripts

Records Office

Palmer Hall, Second Floor, ext. 6040

www.montevallo.edu/registrar

Tuition and Fees

Cashier’s Office

Palmer Hall, Second Floor, ext. 6065

www.montevallo.edu/cashier

University Program Council (UPC)

Student Life

Farmer Hall, Second Floor, ext. 6565

www.montevallo.edu/sga/upc/upc.shtm

Veterans’ Affairs

Records Office

Palmer Hall, Second Floor, ext. 6040

www.montevallo.edu/records

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