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GENERAL INFORMATION

 
Student Services and Activities

Division of Student Affairs
Access Program
Athletics (Intercollegiate)
Business Services

Campus Recreation
Career Development Center (CDC)
Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS)
Center for Teaching and Learning
Child Care, Boca Raton
Community College Relations and Transfer Student Services
Community or State College Honor Society
Counseling and Psychological Services
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Fee Payment Drop Box
Financial Aid
Fraternity and Sorority Life
Graduate and Professional Student Association
Housing
International Programs
International Student and Scholar Services
Mail Services
Math Learning Center
Military & Veterans Affairs
New Student Orientation
Owls Care Health Promotion
Parent and Family Programs
Parking and Transportation Services
Pre-College Programs
Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence
Student Conduct, Office of
Student Employment
Student Financial Services
Student Government
Student Health Services
Student Involvement
Student Media
Student Union
Students with Disabilities, Office for
Testing and Evaluation
Undergraduate Research and Inquiry, Office of
United Campus Ministries
University Center for Excellence in Writing
University Police
Website
Weppner Center for Service Learning and Civic Responsibility


Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for matters of general student welfare and student activities. It is the leader in providing comprehensive and integrated campus life programs and services with a vision to cultivate a student-centered environment that contributes to students becoming socially responsible global citizens with an enduring connection to the University.

The Vice President for Student Affairs coordinates the overall operation, which includes the following departments: Campus Recreation, Dean of Students Office, Career Development Center/Cooperative Education, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Services, Housing and Residential Life, International Student and Scholar Services, Military and Veterans Affairs, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, New Student Orientation, Owls Care Health Promotion, Parent and Family Programs, Student Government, Student Involvement, Leadership Education and Development, Students with Disabilities, Student Media, Student Union, United Campus Ministries, Upward Bound and Weppner Center for Service Learning and Civic Responsibility.

Vice President for Student Affairs Office
The Vice President is the chief administrative officer for Student Affairs throughout the University. Student success is at the heart of every program and resource this office offers. All of its programs, services and facilities are built around students, with the goal of helping them become active participants on campus and beyond. For additional information or help, visit the Student Affairs website.

Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office is open to any student seeking general advice, counsel and/or information about the University. Many student services are coordinated through this office, including student discipline, exceptional circumstance withdrawals (medical withdrawals) and assistance for students in crisis.

This office is also encompasses the Office of Student Conduct, Student Media, New Student Orientation, Parent and Family Programs and Leadership and Educational Development.

Should students need help concerning personal, academic or social problems, the Dean of Students Office is ready to provide assistance. For information, call 561-297-3542 or visit www.fau.edu/dean.

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Broward Campuses Student Affairs
Broward Student Affairs enhances the overall educational experiences of students by providing purposeful and holistic programs and services that promote learning and development. Relevant and desirable outcomes include: knowledge acquisition, intrapersonal development, interpersonal competence, humanitarianism and civic engagement and practical competence. The Office of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs on the Broward campuses provides administrative oversight for the following departments. For more information, visit www.fau.edu/student/broward.

• Associate Dean of Students, Liberal Arts, Room 109, 954-236-1236

• Career Development Center, Liberal Arts, Room 203, 954-236-1214

• Multicultural Affairs, Liberal Arts, Room 224, 954-236-1222

• New Student and Owl Family Programs (Davie), Student Union, Room 203A, 954-236-1192

• Recreation and Health Promotion, Student Wellness Center, Room 103, 954-236-1018

• Student Conduct, Liberal Arts, Room 109, 954-236-1236

• Students with Disabilities, Liberal Arts, Room 240, 954-236-1222

• Student Government, Student Union, Room 218, 954-236-1158

• Student Involvement and Leadership, Student Union, Room 203, 954-236-1219

• Student Union, Room 103, 954-236-1332

• Weppner Center for Civic Engagement, SD 203, 954-236-1219

Davie campus office hours: Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fort Lauderdale Student Activities Center
Located on the sixth floor of the Higher Education Complex, the Center's windows overlooking the famed Las Olas Boulevard provide great views of the city to the south, Huizenga Plaza, its amphitheater, Riverwalk and the New River. High-top tables, comfortable chairs and computers make this room a common destination for study, meetings or a quick snack. The room contains for student use a TV lounge, kitchenette with microwave, ice maker and refrigerator, as well as four private study carrels.

For more information about the Fort Lauderdale campus and its resources contact Karen Esteves, 954-762-5695 or kaesteve@fau.edu

Jupiter Campus Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs facilitates student learning and development by providing opportunities that enrich the educational experience of all students on the Jupiter campus.

The Student Services Office, located in SR 139, provides a range of services and programs that support and enhance students' learning environments. They include: the Burrow Activity Center; Career Development Services; Counseling and Psychological Services; Diversity Student Services, including Disabled Student Services, International Student Services and Multicultural Affairs; Health and Wellness Services (details can be found in this section under Student Health Services, Jupiter Campus); Learning Resource Center; Orientation; Recreation; Student Government; Student Life, including 40 student organizations; and Testing Services. For information, contact the Associate Dean of Students at 561-799-8521. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Academic Coaching and Career Enhancement for Student Success (ACCESS)

Florida Atlantic University received funding under the U.S. Department of Education Title III: Strengthening Institutions Program and created ACCESS, a program to improve student success and retention. The ACCESS program provides first- and second-year students with academic coaching/advising, tutoring and major and career counseling. Services include regular meetings with an academic coach/advisor to review progress in their courses; participation in time-management and study skills workshops conducted by academic coaches/advisors; tutoring in courses that students previously failed or in other historically difficult courses students are taking for the first time; participation in faculty advising/mentoring sessions and career workshops; and enrollment in SLS 1301: Career and Life Planning, designed for second-year students with major and career indecision. For more information, contact access@fau.edu.

Athletics
Florida Atlantic University Athletics comprises 19 intercollegiate teams involving 450 student-athletes who compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and volleyball, including sand volleyball. The Owls are an NCAA Division I-A (FBS) institution and since fall 2013, compete in Conference USA.

FAU teams won more than 25 conference championships within the Sun Belt Conference and before that in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The Owls have been competing in football since 2001 and have captured two bowl games, making the FAU Owls the youngest start-up program to earn a berth to a bowl game, let alone two. Cheer and dance also are part of the Athletic Department family and represent the University annually in competition and within the community. FAU teams are not only recognized for their athletic achievements, but also for the academic excellence of their student-athletes.

For the latest news on FAU Athletics, follow the Owls at www.fausports.com, on Twitter: @FAUOwlAthletics or on Facebook: FAU Athletics.

Business Services

This office offers many services to the University community, including those below. For complete information, visit its website.

Banking Services
Business Services administers the banking relationship with the University. BB&T Bank (formerly BankAtlantic) has a full-service branch located in the Student Services West Building on the Boca Raton campus (561-361-2889). In addition to the full-service branch, four ATMs are located on the Boca Raton campus. The Davie and Jupiter campuses each have a BB&T ATM. Financial aid recipients may have their awards deposited directly to their BB&T accounts for immediate access. Owl Cards may be encoded as ATM cards for any BB&T account holders.

Bookstore
The University Bookstore on the Boca Raton campus is located on the Breezeway. For more information, call 561-297-3720. In Broward, call 954-236-1950. In Jupiter, call 561-799-8538.

Campus Copy
Campus Copy is a full- and self-service copy center. It provides self-service coin- and card-operated copiers and offers complete, full-service copying, binding and finishing services. Color copies, transparencies, spiral binding, two computer work stations and a cash-to-card machine are just a few of the other services available. For more information, call 561-297-3508.

Copy Services
Copy Services offers self-service coin- and card-operated convenience copiers throughout the campus. In addition to coin- and card-operated copiers, Copy Services provides copiers to meet departmental needs, billed by either auditron codes or meter readings.

Food Services
FAU offers a dining program that includes residential dining, catering and popular-branded concepts. The well-balanced food services program creates the ideal campus dining experience to meet the needs of the diverse University community. Venues on the Boca Raton campus include the Breezeway Food Court, Starbucks, Outtakes convenience stores, Coyote Jack's, Centre Marketplace South, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Dunkin' Donuts and The Faculty and Staff Club. Venues on the Jupiter campus include Centre Marketplace North and Outtakes. Visit the Dining Services website for more information.

Owl Card Center
Business Services administers the issuance of student Owl Cards. The Owl Card is the official picture identification and debit card for Florida Atlantic University students. The Owl Card is required of all students and is available to faculty and staff. An Owl Card may be obtained by presenting an official, government-issued picture ID (driver's license, passport, military ID), a current tuition payment receipt, or proof of financial aid, scholarship or loan (award letter). The Owl Card is also the student's library card, meal plan card, Owl Bucks and Flex Bucks card and building access card for certain campus residence halls, computer labs and classrooms.

The Owl Card Center (561-297-2700) is located on the Boca Raton campus. Additional Owl Card Center services include full fax service, passport photos, Palm Tran Bus passes, visitor cards and laminating service.

For Owl Card information on the Davie campus, 954-236-1549; Fort Lauderdale campus, 954-762-5353; Jupiter campus, 561-799-8690.

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Owl Card Off-Line Debit Program
The Owl Card Off-Line Debit Program utilizes a student's University ID and the most current technology available in off-line debit card systems. Card holders may put money on their cards in either the Owl Card Center or in cash-to-card machines located throughout campus. Owl Cards may then be used to pay for purchases at Campus Copy, computer labs (pay for print), select vending machines and washers and dryers in the residence halls.

Owl Card Online Program (Owl Bucks)
Florida Atlantic University's online declining balance account, better known as Owl Bucks, is a convenient, prepaid account designed for students, faculty and staff. Owl Bucks allows account holders to make purchases everywhere that Owl Bucks are accepted.

Anyone with an Owl Card may open an Owl Bucks account. Owl Bucks give spending flexibility at participating campus locations, including Centre Marketplace, Breezeway Food Court, Outtakes, Coyote Jack's, Starbucks, Quiznos, FAU Bookstore and FAU Pharmacy.

Palm Tran Bus Passes
Business Services has a relationship with the Board of County Commissioners for the sale of Palm Tran Bus Passes. They are available for purchase in the Owl Card Center.

Palm Tran: www.palmtran.org
Tri-Rail Information: www.tri-rail.com

Student Purchases with Office Depot and Corporate Express
Business Services manages the contract with Office Depot and Corporate Express for University purchases. The contract and contract pricing are also extended to students. Students can go online and place orders with Office Depot and Corporate Express at discounted prices. Orders are delivered to the Business Services Office and can be picked up at the Owl Card Center. Most orders are delivered the next day. To place an order or to obtain information, visit Business Services.

Administrative Offices - Business Services
For questions, comments, or suggestions, contact 561-297-2041 or bizservices@fau.edu. The Office of Business Services is located in the Boca Raton Student Union, Suite 204.

Campus Recreation

The mission of Campus Recreation is to enhance the quality of life of the Florida Atlantic University community by encouraging active and balanced lifestyles and to facilitate student learning through participation in Campus Recreation programs, services and facilities. Campus Recreation is dedicated to providing the FAU community with a variety of recreation opportunities throughout the year. All facilities and programs are available to FAU students with a valid Owl Card and also to Campus Recreation members. For more information about Campus Recreation facilities, programs and services, visit its website or call 561-297-4512.

Boca Campus Recreation Facilities and Programs
Recreation and Fitness Center
The FAU Recreation and Fitness Center is a state-of-the-art facility where students, faculty, staff and alumni can meet, workout, relax and enjoy being part of FAU campus life. Located on the Boca Raton campus at the northeast entrance of the Breezeway along University Drive, the FAU Recreation and Fitness Center is a modern, 77,000-square-foot facility offering:

• A 13,000-square-foot fitness center with more than 60 pieces of cardio equipment, two circuit-training units and a free-weight area;

• Two multipurpose rooms designed for group fitness and sport club practices;

• Cycling studio;

• Three multipurpose courts for basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and badminton;

• An outdoor leisure and lap pool with zero-depth entry, three 25-yard lap lanes and outdoor lounge;

• Men’s and women’s health-club-style locker rooms;

• Social corridor with group seating, activity viewing, WiFi and more.

Intramural Sports
The Intramural Sports program provides students, faculty and staff an opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive and recreational sports leagues, tournaments and special events. Create or join a team and check the Campus Recreation website for season start dates and registration information. Available sports vary but may include basketball, flag football, soccer, softball and volleyball.

Club Sports
The Club Sports program promotes student participation in a variety of physical and athletic activities. Nearly 30 student organizations are considered sports clubs. Check the Campus Recreation website for current clubs, president contact information and practice schedules. Sport clubs may be highly competitive, such as surf and rugby, or instructional, such as Tae Kwon Do.

Group Fitness
The Group Fitness program offers a variety of fitness class options to meet different schedules and styles. The motivating and educated instructors strive to provide safe and effective workouts to assist all participants in reaching their fitness goals. Typical classes include yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, strength, cycling and more. For more information, visit the Campus Recreation website.

Personal Training
Personal trainers act as expert guides and consultants who assist clients in reaching individually selected fitness goals. This is accomplished by teaching the client how to perform exercises correctly and effectively through individual program design and one-on-one training.

Outdoor Adventures
Outdoor Adventures serves students, faculty, staff and community members. Outdoor Adventures comprises gear rentals, adventure trips, challenge course programming, a climbing center and freshmen outdoor programs. The program is committed to offering adventure-based experiential education opportunities that promote personal growth, leadership development and respect for others and the natural world.
 
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Additional Boca Raton Campus Recreation Facilities
Track and Field Complex: Includes a synthetic turf field for student recreation use at designated times and an eight-lane performance track.

Henderson Fields Complex: The 6.5-acre home of Intramural Sports and Club Sports, the Henderson fields may be reserved by student organizations for special functions.

Outdoor Basketball and Tennis Courts: Six lighted tennis courts and four lighted basketball courts available for open recreation until 11 p.m. nightly.

Challenge Course
FAU is home to the most comprehensive Challenge Course in South Florida. The course is located just north of the track and field complex and can be easily recognized by the 40-foot tower. With more than 30 low and high elements and numerous portables, the course can be customized to provide an experiential-based program for local organizations. Both FAU and the surrounding communities may book programming at the course. For more information, visit the Challenge Course page on the Campus Recreation website.

Davie Campus and Jupiter Campus Recreation
Student Wellness Center on the Davie Campus
The new Campus Recreation Center is located on the west side of the Davie campus next to BC, Building 11. The center is a 3,400 square-foot, fully functional workout facility equipped with state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, showers and lockers. It also offers exercise programs, fitness evaluations, activity classes, a weight loss program and fitness resources. All currently enrolled FAU students have a free membership. Memberships for faculty, staff, family and alumni are also available. For more information about recreation services on the Broward campuses, contact 954-236-1018, browardwellness@fau.edu or visit www.fau.edu/student/broward/wellnessbroward.

For recreation services on the Jupiter campus, visit Jupiter Campus Recreation or call 561-799-8451.

Career Development Center (CDC)

Explore, Envision, Succeed
FAU's Career Development Center is a centralized operation geared to assist all currently enrolled students and alumni with their career management needs. The center presents educational programs and services aimed at providing students with the skills and tools necessary for lifelong career development. The Career Development Center has three key functional areas that interact to bring more effective, efficient and result-oriented career programs: Career Education, Experiential Learning Programs and Employment/Education Networking.

The Career Development Center has professionally trained and nationally certified career counselors available to meet with students at the following campuses: Boca Raton, SU 220, 561-297-3533; Davie, LA 203, 954-236-1214; and Jupiter, SR (MC03) Burrow Student Union 146B, 561-297-3533. For more information, visit the CDC's website.

Career Education
This area incorporates a variety of programs that lead to knowledge of one's skills, values, interests and goals in relation to choosing a major or learning about careers. These services include career counseling, career assessment inventories, occupational information, career workshops, a computer lab and career resource library, an alumni mentor program and web-based resources, including online career assessment inventories.

Experiential Learning Programs: Cooperative Education/Internships
Cooperative Education is a unique educational program in which students integrate classroom study with periods of paid, supervised work experience related to their academic major. At FAU, Cooperative Education is a structured learning situation in which students apply concepts learned in the classroom to "real world" work environments. To learn more about the Cooperative Education Programs, students should contact 561-297-3520 or call the Career Development Center offices in Broward and Jupiter at the numbers noted in the CDC section above. All students must be registered with the Cooperative Education Program to participate in co-op and/or internship programs.

Employment/Education Networking
Services for implementing a successful job search include individual counseling, workshops on interviewing, résumé writing, designing a curriculum vitae, academic or non-academic job search, salary negotiations, on-campus recruiting, employer and student panel presentations, career days, professional/graduate school information day and etiquette dining seminars. These services and networking events are provided throughout the year through the Employment/Education Networking arm of the CDC. Students are encouraged to use the Perfect Interview online tool to enhance interviewing skills.

OWL CareerLink
OWL CareerLink is an online employment database with a variety of features. OWL CareerLink includes job listings, on-campus interviewing, co-op and internship opportunities, part-time and full-time positions as well as listings seeking experienced hires for graduate students and alumni. The Career Development Center's OWL CareerLink database is a great way to locate potential career opportunities at many levels. In addition, students may access the Professional Mentor Program by viewing mentor profiles.

To take a tour of OWL CareerLink or to learn about setting up a profile and uploading a résumé, contact the Career Development Center for assistance. OWL CareerLink provides centralized access to job listings for all FAU students on all campuses.

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Center for Learning And Student Success (CLASS)

As part of the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Center for Learning And Student Success (CLASS) is available to assist all undergraduate students throughout their academic journey. CLASS supports the mission of the University and promotes academic and personal achievement by engaging students, forming partnerships and creating programs and services to foster student success and the retention of undergraduate students. This is done by coordinating retention activities between academic and student affairs divisions; supporting and monitoring students' academic progress; coordinating with academic advisement units; providing collaborative learning opportunities; providing referrals to campus resources and support services; instilling a sense of the FAU community in students; and coordinating programs that foster the academic success of FAU students.

CLASS, under the Division of Undergraduate Studies, coordinates:

1. Learning Communities (LC): The Learning Community program on the Boca Raton campus offers incoming freshmen the unique and engaging opportunity to enroll in courses with 20-24 incoming freshmen with similar academic goals and interests. Being a part of an LC will make the most of students' FAU experience by making an easier transition into college life, meeting new people and succeeding at FAU. LC students can live on or off the Boca Campus.

2. Supplemental Instruction (SI): A series of weekly study sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. SI is open to all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. Attendance is voluntary. SI is a chance to get together with people in the class to compare notes, to discuss important concepts, to develop strategies for studying and learning the subject and to test themselves before the professor does. At each SI session, students are guided through course material by an SI leader who has previously taken the course and earned an "A."

3. Tutoring programs: FAU CLASS Tutoring Services provides free group tutoring by peer tutors in content-area courses. Peer tutors help improve performance in a difficult course by modeling effective study techniques and breaking down difficult concepts. Peer tutors are successful students who have earned at least an "A-" in the courses they tutor, have been recommended by their professors and have been trained in tutoring techniques through the tutor training program. Their goal is to help students review course content through the use of interactive learning strategies. Students can schedule appointments, but pending availability drop-in sessions are offered each week for many courses. CLASS also offers students the opportunity to become volunteer tutors through its Owl to-Owl (OtO) Volunteer Tutoring program. Through this program, OtO tutors build upon their leadership skills, receive training and gain experience providing their peers with academic support, while earning volunteer hours.

4. eLearning: The eLearning academic support services provides students with resources to facilitate a successful online learning experience. The focus is to assist students with the integration of technology into fully online courses.

5. Student Success Series: Student success programs, workshops and success counseling are provided in a variety of areas, such as making the transition from high school to college, time management skills, stress management tips, exploring learning styles, note-taking strategies, preparing for exams, financial management and more.

5. CARES Assessment: CARES is an assessment tool that helps freshmen identify their academic strengths and weaknesses. CARES gives students specific academic tips to help them have a successful college experience.

CLASS is located within the Center for Teaching and Learning in General Classroom South (GS-2, room 223). The CLASS office is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 561-297-0906 or email stay@fau.edu.

Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Florida Atlantic University is dedicated to ensuring the academic success of every student and providing faculty the necessary tools and resources to excel in teaching. CTL’s ultimate goal is the creation of a culture of engagement where students become fully engaged in the learning process, both with their instructors and with their peers, and where faculty from diverse disciplines can engage one another in the pedagogy of teaching, with the ultimate goal of enhancing student learning.

Located on the second floor of General Classroom South, CTL provides a variety of support services to help students to engage, achieve and excel. CTL houses the following divisions:

The Math Learning Center provides free math tutoring for students on a drop-in basis, by appointment for one-on-one tutoring and online via eTutoring.

The University Center for Excellence in Writing provides appointment-based support on the Boca Raton, Broward and Jupiter campuses and online to help all members of the University community enhance their writing.

The Center for Learning And Student Success (CLASS) provides free Supplemental Instruction, tutoring and other support to students in courses throughout the Boca Raton and Broward campuses. Online support is available as well. CLASS also provides a variety of programs to support students in their academic journey, from learning community programs to success workshops.

The Scholarship of Teaching Office offers support and professional development opportunities for faculty to enhance their teaching. Scholarship of Teaching also engages faculty across all campuses on a variety of topics regarding pedagogy through Faculty learning communities, collaboration with eLearning and a Master Teacher program.

The Office for Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) provides support to students from all colleges and campuses interested in participating in research, scholarship and creative activities. OURI offers opportunities for undergraduate students to get funded, published, showcased, recognized and involved.

The Office of International Programs (OIP) coordinates international education activities for FAU, including study abroad, exchanges, international agreements, university and college internationalization efforts and international education strategic planning.

Stop by the Center for Teaching and Learning in General Classroom South or visit its website.
 

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Child Care, Boca Raton Campus
The Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development

The Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development is a lab school for children from birth to five years of age. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Karen Slattery Center serves approximately 100 children and follows NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate practices, based on current research and theory in child development and curriculum. Additionally, the Karen Slattery Center has been awarded a 4-Star Rating in Palm Beach County's Quality Improvement System.

The Center's staff works as a collaborative team, continuously revising and creating an enriched "project approach" integrated curriculum. Classroom projects are designed to enrich each group's developmental levels and interests. Curriculum projects empower children to become independent thinkers and creative problem solvers and to learn academic and social skills through investigation and discovery. The "project approach" correlates with the latest research on brain development and early literacy learning. Classroom projects meet children's needs through group and individualized activities and outdoor and indoor experiences, which stimulate investigation in the areas of language and literature, music and movement, expressive arts, block building, dramatic play, science, woodworking and cooking. The program incorporates the Florida Sunshine Standards and is carefully structured to enhance children's self-esteem and to develop pre-reading and pre-mathematics skills.

As a lab school for the College of Education, the Karen Slattery Center is a demonstration and fieldwork site for students enrolled in bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. FAU faculty, students and teachers also conduct research at the center to advance scholarship and innovation in early childhood education and related fields of study. 

The Center provides diverse learning opportunities by maintaining an equal balance of boys and girls from varying cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Priority enrollment is given to FAU students, faculty, staff and Research Development Park employees. Visit www.coe.fau.edu/erccd to register online or call 561-297-2342.

Community College Relations and Transfer Student Services

The Office of Community College Relations and Transfer Student Services serves as the primary liaison between the University, the community colleges in Florida and other higher education institutions, and the support agencies that are involved in the transfer process. This office helps develop and maintain 2+2 articulation, coordinates agreements with other institutions, prepares the University Transfer Manual, assists in transfer student orientation and advisement, and conducts workshops for students and faculty. For information, call 561-297-2644 or email: admisweb@fau.edu.

Community or State College Honor Society

Students who were members of Phi Theta Kappa at a community or state college are invited to join Alpha of Florida, the Phi Theta Kappa alumni association at Florida Atlantic University. Students can share their transfer experience, receive transfer information or learn how to continue their involvement with Phi Theta Kappa by calling Angel Nevin at 561-297-3962 or emailing anevin@fau.edu. Please be advised the chapter is currently inactive, but inquiries are welcome.

Counseling and Psychological Services
(CAPS)
Counseling and Psychological Services provides individual, couples and group counseling to currently enrolled FAU students. Its professionally trained staff seeks to assist students with a wide range of personal concerns and problems. The staff provides a warm and caring office atmosphere in which students are treated with sensitivity and dignity. CAPS helps students in the identification and development of healthy coping skills to assist in their personal, social, academic, and work roles and responsibilities. Psychologists, clinical social workers, counselors, a psychiatrist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner provide professional therapeutic services and assistance to students whose personal difficulties and learning problems interfere with their ability to benefit from academic and extracurricular experiences. Counseling and psychiatric services are held in strict confidence in keeping with legal and ethical guidelines.

To make an appointment at the Boca Raton campus, call 561-297-3540; at the Broward campuses, call 954-236-1210; at the Northern campuses, call 561-799-8635.

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Fee Payment Drop Box
The Boca Raton campus is the only campus location that provides the convenience of a drop box. The drop box is available in the Student Support Services Building (SU, 80). If the amount of fees due is known, students are encouraged to put checks in the drop box. Please write the Student ID number on the check. Do not deposit cash in the drop box. No envelopes are required. NOTE: By depositing check payments in the drop box, you are authorizing FAU to electronically process your check. The electronic debit to your checking account may be on the same day your check payment is processed.

Financial Aid

FAU's financial aid program is administered by the Student Financial Aid Office. In Boca Raton, call 561-297-3530; in Broward, call 954-236-1229; in Jupiter, call 561-799-8697. For information about financial aid, read the section on Financial Assistance Opportunities in this catalog or visit the Financial Aid website.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

The FAU campus provides a wide range of academic, social and community service activities for students, and membership in a fraternity or sorority is a great first step toward enjoying all the benefits that FAU has to offer.  Collectively, fraternities and sororities constitute one of the largest student groups on campus, and they have all made the commitment to doing more and being more; to having an experience that develops them as better, more ethical men and women. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life encourages students to fully explore the non-committal opportunity offered to understand what makes FAU's fraternity and sorority community so impactful.   

The best resource for more information about the FAU fraternity and sorority community is www.fau.edu/fslife, where you can find more information about individual chapters and the overall experience here at FAU. 

Graduate and Professional Student Association
The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) is a representative body that advocates for the interests of graduate and professional students University wide and strives to enrich graduate students' experiences by providing academic support resources, social programming, professional development, conference travel and networking opportunities. The GPSA acts as a conduit for the resolution of the needs and concerns unique to FAU graduate students by coordinating efforts with the Graduate College, Student Government, University administration, faculty from individual colleges and the external community.  The GPSA also allocates and manages funding for graduate student events and activities.  

For information on how to get involved or to discuss matters that concern the graduate and professional student body at FAU, contact the GPSA Director at 561-297-1170, or the respective campus-based GPSA offices: Boca Raton campus at 561-296-1169, Broward campuses at 954-762-5615 and Northern campuses at  561-799-8595. Or, contact the association at gpsa@fau.edu.

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Housing
Off-Campus Housing
The Office of Student Involvement sponsors the Off-Campus Housing Service, a computerized list of area rooms, apartments and houses for rent. For information, call 561-297-3735 or visit the website.

On-Campus (University) Housing
Approximately 4,200 students live in University Housing. Applications for University Housing usually exceed available space and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with freshmen receiving preference in the residence hall community. Students are encouraged to apply earlyby April 1. Space is not available for married students or students with families.

All full-time freshmen are required to reside in University Housing, space permitting. Exemptions from this policy may be requested for the following reasons:

1. The student is 21 years old or older by the first day of class.

2. The student resides with parent(s) or legal guardian(s) within a 50-mile radius of the Boca Raton campus;

3. The student is married.

The University offers two basic styles of housing accommodation: suite-style residence halls, primarily for freshmen and other undergraduate students, and apartments for upper-division and graduate students. All facilities are air-conditioned and include standard furnishings, utilities, cable TV service, wireless Internet access, laundry facilities and community lounges.

A number of student staff and full-time professional staff members are available throughout University Housing to assist with student needs. The Residential Life staff also plans a wide variety of educational, cultural, social and recreational programming activities; advises student community-council groups in University Housing; and assists students in transitioning from home to on-campus life.

University housing is also available on the Jupiter campus. Priority is given to Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College students. Currently 230 students live in two residence halls.

Click here for additional information about on-campus housing or contact:

Boca Raton Campus
561-297-2880
Fax: 561-297-2881
Email: housing@fau.edu

Florida Atlantic University
Department of Housing and Residential Life
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Jupiter Campus
561-799-8828
Fax: 561-799-8826
Email: Jupiterhousing@fau.edu

FAU Jupiter/John D. MacArthur Campus
Department of Housing and Residential Life
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458

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International Programs

The Office of International Programs (OIP) provides services and leadership to strengthen the international dimensions of academic programs at Florida Atlantic University. OIP is responsible for establishing, supporting and coordinating international learning activities for undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty. These include:

1. Developing, managing and overseeing international academic programs, including study abroad and student exchange programs.

2. Developing and managing international cooperation agreements with academic institutions around the world.

3. Facilitating greater internationalization of the University and Colleges.

4. Serving as a liaison to state, regional, national and international education organizations and consortia.

The OIP provides comprehensive services and support to undergraduate and graduate students who wish to study abroad. It also encourages and assists faculty to develop new educational programs abroad and to enhance existing programs. OIP maintains a file of information on the general scholarships and postgraduate fellowship opportunities that are available. It serves as the FAU office for the Fulbright Student Program and Gilman and Boren study abroad award programs. OIP also works with faculty, deans and other University offices to bring international visitors to campus, and co-sponsors workshops, conferences and lectures on international affairs and studies. For information, contact the OIP at 561-297-1208 or 800-935-5734 or visit www.fau.edu/goabroad. For detailed information on the office's Study Abroad Programs, see the Programs for Enrichment and Specialization section of this catalog.

International Student and Scholar Services
The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) welcomes international students, scholars and their families in an effort to promote a culturally diverse learning environment and to enrich the quality of teaching and research at FAU. The ISSS provides essential services and programs, including tax seminars, immigration workshops and cultural programs as well as counseling on immigration, academic, social, cultural and personal concerns. In addition, the office provides International Student Orientations to welcome new students. Attendance is required at these sessions.

The ISSS has a close working relationship with numerous international student cultural organizations on campus who assist with welcoming new students and fostering cross-cultural appreciation. Each year the ISSS co-sponsors a Festival of Nations in collaboration with the various international student cultural organizations. Students are encouraged to get involved. Call ISSS for information at 561-297-3049 or visit its website.

Check-In Procedure: (For "IS" HOLD clearance to register) All students who are in non-immigrant status (those without legal permanent residency, the "green card") are considered international students. Each semester, international students who are in F-1 status must come to ISSS to complete the check-in procedure prior to registration. Students should be prepared to show their passport, I-94 card and I-20; provide their current U.S. and home country addresses; and provide a valid email address. Proof of major medical health insurance is also required in order to register. For detailed information, contact the ISSS.

International Student Health Insurance Requirements: All students who are in non-immigrant status (those without legal permanent residency, the "green card") are considered international students.

The state of Florida and FAU require that all international students maintain health insurance coverage to help defray the costs of catastrophic medical care. State of Florida Board of Education regulations prevent FAU from allowing students to register until they have complied with the insurance requirement. The University is unable to make exceptions.

Annual insurance is required for 52 continuous weeks beginning on August 20 each academic year. New and returning students who enter the University for the spring or summer terms must have prepaid and continuous coverage through August 20 of that year.

Note: J-1 visa students, scholars and dependents with DS 2019 forms are required to purchase the University-approved policy for themselves and all accompanying dependents for the duration of their form DS 2019. Alternate policies are not accepted. For information, contact the ISSS.

FAU International Student Health Insurance Policy: A University-approved policy is available for purchase from the insurance representative located in the ISSS office or online at www.insuranceforstudents.com.

Alternate Insurance Policies: Students are advised not to purchase insurance prior to arrival without verifying that it is acceptable. Students other than those on J visas (exchange visitors) must request permission to use an alternate policy. In this case, the insurance company must complete the Alternate Insurance Compliance form and fax it directly to the ISSS fax number listed on the form for evaluation. The policy must meet the minimum requirements established by FAU and the Board of Trustees (BOT). Policies are reviewed based on the information that each insurance company provides on the Alternate Insurance Compliance form. Allow sufficient time for processing.

Note: In compliance with FAU, state of Florida and U.S. Department of State requirements, the following rule is in place: Failure to maintain the required insurance will result in cancellation of all classes without a refund. All J-visa exchange visitors, including students, scholars and their dependents who fail to maintain the required insurance for the specified period will be terminated from Florida Atlantic University's Exchange Visitor Program.

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Mail Services

The Mail Center processes all University-related mail and shipments. This includes the internal University mail to and from all campuses, incoming and outgoing courier mail to and from other state agencies, all incoming and outgoing U.S. mail, and shipments handled by other carriers such as UPS, FedEx, Airborne and DHL. The Mail Center is the point of contact for all bulk mailings. Mail directed to resident students is handled by the Housing Department. For information on Mail Services, contact 561-297-3172.

For the convenience of students, faculty and staff, a self-service postal kiosk is located in Campus Copy. This kiosk offers self-service functions including books of stamps, express and priority mail and other USPS functions. There is no surcharge for any of the mail services offered.

Math Learning Center
The Math Learning Center (MLC), located in GS211, assists FAU students in developing their math problem solving skills. The MLC is staffed by highly qualified graduate students (most are also instructors) in the Mathematics master’s or Ph.D. program at FAU. All graduate students attend extensive tutor training and are certified through the College Reading and Learning Association.

The MLC provides the following academic support services to FAU students for free:

Drop-in tutoring during all hours of operation;
One-on-one tutoring by appointment;
eTutoring (see www.math.fau.edu/MLC/remote);
Review sessions;
Succeed At Math (see your SAM specialist at the MLC).

Visit the Math Learning Center's webpage for further information, including hours of operation.


Military & Veterans Affairs

Florida Atlantic University is approved for the education and training of veterans and their children under all public laws now in effect. The Military & Veterans Affairs Office, located in the Student Financial Aid Office on the Boca Raton campus, provides a full range of information about educational assistance, tutorial assistance and work study for veterans. Students who may be eligible for educational benefits under any Veterans Administration program are urged to contact the Military & Veterans Affairs Office.

Veterans are eligible for one fee deferment per academic year. On the VA Certification Request form, students may indicate if they would like a deferment. Checking "yes" provides students with 60 additional days to pay tuition and fees. This extension begins on the first day of classes.

Certification is not automatic and must be requested prior to the start of each semester via the VA Certification Request form, available at www.fau.edu/finaid. Click on Veterans in the menu to the left of the page. Due dates for the VA Certification Request form:

June - Fall semester form due
October - Spring semester form due
March - Summer terms 1, 2, 3 forms due

Benefits are determined by the Veterans Administration and Florida Atlantic University certification, according to VA rules and regulations.

To remain eligible for veteran benefits, veteran students may not be on academic probation for more than two consecutive terms. Academic progress will be monitored by the University's Military & Veterans Affairs Office. Lack of satisfactory progress will be reported to the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs. Benefits will be terminated for failure to achieve satisfactory progress. For information call 561-297-1250.

Acceptance of College Credit for Military Training and Education Courses
Consistent with Florida Board of Governors Regulation 6.013, Military Veterans and Active Duty, students who are or were members of the United States Armed Forces may earn appropriate academic college credit for college-level training and education acquired in the military. For more information, refer to Military Service College Credit in the Academic Policies and Regulations section of this catalog.

Priority Registration for Veterans
Veterans of the United States Armed Forces who are receiving GI Bill educational benefits or their spouses or dependent children to whom the GI Bill educational benefits have been transferred receive priority course registration as provided by Florida Statute 1004.075. These individuals are able to register on the first day of advance registration. Any veteran who misses the priority advance registration day will be able to register for class during the normal registration period that follows.

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Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides programs and services that are holistic and based on theories of learning and human development, enhancing the educational experiences of students. Multicultural Affairs' goals are consistent with the University's mission to serve "a uniquely diverse community within an environment that fosters inclusiveness." Programs and services provided include:

1. Supplemental orientation to the culture of the institution;

2. Assessments of students' educational goals and individual needs;

3. Support programs and services necessary for academic success;

4. Support programs and services necessary for personal development;

5. Social and cultural programming that deepen students' understanding of their culture and heritage;

6. Education and training that focuses on understanding cultural differences;

7. Advising cultural clubs and organizations;

8. Advocacy for underrepresented students;

9. Training in leadership skills;

10. Developing collaborative relationships with community and educational organizations to promote entry in and completion of a postsecondary education.

While the office targets underrepresented student populations, all students are welcome and encouraged to participate. For information on specific programs call 561-297-3959 or visit the Multicultural Affairs website at www.fau.edu/oma.

New Student Orientation

Orientation is a required University-wide program for all new undergraduate students (first-time-in-college and transfer students). The purpose of the New Student Orientation Office is to provide programs and services that facilitate the transition of new students into the University, to prepare new students for the University's educational opportunities and to integrate students into the campus community.

A comprehensive orientation is offered at each of the University's locations where student services are provided. Included are freshman and transfer (more than 30 credit hours) programs at the Boca Raton campus and transfer programs at the Davie, Fort Lauderdale and Jupiter campuses. Orientation for Wilkes Honors College students is also held at the Jupiter campus.

Each location employs and trains student leaders to conduct the programs and sessions offered during orientation. Orientation leaders are dedicated, spirited and highly trained individuals who ease the transition for incoming students and their families. By sharing their knowledge of campus resources and experiences at FAU, they ensure a smooth transition for new FAU students.

The
New Student Orientation Office is located on the Boca Raton campus and may be reached at 561-297-2733. Orientation at the Broward locations is coordinated through the Broward Campus Life Office, 954-236-1236 (Davie and Fort Lauderdale). At the Jupiter campus, orientation is handled by the director of Campus Life, 561-799-8521. For information about Wilkes Honors College Orientation, call 561-799-8690. For more information about orientation on all campuses, visit www.fau.edu/orientation or send an email to orientme@fau.edu.

Since family involvement can be very important in determining student success, parents and guests are welcome to register as guests and attend orientation.

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Office of Health and Wellness Education Owls Care Health Promotion
Owls Care Health Promotion supports students by helping them to care for themselves, others and the University community while encouraging lifelong learning in a healthy and inclusive environment. The office provides wellness education, support and resources to students and the Florida Atlantic community. Owls Care Health Promotion works to prevent campus health problems in many areas including: stress management, nutrition and healthy eating, substance abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention, sexual health, HIV/AIDS awareness, self-esteem, healthy relationships, and bystander intervention training.

Current and relevant wellness information and services are offered to the FAU Community, promoting healthy choices through dynamic programming. These services enhance the health of the FAU community and increase opportunities for students’ academic and personal successes.

The multitude of services provided by the Owls Care Health Promotion Office of Health and Wellness Education include individual wellness consultations, smoking cessation courses, HIV testing, and health and wellness programs and presentations. On the Boca Raton campus, the office is located in Building 8, Room SS-222 (above the breezeway food court). Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. On the Davie campus, the office is located in the Davie Student Union, SD-BC 54, Room 206. Office hours are Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Owls Care Leaders
Owls Care Leaders are student employees who serve as representatives for the Owls Care Health Promotion, providing presentations on topics including stress management, nutrition, bystander intervention and conflict resolution. For information on how to become an Owls Care Leader, call 561-297-1048 or visit the Office of Health and Wellness Education Owls Care Health Promotion website.

The Peer Education Team
The Peer Education Team (PET) is a student organization that promotes healthy lifestyle choices for the FAU community. PET members are trained by Health and Wellness Education Owls Care Health Promotion staff members and assist in planning, organizing and hosting breezeway events, awareness days and many other activities. PET members come from all backgrounds and majors. They receive invaluable experiences and volunteer hours that impact future personal, educational and career endeavors. New PET members are always welcome. For information, call 561-297-1048 or visit the Office of Health and Wellness Education Owls Care Health Promotion website.

Parent and Family Programs
The Office of Parent and Family Programs assists parents during their student's journey at Florida Atlantic University. It fosters the relationship between the University and the parents of FAU students while supporting student success. The Office of Parent and Family Programs also provides education, programs and resources to assist parents with developing the necessary skills to become effective coaches and mentors to their students. Some of the programs include Parent and Family Weekends, a Parent's Academy, webinars and much more. Parents can stay informed with the monthly e-newsletter and social media updates. Parents who wish to be more involved are invited to join the Owl Parent Association. Visit www.fau.edu/parents for information, contact the office at 561-297-4691 or email owlparents@fau.edu.

Parking and Transportation Services
Parking and Transportation Services is responsible for managing the parking program in the interest of providing safe, convenient and well-designed parking facilities for more than 30,000 students, faculty, staff and visitors. To properly manage the parking facilities, the department administers a vehicle registration program and corresponding sale of decals, plans and develops parking lots, administers the appeals process, enforces the parking rules and maintains financial accountability.

University traffic patrollers provide a constant presence within the lots and are available to answer questions regarding parking procedures and regulations. On the Davie campus, parking regulations are enforced by FAU and Broward College officials. On the Fort Lauderdale campus, parking rules in the public garage are enforced by the City of Fort Lauderdale. Parking and Transportation Services can be reached at 561-297-2771. For additional information and to purchase a decal, visit www.fau.edu/parking.

Pre-College Programs
Pre-College Programs enhance the educational experiences of students by providing programs and services that are holistic and based on theories of learning and human development. The office's Upward Bound Program provides several services that promote entry in and completion of a postsecondary education. Additional services include:

1. Advice and assistance in secondary and postsecondary course selection;

2. Assistance in preparing for college entrance examinations and completing college admission applications;

3. Information on the full range of federal student financial aid programs and benefits (including Federal Pell Grant awards and loan forgiveness) and resources for locating public and private scholarships;

4. Assistance in completing financial aid applications, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid;

5. Guidance and assistance in secondary school re-entry, alternative education programs for secondary school dropouts that lead to the receipt of a regular secondary school diploma; entry into general educational development (GED) programs; or entry into postsecondary education;

6.  Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students or the students' parents, including financial planning for postsecondary education;

7. Advocacy for underrepresented students;

8. Training in leadership skills; assessments of students' educational goals and individual needs;

9. Instruction in Mathematics through Pre-Calculus, Laboratory Science, Foreign Language, Composition and Literature.

For further information on the programs and services offered within Pre-College Programs, call 561-297-1185 or visit the Pre-College Programs website.

Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence

The Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence provides assistance to the more than 450 student-athletes at FAU as they strive to reach their educational goals while they compete in intercollegiate athletics. Academic counselors work closely with coaches, faculty and a variety of campus resources to help facilitate students' academic progress and personal development throughout college life. This is accomplished by instituting academic and social support programs, including, but not limited to, Academic Enhancement, Tutorial Services, Counseling, Secondary Advising, Study Hall, Eligibility Tracking, Career Development and Life Skills. The major emphasis with each of these programs is to provide students with the resources and fundamental skills that will foster academic achievement and promote the holistic development of the student-athlete population.

The Student-Athlete Center, located in the Oxley Center on the Boca Raton campus, is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday; and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday. For information, call 561-297-2297 or visit the Center's website.

Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) is a department within the Division of Student Affairs. The purpose of the Office of Student Conduct is to support the educational mission of Florida Atlantic University by administering the Student Code of Conduct, described in University Regulation 4.007, and serving as a resource to the University community and beyond.

The University’s Student Code of Conduct is an integral part of the educational mission of the University. It emphasizes each individual’s acceptance of his/her own personal and social responsibilities, ensuring fairness and the satisfaction of certain minimum requirements described in University Regulation 4.007. Since behavior that is not in keeping with standards acceptable to the University is often symptomatic of attitudes, misconceptions, and emotional crises, re-education and rehabilitative activities are essential elements of the student conduct process.

A humanistic approach is employed. The University’s Student Code of Conduct is designed to provide and help maintain an atmosphere within the University Community that is conducive to academic pursuits. Serious action against a student, such as separation, is considered and invoked only when other remedies fail. The University, however, recognizes its responsibilities to all members of the University community, and the protection of personal, institutional rights and property is a primary focus of the process in Regulation 4.007.

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Student Employment

The Student Employment Office provides information on both on-campus and off-campus jobs to degree-seeking students, regardless of financial need. The office maintains "Get a Job!," a current online job database available to students and employers. Call 561-297-6156 for details or visit the Student Employment website.

Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services, part of the Controller's Office, is responsible for the collection of all funds due to the university, student account billing, Financial Aid refunds and collection of delinquent accounts. For detailed information on such topics as payment deadlines, installment plans, direct deposit, Florida Prepaid, online payment and many more topics, please visit: http://www.fau.edu/controller/student_information/.

Boca Raton Campus, Student Services Building, Room 130
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 561-297-6101
Fax: 561-297-0683
webcontroller@fau.edu

Student Government

Student Government (SG) is the representative association of the student body of Florida Atlantic University. It is also a department within the Division of Student Affairs. Like the U.S. Government, SG is divided into three branches: the Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial. It also includes Student Government programs and advisory boards:

Program Board
Elections Board
Graduate Professional and Student Association (GPSA)
Homecoming Committee
Multicultural Programming
Council of Student Organizations (COSO)
Student Advocating Volunteer (SAVI)
Peer Education Team
NightOwls Program
Interfaith Programming (IP)
Campus Recreation Advisory Board (CRAB)
Broward Wellness Center Advisory Board
MacArthur Campus Recreation Advisory Board
Student Union Advisory Board (SUAB)
Davie Student Union Advisory Board
The Burrow Student Union Advisory Board
Student Media Outlets

The Executive Branch consists of the Student Body President, Vice President, Boca Raton Governor, Davie Governor and Jupiter Campus Governor and their staffs. The President represents the student body to the administration, Florida Legislature and surrounding communities. It is the responsibility of the executive branch to work on initiatives that improve campus life. The Student Body President, Vice President and Campus Governors are elected in the spring for one-year terms.

The Legislative Branch is divided among three campuses: Boca Raton, Davie and Jupiter. There is a University-wide student senate and three campus-based houses of representatives. It is the responsibility of the legislative branch to maintain statutes that enable self-governance, allocate funding from the activity and service fee budget and provide a check and balance for executive programs. Legislators are elected each fall for one-year terms.

The Judicial Branch is composed of the Chief Justice and three campus-based Associate Justices. The Student Court hears cases regarding Student Body Constitution, statutory due process and violations. It also reviews student government statutes for legislation that may be unconstitutional according to the SG Constitution. Members of the Student Court are also trained hearing officers of the Student Affairs Student Conduct Board.

SG also includes the Student Government Accounting and Budget Office (SGAB) and works closely with the Office of Student Involvement to support student-centered activities and services.

SG is supported by a team of professional staff advisors within the Division of Student Affairs, full-time administrators with advanced degrees in higher education administration, leadership and accounting who advise and support Student Government by assisting with the student coordination of University-wide and campus-based initiatives, providing training and advisement.

For information about Student Government and how students can get involved, call 561-297-3740 for Boca Raton and University-wide opportunities; in Davie, 954-236-1264; and in Jupiter, 561-799-8440. Visit SG on the web.


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Student Health Services

FAU Student Health Services (SHS) supports student success through the delivery of high quality primary care and public health services. SHS is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Staff includes experienced and highly qualified board certified physicians, nurse practitioners, nursing staff, dental staff, pharmacy staff, registered dietician and administrative and support staff.

SHS offers services at the Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses. Primary medical services include, but are not limited to, common acute illnesses and injuries, women’s and men’s healthcare, preventive healthcare services and immunizations. Primary dental services, including consultation, oral exams, x-rays and cleaning, are available at the Boca Raton campus clinic. Appointments are available with a registered dietician to assist students with a variety of questions or concerns related to nutrition. All registered FAU students are eligible for services at any SHS location. 

FAU Pharmacy
The FAU Pharmacy is located in the Student Union, Room 129, on the Boca Raton campus. Student-centered professional staff members are available to fill prescriptions from SHS providers or the student’s personal provider and are able to accept most commercial pharmacy benefit plans. In addition, the Pharmacy stocks a wide array of over-the-counter medications and health-related products. 

Health Insurance
State of Florida policies require that all international students have health insurance. For complete information on these requirements, see the Office of International Student and Scholar Services entry in this catalog section. A Student Accident and Sickness Health Insurance Policy is also available for FAU students who may wish to enroll. For more information about the student health insurance plan, visit www.fau.edu/shs/insurance.

Immunizations
SHS also supports the campus community with public health services, including oversight of the Florida State University System Board of Governors immunization program requirements. See www.fau.edu/shs/immunization for a complete list of requirements and the immunization form that must be completed, signed and submitted before a student may register for classes at FAU for the first time.

SHS Website
Visit the SHS website for hours of operation, contact information and building locations for all services and to sign up to access the MyHealth patient portal. The portal offers on-line appointment scheduling, access to health results and secure messaging with SHS provider staff. The SHS website also has information on after-hours services available near all FAU campus locations, including hospitals and urgent care centers. In addition, the website provides information on the 24/7 nurse care and information line available to all FAU students.

Student Involvement and Leadership

As a part of the total educational experience at Florida Atlantic University, an extensive program of student activities is regularly revised and updated to meet the needs and preferences of the student body.

The Student Involvement and Leadership Office is in charge of three main areas: Leadership Education and Development (LEAD), Fraternity and Sorority Life and Student Organizations and Activities, which encompasses over 300 student organizations, the Student Government Program Board, Homecoming, Night Owls and the Mascot Program.


Student Involvement and Leadership can be a resource for all students. For more information, call 561-297-3735 (Boca), 561-799-8724 (Jupiter) or 954-236-1219 (Broward) or visit the website. Office

Student Media
OWL TV, OWL Radio and the University Press are student media outlets created for students by students and funded by students. Florida Atlantic University’s student media provide a stable, reliable media environment and serve as public forums for free, creative expression and a laboratory of learning.

The Department of Student Media plays an integral role at Florida Atlantic University by covering its wide-ranging events and programs, providing entertainment and giving students the opportunity to gain real-world experience in print journalism, television and radio broadcast production. Led by professional advisors, students involved in student media gain hands-on experience that can’t be found in a classroom. In addition to building résumés, student media offer a wide range of paid and volunteer positions that allow students to focus on their academics while also committing time to producing materials and building portfolios.The Department of Student Media is located on the Boca Raton campus, Building 31 (UN), Room 207. For more information, call 561-297-0448 or visit www.fau.edu/studentmedia.

Student Union, Boca Raton Campus

The FAU Student Union (Boca Raton) serves as a student-centered organization and facility providing a focal point for campus activities and programs for FAU's culturally diverse student body.  Visit the Student Union for the following services:

• Student Offices (Student Organization Club House, Graduate Student Association, Student Government, Student Government Programming, SAVI, Night Owls and Student Media—University Press, Owl TV, and Owl Radio)

• University Offices (Student Union Administration and Event Planning, New Student and Owl Family Programs, Student Involvement, FAU Business Services)

• Food Service Venues (Outtakes Convenience Store, Center Marketplace, Coyote Jack’s Bar & Grill)

• Retail Services (Student Union Box Office, Owl Wear FAU Logo Shoppe, Tech-U Computer Store, New Era Barber Shop)

• Computer Lab

• Owl Card ID Center

• Video and Traditional Gaming

• Meeting and Events Space

• BB&T Bank ATM Machine

• Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium - seating 2,385 individuals for concerts, lectures, comedy shows and movie nights

• Outdoor Stage

The Student Union is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 to midnight and Saturday/Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. Hours vary based on special events and holidays and during the summer semester. For information, call 561-297-3730 or visit the Student Union website.

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Student Union, Davie Campus
Located on the Davie campus in Broward County, the 20,000-square-foot Student Union houses offices for Student Government and advisors, a student lounge with a computer room, a large multipurpose room for events, health and counseling services, Steve's Espresso Café and a 5,800-square-foot University bookstore in partnership with Barnes & Noble College Bookstores. The Davie Student Union is the center of campus life where students can gather, talk or relax.

Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Direct inquiries to 954-236-1332. For further information, including upcoming events, call the building coordinator at 954-236-1314.

Office for Students with Disabilities

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) t
akes great pride in the academic and personal achievements of its many students with disabilities. FAU is committed to providing equal and integrated access for individuals with disabilities to all the academic, social, cultural and recreational programs it offers. OSD is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The mission of the OSD is to support students with documented disabilities in their pursuit of equity and excellence in education. The OSD works with FAU faculty and staff to ensure that reasonable accommodations are provided to students, including an equal opportunity to learn in the classroom setting and access to all areas of FAU campuses. The OSD fosters student self-advocacy and the development of compensatory skills that support independent learning.

Numerous
support services are available to students with disabilities, including:

• Disability counseling and support;
• Classroom accommodations;
• Note-taking services;
• Testing accommodations;
• Sign language/C-Print services;
• Assistive technology training and access;
• Learning strategies counseling;
• Active student organization;
• Meaningful volunteer opportunities;

Self identification and registration with the OSD is at the student's option and is not mandatory. However, in order to ensure receiving authorized academic accommodations from FAU due to a disability, the student must register with the OSD. Academic accommodations are based on self-report of the disability, effective prior accommodations, observation and interaction with the OSD counselor, as well as disability documentation submitted by the student. These accommodations are provided to support students in achieving academic success at the University as well as to assist them in developing the necessary compensatory skills they will need to be successful in their life after graduation. All disability-related records are kept confidential and are not released without the student's written permission.

The OSD office for the Boca Raton campus is located in SU 133. Call 561-297-3880 (voice), 561-297-0358
or 711 (TTY). Office hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

The OSD office for the Broward campuses is located at the Davie campus in LA 203. Call 954-236-1222 (voice)
or 711 (TTY). Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

The OSD office for the Jupiter campus is located in SR
117. Call 561-799-8585 (voice), 561-799-8565 or 711 (TTY). Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Testing and Evaluation
The Office of Testing and Evaluation provides testing services for FAU students, faculty, staff and the community.

Florida Atlantic University is a national, state and university test center. National tests include ACCUPLACER, ACT, CLEP, GRE Subject Tests, LSAT, MAT, PCAT and TOEFL. State and university tests include HESI and other academic and professional tests. In addition, FAU is a Prometric test center. To view a listing of tests offered by Prometric, visit www.prometric.com. Individuals may also schedule appointments to have correspondence tests proctored. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made available in coordination with the Office for Students with Disabilities.

Services for faculty include makeup testing on a limited basis, scoring multiple-choice tests and providing a computer analysis of the results. The Student Perception of Teaching forms are processed by this office each semester. Results are provided to the faculty, departments and colleges and are available online.

Contact the office for testing hours and services at TestandEval@fau.edu, or 561-297-3160 on the Boca Raton campus, 954-236-1220 on the Davie campus and 561-799-8694 on the Jupiter campus. For more information, visit the Testing and Evaluation website.

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Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry
Students are invited to distinguish their FAU education by participating in the process of discovery! FAU offers a wealth of resources for students to engage in undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity. The Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) provides students the unique opportunity to question, explore and pursue across all disciplines. Students are encouraged to collaborate with faculty and fellow undergraduate students on scholarly research and inquiry projects. The OURI provides a variety of resources to support undergraduate students. These include undergraduate research grants and summer undergraduate research fellowships (SURF) that fund undergraduate research projects, the Undergraduate Research Symposium that showcases student projects on three campuses and the Undergraduate Research Journal, which publishes original projects and scholarly papers. Interested students may also join the Council for Scholarship and Inquiry, OURI's student organization, and share their knowledge by visiting or by serving as an Undergraduate Research Peer Mentor. FAU’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry is located in GS 209. For more information about undergraduate research and inquiry opportunities at FAU, visit www.fau.edu/ouri or reach the office at ouri@fau.edu or 561-297-OURI (6874).

United Campus Ministries

United Campus Ministries (UCM) exists at Florida Atlantic University to assist the University in its mission of educating the whole person. Campus ministry seeks to create an atmosphere in which individuals at the University are engaged in the active pursuit of intellectual and spiritual truths. It seeks to enhance the quality of community and individual life on and off campus by being available to provide necessary services. It also provides a structure for coordinating respective ministries on campus.

These ministries include Alpha Nu Omega, Baptist Campus Ministries, Catch the Fire, Chabad (Orthodox Jews), Chi Alpha, FAUND Christian Fellowship, Fellowship Christian Athletes (FCA), Hillel, Helping International Students, Muslim Student Organization, Newman Club, Tree of Life and Victory Bible Club.

The Director of UCM is available in the Breezeway on the Boca Raton campus Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

University Center for Excellence in Writing

The University Center for Excellence in Writing (UCEW) is a free service for all members of the FAU community-undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty and visiting scholars alike. Its services are devoted to the support and promotion of writing. Trained writing center consultants help writers at any stage of the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, revising) with papers for courses, senior or master's theses, dissertations, job or graduate school applications, articles for publication, grant proposals and other documents. Consultants provide writing assistance rather than editing or proofreading services.

The UCEW provides a range of other services, including support for computer-facilitated teaching and learning for writing classes and hosting brown-bag discussions, workshops and presentations by guest speakers for FAU and the local community. The center also serves as the campus clearinghouse for research in literacy, pedagogy and computer-facilitated teaching of writing and for the Writing Across the Curriculum Program.

Writers are encouraged to take advantage of this free service, interact with other writers, gain perspective on their own work and develop additional strategies in reading and writing for all writing projects.

The main branch of the University Center for Excellence in Writing is on the Boca Raton campus in GS 215. For a list of all sites and hours of operation and to register for services and schedule an appointment, visit the UCEW website.

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University Police

The Florida Atlantic University Police Department provides a full range of public safety services 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses. Police are also present daytime hours on the other campuses. The FAU police department operates in accordance with the Police Standards and Training Commission in the state of Florida. Officers are fully trained professionals who are committed to assisting the University community in all of its public safety needs.

Some services provided by the University Police include vehicle, motorcycle, foot and bicycle patrol, criminal investigation, traffic enforcement, fingerprinting, accident investigation, special events management, crime prevention programs and victim advocacy.

The Victim Advocacy Program is for all students, faculty and staff who may become the victim of crime either off or on any FAU campus. The victim advocate can help with information about options in cases of rape, sexual harassment, stalking, cyber-stalking, domestic/relationship violence, assault, battery and other crimes. Information is available concerning victim compensation, obtaining an injunction (restraining order), reporting to the Dean of Students and referrals to campus and community resources. Individuals DO NOT have to file a police report to utilize the services of the victim advocate. Individuals may remain anonymous when talking to the advocate.

For information, call 561-297-0500 (after hours, this number is routed to police dispatch), email victimservices@fau.edu, or visit www.fau.edu/police/victimservices. The Victim Services office is located on the Boca Raton campus in Building 8W between Starbucks and the University Bookstore, Room 124A.

Campus crime statistics are available online through www.fau.edu/police. The current police blotter, dates of upcoming self-defense classes (RAD) and educational information are also available at this website. Timely warnings or crime alerts will be posted to this site.

Crime Prevention Programs provide information on safety and security precautions to students, faculty and staff members through seminars, bulletins, brochures and the website. University police personnel conduct training and provide crime prevention information each semester on these and other topics:

Acquaintance Rape Programs for women and men
Personal Safety - reduce your risk of becoming a victim
Drugs and Alcohol
Relationship Violence, Healthy Relationships
Resident Housing Safety
Burglary/Theft Prevention

University Police personnel are available to provide any additional crime prevention programming that may be needed to address an ongoing problem or special situation.

The Police Department encourages all members of the campus community to become involved in crime prevention. The department operates an Anonymous Crime-Reporting Program. Contact 561-297-3500 for more information.

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Training is a self-defense class offered to women only. These three-meeting classes are conducted on different campuses at different times of the year. Schedule information and registration are available on the police website at http://www.fau.edu/police/rad.php The FAU Police Department Central police dispatch can provide more information at 561-297-3500.

The department operates an Anonymous Crime Reporting Program called "Silent Witness." Individuals can provide information through the police website.

Also available is the "Tips" line: a voice mail system that allows individuals to leave information for law enforcement concerning crime. The Tips line number is 561-297-4636. In emergencies, call 911.

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Campus theft can be a serious problem. Resident halls, personal items and vehicles should be secured at all times. Make note of the serial numbers of all electronic items and check to see if these are covered by insurance. When parking, valuables should be placed in the trunk of the vehicle out of sight and the vehicle should be locked. Textbooks should be marked with the owner's name or an identifying mark somewhere on an inside page for proof of ownership so the books can be returned if recovered. Register bicycles with University Police in person at the police station. Registration serves as a theft deterrent and aids in the recovery of bicycles.

The Community Service Officer (CSO) Program was initiated in 1997. This program employs students in a security capacity on the Boca Raton campus. The objectives of the CSO Program are to provide a safer living and working environment for the campus community by augmenting law enforcement presence and providing FAU students with campus safety information. All CSO employees are provided with basic security and first aid training and are in direct communication with police dispatch.

Students, faculty and staff who are on the Boca Raton campus in the evening may call the Night Owls Campus Escort Service (561-297-6695) to accompany them safely to all locations on campus. These escorts work from dusk to the early hours of the morning when classes are in session.

"Code Blue" emergency telephones are located throughout the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses. Students should locate the telephones in the area where they normally park. These phones feature safety lighting and ring directly to emergency providers.

Remember when calling 911 from cellular phones, give the location first so that dispatchers can transfer the call to the closest police agency.

Campus phones: dial 911 for emergency police, fire and medical response on all campuses. Central Dispatch for all FAU campuses is 561-297-3500.

Police Services by Campus:
Dania Beach/SeaTech Campus: Call 911 for all emergencies. The on-campus number is 954-924-7000 (business hours). The FAU Police Department central police dispatch is available at 561-297-3500.

Davie Campus: Call 911 for all emergencies. On-campus number: 954-236-1140 (24 hours). The FAU Police Department central police dispatch is available at 561-297-3500.

Fort Lauderdale Campus: Call 911 for all emergencies. On-campus numbers are Higher Education Complex Security Desk: 954-201-7636 (24 hours) and Askew Tower: 954-201-7949 (business hours). The FAU Police Department central police dispatch is available at 561-297-3500.

Harbor Branch Campus: Call 911 for all emergencies. The FAU Police Department central policy dispatch is available at 561-297-3500. On-campus number: 772-528-5729 (business hours).

Jupiter Campus: Call 911 for all emergencies. The FAU Police Department central police dispatch is available at 561-297-3500. The FAU Police Department provides a full range of public safety services 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the John D. MacArthur campus in Jupiter. To ensure safety, it is suggested that staff members inform campus police when working alone late at night. The police officer on duty can be reached at anytime by calling the cellular phone number 561-339-0015 or office number 561-799-8700.

More information about the FAU Police Department on all FAU campuses is available at the following:

Main Dispatch: 561-297-3500
Email: faupd@fau.edu
Website: www.fau.edu/police

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Website

Additional information is available on the Florida Atlantic University website at www.fau.edu. Visit FAU's website to learn more about the University, its programs and its services.

Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service

The Daniel B. Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service (WCCES) at Florida Atlantic University is located on the Boca Raton campus with representatives on the Broward and Northern campuses. The mission of the WCCES is to develop partnerships between the University and the community, providing service opportunities to faculty, staff and students; and to promote the link between the curriculum and service, fostering civic awareness. The vision of the WCCES is to foster future leaders through civic responsibility and community service. WCCES' core values are reflected in its four pillars: leadership, dedication, unity and service.  

The WCCES assists both local and national nonprofit organizations by providing them with the volunteers needed to accomplish their missions and goals. Volunteer hours served at any nonprofit agency while an FAU student is enrolled currently can be recorded on the student's transcript through the WCCES.

Additionally, faculty and students have the opportunity to combine coursework with the needs of the community through academic service-learning courses. These courses are designed to enrich the learning experience through hands-on activity and by teaching civic responsibility. Through the integration of instruction, community service and reflection, learning becomes more personally meaningful.

Contact the WCCES Office for your campus:

Boca Raton campus: 561-297-3607
Broward campuses: 954-236-1259
Jupiter campus: 561-799-8696

Website: www.fau.edu/volunteer

Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement (SAVI)
The Student Government agency Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement (SAVI) provides community service and leadership opportunities to all interested students. SAVI maintains an independent budget from the Weppner Center and offers students the opportunity to coordinate volunteer and fundraising events to support the community. SAVI also assists clubs and other student organizations in their community service efforts. SAVI is based on the Boca Raton, Broward and Jupiter campuses.

Contact the SAVI Office for your campus:

Boca Raton campus: 561-297-0246
Broward campuses: 954-236-1219
Jupiter campus: 561-799-8591

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