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Student Services and Activities

Division of Student Affairs
Business Services
Campus Recreation
Career Development Center (CDC)
Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS)
Child Care, Davie
Child Care, Boca Raton
Community College Relations and Transer Student Services
Community or State College Honor Society
Counseling and Psychological Services
Financial Aid
Graduate Student Association
Greek Life
International Programs
International Student and Scholar Services
Mail Services
Multicultural Affairs
New Student and OWL Family Programs
Off-Campus Housing
Office for Students with Disabilities
Office of Student Involvement and Leadership
On-Campus (University) Housing
Parking and Transportation Services
Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence
Student Employment
Student Government
Student Health Services
Student Union
Testing and Evaluation
United Campus Ministries
University Center for Excellence in Writing
University Police
Veterans Affairs
Website
Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service


Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for matters of general student welfare and student activities. The senior vice president for Student Affairs coordinates the overall operation, which includes the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Office, Career Development Center/Co-operative Education, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health and Dental Services, Housing and Residential Life, International Student Services, Multicultural Affairs, New Student Orientation, Student Involvement and Leadership, Student Union, Students with Disabilities, Today & Beyond Wellness, United Campus Ministries and Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service.

The staff of the Division of Student Affairs provides assistance and counseling to students concerning problems of personal adjustment to campus life, including housing, budgets and financial aid, activity participation and the interpretation of University regulations. Members of the division advise student organizations and support the various academic programs of Florida Atlantic University by working with and for students outside the classroom. For more details, visit the division’s website.

Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Office
The senior vice president is the chief administrative officer for Student Affairs throughout the University. The office is always open to assist students in receiving a rewarding, productive university experience at FAU. Students may appeal disciplinary decisions to the senor vice president for Student Affairs.

Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Office
The Associate Vice President and 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 advisement of the student government association, fraternities and sororities.

This office is also responsible for Campus Recreation, Counseling and Psychological Services, Greek Life, International Students and Scholars, Multicultural Affairs, Office for Students with Disabilities, Office of Student Conduct, Student Government, Student Government Accounting and Budgeting, Student Media, Student Orientation and Owl Family Programs, Student Union, United Campus Ministries and Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service.

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

Broward Campuses Student Affairs
The Broward Division of Student Affairs is responsible for coordinating Career Development, Student Involvement and Leadership, Activities, Clubs, Orientation, Student Government, Co-operative Education, Multicultural Affairs, Tutoring, Health and Counseling and Psychological Services, Leadership Development, the Office of Students with Disabilities and the Student Wellness Center facility.

The staff of Broward Student Affairs conducts programs, events, workshops and seminars to promote personal development, career development and leadership development for the students of the Broward campuses. Student services are available from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday and Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Hours at the Fort Lauderdale campus are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. The Associate Dean, Career Development, Multicultural Affairs and Office for Students with Disabilities are located on the Davie campus in the Liberal Arts Building. Student Health and Counseling, Student Involvement and Leadership, Orientation, and Student Government are located in the Davie Student Union. The Student Wellness Center is located on the Davie Campus. The Downtown Fort Lauderdale Student Affairs Office is located in HE/507.

For information, contact the associate dean of Student Affairs in the Liberal Arts Building, Room 109 on the Davie Campus, at 954-236-1236 or at: rcwillia@fau.edu.

Student Wellness Center
The Student Wellness Center on the Davie campus is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. All currently enrolled FAU students are eligible for a free membership, which includes use of the workout facility, intramurals, specialty classes and more. 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.

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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 John D. MacArthur campus in Jupiter.

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, MacArthur Campus in Jupiter); 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.

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

The Office of Student Affairs provides a wide range of services that includes Student Involvement and Leadership, Student Government, Volunteer Services, Multicultural Affairs, Career Development, Disabled Student Services, Recreation and Wellness Programming and mental and physical health resources.

Additionally, the Student Life Center (SL) houses the offices of Student Government and provides a place for students to socialize and study while not in class. The building includes a 1,500-square-foot fitness facility, men's and women's locker rooms, a study lounge and computer lab, game room, and is also the location of the campus bookstore.

For information about Student Affairs on the Treasure Coast campus call 772-873-3301. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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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. BankAtlantic (561-361-2889, ext. 7) has a full-service branch located in the Student Services West Building on the Boca Raton campus. In addition to the full-service branch, four ATMs are located on the Boca Raton campus. The Davie, Jupiter and Treasure Coast campuses each have one BankAtlantic ATM. Financial aid recipients may have their awards deposited directly to their BankAtlantic accounts for immediate access. Owl Cards may be encoded as ATM cards for any BankAtlantic 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 and the Treasure Coast, call 561-799-8538.

Campus Copy
Campus Copy (561-297-3508) 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.

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 and Dunkin' Donuts. 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; Treasure Coast campus, 772-873-3301.

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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 Stacy Volnick, Director of Business Services, at svolnick@fau.edu or 561-297-6319.

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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.

Recreation and Fitness Center
The FAU Recreation and Fitness Center, which opened January 2009, is an $18.6 million, 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 Lee Street, the FAU Recreation and Fitness Center is a modern, 77,000-square-foot facility offering:

• A 10,000-square-foot fitness center with more than 70 pieces of cardio equipment, two circuit training units, strength training room and stretching area
• Three indoor basketball courts
• A multipurpose gymnasium for indoor soccer, basketball and special events
• Two fitness performance studios designed for yoga, Pilates, spinning, etc.
• Men's and women's health club-style locker rooms
• A personal training suite
• An outdoor leisure and lap pool and deck
• A massage therapy suite
• A social lounge equipped with seating areas, flat-screen TVs and WiFi

Additional Campus Recreation Facilities
Track and Field Complex: Includes a state-of-the-art synthetic turf field dedicated for student recreation use and eight lane performance track.
Henderson Fields: The home of Intramural Sports and Club Sports, the Henderson fields may be reserved by all student organization for special functions.
Outdoor Basketball and Tennis Courts: These courts are lighted and available year-round for student recreation use.

Intramural Sports
These consist of competitive sports leagues, tournaments and special events that take place throughout the year in men’s, women’s and co-rec divisions. Specific leagues include flag football, basketball, soccer, volleyball and softball.

Club Sports
The Club Sports program promotes student participation in a variety of physical, athletic activities and allows students to engage in the activity of their choice at various skill levels. These student organizations are open to FAU students of all skill levels. Clubs include rugby, ice hockey, tae kwon do, surfing, climbing, sailing, wrestling and judo.

Group Fitness
This program provides a sense of commitment and control and can help to counteract stress. Group Fitness sessions can be used to control weight, relax tense muscles, increase the body's production of endorphins, increase self-esteem and strengthen the heart and lungs. Typical classes include Pilates, body sculpting, cardio kickboxing, yoga and a variety of dance aerobics.

Personal Training
The Personal Training program is available to those individuals who want to learn how to achieve personal health and fitness goals. From the novice to the elite athlete, FAU trainers have the knowledge and skills to work with you.    
For more information about Campus Recreation facilities, programs and services, click here or call 561-297-4512.

For recreation services on the Broward campuses, contact the Wellness Center at the Davie campus: 954-236-1018, browardwellness@fau.edu, or website. On the Jupiter campus, contact Student Life and Recreation at 561-799-8696 or click here.

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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; Jupiter, SR 110, 561-799-8671; and Treasure Coast, 772-873-3443. For more information, visit the 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: Co-operative Education/Internships
Co-operative 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, Co-operative 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 Co-operative 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 Co-operative 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 nonacademic 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 Optimal Résumé for assistance in creating high impact résumés and 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)

Formerly known as the Office for Student Retention, 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 Freshman Learning Community (FLC) programs, Living Learning Community (LLC) programs, Supplemental Instruction (SI), student assessments including CARES, student success workshops, FAU parent list-serves and some tutoring services.

CLASS is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For information, call 561-297-0906, send an email to stay@fau.edu, or visit CLASS in SU 130.

Child Care, Davie Campus

In order to serve a core of nontraditional students, FAU and Broward College offer an Early Childhood Development Center on campus. This center provides child care services to students and staff and an enriching, safe environment for children. For information, call 954-236-1236 or click here.

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, located on the Boca Raton campus, for children from birth to five years of age. It is affiliated with the College of Education’s Toppel Family Early Childhood Education Institute at Florida Atlantic University. 

The Karen Slattery Center, which serves approximately 100 children, is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 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.

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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 561-297-3160 or email: 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 561-799-8678.

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; and on the Treasure Coast, call 772-873-3300. For information about financial aid, read the section on Financial Assistance Opportunities in this catalog or visit the Financial Aid website.

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) comprises graduate and professional students whose goals are to host cultural and academic programs for graduate students, advocate for graduate students’ interests within the University community and work together to strengthen the collective voice of the graduate community. For information on how to get involved or to discuss matters that concern the graduate and professional student body at FAU, contact the Graduate Student Association at 561-297-1170 or gsa@fau.edu.

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Greek Life

Among the cocurricular opportunities available to students at FAU is membership in one of the campus fraternities and sororities. The University advises Greek organizations through the Dean of Student Affairs Office. Many students find that membership in these organizations enhances their college experience by providing them with leadership opportunities, promoting academic achievement, offering athletic competitions and providing a supportive peer group. The Dean of Student Affairs Office assists Greek organizations with various operations, including leadership development programs, housing plans and alumni-relations development. Visit the Office of Greek Life website or call 561-297-1245 for information.

Fraternities Sororities
Alpha Epsilon Pi Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Nu Omega Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Psi Lambda Alpha Nu Omega
Alpha Tau Omega Alpha Psi Lambda
Beta Chi Theta Alpha Xi Delta
Delta Tau Delta Delta Phi Epsilon
Kappa Alpha Psi Delta Sigma Theta
Lambda Theta Phi Lambda Theta Alpha
Omega Psi Phi Sigma Gamma Rho
Phi Beta Sigma Theta Phi Alpha
Phi Delta Theta Zeta Phi Beta
Pi Kappa Alpha  
Sigma Alpha Mu  
   


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.

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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 nonimmigrant 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 nonimmigrant 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.

Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Precollege Programs enhances the educational experiences of students by providing programs and services that are holistic and based on theories of learning and human development. Its departmental 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; and
  10. Developing collaborative relationships with community and educational organizations to promote entry and completion of a post-secondary 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 and Owl Family Programs

Orientation is a required Universitywide program for all new undergraduate students (first-time-in-college and transfer students). The purpose of the New Student and Owl Family Programs 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, Jupiter and Treasure Coast 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 Office of New Student and Owl Family Programs is located on the Boca Raton campus and may be reached at 561-297-2733. Orientation at the Broward locations is coordinated through Student Involvement and Leadership, 954-236-1219. At the Jupiter campus, orientation is handled by the associate dean of students, 561-799-8521. For information about Wilkes Honors College orientation, call 561-799-8690 or email achase@fau.edu. Call 772-873-3300 for orientation information at the Treasure Coast campus. 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, the Office of New Student and Owl Family Programs provides programs for parents and families. These programs include the Owl Parent Association, a monthly e-newsletter, a parents' message board, a parent orientation and Parent and Family Weekend, held in the fall semester. Visit www.fau.edu/parents for information, contact the office at 561-297-2733 or email owlparents@fau.edu.

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Off-Campus Housing

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

Office for Students with Disabilities

The Office for Students with Disabilities (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 allow this population of students an equal opportunity to learn in the classroom setting and have access to all areas of FAU campuses. The OSD fosters student self-advocacy and the development of compensatory skills that support independent learning.

Numerous adaptive technological aids and human support services are available to help meet the needs of students with varying disabilities. Among the adaptive technology aids are computers with screen readers and speech-recognition systems, magnification devices, audio recorders, Braille writers, wheelchair-accessible desks, tactile aids and FM systems. The support services include assistive technology training, note-taking services, sign language/C-Print services, adaptive testing accommodations, Learning Strategies Training and an active student organization. In addition to providing academic support services and accommodations to students with disabilities, the OSD also provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for all students.

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. In order to complete the registration process, it is the responsibility of the student with a disability to provide the OSD with appropriate written documentation from a licensed professional in the field concerning the specific diagnosis and anticipated academic limitations. This enables the OSD to provide the appropriate, reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure access to the student’s educational program, as well as to assist the student in developing the necessary compensatory skills needed to be successful after graduation. All disability-related records are kept confidential and are not released without the student’s written permission. Students interested in volunteering with the OSD are also welcomed.

The OSD office for the Boca Raton campus is located in SU 133. Call 561-297-3880 (voice), 561-297-0358 (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 Davie campus in LA 240. Call 954-236-1222 (voice). Office hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

The OSD office for the Jupiter campus is located in SR 110. Call the assistant director of Diversity Student Services at 561-799-8010 (voice), 561-799-8565 (TTY). Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The OSD office for the Treasure Coast campus is located in CO 117.  Call the assistant director of Diversity Student Services at 561-799-8010 to schedule an appointment.

Additional information is available at http://osd.fau.edu.

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Office of 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.

This office is in charge of five main areas: Clubs and Organizations; advising the Student Government Program Board (SGPB); reservation of the Breezeway, Bookstore and Free Speech Lawns; the Campus Leadership Program; and Homecoming. The Student Involvement and Leadership Office also coordinates advising the Inter Club Council, monitoring campus events, maintaining publications such as the Blue Book (list of all student groups on campus) and organizing the Student Activities Award Luncheon.

Student Involvement and Leadership can be a resource for all students. For more information, call 561-297-3735 or visit its website. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. In Broward, call 954-236-1219. In Jupiter, call 561-799-8696.

On-Campus (University) Housing

Approximately 3,700 students live in University Housing. Space is not available for married students or students with families. 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.

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. Age 21 or older by the first day of class;
2. Residing with parent(s) or legal guardian(s) within a 50-mile radius of the Boca Raton campus;
3. 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 290 students live in two residence halls.

For additional information about on-campus housing, visit www.fau.edu/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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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. Parking and Transportation Services can be reached at 561-297-2771.

On the Harbor Branch, Jupiter and Treasure Coast campuses, decals may be obtained from any cashier. On the Davie campus, decals may be obtained from the Owl Card Center, and parking regulations are enforced by Broward College. On the Fort Lauderdale campus, parking rules in the public garage are enforced by the City of Fort Lauderdale. For additional information, visit www.fau.edu/parking.


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 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. For information, call 561-297-2297 or visit the Center's website.

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 561-297-6680 for details or visit the Student Employment website.

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 an independent Elections Board, Graduate Student Association, Homecoming Committee and student media outlets.

The Executive Branch consists of the student body president, vice president, Boca Raton governor, Broward governor, Jupiter campus governor, Treasure Coast 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 four campuses: Boca Raton, Broward, Jupiter and Treasure Coast. There is a university-wide student senate and four 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 as well.

The Judicial Branch is composed of the Chief Justice and four campus-based associate justices.  The Student Court hears cases regarding due process and statutory 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 and Leadership 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, accounting and government studies who 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 Broward, 954-236-1219; in Jupiter, 561-799-8440; and on Treasure Coast, 772-873-3364. Visit SG on the web.

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Student Health Services

Mission Statement
Florida Atlantic University Student Health Services, staffed by a team of dedicated professionals, provides healthcare, prevention, education, outreach and public health services to a diverse student population in a safe, caring and supportive environment. 

We promote University-wide wellness, encouraging healthy lifestyles and personal responsibility to enhance students’ capacity for reaching academic and personal goals, thereby enhancing their overall learning experiences. 

Vision
Student Health Services is an outstanding resource committed to meeting the changing health and wellness needs of the University community.

Values
1. Our spectrum of services supports the academic mission of Florida Atlantic University and health in its broadest sense. 

2. We value our connection with the Division of Student Affairs and their unwavering concern for student life on our campuses.

3. We pursue excellence by delivering quality, efficient and cost-effective services that meet professional and accreditation standards as well as relevant federal and state regulations.

4. We provide easy access to affordable, multidisciplinary professional services.

5. We are committed to ethical practices and to our unique responsibility to protect patient confidentiality. 

6. The learning environment and health of our students are enhanced by our collaboration and partnership with students, the community and other campus health-related programs and services. 

7. We value individual diversity, providing care that respects personal values, integrity and beliefs in a fair and honest manner.

8. We design and implement innovative and creative responses to current and changing health-care needs and characteristics of our student population.

9. We serve as advocates for a healthy campus by providing leadership on health policy issues and as leaders during health-related crises.

10. We foster a positive work environment where the values of respect and accountability are understood and demonstrated by our staff.

11. We strive to ensure a nonjudgmental, safe and secure environment for students and employees.

12. We value learning and support opportunities for professional and personal development.

Services are provided regardless of race, religion, gender, age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or marital status. SHS upholds the rights of students, including the rights of privacy and confidentiality.

Student Health Services is entirely supported through the nonrefundable student health fee and offers services on the Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses as well as the Treasure Coast area. Eligible students can utilize services at any location. Student must present a valid photo ID to receive services.

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Eligibility for Health Care Policy
A. Eligibility for Florida Atlantic University Students
Eligibility for care for students is based on registration and the payment of tuition, which includes the mandatory per-credit-hour student health fee for the semester.

1. New FAU students
New FAU students become eligible for Student Health Services beginning the first day of classes of their first semester at the University. (However, see Section 2 for students who are required to be on campus prior to the first day of classes.)

2. Students Required to be on Campus Early
Students who are required to be on campus before classes start (i.e., students registered for and participating in the University orientation programs, students living in the residence halls prior to the first day of class, residence hall RAs and intercollegiate athletes required to be on campus for preseason training but not yet enrolled) are eligible for health care, provided they are able to present evidence of their registration/student/athlete status or their University housing agreement.

3. Currently Enrolled or Continuing FAU Students
An enrolled FAU student is eligible for care from the first day of the semester until the first day of the following semester (in short, for the semester enrolled and the break weeks following the semester enrolled).

B. Eligibility for Nonstudents
1. Individuals who have graduated from FAU are not eligible for services at Student Health.

2. Students who have Withdrawn from the University
a. Some students withdraw from the University while they are in the midst of medical care at Student Health Services. To facilitate the transition of care from Student Health Services to another health care provider, students who have withdrawn will be eligible for one additional visit at Student Health Services. This visit will allow the SHS provider(s) to complete termination of treatment and make referral arrangements, if necessary, for off-campus medical follow-up care.

b. Withdrawn students, whether in the midst of care at the time of withdrawal or not, may choose to receive care for the remainder of the semester from which they withdrew by participating as “Visitors.” If these students choose to participate as Visitors (see below), such students are only eligible to participate as Visitors during the semester from which they withdrew.

C. Visitor Participation
Student Health Services has established a “Visitor” status to allow individuals to obtain regular care through Student Health Services. The criteria for Visitor status are set forth below. Visitors will be charged a Visitor Fee. The Visitor Fee exists in recognition of the fact that enrolled FAU students pay a mandatory Student Health Fee as part of their tuition. The following individuals are eligible to participate as Visitors:

1. Persons Eligible to Participate as Visitors
a. Off-semester Students
Off-semester students are individuals who are not currently enrolled but were enrolled in the semester immediately prior. For purposes of this policy, the summer 1 semester or summer 2 and 3 semesters combined will count as one semester. These students are eligible to participate as Visitors one semester in duration only following each registered semester.

b. Off-semester Students Enrolled in the University-Sponsored Insurance Plan
Off-semester students who have purchased the University-sponsored insurance plan for a full academic year, but are not currently enrolled, may continue to participate as Visitors (and are required to pay the Visitor Fee) for the balance of time remaining under that specific policy. These students must present evidence to Student Health Services that they are enrolled in and covered by a valid University-sponsored insurance plan(s) for a full academic year.

c. Students who have withdrawn from the University may participate as Visitors only for the semester from which they have withdrawn.

2. Payment of the Visitor Fee
The Visitor Fee will be paid to the University cashier. Upon payment, the University cashier will issue a receipt. This receipt must be presented at Student Health Services each time the holder comes for care during the semester. The Visitor Fee may be initiated at any time during a given semester. However, the fee is not prorated and must be paid in full prior to the first visit.

3. Payment for Fee-for-Service Charges
A student participating as a Visitor must pay the University cashier for all fee-for-service charges when the service is rendered. Fee-for-service charges include, but are not limited to, office visit charge and charges for laboratory tests, treatments, immunizations and medications.

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Confidentiality Policy
All medical records in Health Services are kept strictly confidential. Release of this information is only made with the written consent of the student, upon subpoena of the court, and in the interest of the health of the community. A Notice of Health Information Practices may be found on the SHS website.

Student Health Services, Boca Raton Campus
Location: SSW 240
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
General Information: 561-297-3512
Appointments: 561-297-2276
Fax: 561-297-0494

Appointment Policy, Boca Raton Campus
Students must cancel appointments by 5 p.m. the work day prior to the scheduled appointment to avoid being charged a No Show/Missed Appointment fee.

Medical Clinic, Boca Raton Campus
This clinic provides basic medical care for students, by appointment only. Board certified physicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners and registered nurses are available to see students. Men’s health services, medications, laboratory tests and other treatments are also offered.

Dental Clinic, Boca Raton Campus
Consultations, oral exams, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, teeth whitening and other dental procedures are provided for reduced fees, by appointment only. For treatment other than those listed above, referrals are made to community dentists, where the student is responsible for payment for services.

Women’s Clinic, Boca Raton Campus
Advanced registered nurse practitioners and physicians provide a variety of gynecological services that include routine annual check-ups (pap smear, pelvic and breast exam), contraception counseling, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and vaginal infections. Additional educational information is also provided. All services are provided for reduced fees, by appointment only.

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Pharmacy
The FAU Pharmacy is a modern, state-of-the-art facility located on the Boca Raton campus. Its pharmacists are passionate about patient education and providing excellent customer service. Services available for students, faculty and staff include:

• Outpatient prescription services (drug interaction screening, patient education, medication review and monitoring);
• Individual consultation with a pharmacist;
• Medication education;
• A full line of over-the-counter products.

For more information, call 561-297-0072 or visit the SHS website.

Student Health Services, Davie Campus in Broward
The Davie campus clinic provides basic medical care and a variety of gynecological services for students by appointment only. An advanced registered nurse practitioner provides these services in SD 206.  Fee-for-service charges include, but are not limited to, office visit charge and charges for laboratory tests, treatments, immunizations and medications. Call 954-236-1556 to schedule an appointment.

Student Health Services, MacArthur Campus in Jupiter
The Student Health Clinic in SR 106 is staffed by an advanced registered nurse practitioner and provides primary health care for students. Men’s health services, medications, laboratory tests and other treatments are offered. The Women’s Clinic provides a variety of gynecological services that include routine annual check-ups (pap smear, pelvic and breast exam), contraception counseling, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and vaginal infections. Additional educational information is also provided. All services are provided for reduced fees, by appointment. Call 561-799-8678 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Health Services, near other campuses
Primary medical care and women’s health care are available for students in the northern service area.

The student health fee covers the cost of a primary care office visit at the sites below. Fee-for-service items such as laboratory testing, immunizations, or other specialized treatments are the financial responsibility of the student. Call for an appointment.

Port St. Lucie Area
Linda Delo, D.O.

538 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34984
772-871-5900

Today & Beyond Wellness
The mission of the Today & Beyond Wellness Department is to provide education, support and resources for FAU students and staff in all areas of wellness, including sexual health, nutrition and healthy eating, exercise, stress management, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS awareness, self-esteem and healthy relationships.

Today & Beyond Wellness provides support and resource information for both on- and off-campus services. Additionally, it offers ongoing programs free of charge with a monthly calendar of workshops and fun events. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Peer Education Team (PET)
The Peer Education Team makes Today & Beyond possible. What better way to learn than from one’s peers. PET members volunteer their time, talent and energy to promote healthy lifestyle choices for the FAU community. After receiving educational training in wellness topics, they assist in the design and facilitation of workshops, peer theatre presentations, classroom programs and numerous events and activities.

PET members come from all backgrounds and majors. They receive invaluable experiences and volunteer hours that impact future personal, educational and career endeavors. PET members are also aware that they make a significant contribution during their years at FAU. New PET members are always welcome. For information, call 561-297-3615 or visit the Today & Beyond Wellness website.

Learning Initiatives for Team Building (LIFT)
The state-of-the art ropes challenge course is located just north of the FAU Arena and can be easily recognized by the 50-foot tower. The course provides a venue for active learning, which stimulates creative problem-solving techniques, builds group dynamics and identifies the strengths and weaknesses of a group. The course is also used as a recreational activity and can be used solely for climbing adventures. The FAU Climbing Club uses it for weekly climbing fun. Both FAU and the surrounding communities may use the course. For more information, call 561-297-0153.

Immunization Policy
Pursuant to Florida Board of Governors Regulation 6.001(9), prior to registration, each student accepted for admission at Florida Atlantic University must submit a signed FAU Immunization Form.  Florida Atlantic University requires documented proof of immunizations to Measles and Rubella.  In addition, pursuant to Florida Board of Governors Regulations 6.007, all students must also provide documentation of vaccinations against Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B or provide a signed waiver for each declined vaccination. Refer to the FAU Immunization Form for more information.

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Meningococcal Meningitis is a rare bacterial infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It can cause severe neurological damage, loss of limbs, or death. The vaccine Menactra protects 90% of its recipients against four of the five serotypes of bacteria that cause this form of meningitis. Protection is believed to last for a minimum of eight years. People with a history of latex allergy, Guillain-Barré syndrome, or previous serious allergic reaction to Menactra should not receive the vaccine. Pregnant women must consult with their physicians prior to receiving Menactra.

Hepatitis B is a serious viral liver disease that can lead to chronic liver disease, liver cancer, or rarely, death. Hepatitis B vaccine is believed to confer life-long immunity in most cases. People with a history of life-threatening reaction to baker’s yeast or to a previous dose of hepatitis B vaccine should not receive the vaccine. Pregnant women may be vaccinated.

Receiving the Vaccines
Students interested in receiving these vaccines prior to coming to the University should call their physician or clinic for more information. Students who choose to receive the vaccine at Student Health Services may call the following for an appointment: Boca, Student Health Services: 561-297-2276; Davie, Student Health Services: 954-236-1556; Jupiter, Student Health Services: 561-799-8678; Port St. Lucie area, Dr. Linda Delo: 772-871-5900. There are charges for these immunizations.

An Immunization form may be obtained by clicking here or by calling 561-297-0049.

Health Insurance
Optional basic health insurance, including accident/sickness coverage, major medical coverage, athletic riders and coverage for spouse and children, is available. For information, call 1-800-356-1235. Insurance coverage is mandatory for international students. For specific requirements, call Student Health Services at 561-297-1116.

AIDS Policy
Florida Atlantic University is sensitive to the emotional, mental and physical needs of students and employees who may become infected with the HIV virus. Therefore, they will be protected to the fullest extent allowed under the law.

Persons who suspect or know they are seropositive are encouraged to seek expert advice. The confidentiality of the identity of each individual as well as the individual’s welfare will be respected. Employees whose duties give them access to confidential information, regarding employees or students who are seropositive are required by law to maintain such information confidential. Breach of confidentiality requirements by an employee will subject the employee to disciplinary action.

The University has established an AIDS committee. Its membership is representative of the University community. The committee is advisory to the University president. It is responsible for monitoring developments with regard to HIV, acting upon and administering the University’s policy on HIV in specific cases and coordinating the University’s efforts in educating the University community on the nature of the illness.

The University will be guided in its decisions by the most recent medical information, the federal regulations implementing Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Florida Educational Equity Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the guidelines suggested by the Florida Department of Education policy, Centers for Disease Control, the Public Health Service, the American College Health Association, the state of Florida Department of Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Act Standards.

The director of Student Health Services serves as chair of the AIDS Committee. An AIDS counselor is available to members of the University community to advise regarding all aspects of the disease. The counselor may be reached at 561-297-1120.

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Student Union

The Student Union, a focal point for campus activities and programs for FAU’s culturally diverse student body, supports student and community programs with outstanding services and facilities. Visit the Student Union to find these services:

First level of the Student Union
• BankAtlantic ATM Bank Machine
• The Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium – seats 2,400 people and provides a venue for concerts, lectures and other programs
• Centre Marketplace – the all-you-can-eat campus cafeteria
• Conference and meeting rooms (Grand Palm, Live Oak Pavilion, Majestic Palm, House Chambers, Sago Palm, Silver Palm)
• Coyote Jack’s Bar & Grill
• FAU Sportswear Store
• Game room
• Information Desk
• Lobby space for student use
• Outdoor Stage
• Outtakes – campus convenience store
• Owl Card Center
• Tech-U – Personal computer sales and service
• The Student Union Box Office – tickets for area shows may be purchased here

Second level of the Student Union
• Conference and meeting rooms (Royal Palm, Sugar Palm, Queen Palm, Palmetto Palm)
• Offices for Business Services, Student Government, Student Government Program Board, Student Union Administration, New Students and Owl Family Programs, Fraternity and Sorority Life, University Press, OWL TV and WOWL
• Student-use computer lab

The Student Union also provides support and supervision for the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership. Student Union staff encourages all students, faculty and staff at FAU to take advantage of the programs and services it offers. Hours of operation are: Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Hours may vary based on special events and holidays. For information, call 561-297-3730 or visit the Student Union website.

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, 561-297-3160 on the Boca Raton campus, 954-236-1220 on the Davie campus, 561-799-8694 on the MacArthur campus in Jupiter, or 772-873-3301 on the Treasure Coast campus in Port St. Lucie. For more information, visit the Testing and Evaluation website.

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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 SO 107. For a list of all sites and hours of operation and to register for services and schedule an appointment, visit the UCEW website.

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 Bldg. 8W between Starbucks and the University Bookstore, Room 124A.

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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
Victimization

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.

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. Text books 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, Jupiter and Treasure Coast 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.

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Police Services by Campus:
Dania Beach/SeaTech Campus: Call 911 for all emergencies. The oncampus 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. Oncampus 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. Oncampus numbers are: Higher Education Complex Security Desk: 954-762-5352 (24 hours) and Askew Tower: 954-762-5611 (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.

Treasure Coast Campus: Call 911 for all emergencies. The FAU Police Department central police dispatch is available at 561-297-3500. The Police Department on the Treasure Coast campus in Port St. Lucie, providing public safety services to both FAU and Indian River State College, is staffed by police officers and police service technicians (PST). The police officer or PST on duty can be reached at 772-370-6854 or 772-873-3400, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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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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 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 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*

* Summer term 1 is former summer C; summer term 2 is former summer A; and summer term 3 is former summer B.)

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 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.

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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: 954-236-1257
Northern campuses: 772-873-3441
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 WCCES 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 and Jupiter campuses.

Contact the SAVI Office for your campus:
Boca Raton campus: 561-297-0246
Broward campuses: 954-236-1183
Northern campuses: 561-799-8043

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