The Division of Student Affairs is leading the “students first” initiative by providing a “living laboratory” so that ULM students can assimilate knowledge they have gained in the classroom to real life situations by being actively engaged in the activities and programs provided by the Division.
The Division of Student Affairs encompasses the following areas:
- Activity Center
- Career Connections and Experiential Education
- Counseling Center
- Housing Exemptions and Appeals
- Project Educational Talent Search
- Project Upward Bound
- Recreational Services
- Student Health Services (Affinity Health Clinic at ULM)
- Student Life and Leadership
- Student Services (Student Conduct)
- Student Union Building and Student Center
The Division further promotes student academic success through a variety of co-curricular, developmental, social, and recreational experiences leading to retention and graduation.
Intramurals - Wellness - Recreation
ULM’s 88,000 sq. ft. Activity Center is one of the finest multi-purpose recreational facilities in the region. The Activity Center houses the University’s Intramurals, Wellness and Recreation Programs, which are open to students, faculty and staff and the community at large. Students pursuing four or more credit hours are automatic members and gain admittance by presenting their valid ULM ID. Part-time students, faculty and staff, and the community at large are invited to purchase an Activity Center membership.
The Intramural Program sponsors competition in more than fifty events each year. Intramural activities are organized into men’s and women’s individual and team, and co-recreational divisions. Recreational equipment is available for check out through the Service Center with presentation of a valid I.D.
ULM’s Wellness Program is comprehensive in nature and serves the University community. Components of the program include, but are not limited to: health promotion and disease prevention education, programs and services (fitness assessments, exercise prescriptions, exercise classes and related seminars, and wellness counseling).
The ULM Office of Career Connections & Experiential Education (CCEE) works with students on career preparation and job search. From helping students find the right career, to writing a resume, to assisting with the job search, the staff of Career Connections is available to assist ULM students and alumni in their career development.
The Career Connections office offers assistance related to part-time employment, internships, and full-time job search. Various workshops, career fairs, and on-campus interviews are held throughout each semester. Career Connections also works with employers to make them aware of the type and quality of graduates ULM produces and to be constantly aware of current workforce requirements.
It is the goal of Career Connections to assist ULM students and alumni with job-related skills and facilitate their career development efforts.
The Counseling Center provides individual, couples, and group counseling to all enrolled ULM students. Services are free and confidential. The Center is also responsible for coordinating services for students with special needs.
The University of Louisiana System Housing Policy, Section XX Parietal Rules states the following: “ALL UNMARRIED FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO LIVE IN ON-CAMPUS RESIDENCE HALLS AS LONG AS SPACE IS AVAILABLE.”
In order to be fair and consistent in considering exemptions from the on-campus residency requirement, students who believe they meet the criteria for an allowable exemption should first contact the Office of Student Services located in the Student Center, Room 239, in person for correct information concerning appropriate procedure and documentation. Students seeking exemption from the requirement must complete and submit an Off-Campus Housing Request application packet obtained in the Office of Student Services. Applications must be submitted no later than May 1st for the Fall semester, November 15th for the Spring semester and no later than April 15th for the Summer semester. Approval to live off campus must be granted from the Office of Student Services BEFORE the student makes any binding arrangements to live off campus. Students are cautioned about entering into binding contracts, leases or rental agreements before exemption decisions have been made. Mandatory housing, meals and associated fees may still be assessed if a student moves prior to approval. The University-endorsed allowable exemptions are:
- If the student will have earned 95 qualified hours prior to the beginning of the semester he/she is requesting to live off-campus.
- If the student’s permanent residence is in any of the exempt parishes: Bienville, Caldwell, Catahoula, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, West Carroll, or Winn.
- If the student will be living in a primary (not apartment) with a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian, in any exempt parish. Notarized letters required from home owner and parent and copy of homestead exemption.
- If the student is going to be residing in the same apartment/house with a brother or sister that has previously been given an exemption to live off-campus.
- If the student is going to be living in property owned by you, the student, or your immediate family (parents, grandparents, brother, sister or legal guardian) in any exempt parish. A copy of the deed, bill of sale, or title must be submitted along with a current utility bill.
- If the student is married, divorced or has a child. (documentation required)
- If the student is classified as a veteran with at least 24 months active duty. (DD-214 Form must be submitted).
- If the student suffers from a severe medical condition. (documentation required) Note: Allergies are not generally considered to be a severe medical condition.
- If it appears the student will suffer significant financial hardship. Financial hardship is defined as extenuating circumstances that present a financial burden on a family; [ex. death of a primary provider, loss of employment (documentation required), natural disaster.] Living off-campus simply because it is less expensive or cheaper is not considered a “financial hardship”.
- If the student has been out of high school for at least four (4) years.
- If the student has an undergraduate degree or has completed two (2) semesters at a Community or Junior College; they may reside off campus with the proper paper work from the Office of Student Services.
- Transfer students accepted into professional programs may reside off campus with the proper paper work from the Office of Student Services.
- Transfer students from a four-year institution, with at least 60 hours completed may reside off-campus.
Students who have been denied an exemption for off-campus living by the Office of Student Services may appeal to the Housing Appeals Committee. Please note that decisions rendered by the Housing Appeals Committee will be final.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe has sponsored an Educational Talent Search Program since 1980. Educational Talent Search is a federally-funded program designed to assist selected students from disadvantaged backgrounds in grades 6-12 to complete high school and then to enroll in some type of postsecondary educational institution. To accomplish this goal, Educational Talent Search offers a variety of services including career testing, tutorials, campus visitations, academic counseling, ACT briefings, college-survival workshops, and federal financial aid workshops. Our target area encompasses West Carroll, Madison, Richland and Ouachita parishes. Currently, we offer our services to ten schools within this target area.
Upward Bound is a federally funded program designed to assist low socio-economic status college-bound students with educational opportunities designed to enhance their ability to enroll in college. Upward Bound offers a variety of services including tutorials, campus academic workshops, counseling, ACT seminars, college tours, and financial aid workshops. Our target schools are Bastrop High School, Rayville High School, Carroll High School, Richwood High School, and Wossman High School.
The Department of Recreational Services, encompassing Intramurals, Wellness, Recreation, and its associated facilities, is under the supervision of the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Department of Recreational Services’ primary purpose is to provide recreation and wellness programs to the University community and to support development and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle and total well-being. Furthermore, it is the mission of the Department to provide these experiences in a manner which is fully supportive of and integral to the fulfillment of the mission of the University.
To better serve your medical needs, ULM has partnered with Affinity Health Group who will be responsible for operating our clinic which will now be Affinity Health Clinic at ULM.
All services previously offered will be enhanced by lab and pharmacy services Monday through Friday from 8-5 at the same location at 1140 University Avenue (across from Madison Hall). Call (318) 342 1651 to make an appointment but walk-ins are welcome. There is no co-payment for faculty and staff who are insured by Vantage.
These are some of the many benefits offered through the new clinic administration. For full information about Affinity Health Clinic at ULM, visit www.ulmhealthclinic.com/
The Affinity Health Clinic at ULM is located in the Student Health and Counseling Center at the corner of University and LaSalle Streets and is staffed by Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioners. Clerical personnel are available to handle your billing and referral needs. An immunization specialist is also available to answer your immunization compliance questions.
The Department of Student Life and Leadership is responsible for promoting student growth by developing and/or promoting programs and activities where students excel in service and leadership both on campus and in the community. The Department of Student Life and Leadership encompasses the offices of Spirit Groups, Student Activities, and Greek Life. The Department challenges each student to expand their horizons and to experience the many opportunities available to them through leadership involvement in such programs and activities as student organizations, Greek Life, service learning, and leadership education.
Click here for ULM Organization Directory 2015-2016 .
The Student Services (Student Conduct) Department serves an integral function at the University of Louisiana at Monroe in that its primary role is to work within the Student Affairs Division to help establish a campus environment that promotes a wholesome educational atmosphere conducive to both intellectual and social learning experiences. This particular service is accomplished by providing opportunities for all students to optimally function in the areas of expectation awareness, health, residential life and leadership/development. Opportunities in expectation awareness are made available through the development and distribution of student policies and procedures. Further opportunities in expectation awareness are made available through the drafting, implementation, administration and adjudication of rules and regulations instituted by the ULM Code of Student Conduct, which is found in the Student Policy Manual available in the Student Services Department, Student Center, Room 239 and on-line at www.ulm.edu/studentpolicy/.
This multi-purpose facility is available for meetings and conferences. Room reservations can be made through the Coordinator of Student Union Services at (318)342-5285, or in the Student Center, room 248.
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