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
- Aquatic Services (operated by YMCA)
- Career Connections and Experiential Education
- Counseling Center
- Project Educational Talent Search
- Project Upward Bound
- Recreational Services
- Student Health Services
- 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-urpose 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. 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 are invited to join for a nominal fee.
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.
Project Educational Talent Search
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.
Project Upward Bound
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.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services provides non-emergent medical care to students. Immunization services are also available. SHS is responsible for ensuring the state required immunization compliance of all students entering ULM for the first time.
Student Life and Leadership
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.
Student Services (Student Conduct)
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/.
Student Union Building (SUB) and Student Center (SC)
This newly renovated, multi-purpose facility is available for meetings and conferences. Room reservations can be made in the Student Center 239.
YMCA Lake C. Oxford Natatorium
YMCA Lake C. Oxford Natatorium supports the mission of the University by offering high quality programs to meet the intellectual, cultural, vocational, social and personal needs of its students and the community. The mission is to provide the students, faculty, staff, and community with a friendly, fun, safe, and clean aquatic environment that offers a plethora of aquatic classes and an outlet to recreate and exercise on campus. YMCA working with ULM Administration recognizes its responsibility as a community leader and is committed to improving the general quality of life through recreational opportunities by sponsoring quality programs and creative activities that promote learning and improve the quality of life.
At the Lake C. Oxford Natatorium, many classes are offered to students and the University community through YMCA memberships. These classes may include both beginning and advanced swimming classes, different levels of water fitness classes, SCUBA diving classes, American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification classes, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor classes, and learn to swim classes for all ages six months to adults. Activities other than classes that are offered include lounging on the beautiful sundeck that overlooks the bayou or paddling down the scenic bayou in a canoe or paddle boat.
Every student may become a member and can participate in all events by completing a YMCA membership application and a Transfer of Funds Authorization form which is available at the WIDS office on campus.
For additional information, contact the YMCA at www.ynela.org/ or 318-387-9662. The Lake C. Oxford Natatorium is located on Warhawk Way.