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
- Bayou Pointe Student Event Center
- Career Connections
- Recreational Services (Intramurals, Recreation, Wellness)
- Student Health Services (Affinity Health Clinic at ULM)
- Student Life and Leadership (SGA, CAB, Spirit Groups)
- Student Services (Student Conduct) (Dean of Students)
- Student Union Building and Student Center
- ULM Counseling Center
- University Police
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).
Bayou Pointe Student Event Center
The 37,000 square foot facility of the ULM Bayou Pointe Student Event Center (Bayou Pointe) will provide indoor and outdoor venues for many different types of events such as meetings, lectures, workshops, conferences, banquets and social functions. The amenities include: Ballrooms, Theatre, Reception Hall, Outdoor patio & Stage, Equipment/Set Ups, and the Beautiful Bayou View. Our experienced staff is ready to provide guidance and suggestions to help ensure the success of your event.
Through the initiative of ULM Students and the Student Government Association (SGA), the students requested the Natatorium be converted into a Student Event Center. $7,000,000 in requested funding from the Student Activity Enhancement Fund was approved in the fall of 2015 to renovate Oxford Natatorium into a Student Event Center with ballrooms, spirit group practice area, a small theater with reception area, and outdoor social deck. Renovated Bayou Pointe opened in March 2018.
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 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, college-survival workshops, and federal financial aid workshops. Our target area encompasses Madison, Richland and Ouachita parishes. Currently, we offer our services to thirteen schools within this target area.
The Department of Recreational Services, encompassing Intramurals, Wellness, Recreation, and its associated facilities, is under the supervision of the Director of Recreational Services. 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 Support Services www.ulm.edu/trio/ Student Support Services (SSS) at ULM is a comprehensive, federally funded TRIO program that offers assistance to a select number of qualified undergraduate students. The program strives to retain and matriculate students toward the successful completion of their baccalaureate degrees by creating a model environment for student growth, retention, and diversity. SSS provides assistance at every stage of undergraduate education. Services include intensive academic, personal, and career counseling to help students reach their goals at ULM.
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.
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 2019-20 .
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 Handbook available in the Student Services Department, Student Center, Room 239 and on-line at https://ulm.edu/studenthandbook
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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