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 Center
- Recreational Services (Intramurals, Recreation, Wellness, Spirit Groups, Ski Team)
- Self Development, Counseling & Special Accomodations Center
- Student Advocacy & Accountability (Student Conduct)
- Student Engagement (SGA, CAB)
- Student Health Services (Affinity Health Clinic at ULM)
- The Hangar (Student Union Building) and Student Center
- The Terrace (University Conference 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.
The ULM Career Center works with students and alumni on career readiness and development. From helping students find the right career, to reviewing a resume, to preparing for an interview, to helping create the perfect LinkedIn and Handshake profile, the Career Center is available to assist with part-time, full-time, on-campus, and internship employment search and application assistance as well as graduate/professional school application assistance.
The Career Center offers a number of events that include various workshops, class presentations, career fairs, a career style show, elevator pitch competitions, JCPenney Suit-Up opportunities, and career week activities throughout the academic year. The Career Center also offers a mentorship program for students looking to connect with a career professional in setting goals and working towards building their professional career while also enhancing their college experience.
The Career Center works with employers to make them aware of the type and quality of graduates ULM produces and assist them in various ways to recruit ULM students and alumni.
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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.
With over 60,000 sq. ft. of space, The Hangar and Student Center will provide indoor and outdoor venues for many different types of events such as meetings, lectures, workshops, conferences, banquets, balls and festivals. Our venue is in the heart of ULM’s scenic campus and adjacent to Warhawk Circle.
Event management for this venue is coordinated through the event scheduling office at Bayou Pointe.
The Terrace (University Conference Center)
The Terrace is located on the 7th floor of the ULM Library in the heart of the ULM campus. Food and dining services are available for any event in the venue. The Terrace houses small meeting rooms in addition to a banquet hall. The east terrace overlooks beautiful Bayou DeSiard. The west terrace overlooks the ULM campus and the surrounding area. Event management for this venue is coordinated through the event scheduling office at Bayou Pointe.
University House is the former residence for the university president. It is now a guest house for university visitors. Events held in or use of the University House must meet certain criteria and may require a signed contract and/or fee. The University House is located near the corner of Warhawk Way and DeSiard Street on the ULM Campus.
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Intramurals - Wellness - Recreation - Spirit Groups - Ski Team
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.
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).
Self-Development, Counseling and Special Accommodations Center
The Self-Development, Counseling, and Special Accommodations 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 challenges of college life require a variety of personal strengths and problem solving skills. The Self-Development, Counseling, and Special Accommodations Center’s professionally trained counselors are available to help students enhance their strengths and develop their abilities to effectively manage their experiences of living, learning, and growing at ULM.
The Self-Development, Counseling, and Special Accommodations Center offers many free and confidential services to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. These services include counseling, consultation, and assistance with referrals. Counselors assist students in meeting their increased academic, personal, and social demands. Substance abuse prevention, education, intervention, counseling, and referral services are available. Counselors also provide direct crisis intervention services for ULM students. These services may include ongoing counseling, referral to University or community resources, or consultation for faculty and staff concerned about a student’s mental health.
In addition, counselors design and implement outreach workshops and programs to student classes, groups, organizations, and residence halls. These presentations, which are available upon request, educate students on a wide range of issues related to personal growth, mental health, and enhanced academic performance.
The Self-Development, Counseling, and Special Accommodations Center, located at 1140 University Avenue, is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Students may schedule an appointment by calling 342-5220. Emergency care on week nights and weekends may be obtained by contacting the University Police Department at (318) 342-5350. UPD contacts a counselor who will then respond immediately to the student in crisis.
Special Accommodations Services
The University of Louisiana at Monroe strives to serve students with special needs through compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). A student with a physical disability, learning disability, or mental health disorder must 1) complete and submit a Special Need Request – Intake Form, 2) complete and submit a Release of Information Form for Academics or Residential Life 3) submit disability documentation that substantiates the requested accommodations. While a request for disability services may be made at any time, it is strongly recommended that students submit the necessary documents to the Special Accommodations Coordinator as early as possible. Doing so will facilitate the timely provision of approved accommodations. Students may contact the Special Accommodations Coordinator at (318) 342-5220. For additional information, refer to the Special Accommodations section of the Self-Development, Counseling, and Special Accommodations Center website (http://www.ulm.edu/counselingcenter/special.html).
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
The Office of Student Engagement 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 Office of Student Engagement encompasses the offices of 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.
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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.