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32 Student Affairs Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 A part-time Edu-Care/Flex-Time program is offered to Student Affairs children of students who are three or four years of age and who have achieved bathroom independence. The part- The Division of Student Affairs seeks to enhance the time program is housed in the Graham Center. academic mission of the University by promoting a vast Students can contract for blocks of time between the array of educational, social, and cultural opportunities and hours of 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. programs. We believe that a student’s education takes Evening hours are available Monday through Thursday place both inside and outside the classroom. We aim to from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. provide an environment that supports the growth and Center enrollment priority is given to children of students. development of our students by catering to their social, Financial support is available for FIU Pell Grant eligible intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs. From students. For more information, visit our web site orientation to job interview skills, volunteer opportunities to http://www.fiu.edu/~children. To request an admission multicultural programs, health care screenings to form, stop by the Center or call (305) 348-2143. residential life, Student Affairs is here to help you make the most of your college experience. The following are Student Affairs departments and SORORITY AND FRATERNITY LIFE programs: Greek organizations—fraternities and sororities— contribute to the University by promoting leadership, CAMPUS LIFE scholarship, service, social activities, and brotherhood and sisterhood. The Department of Campus Life creates learning An Interfraternity Council governs men’s fraternities, a communities that expose students to a diversity of ideas Multicultural Greek Council governs historically and experiences and develop the following skills: multicultural-based fraternities and sororities, a National leadership, communication, problem-solving, program Pan-Hellenic Council governs historically African- planning, organization, implementation, evaluation, and American fraternities and sororities, and the Panhellenic most importantly, the opportunity to Get Involved on Council governs women’s social sororities. The Order of Campus. Activities such as movies, athletic events, pep Omega is the honorary leadership society of fraternities rallies, concerts, comedy shows, lecture series, and sororities that promotes leadership and scholarship multicultural theme weeks, and community service are a among Greeks. Rho Lambda is the honor society that few of the fun and educational programs offered through recognizes women for their leadership contributions to the the department. Students may form additional Panhellenic Council and for high academic achievement. organizations and clubs that promote the University’s Formal recruitment periods. Membership Intake Processes educational mission and the development of one’s are held Fall or Spring semester depending on the personal attributes. Campus Life activities are co- organization and council. For more information, please curricular and cover all aspects of the educational check our website. experiences and personal growth of students. Over 210 Location: GC 2240, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) registered organizations exist to enrich campus life and 348-2138, http://www.fiu.edu/~greeks/. contribute to the social, cultural, and academic growth of students. The Department of Campus Life includes the Student STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION Government Association, Council for Student The Student Government Association is comprised of Organizations (MMC), Student Organizations Council representatives from all Schools and Colleges who are (BBC), Student Programming Council, Honors Council, elected by the student body. There is a Student Greek Organizations, Multifaith Council, Homecoming Government Council at both the Biscayne Bay Campus Council, and Panther Power (BBC). and Modesto A. Maidique Campus. SGA is responsible Location: GC 2240, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) for overseeing and appropriating the Activity and Service 348-2138; WUC 141, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919- (A&S) fees paid by all students each semester. These 5804. fees fund many of the campus life events, student activities, and clubs and organizations. SGA also acts as CHILDREN'S CREATIVE LEARNING the liaison between the students and administrative areas CENTER of the University, specifically speaking, and lobbying on behalf of students. Established in 1975, the Children’s Center, an Educational SGA members represent the student body on University- Research Center for Child Development, is a SACS wide committees and task forces to ensure student Accredited, Gold Seal Program located on the Modesto A. representation at the administrative level. SGA meets Maidique Campus, and is a department within Student regularly and students are highly encouraged to attend Affairs. meetings and become involved in all aspects of Student A full day developmentally appropriate hands-on early Government. education program is available for children of students, Location: GC 211, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) faculty, staff, alumni, and the neighboring community and 348-2121; WUC 141, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919- is housed in the center’s main building on the west side of 5680. campus. The program serves children who have achieved bathroom independence between the ages of two and one-half through five years, Monday through Friday, from 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with pick-up at 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m., or after 3:30 p.m. Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 Student Affairs 33 CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP AND Individual denominations sponsor campus-wide programs including worship, study groups, social gatherings, and SERVICE cultural events. Campus Ministry sponsors programs and The Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) provides activities which are non-denominational. students with developmental and experiential opportunities Location: GC 318, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) that foster leadership and community involvement, 348-3902; CM 101, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919- grounded in values and moral purpose. Through 5247. leadership education, service learning, advocacy, and volunteerism, students will become active citizens on CAREER SERVICES campus, in their respective communities, and in the workplace. Career Services (CS) assists registered students at all Leadership education is both curricular (for credit) and University locations with career plans and employment co-curricular (non-credit). PAD 3431 Exploring Leadership needs across academic disciplines, and with all types of is a three-credit introductory leadership course open to all employers: business and industry, education, technology, students. SOW 4932 Service Learning examines social government, science, construction, manufacturing, issues and develops a response through a service project. telecommunications, transportation, military and defense, These courses are part of an academic certificate in and consumer products and services that may be for-profit Professional Leadership Studies. Non-credit leadership or non-profit. CS works closely with the Career offices that development programs range from one-hour skill building are located in the School of Hospitality and Tourism workshops, to semester-based programs, to a year-long Management, College of Business Administration, and living/learning community on campus. All of these College of Law. CS’s high-tech and high-touch philosophy programs are interactive and experiential in nature and are offers 24-7 services plus individualized attention through offered at a variety of times to accommodate our diverse intake hours and one-on-one appointments. student population. Programs are developmental in CS encourages students to register with the office nature, so students can begin with an entry-level program immediately after enrolling in classes---whether as a and progress to more advanced leadership training while freshman, a transfer, or a graduate student. The office at FIU. Consult the department website for program can help you identify a major, find an internship, or locate descriptions and application details, www.fiu.edu/~cls. a career that is right for you. Get involved with Career CLS is also the central office for service development, by Services. Our programs and services include: offering a clearinghouse and resource center for volunteer • CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT - activities, service-learning, and advocacy for social issues. This area offers career interest tools assessments, Three major service projects are sponsored by CLS. By group and individual appointments, as well as taking leadership roles in organizing and implementing workshops for those desiring to identify their next these projects, students are able to practice and refine educational and/or career path. their leadership skills. Alternative Break (AB) educates • INTERNSHIPS AND COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - students about social issues and encourages them to We assist students in identifying and securing make a difference by participating in direct service projects practical experience in their chosen major. in communities throughout the country and abroad. Dance Assignments include part-time as well as full-time Marathon is a student-run philanthropy dedicated to employment. Internships and Cooperative Education raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network. Several often provide a salary and academic credit with hundred students participate in the 25-hour fundraiser that assignments possible at local, national or international takes an entire year and a committee of 30 students to levels. These experiences have been found to plan and implement. Proceeds benefit the Miami significantly increase the possibility of gaining full-time Children’s Hospital. Relay for Life is the signature career employment at time of graduation. fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. A • EMPLOYMENT UPON GRADUATION - Students are committee of FIU students organizes the overnight walk to encouraged to become fully registered with CSO, this celebrate life and provide hope for those touched by this allows you to take full advantage of the Campus disease. Interview Program, Resume Referral Service, and Students may also take on leadership roles by providing Online Job Vacancies. You will also receive regular e- peer education. The LEAD Team is a student group that mails about networking opportunities and job fairs. promotes and supports leadership development. The • DELTA EPSILON IOTA – An academic honor society LEAD Team participates as program promoters and dedicated to enhancing student leadership skills, department ambassadors, group facilitators, classroom career development, and networking opportunities presenters, and consultants to student organizations. with employers. The society supports the mission, The Center for Leadership and Service is dedicated to vision, and goals of Career Services Office. developing the leadership capacity and service ethic of all Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of position or title. students across all academic units who meet the 3.3 Location: GC 242 Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) GPA requirement and have earned at least 30 348-6995 or; WUC 256, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) semester hours. 919-5360 Web Site: www.fiu.edu/~cls. CS also provides specialized workshops like business etiquette lunches/dinners, dress for success seminars, MULTIFAITH COUNCIL salary negotiating, interviewing effectively, and how to network. Other activities include resume critiques, The Multifaith Council serves student groups involved in a practice interviews, and advance interviewing. The office variety of activities. Professional representatives from has video conference capabilities for interviewing. For various faiths are available for personal appointments. more information, click on: http://www.fiu.edu/~career. 34 Student Affairs Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 Locations: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 230, (305) • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted 348-2423; Biscayne Bay, WUC 225, (305) 919-5770; infections Engineering, EC 2780, (305) 348-1281. • Respiratory therapy • Immunizations DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER • Women’s clinical services: physical exams and diagnostic tests including pap smears, pregnancy Disability Resource Center provides information and tests, colposcopy*, cryotherapy*, and ultrasounds* assistance to students with disabilities who are in need of • Massage therapy* special accommodations. Services are available to • Acupuncture* students with sensory, physical, medical, psychological, and psychiatric disabilities. Services include auxiliary aids • Chiropractic* and academic adjustments for qualified individuals and • Pharmacy services which include over the counter may include: classroom accommodations, assistive products and prescription medications* at competitive technology, note-takers, readers, ASL interpreters, prices. You may have prescriptions filled from your adapted testing, priority registration, and referrals. Support health care provider even if not seen at one of the FIU and assistance in overcoming architectural, academic, health clinics. attitudinal, and other barriers encountered are provided. *Only available at Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Current documentation of a disability is required to Important information before accessing our services establish accommodations and to receive services. Prior • Students must present a current, valid FIU photo ID at to the beginning of each semester, a request for the time of the office visit. accommodations must be provided by the student, • For your convenience, appointments are strongly resulting in the notification of the faculty. recommended. Location: GC 190, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) • If you need to cancel an appointment, you must call at 348-3532, WUC 131, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919- least 24 hours prior to your appointment time. 5345. TTY 1-888-447-5620. • Payment is required at the time of service. Cash (at MMC only), checks, money orders, UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES MasterCard/VISA/Discover credit cards, and the FIU debit card are accepted as forms of payment. Good health is essential to your success while at the University and throughout your life. Therefore, the • Services not available include: X-ray, dental care, University Health Services utilizes funds collected through specialty physicians, and emergency care after clinic the student health fee to provide registered students with hours and on weekends. In case of emergency on free or low-cost clinical Holistic services with an emphasis either campus, call Public Safety—Campus Police on health education and disease prevention, as well as Department (24 hours a day) at 305-348-5911. quality and cost-effective clinical care for the diagnosis Emergency care after clinic hours and on weekends is and treatment of routine illnesses and minor injuries. not offered at our facility. Ambulatory care centers are available on each campus to • The student health fee does not cover diagnostic and serve students' primary health care needs in a convenient therapeutic medical visits to outside physicians, and patient-friendly environment. clinics, or hospitals. Students are strongly encouraged Services offered at no charge: to purchase supplemental health insurance. A health • Medical office visits with registered nurses, primary insurance policy is available at a low rate for students care nurse practitioners, and physicians who take six or more credits a semester. See our website for further details about the current domestic • Physical exams insurance plan. • Family planning counseling • For a complete and updated list of our services and • Lifestyle workshops, lectures, and activities for groups charges, visit our website at www.fiu.edu/~health. or individuals are provided on a variety of topics such as: wellness, stress management, nutrition, fitness, Modesto A. Maidique Campus sexual health (HIV/AIDS, STD, etc.), substance Location: University Health Services Complex (near the use/abuse prevention, preventive health issues/self- College of Law and Recreation Center) care, and aromatherapy Phone Number: (305) 348-2401 • Fitness assessment (weight, body composition, blood Fax: (305) 348-6655 pressure/heart rate, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness) Biscayne Bay Campus • Health Education consultations on nutrition, fitness, Locations: Health Care Center (HCWC Building located by smoking cessation, wellness, stress management, parking lot 1-C) aromatherapy, and sexual health) Wellness Center: (across from the Campus Support • Anonymous HIV counseling and testing Complex) • Yoga classes Phone Numbers: (305) 919-5620 • Chair massages Fax: (305) 919-5312. • Student clubs Services available for a nominal charge: STUDENT MEDIA • Nutrition counseling with a registered dietician Student media at FIU include The Beacon newspaper, • Laboratory tests (blood, urine, and cultures) fiusm.com, and WRGP radio. • EKGs, vision, and hearing tests The Beacon is an editorially independent publication • Physical examination and accompanying reports for produced by students and distributed free. The purpose of class or work related purposes The Beacon is to keep the University community informed Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 Student Affairs 35 about campus news, events and activities; to serve as a All of the housing facilities have fast Ethernet forum for opinion and commentary concerning campus connections. Unlimited access to the web, basic cable related topics; and to protect the interests of the University television, and utilities are included in the room rental rate. community and its component parts. It is published Each of the residence halls is staffed with both Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the Fall and professional and paraprofessional personnel to ensure the Spring terms, except during holiday breaks. It is also facilities are safe and well maintained. For more published eight times during the summer term. Students information regarding services and accommodations, can work on the staff in news and features, photography, please visit our web page at http://www.housing.fiu.edu. and/or advertising. No prior experience is required. Location: Housing Office, University Park Towers (UPT) WRGP is FIU’s radio station located at 88.1, 95.3 (MMC), 121, Phone: (305) 348-4190, Fax: (305) 348-4295; E-mail: and 96.9 (BBC) FM. Its programming is an eclectic mix of email@example.com. Office of Residential Life, Panther Hall the latest music on the cutting edge of the alternative (PH) 126, Phone: (305) 348-3661, Fax: (305) 348-3674 on scene, FIU sports play-by-play, and news. Programming the Biscayne Bay Campus, the Bay Vista Housing Office also includes daily specialty shows that cover the music is (305) 919-5587. spectrum of metal to reggae, and in between Caribbean, hip-hop, rap, Latin rock, jazz, and classical mornings. The INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND station operates 24 hours seven days a week. The station provides a mean for students to acquire experience in SCHOLAR SERVICES various disciplines related to the broadcast industry, The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) including hands-on experience in a realistic, business-like office provides assistance to international students, faculty setting encompassing teamwork and professional and researchers in non-immigrant status (F or J visas). standards. Students can work in areas such as The staff provides advising services on immigration, broadcasting, business, promotions, and/or engineering. cultural, personal, social and financial concerns, as well Prior experience is not required. as, maintaining the Student Exchange Visitor Information Fiusm, is a multi-media website that incorporates all of System (SEVIS) of the Department of Homeland Security student media. Not only can you read about an event, but for the University. The office also serves as a liaison to you can also listen and watch it with fiusm's streaming academic and administrative departments throughout the video. The website is updated five days a week. fiusm University. accepts advertising. All new and/or international transfer students MUST Location: The Beacon, GC 210 Modesto A. Maidique attend a MANDATORY orientation program before the Campus (305) 348-2709; WUC 220, Biscayne Bay start of their first semester and MUST report to the ISSS Campus (305) 919-4722. WRGP, GC 319, Modesto A. office within the first week of the start of classes. The Maidique Campus, (305) 348-3071; fiusm.com, GC 210. ISSS also offers social and cultural programs to assist students in adapting more effectively to the University THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND community and to living in Miami. An active International Student Club on each campus collaborates with the RESIDENTIAL LIFE department in organizing various social activities. Club The Department of Housing and Residential Life provides programs enable students to participate in the housing for students at both the Modesto A. Maidique international dimension of the University and provide Campus and Biscayne Bay Campuses. There are six opportunities for involvement in the greater Miami residential complexes five are located at the Modesto A. community. Maidique Campus and one on the Biscayne Bay Campus ISSS is located in GC 355, Modesto A. Maidique housing approximately 3,100 students on both campuses. Campus, (305) 348-2421; and WUC 363, Biscayne Bay Our student housing is designed to provide a comfortable Campus, (305) 919-5813. living environment conducive to supporting students’ academic success. The facilities are located within walking MULTICULTURAL PROGRAM AND distance to classrooms, faculty offices, labs, recreation facilities, and other student services. There are multiple SERVICES room types which provide a variety of accommodations to The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services (MPAS) meet students’ housing needs and budgets. provides retention-centered services for our diverse The campus residential community provides unique student body. MPAS offers students the personal, opportunities for personal growth and development, academic, social, and cultural support needed for the leadership experiences through student participation in achievement of their educational goals. Staff members programming and activities, and developing an assist with leadership development, counseling, career appreciation of and sensitivity to differences. Residents and academic advisement, financial assistance, tutorials, have the opportunity to enjoy social and educational and serve as a liaison to academic units and student events that are sponsored by the Residence Hall support services University-wide. AAA Tutorial and several Association and resident assistants. The residence halls student organizations fall under the MPAS umbrella. feature several Living and Learning Communities that MPAS also houses a graduate assistant position devoted include: FYRST (First Year Residents Succeeding to coordinating and promoting LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Together), FYRST Explore, Arts and Architecture, Honors Bisexual, and Transgender) initiatives and programming. Place, Honors Place 2, Honors Place on the Bay, Leaders Location: GC 216 and GC 265, Modesto A. Maidique in Residence, and a Law Community. Housing academic Campus, (305) 348-2436; WUC 253, Biscayne Bay tutors known as the A-Team are also available to assist Campus, (305) 919-5817. AAA Tutorials (Assistance for students with their academic tutoring needs. 36 Student Affairs Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 Academic Achievement) is a free tutoring service available The office coordinates large-scale events such as for all enrolled FIU students at both campuses. Welcome Week, Panther Camp, Parent and Family Locations: GC 267, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) Weekend, and provides direction for the Panther Parents 348-4109; WUC 253 (305) 919-5817. Association. Please visit our web page at http://mpas.fiu.edu. Location: GC 112, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) Student Organizations advised through MPAS include 348-6414; WUC 141, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Black Student Union, 5804. Stonewall Pride Alliance, On Point Poetry, and Golden Charmers Dance Team. OFFICE OF STUDENT CONDUCT AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN The mission of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution is The Ombudsman Office acts as an impartial and to promote concepts of respect, civility, fairness, and confidential forum to assist students who have conflict resolution on campus by enforcing community encountered problems or conflicts at the University, standards (FIU policies, federal, state, and local laws) and particularly problems or concerns not adequately holding students accountable for their behavior in a fair, addressed through normal channels. This may include yet developmental manner, through the involvement of the correcting processes or procedures which hinder resolving campus community and educational development of the issue or are causing an inordinate delay. The students. Ombudsman may resolve problems through various Infringement of an academic nature should be directed to methods, including investigation, mediation, or making the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Complaints that referrals to the appropriate University department for are non-academic should be directed to the Office of review. The Ombudsman should be utilized in situations Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution. where all areas of appeal have been exhausted or proven The Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution unsuccessful. also: For more information or services, please contact the • Provides student conduct record background checks Office of the Ombudsman at (305) 348-2797 located in for various agencies (Secret Service, FBI, CIA, State Graham Center 219 at Modesto A. Maidique Campus, or Department, DEA, Federal Marshals, Law located in WUC 325, Wolfe University Center, Biscayne Enforcement Agencies, Military, Graduate Schools, Bay Campus, (305) 919-5800. Law Schools, Dean Certifications, Florida Bar Examiners). ORIENTATION AND COMMUTER • Assists in the selection and training of Student STUDENT SERVICES Conduct Committee members and hearing officers. • Manages admissions clearances – The University The Office of Orientation and Commuter Student Services reserves the right to review the case of any student provides resources, services, and programs to new who has been involved in misconduct prior to students and the University’s commuter student admission to determine eligibility for admission. population. The “Panther Preview” Orientation program is • Administers the student conduct process. Holds designed to assist new students with the transition to students accountable for violations of the Student university life by introducing them to the vast array of Code of Conduct. resources available at FIU, providing time to work with an • Provides educational programs for faculty, staff, and academic advisor, and giving them an opportunity to get to students regarding the student conduct process; know their new classmates. New students meet with a ethics and integrity; conflict resolution; and dealing Peer Advisor who introduces them to the campus with disruptive students in the classroom. surroundings and provides valuable insight into what it is • Provides mediation as a possible avenue to foster like to be an FIU student. Students are also given the mutual respect and understanding when differences opportunity to receive their official FIU Student ID/ Panther arise. Mediation through the Office of Student Card, discover the variety of ways to get involved on Conduct and Conflict Resolution is an informal, campus, and learn how to use the online student voluntary, and confidential way to resolve minor registration system. conflicts, disputes, or disagreements without going A mandatory two-day program for freshmen and a one through formal charges or judicial proceedings. day session for transfer students are held prior to the fall, Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct section in the spring, and summer semesters. A parent program is also FIU Student Handbook for more information regarding offered during each freshman session to introduce parents the student conduct process and procedure. The Office of to FIU and assist them with preparing to meet the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution is located in GC challenges of parenting a college student. Information 311 at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) 348-3939. about registering for Orientation is mailed to newly Web site: http://www.fiu.edu/~sccr. admitted undergraduate students prior to the first term of enrollment. The Commuter Center, located at Modesto A. Maidique UNIVERSITY CENTERS Campus, assists students with obtaining information that The University Center on each campus provides direct will aid them in making a smooth transition to the services to students and the University community. The University. A variety of services are available at the Graham Center (GC) at Modesto A. Maidique Campus Center, including: off-campus housing information, and the Wolfe University Center (WUC) at Biscayne Bay campus maps, parking information, local telephone Campus are the focal points for the University community access, and child care information. Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 Student Affairs 37 to meet and interact in a non-classroom environment. have been victims and survivors of abuse and/or violence. Staff in the Centers coordinate the scheduling of space Confidential services are free of charge, and address and assist with the production of student and University issues such as sexual violence, relationship/ sponsored events. dating/domestic abuse, stalking, assault and battery, hate As the hub of University life, these buildings house the crimes, harassment, and issues pertaining to adult offices of Student Government Association (SGA); survivors of child abuse, and homicide survivors. The Campus Life; Student Programming Council (SPC); Center operates a 24-hour crisis hotline, and accepts Council of Student Organizations (CS); Office of Sorority walk-ins during regular business hours or by appointment. and Fraternity Life; The Beacon student newspaper; Victim Advocates provide emotional and practical support Faculty Club, and departments of the Division of Student to ensure that all issues arising as a result of victimization Affairs that provide services to students: Career Services, are addressed according to the wishes of the victim. Center for Leadership and Service, Disability Resource Victim Advocates provide assistance to the victim related Center, International Student and Scholar Services, Multi- to safety planning, understanding and navigating the faith Council, Office of Multicultural Programs and criminal justice system, assistance in making police Services, Orientation and Commuter Student Services, reports, petitioning the court for an injunction for protection Pre-College Programs, Student Conduct and Conflict (“restraining order”), finding legal assistance and such Resolution, and Women’s Center. other related activities as may be desired by the victim, The University Centers also offer the services of which might also include activities such as finding coordinating special events, media sources, state-of-the- emergency safe shelter, communicating with professors art and wireless computer labs, bookstores, cafeterias, and/or other parties as requested by the victim, help with grills, vending machines, credit unions, copy centers, university administrative procedures, student conduct automatic banking facilities, auditoriums, lounges, meeting proceedings, and others; escort to appointments, hearings rooms, ballrooms, movie theaters, and game rooms. Other and medical facilities. The Center also provides services include; Lost and Found, locker rentals, vending awareness and prevention education programs for the FIU refunds, Kaplan Test Preparation Center, and Panther ID community, and paid peer education opportunities for FIU card center. students. Persons who have experienced actual or The Graham Center houses the Office of the Vice threatened victimization are encouraged to seek services President for Student Affairs, Ombudsman Office, from the Victim Advocacy Center. classrooms, Art Gallery, the Radio Station (WRGP), a Location: UHSC 210, Modesto A. Maidique Campus (305) satellite cashiering office, a fresh food concept—serving 348-1215; by appointment at BBC; 24-hour crisis hotline: all you care to eat, Pollo Tropical, Subway, Burger King, (305) 348-3000. www.vac.fiu.edu. Sushi Maki, Einstein Bros Bagels, and Bustelo coffee shop. The mini-mall offers a credit union, Panther Stop WOMEN'S CENTER convenience store, Toshiba copy center, Barnes and Nobles Bookstore, Santi’s hair and nail salon, WavesSpa, The Women’s Center at FIU provides numerous programs notary public, Panther Dry Cleaners/shoe repair, and and services to support FIU women students in their Chili’s too. personal, academic, and professional development. The The Wolfe University Center (WUC) is located at the Women’s Center collaborates and coordinates with other heart of FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus. It is home to the university departments and student organizations to meet three hundred seat Mary Ann Wolfe Theater, houses a the needs and enhance the lives of the varied female state-of-the-art computer lounge, five large meeting population on campus. Programs and services are open to rooms, and a recently renovated multi-purpose ballroom. the entire community, but focus on women and include A multi-purpose dining and catering facility, the student confidential referrals, leadership, and volunteer fitness center, and several comfortable study lounges can opportunities. We educate and advocate for systematic also be found in the WUC. It is also host to one of the changes that will improve the lives of women and men. most complete and professional team building training Our curriculum includes the following programs: programs in South Florida, the Team Ropes Adventure • CRYOUT support group for women at FIU Challenge (TRAC). Tenants include Students Affairs • Mentoring Partnerships Program Offices for Disability Resource Center, Multicultural • Sisterhood Retreat Programs and Services, Career Services, International • Wild Succulent Women program series Student and Scholar Services, and Counseling and • Strong Women, Strong Girls Psychological Services. University support offices include • Women Who Lead Conference the Credit Union, the Student ID Center, Panther Print and • Take Back the Night Mail, University Technology Services, and the Parking and • National Organization for Women student Transportation Office. The Barnes and Noble University organization Bookstore is located on the first floor next to Panther • VOX student organization Square. Locations: GC 2200, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) The administrative offices of the University Centers are 348-1506 and WUC 256, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) located as follows: GC 1215 at Modesto A. Maidique 919-5359. Campus (305) 348-2297; WUC 325 at Biscayne Bay Campus (305) 919-5800. PRE-COLLEGIATE PROGRAMS AND VICTIM ADVOCACY CENTER GRANTS The Victim Advocacy Center provides support services to The Office of Pre-Collegiate Programs and Grants FIU students, faculty, staff and University visitors who prepares, submits, and monitors external grant 38 Student Affairs Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 applications for the Division of Student Affairs. The office components. The target high schools are North Miami, also researches and investigates potential grant Booker T. Washington, Miami Central, Miami opportunities, provides direction in the monitoring and Northwestern, Miami Norland, and Miami Carol City. evaluation of externally funded programs initiated by staff Location: WUC 257, Biscayne Bay (305) 919-4045. members, and serves as liaison with the University’s Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Sponsored Research Office. Program This office develops partnerships with community and The McNair Program is a federally funded project. The local educational agencies and acts as liaison with private purpose of the McNair Program is to assist low-income, and public agencies and organizations. Training is first generation college and/or under-represented minority provided for division staff regarding development and college students to make the transition from their management of external funding opportunities. Policies baccalaureate to doctoral studies. Participants have the regarding grants and grant writing are formulated and opportunity to conduct scholarly research under the implemented. Pre-Collegiate Programs and Grants also supervision of a faculty mentor from the Sciences, directs grant budgets and oversees budgeting of obtained Engineer, and/or Mathematics Departments. grants. Location: MARC 414, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Location: MARC 414, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) 348-7151. (305) 348-2446. COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PRE-COLLEGIATE PROGRAMS SERVICES Pre-Collegiate Programs provide academic enrichment, The Counseling and Psychological Services Centers offer career planning, financial aid guidance, and scholarship an array of mental health services which enhance the opportunities to promising underrepresented students at emotional and cognitive well-being of students. There are the middle and high school levels. The programs also centers located on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and expose students to the University environment through the Biscayne Bay Campus. The following clinical services residential and non-residential programs and assists in are available to all registered students: individual, couple, facilitating the transition to college. In partnership with and group counseling; substance abuse and eating Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the following disorder screenings; psychological and programs are offered on both campuses: College Reach neuropsychological testing; crisis intervention; and Out, College Board Expanded Opportunity; Partners in psychiatric services. In general, all services are Progress I and II; and South Florida Center of Excellence. confidential. Location: GC 331, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) Programs available to the University community include 348-1742. psychoeducational workshops and seminars related to stress and time management, anger management, and UPWARD BOUND other mental health issues. The Counseling Center also offers the PASS program each semester, which is a fully The Upward Bound pre-collegiate program is a federally online workshop designed to improve students’ academic funded project designed to prepare underserved high and personal functioning. school students for college. Upward Bound provides Consultation services are available to faculty or staff participants with supplemental instruction in academic regarding student concerns. areas, counseling, life skills training, financial aid, and a Location: UHSC 270, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) summer residential experience. 348-2434; WUC 320, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919- Location: GC 331, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, (305) 5305. http://www.fiu.edu/~psychser. 348-1742. Educational Talent Search Educational Talent Search is a federal initiative to serve CAMPUS RECREATION SERVICES disadvantaged middle and high school students who need Recreational sports programs and fitness facilities are support to complete high school and to gain entry into a available for Florida International University students, post secondary institution. The program provides services faculty, staff and alumni through the Offices of Recreation and activities that address the personal, academic, career, Services (MMC) and Campus Recreation (BBC). Funding and cultural needs of each participant. for these services is primarily through student fees Location: WUC, 257, Biscayne Bay Campus, (305) 919- allocated by the FIU Student Government Association 4223. (SGA). Upward Bound Math & Science A variety of Intramural (IM) Sports are offered on each The focus of the Upward Bound Math Science program at campus, including men’s, women’s and co-rec leagues in FIU is to prepare low income potential first generation sports such as flag football, basketball, volleyball, softball students to enter careers in biomedical science and and soccer, and tournaments for sports like racquetball, engineering. To that end, the FIU UBMS provides tennis, and golf. Individuals looking for a team are academic and enrichment services in mathematics and encouraged to register as “free agents”. Registration for the sciences that will ensure successful completion of their Intramural Sports can be initiated via the web on the high school education and the eventual matriculation and Campus Recreation Services website (see URL below). graduation from a post secondary institution of higher The 50,000+ square foot MMC Recreation Center (RC) is education. As a supplement to their academics, the equipped with state-of-the-art exercise and cardiovascular UBMS program provides a wide range of services and fitness equipment. In addition to free weights, the center activities that are of a personal, career, and cultural provides resistance and selectorized equipment, steppers, nature. The program has year-round and Summer upright and recumbent bicycles, treadmills, rowers, and Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 Student Affairs 39 ellipticals. A basketball gym, locker rooms and a Pro Shop are also available. The Rec Center is located west of the Health Services Complex. Over 50 PantherFIT group fitness classes per week are scheduled in the RC. Low or no-cost classes offered throughout the year include pilates, ultimate core and step aerobics, as well as specialty classes such as yoga, spinning, and bodypump. Fitness orientations, body composition evaluations, and personal training are also featured. Non-credit fitness workshops and First Aid/CPR/AED certifications are offered. The BBC Fitness Center is located on the first floor of the Wolfe University Center (WUC), room 160. The new 12,000 square foot fitness facility features 21 cardiovascular machines with cardio theater, locker rooms and showers, nine flat screen televisions, a Bose sound system, an array of LifeFitness selectorized, and Hammer Strength fitness equipment. Additionally, there is a state- of-the-art aerobics studio with ballet bars and separate Bose sound system. Campus Recreation has revamped the cardio vascular group exercise classes offered to members. New classes include yoga, hip hop dance, belly dancing, body sculpting, dance aerobics, and Zumba Free massages are offered on Monday. The two campuses offer other facilities for recreational use. The Tennis Centers on each campus offer lighted courts, and tennis lessons are available. The BBC Aquatic Center and Panther Hall Pool provide on-campus swimming opportunities. At MMC, students have free access to nearby Tamiami Pool during lap swim hours. At MMC, the U.S. Century Bank Arena houses three indoor racquetball courts available on a reservation basis. A current, activated Panther photo ID is required for access to all recreation facilities and programs. Other areas of interest include adventure recreation programs (offering trips in and out-of-state), sport clubs, special events, and swim/sport camps. Both recreation offices provide student employment opportunities as sports officials, customer service and weight room attendants, recreation facility supervisors, lifeguards, group fitness instructors, personal trainers, and office assistants. For additional information, call: MMC Recreation Services/Rec Center: (305) 348-2575 BBC Campus Recreation: (305) 919-5678 MMC Recreation Center Membership Desk: 348-2951 BBC Fitness Center: 919-5678 MMC Panther Hall Pool: 348-1895 BBC Aquatic Center: 919-4549 IM Sports: 348-1054 (MMC), 919-4595 (BBC) Tennis Center: 348-6327 (MMC), 919-4595 (BBC) MMC Racquetball Reservations: 348-2900 Web Site: http://www.fiu.edu/~camprec/ .
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