Services and Activities
section of the 2011-2012 FAU University Catalog includes revisions
approved after the catalog's publish date of March 3, 2011. Revisions
appear in red.
of Student Affairs
Center for Learning
and Student Success (CLASS)
Care, Boca Raton
Community College Relations and Transfer Student Services
or State College Honor Society
and Psychological Services
Fraternity and sorority Life
Student and Scholar Services
and OWL Family Programs
Office for Students
Student Involvement and Leadership
Center for Academic Excellence
student financial services
Today and Beyond Wellness
for Excellence in Writing
for Civic Engagement and Service
of Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for matters of general student
welfare and student activities. The senior vice president for Student Affairs
coordinates the overall operation, which includes the Associate Vice President
and Dean of Students Office, Career Development Center/Co-operative Education,
Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health and Dental Services, Housing and Residential
Life, International Student Services, Multicultural Affairs, New Student and Owl Family Programs,
Student Involvement and Leadership, Student Union, Students with Disabilities,
Today and Beyond Wellness, United Campus Ministries and Weppner Center for
Civic Engagement and Service.
The staff of the Division of Student Affairs provides assistance and counseling
to students concerning problems of personal adjustment to campus life, including
housing, budgets, activity participation and the interpretation
of University regulations. Members of the division advise student organizations
and support the various academic programs of Florida Atlantic University by
working with and for students outside the classroom. For more details, visit
the division’s website.
Senior Vice President for
Student Affairs Office
The senior vice president is the chief administrative officer for Student Affairs
throughout the University. The office is always open to assist students in
receiving a rewarding, productive university experience at FAU. Students may
appeal disciplinary decisions to the senor vice president for Student Affairs.
Associate Vice President
and Dean of Students Office
The Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Office is open to any student
seeking general advice, counsel and/or information about the University. Many
student services are coordinated through this office, including student discipline,
exceptional circumstance withdrawals (medical withdrawals) and advisement
of the student government association, fraternities and sororities.
This office is also responsible for Campus Recreation, Counseling and Psychological Services, Greek
Life, International Students and Scholars, Multicultural Affairs, Office for
Students with Disabilities, Office of Student Conduct, Student Government,
Student Government Accounting and Budgeting, Student Media, Student Orientation
and Owl Family Programs, Student Union, United Campus Ministries and Weppner
Center for Civic Engagement and Service.
Should students need help concerning personal, academic, or social problems,
the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students stands ready to provide assistance.
For information, call 561-297-3542 or visit www.fau.edu/dean.
Broward Campuses Student Affairs
Broward Student Affairs enhances the overall educational experiences of students by providing purposeful and holistic programs and services that promote learning and development. Relevant and desirable outcomes include: knowledge acquisition, intrapersonal development, interpersonal competence, humanitarianism and civic engagement and practical competence. The Office of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs on the Broward campuses provides administrative oversight for the following departments:
•Associate Dean of Students, Liberal Arts, Room 109, 954-236-1236
•Career Development Center, Liberal Arts, Room 203, 954-236-1214
•Child Care Center (in partnership with Broward College), Liberal Arts, Room 109, 954-236-1236
•Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Union, Room 206, 954-236-1210
•Multicultural Affairs, Liberal Arts, Room 224, 954-236-1257
•New Student and Owl Family Programs (Davie), Student Union, Room 203, 954-236-1219
•New Student and Owl Family Programs(Fort Lauderdale), HEC 507, 954-762-5024
•Recreation and Health Promotion, BC Building 51, Room 103, 954-236-1018
•Student Conduct, Liberal Arts, Room 109, 954-236-1236
•Students with Disabilities, Liberal Arts, Room 240, 954-236-1222
•Student Government, Student Union, Room 218, 954-236-1158
•Student Health Services, Student Union, Room 206, 954-236-1556
•Student Involvement and Leadership (Davie), Student Union, Room 203, 954-236-1219
•Student Involvement and Leadership (Fort Lauderdale and Dania), Higher Education Complex, Room 507H, 954-762-5024
•Student Union, Room 103, 954-236-1332
•Weppner Center for Civic Engagement, Liberal Arts, Room 224, 954-236-1257
Davie Campus office hours: Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale Campus office hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dania Campus office hours: by appointment only.
For more information, visit www.fau.edu/student/broward.
Fort Lauderdale Student Activities Center
Located on the sixth floor of the Higher Education Complex, the center's windows overlooking the famed Las Olas Boulevard provide great views of the city to the south, Huizenga Plaza, its amphitheater, Riverwalk and the New River. High-top tables, comfortable chairs and computers make this room a common destination for study, meetings or a quick snack. The room contains for student use a TV lounge, kitchenette with microwave, ice maker and refrigerator, as well as four private study carrels.
Second Avenue Studio
A student gallery that showcases the work of students, faculty, special guest artists and designers, Second Avenue Studio is located on the ground floor of the Askew Tower. The Studio hosts several exhibitions throughout the year, and students are invited to submit exhibition proposals. Show information and hours: http://www.fau.edu/broward/fortlauderdale/Second_Avenue_Studio.php.
More information about the Fort Lauderdale campus and its resources: Karen Esteves, 954-762-5695 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jupiter Campus Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs facilitates student learning and development
by providing opportunities that enrich the educational experience of all students
on the John D. MacArthur campus in Jupiter.
The Student Services Office, located in SR 139, provides a range of services
and programs that support and enhance students’ learning environments. They
include: the Burrow Activity Center; Career Development Services; Counseling and Psychological Services;
Diversity Student Services, including Disabled Student Services, International
Student Services and Multicultural Affairs; Health and Wellness Services (details
can be found in this section under Student Health Services, MacArthur Campus
in Jupiter); Learning Resource Center; Orientation; Recreation; Student Government;
Student Life, including 40 student organizations; and Testing Services. For
information, contact the associate dean of students at 561-799-8521. Office
hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to
Treasure Coast Campus Student
The Division of Student Affairs on the Treasure Coast campus facilitates student
learning and development by providing opportunities to enrich the educational
experience of all students on the Treasure Coast campus.
The Office of Student Affairs provides a wide range of
services that includes Student Involvement and Leadership,
Student Government, Volunteer Services, Multicultural Affairs,
Career Development, Disabled Student Services, Recreation
and Wellness Programming and mental and physical health
Additionally, the Student Life Center (SL) houses the
offices of Student Government and provides a place for
students to socialize and study while not in class. The
building includes a 1,500-square-foot fitness facility, men's
and women's locker rooms, a study lounge and computer lab,
game room, and is also the location of the campus bookstore.
For information about Student Affairs on the Treasure
Coast campus call 772-873-3301. Office hours are Monday
through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Academic and Career Enhancement for Second-Year Students (AcCESS) Program
Florida Atlantic University received funding under the U.S. Department of Education Title III: Strengthening Institutions Program effective October 1, 2010 and created AcCESS (Academic and Career Enhancement for Second-Year Students), a program to improve student success and retention in the second year.
The AcCESS program provides selected students with intensive academic advising, tutoring and major and career counseling. Services include regular meetings with an AcCESS academic advisor to review progress in their courses; participation in time-management and study skills workshops conducted by AcCESS academic advisors; tutoring in courses that students previously failed or in other historically difficult courses students are taking for the first time; participation in faculty advising/mentoring sessions and career workshops; and enrollment in SLS 1301: Career and Life Planning, designed for second-year students with major and career indecision.
(Addition above is effective immediately.)
For more information, contact email@example.com.
This office offers many services to the University community, including those
below. For complete information, visit its website.
Business Services administers the banking relationship with the University.
BankAtlantic (561-361-2889, ext. 7) has a full-service branch located in the Student
Services West Building on the Boca Raton campus. In addition to the full-service
branch, four ATMs are located on the Boca Raton campus. The Davie, Jupiter
and Treasure Coast campuses each have one BankAtlantic ATM. Financial aid
recipients may have their awards deposited directly to their BankAtlantic
accounts for immediate access. Owl Cards may be encoded as ATM cards for
any BankAtlantic account holders.
The University Bookstore on the Boca Raton campus is located on the Breezeway.
For more information, call 561-297-3720. In Broward, call 954-236-1950. In
Jupiter and the Treasure Coast, call 561-799-8538.
Campus Copy (561-297-3508) is a full- and self-service copy center. It provides
self-service coin- and card-operated copiers and offers complete, full-service
copying, binding and finishing services. Color copies, transparencies, spiral
binding, two computer work stations and a cash-to-card machine are just
a few of the other services available.
Copy Services offers self-service coin- and card-operated convenience copiers
throughout the campus. In addition to coin- and card-operated copiers, Copy
Services provides copiers to meet departmental needs, billed by either auditron
codes or meter readings.
FAU offers a dining program that includes residential dining, catering and
popular-branded concepts. The well-balanced food services program creates
the ideal campus dining experience to meet the needs of the diverse University
community. Venues on the Boca Raton campus include the Breezeway Food Court,
Starbucks, Outtakes convenience stores, Coyote Jack’s, Centre Marketplace
South, Einstein Bros. Bagels and Dunkin' Donuts. Venues on the Jupiter campus
include Centre Marketplace North and Outtakes. Visit the Dining Services website for
Owl Card Center
Business Services administers the issuance of student Owl Cards. The Owl Card
is the official picture identification and debit card for Florida Atlantic
University students. The Owl Card is required of all students and is available
to faculty and staff. An Owl Card may be obtained by presenting an official,
government-issued picture ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID), a
current tuition payment receipt, or proof of financial aid, scholarship or
loan (award letter). The Owl Card is also the student’s library card, meal
plan card, Owl Bucks and Flex Bucks card and building access card for certain
campus residence halls, computer labs and classrooms.
The Owl Card Center (561-297-2700) is located on the Boca Raton campus. Additional
Owl Card Center services include full fax service, passport photos, Palm Tran
Bus passes, visitor cards and laminating service.
For Owl Card information on the Davie campus, 954-236-1549; Fort Lauderdale
campus, 954-762-5353; Jupiter campus, 561-799-8690; Treasure Coast
Owl Card Off-Line Debit Program
The Owl Card Off-Line Debit Program utilizes a student’s University ID and
the most current technology available in off-line debit card systems. Card
holders may put money on their cards in either the Owl Card Center or in cash-to-card
machines located throughout campus. Owl Cards may then be used to pay for purchases
at Campus Copy, computer labs (pay for print), select vending machines and
washers and dryers in the residence halls.
Owl Card Online Program (Owl
Florida Atlantic University’s online declining balance account, better known
as Owl Bucks, is a convenient, prepaid account designed for students, faculty
and staff. Owl Bucks allows account holders to make purchases everywhere that
Owl Bucks are accepted.
Anyone with an Owl Card may open an Owl Bucks account. Owl Bucks give spending
flexibility at participating campus locations, including Centre Marketplace,
Breezeway Food Court, Outtakes, Coyote Jack’s, Starbucks, Quiznos, FAU Bookstore
and FAU Pharmacy.
Palm Tran Bus Passes
Business Services has a relationship with the Board of County Commissioners
for the sale of Palm Tran Bus Passes. They are available for purchase in
the Owl Card Center.
Palm Tran: www.palmtran.org
Tri-Rail Information: www.tri-rail.com
Student Purchases with Office
Depot and Corporate Express
Business Services manages the contract with Office Depot and Corporate Express
for University purchases. The contract and contract pricing are also extended
to students. Students can go online and place orders with Office Depot and
Corporate Express at discounted prices. Orders are delivered to the Business
Services Office and can be picked up at the Owl Card Center. Most orders are
delivered the next day. To place an order or to obtain information, visit Business
Administrative Offices – Business
For questions, comments, or suggestions, contact Stacy Volnick, Director of
Business Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
The mission of Campus Recreation is to enhance the quality of life of the Florida
Atlantic University community by encouraging active and balanced lifestyles
and to facilitate student learning through participation in Campus Recreation
programs, services and facilities.
Campus Recreation is dedicated to providing the FAU community
with a variety of recreation opportunities throughout the
year. All facilities and programs are available to FAU
students with a valid Owl Card and also to Campus Recreation
Recreation and Fitness Center
The FAU Recreation and Fitness Center, which opened January 2009, is an $18.6 million, state-of-the-art facility where students, faculty, staff and alumni can meet, workout, relax and enjoy being part of FAU campus life. Located on the Boca
Raton campus at the northeast entrance
of the Breezeway along Lee Street, the FAU Recreation and Fitness Center is a modern, 77,000-square-foot facility offering:
• A 10,000-square-foot fitness center with more than 70 pieces of cardio equipment, two circuit training units, strength training room and stretching area
• Three indoor basketball courts
• A multipurpose gymnasium for indoor soccer, basketball and special events
• Two fitness performance studios designed for yoga, Pilates, spinning, etc.
• Men's and women's health club-style locker rooms
• A personal training suite
• An outdoor leisure and lap pool and deck
• A massage therapy suite
• A social lounge equipped with seating areas, flat-screen TVs and WiFi
Additional Campus Recreation Facilities
Track and Field
Complex: Includes a state-of-the-art
synthetic turf field dedicated
for student recreation use and
eight lane performance track.
Fields: The home of Intramural
Sports and Club Sports, the Henderson
fields may be reserved by all student
organization for special functions.
Basketball and Tennis Courts: These
courts are lighted and available
year-round for student recreation
These consist of competitive sports leagues, tournaments and special events
that take place throughout the year in men’s, women’s and co-rec divisions.
Specific leagues include flag football, basketball, soccer, volleyball and
The Club Sports program promotes student participation in a variety of physical,
athletic activities and allows students to engage in the activity of their
choice at various skill levels. These student organizations are open to FAU
students of all skill levels. Clubs include rugby, ice hockey, tae kwon do,
surfing, climbing, sailing, wrestling and judo.
This program provides
a sense of commitment and
control and can help to counteract
stress. Group Fitness sessions
can be used to control weight,
relax tense muscles, increase the
body's production of endorphins,
increase self-esteem and strengthen
the heart and lungs. Typical classes
include Pilates, body sculpting,
cardio kickboxing, yoga and a
variety of dance aerobics.
The Personal Training
program is available to those individuals
who want to learn how to achieve
personal health and fitness goals. From
the novice to the elite athlete,
FAU trainers have the knowledge
and skills to work with you.
For more information about Campus Recreation facilities,
programs and services, click here or
For recreation services on the Broward campuses, contact Recreation and Health Promotion
at the Davie campus: 954-236-1018, email@example.com,
or website. On
the Jupiter campus, contact Student Life and Recreation at 561-799-8696 or
Student Wellness Center
The Student Wellness Center on the Davie campus is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
on Saturdays. All currently enrolled FAU students are eligible for a free
membership, which includes use of the workout facility, intramurals, specialty
classes and more. For more information about recreation services on the
Broward campuses contact 954-236-1018, firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Development Center (CDC)
Explore, Envision, Succeed
FAU’s Career Development Center is a centralized
operation geared to assist all currently enrolled students and alumni with
their career management needs. The center presents educational
programs and services aimed at providing students with the skills and tools
necessary for lifelong career development. The Career Development Center has
three key functional areas that interact to bring more effective, efficient
and result-oriented career programs: Career Education, Experiential Learning
Programs and Employment/Education Networking.
The Career Development Center has professionally trained and nationally certified
career counselors available to meet with students at the following campuses:
Boca Raton, SU 220, 561-297-3533; Davie, LA 203, 954-236-1214; Jupiter, SR 110, 561-799-8671; and Treasure
Coast, 772-873-3443. For more information, visit the website.
This area incorporates a variety of programs that lead to knowledge of one’s
skills, values, interests and goals in relation to choosing a major or learning
about careers. These services include career counseling, career assessment
inventories, occupational information, career workshops, a computer lab and
career resource library, an alumni mentor program and web-based resources,
including online career assessment inventories.
Experiential Learning Programs:
Education is a unique educational
program in which students integrate
classroom study with periods
of paid, supervised work experience
related to their academic major.
At FAU, Co-operative Education
is a structured learning situation
in which students apply concepts
learned in the classroom to “real
world” work environments. To
learn more about the Co-operative
Education Programs, students
should contact 561-297-3520 or
call the Career Development Center
offices in Broward and Jupiter
at the numbers noted in the CDC
section above.. All students
must be registered with the Co-operative
Education Program to participate
in Co-op and/or internship programs.
Services for implementing a successful job search include individual counseling,
workshops on interviewing, résumé writing, designing a curriculum vitae,
academic or non-academic job search, salary negotiations, on-campus recruiting,
employer and student panel presentations, career days, professional/graduate
school information day and etiquette dining seminars. These services and
networking events are provided throughout the year through the Employment/Education
Networking arm of the CDC. Students are encouraged to use Optimal Résumé for
assistance in creating high impact résumés and the Perfect Interview online
tool to enhance interviewing skills.
CareerLink is an online
employment database with a variety
of features. OWL CareerLink includes
job listings, on-campus interviewing,
co-op and internship opportunities,
part-time and full-time positions
as well as listings seeking experienced
hires for graduate students and
alumni. The Career Development
Center’s OWL CareerLink database
is a great way to locate potential
career opportunities at many
levels. In addition, students
may access the Professional Mentor
Program by viewing mentor profiles.
To take a tour of OWL CareerLink or to learn about setting up a profile and
uploading a résumé, contact the Career Development Center for assistance. OWL
CareerLink provides centralized access to job listings for all FAU students
on all campuses.
Cashier’s Office (New entry added fall 2011.)
The Cashier’s Office (in Boca Raton), part of the Controller's office, is the centralized location and point of collection for all university deposits. The primary function of this office is to provide accurate receipting, depositing and recording of university monies. Services provided by the cashier’s office include payments and credits to student accounts, refund processing and receipting of deposits from various campus departments. Online services such as MyFAU are available for students' convenience, where account statuses can be viewed and payments made by visiting FAU's homepage at www.fau.edu and clicking on the MyFAU link. The processing and collection of dishonored checks and incurred service charges is also the responsibility of this office.
Boca Raton Campus, Student Services Building, Room 116
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For convenience, there are cashiers at the Davie, Jupiter and Port St. Lucie campuses. Click the links below for hours of operation and contact information.
Jupiter and Port St. Lucie: http://www.fau.edu/controller/student_information/cashier_north_campuses.php
for Learning And Student Success (CLASS)
for Learning And Student Success (CLASS) is available to assist all undergraduate
students throughout their academic journey. CLASS supports the mission of the
University and promotes academic and personal achievement by engaging students,
forming partnerships and creating programs and services to foster student success
and the retention of undergraduate students. This is done by coordinating retention
activities between academic and student affairs divisions; supporting and monitoring
students' academic progress; coordinating with academic advisement units; providing
collaborative learning opportunities; providing referrals to campus resources
and support services; instilling a sense of the FAU community in students;
and coordinating programs that foster the academic success of FAU students.
CLASS, under the Division of Undergraduate Studies, coordinates:
1. Learning Communities (LC): cohorts of first-year students with similar academic goals and interests.
Supplemental Instruction (SI): peer-facilitated study sessions for students taking historically difficult courses.
3. Tutoring programs
4. Student success programs, workshops and success counseling in a variety of areas such as making the transition from high school to college, time management skills, stress management tips, exploring learning styles, note-taking strategies, preparing for exams, financial management and more.
5. CARES Assessment: an assessment tool that helps freshmen to identify their academic strengths and weaknesses. CARES give students specific academic tips to help them have a successful college experience.
CLASS is located within the Center for Teaching and Learning in General Classroom South (GS-2, room 223). CLASS is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For information, call 561-297-0906 or email email@example.com.
Care, Davie Campus
In order to serve a core of non-traditional students, FAU and Broward College
offer an Early Childhood Development Center on campus. This center provides
child care services to students and staff and an enriching, safe environment
for children. For information, call 954-236-1236 or click here.
Care, Boca Raton Campus
(The Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development)
The Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development is a lab
school, located on the Boca Raton campus, for children from birth to five years
of age. It is affiliated with the College of Education’s Toppel Family Early
Childhood Education Institute at Florida Atlantic University.
The Karen Slattery Center, which serves approximately
100 children, is accredited by the National Association
for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and follows
NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate practices, based on current
research and theory in child development and curriculum. Additionally,
the Karen Slattery Center has been awarded a 4-Star Rating
in Palm Beach County’s Quality Improvement System.
The center’s staff works as a collaborative team, continuously
revising and creating an enriched “project approach” integrated
curriculum. Classroom projects are designed to enrich each
group’s developmental levels and interests. Curriculum
projects empower children to become independent thinkers
and creative problem solvers and to learn academic and
social skills through investigation and discovery. The “project
approach” correlates with the latest research on brain
development and early literacy learning. Classroom projects
meet children’s needs through group and individualized
activities and outdoor and indoor experiences, which stimulate
investigation in the areas of language and literature,
music and movement, expressive arts, block building, dramatic
play, science, woodworking and cooking. The program incorporates
the Florida Sunshine Standards and is carefully structured
to enhance children’s self-esteem and to develop pre-reading
and pre-mathematics skills.
As a lab school for the College of Education, the Karen Slattery Center is
a demonstration and fieldwork site for students enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s
and doctoral degree programs. FAU faculty, students and teachers also conduct
research at the center to advance scholarship and innovation in early childhood
education and related fields of study.
The Center provides diverse learning opportunities by
maintaining an equal balance of boys and girls from varying
cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Priority enrollment is
given to FAU students, faculty, staff and Research Development
Park employees. Visit www.coe.fau.edu/erccd to
register online or call 561-297-2342.
College Relations and Transfer Student Services
The Office of Community College Relations and Transfer Student Services serves
as the primary liaison between the University, the community colleges in Florida
and other higher education institutions, and the support agencies that are
involved in the transfer process. This office helps develop and maintain 2+2
articulation, coordinates agreements with other institutions, prepares the University
Transfer Manual, assists in transfer student orientation and advisement,
and conducts workshops for students and faculty. For information, call 561-297-2644 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
or State College Honor Society
Students who were members of Phi Theta Kappa at a community or state college are invited
to join Alpha of Florida, the Phi Theta Kappa alumni association at Florida
Atlantic University. Students can share their transfer experience, receive
transfer information or learn how to continue their involvement with Phi Theta
Kappa by calling Angel Nevin at 561-297-3160 or email: email@example.com. Please be advised the chapter is currently inactive, but inquiries are welcome.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Counseling and Psychological Services provides individual, couples and group counseling to currently
enrolled FAU students. Its professionally trained staff seeks to assist students
with a wide range of personal concerns and problems. The staff provides a warm
and caring office atmosphere in which students are treated with sensitivity
and dignity. CAPS helps students in the identification and development of healthy coping skills to assist in their personal, social, academic, and work roles and responsibilities.
Psychologists, clinical social workers, counselors, a psychiatrist and a psychiatric nurse
practitioner provide professional therapeutic services and assistance to students
whose personal difficulties and learning problems interfere with their ability
to benefit from academic and extracurricular experiences. Counseling and psychiatric services are held in strict confidence in keeping with legal and ethical guidelines.
To make an appointment at the Boca Raton campus, call 561-297-3540; at the
Broward campuses, call 954-236-1210; at the Northern campuses,
FAU’s financial aid program is administered by the Student Financial Aid Office.
In Boca Raton, call 561-297-3530; in Broward, call 954-236-1229; in Jupiter,
call 561-799-8697; and on the Treasure Coast, call 772-873-3300. For information
about financial aid, read the section on Financial Assistance
Opportunities in this catalog or visit the Financial Aid website.
Fraternity and Sorority Life (formerly Greek Life)
The FAU campus provides a wide range of academic, social and community service activities for students, and membership in a fraternity or sorority is a great first step toward enjoying all the benefits that FAU has to offer. Collectively, fraternities and sororities constitute one of the largest student groups on campus, and they have all made the commitment to doing more and being more; to having an experience that develops them as better, more ethical men and women. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life encourages students to fully explore the non-committal opportunity offered to understand what makes FAU's fraternity and sorority community so impactful.
The best resource for more information about the FAU fraternity and sorority community is www.fau.edu/fslife, where you can find more information about individual chapters and the overall experience here at FAU.
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) comprises graduate and professional
students whose goals are to host cultural and academic programs for graduate
students, advocate for graduate students’ interests within the University community
and work together to strengthen the collective voice of the graduate community.
For information on how to get involved or to discuss matters that concern the
graduate and professional student body at FAU, contact the Graduate
Student Association in Boca at 561-297-1170 and in Broward at 954-762-5024, or contact the association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of International Programs (OIP) provides services and leadership
to strengthen the international dimensions of academic
programs at Florida Atlantic University. OIP is responsible
for establishing, supporting and coordinating international learning activities for
undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty. These include:
1. Developing, managing and
overseeing international academic
programs, including study abroad
and student exchange programs.
2. Developing and managing international cooperation agreements with academic
institutions around the world.
3. Facilitating greater internationalization of the University and Colleges.
4. Serving as a liaison to state, regional, national and international education
organizations and consortia.
The OIP provides comprehensive services and support to
undergraduate and graduate students who wish to study abroad.
It also encourages and assists faculty to develop new educational
programs abroad and to enhance existing programs. OIP maintains
a file of information on the general scholarships and postgraduate
fellowship opportunities that are available. It serves
as the FAU office for the Fulbright Student Program and
Gilman and Boren study abroad award programs. OIP also works with faculty, deans and other University offices to bring international visitors to campus, and co-sponsors workshops, conferences and lectures on international affairs and studies. For information,
contact the OIP at 561-297-1208 or 800-935-5734 or visit www.fau.edu/goabroad.
For detailed information on the office’s Study Abroad Programs,
see the Programs for
Enrichment and Specialization section of this catalog.
Student and Scholar Services
The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) welcomes international
students, scholars and their families in an effort to promote a culturally
diverse learning environment and to enrich the quality of teaching and research
at FAU. The ISSS provides essential services and programs, including tax seminars,
immigration workshops and cultural programs as well as counseling on immigration,
academic, social, cultural and personal concerns. In addition, the office
provides International Student Orientations to welcome new students. Attendance
is required at these sessions.
The ISSS has a close working relationship with numerous international student
cultural organizations on campus who assist with welcoming new students and
fostering cross-cultural appreciation. Each year the ISSS co-sponsors a Festival
of Nations in collaboration with the various international student cultural
organizations. Students are encouraged to get involved. Call ISSS for information
at 561-297-3049 or visit its website.
Check-In Procedure: (For “IS” HOLD
clearance to register) All students who are in non-immigrant
status (those without legal permanent residency, the “green
card”) are considered international students. Each semester,
international students who are in F-1 status must come
to ISSS to complete the check-in procedure prior to registration.
Students should be prepared to show their passport, I-94
card and I-20; provide their current U.S. and home country
addresses; and provide a valid email address. Proof of
major medical health insurance is also required in order
to register. For detailed information, contact the ISSS.
International Student Health
Insurance Requirements: All students who are in
non-immigrant status (those without legal permanent residency,
the “green card”) are considered international students.
The state of Florida and FAU require that all international students maintain
health insurance coverage to help defray the costs of catastrophic medical
care. State of Florida Board of Education regulations
prevent FAU from allowing students to register until they have complied with
the insurance requirement. The University is unable to make exceptions.
Annual insurance is required for 52 continuous weeks beginning on August 20
each academic year. New and returning students who enter the University for
the spring or summer terms must have prepaid and continuous coverage through
August 20 of that year.
Note: J-1 visa students, scholars and dependents
with DS 2019 forms are required to purchase the University-approved policy
for themselves and all accompanying dependents for the duration of their form
DS 2019. Alternate policies are not accepted. For information, contact
FAU International Student Health
Insurance Policy: A University-approved policy
is available for purchase from the insurance representative
located in the ISSS office or online at www.insuranceforstudents.com.
Alternate Insurance Policies: Students
are advised not to purchase insurance prior to arrival
without verifying that it is acceptable. Students other
than those on J visas (exchange visitors) must request
permission to use an alternate policy. In this case, the
insurance company must complete the Alternate Insurance
Compliance form and fax it directly to the ISSS fax number
listed on the form for evaluation. The policy must meet
the minimum requirements established by FAU and the Board
of Trustees (BOT). Policies are reviewed based on the information
that each insurance company provides on the Alternate Insurance
Compliance form. Allow sufficient time for processing.
compliance with FAU, state of
Florida and U.S. Department of
State requirements, the following
rule is in place: Failure to
maintain the required insurance
will result in cancellation of
all classes without a refund.
All J-visa exchange visitors,
including students, scholars
and their dependents who fail
to maintain the required insurance
for the specified period will
be terminated from Florida Atlantic
University’s Exchange Visitor
The Mail Center processes all University-related mail and shipments. This includes
the internal University mail to and from all campuses, incoming and outgoing
courier mail to and from other state agencies, all incoming and outgoing U.S.
mail, and shipments handled by other carriers such as UPS, FedEx, Airborne
and DHL. The Mail Center is the point of contact for all bulk mailings. Mail
directed to resident students is handled by the Housing Department. For information
on Mail Services, contact 561-297-3172.
For the convenience of students, faculty and staff, a self-service postal
kiosk is located in Campus Copy. This kiosk offers self-service functions
including books of stamps, express and priority mail and other USPS functions.
There is no surcharge for any of the mail services offered.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Precollege Programs enhances the educational
experiences of students by providing programs and services that are holistic
and based on theories of learning and human development. Its departmental goals
are consistent with the University’s mission to serve “a uniquely diverse community…within
an environment that fosters inclusiveness.” Programs and services provided
- Supplemental orientation to
the culture of the institution;
- Assessments of students’ educational
goals and individual needs;
- Support programs and services
necessary for academic success;
- Support programs and services
necessary for personal development;
- Social and cultural programming
that deepen students’ understanding
of their culture and heritage;
- Education and training that
focuses on understanding cultural
- Advising cultural clubs and
- Advocacy for underrepresented
- Training in leadership skills;
- Developing collaborative relationships
with community and educational
organizations to promote entry
and completion of a post-secondary
While the office targets underrepresented student populations,
all students are welcome and encouraged to participate.
For information on specific programs call 561-297-3959
or visit the Multicultural Affairs website at www.fau.edu/oma.
Student and Owl Family Programs
Orientation is a required Universitywide program for all new undergraduate
students (first-time-in-college and transfer students). The purpose of the New
Student and Owl Family Programs Office is to provide programs and services
that facilitate the transition of new students into the University, to prepare
new students for the University’s educational opportunities and to integrate
students into the campus community.
A comprehensive orientation is offered at each of the University’s locations
where student services are provided. Included are freshman and transfer (more
than 30 credit hours) programs at the Boca Raton campus and transfer programs
at the Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter and Treasure Coast campuses. Orientation
for Wilkes Honors College students is also held at the Jupiter campus.
Each location employs and trains student leaders to conduct the programs and
sessions offered during orientation. Orientation leaders are dedicated, spirited
and highly trained individuals who ease the transition for incoming students
and their families. By sharing their knowledge of campus resources and experiences
at FAU, they ensure a smooth transition for new FAU students.
The Office of New Student and Owl Family Programs is located on the Boca Raton
campus and may be reached at 561-297-2733. Orientation at the Broward locations
is coordinated through the Broward Office of New Student and Owl Family Programs, 954-236-1314 (Davie) and 954-762-5695 (Fort Lauderdale). At the Jupiter campus,
orientation is handled by the associate dean of students, 561-799-8521. For information about Wilkes
Honors College orientation,
call 561-799-8690 or email email@example.com. Call 772-873-3300 for orientation information at the Treasure
Coast campus. For more information about orientation on all campuses, visit www.fau.edu/orientation or
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since family involvement can be very important in determining
student success, the Office of New Student and Owl Family
Programs provides programs for parents and families. These
programs include the Owl Parent Association, a monthly
e-newsletter, a parents' message board, a parent orientation
and Parent and Family Weekend, held in the fall semester.
Visit www.fau.edu/parents for
information, contact the office at 561-297-2733 or email email@example.com.
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership sponsors the Off-Campus Housing
Service, a computerized list of area rooms, apartments and houses for rent.
For information, call the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership at 561-297-3735.
for Students with Disabilities
The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) is in compliance with Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990. The mission of the OSD is to support students with documented disabilities
in their pursuit of equity and excellence in education. The OSD works with
FAU faculty and staff to ensure that reasonable accommodations are provided
to allow this population of students an equal opportunity to learn in the classroom
setting and have access to all areas of FAU campuses. The
OSD fosters student self-advocacy and the development of compensatory skills
that support independent learning.
Numerous adaptive technological aids and human support services are available
to help meet the needs of students with varying disabilities. Among the adaptive
technology aids are computers with screen readers and speech-recognition systems,
magnification devices, audio recorders, Braille writers, wheelchair-accessible
desks, tactile aids and FM systems. The support services include assistive
technology training, note-taking services, sign language/C-Print
services, adaptive testing accommodations, Learning Strategies Training and an active student organization. In addition to providing academic support services and accommodations to students with disabilities, the OSD also provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for all students.
Self identification and registration with the OSD is at the student’s option
and is not mandatory. However, in order to ensure receiving authorized academic accommodations
from FAU due to a disability, the student must register with the OSD. In order
to complete the registration process, it is the responsibility of the student
with a disability to provide the OSD with appropriate written documentation
from a licensed professional in the field concerning the specific diagnosis
and anticipated academic limitations. This enables the OSD to provide the appropriate,
reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure access to the student’s educational
program, as well as to assist the student in developing the necessary compensatory skills needed to be successful after graduation. All disability-related records are kept confidential and are not released
without the student’s written permission. Students interested in volunteering
with the OSD are also welcomed.
The OSD office for the Boca Raton campus is located in
SU 133. Call 561-297-3880 (voice), 561-297-0358 (TTY). Office hours
are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.
The OSD office for the Broward campuses is located at Davie campus in
LA 240. Call 954-236-1222 (voice). Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.
The OSD office for the Jupiter campus is located in SR 110. Call the assistant
director of Diversity Student Services at 561-799-8010 (voice), 561-799-8565
(TTY). Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The OSD office for the Treasure Coast campus is located in CO 117. Call the assistant director of Diversity Student Services at 561-799-8010 to schedule an appointment.
Additional information is available at http://osd.fau.edu.
of Student Involvement and Leadership
As a part of the total educational experience at Florida Atlantic University,
an extensive program of student activities is regularly revised and updated
to meet the needs and preferences of the student body.
This office is in charge of five main areas: Clubs and Organizations; advising
the Student Government Program Board (SGPB); reservation of the Breezeway,
Bookstore and Free Speech Lawns; the Campus Leadership Program; and Homecoming.
The Student Involvement and Leadership Office also coordinates advising the
Inter Club Council, monitoring campus events, maintaining publications such
as the Blue Book (list of all student groups
on campus) and organizing the Student Activities Award Luncheon.
In Broward, this office is in charge of advising the Broward Student Government Program Board (SGPB), Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement (SAVI) and the Council of Student organizations (COSO); organizing leadership programs; organizing Homecoming events, Weeks of Welcome (WOW) programs and multicultural programming.
Student Involvement and Leadership can be a resource for all students. For
more information, call 561-297-3735 (Boca) or visit the website. Office
hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. In Broward, call 954-236-1219 or visit the website.
Broward office hours are Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. In Jupiter, call 561-799-8696.
Approximately 3,700 students live in University Housing. Applications for University
Housing usually exceed available space and are assigned on a first-come, first-served
basis, with freshmen receiving preference in the residence hall community. Students
are encouraged to apply early—by April 1. Space is not available
for married students or students with families.
All full-time freshmen are required to reside in University Housing, space
permitting. Exemptions from this policy may be requested for the following
1. The student is 21 years old or older by the first
day of class;
2. The student resides with parent(s) or legal guardian(s) within a 50-mile radius of
the Boca Raton campus;
3. The student is married.
The University offers two basic styles of housing accommodation:
suite-style residence halls, primarily for freshmen and
other undergraduate students, and apartments for upper-division
and graduate students. All facilities are air-conditioned
and include standard furnishings, utilities, cable TV service,
wireless Internet access, laundry facilities and community
A number of student staff and full-time professional staff members are available
throughout University Housing to assist with student needs. The Residential
Life staff also plans a wide variety of educational, cultural, social and
recreational programming activities; advises student community-council groups
in University Housing; and assists students in transitioning from home to on-campus
University housing is also available on the Jupiter campus. Priority is given
to Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College students. Currently 290 students live in
two residence halls.
For additional information about on-campus housing, visit www.fau.edu/housing or
Boca Raton Campus
Florida Atlantic University
Department of Housing and Residential Life
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
FAU Jupiter/John D. MacArthur Campus
Department of Housing and Residential Life
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
and Transportation Services
and Transportation Services is
responsible for managing the parking
program in the interest of providing
safe, convenient and well-designed
parking facilities for more than
30,000 students, faculty, staff
and visitors. To properly manage
the parking facilities, the department
administers a vehicle registration
program and corresponding sale
of decals; plans and develops parking
lots; administers the appeals process;
enforces the parking rules; and
maintains financial accountability.
University traffic patrollers provide
a constant presence within the
lots and are available to answer
questions regarding parking procedures
and regulations. Parking and Transportation
Services can be reached at 561-297-2771.
On the Harbor Branch, Jupiter and Treasure Coast campuses, decals may be obtained
from any cashier. On the Davie campus, decals may be obtained from the Owl
Card Center, and parking regulations are enforced by FAU and Broward College officials. On the
Fort Lauderdale campus, parking rules in the public garage are enforced by
the City of Fort Lauderdale. For additional information, visit www.fau.edu/parking.
Student-Athlete Center for
The Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence provides assistance to the
more than 450 student-athletes at FAU as they strive to reach their educational
goals while they compete in intercollegiate athletics. Academic counselors
work closely with coaches, faculty and a variety of campus resources to help
facilitate students’ academic progress and personal development throughout
college life. This is accomplished by instituting academic and social support
programs, including, but not limited to, Academic Enhancement, Tutorial Services,
Counseling, Secondary Advising, Study Hall, Eligibility Tracking, Career Development
and Life Skills. The major emphasis with each of these programs is to provide
students with the resources and fundamental skills that will foster academic
achievement and promote the holistic development of the student-athlete population.
The Student-Athlete Center, located in the Oxley Center on the Boca Raton campus,
is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Friday; and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. For information, call 561-297-2297 or visit
the Center's website.
The Student Employment Office provides information on both on-campus and off-campus
jobs to degree-seeking students, regardless of financial need. The office maintains “Get
a Job!,” a current online job database available to students and employers.
Call 561-297-6680 for details or visit the Student Employment website.
Student Financial Services (New entry added fall 2011.)
Student Financial Services, part of the Controller's Office, is responsible for the collection of all funds due to the university, student account billing, Financial Aid refunds and collection of delinquent accounts.
For detailed information on such topics as payment deadlines, installment plans, direct deposit, Florida Prepaid, online payment and many more topics, please visit: http://www.fau.edu/controller/student_information/.
Boca Raton Campus, Student Services Building, Room 130
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Student Government (SG) is the representative association of the student body
of Florida Atlantic University. It is also a department within the Division
of Student Affairs. Like the U.S. Government, SG is divided into three branches:
the Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial. It also includes an independent
Elections Board, Graduate Student Association, Homecoming Committee and student
The Executive Branch consists of the student body president,
vice president, Boca Raton governor, Broward governor,
Jupiter campus governor, Treasure Coast campus governor
and their staffs. The president represents the student
body to the administration, Florida Legislature and surrounding
communities. It is the responsibility of the executive
branch to work on initiatives that improve campus life.
The student body president, vice president and campus
governors are elected in the spring for one-year terms.
The Legislative Branch is divided among four campuses:
Boca Raton, Broward, Jupiter and Treasure Coast. There
is a university-wide student senate and four campus-based
houses of representatives. It is the responsibility of
the legislative branch to maintain statutes that enable
self-governance, allocate funding from the activity and
service fee budget and provide a check and balance for
executive programs. Legislators are elected each fall for
one-year terms as well.
The Judicial Branch is composed of the Chief Justice and
four campus-based associate justices. The Student
Court hears cases regarding due process and statutory violations.
It also reviews student government statutes for legislation
that may be unconstitutional, according to the SG Constitution. Members
of the Student Court are also trained hearing officers
of the Student Affairs Student Conduct Board.
SG also includes the Student Government Accounting and
Budget Office (SGAB) and works closely with the Office
of Student Involvement and Leadership to support student-centered
activities and services.
SG is supported by a team of professional staff advisors
within the Division of Student Affairs, full-time administrators
with advanced degrees in higher education administration,
leadership, accounting and government studies who support
Student Government by assisting with the student coordination
of university-wide and campus-based initiatives, providing
training and advisement.
For information about Student Government and how students
can get involved, call 561-297-3740 for Boca Raton and
university-wide opportunities; in Broward, 954-236-1264;
in Jupiter, 561-799-8440; and on Treasure Coast, 772-873-3364.
Visit SG on the web.
Florida Atlantic University Student Health Services, staffed by a team of dedicated
professionals, provides healthcare, prevention, education, outreach and public
health services to a diverse student population in a safe, caring and supportive
We promote University-wide wellness, encouraging healthy
lifestyles and personal responsibility to enhance students’ capacity
for reaching academic and personal goals, thereby enhancing
their overall learning experiences.
Student Health Services is an outstanding resource committed to meeting the
changing health and wellness needs of the University community.
1. Our spectrum of services supports the academic mission of Florida Atlantic
University and health in its broadest sense.
2. We value our connection with the Division of Student Affairs and their unwavering
concern for student life on our campuses.
3. We pursue excellence by delivering quality, efficient
and cost-effective services that meet professional and
accreditation standards as well as relevant federal and
4. We provide easy access to affordable, multidisciplinary
5. We are committed to ethical practices and to our unique
responsibility to protect patient confidentiality.
6. The learning environment and health of our students are enhanced by our
collaboration and partnership with students, the community and other campus
health-related programs and services.
7. We value individual diversity, providing care that
respects personal values, integrity and beliefs in a fair
and honest manner.
8. We design and implement innovative and creative responses
to current and changing health-care needs and characteristics
of our student population.
9. We serve as advocates for a healthy campus by providing leadership on health
policy issues and as leaders during health-related crises.
10. We foster a positive work environment where the values
of respect and accountability are understood and demonstrated
by our staff.
11. We strive to ensure a non-judgmental, safe and secure
environment for students and employees.
12. We value learning and support opportunities for professional
and personal development.
Services are provided regardless of race,
religion, gender, age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation,
disability, or marital status. SHS upholds the rights of
students, including the rights of privacy and confidentiality.
Student Health Services is entirely supported through the non-refundable student
health fee and offers services on the Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses
as well as the Treasure Coast area. Eligible students can utilize services
at any location. Student must present a valid photo ID to receive services.
Eligibility for Health Care
Eligibility for Florida Atlantic
Eligibility for care for students is based on registration and the payment
of tuition, which includes the mandatory per-credit-hour student health fee
for the semester.
1. New FAU students
New FAU students become eligible for Student Health Services beginning the
first day of classes of their first semester at the University. (However,
see Section 2 for students who are required to be on campus prior to the
first day of classes.)
2. Students Required to be
on Campus Early
Students who are required to be on campus before classes start (i.e., students
registered for and participating in the University orientation programs, students
living in the residence halls prior to the first day of class, residence hall
RAs and intercollegiate athletes required to be on campus for preseason training
but not yet enrolled) are eligible for health care, provided they are able
to present evidence of their registration/student/athlete status or their University
3. Currently Enrolled or
Continuing FAU Students
An enrolled FAU student is eligible for care from the first day of the semester
until the first day of the following semester (in short, for the semester enrolled
and the break weeks following the semester enrolled).
B. Eligibility for Non-Students
1. Individuals who have graduated from FAU are
not eligible for services at Student Health.
2. Students who have Withdrawn
from the University
a. Some students withdraw from the University while they are in the midst of
medical care at Student Health Services. To facilitate the transition of care
from Student Health Services to another health care provider, students who
have withdrawn will be eligible for one additional visit at Student Health
Services. This visit will allow the SHS provider(s) to complete termination
of treatment and make referral arrangements, if necessary, for off-campus medical
b. Withdrawn students, whether in the midst of care at
the time of withdrawal or not, may choose to receive care
for the remainder of the semester from which they withdrew
by participating as “Visitors.” If these students choose
to participate as Visitors (see below), such students are
only eligible to participate as Visitors during the semester
from which they withdrew.
C. Visitor Participation
Student Health Services has established a “Visitor” status to allow individuals
to obtain regular care through Student Health Services. The criteria for Visitor
status are set forth below. Visitors will be charged a Visitor Fee. The Visitor
Fee exists in recognition of the fact that enrolled FAU students pay a mandatory
Student Health Fee as part of their tuition. The following individuals are
eligible to participate as Visitors:
1. Persons Eligible to Participate
a. Off-semester Students
Off-semester students are individuals who are not currently enrolled but were
enrolled in the semester immediately prior. For purposes of this policy, the
summer 1 semester or summer 2 and 3 semesters combined will count as one semester.
These students are eligible to participate as Visitors one semester in duration
only following each registered semester.
b. Off-semester Students Enrolled in the University-Sponsored
Off-semester students who have purchased the University-sponsored insurance
plan for a full academic year, but are not currently enrolled, may continue
to participate as Visitors (and are required to pay the Visitor Fee) for the
balance of time remaining under that specific policy. These students must present
evidence to Student Health Services that they are enrolled in and covered by
a valid University-sponsored insurance plan(s) for a full academic year.
c. Students who have withdrawn from the University may
participate as Visitors only for the semester from which
they have withdrawn.
d. Students enrolled in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/FAU Medical Education Program.
e. Visiting Scholars who have purchased the University’s Student Insurance Policy.
f. Students in the University’s Intensive English program who have purchased the University’s Student Insurance Policy.
2. Payment of the Visitor Fee
The Visitor Fee will be paid in the
University cashier FAU Pharmacy. Upon payment, the Pharmacy
cashier will issue a receipt. This receipt must be presented at Student Health
Services each time the holder comes for care during the semester. The Visitor
Fee may be initiated at any time during a given semester. However, the fee
is not prorated and must be paid in full prior to the first visit.
3. Payment for Fee-for-Service
A student participating as a Visitor must pay the University cashier for all
fee-for-service charges when the service is rendered. Fee-for-service charges
include, but are not limited to, office visit charge and charges for laboratory
tests, treatments, immunizations and medications.
All medical records in Health Services are kept strictly confidential. Release
of this information is only made with the written consent of the student,
upon subpoena of the court, and in the interest of the health of the community.
A Notice of Health Information Practices may be found on the SHS
Students must cancel appointments by 5 p.m. the work day prior to the scheduled appointment to avoid being charged a No Show/Missed Appointment fee.
Student Health Services, Boca
Location: SSW 240
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
General Information: 561-297-3512
Medical Clinic, Boca Raton
This clinic provides basic medical care for students, by appointment only.
Board certified physicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners and registered
nurses are available to see students. Men’s health services, medications, laboratory
tests and other treatments are also offered.
Dental Clinic, Boca Raton Campus
Consultations, oral exams, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, teeth whitening and
other dental procedures are provided for reduced fees, by appointment only.
For treatment other than those listed above, referrals are made to community
dentists, where the student is responsible for payment for services.
Women’s Clinic, Boca Raton
Advanced registered nurse practitioners and physicians provide a variety of
gynecological services that include routine annual check-ups (pap smear, pelvic
and breast exam), contraception counseling, emergency contraception, pregnancy
testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and vaginal infections.
Additional educational information is also provided. All services are provided
for reduced fees, by appointment only.
The FAU Pharmacy is a modern, state-of-the-art facility located on the Boca
Raton campus. Its pharmacists are passionate about patient education and
providing excellent customer service. Services available for students, faculty
and staff include:
• Outpatient prescription services
(drug interaction screening,
patient education, medication
review and monitoring);
• Individual consultation with a pharmacist;
• Medication education;
• A full line of over-the-counter products.
For more information, call 561-297-0072 or visit the SHS
Student Health Services,
Davie Campus in Broward
Location: SD 206
Hours: Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Medical Clinic, Davie Campus
The Davie campus clinic provides basic medical care for students by appointment only. An advanced registered nurse practitioner is available to see students. Men’s health services, medications, laboratory tests and other treatments are also offered.
Women’s Clinic, Davie Campus
An advanced registered nurse practitioner provides a variety of gynecological services that include routine annual check-ups (pap smear, pelvic and breast exam), contraception counseling, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and vaginal infections. Additional educational information is also provided. All services are provided for reduced fees, by appointment only.
Student Health Services, MacArthur
Campus in Jupiter
Location: SR 106
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Medical Clinic, MacArthur
The MacArthur campus clinic provides basic medical care for students by appointment only. An advanced registered nurse practitioner is available to see students. Men’s health services, medications, laboratory tests and other treatments are also offered.
Women’s Clinic, MacArthur
An advanced registered nurse practitioner provides a variety of gynecological services that include routine annual check-ups (pap smear, pelvic and breast exam), contraception counseling, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and vaginal infections. Additional educational information is also provided. All services are provided for reduced fees, by appointment only.
Health Services, near other campuses
Primary medical care and women’s health care are available for students in
the northern service area.
The student health fee covers the cost of a primary care office visit at the
site below. Fee-for-service items such as laboratory testing, immunizations,
or other specialized treatments are the financial responsibility of the student.
Call for an appointment.
Port St. Lucie Area
S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd.,
Port St. Lucie, FL 34984
Optional Health Insurance
Optional basic health insurance, including accident/sickness coverage, major
medical coverage, athletic riders and coverage for spouse and children, is
available. For information, call 1-800-356-1235. Insurance coverage is mandatory
for international students. For specific requirements, call Student Health
Services at 561-297-1116.
Pursuant to Florida Board of Governors Regulation 6.001(9), prior to registration,
each student accepted for admission at Florida Atlantic University must submit
a signed FAU Immunization Form. Florida Atlantic University requires
documented proof of immunizations to Measles and Rubella. In addition,
pursuant to Florida Board of Governors Regulations 6.007, all students must also provide documentation of vaccinations
against Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B or provide a signed waiver
for each declined vaccination. Refer to the FAU Immunization
Form for more information.
Meningococcal Meningitis is
a rare bacterial infection of the membranes surrounding
the brain and spinal cord. It can cause severe neurological
damage, loss of limbs, or death. The vaccine Menactra protects
90% of its recipients against four of the five stereotypes
of bacteria that cause this form of meningitis. Protection
is believed to last for a minimum of eight years. People
with a history of latex allergy, Guillain-Barré syndrome,
or previous serious allergic reaction to Menactra should
not receive the vaccine. Pregnant women must consult with
their physicians prior to receiving Menactra.
Hepatitis B is
a serious viral liver disease that can lead to chronic
liver disease, liver cancer, or rarely, death. Hepatitis
B vaccine is believed to confer life-long immunity in most
cases. People with a history of life-threatening reaction
to baker’s yeast or to a previous dose of hepatitis B vaccine
should not receive the vaccine. Pregnant women may be vaccinated.
Receiving the Vaccines
Students interested in receiving these vaccines prior to coming to the University
should call their physician or clinic for more information. Students who
choose to receive the vaccine at Student Health Services may call the following
for an appointment: Boca, Student Health Services: 561-297-2276; Davie, Student
Health Services: 954-236-1556; Jupiter, Student Health Services: 561-799-8678; Port
St. Lucie area, Dr. Linda Delo: 772-871-5900. There
are charges for these immunizations. An Immunization form may be obtained by clicking here or
by calling 561-297-0049.
Florida Atlantic University is sensitive to the emotional, mental and physical
needs of students and employees who may become infected with the HIV virus.
Therefore, they will be protected to the fullest extent allowed under the
Persons who suspect or know they are seropositive are encouraged to seek expert
advice. The confidentiality of the identity of each individual as well as the
individual’s welfare will be respected. Employees whose duties give them access
to confidential information, regarding employees or students who are seropositive
are required by law to maintain such information confidential. Breach of confidentiality
requirements by an employee will subject the employee to disciplinary action.
The University has established an AIDS committee. Its membership is representative
of the University community. The committee is advisory to the University president.
It is responsible for monitoring developments with regard to HIV, acting upon
and administering the University’s policy on HIV in specific cases and coordinating
the University’s efforts in educating the University community on the nature
of the illness.
The University will be guided in its decisions by the most recent medical information,
the federal regulations implementing Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act, the Florida Educational Equity Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act,
and the guidelines suggested by the Florida Department of Education policy,
Centers for Disease Control, the Public Health Service, the American College
Health Association, the state of Florida Department of Health and the Occupational
Safety and Health Act Standards.
The director of Student Health Services serves as chair of the AIDS Committee.
An AIDS counselor is available to members of the University community to advise
regarding all aspects of the disease. The counselor may be reached at 561-297-1120.
Boca Raton Campus Student
The Student Union, a focal point for campus activities and programs for FAU’s
culturally diverse student body, supports student and community programs with
outstanding services and facilities. Visit the Student Union to find these
First level of the Student
• BankAtlantic ATM Bank Machine
• The Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium – seats 2,400 people and provides a venue for concerts, lectures and other programs
• Centre Marketplace – the all-you-can-eat campus cafeteria
• Conference and meeting rooms (Grand Palm, Live Oak Pavilion, Majestic Palm, House Chambers, Sago Palm, Silver Palm)
• Coyote Jack’s Bar & Grill
• FAU Sportswear Store
• Game room
• Information Desk
• Lobby space for student use
• Outdoor Stage
• Outtakes – campus convenience store
• Owl Card Center
• Tech-U – Personal computer sales and service
• The Student Union Box Office – tickets for area shows may be purchased here
Second level of the Student
• Conference and meeting rooms (Royal Palm, Sugar Palm, Queen Palm, Palmetto Palm)
• Offices for Business Services, Student Government, Student Government Program Board, Student Union Administration, New Students and Owl Family Programs, Fraternity and Sorority Life, University Press, OWL TV and WOWL
• Student-use computer lab
The Student Union also provides support and supervision for the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership. Student Union staff encourages all students, faculty and staff at FAU to take advantage of the programs and services it offers. Hours of operation are: Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Hours may vary based on special events and holidays. For information, call 561-297-3730 or visit the Student Union website.
Davie Campus Student
Located on the Davie campus in Broward County, the 20,000-square-foot Student Union houses offices for Student Government and advisors, a student lounge with computer room, a large multipurpose room for events, health and counseling services, Steve's Espresso Café and a 5,800-square-foot University bookstore in partnership with Barnes & Noble College Bookstores. The Davie Student Union is the center of campus life where students can gather, talk or relax.
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
With questions, call 954-236-1332. For further information, including about upcoming events, call the building manager at 954-236-1264 or building coordinator at 954-236-1314.
The Office of Testing and Evaluation provides testing services for FAU students,
faculty, staff and the community.
Florida Atlantic University is a national, state and university test center.
National tests include ACCUPLACER, ACT, CLEP, GRE Subject Tests, LSAT, MAT,
PCAT and TOEFL. State and university tests include HESI and
other academic and professional tests. In addition, FAU is a Prometric test
center. To view a listing of tests offered by Prometric, visit www.prometric.com. Individuals
may also schedule appointments to have correspondence tests proctored. Accommodations
for students with disabilities are made available in coordination with the
Office for Students with Disabilities.
Services for faculty include makeup testing on a limited basis, scoring multiple-choice
tests and providing a computer analysis of the results. The Student Perception
of Teaching forms are processed by this office each semester. Results are provided
to the faculty, departments and colleges and are available online.
Contact the office for testing hours and services at TestandEval@fau.edu, 561-297-3160
on the Boca Raton campus, 954-236-1220 on the Davie campus, 561-799-8694 on
the MacArthur campus in Jupiter, or 772-873-3301 on the Treasure Coast campus
in Port St. Lucie. For more information, visit the Testing and Evaluation website.
Today and Beyond Wellness
The mission of the Today and Beyond Wellness
Department is to provide education, support and resources for FAU students
and staff in all areas of wellness, including substance abuse, sexual health, nutrition and
healthy eating, exercise, stress management, HIV/AIDS awareness,
self-esteem and healthy relationships.
Today and Beyond Wellness provides support and resource information for both
on- and off-campus services. Additionally, it offers ongoing programs free
of charge with a monthly calendar of workshops and fun events found on its website. The most popular programs include free HIV testing, smoking cessation classes, individual nutrition sessions, the annual Wellness Triathlon, Wellness Expo, Sexually Responsible Bed Race and Safer Spring Break Festival. The office is located on the Boca Raton campus, Building 8, Room SS-222 (above the breezeway food court). Office hours
are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Peer Education Team
The Peer Education Team makes Today and Beyond possible. What better way
to learn than from one’s peers. PET members volunteer their time, talent and
energy to promote healthy lifestyle choices for the FAU community. After receiving
educational training in wellness topics, they assist in the design and facilitation
of workshops, peer theatre presentations, classroom programs and numerous
events and activities.
PET members come from all backgrounds and majors. They receive invaluable experiences
and volunteer hours that impact future personal, educational and career endeavors.
PET members are also aware that they make a significant contribution during
their years at FAU. New PET members are always welcome. For information, call
561-297-3615 or visit the Today and Beyond Wellness website.
Learning Initiatives for
Team Building (LIFT)
The state-of-the art ropes challenge course is located just north of the FAU
Arena and can be easily recognized by the 50-foot tower. The course provides
a venue for active learning, which stimulates creative problem-solving techniques,
builds group dynamics and identifies the strengths and weaknesses of a group.
The course is also used as a recreational activity and can be used solely for
climbing adventures. The FAU Climbing Club uses it for weekly climbing fun.
Both FAU and the surrounding communities may use the course. For more information,
United Campus Ministries (UCM) exists at Florida Atlantic University to assist
the University in its mission of educating the whole person. Campus ministry
seeks to create an atmosphere in which individuals at the University are engaged
in the active pursuit of intellectual and spiritual truths. It seeks to enhance
the quality of community and individual life on and off campus by being available
to provide necessary services. It also provides a structure for coordinating
respective ministries on campus.
These ministries include Alpha Nu Omega, Baptist Campus Ministries, Catch the
Fire, Chabad (Orthodox Jews), Chi Alpha, FAUND Christian Fellowship, Fellowship
Christian Athletes (FCA), Hillel, Helping International Students, Muslim Student
Organization, Newman Club, Tree of Life and Victory Bible Club.
The director of UCM is available in the Breezeway on the Boca Raton campus
Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Center for Excellence in Writing
The University Center for Excellence in Writing (UCEW) is a free service for
all members of the FAU community—undergraduate and graduate students, staff,
faculty and visiting scholars alike. Its services are devoted to the support
and promotion of writing. Trained writing center consultants help writers at
any stage of the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, revising) with papers
for courses, senior or master’s theses, dissertations, job or graduate school
applications, articles for publication, grant proposals and other documents.
Consultants provide writing assistance rather than editing or proofreading
The UCEW provides a range of other services, including support for computer-facilitated
teaching and learning for writing classes and hosting brown-bag discussions,
workshops and presentations by guest speakers for FAU and the local community.
The center also serves as the campus clearinghouse for research in literacy,
pedagogy and computer-facilitated teaching of writing and for the Writing
Across the Curriculum Program.
Writers are encouraged to take advantage of this free service, interact with
other writers, gain perspective on their own work and develop additional strategies
in reading and writing for all writing projects.
The main branch of the University Center for Excellence in Writing is on the
Boca Raton campus in SO 107. For a list of all sites and hours of operation
and to register for services and schedule an appointment, visit the UCEW website.
The Florida Atlantic University Police Department provides a full range of
public safety services 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Boca Raton
and Jupiter campuses. Police are also present daytime hours on the other campuses.
The FAU police department operates in accordance with the Police Standards
and Training Commission in the state of Florida. Officers are fully trained
professionals who are committed to assisting the University community in all
of its public safety needs.
Some services provided by the University Police include vehicle, motorcycle,
foot and bicycle patrol, criminal investigation, traffic enforcement, fingerprinting,
accident investigation, special events management, crime prevention programs
and victim advocacy.
The Victim Advocacy Program is for all students,
faculty and staff who may become the victim of crime either off or
on any FAU campus. The victim advocate can help with information about options
in cases of rape, sexual harassment, stalking, cyber-stalking, domestic/relationship
violence, assault, battery and other crimes. Information is available concerning
victim compensation, obtaining an injunction (restraining order), reporting
to the Dean of Students and referrals to campus and community resources. Individuals
DO NOT have to file a police report to utilize the services of the victim advocate.
Individuals may remain anonymous when talking to the advocate.
For information, call 561-297-0500 (after hours, this number is routed to police
dispatch), email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit www.fau.edu/police/victimservices.
The Victim Services office is located on the Boca Raton campus in Bldg. 8W
between Starbucks and the University Bookstore, Room 124A.
Campus crime statistics are available online
through www.fau.edu/police. The current
police blotter, dates of upcoming self-defense classes (RAD) and educational
information are also available at this website. Timely warnings or crime alerts
will be posted to this site.
Crime Prevention Programs provide information
on safety and security precautions to students, faculty and staff members
through seminars, bulletins, brochures and the website. University police
personnel conduct training and provide crime prevention information each semester
on these and other topics:
Acquaintance Rape Programs
for women and men
Personal Safety – reduce your risk of becoming a victim
Drugs and Alcohol
Relationship Violence, Healthy Relationships
Resident Housing Safety
University Police personnel are available to provide
any additional crime prevention programming that may be
needed to address an ongoing problem or special situation.
The Police Department encourages all members of the campus community to become
involved in crime prevention. The department operates an Anonymous
Crime-Reporting Program. Contact 561-297-3500 for more information.
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Training is
a self-defense class offered to women only. These three-meeting
classes are conducted on different campuses at different
times of the year. Schedule information and registration
are available on the police website at http://www.fau.edu/police/rad.php The
FAU Police Department Central police dispatch can provide
more information at 561-297-3500.
The department operates an Anonymous Crime Reporting
Program called “Silent Witness." Individuals
can provide information through the police website.
Also available is the “Tips” line: a voice mail system that allows individuals
to leave information for law enforcement concerning crime. The Tips line number
is 561-297-4636. In emergencies, call 911.
Campus theft can be
a serious problem. Resident halls, personal items and
vehicles should be secured at all times. Make note of the
serial numbers of all electronic items and check to see
if these are covered by insurance. When parking, valuables
should be placed in the trunk of the vehicle out of sight
and the vehicle should be locked. Text
books should be marked with the owner’s name or
an identifying mark somewhere on an inside page for proof
of ownership so the books can be returned if recovered. Register
bicycles with University Police in person at the
police station. Registration serves as a theft deterrent
and aids in the recovery of bicycles.
The Community Service Officer (CSO) Program was
initiated in 1997. This program employs students in a security capacity on
the Boca Raton campus. The objectives of the CSO Program are to provide a safer
living and working environment for the campus community by augmenting law enforcement
presence and providing FAU students with campus safety information. All CSO
employees are provided with basic security and first aid training and are in
direct communication with police dispatch.
Students, faculty and staff who are on the Boca Raton campus in the evening
may call the Night Owls Campus Escort Service (561-297-6695)
to accompany them safely to all locations on campus. These escorts work from
dusk to the early hours of the morning when classes are in session.
“Code Blue” emergency telephones are located
throughout the Boca Raton, Jupiter and Treasure Coast campuses. Students should
locate the telephones in the area where they normally park. These phones feature
safety lighting and ring directly to emergency providers.
Remember when calling
911 from cellular phones, give the location first so that
dispatchers can transfer the call to the closest police
phones: dial 911 for emergency
police, fire and medical response
on all campuses. Central Dispatch
for all FAU campuses is 561-297-3500.
Police Services by Campus:
Beach/SeaTech Campus: Call
911 for all emergencies. The on-campus number is 954-924-7000 (business hours). The FAU Police Department central police dispatch is available at 561-297-3500.
Davie Campus: Call
911 for all emergencies. On-campus number: 954-236-1140 (24 hours). The FAU Police Department central police dispatch is available at 561-297-3500.
Lauderdale Campus: Call
911 for all emergencies. On-campus numbers are: Higher Education Complex Security Desk: 954-762-5352 (24 hours) and Askew Tower: 954-762-5611 (business hours). The FAU Police Department central police dispatch is available at 561-297-3500.
Harbor Branch Campus: Call
911 for all emergencies. The FAU Police Department
central policy dispatch is available at 561-297-3500.
On-campus number: 772-528-5729 (business hours).
Jupiter Campus: Call
911 for all emergencies. The FAU Police Department
central police dispatch is available at 561-297-3500.
The FAU Police Department provides a full range of public
safety services 24 hours a day, seven days a week on
the John D. MacArthur campus in Jupiter. To ensure safety,
it is suggested that staff members inform campus police
when working alone late at night. The police officer
on duty can be reached at anytime by calling the cellular
phone number 561-339-0015 or office number 561-799-8700.
Treasure Coast Campus: Call
911 for all emergencies. The FAU Police Department
central police dispatch is available at 561-297-3500.
The Police Department on the Treasure Coast campus in
Port St. Lucie, providing public safety services to both
FAU and Indian River State College, is staffed by police
officers and police service technicians (PST). The police
officer or PST on duty can be reached at 772-370-6854
or 772-873-3400, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
More information about the FAU Police Department on all
FAU campuses is available at the following:
Main Dispatch: 561-297-3500
Florida Atlantic University is approved for the education and training of veterans
and their children under all public laws now in effect. The Veterans Affairs
Office, located in the Student Financial Aid Office on the Boca Raton campus,
provides a full range of information about educational assistance, tutorial
assistance and work study for veterans. Students who may be eligible for educational
benefits under any Veterans Administration program are urged to contact the
Veterans Affairs Office.
Veterans are eligible for one fee deferment per academic year. On the VA Certification
Request form, students may indicate if they would like a deferment. Checking “yes” provides
students with 60 additional days to pay tuition and fees. This extension begins
on the first day of classes.
Certification is not automatic and must be requested prior to the start of
each semester via the VA Certification Request form, available at www.fau.edu/finaid.
Click on Veterans in the menu to the left of the page. Due dates for the VA
Certification Request form:
June — Fall semester form due
October — Spring semester form due
March — Summer terms 1, 2, 3 forms due*
* Summer term 1 is former summer C; summer term 2 is
former summer A; and summer term 3 is former summer B.)
Benefits are determined by the Veterans Administration
and Florida Atlantic University certification, according
to VA rules and regulations.
To remain eligible for veteran benefits, veteran students may not be on academic
probation for more than two consecutive terms. Academic progress will be monitored
by the University’s Veterans Affairs Office. Lack of satisfactory progress
will be reported to the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs. Benefits will
be terminated for failure to achieve satisfactory progress. For information
Additional information is available on the Florida Atlantic University website
at www.fau.edu. Visit FAU’s website to learn
more about the University, its programs and its services.
Weppner Center for
Civic Engagement and Service
The Daniel B. Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service (WCCES) at Florida
Atlantic University is located on the Boca Raton campus with representatives
on the Broward and Northern campuses. The mission of the WCCES is to develop
partnerships between the University and the community, providing service opportunities
to faculty, staff and students; and to promote the link between the curriculum
and service, fostering civic awareness. The vision of the WCCES is to foster
future leaders through civic responsibility and community service. WCCES’ core
values are reflected in its four pillars: leadership, dedication, unity and
The WCCES assists both local and national nonprofit organizations by providing
them with the volunteers needed to accomplish their missions and goals. Volunteer
hours served at any nonprofit agency while an FAU student is enrolled currently
can be recorded on the student’s transcript through the WCCES.
Additionally, faculty and students have the opportunity to combine coursework
with the needs of the community through academic service-learning courses.
These courses are designed to enrich the learning experience through hands-on
activity and by teaching civic responsibility. Through the integration of instruction,
community service and reflection, learning becomes more personally meaningful.
Contact the WCCES Office for your
Boca Raton campus: 561-297-3607
Broward campuses: 954-236-1219
Northern campuses: 561-799-8521
Advocating Volunteer Involvement
The Student Government agency Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement (SAVI)
provides community service and leadership opportunities to all interested students.
SAVI maintains an independent budget from the WCCES and offers students the
opportunity to coordinate volunteer and fundraising events to support the community.
SAVI also assists clubs and other student organizations in their community
service efforts. SAVI is based on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses.
Contact the SAVI Office for your campus:
Boca Raton campus: 561-297-0246
Broward campuses: 954-236-1219
Northern campuses: 561-799-8043