Student Services and Activities
- Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
- Academic Coaching and Career Enhancement for Student Success (ACCESS) Program
- Academic Success Initiatives
- Athletics (Intercollegiate)
- Business Services
- Campus Recreation
- Center for Inclusion, Diversity Education and Advocacy (IDEAs)
- Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS)
- Center for Teaching and Learning
- Community or State College Honor Society
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- Education Abroad
- Family Engagement, Office of
- FAU Career Center
- Fee Payment Drop Box
- Financial Aid
- Fraternity and Sorority Life
- Graduate and Professional Student Association
- International Services
- Leadership Education And Development (LEAD)
- Mail Services
- Math Learning Center
- The Mentoring Project
- Military and Veterans Student Success Center
- New Student Orientation
- Owls Care Health Promotion
- Parking and Transportation Services
- Pre-Collegiate Programs
- Student Accessibility Services
- Student Activities and Involvement
- Student-Athlete Success Center
- Student Conduct
- Student Employment
- Student Government
- Student Health Services
- Student Media
- Student Union
- Testing and Evaluation
- Transfer Student Services
- Tuition and Billing Services
- Undergraduate Research and Inquiry, Office of
- United Campus Ministries
- University Center for Excellence in Writing
- University Police
- Women and Gender Equity Resource Center
Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management is responsible for matters of general student welfare and student activities. It is the leader in providing comprehensive and integrated campus life programs and services with a vision to cultivate a student-centered environment that contributes to students becoming socially responsible global citizens with an enduring connection to the University.
The Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management coordinates the overall operation, which includes the following departments: Campus Recreation, Dean of Students Office, FAU Career Center/Cooperative Education, Center for Inclusion, Diversity Education and Advocacy (IDEAs) (formerly Diversity and Multicultural Affairs), Counseling and Psychological Services, Family Engagement, Student Health Services, Housing and Residential Life, International Services, Leadership Education And Development (LEAD), Office of (formerly Weppner Center). Military and Veterans Affairs, New Student Orientation, Owls Care Health Promotion, Student Government, Student Involvement, Student Accessibility Services, Student Media, Student Union, United Campus Ministries and Upward Bound.
Vice President's Office
The Vice President is the chief administrative officer for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management throughout the University. Student success is at the heart of every program and resource this office offers. All of its programs, services and facilities are built around students, with the goal of helping them become active participants on campus and beyond. For additional information or help, visit the Student Affairs website .
Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office includes the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, Victim Services and student care/case management services. The office strives to facilitate inclusive, civil, productive, value-based participation in the FAU community through advocacy services and restorative justice practices. The office oversees the Exceptional Circumstances Withdrawal (ECW) process and facilitates both the Beyond Food Program and the homeless verification process. Through this office, a student can receive assistance and/or a referral when an extenuating circumstance prevents them from succeeding academically.
Student Care/ Case Management Services
The Student Care/Case Management team is housed in the Dean of Students Office and provides advocacy and coordination of resources (both on campus and in the surrounding community) to students in need. The team assists students with navigating and understanding the services, processes and policies of the University. The student care/case managers work with the exceptional circumstance withdrawal process, work to help homeless and foster care students succeed academically, offer advice to students dealing with academic issues in the classroom, serve as contact for the Beyond Food program, and function as the starting point for students dealing with a host of other issues. Feel free to arrange an appointment by calling 561-297-3542.
Should students need help concerning personal, academic or social problems, the Dean of Students Office is ready to provide assistance. For information, call 561-297-3542 or visit www.fau.edu/dean . While the Dean of Students Office is physically located at the Boca Raton campus, staff members are available to travel to the Broward and Northern campuses to meet with students as needed.
Victim Services is located in FAU’s Wimberly Library (LY-3). The Victim Services staff is available to assist any student who may identify as a victim, whether the incident occurred recently, in the past, on or off campus. The staff is trained to provide students with information about appropriate resources and procedures.
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 Campus Life on the Broward campuses provides administrative oversight for the following departments. For more information, visit www.fau.edu/student/broward .
- Director of Campus Life, Student Union, Room 203, 954-236-1236
- Broward Campuses Student Government, Student Union, Room 218 , 954-236- 1158 and 1241
- Campus Recreation, Student Wellness Center, Room 103, 954-236-1018
- Center for Inclusion, Diversity Education and Advocacy (IDEAs), Student Union, Room 219, 954-236-1467
- Leadership Education And Development (LEAD), Office of, Student Union, Room 219, 954-236-1467
- New Student Orientation (Broward Campuses), Student Union, Room 203, 954-236-1236
- Student Activities and Involvement, Student Union, Room 214A, 954-236-1001
- Student Conduct, Student Union, Room 203, 954-236-1236
- Student Government, Student Union, Room 218, 954-236-1158
- Student Union, Room 203, 954-236-1332
- Academic Services, Liberal Arts, Room 110, 954-236-1010
- Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Union, Room 206, 954-236-1210
- FAU Career Center, Liberal Arts, Room 109, 954-236-1214
- International Services, Boca Campus, 561-297-3049
- Military and Veterans Affairs, Students Union, Room 203, 954-236-1236
- Owls Care Health Promotion, Student Union, Room 206, 954-236-1115
- Campus Police, 954-236-1140
- Student Accessibility Services, Liberal Arts, Room 203, 954-236-1222
- Student Health Services, Student Union, Room 206, 954-236-1556
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 5 p.m.
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 Jupiter and Harbor Branch campuses . The Office of Campus Life on the Northern Campuses provides a range of services and programs that support and enhance the student experience. For more information, visit the website .
- Campus Life Office, SR 108, 561-799-8820
- Center for Inclusion, Diversity Education and Advocacy (IDEAs)
- Leadership Education And Development (LEAD), Office of
- New Student Orientation and Transfer Student Services
- Student Involvement
- Burrow, Student Union SR 146, 561-799- 8681
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-12 midnight; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m-8 p.m.
- Student Government
- Campus Recreation
- Student Media
- Academic Services, SR 139, 561-799-8697
- FAU Career Center, SR 225, 561-799-8820
- Counseling and Psychological Services, SR 111 , 561-297-3540
- Owls Care Health Promotion, SR 112, 561-297-1048
- Campus Police, 561-799-8700
- Student Accessibility Services, SR 111F, 561-799-8585
- Student Health Services, SR 106 , 561-799-8678
Academic Coaching and Career Enhancement for Student Success (ACCESS)
The ACCESS Program and coaching center is located on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses as a branch of University Advising Services (UAS) and provides selected students with academic coaching/advising, tutoring and major/career counseling. Services include regular meetings with an ACCESS academic coach/advisor with a focus on academic skill development. Students can expect to review progress in their courses; participation in time-management, study skills, test taking and special topics workshops conducted by ACCESS academic coaches/advisors; connection to academic support such as tutoring and supplemental instruction; participation in peer academic coaching; and enrollment in SLS 1301: Career and Life Planning, designed for students with major and career indecision. For additional information visit: www.fau.edu/access
The Office of Academic Success Initiatives (ASI) coordinates a number of first-year experience programs aimed at easing a student’s transition to FAU and supporting them in defining and reaching their educational goals. FAU’s signature online student success course, iSucceed, is designed to be taken by students in their first semester of enrollment. Each fall semester, first-year students are also eligible to enroll in a First-Year Interest Group (FIG) that connects them with faculty, advisors and other students in their college. Enrollment in each FIG is capped at 25 students to encourage the development of a community of students who share common interests. Students enrolled in a FIG are also paired with a Peer Academic Coach – an upper-class student who has been successful at FAU and offers informal guidance and advice.
ASI is also responsible for the assessment of the Intellectual Foundations Program, FAU”s general education curriculum, and supports the development of existing and new courses in that program through consultation and training. The assessment work extends through collaborations across the University to use student outcome and other data to inform practice and recommend improvements. For more information, visit this website.
Florida Atlantic University Athletics comprises 21 intercollegiate teams involving more than 450 student-athletes who compete in baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and volleyball. The Owls are an NCAA Division I (FBS) institution and since fall 2013, compete in Conference USA.
FAU teams won more than 25 conference championships within the Sun Belt Conference and before that in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The Owls have been competing in football since 2001 and have captured two bowl games, making the FAU Owls the youngest start-up program to earn a berth to a bowl game, let alone two. Cheer and dance also are part of the Athletic Department family and represent the University annually in competition and within the community. FAU teams are not only recognized for their athletic achievements, but also for the academic excellence of their student-athletes.
For the latest news on FAU Athletics, follow the Owls at www.fausports.com , on Twitter: @FAUOwlAthletics or on Facebook: @FAUAthletics.
This office offers many services to the University community, including those below. For complete information, visit its website.
The Boca Raton campus has five ATMs located in the following locations: the lobby of the Student Union, the lobby of the Administration Building, the Breezeway Food Court, the lobby of the University Village Apartments, and the FAU football stadium. The Davie and Jupiter campuses each have an ATM in their student lounges.
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, call 561-799-8538.
Campus Copy 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. For more information, call 561-297-3508.
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 Atlantic Dining Hall, the Breezeway Food Court, Chick Fil A, Dunkin' Donuts, the FAU Club, Outtakes convenience stores, Starbucks, and Subway. Venues on FAU's partner campuses are also available. Visit the Dining Services website for more information.
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.
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 Bucks)
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 Atlantic Dining Hall, Breezeway Food Court, Outtakes, Starbucks and FAU Bookstore.
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.
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 Services.
Administrative Offices - Business Services
For questions, comments, or suggestions, contact 561-297-2041 or firstname.lastname@example.org . The Office of Business Services is located in the Boca Raton Student Union, Suite 204.
Campus Recreation creates movement and engagement opportunities to enhance the social and physical well-being of the FAU Community . All facilities and programs are available to FAU students with a valid Owl Card and also to Campus Recreation members. For more information about Campus Recreation facilities, programs and services, visit its website or call 561-297-4512.
Boca Raton Campus Recreation Facilities and Programs
Recreation and Fitness Center
The FAU Recreation and Fitness Center is a 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 University Drive, the FAU Recreation and Fitness Center is a modern, 77,000-square-foot facility offering:
- A 13,000-square-foot fitness center with more than 60 pieces of cardio equipment, two circuit-training units and a free-weight area;
- Two multipurpose rooms designed for group fitness and sport club practices;
- Cycling studio;
- Three multipurpose courts for basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and badminton;
- An outdoor leisure and lap pool with zero-depth entry, three 25-yard lap lanes and outdoor lounge;
- Men’s and women’s health-club-style locker rooms;
- Social corridor with group seating, activity viewing, WiFi and more.
The Intramural Sports program provides student s and Rec Members an opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive and recreational sports leagues, tournaments and special events. Create or join a team and check the Campus Recreation website for season start dates and registration information. Available sports vary but may include basketball, flag football, soccer, softball and volleyball.
The Club Sports program promotes student participation in a variety of physical and athletic activities. Nearly 30 student organizations are considered sports clubs. Check the Campus Recreation website for current clubs, president contact information and practice schedules. Sport clubs may be highly competitive, such as surf and rugby , or instructional, such as Tae Kwon Do.
The Group Fitness program offers a variety of fitness class options to meet different schedules and styles. The motivating and educated instructors strive to provide safe and effective workouts to assist all participants in reaching their fitness goals. Typical classes include yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, strength, cycling and more. For more information, visit the Campus Recreation website .
Personal trainers act as expert guides and consultants who assist clients in reaching individually selected fitness goals. This is accomplished by teaching the client how to perform exercises correctly and effectively through individual program design and one-on-one training. For package options and pricing, visit the Campus Recreation website.
Outdoor Adventures serves students, faculty, staff and community members. Outdoor Adventures comprises gear rentals, adventure trips, challenge course programming, a climbing center and freshmen outdoor programs. The program is committed to offering adventure-based experiential education opportunities that promote personal growth, leadership development and respect for others and the natural world. View trip information on the Campus Recreation website .
Additional Boca Raton Campus Recreation Facilities
Track and Field Complex:
Includes a synthetic turf field for student recreation use at designated times and an eight-lane performance track.
Henderson Fields Complex: The 6.5-acre home of Intramural Sports and Club Sports, the Henderson fields may be reserved by student organizations for special functions.
Outdoor Basketball and Tennis Courts: Six lighted tennis courts and four lighted basketball courts available for open recreation.
Challenge Course and Climbing Center
FAU is home to the most comprehensive Challenge Course in South Florida. The course is located just north of the track and field complex and can be easily recognized by the 40-foot tower. With more than 30 low and high elements and numerous portables, the course can be customized to provide an experiential-based program for local organizations. Both FAU and the surrounding communities may book programming at the course. For more information, visit the Challenge Course page on the Campus Recreation website.
Davie Campus and Jupiter Campus Recreation
The Student Wellness Center is located on the west side of the Davie campus. The center is a 3,400 square-foot, fully functional workout facility equipped with state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, showers and lockers. It also offers exercise programs, fitness evaluations, group fitness classes and fitness resources. The department provides opportunities for students to engage in recreational activities off campus, including waterparks, sporting events and various outdoor activities. All currently enrolled FAU students have a free membership. Memberships for faculty, staff, family and alumni are also available. For more information about recreation services on the Broward campuses, contact 954-236-1018,
Campus Recreation on the Jupiter campus includes open recreation, intramural sports, outdoor programming and a limited number of gym memberships available at a local gym. To connect with Campus Recreation on the Jupiter campus, visit Jupiter Campus Recreation or call 561-799- 8696.
Center for Inclusion, Diversity Education, and Advocacy (IDEAs)
The Center for Inclusion, Diversity Education and Advocacy promotes the academic and personal growth of traditionally underserved students. The Center collaborates with the campus community to create an institutional and community climate of social justice. It promotes access and equity in higher education and offer programs that educate the campus about diversity. In addition, the Center incorporates student learning and development; enhances student overall educational experiences; provides access to academic, social, cultural, recreational and other group activities; and provides opportunities for intentional interaction, engagement and integration.
Center for Learning And Student Success (CLASS)
As part of the Center for Teaching and Learning, t he
Center for Learning And Student Success (CLASS)
is available to assist all undergraduate students throughout their academic journey. CLASS cultivates student success and academic excellence by developing academic support and engagement programs that guide students to a future of lifelong learning.
CLASS, under the Division of Undergraduate Studies, coordinates:
- The Science Learning Center: FAU’s newest academic support center is located in the Schmidt Family Complex next to the FAU Stadium. This 4,500 square foot interactive center offers small group tutoring for students in both major based and general education science courses from chemistry and organic chemistry, biology and psychology to physics and anatomy. Microscopes, anatomy models, chemical models, and virtual reality equipment further enhance the learning experience. Appointments are available at www.fau.edu/tutoring .
- Supplemental Instruction (SI): A series of weekly study sessions for students taking historically difficult courses from accounting and Spanish to chemistry and physics. SI is open to all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. Attendance is voluntary and FREE. SI is a chance to get together with people in the class to compare notes, to discuss important concepts, to develop strategies for studying and learning the subject and to test themselves before the professor does. At each SI session, students are guided through course material by an SI leader who has previously taken the course and earned an "A."
- Tutoring programs: CLASS Tutoring Services provides free group tutoring by peer tutors in content-area courses. Peer tutors help improve performance in a difficult course by modeling effective study techniques and breaking down difficult concepts. Peer tutors are successful students who have earned at least an "A-" in the courses they tutor, have been recommended by their professors and have been trained in tutoring techniques through the tutor training program. Their goal is to help students review course content through the use of interactive learning strategies. Students can schedule appointments, but pending availability drop-in sessions are offered each week for many courses. CLASS also offers students the opportunity to become volunteer tutors through its Owl-to-Owl (OtO) Volunteer Tutoring program. Through this program, OtO tutors build upon their leadership skills, receive training and gain experience providing their peers with academic support, while earning volunteer hours.
- eLearning and eTutoring: The eLearning academic support services provides students with resources to facilitate a successful online learning experience. The focus is to assist students with the integration of technology into fully online courses. CLASS offers extensive online tutoring for a variety of courses to help support students in both fully online and in person classes.
- Civic Literacy Workshops: In order to earn a degree from FAU, students must demonstrate proficiency in Civic Literacy. This can be completed in various ways, including completion of courses (AMH 2020 or POS 2041), CLEP testing, AP testing, or a Civic Literacy exam. CLASS offers workshops to help students learn the material so they can pass the Civic Literacy exam. For more information about the workshops, visit the CLASS Civic Literacy website .
CLASS is located within the Center for Teaching and Learning in General Classroom South (GS-2, room 223). The CLASS Office is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit the
call 561-297-0906 or email
Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Florida Atlantic University is dedicated to ensuring the academic success of every student and providing faculty the necessary tools and resources to excel in teaching. CTL’s ultimate goal is the creation of a culture of engagement where students become fully engaged in the learning process, both with their instructors and with their peers, and where faculty from diverse disciplines can engage one another in the pedagogy of teaching, with the ultimate goal of enhancing student learning.
Located on the second floor of General Classroom South, CTL provides a variety of support services to help stude nts to engage, achieve and excel. CTL houses the following divisions:
The Office of Academic Success Initiatives
(ASI) coordinates several first-year experience initiatives including iSucceed, FAU’s signature online student success course, and First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs). The office supports faculty teaching in the Intellectual Foundations Program through course development consultations and assessment of learning objectives. The ASI team also works with other units across the University on a range of assessments of student learning and other measures of success.
The Center for Learning And Student Success (CLASS) provides free Supplemental Instruction, tutoring and other support to students in courses throughout the Boca Raton and Broward campuses. Online support is available as well through the extensive eTutoring program. CLASS also provides Civic Literacy workshops to help students prepare to take the Civic Literacy exam and oversees the new Science Learning Center in the Schmidt Family Complex next to the FAU stadium.
The Math Learning Center provides free math tutoring for students on a drop-in basis, by appointment for one-on-one tutoring and online via eTutoring.
The Office for Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) provides support to students from all colleges and campuses interested in participating in research, scholarship and creative activities. OURI offers opportunities for undergraduate students to get funded, published, showcased, recognized and involved.
The University Center for Excellence in Writing provides appointment-based support on the Boca Raton, Broward and Jupiter campuses and online to help all members of the University community enhance their writing.
Stop by the Center for Teaching and Learning in General Classroom South or visit its website.
Community 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 561-297-3962 or emailing
Please be advised the chapter is currently inactive, but inquiries are welcome.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) strives to provide FAU students with quality, individualized, timely and effective mental health services that allow them to improve and maintain their mental well-being; therefore, meeting their educational, personal, emotional and psychological goals. CAPS offers individual, relationship and group counseling, psychiatric services, referral to the community, crisis intervention, consultations and an after-hours crisis line to currently enrolled FAU students. Its professionally trained multidisciplinary staff is dedicated to assisting students with a wide range of personal concerns through identification and development of healthy coping skills. The staff at CAPS provides a warm and caring office atmosphere in which students are treated with sensitivity and dignity. Records and information at CAPS are confidential and separate from all other University records. Information about students receiving services cannot be disclosed without their written permission and is
To make an appointment at the Boca Raton campus, call 561-297-3540; at the Davie campus, call 954-236-1210; at the Jupiter campus, call 561-799-8635.
The Education Abroad Office, part of the Center for Global Engagement, provides services and leadership to strengthen the international dimensions of academic programs at Florida Atlantic University. Education Abroad is responsible for establishing, supporting and coordinating international learning activities for undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty. These include:
- Developing, managing and overseeing international academic programs, including study abroad and student exchange programs;
- Developing and managing international cooperation agreements with academic institutions around the world;
- Facilitating greater internationalization of the University and Colleges;
- Serving as a liaison to state, regional, national and international education organizations and consortia.
The Education Abroad Office provides comprehensive services and support to undergraduate and graduate students who wish to study abroad. It also encourages and assists faculty in developing new educational programs abroad and to enhance existing programs. Education Abroad also maintains 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. For detailed information on the office's Study Abroad Programs, see the
Programs for Enrichment and Specialization section
of this catalog or visit its
The Office of Family Engagement
The Office of Family Engagement is designed to assist families in supporting their students at FAU. With a goal of building a positive experience for students and their families, the office provides direct family access to any questions and concerns regarding their students.
The Office of Family Engagement encourages families to stay connected with their student and the FAU community. Through multiple forms of media (newsletters, social media and ongoing family training), the office keeps families connected through the different stages of their students' collegiate career. Through Programs that include Family Helpline, Family Success Conference and the signature Owl Family Weekend, the Office of Family Engagement is here to ensure that families feel supported through their students’ academic journey. For more information, visit www.fau.edu/family for information, contact the office at 561-297-2733 or email email@example.com.
FAU Career Center
Explore, Envision, Succeed
FAU's Career Center is a centralized operation geared toward connecting students and alumni with meaningful employment, internship and graduate school opportunities through career readiness programming and career advising. The center presents educational programs and services aimed at providing students with the skills and tools necessary for lifelong career development. The FAU Career Center has three functional areas that interact to bring more effective, efficient and result-oriented career programs: 1) Career Advising, Counseling and Education, 2) Internships and Co-ops and 3) Employer Relations and Recruitment Services.
The FAU Career Center has professionally trained and nationally certified career counselors and internship specialists available to meet with students at the following campuses: Boca Raton, SU 220, 561-297-3533; Davie, LA 109, 954-236-1214; and Jupiter, SR 225 (Student Services Office), 954-236-1214. For more information, visit the FAU Career Center's website.
Career Advising, Counseling and Education
The goal of this area is to assist students in understanding their own skills, values, interests and goals in relation to choosing a major, learning about careers and transitioning into an internship opportunity or the world of work. This is done by providing a number of services, including career counseling, career assessment inventories, occupational information, career workshops, an alumni mentor program and web-based resources. Assistance is also provided for résumé building, LinkedIn development, practice interviewing, job search skills, and identification of transferable skills based on national standards.
With so many possibilities available and a lifetime of work ahead, the FAU Career Center encourages all students to invest in planning their academic and career success. This is why the Center recommends that students start the career planning process by completing Major KnOWLedge.
Major KnOWLedge is an online resource developed by career counselors at the FAU Career Center that helps students identify personal interests and their relationships to FAU majors as well as occupations.
FAU students have access to this wonderful resource 24/7. By completing the Major KnOWLedge program, students will be one step closer to deciding on a major and/or career!
The FAU Career Center assists students in researching and securing professional experience outside of the classroom. Opportunities exist both on campus and off campus, and students register for either the Professional Internship course (IDS 3949) or a cooperative education course to receive transcript notation (please see the course catalog for more information). Students develop their career readiness expertise by fine tuning their soft skills and applying concepts learned in the classroom to "real world" work environments. To learn more about internships and co-ops, students should contact an Internship Specialist at 561-297-3533 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Professional Internship (IDS 3949) 0-1 credits
Prerequisites: Students must have completed one semester at FAU as evidenced by having an FAU GPA on record and permission of instructor
This 0-1 credit course offers students the opportunity to gain “real-world” exposure and supervised experience related to their major, specific field of study or career interests. Students integrate theories learned in the classroom with experiential activities acquired through direct involvement in on/off campus internship opportunities. Students develop marketable skills in preparation for future employment or graduate school studies.
Employer Relations and Recruitment Services
Services for conducting 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 fairs, professional/graduate school information day and etiquette dining seminars. These services are exclusively for degree-seeking FAU students and alumni. Networking events are provided throughout the year through the Employment/Education Networking and Internship divisions of the FAU Career Center. Students are encouraged to use the Perfect Interview online tool to enhance their interviewing skills. Students may also improve their interviewing skills through the Center's Mock Interview Day. Mock Interview Day is a program that allows students to practice their interviewing skills with participating companies while also providing employers the opportunity to meet potential candidates for future or current job openings.
OWL CareerLink is an online job employment and internship portal with a variety of features. OWL CareerLink includes employment listings, on-campus interviewing, co-op and internship opportunities and part-time, full-time, externship and job shadow positions as well as listings seeking experienced hires for graduate students and alumni. The FAU Career Center's OWL CareerLink database is a great way to locate potential career opportunities through employer postings 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 FAU Career Center for assistance. OWL CareerLink provides centralized access to job employment and internship listings for all FAU students on all campuses.
Fee Payment Drop Box
The Boca Raton campus is the only campus location that provides the convenience of a drop box. The drop box is available in the Student Support Services Building (SU, 80). If the amount of fees due is known, students are encouraged to put checks in the drop box. Please write the Student ID number on the check. Do not deposit cash in the drop box. No envelopes are required. NOTE: By depositing check payments in the drop box, you are authorizing FAU to electronically process your check. The electronic debit to your checking account may be on the same day your check payment is processed.
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. For information about financial aid, read the section on
Financial Assistance Opportunities
in this catalog or visit the Financial Aid
Fraternity and Sorority 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.
Graduate and Professional Student Association
The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) is the official voice and advocate for the graduate and professional student population. Co-advised by professionals in the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and the Graduate College, GPSA strives to provide graduate-centric experiences, which develop students scholastically and professionally. Examples of such experiences are social programming, workshops, conference travel funding networking opportunities, academic and nonacademic support resources and graduate and professional student organizations (GPSOs). GPSA also acts as a conduit for the resolution of the needs and concerns unique to FAU graduate and professional students by serving on the Graduate Council in the Graduate College.
Student Outreach & Diversity/Commuter Affairs sponsors the Off-Campus Housing Service, a computerized list of area rooms, apartments and houses for rent. For information, call 561-297-3735 or visit the website.
On-Campus Housing — Housing and Residential Education
Boca Raton Campus
Approxim ately 4,200 students live in FAU Housing. Applications for FAU Housing are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with first-year students receiving preference in the residence hall communities. Students are encouraged to apply early—by April 1. Space is not available for married students or students with families.
All full-time first-year students whose permanent address is greater than 30 miles from the Boca Raton campus are required to reside in FAU Housing at Boca Raton, space permitting. Exemptions from this policy may be requested for the following reasons:
- Students are at least 21 years of age;
- Students are married;
- Students have a dependent child; or
- Students are U.S. military veterans, returning from a tour of duty.
Students who wish to be exempt must apply by July 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester (spring for spring-only admitted students).
The University offers two basic styles of housing accommodation: suite-style residence halls, primarily for first-year students and other undergraduate students, and apartments for upper-division and grad uate students. All facilities are air-conditioned and include standard furnishings, utilities, cable TV service, wireless Internet access, laundry facilities and community lounges.
A number of student staff and full-time professional staff members are available throughout FAU Housing to assist with student needs. The Residential Education staff connect students to purposeful experiences and resources that support their academic success, personal development and community engagement as they progress toward graduation; advise students about the Resident Student Association and community-council groups in FAU Housing; and assist students in transitioning from home to on-campus life.
Approximately 280 students live in two suite-style residence halls on the Jupiter campus. All full-time, first-year admitted students at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan for their first and second year. Exemptions from this policy may be requested for the following reasons:
- Students are at least 24 years of age;
- Students are married;
- Students have a dependent child; or
- Students are U.S. military veterans, returning from a tour of duty.
Non-Honors College students who attend the Jupiter campus can apply for housing also, but are not required to live on campus. Priority is given to Honors College students.
Click here for additional information about on-campus housing or contact:
Boca Raton Campus
Florida Atlantic University
Department of Housing and Residential Education
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
FAU Jupiter/John D. MacArthur Campus
Department of Housing and Residential Education
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
The International Services Office provides comprehensive programs and services for international students and scholars enrolled at the University or otherwise engaged in research and other academic pursuits. The office collaborates across the University to advance the recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation of international students. Key programs and services include: compliance, reporting and record maintenance for the F and J visa program under the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS); pre-arrival, visa documentation and orientation services for newly admitted international students; international student advising and workshops/seminars on topics of interest for current international students; and academic/social/cultural integration support through the International Integration Initiative (I3@FAU). Signature events include International Education Week and the Festival of nations.
International students with F and J status have two visa-specific registration holds that must be cleared prior to registration for courses: the IS hold (removed after the student obtains the form I-20 or DS-2019 and confirms that the appropriate F or J visa has been granted), and the MM hold (removed after the student provides proof of appropriate health insurance coverage in compliance with Florida Board of Governors statutes and University policies).
International students complete a mandatory immigration check-in process upon arrival to the University. Students must report to International Services and present their passport, visa, form I-20/DS-2019, and the arrival/departure record (which can be downloaded at www.cbp.gov/I94 after arrival in the United States). Additionally, international students must report a local physical U.S. address to International Services within 10 days of arrival in the United States.
Annual medical insurance for all F and J students is required for 52 continuing weeks beginning in August of each academic year. Additionally, J-2 visa holders (dependents of J-1 students/scholars) are also required to purchase medical insurance in compliance with federal requirements for the J Exchange Visitor Program. F and J visa holders must purchase the University-approved insurance plan or provide an acceptable alternate insurance plan by submitting the Alternate Insurance Compliance Form. Contact the International Services by email , phone (561-297-3049) or visit the website .
Office of Leadership Education And Development (LEAD)
Office of LEAD
follows its mission to invest in students to become change agents. LEAD is committed to providing an atmosphere that fosters learning, personal growth and exploration of individual and group leadership skills. LEAD offers many opportunities to enhance a student's curricular and co-curricular experience. Through partnerships with Academic Affairs, the
Leadership Studies Minor
with related courses, such as LDR 2010: Introduction to Leadership, is offered for students. Additionally, faculty and students have the opportunity to combine coursework while practicing leadership through the Faculty Owl Leaders. Co-curricular opportunities consist of many programs such as the iLead Student Leadership Conference, WeLead: Diversity Matters Student Leadership Symposium, the Elite Owl Leadership Ambassadors, and the Certified Student Leader Program, along with leadership development workshops for students and non-students.
Through these engagements, students develop their abilities utilizing LEAD's guiding principles of Know, Be, Do and become Inspired to discover, process and align their knowledge and self-awareness, and finally, mobilize others in their communities to create positive change.
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.
Math Learning Center
The Math Learning Center (MLC), located in GS211, assists FAU students in developing their math problem solving skills. The MLC is staffed b y graduate and undergraduate student tutors. All tutors receive extensive training and are certified through the College Reading and Learning Association. The MLC also houses the Learning Assistant (LA) Program, providing active learning in the Calculus course sequence.
The MLC provides the following academic support services to FAU students for free:
- Drop-in tutoring during all hours of operation;
- Small group tutoring by appointment, as available;
- eTutoring (see webpage );
- Review sessions for specific courses;
- SAM Lab ( Succeed At Math) in GS207 for Methods of Calculus.
Visit the Math Learning Center's
for further information, including hours of operation.
The Mentoring Project
The Mentoring Project connects undergraduate FAU students with faculty, staff, graduate students or peer mentors. Students who are new to FAU can request a "Connections" mentor any time during their first two terms of enrollment. Returning students serve as peer mentors or may be mentored through more than 20 mentoring opportunities offered through academic departments, Student Affairs or community service programs. Additional information about mentoring at FAU can be found by visiting this
Military and Veterans Student Success Center
Florida Atlantic University is approved for the education and training of veterans and their children under all public laws now in effect. The
Military and Veterans Student Success Center Affairs
(MVSSC), located on the Boca Raton campus ( Bldg. 31E, Room 173 ), assists all U.S. military service members, veterans, and their dependents. MVSSC provides tuition and fee deferments in accordance with Florida Statute, Title XLVII, Chapter 1009.27, Out-of-State Tuition and Fee Waivers in accordance with Florida Statute 1009.26 (13) & (14), Veteran Non-Resident Tuition Waivers in accordance with Florida Statute 1009.26, Section 36, (12)(a), Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) work-study opportunities, and Side-X-Side Career Readiness programs.
Students who intend to use VA educational benefits at FAU should contact the MVSSC office before applying to the University and at least two months prior to the anticipated semester start date. This time is required to obtain the necessary information and documents for processing of educational benefits from the VA.
Veterans and other students receiving VA education benefits or military tuition assistance are eligible for one fee deferment per semester by completing FAU’s VA Enrollment Certification Request form available here , which provides students with additional days within the semester to pay tuition and fees; see Student Services Last Day to Pay page for deadline dates with VA deferment (updated each semester). Certification is not automatic and must be requested prior to the start of each term. Requests may be submitted as early as 30 days prior to the start of the semester. If not submitted on time, VA cannot guarantee on-time payment.
Out-of-State Tuition and Fee Waiver Eligibility Criteria
Section 1009.26 (13) & (14), Florida Statutes, established the Congressman C.W. “Bill” Young Veteran Waiver Program, which requires a state university to waive out-of-state fees for a person who is:
An honorably discharged veteran of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Reserve Forces, or the National Guard who physically resides in this state while enrolled in the institution
Entitled to and uses educational assistance provided by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for a quarter, semester, or term beginning after July 1, 2015, who physically resides in this state while enrolled in the institution.
Florida Veteran Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Program Eligibility Criteria
Section 1009.26, Section 36, (12)(a), Florida Statutes, waives out-of-state fees for a person who is:
An honorably discharged veteran of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Reserve Forces, or the National Guard and physically resides in this state while enrolled in the institution.
Rate of Pursuit
Rate of Pursuit (RoP) applies specifically to Chapter 33. It differs from training time, which is used for all other chapters. Schools certify actual credit. VA calculates RoP by dividing the number of credit (or credit hour equivalents) being pursued by the number of credits considered to be full-time by the school. The resulting percentage is the student’s RoP. See FAU's full-time requirements here for undergraduate and graduate levels.
Examples: If full-time is12 credits, then the RoP:
- 6 credits (or credit equivalents) is 50% (6, 12 = 50%)
- 7 credits (or credit equivalents) is 58% (7, 12 = 58%)
For more detail on the VA's summer enrollment RoP breakdown and graduate enrollment in non-individually defined semesters breakdown click here .
Eligibility for VA benefits are determined by the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs as per VA rules and regulations. For questions regarding semester deferments, Out-of-State Tuition and Fee Waivers, enrollment certification and other all services, contact FAU’s MVSSC at 561- 297-4725 or by emailing
For additional information regarding other veterans educational programs, VA monthly stipends or specific information about benefits and/or payments, contact the VA education hotline at 1-888-442-455 1 or use the
Ask VA (AVA) portal
New Student Orientation
Orientation is a required University-wide program for all new undergraduate students (first-time-in-college and transfer students). The purpose of the New Student Orientation 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 in partnership with each of the University's locations where student services are provided. Included are programs with the Boca Raton campus and transfer programs with the Davie, Fort Lauderdale and Jupiter campuses. Orientation for Wilkes Honors College students is also held in partnership with the Jupiter campus.
Orientation Leaders support all New Student Orientation Programs. They 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 support a smooth transition for new FAU students.
The New Student Orientation Office is located on the Boca Raton campus and may be reached at 561-297-2733.For more information about orientation at all campuses, visit www.fau.edu/orientation or send an email to email@example.com .
Since family involvement can be very important in determining student success, family members are welcome to register as guests and participate in orientation.
Owls Care Health Promotion
Owls Care Health Promotion empowers students to be healthy, responsible and successful by providing wellness information, dynamic programs and services on health-related issues, such as stress management; healthy lifestyle; sexual health and well-being; substance safety; healthy relationships; women and gender equity; and much more. These services enhance the health of the FAU community and increase opportunities for students’ academic and personal success.
On the Boca Raton campus, the offic e is located in the Student Services Building, SS8, Room 222 (above the Breezeway Food Court). Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. On the Davie campus, the office is located in the Davie Student Union, SD-BC 54, Room 206. Office hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. On the Jupiter campus, the office is located in the Student Resource Building, SR-MC03, Room 112. Office hours are Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Owls Care Leaders
Owls Care Leaders are student employees who serve as representatives for the Owls Care Health Promotion, providing presentations on topics including stress management, nutrition, bystander intervention and conflict resolution. For information on how to become an Owls Care Leader, call 561-297-1048 or visit the Owls Care Health Promotion website.
The Peer Education Team
The Peer Education Team (PET) is a student organization that promotes healthy lifestyle choices for the FAU community. PET members are trained by Owls Care Health Promotion staff members and assist in planning, organizing and hosting Breezeway events, awareness days and many other activities. PET members come from all backgrounds and majors. They receive invaluable experiences and volunteer hours that impact future personal, educational and career endeavors. New PET members are always welcome. For information, call 561-297-1048.
Parking and Transportation Services
Parking 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. On the Davie campus, 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. Parking and Transportation Services can be reached at 561-297-2771. For additional information and to purchase a decal, visit
Pre-Collegiate Programs enhance the educational experiences of students by providing programs and services that are holistic and based on theories of learning and human development. The office's Upward Bound Program provides several services that promote entry in and completion of a postsecondary education. Additional services include:
- Advice and assistance in secondary and postsecondary course selection;
- Assistance in preparing for college entrance examinations and completing college admission applications;
- Information on the full range of federal student financial aid programs and benefits (including Federal Pell Grant awards and loan forgiveness) and resources for locating public and private scholarships;
- Assistance in completing financial aid applications, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid;
- Guidance and assistance in secondary school re-entry, alternative education programs for secondary school dropouts that lead to the receipt of a regular secondary school diploma; entry into general educational development (GED) programs; or entry into postsecondary education;
- Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students or the students' parents, including financial planning for postsecondary education;
- Advocacy for underrepresented students;
- Training in leadership skills; assessments of students' educational goals and individual needs;
- Instruction in Mathematics through Pre-Calculus, Laboratory Science, Foreign Language, Composition and Literature.
For further information on the programs and services offered within Pre-Collegiate Programs, call 561-297-1185 or visit its
Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
takes great pride in the academic and personal achievements of students with disabilities. FAU is committed to providing equal access for individuals with disabilities to all academic, social, cultural and recreational programs. SAS 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 SAS is to support students with documented disabilities in their pursuit of equity and excellence in education. SAS works with FAU faculty and staff to ensure that reasonable accommodations are provided to students, including an equal opportunity to learn in the classroom setting and access to all areas of FAU campuses. SAS fosters student self-advocacy and the development of compensatory skills that support independent learning.
Numerous support services are available to students with disabilities, including:
- Disability consultation and support;
- Classroom accommodations;
- Note-taking services;
- Testing accommodations;
- Sign language/C-Print services;
- Assistive technology training and access;
- Learning strategies
- Active student organization;
- Volunteer opportunities;
Self-identification and registration with SAS is at the student's option and is not mandatory. However, in order to receive authorized academic accommodations from FAU due to a disability, the student must register with SAS. Information on registering with SAS can be found on the SAS
. Academic accommodations are based on self-report of the disability, effective prior accommodations, observation and interaction with the SAS consultant, as well as disability documentation submitted by the student. These accommodations are provided to support students in achieving academic success at the University as well as to assist them in developing the necessary compensatory skills they will need to be successful after graduation. All disability-related records are confidential and are released only with the student's written permission.
The SAS Office for the Boca Raton campus is located in SU 133. Call 561-297-3880 (voice) or 711 (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 SAS Office for the Broward campuses is located at the Davie campus in LA 131. Call 954-236-1222 (voice) or 711 (TTY). 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 SAS Office for the Jupiter campus is located in SR 111F . Call 561-799-8585 (voice) or 711 (TTY). Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Student Activities and Involvement
As a part of the total educational experience at Florida Atlantic University, student activities and involvement opportunities are regularly revised and updated to meet the needs and preferences of the student body.
The Student Activities and Involvement Office is in charge of four main areas: Registered Student Organizations, Student Government and Campus Activities. Student Activities and Involvement offers over 300 registered student organizations and a multitude of ways for students to connected at FAU. For a complete list of all organizations and student organization events, click here.
Student Activities and Involvement is a resource for all students to stay engaged while at FAU. Students can get involved in Homecoming, events, internships, research, volunteer opportunities, media, Student Government, club sports and much more. For more information, call 561-297-3735 (Boca), 561-799-8724 (Jupiter) or 954-236-1001 (Broward) or visit this website.
Student-Athlete Success Center
The Student-Athlete Success Center 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 Success Center is located in the Oxley Center on the Boca Raton campus. For information, call 561-297-2297.
Office of Student Conduct
The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) is a department within the Office of the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students/Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. The purpose of the Office of Student Conduct is to support the educational mission of Florida Atlantic University by administering the Stu dent Code of Conduct, described in
University Regulation 4.007,
and serving as a resource to the University community and beyond.
The University’s Student Code of Conduct is an integral part of the educational mission of the University. It emphasizes the development of each individual’s acceptance of his or her own personal and social responsibilities, ensuring fairness in the implementation of the procedural requirements described in this regulation for all students.
The University’s Student Code of Conduct is designed to provide and help maintain an atmosphere within the University Community that is conducive to academic pursuits. Serious action against a student, such as separation, is considered and invoked only when other remedies fail. The University, however, recognizes its responsibilities to all members of the University community, and the protection of personal, institutional rights and property is a primary focus of the process in Regulation 4.007.
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 561-297-6156 for details or visit the Student Employment
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Student Government (SG) is the official voice and governing body of the student population. Modeled after the federal and state governments, FAU SG has three branches - Executive, Legislative and Judicial - serving students University wide and campus specific at the Boca Raton campus, Broward campuses and the Jupiter campus. In addition to being the student governing body, SG serves as one of the largest on-campus opportunities for student leadership, legislative action, lobbying and advocacy for the student experience.
The Executive Branch consists of the Student Body President, Vice President, Boca Raton Governor, Broward Campuses Governor, and Jupiter Campus Governor and their Administrative Cabinets. The President represents the student body University wide to FAU administration, Florida Legislature and nationally. 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 reflects students from three areas: Boca Raton campus, Broward campuses and Jupiter campus. There is a University-wide student senate and three campus-based houses of representatives. It is the responsibility of the legislative branch to maintain SG 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.
The Judicial Branch is composed of the Chief Justice and three campus-based Associate Justices. The Student Court interprets the law. The Student Court may hear cases regarding Student Body Constitution, statutory due process and violations. It also reviews SG 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 works closely with the departments of Activity & Service Accounting and Budget Office (ASAB) and Student Activities and Involvement to support student-centered activities and services.
Professional staff and faculty members support SG. The advisors are full-time administrators with advanced degrees in higher education administration, leadership and accounting who advise and support SG by assisting with the student coordination of University-wide and campus-based initiatives, providing training and advisement.
Visit the SG website for information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org u or connect in person at the Boca Raton campus, UN 234; Davie campus, SD 214; and Jupiter campus, SR 151.
Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement (SAVI)
The Student Government agency Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement (SAVI) provides community service and leadership opportunities to all interested students. SAVI 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, Broward and Jupiter campuses.
Contact SAVI for your campus:
Boca Raton campus: 561-297-3607
Broward campuses: 954-236-1183
Jupiter campus: 561-799-8724
Student Health Services
Student Health Services (SHS) provides high quality, affordable and accredited healthcare to registered FAU students at the Boca Raton, Jupiter, and Davie campuses. Its student-focused services offer a primary care solution to both commuter and residential students. A student's health and the ability to thrive academically are closely linked. It is the goal of Student Health Services' dedicated team of professionals to provide caring, confidential health and dental care and credible health information to help FAU students stay healthy, graduate on time and establish lifelong health habits. Students who pay the FAU health fee are eligible for services and have access to self-pay discounts. No payment is required at the time of service; any charges will be sent to the student's account. Insurance is not required to use Student Health Services, but SHS is an in network provider with a number of major insurances. Check the
for a complete list. Schedule an appointment today or stop in to visit the campus medical, women’s health, nutrition, or dental (Boca Raton campus only) clinic.
The Department of Student Media provides learning opportunities in media that promote student participation and enrichment through the practice of newspaper, television and radio journalism. The Department of Student Media plays an integral role at Florida Atlantic University by covering its wide-ranging events and programs, providing entertainment and giving students the opportunity to gain real-world experience in print journalism, television and radio broadcast production. Led by professional advisors, students involved in student media gain hands-on experience that can’t be found in a classroom. In addition to building résumés, student media offer a wide range of paid and volunteer positions that allow students to focus on their academics while also committing time to producing materials and building portfolios. The Department of Student Media is located on the Boca Raton campus, Building 31 (UN), Room 207. For more information, call 561-297-0448 or visit
Boca Raton Campus
The Student Union is the community center for all members of the Florida Atlantic University campus including students, faculty, staff and visitors. The facilities provide a central place for students and others to spend time learning, socializing and relaxing while coming to feel more closely connected to the campus. The Union is now the home of the new eSports Gaming Center, which houses 40 gaming computers, a console gaming area along with an area for billiards and table tennis that all can enjoy. The Student Union is an excellent center that contributes directly to the educational mission of Florida Atlantic University by providing encouragement and opportunities for participation in educational, cultural and recreational activities.
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 a computer room, a large multipurpose roo m for events, health and counseling services, Steve's Espresso Café and a 5,800-square-foot University bookstore. The Davie Student Union is also the place for students to get their Owl Cards, reserve study rooms, rent laptops/tablets or purchase a snack from vending machines. The Union is the center of campus life where students can gather, talk, relax or engage in various university activities and programs.
Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Direct inquiries to 954-236-1332. For further information, including upcoming events, call the building coordinator at 954-236-1314.
Testing and Evaluation
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, LSAT, MAT, PRAXIS and TOEFL. State and university tests include TEAS 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 Student Accessibility Services. For details, visit its website.
Services for faculty include makeup testing on a limited basis, scoring multiple-choice tests and providing a computer analysis of the r esults via email. The Student Perception of Teaching forms are now completed online each semester. The results are available online through the FAU website.
Contact the office for testing hours and services at TestandEval@fau.edu, or 561-297-3160 on the Boca Raton campus, 954-236-1220 on the Davie campus and 561-799-8694 on the Jupiter campus. For more information, visit the Testing and Evaluation website.
Transfer Student Services
The Transfer Student Services Center provides a streamlined onboarding process for transfer students through:
• Comprehensive transfer admissions services;
• Pre-admission and transition academic advising;
• Facilitating student connection to on-campus resources.
In addition, Transfer Student Services publishes Transition Guides for students who are planning on transferring to FAU. The guides include transferrable lower-division courses for all undergraduate majors at FAU. They are designed to assist students navigate a smooth transfer.
For additional resources offered by Transfer Student Services, visit its website or reach out at 561-297-0165 or email@example.com
Tuition and Billing Services
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 its
Boca Raton Campus, Student Services Building, SU-80, Room 130
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI)
Students are invited to distinguish their FAU education by participating in the process of discovery through undergraduate research and creative activity! FAU offers a wealth of resources for students to engage in these opportunities through the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI). OURI provides students the unique opportunity to collaborate with faculty and fellow students on scholarly research and inquiry projects and provides a variety of resources to support undergraduate students. These include: undergraduate research grants and the summer undergraduate research fellowship (SURF) that fund undergraduate research projects; the
Undergraduate Research Certificate,
a 12-credit program that recognizes students’ excellence in research; the Undergraduate Research Symposium that showcases student projects on three campuses; and the Florida Atlantic Undergraduate Research Journal, which publishes original creative projects and scholarly papers.
OURI also offers a variety of workshops designed to guide students through the process of finding a mentor, getting involved in research, research ethics, and communicating findings. There are also faculty workshops geared toward assisting in the process of designating undergraduate courses as research intensive (RI). Interested students may also join the Council for Scholarship and Inquiry (CSI), OURI's student organization, to learn more about the research process and engage with other students and faculty. Students are also encouraged to meet with OURI peer mentors and/or share their knowledge by serving as an OURI peer mentor. FAU’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry is located in GS 212. For more information about undergraduate research and inquiry opportunities at FAU, visit www.fau.edu/ouri or reach the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-297-OURI (6874).
United Campus Ministries
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.
University 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 services.
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 GS 215. 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 email@example.com , or visit www.fau.edu/police/victimservices . The Victim Services Office is located on the Boca Raton campus in the Wimberly Library, Room 156.
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
- Burglary/Theft Prevention
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. 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. Textbooks 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 and Jupiter 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 agency.
Campus 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
Dania 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.
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.
Fort Lauderdale Campus: Call 911 for all emergencies. On-campus numbers are Higher Education Complex Security Desk: 954-201-7636 (24 hours) and Askew Tower: 954-201-7949 (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.
More information about the FAU Police Department on all FAU campuses is available at the following:
Additional information is available on the Florida Atlantic University website at
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Women and Gender Equity Resource Center
Women and Gender Equity Resource Center
is a student space within the Office of
Owls Care Health Promotion
that works toward advancing gender equity, educating the campus community and promoting a safe and inclusive environment that supports student learning and development for all constituents facing gender-based oppression.
Women and Gender equity means everyone of ALL genders having access to the resources and support they need to achieve success. Access to menstrual products, lactation spaces and gender affirming health care are all examples of what gender equity looks like at FAU.