Policy 120.00 - Student Affairs

  This Replaces
File: 120.00 120.00, 120.11,120.12, 121.00, 151.50, 230.10, 230.11
Date: 4/23/04 4/02/04

ORIGINATOR: University Registrar and Vice Provost, Student Affairs

SUBJECT: Student Affairs

  1. Introduction
    1. UMUC conforms to the Board of Regents Policy V-1.00 Policy on Student Affairs, approved on January 11, 1990.
    2. Students' rights of participation in UMUC activities and programs shall be in conformity with all pertinent federal and state laws on nondiscrimination.
    3. UMUC provides access for all students to student handbooks or other appropriate referral materials with summaries of pertinent policies, rules, and regulations.
    4. UMUC has established Policy 151.00 Code of Student Conduct to process allegations of prohibited conduct and Policy 130.70 Student Grievance Procedures to process student grievances.
  2. Services to Student
    1. UMUC provides academic advising (see Policy 120.10 Academic Advising) and other services to meet the diverse needs of its student body. These other services include:
      1. Career and Cooperative Education Services
        1. All UMUC students may obtain information regarding career and employment resources on UMUC Web site pages.
        2. For students whose courses originate from UMUC-Adelphi, information on the career and cooperative education services can be obtained from Undergraduate Student Affairs resource teams, Graduate Student Affairs, and the UMUC Career and Cooperative Education Center.
      2. Tutoring Services
        1. All UMUC students may obtain information regarding online effective writing services at www.umuc.edu.
        2. Information for UMUC-Adelphi students on tutoring services can be obtained from Undergraduate Student Affairs resource teams and the Director of the Effective Writing Program.
        3. UMUC-Europe and UMUC-Asia students are encouraged to contact Student Affairs for more information on local support.
      3. Veterans Services
        1. In Adelphi, Maryland, the University Registrar and Vice Provost, Student Affairs, the Director for Veteran and Disabled Student Services, Undergraduate resource teams, and Graduate Student Affairs are responsible for the procedures involved in the certification of enrollments of veterans and active duty personnel and their dependents who are eligible for educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, under the following programs:
          1. Chapter 30: Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty Educational Assistance Program
          2. Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation
          3. Chapter 32: Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program and the Education Assistance Pilot Program Section 903
          4. Chapter 35: Dependents' Educations Assistance Program
          5. Chapter 1606: Montgomery G.I. Bill - Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program 
          6. REPS: Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors Hostage Relief Act of 1980 
          7. Omnibus Diplomatic Veterans Affairs Tutorial Benefits Program 
          8. Department of Veterans Affairs Work Study Program 
          9. Department of Veterans Affairs Tutorial Benefits Program 
          10. Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Loan Program
        2. In Europe and Asia, the UMUC Field Representative or the Financial Services Office in Heidelberg and Yokota are responsible for the procedures involved in the certification of enrollments for students eligible for the Department of Veterans Affairs programs listed above.
        3. At the Mannheim campus, the Offices of Financial Aid are responsible for the procedures involved in the certification of enrollments for students eligible for the Department of Veterans Affairs programs listed above.
        4. The procedures carried out by UMUC will be in accordance with the law (Title 38, United States Code) and regulated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations).
      4. Disabled Student Services
        1. In Adelphi, Maryland, the Director for Veteran and Disabled Student Services is designated to work with students requesting accommodations based on a disability. Such students must register and request accommodations. Students must provide documentation from an appropriate professional that verifies the presence and impact of the disability. The Director reviews the documentation and determines eligibility for accommodations. Appropriate accommodations are provided with assistance from UMUC faculty and staff as necessary.
        2. UMUC-Europe graduate students seeking accommodations based on a disability should contact the Director, Graduate Programs.
        3. UMUC-Europe undergraduate students seeking accommodations based on a disability should contact the Director, Student Affairs.
        4. UMUC-Asia students seeking accommodations based on a disability should contact the Director, StudentAffairs.
        5. Faculty members shall refer disabled students who request accommodations to the designated student affairs representative as indicated above for each division. Faculty shall not determine whether a student is eligible for accommodations or what accommodations are appropriate.
      5. Personal Counseling
        1. UMUC-Adelphi students seeking help with personal-social problems that interfere with academic progress will be referred to professional counseling services in the community following an initial consultation with an advisor on a resource team or the Staff Support Team. UMUC-Adelphi students who are members of the U.S. military are encouraged to contact the counseling facilities, or other similar agencies, available on their military base or in the community.
        2. UMUC-Europe and UMUC-Asia students who are members of the U.S. military community who seek personal counseling are encouraged to contact the counseling facilities, or other similar agencies, available on their military base or in the community.