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Georgia Regents University 2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Facilities, Services, and Activities


This section includes a wide variety of facilities, services, and activities, arranged alphabetically, which are available to members of the GRU community.

Academic Advisement Center

(706-731-7979) www.gru.edu/advising/

Academic Advisement is where undergraduates begin.  GRU has centralized advisement for all undergraduate freshmen and sophomores to provide a clear path of support into the major programs. Well-grounded in the undergraduate programs and “core” curriculum, the Academic Advisors assist students in formulating academic plans, guide through course selections, recommend student actions and connect to appropriate supports. Working in close partnerships with academic programs and support services, the staff helps students explore and confirm their academic career paths. Professional advisors provide on-going support through their outreach services, personal calls, targeted emails and electronic messages.

Located on the second floor of University Hall (262) on the Summerville campus, the center is open weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm and matches registration hours and holidays. While walk-ins are always welcome, an appointment allows time for both the advisor and student to prepare for a productive meeting. Timely information is available on Academic Advisement’s websites, boards, Facebook, (Georgia Regents University: Academic Advisement) and Twitter (gru_adv).

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Academic and Research Technology

(706-737-1703) www.gru.edu/art

Academic & Research Technology (ART), a division of Information Technology Services, includes Educational & Collaborative Technology and Instructional Systems and Services (including Audiovisual Services).

Instructional Systems and Services is dedicated to assisting the faculty in delivering a highly integrated, technology-infused curriculum that reflects and responds tot eh evolving learning styles of our students. The team is responsible for supporting highly reliable technology located inside of the classrooms and instructional systems such as the Desire2Learn learning management system, Echo360 lecture capture system, Cisco WebEx, online testing, and related online learning systems.  The team also provides the centralized scheduling of classrooms and meeting spaces on all of our campuses. The Audiovisual Services team supports the delivery of instruction inside of the classroom as well as provides support for special events. The team is dispersed throughout all of our campuses to better serve our students and faculty.  

Educational & Collaborative Technology is a team of talented individuals with experience in instructional design, multimedia design and development, mobile app programming, web design/development, and medical illustration.  The team specializes in partnering with the faculty to create high quality multimedia, 2D and 3D animations, games, mobile and iPad apps, videos, eBooks, and other evolving technologies used for instruction.  Walk-in services are located in the Educational & Collaborative Technology Center (ECTC) located in University Hall Room 156.

The staff in the ECTC provides “at the elbow” assistance for students in designing and developing all types of multimedia projects including video editing and production, graphic design, audio, presentation posters, and a host of ever evolving technologies.  The Center includes high-end computers and software dedicated to multimedia development.  Training for individuals and groups is available upon request.

The ECTC also provides equipment and material check out system, video and audio duplication, DVD & CD duplication, and color laser printing.  Checkout items include digital still cameras, digital video cameras, tripods, and videos.

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Alumni Association

(706-737-1759) grualumni.com

The Georgia Regents University Alumni Association exists to promote the growth, progress and welfare of Georgia Regents University and serve as a link between alumni and GRU. The association is composed of former students and graduates of Georgia Regents University and its legacy institutions (Medical College of Georgia, Augusta College, Augusta State University, Georgia Health Sciences University). All graduates are members of the association upon graduation from GRU. For information on alumni programs or volunteering, please call the office of Alumni Affairs. 

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Athletics

(706-737-1626) jaguarsroar.com

Georgia Regents University is affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division II) and is a member of the Peach Belt Conference. Georgia Regents University supports men’s teams in baseball, basketball, golf (Division I), cross-country, track and field, and tennis. The university supports women’s teams in volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis, golf (Division I), cross‑country, and track and field. All 13 sports compete as the Jaguars. The two primary athletic colors are navy (RGB: 0, 38, 100) and silver/grey (RGB: 129, 138, 143).

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Bookstore (JagStore)

 www.gru.edu/jagstore

The JagStore has two locations that serve Georgia Regents University: The JagStore – Summerville campus and the JagStore – Health Sciences campus. Textbooks may also be purchased online at: www.gru.edu/jagstore. Owned and operated by Georgia Regents University, the JagStore is committed to providing textbooks and course materials to our students in the most cost effective way possible. Students may choose to buy or rent  new or used textbooks from the JagStore. The JagStore is your source for textbooks, lab supplies, medical instruments, school supplies, graduation regalia, uniforms and GRU and Jaguar spirit wear and gifts. The JagStore accepts cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, JagCard and Financial Aid/Loans for all payments. Financial Aid/ Loans are accepted for payment for several days prior to each academic session; please check the JagStore web site for specific days. The JagStore offers a liberal refund policy: a receipt is required, and your refund, exchange or return must be made within the proper time frame. Refund deadlines for each academic session will be posted in the JagStore and printed on your receipt. The JagStore also purchases textbooks back from students every weekday, but students will receive the highest values at the end of each academic session.

Contact Information and Hours of Operation:

JagStore – Summerville
Washington Hall, (WH) 1st Floor
706-737-1611
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:45am – 6:00pm, Friday 7:45 – 3:00pm, with extended hours at the start of each academic session.

JagStore – Health Sciences
Student Center (DA) 1st Floor
706-721-3581
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm 

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Business Office

(706-737-1767) http://gru.edu/finance/controller/businessoffice/

The Business Office is located on the first floor of Payne Hall. Normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday - Friday.

The purpose of the Business Office is to provide accounts receivable, receipting and cashiering services to students, campus departments, and insurance participants. Services include:

  • Process all tuition and fee payments
  • Delivery of information regarding student billing, important dates, and refunds
  • Facilitate Third party Contract processing for students
  • Perform receipting and daily deposit functions
  • Manage all GRU receivables and collections activities
  • Provide billing services to insurance particpants

The Business Office provides quality services that are courteous, respectful and helpful to all while adhering to state and enterprise policies and procedures.

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Campus Dining

 www.grudining.com

 The GRU Dining program features more than 20 locations offering a wide variety of options for eating on campus.

Summerville Campus: The Summerville Food Court located in the Jaguar Student Activities Center (SAC) features the following concepts:

  • Starbucks,  Freshens Smoothies, Deli - Sandwiches made to order
  • WOW Café: Wings, Tenders, Burgers and Wraps
  • LaVincita: Pizza and Pasta
  • Simply to Go: Variety of Sandwiches, Salads, Fruit Cups and Parfaits
  • Allgood Café located in Allgood Hall: Simply to Go – Variety of Sandwiches, Salads, Fruit Cups and Parfaits

 Health Sciences Campus: The Atrium Food Court located in the Student Center (DA) features:

  • Starbucks
  • Simply To Go:  Variety of Sandwiches, Salads, Fruit Cups and Parfaits
  • Mein Bowl: Authentic Asian Cuisine
  • Sushi
  • Chick-fil- A
  • Subway is located in the Faculty Office Building (HB) on Harper Street
  • Charlie’s Grounds:  located in the Greenblatt Library (AB)
  • Commons Café located in the Education Commons Building
    • Starbucks
    • Simply To Go:  Variety of Sandwiches, Salads, Fruit Cups and Parfaits

Medical Center

  • Terrace Dining on the 2nd floor of the Georgia Regents Medical Center, (BA)
    • Grill
    • Pizza
    • Deli
    • Innovations –
    • Charleston Market 
    • Simply to Go – Variety of Sandwiches, Salads, Fruit Cups and Parfaits
  • McDonalds in the Children’s Hospital of Georgia
  • The Café at the Cancer Center, (AN)
    • Simply to Go – Variety of Sandwiches, Salads, Fruit Cups and Parfaits

 Please also visit our Food Trucks that rotate between the Summerville and Health Sciences campus. Visit GRUDining.com for daily schedule.

 Students may want to consider purchasing a meal plan which is accepted at most locations. Meal plans may be purchased at the JagCard Office or online at www.gru.edu/jagcard.

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Campus Identification

 www.gru.edu/jagcard

 Your JagCard is your official University identification and your key to campus services!

  • You should carry your JagCard with you on the Summerville and Forest Hills campus, and your JagCard must be displayed when on the Health Sciences campus.
  • Your new JagCard contains sensitive electronics that can be damaged. Do not bend, cut, or punch holes in your new JagCard.
  • You may add funds or meal plans to your JagCard.

 Manage your JagCard account online: Go to www.gru.edu/jagcard to add funds, purchase meal plans or deactivate fund functions from your card.

 Contact us:

 Problems with door access:

Public Safety Badging and Key Control
Annex II
524 15th Street
T (706) 721-6287
http://www.gru.edu/publicsafety/idbadgingkeycontrol/

To receive a new or replacement JagCard, add funds or purchase meal plans:

Summerville Campus

Jaguar Student Activities Center
SAC RM 236
T (706) 731-7080
jagcard@gru.edu

Health Sciences Campus

Student Center, DA
In the JagStore
T (706) 721-9939
jagcard@gru.edu

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Career Services

(706-737-1604) gru.edu/careerservices

Career Services provides career development and job search assistance to all currently enrolled students at Georgia Regents University. Graduating seniors have access to career services for one full year after graduation. Alumni Services after this period are available for a nominal fee. The office is located on the Summerville campus in University Hall, Suite 210.

Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with evening appointments available upon request. Career Advisors, assigned by major, are available for appointments to work individually with students on their specific career planning or job search needs. Additionally, Career Services offers walk-in hours that do not require an appointment and satellite office hours where students can meet Career Advisors in alternate campus locations. The website also offers extensive career development content and resources to assist students online.
Some of the primary activities of the office are:

CAREER PLANNING & EXPLORATION:
Students unsure of a career path or academic major are encouraged to schedule an appointment with one of our career advisors for consultation and access to a variety of career assessments and planning tools.

  • Compass: Interactive, 5 minute online career assessment with your GRU email. No appointment needed. https://gru.woofound.com/users/sign_up
  • DISC Index & Values Index: Designed to help individuals understand how their behavioral strengths and tendencies can impact their goal achievement, interpersonal communication, job selection and optimization of their personal potential.
  • Focus2: Combines self-assessment, career and major exploration, decision making and action planning into one comprehensive product.
  • Knowdell™ Card Sort Program - Quickly learn what you value and what motivates you so that you can select a rewarding career path using a hands-on card assessment conducted during appointment with your Career Advisor.
  • Strong and MBTI® Career Report provides a complete career development picture based on a combined interpretation of interests and personality using the two leading career inventories available.
  • Skillscan Career Driver: Provides you with a profile of your transferable skills for career planning, career change, professional growth and self-marketing in the job search.

JOB SEARCH PREPARATION & ASSISTANCE:
Once enrolled at Georgia Regents University, students have access to a variety of career preparation resources including:

  • CareerLink, the online student jobs database with listings of current full-time degree required and non-degree required vacancies, part-time on and off campus opportunities, internships, volunteer jobs and seasonal hiring needs. Students can search CareerLink to find jobs locally or nationwide that meet their needs.
  • Resume and cover letter critique services, usually within 1 business day
  • Mock interviews for employment or graduate/professional school
  • Tips on networking, using social media in the job search and business etiquette
  • Researching employers, competitive salaries and salary negotiations
  • Job fairs, employer panels and more!

The Hull College of Business CAP (Career & Academic Planning) Center is available to support all business and technology majors with career advisement by calling 706-737-1560 to schedule an appointment or visit their suite in Allgood Hall, N-112.

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Center for Public Service and Research

(706-737-1710; FAX: 706-667-4083) www.gru.edu/political_science/cpsr.html

The Center for Public Service and Research is a nonprofit organization established to serve the Central Savannah River Area. The Center’s mission is to serve the community through research and service that helps public and non-profit institutions in our region become more effective. An integral part of Georgia Regents University, the center provides all types of research, including needs assessments, survey research, program evaluation, policy analysis, and development of logic models.

Many of the Center’s projects involve students as active partners in the research, giving them an opportunity to practice good research skills, learn about community problems, and work towards serving the common good. The Center also frequently organizes programs to shed light on public problems.

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Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

(706-729-2083)

www.gru.edu/curs

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS), located in the Quad Wall Building on the Summerville campus, is part of a national trend toward engaged student learning. We strive to improve the culture of undergraduate achievement and to increase the opportunities for our undergraduates to be involved in faculty-led research and scholarship in all academic disciplines. CURS sponsors a variety of student development programs including the monthly Student Research Brown Bag Seminars and the Summer Scholars Program. Our mission is to teach students to innovate, investigate and discover.

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Child Care Center

 706-721-4171

www.gru.edu/auxiliary/child

Georgia Regents University operates a 3-star Quality Rated child care center for children of GRU faculty, staff and students. The Child Care Center has planned programs for each child’s level of development and a variety of learning and play activities are scheduled for children based upon age level. Nutritionally balanced lunches are served daily, in addition to morning and afternoon snacks. The Center is fully licensed by the State of Georgia. During special times such as summer vacation and holidays, space may be available for children up to twelve years of age.

The Child Care Center is located adjacent to the campus at 601 Old Bailie Street and is open five days a week, Monday through Friday, twelve months a year, for children six weeks to four years of age.

The hours of operation are from 6:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. 

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Cooperative Education

(706-737-1604) http://www.gru.edu/careerservices/get-experience.php

Cooperative Education is an academic program that provides an excellent means to develop marketable skills in the workplace to complement a student’s educational experience in the classroom. Co-op positions are paid positions that are structured to enhance the curriculum and expand the knowledge of the student. Students receive documentation of the Co-op experience on the academic transcript as a non-credit course. There are three Co-op plans for student participation. Under the Parallel plan, students work part-time and attend school concurrently. The Alternating plan allows students to rotate between semesters of full-time work and school. The Co-op Intern program is a paid, career related work experience for one semester only.

To apply for the Co-op program, a full-time student must have a declared major and a minimum Overall 2.5 GPA, be of sophomore standing or better, and be willing to work at least two academic semesters in a Co-op assignment (Co-op Intern excluded from two semester commitment). Call the office for an appointment for more details.

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Copy Center

706-721-3575
www.gru.edu/auxiliary/copy
e-mail: copycenter@gru.edu

A full service Copy & Print Center is located at 524 15th Street in Annex II (HT-1220). The Copy Center can print everything from resumes to color research posters. The Copy & Print Services Center accepts the JagCard as a form of payment.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm 

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Counseling Center

(706-737-1471) gru.edu/admin/counseling

The Counseling Center strives to promote services for personal growth and development. Free and confidential counseling services are available for currently enrolled students at GRU.  The Center is located on the Summerville campus with a satellite office on the Health Science campus. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. After hours appointments may be scheduled by calling 706-737-1471.

  • Counseling Services: The Center provides short-term individual personal, academic, and career counseling. Examples of counseling issues include helping clients choose an appropriate major or career goal, improving study or test taking skills, or addressing personal problems related to stress, anxiety or depression. Those seeking career exploration have access to various career and interest inventory assessments. Clients pursuing personal counseling for issues that may require long term counseling or specialized treatments not appropriate for the Center will receive assistance with an appropriate community referral.
  • Self Help Seminars: Each semester, the Center offers free seminars on a variety of topics related to academic, career, and/or personal growth. Seminars vary by semester but typically include topics such as career decision making, healthy relationships, stress management, and academic anxiety.
  • Internship Opportunities: Graduate internships are available to GRU students enrolled in the graduate psychology and counselor education (clinical mental health track) programs. Interested students should visit or call the Center to learn more details and to obtain an internship application. Internships are granted on a space-available basis following a careful screening and interview process. Interns are supervised by licensed professional counselors and complete an orientation and training period prior to providing individual career, academic and personal counseling. Interns also participate in coordinating and facilitating outreach programs such as classroom presentations and self-help seminars. 

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Distance Learning at GRU

Georgia Regents University offers a variety of distance learning programs and courses designed to help meet the evolving learning needs of students who prefer the online format or require more flexibility in their coursework.
These courses are designed for students who may not be able to attend a class at a specific time, day or place due to balancing their career, family responsibilities, travel, and/or physical challenges.
Currently, GRU offers degree programs and courses via non-traditional delivery methods via the Internet utilizing synchronous and asynchronous technologies.  The courses utilize the Desire2Learn learning management system and other online educational tools such as Echo360 lecture viewing, Cisco WebEx synchronous audio and video chatting, online testing systems, and related technologies. These courses are usually asynchronous and electronically interactive, but may use a combination of live chat rooms, threaded discussions, electronic bulletin boards, email and/or interactive Web pages. Some courses are delivered via synchronous video conferencing with a professor in one site delivering live two-way video instruction to another site.
Georgia Regents University has procedures in place to verify identification and to protect the privacy of students who participate in distance learning activities and students are informed of any additional charges associated with distance learning courses at the time of registration.

Georgia Regents University authenticates that the student who registers in a distance learning course is the same student who participates in, completes the course, and receives the credit, by verifying the identity of the student using the following methods:

  • Requiring unique usernames and secure passwords on which students’ access to all secure online and network campus resources are based. These online campus resources include, but are not limited to, access to the student information system (Banner), campus learning management system (Desire2Learn) through which students access their online coursework, electronic mail, and related systems. Passwords must be changed every 180 days and must adhere to certain complexity requirements. These procedures are outlined in the Acceptable Use Policies.
  • Requiring identification in the registration process including social security number during application process and photocopy of student driver’s license or some other form of identification. A photocopy faxed copy will be acceptable if student is a distance-learning student and cannot travel to campus.
  • Some online courses require students to travel to an approved testing site for proctored exams. At each testing site, the proctor is required to check the identity of the student against an official form of ID (state-issued driver’s license, passport, or student ID).
  • Some online courses utilize high stakes electronic exam software to administer examinations. These systems require students to log on to the Learning Management System with their unique ID and password and lock down the students computer during the testing process.

Online Tuition

Students are informed in advance of any additional charges associated with distance learning degree programs/courses at the time of registration. All tuition and fee schedules are publicly available on the Georgia Regents University website, including the costs associated with online courses so that students are notified in advance of registration of any additional expenses.

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Email Policies and Procedures

Policies

Electronic mail (email) is an official method of communication at Georgia Regents University, delivering information in a convenient, timely, cost-effective and environmentally sensitive manner. It is the policy of this institution that:

  • all students, faculty and applicable personnel have access to email, and
  • the university may send official communications via email and electronic mailing lists

Student Email: All students registered for classes at Georgia Regents University are provided an email account (JagMail), which can be accessed through JagNET, the GRU student portal. The University may use this email account to send communications to the student body. Student email addresses will be recorded in the university’s electronic directories and records. Students are responsible for reading official university email in a timely fashion.

Privacy Issues: While email is personalized and relatively confidential, there is no guarantee of absolute privacy in a computer system. Computer users should be aware that the Georgia Open Records Act applies to records stored in computers as well as on paper. Recent rulings indicate that the public has a right to review any documents created on email by government officials and that companies who own the media on which email is implemented have the right to read that email. Federal and state law may require the university to examine email under some circumstances including provision of messages to outside agencies. However, employees of Information Technology Services at Georgia Regents University are prohibited from accessing information for which they have no job-related “need to know.” They are also expected to maintain the strictest confidentiality regarding any information obtained during the course of fulfilling their job function.

Appropriate Use of Email: All use of email will be consistent with other university policies, including the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Policy. Policies concerning acceptable use of information technology resources can be found on the Information Technology Services website at gru.edu/its.

Email is not appropriate for transmitting:

  • hoaxes, scams, false warnings
  • obscene material
  • mass mailings
  • chain letters or “mail bombs”

Misuse of Georgia Regents University email is subject to penalty including, but not limited to, suspension from email use, banning from email use, suspension from Georgia Regents University, or expulsion from Georgia Regents University.

Legal Issues: The appropriate use and protection of all information systems and associated resources is expected from all users including faculty, students, staff and visitors throughout the institution. “Appropriate use” of information systems resources is defined as use that is for the purpose of furthering the mission of Georgia Regents University. All users of information systems resources are expected to comply with existing GRU Policies and Procedures and those of the University System of Georgia. In addition, users are expected to honor copyrights and software licenses and comply with all federal and state laws including those prohibiting slander, libel, harassment and obscenity. Users must obey laws prohibiting the private use of state property. Information that is confidential by law, including educational and medical records must be protected. The use of information systems for the advertisement or sale of a commercial service or personal property is prohibited. Users should have no expectation of privacy for information stored or transmitted using GRU’s information resources except for records or other information that is confidential by law (i.e., medical and educational records).

Procedures

  • Contact Information Technology Services if you require specific instructions about or assistance with email accounts
  • Students are expected to check their GRU JagMail no less than twice per week
  • Faculty may require students to check their email more frequently than twice per week
  • Faculty may also require students to subscribe to university provided electronic mailing lists or other lists related to their coursework

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Housing and Residence Life

(706-729-2300) gru.edu/housing email: residencelife@gru.edu

Housing & Residence Life manages on-campus housing for approximately 800 students. For the student who lives on campus, GRU offers a variety of living environments in both single occupancy rooms, suite-style and community apartment living. Our experienced staff seeks to provide students with intellectual, social, cultural, and recreational experiences to enhance the student’s stay at the University, and to facilitate academic success and individual growth. Living in a residence hall is a unique experience that provides opportunities to meet new people and to explore new ideas and ways of relating to others. Residence hall living is a vital part of the educational experience in which students are encouraged to assume individual and group responsibility.

For additional information please contact:
Housing and Residence Life
6000 Jaguar Way
Augusta, Georgia 30909

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Information Technology

http://paws.gru.edu/its

Information Technology Services is the primary provider of information technology for Georgia Regents University (GRU). Our goal is to support the mission of GRU by providing technology leadership and service for our constituent groups – students, faculty and staff.

Georgia Regents University’s students are central to our purpose. Each student is given a JagID, which allows access to campus technology resources including computer labs, campus portal and email, personal file storage, and wireless network access across campus.

There are over 1,200 student computers located in study areas, classrooms and computer labs throughout our campuses. These systems are regularly updated using the Student Technology Fee so that our students can utilize the most current technology resources available for their needs.

Information Technology also provides printing services in various computer labs. For more information, contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 706-721-4000.

Information Technology provides a web application portal called JagNET, that provides a single point of access to campus news and events, dedicated student email (JagMail), online instructional tools (e.g., Desire2Learn), shortcuts to campus services (Pounce - registration, Financial Aid, JagTrax, grades), and a personal calendaring system.

Information Technology provides secure wireless network access throughout most locations on our campuses. Anyone with a laptop computer or other mobile device and a valid JagID account can utilize the service. Access is available in and around most buildings and high-traffic areas throughout the numerous campus facilities. For more information, contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 706-721-4000.

The Information Technology Help Desk provides assistance with the use of campus technology resources; phone support is available. Check the ITS portal for more information.

For locations please visit http://www.gru.edu/its/help.

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Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC)

(706-729-2382) gru.edu/students/jsac

The Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC) opened in the fall of 2006 and is completely funded by student fees.  The JSAC serves as the primary building on campus where student organizations meet and conduct events.  It includes six event and meeting spaces that serve this purpose. The JSAC also includes two TV lounges, a cyber-café, a game room, a fitness center, massage chairs, several seating areas for socializing, and a food court that offers a variety of menu items.  

JSAC Operations is the office that manages the daily tasks of the JSAC and serves under the Department of Student Services and the umbrella of the Division of Student Affairs.  The JSAC is managed by the Assistant Director for Student Center Operations.  A second professional staff manages reservations and supervises the JSAC Event Staff.  A third professional staff manages the daily operations for the office and assists with supervising Student Assistants, including processing employee paperwork.  Student Assistants work in the JSAC to assist the professional staff with managing the daily operations including audio-visual support for events, staffing the Information Desk, Fitness Center, and Game Room, and working to setup and breakdown each event.

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Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre

(706-729-2310) www.gru.edu/pat/

The Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre is the cultural heart of the GRU campus and students take center stage. The Department of Music ensembles and the GRU Theatre events provide ample performance opportunities for students. Students, faculty, staff, and community members attend a broad variety of events. The Student Activities Lyceum Series presents national and international music, dance, and theatre companies. Also part of Lyceum, the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society brings a rich series of world class performers to campus.

The Maxwell’s stage and stage thrust multi-level extension make the theatre extremely versatile. Performances from opera and theatre to symphony and dance all feel at home on the Maxwell stage. The theatre is an intimate venue for the audience with each of its 740 seats remarkably close to the stage. Many performances at the Maxwell Theatre are free to GRU students with a valid GRU ID, and all performances are reasonably priced for the general public. For information about upcoming performances, call the box office at 706-667-4100.

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Military and Veterans Services (MVS)

(706-729-2255) http://www.gru.edu/military

Georgia Regents University, Augusta maintains an Office of Military and Veterans Services (MVS) to assist service members, veterans and their affiliated family members to maximize their educational experience. The MVS is located on the second floor of Washington Hall, Suite 212 and coordinates Veterans and Tuition Assistance benefit processing. GRU is a Yellow Ribbon School. Yellow Ribbon candidates must be fully accepted and 100% eligible for Post 911 G.I. educational benefits. Recently Separated Military Fee or Active Duty Fee Waivers will be applied first for those who are eligible.

As students at GRU, veterans and certain other persons may qualify for VA benefits. Eligibility for such benefits must be established in accordance with policies and procedures of the VA. Interested persons are advised to investigate their eligibility early when planning to attend GRU. New or returning students should make adequate financial provisions for one full semester from other sources, since payments from the VA are sometimes delayed. Each person receiving VA educational benefits is responsible for ensuring that all information affecting his or her receipt of benefits is kept current, and each must confer with the School Certifying Official in the MVS at least once each semester to keep his or her status active to receive funds.

Active duty military members may be eligible for Tuition Assistance (TA) as well as some Reservists and National Guard members. GRU is an LOI Institution in the Go/Army/Ed website. Service members must first establish an account at the Education Services Division Office at their current duty station. Their Statement of Understanding (SOU) must be approved by their supervisor (E-7 or higher) and they must name GRU as their home institution. At the same time, they must pursue admission to Georgia Regents University. They can locate the on-line application at www.gru.edu and select the Apply Now link at the bottom of the page. In addition, they must provide all required documents. Contact the Military Services Coordinator tamsc@gru.edu in the MVS for more information.

In addition to Veteran’s benefits and Tuition Assistance processing, we offer a VET2VET mentoring program which partners current students who have attended GRU for at least a year with freshmen or new transfer students to help them transition to the institution. To become a mentor or mentee, visit our web page www.gru.edu/military and complete the appropriate application. Students who are eligible for VA benefits may receive tutoring services as part of that benefit. See the VA School Certifying Official to determine your eligibility. As an added service, the MVS provides a student lounge and private study rooms where military and veteran students can meet, study, and hold group study sessions. For access to the facility or to reserve a room, speak to a staff member in the MVS Office or reserve a Resource on our mobile app.

We are located on the Summerville Campus, Washington Hall, Suite 212. Office hours are: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Currently enrolled veterans can access the Military Resource Center 24 hours a day Monday through Sunday using their student identification card.

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The Music Conservatory Program at GRU

(706-731-7971) www.gru.edu/conservatory

The Conservatory Program provides professional instruction in music to children and adults in the Greater Augusta area. The Conservatory Office is located in, and most of the instruction takes place in, the GRU Fine Arts Building on the Summerville campus. The program offers four kinds of musical instruction: 1) private lessons in voice, all orchestra and band instruments, piano, guitar, and recorder; 2) class lessons for voice, beginning guitar, beginning piano, and music theory; 3) ensembles for middle and high school students, as well as adults (string orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz band); 4) summer camps—week-long day sessions for piano, choir, band, and orchestra. Public concerts and recitals are scheduled for both soloists and ensembles each semester.

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Parking Services

 www.gru.edu/parking

 If students choose to park on campus property, they will need to purchase a parking permit.  Parking permits are $35 per semester.

 Parking Registration is Easy!

Log in to POUNCE each semester.  Select ‘Parking Registration’ and complete the information requested.  Visit one of the Parking offices to obtain your hangtag.  Once you have received your hangtag, the fee will be applied to your POUNCE account, so be sure to pay that fee. If you need to register your vehicle after the academic registration process, please visit one of the parking offices.

 Contact / Hours:

Health Sciences Campus                        Summerville Campus

Annex II                                                          Public Safety Building
Mon – Fri  7-5                                               Mon – Thur  8-5  Fri 8-4
706-721-2953                                              706-729-2090 

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Police Services

The men and women of the Public Safety Division are dedicated to service excellence through partnerships that reduce crime, create a safe and secure community environment in which the Georgia Regents University may achieve its mission of education, research, and patient care. The Division is committed to delivering quality service to our community in an effective, responsive and professional manner.

PSD Administration provides leadership, logistical and operational support to facilitate divisional services to meet the needs of the GRU Community.

By visiting our website at http://gru.edu/publicsafety/ prospective students, parents and staff can find a wealth of information:

  • Clery Crime Statistics
  • Public Safety Updates (reports of criminal activity)
  • Daily Police Activity Log
  • Records Section (for copies of any reports needed)
  • Lost and Found Property
  • Active Shooter video Training

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Professional and Community Education

(706-721-2329) www.gru.edu/pace
(706-721-3967) Health Care CE www.gru.edu/ce

The Division of Professional and Community Education (PaCE) is proud to offer courses to benefit GRU faculty, staff, and students, as well as Augusta’s community at large. Our offerings include test prep, medical coding, computer applications and programming, foreign language and culture, job skills, management, and a wide variety of other non-degree credit courses and certificates on an ongoing basis. A number of these courses are available on campus and over 600 online courses are offered monthly. For the most part, there are no admissions requirements to register for community classes.

A variety of courses are presented for the health care professional throughout the year. Live courses composed of lectures, skill stations, hands-on practice, group discussions, and expert panel discussions are included in our offerings. We also offer several enduring materials that can be accessed online or by CD ROM. Several departments in the Medical College of Georgia and the College of Dental Medicine host week-long and weekend courses at resort destinations to allow participants to maintain licensure and spend some relaxing afternoons with families and friends.

Several types of CE are offered to health care providers. These include, but are not limited to: Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Dental Education (CDE), Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) and CEUs in allied health areas. The Division provides free online access to participant transcripts, listing all continuing education completed at Georgia Regents University. The site containing your history of CE at GRU is available to you 24 hours per day from our website at www.gru/ce.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is awarded for satisfactory completion of a professional development program. PLUs (Professional Learning Units) are available to teaching professionals for designated courses. Permanent records are maintained by the division and transcripts are available upon request. Professional credential information is tracked by the division.

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Student Government Association

(706-731-7994) www.gru.edu/sga/

Acting as the voice of all students enrolled at Georgia Regents University, the Student Government Association (SGA) actively works to improve the quality of life for the Student Body, along with the university and community as a whole. Believing in the right of self-governance, all students enrolled at Georgia Regents University are eligible to be a member of the SGA.

The Student Government Association facilitates the exchange of information and ideas between the students of all colleges of GRU. Serves as a liaison between students, faculty, staff and the administration in order to represent student opinions, needs and interests to the administration; and to disseminate and promote the exchange of information from the administration and faculty to students.  The SGA takes action to increase the quality of student services, academic programs, and the GRU environment in order to further enhance the education of GRU students.  Lastly, the SGA supports a variety of social, cultural, intellectual and recreational events to promote fellowship, personal growth, and involvement of GRU students.

The structure of the SGA is comprised of an executive and a legislative branch. The Executive Cabinet serves as the executive branch for both undergraduate and graduate students, while the Senate and House of Representatives shall constitute the legislative branch.  The Senate represents the undergraduate students, while the House of Representatives serves the graduate students of GRU. 

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Student Health Insurance

The following students are required to have health insurance:

  • Health Science Students
  • Graduate students receiving qualified graduate assistantship
  • Graduate international students holding F or J visas
  • Graduate students enrolled in programs that require proof of insurance
  • Graduate students receiving fellowships that fully fund their tuition
  • International Scholars

United Health Care (UHC) is the insurance company selected by the Board of Regents (BOR). These students are charged a student health insurance premium for each semester. If a student already has health insurance that meets the BOR requirements, the student must complete a waiver application. UHC will confirm the student’s coverage and notify the university if a waiver is approved. A credit for the premium is then posted on the student’s POUNCE account. For any questions please email studentinsurance@gru.edu. Voluntary enrollment in the plan is available.

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Student Health Medical Clinic

Services provided by the medical clinic include diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, women’s health, sports medicine, mental health, travel medicine, minor procedures, physical therapy, diagnostic testing, laboratory services pharmaceutical services, immunizations, etc. Our staff of providers includes Physicians, Physician Assistant and a Clinical Nurse Practitioner. The student health fee that you pay each semester entitles you to most provider visits at no charge. Additional fees are charged for medications, immunizations, minor procedures, laboratory services and physical therapy visits. For information on specific charges, please go to gru.edu/shs.

Clinic hours are Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm. and Friday 8am-4:30pm.

Appointments can be scheduled on-line via

osh.gru.edu

or call our office at 706-721-3448.

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Immunization Requirements

The minimum immunization requirements for all University System of Georgia colleges and universities are established by the Georgia Board of Regents. Specific institutions, with the concurrence of their presidents and the Chancellor, may require some immunizations not required for all new students by this policy. Institutions are also authorized to impose additional immunization requirements for students when, in the opinion of the president of the institution and with concurrence of the Chancellor and appropriate public health authorities, there is a substantial risk of exposure to other communicable diseases preventable by vaccination (BOR Minutes, 1990-91, p.114).

All entering Georgia Regents University students are required to provide GRU with documentation of the minimum immunization requirements set forth by the Board of Regents. These requirements can be found at   http://www.usg.edu/student_affairs/documents/coi-form.pdf .Those students enrolled in a college on the Health Sciences campus are required to provide additional documentation/proof of immunity to GRU per the requirements of the college of enrollment. A list of these requirements can be found at http://gru.edu/shs/immunizations.php.

All students living in any GRU Residence Hall (University Village or Health Sciences Housing units) MUST provide proof of immunization for the Meningococcal virus that causes Meningitis.

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Student Life and Engagement

(706-737-1610) gru.edu/student_activities/

The Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) exists to give students an opportunity to become involved in activities that complement their academic endeavors.  The mission of the OSLE is to engage students, provide purposeful opportunities that enhance the academic experience and foster personal growth in an environment that demonstrates the university’s core values.   

The Office of Student Life and Engagement is directly responsible for many of the areas funded by the Student Activities Fee.  The office provides advice and assistance to the Student Government Association (SGA), the Jaguar Production Crew, the Fraternity and Sorority Community, and chartered clubs and organizations.  The OSLE also coordinates Jaguar Nation Welcome, the undergraduate new student orientation program.  The OSLE provides services to the areas that are provided advice and assistance, as well as through the Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC).  Student Activities Fees also help finance the operation of the office, which consists of personnel who maintains a student-oriented perspective and are accessible and receptive to students’ needs.

The office is located on the first floor of the Jaguar Student Activities Center and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Contact information for the OSLE is 706-737-1610 (phone) and 706-667-4156 (fax).

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Student Organizations

Georgia Regents University offers a wide array of student organizations.  All student organizations must be recognized by the Office of Student Life & Engagement in order to utilize the rights and privileges afforded to such organizations.  All student organizations must have a faculty/staff advisor who is a full-time nonexempt employee of the university.  Information regarding recognized student organizations and guidelines can be found on the Office of Student Life & Engagement website. 

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Student Records

(706-446-1430) gru.edu/registrar

Permanent academic records are maintained by the Office of Registrar. Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), a student attending a post‑secondary educational institution may examine his or her permanent record maintained by the institution to assure the accuracy of its contents. This Act also provides that no personally identifiable information will be released to any party not authorized to have access to such information without the written consent of the student.

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Student Services

(706-737‑1411) http://www.gru.edu/students/vpsa.php

The mission of Student Affairs is to created transformative and inclusive opportunities for all student through co-curricular experiences, exceptional services, and welcoming environments. The division is led by the Vice President for Student Affairs and includes the Counseling Center, Testing and Disability Services, Student Health Services, Housing and Residence Life, University Connections, Intramural Sports, the Wellness Center and the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. The Dean of Student Life leads the Care Team, the Student Judicial System and the Student Life and Engagement Office. The Student Affairs office is located in Bellevue Hall and is
open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. To arrange an appointment after hours, call 706-737-1411 or email the office at: deanofstudents@gru.edu.

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Study Abroad Office

(706-729-2306) gru.edu/studyabroad/

The Study Abroad Office offers various types of Study Abroad and Study Away Programs.  Study Abroad focuses on trips to other countries while Study Away programs are trips to locations in the United States.  Both types of programs are credit bearing classes and are 1 to 5 week long programs.  Many of these programs can satisfy the core curriculum, while others satisfy major class credit.  The Study Abroad Office also offers several fundraising opportunities and scholarships to help pay for a program.  Fundraising and scholarship deadlines always take place in the fall semester.  Most of our programs are first come first serve, however, others do have prerequisites.  Programs do change every year, and some are offered on particular rotations.  New programs are posted on the Study Abroad website every summer. The Study Abroad office is located in Allgood Hall E134.  Study Abroad Mentors are available to meet to assist students choose the program that is right for them.

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Testing and Disability Services

(Office - 706-737-1469; Fax – 706-729-2298) http://www.gru.edu/admin/tds/

Testing and Disability Services (TDS) supervises the administration of both institutional and national standardized tests. TDS also serves to ensure that all students with disabilities receive an accessible and positive college experience.

The Office provides assistance to students who have either a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more life activities. To receive services, students must provide current documentation of their disability from a qualified professional. The Board of Regent’s criteria for evaluation must be followed in the documentation of learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and/or psychiatric disorders.

A person with a disability includes “an person who (1) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person’s major life activities; (2) has a record of such an impairment, or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment.” A “qualified person with a disability” is defined as one who meets the requisite academic and technical standards required for admissions or participation in the postsecondary institution’s programs and activities.

Disabilities, as in the following examples, are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: blindness or visual impairment, cerebral palsy, deafness or hearing impairments, drug or alcohol addiction, epilepsy or seizure disorders, mental retardation, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech disorder, spinal cord or traumatic brain injury.

Chronic illness such as AIDS, arthritis, cancer, cardiac diseases, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and psychiatric disabilities are included.

Georgia Regents University is committed to the full and total inclusion of all individuals and to the principle of individual rights and responsibilities. To this end, policies and procedures will ensure that persons with a disability will not, on the basis of disability, be denied full and equal access to and enjoyment of academic and co-curricular programs or activities or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under programs or activities offered by the university.

The Office of Disability Services coordinates and provides a variety of services for students with disabilities. Services include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assistance in obtaining textbooks and course materials in alternate format (taped texts, Braille, and large print).
  • Adaptations for exams such as extended time, taped and large print exams, and text recorders.
  • Access and orientation to the campus, including classrooms and buildings.
  • Print reading and enlarging machines.
  • Zoom-text computer magnification systems which enlarge screen displays.
  • Screen/computer reading software

It is important to note that disability services may require advance notice (two months or more before the student’s first day of class) in order to coordinate reasonable accommodations. Please contact the office at 706-737-1469 in order to schedule an appointment. Certain auxiliary aid services, such as a sign-language interpreter, may take several months to coordinate. Georgia Regents University uses the services of the Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC) to provide books in alternative formats for students who have a documented need for this accommodation.

Physical Disabilities

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Americans With Disabilities Act, it is the policy of Georgia Regents University to ensure that all students with disabilities are afforded equal opportunity and access to programs and facilities.

Students are encouraged to identify their disability to assist in determining what reasonable accommodations may be made. To do so, please contact Testing and Disability Services in order to meet with your disability services provider.

Use of Facilities

If a disabled person is unable to access an area, arrangements will be made to bring the services/person to an accessible area.

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Transportation and Shuttles

gru.edu/auxiliary/express

 As part of tuition and fees, students pay a $35.00 transportation fee that includes passage on City of Augusta transit busses, Summerville campus Jaguar Express shuttles and Health Sciences campus MedExpress shuttles.

Contact Information:

Health Sciences Campus                        Summerville Campus
Annex II                                                          Public Safety Building
706-721-2953                                              706-729-2090 

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University Libraries

gru.edu/library

Greenblatt Library (Health Sciences Campus)
1439 Laney Walker Blvd.
706-721-3441

Reese Library (Summerville Campus)
2500 Walton Way
706-737-1744

Reese Library on the Summerville Campus and Greenblatt Library on the Health Sciences Campus provide research assistance and access to databases, books, ebooks, government publications, journals, audiovisuals, historical collections, and more, in support of student and faculty research.

Research assistance for students and faculty is available in person and remotely. In-person assistance is found on the first floor of both libraries during regular operating hours. Users may also email, chat, and text message the libraries (Reese Library reference assistance, 706-737-1744; Greenblatt Library reference assistance, 706-721-3441).

University Libraries provide tours and instruction classes for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Students can request appointments with librarians, including specialized medical reference librarians, for more in-depth research needs. A two-credit-hour class, ILIT 1500 (Introduction to Information Literacy) is offered fall and spring semesters.

Thousands of research journals with full text are available electronically through research databases held in GALILEO and elsewhere. GIL, the libraries’ online catalog, allows searching for books, media, government documents, and print journals. Books not available here, but located at another University System of Georgia (USG) library, may be requested through GIL Express. Articles and books not available at USG libraries may be requested through ILLIAD, an interlibrary loan system.

A valid JagCard must be presented to borrow materials. Materials will be loaned only to the person to whom the JagCard is issued, and the length of checkout for library materials for students is found on the libraries’ website. It is the borrower’s responsibility to return materials when they are due; fines are imposed to insure that materials are returned promptly for the use of others. Students who have not settled their library accounts will not be permitted to register for classes, collect financial aid, graduate, or order transcripts.

University Libraries offer a variety of study and computer areas. Reese Library offers group study rooms, two group practice presentation rooms, lockers, individual study carrels, and a Family Room equipped with computers for students and an adjacent play area for children. Greenblatt Library offers a computer lab, a collaborative learning Mediascape workstation, group study rooms, lockers, and rented study carrels.

Additional Services:

  • Payment of printing using a Jagcard
  • Photocopy self-service payable by JagCard or cash (TouchNet and check payment options are also available)
  • Free scanning
  • Computer assistance (at Greenblatt, ask for assistance at the Information Technology Help Desk on the first floor)
  • Fee-based fax service at Greenblatt Library 

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University Connections (formerly, First Year Experience)

(706-729-2174) universityconnections@gru.edu

University Connections is designed to assist new freshmen students in making a successful academic and social transition to Georgia Regents University. The program aims to foster a sense of belonging at GRU, promote engagement in the curricular and co-curricular life of GRU, establish college expectations for new students, and assist students in developing or clarifying their purpose, meaning, and direction. Program components include: Retreat Week, Freshmen Annex, Academic and Social Programs, Peer Mentors, Brag Wall, Transitional Advisement, and Study Sessions. ​In providing programmatic and advisement support, students in the University Connections program will become active participants in both their own future and the future of our community, state, region, and nation.​

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Wellness Center

 (706-721-6800) gru.edu/wellness

The Wellness Center provides a modern fitness facility for students to pursue healthy lifestyles and recreational activities. The friendly and professional staff make every effort to provide superior facilities, programs and services, to our students, faculty, staff and guests. The GRU Jaguar Wellness Center is supported and funded by student fees. All current students are eligible to use the facility and participate in programs.

The Wellness Center offers all students the convenience of a large work-out facility right on campus. Fully equipped with basketball courts, free weights, cardiovascular equipment and group exercise classes, this facility provides opportunity for every student. 

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Writing Center

(706-737-1402) gru.edu/writing_center/writing_center.htm

The mission of the Georgia Regents University Writing Center is to help students, faculty, and staff become better writers. By offering free consultations to guide writers through the writing process, the staff empowers writers to make well-informed decisions about their texts. Located in University Hall room 235, the Writing Center is an extension of the Department of English and Foreign Languages and uses best practices in composition tutoring to inform its instruction.  From planning and organizing to final editing, the trained undergraduate and graduate student tutors will give writers tools to help them hone their writing skills.  Hours vary by semester; please visit the website to schedule an appointment.

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