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2017-2018 Augusta University 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 Augusta University community.

Academic Advisement Center

(706-731-7979) http://www.augusta.edu/advising/

Academic Advisement is where undergraduates begin.  Augusta University 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. The center has walk-in hours for quick consultations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:00am-11:00am and 3:00pm-4:00pm. To allow both the advisor and student to prepare for a productive session, advising appointments are required for next term advisement. Timely information is available on Academic Advisement’s website.

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Alumni Association

(706-737-1759) alumni.augusta.edu

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

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Academic Success Center

706-667-4777    augusta.edu/afa/success-center/

The purpose of the Academic Success Center (ASC) is to assist students in their transition from high school to college and build strong, self-directed learners. Our goal is to help them to reach their academic potential by aiding them in their pursuit of desired and required grades as they progress into their majors.  We are home to a variety of free support services including tutoring, academic coaching and success workshops. The space is also open for general study.  

Our Tutoring covers most lower level courses, including all humanities and social sciences but we have a strong focus on biology, chemistry, physics, and math. We offer writing support across all disciplines too. We have drop-in hours as well as one-on-one appointments with professional, qualified and trained peer tutors.

Academic Coaching services includes one-on-one sessions in addition to group workshops on topics such as time-management and note taking. 

The ASC is located on the first floor of University Hall. We are open 8am to 5pm on Monday, Thursday and Friday and 8am to 9pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Athletics

(706-737-1626) augustajags.com

Augusta University is affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division II) and is a member of the Peach Belt Conference. The men’s golf program is an associate member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Augusta 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, 51, 89) and silver (RGB: 165, 172, 175).

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Bookstore (JagStore)

www.augusta.edu/jagstore

The JagStore has two locations that serve Augusta University: The JagStore – Summerville campus and the JagStore – Health Sciences campus. Textbooks and merchandise may also be purchased online at: www.augusta.edu/jagstore . Owned and operated by Augusta 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 Augusta University 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

bookstore@augusta.edu

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

bookstore@augusta.edu

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

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Business Office

(706-737-1767) http://www.augusta.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 and collect all tuition and fee payments
  • Maintain information regarding student billing, important dates, and refunds
  • Facilitate non-military third party contract processing for students
  • Perform receipting and daily deposit functions
  • Manage all Augusta University receivables and collections activities

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.augustauniversitydining.com

The Augusta University Dining program offers more than 20 locations featuring a wide variety of options for eating on campus.

Summerville Campus: The Summerville Food Court located in the Jaguar Student Activities Center (SAC) features Starbucks, Freshens Smoothies, Hissho Sushi, WOW Café Grill and Wingery, Stacks Deli, Slice of Life Pizza, and Simply to Go.  The Allgood Café is located in Allgood Hall and features Simply to Go.

Health Sciences Campus: The Atrium Dining Hall located in the Student Center (DA) features Starbucks and a full service Dining Hall.  Subway is located in the Faculty Office Building (HB) on Harper Street. Starbucks and Simply To Go are located in the Harrison Education Commons building.  Students may also dine in Terrace Dining on the 2nd floor of the Augusta University Medical Center, (BA) and The Café at the Cancer Center, (AN).

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.augusta.edu/jagcard

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Campus Identification

www.augusta.edu/jagcard

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

You should carry your JagCard 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. Heat can damage your JagCard.

You may add funds or meal plans to your JagCard.

 

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

Contact us:

Problems with door access:

University Public Safety Badging and Key Control

Annex II

524 15th Street

T (706) 721-6287

http://www.augusta.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@augusta.edu

Health Sciences Campus

Student Center, DA

In the JagStore

T (706) 721-0323

jagcard@augusta.edu

 

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Campus Recreation

(706) 721-6800  augusta.edu/campus-recreation

Augusta University Campus Recreation seeks to create an atmosphere conducive to the needs of facility users who value personal health and wellness. Additionally, opportunities for physical activity and fitness services provide educational tools for users and directly contribute to the overall development of the student population. 

Augusta University Campus Recreation provides opportunities for Augusta University students, faculty, and staff to participate in physical activities that include Intramural and Club Sports, group and instructional fitness classes, personal training, and outdoor recreation.

The Augusta University Jaguar Wellness Center is home to campus recreation and 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.  The friendly and professional staff make every effort to provide superior facilities, programs and services, to our students, faculty, staff and guests.

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Career Services

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

Career Services provides career development and job search assistance to all currently enrolled students at Augusta 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 Consultants, 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 Consultants 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: http://www.augusta.edu/careerservices/major-and-career-exploration.php

Students unsure of a career path or academic major are encouraged to schedule an appointment with one of our career consultants for consultation and access to a variety of career assessments and planning tools. The career planning and exploration page of our website offers a number of on-line assessments that can be used prior to a career exploration appointment.

  • Traitify: Interactive, 5 minute online career assessment with your university email. No appointment needed. https://gru.traitify.com/sessions/new.

  • 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 Consultant.
  • 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.

JOB SEARCH PREPARATION & ASSISTANCE:

Once enrolled at Augusta University, students have access to a variety of career preparation resources including:

  • Career Services online jobs portal that lists full-time degree required, non-degree required vacancies, part-time on and off campus opportunities, internships, volunteer jobs and seasonal hiring needs for students seeking and local and national opportunities.
  • Resume and cover letter critique services, Feedback usually provided 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

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) http://www.augusta.edu/pamplin/pols/cpsr.php

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 Augusta 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 and operates an immigration studies research program.

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Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

(706-729-2094)

http://www.augusta.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.augusta.edu/auxiliary/child

Augusta University operates a 3-star Quality Rated and NAEYC accredited child care center for children of Augusta University 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.augusta.edu/careerservices/get-experience.php

Cooperative Education is an academic program that provides an excellent means to develop marketable skills in the workplace that complement a student’s educational experience in the classroom. Co-op positions are paid and 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 our office at 706-737-1604 to schedule an appointment to discuss qualifications.

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Copy Center

706-721-3575

www.augusta.edu/auxiliary/copy

e-mail: copycenter@augusta.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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Student Counseling & Psychological Services

(706) 737-1471 www.augusta.edu/counseling

Main Location: Summerville Campus (CE-201; Central Utilities Building)

Satellite Offices: Health Science Campus, (DA 2014; Student Center, 2nd floor).

Student Counseling & Psychological Services is the primary mental health resource for students. Our services are free and confidential. Our staff consists of licensed psychologists, licensed professional counselors, a psychiatrist, and graduate trainees under supervision.

  • We provide assistance to students with common concerns like depression, sadness and loneliness, anxiety and stress, panic attacks, relationship and family issues, adjustment and homesickness, traumatic experiences, eating and body image concerns, alcohol and or drug use, as well as many others.  Students typically feel that 3-5 sessions adequately address their needs, with some receiving less, and some receiving more. We help to assist students with community referrals for longer-term counseling.
  • Brief Individual Counseling is available for students who wish to discuss a wide range of personal issues.  Your counselor will work with you to develop a unique approach to help address your concerns, and/or provide a referral, when necessary. Initial Appointments are typically the first-point of contact for students and are required for ongoing counseling and/or referral for medication. To make an initial appointment, please call us at 706-737-1471.
  • Couples and Group Counseling is available as well. Group topics vary by semester.
  • Crisis Services: Student Counseling & Psychological Services offers Urgent Walk-In Appointments during open business hours for students who are experiencing a mental health crisis. For after-hours crisis services, you may call the Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 1-800-715-4225 and/or find safe transportation to your nearest emergency room. Examples of crises may include:   
  1. Suicidal thoughts, intent, plan, and/or other risks of harm against one self
  2. Homicidal thoughts, intent, plan, and/or other risks of harm against other(s)
  3. Recent traumatic event (e.g., victim of a crime or natural disaster; sexual and/or physical assault)
  4. Recently experienced the loss of a loved one
  5. Severe reaction to a psychiatric medication
  6. Perceptual disturbances such as hearing things or seeing things that others do not hear or see
  7. Difficulty providing for one’s own basic needs, such as housing, food, clothing, hygiene
  8. Harassment, bullying, discrimination, and/or oppression
  • Consultation Services are available for any member of our community who is concerned about the welfare of another.
  • Prevention Programs are available each semester on issues relevant to the current needs of our students, such as suicide prevention and awareness (QPR Program), and resilience.  

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Distance Learning

Augusta 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, Augusta University offers degree programs and courses through 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, Video Conferencing, various online testing systems, among additional 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, generally through Cisco WebEx or Echo360 Streaming service.

Augusta 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.

Augusta 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:

  1. 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), learning management system (Desire2Learn) through which students access their online coursework, electronic mail, as well as some course-specific systems. Passwords must be changed every 180 days and must adhere to certain complexity requirements. These procedures are outlined in the Acceptable Use Policies.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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 Augusta 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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Division of Enrollment and Student Affairs

(706-737‑1411) http://www.augusta.edu/student-affairs/index.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 Conduct System and the Student Life and Engagement Office. The Student Affairs office is located in Bellevue Hall and is open from 8 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@augusta.edu.

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Email Policies and Procedures

Policies

Electronic mail (email) is an official method of communication at Augusta 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 Augusta University are provided an email account (JagMail). 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 at Augusta 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 website at augusta.edu/its.

Email is not appropriate for transmitting:

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

Misuse of Augusta University email is subject to penalty including, but not limited to, suspension from email use, banning from email use, suspension from Augusta University, or expulsion from Augusta 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 Augusta University. All users of information systems resources are expected to comply with existing 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 Augusta University’s information resources except for records or other information that is confidential by law (i.e., medical and educational records).

Procedures

  • Contact Information Technology if you require specific instructions about or assistance with email accounts
  • Students are expected to check their 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) augusta.edu/housing email: residencelife@augusta.edu

Housing & Residence Life manages on-campus housing for over 1200 students, and offers a variety of living environments in both single occupancy rooms, suite-style and community apartment living. We strive to provide opportunities to make your Augusta University experience transformational, rewarding, and fun. Our residence life program provides community and connection through intellectual, social, cultural, and recreational experiences.

For additional information please contact:

Housing and Residence Life

830 Spellman St.

Oak Hall

Augusta, Georgia 30912

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Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC)

(706-729-2382) http://www.augusta.edu/student-life/sle/jsac/


The Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC) opened in the fall of 2006 and is primarily funded by student fees. The JSAC serves as the primary building on the Summerville Campus where students interact outside of the classroom and where student organizations meet and conduct events. The JSAC includes numerous meeting spaces that can be reserved, a TV lounge, a game room, several seating areas for socializing, and a food court that offers a variety of menu items. 
The Department of Student Life and Engagement is responsible for managing the JSAC, and serves in the Division of Enrollment and Student Affairs. The JSAC is managed by both full-time professionals and part-time student staff. Students work in the JSAC to assist the professional staff with managing the daily operations including set up, breakdown, and services such as audio-visual support for events. Additionally, students help staff the Information Desk, and Game Room.

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Maxwell Theatre

(706-667-4393) http://www.augusta.edu/maxwelltheatre/

The Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre is the cultural heart of the Augusta University campus and students take center stage. The Department of Music ensembles and the Department of Communication Theatre AU events provide ample performance opportunities for students. Students, faculty, staff, and community members attend a broad variety of events. The Lyceum Series presents national and international music, dance, and theatre companies. As part of Lyceum, the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society brings a rich series of world class performers to campus.  Events are also presented by student organizations, Augusta University departments, and community groups.

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 Augusta University students with a valid student 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.augusta.edu/military

Augusta University 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. Augusta University 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.  Yellow Ribbon designations are limited in number and awarded on a first-come/first-served basis.

As students at Augusta University, 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 Augusta University. 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. Augusta University is an LOI Institution in the GoArmyEd website. Service members must first establish an account at the Education Services Division Office at their current duty station. They must name Augusta University as their home institution. At the same time, they must pursue admission to Augusta University. They can locate the on-line application at www.augusta.edu and select the Apply Now link at the bottom of the page. In addition, they must provide all required documents. We also facilitate Tuition Assistance benefits for service members in other branches. Contact the Military Service Coordinator mvs@augusta.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 Augusta University 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.augusta.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.

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

The Music Conservatory Program

www.augusta.edu/conservatory

consprog@augusta.edu

(706-731-7971)

Throughout the year the Music Conservatory Program provides private lessons for every instrument and voice type as well as various large and small ensembles for children and adults.  Our ensembles include the Youth Orchestra of Greater Augusta (YOGA), Conservatory Jazz Band, Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Middle School Wind Ensemble, and the Sandhills String Band.  During the summer months we offer summer music camps for band, choir, orchestra and chamber music. Our teachers include faculty members of the Augusta University Music Department as well other highly qualified local professional musicians.  Public concerts and recitals are scheduled for both soloists and ensembles each semester. For more information please visit our website at www.augusta.edu/conservatory.

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Parking Services

www.augusta.edu/parking

All vehicles parked on campus require a permit.  Student parking permits are $40 per academic session.

Parking Registration is Easy!

Log in to POUNCE each semester.  Select ‘Parking Registration’, complete the information requested, and process your payment.  You can print a temporary permit when you register online, but visit one of the Parking offices to obtain your permanent hangtag.  If you need to register your vehicle after the academic registration process, please visit one of the parking offices.

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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 Augusta 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.

By visiting our website at http://www.augusta.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 http://www.augusta.edu/pace/

(706)721-2329 Healthcare CE http://www.augusta.edu/ce/

The Division of Professional and Community Education (PaCE) is proud to offer courses to benefit Augusta University faculty, staff, and students, as well as Augusta’s community at large. Continuing Education courses offered by the division are classified into Health Sciences CE, Professional CE, Cultural CE, Kid’s University, and music camps. Our offerings also include certificate programs in cyber security, project management, 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. Many of these courses are available on campus and over 600 online courses are offered monthly. For the most part, there are no admissions requirements for community classes.

A variety of courses are presented for healthcare professionals 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 enduring materials that can be accessed online or by CD ROM. Several departments in the Medical College of Georgia and the Dental College of Georgia host week-long and weekend courses at resort destinations to allow participants to maintain licensure and spend some relaxing afternoons with families and friends. 

The Division of Professional and Community Education is a provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Dental Education (CDE), Continuing Nursing Education (CNE), and CEU’s in allied health areas. The Division provides free online access to participant transcripts for health care professionals, listing all health care related continuing education completed at Augusta University. The site containing your history of CE at Augusta University is available to you 24 hours a day from our website at http://www.augusta.edu/ce/.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is awarded for satisfactory completion of professional development programs. 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

http://www.augusta.edu/student-life/sga/

Acting as the voice of all students enrolled at Augusta 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 Augusta 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 Augusta University schools and colleges. A primary purpose of the SGA is to serve as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, and the administration, and to represent student opinions, needs, and interests to the university decision makers. The SGA takes action to increase the quality of student services, academic programs, and the Augusta University environment to further enhance the education of Augusta University students. Additionally, the SGA supports a variety of social, cultural, intellectual, and recreational events to promote personal growth and involvement of Augusta University students.

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Student Health Insurance

The following students are required to have health insurance:

  • All graduate students receiving a Full Tuition Waiver as part of their graduate assistantship award.
  • All undergraduate, graduate and ESL international students holding F or J visas.
  • All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs that require proof of health insurance.
  • All graduate students receiving fellowships that fully fund their tuition.
  • All International Scholars.
  • All students who participate in collegiate sports.

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@augusta.edu. Voluntary enrollment in the plan is available.

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Student Health Medical Clinic

Services provided by the Student Health Center 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 augusta.edu/shs.
Clinic hours are Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm. and Friday 8am-4:30pm.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling 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 Augusta University students are required to provide Augusta University 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 Augusta University per the requirements of the college of enrollment. A list of these requirements can be found at http://www.augusta.edu/shs/immunizations.php.

All students living in any Augusta University 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) augusta.edu/student-life/sle

The Office of Student Life and Engagement (SLE) exists to give students an opportunity to become involved in activities that complement their academic endeavors. The mission of SLE 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 advises the Student Government Association (SGA), the Jaguar Production Crew, the Fraternity and Sorority Community, and registered student organizations. SLE also coordinates the undergraduate new student orientation program and manages the Jaguar Student Activity Center (JSAC). Student Activities Fees finance the operation of the office, which consists of personnel who maintains a student-oriented perspective and are accessible and receptive to students’ needs. To inquire about getting involved on campus, please visit augusta.edu/student-life/sle.

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Student Organizations

http://www.augusta.edu/student-life/organizations/

Augusta University offers numerous opportunities to get involved with student organizations. All student organizations must be officially recognized by the University to receive the rights and privileges afforded to such organizations. Students interested in forming a new student organization need at least five students interested in forming the group, an advisor who is an employee of the University, and a written constitution. Information regarding recognized student organizations can be found at http://www.augusta.edu/student-life/organizations/.

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Student Records

(706-446-1430) augusta.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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Study Abroad Office

(706-729-2306) augusta.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.augusta.edu/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.

Augusta 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. Augusta 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 Augusta 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 Transit System

www.augusta.edu/parking

As part of tuition and fees, students pay a $50.00 transportation fee that includes passage on City of Augusta transit busses and the JagExpress Transit System.

The JagExpress Transit system includes 12 busses operating on three different routes. All busses are wheelchair accessible.

Download the Augusta University Transit App, Smarttraxx from the Apple App Store or Google Play. The App allows you to view routes and track the JagExpress Transit busses. 

Contact:

Health Sciences Campus                               Summerville Campus

Annex II                                                          Public Safety Building

706-721-2953                                                706-729-2090

 

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University IT Services

University IT Services is the division of Information Technology responsible for the support of the academic colleges and shared services departments of Augusta University.  University IT includes Instructional Systems & Services Support, Audiovisual Services, Classroom Scheduling, Field Services Support, and the walk-up Service Desks located in the lobby of the Education Commons and Greenblatt Library building on the Health Science Campus as well as the Reese Library and Allgood Hall buildings on the Summerville Campus.

Instructional Systems and Services is dedicated to assisting the faculty in delivering a highly integrated, technology-infused curriculum that reflects and responds to the evolving learning styles of our students. This 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. This team also provides the centralized scheduling of classrooms and meeting spaces for both campuses.

The Audiovisual Services team supports the delivery of instruction inside the classrooms. They also provide technology support for special events. The team is dispersed throughout the campuses to better serve our students and faculty.

Field Services Support is comprised of IT personal who specifically support the technology needs of each college or department.  There are technicians dedicated to each area who support the daily technology needs of each area.  Along with resolving technology related problems, these individuals work with faculty and staff to insure that technology needs are being addressed in each area.

The Health Science campus has two walk up Service Desks, one located in the lobby of the J. Harold Harrison, MD Education Commons building and one in the lobby of the Greenblatt Library.  These Service Desks are staffed by IT student workers who assist faculty, staff, students, and guests with technology issues related to any Augusta University systems.  Some of the services they provide include assistance with Augusta University specific software installs on laptops, setting up email accounts on mobile devices, troubleshooting problems with college specific software, some virus removal services, and providing general information for visitors to the Educational Commons and Greenblatt Library buildings.

The Summerville campus has two walk up Service Desks, one located in the lobby of the Reese Library and one located in the Allgood Hall E158 open computer lab. The Summerville campus also has a multimedia collaborative space on the second floor of Reese Library, where Augusta University students, faculty and staff can get assistance with designing and developing multimedia projects, including video editing and production, graphic design, audio, presentation posters, and a host of ever evolving technologies. The Reese Library first floor Service Desk also provides equipment check outs, video and audio duplication, and DVD & CD duplication. Checkout items include digital still cameras, digital video cameras, tripods, audio recorders, and sound systems. Both Service Desks  for the Summerville campus offer faculty, staff, and students assistance with any technology needs related to Augusta University equipment or software.

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University Libraries

augusta.edu/library

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

J. Harold Harrison, MD, Education Commons, 2nd floor
1301 R. A. Dent Blvd
706-446-5147

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

Reese Library on the Summerville Campus, Greenblatt Library on the Health Sciences Campus, and its satellite location on the 2nd floor of the Harrison Education Commons, also on the Health Sciences Campus, provide research assistance and access to databases, books, ebooks, government publications, electronic and print journals, audiovisuals, historical collections, and more, in support of student and faculty research.

Thousands of research journals with full text are available electronically through research databases held in GALILEO and other subscribed resources. The Libraries’ online catalog allows searching for books, media, government information, and journals. Books not available here, but located at another University System of Georgia (USG) library, may be requested through GIL Express. Books not available from another USG library as well as articles not available in full text may be requested through ILLIAD, an interlibrary loan system.

The Libraries’ website (http://www.augusta.edu/library/) provides 24/7/365 access to online resources. A valid JagCard must be presented to borrow materials. Checkout periods and borrowing policies are listed on the Libraries’ website.

Research assistance for students and faculty is available via Ask a Librarian (http://askus.augusta.edu/), including in-person, phone, e-mail, and chat. University Libraries provide tours and instruction classes for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Students can request individual appointments with librarians, including specialized medical reference librarians, for more in-depth research needs.

University Libraries make available a variety of study and computer areas. Reese Library has computer workstations, individual study areas, group study rooms, group practice presentation rooms, and is open extended hours. Greenblatt Library provides a computer lab, individual study areas, and group study rooms.

Additional Services:

  • Payment of printing using a Jagcard
  • Free scanning
  • Fee-based fax service at Greenblatt Library

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Writing Center

(706-737-1402) http://www.augusta.edu/colleges/pamplin/writingcenter/

The mission of the Augusta University Writing Center is to help students, faculty, and staff working in all majors and disciplines improve their written, oral, and multimedia communication skills. By offering free one-on-one in-person and online consultations, the staff empowers writers to make well-informed decisions about their texts while helping them to develop individualized writing processes. Trained writing consultants assist writers at any stage in the writing process, including brainstorming, drafting, revising, and editing. 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. The center has two locations: Allgood Hall room N204 on the Summerville campus and Greenblatt Library room 142 on the Health Sciences campus. Hours vary by semester; please visit the website to schedule an appointment.

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