Career advising is available to assist students in making educational and career decisions. Services are also offered to aid students and alumni in job search efforts through a variety of programs and workshops including on-campus interview opportunities, resume’ reviews, mock interviews, online career registration (full and part-time job listings) and career events. A variety of related resources and a list of events can be found at http://www.una.edu/career/ or by calling (256) 765-4276.
Dining services are provided by Chartwells Dining Services whose offices are located in the Guillot University Center. For a list of dining locations, please visit www.dineoncampus.com/una. For catering, please visit una.catertrax.com.
Disability Support Services
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the University makes provisions to facilitate classroom accommodations for students with qualified disabilities. Complete guidelines and requirements for documentation can be found on the Disability Support Services (DSS) web pages at http://www.una.edu/disability-support. For more information and to request accommodations, the student should contact the DSS office.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
UNA supports an active fraternity and sorority system. (http://www.una.edu/fsl). It includes over 20 active fraternities and sororities. The University of North Alabama’s Fraternity and Sorority Life is dedicated to enhancing the undergraduate fraternity and sorority experience by fostering an inclusive community, providing academic, personal, social, service, and leadership opportunities, and promoting a strong values-based fraternity and sorority community.
University Health Services (UHS), located in the Bennett Infirmary, is an outpatient clinic on campus, designed to meet the basic health care needs of UNA students and employees. Services available include treatment of short-term illnesses and minor injuries; basic physical exams; allergy injections; select immunizations and vaccines; wellness screenings; and health education offerings. The clinic is staffed with a full-time nurse practitioner, RN’s, and administrative staff, along with other contract physician and nurse practitioner support. The student health fee covers the office visit with a physician or nurse practitioner. UHS manages the records for proof of immunity to meet the UNA immunization requirements. Students can find more detailed information about UNA’s immunization requirements and the services provided by University Health Services online at http://www.una.edu/healthservices/. There is a minimum cost recovery fee for medications, lab tests, and some medical supplies. University Health Services does not file insurance claims. The UNA Mane Card is accepted, along with credit or debit cards, cash or checks.
Housing and Residence Life
The mission of Housing and Residence Life is to provide inclusive communities that engage students in exceptional living and learning experiences within safe, affordable, and well-maintained environments. This is accomplished through promoting leadership, collaboration, service, engagement, and diversity. HRL provides residential, occupancy, and facility management for all residence halls, and University-owned and managed apartments.
UNA provides ample opportunities for leadership development through various organizations such as Freshman Forum, Student Government Association, University Program Council, Recognized Student Organizations, Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR), Alternative Breaks, and Fraternity and Sorority Life. The Office of Student Engagement provides volunteerism opportunities and connections to local service projects.
Military and Veterans
The purpose of Military and Veterans Affairs at UNA is to assist veterans, active duty military, guardsmen, and reservists and their family members in taking full advantage of the educational benefits available to them through the GI Bill, Federal Tuition Assistance, and other programs. We also strive to help students make the transition from active military duty to UNA, and from UNA to active military duty. Whether you are a new student who has completed your service, a student who has interrupted your education to serve and are now returning, or a student who began your studies elsewhere and are transferring here, we will help guide you to the resources you need to make the most of your experience. For more information, please call (256) 765-4746 or visit our website at https://www.una.edu/veterans/index.html.
Student Activities and Programming
The University provides diverse programming for students, staff, and faculty featuring noted lecturers, artists, and actors. Special programs, recitals, plays, art exhibitions, and concerts are provided through the fine arts departments and the Student Government Association’s University Program Council (UPC), including the traditional events for the campus, such as the Miss UNA Pageant, Spring Concert, Step Sing, Homecoming, and Mane Month. UNA students also participate in various activities that include athletics, recreational sports and fitness, cheerleading, student newspaper, yearbook, student governance, and Fraternity and Sorority Life. The students also have the opportunity to participate in community service projects and service trips. Students may learn more about programming through the Office of Student Engagement website at http://www.una.edu/students or by calling the office at (256) 765- 4248. The office is located in the Guillot University Center.
The Office of Student Conduct strengthens personal responsibility and accountability through investigation and resolution of alleged violations of the University’s Code of Student Conduct. The office is committed to providing a fair and educational process that fosters the highest standards of behavior, student learning, and civic responsibility while promoting a safe environment that respects the rights of all students. The office strives to adjudicate cases of alleged misconduct in a fair, responsible and timely manner emphasizing respect, trust and integrity. Additionally, Student Conduct serves as an advocate for and resource to student victims of crime, illness, harassment, or other crises.
Student Counseling Services
Offices for Student Counseling Services are located at 555 Oakview Circle, telephone (256) 765-5215. Counselors are available for assessment of individual student needs/problems, crisis intervention, referrals, short-term counseling, as well as group therapies and psycho-educational presentations. Consultations are available to faculty and staff who are concerned about a student. Payment of the Student Health Fee each semester entitles an enrolled student to utilize services. Appointments are preferred. For more information visit the SCS web pages at http://www.una.edu/counseling.
UNA recognizes over 120 student organizations that respond to a broad variety of interests, providing activities and opportunities that are intellectual, social, recreational, cultural, multicultural, and spiritual in nature. The Office of Student Engagement has a list of Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) and requirements for forming new groups on the website at http://www.una.edu/students.
Recreational Sports and Fitness
The Recreational Sports and Fitness Program is located in the Student Recreation Center and provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to engage in competitive and non-competitive recreational activities such as intramural sports, fitness, aquatics, outdoor adventures, drop-in recreation, and club sports. Exciting and beneficial leadership opportunities are also available for students.
University Case Manager
The University Case Manager works to meet the needs of the campus community and struggling students, while promoting student success. The University Case Manager oversees the CARE Team. For more information, visit https://www.una.edu/studentaffairs/care-team/index.html.
University Center Operations and Event Management
Registered student organizations, university departments, faculty/staff organizations, and external guests of the University are eligible to reserve space in on-campus facilities. The Office of UCOEM is responsible for reserving and providing logistical support for the Guillot University Center (GUC), Flowers Hall, and various outdoor venues. Details for major events, complex setups, or multiple dates should be discussed with the UCOEM prior to the event. For more information, contact UCOEM or visit http://www.una.edu/events/. Other student services provided by UCOEM are the UNA Mail Room and the Lion’s Den Game Room, which includes table and video games plus study resources like computers and printer.
The University’s Police Department (UNAPD) is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its faculty, staff, students, and guests. In addition to law enforcement and community education, the UNAPD is responsible for parking regulations, the shuttle bus service, and a crime watch program that allows individuals to report suspicious activities anonymously. For additional information, please visit http://www.una.edu/police.
The Office of Student Engagement provides students with civic engagement opportunities, both locally and globally. The Alternative Breaks program encourages students to utilize campus breaks to focus on social justice issues and serve communities throughout the world while learning how to apply their experiences back to their own community and campus. Other opportunities include large-scale service projects such as Lions Lend A Hand and the MLK Service Day, as well as supporting the needs identified by local agencies and organizations. The Feeding The Pride food pantry is also available for students that are in need of assistance during their time at UNA. For more information, visit the Office of Student Engagement or http://www.una.edu/students.