ADMINISTRATIVE, EDUCATIONAL, AND SUPPORT SERVICES
The University Academic Advisement/Registration Office is located on the first floor of Dempsey Hall, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's centrally located administration building. The office staff is available to serve all University students and staff from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday twelve months a year. Hours are extended during peak periods as announced in each term’s timetable and also until 6:30 PM on Mondays when classes are in session during the fall and spring term.
Students are assigned an Academic Advisor when they are admitted to the University. Graduate students are assigned an advisor from their appropriate academic program. Undergraduate students from the College of Business Administration, the College of Education and Human Services (Elementary Education, Human Services, and Special Education), the College of Letters and Science (Undeclared), and the College of Nursing are assigned an advisor in the University Academic Advisement/Registration Office. Students from the College of Education and Human Services (Secondary Education) and the College of Letters and Science (Declared) are assigned an advisor from their major area of study with designated, comprehensive support from an advisor in the University Academic Advisement/Registration Office.
Students admitted to the University through the Assistance Program (AP) are required to meet regularly with their academic advisor in the Academic Advisement/Registration Office. After meeting with their advisor, they will register in person according to registration procedures. Assistance program students must enroll immediately in the appropriate basic knowledge and skills courses and any other courses that are needed for their academic enhancement; unit (cr.) loads are limited to 13 units (crs.) in the 14 week term and 3 units (crs.) in the 15-17 week term during their first two terms of attendance at the University.
The advisors in the University Academic Advisement/ Registration Office work with staff members from colleges and departments for the purpose of enabling students to be successful in meeting College and University requirements needed for graduation. Advisors are responsible for administering College and University policy. Their respon-sibilities include: counseling with new students regarding appropriate courses consistent with high school record, ACT results, major/minor, and career objectives; counseling with continuing students regarding appropriate courses, career objectives, personal goals , financial concerns, and appro-priate referrals; and communication regarding overloads, late add/drops, late withdrawal from the University, course waivers/substitutions, curriculum modifications, General Education requirements, major/minor requirements, and graduation requirements.
Academic and Student Services
Academic and Student Services are intended to help students with their personal, academic, and vocational development, and to help them become informed, responsible decision-makers. These services are designed to complement the teaching mission of the University.
Academic Computing and Network Communications
Academic Computing provides students and faculty with access to a variety of industry-leading computers and operating systems. These include Apple Macintosh, Compaq Pentium microcomputers, Compaq AlphaServer timesharing computer running the Open VMS operating system, and an IBM mainframe computer running MVS operating system with the TSO timesharing option. All of the microcomputers are available to students on a walk-in basis. The Radford computer lab is a 24-hour lab during the term. Students may use the microcomputers to assist them with any course, whether or not the course requires computer use. Microcomputer laboratories are located in Clow Classroom Building 238, Swart Hall 229, Nursing/Education 202, Halsey Science 101, Radford basement, and Polk 118.
All of the University's major computers and laboratories are linked together by means of the state-of-the-art fiber optic communication network. This network includes the Polk Library catalog computer and a gateway to the state-wide WiscNet network, as well as the national Internet network. It is possible from most points on campus to reach elsewhere on campus or to reach most universities in the United States and many others throughout the world. These networks, including the campus network, enable students and faculty to exchange messages via electronic mail (e-mail), exchange files and programs, and to remotely operate distant computers such as those at the four national supercomputer centers.
Contact: Academic Computing - Dempsey 3
The Assistance Program provides services to freshmen who have been admitted conditionally to the University. Students are notified at the time of their admission to the University if they are required to participate in the program.
During their first two semesters of attendance, Assistance Program students are given extra support while demonstrating their ability to perform college-level work. Each student is assigned an advisor with whom he/she will confer on a regular basis. Each is required to enroll in English and mathematics courses as well as appropriate reading and study skills courses and to complete a contract which outlines their course
registration as well as other program requirements. The term unit (cr.) load may include no more than 13 units (crs.) during the 1-14 weeks and 3 units (crs.) during the 15- 17 week period (interim). Academic, career and personal counseling is also available to each participant.
Typically, students will exit the program upon completion of two semesters of attendance at the University. Students who have attained an outstanding academic record after one term may request to have the second term of participation in the program waived. The appeal must be made in writing to their Assistance Program advisor. Students who have not complied with the requirements of the Assistance Program may be suspended at the end of the first or second term of participation.
Contact: Academic Advisement/Registration Office, Dempsey Hall 130
The Career Services Office at UW Oshkosh provides a variety of services to undergraduate and graduate students as well as to alumni. These services include assistance with developing a resume using Resume Expert Web, job search advising, on-campus interviewing, part-time and summer job postings, help in developing interviewing techniques, job referrals, job skills workshops and job fairs. Job postings are published on their web page daily. There is a career resource area with company videos, literature, reference books and periodicals.
The office is located on the second floor of Dempsey Hall, Room 230, and is open Monday-Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Hours may change during interim, summer and vacation periods. Career Services staff are here to help – stop in often!
Contact: Ted Balser, Career Services – Dempsey 230
Children's Learning and Care Center
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Children's Learning and Care Center offers a warm, open, educational atmosphere for your child. Activities in art, large and small motor development, music, science, math, language arts, block building, and dramatic play are planned around a weekly unit. Children may choose from the planned activities and/or engage in supervised free play.
Infants and toddlers are kept on their individual schedules for eating, napping and waking, and are exposed to an array of developmentally appropriate activities, stories, songs, fingerplays, and art as well as lots of individual attention. Child Care is available for University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Students, Faculty, and Staff children ages newborn to eight years. Drop-in care is also available.
The Children's Center is located on campus in Swart Hall on the corner of Algoma Blvd and Woodland Ave. Child Care is available whenever classes are in session:
Two-14 week terms - - M-F 7:15 - 5:20
Two - 3 week interims - - M-F 7:15 - 5:20
One - 8 week summer session - - M-R 7:15 - 4:45
Contact: Sandra Kust, Director
UW Oshkosh Children's Center, Swart Hall - Oshkosh, WI 54901-8632
The Counseling Center provides counseling services for currently enrolled UW Oshkosh students, with some limitations for part-time students. Partners and families of currently enrolled students may be seen with them. Prospective students and UW Oshkosh Alumni may be seen for career counseling on a fee for service basis.
The Counseling Center’s mission is to provide professional services to students who are striving to be more effective in their academic, vocational and personal lives, thereby advancing the educational mission of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. We provide a full spectrum of therapy services ranging from depression, suicide, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse to more developmental issues such as adjustment to college life, overcoming academic success barriers, and relationship concerns.
We also provide career counseling to assist students who are uncertain of their academic or vocational direction. A wide variety of information about occupations and educational programs is also available in the Counseling Center Career Library. The Center is open Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Wednesday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, during the 14 week terms. All counseling sessions are confidential.
Contact: Counseling Center - Dempsey Hall 201
Dean of Students
The Dean of Students Office supports the educational mission of the University by providing a variety of programs, activities and services which promote critical thinking, an appreciation for diversity, independent growth and life adjustment skills in men and women.
The Dean of Students Office fosters an environment that is based on the belief that:
The Dean of Students serves as a contact office to bring problems and concerns as well as providing advice and guidance to students in the areas of student organizations and activities. The office provides leadership training, administers the Student Discipline Code, and coordinates new student orientation programs. In addition, the Dean’s Office provides advising for the following organizations or groups: fraternities and sororities; OSA; international students; Allocations Committee; Children’s Center; students with disabilities; and nontraditional students. The Titan Volunteer Program is also coordinated through this office.
Contact: Dean of Students - Dempsey Hall 125
Phone: 920-424-3100 (general)
Web Site: www.uwosh.edu/dean
Disabled Student Services
The University has many services and auxiliary aids to increase access for students with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodation, students with disabilities should contact the Coordinator of Services for Students with Disability, Dean of Students Office. Application should preferably be made at least eight weeks in advance, but will be received at any time.
Study areas for students with disabilities are located in Dempsey Hall 120 as well as Polk Library 111. These facilities are equipped with adaptive furniture and computer equipment (i.e., visual-enlargement systems, voice-activated software, screen readers, track-balls, adjustable keyboards, etc.)
The ADA Advisory Board is an advisory committee appointed by the Chancellor and includes students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders. This group provides information and recommendations responsive to the needs and concerns of individuals with disabilities.
For other ares of service see:
Phone: 920-424-3100 (general)
Web Site: www.uwosh.edu/dean/disabilities.htm
Division of Academic Support
The Division of Academic Support (DAS) was established as a one stop academic, support center which serves as the anchor of retention efforts for multicultural and disadvantaged students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The Division provides a variety of programs and services intended to help increase the recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation of multicultural and disadvantaged students at the university.
This center provides printing services for the production of materials related to University Programs, services, and purposes. The services are also available to students for classroom use as well as recognized University student groups.
Contact: Document Services - Dempsey Hall 119
Internships, which are administered through the individual colleges, help students gain "on-the-job" experience in their fields of study. Examples of internship possibilities include the following:
Contact: The department of the major under which the internship is listed, or Career Services for additional opportunities.
Oshkosh Student Association retains an attorney who by appointment, is available to provide legal services to students. The student staff sponsors programs throughout the year about legal rights and responsibilities, and provides students with a yearly publication of off-campus housing availability.Contact: Student Legal Services - Reeve Union 207
Media Services has a comprehensive range of instructional systems and technology services that support the University’s multiple educational and institutional missions.
Classroom support for audiovisual equipment including computers and display is provided by three Instructional Technology Services centers located in Polk, Clow, and Halsey. Media Maintenance and Repair Services maintains and repairs audiovisual and other electronic equipment and also provides audio recording and sound reinforcement. The Classroom Modernization program is administered through Media Services.
Media Services is responsible for operation of the university cable television network, distance education classrooms and videoconferencing services for compressed video, audiographics (WisView), and KSCADE networks as well as satellite downlink for live broadcast or off-air taping. Media Services provides instructional design and media production services. The Instructional Resources Center provides, graphic design and production, photographic services and Student Presentations Lab. The Instructional Development and Authoring Lab (IDEA Lab) is a computer based environment for faculty programs, staff training, web-based course development and multimedia production. Instructional Television Services provides studio and location video production as well as post production services.
Contact: Media Services
Web Site: http://idea.uwosh.edu/media_services/home.html
Multicultural Education Center
The Multicultural Education Center (MEC) provides a continuing program of activities to enhance the success of multicultural students. The MEC sponsors programs and activities to increase the level of understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity both on campus and throughout the cultural community. The MEC is the umbrella for the following student organizations:
Norma Shanebrook Multicultural Library A special resource for the University and the larger community. The collection includes books, periodicals, pamphlets, and other documents. The library focuses on various cultural groups, their interrelationships and their relationships with European American cultures. Works in the collection focus on issues of multiculturalism, diversity, cross-culture history, racism, socialization processes, and education in American society.
Tutorial Lab Math Skills and Writing Skills Programs offer independent and small group tutoring to help students improve their math and writing skills. For more information, please call (920) 424-1246.
The MEC Open House is scheduled annually on Sunday before the Labor Day celebration. The open house provides an opportunity to showcase the MEC to first-year students, parents and the campus community. It also provides an avenue to meet the Division staff, student organizational leaders and experience cultural diversity through food-tasting and cultural exhibitions.
Contact: Multicultural Education Center – 751 Algoma Boulevard
Multicultural Retention Programs
The office of Multicultural Programs serves as the umbrella for a variety of programs and services. Its goal is to enhance students’ academic performance at the university.
Asian Heritage Month
Black History Month
The Hmong Cultural Show
American Indian Awareness Month
Martin Luther King Commemoration
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Celebration of Cultures
Holidays Around the World
Hispanic Heritage Month
First Year Student Programs Pre-Orientation activities facilitate the transition to university life through informational meetings, social gatherings, and first year student forums.
Peer Mentorship - Assists new students by pairing them with upper-division students (peer mentors) to ensure a positive transition to the university.
First-Year Student Forums - Presentation to new students on topics related to personal and professional development, including study skills, time management, financial management, and test-taking skills.
Early Warning Intervention (EWI) Provides a tracking system which assists in monitoring the academic progress of the students at three intervals during each 14 week term. Counselors contact students, provide intervention, and give feedback to professors who generate EWI reports on students.
Assistance Program (AP) Offers a one-year supplemental program in which new, first-year, or conditionally-admitted students are provided support services in general studies courses, as well as study and learning skills. Academic
advising, counseling, and tutoring are also available to AP participants.
Academic Advising Provides assistance in selection of appropriate courses, programming, course sequencing, and major and minor selections.
Outreach Services Provides community outreach services to community-based organizations and the University community. In collaboration with the Admissions Office, recruit middle and high school students and transfer students from other educational institutions. For more information, call (920) 424-3081 or stop by the office in Dempsey Hall 146.
King/Garvey Loan Program Provides short-term emergency financial assistance to multicultural and disadvantaged students who show an academic related need
Contact: Division of Academic Support- Dempsey Hall 119
Parking-Motor Vehicle Regulations
Parking on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus is by permit only (except for metered spaces). During business hours (7:45 AM to 4:30 PM) parking permits may be obtained from the Parking Services Office located in the lower level of Blackhawk Commons, from the University Bookstore, or from 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM Monday-Thursday and 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday at the Visitor Information Booth located off Algoma Boulevard, across from Reeve Memorial Union. Permits are NOT required for weekend parking from 4:30 PM on Friday to 6:00 AM on Monday (except for Disabled, Reserved or Restricted spaces).
Contact: Parking Services Office - Lower level, Blackhawk Commons
Forrest R. Polk Library
Polk Library (http://www.uwosh.edu/library/) supports the curricular needs of the University through a core collection of traditional library materials, a wide range of electronic information, numerous library services and several specialized collections. Traditional collections include 420,000 books, 1,800 current periodical subscriptions, 9,500 multimedia titles and more than two million microforms. The library provides access to many forms of electronic information such as the library’s online catalog, catalogs of other libraries, periodical indexes, full text periodical articles and the Word Wide Web. The library is normally open 100 hours a week and provides services including reference, library instruction, circulation/reserve, interlibrary loan and photocopying. Areas such as the Educational Media Collection, Government Documents, University Archives and the Wisconsin Area Research Center maintain and service important, specialize collections for students.
Useful computer facilities within the library include 31 workstations in the Reference Room, which provide access to all the library’s electronic resources with convenient laser printing for full text articles. Also, a general computer access lab is located in Polk 118 for other computer needs such as word processing. The library also provides remote access to most of its databases for currently registered students, faculty and staff.
Contact:: Polk Library
The main campus postal operation is located in Dempsey Hall. Students with questions related to campus mail service are welcome to stop in.
A complete postal substation is available to students and visitors in the Reeve Union Newsstand. Newsstand hours are 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM weekdays and 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM weekends. Express Mail, Fax, and UPS services are available at the University Bookstore Office. Intra-campus mail delivery is provided to students between residence halls and all other campus locations.
Contact: Postal Service - Dempsey Hall 122
PreCollege/Outreach Programs offers residential experiences which help middle and high school students of color and students from financially-disadvantaged backgrounds prepare for postsecondary education. The programs include academic, career and personal development courses, as well as social
and cultural activities. There are three precollege programs available for middle and high school students. These include the following:
Project Success is an academic and social remediation program for specific language handicapped adults with dyslexia. These students are academically able and have determination to succeed in spite of a pronounced problem in one or more of the following areas: reading, spelling, arithmetic, writing, and/or speaking. Project Success students are mainstreamed into the regular university curriculum across all four colleges: Letters and Science, Education and Human Services, Business, and Nursing.
Dr. Robert Nash, Professor of Education and the first Director of Project Success, started the pilot program in 1979 with seven students. Today there are 220 students and 62 tutors. Academic remediation has expanded to include the areas of written expression, comprehension of written and spoken language, math, and the social aspects of dyslexia. Project Success has received both national and local recognition through television, radio, and the print medium.
The goals of Project Success are:
1. That each student become academically and socially independent.
2. That each student graduate from UW Oshkosh or another postsecondary educational institution.
Help offered to reach these goals includes:
1. Direct remediation of reading, spelling, and arithmetic deficiencies through the use of an adaptation of the Orton-Gillingham technique. The technique consists of direct instruction and other instructional practices that train the students across a summer program to simultaneously use their visual, auditory and kinesthetic senses in learning how to use the language’s phonemic (sounds) structure to decode and encode, perceive, with absolute accuracy, the graphemes. Our summer schedule is a prerequisite to the term program.
2. Tutoring assistance throughout each term.
3. Understanding the effects of dyslexia upon one’s life through an organized summer program which uses group dynamics and interaction to help participants come to an understanding of the social and psychological effects of dyslexia and to help them deal with those effects.
Prospective students must send a handwritten letter expressing interest and requesting a Project Success application. Please include:
Name of applicant
Name of parent/guardian (if applicable)
Those interested should apply no more than two years prior to desired entrance. The completed application will be placed on the active list for the desired entry date. Approximately one year before entrance, the applicant, with parent(s), will be scheduled for an assessment and personal interview. Determination of the presence and/or degree of a language handicap will be made during this interview.
Acceptance into Project Success does not grant acceptance into the University. Admission to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and acceptance into the Project Success Program is a joint but separate process. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh admissions procedures must be followed before acceptance into Project Success can be offered. The current minimum requirements for entry into the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as a Project Success student is:
Contact: The Office of Admissions
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Contact: Project Success-Nursing/Education 27
Reading Study Center services and facilities are available to all university students who want to develop more sophisticated reading and study techniques. Information is available on time management, textbook study, concentration, note-taking, test-taking, and memory.
Students may register for a variety of unit (cr.) classes including Interdisciplinary Studies 125 Comprehensive Study Skills (1 cr.), Interdisciplinary Studies 169 College Reading Strategies (1 cr.), and Interdisciplinary Studies 100 Developmental Reading (2 cr.). Individualized programs and one-hour workshops are also available.
Contact: Reading Study Center, Nursing/Education 201
Student-Faculty Organizations Account
The Student-Faculty Organization Account is a single bank account administered by the Business Office which provides a permanent record, a control of funds, and saves banking costs for organizations. This service is available to all self-supporting organizations recognized by the University. As a matter of control, a signature card must be signed by the authorized person or persons eligible to withdraw funds from the organization's account.
All deposits are made at the Cashier's window, Dempsey Hall 232B. All check requests should be submitted to the Accounting Office, Dempsey Hall 232, by Wednesday afternoon for the checks to be issued on Thursday.
Contact: Accounting Office - Dempsey Hall 232
Phone: 920-424-0837 or 920-424-1009
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center is located on the first floor of Radford Hall. Health care is provided to all registered students on Monday from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM and Tuesday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Limited services are available when classes are not in session. Most routine care is provided without charge, but some medical and laboratory procedures do have costs associated with them. Students requiring immediate medical care when the Health Center is closed can be seen by their own physician, local
Walk-in clinics, or at the local emergency room. Students should not regard emergency rooms or immediate care facilities at local hospitals or clinics as substitutes for treatment of minor illnesses that can await treatment until regular clinic hours. Each student is responsible for the cost of all health care provided at locations other than the Student Health Center.
When a student does not have health insurance or local coverage through a Health Maintenance Organization
(HMO), he/she should consider additional insurance. The UW Oshkosh Student Health Center recommends a health insurance program which can provide year-long coverage. Brochures regarding student health insurance plans are available at the Student Health Center.
Contact: Student Health Center - Radford Hall
Phone: 920-424-2424 appointments and medical information
Web Site: www.uwosh.edu/health_center/
Student Support Services
The Student Support Services (SSS) program in the Division of Academic Support is a project designed to help students maximize their academic potential and achieve their career
and personal goals. Some of SSS’s Services include academic advising, tutoring, financial aid, personal and career
counseling. The project is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and serves first-generation, low-income and/or disabled students. The Program requires an application for admission.
Contact: Student Support Services, Dempsey 130
Web Site: www.uwosh.edu/acad-supp
Testing Services is located in the lower level of Polk Library Rooms 2, 3 and 4. The department has three primary roles which include testing, test scoring, and the coordination of student evaluation surveys of teaching and courses.
A variety of paper/pencil and computer based tests are administered by the department. These include, but are not limited to, the following examinations: The national college entrance ACT and SAT, GRE (Graduate Record Examination), GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test), MAT (Millers Analogies Test), NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors), PRAXIS I/ PPST (Pre-Professional Skills Tests), PRAXIS II (Teacher Subject Assessments), and Wisconsin state regional course placement for English, Mathematics and Foreign Languages. In addition, the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam is administered. The GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS I (PPST), and TOEFL exams are administered only in computerized format.
Residual ACT testing is also available. Examinees should be aware that exam scores for the residual ACT have very limited acceptance outside the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Test scores are available immediately after testing.
The CLEP (College Level Examination Program) and DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support) examinations are administered as part of the college’s unit (cr.) by examination program.
The department also provides space for year round classroom and make-up testing, an exam study room equipped with computerized exam practice capability and test preparation study guides. Additional space and accommodations are available for non-standardized testing of students who meet criteria set by the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Students seeking general testing information, test registration, exam preparation, or non-standard testing accomodation information may contact the department.
Contact: Testing Services - Polk Library 4
Phone: 920-424-1432 (Receptionist) or 920-424-0073 (Testing Administrator)
Score levels Required for Unit (cr.) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Individuals must obtain a permission slip from Morris Hampton, Academic Advisement, prior to taking any of the following Business CLEP examinations.
DANTES = DEFENSE ACTIVITY FOR NON-TRADITIONAL EDUCATION SUPPORT
Updates and revisions of these test credit evaluations are completed annually. Contact the Test Credit Examiner/Transfer Student Coordinator for an updated and accurate list of UW Oshkosh credit by examination information.
Contact: Transfer Student Coordinator/Test Credit Examiner - Dempsey 135J
Phone: 920-424-0202 or 920-424-0404
To schedule a testing appointment or receive more
information regarding test administering on the UW Oshkosh
Contact: Testing Services, Polk Library 4
The University Bookstore, services the classroom, gift and daily living needs of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students and staff. It offers for sale all textbooks, a large selection of general books including best sellers, as well as school and art supplies, greeting cards, clothing, gift and personal items.
The University Bookstore offers a special order department for all student organizations such as residence halls, campus events and service clubs. In addition, individuals may special order any books which are in print.
Contact: University Bookstore (in October 2001, the University Bookstore will move from Blackhawk Commons to a new, larger store in Reeve Memorial Union)
Web Site: www.uwosh.edu/bookstore
University Honors Program
The University Honors Program offers challenges to motivated and highly qualified freshmen, continuing UW Oshkosh students and transfer students. Honors courses are small, allowing stimulating exchanges between professors and students and coverage of material in greater depth. The enhanced courses emphasize reading, writing and interactive communication skills, encouraging students to engage in learning and research in cooperation with other high-achieving students. Honors courses are listed on the student's transcript. Admission to the University Honors Program is as follows.
1-29 earned units (crs.) – 3.2 cummulative grade point average
30-59 earned units (crs.) – 3.3 cummulative grade point average
60 or more earned units (crs.) – 3.4 cummulative grade point average
at graduation – 3.5 cummulative grade point average
Graduation from the University Honors Program is a follows:
19 honors units (crs.) earned
3.5 grade point average
Medallion Award Ceremony
Final Transcript Honors Designation
NOTE: A student may not earn credit in both an honors course and a non-honors course of the same title. Honors courses are differentiated by the added word “honors” in the title and different course number. For example:
Biology and Microbiology 105: Biology Concepts
Biology and Microbiology 108: Concept in Biology
Honors courses typically available are as follows; this list is subject to change.
Contact: University Honors Program - Polk Library 8
Web Site: www.uwosh.edu/honors
Veterans attending the University may be eligible for benefits from the Veterans' Administration and/or the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs.
For information regarding all aspects of veterans' educational benefits, veterans may call the VA National Toll-Free Number, 888-GIBILL1. Additional information may be obtained by writing directly to the Veterans' Administration Regional Office, Building 6, Milwaukee 53295; information on Wisconsin state benefits is available at the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs, P.O. Box 7843, Madison, WI 53707.
On campus, veterans may contact the Veterans' Benefits Coordinator to submit an application for benefits, to file change of place of training forms, to request or submit enrollment verifications, and to discuss related matters.
Contact: Veterans' Services Coordinator - Dempsey Hall 130
Women's Advocacy Council
The goals of the Women's Advocacy Council are to provide women affirming space and programs, to encourage women to broaden their participation at the University, to expand their educational and vocational horizons beyond the fields women have traditionally chosen, and to increase women's awareness of the cultural conditioning which has narrowed their horizons. Besides providing a meeting place for women, the Center has information on file concerning the feminist movement, women in history, reproductive information, date rape, assertiveness training, self-defense, and other subjects of interest to all students. Programs and activities are planned throughout the year on subjects related to women and which are relevant to all students, faculty and community members. Each year, the Women's Advocacy Council sponsors Women's History Month, during which activities focus upon the changing roles of women. The Council actively advocates, on behalf of students, issues at the campus level and to identify and eliminate barriers to academic professional and personal goals.
Contact: Women's Advocacy Council, Campus Connection - Reeve Union
STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
For spectators and competitors, the 21 sport intercollegiate athletic program offers a wide variety of opportunities to University students. Our athletic program is affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. The sports program is a member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC).
Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor), and wrestling. Women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor), and volleyball.
Intercollegiate athletics at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has enjoyed great success at the conference, regional, and national levels. Most recently, national championships were won by baseball (1985, 1994), women's cross country (1987, 1988, 1991 and 1996) men's cross country (1988, 1989 and 1990), women's gymnastics (1989 and 1990) and women's outdoor track and field (1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, and 1997), indoor track and field (1994, 1995 and 1996) Women’s Basketball (1996).
University student-athletes enjoy excellent athletic facilities. Titan Stadium complex includes the 10,000 seat stadium for football, an all-weather 400m outdoor track, baseball field and softball field. Kolf Sports Center seats 6,000 for basketball and includes a 200-meter indoor track and five tennis courts. The first floor gyms are used for the nationally ranked Titan gymnastics team, volleyball, and wrestling. Albee Hall features basketball, swimming and diving. Soccer is played adjacent to Kolf Sports Center while the tennis teams enjoy twelve lighted courts for their workouts and meets.
Contact: Intercollegiate Athletics - Kolf Sports Center
The Intramural Sports Department is the campus recreation and physical activities program designed to meet the needs of the student body. Competitive leagues, free time recreational activities, club sports and yearly physical activities are conducted out of this department.
Competitive opportunities are available in basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, and volleyball with organized leagues for both men and women as well as coed.
Sports clubs such as men's and women's bowling, and men's volleyball are all sponsored by the department. Non competitive sports offered are Ski Hielers, Nomads and Self Defense Clubs.
All members of the campus community are encouraged to
make use of the various programs, special events, and facilities.
Contact: Intramural Sports - Kolf Sports Center 133
The Campus Connection is the University student organization center. Located in the lower level of Reeve Union, 35 major campus organizations maintain offices in the complex. Information about all campus organizations is available through the Connection Information Center.
Contact: Campus Connection - Reeve Memorial Union
The Department of Communication offers a varied program in debate, theatre, and radio-television-film. Programmed participation opportunities are available to majors and non-majors in these areas. Students may elect to satisfy up to eight term hours as a major and four term hours as a non-major toward graduation requirements through these programs. Students interested in debate may call the Director of Forensics at 920-424-7048; students interested in theater may call the theater office at 920-424-7042; students interested in Radio-TV-Film experience may call 920-424-3131.
Contact: Communication Department - Arts/Communication S106
Concerts and Lectures
A number of cultural and educational events of major importance are made available to students each year through special arrangement by student and staff groups. They bring to Oshkosh a galaxy of nationally known speakers, musical and entertainment organizations, including bands, combos, dramatic groups and individual artists. In addition, a number of special programs are sponsored by the University itself.
Several University departments sponsor lectures, colloquia and symposia, and arrange for outstanding persons to visit the campus. Through such organizations as the University Concert Committee, University Speakers Series, and Reeve Union Board, students have an opportunity to contact a number of nationally known people who visit the University each term. The music department sponsors annually a chamber arts series of four programs featuring outstanding professional solo and chamber music groups.
Contact: Reeve Memorial Union
Several honorary societies have chapters on campus which are open to students who meet academic and other requirements.
Alpha Kappa Delta, Gamma Chapter
International Sociology honor society. Eligibility: "B" average or better in sociology, "B" average or better overall, junior standing (minimum), completed at least 4 regular sociology courses at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Sociology major or have a serious interest in sociology.
Contact: Peter Remender
Beta Beta Beta
The national honorary society in Biology. Must be a second term sophomore or higher and have at least three Biology courses with a "B" average.
Contact: Robert Wise
Beta Gamma Sigma
National honor society in Business Administration. Eligibility: top 7 percent of junior class, top 10 percent of senior class and top 20 percent of MBA class in College of Business Administration.
Contact: Soo-Young Moon
Kappa Delta Pi
National honor society in Education. Open to undergraduates who have junior standing and 3.25 GPA; graduates need to have completed 12 units (crs.) with a 3.50 GPA.
Contact: Margaret Genisio
Kappa Tau Alpha
Kappa Tau Alpha recognizes outstanding scholarship in journalism and mass communication. Membership is by invitation only, based on scholastic achievement and commitment to the profession. Membership is restricted to the top ten percent of junior and senior journalism majors.
Contact: Gary Coll
Mu Kappa Tau
The National Marketing Honor Society is committed to recognize and encourage individuals seeking a life long commitment to an exceptional standard of ethics and achievements within the marketing field. Eligibility: Marketing majors who rank in the top 10 percent of the junior class or the top 20 percent of the senior class, and maintain an overall cumulative 3.25 GPA.
Contact: Doug Vorhies
Phi Alpha Theta
National honor society in History.
Contact: M. Cavender
Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, National Honor Society in Political Science. Membership by invitation to those Political Science majors with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and 3.3 in Political Science.
Contact: Kathy Dolan
Pi Kappa Delta
Honorary speech society open to students interested in intercollegiate forensics and debate. Open to faculty and the students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Contact: Patrick Osowksi
National honor society in Psychology. Provides students with enrichment and opportunity in the discipline of psychology. Eligibility: minimum 3.2 GPA in psychology and 3.0 overall,
minimum 9 units (crs.) of psychology earned at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and at least 45 units (crs.) earned at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Contact: Fran Rauscher or Jim Koch
Phone: 920-424-7172 or 920-424-2303
Sigma Theta Tau
Eta Pi Chapter - National Honor Society in Nursing, facilitating development of excellence, leadership and creativity in nursing. Open to faculty, students and community nurse leaders. Students in upper 1/3 of class and having completed half of major.
Contact: College of Nursing Office - Nur/Ed 148
Sigma Iota Rho
Gamma Chapter-International honor society in International Studies. Recognizes accomplishment and service of students in International Studies. Eligibility: junior standing at least 18 units (crs.) completed in courses giving unit (cr.) toward the International Studies Program including at least 9 upper level units (crs.), completion of BA Foreign Language requirement, 3.2 cumulative GPA and 3.3 GPA in International Studies courses.
Contact: Kenneth J. Grieb
The Music Department offers opportunities for any student interested in musical performance to participate in the Symphonic/Concert Band, University Wind Ensemble, University Choir, Chamber Choir, University Women's Chorus, University Opera Theatre, University Symphony, Jazz Ensembles, and Percussion Ensemble.
While a large number of students in these groups are either majors or minors in music, any student who has ability and experience in music is encouraged to join the organization of his/her choice, subject to acceptance by the individual director of each organization. Units (crs.) may be earned toward graduation by membership in one of the groups. A total of four units (crs.) in musical organizations may be used toward completing graduation requirements for the general student.
Contact: Music Department - Arts/Communication N210
Reeve Memorial Union
Reeve Memorial Union is the campus student activities center. Reeve Union provides social, cultural, recreational activities and facilities including study lounges, dining areas, meeting rooms, exhibits, and recreation areas.
Students on the Reeve Union Board (RUB) and the Union staff establish policies for the efficient operation and maintenance of the Union. The seven program committees of Reeve Union Board (RUB) plan and present a comprehensive calendar of movies, live entertainment, comedians, art and craft exhibits, hypnotists, and special, all-campus events such as Homecoming, Winter Carnival, and Bye Gosh Fest.
The Union provides students with the following services: check cashing, postal services, automated banking (TYME), billiards, bowling, bicycle rentals, video arcade, copy machine, commuter locker rentals, convenience goods and lounging. Information services, the University Titan Card ID Office, and ticket sales for campus activities are located in the Union Main Office.
Reeve Union has an excellent selection of five dining operations. All five operations are located on the first floor and offer a wide variety of foods from which to choose. Several food and beverage carts are located in academic buildings, offerings fresh food daily.
Contact: Reeve Memorial Union
Student Government - (OSA) - The Oshkosh Student Association
OSA is the constitutionally recognized voice of the student body in all general University polices by being an equal partner with faculty and administration in the governance of the campus. The legislative powers of OSA are vested in a bicameral legislature, with a Senate composed of 25 representatives elected by students in the various colleges and an Assembly composed of representatives from recognized student organizations on campus. Executive Officers of OSA (President and Vice President) are elected by the student body in the spring, and are assisted by presidentially appointed Directors of Academic Affairs, Legislative Affairs, Multicultural Affairs, Women’s Issues, Shared Governance, Technology, Public Relations, and Legal Services.
OSA Student Legal Services provides students with the service of an attorney, who is available to advise on all legal matters including landlord-tenant problems and parking tickets. In addition, OSA publishes an annual “Off Campus Housing Guide” and a subletting guide. Legal Services has volunteer positions available assisting the Director and Attorney.
There are also a number of opportunities to become involved in OSA as a student representative on one of the approximately 50 University Committees that oversee various aspects of the university. Membership is open to all interested students, and information on these committees is available in the OSA office.
Contact: OSA (Oshkosh Student Association) Reeve Memorial Union 207
Web Site: www.uwosh.edu/osa/
The Advance-Titan, the student-run newspaper at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, was founded in 1894 as the Oshkosh Advance. It has been serving students, the University and the community under its current name for the past 20 years.
Each week during the academic year, 8,500 issues of the Advance-Titan are distributed on the campus and throughout the surrounding city of Oshkosh. The newspaper includes the latest campus news and events along with coverage of local, state and worldwide news. As a member of the Associated Collegiate Press and Associated Press, The Advance-Titan has been rated All-American for 35 semesters. In addition, the Advance-Titan has won national Peacemaker Awards in 1973, 1981 and 1991 for professional quality and innovations in journalism.
All students, regardless of major or minor, are welcome to gain valuable experience including newspaper writing, editing, photography and layout, advertising sales and production, circulation or online journalism.
Contact: The Advance-Titan - Reeve Memorial Union
Wisconsin Review is the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s nationally recognized literary arts magazine. Each year since 1966 Wisconsin Review has published three issues of poetry, fiction and artwork. Every month the Wisconsin Review staff evaluates hundreds of submissions by national and international writers, seeking work that defines the contemporary literary scene.
In order to offer the gift of quality, cutting-edge literature, Wisconsin Review seeks students of any major to evaluate, edit, publicize, manage and produce the magazine.
Contact: Wisconsin Review
United Students in Residence Halls
The United Students in Residence Halls (USRH) is the overall residence hall governmental body. The purpose of USRH is to provide an opportunity and means of self expression and self government by the students living in the residence halls on the Oshkosh campus. It serves as a recommending body to the Department of Residence Life and other departments that can relate to and affect student life in residence halls. USRH is based on the philosophy that student input is necessary when determinations are made on policies that direct student conduct, social and academic programming and operational procedures. Each residence hall has USRH representatives that have been elected or appointed by individual hall governments. USRH also has an executive board composed of officers elected by the students for a one-year term.
Along with having the opportunity to be part of the legislative body, hall residents are encouraged to actively participate in one of the organization’s many committees. Students may be part of the Interhall Funding Committee, Public Relations Board, Residence Hall Week Committee, Community Volunteer Committee, Rep Activities Committee, Food Committee, Environmental Task Force, Safety and Security Committee, Elections, Hall Improvements and other task forces and ad hoc committees. For more information regarding specific committees, contact the USRH office.
As well as offering these opportunities for involvement, USRH sponsors two weekend leadership retreats each year, provides funding to individual halls for nonalcoholic programs, organizes residence hall week, and coordinates the National Residence Hall Honorary to recognize deserving residence hall students. Residents are also given the chance to attend several state, regional and national residence hall association conferences each year.
Contact: United Students in Residence Halls - Scott Hall first floor
Freshmen and sophomores (students who have not earned 60 or more units (crs.) prior to the beginning of classes in the fall term) are required to live in residence halls. Veterans and married students are exempt from this policy. Students within the official UW Oshkosh commuter range may request to commute to school from their parent's home (Board of Regents Resolution 2915). This campus also exempts those students who reach age 21 prior to the first day of classes from living in residence halls.
Contact: Department of Residence Life – Gruenhagen
Residence hall facilities are offered on a contract basis for the full academic year. The dining service contract is incorporated within the housing contract and is discussed below under University Dining.
The residence halls on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus are an integral part of the University community. More than a convenient place to sleep, the residence hall provides an environment where an individual may grow intellectually, socially, and culturally. Each residence hall community offers opportunities to become involved in self-government, hall programs, and recreational opportunities. Intended benefits of residence hall life are that students will learn to assume responsibility for developing their individual lifestyles, while also learning to get along with other people.
Each residence hall is staffed by a Residence Hall Director, who is assisted by a staff of Community Advisors. Residence hall councils, under the leadership of United Students in Residence Halls (USRH), work for the common goals of all residents. Students and staff work together to make the residence hall a desirable place in which to live.
When a student is admitted to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, a room and board contract offer is sent to him or her. Preference in determining housing assignments will be given to students on a first-come basis. Contract acceptance forms must be accompanied by a prepayment of seventy-five dollars ($75) which is applied toward the second term room rental.
Residence hall assignments are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry.
All residence halls, except Taylor and Evans Halls and The Stewart Community, are closed during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the term and spring recesses.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus includes eleven residence halls that house more than 3,600 students. Types of living arrangements that are available include coed high-rise halls, coed low-rise halls, a women's hall, and a coed hall consisting entirely of single rooms for upper class and graduate students. The residence halls provide recreation, study, laundry and kitchen facilities, plus a variety of educational, social and recreational programs to make the hall a living and learning center.
Contact: Department of Residence Life – Gruenhagen
Residence Hall Food Service
The University Dining Programs - All students living in the residence halls are required to participate in one of the university food service programs. The housing contract is a legal document which specifies the meal plan chosen by the student who signs the contract.
Meal Plan Options - University Dining offers five meal plans to choose from: The 20 meal plan, 14 meal plan, 10 meal plan, 7 meal plan and the Titan Dollars meal plan. All Students living in the residence halls are required to participate in one of the University Dining Programs, but everyone is invited to join.
Contact: University Dining Office - Blackhawk Commons, Room 8
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Last Updated July 1, 2001