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Student Services and Learning Resources

Academic Affairs Mission Statement

(540) 568-6616

http://www.jmu.edu/acadaffairs/

The Division of Academic Affairs is a community of scholars engaging students in the collaborative construction and application of knowledge through intellectual pursuits in teaching, learning, research, inquiry, creative activity and service.

Administration and Finance Mission Statement

(540) 568-6434

http://www.jmu.edu/adminfinance/

The Division of Administration and Finance is committed to the preparation of students to be educated and enlightened citizens who will lead productive and meaningful lives. The division supports the university's commitment to excellence by empowering our staff to communicate effectively with the university community and provide proactive approaches to satisfy customer expectations.

Student Affairs and University Planning Mission Statement

(540) 568-3685

http://www.jmu.edu/stuaffairs/

We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

Business Services

Bookstore

211 Bluestone Drive, MSC 2902

(540) 568-6121

http://www.jmu.edu/bookstore/

The JMU Bookstore stocks all textbooks used by the academic units, as well as a large selection of general and technical books. The store also sells school, office and computer supplies, software, clothing, gifts, magazines and greeting cards. For students' convenience, the bookstore provides services including special orders for books, textbook buy back, gift certificates, film processing, bus tickets and computer services.

Card Services

Warren Hall, Third Floor, MSC 3532

(540) 568-6446

http://www.jmu.edu/cardctr/

Card Services issues the JMU access card (JAC), the official identification card for all members of the university community. JAC allows access to various campus facilities and services.

It is also used for meal plans, dining dollar declining balance accounts and FLEX declining balance accounts, all of which are administered by Card Services. FLEX declining balance accounts are honored for purchases or services in the following areas: bookstore, on-campus copy centers and copy machines, game room, library fines, Mister Chips convenience store, postal services, University Health Center, UREC, printing labs across campus, Masterpiece Theatre, Parking Services, UPB movies, on-campus vending machines, Warren Hall Ticket Office and all dining services locations as well as many off campus locations.

Copy Centers

Medical Arts, Suite 31, MSC 5722

(540) 568-7300

HHS, Room 1002, MSC 4311

(540) 568-8731

http://www.jmu.edu/copycenter/

The University Copy Centers are owned and operated by the university as a service to the campus community. Two locations provide a full range of photocopying services. Academic coursepack service, copyright permission service, full color copying, digital copying and digital file storage, network printing, binding, laminating and express photocopying service are available. Hours of operation vary by location. All centers are closed for university holidays.

Dining Services

Gibbons Hall, Entrance 7, MSC 0901

(540) 568-6751

http://www.jmu.edu/dining/

To meet the varied needs of individual students, Dining Services provides different meal plans. All on-campus residents choose from among three meal plans, which come with the "Student Housing and Food Contract." They are the 19-Meal Plan, the 14-Meal Plan and Any-11-Premier Meal Plan. Commuters, who do not automatically have meal plans, may purchase any of the on-campus plans and have the additional options of a ten, five and three meal plan.

The department offers declining balance accounts that operate like debit cards. Students using this plan, called Dining Dollars, get a 5-percent discount and pay no sales tax on anything they buy. Cash sales are also welcome at all Dining Services locations.

Parking Services

Parking Deck, 381 Bluestone Drive, MSC 1301

(540) 568-3300

http://www.jmu.edu/parking/

All vehicles parked on property owned, operated or leased by James Madison University are required to display a valid JMU parking permit. For information regarding the university's parking regulations refer to the Parking and Traffic Regulations Handbook. A copy of the handbook may be obtained free of charge upon request at the Parking Services office. Updated information can be obtained throughout the academic year on the website.

Career and Academic Planning

Student Success Center, MSC 1016

Advising, Room 3210

Interviewing, Room 3250

(540) 568-6555

Employer Relations and Recruiting

(540) 568-7379

http://www.jmu.edu/cap/

Career and Academic Planning coordinates academic advising for all first year students and undeclared students; assists students in choosing or changing their major and deciding upon a career direction; and provides a variety of job search programs and graduate school application services.

Career Advising and Decision-Making

Career and Academic Planning helps students understand the process of deciding on an appropriate major and relate that decision to possible career paths.
Students can meet with professionals and attend various programs to enhance their knowledge of majors, explore career fields, learn career decision-making strategies, discover more about their own interests and strengths, and plan to eventually launch an effective job search.

Academic and Career Resource Center

The resource center provides information and assistance related to choosing a major and career planning, internship/summer jobs, job search tools and career trend information. A tool available to all students is FOCUS, a web-based career exploration tool available in the resource center and on-line. Directories with employer contact information and graduate school options are also available. Resources include books, printed materials, handouts, databases, career software and Web-based information. Information is organized on a self-help basis so that students and faculty may browse at their leisure. Staff members are available to answer questions and help students use resource materials.

Employment, Internship and Job Search Services

Employer Relations and Recruiting Services

Business, industry, government and educational employers come to JMU throughout the year to conduct job interviews with graduating seniors and students seeking internships. Information about the interview program, participating employers and interview sign-ups is available on the Career and Academic Planning website. To interview, students must create a profile on Recruit-a-Duke, an online system that connects students with employment and interviewing opportunities. To help students prepare for interviews, mock interview sessions with employer participants are held each semester.

Resume Development

Assistance with writing resumes is available to students in many forms. Students may access resume writing support via the Career and Academic Planning website. Resume writing workshops and other related services are available throughout the year, and students may make an appointment with an academic and career advisor to receive individual assistance. Additionally, a variety of resume guides are available in the Resource Center in Wilson Hall.

Career Fairs

The office sponsors a number of career fair events each year to provide students with the opportunity to interact with employers and obtain employment-related information.

Job Search

Job search related programs are offered throughout the academic year, including presentations on job search strategies for targeted industries, behavioral interviewing, networking and evaluating job offers. Students may also meet individually with an academic and career advisor to tailor their job search. Job vacancy publications are available through the resource center, which provide information about job opportunities in a variety of career fields. Recruit-a-Duke, JMU's online job search system, also gives students access to vacancy listings.

Internships

Internships are available with the federal government, other governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations and private entities. Students interested in internships should contact Career and Academic Planning or the appropriate academic unit office to obtain additional information. Credit must be arranged in advance with the appropriate academic unit head and the Office of the Registrar.

Community Service-Learning

Student Success Center, 2nd Floor

Room 2201, MSC 1011

(540) 568-2373

https://www.jmu.edu/csl/

Community Service-Learning (CS-L) programs allow students to learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized community service. Students, faculty, staff and community agencies partner to help prepare students for lifelong community service and civic engagement. Students can serve in over 80 community agencies through service-learning courses or by coming to the CS-L office during the first three weeks of each semester. In addition to local service opportunities, Alternative Break Programs are student led and developed service trips to locations in the United States and abroad. Trips are offered at Thanksgiving, spring and May breaks. Local trips are also offered on weekends. Trips fill up quickly, so check the CS-L website regularly for sign up details. For students eligible for Federal Work Study, America Reads and Community Work Study places students in elementary schools to tutor in reading and in community service agencies that address a variety of community needs.

Counseling Center

Student Success Center, Room 3100, MSC 0801

(540) 568-6552

http://www.jmu.edu/counselingctr/

The Counseling Center provides free, confidential personal counseling services to all full-time JMU students. Appointments can be made in person or over the phone (568-6552). After-hours crisis services may be accessed by contacting the Office of Public Safety (568-6911).

Counseling at the Counseling Center frequently involves issues such as relationship problems, self-esteem, depression, anxiety/stress, eating and body image concerns, and difficulty adjusting to college life.

Services include:

  • Personal Counseling: Individual counseling provides students with the opportunity to freely explore any personal problems or concerns, which have a negative impact on the quality of their lives. The Counseling Center operates under a short-term treatment model under which the student and counselor collaboratively identify and address the student's primary concerns within a limited number of sessions. Students who request or require longer-term treatment are referred to community resources.
  • Specialized Treatment Programs:
    • #tacklinganxiety:  This treatment program provides proven strategies to effectively reduce anxiety, worry and panic symptoms.
    • You’ve Got This: This treatment program helps students to develop realistic perspectives and effective skills for coping with the stress of both daily college life and challenging personal situations.
    • Group Counseling: Each semester, students may participate in small group experiences on issues related to their needs (e.g., depression, eating disorders, anxiety, grief, etc.).
    • Sexual Assault Services: The Counseling Center provides crisis, individual and group counseling to students who are survivors of sexual assault. Advocacy and support services are also available to students who choose to pursue judicial charges through JMU or criminal charges through the court system.
    • Psychiatric Services: The Counseling Center has a psychiatrist who prescribes medications that may be helpful to students dealing with psychological issues. Only students who are currently engaged in ongoing treatment at the Counseling Center are eligible to receive these services. The cost of any medication and/or necessary lab work is the financial responsibility of the student. Students who are exclusively interested in psychiatric services are provided an off-campus referral.
    • Consultation: In person or over the phone, the Counseling Center provides consultation to students, faculty, staff and others who are concerned about the unusual, problematic or potentially harmful behavior of others.
    • Outreach Programming: Workshops on a wide variety of mental health topics may be requested by visiting the Counseling Center online.
    • Peer Mentor Program: This program is designed to help first year and transfer multicultural and international students make a successful transition from high school to the university.
    • Certificate Programs: The Resiliency Workshops help students to develop the abilities and confidence necessary to effectively deal with a variety of social, emotional and academic situations.

Center for Multicultural Student Services

Warren Hall, Room 245, MSC 3504

(540) 568-6636

http://www.jmu.edu/multicultural/

The Center for Multicultural Student Services celebrates the diversity of JMU students by fostering student growth and development, heightening awareness and educating its constituents regarding ethnic and cultural diversity.

The purpose of CMSS is:

  • To assist the university in its goal of recruiting and retaining a diverse student population through a variety of programs and services designed to assist students in achieving their academic and career aspirations.
  • To encourage the development of a climate in which the accomplishments of multicultural students are appreciated.
  • To create an environment through which multicultural students can continue to share in and contribute to the mainstream of campus life.

The office works diligently to provide the following services:

  • Cultural Programming and Awareness
  • Leadership Development
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Student Support

JMU Learning Centers

Student Success Center Room 1138

(540) 568-2932

(540) 568-2926 (fax)

http://www.jmu.edu/learning

JMU Learning Centers supports students, faculty, and staff through the following programs and services:

Communication Center

Student Success Center, Room 1155

(540) 568-6349

(540) 568-3450 (fax)

http://www.jmu.edu/commcenter

The Communication Center provides resources and assistance with digital and oral communication projects and promotes students’ communication excellence through attention to process, innovation, and audience-centered design. The center offers consultations, class workshops, and online resources for faculty and students across campus.

Services for digital communication include:

  • One-on-one consultations for choosing the most effective online tools and planning a project
  • Resources and tutorials on effective digital design, communication, navigation, and usability
  • Usability testing for digital projects
  • Collaborating with faculty to design effective digital assignments

Services for oral communication include:

  • Speech preparation assistance
  • Assistance with speech outlines and research
  • Speech anxiety reduction strategies
  • Developing audience-centered presentations and visual aids
  • Enhancement of speech delivery and style

English Language Learner Services

Student Success Center, Room 1155

(540) 568-2881

(540) 568-3450 (fax)

http://www.jmu.edu/ELLS

In addition to opportunities to work on academic skills in a cooperative environment, multilingual learners can seek consultation on such topics as:

  • Reading, writing, listening, speaking
  • American academic culture
  • Multilingual writing groups

Science & Math Learning Center

Student Success Center, Room 1107

(540) 568-3379

(540) 568-4818 (fax)

http://www.jmu.edu/smlc

The Science & Math Learning Center (SMLC) provides support to JMU students enrolled in first and second year science and mathematics courses by providing a secure, supportive learning environment that fosters independent thinking. The center provides a free, walk-in tutoring service by both faculty and trained peer tutors in the following subject areas: physics, chemistry mathematics and statistics. Consult the website for a current list of supported courses.

University Writing Center

Student Success Center, Room 1121

(540) 568-1759

(540) 568-3450 (fax)

http://www.jmu.edu/uwc

The University Writing Center works directly with student and faculty writers, provides resources on writing strategies, and supports writing across campus. The center provides:

  • Individualized writing consultations
  • Online writing resources for students and faculty
  • Computer lab and study space
  • Faculty consultations for designing assignments and responding to student writing
  • In-class workshops on writing-related issues for any academic course or department

Satellite locations at

  • Carrier Library, Main Lobby
  • Rose Library, Main Lobby
  • Athletic Performance Center

Office of the Dean of Students

Taylor Hall, Room 300, MSC 3534

(540) 568-6468

http://www.jmu.edu/studentaffairs/departments/deanofstudents

Staff are committed to providing students with impartial, independent and confidential support regarding university policies, procedures and regulations. Specific types of assistance include:

  • Assisting students who are considering withdrawing from the university.
  • Facilitating communications and connections with university personnel and departments.
  • Facilitating the resolution of student issues and concerns.
  • Notifying faculty of extended class absences.
  • Providing confidential, impartial facilitation of communication.
  • Providing direction to students on procedures and regulations.
  • Referring students to resources to increase the likelihood of their success.
  • Responding to the informational and personal concerns of students, parents, faculty and staff.
  • Supporting and empowering students and families in crisis and/or challenging situations.

Office of Disability Services and Learning Strategies

Student Success Center, Suite 1202

(540) 568-6705

(540) 568-7099 (fax)

http://www.jmu.edu/ods/

The disability services and learning strategies office is comprised of the following areas:

Disability Services

Disability Services collaborates with the JMU community by providing programs and services that support the university in creating inclusive, equitable environments that value disability, diversity and accessibility. Services include:

  • Equal access to university programs and services
  • Provision and coordination of reasonable accommodations
  • Disability-related support services
  • Liaison to faculty, staff and students on disability related issues

Accessible Media & Technology

Student Success Center, Suite 1202

alt-media@jmu.edu

(540) 568-5046

http://www.jmu.edu/ods/accommodations/accessible-media

Accessible Media and Technology provides course materials in alternative formats for students with qualifying disabilities, manages the Accessible Technology Labs and supports university faculty and staff with designing accessible course materials. 

Services include:

  • Textbooks and articles in alternative formats such as audio, large print, accessible PDFs and Braille
  • Captioning for videos and recorded audio
  • Educational programs on creating accessible course materials
  • Accessible Technology Computer Labs with specialized software and furniture are located in Carrier Library, Room 119 and in Rose Library, Room 1204.

Learning Strategies Instruction

Student Success Center, Suite 1202

(540) 568-6705

(540) 568-7099 (fax)

http://www.jmu.edu/lsi/

Learning Strategies Instruction (LSI) is the direct-instruction of curriculum-based strategies designed to improve the actual process of learning. Available to any student, LSI promotes learning efficiency in current courses and is available in such areas as:

  • Memory
  • Note-taking
  • Reading comprehension
  • Studying
  • Test-taking
  • Time management

Screening & Referral Service

Student Success Center, Suite 1202

(540) 568-6705

(540) 568-7099 (fax)

http://www.jmu.edu/ods/accommodations/screening-and-referral.shtml

This office provides a one- and one-half hour clinical interview exploring a broad range of historical, academic, study habits/skills, academic frustrations and emotional components. A screening does not yield a diagnosis; rather, it assists in the decision making process for recommending the next step in the process.

Office of Equal Opportunity

1017 Harrison St., MSC 5802

(540) 568-6991

http://www.jmu.edu/oeo/

The Office of Equal Opportunity promotes the practice of and adherence to the equal opportunity policies of James Madison University. Bringing diversity to JMU, the program assists in the identification and recruitment of qualified individuals who normally have been underrepresented in the university. It also sponsors workshops on various subjects such as sexual harassment, disabilities and affirmative action.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and James Madison University policy protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

The Office of Equal Opportunity also provides a place where individuals who feel that they have been subjected to harassment or discrimination due to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, genetic information, parental status, sexual orientation, veteran status, political affiliation or disability can file a complaint for an impartial resolution. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity.

JMU Libraries

Carrier Library

(540) 568-6150

 

Music Library

(540) 568-6041

 

Rose Library

(540) 568-2731

http://www.lib.jmu.edu/

The JMU Libraries provide collections, technology, knowledgeable staff and comfortable spaces where people connect with ideas and each other to discover, create and share knowledge. The Libraries house nearly 650,000 items including books, periodicals and audiovisual materials, and also offer access to significant collections of online resources. 

Carrier Library houses the arts, humanities and social sciences collections and provides spaces for individual and collaborative study. Carrier Library is also home to the Media Resources Center, Special Collections, a computer lab and a coffee shop. The Music Library serves the students and faculty of the School of Music as well as offering its specialized resources to the greater university community. Rose Library houses the science, technology and health sciences collections and provides spaces for individual and collaborative study. Rose Library also has a coffee shop and a 24-hour study area with a secure entrance and a computer lab.

Librarians collaborate closely with instructional faculty to help students develop information literacy skills. Liaison librarians are linked with each academic program to provide a variety of services such as library instruction for course-related activities, collection development and research consultations with students and faculty.

The library website is a gateway to the services and collections of the Libraries. Through the website users can search all library resources, access online resources and find subject guides highlighting the most important research resources in many areas. Information about the libraries such as hours and equipment availability, as well as online services such as Ask a Librarian, Interlibrary Loan and Book a Group Study are also available from the website. 

Public Safety

Anthony-Seeger Hall, MSC 6801

(540) 568-6913

http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/

The Office of Public Safety consists of law enforcement and safety services. The office supports and advances the educational purposes of the university through the provision of a safe and secure environment for learning, working and personal development.

Police

The university police are commissioned officers with comprehensive law enforcement powers. University police continually patrol JMU's campus and facilities, providing full-service protection to the JMU campus community.

The Campus Police Cadet Program carefully screens and trains students to aid the university police. Cadets are on duty from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. each weeknight and until 3 a.m. on weekends. Cadets are responsible for patrolling the campus and securing academic and administrative buildings each evening. In addition, they provide escort services to students walking across campus. When cadets are off duty, university police officers escort students as needed.

Safety

The university safety engineer is responsible for conducting safety surveys and inspections; investigating fires, hazardous material spills and other dangerous conditions; and providing environmental and workplace safety and health awareness training.

Office of the Registrar

Student Success Center, Room 5300, MSC 3528

(540) 568-6281

http://www.jmu.edu/registrar/

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for the following activities:

  • Add and drop registration procedures
  • Athletic certification
  • Class schedule preparation
  • Commencement activities
  • Degree audits
  • Diploma issuance
  • Enrollment verifications
  • Student records
  • Transfer credit evaluation
  • Transcript issuance
  • Veteran's Affairs

Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices

Student Success Center, Room 2122

(540) 568-6218

http://www.jmu.edu/OSARP

The Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices collaborates with partners to facilitate civic responsibility and student development in order to provide opportunities for the cultivation and restoration of the university community.

Residence Life

Huffman Hall, MSC 2401

(540) 568-4663

http://www.jmu.edu/orl/

The Office of Residence Life oversees multiple functions related to living and learning at James Madison University. Offices and programs within the department focus on student learning, student development, and successful transitions throughout the university experience.

Graduate Student Housing

The university does not currently offer housing for graduate students. Students interested in more information regarding university housing may contact the Office of Residence Life.

Office

Telephone Number

Business Operations

(540) 568-7576

Community Development

(540) 568-3501

Director's Office

(540) 568-6275

Housing Operations

(540) 568-4663

Student Government Association

Taylor Hall, Room 203, JMU Box 3523

(540) 568-6376

http://sga.jmu.edu/

Students, faculty and administration share the responsibility for governing JMU. They are represented on the University Council, on its commissions and on standing and special committees reporting to these bodies. The Student Government Association collectively represents the university student population. SGA promotes the welfare of students by providing the medium through which students can actively voice their concerns and by serving as a liaison between the students, faculty and administration at JMU.

Student Handbook 

http://www.jmu.edu/judicial/handbook.shtml

The student handbook contains a wealth of information about university policies and regulations, university facilities and student organizations.

University Health Center

Student Success Center

(540) 568-6178

(540) 568-7803 (fax)

http://www.jmu.edu/healthcenter/

The University Health Center consists of clinical services, Student Wellness and Outreach, and Substance Abuse Prevention. Our staff partners with students to empower them to make informed choices by providing a holistic approach to student health, education, wellness and outreach services in a confidential, inclusive and respectful environment. The center is staffed by qualified healthcare professionals who administer care in a confidential and professional manner.

The University Health Center houses the following offices:

Medical Clinic

Montpelier Hall, 4th floor

(540) 568-6178

The University Health Center partners with students to empower them to make informed choices by providing a holistic approach to student health, education, wellness and outreach services in a confidential, inclusive and respectful environment. The University Health Center is staffed by a medical team of board certified providers, a registered dietitian, professional health educators and substance abuse prevention specialists who administer care in a confidential and professional manner.

Students must enter their immunization dates into http://jmu.edu/MyJMUHealth and have an Immunization Form completed and verified by a health care provider on file at the University Health Center. State law requires that all full-time students provide this documentation. See http://jmu.edu/MyJMUHealth for additional information and to download the Immunization Form.

The Health Center offers free regular office visits for full-time students and low-cost specialty services. In addition, the Health Center offers:

  • Allergy clinic
  • Appointment medical clinic
  • Health education and outreach
  • International travel clinic
  • Lab services
  • LGBT & Ally Education Program
  • Limited pharmacy dispensing
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Peer education
  • Sexual assault education, advocacy, and support
  • Specialty clinic
  • Student health insurance
  • Substance abuse prevention & recovery
  • Walk-in medical clinic
  • Women’s health clinic 

University Recreation

University Recreation Center, MSC 3901

(540) 568-8737

http://www.jmu.edu/recreation/

University Recreation (UREC) promotes and advances healthy lifestyles through participation opportunities, educational experiences and supportive services. The qualified staff is committed to excellence and attentive to the developmental needs of participants. Educational programming areas include Adventure, Aquatics, Challenge Courses, Fitness, Group Fitness, Informal Recreation, Intramural Sports, Nutrition, Safety, Sport Clubs, Wellness and Youth Programs.

The main UREC facility is located near the JMU Convocation Center on the east side of campus. It is a multi-level fitness and wellness center with over 140,000 square feet of activity space. Building highlights include a 33-foot climbing wall, seven racquetball courts, four basketball/volleyball courts, indoor track, cardio theatre, indoor pool/sauna/spa area, locker rooms, massage studio, outdoor courtyard with sand volleyball, outdoor turf fields and group fitness/ multipurpose studios. UREC also houses an equipment center where sports and camping/outdoor equipment can be checked out or rented. Personal training, fitness/nutrition analysis and massage services are also available for a fee.

UREC also encompasses several satellite facilities. University Park, located near campus at 1090 Devon Lane, serves as the students' "backyard," accommodating up to 4,000 participants when fully utilized. University Park includes opportunities for drop-in recreation, structured Intramural Sports and Sport Club programs, as well as a team and leadership development program. Facilities include an open event lawn, tennis, sand volleyball and basketball courts, sports turf, pavilion and a disc golf course. Additional UREC satellite facilities include East Campus Fields, spaces within Godwin and Memorial Halls, and several fields and courts around campus.

A valid JACard is needed to enter UREC and University Park. Online registration is available for educational programs, Group Fitness classes and Intramural Sports. Programs requiring fees can be registered for in-person at the main UREC facility using FLEX.

University Unions

Taylor Hall, Room 205B, MSC 3501

(540) 568-3341

http://info.jmu.edu/universityunions/

The University Unions Department reflects a broad range of programs, facilities and services created to build a sense of community for the campus as a whole. The facilities are the gathering places for the campus, with meeting rooms, assembly spaces, lounges and support services available. They are places where ideas come to life, learning is put into practice and the various constituencies of the campus find common ground.

University Unions is comprised of the following units:

The Dux Center

Taylor 102, MSC 3501

(540) 568-5901

http://www.jmu.edu/dux

The Dux Center (pronounced "dukes," which is Latin for "to lead" or "leadership") is JMU's leadership resource clearing house for students. The premier program sponsored by the Dux Center is Kijiji Citizens of Influence.

The Dux Center also provides information about leadership programs offered by areas across campus. Students may check out equipment, books and other resources useful for leadership development, team building and experiential learning leadership activities.

Professional staff in the Dux Center are certified trainers for the DISC Personality Assessment program and can provide customized workshops to help people learn more about themselves, how to connect with others and how to build teams more effectively. They also serve as leadership consultants, assisting individuals, groups and organizations in the development of their leadership capabilities.

Madison Union Scheduling

Room 233, MSC 3501

(540) 568-6330

http://www.jmu.edu/madisonunion

Festival Conference and Student Center Scheduling

(540) 568-1716

http://www.jmu.edu/eventmanagement 

University Unions provides a comprehensive approach to the coordination of services necessary for campus events and coordination of scheduled meetings and conferences throughout the year.

Facilities Services (University Unions)

Madison Union, MSC 3501

(540) 568-5555

Festival Conference and Student Center, MSC 4201

(540) 568-1715

Four buildings house the programs and services which the University Unions provide for the JMU community. They are the Madison Union (Grafton-Stovall Theatre, Warren Hall and Taylor Hall) and Festival Conference & Student Center. Facilities Services address physical building, operations and information concerns in these spaces.

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Warren Hall, Room 404, MSC 3501

(540) 568-4195

(540) 568-6444 (fax)

http://info.jmu.edu/fsl

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life works with social fraternities and sororities to foster cooperation and communication amongst the chapters, the university and the community. Staff members advise the InterFraternity and Panhellenic Councils, as well as Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA), Greek InterVarsity and Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honor Society. Staff members also work with individual chapters to promote the development of character, leadership, scholarship and service.

Office of Student Activities and Involvement

Taylor Hall, Room 205A, MSC 3501

(540) 568-8157

(540) 568-2382 (fax)

http://info.jmu.edu/osai

The Office of Student Activities and Involvement houses Student Organizations, Student Government, Mad4U, Make Your Mark on Madison Leadership Program and the University Program Board. The Office of Student Activities and Involvement provides a wide range of educational, social and cultural events, as well as support services for all JMU student clubs and organizations. Student Organization Night at the beginning of each semester offers an opportunity for all students to meet members of clubs, learn about organizations and discover how to become involved with them.

Taylor Down Under

(540) 568-7853 or (540) 568-5555 

Taylor Down Under, located on the ground floor of Taylor Hall, is comprised of a lounge, the Corner Pocket Game Room and a coffee bar. The TDU lounge area is a popular hangout for all students. This area offers computers for student use, television, evening entertainment on the TDU Stage, comfortable seating and an information desk.

University Program Board

Taylor Hall, Room 234, MSC 3505

(540) 568-6217

http://info.jmu.edu/upb

Campus entertainment is scheduled through the University Program Board, a student organization advised through the University Unions. Concerts, films, speakers, trips and numerous other activities designed to complement the educational mission of JMU are arranged by the UPB. The board also solicits collaborative programs with other student organizations, university departments and schools. Committees for which students may volunteer include film, special events, center stage, spirit and traditions, and spotlight sounds.

Withdrawal from the University

Office of the Dean of Students

Taylor Hall, Room 300, MSC 3534

(540) 568-6468

http://www.jmu.edu/studentaffairs/departments/deanofstudents/

The Office of the Dean of Students assists students who are considering withdrawing from the university after the first three weeks of the semester. The student and staff member discuss personal, financial and academic implications including pertinent policies and procedures directly involved with their withdrawal. The staff member will provide and assist the student with the proper withdrawal application form.