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Career and Academic Planning assists students with academic and career planning. This assistance includes helping students to: choose or change a major, select appropriate academic programs to attain their academic goals, develop career goals, explore career interests through internships and summer employment, and implement a job search or research graduate study.

Center for Multicultural Student Services remains steadfast in assisting the University in its overall goal of promoting diversity. Towards this effort, the Center seeks to retain students of color through encouraging and promoting their active participation in all-available programs, services, curricula and activities while preserving their cultural identity. The Center also seeks to encourage students of color to achieve and maintain academic excellence while assisting them in making successful adjustments to university life.

Community Service-Learning is a partnership joining JMU students, faculty, staff and the surrounding communities by identifying and coordinating intentional service opportunities to cultivate social responsibility and life-long learning, thereby fostering a generation of leaders committed to positive social change.

The Counseling Center provides preventive, developmental and therapeutic mental health services founded on solid professional psychological standards of practice to the James Madison University student Community. Through its services the Center aids students in resolving personal and interpersonal conflicts, developing healthy and satisfying lifestyles and enhancing their educational development.

The Office of Disability Services works to ensure that all students with documented disabilities have both an equal opportunity and equal access to JMU's programs and services. Our goal is to coordinate and provide reasonable accommodations, support services and programs that enable students with disabilities to maximize their educational potential and grow in the developmental process of transition to higher education, independence and effective self-advocacy.

The Office of Institutional Research The Office of Institutional Research assists the university in the pursuit of its mission by dynamically and efficiently supporting decision-making, accountability and planning. Our primary functions are: developing, collecting, and communicating measures of institutional effectiveness, providing management information and policy analysis and promoting the university's planning process compiling and reporting mandated information.

The Office of Judicial Affairs promotes student learning, civic responsibility, and respect for individual student rights and community standards through both outreach and sanctioned programs. Judicial Affairs develops, disseminates, and enforces university policies and provides a fair and impartial process for airing student concerns. Our goal is to help students gain an awareness of a common responsibility to the community through involvement in the judicial process, hearings, and council.

The Orientation Office is committed to helping students get started on the right foot at JMU so that they can learn as much as possible and reach their potential. Our innovative programs such as Summer Springboard Orientation, 1787 Orientation, First Year Adventures, and Learning Communities are designed to introduce new students to all that JMU offers.

The Office of Residence Life is about living and learning. Staff and financial resources are invested to create a safety-conscious, fun, and educational environment. ORL's First Year Involvement program provides first-year students with social, emotional, and academic support as they adjust to life at JMU. Over 1,600 programs and activities take place in JMU residence halls each year.

The University Health Center partners with students to encourage personal responsibility for their well-being by providing primary care and education in a professional and collaborative manner.

University Recreation promotes and advances healthy lifestyles through participation opportunities, educational experiences and supportive services. Our qualified staff is committed to excellence and attentive to the developmental needs of our participants.

University Unions are at the heart of community life at James Madison University. The University Unions take pride in providing facilities, services, and programs that enhance the quality of life of the JMU community and their guests, with a particular focus on students. The University Unions foster opportunities for interaction and encourage the exchange of ideas in an environment that promotes respect for all people by supporting student learning and valuing diversity.