Services and Support

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Graduate Student Travel

An essential part of every graduate program is learning to use the tools of research, both scholarly and applied. Graduate students seeking funding for a research project should first inquire whether their department or college has funds available for that purpose. Information on other sources such as the University Committee on Research & Creative Activity and funding agencies exterior to the University can be obtained from the Office of Research & Creative Activity, Eppley Administration Building 203. For travel support, contact Nicole Kersten via email at nkersten@unomaha.edu.

Prep Week

The last week of regularly scheduled classes during fall and spring semesters is designated as Prep Week. Except for makeup examinations, tests in self-paced courses, post-tests in the English Composition Program or laboratory exams, no major examination (accounting for more than 20 percent of a student's grade) may be given during this period.

Papers, projects or presentations assigned well in advance (at least two weeks) of Prep Week may be due during this period.

Writing Center

The Writing Center invites UNO student, faculty, and staff in all university divisions to work with a writing consultant on any university-related writing project. You may use this free service to work on your writing assignments, application essays, business letters or other projects. Our goal is to help you become an effective, independent writer; we will not edit papers for you: instead we will help you develop the ability to edit your own work.

Since graduate-level essays are often lengthy, you may reserve an hour-long appointment instead of the standard half hour. You may wish to work with our Graduate Consultant, Kathy Radosta. Kathy works Tuesday and Thursday mornings; to schedule an appointment, call the Writing Center at 554-2946.

Use of Human Subjects or Animals in Research

All campus research that involves the use of human subjects or animals must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board or the Animal Research Committee, respectively. This policy applies to both funded and non-funded faculty and student research. Any individual research project that involves human subjects or animals must be approved by the appropriate committee prior to initiation of the research. For additional information, visit or contact the Office of Research and Creative Activity, Eppley Administration Building 203.

Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services is committed to providing an equal educational opportunity for enrolled or admitted students who have documented disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The coordinator serves as the primary contact for students wishing to discuss eligibility, policies and procedures, services offered, and/or personal concerns. The coordinator is also available to help arrange services for qualified students with disabilities; i.e., reasonable academic adjustments, sign language interpreters, alternative print format, note takers, use of the Testing Center, assistive technology and more. Students must provide appropriate documentation regarding physical, emotional, learning, or other types of disabilities for consideration of services. Consultations with the coordinator may be scheduled at any time. For information, please call (402) 554-2872 or stop by the Disability Services office in the Eppley Administration Building, Room 117.

Counseling Services

The UNO Counseling Center is dedicated to working with students to maximize their potential and meet the challenge of becoming whole, purposeful, thriving individuals. One’s college years provide an exciting opportunity for inquiry, experimentation, productivity and self-discovery. We at the Counseling Center are eager to assist you in these pursuits.

The Center is staffed by licensed mental health practitioners and a graduate assistant. Each is committed to providing support and encouraging personal success in identifying and reaching your goals.

Services provided by the Center include short-term personal counseling, prevention, outreach education, academic counseling, and career counseling for all students, faculty and staff of the university. Difficult life circumstances, personal relationship concerns, balancing day-to-day responsibilities or similar issues may be addressed in counseling. Our mission is to provide you with a safe, confidential atmosphere in which personal concerns can be openly explored and discussed.

We are eager to help create a vibrant, safe campus community in which your psychological health and academic life flourish. Please feel free to call us at 402-554-2409 with any questions or concerns.

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

For information about the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library, please visit their website at http://library.unomaha.edu/information.php

MavUSO

UNO has an office dedicated to military and veteran students called the Military & Veteran University Services Office MaV USO). This is a one-stop office where military, veterans, and their family members can find services and programs at UNO tailored to their needs, such as online degree programs and a flexible deployment policy. Another benefit is that UNO is a Yellow Ribbon school, so veteran graduate students using the Post 9/11 GI Bill can have all of their cost fully covered in addition to receiving the basic housing allowance (BAH). In 2011, The Military Times named UNO as one of the nation’s 10 best colleges for military veterans.

Please feel free to contact us at

Website: www.unomaha.edu/military

Facebook: www.facebook.com/UNOMAVUSO

E-mail Addresses: unovets@unomaha.edu for MaV USO on campus or unooffutt@unomaha.edu for Offutt

Phone Numbers: 4-2349 for MaV USO on campus, 1-855-MAV-USO1 for toll free, or 595-2371 for Offutt

Testing Center

The UNO Testing Center provides a variety of services to UNO students, faculty and staff, and the greater Omaha community.

These services include UNO Placement Exams, national exams, testing to help determine career interests, abilities and personality, testing assistance for students with disabilities, Credit by Examination, and others.

Online test information may not include all test parameters, examinees can obtain additional printed information or clarification from the Testing Center located in Kayser Hall 522 or may be reached at 402-554-4800.

Speech Center

The UNO Speech Center assists all UNO students, faculty, and staff in preparing oral presentations and/or incorporating them into their courses.

Speech Consulting Room provides consulting and coaching services for all UNO students, graduate students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines, assistance to faculty in support of Speaking Across the Curriculum effort at UNO and assessment documentation for the UNO oral communication general education requirement.

The Speech Center is located in Arts & Science Hall 183 & 185 or can be reached at 402-554-3201.

Career Center

The Career Center team provides students and faculty with the opportunity to engage in specialized career development and educational experiences that will increase knowledge and awareness of employment