|Services Available on Campus|
The primary purpose of the Academic Support Office is to promote academic success and assist those experiencing difficulty. Various programs involving faculty cooperation, policy development, student contact and counseling, research, and remedial or preventive activities are administered and developed by this office.
The Alumni Association was organized in 1893 to promote the general welfare of Brigham Young University. Today it serves more than 300,000 alumni and provides several valuable services and programs for students still at the university.
All graduates and former students with 24+ credits are eligible for membership in the Alumni Association. There are no dues or membership drives; the association conducts solicitation for contribution to the BYU Senior Pledge Fund and special projects.
Services to students on the campus include a college-related student/alumni council, BYU Alumni Association Replenishment Grants (for students), meeting facilities in the Alumni House, the annual commencement banquets, the commencement checklist for graduates, and operation of the Student Alumni Association.
Services to alumni include many on-campus programs during Homecoming and commencement and other times of the year; alumni receptions held throughout the world; alumni travel programs with or without credit; the Brigham Young Magazine; the BYU Alumni Newspaper; the Aspen Grove Family Camp, located behind Mt. Timpanogos; low-cost term life and health insurance programs; a BYU-oriented merchandising program; access to bookstore, library, and physical education facilities; and career counseling and job placement assistance.
Obtain further information on these programs and any others by contacting the Alumni Association (Alumni House,  378-4663 or 1-800-437-4663).
The BYU Bookstore offers a variety of academic and convenience merchandise for sale at competitive prices. This merchandise includes: textbooks, school supplies, general books, computer hardware and software, cards and gift items, candy and snacks, men and women's clothing and accessories, photo supplies, sports apparel and BYU specialty sportswear, and engineering and art goods.
(1520 ELWC, PO Box 27920,  378-2767)
The purpose of this office is to assure that students with disabilities are provided access to university programs. A variety of services and extensive information are available.
(1520 ELWC, PO Box 27919,  378-4877)
The Women's Services and Resources is a comprehensive support and referral source for all women on the BYU campus. Individual help in utilizing needed services and programs sponsored by the WSR, campus departments, and community agencies is furnished. Specific information and support is provided for nontraditional students.
Students desiring to visit campus are encouraged to schedule a tour through the Office of School Relations—Campus Visits (Visitors Center [VCTR], PO Box 23201,  378-4431). Daily tours are available at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Tours are tailored to the individual student's needs, and appointments with advisement centers can be arranged as requested. Please schedule tours at least one week prior to your campus visit.
M. Gawain Wells, Director (244 TLRB, PO Box 28604,  378-7759/ 378-7758)
The Comprehensive Clinic is a training and research center that houses several of the clinical training programs of the university. These include clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, social work, audiology and speech-language pathology, LDS Social Services, and the research and staff development arm of LDS Social Services. Services of the Comprehensive Clinic are available to community people and BYU staff, faculty, couples, and families. These services include:
Kelly C. McDonald, Executive Director (167 TMCB, PO Box 26540,  378-5025)
University Computing Services provides extensive computing, and communications facilities to faculty, staff, and students. In addition to equipment, experienced personnel and a library of computer programs are available to help with particular problems or training.
Shawn Hansen, Manager (156 TMCB,  378-3699)
CougarNet provides networked computer services for the campus community. These services include student e-mail and Route Y support, off-campus Internet dial-up accounts, and on-campus Ethernet connections. CougarNet also offers data recover, file conversion, and anti-virus services. Students and employees typically purchase their personal Internet access through this office, although some departments provide similar help to their students at low or no cost.
Monte F. Shelley, Director (192 TMCB, PO Box 26553,  378-5026)
Student and teacher evaluation services, computer lab services, and consultation regarding computer-based curriculum materials are all offered by Instructional Applications Services.
Students who are considering the purchase of a personal computer should note the following information:
Ronald K. Chapman, Director (2514 ELWC, PO Box 27906,  378-4007; fax  378-5921; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The Counseling and Career Center, a department of Student Life, supports Brigham Young University's mission to help students realize their full potential. It is recognized that reaching such potential involves growth and development in emotional, spiritual, social, and physical areas as well as in the intellectual area. As students experience the challenge of a university education, they often encounter problems in one or more of these areas that can be disruptive to their happiness and progress in school. The professionally trained staff at the Counseling and Career Center offers students a variety of services to help solve such problems when they occur.
(2500 ELWC, PO Box 27906,  378-2723; e-mail: email@example.com.)
Academic counseling is available for students who are experiencing difficulty with their studies. This counseling includes help in working through and overcoming obstacles to successful academic performance. Information about the university's academic standards, a student's academic standing, or help with learning problems is available at this office as well. (See also Academic Standards in the Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.)
(2590 ELWC, PO Box 27906,  378-2689)
Printed, audiovisual, and computer- generated information about career options and learning skills are available in the Career and Learning Information Center (CLIC). These materials provide useful information for making educational and career decisions and for acquiring skills needed in the academic setting.
(2410 ELWC, PO Box 27905,  378-3000; fax  378-3444)
Career Placement Services can best assist BYU students with their job search when they register during the fall semester of the academic year in which they plan to graduate.
(2500 ELWC, PO Box 27906,  378-3826; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The Open Major Advisement Center at BYU serves (1) the students who have not yet decided on their academic major and (2) those students whose interests and abilities do not match the major they have already chosen. The services of Open Major Advisement include help in selecting classes, meeting general education requirements, and deciding upon majors. All students who are undecided about a major, whether coded open major or not, are welcome to use the many services and resources available to help them make an informed decision about a career or major. Students who have already chosen a major but who are not finding it to be a good match with their abilities and interests are also encouraged to work with Open Major Advisement.
(1500 ELWC, PO Box 27906,  378-3035; e-mail: email@example.com.)
Full-time day students can receive assistance in learning to cope with personal problems that interfere with their education and with career decision making. Counseling is provided by professional counselors who operate within established limits of confidentiality. Without written permission from the student, personal information is not released to any third party.
(2548 ELWC, PO Box 27906,  378-2688)
Tests and inventories are available to help students acquire personal information about career interests, learning styles, emotional adjustment, and personality. Most of the tests and inventories require a referral from a counselor, advisor, or class instructor to ensure an appropriate interpretation and availability of resources. Modest fees are charged for most tests.
(2590 ELWC, PO Box 27906,  378-2689)
A variety of workshops are offered each semester to help students improve their academic, social, and interpersonal skills. Topics such as test taking, note taking, time management, stress management, choosing a major, self-awareness, and assertiveness are addressed. Printed self-help materials used in the workshops are available.
Samuel Brooks, Director (180 SASB, PO Box 21840,  378-4935; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.byu.edu/stlife/sas/ds/)
BYU Dining Services is nationally recognized as a leader in collegiate food service programs, serving an average of 30,000 meals daily. Options range from full-service dining to grab-and-go meals. The Skyroom Restaurant, on the sixth floor of the ELWC, offers full-service dining weekdays for lunch and a Friday evening buffet. The Cougareat Food Court, on the main level of the ELWC, includes choices such as Taco Bell Express, Pizza Hut, and Subway in addition to grill items, salad and soup, Asian and Italian selections, grab-and-go, pastries and sweets, and traditional meat and potatoes. The Museum Cafe, in the Museum of Art, features specialty sandwiches, soups, desserts, and beverages. The Morris Center and Cannon Center cafeterias are located at Deseret Towers and Helaman Halls, respectively, and provide students and guests alike buffet-style all-you-care-to-eat selections for every meal. Menus and hours for each area are posted on the Web. The Creamery, a dairy outlet and convenience store, and Take-Out Food to Go, a carry-out service for all food products produced at BYU, are located at the northeast corner of campus. Easy Pickin's offers a lunch-time, on-campus delivery service. Catering can provide refreshments for a small group or a complete meal for thousands.
Delora P. Bertelsen, Manager (A-289 ASB, PO Box 21220,  378-6878)
Brigham Young University does not allow unlawful discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability in the academic or employment setting. This includes unlawful sexual harassment, which is a violation of university standards as well as state and federal laws and may be considered grounds for discipline. Persons who believe they have been unlawfully discriminated against or unlawfully sexually harassed should contact the Equal Opportunity Office.
Nancy Carson (2310 ELWC, PO Box 27908,  378-5092)
The ID Center makes available to every BYU student a photo identification card with magnetic stripe. During the first week or two of each semester or term, the photo ID cards are produced and distributed to students in 394–396 ELWC. Distribution hours are advertised before and during distribution. After that, the cards are distributed at the ID Center (2310 ELWC). In order to receive a card, students must be registered for classes. Dress and grooming standards as outlined by the university must be observed. Services are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during fall and winter semesters and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during spring and summer terms.
(1320 ELWC, PO Box 27918,  378-3065)
Vernon Heperi, Director
Ken Sekaquaptewa, Assistant Director
Multicultural Student Services is a unique team of multicultural specialists who value the total development of the multicultural student within the aims of a BYU education. The staff seeks to develop a BYU environment of "fellow citizenry" where multiculturalism can flourish: "Ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens" (Eph. 2:19).
Vernon Heperi, Director
Alicia Long, Office Manager
Ken Sekaquaptewa, Assistant Director and Multicultural
LaVay Talk, Multicultural Counselor
Multicultural Student Services is an available support system that helps multicultural students to be successful by the university's standards. Counselors take advantage of every opportunity to assist the students and help them discover services on campus that will further their academic and spiritual success.
Liana Brown, Coordinator
Mili McQuivey, Financial Aid Counselor
We have a unique ability and expectation to create a solid, quality, recruiting process that selects choice multicultural students who are prepared socially, academically, and spiritually for a BYU experience. Programs and scholarships are available to ensure that every need is met before their college career begins and while it is in progress.
Richelle Andersen, Coordinator
James Slaughter, Multicultural Programming Counselor
Because multicultural diversity contributes positively to the development of students, staff, faculty, and the community, students are valued for what they bring culturally to campus. Special programs are designed to awaken students to a sense of value and self-worth.
Lynette Simmons, Coordinator
Students report on campus interests, activities, and issues in the Eagle's Eye, a multicultural student magazine published twice a year. The publication has a national circulation list that includes alumni, universities, businesses, and a wide range of minority organizations.
Students can complete preprofessional study at BYU before professional academic training here or elsewhere. There are no majors at the university in these preprofessional areas because professional schools generally make no specification of majors. Students may major in any department but are encouraged to select majors and related preprofessional studies as outlined below.
Jay Newitt, Advisor (230 SNLB, PO Box 28200,  378-2021)
Prearchitecture students have several options, depending on the intended future architectural degree. One approach is to study only a year or two at BYU before transferring to another institution to pursue a baccalaureate degree in architecture. In these instances, students should plan their period of study at BYU to include, as nearly as possible, course work that will transfer directly into the future architecture program.
Don Bloxham, PhD, Advisor (380 WIDB, PO Box 25176,  378-3044)
The acceptance rate of BYU applicants to dental school last year was considerably above the national average.
Eileen Crane, Prelaw Advisor ( 2240 SFLC, PO Box 25524,  378-2318)
The study of law prepares the student to work in a variety of settings. Traditional private practice, business, government, consulting, public interest/nonprofit organizations, banking, and education are just some of the many types of settings in which lawyers use their legal education
K. Fred Skousen, Dean (730 TNRB, PO Box 23113,  378-4122)
The programs in the Marriott School of Management are designed to prepare qualified students for rewarding careers in management and administration. Classes and study group activities stress the acquisition of professional managerial leadership attributes that will enable students to obtain work in public, private, and not-for-profit organizations. High ethical values and behavior are reinforced.
Don Bloxham, PhD, Advisor (380 WIDB, PO Box 25176,  378-3044)
Students who wish to enter medical school should plan to graduate with a major that reflects interests and allows for an alternate career. Any major can serve as a premedical major. Come to 380 WIDB for help.
Shane Schulthies, PhD, PT, ATC, Advisor (122 RB, PO Box 22096,  378-3982)
Physical therapy graduate programs base their admissions on cumulative GPA, the Graduate Record Exam, and clinical exposure, plus a BS degree in a preprofessional course of study. Competition is arduous, and a student must maintain a 3.5 or better cumulative GPA. Students changing majors to pre–physical therapy must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA to be admitted to the program.
Beverly L. Roeder (386 WIDB, PO Box 25156,  378-6873) and Richard N. Thwaits (357 WIDB, PO Box 25169,  378-6872), Advisors
Competition for freshman class spaces in veterinary school is keen, and students should expect to achieve above a 3.5 GPA. Many successful applicants have completed the bachelor's degree. Because course requirements differ with individual veterinary schools, students should familiarize themselves with entrance requirements for the schools to which they will apply.
Don Bloxham, PhD, Advisor (380 WIDB, PO Box 25776,  378-3044)
Students who are interested in the above health professions may receive help in planning preprofessional course work and applying to the appropriate professional and graduate schools. Catalogs and other materials are available in the Health Professions Advisement Office.
J. Wesley Sherwood, Managing Director (TOMH, PO Box 20100,  378-4468)
The department ensures proper safety programs and procedures, consults with campus personnel regarding safety concerns, and provides safety-related training. Training topics include hazardous communication (HazCom), radiation safety, driving courses (van, defensive, straight truck, CDL, and equipment), lab safety, fire safety, and CPR/first aid.
“The Resource Book for Successful Single Parent Students” is available at the Women's Services and Resources Office (1520 ELWC, PO Box 27919). Individuals interested in networking with other single parents on campus can contact the Single Parents Association through Jean Taylor Scott at (801) 378-4877.
(100 SASB, PO Box 21860,  378-3866; email@example.com; www.byu.edu/stlife/sas/sc/)
The Signature Card is a debit card, utilizing the university ID card. Nearly all retail outlets on campus accept Signature Card, including Dining Services, vending machines, the Bookstore, ELWC retail operations, copy centers, designated copy machines, and ticket offices. Deposits and balance inquiries are available at most outlets.
Jerry L. Bishop, Director (3326 ELWC, PO Box 27915,  378-3111)
The newly remodeled and expanded Ernest L. Wilkinson Center (ELWC) serves as the gathering place for the university, the center of college community life. The ELWC is a place where students can go to relax and participate in out-of-class activities that foster balanced growth and development. Many student services have been housed in the new addition of the Wilkinson Center for convenience and easy access to students.
(Main Floor ELWC, PO Box 27915,  378-4313)
The Information Center answers questions for hundreds of people each day. It has current pamphlets, directories, catalogs, class schedules, bus schedules, and other informational packets. Fall/Winter hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spring/Summer hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(First Floor, ELWC, PO Box 27915,  378-3024)
The Lost and Found serves both those who have lost items of value and those who find them. The university strongly urges students and others to put their names and other personal information on their possessions and encourages everybody to turn found items in to the Lost and Found immediately.
(Third Floor, ELWC, PO Box 27903,  378-3901)
The mission of the BYU Student Service Association is to strengthen students in their social relationships, civic duty, and service to humankind. Through student leadership, the university community works together to achieve our goal that all who “enter to learn” will be prepared by training and experience to “go forth to serve.”
(C-40 ASB, PO Box 21004,  378-3561)
To be employed on campus all students must have a U.S. social security number. Students who are ready to seek employment should also bring proof of acceptance as a full-time student to the Student Employment Services.
(170 MHC, PO Box 24800,  378-2771)
Val H. Christensen, Administrative Director
James P. Clarke, M.D., Medical Director
Gary B. Brimley, Assistant Director
Student health services are available at the Student Health Center for all students, spouses, and dependents of students at rates lower than those the community offers. Any student may receive services at the Health Center regardless of his or her insurance policy, although students can receive health care at an even greater discount by utilizing the student health insurance plan. The Student Health Center is not a Medicare, Medicaid or Champus provider.
(1206 SFLC, PO Box 26798,  378-7524)
This office provides the university, including on-campus student housing, with voice and data communications, local and long-distance telephone services, and PhoneMail (voice mail) service. Questions regarding on-campus student telephone services should be directed to (801) 378-7813. For repair for such services, call 378-7524, or go to 310 SFLC, PO Box 26798.
The University Police Department is established for the benefit and protection of students, faculty, and staff. The department's state-certified police officers are entrusted with enforcing laws and, when applicable, campus rules and regulations. Noncertified security, traffic, and parking control officers are also utilized by the university to enforce campus rules and regulations.
To obtain a parking permit, the following must be presented at the Parking and Traffic Office between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday:
*Student permits are valid from the beginning of fall semester through the following September 15.
All bicycles operated or parked on campus must be licensed with a Utah County municipality. Provo city licenses are available at the Traffic Office for a fee of $1.
Owners/operators of motor vehicles operated in Utah County should be prepared to pass Utah County Vehicle Emissions Inspection Maintenance requirements.
(B-150 ASB, PO Box 21113,  378-2768)
The Veterans Support Office certifies the enrollment of eligible veterans or their dependents for educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Information and help in applying for these benefits are available from this office.