Web site: www.stcloudstate.edu/advising/
The Advising Center, located in Centennial
Hall, will gladly help students plan
and review their general education classes. During the registration period, advisers
work specifically with undecided students; however, there are limited appointments
available to answer general advising questions for all undergraduate students.
Appointments are available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
American Indian Center
The American Indian Center strives to respond to the self-defined needs and goals of American Indian students and communities alike. The Center offers a variety of cultural activities, academic support programs, a resource center, speaker series, and cultural projects workshops. In addition, the American Indian Center co-hosts the All Tribes Council annual pow wow. Students who wish to join the student organization should contact All Tribes Council at 308.6424 or E-mail at email@example.com.
Campus Card Office
Atwood Memorial Center 162
Web site: www.stcloudstate.edu/campuscard/
Your campus card serves as your official SCSU ID and may be used to access your print account, Campus Cash, meal plans (Munch Money), and the optional bank account (to withdraw funds from any ATM). You will also use it to receive free Metro Bus rides, enter sporting events and performances, and check out library materials at the Miller Center. For more information please call or visit our office or Web site.
Summer financial aid eligibility is based on application materials submitted for the previous academic year. A separate summer application is required; these are available in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid on February 7, 2011. Students may be eligible to receive the following types of aid:
- Federal Stafford loan
- Federal Parent loan
- Student Educational Loan Fund (SELF)
- Federal Perkins loan
- Federal Pell grant
- Federal unsubsidized Stafford loan
- Minnesota State grant
- Work study employment
Students must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible to receive any federal or state loans.Regulations stipulate that a student must be accepted into a degree or certificate program in order to be eligible to receive aid. Students must be in compliance with SCSU’s satisfactory academic progress policy for financial aid recipients. This policy defines the standard a student must maintain in order to be eligible to receive financial aid. For more information contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
Hill Hall, First Floor
Web site: www.stcloudstate.edu/healthservices/insurance.asp
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system sponsors a student health insurance plan underwritten by a private insurance company. If you are not covered by your parents’ plans or do not have an individual plan, you might want to consider the system-sponsored plan. International students are required to purchase this insurance. Please check with Health Services for further information.
Hill Hall, First Floor
Web site: www.stcloudstate.edu/healthservices
All students are invited to utilize the clinic and health education programs provided by SCSU Student Health Services. The clinic is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the summer. Our clinic is an approved provider for nine major insurance carriers but you do not have to have medical insurance to use our services. We also have an in-house pharmacy that is fully stocked with prescription and over-the-counter medications. Call 320.308.3193 to make an appointment.
The rates for the residence halls are $60.50 per week for a double room and $78 per week for a single room (if available). These rates are subject to change. The residence halls will open for occupancy 1:00 p.m. Sunday, June 10 and will remain open for both summer terms. If you are interested in reserving a room in a residence hall, call for application materials.
Students should furnish personal items including pillows, linens, telephone, a fan, and blankets for an extra-long twin bed (36X80). Meal plans are not offered during summer sessions, but other affordable options, are available at Atwood Center. Small kitchen units are available for snack preparation. Room refrigerators may be rented.
KVSC-FM is an educational public radio station licensed to SCSU. The station is student-run and operates 365 days per year, nearly 24 hours a day. KVSC has a listening radius of about 70 miles and offers a blend of progressive rock, jazz, folk, hip hop, world, blues, Minnesota music, along with SCSU news and sports play-by-play.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Services (LGBT)
The mission of GLBT Services at SCSU is to provide education, advocacy resources, referrals and safe spaces for GLBT, and allied students, faculty, and staff. GLBT Services empowers students, faculty, and staff to create sensitive environments in all realms of the University as we foster a positive institutional climate for GLBT people and their supporters. In this capacity the office serves all at the University.
Lindgren Child Care Center
122 Engineering (ECC)
Web site: www.stcloudstate.edu/childcare
St. Cloud State University’s Lindgren Child Care Center enrolls children aged infant (two-15 months), toddler (16-32 months), and preschool (33 months-five years). During the summer sessions, services are available from 7:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m., Monday through Friday.
This nationally accredited center is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to serve 45 full-time equivalent children. There is high demand for these limited spaces. Currently enrolled children have an enrollment priority for the next semester. Please keep this in mind and make your arrangements early.
Because many summer session students attend SCSU only during the summer, we maintain a “summer only” waiting list, as well as our regular external waiting list. Therefore, when making your summer child care arrangements, be sure to specify that your needs are for the summer only.
Multicultural Student Services
The Department of Multicultural Student Services provides for the particular needs of all students of color at St. Cloud State University. The office provides comprehensive services by giving academic assistance, encouraging personal development and offering multicultural programming.
Multicultural Academic Support Center
The Multicultural Academic Support Center provides direct academic services to students. The center helps students build the skills needed to successfully complete college and serves as a focal point of interaction between students, faculty and the campus community. Services available at the Center are tutoring for individuals and small groups; academic advising and counseling; assistance with class scheduling; listings of jobs, internships and scholarships; monitoring academic progress; a computer lab with IBM and Macintosh; and a quiet study area.
Multicultural Activities Center
The Multicultural Activities Center, in conjunction with cultural student organizations, plans a variety of social and co-curricular programs, such as Rec Nights, Hmong Night, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday celebration, Black History Month, Chicana/o History Month activities and other multicultural programming of interest to all students.
Public Safety House (525 Fourth Avenue South)
Web site: www.stcloudstate.edu/publicsafety
The Department of Public Safety is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Use rear entrance of house, when the front office is closed.
Public safety student security officers respond to all safety, security or medical requests for assistance. For emergency needs you are encouraged to call 911 first from any campus phone. Public safety offers escort, bus service, and provides 24- hour “jump start” assistance. If needed, you can use the “blue light” phones to request this service.
Public safety continuously monitors the University’s “blue light” and elevator emergency telephones. All phones are direct dial, one (red) button; push to talk, release to listen. You may use these to report security concerns or suspicious activity.
The full parking policy and procedures can be viewed and printed from the Public Safety Web site.
Catch the MTC and take a free ride.
You can go anywhere Metro Bus goes, without paying any fare! All you will need is your current SCSU ID, and you’re good to go. Why spin your wheels when you can kiss parking hassles and high gas prices goodbye! Get on board with Metro Bus instead – Come on and take a free ride! Call 320.251.RIDE or visit www.stcloudmtc.com.
Student Mediation Program
SCSU has a mediation program to assist students in resolving disagreements.
The Student Conflict Resolution Team (SCRT) consists of 10 students who have
completed mediation training and are recognized by the Minnesota Supreme Court
as qualified mediators. The team is available to serve as mediators in student
disputes and they offer their services for FREE! You can contact SCRT by sending
an E-mail to: SCRT@stcloudstate.edu. You can also contact SCRT through its
Denee Janda, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Jeff Ringer, email@example.com.
13 Stewart Hall
Web site: www.stcloudstate.edu/masscommunications/students/UniversityChronicle.asp
For the latest University, local, and global news, the University Chronicle is available on campus. There are sections on sports, entertainment, and an opinion page. The Chronicle is a student-run newspaper and is published two times per week during school semesters and once per week during summer sessions. It is available in most every building on campus.
520 5th Avenue South
Web site: www.stcloudstate.edu/womenscenter
The Women’s Center addresses safety issues and equal educational opportunities for women on campus. Services include information and referral on community services: advocacy and support to victims of sexual assault and other forms of violence or harassment, R.A.D. self-defense training, discrimination and sexual harassment, cutting-edge educational programs on issues impacting women’s lives and scholarships for non-traditional female students. In addition, the Center houses a small, specialized resource library. The Women’s Center has space for meetings, study, programs and discussions.
Learning Resources and Technology Services
Learning Resources & Technology Services, located in the James W. Miller Learning Resources Center, serves all disciplines of the University, along with students, faculty, staff, and community members in central Minnesota. The LR&TS collection consists of more than 2.767 million print and non-print items for the academic community, including more than 675,000 books, 1.3 million federal and state documents, and 773,000 units of microform, including ERIC documents. The collection also contains nearly 1,600 periodical titles and 13,000 electronic periodical subscriptions, 1,500 maps, and 25,000 non-print items (computer software, compact discs, videotapes, DVDs, films, etc.). The electronic catalog is available on the World Wide Web. Numerous online databases are also available. SCSU is a member of the MINITEX network system of Minnesota, which provides access to all major library collections of Minnesota, as well as those in North Dakota and South Dakota. Materials from other libraries can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan at no cost to the user.
The James W. Miller Learning Resources Center has more than 235,000 square feet of assignable space and offers an inviting environment to serve all types of academic needs. Included in the Miller Center are more than 750 study tables, each with data and power connections for laptop computers, and wireless Internet access is available throughout the building. There are 474 lounge seats and 16 group study rooms, each equipped with a computer, TV, VCR, and DVD/CD player. The NASA Educational Resource Center, the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, the Multicultural Resource Center, and the Center for Excellence In Teaching and Learning are also located in the Miller Center. Please see the LR&TS web site for facility hours.
Computing & Technology
The James W. Miller Learning Resources Center has more than 350 computer workstations available for student use, including 28 in extended hour areas, which are available during extended times when the Miller Center is closed. Student computing handbooks can be picked up in MC 112, 204, or one of the listed labs. Please see computer labs for hours.