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Make lifetime friends – and build lifelong skills – through Mount Union’s rich student life offerings. There’s so much to do on campus…so many things to explore.  From 80-plus campus organizations to spiritual life opportunities and diversity programming to leadership development, you’ll never be bored on campus.  As you explore all that campus has to offer, rest assured that you’ll be supported along the way. Counseling services, career development, campus security and a myriad of other outreach initiatives can provide much-needed assistance as you navigate the college landscape and map out your plans for the future.

One valuable resource and guide for a variety of topics is the student handbook. Included in it is information regarding our institutional expectations for appropriate conduct and behavior in an academic community. All students are expected to be familiar with the rules and regulations of Mount Union—that information is provided herein. The Student Handbook is complete and updated at this time—however, it is a dynamic document and changes are sometimes necessary. A current version of the Student Handbook is always available for your convenience.

The Student Affairs mission is educational and holistic, aimed at developing the entire person.  Student Affairs professionals foster student development by encouraging students to cultivate: 1) living and learning strategies that support both independence and collaboration, 2) an understanding of and appreciation for different cultures, and 3) personal wellness in mind, body, and spirit.  The Student Affairs team challenges and supports all students to find a meaningful purpose while in college, while also preparing students to find a meaningful purpose for themselves in the world beyond college.  In short, the Student Affairs mission complements the University mission of preparing students for meaningful work, fulfilling lives and responsible citizenship. 

We are very pleased to be able to assist you in your personal, academic, and professional pursuits! Our staff in the Office of Student Affairs is at your disposal and ready to help you develop both inside and outside of the classroom.  Some of our annual services and programming include:

• Preview & Orientation
• Jumpstart
• Transportation Services
• Early Arrivals & Move In
• Family Day
• Not Another Statistic Diversity Conference
• ExploRAIDER
• Little Sibs Weekend

Finally, the Office of Student Affairs is committed to the well-being and safety of all members of the campus community. One way we do that is through the UMU Behavior Intervention Team. The UMU BIT serves an important role in the prevention and management of difficulties related to harm to self or others. For example, if a classmate or roommate shows a sudden change of behavior such as missing classes, or poor self-care, a concerned faculty, staff or student could contact the BIT chair or complete a BIT referral. The BIT team reviews and discusses the best strategies to both help the individual and manage the situation. And, if determined to be in their best interest, the person of concern is contacted and referred to appropriate resources.  Anyone, including students, family members, and friends can make a report at https://myhousing.mountunion.edu/mycoco/public/.

Please be sure to visit the Office of Student Affairs if we can provide information or service for you—we are located in the Hoover-Price Campus Center. Best wishes for a wonderful and rewarding year!

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