General Resources – University

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Career Services
University Career Services
2nd floor, Hanes Hall
962-6507

The University Career Services Office (UCS) provides a variety of services and resources to help students prepare for a career, develop job search skills and find employment. UCS serves students and alumni who have graduated within five years. Services include workshops on job-seeking skills, such as resume writing and interviewing; job-vacancy notebooks; individual career counseling; and a credentials file for students in selected curricula. The office also provides information about graduate/professional school fairs and an alumni network service.

Counseling and Wellness Services
301 James A. Taylor Student Health Services Building
966-3658

The Counseling and Wellness Services Office provides a variety of counseling, testing, developmental and information services to students experiencing personal, social, academic or career problems. The office provides career testing as well as individual and group counseling and psychotherapy to students with personal concerns. The services of the Counseling Center are provided on a strictly confidential basis by professionally licensed or certified counselors/educators.

Disability Services
05 Steele Building
962-8300 (voice/TDD)

The University provides equal opportunity for higher education to academically qualified students with visual, hearing, physical/mobility, psychological/psychiatric or learning disabilities. Students are encouraged to be as independent as possible within the limits of their capabilities. The Office of Accessibility Resources and Service strives to insure all University programs and facilities are fully accessible to all students.

Health Services
James A. Taylor Student Health Services Building
966-2281

The Student Health Service provides reasonably priced, comprehensive health care for all regularly enrolled students on an essentially prepaid basis. Treatment and prevention of illness are prime objectives of the health service. Medical consultation and testing are available for acute and chronic medical conditions and traumatic injuries.

All students should strongly consider the purchase of insurance against extraordinary expenses resulting from serious accident, illness or surgery requiring medical treatment and care services beyond that provided by the Health Service. Information on health insurance plans is available through the Health Service.

Information and Instructional Technology
Substantial information about campus information and instructional technology services is provided on the web. The following links my be helpful to students.

International Student & Scholar Services
Nash Hall, room 08
962-5661

International Student & Scholar Services assists students and faculty from other countries in their adjustment to life in Chapel Hill. The primary administrative responsibility of the Center is to provide advice and assistance on all matters related to immigration rules, regulation and documents. Other activities include a special orientation for all international members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community, Host Family program, the Campus Friends Program, lectures, discussions and various multi-cultural programs. These activities are designed to help the student gain as much as possible from their stay at the University, to encourage interaction among students from many nations and cultures, and to encourage the University and local community to benefit from the presence of international students.

IT Response Center (ITRC)
R.B. House Undergraduate Library, lower level
962-HELP or submit a help request via the Internet: https://www.unc.edu/ar-bin/websub/index.pl

The IT Response Center is a student’s first stop for any support needs related to campus technology services and systems. Issues including, but not limited to, forgotten passwords, difficulties in using e-mail, Sakai, Student Central or hardware problems with Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI) computers are handled by the ITRC.

Students can reach, and submit help requests, to the ITRC in the following ways:

Learning Center
205 Phillips Annex
962-3782

A non-credit reading and study skills program is offered to any student interested in improving reading, memory, problem-solving and studying skills. Application may be made at any time during the academic year. The course begins with an individual assessment of reading and study habits and continues until each student reaches the desired level of improvement, some attending the minimum of ten weeks and others remaining one or more semesters. The course is essentially laboratory in nature, with the individual concentrating on reading or study skills that need improvement. Staff is available to help students one-on-one who have specific problems in reading and studying and who are unable to enroll in the regular program.

Center for Student Success and Academic Counseling

137 East Franklin Street
962-7227

Center for Student Success and Academic Counseling is responsible for providing accommodations and services to eligible students with learning disabilities (LD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD). The Center also works with the Department of Disabilities Services (DDS) to coordinate accommodations and services to students with Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI). The DDS office is responsible for meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities other than LD and ADHD.

Legal Services
Student Union, Suite #3407
962-1303

Three licensed attorneys staff Carolina Student Legal Services Inc. They are available to provide students with assistance in understanding the factors that should be considered when one seeks legal advice, to determine if a lawyer’s services are or are not necessary, and to provide appropriate representation and/or referral.

Libraries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers a wealth of library resources for students:

  • Walter R. Davis Library - The Walter R. Davis Library contains 10 floors of book stacks and specialized reference areas. The University library contains more than 3.4 million bound volumes and more than 2.6 million microfilms, constituting one of the most important collections in the South. More than 3,000 seats are available for patron use in a variety of arrangements: lounge and study seating, faculty studies, graduate carrels, small group studies and computer rooms. Davis Library also includes business administration and social science departments, which are used extensively by nursing students and faculty.
  • Health Sciences Library - The Health Sciences Library (HSL) has facilities, collections and staff that place it among the top 10 of the more than 130 academic health sciences libraries in the United States and Canada. The Library offers a wide range of information assistance, including aid in locating factual and bibliographic information, online search services, information management education programs, individual instruction in the use of information sources, circulation of library materials, interlibrary loan services, photocopy services and a reserve collection for assigned course materials. Information about the collection is accessible through the Triangle Research Libraries network online catalog. A large learning resources center includes a microcomputer facility.Information Services librarians are available during almost all the library’s hours to aid users in locating information, to instruct in the use of library resources and to provide additional resource assistance. Online search services are provided with access to MEDLINE, TOXLINE, HEALTH BIOSTIS, Exerpta Medica, Psychological Abstracts and nearly 100 other databases. Access to selected services for off-campus faculty, students and preceptors is accessible via the HSL homepage.
  • Robert B. House Undergraduate Library - The Robert B. House Undergraduate Library has three levels of book stacks and plenty of study space. The quietest place is the Honors Reading Room on the bottom floor. Reserved reading materials assigned by professors are found at the checkout desk. The staff of the Library, as well as that of Davis Library, gives tours to individuals or groups who have made previous arrangements. A booklet also is available to help students use the Library.

Parking and Public Safety
Public Safety Building
205 Manning Drive
962-3951, 962-3952

The Public Safety Department directs University police operations and manages all campus parking lots and parking permit registrations. Its Web site also contains updates on construction activities and events that have the potential to disrupt normal traffic flow or parking areas. Students may refer to the Campus Security Committee’s evening safety and security considerations, which is a document containing precautions and remedies that are useful to keep in mind at all times.

Scholarships and Student Aid
300 Pettigrew Hall
962-8396

The University provides through the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid a comprehensive program of financial aid. Awards may include scholarships, grants, loans and jobs. The majority of aid is awarded to meet the difference between the costs of attendance and the amount the student and family should be able to pay toward expenses. Some loan funds are available to all students, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Veterans Services

The website is designed to help students transition from active military duty to campus life, and to make the most of their Carolina experience. It lists details about veterans’ benefits, student organizations related to the military, campus personnel who can help with everything from academic advising to disability services and more. Visit the site at http://deanofstudents.unc.edu/vets.

 

Writing Center
Phillips Annex
962-7710

The Writing Center provides intensive sessions in the practice of writing with emphasis on organization, paragraph development, sentence structure, grammar and punctuation. The Center’s free, ungraded, non-credit tutorial services are open to all University students, faculty and staff.