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The Office of Student Affairs is the primary source of information and referral regarding student life. The office provides consultation to students, faculty, and staff on matters of behavior, complaints, personal and academic progress, and general concerns. The office offers assistance and coordinates services during times of extended student illness and student/family emergencies.
Student Affairs also provides oversight and support for Career Services, Counseling Center, Student Health Service, TRIO/Student Support Services, and TRIO/Upward Bound. In addition, the office coordinates and oversees the campus student conduct system, University national testing services (GRE, CLEP, PPST, etc), and annual publication of the Student Guide.
Staff members at the center provide leadership in the recruitment and retention of American Indian students and serve as a liaison between students and BSU, as well as between students and the University of Minnesota Duluth campus to promote and recruit for Native Americans into Medicine (NAM). Staff serve as advisors for two student organizations: the Council of Indian Students and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Faculty serve as advisors for students pursuing the Indian Studies program and Ojibwe language minor.
Career Services offers career information, assessment, and planning; credential services; job search assistance (including resume and letter writing and preparation for interviews); employer contacts; a new online résumé service called BSUCareers; and other related services. For further information, see the contact addresses/numbers above.
The Counseling Center provides personal, social, academic, and career counseling. Call in advance to ensure an appointment. Walk-in appointments are on a staff-available basis. Students in crisis or in a serious emergency situation will always be seen.
The Student Health Service provides health care and health education/promotion for all registered students on days classes are in session. Service is provided on a limited schedule in the summer.
Student group health insurance information (including international student insurance) is available at the Student Health Service. Enrollment application materials are also available at the Cashier's Office, Deputy 202. Inquiries should be made to the Student Health Service.
For students who have a documented disability and are registered with the DSO, this office provides accommodations, including (but not limited to) material on audio cassettes, large print, braille, interpreters, transcription services for the deaf and hard of hearing, realtime captioning, adapted exams, priority registration, note takers, and scribes, as well as agency referrals for counseling and assessment.
The Women's Center is affiliated with the academic program of Women's Studies. Together they provide co-curricular programming and a variety of services that focus on the expressed needs and interests of the University women's community.