Center for Student Success
Center for Student Success
Maxcy 210A 203-479-4584
Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Academic Success Center provides a wide range of academic support to all University of New Haven students. Student Success Advisors work with students to strengthen their abilities and refer them to other qualified personnel on campus. Student Success Advisors work with students who are experiencing challenges in their coursework to develop strategies to address those challenges. Student Success Advisors can provide assistance in developing better time management, study, and organizational skills, as well as adjustment to returning to school and/or the transition to graduate studies
The Campus Store provides required texts, both new and used, for courses at the University. Used textbooks may be sold back to the store throughout the year. The bookstore staff will also place special orders for any book in print.
The Campus Store carries course-related supplies, greeting cards, imprinted clothing and gifts, candy, and a selection of magazines and paperbacks. It also handles orders for class rings and school chairs.
The bookstore will ship books and other items to any home or business address. Simply go to www.efollett.com or unh.bkstr.com to order.
Special educational discounts on computer software are available at efollett.com to faculty and students who have a current university campus ID card. A computer software catalog is available by calling 203.933.4000.
Center for Dispute Resolution
The Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of New Haven is a focal point for the interdisciplinary study and practice of dispute resolution. The Center facilitates interdisciplinary research and offers program evaluation and conflict management services to individuals and to businesses, institutions, governmental agencies, and community organizations. Conflict management services include mediation, restorative practices, design of conflict management systems, consultation, and training. Through educational programs for students and the community-at-large, the Center also strives to advance the understanding and application of alternative means of dispute resolution, including mediation and restorative justice,
Center for Family Business
The goal of the Center for Family Business, founded in 1994, is to strengthen family firms, the backbone of Connecticut’s economy. Our mission is to foster the health and continuity of family businesses by providing a variety of educational and informational services to family business owners and their advisors. We seek to balance the well-being of the business, the family, and the individuals involved, to provide opportunities for our members to develop business and advisory relationships with each other, and to strengthen the economic base of Connecticut.
The law firm of Wiggin and Dana, Gowrie Group-Insurance, Benefits & Finance and Marcum Accountants are board members of and investors in the CFB.
The Center for Family Business holds conferences and forum groups throughout the year for its membership, presenting programs by nationally recognized speakers. The Center provides access to a national family business network and to business programs and services, consultations, and seminars.
Center for Learning Resources
Center for Learning Resources
Marvin K. Peterson Library, Lower Level (203) 932-7215
The Center for Learning Resources (CLR) provides complimentary tutoring and writing skill assistance to students seeking extra help with their studies. We take a student-centered, metacognitive approach that fosters independent learning. Tutors will discuss concepts and processes with students and use examples to reinforce and practice application of the material. Because this approach takes a little longer and typically does not (outside of the Writing Lab) address the immediate assignment problems, students are encouraged to plan ahead by visiting early so that they can practice outside of the session what they covered.
While the CLR only offers content support for certain graduate programs, we can typically assist with statistics, writing, programming, and most business courses. Graduate students with long papers/theses are strongly encouraged to visit early and often in the preparation process. Please note that we are not a proofread service, so students addressing papers will be guided through the process by a professional tutor who will teach you how to identify your weaknesses and train you in overcoming them.
Our staff consists of approximately 70 tutors including experienced instructors who hold advanced degrees in their respective fields and who are committed to aiding the learning process and highly competent graduate and undergraduate student tutors who are chosen based on the recommendations of their professors and course performance. Tutoring is available six days a week, during the semester with limited staffing available during the summer and winter intersessions.
The CLR consists of the Math, Science, and Business Lab; the Writing Lab; the Computer Lab; ePortfolio support; Graduate and Undergraduate Peer Tutoring; Supplemental Instruction (SI) assistance; and our workshop series. We provide limited tutoring at the Orange Campus and at Lyme Academy. Our Reception team can assist students in connecting with the best services and tutors for their needs. While drop-in visits are welcome based upon the tutor’s availability, we strongly encourage appointments to guarantee being seen promptly. Tutoring sessions other than in the Writing Lab are in a small-group format. Students may make up to three, 30-minute appointments per week per CLR division and receive extra assistance on a walk-in basis as tutors are free. Additionally, our Computer Lab, staffed by graduate and undergraduate students, offers access to the Microsoft Suite, SPSS, graphic design and architectural software, and other programs to meet your needs.
Center for the Study of Crime Victims’ Rights, Remedies, and Resources
The University of New Haven Center for the Study of Crime Victims’ Rights, Remedies, and Resources is housed in the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and supports initiatives that enhance the knowledge base concerning crime victims’ rights and services. The Center’s mission is to “improve rights and services for victims and survivors of crime by enhancing our knowledge and the transfer of knowledge from research to practice through education, training, technical assistance, and research opportunities for advocates, service providers, and allied professionals.” These initiatives are variously statewide, regional, and national in scope. They include degree and certificate instructional programs; field and program evaluation research services; internships, fellowships, and visiting scholar programs; legal, legislative, and public policy analysis and advocacy; and publications, conferences, and symposia. The Center is also the University’s link to the Joint Center for Violence and Victim Studies’ inter-University consortium. Information is available through the director’s office.
Information Services: Computer Labs
Information Services provides for the computing needs of both academic and administrative users by maintaining a number of computer labs. The largest installation of general-use computers and printers is in the Marvin K. Peterson Library. Installed software includes web browsers, Microsoft Office, SPSS, and other university-standard software. There are also Apple iMacs are available in the Library, Bartels Hall Lobby, and the Beckerman Recreation Center (2nd floor). Additional labs are located throughout the campus, are discipline-specific, and are used primarily for instruction.
Special-purpose computing facilities include the Industrial Engineering CAD/CAM lab in Buckman, the AT&T multimedia lab in Buckman 227, the Electrical Engineering lab in Buckman 203, the System Engineering lab in Buckman Hall, the Graphic Arts labs in Dodds 203 and 207, the Biology and Environmental Science (GIS) lab in Dodds 305, the Mechanical Engineering Instrumentation lab in Buckman 223, the Math and Physics Department lab in Maxcy Hall, the Hospitality and Tourism lab in Harugari 114, the Internet Crime lab in Dodds 101, a faculty lab in Echlin 119. For availability of these labs, contact the given department’s administrative staff.
The hours for open labs change each semester. Go to http://www.newhaven.edu/computerlabs for current lab hours.
Information Services: Computer Service
Information Services provides complete service for student-owned computers. The Student Technical Support Office is located inside the Campus Bookstore, and provides hardware and software support for PCs, Macs and Unix machines, including hardware repair and software installation. Please note that the Support Office does not sell or stock parts. Students must obtain any needed replacement parts, which the office will then install. The office helps students obtain warranty replacement parts when appropriate. The office also administers the campus software licensing program.
Information Services: How to Obtain Software
Each student is entitled to an educational-license copy of Microsoft Office, which may be obtained in either the Student Support Office (located inside the Campus Bookstore). Other software can be purchased and downloaded by logging in to myCharger. Once logged in to myCharger, click on the “Information Technology” tab, “IT Info for Students” and then “Purchase Software”. You will be redirected to the software webstore.
Marvin K. Peterson Library
The Marvin K. Peterson Library, named in honor of a former University president and dedicated in 1974, includes three floors designed to provide students with a variety of learning spaces to suit their preferences whether it be for quiet study, collaborative group space, an Information Commons, Library Café, group-study rooms, stacks, or reference and assistance areas. 79 desktop computers, 6 iMacs, and some laptops are provided for research purposes. Networked printers and scanners are available. Wireless networking is accessible in all areas of the library. Students and faculty can plug in their laptop computers to connect to the campus network at more than 100 ports available throughout the library. Materials are stored in a variety of formats including online, print, audio, video, microform, CD-ROM or DVD.
The library’s home page is available at www.newhaven.edu/library. It serves as a gateway to information, such as the Library’s operating hours and a variety of library services and includes the library’s online catalog, which allows for both basic and advanced searching of library holdings. Our Ask a Librarian page offers students a variety of ways to obtain information or get help. Electronic access to databases, full-text e-journal holdings, full-text e-books and other digital collections is accessible through links on the library’s website. A reserve collection including print materials, DVDs, CDs and e-reserves supports courses taught at the university.
To borrow library materials, current students and faculty must present a valid University of New Haven ID card. Books already borrowed can be renewed online. Interlibrary Loan forms for current students and faculty are available online or at the Library’s Information Desk. To expedite service the library uses electronic means to transmit articles and information between itself and other libraries across the country whenever possible.
Students who obtain a borrowing card from their hometown Connecticut public library may borrow from other public libraries statewide. University of New Haven students who are not Connecticut residents can get a library card from the West Haven Public Library. Just show your University of New Haven ID and the current semester’s course list and a temporary West Haven Public Library card will be issued to you until the end the current semester.
Faculty and students in their offices or residence halls or at home have access to a variety of commercial online databases from the library’s home page. subscribes to online electronic databases in a variety of subjects. Resources, including full-text books, journals and newspapers, are accessed in online databases, including ABI/INFORM, Academic Search Premier, Access World News from NewsBank, Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text, CountryWatch, CQ Researcher, CCH Online, GeoRef, JSTOR, IEEE Computer Society Digital Library, Education Complete, Engineering Village 2, PsycARTICLES, ProQuest Computing, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, Campus Research powered by WestLaw, Hoover’s Online, Science Direct, Reference USA, Country Watch, Literary Reference Center, MathSciNet, Mergent Online, SocINDEX with Full Text, Teacher Reference Center, ValueLine, SciFinder and Grant Forward.
The university library’s physical collection includes more than 220,278 print volumes, 399,037 pieces of microfiche, 12,105 volumes of microfilm, and 136,152 U.S. government paper documents. Electronic access to more than 39,395 full-text journal and newspaper titles and 31,519 e-books is provided.
The library is a U.S. Government Documents Depository Library, and selects approximately one-third of the U.S. government yearly output to support university programs. Most of these documents are available in full-text online through the library’s online catalog.
Students are assisted by professional reference librarians. One-on-one consultations are available to locate information for research papers and projects. Students can schedule a research consultation appointment by using the online form or calling 203-932-7189. Freshmen receive instruction in how to use a modern academic library. Subject-specific library orientations are available for students. Library Guides, prepared by professional librarians, as well as instructional support resource materials are posted at http://libguides.newhaven.edu/welcome. Students can learn more about utilizing resources by reviewing the guides many of which include short video clips to assist in learning. Online library tutorials are available to assist students in learning effective research techniques. Library Guides help facilitate access to information resources for effective research. Topics include forensic science, psychology, national security resources, criminal justice, dental hygiene, biology, business information, how-to-find Connecticut law, literary criticism, a style sheet for research papers, and an introductory research guide.
Digital Commons @ New Haven, a service of the Peterson Library, showcases the work by University of New Haven scholars. It is the University’s institutional repository of intellectual assets of faculty and students. The Marvin K. Peterson Library has digitized and made available online a number of materials from the University Archives. The Library regularly receives requests for information and photographs about the University’s history, buildings, events, and people from students, faculty, staff, and alumni. These digitization projects allow a wider group of researchers to investigate and enjoy many of these treasures. Digitized photographs from the University Archives are online for viewing and downloading http://www.flickr.com/photos/unhctlibrary/. New photographs are being added every week, so check back often. Digitized text such as The Chariot (Yearbooks,) Elm City Review, The Noiseless Spider, Insight, University of New Haven Alumni Magazine, Bulletins, Undergraduate Catalogs, Graduate Catalogs, and New Haven Junior College Catalogs are available at http://www.archive.org/details/universityofnewhaven.
Student Affairs and Dean of Students
The Dean administers the University Conduct System, provides consultation to student groups and organizations, and supervises a number of Student Affairs offices. The Dean can be a source of direct help to students and also a facilitator for referrals to other offices. Students with questions or problems are always welcome to call or stop by the Dean of Students Office.
Students are eligible for membership in the Alumni Association immediately upon graduation. Non-degreed students are eligible for membership upon completion of 12 graduate credits or 27 undergraduate credits. There are currently more than 50,000 eligible alumni.
Alumni Association members enjoy special privileges such as use of the library, special rates to audit classes, and access to the Career Development Center and to the alumni online community of over 50,000 graduates. Alumni can search the directory, post class notes, sign up for a university forwarding email address, and more. Permanent lifetime membership ID cards are issued to Alumni Association members soon after graduation.
The University of New Haven Alumni Magazine is mailed to all members regularly. Homecoming affinity reunions, an annual Scholarship Ball, and other educational and social events offer opportunities for continued contact with fellow alumni.
Regional alumni gatherings across the nation offer additional opportunities for active involvement. The Office of Alumni Relations sponsors social and career networking receptions, seminars, family-oriented events, fundraising, and sporting activities.
The Alumni Board of Directors governs the association with the assistance of additional alumni volunteers. The Board serves as an advisory group to the University, working to strengthen bonds by promoting communication between alumni and the university community.
ChargerREC is the branding identity for Campus Recreation at the University of New Haven. ChargerREC encompasses all program areas and Beckerman Recreation Center operations.
The Philosophy of Campus Recreation is that at the university it’s all about students. The goal of Campus Recreation is to provide a wide range of programs and services that maximize student participation and involvement. By doing so we create the opportunity to promote active learning and hands-on experiences; an important value of the institution.
ChargerREC offers a wide variety of programming for the university community such as drop-in recreation, RECSports (intramural sports), Club Sports, GroupX Classes, Personal Training, and other assorted recreational, wellness, and fitness programming.
The David A. Beckerman Recreation Center provides more than 56,000 square feet of fitness space for the University community. All current university part-time and full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to utilize the facility at no additional cost. Student must activate their Membership upon their first visit to the facility. Facility highlights include over 40 cardiovascular machines, dedicated free weight space, an indoor walking/running track, 2 group fitness studios, 2 hardwood activity courts, and a full size multi-activity court (MAC). Open more than 100/week, during the academic year, the facility offers flexible use times convenient for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Academic Year Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 6am-11:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 10pm
Breaks & Summer Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 7am-7pm
For a full view of the current programs we have to offer please check out our website, www.newhaven.edu/ChargerREC, stop by the Beckerman Recreation Center, e-mail us at Chargerrec@newhaven.edu, or call 203.931.2965.
Career Development Center
The mission of the Career Development Center is to contribute to the lifelong career advancement of students and alumni and to the continued development of a vibrant network of alumni, students, faculty, and friends. The mission will be supported by the overarching goal of EMPOWERing the University’s constituencies through Education, Motivation, Personal development, Opportunities, Wisdom, Employment, and Reporting.
The Career Development Center provides services for students, alumni, faculty, and employers. These services include assisting with career planning and job searching, preparing and reviewing résumés and cover letters, mentorship opportunities, and interviewing skills. Individual appointments may be scheduled by calling 203.932.7342. The Career Development Center may also be contacted through email at email@example.com or through our website, www.newhaven.edu/careerservices.
The Counseling Center in the lower level of Sheffield Hall offers assistance and counseling to students with personal problems. The Center also offers testing, including learning disability evaluations and vocational interest testing. For students who do not know where to go for help with a problem, the Counseling Center serves as a resource for information and direction.
The University of New Haven Dental Center is the clinical education site for the University’s dental hygiene students. Student dental hygienists, under the supervision of licensed faculty, provide preventive dental services to the public, including dental examinations, prophylaxis (cleanings), oral hygiene instructions, fluoride treatments, pit and fissure sealants, and radiographs.
Fees are charged according to the client’s University of New Haven employee/student status. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 203.931.6028.
Accessibility Resources Center (formerly Campus Access Services)
The Accessibility Resources Center provides comprehensive services and supports that serve to promote educational equity and ensure that students with disabilities, chronic health related disorders or military service related conditions are able to participate in the opportunities available at the University.
Once a student with a qualifying disability/disorder/condition who wishes to utilize reasonable accommodations and/or services has enrolled at the University of New Haven, the student must initiate a request by self-identifying to the Accessibility Resources Center office. Students should submit an Intake Form and appropriate documentation attesting to the presence of a disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2008.
The diagnosis of a disabling condition does not automatically qualify an individual for reasonable accommodations. The degree to which a condition imposes a functional limitation on the individual’s ability to perform a major life activity or the operation of a major life function is a significant determining factor in establishing the need for accommodations.
Referrals and inquiries concerning any matters relating to students with disabilities, accessible facilities, and/or reasonable accommodations should be directed to this office.
The Director or Assistant Director of the Accessibility Resources Center can be reached by phone (203) 932-7332 or by email at AccessibilityResCtr@newhaven.edu.
The ADA/Section504 Compliance Officer can be reached by phone at (203) 932-7238.
University Dining Services consist of the Marketplace Food Court, Jazzman’s Café, Sandella’s, WoW Cafe, the University - C Store, NRgize, FöD, Charger Cafe and University Catering. The Marketplace, Jazzman’s, and University Catering are located in Bartels Hall. The Orange Cafe can be found on the Orange Campus. WoW Cafe and Sandella’s are located in Bergami Hall. The University-C Store is located on the first floor of Sheffield Hall. Offerings of the various Dining Services are listed below.
Marketplace Food Court:
Hometown (hot buffet)
Charger Saute (Vegan and Vegetarian Station)
Cafe Spice (Indian Food)
Pizza and calzones
Baked goods and desserts
Salad bar, soups, and beverages
Gourmet coffee, cappuccino, and espresso
Fresh-baked muffins, scones, etc.
Sandwiches, salads, and snacks
Fruit smoothies and cold beverages
Wraps and sandwiches
Starbucks Coffee, cappuccino and expresso
Fresh-baked muffins, scones, etc
Sandwiches, salads and snacks
Red beans & Rice, Fries
The University-C Store is open 7 days a week and offers a wide selection of groceries, snacks, beverages, sundries, and health and beauty products. Please call or visit us. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Our office is conveniently located on the lower level of the Campus Center.
Limited University housing for graduate students is available. For additional information on off campus housing see www.unewhaven.jumpoffcampus.com. The University does not screen these listings and takes no responsibility for the condition of the room or apartment or for the rents asked, but the listings are an excellent source to assist graduate students in locating housing.
The University’s Health Services Center, on the lower level of Sheffield Hall on the Main Campus, is open to all students without charge. The center is staffed by registered nurses, a part-time nurse practitioner, and a part-time physician. A weekly women’s clinic is staffed by nurse practitioners. Health Services provides initial care for minor illnesses and injuries as well as diagnosis, referral, and follow-up care for more serious conditions. The Center is also a resource for information about medical questions and about other medical facilities in the community.
Full-time students entering the University must comply with state laws regarding immunizations for measles and rubella. Applicants to the Graduate School must complete the Immunization Form and return it to the Health Services Office. In addition, students enrolling at the university for full-time study must also file a completed Health Examination Report with the Health Services Office. Medical forms and information can be obtained by contacting the Health Services Office at 203.932.7079 or 1.800.DIAL.UNH, ext. 7079, or on the website.
Connecticut law requires that each student who resides in University-owned housing be vaccinated against meningitis as a condition of such residence.
In case of noncompliance, it is the policy of the University to withhold registration at the beginning of each term.
International Services Office
The campus community is rich in cultures, ethnicities, languages, nationalities, politics, religions, and traditions. The International Services Office (ISO) provides assistance to the University’s diverse international student population, which comprises undergraduate and graduate students from 50+ countries and 10% of the total campus population. It is a center where international students can seek advice on the intersection of academics and U.S. immigration regulations, as well as social and acculturation issues. The staff advises students through orientations, workshops, and one-on-one meetings regarding topics of interest, such as immigration, employment, and cross-cultural communication/adjustment. The ISO also coordinates and organizes various campus programs and activities that foster global awareness throughout the university community, such as the annual International Festival, Ramadan, Chinese New Year, etc. Please visit http://www.newhaven.edu/iso to learn more.
Office of University Advancement
The Office of University Advancement is the fundraising arm of the University and includes Alumni Relations, the Annual Fund, Development, and Public Affairs. University Advancement works with the University community to develop philanthropic support for enhancement of the University’s programs, facilities, and endowment. Gifts to the University enhance student financial aid, faculty development, equipment, library resources, and other institutional opportunities for growth. The generosity of alumni, corporations, foundations, parents, and friends contributes to the excellence of the University of New Haven.
The Alumni Relations staff invites you to remain connected to the University and offers a variety of activities and benefits sponsored by the Alumni Association. Educational, athletic, and social events are scheduled throughout the year, including the annual Scholarship Ball, Alumni Weekend, Homecoming, and networking socials. The staff disseminates University news to alumni through the e-newsletter, University Alumni. Alumni can take advantage of benefits such as reduced costs for graduate study, career development, and discounts on home, auto, and health insurance. More information is available through the online directory and interactive community, at www.newhaven.edu/alumni. A board of directors oversees the Alumni Association. Send comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual Fund staff oversees the University’s annual giving program which, through a student phonathon, solicits support from alumni and parents to fund ongoing needs such as financial aid, faculty support, equipment, and academic programs.
The Public Affairs staff provides strategic communications and marketing support and counsel to all units of the University. In particular, the Public Affairs staff works closely with the President’s Office and Advancement staff to craft communications for staff, students, faculty, alumni and other stakeholders. The staff is responsible for the University’s primary social media platforms and media relations. Public Affairs staff also produces the University of New Haven magazine and the University’s e-newsletter. Additional responsibilities include letters, scripts, speeches, op-eds, pamphlets, brochures, advertisements, web content and other communication vehicles supporting the University’s mission and goals.
Office of Intercultural Relations
The Office of Intercultural Relations assists the University in promoting cultural diversity, awareness, and sensitivity throughout the campus community. The office provides leadership in promoting an environment responsive to the diversity of groups represented at the university. Its programs, services, and activities promote cultural identity within a multicultural environment, and encourage and support cooperative and collaborative relationships within the University community and with the University’s external stakeholders.
The Office’s initiatives include the following: presentation of social and educational events and workshops in residence halls, classrooms and at campus-wide programs; providing support for the university’s identity-based organizations; and posting information about scholarship, internship, and job opportunities pertinent to underrepresented populations of students. For more information, please call 203.932.7427.
Campus Card Office/Parking Permits
The Campus Card is a credit-card-sized, color-photo identification that offers a number of services to the university community. It is the official university library card and residential meal plan card. It is also used for security access identification, printing in the computer labs, and other services. Money can be placed in a Charger Cash account and accessed via the Card at the Bookstore, at all dining service locations, the Post Office, and numerous offcampus locations. New students must obtain a Campus Card, which is required in order to register for a parking permit. Campus Card photos are taken at the Campus Card Office, located inside the Campus Bookstore on the Main Campus. Campus Card office hours are posted at the beginning of each term; however, because the office is staffed by graduate and undergraduate students the schedule may occasionally change on short notice.
University Police Office
The University Police Office is located in the lower level of the Campus Bookstore. Staff members are certified police officers who undergo continuous training and who have been trained in emergency medical procedures, first aid, and CPR. They conduct regularly scheduled campus patrols and work closely with local, state, and federal agencies to enforce the laws of the State of Connecticut, especially those most pertinent to campus safety and security. The University Police Office is fully staffed 24 hours a day.
Emergency Notification System
The University has an Emergency Notification System, Everbridge by which students, faculty and staff can receive emergency notifications to cell phones, wireless PDAs, and email addresses. With this system, subscribers will be among the first to receive emergency notifications and school delay/closing information. For details, visit http://www.newhaven.edu/student-life/police/emergency-procedures/ Normal text messaging fees apply per a subscriber’s individual carrier.
Please visit the Public Safety and Administrative Services webpage at http://www.newhaven.edu/public-safety for all services provided .
Shuttle and Transportation Services
Please visit the link below for shuttle shuttle and transportation services offered by the University of New Haven . Shuttle service is provided by ProPark and the University also provides Courtesy Van Service as well . Please visit http://www.newhaven.edu/student-life/shuttle-transportation to view our various transportation schedules offered to our students, faculty and staff. We also sponsor a Zipcar program on our campus and offer Ct Transit UPass to our students
Certification of veterans’ educational benefits is a service provided by the Registrar’s Office, which serves as a liaison between student veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). The Office provides forms for DVA benefits, advises students on procedural requirements, and certifies enrollment. Both the DVA and the Registrar’s Office closely monitor each student’s status and academic program.
For information on eligibility and payment, or to apply for benefits, or to transfer your existing benefits to University of New Haven, contact the DVA.
Department of Veterans Affairs
P.O. Box 4616
Buffalo, N.Y. 14240-4616
The certification official’s office is in the University Registrar’s Office in Bergami Hall. If you have questions or concerns, contact the VA Certifying Official during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 203.932.7388. The fax number is 203.932.6096.
Alpha Phi Sigma-Alpha Tau Chapter
Alpha Tau is the local chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Alpha Tau’s purpose is to recognize and promote academic excellence among undergraduate and graduate students. The local chapter was formed in 1998 and embraces the full spectrum of criminal justice students, from criminal justice and forensic science to pre-law and the related social sciences.
Graduate students who have a 3.5 cumulative QPR and who have completed at least 12 credits of graduate work, or 9 credits of graduate work and at least 3 additional undergraduate credits, are eligible for membership.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Alpha Tau advisors, Drs. Tracy Tamborra and Fadia Narchet, in the Department of Criminal Justice.
Criminal Justice Club
The American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA) is a national professional and preprofessional organization with goals that include improved technology, training, and service for the benefit of the criminal justice system. The university local student chapter of ACJA is the Psi Omega chapter. This club offers students a variety of activities, including community service as well as the opportunity to meet and work with practitioners in the field. Students also meet others with similar interests and are eligible to participate in regional and national programs and activities.
Graduate Sports Management Club
The Sport Management program features a student club called the Graduate Sports Management Club. It serves as a networking group for current and former students. To help further their careers, members visit sports facilities, hold conferences, and meet with industry leaders. Members also often interact with the undergraduate Sports Industries Club.
Graduate Student Council
Founded in 1976, the Graduate Student Council has expanded through diverse programming and as a result of increased enrollment of graduate students. The Council is a student organization funded by the fee paid by graduate students each trimester. Thus, all graduate students enrolled are members and share in the activities of the Council.
The purposes of the council are to promote the welfare of Graduate School students, to give them counsel and support, to encourage their active participation in the determination of their academic environment, to develop their school spirit through social and other activities, and to convey student opinion to the University administration.
The council serves as a cultural, social, and educational organization through a variety of activities, including bi-annual receptions for graduating students, an annual class gift to the University, and other supportive services.
Lambda Pi Eta
The Beta Kappa Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta is the University’s affiliate of the national honor society in communication. Founded in 1985, the chapter became an affiliate of the National Communication Association in 1994. The name represents what Aristotle described in his Rhetoric as the three modes of persuasion: logos, meaning logic; pathos, relating to emotion; and ethos, defined as character credibility and ethics. Lambda Pi Eta’s purposes are to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement; to stimulate interest in the field of communication; and to provide opportunities for dialogue among faculty and students interested in communication.
The Graduate School is an affiliate of the National Association of Graduate Professional Students (NAGPS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of graduate and professional student life in the United States. NAGPS works to promote the interests and welfare of graduate students and graduate education at local, regional, and national levels.
The NAGPS website (www.nagps.org) has information about current lobbying efforts in the Congress on issues affecting financial aid, student loans, and taxation of tuition benefits. NAGPS also operates a Job Bank in a special section of the website. Graduate students enrolled at the university are eligible for access to the Job Bank, as well as to the Fellowship/Scholarship and Grants databank, and can find additional benefits such as discounts on books and insurance and other information.
The Department of Psychology supports a chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. Founded on this campus in 1976, the chapter is one of more than 840 in the U.S. The honorary society was founded at the Ninth International Congress of Psychology at Yale University in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduatemen and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who meet the minimum qualifications.
Sigma Beta Delta
Sigma Beta Delta is a national honor society in business, management, and administration with chapters at hundreds of business schools. The University College of Business chapter, which was chartered in May of 1994, is sponsored by College of Business faculty. High achieving College of Business undergraduate and graduate students are honored with initiation each year.
The Charger Bulletin is an entirely student-run newspaper. Reporting on national news, local news, and on the things that take place right here on campus, our staff writers work hard every week at covering the stories that are most interesting to students. Our flourishing “Arts and Entertainment” section covers everything from music and film reviews to gallery openings. We praise our Charger athletes on university sports teams in addition to highlighting sports on a national level. Our editorials, from editors, staff writers, and the University community, raise issues and cause controversies, but most importantly, get people reading. Practical features like the “Campus Events” calendar and the “Charger Bulletin Board” keep the university community in the know, while features like the ever-popular positive/negative recap “The Charger Battery,” comics, and puzzles are fascinating and fun for readers. With our great staff writers and photographers, The Charger Bulletin continues to be something that the University community enjoys reading, and it remains the first place students turn for news. Our initiative at The Charger Bulletin is to inform the University of New Haven students and faculty about what matters most to them. In addition to producing a weekly printed issue of the newspaper, The Charger Bulletin can also be read online at www.chargerbulletin.com.
WNHU, the University’s student-operated radio station and FM stereo broadcast facility, is operated by the Communication, Film and Theatre Department of the College of Arts and Sciences throughout the year on a frequency of 88.7 MHz at a power of 1,700 watts. The station has a 30-mile radius on the FM band, serving Southern Connecticut and eastern Long Island, and is also broadcast live online at www.wnhu.net. This extracurricular enterprise, open to undergraduate and graduate students, provides listeners with news, sports, weather, and music. The WNHU broadcast day features a variety of musical genres and styles played from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., seven days a week, every day of the year.
Most WNHU activities in programming, business, and engineering operations are performed by students in the University’s day, evening, and graduate divisions. The station personnel will train qualified students in their respective areas of interest; no prior radio experience is necessary.