2013-2015 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 21, 2024  
2013-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic and Student Services


Academic Services

Academic Success Center

Academic Success Center
Maxcy 210A  203-932-7237

Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Academic Success Center provides a wide range of academic support to all University of New Haven students. Academic Success Counselors (ASCs) work with students to strengthen their abilities and refer them to other qualified personnel on campus. ASCs work with students who are experiencing challenges in their coursework to develop strategies to address those challenges. ASCs 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

Campus Bookstore

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 UNH 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, 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.

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 accounting firm of Bailey, Schaefer and Errato, LLC; Charter Oak Insurance; Daniel M. Smith & Associates; Highland Capital; and the law firm of Wiggin and Dana 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. Patterson 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.
Our staff consists of approximately 70 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, following the undergraduate calendar, with limited staffing available over the summer and graduate content-only support in certain areas in January.
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. 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 UNH 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, and the UNH Southeastern lab at Mitchell College in New London. For availability of these labs, contact the given department's administrative staff.

The hours for open labs change each trimester. 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 at 115 Echlin Hall, 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 (Echlin 115) or the Campus Card Office (Echlin 114). Additional software titles and anti-virus software are also available, at $15 per title, payable at the Bursar's Office. The Adobe Creative and Web Standard bundles are also available for a significantly higher fee. Pay the fee at the Bursar's Office and present your receipt when picking up the software.

Marvin K. Peterson Library

The Marvin K. Peterson Library, named in honor of a former University president and dedicated in 1974, includes three floors of reading space, an Information Commons, Library Café, group study rooms, stacks, and reference areas. Six iMacs, 71 desktop and 48 laptop computers are available for research purposes. Wireless networking is available 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 throughout the library's three floors. Materials are stored in a variety of formats including online, print, audio, video, microform, and CD-ROM or DVD.

The library's home page is available via the Web at http://www.newhaven.edu/library. It serves as a gateway to information and library services and includes the library's online catalog, which allows for both basic and advanced searching of library holdings. To borrow library materials, a valid UNH ID card must be presented at the circulation desk. Books already borrowed can be renewed online. Recent additions to the collection are listed on the library's home page. Library guides, prepared by professional librarians, are posted. Interlibrary loan forms for students and faculty are available online and at the library. Electronic access to full-text e-journal holdings and full-text e-books is provided through a link on the home page.

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. UNH subscribes to online electronic databases in a variety of subjects. Resources, including full-text books, journals and newspaper sources, are accessed in online databases such as 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 UNH library collection includes more than 220,382 print volumes, 394,547 pieces of microfiche, 12,103 volumes of microfilm, 139,928 paper U.S. Government Documents, and electronic access to over 43,410 full-text journal and newspaper titles and 26,876 full-text e-books.

The main library is a U.S. Government Documents Depository Library and selects approximately one third of the U.S. government yearly output to support UNH programs. Most materials are available online and are accessible through the library's online catalog.

UNH students may borrow materials from the Albertus Magnus College Library. Students who obtain a borrowing card from a Connecticut public library may borrow from other public libraries statewide. As a member of Online Computer Library Catalog (OCLC), UNH has access through interlibrary loan to the holdings of more than 10,000 member libraries' 110,000,000 records. The library uses telefacsimile and electronic means to transmit articles and information to and from other libraries across the country.

Students are assisted by professional reference librarians by telephone (203.932.7189), e-mail (LibraryHelp@newhaven.edu), or online via a 24/7 online chat service. One-on-one consultations are available to locate information for research papers and projects. The librarians conduct workshops each semester many of which are posted online. Subject-specific library orientations are available for students. Library instruction sessions geared to international students are also provided.

Library guides, as well as selected instructional support resource materials, are provided; and a reserve collection is in place to support courses taught at UNH. Library guides and online tutorials help facilitate access to information resources for effective research. Sample topics covered include education, psychology, national security resources, dietetics and nutrition, criminal justice, biology, dental hygiene, management resources, an AP Style Guide, citation management in databases, and an introductory research guide.

The UNH Foundation

The role of the UNH Foundation is to initiate, facilitate, and participate in programs and projects aimed at furthering the educational endeavors of the University.

The Center for Family Business is administered under the auspices of the Foundation. The Center for Family Business provides programs and services designed to meet the unique needs of those involved in family-owned and/or operated businesses.

The Center provides members with opportunities to learn from nationally acclaimed speakers on a wide variety of relevant topics. Members also enjoy opportunities to interact and network. The Center facilitates a variety of small-group forums for segments of its membership such as managers, leaders, successors, and women. Forum members meet monthly to discuss issues of importance to their group.

Student Services

Alumni Relations

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 of UNH. Alumni can search the directory,  post class notes, sign up for a UNH 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 UNH and 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 UNH community.

Campus Recreation

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 UNH 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 UNH 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 UNH 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
Friday: 6am-10pm
Saturday: 9am - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 10pm

UNH Breaks & Summer Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 7am-7pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm

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 Services Center

The mission of the Career Services 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 Services 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 Services Center may also be contacted through email at jobs@newhaven.edu or through our website, www.newhaven.edu/careerservices.

Counseling Center

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.

Dental Center

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 UNH employee/student status. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 203.931.6028.

Campus Access Services

The Campus Access Services office ("CAS") 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 Campus Access Services 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 Campus Access Services can be reached by phone (203) 932-7332 or by email at CampusAccess@newhaven.edu.

The ADA/Section504 Compliance Officer can be reached by phone at (203) 932-7238.

Food Services

University Dining Services consist of the Marketplace Food Court, Jazzman's Café, Pandini's, Sky Ranch Grill, Sandella's, the Quad Convenience Store, and University Catering. The Marketplace, Jazzman's, and University Catering are located in Bartels Hall. A second Jazzman's location can be found on the first floor of Peterson Library. Pandini's and Sky Ranch Grill are located in New Hall. Sandella's and the Quad C-Store are located on the first floor of Botwinik Hall. Offerings of the various Dining Services are listed below.

Marketplace Food Court:

Hometown (hot buffet)
Top Hits (sautés and stir fries made to order)
Deli favorites
Mediterranean (vegan, vegetarian, and pasta)
Pizza and calzones
The Grill
Baked goods and desserts
Salad bar, soups, and beverages

Jazzman's Café:

Gourmet coffee, cappuccino, and espresso
Fresh-baked muffins, scones, etc.
Sandwiches, salads, and snacks
Fruit smoothies and cold beverages


Freshly made pizza
Baked and sautéed pasta
Strombolis and calzones
Italian sandwiches
Entrée salads
Desserts and beverages


Wraps and sandwiches

Sky Ranch Grill:

Freshly grilled burgers
Grilled and fried chicken
Local favorites
Side dishes and salads

The Quad Convenience 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.

Graduate Housing

Limited University housing for graduate students is available. In addition, University College maintains a listing of off-campus housing accommodations that includes apartments, houses, and private rooms. 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.

Health Services

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 UNH Health Services Office. In addition, students enrolling at UNH 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 presence of international students at UNH helps to make the University truly a global village. Our campus community is rich in cultures, ethnicities, languages, nationalities, politics, religions, and traditions. To encourage multicultural awareness through interaction with international students, the International Services Office (ISO) provides assistance to the University's diverse international student population, which comprises undergraduate and graduate students from nearly fifty countries. The staff assists students with immigration matters; provides liaison with sponsoring agencies and foreign governments; coordinates campus and community services; and promotes interaction among the international population, the University, and the communities of greater New Haven. The ISO provides information on travel to and from the United States and advises students on academic, social, and cultural adjustment. The ISO also coordinates and organizes various campus programs and activities, including international coffee hours, cultural celebrations such as Chinese New Year, an annual international festival, and graduate orientation sessions for international students. For more information, visit http://www.newhaven.edu/iso.

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, UNH 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 UNH Online, an online directory and interactive community, at www.newhaven.edu/alumni. A board of directors oversees the Alumni Association. Send comments and suggestions to alumni@newhaven.edu.

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 disseminates University news to alumni through the University of New Haven magazine, and through e-newsletters representing the University's Colleges. Public Affairs communicates news on campus through the University's e-newsletter, UNH Today, which also is sent to parents and friends and to the general public through the news media. The staff also coordinates University special events.

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 UNH. 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.

This office seeks to advance the mission of the University of New Haven by providing students with opportunities to gain intercultural understanding and to succeed in an inclusive academic and social environment that respects the uniqueness and contributions of all community members.

The Office's initiatives include the following: presentation of social and educational events and workshops in residence halls and classrooms; development of a Diversity Resource Library (with multimedia resources providing information on different cultures) to serve as an educational resource for members of the campus community; 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 UNH community. It is the official UNH 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 UNH 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 Echlin Hall 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.

Veterans Affairs

Certification of veterans' educational benefits is a service provided by the Registrar's Office, which serves as a liaison between UNH 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 UNH, contact the DVA.

Department of Veterans Affairs
Regional Office
P.O. Box 4616
Buffalo, N.Y. 14240-4616
1.888.GI.BILL.1 (1.888.442.4551)

The certification official's office is in the University Registrar's Office in South Campus 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.

Student Organizations

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 UNH 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 Management of Sports Industries 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 at UNH 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.

NAGPS Affiliation

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 UNH 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.

Psi Chi

The Department of Psychology supports a chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. Founded on the UNH 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 UNH 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.

Student Publications

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 at UNH. Our flourishing "Arts and Entertainment" section covers everything from music and film reviews to gallery openings. We praise our Charger athletes on UNH's 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 UNH 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 Radio

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.