See locations and phone numbers below
The academic adviser is available to provide assistance and will help you: 1) plan your course of study, 2) with college transition problems, 3) access resources on campus that will help you be successful, 4) when you are in academic difficulty.
Enrollment without an academic adviser can be risky business. Your academic adviser is located in your college. College advising services in the following offices can provide names of assigned advisers. If you do not know the name of your adviser, please check with your college advising office below. Also, check your wichita.edu e-mail account because many advisers will contact you via that address.
W. Frank Barton School of Business
College of Education
School of Art and Design
School of Music
School of Performing Arts
College of Health Professions
Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
LAS Advising Center
Undergraduate Students who have not declared a major should calll:
LAS Advising Center
Court of Student Academic Appeals
303 Grace Wilkie Hall
The Court of Student Academic Appeals, which comprises three tenured faculty members and two upper-class students, reviews cases arising out of classroom disputes. Students may petition this court for action if they feel that they have been treated unfairly in the classroom. The university faculty has empowered the court to take any appropriate measures in resolving problems, including changing of grades. Students should make an appointment to discuss their concern with a member of the Student Life staff.
The university has a committee that considers petitions from students seeking exceptions to specific academic rules and regulations (for example, permission to late add or late drop a course, changing from credit to audit/audit to credit, changing course sections, admissions to the university where requirements have not been met, and reinstatement after academic dismissal). Students should begin the petitioning process by consulting with an academic adviser in their college of enrollment. Petition forms are available at most college offices.
Free Tutoring For Introductory Accounting Classes
The Beta Alpha Psi tutoring lab is open to Accounting 210 and 220 students who need assistance. Check with the Accounting Department each semester for current hours of operation. Tutoring will be available in Clinton Hall, Room 330.
Admissions, Graduate: See Graduate School
Marcus Welcome Center
The Office of Admissions is a familiar place to most students at Wichita State. Current students have already worked with Admissions by sending their applications, transcripts and application fees
to the office. Prior to each semester, new students attend orientation programs that are coordinated through Admissions. Once classes begin, students may explore their educational opportunities
with information from Admissions on the National Student Exchange.
National Student Exchange (NSE) is a program that allows WSU students to attend one of nearly 200 colleges and universities across the country for either a semester or a full year while paying their regular WSU tuition. Students have the opportunity to experience a completely different college setting while still working toward their WSU degree. Most scholarships and financial aid the student receives at WSU will still be applicable and course compatibility will be determined before the exchange ever begins. WSU students are also eligible for international exchange opportunities that are available at NSE member institutions. A few of the schools students can exchange to include the University of Connecticut, Louisiana State University, the University of Arizona and California State University, Northridge. Students should contact the Office of Admissions at 978-3085 or stop by the Marcus Welcome Center for further information.
Alumni Association, WSU
Woodman Alumni Center
4205 E. 21st Street
The alumni association works to keep WSU alumni connected to and informed about the university. At the same time, the association works to connect current students with outstanding alumni through a variety of innovative and productive programs, activities and organizations. The association, in conjunction with the WSU Office of Cooperative Education and Work-Based Learning, offers students the opportunity of being matched with WSU graduates working in selected professions. Students earn credit through Career Network Experience and obtain real-world exposure in their selected fields to balance their academic experience. The association also sponsors Shockers Forever, a student organization that promotes working relationships with Shocker alumni and university friends. In addition, the alumni association hosts or co-hosts a number of student activities, notably the annual, congratulatory Senior Breakfast and Senior Luncheon events in honor of graduating seniors.
Rhatigan Student Center, south end of the First Floor
In addition to textbooks, the University Bookstore in the Rhatigan Student Center has an excellent selection of general reading material, educationally priced computer software, gifts, greeting cards, school supplies, Shocker clothing, souvenirs and many more items. In addition, the University Bookstore is the designated authorized campus store for Apple products.
During the fall and spring semesters, when classes are in session, the University Bookstore is open:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and holidays
During the summer semester, when classes are in session, the University Bookstore is open:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday
Various Phone Numbers
WSU-TV originates from the Media Resources Center, broadcasting the "The Research Channel" when it is not running WSU telecourses or locally produced shows such as "Economic Outlook Conference," the student-run Studio B, and announcements of campus events, PSAs and faculty profiles. The Research Channel is a 24-hour news and information channel with particular emphasis on university research, lectures and symposia reports. WSU-TV is found on channel 13 in Wichita and surrounding areas.
Students may obtain online access to WSU information and services at the myWSU portal address above. All students are issued a myWSU ID, which can be found on their Shocker ID card, to securely
access their information. All students are issued a wichita.edu e-mail address, as well, to facilitate communication with their faculty members and the university.
Phone Information Lines
Campus Information Line, 978-6633: recorded updates on campus events and class cancellations due to inclement weather.
Campus Directory: lists campus address, email address and telephone numbers for all faculty, staff and students. Issued each fall, it is distributed free through the University Information Center
in the RSC. Students who wish not to be listed should visit the Office of the Registar in person to fill out a confidentiality form or, if not in person, call 978-3055 to have a form mailed to you.
A faculty/staff/student directory search is also available online.
Undergraduate Catalog: the official description of WSU policies and procedures pertaining to undergraduate students. Contains all degree and course listings for undergraduate students. Issued each summer for the next academic year; distributed by the University Bookstore and through Orientation programs.
Graduate Catalog: the official description of WSU policies and procedures pertaining to graduate students. Contains all degree programs and courses for graduate students issued every spring.
SAC Times (978-3495): lists of all SAC-sponsored programs for the semester including concerts, films, exhibits, lectures, etc. Published at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters by the Student Activities Council.
Schedule of Courses (978-3055): lists course offerings with time, place, faculty, prerequisites, etc. Published prior to each semester (November for the spring semester, April for the fall semester, and March for summer terms). Available in The Sunflower boxes, college offices, the Registrar's office, off-campus academic centers, University Information Center and WSU Police Department. This publication is also available online.
The Sunflower (978-3640), www.thesunflower.com: the official independent student newspaper. Free newspapers provided in boxes in prominent locations in all classroom buildings and many other campus buildings, and at off-campus centers. Distributed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during spring and fall semesters, Wednesdays only during the summer. The Sunflower offices are located in the basement of Elliott Hall.
Radio KMUW FM 89
108 Blake Hall
KMUW 89 Wichita Public Radio, licensed through Wichita State University, is consistently ranked in the top 30 public radio stations in the nation. KMUW is a trusted source of local, national and world news promoting a broad discussion of ideas as well as a diverse blend of music and entertainment. The station relies on listener contributions for almost 50 percent of its operating budget. Internships are available in the news, public relations, and Wichita Radio Reading Service, a service for the visually impaired.
107 Morrison Hall
The Office of the Vice President for Campus Life and University Relations is responsible for the overall quality of student life at Wichita State University. The vice president and his staff provide coordination and direction to Campus Life and University Relations and work closely with other components to ensure that programs, services, policies and procedures foster the development of students and the achievement of their academic and career goals. Matters related to student conduct also fall under the authority of the vice president for Campus Life and University Relations.
Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex
5015 E. 29th St. N. (29th Street North, just east of Oliver)
The Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex is used for lectures, conferences and classes. It is also the home of the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic and the intramural playing fields (west of the
Wichita State University Satellite Campuses
West Campus 3801 N. Walker Ave
Maize, KS 67101
200 West Greenway Street, Suite 15A
Derby, KS 67037
Wichita State University ' s satellite campuses serve traditional and non-traditional students with classes available to meet diverse educational needs. Selected university coursework is offered in a comfortable, professional learning environment with plenty of convenient parking.
Career services counseling and help with financial aid concerns is available by appointment. All Wichita State students are welcome to return University library books and access either on-site
computers or the University ' s free Wi-Fi connection at either South or West Campus.
Textbooks for all Wichita State University classes may be ordered online for pickup at either location.
203 Grace Wilkie Hall
The Office of Career Services is the first stop on campus for career guidance and employment information. Counselors administer career-related assessments to help students and alumni learn about occupational options and career choices. Additionally, counselors oversee Career Connections, the network of WSU alumni willing to share knowledge and work experience with students. Career Services hosts events and programs throughout the year, including seminars and career fairs. A searchable, online database of campus and community jobs is available to students seeking employment during college. As students approach graduation they may take advantage of career position listings, resume and cover letter critiques, mock interviews, resume referrals, campus interviews and individualized job search assistance through Career Services.
Child Development Center
3026 East 21st Street North
(northwest corner of Hillside & 21st, entry from Chautauqua)
The WSU Child Development Center is a state licensed and nationally accredited early childhood learning center for children of WSU students, faculty, staff, alumni and community. A diverse staff of degreed lead teachers and WSU student assistants facilitate developmentally appropriate activities (cognitive/science, social/emotional, physical development, language/literacy, art and sensory exploration) in a hands-on learning environment. The CDC is open for full-time enrollment, Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for children 6 weeks to 6 years old.
Rhatigan Student Center, First Floor
(adjacent to the Shocker Square)
Commerce Bank, conveniently located in the Rhatigan Student Center, offers full banking services including free checking, student loans and a 24-hour ATM. The Shocker Card Center is also located next to Commerce Bank.
Computing Center/Labs, University
University Computing and Telecommunication Services (UCATS)
120 and 122 Jabara Hall
University Computing and Telecommunication Services (UCATS) provides two computer labs in Jabara Hall for student use. These two adjacent labs are equipped with 70 internet-connected computers configured especially for student use and privacy. All computers have special protection software, where once rebooted, the hard drives are wiped of personal data. All the computers have black and white and color laser printing capabilities. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint are loaded as well as other common applications used on campus. The labs are monitored with surveillance cameras and professional staff and student assistants are available for assistance. During the academic semesters, the labs are open 7 days a week. Check www.wichita.edu/userservices for hours.
Cooperative Education and Internships
223 Grace Wilkie Hall
WSU is the only university in Kansas to offer both cooperative education and internships in most majors. These two programs offer students the opportunity to work in paid or unpaid work experiences that are directly related to their major or career interests. Students work a minimum of 10 or 15 hours a week and concurrently enroll in the appropriate co-op or internship class. Wages range from minimum wage to $20 an hour with an average of $10.72. Basic eligibility requirements needed to register in the co-op or internship program depend on the student ' s major but generally are 24 credit hours and a satisfactory GPA.
Counseling and Testing Center
320 Grace Wilkie Hall
The Counseling and Testing Center provides psychological services for personal, learning and mental health issues. Professional counseling is available to all members of the university community, students, faculty and staff. Workshops and brochures on a variety of topics including stress management, student success, test anxiety and anger management are available.
Academic testing services are also part of the center ' s function. The center ' s testing offerings include the credit by exam program, departmental exams, certification tests for
community professionals, CLEP tests, and entrance exams for colleges and graduate schools.
Credit Union, Campus
South of WSU Police Station
Membership in the Campus Credit Union is open to all Kansas higher education faculty, staff, students, former students and graduates. Membership requires an application and opening of a share (savings) account with a $25 deposit. Maintaining a $25 minimum balance entitles members to other services including savings accounts, checking accounts, debit cards, loans and Visa credit cards. WSU students and employees may retain membership when/if they leave WSU.
Lobby hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday- Thursday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday year-round; the drive-through window is open 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Credit Union is closed on
Dental Hygiene Clinic
207 Ahlberg Hall
The WSU Dental Hygiene Clinic accepts students as well as the general public as patients for dental hygiene treatment. The clinic provides cleanings, exams by a dentist, and will take x-rays when necessary for a reduced fee. Please call 978-3603 for an appointment.
Dining Services, University
125 Rhatigan Student Center
The following areas provide convenient food service locations for students. Most dining options are located in the Rhatigan Student Center (RSC). Corner Market at Copperfields (RSC) Diner & Grille at Copperfields (RSC) Chick-Fil-A Express at Copperfields (RSC) The Station at Copperfields (RSC) Taco Bell Express at Copperfields (RSC) Fast Break across from Shocker Square (RSC) Pizza Hut Express/Station at Copperfields (RSC) The Book and Bean at Ablah Library Blimpie at Hubbard Hall (Hours are when classes are in session and subject to change.)
For catering needs, call 978-5863
152 Grace Wilkie Annex (east of the main building)
The Office of Disability Services provides support services for students who experience disabilities. Students qualified for these services should contact the office, where they will be advised on appropriate documentation of their permanent or temporary disability. Services are designed on an individual basis and may include the following: class notes, library assistance, testing accommodations, assistance in the typing of papers, brailling of notes and recorded textbooks.
TRIO Disability Support Services
158 Grace Wilkie Annex (east of the main building)
TRIO Disability Support Services (DSS) is one of about 25 programs of its kind across the nation, and the only program of its kind in the state of Kansas. Funded since 2001 by the U.S. Department of Education, DSS is an expression of the commitment by Wichita State University to meet the education needs of students with disabilities. Disability Support Services is helping students to graduate and go on to pursue rich, fulfilling lives and careers. Our goal is to provide academic services to students with disabilities while they are at Wichita State University, enabling them to maximize the benefits of their education.
We provide an extensive range of personal and academic services to ensure success in both the classroom and in the community. Student services provided by DSS include academic advising, free
tutoring, career choice advising, study skills improvement, scholarship opportunities, computer lab, desk and laptop computer loan, financial aid advice, campus and community involvement, degree
planning, course selection, graduate school selection and information offered at no additional cost.
Well-trained DSS tutors, sensitive to the needs of students with disabilities, can help
ensure success in the classroom. This can be of enormous benefit in sharpening
study skills, identifying problem areas, gaining greater mastery of subject materials
and developing greater confidence in a student ' s ability to excel in class. In addition to
the peer tutors, a writing specialist is available to assist students with structuring their
paper assignments. All services are free of charge to the student.
Study/Life Skills Workshops
In addition to course-related tutoring, DSS can also assist in improving study and time
management skills. Our staff conducts study/life skill workshops each semester aimed
at helping students to:
Develop strategies for reading texts and preparing for exams;
Minimize stress and enable students to maximize the positive aspects of their
experience at the university;
Organize commitments through time management.
With the assistance of the U.S. Department of Education, Wichita State University and the WSU Student Government Association, TRIO DSS is able to offer need-based scholarships to students who qualify and participate in the program.
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
203 Morrison Hall
The mission of Wichita State University is to provide an environment that recognizes the worth and dignity of everyone associated with the university in any capacity. The university will address any behavior that discriminates against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disability. Students are part of a culturally diverse world, and it is important for the university to help them understand that world as they prepare to live and work in it. The university will endeavor to convey values that emphasize the importance of diversity, will use its resources to encourage it, and will demonstrate behavior to embody it. As president of Wichita State University, I reaffirm the university ' s full support for equal opportunity for everyone; for positive and affirmative steps to increase the presence of underrepresented groups; and for the development of a campus environment in which all persons are appropriately recognized for their contributions and valued as individuals.
Donald L. Beggs, WSU President
Notice of nondiscrimination
Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents and employees are hereby notified that Wichita State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a veteran, or disability. Any person having inquiries concerning Wichita State University ' s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act is directed to the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0205, (978-6791). The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity has been designated by Wichita State to coordinate the institution ' s efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, and Americans with Disabilities Act. Any person also may contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding the institution ' s compliance with these regulations.
The WSU Catalog is available online at the university ' s Web site, www.wichita.edu. Inquiries should be addressed to the Office of Disability Services for large print, Braille and audiotape versions.
Financial Aid, Office of
203 Jardine Hall
The Office of Financial Aid assists students in obtaining affordable education, in part through scholarships, grants, loans, work opportunities and other options. Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be considered for the federal programs (deadline for priority consideration is March 1, for the following academic year). Staff members are available to help students with the application process and to assist them in determining what options will best meet their needs. Students applying for summer aid should complete the WSU Summer Aid Application prior to April 24. Summer opportunities are more limited than during fall and spring semesters.
Institutional and Financial Assistance Information for Students
The U.S. Department of Education, under 34 CFR 668.42, requires the disclosure of general information to students with regard to consumer information regulations. In accordance with these regulations, we are making available to you the basic information and how it is provided. The information requirements are as follows:
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Campus Security/Clery Act):
What's Included: Annual Security Report, Disclosure of Institution's Security Policies, Reporting of Crime Statistics
Where to find: Schedule of Courses, WSU Student Planner Handbook, WSU Web site: www.wichita.edu/annualsecurityreport, WSU Office of Financial Aid Web site: www.wichita.edu/financialaid.
Student Right to Know Act:
What's Included: Financial Aid Information, General Information about WSU, Graduation and Completion Rates, Graduation and Completion Rates for Student Athletes
Where to find: WSU Graduate/Undergraduate Catalogs, Schedule of Courses, WSU Web site: www.wichita.edu, WSU Financial Aid Web site: www.wichita.edu/financialaid and printed materials outside of Office of Financial Aid, 2nd floor, Jardine Hall
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act:
What's Included: Report on Athletic Program, Participation Rates and Financial Support Data
Where to Find: Contact the Office of Financial Aid for a copy of this report
Copies of the information listed above may be obtained, upon request, from the Office of Financial Aid (or other designated offices as appropriate). To request a paper copy, contact: WSU Office of Financial Aid, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0024 or call 978-5035, or via e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Operations and Business Technology
201 Jardine Hall
The Accounts Receivable Office is responsible for the collection and deposits of fines, payment plans, emergency loans, housing payments, tuition refund checks and fellowship checks, and the distribution of student payroll checks. The office also collects and distributes all fees generated through student enrollment and disburses financial aid awards and processes third-party tuition and fee billing.
210 Jardine Hall
The Payroll Office calculates payroll for graduate, regular and work-study student employment, and ensures that students ' checks and direct deposits are handled properly. The office completes tax treaty exemptions for international students and distributes student W-2s.
The Perkins Loan Office governs Perkins loan transactions that include but are not limited to promissory notes, billing notices, payments, cancellations, deferments and exit interviews. Transactions for Perkins loans will be processed by Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI) at www.ecsi.net/bwr/borrower.html.
112 Rhatigan Student Center
It is the responsibility of all student organizations to contact University Dining Services in the Rhatigan Student Center to obtain the official catering policy related to food at university events. In general, all university-related activities must go through University Dining Services for all of their catered events. See Policies and Procedures Manual and Web site http://webs.wichita.edu/inaudit/ch20_16.htm.
107 Jardine Hall
The Graduate School at Wichita State University supervises graduate study at the university, establishes standards for admission to graduate work and recommends students who have completed requirements for graduation to the Kansas Board of Regents. All students wishing to pursue post-baccalaureate degrees at WSU (including international students) must apply for admission through the Graduate School. (See details of the admission process in the Graduate Catalog and the Graduate School Web site.) Information on Graduate School Grievance Procedures is available in the Graduate School office.
The Graduate School encourages independent scholarship and assists students in development of competence in research or other creative activity. More than 3,100 graduate students pursue advanced
study in 10 doctoral programs, one educational specialist program, two first professional degrees, and more than 50 master ' s programs.
Heskett Center/Campus Recreation
(north of Grace Wilkie Hall)
The Heskett Center offers a complete recreational, physical educational and dance arena including the following:
5 full-sized gym courts
Indoor running track
6 racquetball/handball courts
1 racquetball/squash court
4 Wallyball courts
Exercise fitness room
Circuit training room
25-meter by 25-yard pool with separate diving well
Indoor climbing wall
6 lighted tennis courts
Locker rooms with showers and dry saunas
Lighted outdoor playing fields near Heskett Center and at the Hughes Metroplex Complex
Through the office of Campus Recreation, sports enthusiasts may participate in intramural sports programs, various sports clubs and the independent varsity sport of crew. Instructional, competitive
and recreational sports clubs currently offered at WSU are aikido, dodgeball, tennis, cricket, ice hockey, kung fu, table tennis, wrestling, soccer, ultimate Frisbee and wheelchair athletics. The
Heskett Center also offers aquatic and wellness programs, and involves the community in special events and children ' s programming.
Housing and Residence Life
125 A Fairmount Towers Commons
On-campus housing is available for WSU students in Fairmount Towers, Brennan Hall and Wheatshocker Apartments.
These three facilities offer students a range of options that include suite-style residence hall rooms, a variety of apartment units, coed floors, Honors Floor, Fine Arts Floor, Extended Quiet Hours Floor, Health Professions Floor and housing for married students or students with children.
In support of student success, the university has a policy requiring freshmen to live their first two semesters in Fairmount Towers or Brennan Hall.
Besides supporting academic success, there are a number of advantages and conveniences students enjoy by living on campus. Students are afforded the opportunity to interact with, learn from and develop friendships with people from all over the world. One payment covers everything : rent, utilities, local telephone service, basic cable, Ethernet and wireless connections, and meals. Proximity to classes, faculty, other students, the library, and the many activities and services offered on campus are also cited by students as major advantages of living on campus. Students can also take advantage of shuttle bus service to and from local shopping.
For more information about on-campus living options or about the freshmen residency requirement, students should contact Housing and Residence Life.
Information Center, University
Rhatigan Student Center (First floor, adjacent to Fast Break)
The University Information Center is a point of distribution for campus directories, brochures, bus schedules, Schedule of Courses, building hours, financial aid packets, legal and tax information, directions and promotional materials for campus organizations and offices. The University Information Center, provides current information on WSU classes, events and activities as well as maintaining up to date information on many local Wichita attractions.
James Sutherland Garvey International Center
3203 E. 17th St. (southeast corner of Hillside and 17th Street)
The Office of International Education is the university office responsible for all aspects of international education on campus, including recruitment of international students; processing of international undergraduate applications and applications to the Intensive English Language Center; personal and academic advising; immigration advising and reporting; programming for international students on campus and in the community; study abroad for U.S. students; and institutional agreements with overseas universities and colleges. These services are offered at the James Sutherland Garvey International Center, 3203 E. 17th St., 978-3232.
Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP
411 Brennan Hall
Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP (KK@GU) is one of the few programs of its kind in the country that focuses on helping foster students achieve their educational goals. KK@GU is a statewide 50 percent federally funded program hosted by WSU. The program goal is to increase the number of students, with foster children as priority, graduating from high school and preparing for enrollment in post-secondary education.
KK@GU have six regions and 14 locations throughout the state of Kansas. KK@GU enhances student achievement by partnering with businesses, individuals and other agencies. KK@GU provides a wide range
of services designed to improve students ' academic performance. These include educational
counseling, career exploration, tutoring, college campus tours, test preparation, after school programs, summer academic programs and scholarships at no cost to qualifying students.
107 Morrison Hall
The WSU Student Government Association funds free, 30-minute legal consultations for any university students who need them. Students should call or visit the Director of Budgets and Personnel (Morrison 107), who will provide referrals to local attorneys. Students may not use the service if their concerns involve civil or criminal litigation cases or cases against the university. Some examples of legal issues for which students may use the services are landlord/ tenant disputes, traffic citations, credit issues, insurance problems and domestic issues.
(south of Grace Wilkie Hall)
C116 Duerksen Fine Arts Center
University Libraries includes Ablah Library, which is the main library, and Music and Chemistry branch libraries. In addition to more than 2 million books, journals, magazines, microforms and archival materials, University Libraries provides access to information through the Internet and to more than 100 electronic databases. Access to the electronic databases is available through 120 computers located in Ablah Library and the two branches or by connecting through the Libraries ' Web site (http://library.wichita.edu) from your home computer. Ablah Library ' s wireless system may be accessed by your laptop or from a laptop checked out from the Circulation Desk. Scanners, CD burners, DVD players, copiers and a color printer are also available at Ablah Library. Reference librarians, available to assist students in using library resources during most hours the library is open, are located at Ablah Library ' s Reference Desk on the first floor and will respond to the Ask a Librarian for Help link on the Libraries ' Web site.
Students may reserve group study rooms in Ablah Library by stopping by or calling the Circulation Desk at 978-3582. Unreserved study rooms are also available on a first-come, first-served basis. Library hours are posted at the entrance and on the Libraries ' Web site. Students may also call 978-3481 for a recorded listing of the University Libraries ' hours. The Edmiston 24-hour study room, located in the lobby of Ablah Library, is open seven days a week and provides computers with access to the Internet, e-mail, spreadsheets, word processing and electronic databases. Food and drink vending machines are also located there.
371 Jabara Hall
The Math Lab provides free tutoring on a drop-in basis during posted hours for students enrolled in Math 007, 011, 012, 111, 112, 121, 123, 131, 144 and 242, and Stat 370. The Math Lab is open Monday-Friday. Scheduled hours for the current semester are posted outside the Math Lab and on the mathematics department Web site at www.wichita.edu/math.
McNair Scholars Program
173 Grace Wilkie Annex (east of the main building)
The McNair Scholars Program provides undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors with effective preparation for doctoral study by offering opportunities for research internships, seminars, tutoring, academic counseling and support with graduate school admissions, financial aid procedures and faculty mentor experiences. The program focuses on African-American, Hispanic/Latino-American, American Indian/Alaskan Native and Pacific Islander/ Native Hawaiian students.
The program actively recruits first-generation, low-income college students who have the desire to pursue post-baccalaureate studies and would eventually like to obtain a doctorate. These students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher.
The McNair program also hosts its Annual Closing Symposium the last Friday of July in which program participants present their research findings for friends, family, faculty and administrators.
Multicultural Affairs, Office of
174 Grace Wilkie Annex (east of main building)
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) envisions an all-inclusive multicultural campus community of interdependent and interconnected cultures at Wichita State University. In this multicultural community, all its members will see themselves as ambassadors of human relations, whose individual and collective role is to promote, encourage and support inclusiveness, respect, fairness, access, equity and justice for all people. Wichita State University aspires to become an all-inclusive campus community where its citizens recognize themselves first, as members of one common race, the human race , and second, as representatives of a particular racial, ethnic, gender, religious, political or any other group.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs will promote an all-inclusive global diversity at Wichita State University. Such community will be anchored in a campus climate that is inviting, welcoming, supportive, caring and nurturing, one in which its citizens, regardless of their human and socio-cultural differences, can co-exist in harmony. In addition, the OMA will serve as a catalyst for promoting a culture of collective responsibility for the multiculturalization and globalization of Wichita State University. The OMA is committed to supporting the overall mission of Wichita State University and will work collaboratively with the university communities to offer year-round all-inclusive, educational, cultural, social and outreach programs for students, faculty, administrators and staff that are aimed at achieving academic excellence, institutional strength and campus unity.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides university-wide leadership and direction for all of WSU ' s institutional global diversity initiatives. The OMA strives to create and sustain an all-inclusive multicultural campus community through year-round educational, cultural, social and outreach programs that are anchored in partnership with the internal and extended university communities.
The Multicultural Student Mentoring Program (MSMP) is an important component of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. The primary focus of the Multicultural Student Mentoring Program Is to promote
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, and its main purpose Is to facilitate the ACADEMIC SUCCESS of all domestic - (African American, Asian American, Latino/ na American, and Native American) - students of color at
WSU. MSMP will facilitate the academic success and timely graduation of all its mentees by providing the following services In such critical areas as tutoring (one-on-one and small group); study
skills; note taking skills; writing skills; math skills; test-taking skills; time-management skills; listening skills; and advisor-advisee relations skills. Through individual and small group
sessions, workshops, and seminars, Academic and Outreach Assistants and volunteers (including faculty and staff) will assist students in improving their academic skills and overall academic
performance. In addition, MSMP will provide comprehensive referral services through other student support programs throughout the campus, including, but not limited to Counseling, Career Services,
Cooperative Education, Center for Student Leadership and Development, and LAS Advising Center, to facilitate the holistic development of all students of color served by the Program. Still, the
enhanced MSMP will continue to provide social and emotional support to the mentees through relevant and meaningful programming.
See Section 8.10 WSU Policies and Procedures Manual
See also 3.02/Notice of Nondiscrimination
Discrimination based on various protected categories is inappropriate and not consistent with a productive and welcoming environment; it is also illegal under state and federal law. This policy statement is intended and designed to set forth a specific statement prohibiting discrimination in educational programs and activities.
Orientation (Shocker Connection)
Marcus Welcome Center
Students entering WSU with fewer than 24 transferable credit hours are required to participate in Shocker Connection by meeting with an academic adviser to enroll for classes prior to their first semester. Students are also required to attend an Orientation program to learn important information about WSU resources and services and obtain their Shocker Card (student ID). Students will need to apply for financial aid, submit their housing contract, complete fee payment and purchase their textbooks prior to their first semester.
Student leaders play an important role in assisting new students in their transition. Students interested in assisting with WSU Orientation events should contact the Assistant Director of
Admissions at 978-3085.
located east of Grace Wilkie Hall
WSU police officers are on duty 24 hours a day year-round, and the reception area of the University Police Department (UPD) is also open 24 hours a day.
Students can dial 911 from any campus phone in an emergency.
Students have access to emergency telephones that provide a direct link between the caller and the UPD; the emergency phones are located throughout the campus (including prominent outdoor locations).
Students should immediately report to the UPD crimes that occur on campus.
Police officers provide assistance with jumping batteries, retrieving keys locked in vehicles, etc.
In the evening hours, students may request escorts (student cadets) to and from their vehicles, residence halls and classes.
The UPD maintains a lost and found office.
Pedestrians should look both ways before crossing a street.
Speed limit is 20 mph on all university streets.
Speed limit is 15 mph in parking lots.
Citations are issued for traffic violations.
Traffic and Parking Regulations may be found at www.wichita.edu/police. Printed regulations are available at registration, and at the RSC Information Desk and UPD.
Students must have a valid parking permit on their vehicle in order to park on campus. Hang tag permits must be hung on the inside rearview mirror with the permit facing toward the front of the vehicle.
Static cling permits are available in lieu of a hang tag. Stick-on permits must be affixed to the inside lower left front windshield (driver ' s side).
Student parking permits are issued for each academic year.
Temporary parking permits are available at the UPD.
Citations are issued for traffic and parking violations; fines must be paid or appealed within 20 days of the citation. The University Traffic Appeals Committee hears appeals from those who feel they have been unfairly cited.
Students must pay all outstanding fines in order to enroll, to have a transcript sent, and to use most other university services.
Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
Law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders who are employed by or who are currently enrolled at Wichita State University may be obtained from the University Police Department. Further information on any registered offender can be obtained from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation or the Sheriff ' s Office in the registrant ' s county of registration. See also KBI ' s Web site for registered sex offenders at www.accessKansas.org/kbi/ro.shtml
Post Office, Campus
112 Morrison Hall
The Campus Post Office is a U.S. Postal facility that sells stamps and money orders, and mails packages and international mail, in addition to collecting and distributing on-campus mail. United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (FedEx) services are available for a small added fee. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Express Mail, FedEx and UPS must be processed before 3:30 p.m.
William H. Smith Bowling and Recreation Center
Lower level, Rhatigan Student Center
The Rec Center features eight bowling lanes, 15 billiard tables and the hottest video games. WSU students, faculty and staff can take advantage of discounted bowling and billiards rates, which are well below typical rates offered locally. Soft drinks, beer and a full menu of fun foods are also available. Group rates are available for both campus and non-campus groups. The RSC engraving shop, located inside the Rec Center, offers a full line of engraved products including gifts, awards and interior signage as well as lamination services. Updated Rec Center hours can be found at www.wichita.edu/RecCenter.
The center is closed on Sundays except for private parties and special events. The Rec Center is also the primary practice arena for the 14-time national championship Shocker Bowling Teams.
117 Jardine Hall
Services provided by the staff of 117 Jardine Hall:
former student reactivations
academic record maintenance
102 Jardine Hall
Services provided by the staff of 102 Jardine Hall:
name and address changes
transfer course evaluation
publication of the schedule of courses and the Kansas community college transfer guides
publication of graduate and undergraduate catalogs
Rhatigan Student Center (First floor, near Bookstore)
The University Reservations Office schedules space for meetings and events in the Rhatigan Student Center and many other locations on campus. Meeting rooms in the RSC are available to individual students and recognized student organizations free of charge. Contact 978-3475 for reservations or email email@example.com.
See Section 8.12 WSU Policies and Procedures Manual
See also chapter 3.19/General Employment Policies
Students should feel comfortable in coming forward to express concerns and/or to otherwise address prohibited and illegal discrimination. University policy protects their right to do so.
Safety on Campus
University Police Department (UPD)
WSU ' s annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years regarding reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by WSU and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies regarding alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters.
Copies of this report are available at the WSU Police Department or on the Web site www.wichita.edu/police or www.wichita.edu/annualsecurityreport.
University Dining Services
125 Rhatigan Student Center
The Shocker Dollars debit card program allows students to deposit money on their Shocker Card through University Dining Services for use at all University Dining Services outlets.
Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex
5015 E. 29th St. N. (29th Street north, just east of Oliver)
The Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at Wichita State University offers a wide range of diagnostic and therapy services for clients with speech, language or hearing difficulties. Clients include infants, children and adults who display communicative disorders ranging from mild to severe. Clients are referred by physicians, teachers, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, other professionals, by parents and by themselves.
Charges vary according to the services provided, with student discounts and a sliding fee scale for qualified applicants. Speech, language and hearing services provided by the clinic are often
covered by personal health insurance. The Speech- Language-Hearing Clinic is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Student Activities Council
219 Rhatigan Student Center
The Student Activities Council is the largest event-planning organization at WSU. Through its committees, SAC sponsors more than 100 events annually. Students in the organization coordinate such campus traditions as Welcomefest, Shocktoberfest and Hippodrome. Additionally, SAC sponsors art exhibitions and contests, dances, movies, special interest lectures, concerts, comedians, family-oriented programs and many other events that contribute to campus life at WSU.
Members of the organization develop their leadership skills through the event planning process. SAC members develop skills such as team building, time and budget management, communication, and
publicity and promotion techniques. Membership is open to all students who want to be part of this WSU tradition.
200 Rhatigan Student Center
The Office of Student Advocate is a non-political office provided by the Student Government Association for the resolution of any concern, problem, complaint or grievance between any student(s) and university employees, faculty members, administrators, organizations, groups, departments or divisions of Wichita State University. The Student Advocate serves as an advocate for the students, working directly with the university ' s various committees and courts to resolve conflicts.
Rhatigan Student Center
located in the center of campus
University Information Center
The Rhatigan Student Center, an integral part of student life at WSU, provides: dining facilities offering a variety of choices; the University Bookstore; a recreation area featuring bowling, video games and billiards; a hair styling shop; meeting rooms; Shocker Square lounge with Internet stations and wireless Internet; and a variety of programs and events.
Rhatigan Student Center hours (when classes are in session): 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
For details on individual programs and on university offices housed in the RSC, see elsewhere in this handbook: Bookstore, University Center for Student Leadership Commerce Bank Dining Services,
University Recreation Center (Rec Center) Student Activities Council Student Advocate Student Government Association Student ID/Shocker Card Center
Student Government Association
202 Rhatigan Student Center
The SGA enables students to voice their opinions about campus issues, academic concerns, tuition costs and student/faculty disputes. SGA allocates student fees each year for the operation of many campus services, student organizations and activities.
SGA is composed of legislative, executive and judicial branches. Each April the student body of WSU elects the executive officers and members of the Student Senate. Each college at WSU is represented by at least one senator, and each senator serves as a direct link to what is happening on campus, within the colleges and in the SGA.
Every SGA meeting (6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the RSC during the academic year) provides an open forum for any student who wishes to ask questions, voice concerns or bring attention to a campus
Student Health Services
209 Ahlberg Hall
The mission of Student Health Services (SHS) is to assist students in maintaining a state of optimum physical and mental wellness while attending classes at WSU. SHS provides medical care and treatment for ill and injured students. Services also include health and wellness education, nutrition counseling, adult immunization, consultations and limited pharmacy services.
The professional staff includes registered nurses, advanced registered nurse practitioners, physicians, a registered pharmacist, a psychologist and a dietitian. Appointments are the norm, but emergencies will be seen by our urgent care nurse. Immunizations and sudden-onset illnesses can be handled at set/limited times daily.
Student Health Insurance: General
With the pace of life in today ' s world, there is considerable potential for an accident or unexpected illness that could result in catastrophic medical costs. Such costs could jeopardize your university education, career and the financial security of your family. It is therefore recommended that if students do not already have access to some sort of medical coverage, they consider enrolling in a low-cost medical insurance plan. Information about such plans may be obtained from medical insurance providers. There is also information about at least one plan available on campus from Student Health Center (Ahlberg Hall 209), or the International Office (122 Garvey Center).
Health Insurance Mandatory for International Students
In order to make certain that non-immigrant international students attending Wichita State have access to adequate medical care and to provide sufficient financial resources for such students to be able to afford such medical care and to address a possible need to return to their home country, it is deemed appropriate that nonimmigrant students be required to maintain minimum levels of insurance protection.
Wichita State requires that all non-immigrant students have a specified minimum amount of medical insurance protection for every semester they are enrolled as a student at WSU.
Each non-immigrant international student must obtain and maintain medical insurance, from a company authorized to do business in the United States, with the following minimum coverages:
Basic injury and sickness benefits amounting to at least $10,000; A. Major medical coverage in an amount of at least $100,000; B. Coverage to provide for medical evacuation of the student to the student ' s home country; and coverage to provide for repatriation of the student ' s remains to the student ' s home country in case of death.
Failure to obtain and maintain such coverages during the student's time of enrollment will be grounds for discipline up to and including expulsion. Some academic programs also require health
insurance. Please check with your adviser.
Student ID/Shocker ID Center
Rhatigan Student Center (First floor at Shocker Square)
All WSU students are required to have a WSU photo-identification card, called a Shocker Card. The Shocker Card is the only means by which you can use the following services: Ablah Library, Heskett Center, Athletic Ticket Office, Shocker One Stop on the Web, Student Government Association, Student Health Services and WSU Police Department.
There is no fee for your first Shocker Card; if a card is lost, stolen or thrown away, there is a replacement cost of $10. Shocker cards do not expire; therefore, you do not need a new one each
time you re-enroll. You may get your Shocker Card during early registration, orientation and normal business hours in the Shocker Card Center on the main level of the Rhatigan Student Center,
adjacent to the Shocker Square Lounge and next to Commerce Bank.
Student Leadership, Center for
008 Rhatigan Student Center
The Center for Student Leadership (CSL) is home to a variety of programs and services such as fraternity/sorority life, student organization advising and support, leadership development programs and community service and civic engagement opportunities. The CSL delivers programs such as SOAR (student organization achievement and recognition), Greek Convocation, volunteer match-up services, workshops for student organizations and the Shocker LeaderShape Institute. The Center for Student Leadership is committed to involvement opportunities that will enhance the educational experience of each WSU student.
Student Support Services
309 Grace Wilkie Hall
WSU ' s Student Support Services provides academic support for students who have limited income, a disability or are first-generation college students. The program provides an interconnected series of services including individualized tutoring, academic success skills and math skill development, academic advisement and counseling, degree planning, scholarships, career exploration, use of a technology lab and graduate school enrollment advice.
Sunflower, Student Newspaper
019 Elliott Hall
The Sunflower, WSU's fee student newspaper, is distributed Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when regular classes are in session. Stacks of papers are left in main hallways. Students interested in working on the paper (including paid positions) should inquire at the Sunflower office.
Supplemental Instruction Program
115 Hubbard Hall
The Division of Academic Affairs provides supplemental instruction for 20 university courses each semester. Supplemental Instruction is a proven program that helps students better understand course content and, therefore, improve their grade in the course. This program offers informal study sessions for specific courses that are facilitated by a student who has successfully completed the course. Course listings are posted each semester in the Schedule of Courses.
Testing Services see Counseling and Testing Center
TRIO Talent Search/Project Discovery
319 Brennan Hall
TRIO Talent Search/Project Discovery is a federally funded program that aids in the retention and graduation of low income and potential first generation college students, and supports their enrollment in postsecondary education. The main office is located at WSU, and a field office is located in Parsons, Kan. The program serves 1,500 middle school and high school students each year. WSU students who are interested in volunteering and/or tutoring students should contact the program.
231 Elliott Hall
TRIO Communication Upward Bound, new in 2008, works with Wichita teens to develop their communication and professional media skills while preparing them for college. Monthly workshops, weekly homework assistance and a four-week intensive residential summer program make Elliott Hall a home for 50 youth year-round. Elliott School of Communication faculty and area media professionals contribute their time and expertise to help students learn how to work in a converged media world and lend their voices to the media landscape. CUB also provides these youth, most of whom are potential first-generation college students, with the support they need to succeed in high school and attain a college education.
Upward Bound-Math/Science Regional Center
311 Brennan Hall I
The Math/Science Regional Center stimulates and advances interest in mathematics, science and computer technology through exciting, hands-on educational experiences. High school students from Kansas in grades 8-12 engage in research projects and specialty workshops with faculty members on the WSU campus. Students from the summer residential component also receive tutorial assistance, career, academic, financial and personal counseling during the academic year.
415 Jardine Hall
The Veterans Upward Bound-WSU program serves Veterans from three Kansas counties; Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey. Veterans receive the necessary training to prepare them for successful completion of a college degree or any other post-secondary education program. Services include academic advising, career counseling and exploration, GED and/or college preparation courses, computer literacy/mastery courses and tutoring.
Upward Bound-Wichita Prep
205 Brennan I
The Upward Bound-Wichita Prep Program serves students from the Wichita Public Schools district in grades 9-12. Students receive tutorial assistance, academic instruction and advising, career exposure, opportunities to visit post-secondary institutions and personal counseling. Leadership opportunities are encouraged through community service, student government and participation in national and regional conferences.
Students in the summer residential program on the WSU campus work with WSU students who serve as role models in addition to providing supervision. WSU faculty, graduate students and Wichita public
school teachers provide instruction. Students are assisted during high school and tracked through post-secondary education, and graduating seniors spend their summer taking college classes at
Office of Financial Aid
203 Jardine Hall
The Office of Financial Aid provides services to veterans and active duty people. The services span the entire range of educational benefits and include certification for benefits to the Veterans Administration, tutorial assistance, financial assistance information and work-study for veterans. WSU is designated a Serviceman ' s Opportunity College.
601 Lindquist Hall
The Writing Center offers free services for students enrolled in any course at WSU. All students meet with a tutor, who is either an undergraduate or graduate student assistant. Tutors offer assistance with all aspects of writing, including brainstorming, organization, style and revision. A tutoring session will last 15-30 minutes and will focus on self-editing strategies and the specific writing concerns voiced by the student. No appointment is necessary, but appointments can be scheduled.
Hours when classes are in session: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 5-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
WSU Student Policies
WSU Student Code of Conduct
Wichita State University is a learning community of students, faculty and staff committed to the highest pursuit of intellectual inquiry and knowledge. As members of the WSU community, we:
1. Practice personal integrity and academic honesty.
2. Value the worth, dignity and uniqueness of each person through words and actions.
3. Demonstrate civic responsibilities by being involved members of the university and the greater Wichita community.
4. Respect university property, the surrounding environment and the personal possessions of others.
The educational process is ideally conducted in an environment that encourages reasoned discourse, intellectual honesty, openness to constructive change, and respect for the rights and responsibilities of all individuals. This Student Code of Conduct is designed for the promotion and protection of such an environment.
The most current version of the WSU Student Code of Conduct is located under the Policies and Procedures 8.05/Student Code of Conduct at www.webs.wichita.edu/ inaudit/ch8_05.htm. Students may also obtain a hard copy at the Student Life office, Grace Wilkie 303.