Having problems on campus? Here's where to find help.
There's certain things that can't be avoided as a student on campus: You will come down with the flu during finals week, your FASFA application will get held up for some reason you can't figure out and, of course, you'll never find a good place to park.
If you're having a problem, there is an office here equipped and ready to help you. Here are some of the places you can go for help:
- Campus I.D. Office (989) 774-3484
When you lose your campus I.D., you can get a new one here.
- Academic Advising (989) 774-7506
If you'd like to change your major or have questions about course requirements, the Academic Advising office is a good place to start.
- Academic Assistance (989) 774-3465
If you're doing poorly in a class or need to develop study strategies, they can help you out. They can also help you explore classes in a major you might be interested in.
- Student Activity Center (989) 774-3686
For working out, taking a swim, playing basketball or just having fun. There is even a bowling alley, for all of those awkward first dates.
- Office of Student Activities and Involvement (989) 774-3017
With 400 student organizations on campus, there's one that's right for you. Joining a student group is a great way to get involved and meet other students.
- IT Help Desk (989) 774-3662
Computer troubles when a big project is due? Give them a call.
- Scholarships and Financial Aid (989) 774-3674
They can help you work out your FASFA troubles, and trust me, you will have FASFA troubles.
- Student Health Services (989) 774-6599
If you're sick, they can help you get better. They also provide immunizations and free monthly STI testing. If you can't make an appointment at the clinic in Foust Hall, the Troutman Hall clinic accepts walk-in patients.
- Counseling Center (989) 774-3381
One-on-one counseling, workshops and support groups are all available. Students can walk in without an appointment from 1-4 p.m. every Wednesday.
Of course, some students will face more serious problems. All new students participate in an orientation session with the Central Michigan University Police Department. It's important to feel safe on campus, and students should reach out to the CMUPD if they don't.
- Campus Police (989) 774-3081
Lt. Cameron Wassman said the department usually sees an uptick in crime the first few weeks of fall semester and the last few weeks of spring semester.
"It is important for people to know where valuables are and to keep them locked up and protected, so they don’t run the risk of people taking them," Wassman said.
A good way to stay safe during the school year, Wassman said, is to remember three things: be responsible, obey the law and help those who need help.
“If they’ve drunk too much or if they’ve got some other stuff going on and they need some help from professional resources, get those people the help they need," he said
Other important resources include:
- Safe Rides (989) 774-4357
If you need to get somewhere on campus, Safe Rides can help you out. Free busses pick up and drop off students any day class is in session from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
- Title IX Coordinator (989) 774-3253
Sexual assault is a serious issue. They're trained to listen and help.
- Sexual Assault Peer Advocates (989) 774-2255
These student volunteers are trained to listen and available 24/7. All conversations with SAPA are completely confidential.