Offices Providing Student Services
Michigan University serves students having varied educational,
professional, and vocational objectives. In order to meet the
unique needs of all students and enhance their opportunities for
learning and personal development, the university provides
numerous services outside of the classroom.
All of Northern Michigan
University's programs and
activities are open to commuter students. To enhance student
parent involvement, some programs provide free child care services
during the events. Throughout the school year, special activities
are provided at the University Center which promote the family by
designing activities that can be enjoyed by parents and children.
As they emerge, commuter student organizations are supported with
advisory assistance from the Student Activities and Leadership
Programs Office. In the past, such organizations have sponsored
commuter dances, coffeehouse series, workshops, and special
seminars. Programs such as the University Center Halloween party,
winter break activities in the Physical Education Instructional
Facility, and Christmas caroling have also been developed due in
great measure by these groups. All commuter students are
encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities in order
to enrich their total collegiate experience.
Policies and Regulations
Michigan University endeavors to establish policies and
regulations which ensure that the living and learning environment
of the academic community is free from disruption. The University
attempts to establish procedures, practices, and processes which
assist in the orderly pursuit of the mission of the institution.
Within the documents contained in this publication are many of the
policies and regulations which govern student life at the
University. Additional policies may be found in the
Administrative Policies Manual,
Administrative Procedures Manual,
Student Organization Handbook, and Financial Aid Rights and
Responsibilities publications. Copies of these publications
and others are available in the
Dean of Students Office.
Complaints, Exceptions, and Appeals
also recognizes that some complaints and grievances will
inevitably arise. To address these, the university has created
procedures for students to register complaints and grievances and
receive a reasoned response to the issues which they bring
A number of processes for
resolution of specific issues are provided in existing policies
and regulations. Students are expected to initiate such processes
directly, when possible. The
Student Handbook can provide
students with the steps required to revolve a specific problem.
In those instances where no formal resolution process has been
established, or it is unclear what process applies to a given
Complaint Other Than Grades section of
the Student Rights and Responsibilities document will
govern resolution. Any questions about the application of this
process or the appropriate process to resolve any complaint or
appeal, should be directed to the Dean of Students office.
You might find yourself having to
carry a lot of books, supplies, and personal gear around if your
days are full with several classes. If so, consider unloading some
of that weight by using any of several free day lockers located in
these locations: West Science Building, Learning Resources
Building, and both the men's and women's locker rooms of Hedgcock
and PEIF Buildings. All you need to provide is your own padlock.
Locker rental is available at the PEIF by the semester for a
nominal fee which includes daily towel service. Specific
information may be received by contacting the Recreational
Facilities and Services Office.
While in the University Center, you
may use one of the lockers at the NMU Bookstore (your quarter
deposit will be returned when you remove your items).