PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook 29 consult with their academic advisor, program office, or the Office of the Dean of Students representative to determine whether their circumstances warrant an LOA request and to discuss the impacts of an approved LOA on their degree/program completion, academic standing, course grades, and conditions for return. Financial aid recipients who wish to request an LOA must also consult with a financial aid counselor to learn about impacts on their financial aid eligibility. Failure to qualify for—or timely return from—an LOA may have a significant impact on a student’s ability to procure future financial aid and may result in the student being placed into a loan repayment status with the student’s lender pursuant to applicable federal regulations. An LOA request must be submitted at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the semester/term for the leave. Leaves requested after the semester/term has begun will be considered for approval only in a documented extreme circumstance. An approved LOA may be granted for up to 180 days within a 12-month period. For more details, including the Leave of Absence Request Form, visit the Office of the University Registrar’s website at nova.edu/registrar /policies/leave-of-absence-policy. A.11 International Travel Registration Requirement and Program NSU faculty and staff members and students travel across the globe to teach, conduct research, present at seminars and workshops, attend conferences, and study. The university maintains a central international travel registration program that assists travelers on NSU-related business or study. It provides assessment of health and safety issues associated with traveling to international destinations, and it supplies important contact information for services and assistance in the event of an emergency. As per university policy, all faculty and staff members and students traveling to international destinations on NSU-related trips are required to complete the NSU Travel Registration process. A.12 Jurisdiction of University Policies and Procedures All students attending NSU shall be subject to this code. The term “students” includes any individual enrolled in a course or academic program offered by NSU, whether in a degree-seeking program or not, including during any periods of inactivity in enrollment, such as during leaves of absences or temporary lapses in registration. Students may be held accountable through this code when a violation is reported, regardless of whether such act occurred on or off campus, or in connection with an NSU-sponsored or affiliated event. A.13 Off-Campus Residency The university does not approve, inspect, or supervise any off-campus student residences. The university does expect, however, that students living off campus will conduct themselves in a manner that will reflect credit on themselves and the university, which includes observing all local, state, and federal laws as well as all rules and regulations contained in this handbook. In the event of a change of residence from on-campus housing to an off-campus location, a student should notify the Office of the University Registrar of the new address. A.14 Student Organization Rights and Responsibilities All NSU students are eligible to join university student organizations. Student organizations must be registered with the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement each year in order to be considered a student organization with rights and privileges on campus, including the