PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook 65 groups on such topics as stress management, transitions to college and grad school, as well as coping with oneself and others. Individual, couples, family, and group counseling that utilizes a brief therapy model is provided in a welcoming office environment. The option for telehealth services is also an option when appropriate. Services are scheduled based upon the identified needs and service options chosen by the student. The counselor’s goal is to build upon the student’s current skill sets for positive behavioral change. Services are provided by licensed counselors, licensed psychologist, and a psychiatrist. Full- and part-time enrolled students are eligible for 10 counseling sessions per academic year at no cost. Psychiatric services are available and are covered by many commercial insurance plans, or for a nominal fee. Daily appointments available for new students. You can register at: nova.edu/studentcounseling. Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement The Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement (CLSE) is home to the Student Events and Activities (SEA) Board, more than 150 registered undergraduate student organizations, the Inter-Organizational Council (IOC), the Diversity Student Council (DSC), and the Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA). This office hosts and sponsors university-wide events such as the Student Life Achievement Awards, Sharkapalooza, Homecoming, and CommunityFest. CLSE is also responsible for our Sharks on the Scene (S.O.S.) Program, offering students exclusive discounted tickets to some of the largest events South Florida has to offer. Additionally, CLSE oversees the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office (FSL), Orientation, and the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Resource Center (DEIB). The FSL office oversees our 12 social Greek lettered organizations by 3 distinct councils: Collegiate Fraternal Council, Panhellenic Council, and Unified Greek Council. Joining the Greek Community provides opportunities for academic support, social networking, service to the greater community, and a chance to be a part of NSU tradition. The DEIB Resource Center serves as a catalyst for the recognition and coordination of the celebration of our diverse student body and offers resources, support, and inclusive programming activities. This resource center seeks to strengthen and enrich the NSU community through engagement opportunities, educational programming, vast cultural experiences, and support for traditionally underrepresented student populations to cultivate a continually sensitive and unified campus environment. CLSE plays a key role in assisting students to develop an affinity to NSU through engagement in organizations and activities related to their interests. Office of Financial Aid The Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to assisting students in making well-informed decisions regarding the funding of their education at NSU. The office administers grants, scholarships, and loans and prepares student financial aid offers based on federal and state regulations and institutional guidelines. It provides information on the application processes for financial aid and veterans educational benefits and counsels students on proactive debt management strategies and financial literacy. The office also monitors student Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for financial aid eligibility and awards scholarships from internal and external sources. Students may receive financial aid guidance in person, by email, or by telephone. For more details, including contact information, visit nova.edu/financialaid or call (954) 262-3380 or 800-541-6682, ext. 23380.