Optometry Student Handbook 2024-2025

70 Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook NSU Alumni Association Once a Shark, always a Shark. The NSU Alumni Association is your connection to more than 215,000 alumni in all 50 states and across the world. Get involved by joining the Student Alumni Association, which provides current students with exclusive opportunities to gain leadership experience and build relationships with alumni for future success. Through nsuconnect.net, students can also receive mentorship and career opportunities with alumni in specific industries. Upon graduation, students receive a complimentary membership to the NSU Alumni Association with access to special membersonly benefits and services. To learn more about the NSU Alumni Association, visit nova.edu/alumni. NSU Athletics NSU recognizes, values, and supports intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational mission of the university. Central to the program’s mandate, and in accordance with the stated goals of the university, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics commits itself to fostering leadership, lifelong learning, and service to the community among its student-athletes. NSU Athletics is also dedicated to sponsoring competitive intercollegiate programs for both men and women. Valuing deeply the physical, social, and emotional welfare of those who participate, the department and the university express this commitment through their membership with NCAA Division II (DII) and the Sunshine State Conference. Both exemplify the principles of amateur athletics, which include diversity, sportsmanship, fair play, and equitable opportunity for all. In its short 41-year history, the NSU Department of Athletics began as a one-sport NAIA program, in 1982, and has grown into the 17-sport NCAA program that it is today. During this span, NSU Athletics has won 11 team national championships, 40 individual national championships, 378 All-American honors, 375 Scholar All-Americans, and countless conference championships. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, swimming, and distance track. Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, distance track, and volleyball. NSU Athletics is excited to be expanding sports offerings in the upcoming years, as we add men’s and women’s lacrosse to our sports sponsorship. As an NCAA Division II member, NSU Athletics has experienced an unprecedented amount of success in the past decade. Valuing deeply the commitment to academic success, NSU student-athletes have also maintained a cumulative departmental GPA of 3.0, or better, every year since obtaining NCAA DII membership in 2002. NSU Health NSU Health a patient-centric, integrated health care network built on a foundation of education, research, and the highest-quality patient care. NSU Health offers whole-person patient care across an array of services, from primary, dental, and eye care to mental health counseling, pediatrics, women’s health, a full-service pharmacy, and more on campus. One additional highlight of NSU Health is the Student Medical Center, a special health center devoted exclusively to student health care, which is located in the Dr. Sanford L. Ziff Health Care Center. Specific information about the clinics and services available to enrolled students are included on the NSU Health website at nsuhealth.nova.edu.