Optometry Student Handbook 2024-2025

74 Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook and more can be accessed any time at dineoncampus.com/nsu or through the iShark app. Students can get connected to their dining funds and SharkCard by downloading the GET mobile app. Within the app, Sharks can add funds at any time to their SharkCard, and it allows for food ordering for on-campus pickup or delivery. A comprehensive how-to guide can be found online at dineoncampus .com/nsu/get-mobile-howtoguide. Title IX/Sexual Misconduct The Title IX coordinator and staff provide prevention and response to sexual misconduct affecting students at NSU. This includes assistance to those who may have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, sex- or relationship-related stalking, or pregnancy- or sex-related discrimination. The Title IX website includes the secure Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Incident Initial Reporting Form, which can be accessed 24/7 to report an incident directly to the Title IX staff. The Title IX staff provide a variety of supportive measures and assist students in reporting to law enforcement, connecting with community resources, and accessing other supports to promote their success as students at NSU. Additionally, the NSU Peer Educator Program is available for students interested in leading prevention programming for their peers on campus. University Libraries The university library system is composed of the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, the Martin and Gail Press Health Professions Division Library, the Panza Maurer Law Library, the Oceanographic Campus Library, and the Tampa Bay Regional Campus Library. The 325,000-square-foot Alvin Sherman Library is a joint-use facility with the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. It serves students and faculty and staff members of NSU, as well as residents of Broward County. The five-story structure encompasses electronic classrooms, group-study rooms, a café, Ann Porterfield digital media lab and creative makerspace, and service desks with staff trained and ready to serve library users. Collections of print and electronic resources support the research of students and faculty and staff members. A large spacious atrium houses educational art pieces. The second-floor reference desk is clearly visible to students and enhanced by The NSU Glass Garden created by glass artist Dale Chihuly for the Sherman Library. Also on the second floor is the Craig and Barbara Weiner Holocaust Museum and Reflection Center, as well as the Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery that features visiting exhibits and cultural events throughout the year. Overall, the university’s libraries house more than one million items. Interlibrary Loan agreements through organizations such as the Online Computer Library Center, the Southeast Florida Library Information Network, the Consortium of Southeastern Law Libraries, and the National Library of Medicine provide broad access to a wide range of materials.