Director: Jennifer Williamson
Location: 0200 Ullsvik Hall
The Academic and Career Advising Center provides students with a full spectrum of academic advising and career development services in one location. Students can get assistance whether they are trying to determine their major or ultimate career all the way through to finding that first job upon graduation. Services include:
- academic major/career exploration for any student (includes career inventories)
- academic advising for undeclared students
- general resource for academic advising questions
- assistance with résumé writing, cover letters, mock interviews, salary negotiation, professional dress and other elements of the career search process
- Pioneer Career Network (PCN)
- Fall/Spring Career Fairs
- campus interview opportunities for internships and full-time positions
Director: Deirdre Dalsing
Location: 220 Royce Hall
Professional counselors provide free, confidential personal and academic counseling to enrolled students. Services are directed toward helping students develop competence and confidence, manage emotions, enhance relationships, make decisions and improve coping skills as they strive to meet their educational goals and achieve personal growth. Areas of assistance cover emotional and social concerns, career assessment and decision-making, study skill development, stress management, depression and anxiety and related issues. Tests and inventories are also available to facilitate the counseling process. Counseling Services facilitates a support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students, and provides Safe Zone training to the campus community.
Counseling Services maintains an Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Education Program, which offers information, counseling, outreach and referral services related to the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
On-line workshops (15 Ways to Get A’s; Success with Stress; and Healthy Relationships) are available through our website. Visit us at www.uwplatt.edu/counseling-services.
Dean: Sherry Nevins
Location: 2300 Markee Pioneer Student Center
The Dean of Students Office works to create a culture of care for students, their families, faculty, and staff. We strive to promote a safe and welcoming campus community, which includes holding students accountable to the Pioneer Student Conduct Code while treating individuals with consistency and respect. We provide education, advocacy, and support to encourage and empower all students to achieve success in their academic, social, and personal development at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Location: Pioneer Involvement Center, 1st floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center
The Pioneer Involvement Center is responsible for Greek Life and the Greek Life staff is dedicated to assisting in creating a positive living, learning and governing environment for students interested in the Greek Community. Annually members submit data for the Greek Achievement report with the focus is on: scholastics/academic achievement; civic outreach along with volunteer community service and philanthropic raising funds or items for others; leadership and ethical development; membership recruitment and development; chapter advancement; campus, community and university relations; social event responsibility; judicial operations; and values congruence by acting as you say you will.
Our Greek Chapters have missions that are deeply rooted in providing service to others. For example during 2011-12, the Greek Community, which includes 16 social and professional fraternity and sorority chapters and their governing councils, participated in more than 2,100 community events, spending more than 14,800 hours engaged in service. Some of their activities included bell ringing for the Salvation Army, walking dogs and cleaning cages for the Dubuque Humane Society, taking a number of disabled people on a hunting weekend, highway clean up, tutoring, city hall auditorium cleaning, hosting bingo/spa day/caroling at senior centers, donating blood, donating food to the food pantry, raking leaves, shoveling snow and much more.
The Pioneer Involvement Center (PIC) is on the first floor of the David J. and Lou Ann Markee Pioneer Student Center (MPSC). The general access computer lab allows students to work independently or with a group. Comfortable furniture and friendly environment provide a “home away from home” atmosphere.
The mission of the Pioneer Involvement Center is: to create collaborative, co-curricular programs, events and processes to support student leadership, involvement and volunteer experiences contributing to student retention and encouraging diversity.
Several functional areas offer programs, services and resources to promote student involvement:
- Greek Life
- Student Organization Development
- Leadership Involvement Volunteer Experiences (LIVE)
Research indicates students involved during their collegiate years are more satisfied with their campus experiences, more successful academically, understand time management, complete their degree program and engage in physical, emotional and psychological energy. Students also report these positive results are based on one of the following five conditions if they:
- lived on campus;
- worked on campus;
- developed significant relationships with faculty/staff;
- participated in significant research projects; and/or
- were involved with student organizations.
Pioneer Involvement offers strategies to connect students to a wide variety of involvement opportunities. When you think about your previous experiences, being involved built self-esteem and kept you informed of local activities and events. The staff will assist you in finding your niche.
Based on research, the PIC staff is dedicated to strengthening Leadership, Involvement and Volunteer experiences to assist students with building skills to work with others. Many opportunities exist for students seeking individual or group experiences.
Rental Resources assists students with off-campus housing-related concerns and needs. Rental Resources strives to educate students in leases, rights and responsibilities while renting, roommate communication and much more. A current list of off-campus rental properties is available online and hard copies are available at the Information Center and at the Rental Resources office, both located in the Markee Pioneer Student Center. The Rental Resources Coordinator acts to promote positive relations and open communication between the university, students, landlords, community members and the city of Platteville. Rental Resources is part of the Student Affairs Department and is located in the Pioneer Involvement Center. For more information, stop by the PIC in the Markee.
Living on campus in one of the 12 residence halls will provide students with special opportunities for growth, learning, fun and friendship. Residence hall living is an integral part of the college experience. Sharing a portion of the mission statement can summarize the primary purpose of the residence halls. Student life at UW-Platteville strives to create an environment that supports individual choice, develops a sense of community and emphasizes individual and group responsibility. Each hall is a community of approximately 240-600 residents, with a total residence hall population of over 3,700 students. Halls are conveniently located, computer networked, and well maintained. Full-time, professional hall directors live in each hall and are supported by student resident assistants who reside on each wing or floor. Staff members in each building are carefully selected, specially trained and willing to help students have a successful campus living experience.
UW-Platteville Residence Life offers living learning communities and interest communities as opportunities for students to combine their academic and co-curricular college experience. Information related to LLC’s and IC’s is available on our website www.uwplatt.edu/residence-life.
Residents with personal computers that meet or exceed the minimum computer configuration specifications have direct access to computing resources from within their individual room. Computer labs in each residence hall are also available 24 hours a day. See http://www.uwplatt.edu/resnet/resnet-lab-machines for detailed information. A unifying link within the residence hall community is the Residence Hall Association. Students elected to serve as representatives of this governance body promote an interest in and understanding of the campus environment and serve as a general forum for improving residence hall life.
UW-Platteville has an on-campus residence hall requirement that derives from a University of Wisconsin Board of Regents policy that requires freshmen and sophomore students to live in university residence halls during the academic year unless they qualify for an exception and are officially released by the Department of Residence Life. After being admitted to the university, students receive an an application packet of information including descriptions for residence halls and a letter and form explaining the procedure to request an exception to the on-campus residency requirement. This residency requirement is enforced, and students must provide the information necessary to confirm their compliance with it. Please direct any questions to the Department of Residence Life. Students can sign up for room reservations on-line at www.uwplatt.edu/residence-life.
Location: Second Floor, Royce Hall
UW-Platteville Student Health Services provides a broad range of primary health care services to the campus community. These include acute care for illness and emergencies, health and wellness promotion, and opportunities for students to participate actively in their own health care. Most health care services are available at no charge to all UW-Platteville students carrying three or more credits per semester. Students are responsible for those expenses incurred outside SHS (such as consultations with private physicians, referrals for specialty care if needed, x-rays, prescribed medications and some laboratory work). A directory of medical services provided on campus and in the community is available at the SHS office. Physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses provide care to students. SHS, located on the second floor of Royce Hall, is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Students may call 608.342.1891 to schedule an appointment or to obtain additional information.
A student health insurance plan providing hospital, surgical, outpatient and major medical coverage is available at a reasonable cost to students. Students are strongly encouraged to obtain health insurance if they are not already covered by personal or family plans. Information concerning the student group insurance plan and enrollment deadlines is available on the Student Health Services web page at www.uwplatt.edu/studenthealth/insurance.html. Enrollment is available to all registered students taking 5 or more credits.
Location: Pioneer Involvement Center, 1st floor of the Markee Pioneer Student Center
The Pioneer Involvement Center manages the needs for Student Organization Development. One way you can “get connected” is to join one or more of the active student organizations. With more than 200 registered student organizations, it is easy to find something you are interested in to fill spare time. If you cannot find one of interest, you can create your own. All you need is 10 friends and a faculty/staff member to serve as the advisor. To start a new group, contact the PIC staff.
As part of student organization development, the PIC offers an online central management and networking tool called PioneerLink. This tool allows UW-Platteville students to interact with student organizations by communicating with each other in a user friendly way. PioneerLink includes event notices, forms, documents, organization files storage location and a Facebook connection. To learn more about specific student organizations visit uwplatt.edu/go/pioneerlink.
During New Student Registration in the summer, new students created an account on PioneerLink and submitted a request to join several student organizations. Each group’s president and/or advisor were sent emails indicating each student’s interest in joining. Do not wait for the group to get back to you, research when they have their first meeting in the fall or look for their events in the event section. Go to the Involvement Fairs to check out 20 different groups each day.
By becoming a member of a student organization, you will have opportunities to explore and develop leadership and communications skills. The enjoyment of collaborating and achieving goals, as well as the interpersonal connections, creates one of the most valuable experiences that you will have at UW-Platteville.
The Pioneer Involvement Center houses several student governance organizations on campus. Student Senate, Residence Hall Association (RHA), Segregated University Dee Allocation Commission (SUFAC), Presidents’ Council, and United Greek Council (UGC).