The Division of Student Affairs has issued the following information to create awareness of the resources available to students. It is suggested that you append this information to your syllabus.
Dean of Students’ Office / Office of Student Affairs: The primary responsibility of Student Affairs is the welfare of all students enrolled at UMass Lowell. We provide students with the resources and assistance for students to graduate as well rounded, active contributors to their communities. Please visit our website for links to the departments in the Division of Student Affairs. We are located on the second floor of University Crossing.
Veterans’ Services: UMass Lowell is committed to helping our military students take full advantage of all the educational benefits available through the federal and state governments. We welcome veterans, guardsmen, reservists and all active duty military students who are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and continuing education degrees and/or certificate programs. Students are certified for benefits by our Veterans Benefits Administrators (VBA).
The Office of Veterans Services provides world-class service to our student veterans: UMass Lowell was named to Military Times "Best for Vets" 2014 College rankings, and is ranked among the top Military Friendly Schools in the nation by Victory Media, indicating the campus is among the top 20 percent for military students’ experience. For complete information on the services and resources available please visit our Veterans website.
Wellness Center - Call 978-934-6800 to schedule an appointment with any of the Wellness Center Departments. While walk-in appointments are not available, the staff will schedule you in a timely manner. The Wellness Center is located on the 3rd floor of University Crossing.
Additionally, Disability Services reviews and approves students’ requests for accommodation based upon the recommendation of the student’s provider. Please see “Accommodations,” below, for more information.
Accommodations: University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to serving all students without regard to disability status or religion, and in accordance with regulations and policy. Students may request accommodations based on disability or religion. Students are not required to provide specific information to their faculty members about the reasons for their requests. Please note that not all requests for accommodation can be granted. The law allows the University to consider input regarding the technical / content requirements for courses in making its determination.
UMass Lowell Police Department: The UMass Lowell Police Department (UMLPD) is a full service police department with 30 sworn officers. We operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing patrol, investigation, specialized and emergency response, as well as crime prevention and educational services. Please dial 978-934-4911 in case of emergency; for non-emergencies dial 978-934-2398. The UMLPD is located in the “B” Building of University Crossing on the 1st floor.
Title IX Reporting Requirements: UMass Lowell is committed to fostering a welcoming, respectful and safe environment. We believe that all the members of the UMass Lowell community are responsible for ensuring that our campus is free from discrimination. In accordance with Title IX, UMass Lowell is required to investigate incidents of sex discrimination that occur on our campus. Faculty who become aware of an incident of sexual harassment or sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking, are required to notify UMass Lowell’s Title IX Coordinator. The purpose of this disclosure is to inform students of the University’s obligations under Title IX and the reporting responsibility of faculty. For more information about how to file a complaint, your rights and your reporting options available at UMass Lowell, including confidential and anonymous reporting options, please visit UMass Lowell's Gender Equity & Title IX website and Sexual Violence Prevention & Education website.
Sensitive Course Content: Some courses may include content and discussion which address sensitive topics that may be disturbing to some students. Topics may include, for example, trauma, depression, anxiety, sex or gender-based violence or abuse, addiction, mental health concerns, relationship problems, suicide, violent and abusive behaviors, sexual situations, racism, war, catastrophes, or genocide. Participating in class discussions, reading course materials,and completing course assignments may remind you of experiences that you, a friend, or family member may have experienced. Although you are not expected to share personal information in class, classroom discussion of these topics may be unavoidable. Please take the time to care for yourself. You may wish to speak with a staff member of Counseling Services, discussed above. Also, feel free to privately ask the faculty member beforehand about topics listed in the course syllabus. In some but not all cases, faculty may be able to privately arrange for you to complete alternate assignments which allow you to fulfill the requirements of the course without active engagement in some of the sensitive topics. Please note that faculty are not required to make these arrangements.
Important information for faculty about students who are parents including: frequently asked questions and links to resources is available at the Student Parents website.