University Supports for Graduate Students

A wide variety and continuum of support services are offered at the University of Connecticut that can be accessed by graduate students. Although not considered to be exhaustive, the following offers an alphabetical listing of University contacts for graduate students who may be seeking supports to facilitate successful graduate study. Graduate students are also encouraged to visit the Division of Student Affairs website at: http://www.studentaffairs.uconn.edu/ for additional information about University services for students.

Bailey Agencies, Inc.

Bailey Agencies, Inc. manages insurance coverage plans for all graduate assistants and fellows of UConn/UCHC. Graduate students are encouraged to contact this agency with any questions regarding coverage, provider availability, enrollment, ID cards, and policy.

Website: http://baileyagencies.us/

Address: 15 Thames Street, Suite 100, Groton, CT 06340

Phone: 860-446-8255, ext. 102

Email: katiek@baileyagencies.com

Center for Career Development

The Center for Career Development at the University is dedicated to excellence through offering the highest levels of service to our students, across all schools, colleges, campuses, and disciplines. Office staff supports the intellectual growth of students by providing programs and experiences that promote self-awareness and engagement as they identify a course of study and pursue opportunities to become contributing members of the state, national, and world communities. Through partnership with employers, alumni, faculty, and staff, students are connected to quality career development resources, internships, experiential learning, and post-graduate opportunities.

Website: http://www.career.uconn.edu/

Address: Wilbur Cross Building, Room 201, 233 Glenbrook Road, U-4051, Storrs, CT 06269-4051

Phone: 860-486-3013

Email: career@uconn.edu

Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD)

The Center for Students with Disabilities offers a variety of accommodations and services to students with documented permanent and temporary injuries and conditions. Additional programs are offered to prepare students to enter college as well as for life beyond college.

Website: http://csd.uconn.edu/

Address: Wilbur Cross Building, Room 204, 233 Glenbrook Road, U-4174, Storrs, CT 06269-4174

Phone: 860-486-2020

Email: csd@uconn.edu

Division of Environmental Health and Safety

The goal of the Division of Environmental Health and Safety is to promote and maintain a safe and healthful environment by ensuring the highest level of environmental health and safety services for faculty, staff, students, and visitors at the University. Graduate students can find information about relevant policies and procedures governing safety in their workplace, including checklists to guide thinking through various issues. In addition, personal consultation related to assessment of the safety of the student’s work environment can be provided by staff.

Website: http://www.ehs.uconn.edu/

Address: 3102 Horsebarn Hill Road, U-4097, Storrs, CT 06269-4097

Phone: 860-486-3613

Email: ehs@uconn.edu

Office of Student and Financial Aid Services (OSFAS)

The Office of Financial Aid Services provides information regarding the costs of attendance, student employment, and financial literacy.

Website: http://bursar.uconn.edu/

Address: Wilbur Cross Building, 233 Glenbrook Road, U- 4100, Storrs, CT 06269-4100

Phone: 860-486-4830

Email: bursar@uconn.edu

Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) formerly Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE)

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) ensures the University’s commitment and responsibility to foster diverse and inclusive working and learning environments. Their work focuses on ensuring compliance with the University’s Non-Discrimination policies (please see website at: http://policy.uconn.edu/?p=2884#wrapper) and also state and federal laws and regulations related to equal opportunity and affirmative action. OIE’s major areas of focus include Americans with Disabilities Act (Title I) Compliance, Affirmative Action, Discrimination, Education and Training, Search Process Compliance, and Title IX Compliance, including sexual violence awareness.

Although oversight is provided by OIE, specific resources regarding sexual violence are maintained at: http://titleix.uconn.edu/

Website: http://www.equity.uconn.edu/

Address: 241 Glenbrook Road, Wood Hall, U-4175, Storrs, CT 06269- 4175

Phone: 860-486-2943

Email: equity@uconn.edu

Office of Global Affairs

The Office of Global Affairs includes the following units:

  • Study Abroad: The University offers over 300 study abroad programs in 65 countries on six continents. Begin your journey by exploring their website at: http://studyabroad.uconn.edu/programs/.
  • International Students and Scholar Services (ISSS): ISSS supports the greater internationalization of the University through the development and delivery of services and programs that help our international students, scholars, faculty and staff accomplish their academic and professional goals at UConn. Services provided include: (1) ensuring compliance with U.S. immigration regulations governing visa; (2) sponsoring international students, scholars, faculty, and staff; (3) providing quality service and assistance with immigration and intercultural matters to UConn sponsored visa holders and their families through advising, programs, workshops and events; (4) serving as the resource for academic and administrative units; (5) hiring and sponsorship of international students, scholars, faculty and staff; (6) providing on-going orientation and support services designed to foster cultural adjustment to the U.S., and; (7) building links within the UConn community. For more information visit our website at: http://global.uconn.edu/home/administration-staff/international-student-scholar-services/.
  • Global Partnerships: The University enters into a limited number of partnerships with institutions of higher education abroad. Most of these partnerships revolve around particular projects, but some are general, laying the foundation for more focused activities in the future. Search the UConn Global Database, consult the Interactive Map to learn more about our global presence, or visit our website at: http://global.uconn.edu/home/administration-staff/global-partnerships/
  • The University American English Language Institute (UCAELI): UCAELI supports the greater internationalization of the University through the development and delivery of services and programs that help our international students, scholars, faculty and staff accomplish their academic and professional goals at UConn. For more information visit us at: http://ucaeli.uconn.edu/.

Website: global.uconn.edu

Dean of Students Office (DOS)

The primary function of the Dean of Students Office is to he lp st udents and their families get answers and solutions to those tough college- life questions or problems that students may have. Question and problems may include life decisions (personal or academic), navigating the bureaucracy of a large institution and/or learning self-advocacy. In addition, the website maintains a page with helpful UConn web links.

Website: http://dos.uconn.edu/

Address: Wilbur Cross Building, Room 203, 233 Glenbrook Road, U-4062, Storrs, CT 06269-4062

Phone: 860-486-3426

Email: dos@uconn.edu

Payroll Department

The primary function of the Payroll Department is processing bi-weekly payments to employees of the University. Other special services provided include, but are not limited to, worker’s compensation administration, wage verifications and social security earnings reports, moving expense reimbursements, and non-resident alien tax consultation. The Payroll Department may also be contacted with questions regarding salary and deductions or to complete the various forms available from our office. Such forms include: Federal and State W-4 forms, I-9 form, Direct Deposit Authorization Agreement form, Salary Amendment Agreement form (for tax deferred products), and the Personal Information Change form.

Website: http://www.payroll.uconn.edu/

Budds Building, 343 Mansfield Road, U-1111, Storrs, CT 06269-1111

Phone: 860-486-2423

Residential Life (Student Housing)

The primary role of the Department of Residential Life is to provide assistance with campus housing. Housing options vary widely for graduate students at the University. The primary decision which will guide your housing need is whether you want or need to be located on-campus, close to campus, or find something in a more urban area.

Website: http://reslife.uconn.edu/

Address: Rome Commons, Ground Floor, 626 Gilbert Road Extension, U-1022, Storrs, CT 06269-1022

Phone: 860-486-2926

In addition, resources for assisting in your off-campus housing search include:

Off-Campus Student Services: http://www.offcampus.uconn.edu/

Off-Campus Student Housing (UConn Sponsored): http://www.offcampushousing.uconn.edu/

The Renter’s Directory (Off-Campus Housing): http://www.therentersdirectory.com/

Student Health Service

Student Health Services provides primary level health care for both medical and mental health. Student Health Services is a fully accredited ambulatory health care facility. Students are offered both in- and out-patient services, as well as health care treatment for non-emergency conditions.

Services include the following:

  • Primary Medical Care
  • Women’s Clinic
  • Men’s Health
  • Nutrition Services
  • Counseling & Mental Health
  • Clinical Research
  • Health Education
  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Club Sports Athletic Training

Website: shs.uconn.edu

Address: Hilda May Williams Student Health Services Building, 234 Glenbrook Road, U-4011, Storrs, CT 06269-4011

Phone: 860-486-4700

Email: shs@uconn.edu

Ombuds Office

UConn Ombuds Office serves as a neutral resource and provides confidential and informal assistance to members of the campus community. The Ombuds Office is not a designated reporting office for UConn, but is available to discuss a variety of workplace concerns confidentially to the extent permitted by law. The Ombuds Office supplements but does not substitute for any of the other resources included on this list. Persons can contact the Ombudsman, Jim Wohl, at any point during an issue when a confidential conversation or source of information may be needed.

Website: http://ombuds.uconn.edu/

Address: Homer D. Babbidge Library, 2nd Floor, Room 2189, 369 Fairfield Way, U-1257, Storrs, CT 06269-1257

Phone: 860-486-5143 / Secure Fax: 860- 486-5875

Email: Jim.Wohl@uconn.edu

Veterans Affairs and Military Programs

Veterans Affairs and Military Programs provide support for returning armed forces personnel as they adjust to the academic and social terrain at the University. The office assists student veterans in accessing services on-campus and in the surrounding community. The University is an institution that enhances its support towards and celebration of its student veteran population.

Website: http://veterans.uconn.edu/

Address: Arjona Building, Room 340, 337 Mansfield Road, Unit 1264, Storrs, CT 06269-1264

Phone: 860-486-2442

Email: veterans@uconn.edu

Research Compliance Services (RCS)

The University of Connecticut is committed to the highest standards of integrity in fulfilling its mission to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research. All research activities undertaken by faculty, staff, and students at UConn will be conducted in accordance with strict ethical principles and in compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations and policies. The Office of Research Compliance Services (RCS) reports to the Vice President for Research. RCS is responsible for providing support and training to faculty, students and staff in order to meet these requirements and maintain a robust research compliance program at UConn.

Website: http://research.uconn.edu/rcs/

Address: Nathan L. Whetten Graduate Center, 438 Whitney Road Extension, U-1246, Storrs, CT 06269-1246

Phone: 860-486-8802

Email: nancy.wallach@uconn.edu

Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity

In order to develop an inclusive community for instruction, research and outreach, the University embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship among our students, faculty, and staff. This collegial and vibrant environment promotes and nurtures perspectives that are enabled through differences in culture, experience, and values. To achieve this goal, the university emphasizes diversity in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of students, faculty, and staff. Initiatives to support these goals are provided through the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity.

Website: http://diversity.uconn.edu/

Address: Wilbur Cross Building, 233 Glenbrook Road, U- 4258, Storrs, CT 06269-4258

Phone: 860-486-2461

Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships (ONS&F)

The Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships advises and mentors high-achieving students who are competing for prestigious national and international scholarships and fellowships. ONS&F is part of the University of Connecticut’s Enrichment Programs and is open to all graduate and undergraduate students, including students at the regional campuses.

Website: http://onsf.uconn.edu/

Address: Rowe Center for Undergraduate Education, 368 Fairfield Way, U-4147, Storrs, CT 06269-4147

Phone: 860-486-3631

Email: onsf@uconn.edu

Division of Public Safety

The Division of Public Safety includes the police department, locksmith department, fire department and the fire marshal and building inspector for the University of Connecticut.

Website: http://publicsafety.uconn.edu/

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