Academic and Support Services
Community, Equity and Diversity
We are committed to supporting and sustaining an educational community that is inclusive, diverse and equitable. The values of diversity, inclusion and equity are inextricably linked to our mission of teaching and research excellence, and we embrace these values as being critical to development, learning, and success. We expect nothing less than an accessible, multicultural community in which civility and respect are fostered, and discrimination and harassment are not tolerated.
We will ensure that under-represented groups and those who experience systemic inequity will have equal opportunities and feel welcome on our campus. We accept the responsibility of teaching and learning in a diverse democracy where social justice serves as a bridge between a quality liberal education and civic engagement.
The Beauregard Center
The Aulbani J. Beauregard Center is committed to working collaboratively with the whole UNH community to create a more inclusive, equitable, and socially just campus through education, advising, advocacy and community building. Through the lens of intersectionality, the center works closely with underrepresented and ally students to empower their development and growth in order to thrive socially and academically. We also work with faculty, staff and administrators around issues concerning campus climate.
Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness provides whole person-centered care and services, illness prevention and health promotion, co-curricular learning opportunities, and public health leadership and expertise. All are tailored to support our students’ health, well-being, and personal development, the health of the campus community and the mission of our University. Health & Wellness is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
UNH Health & Wellness provides comprehensive, student-focused, primary medical care through a team approach. The clinical staff consists of board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and medical assistants who are committed to prevention and holistic care. Primary medical care is provided for a variety of common concerns.
LIVING WELL SERVICES
Living Well Services coordinates health promotion activities on campus. Services provided include educational programs, workshops, and classes; individual wellness counseling and coaching to promote healthy lifestyle choices, including alcohol and other drug counseling, nicotine cessation services, nutritional counseling, wellness coaching (e.g., stress, sleep, behavior change, etc.); and integrative mind-body services, including biofeedback, light therapy, and massage therapy. Read more about Living Well Services.
Information Technology (IT)
UNH Information Technology delivers network and communications infrastructure, as well as provides IT services that support students, faculty & staff with learning & research. For a complete list of services and to learn more visit the UNH IT Service Catalog. For information on how to use the services, visit the Self-Help Knowledge Base.
International Students and Scholars
The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides a wide range of services to international students, faculty, staff and exchange scholars. These services begin before the international visitors arrive on campus and often continue past the completion of their programs. OISS services include: Preparation of eligibility documents for visa issuance along with pre-arrival instructions and information; Preparation of applications to U.S. immigration offices to secure appropriate work authorization for international faculty and staff; In-depth and engaging orientation programs for new students and scholars covering a variety of issues such as immigration rights and responsibilities, adjusting to life in another culture, working in the U.S., adapting to the U.S. educational system, area attractions and services, and much more; A variety of workshops and seminars covering topics such as immigration and employment and career orientation seminars; Programming and events such as International Education Week, international student and scholar lunches, presentation series, graduation receptions, trips, and much more.
All international students are encouraged to maintain contact with the OISS and are required by law to report changes of address, academic program, or source of educational funds.
OISS also serves as a key liaison between international students, faculty and staff and various other UNH offices and departments. For more information visit www.unh.edu/global or call (603) 862-1288.
Center for International Education and Global Engagement
The Center for International Education's mission is to promote and facilitate global learning and responsible world citizenship. The center helps UNH students, faculty, and New Hampshire citizens gain international knowledge and experience in order to better understand the complexities of world affairs and effectively respond to the global issues affecting their lives and livelihood. International knowledge, intercultural competence, and global preparedness are at the core of CIE's mission. CIE achieves its mission through its support of the Report of the President’s Panel on Internationalizing UNH and through the following programmatic activities:
International Affairs Dual Major
To help students of every major develop critical global understanding, foreign language competency, and international experience
For a new perspective and valuable first-hand experience in countries around the world
To make direct international learning available to students with financial need
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By eminent UNH and visiting scholars to engage the community on important international issue
To support faculty to explore research and collaborations abroad to enrich classroom teaching and the UNH community
The UNH Library supports the educational and research activities of the students, faculty, and staff of the University of New Hampshire as a research-level library. Experienced research assistance along with group and individual instruction helps students learn how to efficiently research and critically evaluate information. The Library provides access to an extensive collection of electronic resources (e-books, digital collections, an institutional repository, indexes in many subject areas, statistical data sets, and databases supplying full-text journal and newspaper articles) 24/7 at library.unh.edu.
The Library has approximately 2.7 million print and electronic items and more than 140,000 print and electronic serial subscriptions and is active in digitizing, preserving, and making accessible materials in its collections. Dimond Library houses collections in the social sciences, humanities, business, health and human services, education, and earth sciences and is the regional depository for federal government publications (including maps). It is also home to the Connors Writing Center, the Academic Technology Support Center, and Zeke's Cafe. Special Collections and Archives collects rare books, manuscripts, and University publications and papers. In addition to the main Dimond Library, there are three branch libraries for physical sciences and engineering that offer customized services for the UNH scientific and engineering communities.
The library's holdings are supplemented by access to the collections of Boston Library Consortium member libraries as well as library collections around the globe through interlibrary loan. The UNH Library shares resources with the campus library at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester and collaborates with the UNH School of Law library. All library locations offer wireless Internet access, computer workstations, individual study areas, and collaborative group work spaces. Dimond Library offers seating for more than 1,200 in a variety of settings.
Military & Veteran Services
The mission of the Military & Veteran Services Office is to provide the highest quality service and support to Student Veterans, Service Members, and other military-affiliated students such as dependents, as outlined in the Veteran Administration's Principles of Excellence and 8 Keys of Success. Furthermore, we strive every day to ensure that we exceed the University's inclusivity standards as laid out by the University Commission on Community, Equity, and Diversity.
Psychological and Counseling Services
Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS) is the primary mental health facility on campus. We are fully funded by student fees. Our confidential services are designed to help students who are enrolled in full-time study to achieve their personal and academic goals. PACS utilizes a brief, solution-focused counseling model. We provide online interactive self-help therapy via WellTrack, individual and group therapy in person and via telehealth, workshops, and consultation with a psychiatrist. We offer crisis counseling in person, during business hours, and after hours, through ProtoCall. Students needing longer term service are offered referrals to other university and community agencies.
We also aim to serve the community while being part of the community. As community members with specialized training in working with the university population, we are knowledgeable about the special needs of students, faculty, staff. A large part of our community work focuses on prevention; we believe that increased awareness of healthy ways to cope with stress can help the UNH community and its individual members achieve their professional and personal goals.
All information about a student's visits to PACS is confidential and cannot be released without the written permission of the student. The University of New Hampshire Psychological and Counseling Services has been accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services since 1978.
For more information, call (603) 862-2090 or visit http://www.unh.edu/pacs.
Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP)
SHARPP is a University of New Hampshire program overseen by Student Life, dedicated to providing free and confidential services to survivors of Interpersonal Violence (sexual violence, relationship abuse, sexual harassment, childhood abuse, and stalking) as well as their allies. We also provide education, outreach, and training on the above topics as well as on consent, bystander intervention, and healthy relationships to the greater University community.
Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is committed to establishing a community that ensures full participation for students with disabilities by providing assistance that facilitates independence and academic progress. The office is responsible for determining a range of student supports, including but not limited to academic, housing and dining accommodations. In addition, we are a source of information and referral; a resource and collaborative partner for the campus community; and a point of support and advocacy regarding access issues in general.
All accommodation requests are considered through an interactive accommodations process. This consists of three important steps: (1) register with SAS, (2) submit documentation, and (3) meet with SAS. To learn more about our documentation requirements for both general and housing-only requests, please see our Documentation Guidelines pages on our website. There is no deadline to make contact, complete an intake, or provide documentation, but accommodations cannot be applied retroactively so timeliness of the request is important. Accommodations can also be reconsidered at any time. Should a student have the need to change their accommodations, students should contact SAS to discuss the request.
If you would like to request accommodations or would like to learn more about the services offered within SAS, please contact: For more information call (603) 862-2607 (voice), 711 (TTY) or 800-735-2964 (Relay NH); (603) 862-4043 (fax); e-mail SAS.email@example.com; or visit http://www.unh.edu/studentaccessibility. Student Accessibility Services is located in Smith Hall, Room 201.