The University of New Orleans (UNO) recognizes the important educational role that
involvement in student life provides for students. There is a commitment to focus
on the development of the whole student by extending the classroom experience through
extracurricular activities. By becoming involved on campus, you have an opportunity
to develop your intellectual, social, leadership, communication and recreational skills,
and these skills can assist you both personally and professionally. The Division of
Student Affairs is committed to sponsoring and promoting activities which complement
your educational experience, and the following information is only a sampling of the
offerings available. We encourage you to explore all of the aspects of student life
at the University of New Orleans.
All regularly enrolled students are members of Student Government (SG), which provides
an opportunity for each student to participate in the general community affairs of
the University. SG members assume the responsibilities of self-government consistent
with the responsibilities and policies of the University administration. In addition,
SG maintains a variety of services such as forums for students to express ideas and
concerns with administration and free fax services for students. SG also funds other
activities and services on campus such as student organization programs, and limited
academic travel funds for undergraduate and graduate students. (www.sg.uno.edu)
Student Activities Council
Student Activities Council (SAC) is the university’s official student programming
board on campus. The purpose of SAC is to provide educational, cultural, social, and
entertaining activities for the UNO community. They are responsible for the planning
and implementation of major activities on campus such as the Welcome Back Luau, Fall
Concert, the Drive-in Movie, Homecoming Festivities, the end of the year crawfish
boil, and much more. With student input, SAC comes up with new, fresh events every
Student organizations are a vital part of undergraduate and graduate experience at
the University of New Orleans. With approximately 130 recognized student organization
at UNO, students have been able to take advantage of the many opportunities outside
the classroom. As a member of a UNO organization, students have developed leadership
and interpersonal skills, built friendships, served the community, the campus, and
people around them. Types of groups include professional, honors, political, religious,
service, social, Greek, special interest, and departmental. (www.sil.uno.edu)
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership provides advisory support and guidance
to the university’s fifteen fraternities and sororities. The department offers various
programs and services, including active oversight of chapter events, planning and
implementation of leadership retreats and workshops, monitoring of academic performance
of fraternity and sorority members, and recognition of the positive achievements of
the organizations. In partnership with faculty, staff, alumni, and inter/national
fraternal organizations, the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership challenges
and educates students in the areas of leadership, cultural awareness, personal and
group development, scholarship, and civic responsibility. More information about Greek
Life is available at www.greeklife.uno.edu.
Driftwood is a weekly student newspaper containing general news, feature and sports stories,
editorials and other columns. All positions are open to students.
The annually published literary magazine, Ellipsis, includes stories, poems, photographs and drawings by members of the UNO community
and publishes award-winning work by UNO students.
Recreation and Intramural Sports
Recreation & Fitness Center (RFC) has approximately 87,000 square feet of space
dedicated to a variety of fitness and recreational activities, making it the largest
fitness facility on the Lakefront. This full-service, state of the art center offers
equipment and technology in a convenient on-campus location adjacent to the University
Center. Amenities including: free weights, plate-loaded machines, treadmills, stationary
bicycles, rowing machines, elliptical cross-trainer, Dr. Richard J. Stillman 1/10
mile indoor jogging/walking track, group exercise classes, indoor cycling, dry saunas,
racquetball courts, basketball courts, snack bar, and a natatorium (25 yard/ 4 lane
lap pool). Personal Training and Fitness Assessments are also available. To schedule
these services or for more information contact the Assistant Director – Fitness Kassie
Thibodeaux at 504-280-6009 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UNO Students are admitted with a current valid UNO Student ID. Persons in the same
household of a UNO Student may join at a discounted rate. Membership to the UNO Recreation
and Fitness Center is also available to: Faculty/Staff, Faculty/Staff Retirees, Active
Alumni, Research & Technology Park employees, Senior Citizens and Community Members.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday 6:00 am – 9:00 pm, Friday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am –
3:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Hours of operation and Group Exercise schedule
are subject to change as needed.
Recreation and Intramural Sports (RIS) administers men’s, women’s, and co-recreational
intramural sports. Team sports include: basketball, flag football, table tennis, volleyball,
racquetball and soccer. Top student teams may be selected to compete at the LCIRSA
State Tournament each semester; as well as Regional and National Tournaments. For
more information please contact Kassie Thibodeaux at 280-6009 or email@example.com.
Club Sports are designed to bring students with common interests together. All club
sports are organized by students and provide both recreational and competitive programming.
Club sports include wrestling, inline hockey, sailing, rugby, football, cricket, men’s
soccer, women’s soccer, ultimate frisbee, dance, cheerleading and quidditch. Most
of the teams travel to compete against other local/regional universities. Whether
a club remains active relies solely on the interest of students. For more information
please contact Christian Belteau 504-280-3261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Sports Day Camp
The UNO Summer Day Camp provides activities for children ages 5-11 years of age.
The program is held during the months of June, July, and early August. For more information,
please contact Camp Director Jody Duvernay at email@example.com or visit our website
at http://ris.uno.edu/ and click the Summer Camp link.
For more information about programs and services offered by the Department of Recreation
& Intramural Sports please call 504-280-6357 of visit our website http://ris.uno.edu/
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership is committed to providing programs
and opportunities through which students may become meaningfully involved in campus
life. These programs and initiatives include leadership development, organizational
involvement, campus wide entertainment, cultural and educational programs, volunteer
service, and recognition. The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership strives
to create opportunities so that students can achieve academically and socially in
ways that will facilitate their transition into the world as responsible citizens.
The areas that fall under the purview of The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership
include leadership development and advisement of student organizations, Student Government,
Student Activities Council, the Leadership Cabinet, Greek Life and the Service Coalition.
For more information, please refer to www.sil.uno.edu.
University of New Orleans intercollegiate athletics is a member of the NCAA at the
Division I level.
For the 2012-13 academic year, UNO will field teams in seven men’s sports (baseball,
basketball, cross country, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field,
tennis) and seven women’s sports (basketball, cross country, indoor track and field,
outdoor track and field, tennis and volleyball). Contact the UNO Athletic Department
at (504) 280-6102 for more information or visithttp://www.UNOPrivateers.com/ .
Students with a valid student identification card are admitted FREE to all home athletic
UNO has a rich athletic tradition. The Privateer baseball won the Sun Belt Conference
championship in 2007, has earned 13 NCAA tournament berths and was the first Louisiana
team to advance to the Division I College World Series. Men’s basketball has earned
four NCAA tournament and 11 National Invitational tournament berths and has won 20
or more games in a season 14 times. Women’s basketball has won 20 or more games in
a season six times and has appeared in post season play, including a WNIT championship
Over the years, UNO has hosted the 2002 NCAA Volleyball Championships and 1991 NCAA
Division I Women’s Final Four, in addition to NCAA Men’s Final Fours in 1987, 1993
Volleyball contests occur at the Human Performance Center (HPC) located on the corner
of Leon C. Simon and Elysian Fields. Basketball contests are held at the Lakefront
Arena at 6801 Franklin Avenue on the East Campus. Tennis and baseball are held at
their respective facilities adjacent to the Arena.
Lakefront Arena houses a 10,000 seat facility for basketball, concerts and other entertainment
events, as well as an auxiliary gymnasium, an Olympic size swimming pool and a weight
room for use by UNO athletes.
The offices of Intercollegiate Athletics is now located at The Athletic Center at
the corner of
Leon C. Simon and Franklin Avenue. For up-to-date information on game times and locations,
check the Privateers official web site at: http://www.UNOPrivateers.com/ . The athletic department can also be found on Twitter at @UNOPrivateers or on Facebook
searching for the ‘University of New Orleans Privateers’.
National Student Exchange
The University is a member of National Student Exchange (NSE) which provides opportunities
for students to study for up to one calendar year at another NSE member college or
university with non-resident fees waived. With nearly 190 universities from which
to choose, students should be able to find a campus with just the right combination
of courses, facilities, and environment to meet personal and academic needs and interests.
NSE extends beyond the borders of the United States to include U.S. territories as
well as Canadian provinces. Students must be at least sophomore level (30 credit hours)
with a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of the exchange. Students meet with their UNO advisors
prior to the exchange to assure that all credit completed while on exchange will transfer
toward their UNO degree program. Information and applications for the exchange are
available Room 118 of the Bicentennial Education Center. Additional information concerning
the NSE Program and all partner universities may be obtained at http://www.nse.org.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services is committed to providing the highest quality health care
to the UNO community. Health Services offers evaluation and treatment of illness and
injury, as well as educational programming for health promotion and illness prevention.
Primary care is provided to students, on an appointment, and walk-in basis.
Various injections, immunizations, and advice on travel abroad are available to students.
Comprehensive physical evaluation and diagnostic laboratory testing are available
Feedback is an important part of the health teamwork, and students are encouraged
to offer ideas and suggestions to improve Student Health Services through a report
card system. Student Health Services is located in the Human Performance Center room
109. Hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please visit our web
site at www.studenthealth.uno.edu. Our permanent location will be posted on our webpage.
Please check it out for up-to-date info.
Student Sickness and Accident Insurance
The University negotiates a moderately priced sickness and accident insurance policy
for students. Students not covered by another sickness and accident insurance policy
are strongly encouraged to enroll in this plan. The plan includes savings realized
by Student Health Services acting as primary care giver. Additional savings are provided
through the use of a preferred provider organization.
The policy is optional for domestic students. Dependents can also be covered on this
policy. Policy information is available at Student Health Services, Human Performance
Center Room 109 or 119.
International Students are required by law to have health insurance. This policy meets
the minimum requirements of the law and is cost effective. However, International
Students may purchase other policies or bring one from their country that meets the
Office of Disability Services
University of New Orleans is committed to providing an environment where all students
have the opportunity to equally participate in the academic experience, including
students with disabilities. Students with disabilities have rights as determined by
federal and state laws which require institutions to provide reasonable accommodations
for the student’s disability in order to afford an equal opportunity to participate
in the college’s programs, courses, and activities.
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) assists students in meeting many of their
educational needs on campus. The office may be able to secure academic accommodations
for students who have documented disabilities.
Accommodations include, but are not limited to, note takers, extended test taking
time, course materials in alternate formats, adapted computers, on campus, recording
devices for lectures and assistive listening devices. ODS can also provide assistance
with registration during walk-in fee payment, such as navigating lines, communicating
with staff, and reading signs.
ODS can assist in the coordination of accommodations for campus tours and events such
as New Student Orientation (including testing accommodations for placement examinations.)
The Section 504 Compliance Officer is the Director of Disability Services. The ADA
Compliance Officer is the Director of Design and Construction, Facility Services.
If you have any questions regarding specific responsibilities of these officers, please
call (504) 280-6222 or visit www.ods.uno.edu.
Office of International Students and Scholars
The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides support to approximately
700 international students and approximately 50 international faculty and staff from
more than 90 countries. Specifically, OISS assists international students, faculty,
and staff in maintaining their legal status under U.S. immigration law. In addition,
the staff provides support on such matters as cross-cultural adjustment, personal
and financial issues, and academic problems. Programs offered by OISS include new
student orientation and educational workshops. OISS produces a regular newsletter,
maintains an e-mail listserv, and co-sponsors cultural events such as International
Night. Specific information about OISS programs is available at the following web
The University operates a learning center for children one to five years of age. The
center is open to children of students, faculty, and staff on a space-available basis.
Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The Center is located on
the main campus. For further information, call (504) 280-3131.
Pontchartrain Hall is UNO’s beautiful new residence hall comprised of two state of
the art four story buildings. Residents will have their choice of a private room with
bath, a two bedroom unit with one bath or a four bedroom unit with two baths. Each
bedroom is furnished with a bed, student desk, chair, chest of drawers and built in
closet. Each room has 9 ft ceilings, with bedrooms wired for Ethernet and cable television.
Two and four bedroom units have common lounge areas which are also furnished.
The facility has card access, security cameras, a small convenience store, an activity
area with billiard tables, foosball, etc. There are large social areas to accommodate
a wide variety of programs for residents, study areas, 2 residents’ kitchens and laundry
facilities. The patio area is furnished with tables, chairs and three BBQ pits.
Rates include all utilities, furnishings, cable television and internet. Residency
in Pontchartrain Hall requires mandatory participation in the Pontchartrain Hall Campus
Please note that admission to the University does not guarantee on-campus housing
accommodations. Students must apply separately for housing and accommodations cannot
be guaranteed until a student is officially accepted for admission to the University.
For more information, please contact UNO Student Housing at (504) 280-6402 or e-mail
Privateer Place is a beautiful apartment-style community located on the campus of
University of New Orleans. Located on campus students are just a short walk to classes
and campus events. Our Community aims to create the place to Live, Learn, and Grow:
facilitating a fun, friendly, vibrant, diverse community, supporting resident’s academic
success; encouraging resident’s personal growth, empowerment, and transition to independence.
We offer apartment style living with three floor plans, both private and semi-private,
to fit your housing needs. Offering the following accommodations and amenities in
9 and 12 month lease agreements: 4 bedroom /2 bathroom apartment (furnished ) two
bedroom /2 bathroom apartments (furnished ) and efficiency style apartments (unfurnished
Furnished units have a bed, student desk, desk chair, nightstand, and Chest of drawers
in each bedroom. Each common living area includes a couch, matching chair, coffee
table, end table, and built-in dining table with chairs. All apartments include a
refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher. Electricity allowance, water, and internet are
all included in the rental installment. We offer many on-site amenities including
controlled access entry, electronic key fobs, coinless on-site laundry facilities,
swimming pool, hot tub, sand volleyball court, basketball, Barbecue picnic pavilion,
and clubhouse w/Wi-Fi.
Privateer Place is open during academic breaks, and residents are able to stay in
apartments throughout the lease term. For leasing information visit us at www.privateerplaceUNO.com or call our office at (504) 282-5670.
Counseling and Career Center
UNO Counseling and Career Center/Counseling Services offers problem assessment and short-term personal (mental health) counseling to currently-enrolled
UNO students. These services are focused on the resolution of students’ current personal
concerns and problems which might interfere with academic functioning. Counseling
Services also offers career counseling to assist undecided students in choosing a
career path corresponding to their current interests and skills, and personality preferences.
These services are designed to be short-term in nature and are confidential within
the limits of the law. Counseling Services staff can also assist students with referrals
for longer-term or specialized treatment, if needed. In addition to personal and career
counseling, Counseling Services regularly offers psycho-educational workshops addressing
a variety of topics including time management, stress management and study skills.
For additional information, please visithttp://counserv.uno.edu.
UNO Counseling and Career Center/Career Services provides a range of services for current UNO students to assist them with identifying,
clarifying and pursuing their career goals. Services include résumé and cover letter
writing and review, mock interviewing, professional skills development, networking
opportunities, on-campus recruiting events, career fairs, and the coordination of
internships and experiential education opportunities. Career Services also manages
the UNO Opportunities Database which lists part-time and full-time job postings, as
well as internship and volunteer opportunities. For additional information, please
Office of Student Accountability and Advocacy
The office addresses concerns and problems related to the University. There are a
number of ways this office assists. The first is through the “UNO Student Code of
Conduct” which can be found in the UNO Policy Manual/Student Handbook. The philosophy
of the code is one of civility and education. The University expects exemplary behavior
from students in all phases of college life. It is the responsibility of students
to familiarize themselves with the specific rules and regulations governing student
behavior and to maintain the highest degree of integrity–both in and out of the classroom.
Student Advocacy is another function. Often students experience problems within the
university setting. Through consultation with the staff, conflict resolution is attempted.
Additionally, if any student is experiencing a crisis or is a victim of an on-campus
crime, this office can provide assistance, resources and referrals.
The third function of the office is to review parking and traffic appeals. The brochure
of related information can be obtained at University Police or from this office. More
information can be found at www.studentaffairs.uno.edu.
The Office of Veterans’ Affairs provides information on educational benefits for veterans
attending UNO. Veterans eligible for educational benefits are urged to establish contact
with this office when they arrive on campus. For further information call (504)280-6992,
email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the office within the Administration Building, Room