Nov 18, 2019  
2017-2018 Student Handbook 
    
2017-2018 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Campus Life Information



Announcements

Campus plasma screens are located in the Nursing Building, General Education Building, Campus Center Building, and the Graduate Building.  These screens provide information concerning campus events, school closings, program deadlines, and other important announcements.  To submit an announcement for display on the plasma screens, please e-mail your request to bruce.suarez@adu.edu.

Secured bulletin boards are located throughout campus. All hard copy announcements must be approved. Please bring all hard copies to Student Services for approval stamp. Once approved, the display and removal of the announcement will be handled by the ADU Security Officers.

Upon request and approval, some announcements may also be placed on ADU’s internal website, my.adu.edu.

Campus Bookstore and N.E.S.S. Café

The Campus Bookstore and N.E.S.S. Café, located on the first floor of the Campus Center, provide students with convenient shopping for school and personal supplies. The bookstore carries a variety of text and trade books, school supplies, uniforms, medical instruments, and more.

The bookstore facilitates a Book Buy-Back Program at the end of each trimester. Signs are posted on campus, advertising times and location.

The N.E.S.S. Café serves breakfast and lunch specials as well as soups, salads, sandwiches, and fresh baked delicacies. Cold beverages and coffee in a variety of flavors (espresso, café con leche, cappuccino, and latte) are also available. Purchases may be paid for with cash, or a major credit card. Payroll deduction is available to students who are also Florida Hospital employees.

Online ordering is available to help reduce your wait time. Email ness.cafe@adu.edu or log into your my.adu.edu account and find the “NESS Café Order Form” under the “University Services” area.

Orders are processed within 20 minutes, and you can pick it up in the designated line.  To avoid possible student charges on your account, email or online ordering tool cancellations are requested if you are unable to pick up your order. 

Additional vending machines are available outside the Office of Student Services on the first floor of the Campus Center building and on the second floor of the General Education Building (Library).

Bookstore and Café Hours:*
Mon-Thurs 7:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m-3:00 p.m.

*Hours are subject to change during school breaks and special events. Please call 407-303-7747 ext. 110-1075 or 110-8466 for hours of operation.

Florida Hospital Food Services

Food can be purchased at a variety of locations:

  • Florida Hospital Cafeteria (Welch):  located on the first floor of Florida Hospital Orlando. Hours are 6:30 a.m-2:00 a.m., daily
  • The Lakeside Café-:  located in Florida Hospital Orlando’s Ginsburg Tower facing Lake Estelle. Hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • Wendy’s:  2400 N Orange Ave Orlando, FL; (407) 898-9512.
  • Panera Bread:  2415 N Orange Avenue, Orlando FL; (407) 745-4644.
  • Downtown Credo Coffee:  550 E Rollins St Orlando, FL 32803; (407) 519-0643.

Campus Safety and Security

The University is committed to maintaining high standards of safety and security for faculty, staff, students, and property. Adventist University of Health Sciences has a Security Department that provides protection and oversight of fire prevention and detection, parking and traffic control, and maintenance of campus peace and order. The Office of Campus Security is located on the first floor of the Campus Center building.

Students are expected to abide by the orders of all campus security officers.

For emergencies, potential criminal activity, or safety concerns:

Campus Security: 407-353-4002 Available 24 hrs
Administrator on Call 407-756-6619 Available 24 hrs
Florida Hospital Emergency: 407-303-1515

Available 24 hrs

Housing Security 407-353-4002 Available 24 hrs

Student concerns regarding safety/security should be directed to the Senior Vice President for Student Services at 407-303-8016.

University Housing has a dedicated security guard seven days a week from 10:00 p.m-6:00 a.m.

Regard for Human Life and Safety

Adventist University clearly states in its written documents that “At the core of who we are is the belief in a loving, creating, and redeeming God. As his children, we are all the recipients of his care and are the objects of his saving power. This fact gives great value to each of us. It is out of this knowledge that self-worth grows and is the basis for the respect extended to every person. This value also calls each of us to a high level of integrity and honesty in our dealings with self and others” (2015 Academic Catalog).  Therefore, activities of any student on or off campus which threatens or endangers the lives or safety of another student, faculty, staff or the community member at large will result in dismissal from the University.

Examples of such activities are:

  1. Bringing firearms or other lethal weapons onto any University property,
  2. Making threating statements (verbally or online) which indicate a desire to cause harm to another person(s),
  3. Bringing drugs or being complicit in allowing drugs to be brought onto any University Property (see complete drug policy pp. 45)
  4. Inviting non-student guests into student housing without proper authorization.
  5. Engaging in or promoting physical altercations at the University or the community at large.

Keeping our campus safe is everyone’s responsibility; therefore, it is incumbent on every student to report violations that endanger students’ lives or safety. Students who knowingly withhold this type of information will be held accountable and face disciplinary actions.

Crime Statistics

OFFENSE

YEAR

ON-CAMPUS PROPERTY

ON-CAMPUS STUDENT HOUSING FACILITIES

NON-CAMPUS PROPERTY

PUBLIC PROPERTY

MURDER/NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER                                     

13

0

0

0

0

14

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER                                     

13

0

0

0

0

14

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

SEX OFFENSES, FORCIBLE

13

0

0

0

0

14

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

SEX OFFENSES, NON-FORCIBLE

13

0

0

0

0

14

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

ROBBERY

13

0

0

0

0

14

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

13

0

0

1

0

14

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

BURGLARY

13

3

0

0

0

14

3

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

13

0

0

0

0

14

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

ARSON

13

0

0

0

0

14

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

ARRESTS:                                                                       WEAPONS: CARRYING, POSSESSING, ETC.

13

0

0

0

0

14

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

DISCIPLINARY REFERRALS:                                                           WEAPONS: CARRYING, POSSESSING, ETC.

13

0

0

0

0

14

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

ARRESTS:                                                            

DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS

13

0

0

0

0

14

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

DISCIPLINARY REFERRALS:                                                           

DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS

13

0

0

0

0

14

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

ARRESTS:                                                                      

LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS

13

0

0

0

0

14

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

DISCIPLINARY REFERRALS:                                                          

LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS

13

0

0

0

0

14

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

13*

0 0 0

0

14

0 0 0 1

15

0 0 0 0

DATING VIOLENCE

13*

0 0 0 0
14

0

0 0 0

15

0 0 0 0

STALKING

13*

0 0 0 0
14

0

0 0 0
15

0

0 0 0

Hate Crimes: There were no hate crimes reported for the years 2013, 2014, or 2015.

Unfounded Crimes: There were no unfounded crimes reported for the years 2013, 2014, or 2015.

 

*These statistics were not required to be reported in these years.

Parking

There is no student parking on campus.  Parking for commuter students is available free of charge at the Calvary Assembly parking lot on Minnesota Avenue. Shuttle buses transport students to and from the University and provide service to and from Bay Run and LaSalle Arms Apartments for students living in University housing only. Commuter students are not allowed to park at the Bay Run or LaSalle Arms Apartments.

Shuttle and Calvary Assembly Parking Lot Hours:
Mon-Thurs 5:30am-10:00pm
Friday 5:30am-6:00pm
Trimester Breaks 5:30am-6:00pm

Cars parked at the Calvary Assembly parking lot outside of the designated hours will be subject to the violations and sanctions described below.

Cars parked illegally on campus or on student housing property, will result in a ticket, boot or being towed.  The cost of a ticket, or for removing a boot is $50.00. Tickets and boot fines must be paid to the Business Office within 15 business days.  Fines not paid within 15 business days will result in an additional $25 late fee and added to the student’s account. All parking fines are donated to the Adventist University Grace Fund. The Senior Vice President for Student Services handles all parking disputes.

After normal business hours (8:00 a.m-4:30 p.m.), cars may be towed by Links Towing (407-896-0813). Links will charge for all towing.

Parking Violations include:

  • Unauthorized/Improper parking in designated areas (including grass and driveways).
  • Failure to display appropriate decal.
  • Parking in visitors’/designated/marked spaces.
  • Parking at Calvary Assembly parking lot outside of designated hours.

An ADU security officer is on duty from dusk to evening hours for your protection. The ADU Security Department monitors all ADU parking areas on a regular basis for safety and parking violations. Any concerns relating to shuttle bus transportation should be addressed with the Director of Security at 407-353-4002.

Identification Cards

During fall registration, all students (new and returning) are required to obtain an up-to-date I.D badge for the upcoming school year. During subsequent registrations, only new students are required to obtain an I.D. badge.  Students are required to wear ID badges at all times while on campus.  ID badges must be clipped to the collar, or placed on a lanyard.  Failure to wear an ID badge will result in removal from classes until a replacement badge is obtained.

Students must have valid ID badge to access ADU shuttle services and library materials.

The first I.D. badge is free.  A replacement I.D. badge costs $5.00.

Lockers

Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis to students attending University classes. Students must complete and sign a Locker Policy and Contract at Student Services. A copy of the Locker Policy and Contract will be given to the student as a receipt.

Locker rental fee for one academic year, August-July, is $25.00. For each trimester, the rental fee is $10.00. The fee must be paid at Financial Services at the time of rental, and cannot be added to the student’s account. A locker key will be given to the student upon payment. For more information, stop by Student Services or call 407-303-8016.

Student Employment

The Adventist University Human Resources office assists students with part-time employment opportunities both on campus and at Florida Hospital. The office is located in the back of the Student Lounge on the first floor of the Campus Center and can be reached by calling 407-303-9388. Employment opportunities can also be found on the hospital website www.floridahospitalcareers.com.

Study Areas

Study areas are available in the R.A. Williams Library and in the Learning Co-op during normal hours of operation.  Quiet social settings are available in the N.E.S.S. Café, outside of the Center for Academic Achievement, various lobby areas in the Graduate and Campus Center Buildings, and outdoor benches located around campus.  Classrooms or university conference rooms should not be used as study areas.

Student Housing

Adventist University provides housing for students enrolled in ADU coursework. Student housing placement is based on the following priorities: enrolled in a professional program, returning students, and students with completed student housing files. Students living in University Housing will receive a Student Housing Handbook containing important information for residents.  For more information, contact the Housing office at 407-896-5869.

R.A. Williams Library

The mission of the R. A. Williams Library is to support the educational programs and goals of the University by providing instruction and resource materials that promote spiritual, professional, and personal development.

Location

The R. A. Williams Library is located on the first and second floors of the General Education Building.
The Library Service Desk is located at the library’s first floor entrance.
The library’s website is located at library.adu.edu.

Library Hours of Operation

Normal Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday
Sunday, 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Break Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Holiday Weekends:
Closed Saturday and Sunday and the days between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.

Group Study Rooms

Inquire at the Library Service Desk to check availability of group study rooms at other locations on campus.

Quiet Study Area

A no-talk area is designated for quiet study at the rear section of the first floor of the Library. Noise issues can be reported by texting (407) 476-8599.

Cell Phones

Set cell phones to off or vibrate while in the Library.

Photocopying and Printing

The Library offers free scanning services.  Printing services are available through Wepa cloud-based kiosks located at the Library and the first floor of the Graduate Building.  Print jobs may be sent from desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.  Color printing is available.  The instructions to activate the library printing account are located at the library website at library.adu.edu

The Library offers 3-D printing services for student academic use.  The library website at library.adu.edu has information regarding policies and procedures to utilize this service.

Faxing

This service is offered at the Library Service Desk on the first floor of the Library. Fees are $1.00 for the first page and 10¢ for each additional page.

Computers

Computer use in the Library is on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference given to those using computers for study or research. Loaner laptops are available at the Library Service Desk. Computers may not be used for commercial purposes, games, listening to music, or to retrieve inappropriate material. Violators will be subject to the ADU Student Computer Use Policy.

Circulating Books

Circulating print materials may be checked out for three weeks and renewed if there are no holds on a title. A maximum of ten (10) library items may be checked out at any one time.

Reserve Materials

These are books and other materials placed on Course Reserve by course instructors. Physical reserve materials are available at the Library Service Desk and may be checked out from the Library for two hours.

Print Reference Books and Print Periodicals

These items are to be viewed inside the Library and may not be checked out.

Media

Non-circulating videos must be viewed in the Library. Circulating videos usually have a one week loan period. The loan period may vary by individual title. A maximum of two items may be checked out to view at any one time.

Anatomical Models

An extensive selection of anatomical models is available at the library Service Desk for use in the Library.

Overdue Materials

If any materials are overdue, fines may accrue, as per library policies. If fines on an account reach $5.00, no further materials can be checked out or renewed from the Library until the overdue items are returned. At the end of each trimester, unreturned, overdue materials will be charged to the student’s account for the full replacement value of the item(s), plus a $20.00 service fee per item. Replacement of overdue reserve books occurs after the item is overdue for one week.

Online Resources

The majority of the library’s resources are available in electronic format. Over 99% of the library’s journals, 66% of the library’s books, and 98% of the library’s video collection are electronic and available online through CANVAS or the library website at library.adu.edu.

Explore the library website to discover the resources available to enhance student success.  There are custom Resource Guides by topic, Research Coach tutorials, APA Style Central for writing citations, over 100 database resources, and much more.

Interlibrary Loan

The library’s Interlibrary Loan service locates books and journal articles not available from our own collection. Please allow two weeks to obtain books and 4 days to obtain articles from other libraries. Submit Interlibrary Loan requests by using the Interlibrary Loan online request form located at the library section of CANVAS or library.adu.edu.

Assistance

The Library staff is dedicated to assisting students in gaining the knowledge and skills needed to locate high quality, relevant information. Questions are always welcome, and staff will spend the necessary time with individual students to teach them the information literacy skills needed for academic success. Assistance is available in person, by toll-free phone, chat, or by e-mail during all library hours of operation. For contact information, see the library website at library.adu.edu.