Apr 20, 2018  
2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

A&S: Student Services

Dean of Students Office

Dr. Patricia M. Volp, Dean of Students
Campus Center, Room 109, 221-2510
Web site: http://www.wm.edu/deanofstudents/

The Office of the Dean of Students assists all students, graduate and undergraduate, from their initial orientation to the College through successful completion of their academic and personal goals. The Dean of Students is an advocate for student needs and acts as liaison between students and academic departments. Staff members provide learning assistance counseling and workshops for students who are interested in boosting their time management and study skills. Disability Services for permanent or temporary disabilities are coordinated within this office (see Disability Services section). In addition, members of the staff work with students who are experiencing unexpected or difficult circumstances that may result in a need for a medical leave or mid-semester withdrawal.

The Dean’s office is responsible for managing all violations of the Code of Student Conduct and for training and advising the graduate and undergraduate Honor Councils. Staff members are available to discuss the community’s standards, the systems by which they are enforced, or concerns related to the conduct of students or student groups. Any member of the community may submit reports about student conduct to this office. The Office of the Dean of Students publishes the Student Handbook, which includes statements of rights and responsibilities for all students. Information about other services available to students also is included.

Disability Services

Disability Services strives to create a comprehensively accessible living and learning environment to ensure that students with disabilities are viewed on the basis of ability by considering reasonable accommodation on an individual and flexible basis. The decision to request accommodation is voluntary and a matter of individual choice. Students seeking accommodation are strongly encouraged to notify the College and submit all supporting documentation early to allow adequate time for planning.

Documentation of Disability

In general, documentation should not be older than three years from the date of the first accommodation request and is expected to demonstrate the impact of disability upon major life activities and to support all recommended accommodations. As appropriate to the disability, the College expects documentation to meet specified guidelines.

Please refer to the Disability Services web site for more information concerning these specific documentation guidelines. Documentation of disability is confidential and will not be released without the student’s written consent.

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Colligan, Director and Assistant Dean of Students
Campus Center, Room 109
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
757-221-2538 FAX
E-mail: lbcoll@wm.edu

Student Health Center

Dr. Virginia Wells, Director
Appointment Line 221-2998; Front Desk 221-4386
E-mail: sthlth@wm.edu
Web site: http://www.wm.edu/health

The Student Health Center provides high-quality, primary medical care for students becoming ill or experiencing minor emergencies while away from home. The Health Center delivers a wide variety of services, many of which are covered by the Student Health Fee included in the Tuition and General Fee. All matters between a student and the Health Center staff are confidential and, except in the case of life-threatening situations, medical emergencies, severe emotional or psychological distress, or when required by law, will not be released without the student’s written consent.

Virginia State law requires all full-time students enrolling for the first time in a four-year public institution to provide a health history and an official immunization record. Previously enrolled students re-entering as full-time students after an absence from campus of greater than 10 years, must also revalidate their immunization record. This information MUST be submitted on William and Mary’s Health Evaluation Form; faxes or photocopies will not be accepted.

Medical services are provided for all full-time students and for those graduate students certified by the Dean of their school to be doing the ‘equivalent of full-time work’. In order to be eligible for medical care both groups of students must have paid the Student Health Fee for the current semester and have met the Health Evaluation Form requirements including submission of an official immunization record.

Students choosing to seek care at an off campus site are responsible for charges incurred. Likewise, if a Health Center provider deems it medically necessary to refer a student to an off campus specialist, this also becomes the student’s financial responsibility.

Students experiencing severe emotional or psychological distress will be evaluated by the College’s medical/emotional emergency response team and appropriate measures instituted. Anyone having knowledge of such circumstances should immediately contact the Dean of Students @221-2510, or the Student Health Center @221-4386.

The Student Health Center is located on Gooch Drive, south of Zable Stadium. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when school is in session. During the summer and intersessions the hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Appointments with physicians and nurse practitioners may be scheduled by calling 221-2998.

Counseling Center

Dr. Warrenetta C. Mann, Director
Blow Memorial Hall, Suite 240; 221-3620
Web site: http://www.wm.edu/counselingcenter/

The Counseling Center offers a range of brief psychological and counseling services for William and Mary students in order to address psychological issues, personal concerns, interpersonal issues, and crisis intervention. Staff members are available to discuss any important personal concerns a student may be facing and work with that student to provide resources to address those concerns.

The staff of the Counseling Center consists of a diverse group of mental health professionals with expertise in the issues that most frequently face student populations. A sport psychologist is available for students interested in learning how to enhance their athletic or academic performance. Psychiatric consultation is available through referral to the Student Health Center. All staff are trained and experienced in dealing with the problems of university students. Students are initially seen for an initial assessment. Follow up services are determined according to the needs of each individual student. Individual, couples, family, or group sessions offered at the counseling center are provided at no additional cost to the student. If appropriate, a student may be referred to other sources of help after an initial evaluation.

Counseling is confidential. Therapy is most effective when a student can be direct and honest with a counselor without fear that personal information will be divulged. Information about a student is not released without that student’s written permission, except in accordance with the laws and ethics governing our profession. Notations of counseling are not a part of a student’s College educational record.

Appointments may be made by calling the Counseling Center at 221-3620, or by coming to the office in person. Office hours are 8 a.m.-noon and 1p.m.- 5p.m., Monday through Friday. Emergency services during the fall and spring semesters are also available after hours and on weekends by calling the Campus Police at 221-4596 and asking to speak with the Counseling Center ‘on-call’ counselor.