Student Services

There’s nothing quite like the experience of living on the Nebraska Wesleyan campus, where we provide numerous support services to make your life easier. Following is a synopsis of the services each office offers to help you in your time of need.

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Counseling Services offers a wide range of short-term educational and psychological counseling services for Nebraska Wesleyan University students that address personal development, mental health, cultural issues, life planning, stress management, and the achievement of educational goals.

Resource Persons across campus are eager to help you grow your personal or spiritual identity. Plus, they can support you through times of crisis, too, whether it’s harassment, racial, pregnancy, spiritual, or accessibility and accommodation issues.

  • Peer Assistants and Residence Life Coordinators will help you adjust to your new living accommodations on campus.
  • Professors Across Departments keep their doors open because they are eager to help you succeed in their class and in your life.

The Cooper Foundation Center for Academic Resources assists its students with writing and speaking projects and study skills. It’s equipped with the computer, video and paper resources necessary to help NWU students across disciplines. The staff is eager to help students improve their academic performance.

Cochrane-Woods Library is an open environment equipped with study desks, comfortable seating, and computer labs to help you research topics of interest and prepare class assignments. Experienced staff can provide expert advice for researching projects. A member of the Nebraska Independent College Library Consortium, NWU allows you to use the internet to log-in to Unicorn, a shared, web-based catalog, to broaden your searches.

Career Center can help you explore your professional interests, identify possibilities and plan your next steps. Your career counselor can connect you to a variety of surveys designed to assess your interests and skills. You can also use the What can I do with this degree? online resource to explore possibilities and expand your understanding of how different academic majors can prepare you for a career. Bring your résumé and cover letter into the Career Center for a critique. You can also schedule a mock interview with a Career Counselor to improve your interviewing skills.

Gender Advocacy Place is a student-run organization that offers a judgment-free zone for all genders and sexualities.

Diversity and Inclusion: Diversity enriches the educational experience, promotes personal growth, and prepares students to become better citizens in an increasingly diverse society. This service is committed to promoting recruitment, retention, and a rewarding college experience for NWU’s diverse student population. The office also monitors the academic progress of all students of color, intervening and making appropriate referrals when needed.

Service Learning: The Service Learning Office supports activities that integrate hands-on service experiences with academic learning.

Services for Students with Disabilities: The University is committed to providing accessibility and reasonable accommodations to all who take part in campus events, so all have access to equal educational opportunities and to full participation in the campus community life. Individuals should contact Prof. Sandy McBride, the Services for Students with Disabilities Coordinator, in Old Main 126.

Student Health Services is a free or low-cost walk-in clinic staffed by nurses and doctors who provide full weekday medical services, including:

  • Medical Consultation
  • Treatment for Minor Illness
  • Lab Work
  • Medication, Injections, and immunizations
  • Emergency Care
  • Health Counseling and Wellness Resources
  • Off-Campus Referral.

University Ministries: NWU welcomes students, faculty, and staff of all denominations and beliefs. Our religious life programming addresses the total range of students’ spiritual development. Bible study groups and interfaith dialogues give students additional options for fellowship and learning. Global Service Learning also offers students the opportunity to act on their spiritual values. Weekly ecumenical worship services on contemporary religious or social issues are provided for the entire Nebraska Wesleyan community.

Dining Services: Enjoy our dining Halls and Coffee House. Continuous dining in the Story Student Center lets you eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner when it fits your schedule. The Coffee house gives you even more flexibility. Whether you’re a vegan or hard-care carnivore, our menu provides great tasting and nutritious options.

Wesleyan Wheels: Operating from 7 p.m.–7 a.m., Wesleyan Wheels provides a free, safe ride home for all current students.

Mail Center: If you are a full-time student, you have your own student mailbox whether or not you live on campus. Your campus address can be used for U.S. Postal delivery, UPS package delivery, campus mail and special deliveries, such as flowers.

Campus Computer Labs

  • Microcomputer Resource Learning Center (MRLC) in Cochrane-Woods Library contains more than 50 computers, roughly half running the Macintosh operating system and half running Windows.
  • Wesleyan IT Students work to improve technology experiences on campus for students, faculty, and staff and serve to connect Computing Services with the larger campus.
  • Labs across campus and in residence halls provide access to hundreds of Macintosh and Windows-based personal computers, as well as to the campus network and the internet.

Student Support System: Nebraska Wesleyan faculty and staff are invested in our students’ academic progress and personal growth. A friendly face, a listening ear and a caring approach can often help our students get in touch with the resources they need.

Campus Vehicle Rental Program: Nebraska Wesleyan offers a campus vehicle rental program for faculty, staff and students through U Car Share ®. We have two cars available for rental southeast of Story Student Center.