Student Services

The mission of the Office of Student Services is to offer a broad range of services in the arena outside the formal boundaries of the classroom that support, enhance, nurture, and promote the growth and development of Midwestern University students by contributing to their professional, cultural, social, intellectual, physical, and emotional well being. It is within the mission of the Office of Student Services to promote awareness, understanding, and acceptance of all individuals in a diverse world society and to promote a sense of respect, appreciation, and community among the colleges that can be carried on throughout students' professional lives.

The Office of Student Services on the Glendale campus is composed of the Dean of Students, Associate Dean, Assistant Dean, Student Activities, Residence Life, Student Counseling, and the Wellness and Recreation Center. The Office of Student Services supports all colleges and interacts with students to develop and support programs and services that enrich students' experiences on campus. Examples of these programs include: MWU Student Government, MWU Student Tutoring Program, student social and recreational activities, orientation, academic counseling, stress and time management seminars, multicultural and diversity programming, crisis intervention and personal counseling, intramural sports and other developmental activities. The Office of Student Services, housed in the Barrel II Student Center, has an open-door policy and is available to students on a continuing basis offering the support, advice, and encouragement needed to meet students' concerns and challenges.

New Student Orientation

Orientation programs are planned each year to welcome and facilitate the integration of new students into each of the colleges of the University. In addition, students are provided with opportunities to interact socially with peers, meet faculty, administration and staff members, learn about University services available on campus and develop a sense of belonging to the University community and individual college communities.

Student Government

Student government provides a forum for discussing and resolving student concerns, initiating recognition of new student organizations, and conducting reviews of existing student organizations. Student government functions at two levels: (1) the University and (2) the College. The following is a brief description of how student government functions at both levels. 

University Level 
All students are represented through a campus-wide Student Senate. The Student Senate is composed of representatives from AZCOM, AZCOPT, CDMA, CHS, CGS, CPG and CVM. The members of the Executive Board are the Speaker of the Student Senate, the Vice Speaker, and the Secretary. Meeting every month, the Student Senate provides a mechanism for governance of campus-wide activities and functions. It also provides a vehicle for the exchange of ideas and perceptions concerning student issues that cross college lines.

The Student Senate is required to develop and publish bylaws that describe: (1) the name of the Senate, (2) purpose, (3) objectives of the Senate, (4) operation and relationship with the college student councils, (5) membership and procedures for the election of officers/liaisons and their terms of office, (6) duties of Senate members, (7) meeting schedules, (8) parliamentary procedure, (9) procedural considerations (quorums, role of individual class officers, etc), and (10) adoption and amendment procedures.

College Level 
Individual college student councils function to provide governance for student issues related to the individual colleges, as well as conducting all class and college-wide elections. Adoption of bylaws governing the individual college student councils is at the discretion of the elected/appointed officers of these councils. College student councils are encouraged to adopt bylaws that are consistent with the bylaws of the other college student councils.

Individual college student councils are required to develop and publish bylaws that describe: (1) the name of the student council, (2) purpose, (3) objectives of the council, (4) operation and relationship with other college student councils, (5) membership and procedures for the election of officers/representatives and their terms of offices, (6) duties of student council members, (7) meeting schedules, (8) parliamentary procedure, (9) procedural considerations (quorums, role of individual class officers, etc), and (10) adoption and amendment procedures.

Student Counseling

The Glendale Campus has two full-time Student Counselors. The Student Counselors are available to help students effectively deal with many issues through individual, couples, and family counseling.

Counseling by the on-campus Student Counselors is subsidized through student activity fees and is provided free of charge to all students of Midwestern University. Based on an assessment by the counselor, at times it may be necessary to utilize alternate resources for specialized interventions. Referrals will be made to an appropriate specialist; however, these referrals may or may not be covered under the student's health plan. Under these circumstances the student is required to meet expenses not covered under their health plan.

MWU Student Tutor Program

Midwestern University offers peer-tutoring services through the Office of Student Services to those students having academic difficulty. Tutoring is designed to enhance test-taking skills, modify study habits, and/or focus on critical material and content.

Student Health

As deemed appropriate for the protection of students and patients and in accordance with our clinical affiliation agreements, Midwestern University requires that all students possess health insurance and submit documented proof of immunity against certain diseases during their enrollment.

Wellness and Recreation Hall

Committed to the concept of "wellness," Midwestern University encourages students to utilize the Wellness and Recreation Hall. This facility contains rooms for dance/aerobics, weight training, music, crafts, racquet ball, as well as volleyball and basketball in a full sized gymnasium. There are also outdoor basketball courts and sand volleyball courts.

Additionally, students may participate in many intramural sporting activities that are sponsored by the University, including flag football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball, and ping-pong tournaments. Group activities such as cycling, running, hiking, martial arts, and yoga also occur on a regular basis.