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Academic Assistance

Academic Advisement

Triton Advising Center
Location
: Student Center and EMSS Office

Tel: (671) 735-3342 / 735-2291

Email: tac@triton.uog.edu 

Academic counselors assist students in identifying their personal educational goals. With the use of technology, counselors can help student determine which areas of study best meet those goals. Students that have not yet declared a major are advised to seek the assistance of an academic counselor.

First-Year Seminar

Courses offered to students: FY-101: First-Year Seminar is a three-credit course required for all entering students with less than 30 credit hours of college coursework. This course is designed to help students get the most out of their academic experience by offering ongoing orientation to university life, academic self-help skills, and career planning.

Disability Support Services

Student Counseling & Advisement Services
ADA Specialist: Sallie S. Sablan

Tel: (671) 735-2460

Email: sssablan@triton.uog.edu 

The Student Counseling and Advisement Services office provides accommodative services for the needs of students with disabilities to ensure they can access all institutional programs and services, foster independence, and facilitate self-advocacy. 

Students with disabilities may benefit from commonly offered accommodations that include, but are not limited to:

  • Library assistance
  • Notetakers
  • Readers
  • Academic support centers/tutors (Undergraduate students may use existing tutorial labs and services, which are available through the TRIO Program in the areas of English and mathematics.)
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Special equipment (voice/tape recorders)
  • Adapted testing (required when students with disabilities need special equipment, readers, writers, proctors, additional time, etc. to take quizzes, exams, and placement tests.)

Requests for academic accommodations are made by contacting the Student Counseling and Advisement Services office. All students with disabilities must submit appropriate educational, medical, and psychological documentation to substantiate their need for services. Request for academic accommodations should be done at least four weeks before classes begin. Confidentiality is maintained.

Students are also advised to visit the EEO/ADA & Title IX Office to pick up a copy of the “Policy for Equal Employment and Non-Discrimination/Non-Harassment” and “Policy and Procedure for Students and Applicants with a Disability Handbook.” 

Low-Income and First-Generation Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services

Location: Calvo Field House, 2nd Floor
Director: Chrislynn Takawo

Tel: (671) 735-2258

Email: takawoc@triton.uog.edu 

Websiteuog.edu/trio-program/student-support-services 

Student Support Services is a 100% federally funded program that provides free academic services to eligible University of Guam students. These services are designed to assist low-income, first-generation college students, and/ or students with disabilities in completing their bachelor’s degrees.

Services available include:

  • academic assistance in math and English;
  • advice and assistance in course selection;
  • assistance in completing the FAFSA; career exploration activities;
  • information on financial aid programs and benefits;
  • guidance on financial and economic literacy, including financial planning;
  • information on graduate and professional programs;
  • Summer Bridge Program; and
  • study skills workshops.

Tutoring Services

Tutoring programs for math and writing are available for all UOG students through their respective colleges.

Mathematics Tutor Lab
Location: Agriculture & Life Sciences Building, Room 230
Tel: (671) 735-2064

Email: mathtutorlab@triton.uog.edu 

Website: uogmathlab.org 

The Mathematics Tutor Lab offers tutoring in specific mathematics courses by appointment and for other math classes on a walk-in basis. A study hall is also available for students to complete their assignments. Students may receive up to 60 minutes of tutoring per day.

DEAL Writing Center
Location: English & Communication Building, Room 204

Email: writingcenter@triton.uog.edu 

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/dealwritingcenter/home 

The DEAL Writing Center offers peer tutoring on writing assignments, an independent study area, and English textbooks for use. The services are free to students on a walk-in or appointment basis.

Veteran Student Support Services

Veteran Student Services Office
Location: Student Center

Email: vets.resourcecenter@triton.uog.edu

Website: https://url.uog.edu/veteran-students 

The Veteran Student Services Office provides a campus-wide effort to ensure student-veterans and military dependents access the best campus services with transition in mind. Staffed in part by full-time veteran students, the office offers the following veteran-specific services: 

  • Academic support
  • Counseling
  • Career planning assistance
  • Transition assistance
  • Accommodations for disability
  • Social community

Career Advisement

Career Development Office

Program Coordinator/Career Coach: Sallie L.T. McDonald
Location
: Student Center
Tel: (671) 735-2233
Email: career.development@triton.uog.edu 
Hours: 8 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

Website: https://careerconnect.uog.edu/

The Career Development Office is open to all UOG students and alumni and offers assistance in internship opportunities, referrals for job placement, and career counseling and advisement in finding suitable positions within their career choices. The office is committed to help guide the students and alumni in developing self-direction and personal responsibility in the career decision-making and job search process; to network with a variety of employers for available job opportunities in their organizations; and to maximize students’ exposure to the employers through the annual Fall Employer On-Campus Recruitment and the annual Spring Job Fair events.

Other services, like providing class presentations on career exploration, outreach career presentations on and off campus, and workshops on topics including mock interviews, resume writing, application processing, and dressing for success are conducted throughout the year. Personal conferences may be arranged to review student and alumni goals, plans, qualifications, career assessments, educational requirements, and other matters of concern.


Health, Wellness, and Safety

Campus Security Escort Service

G4S Campus Security
Tel: (671) 888-2456 or 735-2365

The UOG Campus Security Escort Service provides free walking accompaniment from one campus location to another, including to vehicles parked on campus, for all UOG students, employees, and visitors who may feel unsafe walking alone on campus at night. This service is available from dusk to dawn, seven days a week, 365 days per year. 

Psychological Counseling

Student Counseling & Advisement Services
Location: Student Center and EMSS Office
Tel: (671) 735-3342 / 735-2291
Email: tac@triton.uog.edu 

The Student Counseling & Advisement Services office offers short-term psychological counseling to all registered students who may be undergoing personal difficulties or learning problems that interfere with their daily functioning. Individual counseling is offered to assist students in resolving issues that cause emotional distress. Group counseling offers the opportunity for students to work together in learning to deal more effectively with personal concerns. Confidentiality is strictly maintained within each of these four areas.

Isa Psychological Services Center

Isa Psychological Services Center is closed for restructuring with plans to reopen in the future to continue to meet the mental health needs of the UOG community and the broader community of Guam as it has for the past 16 years.  

In the meantime, the center has made this list of mental and behavioral health service providers in the community that the UOG community can contact to arrange for mental health services. 

I Pinangon Campus Suicide Prevention Program
Tel: (671) 735-2883
Email: ipinangon@triton.uog.edu

I Pinangon supports and works in alignment with the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and provides a sustainable on-campus network of student services to identify, assess, treat and/or refer mental health and behavioral problems. The program serves as a resource for students, their families, and UOG faculty and staff. Informational materials available include suicide prevention pamphlets, brochures for individuals and families, wellness guides, community resource directories along with a comprehensive website. I Pinangon also provides classroom presentations, training, and educational seminars to the University community.
 

Violence Against Women Prevention Program
Location: Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 103
Tel: (671) 735-2890
Email: vawpp@triton.uog.edu

The Violence Against Women Prevention Program is a resource and victim services center working to prevent violent crimes against women, particularly domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The program's services are confidential and are available for University of Guam students, staff, faculty, and members of their families.

The VAWPP provides:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Victim advocacy/counseling
  • Education and training
  • Risk assessment and safety planning
  • Advisement on legal options
  • Referrals to resources and other services
  • Community outreach

Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response

Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Title IX Office 
Acting Director
: Larry G. Gamboa
Location
: Dorm 2/Iya Hami Hall, Room 106
Tel: (671) 735-2244 | TDD: (671) 735-2243 | Helpline: (671) 735-HELP
Email: eeo-ada@triton.uog.edu 
Website: https://www.uog.edu/administration/administration-finance/human-resources/eeoadatitle-ix-office#About 

If you have been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted or are a victim of dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment, bullying, or stalking and need help, please contact the EEO/ADA/Title IX office. Even if you are unsure of what to do, call the UOG Helpline at (671) 735-HELP (4357), and you will be connected with somebody who will assist you.

The EEO/ADA/Title IX office also stands ready to assist anyone who wishes to file a formal complaint through UOG and/or local law enforcement. The Policy Prohibiting Sexual Discrimination addresses the university's policy on sexual misconduct can be accessed at: https://url.uog.edu/sexual-misconduct-policy.

Student Health Services

Location: Student Services Center
Tel: 735-2225/6 | Fax: 734-4651
Email: uogstudenthealth@triton.uog.edu 
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday

Student Health Services is committed to providing high-quality, accessible, cost-effective health care that adequately meets the needs of the University of Guam’s diverse student population. These health care services are confidential and responsive to promoting optimal wellness, thereby empowering students to make informed and self-directed decisions about healthy life choices that will ultimately assist them to achieve their academic and career goals.

The Student Health Services office provides health clearances for University enrollment, pursuant to Public Law 22-130, Title 10, of the Guam Code Annotated. Student Health Services also provides the following services:

  • Basic First Aid for injuries that occur during regular school hours
  • Referrals for health care needs
  • Counseling on healthy living and health-related issues
  • Health education based on assessments needs of the University’s student population
  • STI, Syphilis, and HIV testing and treatment in partnership with the Department of Public Health & Social Services
  • Screenings, such as blood pressure monitoring, blood sugar monitoring, BMI, and weight and height checks
  • Advocacy and referrals for persons with disabilities
Health Requirements for All Students

All UOG applicants must present:

    • Evidence of having been vaccinated against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (either MMR#1 and MMR#2 vaccinations OR a MMR titer to prove immunity). Students born before 1957 are exempted from MMR requirements.
    • Results of a Tuberculin (TB)/Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) skin test taken no earlier than six months of the date of application are required for submission. (If the results of the TB/PPD skin test are positive, you must have a Tuberculosis Evaluation Form attached with your chest X-ray report filled out by your health care provider. The Tuberculosis Evaluation Form and chest X-ray report shall be presented to the Department of Public Health & Social Services, Tuberculosis Department in Mangilao, Guam. You will obtain a Certificate of Tuberculosis Evaluation, also known as Public Health Clearance.
    • New applicants must also complete a Health Clearance Form and submit it to the Student Health Services office.

Required documents must be submitted to the Student Health Services office and be cleared before orientation and registration. Failure to submit documents to clear health requirements will delay registration. All students are highly encouraged to purchase a medical health insurance plan valid on Guam.

Health Requirements for International Students

Most medical care services in the United States are extremely expensive. To protect our international (I-20) students from these high costs, the University requires all full-time international students to have health insurance by providing proof of coverage that is valid on Guam. You may contact the University Designated School Official at the Office of Admissions & Records for more information at (671) 735-2201.

Health Requirements for Exchange Students

The University strongly recommends all full-time exchange students have health insurance coverage valid on Guam.


Student Experiences and Opportunities

AmeriCorps UOG Volunteer Center

Program Director: Charlene B. Masiwemai
Tel: (671) 735-2231 / (671) 489-3389
Email: americorpsuog@triton.uog.edu or bitlaolc3473@triton.uog.edu 

Website: https://url.uog.edu/americorps

AmeriCorps UOG Volunteer Center is part of a network of national service programs funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, sub granted by the Serve Guam Commission. The program uses a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement, and members commit their time to address critical community needs.

AmeriCorps UOG offers services for high school and college students who aspire to do better academically and services to help high school graduates apply to a college and gain the skills required to do well in a post-secondary education setting. In addition, AmeriCorps members are stewards of the environment through outreach in the community in areas of environmental stewardship and disaster preparedness.

Students can get involved by contacting the AmeriCorps office and becoming a part of the community volunteer registry. By becoming a part of this registry, students will be notified as volunteer opportunities become available.

National Student Exchange

Program Coordinator: Marlene Leon Guerrero
Tel: (671) 735-2201
Emailmslg@triton.uog.edu

Students may opt to study abroad and experience new places, ideas, and cultures through the National Student Exchange. The National Student Exchange provides a unique and exciting opportunity for study over the course of a semester, a summer, or an academic year at one or more of nearly 200 institutions in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Students go on exchanges for many reasons, including:

  • Taking courses not available on their home campuses
  • Enhancing personal growth and independence
  • Spending time in a different region
  • Immersing themselves in diverse cultural settings
  • Engaging in research

Residence Halls

Location: See Campus Map
Tel: (671) 735-2260/1 | Fax: (671) 734-2262
Email: rho@triton.uog.edu 
Website: uog.edu/life-at-uog/residence-halls/life-in-the-halls 

The Residence Halls Office is responsible for providing student housing and promoting residence life programs for students. Living on campus contributes to the intellectual, social, and emotional well-being of the students who compose the residential community. Student residents live conveniently near University resources, and they form a community that helps and encourages academic excellence, while providing co-curricular programs, healthy recreational activities, and enjoyable entertainment.

Accommodations

The University of Guam has three co-ed residence halls (dormitories) on campus, which accommodate up to 191 student residents in double-occupancy rooms and single private rooms. Dorm 1 residences are located on the first floor of the building with two wings and a total of two corridors, while Dorms 2 and 3 are two-story buildings with two wings, for a total of four corridors per hall dorm. Each corridor has 12 rooms and one or two shared bathrooms. Two students generally share residential rooms, though single rooms may be obtained for a premium when space is available. All rooms are air-conditioned and furnished with a bed, a desk and chair, and a closet or wardrobe with a chest of drawers for each resident. The residents share one kitchen, a study hall, a TV lounge, and a laundry room. Additionally, a convenience store is located in Dorm 1, while the cafeteria that serves the mandatory meal plan is located in Dorm 3.

The Residence Halls are staffed by student Resident Assistants (RAs). The RAs coordinate many co- curricular and extracurricular activities, competitions, and events, such as movie nights, game days, and much more. Recreation for residents is available at the Calvo Field House with its weight room, exercise room, and indoor courts. 

Applying for Residence Halls

Application for residence on campus may be made with the Residence Halls Office. A $100 reservation/security deposit is required at the time of the initial application. However, if a student’s application is placed on the waiting list, the security deposit is returned to the student and will be required upon availability of a room in which the student is interested. Rooms are reserved (with deposits) on a first-come firstserved basis in accordance to the application schedule for continuing/returning, new, and all applicants. Students who make reservations and are not on the waiting list but cancel their application will receive a $50 refund from their deposits ONLY when they provide the Residence Halls Office with a written cancellation before the first day of the contract period. After that date, the entire deposit is forfeited. A reservation will be automatically canceled if a student fails to arrive at the Residence Halls at the beginning of the contract period, unless a prior written confirmation of the reservation, which specifies the date of arrival, is received by the Residence Halls Office before the first day of the contract period.

To receive a housing application or additional information regarding the Residence Halls, contact the Residence Halls Office. Prospective residents are welcome to visit the Residence Halls from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call to schedule a visit.

Student Employment

Federal Work-Study

Financial Aid Office
Tel: (671) 735-2284

Email: finaid@triton.uog.edu

Website: https://www.uog.edu/financial-aid/

Federal work-study provides part-time jobs for full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study. Students will earn at least the current federal minimum wage but may earn more depending on the type of work and the skills required for the position. Federal work-study is applied for through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a subsequent Federal Work-Study application.

Teaching Assistantships

Human Resources Office
Tel: (671) 735-2350

Email: uoghro@triton.uog.edu

Website: Click here

Undergraduate teaching assistants provide administrative support for quiz, discussion, or laboratory sections and serve as class assistants. Faculty or other academic personnel provide appropriate guidance and feedback, particularly in cases where undergraduate teaching assistants are filling new roles and engaging in activities that are new to them. Undergraduate teaching assistants do not perform teaching duties. Students may view and apply for available teaching assistantships on the Human Resources Office webpage and the RCUOG webpage

Graduate-level teaching assistants lead quiz, discussion, or laboratory sections, serve as class assistants, or provide supervised teaching. Faculty or other academic personnel provide appropriate guidance and feedback, particularly in cases where teaching assistants are filling new roles and engaging in activities that are new to them. A graduate teaching assistant is usually a pre-master's or graduate student. Students may view and apply for available teaching assistantships on the Human Resources Office webpage and the RCUOG webpage

Research, Extension, and Grant Support Assistantships

Research Corporation of the University of Guam

Tel: (671) 735-0336

Website: https://www.uog.edu/rcuog/job-announcements 

Jobs as research, extension, or grant support assistants are regularly available for both undergraduate and graduate students through the Research Corporation of the University of Guam (RCUOG). Student employees of the RCUOG are assigned to University units to deliver grant or externally funded objectives. The positions pay hourly with rates dependent upon the student's level of education and experience. These employees work 39 hours or less per week and receive Social Security and Medicare. Students may view and apply for available RCUOG assistantships on the RCUOG webpage

Graduate Teaching Opportunities

Graduate teaching instructor positions offer qualified graduate students valuable, hands-on university teacher training and experience that will benefit them in their future career goals. Instructor opportunities are possible in the English, Biology, and Mathematics programs. Interested graduate students should inquire with the relevant department chair.

Employment Discrimination Prevention 

Equal Employment Opportunity Office

Acting Director: Larry G. Gamboa
Location
: Dorm 2/Iya Hami Hall, Room 106
Tel: (671) 735-2244 | TDD: (671) 735-2243
Email: eeo-ada@triton.uog.edu 
Website: https://www.uog.edu/administration/administration-finance/human-resources/eeoadatitle-ix-office#About 

Students working on campus can be assured of a work environment free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of any status protected by law, to include race, sexual orientation, religion, religious creed, age, disability, citizenship status, and national origin. Administrators, directors, managers, and supervisors must inform employees of the policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, emphasize the policy of zero tolerance, and deal promptly with any problem situations. Each of us is expected to maintain high standards of honesty, integrity, and conduct. Discrimination and harassment violate these standards.

Sexual harassment is a specific form of prohibited harassment and complaints involve sensitive and complex issues. A prompt and effective inquiry into allegations is critical -- not only to avoid liability and prevent future harassing behavior, but also to lay the groundwork for successful resolution. 


Student Life

Student Life Office

Location: Student Center
Tel: (671) 735-0246
Email: studentlife@triton.uog.edu 

The Student Life Office coordinates extracurricular programs and activities in order to provide a positive and interactive social and learning environment for students and to promote development. The SLO also provides assistance for academic and disciplinary problems and complaints.

The Student Life Offices organizes orientation for all new students, familiarizing students with the University’s academic programs, student support services, and campus life activities as well as providing them an introduction to administrators, deans, student leaders, and advisors. New Student Orientation begins one week prior to the Fanuchånan (Aug.–Dec.), Fañomnåkan (Jan.–May) and Finakpo’ (June–Aug.) sessions.

Student Organizations

Students have the opportunity to participate in more than 50 organizations under the Student Life Office and are encouraged to get involved. A list of student organizations may be found at www.uog.edu/life-at-uog.

Students with a common interest or purpose who seek to form an organization and use the University’s name, resources, or facilities must register the organization with the Student Life Office and must have a faculty advisor. Recognized organizations may request Student Government Association financial aid and assistance for their activities. However, neither the University nor the SGA is obligated to provide facilities, supplies, or financial assistance to any campus organization. Necessary forms to petition for University recognition may be obtained from the Student Life Office.

Student Government Association

Location: Student Center
Tel: (671) 735-2222
Email: uog.sga@triton.uog.edu

The Student Government Association (SGA) of the University of Guam is the official name adopted by the organization representing the students of UOG. All students who have paid the student activity fee are regular members of the association. The SGA is governed by student officers and senators within the framework of its constitution and by-laws. Officers and senators are elected annually by the student body and are responsible for administering the affairs of the association. The association is responsible for most student body activities and shares with the administration a concern for the morale, welfare, and development of all students. Through shared representation on academic, community, and student grievance committees the rights and responsibilities of students are protected by the association.

Triton's Call Student Newspaper

Location: English & Communications Building, 2nd Floor
Email: tritonscalluog@gmail.com

Website: https://tritonscall.com 

The student newspaper, Triton’s Call, has been an instrument of information and news for UOG students and the UOG community since 1965. It also provides opportunities for students to acquire experience in various facets of journalism, such as reporting, writing, editing, photography, layout, production for multimedia/digital platforms, and advertising under the guidance of faculty advisors. Triton’s Call reporters, editors, photographers, designers, and contributors are all students studying at the University.


ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT & STUDENT SUCCESS

The Enrollment Management & Student Success division is committed to student support. Significant human growth and student development take place not only in the traditional classroom setting, but also in the Residence Halls, Student Center, and through involvement in campus co-curricular activities. The services listed above, in addition to the Financial Aid Office and the Office of Admissions & Records, fall under the direction of the dean of Enrollment Management & Student Success:

Camacho  F.  Lawrence

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