University Services

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Athletic Facilities

A multitude of athletic facilities are available for student use in the Recreation Center, located at 2420 Chester Avenue.  Law students enrolled for a minimum of 1 credit hour will be entitled to free use of all facilities.  The facilities offer squash and racquetball courts, weight and fitness equipment, basketball courts, swimming pool in the adjacent Busbey Natatorium, and an indoor track.  A variety of classes are offered each term.  The Recreation Center is connected to the rest of the campus by the InnerLink walkway and limited parking is available beneath the building and a new 400-car garage next door.  Hours of the Recreation Center will be Monday through Thursday, 5:45 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday, 5:45 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.  The pool closes one hour before the building closes.  Guests of students may use the facilities for a fee of $9, payable at the Recreation Center.  Information about the Recreation Center, including summer hours, is available online at http://www.csuohio.edu/services/recreationcenter/.

Cashier’s Office

Located in Main Classroom (MC) 115, all fees such as tuition,  transcripts, etc., may be paid here.  The Cashier’s Office will also cash personal checks of up to $10.00 for students with a valid ID card.  Inquiries about tuition refunds or financial aid checks should be directed to this office.  Additional information is available at http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/treasuryservices/.

Conference Services

Located in Room 140 of the CSU Student Center (2121 Euclid Avenue), this office is responsible for scheduling and setting up the numerous meetings and conferences held on campus.  In addition, if a law student is interested in reserving a room in the Law Building, a schedule book is maintained by Sandra Natran in LB 145.

Counseling and Testing Center

Currently located in Rhodes Tower Room 1235, but moving to 1836 Euclid Avenue in mid-October 2012, the Counseling Center offers, free of charge, self-help groups and personal and career counseling to all students, faculty, and staff at CSU. Licensed staff counselors, psychologists and social workers are always available for “drop-in” or crisis counseling.  For more information call 687-2277 or get information online at http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/counselingcenter/. Visits are confidential.

A student may sometimes encounter difficulties from chemical or alcohol dependency that affects her/his law school performance.  We encourage any student in that situation to seek professional assistance.  Two resources are: 

  1. The C.S.U. counseling service (216-687-2277, http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/counselingcenter/) and
  2. The Ohio Lawyers’ Assistance Program, a program specifically designed to help lawyers and those preparing to become lawyers (1-800-348-4343 or 1-800-618-8606, http://www.ohiolap.org/).

The Testing Center, Rhodes Tower Room 1237, offers computer-scored tests of all kinds, including the Miller’s Analogies, and intelligence tests.  In addition, the Center makes available applications and literature for a wide variety of entrance examinations, including the GRE.  For more information, call 216/687-2272 or get information online at http://www.csuohio.edu/edu/offices/testingcenter/.

Financial Aid

The University Financial Aid Office may be reached at http://www.csuohio.edu/financialaid

Health and Wellness Services

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Cleveland State University Health and Wellness Services are available to all actively registered students, faculty, and staff.  The Health and Wellness Services Center is nationally accredited and staffed by nurse practitioners and physicians.  The center offers a wide variety of services including primary and same day care, women’s health care, counseling, limited in-house pharmacy and laboratory services, allergy shots and immunizations, free anonymous HIV testing, health educational programming and  more.  The Center also provides screening tests for things like cholesterol, and wellness, diet and weight reduction education.  Visits are by APPOINTMENT ONLY (there are no walk-in facilities) and can be scheduled by calling (216) 687-3649.  There are a limited number of “same day” appointments available for acute illnesses that can be made by calling at 8:10 a.m. on that morning.  These appointments go quickly so it is important to call early.  CSU Health and Wellness Services is currently located in the Science & Research Building room 153 at 2351 Euclid Avenue.  The office will be moving to 1836 Euclid Avenue, 2nd floor, in mid-October 2012.  During the academic year, hours are 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Summer hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  A nurse help line, 1-855-293-8947, is available 24 hours per day.  The Center sees patients regardless of whether or not they have any form of insurance as long as they are actively registered students at Cleveland State University or faculty/staff.  They will see you over the summer if you were registered for Spring and will be coming back in the Fall Semester. Visit the Health and Wellness Services Center website at  http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/health/.  

The Center bills outside health insurance carriers but there are NO office visit co-pay charges.  If you have no insurance or the student health insurance, there is no charge for the visit itself, but a small charge for medications and/or laboratory tests.

Cleveland State University provides students with an affordable health insurance plan and students are encouraged to consider enrolling in the Student Health Insurance Plan if they do not have other insurance or if their current health insurance plan is with an HMO or restricted PPO out of the Cleveland area.  Additionally, this plan covers students studying abroad.  The Plan complements the services available through the Health & Wellness Center.  For students with the student health insurance, all services performed in the Center are covered at 100% with a very low co-pay for prescription medications carried in the Center.  The policy is subject to an annual deductible and co-pays.  Students can review the complete list of benefits by going to the Health & Wellness Services webpage at www.csuohio.edu/offices/health and clicking on the insurance link or through the insurance company website at https://www.uhcsr.com/SelfServiceSupport/Students/CollegeStudents.aspx.  Students may sign up for health insurance through CampusNet, the University’s online information system.

NOTE: In the event of a major medical emergency, immediately dial 911, or 8911 from a campus phone.  From a cell phone, call 911 and ask to be connected to the CSU police.

Housing

Information regarding on campus housing is available online at http://www.csuohio.edu/services/reslife/options and information regarding off campus housing is available at http://www.csuohio.edu/services/commuterstudent/.  Additional information on off campus housing is available at http://www.law.csuohio.edu/prospectivestudents/housing.

Parking and Transportation Services

   Parking & Transportation Services manages and operates the campus parking areas with the purpose of providing accessible parking with flexible options for students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus.  The Office of Parking & Transportation Services is located on the first floor of Euclid Commons (EC 160), on the southeast corner of E. 24th and Euclid Avenue. Office hours are 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday with extended hours available at the start of each semester.  Parking Services can be reached by email at parking@csuohio.edu or by phone at (216) 687-2023.  

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Vehicles parked on university property are required to be registered with Parking Services and display a valid prepaid Green or White parking hangtag from the rearview mirror.  Registration does not guarantee the holder a specific parking space or lot, but rather provides the holder the opportunity to park within an area designated for a specific type of hangtag.  A valid hangtag and/or proof of payment are always required when parking on campus.  

Prepaid Green or White hangtags ($225.78 or $190.88 per each Fall or Spring term, depending on which area of campus you choose to park) allow daily parking in Prepaid Green or White garages/lots (overnight not included. Another option, Prepaid Green or White Daily Usage Scratch-off hangtags, will cost $8 (Green) or $6 (White) per day.  Parking in Visitor lots is $10 per day.

Active CSU students must register for parking through their CampusNet account.  Purchases may be charged to your Student Account or payment by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or a bank debit card can be used.  Purchased hangtags are mailed to the tag holders home address unless otherwise stated in the CampusNet purchase confirmation.   For updated operating hours, parking rules and regulations, campus map, and additional information please visit the Parking Services website at http://www.csuohio.edu/parking/.

Security

Cleveland State University Security Department provides comprehensive police services to the community on a 24-hour basis.  The police officers patrol on foot, bicycle and in marked patrol cars and respond to calls for service in addition to those of a criminal nature.  In case of emergency inside a University building, call ext. 8911 on any campus phone or 911 on a cell phone and ask for the CSU police department.  For information or general business, call ext. 2020. Additional information is available online at https://www.csuohio.edu/offices/police/ and at http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/police/crimestats/.

In the event that an emergency arises while someone is at home and needs to contact a student in class, the person calling must provide the name of the student, the building name, and the class room number in order for that student to be reached.

A network of Blue Light Emergency Phones dot the exterior of the campus.  The emergency phones have no dials; when the receiver is picked up, a contact is immediately established with the police dispatcher.

Important - Community Service Officers are specially trained students who provide escort services to members of the campus community to and from any point on or near campus.  These officers wear bright orange jackets, vests, or shirts with ESCORT printed on them, and carry two-way radios to summon help if necessary.  To call for an escort, call 216/687-2020 or dial ext. 2020 on any campus phone.  It is highly recommended that you utilize this service whenever leaving the building alone, late at night, or have to walk some distance to your vehicle.

Call 2020 for Escort or Emergency

 

Transcripts

All students have the right to review their transcripts and to request an investigation if they think any material contained therein is incorrect.  Students may view their transcripts on the Cleveland State University CampusNet System, which is accessible on the web at https://campusnet.csuohio.edu/index.jsp.  You will need to know your CSU ID and Web Access Password to access your record on the web.   With proper identification, students may review their transcripts with the Records Officer in LB 142. 

A student may request an official copy of his or her transcript using the form available in the Campus411, MC 115, 216/687-5411.  Transcript request forms are available in the Law Records Office, LB 142.  A fee of $4.00 is assessed for each transcript requested.  Normally, transcripts are available three to five working days after the request is made.  Official transcripts may be ordered over the web at http://www.csuohio.edu/enrollmentservices/registrar/transcripts/.

U-Pass

Law students registered for 1or more credit hours may obtain a U-Pass that allows them to ride free of charge on all Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority buses and rapid trains during the Fall or Spring Semesters; a new pass is needed for each term.  The fee for the pass is included in University fees.  Information on getting the U-Pass from the University Bursar’s Office is available at  http://www.csuohio.edu/services/u-pass/.

VikingCard (ID) Center

All students, faculty, and staff must have a valid CSU ID card (VikingCard) to cash checks, use athletics facilities, or check out materials from the libraries.  The ID Center is located in Main Classroom Building Room 112 and hours vary depending on the time of the year.  Students should check prior to visiting.  To obtain an ID, a student must present a valid schedule for the current semester.  If the ID is lost or stolen, a fee is assessed for replacement.  Students must be registered in the semester that they apply for the card.  For more information call 216-875-9888 or visit their web site at http://www.csuohio.edu/services/vcard/.

 

 

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