Graduate Student Services and Facilities
As part of the fees students pay when registering for graduate courses at UMHB, many resources, services, and facilities are available. We invite you to participate in and take advantage of these opportunities.
Student Liability Insurance
Student professional liability insurance is provided by the University at no additional cost to the student for students who participate in clinical instruction as part of required academic coursework in the following areas: nursing, graduate counseling, social work, and cytogenetic & anatomic pathology. For more information, contact your graduate program director.
The Robert and Linda Black Center for Counseling, Testing, and Health Services
Students with Special Needs
The University representative responsible for receiving official documentation of student disabilities and facilitating accommodation requests is the Director of Counseling, Testing & Health Services. Students who are otherwise qualified for a university program or course and who desire accommodation(s) for a disabling condition are responsible for providing acceptable documentation to this individual. As a general rule, acceptable documentation must have been produced within the last 3 years by a licensed professional qualified to make the respective diagnosis. If the student has an obvious or non-changing condition (blindness, absence of a limb, etc.), the school may not require the documentation to be dated within the last 3 years. Any documentation submitted to the University for consideration must be provided in a timely manner prior to the period of stated need.
Accommodation & Student Assistance Program
Director of Counseling, Testing & Health Services
UMHB Box 8437
900 College Street
Belton, Texas 76513
Office: (254) 295-4696
Fax: (254) 295-4196
Professional and confidential clinical counseling services are available to students in need of assistance for a wide variety of issues. Crisis counseling, stress management, and a range of other emotional issues are addressed, as appropriate, on an individual and support group basis. Free counseling services are offered to currently enrolled students on a short-term basis by appointment only. When appropriate, referrals are made to mental health providers in the local area. If a student wishes to continue counseling services beyond short-term, UMHB counselors may be available on a fee-for-service basis, as schedules permit. Confidentiality is maintained in accordance with state regulations.
Health Services Center
A vital component of the university experience for UMHB students is a healthy lifestyle. The goal of the UMHB Health Services Center is to educate students on health issues and encourage healthy lifestyles. Health fairs, wellness screenings, and health topic presentations are examples of UMHB’s effort to educate and empower students to make informed decisions about their health.
A full-time Registered Nurse serves as Coordinator of the UMHB Health Services Center and provides a range of student health services, including first aid, nursing assessment for wellness and illness, immunizations, patient education, and referrals to local healthcare providers and community health resources as needed.
The UMHB Health Services Center is available at no cost to UMHB students during regular business hours, with or without an appointment. The Health Services Center is located on the third floor of the Mabee Student Center.
- Once accepted for admission to UMHB, all students who are applying for campus housing must submit a housing application, which includes a Medical History form.
- Vaccinations and TB Tests (there is a nominal charge):
State of Texas Vaccination Requirement:
Effective January 1, 2014, the State of Texas requires all first-time students &/or transfer students who are 21 years or younger to receive a vaccination for Bacterial Meningitis. The vaccine must be obtained within five years preceding enrollment or a booster is required. Written evidence of vaccination must be submitted to UMHB. A student must receive vaccination or booster at least 10 days prior to the first of class or moving into campus housing, whichever is first (Texas Education Code, §51.9192, Subchapter Z).
- If a student has been outside the US in the last year for more than a 3 week period, a TB skin test is recommended. Once accepted for admission to UMHB, international students from countries identified as “TB high-risk” (source: World Health Organization) are required to submit a negative TB test from a licensed medical professional within the United States. Results from test completed outside the United States recorded on government-issued documents must be presented by the student upon arrival. UMHB reserves the right to review the source of test results to determine if they will be accepted. The test results must be dated no more than 6 months prior to the student’s initial enrollment date at UMHB. Either a negative TB skin test or a negative (normal) chest x-ray report will be accepted. Test results may be included on the UMHB Medical History form or scanned and emailed separately to UMHB Health Services. The Health Center also offers the TB skin test at a nominal charge.
- Students are encouraged to submit proof of current immunizations for their age, as published by the State of Texas. (source: 25 TAC §§97.61; 97.63-97.72) Health Services Center contact
University Career Services
Mission: The mission of Career Services, a division of Student Life, is to encourage and assist graduate students and alumni in the discovery of their unique talents and gifts, development of career and job related skills, and leadership in purpose and vision as they pursue their calling.
Services: Complimentary services include: Assessments, Career Coaching; Career Events; Crusader Successes; Career Choices & Job Posting Publications; CRU Connection online platform linking Crusaders with Employers; Internship Searches; Job Leads; Mock Interview; Resume Development and Research Tips. Graduate students registering with Cru Connection and Career Services are provided an action plan with specific tasks for career strategy. Career Services also assist graduate students with exploring careers and job searches.
Job Postings: CRU CONNECTION is the platform Career Services uses for part-time and full-time job postings and internships, including liberal arts, business, technology, teaching positions, health care, and ministry opportunities.
Career Events: Several campus job fairs and company showcase days are hosted each year, as well as a calendar listing of area career-related activities for graduate students to participate in.
Interviews: Mock interview appointments are available for graduate students to prepare for important job interviews. Career Services center offers a resource area for general career planning and partners with several national career search internet organizations that serve college graduates.
The Career Services Center: Located in the Mabee Student Success Center, Suite 202. Hours are M–F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Walk-ins welcome and appointments are available. In addition, current students have access to the Career Center services 24 hours a day on the intranet and internet.
Visit Career Services website and events calendar at www.umhb.edu/careerservices
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
UMHB Box 8415
900 College Street
Belton, TX 76513
Office: (254) 295-4691
Fax: (254) 295-5692
Townsend Memorial Library
The University library contains resources to support research in disciplines leading to degrees and collateral material for breadth of comprehension. The library acquires materials in greater depth in those disciplines for which graduate work is offered. Graduate faculty and librarians select materials specifically to support the curriculum. Monographs, full-text journals, databases, and cataloged web sites provide infrastructure to graduate research.
Library services are directed to increasing the successful delivery of pertinent information. Librarians teach skills to allow the student to determine the extent of information needed from the wide array available. Effectively and critically surveying a subject to identify needed information and evaluating its validity and authority are research techniques taught in classroom and personal instruction that contribute to information literacy and lifelong learning. If books or journal articles needed for research are unavailable at Townsend Memorial Library, graduate students may borrow materials from other libraries either through interlibrary loan or by means of a TexShare card.
Townsend Memorial Library currently provides 36 public access computers containing the Microsoft Office Suite for word processing as well as searching capabilities for the online catalog, databases, and internet.
The library contains total volume holdings of over 206,000 items, including books, audiovisual materials, and electronic books. The library subscribes to about 700 print journals and there is online access to more than 80,000 full-text journals. The library provides access to 100 subscription databases and almost 27,000 electronic book titles.
Current UMHB graduate students who have a valid library account may access library resources electronically from off-campus locations. Additional information about the library may be found at http://umhblib.umhb.edu or by calling (254) 295-4637 or (877) 316-3313 (toll-free).
Library hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.–1:00 a.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; and Sunday 2:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.
Graduate students are welcome to join a variety of UMHB student organizations. More information can be found at: http://studentorgs.umhb.edu/welcome
The Student Dining Facility is located in Bawcom Student Union.
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