ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT CENTER AND TUTORIAL SERVICES
ATM (Cash) MACHINE
BONFIRES AND RECREATIONAL FIRES
COMPUTER RESOURCES / HELP DESK
DEAN OF STUDENTS
DTE ENERGY ONE-STOP CENTER
ENGINEERING ADVISING CENTER
LEADERSHIP AND STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
LOST AND FOUND
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
ONLINE STUDENT SERVICES
POSTAL AND PACKAGE SERVICES
POSTING AND ADVERTISING POLICY
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER
RAFFLE OR CHARITABLE GAMING EVENT GUIDELINES
STUDENT COMMUNICATIONS / STUDENT EMAIL
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
The Academic Achievement Center (AAC) is a free, multidisciplinary tutoring center available to all Lawrence Tech students. The AAC’s mission is to educate, empower, and inspire students to become independent and successful lifelong learners. Students come to the AAC to get help with homework or test preparation, compare notes, meet with study groups, or study on their own. Tutoring is available for various classes in architecture and design, chemistry, computer science, engineering, English-language conversation, mathematics, physics, foreign languages, and writing. The AAC writing center also provides various resources and handouts on the writing process. Students can walk in any day and see if a tutor is available; they can also guarantee time with a tutor by scheduling an appointment online. Testing Services (proctored testing) are offered for students who need to complete quizzes or exams outside of regularly scheduled class time.
When not in use for testing, private rooms are open for general student use. Study skills workshops, individual study habit consultations, and study strategy handouts are available; and students can access first-year academic support programs and Writing Proficiency Exams and prep workshops through the AAC. The center also has computer workstations, a photocopier and other electronic resources for student use, and conference rooms that can be reserved. The AAC is located on the lowest level of the A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center in C201. Fall and spring semester hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Summer hours vary and are posted outside the entrance.
All new students, both freshmen and transfers, are expected to attend orientation sessions prior to or during their first semester on campus. During these sessions, student opportunities, responsibilities, and regulations are presented, and registration is completed. The Academic Achievement Center also works with the disability services coordinator to provide tutorial and testing services for students with disabilities. Contact Disability Services at 248.204.4100 or call the Michigan Relay Center at 800.649.3771 for more information.
A number of partial scholarship awards are available each year to degree-seeking students. Students may apply to the Office of Enrollment Services (email@example.com or 248.204.2280) or to the chair of the Lawrence Tech Scholarship Committee (Jerry Crist, S327, or 248.204.3604) for consideration after being on campus a minimum of two full-time semesters, with a qualifying GPA. Academic scholarship awards are made on a competitive basis at the discretion of Lawrence Tech’s Scholarship Committee. An application (found at ltu.edu/financial.aid) is required for upper-class scholarships and the deadline for submission is May 15 of each academic year.
There is an automated teller machine (ATM), hosted by Michigan First Credit Union, located in the atrium of the Buell Management Building, which is available anytime the building is open. This unattended station allows withdrawals, deposits, or account transfers, using debit cards with Cirrus, Plus, Pulse, Star, or Quest network logos or a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card and a personal identification number. For local Michigan First Credit Union branches, call 800.664.3828.
BONFIRES AND RECREATIONAL FIRES
According to the City of Southfield, a permit must be obtained from the fire code official prior to organizing a bonfire. Application for such a permit can only be presented by – and permits issued to – the owner of the land upon which the fire is to be kindled. A bonfire shall not be conducted within 50 feet of a structure or combustible material, unless the fire is contained in a barbeque pit. Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 50 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition. The permit cost is $200 per event. Consultation with the dean of students is required.
The bookstore is located in the Buell Management Building. Books, supplies, snacks, and Lawrence Tech apparel and gifts may be purchased. Textbooks may be purchased online at whywaitforbooks.com. Fall and spring semester hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. For other times, call 248.204.3030 or visit ltu.edu.
In general, campus facilities are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week excluding holidays. Students may use the facilities 24 hours per day provided the dean of their college, a faculty member, or faculty advisor has approved and forwarded to the Department of Campus Safety an extended access hours authorization via email. Faculty members and faculty advisors should check with the dean of their respective college regarding the policy on allowing extended access to the facilities of that college. The dean, faculty member, or advisor may forward extended-access authorizations via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 24 hours advance notice for extended hours requests. Individuals found not in compliance with this policy may be subject to the University discipline system. Students using campus facilities, especially after hours, must carry their Lawrence Tech identification card with them and must present it if requested to do so by a Lawrence Tech Campus Safety officer.
Real Food on Campus (RFoC), located on the second floor of the Buell Management Building, is open during the fall, spring, and summer semesters and provides “all you care to eat” meal options that include five staffed food stations – comfort food, deli, exhibition grill, pizza and pasta, market (soups and salads) – and a bakery. Campus Dining also oversees the Einstein Bros. Bagels in the atrium of the Buell Management Building and a Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) express in the UTLC lobby, which offers grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, snacks, and beverages.
Lawrence Tech offers meal plans and Blue Devil Dollars. Meal plans are used at the RFoC. Blue Devil Dollars work like a debit card and can be used at all Lawrence Tech dining locations. Pizza and other items can be delivered to students after the RFoC closes in the evening. Lawrence Tech requires all residential students to participate in one of three meal plans (the Blue Devil 100, 150, or 200).
As the exclusive food service vendor for the University, Aramark has the exclusive right to provide all food services, including catering and concessions, for all University purposes, including events offered by student organizations. Questions regarding this policy may be directed to the director of campus dining at 248.204.3203.
Campus Dining website
The Office of Career Services is much more than a place where students can go to find a job when they graduate. The Office of Career Services provides a wide variety of services and programs that, beginning as soon as the freshman year, can help students develop their career plans and establish career goals by identifying their abilities, values, and interests and then targeting occupations that reflect those same abilities, values, and interests. The office also assists students with gaining cooperative education and internship experiences in their chosen field.
Services include career advising, on-campus employment, cooperative education and internships, career workshops, resume critiques, mock interviews, career fairs, employer presentations, and on-campus interviews. Lawrence Tech’s online career resource center, CareerQuest (ltu.edu/career_services/careerquest.asp), lists opportunities for students and alumni. Students can also schedule on-campus interviews, register for career fairs and expos, research employers, and much more on CareerQuest.
The Office of Career Services is located in Room C404, Taubman Student Services Center, and is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional appointments can be made on an individual basis.
The office hosts an On-Campus Employment Fair every year. At the fair, the colleges, departments, and offices, such as Dining Services, Student Recreation, and the University Bookstore, interview students for positions available beginning in the fall semester. In August, students may view available positions through CareerQuest (ltu.edu/career_services/careerquest.asp). Student assistants are a great asset to the University. Students’ responsibilities vary from administrative support, applied research, to general labor.
Need help writing a resume? Contact the office to meet with a career services staff member for assistance.
To ensure that Lawrence Tech students have full access to our rich educational resources, and to better prepare them for the workplace, Lawrence Tech provides laptop or tablet computers to all undergraduate students. Undergraduate students may obtain a laptop or tablet computer upon registration with the payment of a $500 security deposit and acceptance of the terms and conditions of a laptop lease agreement. The term of the lease is up to one year. Graduate students may also obtain a laptop for a charge of $95 per credit hour, if they are available at the end of the undergraduate laptop/tablet distribution period. Laptop/tablets are distributed at the beginning of every semester. They are also available to Lawrence Tech faculty.
A uniform suite of the most recent software applications is installed on each laptop and tablet. In addition, software applications specific to each college are included, providing all students the software resources needed for their major. All students, faculty, and staff have access to email, the Internet, and protected file storage on the UniversityÊ¼s servers. The Lawrence Tech Southfield campus is completely wireless, allowing access virtually anywhere on campus. Students may use several public printers located across campus, including the Help Desk office, the Arts and Sciences Commuter Student Lounge, Engineering Building, the library, and University Housing-North and -South. The Help Desk, located in the Taubman Student Services Center, MPC Student
Computing Center, Room C203, provides walk-in support to all students and faculty, including problem diagnosis, laptop/tablet distribution and return, repair, wireless network configuration, password changes, email setup, instruction and training, and more. Laptop/tablet diagnosis is done on the spot, with minor repairs handled immediately. Lengthier repairs are generally made within 24 to 48 hours, and a loaner laptop is provided if needed. Help Desk hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., during the fall and spring semesters. Hours are reduced during breaks and the summer months.
For more information about Help Desk services and the laptop/tablet program, visit ltu.edu/computer_center/helpdesk.asp.
The Cooperative Education program, located in the Office of Career Services (C404), is a joint venture between the University, a selected employer, and the student. Work assignments are related to the student’s major field of study and are varied to provide a broad range of experience and training. Students are strongly encouraged to complete a cooperative education assignment while studying at Lawrence Tech. Students who participate in a cooperative education assignment report a higher degree of satisfaction with their education and an increase in their overall employability.
• gain excellent work experience
• are paid for learning on the job
• learn career management skills
• receive academic credit
• enhance the number of opportunities available to them when they graduate, since employers favor students with co-op experience Lawrence Tech offers two types of cooperative education programs. The traditional co-op program, also called the alternating program, allows students to alternate fulltime college studies with three 15-week semesters of full-time work. A variation of the traditional program especially for civil engineering students takes into account the seasonal nature of the work and involves two semesters (summer and fall) worked back to back, followed by a spring semester of college studies and a final semester of summer work experience. Lawrence Tech also offers a parallel co-op program that allows students to work at least 20 hours per week while simultaneously attending classes and maintaining a full-time academic schedule.
To participate in the program, students must have at a minimum 2.25 GPA. In the normal course of a complete co-op education program, a student will complete three semesters of work assignments before graduation. Each semester of co-op carries one academic credit, three of which may be applied toward an academic degree. Many students choose to take advantage of co-op and internship opportunities. Most assignments are in southeastern Michigan, however, students have completed assignments in Ohio, Indiana, Connecticut, California, Florida, Germany, and Mexico.
The Office of the Dean of Students, located in the A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center (C405), serves as the central resource for activities that are coordinated through the Division of Student Affairs. The dean of students serves as the primary advocate for students and works to insure that students are offered a quality college experience. Staff members in the Division of Student Affairs provide services to help students successfully complete their academic studies and coordinate opportunities for fellowship, fun, and rewarding college experiences. The Office of the Dean of Students offers personal, confidential, and nonbiased assistance in addressing any concerns a student may have regarding his or her rights or responsibilities as a member of the campus community. Services coordinated by the Office of the Dean of Students include:
Student Events and Activities
Annual social events to encourage students to interact with other students on campus are coordinated by the Office of the Dean of Students. Popular programs include the fall semester Welcome Back Picnic, New Student Convocation, College Honors Reception, Coffee on Us programs, movie nights, and “Pushing Honey Through” certificates for supportive family members.
Student Code of Conduct Adjudication
Honesty, integrity, and caring are essential qualities of an educational institution, and a concern for values and ethics is important to the whole educational experience. The Student Code of Conduct outlines the rights and responsibilities and expected levels of conduct of students in the University community. Fundamental to the achievement of community among the members of the University is the recognition by all such members that each shares a responsibility to observe University regulations. This obligation, which is an extension of the citizenÊ¼s responsibility to observe the law of the land, is an essential corollary to participation in the academic rights afforded to members of the University. A student voluntarily joins the Lawrence Technological University community and thereby assumes the obligation of abiding by the standards prescribed in the Student Code of Conduct. The University, through the Office of the Dean of Students, maintains the exclusive authority to impose sanctions for behaviors that violate the Student Code of Conduct.
Students needing assistance with personal or academic challenges during their college career are welcome to contact staff in the Office of the Dean of Students, who can act as liaisons between students and faculty. Academic study skills development and strategies for becoming self-efficient learners are provided by staff in the Academic Achievement Center. Students desirous of discussing personal or emotional concerns may receive clinical counseling services provided by licensed psychologists free of charge through the Office of the Dean of Students.
DTE ENERGY ONE-STOP CENTER
Located on the third floor of the Taubman Student Services Center, the DTE Energy One-Stop Center assists students with records and registration, financial aid, and student accounting transactions. The center is open Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Pay photocopying machines are located in the library, Academic Achievement Center, and Architecture Resource Office. The machines accept either dollars and/or coins.
The Engineering Advising Center is in the dean of engineering’s office suite (E98). The center’s primary purpose is to advise students having academic difficulty. Hours of operation are normally Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., or by appointment. To make an appointment, call the Advising Center at 248.204.3506 or the dean of engineering’s administrative assistant at 248.204.2500.
Fax services (send only) are available at the bookstore, which is located in the Buell Management Building. There is a small fee for this service.
The Don Ridler Field House includes a gymnasium, weight and conditioning room, running track (1/1lth mile), four racquetball/wallyball courts, and men’s and women’s locker rooms with showers and saunas. Fitness classes and personal training services are available to members.
Field House Hours
6:30 a.m.–11 p.m.
6:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
8 a.m.–11 p.m.
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6:30 a.m.–11 p.m.
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Approximately two-thirds of all students at Lawrence Tech receive some form of financial aid. Most financial aid programs are reserved for degree-seeking students. Amounts and types vary by student, depending on need, merit or ability, and availability of funds. All students are encouraged to apply by April 1 (March 1 for the Michigan Competitive Scholarship) every year to avoid potential processing delays and all awards are offered based on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional information on federal, state, and institutional aid programs and instructions on how to apply, visit the financial aid website at financialaid.ltu.edu. Most initial awards are based on the assumption of full-time attendance (12 or more credit hours for undergraduate and 6 or more for graduate students). All awards will be adjusted for part-time attendance and disbursed proportionally, depending on whether a student attends three-quarter-time (9, 10, or 11 credit hours for undergraduate and 5 credit hours for graduate students) or half-time (6, 7, or 8 credit hours for undergraduate and 3 or 4 for graduate students). Most students are not eligible for financial aid if attending less than half-time (less than 6 credit hours for undergraduate and less than 3 credit hours for graduate students).
All awards will be reviewed and revised, if necessary, following the Add/Drop period each semester. Students who withdraw from all classes for the semester are subject to a recalculation of their award eligibility. All students who have been awarded financial aid should consult the Office of Enrollment Services at the DTE Energy One-Stop Center (email@example.com or 248.204.2280) prior to dropping or withdrawing from classes. Students will receive a revised award notice showing all adjustments in financial aid eligibility.
Financial aid disbursements will be posted to student accounts and adjusted, if necessary, shortly after the Add/Drop period. Refundable balances of excess financial aid will be processed based on the wishes of each student shortly after disbursement. Please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at the DTE Energy One-Stop Center to discuss refunding options.
All financial aid recipients are subject to Satisfactory Academic Progress policies as stated at ltu.edu/financial_aid/sap_policy.asp. Guest, special, certificate, and international students are not eligible for most financial aid programs. For a list of loan options available, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at the DTE Energy One-Stop Center (firstname.lastname@example.org or 284.204.2280).
Lawrence Tech’s student identification card combines a photo with a magnetic strip/bar code and a cash debit option that allows students to load their card with Café Cash, which can be spent at Café Lawrence and the Larry Joe coffee bar in the atrium of the Buell Management Building. The ID card also serves as the student’s library card and should be presented at the circulation desk when checking out books or using the Reserve Desk. Instructions for applying for a card are provided to new students during orientation. There is a $10 replacement charge for lost ID cards. Replacement ID cards must be purchased at the DTE Energy One-Stop Center. If an ID card is damaged and needs to be replaced, the student must present it to the One-Stop Center to have the replacement charge waived.
The Lawrence Tech community places great value on the cultural and intellectual diversity that international students bring to the University. The Office of International Programs serves as the primary contact for international students and scholars on campus. This population includes undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, as well as professors, research scholars, and post-doctoral fellows.
The Office of International Programs advises foreign nationals on status maintenance, government regulations, visa requirements, and work authorization and provides a host of other resource information. The office works to resolve student compliance issues with Homeland Security and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), as well as to process and update documentation for international students. This includes updating and maintaining the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to comply with government reporting requirements, authorizing F-1 Curricular Practical Training and Optional Practical Training, J-1 academic training, program extensions, and other SEVIS updates. The office also works to update faculty, staff, and students on government regulations and issues impacting international students studying in America.
The Office of International Programs provides a mandatory and comprehensive week-long orientation, held the week before classes begin each semester, to support international students in acclimating to their new environment. Students also meet with their advisors during this time.
The Office of International Programs designs and implements events that increase global and cultural awareness among all Lawrence Tech students. The office provides outreach programs and workshops on a myriad of topics, including employment, cultural transition, academic issues, campus resources, and programming.
The Office of International Programs is located in the A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center in room C405 and can be reached at 248.204.4100. Normal office hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Special appointment times are available upon request.
LEADERSHIP AND STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
Lawrence Technological University’s Leadership Curriculum provides leadership development and experiences to all undergraduates at every level of their academic programs. No other university in the nation can boast of such a comprehensive program for all of its students. Committed to developing the leaders of tomorrow, Lawrence Tech views all students as leaders in the making. The Leadership Curriculum prepares students for the global marketplace by nurturing critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills – all with a focus on becoming agents of positive change.
Freshman Year: University Seminar
Students create a “Personal Success Plan” outlining their personal and academic goals. They also investigate, plan, and implement a Citizenship and Service Volunteer Project.
Sophomore Year: Leadership Models and Practices
Students begin to develop an understanding of their personal leadership style and explore leadership theory and models, individual responsibility, ethics, diversity, and globalization. At the end of the course, students present a team-based “Legacy Project” that proposes an action plan for positive, sustainable change in their communities.
Junior Year: Leadership Seminar Series
Leadership “SPEAKS” seminars and Leadership LIVE workshops focus on leadership in professional settings with an emphasis on group dynamics, ethical decision-making, goal setting, vision, networking, motivation, problem solving, conflict resolution, and diversity. Students also engage in experiential leadership outside the classroom.
Senior Year: Leadership Capstone
Students participate in leadership experiences that directly relate to their academic major and/or chosen field and professionally present and reflect on the culmination of their leadership education in a Leadership Portfolio.
Integral to the Leadership Program’s vision of “Leading through Service,” service learning and civic engagement combine classroom instruction with community service and outreach, focusing on critical, reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility.
Students can choose from many events throughout the year that focus on giving time, energy, and skills to improving the lives and environment of the people in their communities. These endeavors include national programs, such as Make a Difference Day and Alternative Spring Break, and other programs developed specifically for Lawrence Tech students.
Society of University Leaders (SOUL)
A student organization committed to leadership development through service and community engagement, SOUL hosts the campus-wide LTU Day of Service each spring, raises funds for local nonprofits, and provides support to other student organizations interested in service work and philanthropy.
University Partnership Programs
Lawrence Tech is a member of the Michigan Campus Compact, a coalition of 42 universities, which organizes conferences and retreats and provides programming, grant opportunities, and student scholarships.
Students at Lawrence Tech engage in experiential learning that focuses on collaborating with peers and leading teams, groups, or organizations.
Leadership in Action
Each semester, students are provided with a different opportunity to participate in team based activities to engage in real-world problem solving. Examples include the Global Innovation Tournament and Make Your Mark competitions.
Innovative team-based activities serve the Leadership Program’s goal to promote an entrepreneurial mindset in all Lawrence Tech students.
Study Abroad Program/Global Experiences
Lawrence Tech offers a wide variety of opportunities for students looking to study abroad or participate in other international experiences. International travel and study are vital to understanding the realities of the global economy and becoming a leader with a global view. Students can study abroad for just a few weeks during the summer or for a full semester. Or, they can choose from a number of educational trips and volunteer projects that range in length from one to four weeks during semester breaks. Financial aid and other scholarships can be applied to many for-credit study abroad programs. Additional scholarships may be available to students who qualify. For more information about Lawrence Tech’s Leadership Curriculum, its supporting civic, team, and global programs, and schedules of events, visit ltu.edu/leadership and ltu.edu/abroad or contact the Office of Leadership Programs at 248.204.2414 or email@example.com.
The Lawrence Tech library is conveniently located on the first floor of the Buell Management Building and boasts an attractive indoor garden area. The library houses a broad selection of books, periodicals, online databases and full-text electronic books and periodical articles, microforms, and other material that has been selected to enhance the curriculum areas of the University. Collection strengths include engineering, technology, architecture, and management.
Among the library’s unique resources is the 3,000-volume personal library of the late renowned architect Albert Kahn. The professional librarians are skilled in locating information both in the Lawrence Tech collection and at numerous other venues. They can also provide individualized and group instruction on how to use the library efficiently. Students have full access to the stacks for browsing and independent research and can always count on getting personalized reference assistance from a librarian whenever the library is open. The librarians can help in person, by telephone (248.204.3000) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
While the library's catalog is available to the public on the Lawrence Tech website (library.ltu.edu), premium content, including databases and full-text material, tailored to serve the needs of the Lawrence Tech curricula is available online via password protected links. Students can access this content using their campus log-in information. In addition to print and database sources, more than 69,000 electronic books and more than 70,000 electronic journal titles are accessible from the site as well.
When an item is not available on campus, the library has negotiated agreements with many local and statewide academic and public libraries for direct borrowing privileges or, in some cases, for borrowing through a special arrangement. As an alternative, materials can be requested and shipped directly to Lawrence Tech from Michigan libraries via the MelCat service, or from across the nation through the use of interlibrary loan. It is recommended that students make the Lawrence Tech library their first stop when beginning a research project.
Lawrence Tech students may borrow most material from the library for three weeks. Certain special materials circulate for shorter periods. Reserve and reference materials must be used in the library. Students with fines or lost-item charges of $10 or above may not borrow library materials.
Students may renew material as long as no one has requested the item. Students may renew books through their online library accounts. Books that are overdue may only be renewed by contacting the library. Call the circulation desk (248.204.3009) to renew by phone, or bring the books to the library for renewal.
10 cents per item per day—books
$1 per item per day—all Reserve Desk items
This includes replacement value, a service charge, and a maximum $5 fine. Patrons with lost-item charges or excessive overdue fines are not allowed to check out materials and an Academic Hold will be placed on their student record.
All students have a special library account that may be accessed through the “MyAccount” feature of the libraryÊ¼s online catalog (libweb.campus.ltu.edu or via my.ltu.edu). Contact the library with any questions. Once logged in, students may place requests for items directly from the catalog, and review their account for items checked out, fines, etc.
The library offers black-and-white and color photocopy machines, a campus printer (M113a), scanners, public computers, paper cutter, and other tools for student use.
Lockers in the Engineering Building are assigned through the Office of the Dean of the College of Engineering, 248.204.2500. Lockers in the Architecture Building and the University Technology and Learning Center (UTLC) are assigned by the College of Architecture and Design, 248.204.2800.
The Department of Campus Safety is the clearinghouse for lost and found articles. Please call 248.204.3945. Campus Safety delivers all found Lawrence Tech laptop computers to the Help Desk; call the desk at 248.204.2330.
The University is open and classes are held on Martin Luther King Day. To afford an opportunity to all members of the University community who may desire to participate in the Freedom Walk celebrating Dr. King’s life and legacy, students, faculty, and staff may, upon request, be excused from any scheduled classes, office hours, meetings, etc., during University-sponsored program times. Temporary help, substitute instruction, rescheduling, etc., will be provided as needed. During this period, all mandatory activities such as exams, presentations, or other graded activities will be deferred, although assignments may be made by email for subsequent sessions.
Lawrence Tech offers convenient online student services. Students can register for courses, view their academic records, make tuition payments, and conduct financial aid transactions through BannerWeb from any location at any time.
Students may register online using their nine-digit student identification number and their PIN. In addition, some undergraduate students need to obtain an Alternate PIN from their academic advisor. The Alternate PIN is the advisor’s electronic signature, giving the student approval to register. In order to be allowed to register students must not owe a balance from previous semesters.
Students may also view and print an unofficial copy of their student transcript, provided they do not have a hold on their records (the result of owing the University money) that prohibits this function.
Mail and packages are delivered to the various colleges and departments as well as the Information Desks in both residence halls, where stamps also may be purchased. Those having mail and packages delivered to the University are strongly advised to make sure that their name is on the shipping label. Mail and packages not addressed to an individual are held in the University mailroom as “undeliverable.” The UPS outgoing package drop box is located outside the Buell Management Building on the atrium level, on the Lot C side of the building.
“Flyer” means any writing, notice, pictorial presentation, poster, or similar item intended to convey a message of a temporary nature. For purposes of display, all flyers must be no larger than 21 by 15 inches.
“Banner” means any display larger than a flyer on flexible material. For purposes of display, all banners must be no larger than 6 by 9 feet. “Sign” means any display of a written or pictorial nature intended to convey a message of a more permanent nature.
1. Individuals and student groups or student organizations must seek the approval of the Office of Student Recreation in the Ridler Field House or the Office of the Dean of Students in the Taubman Student Services Center (C405) for all flyers prior to posting. Upon approval, a stamp and date will be placed on the flyers, which indicate a removal date.
2. Thirty (30) copies of each stamped and approved flyer will only be distributed by the Office of Student Recreation staff or the Office of the Dean of Students staff to approved locations monitored by these offices. A list of the posting locations can be obtained from either office. Flyers will be removed by the staff on the expiration date. If flyers are not about an event, they can remain posted for one month after approval. Posting of flyers in classrooms, on windows, on doors, and on walls is strictly prohibited. Material posted on surfaces other than designated bulletin boards will be removed.
3. Only one flyer will be posted per bulletin board. Locations having two or more bulletin boards may have a flyer posted on each board.
4. Flyers are posted two times per week from each office (Tuesdays/Thursdays by Student Recreation staff, Mondays/Wednesdays by Dean of Students staff).
5. Individuals and student groups or student organizations desiring to post flyers in the residence halls must, after approval from the Office of Student Recreation or the
Office of the Dean of Students, submit the flyers to the Office of University Housing (C205) and they will be posted by housing staff in each hall. Eighteen (18) approved and stamped flyers will provide posting coverage for each floor in each residence hall.
6. Notices of items for sale by individuals who are not regularly engaged in the business of such sales may be posted by bringing such notice to the Office of Student
Recreation or the Office of the Dean of Students for approval.
7. Approved and stamped banners may be posted in the atrium of the Buell Management Building along the third level railing.
8. The use or reproduction of the seal, name, official logotypes, and official symbols of Lawrence Technological University for any purpose is prohibited without prior written permission from the Office of Marketing and Public Affairs (M376, Buell Management Building).
9. Any unapproved flyers will be removed. Failure by a student organization to abide by these guidelines may result in the loss of posting privileges.
The Professional Development Center (ltu.edu/pdc) is the University’s training and consulting arm, featuring solutions for business acceleration from a wide variety of disciplines, including operations management, project management, lean, Six Sigma, leadership, executive coaching, strategic planning and implementation, plus many more! Call with inquiries for yourself or your organization to Ben Benson, PDC director, at 248.204.4050.
Any student organization requesting to host a gambling tournament or raffle must contact the coordinator of student activities to receive guidance on completing a Charitable Gambling Application through the State of Michigan’s Bureau of the State Lottery. The student organization must submit the application to the Bureau of the State Lottery with appropriate application fees, along with the organization’s constitution, and a signed letter from the Dean of Students. It will take approximately 4–6 weeks for the Bureau of the State Lottery to approve any application. Visit michigan.gov/lottery for more information. (The Bureau of the State Lottery does not allow education subordinate organizations to raffle prizes over $500. Therefore, there is no need to complete the Millionaire Party application to obtain a license.)
Student groups wanting to hold a rally, march, or protest should contact the Office of Student Activities and make an appointment with a professional staff member to discuss the event. This person will tell the student group representative what things must be done in order to secure approval of the event. If the event includes any form of public address equipment or amplified sound, the group will have to complete forms from Campus Facilities and alert Campus Safety..
The Spirit Rock exists to provide students and student organizations with the opportunity to express their spirit and pride in Lawrence Technological University. To maximize this opportunity, students are expected to uphold the following regulations:
• With the exception of painting, the physical condition of the rock is not to be altered in any way that will change its shape, size, or orientation.
• The rock is not to be moved.
• Derogatory or profane words or messages on the rock are prohibited.
• There is no limit to the number of times the rock may be painted in total or by any one organization.
The Office of Student Engagement (C404) provides programs and services for the entire University community. Student Engagement coordinates a variety of opportunities for students to become involved on campus and in the Southfield and Metro Detroit areas. The mission of Student Engagement is to encourage the intellectual, social, and civic development of students individually and through student groups. The programs and services provided and/or supported by Student Engagement are:
Commuter Student Support Services
Miss Lawrence Tech
Multicultural Student Support Services
Students Planning Activities Monthly (SPAM)
Commuter Student Support Services
Commuter Student Support Services serves the 80 percent of students who commute to Lawrence Tech. Programs and services exist in an effort to build community and create a sense of connectedness between commuters and the University. Programs include Day Trips, Good Evening Commuters Workshops, and online resources that benefit the commuter population.
Multicultural Support Services
Multicultural Student Support Services exists to advance Lawrence Tech’s commitment to diversity in increasing the recruitment, retention, and graduation of all students and particularly underrepresented groups (including racial/ethnic, women, and GLBT students), by developing strategies that engage students in the attainment of academic excellence and social success.
This area serves as a support and advocacy network through which students from underrepresented groups are provided effective assistance during their academic tenure. Programs include welcome receptions; cultural programs that provide forums to enhance the intellectual, social, and personal development of students; discussions and speakers who focus on relevant social, cultural, and academic issues; and the advising of multicultural student organizations.
The Division of Student Affairs coordinates efforts, programs, and services that support the development of a vibrant learning community on campus. The divisionÊ¼s purpose is to support students, staff, and faculty in achieving the mission of Lawrence Tech by creating communities that foster and support student learning and development.
Offices included in the division are Campus Dining; Career Services; Clinical Counseling Services; Disability Services; International Programs; Student Engagement; Student Recreation; University Housing; and the campus switchboard. The Office of the Dean of Students serves as the central resource for activities coordinated by the Division of Student Affairs. Events, programs, and services provided through these offices are designed to enhance student involvement and student leadership development.
All students are issued a Lawrence Tech email account and are required to maintain their University computer accounts while they are enrolled at the University. These accounts are provided without additional charge to registered students. Students may access these accounts while on campus with laptops or personal computers. They may also be accessed from off-campus via personal Internet accounts. Students may also communicate directly with faculty, staff, and administrators through email. Because email is considered a formal channel of communication for official University correspondence, students are expected to review their email on a regular basis.
Your email account will be automatically generated when you register for classes and will be issued to you by Enrollment Services.
Students should note that while using Blackboard, if you elect not to change your email account, the default is your Lawrence Tech email account. This means that when posting notices on discussion boards, etc., within Blackboard, your Lawrence Tech email account is visible to others within the class.
University Housing at Lawrence Tech provides more than just a room in which to sleep and study. The living and learning environment that is fostered within University Housing supports studentsÊ¼ academic, social, cultural, and personal goals. University Housing staff are committed to assisting residents in all aspects of their collegiate experience by providing a safe and healthy environment in which to pursue their academic goals, promoting the ideals of community living by emphasizing personal responsibility and respect for others, creating opportunities for student involvement and personal development, and offering advice and information to residents.
The camaraderie that develops among residents is unequaled by any other living option. Residents who take advantage of this environment tend to improve both their academic performance and their satisfaction with their college experience. Each residence hall community offers opportunities for students to get involved in numerous
activities and programs.
Lawrence Tech has two residence halls, University Housing-North and University Housing-South. Each hall features one- and two-bedroom apartment suites that accommodate two to four students depending on the size of the suite. Both buildings feature air-conditioning, cable television, wireless connectivity, carpeting, private bathrooms, and full kitchens. Washers and dryers are available in each suite in Housing-North. Free laundry facilities are located within Housing-South. Free parking is provided for residents close to each building.
Anyone seeking on-campus housing should complete a Housing Application and Contract and pay the application fee. Applications are available from both the University Housing and Admissions offices. Students are encouraged to apply for housing as soon as possible.
Applicants must be admitted to Lawrence Technological University in order to live in university housing. Students may apply for university housing before registering for classes but will not be allowed to take occupancy of their assigned room until registered. For the fall and spring semesters, undergraduate residents must maintain at least nine credit hours per semester or have a co-op or an internship to be eligible for housing. For more information, please contact the Office of University Housing at 248.204.3940.
Lawrence Technological University requires all freshmen and transfer students with less than 30 credit hours completed, including international students, to reside in on campus housing. Students will be exempted from the residency requirement if they fit into one of the following categories:
1. Students who are 21 years of age or older, having reached that age no later than the first day of classes for the applicable semester.
2. Veterans of at least two years of active military service.
3. Students who are married.
4. Students who have custody of dependent children.
5. Students who commute from the permanent, legal residence of their parent(s) or legal guardian (within 40 miles).
6. Students who have resided in the residence halls for two semesters, excluding summers.
7. Students who are enrolled for less than nine credit hours per semester. Students wishing to be granted an exemption must complete a residency requirement exemption request form and provide supporting documentation. This form is available in the Office of University Housing. Upon receipt, all exemption requests will be reviewed by the director of residence life. Non-exempt students not residing on campus will be considered in violation of this policy and will be held accountable for the financial obligation entailed by their room assignment.
A 12-month health and accident insurance policy is available to all full-time students at a reasonable cost. Contact the DTE Energy One-Stop Center or the Office of the Dean of Students for additional information.
Lawrence Technological University advises all students living in the residence halls to obtain personal property insurance (renterÊ¼s insurance). Many students may have their personal property covered under their parentsÊ¼ homeownerÊ¼s insurance policy; check with the insurance provider to determine applicable coverage. Personal property insurance for those students who are not covered by their parentsÊ¼ homeownerÊ¼s policy or for students seeking additional coverage is available through UnitedHealthcare. For additional information, visit their website at uhcsr.com or contact the Office of University Housing.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP POSITIONS GUIDELINES
A student holding a major office will not be allowed to run for another major office. If there are students who hold a minor office, they may be allowed to choose a higher (major) office and relinquish the lower office.
1. Minimum Qualifications for Student Leaders
A student leader is a student member of a registered student organization who is: (1) paid or given incentives; or (2) holds office or title or is a committee member in Student Government (SG), Students Planning Activities Monthly (SPAM), the Interfraternal Council (IFC), or is a first year (FY Mentor Program) mentor team leader or community leader (CL). In order to be a student leader, a student must:
a. Be a student as determined by the University registrar at the time of the election or appointment.
b. Be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) hours in a degree-seeking program during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year of his/her term of office. The academic school year is defined as summer, fall, and spring semesters, in that order. When a student does not enroll for fall or spring semester during a term of office, that student immediately forfeits his/her office. Students may elect not to enroll during the summer semester during a term of office. If a student drops all courses before the midpoint of a semester, that student is considered not enrolled.
c. Have at least a 2.3 Lawrence Tech cumulative grade point average or better at the time of election or appointment and must not be on academic probation or suspension. A student leader whose Lawrence Tech cumulative grade point average drops below 2.0 or who receives the academic sanctions listed above during his/her term must relinquish the position.
d. Conduct themselves responsibly and in a manner that does not reflect negatively on the University. A student may meet the minimum qualifications of student leadership but be found to be unqualified overall based on other factors, such as experience and level of leadership skill.
2. Disciplinary Probation
A student placed on disciplinary probation must relinquish any office held.
3. Suspension of Term
Any student leader who is charged by the dean of students or an academic college with a violation of the Student Code of Conduct may be required to temporarily relinquish the office held until after the case has been heard. If the student is found not responsible, then the student leader shall be immediately reinstated to his/her office. If the student is found to be responsible for a Code violation, then the student leader must immediately step down from his/her position.
4. Term Limits
Student leaders may hold any of the individual offices identified below for up to two terms per any one office (Term Maximum). Any time a student leader may have held the involved office on an interim basis shall not count toward meeting a student leader’s Term Maximum. For the purposes of this section, “interim basis” shall mean time spent in office completing the term of a person originally elected/appointed to the office who has left the position for any reason before the end of the term of office. Having reached the Term Maximum will not prohibit a student leader from running for reelection or reappointment, with the permission of the dean of students, in times when there are no other qualified applicants for the position. The student leader positions that are included are the following: president (SG), vice president (SG), treasurer (SG), secretary (SG), director (SPAM), public relations chair (SPAM), events chair (SPAM), and team leader (FY Mentor Program). If there are no qualified applicants for the position at the time of the organization’s respective deadline for applications, then the incumbent, if in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University, may appeal to the dean of students to submit an application for consideration.
If a student graduates while holding office in a student organization, the office automatically terminates at graduation, unless the student enrolls the subsequent semester or has been accepted into a graduate program at Lawrence Tech.
6. Definition of Office
All students holding titled positions within any student organization are considered officers.
7. Responsibility of Chief Officers
It is the responsibility of the chief officers of all registered student organizations to verify the eligibility of students prior to their election or appointment. This process can be accomplished in conjunction with the Office of Student Engagement.
Requests for waivers or exceptions to this section may be submitted in writing to the dean of students, Suite C405, A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center.
Student lounges are located in the fireplace area of the Engineering Building, on the lower level of the Architecture Building, and in the lobby of the Science Building. Einstein Bros. Bagels, hosted by Campus Dining, also has a lounge area located in the atrium of the Buell Management Building. The Commuter Student Lounge is located in S202 of the Science Building.
Lawrence Tech students may view their academic transcripts, account information, and other student-related information through BannerWeb at my.ltu.edu. Student records are located in a secured area that requires the student’s Banner identification number (excluding the initials) and PIN to access the information.
The Office of the Dean of Students, 248.204.4100, coordinates Lawrence Tech’s compliance with Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University does not discriminate against students with disabilities in recruitment, admission, or treatment after admission. In addition, the University makes reasonable accommodations to permit students with disabilities to fulfill academic requirements and provides effective auxiliary aids to ensure that they are not excluded from programs because of their disabilities. Eligibility for accommodations is determined on an individual basis.
For additional information on eligibility for services, accommodations, and student responsibilities, please refer to Lawrence TechÊ¼s website or contact the disability services coordinator at 248.204.4100 or through the Michigan Relay Center at 800.649.3771 to set up an appointment. Students who believe that the University may not be meeting these responsibilities or who believe that they have been otherwise discriminated against based upon their disability may contact the Section 504 officer in the Office of the Dean of Students, Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075-1058.
Questions regarding benefits under the GI Bill, Michigan National Guard educational benefits, or any funding related to veterans should be directed to the Office of Enrollment Services and Veterans Affairs (email@example.com or 248.204.2280). Veterans may also contact the Veterans Affairs Department (VA;gibill.va.gov) with questions concerning program eligibility. The VA provides a wide range of benefits to veterans. New programs have made some reservists and active duty personnel eligible for benefits.
The monthly allowance for Lawrence Tech veterans is based on the number of credit hours, the number of dependents, and specific program of qualifications. All veterans receiving GI benefits are expected to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (go to ltu.edu/financial_aid/sap_policy.asp for details). VA regulations permit only a two-semester probation period unless there are mitigating circumstances as determined by the VA. The University will inform the VA and the student when the veteran does not meet academic standards of progress and is no longer eligible for benefits.
Lawrence Tech participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for service members who have served after September 10, 200l. The University offers a tuition discount for several undergraduate and graduate programs to service men and women who are active, inactive, reserve, or retired military, and are not currently receiving full tuition coverage from outside sources or a scholarship from Lawrence Tech.