Jun 06, 2023  
2022-2023 University Student Handbook 
2022-2023 University Student Handbook

Student Life

Student Life fosters academic, professional, and social development of ATSU students through intentional programming, cultivating student leaders and leadership opportunities, and supporting Registered Student Organizations (RSO) at ATSU. Student Life encourages and promotes life outside the classroom by fostering a community of collaboration, responsibility, and respect among all ATSU community members. 

Guest Speakers

ATSU recognizes the value that guest speakers with demonstrated expertise in an area of interest can bring to the institution’s community. Accordingly, individual students or student organizations may invite a guest speaker to ATSU who may contribute intellectually, culturally or otherwise to the community. The purpose of this policy is to set forth guidelines for how students and student organizations may request guest speakers.

If a RSO would like to host a guest speaker or presenter, Student Life will be provided the name of the presenter, any appropriate credentials, and the topic on which they are presenting. This information will be submitted when completing the Event Request form on Engage. Approved events do not imply acceptance or endorsement by ATSU of the views expressed.

Guest speakers must disclose to the audience:

  1. If there is any financial benefit from speaking at the University or from recruiting ATSU students
  2. Views of the speaker are not representative of ATSU’s views

Guest speaker proposals may not:

  • Include unlawful activity
  • Threaten to endanger any member(s) of the ATSU community
  • Pose a threat to physical facilities of ATSU
  • Disrupt or obstruct the normal operations of the university
  • Include activity that violates ATSU policy or that is contrary to the best interests of the institution or its students, faculty or staff
  • Include any activity likely to lead to any of the above

Student Engagement

Student Life encourages students to participate in co-curricular, social, professional, and governing registered student organizations (RSO). Outside the classroom involvement enriches the overall experience of a professional health sciences student. The ATSU Go mobile app can be found on both Google Play and Apple store and is your one-stop student resource, including your course schedule, grades, tuition, campus maps, upcoming events, and much more. Students are asked to download the mobile app and activate push notifications in order to stay up to date on key university details.

Student Organizations

There are many avenues available to students to engage with Student Life outside the classroom, including through RSOs . A complete list of RSO’s may be found online at atsu.edu/engageaz for the Arizona and California campus and atsu.edu/engagemo for the Missouri campus. Annually, these groups are required to register with the university.

COVID-19 and Student Organizations:

Students have been impacted in multiple ways by COVID-19, and ATSU is committed to assisting RSOs during this unprecedented time. Many RSOs have successfully adapted their events and meetings to a virtual space. Students obtain a Zoom accounts for the first four officers listed on the annual RSO registration.

Student Governance

ATSU encourages every student to express their views on issues in policy-making operations and administration of policy at the campus and University level. Each student governing body has a nomination/election process as defined in its constitution.

Through these organizations, student representatives serve on ATSU committees and have opportunities to provide input into the formulation and application of policies affecting academic and student affairs. Student governing bodies are authorized under the Vice President for Student Affairs. 

Engagement Guidelines

To be eligible to serve as a Class, SGA, or RSO officer, students must be full-time enrolled, in good academic standing and free of any misconduct.  Each academic program defines the standards for academic standing, and students who encounter academic difficulties during their term of office are expected to resign so that they can direct their time and attention to their academic obligations. Class officers who, through leave or academic delays, are reclassified to graduate one year later are no longer eligible for office in their original class year.

Students who feel the duties of their office are compromising their academic success are encouraged to speak with the Director or Assistant Director of Student Life on how to effectively communicate this change to the RSO in order to protect the student’s confidential academic/behavioral status.

Officers of all RSOs are expected to adhere to the standards defined in this section. Should appropriate oversight and action not be taken, Student Affairs will intervene. Student officers on a leave of absence for an extended period of time are no longer eligible to serve as an officer.

Student Affairs has the right to remove a Class, SGA or RSO officer if the department does not believe the officer is performing duties as required.  Reasons for removal may include: academic deficiencies, leave of absence, conduct violations, or a consistent pattern of missing Student Affairs required deadlines and functions.

Student Housing

ATSU provides students relocating to California, Missouri and Arizona with nearby housing options through housing.atsu.edu. This platform helps students make safe, informed renting decisions by providing a central place to view nearby property listings from reputable property owners and managers. The roommate portal provides a safe way to connect with other students looking for a place to live and is secured by your ATSU login credentials.

Missouri campus
Student Life manages on-campus housing comprised of 44 units in Kirksville, MO of convenient, comfortable, and cost-efficient housing. The on-campus housing location is ideal for walking to class, the Thompson Campus Center, and downtown Kirksville.  

Housing residents with a service animal, or residents who wish to request an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) accommodation in ATSU Housing, should contact Learning Resources & Accommodation Services (accommodations@atsu.edu). An ESA must be approved as an accommodation before having the animal in residence. To learn more about availability, rates, or other features of on-campus housing, students are encouraged to contact Student Life at studentlife@atsu.edu.

Stay connected via the ATSU Go Mobile app, through intentional design, students utilize the ATSU Go mobile app to access resources and opportunities available to all students in order to have a successful experience at ATSU. Students with the ATSU Go mobile app will receive timely notifications related to university affairs, can check their tuition, grades and secure a study room in the Library.

Download the ATSU Go mobile through the Apple App Store, or Google Play Store.

Contact Student Life

Email: studentlife@atsu.edu
Arizona: 5850 E. Still Circle; 1st Floor Student Affairs Suite

Missouri: Tinning Education Center, 2nd Floor Student Life Suite

California: 1075 E. Betteravia Rd Ste 201,Santa Maria CA 93454


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