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Counseling Services

Counseling is made available to students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus through the Student Counseling Center. Services are available on either a walk-in or appointment basis. All services are free of charge and strictly confidential. Services can be provided on an individual, couple, or group basis. Students can contact the Center by calling 402-559-7276.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

For information, see Student Handbook or contact the Office of Financial Aid at 402-559-8086.

Housing

UNMC owns houses and apartments on campus that are leased to full-time students on a first-come, first-served basis. All rental agreements are made through the Business Services Department, Rental Property Management. Leases are written for the academic year. For more information, contact Rental Property at 402-559-5201.

Services for Veterans

To be certified for VA benefits please contact Meghan Moore, Room 2080, Student Life Center, ext. 402-559-4199, each term.

http://www.unmc.edu/studentservices/admissions/contact.html

Student Organizations

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy – AMCP

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is the national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. The role of the University of Nebraska Medical Center AMCP Student Chapter is to raise awareness of managed care pharmacy principles and practices and to promote connectivity with AMCP, managed care pharmacists, employers, learning opportunities and other student pharmacists.

Academy of Student Pharmacists – ASP

The Academy of Student of Pharmacy is the student chapter of the American Pharmacists Association. This national association was organized in 1852 and traditionally represents the broad interests of professionals in pharmacy. Membership in the chapter serves to identify students with their chosen profession and allows them to participate in a number of academic, professional and social activities. All students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy are encouraged to join the Academy.

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International – CPFI

The Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International is an interdenominational ministry made up of pharmacists, in all areas of pharmaceutical service and practice, throughout the world. This international organization promotes Christian fellowship among pharmacists while promoting spiritual growth. All interested students are encouraged to join.

Community Student Pharmacists Association - CSPA

CSPA is an organization that represents student pharmacists that want to explore the retail setting. We wish to make students aware of pharmacy practice in the community setting, including both independent and chain opportunities, provide information to students about career directions in and credentials needed for pharmacy practice in the community, and encourage membership and participation in the Nebraska Pharmacists Association (NPA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) as a student and upon graduation.

Kappa Epsilon Fraternity — Beta Chapter

Kappa Epsilon is a professional fraternity for students in pharmacy. The purpose of this organization is to promote an active interest in the advancement of women in the pharmacy profession and to provide an avenue for communication among those interested in the profession. Kappa Epsilon stresses high scholastic standards and offers a means of establishing lasting and loyal professional friendships.

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity — Gamma Epsilon Chapter

Kappa Psi is a professional fraternity for students in pharmacy. The purpose of this organization is for the mutual benefit of the members for the advancement of the profession of pharmacy, educationally, fraternally and socially; and to instill industry, sobriety, fellowship and high ideals in its members and to foster scholarship and pharmaceutical research.

Phi Lambda Sigma – Beta Xi Chapter

Phi Lambda Sigma is the national pharmacy leadership society. The overall mission of the Society is to foster and recognize leaders and support leadership commitment. Students in their second through fourth years of training are eligible for membership. The membership is selected from 10% of the second professional year students and up to 5% of the third and fourth professional year students. Activities of the Society include: fund-raising, community service, leadership training programs, and other chapter development projects.

Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society — Alpha Epsilon Chapter

The Rho Chi Society is the national pharmacy honor society. Rho Chi recognizes superior academic achievement and promotes scholarly fellowship in pharmacy. Students qualify for election and invitation to membership in Rho Chi based primarily on their cumulative grade point average and academic standing in the upper 20% of their class. An annual initiation banquet and participation in professional programs to raise funds for an annual scholarship award comprise the major activities of Rho Chi.

Rural Pharmacy Student Association — RPSA

The Rural Pharmacy Student Association is an organization for students admitted through the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), the Rural Pharmacy Practice Educational Initiative (RPPEI), and all other pharmacy students interested in rural pharmacy practice. The Association promotes the preparation and training of students for the practice of pharmacy in rural Nebraska. Membership in the Association serves to identify students with an interest in rural practice, and allows them to participate in a number of professional development and social activities.

Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy – SSHP

SSHP is a national professional association that represents student pharmacists who aspire to practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the parent organization, has a long history of medication-error prevention efforts and is the national accrediting organization for pharmacy residency and pharmacy technician training programs.

The Bylaws of the Board of Regents protect the rights of each member of the University community. Each student has the right to be treated with respect and dignity, and each has the right to learn. With these rights comes the responsibility of each student to maintain an atmosphere in which others may exercise their human rights and their right to learn. Chapter V of the Bylaws fully delineates the rights and responsibilities of students.