Office of Student Affairs
The Office of Student Affairs coordinates a number of services for students, including academic advising, financial aid, and assistance with personal issues. The office also provides support for the College’s student organizations and coordinates special events and programming for students. Information about pertinent services and programs is detailed below. Student Affairs is located in Room 212, Building 7 on the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center and may be reached at (423) 439-6338.
Pharmacy students are assigned a faculty mentor upon matriculation. This individual serves as a student’s primary academic advisor for the full four years unless a student requests a change in advisor. The role of the mentor is to serve as a resource. Mentors maintain an open door policy and exist to offer guidance in such matters as surviving in pharmacy school, geographic orientation, accessing resources to address personal issues and other issues as necessary. Ideally, the relationship will develop into one in which the student will seek out the advisor for advice and counsel. Students are encouraged to have regular contact with their mentor by e-mail, phone or in person.
Peer tutoring is a service offered through the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA). Students experiencing academic difficulty should first seek assistance from faculty; however, peer tutoring can be arranged to provide students with an additional source of assistance to facilitate learning and mastery of the academic material. Students seeking a tutor should contact OAA.
Peer tutors are identified by OAA by an application and/or interview process during the beginning of each academic year. Peer tutors may be current GCOP students, residents, fellows, graduate assistants, or graduate students in a related field. Tutors are identified and assigned to specific courses. For current students, in order to be eligible to serve as a tutor, the student must have completed the course and achieved a grade of B- or above. Tutors must be of good moral character and adhere to University and College standards for employment as a temporary worker. Tutors may not receive course credit and compensation for the same tutoring services. Paid tutors shall report to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Tutors shall maintain a log of their hours worked with OAA.
The Charles C. Sherrod Library is the central university library in the heart of the main campus. This state-of-the-art facility is a great place to study and do research. Filled with natural light, it has comfortable seating, a 24-hour study room, lots of network connections, laptop computers for checkout to students, used paperbacks for leisure reading, and a friendly and helpful library staff to assist you. A medical library which serves the Division of Health Sciences is located in Building 4 on the VA campus. Students and faculty have full electronic access to journals and texts regardless of whether they are on-campus or off-site. The two libraries currently have over 10,800 full-text electronic titles of which nearly 4,000 are health-related. All electronic texts and journals are available from remote as well as on-campus sites.
The libraries share a single Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) of library materials and databases. Holdings of the Johnson City Medical Center are included in the OPAC. There is an agreement through the Sherrod Library to share all library holdings and database subscriptions with all university-affiliated personnel. Anyone with an ETSU e-mail address may access this information through the Medical Library World Wide Web portal. The portal offers faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to personalize the Library web page for their own most efficient use. Users may contribute to the content of the page, which enable them to share useful web sites and other resources with their colleagues.
A consortium, which includes the Medical Library, Mountain States Health Alliance in Johnson City and the Wellmont Health Systems in Bristol/Kingsport, enables faculty, staff, and students of all three institutions to share MD Consult, a full-text peer-reviewed online database of textbooks and journals. The Medical Library is also a member of a state-wide resource-sharing group called TennShare. Members of the TennShare may access the following publications
- Science Direct, one of the world’s largest providers of scientific, technical, and medical literature;
- Interscience, the John Wiley & Sons electronic database access to full-text journals;
- StatRefl, full-text medical and drug information for healthcare professionals available online, on CD-ROM and PDA; and
- Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) that gives member libraries access to 16 electronic databases.
As a member of the Consortium of Southern Biomedical Libraries (CONBLS) the Medical Library provides and receives interlibrary loan services from member institutions at no charge. The Medical Library is a member of the National Library of Medicine’s Regional Library System. This affiliation gives the users (both on campus and in remote locations) access to the Loansome Doc system to enable them to order articles from MEDLINE. ETSU is also a member of the OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., through which the university has access to more than 49 million cataloging records created by libraries around the world.
Study rooms in the Medical Library are available for use during regular library hours.
ID Card and College of Pharmacy Name Badge
All students admitted to the Gatton College of Pharmacy are expected to obtain an ETSU Student ID card and a Gatton College of Pharmacy ID name badge. Cards and badges are available during Orientation or any time after registering for classes. Lost, stolen, misplaced or abused cards may be replaced at a cost to the student at the Campus ID Services Office (www.etsu.edu/students/idservices/).
The ID card provides students with access to university facilities and services, and can be used to create a debit account called ID BUC$ which may be used to pay for a variety of university services including many vending machines. The ID card is also used to access the College of Pharmacy building outside normal business hours. Students are expected to wear their College name badge at all times and are required to do so while at experiential education sites.
Student Engagement and Leadership Opportunities
Each class of students elects officers on an annual basis. In addition to providing general leadership for the class, the officers serve as the official representatives of the class to the administration of the College. Elections are conducted under the general guidance of the Office of Student Affairs.
Student pharmacists are provided numerous opportunities to participate in the operation and leadership of the College through inclusion in the College’s committee structure. Standing committees that include student membership are: the Admissions Committee, Assessment Committee, Curriculum Committee, Dean’s Student Advisory Committee, Emergency Preparedness Committee, Personal and Professional Development Committee, Library Committee, Student Organization Coordinating Committee, Student Life and Wellness Committee, and the Technology Committee. Complete descriptions of the above committees are found in the Gatton College of Pharmacy Student Handbook.
The Gatton College of Pharmacy encourages students to become involved in professional organizations and fraternities. The following represents the organizations and fraternities that exist within the College.
Descriptions of these organizations as well as information about establishing additional student organizations can be found in the Gatton College of Pharmacy Student Handbook.
The D.P. Culp Center is undergoing renovations and locations of student services may have changed. Please consult the Culp 2020 website for the most up to date information: www.etsu.edu/culp/
ETSU National Alumni Association
The ETSU Office of University Alumni is the campus contact for University graduates, former students, and friends of the university. As part of the Alumni Association’s commitment to building strong alumni engagement a membership program is in place to give alumni “Exclusive Access” to thousands of national discounts and savings provided by our partners at Access Development, as well as reduced pricing for ETSU National Alumni Association events and activities. As a gift to our newest alumni the ETSU National Alumni Association gives membership at no cost for one year. Alumni may participate in a variety of activities, such as regional or affinity alumni clubs, special alumni programs and events, student recruitment opportunities, reunions, and Homecoming. Other activities that support ETSU, such as the ETSU PRIDE program, the annual Alumni Golf Classic, and pre-game events or watch parties are also available for alums to engage with their alma mater. Many alumni have been chosen or have volunteered to participate in the popular “Alumni Return to the Classroom” program, which features alumni as “Professors for a Day” sharing their professional experiences with students throughout the year. Alumni may also participate in the ETSU Alumni Mentor Program. As part of the Alumni Association’s commitment to communication, our goal to research alumni superlatives for ETSU Today’s Class Notes section, send timely e-mails to keep alumni informed, and promote ETSU opportunities via our social media channels, continues every day. ETSU’s National Alumni Association, in cooperation with the ETSU Foundation, also supports scholarships for academically outstanding students. To contact the Office of University Alumni, we are located on campus at 914 W. Maple Street and are open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Our phone number is (423) 439-4218, email firstname.lastname@example.org or be a part of our online alumni directory anytime (www.etsualumni.org).
East Tennessee State University is a member of the NCAA Division I Southern Conference and fields teams in men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, soccer, and track and field. The women participate in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field and volleyball. Full-time students are admitted free with a valid student ID to all university sponsored athletic events. One additional companion ticket may be purchased at a discounted rate for all men’s basketball games. For information on ticket prices for non-students, please contact the Athletic Ticket Office located on the west side of the Mini-Dome. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 439-5371. Complete information and schedules for the ETSU teams are available on the ETSU athletics website (www.etsubucs.com).
The University Bookstore is located in the D.P. Culp Center. You may reach the store by phone at (423) 439-4436. A branch of the bookstore is also located on Walnut Street adjacent to campus.
Campus Recreation offers a wide variety of physical activities and recreational sports for the entire ETSU community - students, faculty, and staff. Programs are offered in five areas: fitness, intramurals, non-credit instruction, outdoor adventure, and sports clubs. The Center for Physical Activity (CPA) serves as the foundation for these programs. The CPA contains an indoor climbing wall, weight room, aerobic/martial arts studio, indoor swimming pool, three basketball courts, two racquetball courts, 1/8th mile track, locker rooms, and equipment rental center. Campus Recreation also offers a personal training service that includes a weight room orientation, fitness testing, exercise prescription, and supervised workouts.
To obtain more information on Campus Recreation’s program and services and hours of operation, call (423) 439-7980, or visit the website (www.etsu.edu/students/campusrec).
The University Counseling Center provides an array of counseling and mental health services to ETSU students, including personal counseling, career counseling and assessment, educational programming, psychiatric services, and consultative services. The staff is comprised of psychologists, an outreach coordinator, psychiatric residents, graduate assistants, and support staff. The Center is also responsible for the Campus Alcohol and Other Drug Program and the Campus Advocates Against Sexual Violence Program. Career services are provided through the Peer Career Center, located in the Advisement, Resources, and Career (ARC) Center. Counseling services are confidential and free to all ETSU students. For more information about these services, contact the main number (423) 439-4841 or contact the Peer Career Center (423) 439-8651 or the website (www.etsu.edu/students/counseling).
In addition to the University Counseling Center, Gatton College of Pharmacy contracts with a local psychologist to provide counseling services for student pharmacists to provide greater flexibility for students to access help. Respecting the students’ need for privacy, every effort is made to protect the confidentiality needed for an effective therapeutic relationship. No information related to student counseling is kept other than in the counselor’s patient files. In a further attempt to protect student information, pharmacy student files are not kept with files of other patients seen by the provider. Counseling hours are flexible. Appointments are made by contacting the psychologist directly at (423) 915-6675.
ETSU provides a wide range of computer resources in support of instruction, research, and public service. The Office of Information Technology maintains several computer labs located in the Sherrod Library on the main campus that contain Dell PCs and Macintosh computers. A number of additional labs that are maintained by specific departments, including the Medical Library on the VA campus, are located throughout the campus. A listing of computer labs can be found on the website (www.etsu.edu/helpdesk/labs). The labs provide students with access to a variety of popular and software including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visual Studio.net, SAS, SPSS, and Minitab, Photoshop, PageMaker, QuarkXpress, and Macromedia Freehand. When not in use as classrooms, computer labs are available for walk-in use by any registered student. The OIT computer labs are staffed by Lab Monitors (student workers) at all times. While the lab monitors can provide assistance, they are not tutors in the use of the computers and software.
All students are provided with Internet access and an e-mail address that will be active for the duration of their stay at ETSU. Students are able to register for elective classes and pay fees online via Goldlink on ETSU’s web page.
Computer Resources Code of Ethics
All users of any institutionally maintained electronic data, data files, software, and networks are expected to handle the resource in a responsible and ethical manner. A user’s interest ceases when it invades the right of personal and/or institutional privacy; results in the destruction of personal and/or institutional property; demonstrates a potential for loss, embarrassment, litigation to the individual and/or institution; or causes a limited resource to be used in a wasteful or careless manner.
All information processed through Computer Services is considered sensitive and/or confidential. The responsibility for the release or discussion of data is assigned to the official custodian of the data file(s). Access to information is based on a legitimate “need to know” and directly related to assigned duties.
University electronically maintained data, data files, software, and networks will be used for authorized purposes only. Users are responsible for the security of the resources.
Any use of the resource deemed irresponsible or unethical (as defined in the Faculty Handbook section 1.10.1) will result in the immediate denial of use of the resource. The violation will be referred to the proper authorities for disciplinary and/or legal action including, but not limited to, restitution, restriction, reprimand, suspension, probation, expulsion, termination, and, if necessary, legal action. Appeals will be handled through due process channels (APA) already established for students and/or staff. Student violations will be referred to the Vice President for Student Affairs and/or Vice President for Health Affairs; faculty violations will be referred to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and/or the Vice President for Health Affairs; and staff violations will be referred to the Vice President for Administration and Development. The following examples attempt to convey the intent of irresponsible and/or unethical use: violation of Federal/State copyright laws; violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974; use of the resource for obscene material; deliberate wasteful use of the resource, unauthorized altering of hardware, software, or data; piracy of data or software belonging to another person; or careless use of the resource which may result in the release of restricted information.
Computer Network and Internet Access: Privileges & Responsibilities
East Tennessee State University (ETSU) operates a wide-area network that interconnects local area networks in academic and administrative offices, student computer labs, and in the future dormitory rooms. The university maintains connections into the Tennessee Education Cooperative Network (TECnet), the Internet and the World Wide Web. Thus, the university’s network is a part of the global network that provides access to information and information processing technologies. By having access to the university’s network and its resources, students, faculty, and staff can communicate and collaborate among themselves and their counterparts throughout the world. This privilege carries with it responsibilities with which all users must comply.
Everyone within the ETSU community who uses networked computing and communications facilities has the responsibility to use them in an ethical, professional and legal manner, and to abide by TECnet policies. Users should respect the privacy rights of others. ETSU’s facilities and network access capabilities should never be used for purposes intended to incite crime. Communications which violate Tennessee, federal, or international law are not acceptable. For example, the use of ETSU’s computer and network resources to threaten or harass others or the misrepresentation of one’s identity in electronic communications for the purpose of illegal or unauthorized actions or activities will not be tolerated.
These statements concerning responsibility are not meant to be exhaustive. Any questionable use should be considered “not acceptable.” Serious or repeated instances of abuse will be referred to the proper authority for disciplinary or legal action.
**WARNING** Any person who knowingly brings on campus, has in their possession or distributes any virus without the authorization and written permission of the Division of Information Resources, will be considered to be in violation of the above and will be vigorously prosecuted. **Campus** is defined to include any property owned, leased, maintained or controlled by ETSU and includes any site or area where any system owned, leased, operated and/or maintained by ETSU is housed.
NOTICE TO USERS: It is the policy of East Tennessee State University to protect all institutional computing resources including, but not limited to, hardware and software, consisting of the actual equipment being supplied by the university as well as the programs and related materials used in conjunction therewith. In accordance with local, state, and federal law, indiscriminate examination of individual user’s files is not permitted, nonetheless as a means of maintaining the integrity and security of those aforementioned resources.
East Tennessee State University retains the right to inspect individual accounts and files stored on any system owned, maintained and/or leased by said university. While no prior authorization by individual users is required to inspect those files and accounts, the user is, by virtue of accepting the account offered by ETSU and “logging” on to its computing equipment, granting to the university prior unrestricted permission, subject to university policy, to review, examine and/or otherwise view, by any method at the sole discretion of the university and without any additional advance notice to said user, any account and/or file stored on university computer resources.
Should such a review take place, the user will be given notice, as a courtesy only, of the results of said review within a reasonable time after the review is completed. While use of university computing resources for personal use is strictly forbidden, should the user have materials for which he/she has any reasonable expectation of privacy or which the user considers to be confidential for any reason, the user should retain those materials on a disk which can be secured as would any other personal items or materials which one consider private in nature.
For such a policy to work, it is essential that users observe responsible and ethical behavior in the use of the resources. In an effort to assist the user community in effective use of the limited computer resources, it seems reasonable to highlight some specific responsibilities and types of behavior that represent abuse of a user’s privilege. The examples do not constitute a complete list but are intended to convey the intent of the code.
Users should not damage or attempt to damage computer equipment or to modify or attempt to modify equipment so that it does not function as originally intended. It is equally wrong to damage or modify or attempt to damage or modify the software components: operating systems, compilers, utility routines, etc.
Users should not use or attempt to use an account without authorization from the owner of that account. Users have the responsibility of protecting their accounts through the proper use of passwords, but the fact that an account is unprotected does not imply permission for an unauthorized person to use it. Further, accounts are to be used only for the purposes for which they have been established. [Only the individual owner of an account is authorized to use that account. Providing passwords or in any way permitting or making it possible for anyone other than the authorized owner of the account to use computer resources is not authorized and may be a violation of Tennessee Law. Under this condition both the owner and the unauthorized user may be subject to legal action if determined to be appropriate by ETSU legal counsel.] Additionally, it is wrong to use a university-sponsored account for funded research, personal business, or consulting activities. There are special accounts for such purposes.
Users should not use private files without authorization. Owners of such files should take precautions and use the security mechanisms available. However, the fact that a file is not protected does not make it right for anyone to access it, unless it is specifically designed as a public access file. It is equally wrong for anyone to change or delete a file that belongs to anyone else without authorization. Violation of property rights and copyrights covering data, computer programs, and documentation is also wrong. In the event of accidental access of private files, confidentiality of those files must be maintained.
Any deliberate wasteful use of resources is irresponsible; it encroaches on others’ use of facilities and deprives them of resources. Printing of large unnecessary listings and the playing of games solely for entertainment are examples of such abuse. Users are expected to be aware of the resources they are using and to make reasonable efforts to use these resources efficiently.
All state and federal copyright laws will be abided by at all times. Users must not copy any part of a copyrighted program or its documentation which would be in violation of the law or the licensing agreement without written and specific permissions of the copyright holder. Serious or repeated instances of abuse of computer facilities and resources will be referred to the proper authorities for disciplinary or legal action including, but not limited to, restitution, restrictions, reprimand, suspension, probation, expulsion, or termination.
In compliance with federal regulations outlined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, East Tennessee State University makes accommodations, course substitutions, and other academic adjustments when necessary to ensure equal access for students with disabilities. While all students with disabilities are protected from discrimination, some students may not be eligible for all of the services coordinated by Disability Services. Classroom and testing accommodations are made on an individual case-by-case basis. Students who wish may request an accommodation or academic adjustment because of a disability by completing the intake process with Disability Services self-identity.
During the intake process, Disability Services informs students of procedures surrounding the accommodation process, student responsibilities, as well as ETSU responsibilities. Eligibility for classroom and testing accommodations and other support services coordinated by Disability Services is based on the review of student’s documentation of disability.
Intake applications are not complete until Disability Services has received and reviewed current documentation of disability. Individualized education plans (IEP) cannot be used as documentation; however, information included in an IEP may be helpful when identifying the services a student may utilize while at ETSU.
In order to establish eligibility, the documentation provided should follow the established guidelines and include:
- Statement of diagnosis, date of most recent evaluation, and when available, date of original diagnosis by an impartial professional,
- Description of diagnostic criteria and/or diagnostic tests used,
- Description of the current impact of the disability in an academic environment,
- Credentials of the diagnosing professional,
- Documentation of attention deficit disorders should be no more than three years old, and
- Documentation of learning disabilities should be no more than five years old with results based on an adult measurement scale.
The diagnosing professional must have specific training and expertise in a field related to the type of disability being diagnosed. For example, a psychologist, psychiatrist, or educational examiner must make a learning disability diagnosis. Documentation not including the information outlined above or from a professional whose credentials are not generally indicative of expertise in the specific disability being diagnosed cannot be used to establish eligibility for services. ETSU does not provide any type of learning disabilities evaluations; however, Disability Services maintains a list of professionals in private practice that can evaluate learning disabilities.
Disability Services is located on the Third Floor of the Nell Dossett Residence Hall, (423) 439-8346, (voice/tdd) (423) 218-1225 (fax) (423) 439-8489 or the website (www.etsu.edu/students/ds).
Early Childhood Learning and Development
The Center for Early Childhood Learning and Development operates programs to serve the needs of young children and their families. Some of these programs offer child care services for families. The Infant-Toddler programs serve children ages three months to three years in a full-year, full-day program. The Early Learning Program, Child Study Center, serves children ages three through five years of age in a full-year, full-day program. Students who are interested in enrolling their children in either of the programs can obtain more information by calling (423) 439-7555 or visiting the website (www.etsu.edu/coe/child). Enrollment is on a limited basis.
A child care program, Little Buccaneers Student Child Care Center, specifically designed to meet the needs of ETSU students, opened in June 1997. ETSU students can enroll their children for blocks of time each semester that would accommodate their child care needs while attending classes and during study times. This program is supported by the Student Activities Allocation Committee and ETSU. Information for this program can be obtained by calling 439-7549.
Housing and Residence Life
Student pharmacists who want to live on campus will probably find the following residences more conducive for professional studies. Buccaneer Ridge has fully furnished efficiencies, 2 and 4 bedroom units. Detailed information on university housing, including costs, is available on the website (www.etsu.edu/students/housing).
Buccaneer Ridge Apartments
Efficiency, two and four single occupancy bedroom apartment units are available. Each apartment contains a furnished living area, single bedrooms with double bed, closet, desk, and chest of drawers; kitchen facilities, including full-sized refrigerator, stove, microwave, and garbage disposal; washer and dryer; patio or balcony; and two bathrooms. Each bedroom is provided with an alarm system; telephone, cable TV and data jack; and individual locks. Residents enjoy a clubhouse with copier and fax availability; lounging pool; volleyball and basketball courts; exercise room; access gate; and individual leases with no connection fees.
An application for housing may be obtained by contacting the Department of Housing and Residence Life. Detailed information about on-campus housing may be obtained by contacting the Department of Housing and Residence Life at (423) 439-4446 or on the website (www.etsu.edu/students/housing). Housing in the Johnson City area is plentiful. Information about off-campus housing is available at the Adult, Commuter, and Transfer Services website (www.etsu.edu/students/acts/students/offcampushousing.php).
International Programs and Services
The International Programs and Services Office (www.etsu.edu/honors/international) located on the first floor of Yoakley Hall, serves the international community of visiting international students and scholars from more than 60 countries who attend or visit ETSU. Programming, advising, immigration paperwork, community outreach and the Friendship Family Program are among the many services offered by the office.
The Public Safety Building is located at the entrance of the university on University Parkway and has personnel on duty 24 hours a day for assistance. The emergency telephone number is 911. The public safety staff is composed of 21 state-certified sworn police officers who are also trained firefighters. Public safety is a full-service police department encompassing traffic and parking enforcement, uniformed patrol, criminal investigations, and crime prevention education. Public Safety also provides these services: an escort service, engravers, booster cables, and battery booster packs. The non-emergency telephone number is (423) 439-4480. The number for the administrative offices is (423) 439-6900.
Student Government Association
The ETSU Student Government Association (SGA) strives to represent the opinions of the students on every aspect of campus academic and extracurricular life. Its members work closely with students, faculty, and administration to provide advice and information and a strong voice in the governance of the university. The SGA office is located in the SORC on the Second Floor of the Basler CPA, phone (423) 439-8337.
Student Health Services
The Student Health Clinic is part of the College of Nursing Faculty Practice Network. Clinic services are available to all enrolled students. The professional staff includes nurse practitioners, physicians, registered nurses, and a health educator. Services include: Management of acute, episodic illnesses and injuries, Referrals for assistance in managing chronic disorders, Immunizations, Women’s health program and assistance with family planning, Men’s health program, Allergy clinic for those receiving allergy injections, Patient education programs on a variety of topics. The Student Health Clinic is located in room 160 Nicks Hall. Please call (423) 439-4225 for further information.
The Dental Hygiene Clinic offers comprehensive preventive therapeutic procedures such as scaling and polishing teeth, pit and fissure sealants, nutritional counseling, periodontal therapy, patient education and exposing and developing radiographs. All treatment is performed, for a modest fee, by dental hygiene students under the supervision of the licensed dentist and dental hygiene faculty. Services are open to all students, university employees, and the general public. Appointments may be obtained by contacting the Dental Hygiene Clinic at 439-4514 in Lamb Hall, room 71.
The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, a component of the Department of Communicative Disorders, provides professional speech-language pathology and audiology services to students, faculty, and the general public. The service is provided by speech-language pathology and audiology graduate students under the direct supervision of licensed Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. The areas of service include speech and hearing evaluation, hearing aid evaluation, and treatment of speech and hearing disorders through therapy. Intervention may be available for deficits in articulation, phonology, language, voice, and fluency. The clinic is located in Room 204 of Lamb Hall. Please call (423) 439-4355 for appointments or information.
University Center, D.P. Culp
The D.P. Culp Center is undergoing renovations currently. Please consult the Culp 2020 website for the most up to date information: www.etsu.edu/culp/.
The D.P. Culp University Center is a modern architecturally designed student center conveniently located in the heart of campus. The specific purpose of the Culp University Center is to serve students as an integral part of their educational life. The Culp University Center provides a wide variety of services, entertainment, and social activities for the campus community. The Culp University Center houses five separate food service areas, the bookstore, the post office, a mini-market, a computer lab, a variety of administrative offices, meeting rooms and conference facilities, a ballroom, and an auditorium/theater.