Student Involvement & Support Services

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Student Affairs is here to assist students with their graduate school journey inside and outside of the classroom, whether they are relocating to Utah or coming for their weeklong onsite visit. We offer a variety of resources and services available on-campus or virtually, such as housing and transportation information, ways to get involved, and more. Please browse the services below.

Housing & Transportation

Housing

Students enrolled in residential programs reside in local housing owned and operated outside of RMUoHP’s purview. Students are encouraged to obtain housing that is conveniently located to campus, clean, and safe. Some resources for finding suitable housing can be found in our housing and accommodations guide. Students may also simply conduct their own online searches in the areas around the University. Students are encouraged to look in Utah and Salt Lake Counties for housing.

Post-Professional Accommodations

Students enrolled in post-professional (non-residential) programs that are required to come on campus during their degree program can receive an RMUoHP discount at these certain local hotels. However, students may stay wherever they prefer and are encouraged to price-shop online for better rates. To view hotel discounts visit the housing and accommodation guide.

Transportation

RMUOHP is conveniently located within .5 mile from a Utah Transit Authority (UTA) UVX Express bus stop, a mile away from the UTA Provo Frontrunner Trax Station. Please find the UTA Frontrunner and bus maps here.

Passes for UTA busses or trax trains can be purchased directly from their website or at any stop or station. Discounted passes are available through RMUoHP to students and staff. 

Purchasing instructions are located here or in the UTA reminder email from Student Affairs. Please email studentaffairs@rm.edu if you have any questions.

Post-Professional Travel

The majority of the post-professional students fly into the Salt Lake City International Airport (approx. 40-60 minutes from campus). If students choose to use public transportation from the airport, the UTA Trax line runs from the SLC Airport to the Provo station, which is located 1 mile away from campus.

Students may also fly directly to the Provo Municipal Airport through Phoenix/Mesa or Oakland via Allegiant Air. Students are encouraged to check with their hotel if free shuttle transportation is available from the Provo Airport and back.

Healthcare & Emergency

Healthcare Information

Residential students are required to provide proof of health insurance coverage to the University upon enrollment. Should a student need to purchase coverage, they may seek options through a preferred agent or agency or the government (e.g., Medicaid).

Health Insurance Resources include but are not limited to the following:

Bear River Mutual

EJ Smith & Associates, Inc.

Healthplans (844.846.6535)

• Chris Harrison from Xact Insurance Services (385.233.1890/chris@xactinsurance.com)

• Derek Miller from Alivint Financial & Insurance (435.363.0143/info@alivint.com)

Additional Healthcare Resources:

Local Healthcare Facilities (Medical and Dental)

BetterHelp Counseling Services (At no additional cost for RMUoHP Students)

Local Counseling and Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources (Intermountain Healthcare)

Mental Health Resources for Online Colleges

For assistance on healthcare-related questions, students may contact Student Affairs at studentaffairs@rm.edu or call 801.375.5125.

Emergency Information

In case of emergency, a student should immediately dial 911 and then report the emergency to a University employee. In all buildings the University has available first aid kits and an automated external defibrillator. While on campus, any student, employee, or guest of the University that requires emergency medical attention may have the required care summoned from local resources at the discretion of the employee(s).

In emergency situations, students assume responsibility for their healthcare and the financial responsibility for any required medical, dental, or mental health assistance. For non-emergency situations, students are encouraged to seek healthcare providers covered via their insurance policy. In all cases, involved students must complete an Incident Form available from the University’s Safety Officer.

Emergencies – Dial 911

Mental Health Emergencies – 1.800.273.8255

For assistance with non-emergency or other healthcare related questions, students may contact Student Affairs at studentaffairs@rm.edu or 801.375.5125.

Get Involved at RMUoHP

Student Leadership

The purpose of the Student Diversity Committee (SDC) is to represent the students within their cohort and program on all matters pertaining to their general welfare as graduate students, including extra-curricular activities, professional development opportunities, networking, and more. Cohort leadership councils also serve as liaisons to their cohort and communicate with their program, other RMUoHP student cohort leadership councils, and the University.

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DPT 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

MPAS 5/C21, 6/C22

MS SLP 3, 4

Student Diversity Committee

The purpose of the Student Diversity Committee (SDC) is to represent the needs and interests of student diversity and the inclusion of multicultural issues campus-wide. The SDC provides a climate and culture that fosters, promotes, and encourages social interactions that support a profound appreciation and celebration of our differences. The SDC strives to eliminate or reduce inequities and prevent future inequities between different groups of people. The SDC works with Student Affairs (SA), the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE), and academic departments to enhance cross-cultural understanding and break down stereotypes.

Student Senate

The purpose of the Student Senate is to represent the needs and interests of students from every program at the University during their enrollment. The Student Senate works within the University’s shared governance model by developing and supporting systems of open communication amongst the following: Executive Council (EC), President’s Cabinet (PC), Academic Leadership Council (ALC), Faculty Senate, Employee Senate, and Student Senate. To learn more, contact studentaffairs@rm.edu.

Service Opportunities

Every year RMUoHP partners with World of Difference and the RMUoHP Foundation to fund a service mission to Malawi, Africa for students, where they’ll provide a variety of healthcare services to locals and construct schools for underserved populations. For more information, please email africa@rm.edu.

Student Events

RMUoHP does not currently have any on-campus events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for more information.

Workshops & Canvas Courses

RMUoHP Student Success Workshops

The Student Success Workshops were created as an added value to provide students with education on topics that fall outside of the classroom. All RMUoHP students were surveyed and topics for the workshops were selected based on the feedback received from students. For students who cannot attend the live workshop, all workshops are recorded and accessible to RMUoHP students through their ‘Okta’ accounts.

Student Success Workshops include:

• Doing Money Differently: Powerful Ways to Live A Life That Fits Your Dreams

• Financial Aid 101

• Painless Loan Repayments

• Professional Networking: The Power of Fist Bumps & Fashion Faux Pas

• Professional CV, Resume, and Cover Letter Writing

To access the recordings, click in the “RMU Event Recordings” chiclet on your Okta dashboard.

For more information, please contact Student Affairs at studentaffairs@rm.edu.

Welcome to RMUoHP

Welcome to RMUoHP is an online core resource course that all newly enrolled students are invited to join. The purpose of this resource is to act as an information portal welcome packet for all newly accepted students, serving as a connection with the university until their “RMU101 New Student Orientation” course begins at 6 weeks before the start of their program. The course content is informational only, with no requirement for interaction or ‘assignments’.

Information within this course includes:

• Your RMU Team: Who to contact for additional information

• New student FAQs

• Tech Essentials: Hardware, software, and tips

• Financial Aid

• Student Support Services through the Department of Student Affairs

• All about ‘Okta’: What is it and what is it used for?

• Provo Area 360: Getting to Know Provo, Utah

• Information specific to Residential students

• Information specific to Limited Residency and online students

Additional Resources

Student Food Pantry

In 2018, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions announced the Student Food Pantry opening to help students in need. The Student Food Pantry is available to all students facing an emergency or interim food scarcity. This resource if available for all RMUoHP students no matter where they live. If you are in need please contact Student Affairs at studentaffairs@rm.edu.

The RMUoHP Student Food Pantry is available for all students facing an emergency or interim food scarcity. This resource is available for students who reside across the country using online shopping and different delivery options.

Please be aware that the Student Food Pantry is only made possible by charitable donations.

Student Orders Fulfilled

Individuals Being Supported

ADA Accommodation & Accessibility

RMUoHP complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. RMUoHP adheres to all of the applicable federal civil rights laws and laws of the State of Utah regarding unlawful discrimination.

Discrimination & Equity

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions affirms its commitment to promote the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational enterprise. Discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct is unwelcome at RMUoHP, and should be reported to the appropriate parties so that it can be investigated, remedied, and addressed to both stop the offense and limit or eliminate further harm to RMUoHP students, staff, and visitors.

Inquiries about and reports of harassment, misconduct, or discrimination may be made to the Discrimination Hotline, at 385.375.8344.

More information, including an online reporting form, may be found at the Institutional Equity page.

Academic Resources

Program Resources

Each program at RMUoHP is special and has its own unique needs. The LRC has a unique list of resources that can be viewed here.

Study Skills & Time Management

A list of study skill and time management resources provided by the LRC that include  websites, books, and other documentation.

Graduate Student Resources

General information on graduate student “survival”: finding a balance with life, managing stress, academic pressures, financial pressures, health & wellness, career preparation, time management, writing the Dissertation, finding community, current research on graduate students and developing a worldview.

The Graduate Student Survival Guide also includes helpful tips on making the most of your graduate school experience.

Writing Resources

Purde Owl

MLA Formatting and Style Guide

APA Formatting and Style Guide

Dissertation

Thesis and Dissertation Writing

Proquest