College of Micronesia-FSM
Federated States of Micronesia
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Student Services and ActivitiesStudent services and activities are intended to contribute to students' adjustment to college life. They are aimed to facilitate the process of social, academic, and vocational direction and development while attending COM-FSM.
Orientation is provided for new students. The orientation program enables students to learn about the College and the community and to take advantage of opportunities to meet other students in social situations. Placement testing, program advisement, and registration also take place during this time.
Guidance And Counseling
Professional counseling is available at the National, Chuuk and Pohnpei Campuses to assist students in establishing or clarifying appropriate educational and vocational goals or to work out problems of a social or personal nature. The counselors also offer assistance in job placement.
The College of Micronesia-FSM has two residence halls at its National Campus which can accommodate 212 students.
The halls are two-story buildings with restrooms and showers, and laundry rooms on each end. Each room is shared by four students and is furnished with two bunk beds. The College provides a mattress for each resident, but each resident must provide his/her own pillow, pillowcase, sheet, and blanket.
Residence halls are available on a space-available basis to full-time students. Students from off island are given priority to live in the halls. Students are required to complete an application and pay a $50.00 security deposit.
Upon acceptance into the residence halls, students sign a housing agreement in which the student agrees to pay room charges for the entire semester regardless of whether he/she moves out at any time during the semester.
The residence halls are staffed by a dormitory manager, dormitory advisors, resident assistants and custodians. Residents participate in the operation of the Hall Resident Association (HRA). The HRA is made up of hall residents who are concerned about the well-being of hall residents.
The National Campus maintains a dispensary on campus. A full-time nurse is available during regular working hours. Services include first aid, hospital referral, health information, personal health counseling, and arranging for first aid and CPR training. Weekly clinics conducted by a doctor are also scheduled when doctors are available. A nurse is also available at Pohnpei Campus.
The Recreation Center at the National Campus is centrally located within short walking distance from the residence halls, cafeteria, and gymnasium. It contains a game room with ping-pong, billiards and foosball; a television lounge; and an athletic equipment storeroom.
The Student Union Center, located in te Cafeteria Building, is an addition to the Recreation Center. It is a comfortable spot to relax while listening to your favourite music, watching TV, or just socializing with other students.
The Recreation and Student Union Centers strive to provide students with participation and leadership opportunities in a broad spectrum of physical activities and competitive sports with a recreational emphasis. Activities are planned to recognize the cultural and age diversity of the student body and that people choose recreation for various reasons such as fitness, stress reduction, competition, and social benefits.
Competitive and structured activity for many sports is provided at varying competitive levels. Teams are most often formed by friends with similar interests or by residents of the same living group. Intramural and inter-scholastic sports operate within the framework of the regulations published in the Student Handbook.
The National Campus Bookstore stocks required textbooks and related course materials. As a student service outlet, the bookstore also stocks miscellaneous school items, college items, as well as soft drinks, snacks and sundries. The bookstore is located in the Recreation Student Center building.
All full-time students are members of the Student Body Association (SBA), which is led by a student council. The council includes the president, vice-president, secretary/treasurer, and delegation representatives. This decision-making body meets every two weeks. The delegations, which represent geographical areas of the FSM, also meet on alternate weeks to discuss student concerns. Every student is a member of a delegation of his choice and has the opportunity to participate in student government.
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