Welcome to Student Experience

From newly enrolled to alum, we are your official guide center to help you be a successful student here at Hodges University. Our offices are located in or near the library on the Fort Myers Campus at Hodges University. Additionally, we are available for all students by phone and/or text as well.

Our department offers resources and support in the following areas:

Academic Advising

  • Orientation

Career Services

  • Students
  • Alumni
  • Employers

Student Accommodations/ADA

  • Accommodation Requests
  • Special Needs Services

Student Services

  • Student Grievances
  • Student Discipline
  • SAP Plan Assistance
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We are here to help. Please email success@hodges.edu or call 239-938-7730 with questions or need to request services.

Support Services

Academic Advising

Academic Success Advising is centralized in the office of Student Experience and Advisors are assigned to students based on their degree program and academic school. You are encouraged to build a relationship with your Student Experience Advisor and connect on a regular basis for guidance and support with your educational goals.

Orientation

New students, as well as those returning to the University, are encouraged to complete the online orientation program developed by Student Experience. The orientation will introduce you to resources available for academic success and support you in navigating the university experience.

Student Guidance and Advocacy

Student Experience Advisors provide guidance to you with regard to questions and concerns, making connections to resolve problems that may arise. Counseling referrals are available as necessary. Advocacy and advisement for education concerns often times begins in Student Experience. Students should reach out to their academic student experience advisor as the primary point of contact for questions and concerns.

International Student Information

Hodges University is dedicated to your academic success, and to support you in navigating the university experience you will be assigned a designated Student Experience Advisor. The advisors at Hodges University assist students with course selection and educational planning to ensure a successful university experience.

F1 students should refer to the International Students Guide or the Maintain Your Status Homeland Security websites for the information you’ll need to keep your student status. If you have any questions, contact a Designated School Official (DSO) in the Office of Student Experience.

Career Services

The Office of Student Experience also provides career advice to assist you with landing the job of your dreams. From résumé rules to interview tips, we are here to help guide you.

Student and Alumni Assistance

  • Career exploration and assessment
  • Employer and labor market information, including on-campus recruitment and job fairs
  • Connect with CareerSource Southwest Florida who is committed to helping you find a position you’ll love
  • Online job board ( www.collegecentral.com/hodges)
  • Post jobs targeting students and alumni at our school
  • Search jobs posted at our school

Employer Assistance

  • Post your company’s job and internship opportunities on our online job board (www.collegecentral.com/hodges)
  • Add your company’s website link to our Local Employers’ page
  • On-campus recruitment through the Employer Spotlight Program
  • Free advertisement for special hiring events
  • Participation in job fairs
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Online Student Admissions Details & Criteria

Hodges University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability in the provision of educational opportunities or employment opportunities and benefits. All members of the University community are valued equally. Hodges University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or disability in the education programs and activities that it operates, pursuant to the requirements of all applicable federal and state legislation and regulations including, but not limited to, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to Hodges University.

Inquiries concerning Title IX, should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator:

Kelly Gallagher, Title IX Coordinator 4501 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966

TitleIX@hodges.edu

239-938-7752

Title IX Training may be accessed here.

Inquiries concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act should be directed to the ADA Coordinator:

Madelyn Pfingsten, ADA Coordinator.

accommodations@hodges.edu

Mail inquiries should be sent to the following address: Hodges University, Attn: ADA Coordinator, 4501 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966.

The university reserves the right to deny admission to an applicant when such action is deemed to be in the best interest of the applicant or the university. The university does not accept applicants with violent or sexual felony convictions into its programs of study. Other applicants with a felony record may complete a Felony Conviction Appeal Form, which is reviewed by a subcommittee of the University’s Safety Committee. The subcommittee, whose decision is final, will determine the candidate’s ability to move forward in the admissions process.

Online Learning initiatives at the university are supervised by the academic leadership of each respective school who monitors the integration of online courses and programs with the academic process. Online courses and programs are presented using Canvas, the university’s learning management system. Students taking online courses are required to become familiar with the Canvas platform before they begin their courses.

All online courses taught at Hodges University may require a proctored final exam. Students are required to take final exams (requiring a webcam) during the dates listed in the MyHUgo portal. Each online course has an associated proctoring fee (please refer to the Tuition and Fees schedule in the Registration Terms and Conditions).

The policies and procedures for Hodges University regarding Student Rights and Responsibilities and Student Grievance are published in the Student Handbook, which can be found here.

In the event the student feels the complaint was not managed properly by the institution, the student may submit his or her complaint to the following state contact:

Office of Articulation

Department of Education

articulation@fldoe.org

850-245-0427

Out-of-State Distance Education Students:

Complaint process for out-of-state distance education students participating under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, may appeal non-instructional complaints to the Florida State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (FL-SARA) Postsecondary Reciprocal Distance Education Coordinating Council (PRDEC) at FLSARAinfo@fldoe.org.

For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL-SARA Complaint Process web page.

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Student Accommodations

We are committed to providing equal access and equal opportunity to our students. Students with a disability concern should contact us to schedule an orientation to the institution, or to discuss any necessary support required for completion of an academic program. Anyone needing assistance should contact their assigned Student Experience Coordinator directly or email success@hodges.edu; phone: 800-466-0019.

More information about student accommodations can be found in our Student Handbook.

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Student Services

Student Grievances

Hodges University is committed to maintaining an educational environment free from discrimination and harassment and our objective is that student concerns are addressed promptly and resolved in a fair manner for all parties involved. If you feel that any condition affecting you is unfair, discriminatory, or creates unnecessary hardship, contact the Student Experience Department as soon as possible so that we may work toward a resolution.

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Hodges University has established academic and behavioral standards and guidelines to develop student awareness and responsibility to the University community and the institution. Students in violation of the Student Behavior Standards are subject to a formal process while the allegations are evaluated and a determination of possible disciplinary action is made.

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