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Academic Calendars
Students are responsible for being aware of important dates and deadlines for each term (e.g. course registration and drop deadlines, exam schedules, university breaks and holidays). Become familiar with the academic calendars listed on One Stop.

Academic Excellence and Support Services
Academic Excellence and Support Services (AESS) is the home to both the Accessibility Resources Office and the Learning Commons. Students use AESS for a variety of reasons: to receive reasonable academic accommodations; to keep up with course assignments; get additional assistance when anticipating or experiencing academic difficulties; or to review for quizzes and exams. Students are encouraged to visit early and learn about the available resources for academic success.

Academic Standing Policy
University of Cincinnati undergraduate students are required to meet specific grade point average standards to remain in good academic standing. To avoid potential consequences of unmet standards, students should review the Undergraduate Academic Standing Policy.

Bearcats Pantry
The Bearcats Pantry provides free food, hygiene items, and cleaning supplies to students with food and other insecurities. The pantry also provides meal vouchers that can be used at campus dining halls. Bearcats Food Pantry to-go bags and meal vouchers are available at various sites around campus, including DAAP Student Affairs, 5470 Aronoff.

Canopy/Blackboard
Canopy is the University of Cincinnati’s eLearning ecosystem. There are several tools available for students to use. Many instructors utilize Blackboard for course information.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to providing service and training opportunities that advance the academic and personal growth needs of students. CAPS seeks to encourage self-awareness, personal responsibility and healthy interpersonal relationships within a diverse environment. The Let’s Talk program is an informal, confidential conversation with a counseling staff member. DAAP is a host site for Let’s Talk, but there are other locations across campus too. The schedule is available online.

Degree Audit 
Students can review their progress towards degree by utilizing the Degree Audit that is available in Catalyst. Keep in mind that the degree audit is a tool to assist you with planning, but the college office is the final authority in determining completion of your degree requirements.

Experience-Based Learning and Career Education
The Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education serves as a fully integrated career preparation hub within the University of Cincinnati. The division provides students with “real world” education opportunities, such as Co-operative Education (Co-op) and Internships, as well as transition-to-career services like Career Coaching.

Forms, Policies, and Procedures
The Registrar’s Office has a listing of several university Policies and Procedures that you may need to reference throughout your time as a University of Cincinnati student. In addition to general university forms, there are some DAAP-specific forms that you may need to use to handle DAAP-related student business.

Graduate Programs
Are you thinking about a graduate program? The University of Cincinnati’s Graduate School has over 350 graduate degree and certificate programs.

Office of International Programs
For students considering making study abroad a part of their education, the first step in the process is contacting an advisor in the Office of International Programs.

One Stop
One Stop Student Services is the customer service area representing the Offices of the Registrar, Bursar, and Financial Aid. The website is a centralized location where you can see upcoming important dates, find university forms, find classes, and view billing, financial aid and personal records information.

Starfish
DAAP students can schedule their advising appointment by utilizing this online application. Starfish must be accessed through your Canopy/Blackboard account.

Student Code of Conduct
The purpose of the Student Code of Conduct is to inform students of their rights and responsibilities, identify procedures to address student behavior that conflicts with community values reflected in university policies, and recommend potential sanctions, interventions, and measures designed to educate and safeguard the Bearcat community and its members.

Bearcat Bond "As a member of the University of Cincinnati, I will uphold the principles for a Just Community and the values of respect, responsibility, and inclusiveness. I will promote the highest levels of personal and academic honesty and aspire continuously to better myself, the Bearcat community, and the world."

Title IX
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the university's programs and activities. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, and retaliation are forms of discrimination prohibited by Title IX. There are various ways to make a report or complaint of possible Title IX violations. You can make a report to the Title IX Office via phone, email, walk in, online, or even have the Title IX Coordinator come to you.

University Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs at the university offers a number of support services to meet students’ diverse needs. From hundreds of student organizations to professionally staffed offices, you will find co-curricular experiences of all types to help you progress academically, discover your values, and develop your identity.