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Student Services

There are a variety of offices available to the SPS student. We encourage everyone to take advantage of these resources.

Mabee Library

The J.E. & L.E. Mabee Library provides electronic and physical access to a wealth of information, resources, and services. The Library currently owns approximately 235,000 volume equivalents and provides access to more than 48,000 periodical titles. This should be one of the most used services you will need. Besides books, you can locate electronic journal articles which you will use for research. Students must have a valid UIW student ID to borrow books or use the Library facilities.

Circulation Desk: 829-3836
Reference Desk: 829-3835

Library Hours:
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday-Thursday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 7:00 pm

For information about library materials and services, study spaces, computers, photocopies, room reservations, etc., please visit the Library Student Resources.

Ettling Center for Civic Leadership

UIW Community Service Guidelines

45 clock hours, non credit; minimum of 30 hrs. completed off campus; preferably with one agency. The service must be completed, documented and verified before the application for graduation is filed.

Bulletin Description of Community Service Requirement
Students may satisfy this graduation requirement by: (1) selecting volunteer opportunities posted by Campus Ministry, or (2) taking courses designated in the university schedule as service-learning courses, or (3) a combination of volunteer opportunities and service-learning courses. Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisors, early in their university experience, the options for fulfilling the community service requirement and the method of documenting their service.

For Information on Service Options

  • Contact the Center for Civic Leadership office, AD 158, (283-6423), for suggestions about volunteer service opportunities or advice about what counts as community service.
  • Information about service-learning opportunities is available from academic advisors and instructors.

Documentation Forms--finding and filing

  • Documentation forms are available at the Registrar's Office and at the Center for Civic Leadership office, AD #158. Completed forms should be returned to the Registrar's Office.

When to Do Community Service and What About Service Done in the Past?

  • Community service can be done at any time during the year, as you pursue your degree at UIW.
  • Documented community service completed in the last five years (excluding service done during high school) will satisfy all or part of the community service requirement.

What Counts as ON-CAMPUS Service?

  • A maximum of 15 hours of community service to meet the graduation requirement may be earned on campus. Institution-sponsored activities such as helping with Light the Way or Phonathan do count.
  • Activities serving the interests of an individual or student organization (e.g., a bake sale) ordinarily do not count.
  • Participation in most extracurricular activities (e.g., holding office in SGA, or cheerleading) does not count.

What Counts as OFF-CAMPUS Service?

  • Volunteer Activity---Service is not earning course credit (e.g., with internships, practicums, or clinicals); is not earning money; is not doing service as part of a regular job.
  • Serving People in Most Need---The goal is to serve and learn from people themselves, particularly people who are homeless, poor, hungry. This relates to the UIW Mission which emphasizes social justice.
  • Consistent with the Mission of UIW---The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, who founded the university, sponsor a number of agencies (e.g., Visitation House, and Sisters Care). Some community service options are not appropriate because UIW is a Catholic institution.
  • Working with Recognized Non-profit Community Agencies---Part of the objective is to move beyond activities which benefit one's own immediate environment (e.g., family or neighbors) and serve the needs of people in the broader community. Some recommended non-profit agencies are: United Way, Santa Rosa Children's Hospital, SAMM Shelter, Child Abuse Prevention Services, Salvation Army, Easter Seal Society.
  • UIW-sponsored off-campus activities such as Golden Harvest and mentoring and tutoring opportunities.
  • One Agency---A concentrated experience with one agency is the most effective way to serve and learn from others.

As a requirement of graduation all students must have completed 45 hours of community service. For any questions about what is acceptable as service, or what may be consistent with the Catholic identity of UIW, contact the Center for Civic Leadership office, AD 158, 210-283-6423—before doing service. You may also email your questions to:

Telephone: (210) 283-6423
Fax: (210) 805-3693

Located on the Main UIW Campus
AD Building Room #158
4301 Broadway, CPO #382
San Antonio, TX 78209

Student Disability Services

The University of the Incarnate Word is committed to providing a supportive, challenging, diverse, and integrated environment for all students.

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Subpart E and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the University ensures accessibility to its programs, services and activities for students with documented disabilities. Accessibility is accomplished through the provision of a wide variety of services tailored to each student's documented needs and strengths.

To qualify for services, the student must provide the Office of Student Disability Services with the appropriate documentation of his or her disability at the time services and/or accommodations are requested.

  • All services are elective and must be requested by the student
  • Applying is easy, but should not be delayed.
  • Students must be evaluated every term

University of the Incarnate Word
Administration Building - Room 105
4301 Broadway, CPO #286
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 829-3997

Learning Assistance Center

The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) serves the dual functions of providing both tutoring and testing to the University's students as well as to the community at large. Our goal is to serve those who come to the LAC with respect for the individual as an important member of our community, compassion for our fellow human beings, and the utmost level of confidentiality.

LAC services are provided by appointment to afford those we serve with the optimum learning and testing conditions. Tutoring services include individual, group, and in-class assistance in various subjects as well as Conversation Hour for those wishing to improve their English in a relaxed and inviting setting. Testing services include administering CLEP, DANTES, Computer Competency, Professors' Exams, Long Distance exams, ADA Accommodations, and various National Entrance and Certification Exams.

Fall & Spring Tutoring Hours
Mon.-Thurs. 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 8:00am - noon
Summer Tutoring Hours
Mon.-Thurs. 8:00am - 5:00pm

Testing Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, CPO 105
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Telephone: (210) 829-3870
Fax: (210) 283-5015

Career Services

The Office of Career Services is committed to providing career counseling and education to students in all UIW programs and alumni. The services offered include, but are not limited to, individual career counseling, personality and career assessment, resume and cover letter development, career related workshops, and software resources. A career resource library is also available.

The Center provides job search assistance to help students secure employment through mock interviews, on-campus interviews, listings of job vacancies, and training in job-search skills. The staff of the Center monitors the employment needs of the San Antonio community, school districts, business and social services agencies. Assistance is provided to students who are seeking work-study, student employment on campus, part-time and seasonal work off campus, internships, and cooperative educational opportunities as well.

Our Office provides Career Counseling to help students figure out what kind of jobs they can get in their field of study.

Administration Building #112
Phone: (210) 829-3931
Fax: (210) 829-6094

Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
Evening Hours by Appointment


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