Hours: Mon/Tu/Th/Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The University Bookstore is located on the ground floor of Dolson Hall. The Bookstore sells necessary items for students including new and used textbooks, reference materials, and supplies. Millikin University clothing and other MU paraphernalia are also available as well as greeting cards, stationery and gift items.During final exam week each semester, the Bookstore offers students the opportunity to sell their textbooks through their buy-back program (depending on the market demand).
The Career Center helps Millikin students to develop, clarify, and confirm their career goals. It also assists student in incorporating service and civic engagement into their education. The center offers a variety of services and resources designed to assist students in every phase of the career development process: self-discovery, career exploration, experiential learning, and employment.
Self-Discovery and Career Exploration
Students needing assistance in choosing or changing a major, or selecting a career path can make an appointment to meet individually with a career counselor. Career assessment tools are available to help students understand their unique traits (values, interests, personality and skills) and identify careers that complement those traits.
Students should actively seek meaningful experiences that will aid in preparing them for their career. The Career Center aids students in locating part-time jobs, internships, and summer employment opportunities that are related to their major or career interests.
Additionally, the center also assists students in locating on-campus and community work-study jobs. Students may also register for elective courses in service-learning. Volunteer/service opportunities and other civic engagement activities are also promoted through the center.
Employment and Graduate School Advising
Students routinely use the Career Center to learn how to write effective and targeted resumes and cover letters, develop interview skills, and to conduct a job search that includes the use of online resources as well as personal networking.
While some students begin their careers immediately after graduation, many students choose to continue their education through graduate or professional studies. The center assists students in navigating the graduate school application process which could include clarifying educational goals, identifying and applying to potential graduate programs and schools, preparing to take admission examinations, and writing personal statements.
Career Center services include:
*Employment and Graduate School Advising
*Big Blue Jobs online system for campus employment, part-time jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and full-time jobs
*Opportunities to network and interview with potential employers
*Resume and cover letter assistance
*Workshops and special presentations
q For more detailed information on Career Center services, please contact us at 217-424-6294 or visit us at www.millikin.edu/career or Shilling Hall 103.
Center for International Education
The Center for International Education (CIE) is committed to increase global and international awareness and knowledge of students, faculty and staff at Millikin University. Specifically, the CIE will assist students and faculty in educational semester long and immersion experiences abroad, as well as help with the recruitment of international students, including their support and assistance while on campus.
Consistent with Millikin’s Mission to prepare students for democratic citizenship in a global environment, the Center for International Education will prepare Millikin students and faculty for productive engagement in the global society of the 21st century.
The Center for International Education conducts a variety of semester abroad programs, one year abroad programs, and immersion courses during January, May, and in the summer. Semester and one year abroad courses include: EBC (Escula Bancaria y Comercial) in Mexico City, Mexico; ESGCI in Paris, France; ICDA (Instituto Cultural Dominico-Americano) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; PUCMM (Pontifica Universidad Catolica Maedra y Maestra) in Santiago, Dominican Republic; Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan; Changchun University of Chinese Medicine in Changchun, China; IES (International Education of Students); Subsidiary Experimental School of Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China; Millikin Semester in London. Immersion course destinations include: India, South Africa, China, Taiwan, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Eastern Canada, Italy, England, Eastern and Western Europe, Spain, and Costa Rica. CIE is located in lower RTUC, and the office number is 424-3758.
Center for Multicultural Student Affairs
The Center for Multicultural Student Affairs(CMSA) serves the needs of underrepresented students through advocacy, support, intervention, advising, leadership and access to opportunities. These needs are met through providing services such as various identity-based student organizations, social gatherings, academic support services and programs, leadership development opportunities, mentorship programs, and much more.
The Center for Multicultural Student Affairs is also a place where students, faculty, staff, and members of the Decatur community can dialogue around issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economics, etc.
The Center for Multicultural Student Affairs provides training and consulting around issues of social justice. CMSA also provides programs which encourage the celebration of various social identities.
Most importantly, The CMSA serves as a place in which all students, regardless of their social identities, can call “Home”. CMSA is located in lower RTUC, and the office number is 362-6411.
A wide variety of computer and media learning services are available to students via the Information Technology Office located on the first floor of Shilling Hall, Room 114. Included among these services are advice related to acquiring a personal computer, connecting your personal computer to the Millikin wired and wireless network, obtaining user accounts for accessing the Millikin network, obtaining an e-mail user account, accessing resources in the general access computer labs, Publishing individual web pages via the Millikin network, and using computer and media projection equipment. For current and up-to-date information on these services and others that become available during the academic year, be sure to visit the Information Technology web page http://it.millikin.edu on a regular basis.
It is not uncommon for students to experience distress from time to time. The college years are one of the most challenging transition periods in life. Adjusting to campus life, increased academic demands, relationship problems, and other personal issues can feel overwhelming at times. Confidential personal counseling services are available throughout the academic year to assist students in overcoming their difficulties in order to succeed at Millikin and improve the quality of their lives. Our counselors take a wellness approach that emphasizes personal responsibility, prevention, intervention, and a concern for the student. It is our goal to assist students in improving their abilities to make informed decisions that positively affect their mental, physical, and spiritual health. Counseling appointments can be arranged by calling 424-6360. The Counseling Center is located at 150 South Fairview Avenue.
Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC)
This 87,000 square foot facility offers a fitness center, weight room, an indoor soccer arena, basketball and volleyball courts, a golf practice and instruction area, a walking/jogging track, group exercise and dance rooms, climbing wall, batting cages, and more. The facility is a partnership between Millikin University and the Decatur Park District and is open to all members of the Decatur community. The Allan-McClure Millikin weight room is located in the lower level of the 87,000 square foot Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC). The facility provides up-to-date equipment for recreation and athletic use. Trained fitness center staff will assist with questions regarding equipment and exercise technique.
The DISC is located at 1295 West Wood Street, and the contact number is 217.429.3472.
University dining services is being managed by Aramark. For more information operating hours and other dining service information, please contact Aramark at 424-6323. For information on student meal plans, please contact the Student Service Center at 424-6317.
A fax machine is available in the University mailroom for student use. Faxes can be sent or received at the following fax number: 217-424-3993. There is a nominal charge per page for sending or receiving faxes. Please have all incoming faxes include the following information: ATTENTION: Student’s Name, Campus Address and contact phone number. Faxes can be sent or received between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Financial Aid is administered by the Student Service Center located on the 1st floor of Shilling Hall in Room 118. For assistance with financial aid questions contact the Student Service Center at 424-6317.
Greek life affords students an excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills, enhance personal development and academic achievement, engage in community service activities, and build friendships that will endure long past his or her days on campus.
There are six national women’s sororities represented at Millikin University – Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Pi Beta Phi and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, Inc., and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
There are five national men’s fraternities represented on the Millikin campus—Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Sigma Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity, Inc. Administrative staff in the Office of Student Programs advise the individual groups and governing bodies.
Six of Millikin’s Greek organizations own and operate their chapter houses adjacent to the campus, and one is housed in University Housing. Meals are served in three of the chapters. Students who are not provided meals in their chapter house may purchase a University board contract at the regular residential board rate. Any upper-class student living in a residence hall may petition to move into a Greek chapter house at the end of his/her first semester of membership, if space permits. All members who wish to move into a Greek chapter house must complete a notification form that may be obtained from the Office of Student Programs (RTUC). The form must be approved by the chapter president, the Director of Student Programs, and the Office of Residence Life. Room and board fees for Greek chapter houses vary slightly among the groups. In general, the rates are approximately equal to those of University housing. Greek chapter houses are considered affiliated properties and on-campus housing. Therefore, all University policies apply to students residing in these facilities. See additional information in the section on Greek Life.
Affiliation with a Greek organization is achieved through a mutual selection process known as membership recruitment. Formal membership recruitment week is held at the beginning of the spring semester and includes an orientation program during which Interfraternity and Panhellenic Council officers explain the recruitment process. Informal recruitment periods are held throughout the year. Students are encouraged to consider all chapters in order to make the best evaluation of which one most closely meets their personal expectations and values.
Recruitment programs, new member education, and initiation are restricted to full-time students who are in good standing with Millikin. To be initiated, a student must have successfully completed one college/University semester and be currently enrolled for at least 12 credit hours. Individual chapters have specific academic requirements for affiliation and initiation that are presented during recruitment activities. Eligibility for initiation must be certified by the Office of Student Programs at least 48 hours preceding the initiation. Any questions regarding how to get involved in Greek Life should be directed to the Office of Student Programs.
The Millikin / DMH Health Center is located at the corner of Wood Street and Fairview Avenue. Medical Staff are available 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday while classes are in session for the fall and spring semesters. Hours during breaks and summer vary. For more specific information, please contact Health Services at 217-424-6360 (fax 217-422-5542) or visit http://www.millikin.edu/health.
Health Services are available to all currently enrolled Millikin University students.
Types of Service Available:
· Evaluation and treatment of medical illnesses
· Laboratory testing
· Allergy injections
· Vaccine administration
· TB skin test
· Physical examinations
· Emergency/injury evaluation and treatment
· Blood pressure and weight checks
· Smoking cessation care
· Nutrition advice
· Screening for sexually transmitted diseases
· Women’s Clinic
Your personal physician should manage any long-term medical conditions.
How to Access Services
Please call the DMH/Millikin Health Center at 217-424-6360 to speak to a medical professional. The clinic sees students on an appointment basis from 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.
Payment of Services
Medical Services are billed to the student or their primary health insurance, if applicable. Costs are comparable to community medical providers.
The Millikin University Homepage can be found at http://www.millikin.edu.
Intramurals provide a sports program in which both men and women may participate. This program is run entirely by student managers who work to meet the recreational needs of the Millikin community.
Available activities include basketball, bowling, flag football, miniature golf, softball, volleyball and more. Captains must attend signup meetings. Check the Athletics/Intramurals web page (www.millikin.edu/athletics) or call Mills Hall (424-6344) with questions.
Lost and Found
There is a lost and found center located at Safety and Security. If you lose something, it may be there; if you’ve found something, take it to Safety and Security. Articles will be held for only one semester.
All students who live in the residence halls may pick up their mail and packages at the University Mail Center, Shilling Hall 104A. The phone number is 420-6799. Students will have access to their mailboxes from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday and 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Packages and Mail Center services will be available 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. All students must show their Millikin I.D. in order to pick up packages.
Letters and packages may be weighed and rated by the Mailroom (Shilling Hall, Room 104A) for the proper amount of postage. Stamps may be purchased in the Mail Room and the Campus Bookstore. The nearest package shipping facility is located at the Kroger grocery store in the nearby Fairview Village Shopping Center.
On-Campus Check Cashing Services
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
On-campus check cashing is available in the Student Service Center, Shilling Hall 118 (Monday-Friday). The phone number is 424-6317. Personal checks (for amounts up to $50) and Millikin student payroll checks can be cashed. Student to student and two-party checks will not be cashed. Checks must be made payable to “cash.” A fee of $25 is charged for each returned check and the privilege of cashing checks may be withdrawn.
There is also an automated teller machine (ATM) on campus located in the lower level of the Richards Treat University Center.
Office of Student Success
(Located in Staley Library, Lower Level Rms 14A-14E)
The Office of Student Success provides academic support services to Millikin University students free of charge. These services include, but are not limited to, academic skills workshops, Edge program, exploratory advising, internet academic support resources, peer tutoring, and accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Our offices are located in the lower level of Staley Library, Rooms 14A-14E. Our central office can be reached by calling 217.424.6424 or on our website at https://web.millikin.edu/oss/Pages/default.aspx
Peer Tutoring – discipline-specific, department recommended peer tutors are available to students for individual and group sessions free of charge. The current Peer Tutor Schedule is available to students and faculty on the Student Success webpage at https://web.millikin.edu/oss/Pages/default.aspx
Internet Academic Support Resources – in addition to peer tutoring, Student Success maintains webpages with links to free, pedagogically sound academic resources that students can use to supplement or enhance their academic experience outside the classroom. These internet sites offer interactive tutorials and labs, reference sources, academic skill tips, and academic strategy exercises and are continually revised to include new links. These internet resources are located at https://web.millikin.edu/oss/studentresources/Pages/default.aspx
Academic Disability Services – Millikin University students with a disability who wish to request academic accommodations under ADA/Section 504 must make an appointment with the Director of Disability Services to submit verification of their disability and discuss appropriate academic accommodations. Students will be required to sign a release of information form allowing staff to notify their faculty about the accommodations to be provided. Information about students’ needs and accommodations will be shared only with those individuals who need to know. Contact our central office by calling 217.424.6424.
Parental Notification Practices
Millikin University strives to cultivate personal growth and responsibility in its students as they learn to establish their own independence. However, the University also believes in providing parents with the sensitive information they need to know in order to advise their students effectively. Parental notification is initiated when a member of the Student Development staff believes that parental involvement will help the student by providing support for their health and safety, academic success and/or personal development.
Furthermore, Sections 951 and 952 of the 1998 Higher Education Amendment enables institutions of higher education to notify the parents or legal guardians when their student under the age of 21 has been found in violation of the institution’s disciplinary code for drugs and alcohol. Parental notification is in addition to the intervention and education already offered students when such infractions are brought to the University’s attention.
Parents may be notified:
- when the Office of the Dean of Students receives notification from University staff and/or local law enforcement officials that a student has been found to be involved in a drug or alcohol-related violation during an academic session or while living in University owned housing. Violations that may trigger parental notification include:
· the student demonstrates a disregard for his or her personal safety or the safety of others;
· medical attention to any person, including the student, is required as a result of the student's alcohol related behavior;
· the student causes property damage;
· the student operates a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol;
· the student is involved in multiple minor incidents involving alcohol;
· the student's alcohol-related behavior negatively impacts the learning environment.
- when there is reason to believe that a student's health and well-being are in jeopardy. The University reserves the right to assess what is determined as potential jeopardy, including potential harm to self and/or others.
A professional staff member in the Division of Student Development will encourage the student to make the initial call to a parent or guardian. After the determination of a violation, students will be afforded an opportunity to contact their parent(s) or guardian before the university will issue a notification. In certain cases, written notification will be utilized in lieu of verbal contact.
Parents/guardians interested in gaining further information about their student’s academic records are encouraged to discuss this information with their student or request that the student sign a written consent to have this information shared with his/her parents. Consent forms are available at the Student Development Office. Parents should be aware that the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits the University from sharing student records (not including the above exceptions) without the student’s written consent.
Please direct all questions regarding Millikin University’s Parental Notification Practices to the Office of the Dean of Students at (217) 424-6395.
All vehicles that park on campus must be registered with Safety and Security and display a valid Millikin University parking permit. Permits are available through Safety and Security. Sophomore, Junior, and Senior residential students are allowed vehicles on campus. Students are only allowed to register one vehicle. Freshmen residential students wishing to park on campus are required to petition Safety and Security for parking privileges. Students may be required to provide verification of the extenuating circumstances. The fee schedule for permits is: Freshmen and Sophomore: $100.00, Junior and Senior: $50.00. All commuter student parking permits are $50.00. Parking Permits are valid for one year (08/01-07/31).
Students are required to park according to the guidelines outlined in the Parking Information brochure published by the Millikin University Department of Safety and Security. Copies of this brochure are available at the Department of Safety and Security in Walker Hall. Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to reserved spaces such as visitor (Millikin students are not considered visitors), handicapped parking, and designated fire lanes. Students who fail to abide by the University’s parking regulations are subject to fined parking tickets or having their vehicles towed.
During snow emergencies, students may be asked to relocate their vehicles so that snow can be removed. Students must also be aware that certain city streets around campus are “snow emergency routes.” Vehicles parked on these routes in violation of city ordinances will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Housekeeping service is provided in residence hall common areas including bathrooms ( 1 to 2 times per week and as needed), lounges and hallways. Students are responsible for cleaning their rooms.
In each residence hall, washers and dryers are available for use by residents free of charge. Check with the resident assistant for the laundry room location in each hall. A laundry fee is assessed to each residential student’s account at the start of each semester. You are encouraged to stay with your laundry at all times. The University does not take responsibility for theft of personal belongings.
Maintenance concerns should be reported to the resident assistant. The resident assistant will supply students with the correct information on how to resolve their concern.
Refrigerators and Microwaves
Students may bring their own refrigerators into the residence halls; however, they may not exceed 1.5 amps or be larger than 3 cubic feet. Personal microwaves are not allowed in the residence halls.
Student Housing Council
The Student Housing Council (SHC) is the students’ voice in the operation of Millikin residence halls. Student interest and involvement in student government is important and welcome. Check with the resident assistant to find out how to become involved.
The Resident Assistant (RA) is a trained student-staff member on each floor or in each apartment building selected due to his/her interest in helping other students. With your help, the RA will maintain harmony and a sense of respect in your community. Primarily, they are a resource person for you—there to assist you in all facets of your college experience. As you will discover, although RAs spend much time with their community, they have other responsibilities in their position (duty, training, meetings, etc.) and most importantly, they are full-time students at Millikin.
Residence Life Professional Staff are full time professional staff members with at least a Master’s degree in Higher Ed or related field. The professional staff is responsible for overall supervision, administration, and student conduct in the Residence Halls and can easily be found in the office located in Jack C. Dolson Hall.
The Residence Life staff are University officials charged with creating an educational environment and maintaining respect in the residence halls.
Each residence hall room is equipped with a cable-television outlet. Basic cable service is provided at no cost to the student.
Richards Treat University Center (RTUC)
Richards Treat University Center (RTUC) provides an exciting and functional place for numerous University events. RTUC houses student lounge areas, conference and meeting rooms, Wornick Dining Hall, the Big Blue Bistro, and several University offices, including Dining Services, Catering, the Office of Student Programs, the Center for Multicultural Student Affairs, the Center for International Education, and the Campus Scheduling office. RTUC also houses the University Information Center (UIC), the Game Room, WJMU, the campus radio station, and the Office of Student Organizations (OSO).
RTUC is the living room of the campus, the place where all members of the Millikin community meet, converse, and grow together. RTUC is open to all members of the University family—students, faculty, administration, alumni, and guests.
Through various committees and staff, RTUC provides a place where cultural, intellectual, social, and recreational programs bridge classroom learning with out-of-the-classroom experiences. All of these events encourage self-directed activity and give maximum opportunity for leadership development and citizenship.
Escorted guests are welcome to use RTUC. Appropriate behavior and citizenship are expected of all guests. Guest privileges are at the discretion of the staff. For further information, contact the Office of Student Programs at 424-6335 or the Campus Scheduling Office at 424-6206.
Millikin Safety and Security Department
The Millikin Safety and Security Department is located on the ground floor of Walker Hall. It is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It is a non-sworn security department comprised of the Director and Assistant Director of Safety and Security and a contracted staff of fourteen (14) unarmed security officers. Security Officers patrol campus on foot and by vehicle.
The Safety and Security Department is responsible for a wide variety of functions on campus including physical security patrol, alarm monitoring, crisis response, medical response, general incident investigation, access control management, parking enforcement, fire safety management, and various safety checks throughout campus. All security officers are also trained in fire extinguisher use and CPR/First Aid (AED). The dispatch center can be contacted anytime at 217-464-8888. The department also offers a Safe Ride/Safe Walk Program that provides escorts to students from dusk to dawn to any University owned or affiliated property.
Students are encouraged to practice sound crime prevention and general safety precautions. Various safety and crime prevention tips are contained in the “Keep Safe on Campus” booklet provided to all students via email each year, and also available here: https://web.millikin.edu/security/Pages/Jeanne%20CLery%20Act.aspx
For Security assistance on campus dial “8888” from a campus phone or 217-464-8888. Decatur/Macon County does offer 911 service for life threatening emergencies, remember to dial “7-911” when calling from a campus phone.
In event of any emergency in a residence hall—fire, illness, accident, etc.—notify Safety and Security at 464-8888. In the event of an emergency elsewhere on campus, contact Safety and Security immediately.
When the fire alarm sounds:
· Get out of the burning structure and call 911, do not hang up until the operators instructs you to do so
· close your windows
· open blinds
· leave lights on
· close your room door
· calmly proceed to the nearest exit and leave the building
· if in a closed room, feel the door with the back of our hand, if the door is hot use an alternate exit
· if an alternative exit is not available, seal off the room you are in by stuffing towels, etc. in vents and door cracks. Call 911 and/or Safety & Security (464-8888) and tell them you are trapped and give your location. If practical, wait by a window and signal for help.
· do not re-enter the building until instructed to do so by a staff member
False alarms and genuine fire alarms are indistinguishable. Therefore, students should follow the fire procedures whenever the alarm sounds. Failure to evacuate appropriately may result in injury and will result in disciplinary action.
When notified that a tornado has been sighted in this area:
· close room windows
· close blinds
· leave room and close door (unlocked)
· move to the basement. If there is no basement, sit in the corridor away from windows on the lowest floor of the building.
· do not re-enter room until danger is past and the “all clear” is provided by a staff member.
Room reservations for meetings on campus must be done through the Campus Scheduling Office at the University Information Center in RTUC. The campus utilizes R25 scheduling software to manage all campus facilities and spaces. An electronic request through R25 must be submitted in order to receive confirmation of an event. The Campus Scheduler can be reached at 424-6206 or email@example.com. Set-up arrangements should be made at the time of scheduling. All food-service arrangements must be made with the catering manager after facility use has been arranged and confirmed. All audio/visual requests should be directed to Media Services at 424-6238.
Recognized student organizations, faculty, and staff have priority for scheduling purposes. Rental fees are usually waived for these groups. Arrangements and charges will be assessed by the Scheduling staff for off-campus organizations. Scheduling should be done at least 14 days prior to an event in order to ensure space, equipment, and set-up arrangements. Academic classes will not be scheduled in RTUC.
All cancellations should be made at least 48 hours prior to the start of the event by calling Scheduling staff at 424-6206 (weekdays) or the University Information Center at 424-3500 (weekends and evenings). Groups that fail to make notification of cancellation may forfeit reservation privileges for the remainder of the semester.
Student organizations desiring to open an event to the public must receive permission from the Director of Student Programs before publicizing the event. Extension of normal building hours requires approval of the building director. Sponsoring organizations will be responsible for all costs associated with extension of the hours.
Student Accounts – Campus Charges
Campus charges (parking tickets, fines, ID fees, health service fees, etc.) will be assessed to individual student accounts each month. Students will receive a paper bill before each semester and each subsequent statement is sent electronically. Student accounts must be paid in full by the end of each term to be eligible to return the following semester. Students may access their account by going to MU Account Suite.
Telephone Regulations and Guidelines
Millikin coordinates and provides telephone services to campus through Telephone Services located in Shilling Hall- Room 106 and can be contacted at 424-5066.
Access Codes and Policies
One telephone jack is located in each room of University housing for use by students sharing the room. Each student living in these residences is issued a six-digit access code by request at telephone services.
The access code permits a student to reach directory assistance, call long distance, and use calling cards from other long distance servers from any phone on campus. International calls also may be made using access codes. The code must be used to place any calls other than on-campus, local and “1-800,” “1-888,” or “toll-free” calls. Millikin provides a long distance carrier, Windstream (as of this writing), for all personal long distance telephone calls. Students are free to use calling cards from other long distance carriers and are not restricted to use of the provided carrier.
Each student is responsible for all calls made with his/her access code. Each code belongs solely to one student and should not be shared with anyone else under any circumstances. Telephone Services strongly advises against loaning an access code or writing it where someone else may find and use it.
Please realize that if you share or lose your access code, you are accountable to pay all charges on your bill. If you believe someone is misusing your access code, contact Telephone Services immediately to have that code voided and to receive a new one. Unauthorized use of another’s access code is considered theft, and disciplinary action may be taken.
Collect, third party, and operator-assisted calls should not be billed to your campus phone. These calls are discouraged because of the cost and difficulty of billing these calls to the proper person. Do not sign up for special services on your phone lines. These phone lines are Millikin owned and these services are not allowed to be used.
Using the telephone to make obscene or harassing calls is a violation of state and federal law. The University supports these laws and believes use of the telephone in this manner constitutes irresponsibility. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action. If you receive harassing and/or obscene phone calls, contact the Dean of Student Development or Safety and Security.
The access code provides the basis for billing of individual calls. Long distance telephone bills may be viewed via MU Online.
Repeated problems with payment or damage to the phone system may cause the discontinuance of your access code for the remainder of the school year.
Toll calls include long distance calls, directory assistance (“calling information”) and international calls. No charge is made for on-campus or local calls. All 900 number calls are prohibited.
Questions concerning the payment of telephone bills should be directed to the Student Service Center, 424-6317. Questions concerning access code difficulties should be directed to Telephone Services, 424-5066.
Where to Report Problems
If you have forgotten your access code or you need to arrange for a different code, you must come to Telephone Services in person, with your Millikin I.D. card. Access codes will not be given over the phone.
Telephones not working properly should be promptly reported to Telephone Services (424-5066). Telephone Services, Shilling Hall, Room 106, is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Most problems can be corrected within 24 hours. Do not contact AT&T to request service for on-campus phone problems. SBC will bill you for its service, and it is your obligation to pay for the charges.
(For calls placed from residence hall or other campus phones)
Dial only the four-digit extension number.
Dial 7 + 7-digit-number
Dial 16 + access code + 7 + 411
Long Distance (217 area code):
Dial 16 + access code + 7 + 7-digit-number
Long Distance (other than 217 area code):
Dial 16 + access code + 7 + 1 + area code + 7-digit-number
Dial 16 + access code + 7 + 011 + country code + city code
Dial 16 +access code + 7 and then follow the instructions for your particular type of calling card.
“Toll-Free” numbers: dial 7 + 1-800-xxx-xxxx and continue with carrier’s instructions
Blue Light (Emergency) Phones:
· Between Dolson and Hessler “D” Parking Lot
· DISC Parking Lot
· Drive between William St. and “D” Lot
· Fairview Parking Lot
· Kirkland Parking Lot
· Millikin East/West Apartments
· North-end of football field
· North St. Parking Lot (SE corner)
· Tennis Courts
· Wood Street Parking Lot
· William Street Parking Lot
· Sidewalk behind Perkinson Music Center
· Blackburn Hall (fish bowl)
· Hessler Hall (north side and south side)
· Millikin East and West Apartments
· Mills Hall (north side)
· New Halls 2, 3 and 4 (front of each)
· Dolson Hall main lobby
· Staley Library (NW corner)
· Tennis Courts
· Weck Hall (front of hall)
· William Street Parking Lot
· Wood Street Parking Lot (east side)
Bus transportation to and from downtown Decatur and the Hickory Point Mall is provided by Decatur Mass Transit District. Trolley transportation to and from downtown Decatur is provided by the Downtown Decatur Council. Buses stop at the corners of Fairview Avenue and Main Street and at Oakland Avenue and Main Street, Monday through Saturday. Schedule information may be obtained by calling 424-2800. Intercity bus service for Decatur is provided by Greyhound Lines, 877-6262. Airline service is provided by American Connection to St. Louis, 1-800-433-7300.
University Information Center
(Dial “0” or “3500”)
The University Information Center (UIC) is a service center for the Millikin community. Telephone and campus event information is available from the UIC, which is located near the front entrance of Richards Treat University Center.
The University Information Center is open seven days a week during the academic year.
A wide variety of beverages and snacks is available in vending areas located in each residence hall, Shilling Hall and in the RTUC snack bar. Refunds are available from the Student Service Center, Shilling Hall 118. The contact number is 424-6317. Tampering with or destruction of vending machines is a violation of University policy.