Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - SHSS Graduate Handbook

Campus Life & Services

Beyond the classroom walls

Here at AUI, there is more to education than just sitting in classrooms. As John Dewey  (1859-1952), the father of the progressive education movement argued, “education is a social process; education is growth; education is not preparation for life but is life itself.”  The Division of Student Affairs at AUI recognizes that it is in a unique position to make a significant contribution to the overall development of students. It strives to help students develop emotionally, physically, socially, and even spiritually by providing a variety of services and programs. It supports all AUI students with various extracurricular learning opportunities as well as recreational and cultural activities. Campus life at AUI offers intramural and intercollegiate sports and fitness programs to keep you in top shape physically and mentally. The Student Health Center will help you strengthen and maintain your health and well-being and if you are experiencing personal or academic problems, Counseling Services is ready to help you overcome your difficulties. Our spiritual leaders serve our community by leading regular religious services and interfaith discussions to promote tolerance and diversity. Housing Services staff work hard to promote community living, mutual respect, and civility through the Resident Assistants Program and many other activities. We also endeavor to instill a sense of civic responsibility in our students through our community service program component where students must perform 60 hours of service with an NGO or charitable association of their choice before graduation. In addition, students can join one of three main AUI social organizations and/or the Azrou Center to help provide badly needed help to the local Ifrane and surrounding communities. There are about 10 sports clubs and over 40 student organizations, three student publications and one media outlet. Study-abroad opportunities are available with 400 institutions in 50 countries and include United States institutions of higher education as well as European and Asian universities. If you are ready to expand your experience and enhance your skills and CV, internships are great ways to learn firsthand what challenges professionals in your field face and how your experience and skills might best fit in. Last but not least, through the Leadership Development Institute, we offer high-achieving, highly motivated students the opportunity to sharpen their skills and earn a co-curricular certificate.

All of us at the Division of Student Affairs believe that campus experience is about discovering who you are and who you want to be. We are committed to providing our students every opportunity to make the most of their stay at AUI. We welcome all students, parents, and guests of the University and are delighted to seeing you on campus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Media

In support of the mission to foster a campus that hosts a multicultural exchange of ideas, Al Akhawayn University supports a variety of student media outlets.

Since 1995, student newspapers have been published in English, French, and Arabic. In addition to print media, the University Channel Network (UCN) is the official radio station broadcasting on cable on an occasional basis of Al Akhawayn and that allows for the student production of music and talk shows.

 

The Chronicle (formerly, AUI Bridge)

Al Hayat Al Jamiiya

Avant-Garde

University Channel Network

mSAOblick 

SAO Newsletter Fall 2015-1

SAO Newsletter 1st Edition (Spring 2015)

SAO Newsletter 2nd Edition (Spring 2015)

 

 

 

 

Rotaract Club

The Rotaract mission is to foster leadership and responsible citizenship, encourage high ethical standards in business, and promote international understanding and peace. At AUI we conduct health awareness days, blood drives, circumcision days, and other social events. This year AUI Rotaract won “Best Action for Public Interest” during the Rotaract MENA District Conference in Tunisia, March 2011.

 

 

 

 

Housing Options

Students Residence halls are gender segregated. All rooms are heated and are furnished. They are equipped with a telephone set, a TV connection and have Internet access. Housing options ranges from triple rooms to single studios.

 

Type Residence Hall

Male Residence Halls

Female Residence Halls

Small Residence Halls

18-19-20-21-22-23

24-25-26-27-32

Large Residence Halls

36, 38 Right wing, 39 Left wing

33-34-35-37,  38 left wing, 39 Right wing

Apartment type Residence Hall

30

 

 

Building

kitchen

Lounge / Kitchen

Rooms for physically challenged

Double rooms

Triple rooms

Single rooms

Double studios

Single studios

Triple studios

18

GF

√ 3rd Floor

 

GF & 3rd Floor

3rd Floor

 

3rd Floor

19

GF

√ 3rd Floor

 

GF

3rd Floor

 

3rd Floor

20

GF

√ 3rd Floor

 

GF

 

 

3rd Floor

21

GF

√  3rd Floor

 

GF

3rd Floor

 

3rd Floor

22

GF

√  3rd Floor

 

GF & 3rd Floor

3rd Floor

 

3rd Floor

23

GF

√  3rd Floor

 

GF

3rd Floor

 

3rd Floor

24

GF

  3rd Floor

 

GF & 3rd Floor

3rd Floor

 

 

25

GF

√  3rd Floor

 

GF & 3rd Floor

3rd Floor

 

 

26

GF

√  3rd Floor

 

3rd Floor

3rd Floor

 

 

27

GF

 3rd Floor

 

GF & 3rd Floor

3rd Floor

 

 

32

GF

√ 3rd Floor

 

 

GF & 3rd Floor

 

 

3rd Floor

33

GF & 2nd Floor

√ 3rd Floor 

 

3rd Floor

 

 

3rd Floor

(lounge only)

34

GF & 2nd Floor

√ 3rd  Floor 

 

3rd Floor

 

 

3rd Floor

(lounge only)

35

GF & 2nd Floor

√ 3rd Floor 

 

3rd Floor

 

 

3rd Floor

(lounge only)

36

GF & 2nd Floor

√ 3rd Floor 

 

3rd Floor

 

 

3rd Floor

(lounge only)

37

GF & 2nd Floor

√ 3rd Floor 

 

3rd Floor

 

 

3rd Floor

(lounge only)

38

 

1st Floor

 

 

4th Floor

All Floors

4th Floor

 

39

 

1st Floor

 

5th Floor

All Floors

 

 

30

All

 

 

 

GFLR

 

 

 

 *GF:Ground Floor

Welcome

The Office of Student Activities in cooperation with AL Akhawayn students strives persistently to create an exciting student life environment on the University campus. Our approach is student focused. Our SAO staff team provides support to close to 50 recognized student organizations. In addition to providing support, guidance, resources, and ad hoc advising to all our clubs, our office also creates, plans and coordinates several opportunities to help Al Akhawayn students get involved in campus life.

Our office endeavors to complement students' academic experiences by providing services and resources that engages our students and challenges them to create a campus culture that is driven by social, cultural, intellectual, spiritual, recreational, artistic, political, and community service opportunities. The office staff provides student clubs and organizations with the highest level of service based on students’ needs and built around basic student learning outcomes.  The programs and services are aimed at enhancing our students’ growth with leadership skills, self-awareness, independence and collaboration.

With close to 50 recognized student organizations on the Al Akhawayn campus, there are many opportunities to get involved in creating your campus experience. A complete list of recognized student organizations is listed below.

The Student Activities staff looks forward to meeting you and helping you make the most of your AUI experience.

Some of the main events organized by the Student Activities Office:

Orientation for newcomers

A three-day event aimed at helping newcomers get familiar with campus and campus life. Orientation takes place at the beginning of each semester in partnership with our student ambassadors.  Events include a treasure hunt aimed at exploring the campus, a Kareoke night for fun and relaxation, town outings as well as getting acquainted dinners.

Club fair

Student organizations use the fair to promote their club or organization and recruit new members.

BRAIN BASH!

An intellectual game show held over three consecutive nights. Groups of students compete against each other for one of the top prizes offered.

 

Talent Show

A very popular spring event with students showcasing a dazzling array of talents. The 2011 event featured some AUI Alumni stars!

 

International/national cultural trips

The trips provide the AUI Community with opportunities for cross-cultural interaction both abroad and at home. From trips to the Sahara to cooking classes at the University of Dublin in

Ireland, our aim is to facilitate a deeper understanding and appreciation of cultural difference through firsthand experience. Time for a group reflection is always built into trips to process and evaluate, and to discover common similarities across religions, races and languages. Our aim is to continue to strive to build responsible citizens in a diverse world.

 

Weekly spotlight

To keep the campus hopping and bopping, the Student Activities Office organizes an entertainment night every Wednesday – from Gnaoua to Jazz and Blues to DJ sets and quirky

theatre troupes, there’s sure to be an event you’ll get excited about. If you are in the mood for something a little more relaxing, come veg-out on the oversized couches in the Student Lounge and watch a movie on the big screen, discover new vocabulary in Scrabble, take financial risks in Monopoly or practice your diplomacy in Chess.

 

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