Student Services

Glendale, AZ Campus

Your life outside of class starts with the resources of Midwestern University's Office of Student Services. We're here to nurture, enhance, and promote your growth and development in cultural and social settings, as we also support your intellectual, physical, and emotional well-being. Through the sense of respect, appreciation, and community you find among the Colleges of Midwestern University, you carry into your professional life an awareness, understanding, and acceptance of all individuals in our diverse world.

On the Glendale Campus, Student Services includes the Office of the Dean, Student Activities, Residence Life,  Student Counseling Services, Disability Services and Learning Strategies.  We coordinate student support service functions within the University and support all Colleges.

Student Services develops and supports programs and services to enrich your experiences on campus, such as Student Government, Student Organization support, Student Tutoring Program, social and recreational activities, orientation, stress and time management seminars, multicultural and diversity programming, crisis intervention and interpersonal counseling, academic support, MWU Student Recycling Program, disability services and support, community outreach, intramural sports, and other developmental activities. Our doors are always open, and our staff is continually available to offer the support, advice, and encouragement you need to handle your concerns and meet your challenges.

Contact Us

Office of Student Services
19555 North 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
623/572-3210 phone
623/572-3287 fax

Ross Kosinski, Ph.D., Dean

Student Counseling & Academic Support

MWU provides licensed counselors on campus to help you successfully negotiate life's issues, both academic and personal.  The counselors in Student Counseling Services help you to set goals to do your best to manage your emotions, to function more efficiently, and to be successful.  We believe you have the ability to be resilient and can help you to develop that resiliency.   Our Academic Support Services teaches note taking and test taking strategies while encouraging overall wellness for our students.  While we may be able to accomodate walk-ins, it is recommended that you schedule an appointment. 

In addition, the Dean for Student Services maintains an open door policy and is readily available to discuss your questions or problems about life on campus.

Faculty Mentors/Advisors

Each College of the University offers a variety of academic support programs, including faculty mentoring or advising, to meet your unique needs as a student in the respective Colleges' programs.  If you need help managing your finances, contact the Director of Student Financial Services.

MWU Student Tutor Program

Group-tutoring services, available during all academic years, are designed to help you enhance test-taking skills, modify study habits, and/or focus on critical material and content.

Student Health

To protect MWU students and patients, Midwestern University requires you to submit documented proof of immunity against certain diseases prior to and during their enrollment.  It is also a requirement for all students to carry health insurance.  For acute medical issues, visit the Student Sick Clinic at the Multispecialty Clinic.

Americans With Disabilities Act Policy

Midwestern University makes reasonable accommodations to the physical and mental limitations of students, faculty, and staff to the extent that such accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the conduct of its business. MWU's building planning includes reasonable accommodation to the special needs of disabled individuals and disabled veterans, including access to the building, use of restroom facilities, and mobility requirements within the building and parking locations.  For more info, see Disability Services.

Harrassment/Hostile Working Environment

Midwestern University believes in the dignity and worth of its students, faculty, staff, interns, and residents and will not tolerate unacceptable conduct or behavior that has the effect of substantially interfering with the individual's performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning/working environment. Members of the MWU community have a right to be free from harassment. This policy/procedure establishes a protocol whereby those who believe they have been harassed may obtain redress promptly and equitably through the formal and informal procedures of the University.

It is the policy of MWU to provide an environment that is free from harassment because such conduct seriously undermines the atmosphere of trust and respect that is essential to a healthy work and academic environment. The conduct prohibited by this policy includes all unwelcome conduct (whether verbal, physical, visual, or written) based on an individual's protected status, such as gender, color, race, ancestory, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or other protected group status as defined by law. Among the types of conduct prohibited by this policy are teasing, jokes, slurs, epithets, and negative stereotyping based on another person's protected status. Even where the conduct is not sufficiently severe or pervasive to rise to the level of a legal violation, MWU discourages any such conduct in the workplace and/or any of our related educational settings and reserves the right to the take remedial action for all the conduct it deems inappropriate.

This policy applies to all members of the University community, each of whom is encouraged to promptly report complaints about harassment. Anyone found to be in violation of this harassment policy shall be subject to disciplinary warning, disciplinary probation, demotion, transfer, suspension, or dismissal.

No action shall be taken against anyone who submits a complaint that he or she believes to be valid, regardless of the outcome of the investigation. However, anyone found to be intentionally dishonest in making the allegations or to have made them maliciously is subject to University discipline.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Midwestern University we recognize and appreciate differences. We respect our diverse student body, faculty, and staff and aim to provide a safe learning environment based on understanding and inclusion. As a University dedicated to educating the next generation of healthcare leaders, we provide educational opportunities that equip our students to effectively treat an increasing diverse patient population. Midwestern University is committed to creating a culture of acceptance in the classroom, in our clinics, and in our community. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination.

University policies regarding diversity, inclusion, and harassment can be found in the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment may involve the behavior of a person of either sex against a person of the opposite or same sex, and occurs when such behavior constitutes unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, and other unwelcome verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature where:

  1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's education or employment;
  2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting the individual's welfare; or
  3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's welfare, academic or work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, offensive, or demeaning educational or work environment.

A third party may also file a complaint under this policy if the sexual conduct of others in the educational or work environment has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the third party's welfare, academic, or work performance.

To learn more, visit the following links:

Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures
Sexual Assault
Victims Rights and Options

Crime Statistics

Arizona - Midwestern University Annual Security Report