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Student Engagement & Support Services

At Nebraska Methodist College, we provide you with an array of student services that not only facilitate success in the classroom, but also promote your personal and professional growth in the real world.

We have services to help you take the next step in many areas of your life, from deepening your spiritual development to connecting with others through student organizations and service opportunities.

Student Support Services

Institutional Statement on Diversity

Nebraska Methodist College is committed to creating a harmonious community characterized by awareness, integrity, cooperation and mutual respect of diversity. We strive to identify and eliminate cultural barriers that inhibit success and to affirm, respect and celebrate cultural differences.

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Student Housing

Get the most out of your college experience by living on campus. Josie’s Village offers 32 one-bedroom and 34 two-bedroom apartments on the southwest side of campus.
Campus Health

Campus Health

We offer a range of healthcare services. Click below to find clinic hours, required immunizations, forms and more.

Counseling Services

Nebraska Methodist College offers free, confidential counseling to all enrolled students. These services are here to help you make adjustments in your academic and personal life. Our licensed onsite counselor is trained to address a variety of issues, including test anxiety, relationships/codependency, stress management, time management, anxiety, substance abuse, depression, grief and loss, family/parenting issues and more.

Through Methodist Health System's Best Care Employee Assistance Program, the college also offers free counseling services available 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and other resources to students and their dependent children.

Counseling

Confidentiality

Strict confidentiality is maintained at all times. No information is released without written authorization from the student. All counseling records are kept separate from other College records and are accessible only by Professional Counseling staff members. However, there are limits to confidentiality. They include the following:

  • When there is risk of imminent harm to the student or to another person, counselors have a legal and ethical duty to intervene.
  • When any individual has reason to believe that a child, mentally disabled person, or an elderly person is in danger of or is being physically, emotionally, or sexually abused, that individual is obligated by law to report such abuse to the proper authorities.

Additionally, a student's counselor may consult with a supervisor and/or other professional counselor for the purpose of providing the best possible service. Please discuss any concerns you have about the confidentiality of counseling with your counselor, that is what she is there for!

How do I schedule an appointment?

Counseling is available to all students who are able to come to campus for their appointments.

Students are encouraged to initiate contact with the counseling office, although referrals can be made by faculty, staff, parents, or concerned friends. All information is kept in the strictest confidence in accordance with the law.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Kathy Dworak at (402) 354-7080.

Where are the counseling offices located?

The office is located on the second floor of the Clark Center, office 2244. Counseling hours vary; call for available appointment times. In case of an emergency, please call 911 or proceed to the hospital emergency room.

Can I communicate over the Internet with my counselor?

Please do not e-mail confidential information to counselors. E-mail is not secure and can be read in transit by people other than the recipient. Therefore, please use e-mail only to request information about counseling services or for other matters that are not confidential in nature.

Please do not contact counselors by e-mail in case of an emergency requiring immediate action. It cannot be ensured that an email will be read when it is first received. In case of an emergency, please call 911 or go to the closest hospital emergency room.

Other Resources

CRISIS INTERVENTION/SUICIDE
Boystown Suicide and Crisis Line
(800) 448-3000 or (800) 448-1833 (TDD)
Covenant House Hotline (800) 999-9999
National Youth Crisis Hotline (800) 442-HOPE (4673)

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/CHILD ABUSE/SEXUAL ABUSE
National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE(7233) or (800) 787-3224 (TDD)
CHILD HELP
USA National Child Abuse Hotline
800-4ACHILD (422-4453) or
(800) 222-4453(TDD
HIV/AIDS/SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
CDC National AIDS Hotline (800) 342-2437
AIDS Hotline in Spanish (800) 344-7432
AIDS Hotline for the Hearing Impaired (800) 243-7889
CDC National STD Hotline (800) 227-8922

RUNAWAYS/EXPLOITED CHILDREN
National Child Safety Council Childwatch (800) 222-1464
National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children
(800) 843-5678
National Runaway Switchboard (800) 621-4000
Child Find of America Hotline (800) I AM LOST (426-5678)
SUBSTANCE ABUSE
National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline
(800) 662-HELP (4357)
National Cocaine Hotline (800) COCAINE (262-2463)

Internet Resources

There are many resources on the internet to help, but these Web sites should not take the place of a professional counselor. Here are a few sample sites where assistance is offered.

American Psychological Association's Self - Help Brochures
Psych Central: one stop index for support resources
Web of Addictions

Student Assistance Program

In addition to on-campus counseling, free confidential counseling services are available 24/7/365 days of the year (nights and weekends, too) through the Student Assistance Program.

For more information:

www.BestCareEAP.org
Member ID: bcNMCSAPe Password: NMCSAP

402.354.8020 or 800.776.6233

EAP@BestCareEAP.org

Contact Us

Dworak,Kathy
Kathy Dworak, MA, BS
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
(402) 354-7080
Email
Clark Center, Office 2244

Spiritual Development

Spirituality is an important part of life at Nebraska Methodist College. As a school created in 1891 through the efforts of Methodist deaconesses, we couldn't be prouder of our institutional heritage of Christian faith and service. We continue to embody this identity today through our core values of caring, excellence, holism, learning, and respect, alongside the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church, which guide and inspire our mission to positively influence the health and well-being of our community.

Spirituality is about our deepest passions, desires and beliefs and how we put those into practice in our lives. Spirituality gives us a sense of who we are, where we came from, where we are going and how we make our lives meaningful. Viewed through this lens, spirituality is for everyone because it engages us with life's big questions about identity, meaning, purpose and place in the world. 

We challenge you to think about these ultimate questions, not in an effort to tell you what to think, but to reflect and grow in your own understanding, beliefs, values and vocation — your sense of purpose or calling as a healthcare professional.

For some students, this process will be explicitly religious and always includes their faith lives and relationship with God; for others, the process will be more about self-discovery and finding personal meaning in life and in work. A variety of voices and perspectives helps us all to learn and grow in important ways, so we welcome and encourage both ends of the spectrum, and everything in between!

We want all students, faculty, and staff to engage spirituality during their time here, but we also want to practice it each and every day at the College. We strive to create a community where everyone feels supported and cared for, heard and respected.

Chapel

The NMC chapel provides a space for students, faculty and staff to escape for a few moments from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives. The chapel is always open and all are welcome to spend some time in prayer, reflection, meditation or conversation in the quiet, relaxed atmosphere, located on the first floor of the Riley Leinart Center.

There is important symbolism throughout the chapel, including:

  • The Cross is a symbol and a reminder of our Methodist identity and heritage. 
  • The Stained Glass depicts the four seasons, recalling the words of Ecclesiastes that "to everything there is a season," reminding us of God's presence and care for us during the inevitable ups and downs, joys and challenges, and the changing seasons of our lives. 
  • The Sculpture, "Unity Amidst Diversity," highlights that NMC values and promotes inclusion and diverse perspectives, identities, and backgrounds - spirituality and religion, race and culture, gender and sexuality. 
  • The Circular Shape of the chapel is an expression of oneness, equality and wholeness, as well as a reminder of the cycle of life and the eternal nature of God.

All are welcome to use the chapel to take time to reflect, re-center and recharge.

Military Support

Military Service Member Support

As a Military Friendly® school, NMC creates sustainable and meaningful benefits for those who serve, serve alongside or have served, including active duty, guard, reserve, military spouses and veterans.
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Campus Safety

The safety and well-being of the Nebraska Methodist community is our highest priority. The NMC Emergency and Safety Procedure Manual outlines our campus safety policies and procedures. Everyone at NMC should be prepared to take appropriate and deliberate action when an emergency arises because safety is everyone's responsibility.

Report any incident or occurrence that is out of the ordinary (including, but not limited to, complaints from external constituents, missing persons, or any situation not related to illness or injury).

Student Engagement

Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Our student organizations are an excellent way to learn about current issues in your profession, meet new people, improve your personal and professional skills, network with local and national professionals and develop leadership skills. As a student at Nebraska Methodist College, you will have the opportunity to join: 

  • Student ambassador programs
  • Honor societies
  • Professional organizations specific to your field
  • Leadership and student government organizations
  • Veterans organizations…

...and much more. There are also opportunities to volunteer with community organizations and participate in outreach trips. 


Learn more about how you can get involved. 

Medical Fitness

Fitness Center

A well-equipped Fitness Center is available on the first floor of the Alumni Center.

The Fitness Center is equipped with weights, treadmills, bikes, ellipticals and stair steppers.

In order to become a member of the NMC Fitness Center, students must complete a liability form. For your convenience, you can complete the waiver online (login required). A printable version is also available below.

It will take a few days to process the form. Then, you can access the fitness center by using your student ID card anytime the college is open.

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