The MELC Club (MELC-C) is a student organization that provides students of the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures a forum to share research with one another, as well as organizational and financial resources to host well-known lecturers in the field of Middle Eastern languages, culture, and politics. The Club promotes awareness of Middle Eastern cultures on the IU campus and in the greater Bloomington community.
The Egyptology club is a student organization that promotes the study of Ancient Egypt. The club is open to all Indiana University students.
Student Health Services
Students must be enrolled or at least one credit to be eligible for Student Health Services.
If a student is enrolled for three or more credits during the fall or spring semester or six or more credits in the summer, a health fee is assessed. Students enrolled in fewer than three credits are charged for each office call.
To learn more about the services offered, please visit the IU Health Center webpage. Link: https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/index.html
University Housing Services
As a rule, a graduate student should be enrolled in at least ten credit hours to be entitled to accommodation in university housing; however, individual arrangements can be worked out. For students taking qualifying examinations, it is sufficient to submit a memo from the student’s department with that information to remain eligible for university housing. A variety of housing options, on and off campus, are available in Bloomington. Students interested in living on campus should call (812-855-1764), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Residential Programs and Services.
There is a great demand for campus housing. If a student wants to live in the dormitories or campus apartments, it is strongly recommended to apply as soon as possible. The advantages of on-campus housing include a direct connection to the internet through the university network and free university cable television. Most utilities are also included in the price of rent. Students interested in living off campus are advised to visit Bloomington personally to find accommodations. For fall leasing, it is best to search during late spring. The University owns several off-campus properties, but the availability of these for fall is usually unknown until late April or early May. For more details contact Residential Programs and Services, Indiana University Real Estate, or consult the Bloomington Herald-Times web page. (www.hearldtimesonline.com).
The Indiana University Libraries are one of the major academic library systems in the United States. In addition, IU is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, a consortium of the “Big Ten” universities plus the University of Chicago. This gives IU faculty and graduate students access to the libraries of the other members, including such major research libraries as the Universities of Chicago and Michigan.
Materials not held by IU can usually be obtained through interlibrary loan within a few days. IU Libraries subscribe to almost all major academic databases.
Graduate students are entitled to use all the University library facilities and resources. Most library materials can be checked out for 120 days.
The library offers orientations for students.
The bibliographer concerned with Middle Eastern materials is Akram Khabibalaev (email@example.com , Wells LibraryE960).