The purposes of VAX Unlimited are established as follows:
VaxU began offering one session, non-credit classes in Spring 1994 on the VAX Cluster computer system. We have since expanded our classes offered to include Grove (Unix/Ultrix), the Internet, the Alachua FreeNet, and the World Wide Web. During Spring 1995, we were approached by CIRCA and the UF Computing Help Desk to begin teaching new classes on DOS and Windows. These classes are still under development, and we're planning on merging them into our curriculum in the near future.
VaxU offers quality programs accessible through logins, which are written by students at UF and which we sponsor. Logins are available on CIRCA's Grove and VAX Cluster systems, and are designed to make utilizing these systems easier for the average user.
VaxU is a non-profit, internally funded student organization registered with the IRS and the Student Government of the University of Florida. We do not receive any funding from either Student Government or the University of Florida.
VaxU meets every Friday evening at 6:10 on campus, in the J. Wayne Reitz Union. Our meetings are open to the public, and everybody is welcome to attend. Although they're sometimes notorious for their mirth and silliness, we always manage to cover our general business and hear from all of our guests. Meetings usually end around 7:30, and we always go out to dinner afterwards. If you'd like to attend one of our meetings, simply check the monitors found around the Union to find out what room the meeting will be held in, or send us email and let us know you're interested! Everyone is invited to our meetings and to dinner afterwards.
To become a voting member in VaxU, you must be a registered student at the University of Florida, have access to a personal Internet-accessible account, attend two general meetings in the current or previous semester, register with the secretary (which can be done at a meeting), and assist in one of our many projects.