2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 30, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Life (SJC Long Island)

Office of the Vice President for Student Life

The Office of the Vice President for Student Life works collaboratively with all members of the college community to create an environment where all students can learn and develop to their fullest potential through a broad range of co-curricular, extracurricular and service-oriented experiences. The office values opportunities to work closely with students on compliance of college policies and regulations found in the College Catalog, Student Handbook, and Code of Conduct and to assist students in attaining their goals and becoming good citizens and leaders.

Center for Student Involvement, Leadership and Multicultural Programming

The Center for Student Involvement, Leadership and Multicultural Programming is responsible for managing the College ID services and overseeing the Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, Greek Life, and over forty academic, arts, athletic, faith based, and service awareness, student organizations and clubs. All new student and parent orientations, First Year Experience (FYE), leadership and multicultural programs and college-wide events including Welcome Back BBQ, Talent Show, Fall Fest, and St. Joseph’s Day are planned and hosted by the Center. The Center also collaborates with community partners to facilitate Big Brothers/Big Sisters Mentoring Program and the bi-annual Blood Drive.

Counseling, Wellness and Student Health Services

Counseling and Wellness offers confidential free services to all students, including individual therapy, group therapy, and support groups. Alternative and complimentary services including mindfulness meditation training, yoga therapy, and energy medicine treatments provide integrative tools to manage stress and heal the body, mind and spirit. The Center also provides outreach programs and intervention services, including crisis intervention services, medical leaves of absence, and immunization record compliance.

Student Health Services provides emergency response to accidents and injuries occurring on campus and provides basic first aide and advice on minor health issues, offerings OTC medications for self-administration by students, with referrals for appropriate follow up with outside health care providers and community resources. Personal health screenings including blood pressure and blood glucose screenings and Department of Motor Vehicles Eye Exams are also offered.

Office of Career Development and Engagement

The Office of Career Development and Engagement provide a range of supportive services to students.  Students are assisted in exploring and discovering possible career paths, and in developing strategies that enable them to make mindful career decisions.  The office collaborates with the academic departments to assist students in selecting a major program of study and   it prepares students for internship placements. The office also provides information and resources for graduate/professional school and job search strategies.

Campus Ministry

The Office of Campus Ministry at St. Joseph’s College instills, integrity, service, social responsibility, intellectual and spiritual values into the College Community. These values further the development of faculty, staff, and students toward a way of life   that is authentic and spiritual, characterized by unselfish citizenship. Through our community outreach and reverence for the sacred, St. Joseph’s College Campus Ministry participates in the creation of a world with respect and dignity for all.

 Office of Student Accessibility Services

The Office of Student Accessibility Services offers students support to accommodate mobility, cognitive, and mental differences. All accommodations comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The office also serves as a resource center and a support system throughout the institution to enhance and bolster student independence.

Program for Access and Student Success (PASS) is a fee based comprehensive learning program that focuses on supporting the special needs population, both in and out of the classroom. The curriculum for the program is tailored to each individual student. Through the program, students receive training in self-advocacy, time management, academic anxiety management, transition skills, academic writing, research skills, study strategies, and career readiness. Students gain independence and academic success.