Student Life and Policies
Student Life at Westchester Community College is committed to providing students with a supportive, engaging, healthy, equitable, and accessible environment that supports student success and retention. By offering dynamic learning opportunities, teaching life skills, and serving as advocates for the needs of our students both in and out of the classroom, the sub-division of Student Life will foster personal development to create socially and academically responsible citizens.
Student Life is led by the Associate Dean of Student Life and a dedicated team of faculty, staff, and administrators. The offices that compromise the Student Life unit at the College are:
The Athletic Department serves the needs of our student-athletes by providing quality athletic programs that promotes the athletic development and retention of athletes. The department is also committed to supporting academics and complying with the academic standards of national and regional athletic associations.
Are real-life problems, such as family stress, health issues, or financial troubles getting in the way of your college plan? The Benefits Access Center can connect you and your family with resources to help relieve or even eliminate these challenges. Our office will meet with you; get to know you and your life circumstances in a safe, affirming, private, and friendly environment. We will provide support and help you identify ways to overcome obstacles. Before feeling like you need to withdraw from your classes or taking a leave from the college, come see us. We can help you!
Health Services facilitates the educational success of our students by offering services and resources to promote their physical, social and emotional well-being. In addition, Health Services seeks to protect the health of the college community through enforcement of all New York State Immunization Laws and public health mandates.
The Personal Counseling Department creates a campus environment that is safe, growth fostering, and prioritizes the psychological, social, and emotional well-being of our college community.
The Personal Counseling Department offers confidential, individual and group mental health services in addition to campus-wide programming, intended to provide support, education, and healthy ways of coping with stressors and struggles.
The Department of Student Involvement is committed to providing comprehensive and meaningful educational experiences for students in the co-curriculum. Through the creation of intentional learning environments, the Department of Student Involvement helps students acquire leadership and other transferable skills that can be utilized throughout their academic and professional careers.
The Veterans Resource Office at Westchester Community College is committed to providing Veterans and Reserve component personnel, as well as active duty, family members, and dependents, the support they need through a variety of programs and services, intended to make a seamless transition into the college environment. Veterans are encouraged and supported to strengthen their existing foundation built through their military careers with additional career and internship opportunities, utilizing campus, community and national resources The College is devoted to assisting veterans and their dependents reach personal, professional and academic goals, and is committed to guide each from admissions to graduation, and beyond. Westchester Community College and the Veterans Resource Office is a participating college for both the 8 KEYS TO VETERANS’ SUCCESS and EXECUTIVE ORDER 13607, ESTABLISHING PRINCIPLES OF EXCELLENCE FOR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS SERVING SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, SPOUSES, AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS