Student Life Overview
Student Life at Westchester Community College is a unit 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 diverse student body, Student Life will foster personal development to create socially and academically responsible and engaged individuals.
Student Life is led by the Associate Dean of Student Life and a dedicated team of faculty, staff, and administrators; you can meet the Student Life Leadership Team by clicking here. The offices that compromise Student Life are:
The Athletic Department provides quality athletic programs that promote 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.
Health Services offers services and resources to promote physical, social, and emotional health and well-being. In addition, Health Services seek to protect the health of the college community through enforcement of all New York State Immunization Laws and public health mandates. All visits are kept confidential.
Mental Health and Counseling Services
Mental Health and Counseling Services creates a campus environment that is safe, growth fostering, and prioritizes the psychological, social, and emotional well-being of our college community. Employing a holistic approach to mental health, the Department of Mental Health and Counseling Services offers confidential individual and group mental health services to students, as well as programming, outreach, and psychoeducation initiatives to the broader College community.
Student Involvement believes that every student has the right to community, connection, and self-development, and is committed to providing comprehensive and meaningful educational experiences for students in the co-curriculum. Student Involvement creates inclusive and intentional learning environments while supporting students in acquiring leadership and other transferable skills that can be utilized throughout their academic and professional careers.
Student Support Services
Student Support Services helps students relieve or eliminate personal and familial tangible challenges and hardships that affect their ability to achieve their academic goals. Student Support Services improves student wellness and success through the development of individualized success plans, case management, innovative programming, and referrals to a network of providers.
Veterans Services provides Veterans and Reserve component personnel, as well as active duty, family members, and dependents, the support they need to make a seamless transition into the college environment. Veterans Services offers a variety of programs and services intended to strengthen existing foundations built with additional career and internship opportunities, utilizing campus, community, and national resources.
College Report/Dean’s Certification Request
Students looking to transfer to another college will often be required to submit a College Report from their current institution. These forms have many different names, including but are not limited to: (a) College Report; (b) Dean’s Certification; (c) Dean’s Release; (d) the Common Application’s Transfer College Report; or (e) Transfer Recommendation. At Westchester Community College, these forms are completed by the Registrar’s Office.
The unit of Student Life supports students’ success by maintaining teams and policies that ensure campus safety and well-being for all, we do this primarily through these functions:
The C.A.R.E. Team
The Community Assessment & Risk Evaluation (CARE) Team is a cross-functional committee of faculty, staff, and administrators who identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with students exhibiting concerning behavior or thoughts. In order to address the well-being and security of the community and the individual, the C.A.R.E. Team partners with the community and recommend interventions that help ensure the likelihood of a positive and safe resolution.
Student Code of Conduct
To maintain, uphold, and build upon the values of the college community, students are expected to exhibit personal accountability and remember that the decisions they make have an impact on the overall health of our community, and, ultimately, on the quality of their experience. The Student Code of Conduct is the document that details the values of the community, student’s rights and responsibilities, and the procedures for adjudication of alleged violations.
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