Sep 27, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Support Services and Resources


Campus Safety and Security

The Office of Campus Safety and Security will provide, upon request, all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. The Campus Safety (Clery Act) Report may be found on the Mercy College website. This information is also available, in a hardcopy format, from the Mercy College Office of Campus Safety and Security. To receive a copy, contact the Director of Security, at 914-674-7225.

Students may sign up to receive emergency campus alerts through the NY Alert website (https://users.nyalert.gov). For more information about preparing for or responding to a campus emergency, down load the “In Case of Crisis” Application in the Apple or Google Play app stores.

Students wishing to report an emergency should call 914-674-9999 or 911; for general security assistance in a non-emergency situation call 914-674-7225.

Learning and Assessment Services

Learning and Assessment Services is the umbrella for the Vitale Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation (composed of Learning Centers on Mercy College’s four campuses), and the Testing Office. The overall purpose of these services is to provide Mercy College students with the academic support necessary to meet the challenges of higher education.

The Learning and Assessment Services are an outgrowth of Mercy College’s mission to support the academic development of students with their full range of diversity in language, scholastic background, levels of communications skills and general academic sophistication. The services of these offices are available to all undergraduate students who want to improve or enhance their learning skills. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take advantage of the available resources, and to discuss issues related to their classes.

The Vitale Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation

The four campus Learning Centers are designed to support teaching and learning at the College. They offer assistance in English and writing across the curriculum as well as most content-specific areas including mathematics, statistics and the computer sciences; biology, chemistry and physics.

Many qualified peers, graduate students and faculty members are on staff to help students succeed. Group, supplemental instruction and individual tutoring are available, as well as workshops on a variety of study skills. Hours of offerings vary at each location. Mercy College students have access to all Centers regardless of home cam-pus. Students interested in taking advantage of this service should call 914-674-7402.

Testing Office

The Testing Office coordinates all placement examinations for incoming new and transfer students. Examinations are administered by proctors and offered on all campuses. Placement examinations are used to determine the appropriate introductory level courses for incoming students in mathematics and English and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams. Students can contact the Office by calling 914-674-7358.

Health and Wellness

Mercy College encourages student wellness through access to resources and preventive programming. Learn more about the Health & Wellness department which includes the Health Office, Counseling, ACCESSibility, and the Hudson Hall Fitness Center.

Student Health Office

The Student Health Office is a safe, confidential place where students can receive limited primary care services including evaluation and treatment for common minor injuries and illnesses, preventive care, health education and referrals to local specialists or hospitals as needed.

The office is staffed by a Family Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurses all committed to treating the students with the highest quality of care in order to support their personal and academic success.

We encourage our students to take an active role in creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We support these efforts by offering Wellness Programming on a wide range of health related topics throughout the school year. There are no fees for the services of the Student Health Office. Students are encouraged to contact the office to schedule an appointment at 914-674-7255. Walk-ins are accepted as space allows. Emergencies always take priority.

HOURS OF OPERATION:  
Dobbs Ferry Campus Bronx Campus
Main Hall Room 127 Room 2125
914-674-7255 718-678-8487
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-9pm Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.*
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.* *by appointment 3 p.m - 5 p.m.
*by appointment 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.  
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

Counseling and Similar Support Systems

The Mercy College Student Counseling Services office offers psychological evaluation and brief treatment typically lasting from one to six sessions. Students in need of more intensive treatment are referred to local hospitals and clinics for longterm psychotherapy and/ or medication, if necessary.

College students come to the Counseling Services office with mental health issues including increased stress, depression and anxiety as well as concerns about their academic progress, daily living, adjustment to college, or relationships with others. Counseling can be an opportunity to talk about issues that are of concern to students with an objective person who can help them develop skills and view situations in ways that may enable them to be more effective in managing life’s challenges down the road.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call our main number 914-888-5150 or email counselingcenter@mercy.edu This service is for Mercy College students ONLY. Full- and part-time faculty, administrators, and staff may contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to obtain psychological services.

Students with Disabilities

The Office of ACCESSibility provides Accommodations, Collaboration, Consultation, and Educational Support Services for students with disabilities. The office works to collaborate with and empower students who have disabilities to obtain equal access to an education and college life. ACCESS provides opportunities and resources that will facilitate the development of self-advocacy, self-efficacy, and adaptive skills in students to overcome barriers a disability may present.

Students whose disabilities may require some type of accommodation must self-identify, complete an “Application for Accommodations” and provide supplemental documentation, as requested. The review of requests and documentation is a collaborative process; requests are handled on a case-by-case basis.

Students are encouraged to register with ACCESS as soon as possible upon admission to the College to ensure timely provision of services. Students should also visit ACCESS at the beginning of each semester to obtain up-to-date documentation of their accommodations. For more information, contact the Office of ACCESSibility, Main Hall, Room 109, (914) 674-7523 or accessibility@mercy.edu.

For more information about the process for obtaining accommodations, or if a student feels that their accommodations are not being provided adequately or fully, or the student disagrees with an accommodation that was not approved, she/he should refer to the Policy and Procedures for Implementing Reasonable Accommodations for Students in the Mercy College Student Handbook.

The Mercy College Fitness Center

The 5,000 square-foot Mercy College Fitness Center, located in Hudson Hall, is equipped with top-of-the-line fitness equipment and offers access to all members of the campus community. Since its completion in January 2016, the Fitness Center holds a wealth of options for the recreational exerciser. Included in the facility are full locker rooms with shower and toilet facilities for gym users, a variety of cardio equipment, and an assortment of Life Fitness weight training machines. Multiple pairs of free weights ranging from 5 to 100 pounds are available with adjustable and fixed benches. It is open for free to all students, faculty and staff.

The Speech and Hearing Center

The Speech and Hearing Center offers diagnostic and remedial services for children and adults who have speech, language, and/or hearing disorders. In addition, the center serves as a laboratory for students studying speech, language, and hearing disorders and working toward New York State Provisional Certification as Teachers of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped.