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College Catalog Fall 2004 - Spring 2006
Student Life

SUNY Delhi believes that a student's education takes place both inside and outside the classroom. Delhi's Division of Student Life is an integral part of the education process, providing essential programs and services that enhance the students' education, growth, and personal development. The staff is highly skilled, concerned, and available to assist students in adjusting to college life, to help students determine realistic educational and career goals, and to encourage the development of each student as a responsible adult.

A wide variety of support services are provided to guide, advise, and counsel students to better understand and evaluate themselves and their abilities. Specialists in personal development, financial aid, career services, health services, residence life, and student activities are available to assist students in their educational progress and personal growth.

Residence Life Housing Policy

SUNY Delhi follows the rules and regulations for residence hall housing as promulgated by the State University of New York Board of Trustees. All undergraduate students must live in State-owned and operated residence facilities, with the following exceptions:

It is the responsibility of each student to keep a current college, home, and emergency address on file with the Office of Residence Life in Russell Hall or with one's Resident Director.

Residence Life Programs

SUNY Delhi provides students the opportunity to increase learning and success by being contributing members of their residential community. Since most students are required to live on campus, Delhi's Housing and Residence Life program seeks to promote a living-learning environment that helps students establish friendships, appreciate and respect others and their environment, make informed and ethical choices, and develop healthy lifestyles. By living on campus, students are able to sleep and study in a friendly, quiet, and safe environment.

Each of Delhi's five residence halls is centrally located on campus. A sixth suite-style residence hall is currently under construction and slated for student occupancy for Fall 2004. Students are only a short walk from most campus resources, activities, and events.

Each residence hall at Delhi has a live-in team of staff members to assist each student. Resident Assistants are fellow students who live on each residence hall floor or quad. They are trained as counselors, community builders, problem-solvers, and activity planners; but most importantly, they are there to help each student be successful. Resident Directors or Complex Coordinators are full-time, live-in professional staff who supervise the Resident Assistants and have overall management responsibility for the residence hall or complex in which they live.

There are a variety of living environments on campus to choose from, including Smoke-Free, Quiet, 21 and Over, Single Sex, and Co-ed. There are also a number of Living Learning Environments that are specially designed for Golf, Plant Science and Recreation; Nursing; and Veterinary Science majors, as well as for students in the Educational Opportunity Program. During the spring semester, students are invited to participate in the Housing Lottery in order to select a specific room and living environment for the following academic year.

Each room in the residence halls has its own telephone jack which provides free local telephone service. All students need to do is provide their own touch-tone phone. Students also receive basic cable TV service free, and those who bring a personal computer (laptop or desktop) can choose to equip their computers for wireless Internet access in each of the residence halls.

For more information about residence hall living, contact the Office of Residence Life.


SUNY Delhi understands the importance of safety on campus and in residence facilities. Although Delhi is not a high-crime area, the College is extremely conscious of personal safety and has in place procedures and programs to minimize the possibility of campus crime. Delhi's University Police Department, which operates around the clock, is an integral part of this effort.


The College Association at Delhi, Inc. (CADI) is a not‑for‑profit auxiliary corporation serving the SUNY Delhi community. CADI provides many campus services such as dining services, campus store, vending, student health insurance, Delhi Dollars account, check cashing, A Gift From Home, and accounting services for student associations and other campus agencies.

CADI is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of students, faculty, and administrators. The Board determines budgets and policies of the Corporation within the guidelines established by the College and SUNY Central Administration.

Dining: Campus dining facilities include MacDonald Hall Dining Center, Farrell Hall Café, CADI Cart, Library Café, and CADI Snax convenience store.

It is the policy of SUNY Delhi that all students who live on campus purchase a meal plan each semester. Meal plans are non‑taxable, non‑transferable, and non‑refundable (except for dismissal or withdrawal from the College).

Counseling and Health Services

The Counseling and Health Services Departments are committed to helping students develop and maintain optimal levels of health and wellness.

Counseling Services

The primary counseling function is to support and enhance the total educational experience of students. Counseling Services is staffed by professional counselors who provide free and confidential individual and group counseling for all students (confidentiality is assured except in cases where students are a danger to themselves and/or others). Counselors deal with a variety of student concerns and issues, such as stress management, substance abuse, family and relationship difficulties, adjustment problems, depression, anxiety, crisis intervention, and withdrawal procedures. Referrals are made to community agencies when appropriate. Workshops are offered each semester on a wide variety of topics such as communication, stress management, time management, substance abuse, and self-esteem. In addition, mediation services are available to students and staff via the counseling service.

Health Services

Student Health Services is located in Foreman Hall and is open Sunday through Friday. Hours are posted each semester. Health Services is a fully operational clinic staffed by registered nurses and a nurse practitioner. Part-time College physicians are available by appointment at regularly scheduled clinics during the week.

All full-time resident students, and any part-time students who desire to use the facility, are required to complete a health form before registration. This form includes a medical and family history, a physical examination, and completion of required immunization and tuberculin testing. All students taking six or more credits must submit proof of tuberculin testing within the last six months and updated immunization records, including polio, diphtheria, and tetanus. New York State requires college students to be fully immunized against measles, mumps, and rubella. The law applies to all students born on or after January 1, 1957. Student records are confidential and may be released only by written permission of the student.

Each student is required to pay a Student Health Fee at registration. This fee covers most services provided on campus. Services provided off campus will be charged to the student or their individual insurance plan. A complete explanation of services covered by the health services fee is available on request.

Health education and promotion are major aspects of the health services program. Health education is provided on an individual and group basis on a variety of topics such as smoking cessation, nutrition, eating disorders, women's health, contraception, and alcohol and substance abuse.

Health Insurance

All full-time matriculated students are required to have accident and health insurance. A plan that provides coverage for accidental injuries or sickness is available upon enrollment and can be purchased from the College Association at Delhi, Inc. (CADI). All students who are unable to show proof of health insurance equal to or better than the College health insurance are required to purchase this policy. Information about the College accident and health insurance program and assistance with claim forms is available in Foreman Hall.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed for students who have the ability and talent to succeed in college, but have had limited academic and financial options to prove their dedication. It provides supplemental support in the areas of tutoring, counseling, and financial aid to eligible students. At SUNY Delhi , students who are enrolled in the program must meet specific criteria. If accepted into the program,* students are eligible to receive the following support services:

*Note -Space is limited, and EOP seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligibility Guidelines

EOP is funded through the New York State Educational Opportunity Program. The guidelines for acceptance into the SUNY Delhi program are:

EOP Living/Learning Community

The majority of EOP freshmen (excluding commuters) are housed in the EOP Living/Learning Community in O'Connor Hall. EOP staff, faculty, and peer mentors are regularly available to assist students with college issues. Academic workshops and cultural programming are highlights of living in this highly supportive community.

The EOP multipurpose room is located in O'Connor Hall on the second floor. This facility is available to EOP students only for academic purposes. There are computer facilities in the classroom for students to use to complete course assignments and tables for small-group study sessions and tutoring.

National Coalition Building Institute

The SUNY Delhi NCBI Team is a committed group of students, faculty, and staff who work to eliminate prejudice and inter-group conflict. These campus leaders work together as a resource team, offering prevention-oriented programs to deal with prejudice and inter-group tensions. The NCBI program offers a systemic approach to welcoming diversity, and through its workshops models that every individual matters and addresses a wide range of diversity issues: race, gender, class, age, sexual orientation, religion, physical ability, job, and life circumstances. The model teaches that the tent of diversity must include everyone. To learn more about NCBI or to schedule a workshop, contact Mary Wake, Team Leader, Foreman Hall, 746-4695.

Child Care Center

The Delhi Campus Child Care Center, Inc. (DC-4) offers year-round childcare services for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children of SUNY Delhi students, state employees, faculty, staff, and community residents. The school-age program provides after-school care and full day care during school vacations, snow days, and holidays. Tuition is based on a sliding fee scale according to income, with discounts for state employees and SUNY Delhi faculty and staff. Funding for income-eligible children of SUNY students is also available. DC-4 has been nationally accredited since May 1995 through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC is the nation's largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for young children.

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Last Updated: 8/3/08