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College Catalog Fall 2009 - Spring 2010
Student Life

SUNY Delhi's Student Life staff pride themselves on putting the student first. Individuality is valued, and staff strive to encourage student development and growth toward a well-rounded future. The staff work hard to enrich the student academic experience by  maximizing opportunities for learning outside the classroom. Delhi students are given exciting and engaging student activities and community-service opportunities, the chance to develop leadership skills, an array of athletic choices and fitness options, and responsive, caring support services.

The Student Life Division encompasses the following functions: Athletics, Residence Life, Student Activities, Greek Life, Counseling and Health Services, the O'Connor Center for Community Engagement, Judicial Affairs, and University Police. The Division also orchestrates Orientation programs and special events for students and their families.  

According to a recent student opinion survey, many student services at Delhi rank in the top 3 of all state-operated campuses. The Division boasts over 70% participation in activities, intramurals, and community service. 

Residential Life 

SUNY Delhi is committed to the concept that residence halls complement and foster the academic and intellectual development of students. The Residence Life staff provide students the opportunity to increase learning and success by being contributing members of their residential community. SUNY Delhi’s Housing Policy 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 Catskill Hall or with one's Resident Director.

National trends show that residential college students are more likely to be successful academically, and 70% of the SUNY Delhi student body chooses to live on campus. Delhi's 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 enjoy a friendly, quiet, and safe environment. With six residence halls that offer a variety of floor plans, including suite styles, and Riverview Townhouses, for honors and eligible international students, options exist to meet students’ different needs and preferences. These include 24-Hour Quiet and living-learning environments specially designed for Vet Sci and Nursing majors which help bridge academic and residential life. During the spring semester, students participate in the campus housing lottery in order to select a specific room and living environment for the following academic year.

A card-swiping system gives residential students access to their halls. Each residence hall has at least one professional Residence Director (RD) and student leaders, or Resident Assistants (RAs), on each floor that give a 30:1 student to staff ratio. An RD is on call duty every night, and students trained as Night Hosts work in each residence hall, signing in visitors after hours on selected evenings. SUNY Delhi residents also have peace of mind with University Police coverage 24/7.

All of the halls are within a short walk to academic buildings, campus facilities, and resources. Plus, residential students have amenities like cable TV, wireless Internet, a phone line with voice mail and coin-less laundry room services.  

A student-run Residence Hall Association (RHA) represents the rights and ideas of Delhi’s residential students. RHA also works with staff to sponsor over 200 programs and activities each year, such as workshops, parties, and trips.

For more information about residence-hall living, a complete copy of the SUNY Delhi Housing Policy, or a list of off-campus housing rentals, visit Contact the Office of Residence Life on the first floor of Catskill Hall, e-mail, or call 607-746-4630 with any questions.


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, the campus store, vending, student health insurance, Delhi Dollars accounts, 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 System Administration.

Dining: Campus dining facilities include the MacDonald Hall Dining Center, a Cobblestone Market in Evenden Tower, a Taco Stop in Sanford Hall, the Library Café, Midnight Café, and Campus 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 withdrawal from the College).

Counseling and Health Services

Confidentiality and courteous, timely service are the hallmarks of care at Counseling and Health Services. Seventy-six percent of Delhi’s students use and highly rate the College’s counseling and health services. The Counseling and Health Services center is located in Foreman Hall and is open Monday through Friday with hours posted each semester. For after-hours emergencies, University Police should be contacted at 607-746-4700 or 911 (from a campus telephone).

Counseling staff are well-trained and experienced mental-health professionals. Typical concerns and issues addressed include:  roommate conflict/resolution, depression and anxiety, homesickness and adjustment to college life, relationship issues, academic concerns, sexual identity, eating disorders, substance use and abuse, and general personal issues. 

Student Health Services provides the perfect on-campus resource for meeting students' primary health needs. A fully operational clinic is staffed by registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and a part-time physician. Services include the treatment of general illness and injury, consultation with a physician, follow-up care for students with chronic health problems as directed by their physician (e.g., diabetes, asthma), immunizations, allergy injections, women's healthcare, and a self-care center.

Counseling and Health Services boasts a strong, creative health-education program with staff facilitating dozens of on-campus wellness outreach programs annually, including a safety fair, alcohol-free social events, smoking cessation, nutrition, contraception education, and stress-free zones.

Medical Requirements and Health Insurance

All students, residential and commuter, taking six or more credit hours MUST submit the required information below. Failure to do so will affect registration at the College. Completed forms should be submitted at least 30 days prior to the start of a student's first semester. Forms are available online at

  1. All students taking six or more credits are required to complete a health form. This form includes a medical and family history, a physical examination, and completion of required immunizations. 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. New York State law also requires that college students show proof that they have received information about the risks and prevention of meningitis and that they have either received the vaccination or opted not to be immunized. 
  2. Students must also complete the Tuberculosis Screening form.
  3. Students who are not yet 18 years old should also have their parent or guardian fill out the Consent for Medical/Emergency Treatment and submit it to Student Health Services. 

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.

All full-time matriculated students are required to have accident and health insurance, and all part-time students are strongly encouraged to have insurance. An insurance plan available through the College Association at Delhi, Inc. (CADI) that provides coverage for accidents, injuries, or sickness is available upon enrollment. The charge for this policy appears on all full-time students' bills, and it is necessary for students who are covered under another policy equal to or better than the one offered by the College to complete a waiver card with their insurance information in order to have this charge removed from their bill. Students taking six or more credit hours who wish to purchase this insurance can do so by going to the CADI office. Information about the College accident and health insurance program and assistance with claim forms are available in Foreman Hall or on the Student Health Services Web page. The College is not liable for expenses incurred as a result of accidents or injuries related to College programs or on College property.

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: 2/26/13