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College Catalog Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
Student Life

The Student Life mission at SUNY Delhi is to provide strong student-development programs, services, and initiatives that enhance the personal and academic growth of students in our learning communities. By promoting a safe environment, an appreciation for the dignity of all people, and opportunities to develop skills needed to work in a diverse and rapidly changing world, we assist students to become skilled and productive citizens of the global community. Staff members 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 strive to enrich the student academic experience by maximizing opportunities for learning outside the classroom. Delhi students are provided 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, 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 College offers a vibrant residential environment with nearly 70% of students living on campus. The Division boasts a 70% participation rate in intramurals, community service, nationally ranked activities with over 50 clubs and organizations, intercollegiate sports, and highly rated support services.

Residential Life 

SUNY Delhi is committed to the concept that residential living complements and fosters 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. 

National trends show that residential college students are more likely to be successful academically, and 70% of the SUNY Delhi student body 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.

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 contact on file with the Office of Residence Life in Catskill Hall or with one's Resident Director.

An ID card access system gives residential students entry 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 enhanced cable TV, wireless Internet, a telephone 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 and the Office of Residence Life 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 in 111 Catskill Hall, by e-mail at, or call 607-746-4630.  


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, 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.

Dining: Campus dining facilities include the MacDonald Hall Dining Center, the Farrell Hall Food Court, the Library 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.

Counseling and Health Services 

SUNY Delhi's Counseling and Health Services is used and highly rated by 75% of Delhi's students. The caring and professional staff are committed to helping students develop and maintain optimal levels of health and wellness.

Counseling Services' primary function is to support and enhance the total educational experience of students. Counseling Services is staffed by licensed professional counselors who provide both confidential individual counseling and group counseling for all students free of charge. (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. Educational programs are offered each semester on a wide variety of topics such as communication, stress management, time management, substance abuse, and wellness. In addition, mediation services are available to students and staff via Counseling Services. 

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

All students taking six or more credits are required to complete a health form prior to registration. This form includes a medical and family history, a recommended physical examination, and completion of required immunizations and tuberculin screening. 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. 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. 

Each student is required to pay a Student Health Fee. 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, 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 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. (DC4) 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. DC4 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: 8/14/12