College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
The Student Life Division encompasses the following functions: Athletics, Residence Life, Student Activities, Greek Life, Health and Counseling Services, O'Connor Center for Community Engagement, Judicial Affairs, and University Police. The Vice President for Student Life is responsible for the supervision of these areas.
The Division also sponsors a Parent and Student Help Line (607-746-4505), webpage, newsletter, and orchestrates Orientation programs and special events for students and their families.
The Mission of the Student Life Division is to facilitate the development and growth of the whole student through all Division endeavors; provide high quality facilities and programs for residential living, intercollegiate and intramural athletics, and student activities; maintain and promote a safe and healthy college environment; promote student responsibility for learning and academic success; facilitate the opportunity to learn through involvement in campus life, student leadership activities, community service, intercollegiate and intramural athletics; lead by modeling civility, respect, and inclusion; encourage accountability, assessment and the provision of quality services; and actively contribute to the advancement of the field. (Adopted from the American College Personnel Association)
According to a recent student opinion survey, many student services at Delhi rank in the top three of all state-operated campuses. The college offers a vibrant residential environment with nearly 70 percent of students living on campus. The Division boasts a 76 percent participation rate in intramurals, community service, and activities, with over 60 clubs and organizations, 21 intercollegiate sports, and highly-rated support services.
SUNY Delhi is committed to the concept that residential living complements and fosters the academic and intellectual development of students. National trends show that residential college students are more likely to be successful academically, and the majority of Delhi's 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. Residence Life staff provide students the opportunity to increase learning and success by being contributing members of their residential community.
By living on campus, students are able to enjoy a friendly, quiet, and safe environment. Six residence halls, offering a variety of floor plans including suite styles, and Riverview Townhouses for upper-division and eligible international students, provide options for different student needs and preferences. These options include 24-hour quiet and living-learning environments specially designed for Veterinary Science majors. All of the halls are within a short walk to campus facilities and resources. Residential students have amenities like enhanced cable TV, wireless Internet, a telephone line with voice mail, and coinless laundry room services. During the spring semester, students participate in the campus housing assignment process 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:
- Married students.
- Students living with parents or guardians within a 50-mile radius and commuting.
- Students 21 years of age or older prior to October 1 of the academic year in which they enroll (prior to March 1 for those enrolling for the spring semester).
- Students who are closed out of on-campus housing and, therefore, must live off campus.
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 every night, and students trained as Night Hosts work in each residence hall, signing in visitors after hours on selected evenings. 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 the student's Resident Director. SUNY Delhi residents also have peace of mind with 24/7 University Police coverage.
The 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 400 programs and activities each year including 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 Residence Life, contact the Office of Residence Life in Catskill Hall by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 607-746-4630.
Delhi's diverse and highly successful athletics program supports 9 men's and 10 women's varsity sports. As a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), Delhi's intercollegiate athletic teams consistently participate in and have won numerous championships in the conference, regional, and national levels. Delhi's golf, swimming and diving, tennis, and men's lacrosse teams compete at the four-year collegiate level through their membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).
As an indication of Delhi's education-first philosophy and the quality of our student athletes, individual athletes are regularly named to All-Conference, and All-American teams, both academically and athletically. SUNY Delhi's dedication to national participation grants athletes the opportunity to pursue their sports and academic careers at a four-year college level.
Delhi's complete intercollegiate athletic lineup:
- Men's Varsity: basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, track (indoor and outdoor), tennis (spring), swimming and diving, and lacrosse.
- Women's Varsity: basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, track (indoor and outdoor), tennis, swimming and diving, and volleyball.
Intramural programs are funded by student fees. These programs include: basketball, bowling, indoor soccer, flag football, volleyball, softball, aerobics, abs & stretches, yoga, dance, badminton, Ultimate Frisbee, and non-contact boxing instruction. The intramural program also sponsors off-campus trips such as roller-skating and professional baseball and hockey games.
The College Association at Delhi, Inc. (CADI) was established in 1956 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation to provide auxiliary services for the SUNY Delhi campus community. CADI provides many campus services such as dining, the campus store, vending, Delhi Dollars accounts, and accounting services for student associations and other campus agencies. CADI is governed by a Board of Directors which is made up of students, faculty, and staff. The Board determines budgets and policies of the corporation within the guidelines established by SUNY.
The College Association at Delhi, Inc. is dedicated to supporting the success of SUNY Delhi, and each and every student through all of its endeavors and programs. CADI and all of its employees are dedicated to the core mission of providing the highest quality dining and catering services for the best value in a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all of its customers. CADI and all of its employees aspire to model practices which reflect the organizational values of superb customer service, teamwork, sustainability, honesty, integrity, employee development, and service to the campus and local community.
It is SUNY Delhi policy that all students who live on campus must purchase a residential meal plan each semester. Meal plans are non‑taxable, non‑transferable, and non‑refundable. Campus dining facilities include MacDonald Dining Center, Farrell Commons, Library Café, Sanford Stop, Treat Street, and the Campus Convenience Store.
Health and Counseling Services
SUNY Delhi's Health and Counseling Services are used and highly rated by 75 percent of Delhi's students. The caring and professional staff are committed to helping students develop and maintain optimal levels of health and wellness.
Located in Foreman Hall and 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 also available by appointment. Information is available at Health and Counseling Services.
Health education and promotion are major aspects of the Health Services program. Health education is provided, on an individual or group basis, for a variety of topics such as smoking cessation, nutrition, eating disorders, women's health, contraception, and alcohol and substance abuse.
Immunizations and Health Services Fee
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 Health Services Fee, which covers many of the 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 that provides coverage for accidents, injuries or sickness is available through the College Association at Delhi, Inc. (CADI) at the time of enrollment. The charge for this policy appears on the bill for all full-time students; students covered under another policy (their own or a family policy) must complete a waiver to have this charge removed from their bill. Note: The college is not liable for expenses incurred as a result of accidents or injuries related to college programs or on college property.
Counseling Services exists to support and enhance the total educational experience of students. These services are located in Foreman Hall and are staffed by licensed professional counselors who provide confidential individual 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. Mediation services are also available to students and staff.
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), which 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.
O'Connor Center for Community Engagement
The college places a high value on community service and presents Community Service Awards at commencement for degree recipients who have documented substantial levels of community engagement. Over 76 percent of SUNY Delhi students participate in community service and service-learning. Opportunities for community service have received top ranking by students in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. Strong partnerships with the community and over 24,000 logged community service hours per year have consecutively placed SUNY Delhi on the U.S. Presidential Higher Education Honor Roll for Community Service since 2006 when the Honor Roll began. SUNY Delhi achieved the prestigious Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification from 2015-2025.
SUNY Delhi is proud to have a fully-dedicated, community engagement center. The O'Connor Center for Community Engagement focuses on volunteering and service-learning, and excels at matching individual students, clubs, classes, and faculty/staff volunteers with local, national, and even global service opportunities. Particularly close bonds have been formed with the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, and The ARC of Delaware County. Students can test their strengths, explore special areas of personal or professional interest, and gain valuable résumé-building experience while helping others in need and building lasting relationships. Campus and Community Service Days bring the students, faculty, and staff of the college together with our partners, volunteering side by side to accomplish a wide variety of tasks that benefit the campus and extended communities.