Academic Center for Student Athletes. The Academic Center for
Student Athletes (ACSA) serves as a comprehensive program providing
academic support for CCSU's intercollegiate student-athletes. The
Center's staff assists student-athletes during team study halls and
one-on-one meetings by introducing them to time management tools,
learning strategies and campus resources. The Center, located in the
library, is equipped with computers and provides a comfortable
environment for studying. ACSA is also affiliated with the NCAA
Champs Life Skills Program and offers a variety of life skills
programs each year.
Campus Mediation Services. Campus Mediation Services recognizes that
conflicts are a part of everyone's life. Its purpose is to help
students responsibly and constructively solve their own conflicts.
Sometimes people are unable to resolve their own conflicts by
themselves, and they need someone to help.
Mediation is a voluntary, confidential and structured process of
resolving disputes and conflicts with the help of a neutral third
party. A mediator helps disputing parties to generate and evaluate
options for reaching a mutually acceptable agreement. Often students
in conflict don't have an opportunity to talk over their grievances
in a neutral setting and to work together to find their own
solutions. As a result, anger and frustration grow. Mediation is a
Campus Mediation Services is conducted on an as-needed basis. For
questions regarding Campus Mediation, please call Natalie Stimpson-Byers,
Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs; Davidson Hall,
Room 106, 832-1603.
Campus Ministry. The campus ministers are available to all students
for personal counseling and participation in classroom discussion
and to provide a variety of social, spiritual, and educational
programs. The Campus Ministry Office is located in Marcus White,
Room 220 (832-1935).
- Reverend Janet L. Stoddard, Protestant Campus Ministry, 832-1935
• Rabbi Henri Okolica and Marci Miller, Jewish Campus Ministry,
832-1935; campus contact is Sharon Braverman, 832-3207
• Father Richard J. Donovan, ofm, Catholic Campus Chaplain,
832-1935; The Newman House of CCSU, 832-3795
• Imam Qasim Sharief, Islamic Campus Ministry, 832-1935; campus
contact is Dr. Ali Antar, 832-2932.
Career Services and Cooperative Education.
The University Career
Services Office (www.ccsu.edu/career) provides a comprehensive
program of career services to all students. Graduating students are
provided assistance with making the transition to employment through
workshops on resume writing, interviewing techniques, job search
strategies and information on employment. Recruiters from major area
corporations, government agencies and school systems visit the
campus as a part of the year-long campus recruiting program. In
addition the office maintains listings of full- and part-time jobs
which can also be accessed through the Career Services/Co-op
homepage (www.ccsu.edu/career) and the Voice Job Line
(860-832-1647). Career fairs offer opportunities to meet with
employers regarding all types of employment opportunities, Co-ops,
and internships. The following career fairs take place during the
academic year: September-"On-Campus Employment Fair,"
October-"Accounting Career Fair," November-"Fall Career Fair," and
April-"Spring Career Fair."
Experiential education is a major focus for both undergraduate and
graduate students. Career Services coordinates the University's
sizeable Cooperative Education Program which is described in detail
on page 74 of this catalog. Through this program, students work at
six-month, paid positions which are related to their major field of
study and provide them with real world experience.
Career Services also helps students to access paid and unpaid
internship opportunities through which students develop professional
skills and test out their career goals.
Counseling and Wellness Center. The mission of the Counseling and
Wellness Center is to promote conditions that support the health and
wellness of all members of the CCSU community. Individual and group
counseling services are available to all full- and part-time
students and include clinical assessment, short term counseling, and
referral assistance. The Center also provides consultation services
to all members of the campus community. Services are confidential
and no fee is charged. Every effort is made to help students feel
welcome and to comfortably discuss their concerns.
Some of the prevention programs sponsored by this department include
the Natural Helpers Program, AlcoholEDU(on-line), prevention
education programs on a range of behavioral health issues, and
training for student leaders, staff, and faculty. Student
internships and Graduate Assistant positions may be possible.
Enrollment Center/Office of Continuing Education. The Enrollment
Center (Willard Hall Lobby) is a centralized service center for all
students (full- or part-time). Students may obtain all forms needed
to initiate administrative and academic actions at the Center. The
Center's hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6
p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday morning during the
academic year, 7:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The University offers more than 500 courses each semester in the
evening and on weekdays and Saturdays for graduate students. Credit
and non-credit courses, workshops and seminars are also available to
students, community groups, civic organizations, businesses and
The Enrollment Center/Office of Continuing Education registers all
part-time and full-time graduate students. Students are notified in
advance of registration dates and procedures. All graduate students
who have been formally admitted to one of the University's graduate
programs receive advisement from their faculty advisors.
International Student Services. All international students should
contact the Immigration Specialist in the George R. Muirhead Center
for International Education (Barnard 146) as soon as they are
admitted to graduate study. The Center provides a wide range of
orientation and advisement services for international students.
Learning Center. The Learning Center (TLC) helps students reach
their academic potential. Students who wish to establish a strong
grade point average are encouraged to visit TLC early in their
college experience for assistance with collegiate study skills, time
management and exam preparation. TLC provides study skills
tutorials, individual and small group study sessions, a study skills
course called The Master Student (ID 102), The Mathematics Tutoring
Center, learning styles and study skills assessment, and a
computer-based Praxis I practice program for students applying for
teacher certification. TLC is located in Copernicus, Room 241
Special Student Services. The Director of Special Student Services
(Willard 100) helps students to obtain a wide range of services
designed to make the academic opportunities of the Central
Connecticut State University campus more accessible. Certified sign
language interpreting, textbooks on tape, priority scheduling and
reserved handicapped parking are among the support services
available. Please note that requests for accommodation should be
made well in advance. For more information contact Dr. George Tenney,
director of the Office of Special Student Services (832-1955), (TDD
Student Judicial Programs. The Office for Student Judicial Programs
administers the student conduct system for all full- and part-time
students. The goal of the Office for Student Judicial Programs is
the resolution of discipline cases in a developmentally sound manner
consistent with University policy and applicable state and federal
laws. This Office assists with the coordination of conduct referrals
to counseling, alcohol and other drug education, and other programs.
In addition, this Office is responsible for the development and
coordination of a variety of special activities designed to educate
students, faculty, and staff concerning the student conduct system.
It is also responsible for developing ways to effectively respond to
incidents or issues which threaten to disrupt the learning
environment. The Director of Student Judicial Programs is available
to all students, faculty, and staff who may have questions or
concerns regarding the University Judicial System. The Office is
located in Barrows Hall, Room 110 (832-1667).
University Health Service. Under the direction of a Medical
Director, University Health Service offers medical services to all
students for maintenance of health and the evaluation and treatment
of acute illnesses and injuries. In addition, the staff provides
contraceptive counseling, evaluation of sexually transmitted
infections, travel health information, mental health screening
(working closely with our Counseling Office), and a flu clinic in
late fall. Patients are seen by appointment only, except in the
event of an emergency. Appointments are free. Many services are
provided at no cost; however, some services, such as in-house
prescriptions, certain lab tests, and immunization updates, require
a minimal fee. Certain laboratory tests, X--ray costs and
prescriptions filled at an outside pharmacy are covered through the
student's particular health insurance plan. Referrals to appropriate
specialty consultants are made as needed.
All full-time students are required to submit a completed medical
form that includes a medical history, immunization data, and a
physical examination by a health care provider prior to registration
at the University. All matriculated part-time students are required
by the University to have up-to-date immunization records for
measles and rubella consistent with State of Connecticut Department
of Health Service guidelines (part-time form available on our Web
site). Failure to submit the required medical information may result
in the withholding of registration schedules and/or housing
General information (832-1925); medical appointments (832-1926).
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed from 12-1
p.m. (subject to change). University Health Service is located in
the Marcus White Annex, next to the computer lab.
Veterans Affairs. The Office of Veterans Affairs (Davidson Hall, room 107)
assists eligible students to obtain tuition waivers and educational
assistance benefits from the Veterans Administration. Questions
concerning benefits and eligibility should be directed to the
veterans affairs coordinator (860-832-2838).
Women's Center. The Ruthe Boyea Women's Center, named for its
founding director, is a multi-purpose program and service center for
students, staff and faculty. The center offers a variety of services
for and about women, including peer education, re-entry counseling,
support groups, crisis intervention, a luncheon series and
programming and research on women's issues. The staff of the center
also sponsors educational and cultural programs in response to the
needs and interests of campus women. The Ruthe Boyea Women's Center
is located in the Student Center, Room 215 (832-1655). Both men and
women are welcome.