Student Success Newsletter August 2022

August Welcome

Posted August 5, 2022

As a sociologist, I have a deep appreciation for the importance of rituals in structuring our social worlds, and helping us understand time, relationships, and change. August is a time of the year during which rituals have historically helped me adjust to the changes that accompany the start of a new school year. ... MORE

Important Dates and Announcements

Posted August 5, 2022

Check-in here for important dates and upcoming events happening at the college. Links to these events and more can be found at SUNY Empire Connects. August 5 Fall 2022 FAFSA and Financial Aid Documentation Deadline August 9 and 10 EVENT: Career Planning: Brushing Up Your Resume August 11 EVENT: Registration and Beyond August 12 Faculty return from Reading Period ... MORE

An open greeting to the SUNY Empire State College Community

Posted August 5, 2022

Greetings from your newly elected Student Government Association (SGA)! The SGA is comprised of the executive board and senators. As the SGA, we are students who represent the various programs and schools within SUNY Empire. ... MORE

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Roxana Toma

Posted August 5, 2022

Dr. Roxana Toma is associate professor of social and public policy in the School for Graduate Studies at SUNY Empire State College. Toma has a B.S. in economics, a Ph.D. in public administration and takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining corruption and social capital models of attitude and value formation. ... MORE

SUNY Empire to Move from Moodle to Brightspace

Posted August 5, 2022

SUNY Empire will be moving to a new Learning Management System called Brightspace starting with the Fall 2022 Term for both online and virtual (e.g., virtual study groups, residencies, and independent studies) courses. ... MORE

Changes for New York State Child Care Assistance

Posted August 5, 2022

Starting August 1, 2022, the New York State Office of Child and Family Services has updated the income limits and work requirements for New York families to receive childcare assistance. These changes are part of the $2 billion state budget investment to support low-income and working families with access to childcare assistance ... MORE

New Internship Course Available for Spring 2023

Posted August 5, 2022

Are you looking to gain experience in your career path? Participating in an internship is one way to gain experience and grow your network in the field. ... MORE

Registration Now Open for the 2022 Fall Student Kick-Off!

Posted August 5, 2022

The Fall Student Kick-Off invites all students to come to a college location, meet fellow students and staff, create connections, and learn about the services, engagement opportunities, and resources available to you. ... MORE

The Office of Student Engagement is Now Accepting Applications for the 2022-2023 Student Leadership Institute

Posted August 5, 2022

The Leadership Institute at SUNY Empire State College is an elite and challenging yearlong program that builds upon your existing leadership skills and propels you to the next stage of your leadership development. It is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership, which offers students the opportunity to engage in individual and group leadership while committing to a social action project. ... MORE

The Office of the Registrar: Term Guide or Course Catalog?

Posted August 5, 2022

You’ve decided to register for the upcoming term and have accessed the Registration and Course Offerings page. You have two options for searching for classes: Browse Term Guide and Browse Course Catalog. What’s the difference? Which one should you choose? If you’re unsure, the Office of the Registrar can set the record straight. ... MORE

Summer Needs a STOP Sign! Cool Ways to Prepare for the Fall Term.

Posted August 5, 2022

Although we are still enjoying summer, it’s not too early to start thinking about how you can plan for a successful fall term. Across the state, students can connect with online and onsite events to help them get off to a great fall 2022 term. Check out the resources below that you can take advantage of this summer. ... MORE

Temporary or Invisible Conditions and Accommodations

Posted August 5, 2022

Are you a student who has difficulty attending to your studies due to a chronic invisible condition? You do not have to use a wheelchair, have vision or hearing loss, or have a learning disability to be eligible for accommodations ... MORE

Call for Student Applications: 2022-23 SUNY Empire PRODiG Scholars Program

Posted August 5, 2022

We invite SUNY Empire State College students to apply for the 2022-23 PRODiG Scholars Program. This program, created in response to the need to increase diversity among faculty throughout the SUNY System, supports students from historically underrepresented and underserved populations who are interested in pursuing a career as a teaching faculty in higher education. ... MORE

Meeting the Need: Autism and Neurodiversity

Posted August 5, 2022

Traditionally, most of the research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been geared towards understanding the condition in children, but the challenges for autistic people or individuals with ASD don’t end there. Due to limited resources available to help autistic adults or individuals with ASD transition into the workforce and the struggles neurodiverse individuals face in coping with a world geared towards the neurotypical, the estimated unemployment numbers for these individuals are about 85% (Autism Speaks, 2021). ... MORE

Meet Your Student Success and Development Team!

Posted July 1, 2022

The Office of Student Success and Development is here for you from the moment you register for your first class until you receive your diploma. When you get accepted, you are paired with a coordinator who can assist you with overcoming personal barriers or just to answer your questions. We often help students with navigating SUNY Empire systems and procedures, getting connected to resources, and understanding how to work best with your mentor. We even put on workshops throughout every term, and you can learn more about those at our website. We want you to feel comfortable reaching out to our office, so each month, we will introduce you to one of us. ... MORE

Stock up on your SUNY Empire gear

Posted August 5, 2022

For the month of August, you can receive 20% off back-to-school essentials at the SUNY Empire gear store. ... MORE

What advice do you have for new students?

Posted August 5, 2022

As we enter a new fall term, we see many new students coming to our college. Think back to when you first began with SUNY Empire. What information would have been helpful for you to know? Here’s your chance to pay it forward! ... MORE

Happy National Dog Month!

Posted August 5, 2022

Thank you to everyone who posted pictures of their pups for National Dog Month. ... MORE


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