Student Life and Community Partnerships
Office of Student Life and Community Partnerships
Main Office: Campus Center North, Second Floor
Hours: Mon.–Thurs., noon–6 p.m.; Fri., noon–5 p.m.
Tel.: (914) 251-6335
Director: Jason Minh Alt
Office: Student Services Building, Room 318
Tel.: (914) 251-3174
Assistant Director, Student Life:
Rebecca Snyder Halligan, (914) 251-6334
Assistant Director, Community Partnerships:
Melissa Wheeler, (914) 251-7989
The Office of Student Life and Community Partnerships provides a host of opportunities for students to become involved in campus life, both outside and in support of their classroom/studio experience.
- New Student Orientation
Orientation welcomes new students and their families to the Purchase College community. Through various workshops and small group discussions with current faculty, students, and staff, new students become familiar with the intellectual and social environments that exist on campus. These endeavors serve as an invaluable experience, initiating the transition to Purchase College.
- Campus Events
The Office of Student Life and Community Partnerships is committed to developing and maintaining an actively engaged student body by connecting with and supporting the Purchase Student Government Association, advising individual students and student organizations, and offering several leadership opportunities. This office coordinates multicultural campus-wide programs to enhance all aspects of student life and hosts several campuswide annual events, including Family Day, Pancake Madness, the Student Awards Ceremony, and Senior Days.
- Commuter Affairs
Commuter students are an integral part of the Purchase College community. Commuter Affairs is dedicated to creating and maintaining a strong line of line communication with the commuter population. Various services are available to provide commuting students with comfortable options between classes, and a deliberate focus is placed on community development.
- Community Partnerships
The Office of Student Life and Community Partnerships serves as a central resource on civic engagement and service learning. It serves as the primary contact with established community partners and the intermediary with the Neuberger Museum of Art, Performing Arts Center, and academic programs across the disciplines on collaborative programming that may include civic-engagement and service-learning components. This office also manages several K-12 grants, including TRIO Upward Bound, Liberty Partnership Great Potential, and an NYGEAR UP partnership with Yonkers Public Schools.
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