Fall 2020: Updates and Plans
Virtual Office Hours
Food Pantry - Fall Appointments
The Purchase College Food Pantry is now open and is committed to ensuring that the pantry remains available to food insecure students who are on campus, but in a way that preserves the safety of both students and staff. To this end, the food pantry will now be accessible by appointment only.Keep reading announcement»
Purchase College Leadership Institute
The Purchase College Leadership Institute is a fully voluntary and free program that any student interested in developing their leadership skills and abilities can join. Upon completion of all PCLI program requirements (over the course of four semesters) students would receive an Excellence in Leadership and Innovation certificate. Apply HereKeep reading announcement»
Health & Wellness
Counseling Center Services
The Counseling Center is open and responding to both email COU.firstname.lastname@example.org and phone messages. Please call us at (914) 251-6390 if you would like to speak with a therapist about remote services. Check out our Counseling home page info, links, referrals for self-help and more coping resources during COVID response times. We offer Therapy Assisted Online for all students at no cost. TAO offers web-based, interactive self-help sessions for a therapy break you can use anytime, anywhere.Keep reading announcement»
Proper Disposal of Medications
Each year during this time, Purchase typically hosts a medication take back day call Plants for Pills. We hand out colorful, spring inspired house plants in exchange for students properly disposing of their unused medications in our Medication Return Box (located in Health Services) or using a Deterra Medication Deactivation bag. Given our shelter in place order, Wellness wants to offer information and alternatives for students who need to properly dispose of medications.
Why proper disposal of medications?
Medications that are disposed of improperly become susceptible to diversion or misuse. This increases the likelihood of accidental ingestion or overdose. Additionally, throwing medications in the trash or flushing them down the toilet can contaminate ground water causing many environmental concerns. What about mixing them with kitty litter or coffee grounds? That does not deactivate the medication and still poses the same risks.
How to properly dispose of medication?
Medication that is unused or expired should be disposed of in an approved medication return box , or, should be placed in a medication destruction bag such as a Deterra Bag. Deterra Bags can be purchased online by searching “Deterra Drug Deactivation System.” If you need help to find a Deterra Bag, please contact the Wellness Center.Keep reading announcement»
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