Student Support and Outreach
Purchase College employs multiple resources, offices, and departments to support the academic success and well-being of our students. The following are various resources available to students listed in order of urgency.
This is only available during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of each semester. Faculty should use this option to report students’ attendance in class during the first three weeks of the semester. It can be found in your class list in myHeliotrope.
Routine academic issues regarding attendance, participation, grades should be part of meaningful conversations directly with students and also may be reported through the Mid-Term Progress system, which can be found in your class list in myHeliotrope. The system is open for a period of time during the beginning of each term. For questions, contact the Assistant Dean of your school.
Faculty and staff should use the Student Alert Form to report concerns that relate to a student’s mental or physical well-being, including signs of emotional distress, substance abuse, financial concerns, serious roommate conflicts, academically disengaged, under-performing, or demonstrating an abrupt change in academic performance. The alert system notifies the At-Risk Committee about issues that may be hindering a student’s success, and a student affairs professional from an appropriate department is then assigned to reach out to the student and offer assistance. This is not an emergency service and is not monitored on evenings, weekends, or holidays. Please be sure to submit the student’s full name in the “Involved Party” box before you submit the alert.
Mental Health Resources
The Counseling Center (Humanities Lower Level, 914-251-6390) helps students with mental health difficulties and crises. You may refer students, call, or email to consult with a professional staff member, or walk a student with urgent needs over between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. For after-hours mental health emergencies, contact University Police at 914-251-6911. Students experiencing interpersonal violence (sexual assault, harassment, stalking, partner or domestic violence) should be connected with Campus Advocacy Services (CAS) via the Counseling Center for immediate follow-up.
Contact University Police for Emergencies: 914-251-6911
Emergencies involve the safety of students, personnel, and campus property. Contact University Police immediately for acts or threats of harm to self, others, or campus environs.