Academic Student Services

Academic advising gives students the tools needed to create their academic paths, find new interests and succeed. The professional academic advising staff in the Office of Academic Services and Retention is committed to helping students craft a coherent educational plan that allows them to reach their academic goals and make timely progress toward completing their degree.

The Learning Center promotes not only academic success, but also an enriched scholastic experience. We foster critical thinking and the development of creative strategies and offer a springboard into the intellectual world beyond college through tutoring and skill development. Through the use of tutors and peer support, students can have the enrichment they need for their academic success.

The Writing Center is a free service available to all Adelphi University undergraduate and graduate students. We can assist students in all disciplines to become more effective and confident writers and to hone the craft of critical thinking in approaching the writing process.

Academic coaching is an interactive process that focuses on the personal relationship created between the student and the coach. The coach challenges the student to think about his or her personal and/or professional goals in order to relate them to his or her academic/educational goals. This is an ideal program for students on probation or at risk of dismissal. Contact learningcenter@adelphi.edu for more information.

The Learning Resource Program is a support program designed specifically for students with language-based learning disabilities and/or ADHD. It provides students who face additional learning challenges with the professional expertise required to realize their academic potential and achieve their goals. With more than 40 years of groundbreaking experience in promoting student achievement, the Learning Resource Program is staffed with professionals who provide coaching, instruction, advisement and counseling. This is a fee-for-service program.

The Bridges program offers comprehensive, individualized, academic, social and vocational support services to Adelphi students who self-disclose with autism spectrum disorder or Adelphi students who have other nonverbal or neurologicalsocial disorders. This is a fee-for-service program.

The Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships (OPPAF) provides support and individual advising for current students and recent graduates who are seeking admission to professional schools beyond Adelphi University in the areas of medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy and other health professions, and the law.

The Office of the University Registrar’s staff is committed to providing quality service while maintaining the integrity of academic records and protecting students’ right to privacy. The Office of the University Registrar is responsible for many services, including student registration, enrollment verification, grading, academic transcripts, degree audits, graduation applications and certification, veteran benefits certification, classroom scheduling, bulletin maintenance, state and federal enrollment reporting, and FERPA compliance.

Student Affairs

Staffed by a psychiatrist, licensed clinical psychologists, social workers, graduate-level social work interns, and doctoral-level clinical psychology interns, the center can provide a student with the services and support to help the student define and accomplish their personal, academic and professional goals. Students receive clinical services to support them through their tenure at Adelphi.

Food insecurity can be found anywhere—even on a college campus. Adelphi’s Panther Pantry can help, providing vulnerable members of our community with basic food items, free of charge. The pantry addresses other needs, too, offering personal care products, clothing and household items. All are free for the asking. Just drop by the pantry or order online from our virtual menu. Either way, we’ll protect a student’s privacy, as all pantry use is confidential.

The Student Access Office is a vital campus resource and achieves their mission by:

  1. providing cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance
  2. encouraging independence through the training of students with disabilities to effectively advocate for themselves within the University community
  3. serving as a liaison and resource for University faculty, staff and administrators to foster a greater awareness and appreciation of issues of concern to people with different needs.

The Health Services Center is dedicated to serving your health needs on a daily basis, while encouraging you to integrate a healthy lifestyle into a student’s personal, academic and career goals. Outside of promoting health awareness, we also maintain a top-tier emergency response team, which responds to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Primary and urgent healthcare, health clearances, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response, and wellness education are all part of our mission.

The Center for Career and Professional Development collaborates with students, faculty, alumni, university colleagues and employers to build partnerships that enhance career development and generate career-based experiential education and employment opportunities for students and alumni. Career counselors are available to advise students on their many choices as they build a résumé throughout their years in college. The Center has current information about campus and off-campus part-time employment, seasonal employment and volunteer opportunities. Workshops are offered regularly in résumé writing and interview skills, which prepare our graduating students for the job search.

The Center for Student and Community Engagement (SCE) is a critical resource to more than 90 student organizations, including academic, social, religious, and community service groups. SCE supports students’ campus engagement and belonging and offers numerous programs to help students learn, connect with others and grow. Contact: Anna Zinko, assistant dean of student and community engagement.

The Interfaith Center fosters the ecumenical spirit on the campus, provides opportunities for worship and the campus, provides opportunities for worship and fellowship, and encourages discussion of spiritual values and sharing of religious traditions.

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS) promotes student integrity, accountability and respect within the Adelphi campus community. SCCS is responsible for enforcing the Code of Conduct and other applicable policies related to students’ behavior and supporting students’ decision-making to sustain a positive campus community. Contact: Brian Glick, director of student conduct and community standards.

Residential Life and Housing promotes a living and learning community where students immerse themselves in campus life and develop a residential support network that fosters personal success that complements students’ overall Adelphi experience.

Commuter Student Services represents the interests of Adelphi commuter students. We provide extensive services for students living off-campus with information and support with non-academic matters relating to the University and campus life. Commuter student resources are the Commuter Assistant Program; Commuter Student Organization; Carshare program with Enterprise; campus shuttle service; 511NY Rideshare; and off-campus housing.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Adelphi University Mentoring Program promotes unwavering support of student success and persistence toward graduation. With an emphasis on reaching first-year students who may need help adjusting to the academic and social demands of college, the program promotes leadership skills, goal setting, financial literacy, character building and career skills. Our approach is student-centered, focusing on the unique needs of each mentee through one-to-one working relationships with trained mentors from the University’s faculty and staff. The program is open to all students, but ideally, it is for those within their first year.

The program is designed to serve the following populations:

  1. students of color
  2. LGBTQIA+ students
  3. veterans
  4. first-generation students

Student Accounts

Adelphi University’s Office of Student Financial Services can help students with the college financial aid process, scholarships, grants, loans and tuition payment. The Office of Student Financial Services is located on the lower level of Levermore Hall on our Garden City campus.

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Reporting Complaints

Discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation of any type will not be tolerated at Adelphi University. Adelphi University students, staff, faculty, vendors and visitors can report specific information related to an alleged incident(s). Upon notice, the University will act to end the discrimination, harassment or retaliation, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects on the victim and our community. Individuals may email the Title IX Office at titleix@adelphi.edu in confidence.

The Office of Community Concerns and Resolution (OCCR) provides the Adelphi community with a centralized point of contact and oversight for handling complaints and concerns. In support of existing University offices and procedures, the OCCR serves our community members as an enhanced resource while working to eliminate barriers. Areas, where the OCCR will provide centralized support, include Title IX, Student Conduct and Community Standards, and the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT, formerly known as the Threat Assessment Team or TAT). The OCCR also helps facilitate our community’s work to address broader cultural concerns raised by students, faculty, staff and alumni.

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