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Dear Panthers, 

These have been trying times, and it can sometimes be difficult to find the balance in our lives as we juggle school, work, family and more. This is especially true with everything going on in the world right now. Whether you’re stressed by midterms, experiencing a personal crisis or just need someone to talk to, Adelphi has support and services in place to help. Please take time for self-care and seek out the wide variety of resources Adelphi has developed for you.

Student Counseling Center

The Student Counseling Center offers individual and group counseling services to students who may be experiencing psychological, behavioral or learning difficulties. Staffed by a psychiatrist, licensed clinical psychologists, social workers, graduate-level social work interns and doctoral-level clinical psychology interns, the center provides services and support to help you define and work toward your personal, academic and professional goals.

Available services include individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, workshops, outreach and consultationsupport for students of color, and drug and alcohol education and counseling, in addition to referrals to both on-campus and off-campus resources. Some upcoming support groups include:

Coping With COVID-19 Support Group

Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.

Led by a Student Counseling Center counselor, this is a supportive discussion group for current students who are experiencing personal and academic difficulties related to COVID-19. Discussion will focus on developing positive coping strategies, problem-solving techniques and resilience. Registration is not required; join via Zoom.

Racism, Injustice and Change Support Group

Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. (October 28, November 4, November 11) 

This support group, open to all students, provides a space to discuss how the current racial and sociopolitical climate has impacted participants’ mental health. Facilitated by Student Counseling Center counselors, discussion will include coping in a healthy manner while exploring ways to effect change. Registration is required and attendance is capped at 10 students per meeting. Please email Josh Altman, PhD, to register and receive the Zoom link.

To contact the Student Counseling Center for assistance, call 516.877.3646 or email scc@adelphi.edu. In case of emergencies and crises, you can keep these resources on hand.

Adelphi Resources to Support You

  • Student Access Office—Adelphi’s Student Access Office provides free assistance to students with documented disabilities to ensure equal access to the University’s educational programs through advocacy and reasonable accommodations. Students seeking reasonable accommodations should contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or sao@adelphi.edu.
  • Learning and Writing Centers—Adelphi’s Learning and Writing Centers are staffed by student tutors and offer free academic support in specific academic areas, such as biology, nursing, accounting or computer science, as well as in writing across all academic disciplines. Make your appointment for tutoring services.
  • Interfaith Center—The Interfaith Center is a welcoming community for all religions, offering the opportunity for support through spirituality, worship and fellowship. To reach the Chaplain’s Center, call 516.877.3113 or email auinterfaith@adelphi.edu.
  • Panther Pantry—Adelphi’s Panther Pantry is available to confidentially help members of our community by providing basic food, personal care, clothing and household items, free of charge. Students can stop by the pantry on the lower level of Residence Hall A on the Garden City campus, or order online for confidential pickup.
  • Center for Career and Professional DevelopmentCareer counselors are available to assist and advise students as they build their résumés and search for on-campus and off-campus part-time employment, seasonal employment, and volunteer opportunities. The center also offers regular workshops on topics like résumé writing and interview skills, as well as recruitment programs, job fairs and the online service Handshake to connect students with employers.

I hope you will take advantage of Adelphi’s resources if you are in need of support for any reason. As we learn to navigate the world’s current crises, in combination with the individual challenges we face, it’s good to know that there is someone to lean on. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office anytime you need a hand at 516.877.3660 or by email at divisionofstudentaffairs@adelphi.edu.

Sincerely,

R. Sentwali Bakari, PhD
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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