The College recognizes the importance of integration of all aspects of a student’s life in the process of education and therefore offers many services through a wide array of diverse offerings, and affirming, community building policies. The College endeavors to foster an atmosphere of growth through experiences which enable students to develop their full intellectual potential and to contribute to the campus culture.
Responsibility for developmental and non-academic aspects of college life rests with the Vice President for Student Services. The Vice President provides the vision for the Student Services Division. In addition to areas highlighted at the top of the page, Student Services also administers the College Calendar.
Each Student Services unit serves the four schools in ways supportive of its unique model and mission. The division of Student Services uses the educational model of each particular school as the basis for providing services and programs for students. For example, a full, traditional service delivery model is provided to undergraduate students in the Schools of Arts & Sciences and Nursing while the Schools of New Resources and Graduate School have delivery modes that are tailored to their populations.
The rights and responsibilities of students in matters not pertaining to academic policy fall under the jurisdiction of this division. Students are responsible for adherence to all policies and regulations contained in this catalog, in the Student Handbook, the Residence Life Handbook and in official CNR communications, paying particular attention to the Student Code of Conduct.
For current information regarding programs and services, please check our website at http://www.cnr.edu/studentlife/studentlife.
The College is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which establishes the rules and regulations for participation and competition. We are also affiliated with the Association of Division III Independents, and locally, with the Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference. The Intercollegiate Athletics Program sponsors six all-women sports teams for undergraduates in the Schools of Arts and Science and Nursing: basketball, cross-country, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball.
The department also sponsors a cheerleading team, intramural events, and recreational activities that are open to all students. The athletics area is staffed by the athletic director, intramural and recreational coordinator, team coaches, and a sports information director. All students are encouraged to support the college’s athletic teams through their attendance at competitions, many of which are held in the Wellness Center on the New Rochelle Campus.
Rooted in our Catholic traditions, Campus Ministry is committed to the faith development of the CNR family. Weekly throughout the entire calendar year, during Holy Days of Obligation, and midday during the academic year, liturgies are offered. Additionally, there are opportunities for spiritual development, RCIA preparation, and social-justice education.
Campus Ministry walks with students on their spiritual journey and branches out to embrace the richness of our culturally diverse and multi-faith college community. Seekers and servers from all the four schools of the College are welcomed by a Campus Ministry team consisting of the director, chaplain, director of music ensembles, chapel choir, and student peer ministers.
The many offerings of Campus Ministry allow students to explore ways to foster their faith life and serves as a foundation for service to others through the establishment of peace through justice. Community service opportunities are offered both on and off campus including an annual service trip to a location of extreme need. Campus Ministry affirms the equality of all people and is committed to inclusion and collaboration.
The Career Development office coordinates career counseling services for all schools of the College. The office maintains a multitude of career resources, which include employers and available positions. Students are strongly encouraged to set up their student accounts on CAREERlink, a dynamic web-based career tool which houses the aforementioned resources. Additionally, The Career Development office offers a variety of workshops and programs.
Counselors are skilled to assist students with many aspects of career planning, including exploring areas of interest, identifying career options, planning for internship opportunities, creating a career strategy, maintaining a professional on-line presence, implementing successful job search strategies, planning for graduate study, along with the customary resume preparation, and interview skills training. Students are urged to develop a relationship with this office early in their academic careers.
The Career Development offers a credentials file service, whereby recommendations are maintained and sent to prospective employers. There is a small charge for setting up the file and a small fee for each folder sent out.
Counseling & Health Services
The confidential services provided by the counseling and health offices are clustered to provide students with the maximum amount of privacy. The combined office is staffed by credentialed employees to include a psychologist, social worker, registered nurse and visiting physician, and nurse practitioner.
All students are required to submit a Health Assessment Form at the time of their enrollment, along with proof of Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccinations (two doses of MMR are required by NYS law), and a Meningitis vaccination/declination form. On the Health Assessment Form, students are expected to fully disclose any and all medications which they have been prescribed for both physical and psychological ailments and conditions.
Most routine services are provided free of charge and include episodic treatment for minor illnesses and concerns, health screening, immunizations, and allergy injections. The staff may serve in a liaison capacity to the student’s primary care physician/psychiatrist/psychologist for chronic and/or long term care concerns. Walk-ins are welcomed; however, appointments are encouraged to avoid waiting time. Additionally, to support compliance with NYS law, mobile clinics are dispensed several times per year to our SNR campuses to provide MMR vaccinations.
It is recommended that all students secure health insurance for their primary coverage and that the college health services would serve in a secondary role to that. Students should be in possession of their health insurance card, or minimally have a photocopy of the front and back of the card. In an emergency, students should call 9-1-1 first; then, notify security who will assist in directing emergency personnel to your location.
All health information is confidential and may be released under two conditions - if the student is a potential harm to herself/himself and/or others, and if the student has given consent.
Students are encouraged to share their talents with the College community through participation in our music ensembles. The Holy Family Chapel Choir provides music ministry for the community through their weekly participation in Sunday Liturgy. Other vocal groups include a Gospel Choir and an A Cappella group with a repertoire expanded to include contemporary and popular music. Additionally, there is an opportunity for students who have experience playing an instrument to provide music at special events, concerts, masses, and sporting events. The music ensembles are open to all students and directed by an accomplished musician.
The area of residence life manages all aspects of the on-campus living experience for students. Housing is offered to enrolled students in direct support for academic progress. CNR has three residence halls that are easily accessible to the academic facilities on the New Rochelle campus: Angela Hall for upper-class and graduate students, Brescia Hall, and Ursula Hall. There are a variety of room configurations including singles, doubles, and suite-style living. All rooms are equipped with phone, cable and internet access. Every building has laundry facilities, and lounges. All students who live on campus are required to participate in the dining plan and will be billed both Room and Board charges.
The residence life staff, as part of the Student Development area supports a lively and engaging campus community. Students may request placement in one of our living learning communities (LLC’s) designed to deepen the academic connection by extending curricular activities into the residence hall. There are three LLC’s: Honors, Nursing, and COSMOS, an acronym that stands for Creating Opportunities for Success in Math or Science. In addition to the LLC’s, there are many opportunities for all resident students to participate in educational, cultural and personal growth experiences.
The Student Development staff is guided by the philosophy that education occurs both inside and outside of the classroom. The staff strives to promote an overall sense of community by providing students with opportunities to engage in meaningful activities, develop leadership skills, and demonstrate responsibility for their actions. By creating an environment that offers support and building on a foundation of sensitivity towards individual needs and differences, Student Development assists students in making life choices that better prepare them to contribute to society.
Through the Student Development office, students are invited to participate in activities as supported by activities fees. As resources permit, there are special services offered to students which include reservation of commuter lockers, purchase of MetroCards, purchase of discount movie tickets, and periodic overnight housing for commuting students for a nominal fee.
The Wellness Center is located on the New Rochelle campus; though, all currently enrolled students, regardless of the home campus, have free membership to the Wellness Center by virtue of their student status. The Wellness Center has a competition size swimming pool, fitness center, a gymnasium that serves as both basketball and volleyball courts, and an elevated track overlooking the gymnasium. Please see the website for posted hours of operation. The Wellness Center, the largest space on any campus, also serves as the location for special events such as Honors Convocations and Hooding Ceremonies.