IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Academic Advisement Center..........................878-5223 Academic Skills Center...................................878-4041 Academic Standards Office.............................878-5222 Academic and Student Affairs Office............878-5550 Admissions Office.............................................878-4017 Career Development Center. .........................878-5811 Counseling Center..........................................878-4436 Dean of Students Office.................................878-4618 Disability Services Office................................878-4500 Education Opportunity Program (EOP).......878-4225 Financial Aid Office. .......................................878-4902 International Student Affairs.......................878-5331 Judicial Affairs Office.....................................878-4618 Library...............................................................878-6300 Residence Life Office.......................................878-3000 School of Arts and Humanities.....................878-6326 School of Education. .....................................878-4214 School of Natural and Social Sciences. ......878-6434 School of Professions. ...................................878-4698 University College..........................................878-5906 University Police.............................................878-6333 Volunteer and Service Learning Center. .....878-5811 Weigel Health Center. ...................................878-6711 Writing Center. ...............................................878-5451 TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome to Buffalo State Campus Map.......................................... back cover Important Phone Numbers..................................1 Table of Contents..................................................2 Campus Safety Tips...............................................3 Compact for a Caring and Civil Community . ....4 Academics School of Arts & Humanities................................5 School of Natural & Social Sciences....................6 School of Education..............................................6 School of the Professions......................................7 University College.................................................7 Top 10 Ways to Conquer College Classes............7 Academic Support Services Academic Standards..............................................8 Academic Skills Center.........................................9 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)..........9 Information Commons.......................................10 Library Services Help Guide...............................11 Computing Help Desk........................................12 Student Support Services & Student Affairs Dining Services . .................................................13 One Card Office..................................................13 Undergraduate Admissions................................14 Counseling Center..............................................14 University Police..................................................15 Parking & Transportation ..................................15 Evergreen.............................................................16 International Student Affairs..............................16 Student Life ........................................................17 United Students Government (USG) ...............18 Residence Life ....................................................19 Financial Aid Office............................................20 Career Development Center..............................21 Student Accounts ...............................................22 Weigel Health Center.........................................22 Equity & Campus Diversity.................................24 Barnes & Noble Buffalo State Bookstore...........26 Registrar’s Office.................................................27 Disability Services for Students...........................27 Athletics & Intramurals.......................................28 Student Handbook Policies Related to Student Life.........................29 CAMPUS SAFETY TIPS buffalostate.edu/offices/police/safety/ Personal Safety • Always let someone know where you are going. Residence Halls • Never walk alone at night; always walk with a friend. • Report unusual or suspicious activities to the University Police immediately at extension 6333 or (716) 878-6333. • Don't leave a party or bar with a casual acquaintance. • Don't admit anyone but your own visitors to the residence halls. • Never leave drinks of any type unattended when at a social gathering. • Don't leave the residence hall doors ajar. • Report any rape or sexual assault, even if you know the assailant. It's still a crime. • Have a phone ready with either 911 or 878-6333 entered into speed dial. • Familiarize yourself with the locations of the Blue Light phones on campus, as these are an instant means of contacting University Police. • Use the escort shuttle vans on campus when they are running. • Report unusual or suspicious activities to the University Police immediately at extension 6333 or (716) 878-6333. • Keep room doors and suite doors locked, even if you are just going down the hall for a few minutes. • Lock your room door when you leave and take your keys with you. Don't leave valuable items in the common suite area unless the suite is kept locked. • Keep small valuable items (jewelry, cash, wallets, purses, etc.) out of sight, in a closed or locked drawer or another area that no one knows about. • Small electronics such as iPods, mp3 players, cell phones, thumb drives, and laptops are easily taken by thieves and must be secured. Parking Lots In General • Be aware of your surroundings. • Keep your door locked at all times. • Don't walk alone late at night-call (716) 878-6333 for an escort. • Keep your valuables locked up in a safe place. • Don't leave your laptop computer unattended. • Do not walk alone to your car. • Use the escort service to walk or ride to your car, especially at night. • Lock your car at all times. • Take your valuables with you or lock them in the trunk. • Use anti-theft and safety devices, including remote key access for lighting, car alarms, and steering wheel locks. • Use the nearest blue-light phone to call 6333 for the Motorist Assistance Program van for help with minor, on-campus car problems (dead battery, flat tire, no gas, locked out). • Note and remember the locations of Blue Light phones. In Your Car • Don't signal breakdowns or request help from strangers. On campus, call the University Police at 6333 using a blue-light phone. Off campus, call a friend, relative, or garage. • Check the back seat before entering your car. • Don't open your window more than an inch if you respond to strangers who approach your car. Compact for a Civil and Caring Community Buffalo State College is committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students, faculty, and staff. We strive to be known as a caring academic environment where lives are transformed through education and each individual is valued. We, the members of the Buffalo State community, are committed to supportive and collegial relationships, respect for diversity and individual differences and opportunities for individuals to realize their full potential. This Compact for a Civil and Caring Community is intended to help you understand how you – as a Buffalo State student – contribute to fulfilling these elements of Buffalo State’s mission, vision and core values. College is not only about learning what you will DO for you career but also how you will BE and BEHAVE as you engage with others as classmates, roommates, acquaintances, friends and partners. College will be a time of discovery, joy and fulfillment. It may also become a time of anxiety, stress and emotional difficulty. Learning to BE and BEHAVE appropriately whatever your experience is as important as anything you will learn while attending college. We, the faculty and staff at Buffalo State, will do our part. We are committed to helping you be and behave successfully. •We will SUPPORT you when you need guidance, •We will ENCOURAGE you to resolve conflicts, •We will ASSIST you in times of difficulty and •We will PROTECT you from those who violate our Code of Conduct or otherwise threaten the health, safety and security of our community. But we need YOU to do your part. We need YOU to commit to making Buffalo State a civil and caring community. Buffalo State College Pledge for a Civil and Caring Community As a student at Buffalo State College I want our campus community to be a safe, secure and healthy place for me to learn and grow. To this end I hereby pledge: • To respect others whose views are different from my own; • To settle my conflicts with words; • To care enough to call for help if my friends, companions or other students are in danger or distress, whatever the cause; • To treat my partners – casual or continuing – with dignity and respect; • To partner with University Police to keep our campus safe and • To be thoughtful, kind and caring toward friends and strangers alike. This I pledge to my fellow students and will expect of myself throughout my college career. School of Arts and Humanities buffalostate.edu/artsandhumanities LOCATION: PHONE: Rockwell 222 (716) 878-6326 The 11 departments that make up the School of Arts and Humanities represent far more than a means of obtaining a degree. They represent an opportunity for a complete learning experience on an intellectual, emotional, and spiritual level. The vast majority of students who graduate from one of Buffalo State's Arts and Humanities undergraduate and graduate programs are successful at finding employment in their field within one year of completing their degree. Department Info: Art Conservation....................................Rockwell 230 • 878-5025 buffalostate.edu/depts/artconservation Art Education............................................ Bishop 103 • 878-4106 buffalostate.edu/arteducation Communication. ......................................... Bishop 210 • 878-6008 buffalostate.edu/communication Design...........................................................Upton 212 • 878-6032 buffalostate.edu/design English.................................................... Ketchum 326 • 878-5416 buffalostate.edu/english Fine Arts. .....................................................Upton 502 • 878-6014 buffalostate.edu/finearts Interior Design...........................................Upton 212 • 878-5252 buffalostate.edu/interiordesign Modern & Classical Languages. ............... Bishop 124 • 878-5414 buffalostate.edu/languages Music........................................................Rockwell 203 • 878-6401 buffalostate.edu/music Philosophy ................................................. Bishop 207 • 878-5136 buffalostate.edu/philosophy Theater....................................................... Savage 222 • 878-6416 buffalostate.edu/theater School of Natural and Social Sciences School of Education buffalostate.edu/naturalandsocialsciences buffalostate.edu/schoolofeducation LOCATION: PHONE: LOCATION: PHONE: Classroom A113 (716) 878-4600 The School of Natural and Social Sciences houses 2 research centers and 12 academic departments offering 32 major programs, 6 secondary education programs, 23 minor programs, 12 graduate programs and 10 postbaccalaureate teacher certification programs. Department Info: Anthropology.....................Classroom B107 • 878-6110 buffalostate.edu/anthropology Biology. ...................................... Science 314 • 878-5203 buffalostate.edu/biology/contact.xml Center for Health & Social Research Classroom A203 • 878-6137 buffalostate.edu/centers/chsr/mission.shtml Caudell 114 (716) 878-4214 Department Info: Educational Foundations........... Bacon 306 • 878-4303 buffalostate.edu/educationalfoundations/x518.xml The Educational Foundations department prepares graduates for professional and academic careers in a wide variety of fields—from counseling and adult education to administration and human resource development. Elementary Education & Reading Bacon 302 • 878-5916 buffalostate.edu/elementaryeducation/x518.xml Chemistry.................................... Science 313 • 878-5204 buffalostate.edu/chemistry/x588.xml The Elementary Education department prepares graduates to teach in elementary schools through a broad-based content education, in-depth study of a given discipline, and a professional sequence of courses on how to teach (pedagogy). Earth Sciences & Science Education Science 271 • 878-6731 buffalostate.edu/earthsciences/contact.xml Exceptional Education.......... Ketchum 204 • 878-5317 buffalostate.edu/exceptionaleducation/contact.xml Economics & Finance..........Classroom B207 • 878-4606 buffalostate.edu/economics/x518.xml Geography & Planning.......Classroom A213 • 878-6216 buffalostate.edu/geography/x518.xml Great Lakes Center. .................. Science 261 • 878-4329 buffalostate.edu/greatlakescenter/x493.xml History & Social Studies Education Classroom C205 • 878-5412 buffalostate.edu/history/x873.xml Mathematics................................ Bishop 317 • 878-5621 buffalostate.edu/mathematics/x518.xml Physics......................................... Science 262 • 878-6726 buffalostate.edu/physics/index.xml Political Science. ...............Classroom B218 • 878-6116 buffalostate.edu/politicalscience/x518.xml Psychology. .........................Classroom C318 • 878-6215 buffalostate.edu/psychology/contact.xml Sociology.....................Classroom B307 • 878-5411 buffalostate.edu/sociology/contact.xml The Exceptional Education department prepares graduates to educate students who have special instructional needs including students who have disabilities traditionally associated with physical and neurological impairments, mental retardation, and learning and behavioral problems. School of the Professions buffalostate.edu/schoolofprofessions LOCATION: PHONE: Cleveland 214 (716) 878-4698 Top 10 Ways to Conquer College Classes The School of the Professions is home to a diverse family of departments and centers dedicated to academic excellence, community outreach, and cutting-edge research. #10: Get a planner! …and record all due dates right away. Don’t count on friendly reminders from the professors…not in college! Department Info: #9: Take notes! …unless you’re the “Mentalist,” you’ll be forgetting 80% within 24 hours if you don’t write key points down. Business.......................................... Chase 302 • 878-4239 buffalostate.edu/business/contact.xml P.S. Also keeps you from zzz. If you need to learn how to take notes, see #5 below. Computer Information Systems... Chase 202 • 878-5528 buffalostate.edu/cis/contact.xml #8: Buy the book! …and by all means, DEFACE IT! Always have a pen in your hand when reading & don’t worry about the resale value. Creative Studies............................ Chase 244 • 878-6223 buffalostate.edu/creativity/contact.xml P.S. The worst way to study for a test? Re-reading your book. Instead, study the notes you wrote in your text. Criminal Justice. ................. Classroom C114 • 878-4517 buffalostate.edu/criminaljustice/x518.xml P.S. Worst way to mark up your book? Highlighting the whole page. Learn how to decide what the key points are. See #5 below. Dietetics & Nutrition............... Caudell 207 • 878-5913 buffalostate.edu/dietetics/contact.xml Health & Wellness.................... Caudell 107 • 878-5913 buffalostate.edu/healthandwellness/contact.xml Hospitality & Tourism............... Caudell 207 • 878-5913 buffalostate.edu/hospitality/x634.xml Small Business Development Center Cleveland 206 • 878-4030 buffalostate.edu/sbdc/contact.xml Social Work. ....................... Classroom C115 • 878-5705 buffalostate.edu/socialwork/contact.xml Speech-Language Pathology.. Ketchum 209 • 878-4412 buffalostate.edu/speech/contact.xml Technology..................................Upton 315 • 878-6017 buffalostate.edu/technology/x518.xml University College buffalostate.edu/universitycollege LOCATION: PHONE: Twin Rise 100 (716) 878- 5906 University College is the home for first-year and undeclared students, offering programs and services designed to help students transition to college life, improve study and research skills needed for collegelevel curriculum, and build a sense of community. Through unique programs including First-Year Seminars, the College Writing Program, and Learning Communities, University College provides a strong foundation for academic achievement and success. #7: Break up learning …Do you know why you can’t study for 10 hours straight? YOU’RE HUMAN! Here’s the rule: 2 -3 hours outside of class for every hour in class. Daily: Review notes for 15 min. Weekly: Review notes for an hour. #6: Design a pre-test …it’s the #1 way to prepare for a test. Guess what the professor will ask, and answer your questions. See how well you guess! #5: Use tutors …OMG...They are cost free and pain free, not to mention that your GPA will go up, up up! Just call 878-5303 or 878-4041 to set an appointment, or just stop by Twin Rise, South Wing #330. #4: Do homework! …and hand it in ON TIME! Results, not excuses! #3: Participate …True or False: You need to be speaking in order to be participating….FALSE. Just keep your head in the game. #2: Be on time!!! …Yes, you’ve missed something if you’re late, and you’ve distracted everyone (especially the teacher). Don’t be that guy. AND THE #1 WAY TO CONQUER COLLEGE CLASSES…… #1: SHOW UP!!!! …Yep. Every class. Best thing you can possibly do. Bottom Line: Have the mind-set that school is your job! If you’re doing something that would get your fired, well… you’re fired. If you’re doing something that would get you promoted, well… “HELLO A+!” Academic Standards buffalostate.edu/academicstandards LOCATION: PHONE: Twin Rise 100 (716) 878-5222 HOURS: Monday 8:30am-4:30pm Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm Friday 8:30am-4:30pm Saturday closed Sunday closed Closed on college holidays PLEASE NOTE: The office can be reached at (716) 878-5222 to schedule a phone consultation or appointment. DESCRIPTION: Students can get assistance related to their academic progress and financial aid eligibility from the Academic Standards Office. Students should be aware that while the office is attempting to help them, we are also upholding the academic integrity of the college by assuring that the degree and financial aid requirements of the college are maintained. Please note, students must have a completed FERPA release form on file with the Dean of Students Office to allow the Academic Standards Office to discuss their academic record with anyone other than the student. SERVICES: Guidance on how to succeed academically when you are having a difficult semester, either personally or academically. Appeals of college regulations and policies for registration and graduation. Waivers of financial aid (TAP and Title IV) ineligibility status. Assistance working through the probation appeals and academic dismissal processes (for undeclared students). Academic Intervention for undeclared students with cumulative Grade Point Averages of 2.2 or less. Academic Skills Center buffalostate.edu/academicsupport/x491.xml LOCATION: PHONE: South Wing 330 (716) 878-4041 HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday buffalostate.edu/offices/eop 8:30am-4:30pm 8:30am-4:30pm 8:30am-4:30pm 8:30am-6:30pm 8:30am-4:30pm closed closed DESCRIPTION: The Academic Skills Center provides free tutoring and workshops for all Buffalo State students seeking supplemental instruction in their courses. Our team of professional tutors meets with students one-onone or in small groups, handling an array of subjects that include business, humanities, languages, math, science, statistics, and writing. SERVICES: Tutoring Services: The ASC will tutor you to help assure your sucess and excellence in your coursework. Computer Lab: The ASC offers workshops and oneon-one assistance in study skills, time management skills and computer skills. Workshops Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) LOCATION: PHONE: South Wing 610 and 710 (716) 878-4225 HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm closed closed DESCRIPTION: EOP is an alternative means of acceptance to BSC for students who show ability and motivation despite the effects of economic and academic struggles. Students who do not meet the college's regular academic admissions standards may instead qualify for admission through EOP. Academic and financial guidelines must be met for acceptance. SERVICES: Each student in EOP is assigned a professional Counselor/Academic Advisor who assists with a full range of support services and monitors overall progress. This one-onone assistance promotes positive adjustment to college while teaching the skills necessary for success in higher education and beyond. Numerous services are offered through EOP, free of charge, to every accepted student. These include: • Extended summer orientation program • Academic and career advisement • Counseling/Personal Support • Financial Aid Advisement and follow-up • Access to EOP's Glover Memorial Computer Lab • Free Tutorial services in our Academic Resource Center • Honor society membership for high-achieving students Information Commons http://ic.buffalostate.edu/ LOCATION: PHONE: E. H. Butler Library (716) 878-6300 - Reference Services HOURS: Library: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 7:00am-11:00pm 7:00am-11:00pm 7:00am-11:00pm 7:00am-11:00pm 7:00am-11:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-11:00pm StudyQuad: open 24/7 during the regular semester Hours vary during holidays and intersessions. For correct hours check: buffalostate.edu/library/hours.asp DESCRIPTION: The Information Commons (IC) brings together in one location the technology and expertise necessary to support the information needs of the college community. The IC incorporates essential campus services, library research materials and assistance, computer technology and assistance, and media production services, allowing students to pursue the entire research process from beginning to end in one supportive environment. SERVICES: Reference Desk: Librarians are available at the Reference Desk in the IC in the lower lobby during regular library hours. Librarians are specially trained to assist students in finding books, journal articles, and other research materials needed for homework assignments and papers. 24/7 online reference assistance is one of several special patron services listed on this page: buffalostate.edu/library/research/help.asp Application Support Desk: The Application Support Desk is a central point of service for software-related assistance and for all printing, copying, and scanning equipment in the library. Assistance is also provided for Banner, Degree Navigator, ANGEL, wireless access, personal share drives, and Web shares. Equipment Loan: Equipment Loan is a service of the Application Support Desk. Equipment available for loan includes PC and MAC laptops, projectors, mini DV camcorders, DVD camcorders, audio recorders, digital cameras, and Victor Book Readers. Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations for equipment are necessary and may be made in person or online through the reservation form available at: ic.buffalostate.edu/equipment.html Computing Help Desk: The Computing Help Desk (CHD) is located in the carpeted area of the IC, adjacent to the Application Support Desk. The CHD provides front-line support and documentation for all computing issues and problems including username and password questions. Bengal ID Card/Metro Bus Pass Window: Buffalo State Bengal ID card is the multipurpose photo ID issued to students, faculty, and staff at Buffalo State. Each card has a unique identification number assigned to the cardholder. It is the official ID for the use of college services and facilities and also serves as a library card and add-value pay-forprint card. A valid photo ID (drivers license, passport, etc.) must be shown to obtain your card. All undergraduates are eligible to receive an NFTA Metro Bus Pass and may do so at this window as well. Library Services HELP GUIDE How do I locate books?? Search the online catalog to identify books owned by E.H. Butler Library, making sure to note the location and call number. Refer to a E.H. Butler Library map, available at the IC, to determine the exact area of the library in which the book is located. Books can be checked out with your Buffalo State ID card at the Circulation Desk. Where is the library?? E. H. Butler Library is conveniently located across from the Campbell Student Union. The library is part of the Information Commons which brings together in one location the technology and expertise necessary to support the information needs of the Buffalo State academic community. In addition to traditional library services and resources, Butler Library houses the Writing Help Center, Computing Help Desk, Application Support Desk, Equipment Loan, and other important campus services. Many library resources are also accessible through the library’s Web site. How do I begin my research project?? Whether you are writing a five-page paper or getting ready to take part in a classroom debate, the library’s Web site is an important starting point for gathering information. Online subject guides, available on the library’s home page, will assist you in choosing relevant resources for your topic. Librarians are available at the Reference Desk in the lower lobby to assist you with your research. How do I access online articles?? Periodical databases are the gateway to finding full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. Butler Library subscribes to dozens of high quality databases on all topics, available from any computer. A Buffalo State username and password is required to access databases. How do I pay for prints and copies?? You must use your Buffalo State ID card to pay for prints or copies; printers and copiers do not accept money. Add-value machines, located in Information Commons and StudyQuad, will allow you to add value to your Buffalo State ID card. What if I need help?? If you need research help, stop at the Reference Desk and ask a librarian. The library Web site lists other ways to contact a librarian, such as by e-mail, telephone, and 24/7 online chat. You can also set up an appointment for individualized research assistance. If you need help with a computer program or application or want to borrow a laptop or other equipment, ask at the Application Support Desk. If they can’t help, they will refer you to the Computing Help Desk. If you need help writing your paper, visit the Writing Help Center on the second floor in Media Services. If you need advisement assistance, stop in StudyQuad room 110G for help. If you have questions about borrowing books, overdue fines, or reserve materials, ask at the Circulation Desk. For more information on library services for new students, please visit our New Students Web page: buffalostate.edu/library/services/ new.asp Welcome to Buffalo State! We look forward to assisting you with all of your scholarly endeavors! Computing Help Desk ic.buffalostate.edu/ LOCATION: PHONE: Butler 157 (716) 878-4357 HOURS: Intersession/Summer Monday 8:30am-4:30pm Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm Thursday 8:30am-6:30pm Friday 8:30am-4:30pm Saturday closed Sunday closed Fall/Spring Hours: Monday 8:30am-4:30pm Tuesday 8:30am-7:00pm Wednesday 8:30am-7:00pm Thursday 8:30am-7:00pm Friday 8:30am-4:30pm Saturday closed Sunday closed DESCRIPTION: The Computing Help Desk is the first line of support for all users on campus. Located in E.H. Butler Library's Information Commons Lab (157), we have a kind and courteous staff on hand to help you with your login and account-related problems. For more information about computing at Buffalo State visit the Information Commons Web site at ic.buffalostate.edu SERVICES: The staff at the Computing Help Desk can assist with most login and account-related issues. If you’re having trouble with your accounts, visit us in the library or call us at (716) 878-4357. Wireless access is available in a number of buildings on campus, including Butler Library and the Student Union. If you’re having trouble connecting to the wireless network, bring your laptop to the library and our staff will be happy to help. Tip! You can visit bscintra.buffalostate.edu/accounts/ userlookup.asp to lookup your Buffalo State username and Banner ID. Your Buffalo State username is used to access e-mail, ANGEL, Degree Navigator, and logging into campus computers; your Banner ID is used to access Banner. Tip! Before accessing e-mail or ANGEL, visit chngpwd.buffalostate.edu to change your password. Your default password (“Old Password”) will be the first 6 digits of your SSN. Buffalo State has partnered with UBMicro, Dell and Apple to offer students substantial educational discounts on computers and software. For more information, visit buffalostate.edu/cts/x687.xml Dining Services bengaldining.com LOCATION: PHONE: Campbell Student Union Room 223 (716) 878-5214 HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm closed closed DESCRIPTION: The Administrative Office is located in Campbell Student Union room 223. For contact information please visit bengaldining.com\contactus SERVICES: Please see the One Card Office description Employment Opportunities. Management Personnel On-site. One Card Office bengaldining.com LOCATION: PHONE: Butler Library room 108 (716) 878-5214 HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm closed closed DESCRIPTION: The new One Card Office administers meal plan selections, and assists students with managing their meal plans and bengal buck accounts. Meal plan information can be found at bengaldining.com SERVICES: • Adding additional Flex dollars to meal plans • Selection of commuter meal plan or voluntary dollar amounts • Issuing temporary meal cards for lost or stolen Id's Bengal Bucks All resident meal plans include a Bengal Buck component. This new program will allow students to utilize these funds for printing and copying in Butler Library as well as use in the vending machines on campus and Dining services. Additional services to be announced as the program expands. To add additional funds to this account visit the One Card Office. Undergraduate Admissions HOURS: buffalostate.edu/admissions LOCATION: PHONE: Moot Hall 110 (716) 878-4017 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-6:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm closed closed DESCRIPTION: The Undergraduate Admissions Office will actively recruit and selectively admits the student best fit for Buffalo State College. Counseling Center buffalostate.edu/counselingcenter LOCATION: PHONE: EMAIL: Weigel 219 (716) 878-4436 firstname.lastname@example.org HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-6:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm closed closed DESCRIPTION: The Counseling Center offers mental health programs and services through licensed and certified professionals (i.e., Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychiatrists) and supervised trainees. The Center strives to be a safe and friendly environment for students who are experiencing personal and academic challenges. The Center has a special concern for the academic success and timely graduation of Buffalo State students. SERVICES: Individual & Group Counseling Individual counseling promotes the exploration and resolution of personal problems and issues affecting student’s academic and/or personal goals. Group therapy gives students an opportunity to meet other students like themselves and share their problems and concerns as well as to learn alternative behaviors to resolve difficulties. Consultation Services Family members and students are encouraged to call and consult with a counselor when they are concerned about a student’s behavior (e.g. poor school performance, depressions, eating issues). Together, they can problem solve what to do including the counselor reaching out to the student of concern. Workshops and Outreach We offer various workshops and outreach sessions to students, staff and faculty in academic classes, campus organizations, and residence halls. Recent workshop topics include: Grief and Loss, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Stress and Time Management, Sleep and Suicide Prevention (QPR). Psychiatry Students requesting medication must be actively in treatment with a staff counselor. If the counselor determines a psychiatric consultation is appropriate, the student may be referred to our campus psychiatrist. Students already on medication are encouraged to remain patients of their prescribing physician for refills throughout the semester. Advocacy and Referral To help promote academic, social, physical, and psychological success while at Buffalo State College, the Counseling Center is available to advocate for students within the college as well as refer and link students with alternate supports on campus and in the community. University Police buffalostate.edu/offices/police LOCATION: PHONE: Chase Hall 100 (716) 878-6333 HOURS: 24/7 DESCRIPTION: The State University Police Department at Buffalo State is the law-enforcement agency responsible for crime prevention and control, criminal investigations, traffic and parking supervision, physical plant security, disaster coordination, community policing, and the maintenance of public order. SERVICES: The department offers many special services, including personal-safety awareness education, a motoristassistance program, a safety escort service, a property-identification system, and a found-property department. A copy of the Buffalo State College campus crime statistics, as reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education, will be provided upon request. Please direct requests to the Chief of University Police, Chase Hall, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222; (716) 878-6332. Information also can be obtained from our Buffalo State web site buffalostate.edu/offices/police The rules governing motor vehicles on campus are intended to ensure maximum pedestrian and vehicular safety and to establish the most convenient arrangements possible for students, staff, and visitors. Motor vehicles may park in any of the designated areas shown on the campus map. Only vehicles with special permits authorizing them to park in spaces designated for persons with disabilities are allowed to park in such spaces. All vehicles parked on the grounds of Buffalo State must display valid college parking permits. Parking & Transportation buffalostate.edu/parkingservices LOCATION: PHONE: Chase Hall 126 (716) 878-3041 HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-6:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm closed closed DESCRIPTION: Parking & Transportation assists students, faculty, and staff with Parking and ticket concerns. This office distributes temporary permits to those coming to campus without a permit on their car. We accept payment for tickets paid with Mastercard/Visa. Evergreen buffalostate.edu/orgs/evergreen/ LOCATION: PHONE: CR 201 (716) 878-6835 HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:00am-4:30pm 8:00am-4:30pm 8:00am-4:30pm 8:00am-6:30pm 8:00am-4:30pm closed closed DESCRIPTION: Evergreen is the environmental group for Buffalo State. Buffalo State College is committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner, both as an institution of higher education and as a community leader. To fulfill its mission, the College shall continually strive to improve its environmental relationships by employing and promoting energy efficiency, recycling, and other low-impact environmental practices, thus enhancing our quality of life. It is Buffalo State College's environmental volition to balance its present interests with its responsibility to future generations. International Student Affairs buffalostate.edu/internationalstudentaffairs LOCATION: PHONE: Campbell Student Union 400 (716) 878-5331 HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm 8:30am-4:30pm 8:30am-4:30pm 8:30am-6:30pm 8:30am-4:30pm closed closed DESCRIPTION: The Office of International Student Affairs handles academic, social, immigration, financial, health and judicial concerns of international students/scholars at Buffalo State. SERVICES: International Orientation This program covers a three-day comprehensive program to address the unique needs of international students and scholars, many of whom are in the United States for the first time. Academic, social, immigration, financial, health and judicial concerns are addressed by academic deans, administrators and college professors as well as immigration officials. The American Host Family Program Does not include home-stays, but involves more than 100 families from the community participating in this program, which allows the international students/scholars to be invited for a meal, for a drive or to spend the day with an American family. English Conversations Partners Program Through a credit-bearing program, the English Conversations Partners Program allows both American students and International Students/Scholars to engage in cross-cultural educational exchanges. The Global Perspectives Program This program enables Buffalo State's International students / scholars to be guest speakers and/or presenters in area high schools. It gives American students the opportunity to learn more about the world through our internationals as well as provide the internationals a chance to share their native beliefs and traditions. The International Student Advisory Council (ISAC) The ISAC is composed of faculty, staff, international students and American students. This body makes recommendations to the Office of International Student Affairs for programs and activities to better serve the internationals at the college. It sponsors monthly coffee hours and an annual reception. Student Life buffalostate.edu/studentlife LOCATION: PHONE: Campbell Student Union (716) 878-4631 HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-6:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm closed closed DESCRIPTION: The Student Life Office encourages student involvement in a variety of extracurricular experiences, contributes to building the campus community, and help students develop skills. The office serves as the administrative liaison to the United Student Government (USG) and registers student clubs and organizations. The Student Life area includes Leadership Education, Greek Affairs, Commuter Affairs, Minority Student Services and Campbell Student Union operations. For more information, visit our website at buffalostate.edu/studentlife SERVICES: Student Activities & Programs Student Life designs activities and Programs to enhance the academic, social and cultural experience beyond the classroom such as the Weeks of Welcome, Union Bash, Homecoming and the Midnight Breakfast. Also, they coordinate the Emerging Student Leaders Program, an interactive and educational leadership program targeting incoming freshmen and transfer students. Greek Life Dedicated to enhancing the development of Buffalo State students, Student Life provides programs and services for our Greek community. We welcome you to explore the possibilities of being a part of Greek Life here on campus. There are over twenty-seven organizations to choose from. CAP (Commuter Assistance Program) The Commuter Assistance Program (CAP) is a support network of upperclassmen who serve as Commuter Assistants. Your CA will provide resources for new undergraduate commuting students by planning activities, offering encouragement, providing information and aid in your successful transition to Buffalo State. NIA (Nurturing, Initiative, Achievement) Mentor Program The NIA Mentor Program provides new incoming students with many opportunities to network with students and professionals, gain valuable career knowledge and experience, and familiarize you with the campus community. You will also benefit from various workshops that the program offers to aid in your transition to Buffalo State. Campbell Student Union The Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Game Room and Information Center are located in the Student Union, as are the offices of student organizations, student support offices, student government and the campus radio station, WBNY 91.3 FM. The facility also offers a variety of programming spaces, dining venues, lounge areas and ATM machines. United Students Government (USG) usg.buffstate.edu LOCATION: PHONE: Campbell 402 (716) 878-6701 HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:30am-4:00pm 8:30am-4:00pm 8:30am-4:00pm 8:30am-4:00pm 8:30am-4:00pm closed closed DESCRIPTION: The United Students Government (the USG) of the State University College at Buffalo (Buffalo State College) represents the interests of the students of the college and encourages their active participation in the campus community. The USG sponsors activities funded by the mandatory student activity fee. SERVICES: USG Dental Clinic This professionally staffed dental clinic offers examinations, X-rays, diagnosis by dentists, cleaning, and preventivite dental hygiene. These services are offered to Buffalo State students at a very low cost in the Weigel Health Center 878-6716. USG Press Services This professionally staffed Press Services office handles the design and printing of posters, flyers,and brochures for all USG-funded organizations and maintains the USG web site. Press Services also facilitates the production of student publications such as the Record newspaper. In addition, students can have short runs of copies made for a nominal price at Press Services in Student Union Room 404. The Game Room Funded by USG and provides students with opportunities to engage in recreation and relaxation activites. Activities include billiards, DDR, foosball, air hockey, darts, ping pong, board games and TV. Students can also compete in organized tournaments. The Game Room is open when classes are in session with specific days and hours posted at the Game Room entrance in the basement of the Student Union. Student Voucher Program USG funds the Student Voucher Program with the Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Rockwell Hall. The program takes $5.00 off the advertised student ticket price for campus sponsored PAC events not already funded by USG. Any student wishing to use the USG Voucher Program must present a valid Buffalo State College student ID card at the Rockwell Box Office at least one day prior to the performance. The Voucher program is limited to one ticket per ID per event and is not valid on the day of the show. There are countless opportunities for students at Buffalo State to take advantage of activities, events and memberships that their activity fee provides. Students can join Academic Clubs connected with their majors. They can join Social Activity groups that sponsor events for the campus community - or just attend those events. Media groups offer the chance to gain valuable experience in print journalism or broadcasting and are news sources for less involved students. Sports, social activism, entertainment, health... all these and more are available at Buffalo State through USG's groups and services. Residence Life buffalostate.edu/residencelife LOCATION: PHONE: Porter Hall (716) 878-3000 HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-6:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm closed closed DESCRIPTION: The Residence Life Office directs all programs and selected operations of residence hall living including staffing, housing assignments, student governance and leadership, and maintenance and custodial services. Faculty, staff, and students join with Residence Life staff in developing programs to promote self-awareness and an appreciation for the diversity among people and perspectives within the college and community. SERVICES: Residence Hall Staffing: Among the people you should get to know during your stay on campus is your Complex Director (CD) or Residence Hall Director (RD), your Resident Assistant (Towers 1-4, NorthWing, and Cassety), First Year Mentor (Porter, Perry Neumann,) or your Apartment Assistant (Moore Complex). Computer Access: ResNet provides broadband internet service to each resident student and manages the computer labs in the residence halls. Each room contains two Ethernet ports. Students must supply their own Ethernet cable (25’ is recommended) and computer.Documentation including instructions for use of our network, minimum computer requirements, and our Acceptable Use Policy is available at the Residence Life website. Buffalo State On-Campus Housing Residency Requirement: All full-time freshmen and sophomore students whose permanent residency is beyond a 35 mile radius of Buffalo State are required to reside on campus FOR 4 CONSECUTIVE SEMESTERS OR 57 CREDITS, whichever comes first. Those exempt from this requirement include married students, single parents, transfer students, veterans, and students over the age of 21, students residing with relatives (i.e. aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, etc.). Documentation will be needed to achieve exemption status under any of these circumstances. Students who feel that they have legitimate reasons for requesting offcampus residency can apply for an exemption through the Residence Life Office located in Porter Hall. Residence Hall Association (RHA): This student governance organization plans and runs programs in the residence halls. In addition to planning events for residential students, members of the RHA serve on college-wide committees and are a student voice in campus planning. The RHA office is located in the basement of Neumann Hall and their phone number is 878-3457, and their web page is ipa.buffalostate.edu/~rha/ Financial Aid Office buffalostate.edu/financialaid buffalostate.edu/scholarship LOCATION: PHONE: EMAILS: Moot Hall 230 (716) 878-4902; fax (716) 878-4903 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-6:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm closed closed DESCRIPTION: The Financial Aid Office administers the federal financial aid programs at Buffalo State College. We also assist students with acquiring state aid and aid from private organizations. Our staff is available year round to assist families with the application process and questions related to the receipt of their aid. SERVICES: Financial Aid counselors are available by appointment to assist with completing The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The form must be filed each academic year and is available January 1st and should be filed by March 1st for on-time consideration. Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Scholarship resources are available through our website. We offer an extensive scholarship section with a searchable database of external scholarships and various opportunities as they arise throughout the year. Appointments can also be made to discuss scholarship options. Bookstore deferments are available to students who have aid in excess of their charges during the fall and spring. It is considered a line of credit that allows you to buy books prior to aid being disbursed. Only one book voucher will be issued per semester and may be obtained two weeks prior to the start of the semester through the end of the drop/add period in person at the Financial Aid or Student Account offices. Prior to requesting a deferment, you should price your books by visiting the campus bookstore or online at the college’s Barnes and Noble site. Withdrawing from classes, repeating courses and taking courses not required for your degree program can make a student ineligible for federal and state aid both in the current and future semesters. The catalog and website have details but if you are unsure of the effect, come and talk to our office prior to registering for classes or making changes in your enrollment. The financial aid website has downloadable forms, links to other aid sites, general aid information and the work-study job postings among other things. We officially correspond with students using the assigned email address from the college. So, check it regularly for important messages from our office. Frequently check your Banner account for financial aid requirements and important messages as well. Career Development Center buffalostate.edu/offices/cdc LOCATION: PHONE: Cleveland Hall 306 (716) 878-5811 HOURS: Monday 8:30am-5:00pm Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm Thursday 8:30am-6:00pm Friday 8:30am-5:00pm Saturday closed Sunday closed *Check for semester break and summer hours. DESCRIPTION: The Career Development Center (CDC) provides comprehensive career and job search counseling to help students choose a major, plan a career, find internship and employment opportunities and prepare for graduate school. The CDC also houses the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center, where students can find one-time and long-term community volunteer opportunities and can identify service-learning coursework options. SERVICES: Choosing a Career or Major • Career counseling to choose a major or career • Career assessment, featuring DISCOVER • Information on what jobs you can get with a Buffalo State™ major • Alumni mentors to talk to about your career Gaining Valuable Experience • Listings of part-time and summer jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities • Service-learning courses: Engage in community service while doing coursework and get practical experience. Check out our website for a list of these courses • One-time and long-term community service activities sponsored by Buffalo State Job Search Preparation • Workshops: Resumes, Cover Letters, Job Search, Interview • Resume and Cover Letter review • Practice interview sessions with a counselor Finding a Job or Internship • Job listings on ORCA (the Online Resource for Career Advancement), featuring local, national, and international full-time, part-time, and summer job listings along with volunteer and internship opportunities. • Job Fairs • Employer presentations and on-campus interviews • Job search counseling • “Career Search,” a database of over 1.7 million potential employers • Reference files, for recommendation letters from professors and supervisors Selecting a Graduate School • Graduate and Law School Fairs • Information on applications, admissions tests, and ways to pay • Counseling for graduate school decisions Student Accounts buffalostate.edu/studentaccounts LOCATION: PHONE: FAX: Moot Hall 260 (716) 878-4121 (716) 878-4063 HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-6:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm closed closed DESCRIPTION: The Student Accounts Office is responsible for billing and collection of tuition, fees, room and meal plan charges each semester. The office is also responsible for the receipt and disbursement of all student financial aid including processing refunds from financial aid awards. SERVICES: Undergraduate student tuition and fees are assessed each semester based upon enrolled credit hours. Tuition and fee information for Undergraduate Students can be found our our website at: buffalostate.edu/studentaccounts then click on 'Tuition and Fees' link. Campus housing and meal plan charges are assessed per semester. Campus housing and meal plan rates are available on the Residence Life website at: buffalostate.edu/ residencelife Billing Procedures: Semester invoices are usually processed six weeks prior to the start of the semester. Accepted and authorized financial aid is considered a deferment against the amount due for students enrolled full-time. Additional billing information is available on our website at: buffalostate.edu/studentaccounts then click on 'Billing' link. Payment Plan: The college has established a time payment plan to assist in meeting the cost of tuition, fees, room and meal plan charges not covered by financial aid. The Time Payment Plan application is downloadable from our website at: buffalostate.edu/ studentaccounts click on 'Billing' link, then click 'How to Pay', then 'Time Payment' Direct deposit your financial refunds. With direct deposit your financial aid and other college refunds will be automatically deposited into a checking or savings account at a U.S. bank or credit union of your choice. Direct deposit applications are available at the Student Accounts Office and should be submitted at least one week prior to anticipated refunds. Weigel Health Center buffalostate.edu/weigel LOCATION: PHONE: FAX: (716) 878-6711 (716) 878-6727 HEALTH PROMOTION: 878-6725 or 878-6711 HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:30am-8:00pm 8:30am-8:00pm 8:30am-8:00pm 8:30am-8:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm closed closed Break Hours: Monday 8:30am-5:00pm Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm Thursday 8:30am-6:00pm Friday 8:30am-5:00pm Saturday closed Sunday closed *Office hours may vary when classes are not in session. Call for hours. DESCRIPTION: • Evaluations and Prescriptions of Birth Control Methods • Emergency Contraception • Pregnancy Testing Weigel Health Center has been granted accreditation through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Weigel Health Center is a health care facility staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and health promotions staff. Medical services, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries, well visits for men and women, immunizations, and educational resources are offered to all registered BSC students. Health Promotions Health promotion is an integral part to college life. Educating students how to make healthy decisions about their health contributes to the overall success of their academic experience. Weigel Health Center offers up-todate health promotion programming that teaches students about nutrition, sexual health, alcohol, drugs, violence, stress, tobacco, and leadership. SERVICES: Medical Services • Medical Visits • General Physicals • MMR Immunizations • TB Tests • Women’s Health Visits • Sports Physicals • Management of New York State mandated MMR and Meningitis Requirements • HIV Testing • Nutrition Education Services are available on an appointment and walk-in basis. (Please call ahead for an appointment) Women’s Health Services Weigel Health Center offers women’s health services. The caring, skilled women’s health clinicians have a unique sensitivity to women’s health needs. Young adult women need to take a proactive approach to their health care. We’re here to support you and provide quality care during your academic career at Buffalo State College. We encourage all women, 18 – 21 years of age, to have an annual routine woman’s health exams. Women's Health Services Offered • We encourage Routine Women’s Health Exam • Education classes on Women’s Health • Breast Health & Mammography Referrals • Annual Pap Smear testing and evaluation of abnormal pap smears by colposcopy • Evaluation of problems or infections • Evaluation and Treatment for STD’s Programs Offered • Educational Workshops • Health Promotion Events • Educational Materials • Women’s Health Client Education Sessions Prescribing Services A prescription may be submitted at any time during the hours that the Health Center is open. If a prescription is submitted before 10 am you may pick up your medication the same day. If the prescription is submitted after 10 am, your prescription will not be available until the following day. Call the Health Center for pharmacy hours. Student Health Insurance Buffalo State College has a compulsory student health insurance plan for full–time undergraduate and graduate students (12 or more credit hours). Part-time students are eligible to apply for the Buffalo State College plan. Students with existing health insurance are required to complete an on-line waiver, providing proof of insurance. Information on the waiver process is available at buffalostate.edu/Weigel under “Information for New Students”. The fall deadline to waive the Buffalo State College Health Insurance is September 30, 2009. Spring deadline is February 24, 2010. Students who do not complete the online waiver will be charged & enrolled into the Buffalo State College Health Insurance Plan. Information on the Health Insurance Plan is available at Weigel Health Center Web site or by contacting Weigel Health Center. Students interested in information on other options for Health Insurance may contact Weigel Health Center for assistance. Come Join Us - See What We’re All About! Equity & Campus Diversity buffalostate.edu/offices/equity LOCATION: PHONE: Cleveland Hall 415 (716) 878-6210 HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm closed closed Mission Statement The primary goal of the Equity and Campus Diversity Office is to assist the college in the creation of a nurturing and intellectually vital environment for a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. To achieve this goal, the office has three major responsibilities: compliance, equity of services, and diversity. COMPLIANCE, EQUITY AND DIVERSITY Compliance The office addresses issues of affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment. The office seeks to ensure that the campus complies with all federal and state laws and SUNY policies and procedures and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status. Equity The office addresses issues of inequities and discrimination by ensuring that the college provides necessary services and programs to enhance access, retention, and success of faculty, staff, administrators, and students in a collegial environment. Diversity The office addresses issues of campus climate and how diverse groups can learn and live in a pluralistic and multicultural environment. General Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment: It is the policy of Buffalo State to provide an employment and educational environment free from invidious discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital or veteran's status. It shall be a violation of this policy for any agent, student or employee of Buffalo State to discriminate, on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital or veteran's status against any individual with respect to the terms of employment, education or benefits of any program or activity at Buffalo State. Buffalo State is committed to the need for proper and respectful treatment of all members of the college community. Every member of the college community shares the responsibility for addressing incidents of disrespect for the dignity of others, acts of discrimination, racism, bigotry, harassment, exclusion, abusive language or mistreatment of individuals or groups. If you experience discrimination or harassment, please report the incident to any administrator, manager, or supervisor. You may also contact: Dolores E. Battle, PhD Senior Advisor to the President for Equity and Campus Diversity Equity and Campus Diversity Office Cleveland Hall, Room 415 (716) 878-6210 buffalostate.edu/offices/equity Individuals with Disabilities Policy: It is the policy of Buffalo State College that no otherwise qualified person with a disability shall, solely by reason of the disability, be excluded from participation in employment or access to programs of the college. In carrying out this policy, the college shall make a good faith effort to reasonably accommodate the physical and/or mental limitations of an employee, applicant for employment or student unless such accommodations would impose undue hardship on the operation of the college. For questions about students with disabilities, contact: Disability Services Offices South Wing 120, (716) 878-4500 Sexual Harassment Policy: It is the policy of Buffalo State College to provide an employment and educational environment free of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct or communication constituting sexual harassment as defined and other wise prohibited by state and federal statutes. Sexual harassment is particularly serious when it threatens the relationship between faculty and students or supervisor and subordinate. Sexual harassment may include; verbal harassment or abuse; subtle pressure for sexual activity; persistent remarks about another person's clothing; body or sexual activities; unnecessary touching; patting or pinching; constant brushing against another person's body; demanding sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats concerning one's job, letters of recommendation or physical assault. SUNY defines sexual harassment as: Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can include sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment of a student denies or limits, on the basis of sex, the student's ability to participate in or to receive benefits, services, or opportunities in the educational institution's program. Sexual Orientation Policy: It is the policy of Buffalo State College and the Board of Trustees of the State of New York that no discrimination against or harassment of individuals will occur on any of the campuses or in the programs or activities of the university. The Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act reads as follows: 1. The opportunity to obtain employment without discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, or marital status is hereby recognized as and declared to be a civil right. 2. The opportunity to obtain an education, the use of places of public accommodation and the ownership, use and occupancy of housing accommodations and commercial space without discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, or marital status is hereby recognized as and declared to be a civil right. Consensual Sexual and Amorous Relations Policy: It is the policy of Buffalo State College that commencement, upon either person's initiative, of a sexual or amorous relationship between a Buffalo State College faculty or staff member and a student with respect to whom such faculty or staff member has current professional responsibility shall be prohibited. Sexual or amorous relationships between a faculty or staff member and a student to whom the faculty or staff member does not have a current professional responsibility are strongly discouraged. Sexual or amorous relationships between a supervisor and a non-student professional responsibility are strongly discouraged. Students Unable to Attend Classes On Certain Days Because of Religious Beliefs: According to SUNY policy, no person shall be expelled from or be refused admission as a student to an institution of higher education for the reason that he or she is unable, because of his or her religious beliefs, to register for or attend classes or to participate in any examination, study, or work requirement on a particular day or days. At Buffalo State, the administering of evaluative examinations is not permitted on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur or Good Friday. Complaint Procedure for Review of Allegations of Unlawful Discrimination/Harassment: All formal charges of discrimination are handled in accordance with the College Policy on Complaint Procedure for the Review of Allegations of Unlawful Discrimination/Harassment. • A formal complaint must be submitted in writing on forms provided by the State University of New York. Forms are available in the Equity and Campus Diversity Office. • Formal Complaints should be filed within 90 calendar days following the alleged discriminatory act or the date which the complainant first knew or reasonably should have known of such an act if that date is later. • If enrolled in a class, students should file a formal complaint within 90 calendar days following the alleged discriminatory act or 90 calendar days after a final grade is received, if that date is later. • Complaints must be filed with Equity and Campus Diversity Office, Cleveland Hall # 415; 716-878-6210. Barnes & Noble Buffalo State Bookstore LOCATION: PHONE: Campbell Student Union (716) 878-5509 Bookstore Deferment Program By applying for a Bookstore Deferment at Student Accounts or Financial Aid, you can purchase your textbooks and course materials in the Bookstore against your forthcoming financial aid and student loans. The College will reimburse the store when your financial aid comes in. You won't have to wait for your refund check to buy your books. You'll have what you need, so you can succeed! HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Barnes & Noble Gift Cards Students can use gift cards to buy anything at the campus bookstore. You can purchase cards at the campus bookstore or any Barnes & Noble location. No hidden fess - and they never expire! We also accept cash, credit cards, personal checks and bookstore deferments. buffalostate.bncollege.com 8:30am-7:00pm 8:30am-7:00pm 8:30am-7:00pm 8:30am-7:00pm 8:30am-3:30pm 8:30am - noon closed DESCRIPTION: Your campus Bookstore carries all your required course books, as determined by your instructors. That means we have the correct edition or package that your professor has requested. When you stop in to get your textbooks, check out our dorm accessories, school supplies, emblematic clothing and gifts, and our Java-U cafe. We have a great selection of reference books, study aids and best sellers, for some light reading. SERVICES: Buying Textbooks Visit your campus bookstore as soon as you know your class schedule - our booksellers will help you find all the books you need for this term. Or visit buffalostate.bncollege.com and purchase all of your books onlinewe'll deliver them directly to you, or you can pick them up at your campus bookstore. It's that easy! If you drop a class, return your textbooks ASAP! You'll get a full refund if you have the original receipt, and the textbook is in its original purchase condition - This offer is valid through the first week of classes. Used Texbooks Buy Early and Get USED! - Buying USED saves you 25%! We have the largest selection of used textbooksbut buy early, because quantities are limited. Order online so you get first dibs on used textbooks. When ordering your books online, be sure to register to receive emails about discount offers from your campus bookstore. Selling Textbooks We buy back textbooks every day - no matter where you bought them. The best time to sell is right after finals, when you will get 50% back if we are using the book again in the upcoming term. Bring your books and student ID to the campus bookstore, and we'll give you cash. It's that easy! Visit mybookvalue.com to find out if your textbook is being used next term-if so you could get 50% of the price you paid! Simply type in your textbooks ISBN, author or title. Check back often for the latest updates-and register to recieve emails that will let you know when the textbooks you purchased online have the greatest resale value! Registrar buffalostate.edu/registrar LOCATION: PHONE: FAX: Moot Hall 210 (716) 878-4811 (716) 878-3419 HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-6:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm closed closed DESCRIPTION: The Registrar’s Office handles basic course information, Degree Navigator, course registration preparation, academic calendar information, and transcript request forms. All this information is available on their website Disability Services for Students buffalostate.edu/disabilityservices LOCATION: PHONE: South Wing 120 (716) 878-4500 HOURS: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm 8:30am-6:00pm 8:30am-5:00pm closed closed DESCRIPTION: The Disability Services office supports students with documented disabilities in academic settings, student life, residence halls, and in other areas as needed. Documentation of disability must be within the past three years for most cases, with a diagnosis, limitations and strengths, and a history of services provided. buffalostate.edu/disabilityservices lists resources and procedures SERVICES: Each determined on a case-by-case basis: Exam Support: Time extensions, scribes, readers/ software (voice input and output), specialized equipment and separate locations are given as needed. Classroom Accommodations: Location requests, note-takers, special seating, interpreters Internships/Field Placements/ Practicum Support: Academic advisement for University College students and transfers until they are accepted into a major. Students' strengths and learning styles as well as class times and locations are considered in planning their schedules. If, due to the impact of the disability, a reduced load is needed, we advocate for funding and work with funding agencies. 2009-2010 HOME ATHLETICS SCHEDULES Football 9/26 vs. West Conn Noon 10/3 vs. Cortland Noon 10/17 vs. Montclair State Noon 10/31 vs. William Paterson Noon 11/14 vs. Brockport Noon ** All games on Coyer Field Men’s Soccer 9/1 vs. D’Youville 4 p.m. 9/9 vs. Nazareth 4 p.m. 9/15 vs. Roberts Wesleyan 4 p.m. 9/19 vs. Fredonia 1 p.m. 9/25 vs. New Paltz 4 p.m. 9/26 vs. Oneonta 4 p.m. 10/9 vs. Oswego 4 p.m. 10/10 vs. Cortland 1 p.m. ** All games on Coyer Field Women’s Soccer 9/16 vs. Pitt-Bradford 4 p.m. 9/30 vs. Medaille 4 p.m. 10/6 vs. St. John Fisher 4 p.m. 10/16 vs. Plattsburgh 3 p.m. 10/17 vs. Potsdam 3:30 p.m. 10/23 vs. Geneseo 3 p.m. 10/24 vs. Brockport 1 p.m. 10/27 vs. Elmira 3 p.m. ** All games on Coyer Field Men’s Hockey 10/23 vs. Hobart 7 p.m. 10/30 vs. Oswego 7 p.m. 10/31 vs. Cortland 7 p.m. 11/6 vs. Fredonia 7 p.m. 11/20 vs. Plattsburgh 7 p.m. 11/21 vs. Potsdam 7 p.m. 1/8 vs. Franklin Pierce 7 p.m. 1/9 vs. Franklin Pierce 3 p.m. 2/5 vs. Brockport 7 p.m. 2/6 vs. Geneseo 7 p.m. 2/19 vs. Morrisville 7 p.m. ** All games in Ice Arena Women’s Hockey 10/24 vs. Salve Regina TBA 11/13 vs. Cortland 7 p.m. 11/14 vs. Cortland 4 p.m. 1/23 vs. Utica 4 p.m. 1/24 vs. Utica 2 p.m. 1/29 vs. Plattsburgh 7 p.m. 1/30 vs. Plattsburgh 4 p.m. 2/20 vs. RIT 4 p.m. 2/21 vs. RIT 2 p.m. ** All games in Ice Arena Swimming & Diving 10/30 vs. Cortland 6 p.m. 11/6 vs. Penn State Behrend 5 p.m. 11/7 vs. William Smith 1 p.m. 1/30 vs. Brockport 1 p.m. ** All meets in Kissinger Pool Softball 4/10 vs. Potsdam 1 p.m. 4/11 vs. Plattsburgh 1 p.m. 4/13 vs. Allegheny 3:30 p.m. 4/17 vs. Cortland 1 p.m. 4/18 vs. Oswego 1 p.m. 4/22 vs. Nazareth 3 p.m. 5/1 vs. Fredonia 1 p.m. ** All games at Bengal Field Women’s Lacrosse 4/16 vs. Cortland 4 p.m. 4/20 vs. Fredonia 4 p.m. 4/23 vs. Oswego 4 p.m. 4/24 vs. Potsdam 1 p.m. 5/1 vs. Geneseo 1 p.m. ** All games at Bengal Field Ga me s ar FR E Ew e Bu ffal ith Stu o St den ate t ID ! Women’s Volleyball 10/1 vs. D’Youville 7 p.m. 10/10 vs. Keuka & U of Rochester 11 a.m. 10/15 vs. Medaille 7 p.m. 10/27 vs. Pitt-Bradford 7 p.m. ** All matches in Sports Arena Compendium Of Buffalo State College Policies Related To Student Life The section below directs you to the location on the College website where you will find information about important College policies related to student life. The College reserves the right to change any policies, rules or regulations affecting students and any dates reported herein. Each student is expected to have knowledge of the information contained in this handbook, in other college publications and on the College website. Questions about College policies can be addressed to the dean of students, Campbell Student Union, room 306, telephone 878-4618. 1. Affirmation of the Code of Conduct buffalostate.edu/studentaffairs/documents/ AFFIRMATIONOFTHECODEOFCONDUCT.doc Buffalo State requires all students to receive and positively affirm the College’s code of student conduct. This section describes the procedures required to complete the affirmation process. 2. Buffalo State College Code of Student Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities buffalostate.edu/studentaffairs/x527.xml The Code defines student rights, freedoms and responsibilities as a member of the Buffalo State campus community and identifies conduct that is not permitted. The intent of the Code is to provide students with a due process review of allegations that the Code has been violated and delineates sanctions when guilt has been determined. 3. Academic Grievance Procedures for Students buffalostate.edu/academicaffairs/x570.xml Students must follow the procedures described in this policy for resolving academic grievances, including alleged violations of college and/or course policies or unfair treatment in violation of established academic policy or practice. 4. Academic Misconduct Policy buffalostate.edu/academicaffairs/x607.xml All students are expected to display honesty and integrity in completing course requirements and following academic regulations. The Academic Misconduct Policy defines the procedures and processes to be used when allegations of plagiarism, cheating or other academic misconduct arise. 5. Alcoholic Beverages Policy buffalostate.edu/studentaffairs/documents/ AlcoholicBeveragesPOLICY.doc These guidelines describe how the College carries out its responsibility to enforce New York State laws regarding sale, use and distribution of alcohol on campus. 6. Annual Security Report buffalostate.edu/offices/police/pdf/ securityreport2008.pdf Information about campus safety and security is available from the office of University Police, including tips for keeping safe on campus and in the community. 7. Bias Crime Prevention buffalostate.edu/offices/police/safety/default. asp?sub=biascrime The office of University Police is mandated to protect all members of the campus community by preventing and prosecuting bias or hate crimes that occur within the College’s jurisdiction. This section describes procedures to follow if you are the victim of or witness to alleged hate or bias-related crimes. 8. Campus Safety Forum buffalostate.edu/studentaffairs/documents/ CampusSafetyForum.doc The Campus Safety Forum is the College’s advisory committee on campus security and reviews current security policies and procedures and makes recommendations for their improvement, especially with regard to preventing and responding to sexual assault. 9. Class Attendance buffalostate.edu/academicaffairs/ x559.xml The College does not have a uniform attendance policy. Individual faculty members define the attendance requirements for their courses. This section describes the procedures for students to follow when they wish to provide faculty with notice of absence for legitimate reasons. 10. Controlled Substance Policy buffalostate.edu/offices/hr/drugs.asp The unlawful use, possession, manufacture or distribution of controlled substances and alcohol on College property or at a College-sponsored activity is prohibited. Information about this policy, the health risks of using alcohol and other drugs and where to get help can be obtained at this website. 11. Crime Statistics Availability buffalostate.edu/offices/police/safety/default. asp?sub=crimestats This section describes how to obtain information from the annual report of campus crime statistics, as provided to the U.S. Department of Education, through the office of University Police. 12. Criminal Activity at Off-Campus Student Locations buffalostate.edu/offices/police/safety/default. asp?sub=crimestats&sec=monitor University Police and the College Community Relations Advisory Council work with area law enforcement to help provide a safe environment for students, both on- and off-campus. 13. Criminal Incidents and Other Emergencies Reporting Procedures buffalostate.edu/offices/police/pdf/securityreport2007. pdf This section details procedures to follow when reporting a crime or serious incident to University Police by calling the main University Police number at 878-6333. 14. Discrimination and Harassment Policy buffalostate.edu/equity/x750.xml Buffalo State is committed to the need for proper treatment of all members of the College community. This section describes the College’s discrimination and harassment policy and the procedures to be followed for its implementation. 15. Emergency Closing Policy and Procedures buffalostate.edu/offices/police/safety/default. asp?sub=erp&sec=61 Emergency closing information can be obtained at this site. 16. Emergency Communication buffalostate.edu/offices/police/safety/default. asp?sub=erp&sec=twp Visit this website to learn about and sign up for NYAlert, a service that sends emergency messages via text, voice, or e-mail. 17. Greek Organizations Recognition and Governance Policies buffalostate.edu/studentaffairs/documents/ GreekOrganizations.doc Recognition is the process by which the College agrees that a social fraternity or sorority may function on campus, enroll members and identify with the College. This section defines the policies and procedures to be adhered to by all Greek organizations on campus. 18. Hazing Policy buffalostate.edu/studentaffairs/documents/ HazingPolicy.doc Hazing is illegal in New York State and the College strictly enforces the State’s anti-hazing law. The law is described at this website, along with examples of behavior that constitutes hazing activity. 19. Investigation of Violent Felony Offenses/Missing Students buffalostate.edu/offices/police/safety The office of University Police is responsible for the investigation of any violent felony occurring at or on the grounds of the College and for the investigation of any missing student. Information about the plan for conducting such investigations is available at this website. 20. Maintenance of Public Order buffalostate.edu/depts/weigel/SUNYPO.pdf This policy outlines the rules for the maintenance of public order (including prohibited conduct), freedom of speech, assembly, picketing and demonstrations on campus, along with penalties for violation of the rules. 21. Parental Notification Policy buffalostate.edu/studentaffairs/documents/ ParentalNotificationPolicy.doc Buffalo State reserves the right to notify parents or guardians of students under the legal drinking age who have violated campus alcohol and other drug prevention policies. This section describes the parental notification policy. 22. Persons with Disabilities Policy buffalostate.edu/studentaffairs/documents/ PersonswithDisabilitiesPOLICY.doc It is the policy of Buffalo State that no otherwise qualified person with a disability shall, solely by reason of the disability, be excluded from participation in employment or access to programs of the College. This section describes the policy and identifies resources available to support and assist persons with disabilities. 23. Public Information/Directory Information Policy buffalostate.edu/studentaffairs/documents/ PublicInformation.doc This policy defines the student information that may be disclosed by the College for any purpose, at its discretion, and describes procedures to follow to request withholding disclosure of any category of information. 24. Religious Observance Policy buffalostate.edu/equity/documents/ PolicyonReligion.doc Under New York State Education Law, no person shall be expelled from, refused admission to, or denied registration for or the right to attend classes or to participate in any examination, study, or work requirements on a particular day or days because of his/her religious beliefs. The complete religious observance policy is available at this website. 25. Residence Life Policies and Services buffalostate.edu/studentaffairs/documents/ RESIDENCELIFEPOLICIESANDSERVICES.doc This website contains the policies and procedures governing residential life at Buffalo State. Each residential student and visitor to the residence halls is expected to have knowledge of and abide by the information contained in these policies. 26. Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention buffalostate.edu/offices/police/safety/default. asp?sub=sexassaultpolicy Sexual assault can happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone, male or female. This website describes the College’s commitment to prosecuting allegations of sexual assault through the student judicial process, defines the legal provisions of New York State law related to crimes of sexual assault and provides guidance on what to do if you are sexually assaulted. 27. Sexual Harassment Policy buffalostate.edu/equity/documents/ SexualHarassment.doc Sexual harassment is an affront to human dignity and will not be tolerated at Buffalo State College. This website describes the policy and procedure to be followed in responding to allegations of sexual harassment involving students, faculty and staff. 28. Sexual Orientation Policy buffalostate.edu/equity/documents/ SexualOrientation.doc Buffalo State will take affirmative action to protect persons from judgments related to sexual orientation. This website describes the College’s policy and assistance available to persons who allege discrimination based on sexual orientation. 29. Sexual and Amorous Relations Policy buffalostate.edu/equity/documents/ ConsensualRelations.doc This website describes the College’s policy and procedure with regard to relationships that arise between students and faculty or staff members where one party is in a position of power and authority and appears to abuse that position. 30. Smoking Policy buffalostate.edu/offices/hr/smoking.asp Smoking is prohibited in all College buildings and vehicles, under the policy described at this website. 31. Student E-Mail Policy buffalostate.edu/studentaffairs/documents/ StudentEmailPolicy.doc This website details the guidelines and requirements students must follow when using campus email. 32. Student Health Insurance buffalostate.edu/studentaffairs/documents/ StudentHealthInsurance.doc All full-time domestic undergraduate and graduate students who attend Buffalo State are eligible and automatically enrolled in the College’s student health insurance plan unless an on-line waiver form with proof of health insurance coverage is completed by the applicable deadline. This website explains the health insurance program and provides information about the costs and benefits of student health insurance. 33. Voter Registration Procedure buffalostate.edu/studentaffairs/documents/ VoterregistrationProcedure.doc Voter registration information is available at this website. 34. Federal Trafficking Penalties usdoj.gov/dea/agency/penalties.pdf This website provides students with information about the Federal trafficking penalties applicable to persons found guilty of various drug offenses.