UAlbany Guidebook

Welcome to UAlbany!


Dear New Students and Families,  

Welcome to the University at Albany! You have chosen a world-class university with an incredible array of opportunities available to you.

New Student and Family Orientation marks the beginning of your engagement on campus. Your Orientation Summer Connection Days, Welcome Week Orientation August 17-19, and Family Weekend September 23-25 are designed to acclimate you to UAlbany and inform you of the many resources available to assist with your transition. We are committed to supporting each student’s academic experience and helping you reach your personal and professional goals.  

I look forward to meeting you this summer as we embark on your journey as the newest members of the Great Dane family!

Go Great Danes!  

Mike sig.

Michael N. Christakis
Vice President for Student Affairs

 

 

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Academic Support Center

Academic Life
Undergraduate Education
About

Academic Support Center

Academic Advising supports your success from orientation through graduation. We can help you achieve your educational goals, improve your academic performance and connect you to resources and opportunities at UAlbany.

You will have a dedicated advisor throughout your college career. In addition, you will have a departmental advisor once you declare a major.

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Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence

Health & Safety
Student Affairs
About

Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence

The Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence provides a safe and welcoming environment for students to receive support and advocacy services in the aftermath of sexual violence including, but not limited to, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and/or stalking.

 

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AcaDamien's Bookstore

Student Life
University Auxiliary Services
About

AcaDamien's Bookstore

The University’s Bookstore is located in the campus center with all the dining venues. Shop in-store or online for a wide selection of new, used and rental textbooks; university apparel; gifts and supplies. The bookstore offers all the textbooks required at the University.

 

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Campus Recreation

Student Life
Student Affairs
About

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation provides diverse, stimulating, and engaging recreational opportunities that enrich the UAlbany experience. We empower our community to lead healthy lifestyles by fostering an environment that supports physical, mental, and social growth.

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Career and Professional Development

Campus Services
Student Affairs
About

Career and Professional Development

Visit Career and Professional Development and their career counselors can help you discover internship options most suitable to your academic major(s). UAlbany has partnerships with over 3,000 employers offering job and internship opportunities across the country and overseas. To access the current internship listings visit albany.joinhandshake.com.

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Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research

Student Life
Division of Student Affairs
About

Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research

For questions regarding the Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research, please contact Dr. Dolores Cimini at [email protected]

The Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research promotes the behavioral health of University at Albany students by advancing innovative, evidence-based practices that address alcohol and other drug use, mental health promotion, and positive psychology, thereby enhancing the academic and personal success of our diverse student body. The Center engages in translational research, as well as teaching and supervision of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate trainees.

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Center for Leadership & Service

Student Life
Division of Student Affairs
About

Center for Leadership & Service

For questions regarding the Center for Leadership and Service, please contact [email protected]

The Center for Leadership and Service aims to create an inclusive and respectful environment that challenges students to become positive agents of social change. Our students are empowered to lead and follow as example, engaged in the community and recognized as world class leaders.

 

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Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (CURCE)

Academic Life
Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (CURCE)
About

Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (CURCE)

Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (CURCE) assists undergraduate students in accessing opportunities that compliment and reinforce their classroom learning through research, scholarship, and creative activities on campus and in the community. Our team works with the campus community to expand research offerings to undergraduates that align with and are defined by student interests.

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Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

Academic Life
Office of Access & Academic Enrichment
About

Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

For questions regarding CSTEP, please contact [email protected]

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) increases the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers leading to professional licensure or professions in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

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Counseling and Psychological Services

Health & Safety
Student Affairs
About

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services promotes the behavioral and emotional health, furthers the social development, and enhances the academic success and personal resilience of University at Albany students. 

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Dining Services

Student Life
University Auxiliary Services
About

Dining Services

The 2022-2023 meal plans are designed to provide maximum flexibility, value, and convenience. These meal plans include declining balance funds called Discount Dollars that activate deep discounts at retail dining venues. All resident students are required to be on a meal plan. Meal plans are purchased per semester.

 

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Disability Access and Incusion Student Services (DAISS)

Student Life
Dean of Students
About

Disability Access and Incusion Student Services (DAISS)

Disability Access and Inclusion Student Services (DAISS) supports students by ensuring a fully accessible living and learning environment for the University’s programs, services and activities in order to prepare them for a successful future in a diverse and global society.  Note: Our office was formerly called the Disability Resource Center (DRC). 

 

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Education Abroad

Student Life
Center for International Education and Global Strategy
About

Education Abroad

For questions regarding the Education Abroad program, please contact [email protected]

The Education Abroad office aims to provide global learning programs, experiences, and curricula intended to equip students with the life-long knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to be responsive global citizens in an ever-changing world.

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Educational Opportunities Program (EOP)

Academic Life
About

Educational Opportunities Program (EOP)

For questions regarding the Educational Opportunities Program, please contact Maritza Martinez at [email protected] 

The Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) seeks to provide admission opportunities for economically and educationally disadvantaged students who are residents of New York State and wish to enroll in one of the many undergraduate departments at the University at Albany.

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Office of Sustainability

Student Life
Sustainability
About

Office of Sustainability

As a public higher education institution, the University at Albany has both an obligation and an opportunity to be a leader in sustainability. Our institution can and should serve as a model for other colleges and universities as well as for our own students and the community around us.

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Financial Aid & Student Accounts

Student Life
Division of Student Affairs
About

Financial Aid & Student Accounts

Attending UAlbany is an investment in your future. 

Welcome to Student Financial Services, home to the offices of Financial Aid and Student Accounts/Bursar. The University at Albany provides both merit aid and need-based aid, as well as payment plans and other assistance, to help you achieve your dreams. 

Financial aid helps students pay for college. We encourage every student to apply for financial aid, even if they don’t think they will qualify for assistance. Over 80% of our undergraduate students apply and about 60% receive money they don’t need to pay back. 

To determine if you qualify for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

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First Year Experience

Academic Life
Student Engagement
About

First Year Experience

As an incoming freshman or transfer student, you will choose an academic pathway to begin your university experience. All pathways will guide you towards your academic goals and include:

  • A small learning environment
  • Faculty relationships
  • Personal advising
  • Peer mentors
  • Opportunities to discover campus resources
  • The skills needed to be a successful student
  • Opportunities for professional development
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    The Graduate School

    Academic Life
    The Graduate School
    About

    The Graduate School

    The Graduate School provides strategic leadership, advocacy, and support to ensure excellence and integrity in graduate education.  

    We work with prospective, admitted and current students to ensure that they experience an education that is accessible, diverse and inclusive.  

    Our goal is to be an internationally recognized leader in graduate education by cultivating a collaborative, innovative and interdisciplinary environment that prepares students to generate knowledge and solve critical problems locally, nationally and globally. 

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    Hillel

    Student Life
    Interfaith Center
    About

    Hillel

    For questions regarding Hillel, please contact Rabbi Nomi Manon at [email protected]

    University at Albany Hillel is an organization dedicated to empowering students to develop strong Jewish identities through creative self-expression. Our mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.  We envision a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel.

     

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    Honors College

    Academic Life
    Student Engagement
    About

    Honors College

    The Honors College is where passion meets intellect, purpose meets playfulness and potential meets greatness. Our students get the best of both worlds: the benefits and resources a prestigious Research I institution has to offer, and the small and supportive community the Honors College provides.

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    LGBTQ+ and Ally Resources

    Student Life
    Division of Student Affairs
    About

    LGBTQ+ and Ally Resources

    For questions regarding LGBTQ+ and Ally Resources, please contact [email protected]

    Core to our mission is providing community, pride, and empowerment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Asexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Non Binary and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTQ+) spectrum students and their allies. The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all LGBTQ+ persons at UAlbany. The GSRC enhances the University commitment to social justice and diversity by supporting students of all backgrounds and cultural identities and is a valuable source of support and networking for students, faculty and staff.

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    Living-Learning Communities (L-LCs)

    Academic Life
    Student Engagement
    About

    Living-Learning Communities (L-LCs)

    The University at Albany's Living-Learning Communities (L-LCs) provide you with an opportunity to live and take classes with other incoming freshmen who share your personal interests, passions or intended academic major.

    You can select from a wide range of L-LCs that are divided into two groups: major-specific communities, based around academic interests and intended majors; and special-interest communities, based around common interests among students.

    When you reside in an L-LC, you enjoy all the same amenities as other student residents, yet benefit from a unique, community-oriented living experience.

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    Marching Band

    Student Life
    Department of Music and Theatre
    About

    Marching Band

    For questions regarding the Marching Band, please contact Kevin Champagne at [email protected]

    The University at Albany started a marching band in the fall 2013 semester. The band is open to all UAlbany students, even if you have never played an instrument before. The Marching Great Danes perform at all football home games. We are hoping to grow the Marching Great Danes into the true spirit of Albany and we need you!

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    Multicultural Resource Center

    Student Life
    Intercultural Student Engagement
    About

    Multicultural Resource Center

    The MRC staff work to improve the campus climate for African, Latino, Asian and Native American (ALANA) students, as well as assist in the training and education of all members of the UAlbany community around topics of diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism and cultural competency. The center is a valuable resource for faculty, staff and students looking for information regarding diversity and inclusion or just a great place to network with faculty, staff and scholars.

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    Pre-Health Advisement

    Academic Life
    Academic Support Center
    About

    Pre-Health Advisement

    For questions regarding Pre-Health Advisement, please contact [email protected]

    Pre-Health advising is a resource for UAlbany students who are interested in preparing for and applying to health professional school. These health professions include: Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Podiatry, Veterinary Medicine, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, Pharmacy, and Nursing.

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    Pre-Law Advisement

    Academic Life
    Academic Support Center
    About

    Pre-Law Advisement

    For questions regarding Pre-Law Advisement, please contact [email protected]

    Interested in a career in law? The University at Albany offers excellent preparation! UAlbany is located in the vibrant state capital, the site of numerous pre-law opportunities. Consider an internship with the state Senate or Assembly, or choose one of the many pre-law options offered by the Community and Public Service Program. At UAlbany, we offer a pre-law program called 3+3, that allows students to go to law school a year early at Albany Law School.

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    Residential Life

    Student Life
    Student Affairs
    About

    Residential Life

    Our residence halls and apartments are where you’ll lay your head at night, but it’s the friends you’ll make and the experiences you’ll share in our vibrant and engaging community that will make UAlbany truly feel like home.

    You’ll be within walking distance of classes, club meetings, dining, bus stops, fitness centers, a state-of-the-art medical center, events and more — so, it’s no surprise that students who live on campus all four years do better academically, feel more connected to the campus community and graduate at higher rates than students who don’t.

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    ROTC Air Force

    Student Life
    About

    ROTC Air Force

    For questions regarding the Air Force ROTC, please contact Joshua Lavin at [email protected]

    Affiliation with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

    The Department of Air and Space Studies at RPI offers an elective program to eligible male and female students who are U.S. citizens wishing to pursue a commission as future Air Force officers. The program has two phases, a General Military Course and a Professional Officer Course. The General Military Course is taken during the first two years. After the General Military Course, students compete for entry into the two-year Professional Officer Course.

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    ROTC Army

    Student Life
    About

    ROTC Army

    For questions regarding Army ROTC, please contact Michael Dengler at [email protected]

    Affiliation with Siena College

    Mohawk Army ROTC trains and develops future leaders of the United States Army.

    Students may participate in the program during their freshman and sophomore years with no obligation. They will learn leadership fundamentals including communications, leadership processes, and Army organizational concepts.

    Students enrolled in the advanced course (junior and senior years) earn a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army serving on active duty or in the Army Reserve or National Guard.

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    Student Activities and Orientation

    Student Life
    Division of Student Affairs
    About

    Student Activities and Orientation

    For questions regarding Student Activities, please contact Sadie Firstencel at [email protected]

    The Office of Student Activities seeks to ensure that all students know of and are engaged in co-curricular opportunities. We want to help you build connections, enhance your campus experiences, increase your personal growth in a variety of areas, and help you develop new skills. 

     

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    Student Health Services

    Health & Safety
    Student Affairs
    About

    Student Health Services

    Student Health Services supports the academic performance and lifelong wellness of University at Albany students by providing compassionate, student-centered, quality health care, which is inclusive and respects the uniqueness of each individual.

     

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    Transfer Engagement

    Academic Life
    Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
    About

    Transfer Engagement

    For transfer-related questions, please contact Darlene Poirier at [email protected]

    As an incoming transfer student, you will choose an academic pathway to begin your university experience. Please join us at 12:35 p.m. to hear from current transfer students about their UAlbany experience. 

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    TRiO Student Support Services (Project Excel)

    Academic Life
    Office of Access & Academic Enrichment
    About

    TRiO Student Support Services (Project Excel)

    For questions regarding TRiO Student Support Services, please contact Mayra Santiago at [email protected]

    Student Support Services (SSS) is a federal TRiO program. The University at Albany refers to the TRiO SSS program as “Project Excel.” Project Excel is a program for students who are first generation college students, come from low-income households and/or are disabled. Our mission is to help these students achieve their academic and professional goals. Project Excel offers a multitude of services geared toward developing academic excellence, interpersonal skills, and leadership ability, as well as achieving career goals. The staff is committed to the overall well-being and success of its students and is free to all participants.

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    The United States Army

    Student Life
    About

    The United States Army

    For questions regarding the United States Army, please contact Staff Sergeant Stephen D. Rowell at [email protected]

    The US Army offers opportunities for people to learn how the US Army can help them with their future plans. They can serve either full-time or part-time. The Army will allow you to gain skills that will make you marketable and place you ahead of your peers in today's tough job market. The Army offers training in over 150 career fields, most of which are directly related to the civilian workplace; job skills ranging from Computers, Legal, Mechanical, and Medical, Petroleum, Welding, Aviation, Human Resources, and many more. When you enlist, your skill training will be guaranteed in writing. A recent survey of employers showed the 9 of 10 believed Soldiers possessed the job skills and qualities they looked for when hiring.

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    University Art Museum

    Academic Life
    About

    University Art Museum

    For questions regarding the Art Museum, please contact Berly Brown at [email protected]    

    The University Art Museum is part of the dynamic learning environment at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Founded in 1967, the museum's mission is to advance knowledge and foster understanding in contemporary visual arts. Through exhibitions, programs, publications, and collections, the museum seeks to provide a forum for artists and audiences that enriches the intellectual life of the university and community. The 9,000-square-foot-facility was designed by architect Edward Durell Stone and has become known as an icon of late 20th century modernist architecture. The Museum has presented over four hundred exhibitions and its collection is especially strong in contemporary works on paper.

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    University Auxiliary Services (UAS)

    Student Life
    University Auxiliary Services
    About

    University Auxiliary Services (UAS)

    University Auxiliary Services (UAS) provides a variety of services to enhance campus life for University at Albany students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests such as ID card services, campus funds, dining & meal plans, and much more! 

     

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    University Libraries

    Academic Life
    University Libraries
    About

    University Libraries

    We believe that the Libraries’ collections and services are central to your success as students, faculty, and staff at the University at Albany. The University Libraries will always strive to be welcoming and safe places for all members of our communities and to provide service and access independent of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, or citizenship status.

     

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    University Police Department (UPD)

    Health & Safety
    University Police Department
    About

    University Police Department (UPD)

    The University Police Department is dedicated to providing service in keeping with our focus on Community Policing. We are here 24 hours a day, every day working to maintain and improve the safety, security, and quality of life.

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    Writing & Critical Inquiry

    Academic Life
    Student Engagement
    About

    Writing & Critical Inquiry

    The Program in Writing and Critical Inquiry (WCI) is intended to introduce new students to intellectual inquiry at the university with a focus on academic writing. The seminar UUNI 110, required for students matriculating Fall 2013 and thereafter,  is devoted to rigorous practice in writing as a discipline itself and as an essential form of inquiry in postsecondary education. It reflects the importance of writing as a vehicle for learning and a means of expression. It also emphasizes the essential role of writing in students’ lives as citizens, workers, and productive members of their communities. 

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    Dean of Students

    Student Life
    About

    Dean of Students

    The Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) serves as a central resource for students, families, faculty and staff. We work with campus and community partners to support student success, cultivate a diverse and inclusive campus culture and encourage student self-advocacy. Our office works directly with students to assist them with a variety of concerns and connect them with appropriate resources.

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    Veteran and Military Student Services

    Student Life
    Dean of Students
    About

    Veteran and Military Student Services

    Veteran and Military Student Services provides support to University at Albany students who are veterans, veteran- dependents, active duty personnel, Reserve and National Guard members, and ROTC cadets to secure Veterans Affairs educational benefits, facilitate connections, and create a sense of community through veteran-centered events and activities.

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    Student CARE Services

    Student Life
    About

    Student CARE Services

    Student CARE Services

    Campus Center 137
    (518) 442-5501 | albany.edu/ualbanycares

    Student CARE Services administers programs to help students overcome personal, social, and financial barriers to academic success, especially those related to emergency and basic needs. Support may include collaborative needs assessment, resource coordination, financial and in-kind grants and on-going mentorship.

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    Office of Undergraduate Education

    Academic Life
    Undergraduate Education
    About

    Office of Undergraduate Education

    The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education is to provide pathways and guidance to develop students into informed and engaged scholars capable of achieving excellence in their academic, professional, and personal lives.

    The Office of the Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education shall be known as a unit dedicated to fostering the successful navigation of the academic endeavor for students, faculty, and staff by continually maintaining and elevating the academic integrity of our standards, policies, and procedures.  We will continue to strive and innovate towards excellence and quality engagement between students, the campus, and external communities.

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    Student Privacy Information

    Academic Department
    FERPA, Registrar
    About

    Student Privacy Information

    Information about FERPA as it Relates to Student Records

    One of the most significant changes a parent/guardian experiences with a student in college is the difference in access to education records. In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), all rights belong to the student at a postsecondary institution (college/university) regardless of age. FERPA is a federal law that governs the disclosure of education records maintained by education institutions, as well as access to these records. Information about FERPA as it relates to student records at the University at Albany can be found on the Registrar’s webpage (www.albany.edu/registrar).

    FERPA requires that University employees are vigilant in protecting the information contained in student academic records. The University provides students with secure, 24/7 access to MyUAlbany so students can manage their registration, view their class schedule, grades, degree audit, bill, financial aid, refunds, etc.

    In most circumstances when a parent/guardian inquires about a student’s academic record, we will refer them back to the student for a conversation. We encourage open dialogue between students and parents/guardians. When discussing academic performance and progress with your student, we suggest asking them to provide an unofficial transcript, degree audit, and/or enrollment verification as resources for your discussion. Students can access these resources via the MyUAlbany portal. The University will only provide parent/guardian access to student records with the student’s written, notarized consent. Parents/ guardians seeking access to student records need to be authenticated via photo identification in person at the Registrar’s Office or via Zoom with photo identification.

    Additionally, parents/guardians requiring access to student billing information should directly request access from their student, who may designate them as an authorized user in E-Pay (epay.albany.edu). Up to five (5) authorized users may be given access to view billing statements and account activity, view payment history and account activity, and view 1098-T tax statements. Designated users can remit payments on behalf of a student.
     

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    Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS)

    Student Life
    Dean of Students
    About

    Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS)

    Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) provides support, resources, programming, outreach, and accountability to students who reside or whom plan to reside off-campus with an emphasis on safety & security, community engagement, being a good neighbor, locating housing, and tenants’ rights. OCSS strives to promote positive University/community relations by working collaboratively with internal and external partners to address issues and concerns that impact the college community off-campus.

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    Student Emergency Fund

    Student Life
    Dean of Students
    About

    Student Emergency Fund

    Student Emergency Fund grants are one-time awards to assist students facing an unforeseen emergency that may otherwise result in the student having to leave school. A student may not receive more than one award per academic year.

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    Purple Pantry

    Student Life
    Dean of Students
    About

    Purple Pantry

    The Purple Pantry is stocked with a variety of non-perishable foods, fresh produce and toiletries. It is open to all current UAlbany students, faculty and staff. 

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    Purple Threads

    Student Life
    About

    Purple Threads

    Purple Threads is a professional closet offering free professional clothes to current UAlbany students. Students are asked to show their ID at the entrance and are allowed to choose three pieces of clothing per semester.

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    Tutoring

    Academic Support
    Undergraduate Education
    About

    Tutoring

    Peer and online tutoring are available to help you engage with your course material and develop study skills for academic success.

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    Writing Center

    Academic Support
    Undergraduate Education
    About

    Writing Center

    Since 1977 the University at Albany Writing Center in the College of Arts and Sciences has offered students, faculty and staff a process-based approach to writing at any stage of the writing process.

    Equally important, the Writing Center provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate tutors to develop their skills in writing, research and teaching.

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    Freshman Seminar

    Academic Life
    Student Engagement
    About

    Freshman Seminar

    We have two options in our Freshman Seminar Program. UFSP 100 is a 1-credit class on an interesting topic with transitional topics and support woven into the class.  UUNI 100 is a 3-credit class that is explicitly about the skills needed for a successful transition to college.

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    Office of Student Engagement

    Academic Life
    Student Engagement
    About

    Office of Student Engagement

    The Office of Student Engagement, Undergraduate Education works to provide opportunities and pathways for students to be active and engaged in their studies, both inside and outside the classroom. At UAlbany, students and professors find many ways to connect with one another. Explore our site to see how.

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    Experiential Learning

    Academic Life
    Experiential Education
    About

    Experiential Learning

    At the University at Albany, learning by doing takes on many forms — from internships and research, to study abroad and service learning — and prepares our students for success.

    UAlbany students who participate in experiential learning develop a greater understanding of their course material, learn problem solving and leadership skills, form a deeper connection with their community, and build strong personal and professional networks. 

    The Center for Experiential Education (CEE) works to support experiential learning in all UAlbany undergraduate and graduate programs, acting as a resource for both students and faculty. Please use this website to learn more about the programs CEE runs and the opportunities we steward across our three campuses.

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    Study Abroad

    Applied Learning
    Center for International Education and Global Strategy
    About

    Study Abroad

    Recent research suggests that the benefits extend well beyond academics – to your brain, career, and life!

    In today’s world, global awareness and knowledge are crucial to success in business, education, research, and public policy. Participating in an education abroad program creates global citizens who appreciate the world we inhabit and how our respect of others views informs our own views and the world we create. It is an opportunity to learn about and from other cultures.

    The experience requires flexibility and the ability to think on your feet. In today’s global market, you must do everything possible to make yourself more marketable. An education abroad experience can be incorporated into your cover letter/resume. It sets you apart because it demonstrates that you have initiative, are open to ambiguity, and are willing to take risks and step into the unknown. Upon return, you will have gained self-confidence, knowledge, and independence.

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    Information Technology Services (ITS)

    Campus Services
    Information Technology Assistance
    About

    Information Technology Services (ITS)

    Call: (518) 442-3700
    Email: [email protected]
    Drop-in location: • University Library

    Visit albany.edu/its/help for assistance

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    Parking and Mass Transit Services

    Student Life
    About

    Parking and Mass Transit Services

    The University at Albany has designated parking areas for students, employees, and visitors.  Visit our Parking page for more detailed information.

    The UAlbany bus system and the Capital District Transportation Authority, CDTA, provide transit services throughout the Capital Region. Visit our Mass Transit page for more detailed information.

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    ID Card Services

    Campus Services
    University Auxiliary Services
    About

    ID Card Services

    The UAlbany ID Card Office is located in the Campus Center (B-52) and open Monday-Friday. Summer hours are a mix of in-person and virtual, so please check UAS Hours of Operation. Almost all ID card/campus funds needs can be managed online at ualbanyid.com or through the CBORD Mobile ID App. If you need assistance, please visit, call (518) 442-5989, or email at [email protected].

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    Banking Services

    Campus Services
    University Auxiliary Services
    About

    Banking Services

    A full range of banking services are available on campus. You'll find comprehensive banking services provided by the Campus Center SEFCU branch, as well as various ATMs located in the Campus Center, throughout campus and on the Downtown Campus.

     

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    Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Services

    Health & Safety
    Five Quad
    About

    Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Services

    Since its founding in 1973, Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc. has proudly been serving the University at Albany community, as well as the surrounding areas of Albany and Guilderland. Five Quad is a New York State certified ambulance agency that is run and operated by University at Albany students. Five Quad provides Basic Life Support service 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the fall and spring semesters. Each semester, Five Quad has between 50-90 active members (including actively participating alumni), 10-20 members-in-training, and two ambulances. Our active membership is composed of CPR certified attendants and New York State Emergency Medical Technicians. 

    All of our active members are CPR/AED/First Aid certified and have completed Five Quad's specific agency training. Our EMTs are New York State certified at the Basic level and have completed the attendant training. Five Quad's drivers are NYS EMT-Bs who have completed attendant training, are CEVO II certified or have completed a defensive driving course, and have also undergone extensive ambulance handling and route training. Crew Chiefs are experienced NYS EMT-Bs, who have finished attendant training and have successfully run several emergency calls evaluated by a current Crew Chief. Our minimum crew consists of a Driver and a Crew Chief and usually has one to two attendants and or EMT-Basic trained crew members.

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    Good Samaritan 911 Policy

    Student Life
    Community Standards
    About

    Good Samaritan 911 Policy

    The University at Albany’s Good Samaritan 911 Policy supports students who reach out for assistance in the case of a medical emergency, as well as supports the student who is helped. Therefore, a student or student organization seeking medical treatment for themselves, or for any other student who is in immediate medical need, or any student who is the recipient of this emergency medical help, will not be subject to disciplinary sanctions related to the violation of using or possessing alcohol or other drugs, as defined in the University’s “Alcohol and Controlled Substances Policy” and Community Rights and Responsibilities (Prohibited Conduct Drugs and Alcohol). This policy applies to emergencies both on and off campus. 

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    Office of Equity & Compliance

    Health & Safety
    Office of Equity & Compliance
    About

    Office of Equity & Compliance

    The University at Albany condemns all forms of discrimination and harassment, whether subtle or overt, and expects that all members of the University community join in assuring that all of our community members are accorded the dignity and respect they deserve. This includes all terms, conditions and privileges of employment and access for students, faculty and staff.

    It is the mission of the Office of Equity & Compliance to support UAlbany's commitment to providing a living, learning and working experience that is safe, welcoming and free from workplace discrimination and sexual violence.

    UAlbany's commitment to equity and compliance is demonstrated through our efforts to promote equal opportunity and maintain a safe, accessible, inclusive and welcoming educational and working environment.

    Contact the Director of Equity & Compliance and Title IX Coordinator, Amelia Barbadoro.
     

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    Intercultural Student Engagement (ISE)

    Student Life
    Intercultural Student Engagement
    About

    Intercultural Student Engagement (ISE)

    The Office of Intercultural Student Engagement is committed to developing and maintaining a culturally inclusive campus environment where all students can engage in meaningful relationships with other students, faculty and staff thereby enhancing the academic excellence, personal growth and leadership development of all UAlbany students.

     

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    Gender & Sexuality Resource Center

    Student Life
    Intercultural Student Engagement
    About

    Gender & Sexuality Resource Center

    The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC), provides a safe and inclusive environment for all students to engage in intercultural conversation around sex, gender and sexuality. Core to this mission is the centering of resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual and Allied (LGBTQ*) students, faculty, staff and their allies. The center is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all LGBTQ* persons at UAlbany. The GSRC enhances the University commitment to social justice and diversity and is a valuable source of support and networking for students, faculty and staff.

     

     

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      Women's Resource Center (WRC)

      Student Life
      Intercultural Student Engagement
      About

      Women's Resource Center (WRC)

      Interfaith Center

      Student Life
      Student Affairs
      About

      Interfaith Center

      Interfaith Services within the office of Intercultural Student Engagement supports the University at Albany’s committment to creating a more welcoming and inclusive campus environment. We, along with our various faith and interfaith student groups on campus, encourage UAlbany students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as, members of surrounding communities to participate in a diverse array of faith and interfaith events and dialogues, service opportunities, or attend weekly Catholic, Islamic, Jewish, or Protestant services on campus. These activities enhance the academic excellence, personal growth and leadership development of all UAlbany students.

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      Gender Inclusive Housing

      Student Life
      Residential Life
      About

      Gender Inclusive Housing

      Since single-gender housing may not be appropriate or comfortable for all students, gender-inclusive rooms are available in UAlbany’s residence halls and apartments.  

       

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      Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program

      Student Life
      About

      Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program

      A program run through Counseling and Psychological Services at the University at Albany, the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program provides telephone hotline (518-442-5777), online peer assistance, and peer education to assist students in meeting their educational goals and in coping with emotional, social, and other life issues that they face. Since its beginning in 1970, its primary focus has been on alcohol and other drug prevention as it relates to these issues. An additional mission of the program is to strive toward increased diversity within the organization so that services offered may be most sensitive to the individual needs and experiences of the widest cross-section of students on our diverse campus.

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      UAlbany GO

      Student Life
      Student Activities & Orientation
      About

      UAlbany GO

      As a new Great Dane, you’re entering a very active and engaged community - from sold out football games at Casey stadium, to student performances, concerts, speakers, cultural events, exercise classes, and off-campus trips, there’s simply something for everyone.

      So, how can you find out what’s going on and when? UAlbanyGO is the answer! UAlbanyGo is your source for up to the minute information on events, activities and all that is happening on campus and off.

      Visit UAlbanyGO to:

      • Find out about upcoming major events
      • View campus-wide Calendar of Events
      • Link to various programs and activities
      • See what’s trending on campus
      • Got Spirit? Join our GO Team!

      Get Involved. Stay Active. Go.

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      MyInvolvement.org

      Student Life
      About

      MyInvolvement.org

      Your official source for involvement opportunities at UAlbany! Sign on to browse over 200 student groups and other opportunities available to you.

      Use MyInvolvement to:

      ✓  Join an organization

      ✓  Communicate with group leaders

      ✓  Find out what’s happening on campus

      ✓  Track your community service hours

      ✓  Develop your Involvement Record to document your experiences outside the classroom

       

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      Fraternity and Sorority Life

      Student Life
      Student Activities and Orientation
      About

      Fraternity and Sorority Life

      The Office of Student Activities & Orientation, and the many volunteer faculty and chapter/graduate advisors, support, challenge and nurture the many diverse fraternities and sororities and 600 students that make up our fraternity and sorority community. These organizations strive to uphold their founding values of scholarship, service, leadership and brotherhood/sisterhood on a daily basis. If you are looking for a group of values-minded individuals with high aspirations then Fraternity and Sorority Life at UAlbany is your home!

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      UAlbany Athletics

      Student Life
      About

      UAlbany Athletics

      Website

      UAlbany Career Advisory Network (UCAN)

      Student Life
      Alumni Association
      About

      UAlbany Career Advisory Network (UCAN)

      The UAlbany Career Advisory Network (UCAN) is a free online networking tool that connects students and alumni with fellow Great Danes for advice and insight into a particular career or career-related interest. 

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      Academic Support Center

      Academic Life
      Undergraduate Education
      About

      Academic Support Center

      Academic Advising supports your success from orientation through graduation. We can help you achieve your educational goals, improve your academic performance and connect you to resources and opportunities at UAlbany.

      You will have a dedicated advisor throughout your college career. In addition, you will have a departmental advisor once you declare a major.

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      Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence

      Health & Safety
      Student Affairs
      About

      Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence

      The Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence provides a safe and welcoming environment for students to receive support and advocacy services in the aftermath of sexual violence including, but not limited to, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and/or stalking.

       

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      AcaDamien's Bookstore

      Student Life
      University Auxiliary Services
      About

      AcaDamien's Bookstore

      The University’s Bookstore is located in the campus center with all the dining venues. Shop in-store or online for a wide selection of new, used and rental textbooks; university apparel; gifts and supplies. The bookstore offers all the textbooks required at the University.

       

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      Campus Recreation

      Student Life
      Student Affairs
      About

      Campus Recreation

      Campus Recreation provides diverse, stimulating, and engaging recreational opportunities that enrich the UAlbany experience. We empower our community to lead healthy lifestyles by fostering an environment that supports physical, mental, and social growth.

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      Career and Professional Development

      Campus Services
      Student Affairs
      About

      Career and Professional Development

      Visit Career and Professional Development and their career counselors can help you discover internship options most suitable to your academic major(s). UAlbany has partnerships with over 3,000 employers offering job and internship opportunities across the country and overseas. To access the current internship listings visit albany.joinhandshake.com.

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      Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research

      Student Life
      Division of Student Affairs
      About

      Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research

      For questions regarding the Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research, please contact Dr. Dolores Cimini at [email protected]

      The Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research promotes the behavioral health of University at Albany students by advancing innovative, evidence-based practices that address alcohol and other drug use, mental health promotion, and positive psychology, thereby enhancing the academic and personal success of our diverse student body. The Center engages in translational research, as well as teaching and supervision of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate trainees.

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      Center for Leadership & Service

      Student Life
      Division of Student Affairs
      About

      Center for Leadership & Service

      For questions regarding the Center for Leadership and Service, please contact [email protected]

      The Center for Leadership and Service aims to create an inclusive and respectful environment that challenges students to become positive agents of social change. Our students are empowered to lead and follow as example, engaged in the community and recognized as world class leaders.

       

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      Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (CURCE)

      Academic Life
      Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (CURCE)
      About

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (CURCE)

      Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (CURCE) assists undergraduate students in accessing opportunities that compliment and reinforce their classroom learning through research, scholarship, and creative activities on campus and in the community. Our team works with the campus community to expand research offerings to undergraduates that align with and are defined by student interests.

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      Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

      Academic Life
      Office of Access & Academic Enrichment
      About

      Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

      For questions regarding CSTEP, please contact [email protected]

      The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) increases the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers leading to professional licensure or professions in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

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      Counseling and Psychological Services

      Health & Safety
      Student Affairs
      About

      Counseling and Psychological Services

      Counseling and Psychological Services promotes the behavioral and emotional health, furthers the social development, and enhances the academic success and personal resilience of University at Albany students. 

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      Dining Services

      Student Life
      University Auxiliary Services
      About

      Dining Services

      The 2022-2023 meal plans are designed to provide maximum flexibility, value, and convenience. These meal plans include declining balance funds called Discount Dollars that activate deep discounts at retail dining venues. All resident students are required to be on a meal plan. Meal plans are purchased per semester.

       

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      Disability Access and Incusion Student Services (DAISS)

      Student Life
      Dean of Students
      About

      Disability Access and Incusion Student Services (DAISS)

      Disability Access and Inclusion Student Services (DAISS) supports students by ensuring a fully accessible living and learning environment for the University’s programs, services and activities in order to prepare them for a successful future in a diverse and global society.  Note: Our office was formerly called the Disability Resource Center (DRC). 

       

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      Education Abroad

      Student Life
      Center for International Education and Global Strategy
      About

      Education Abroad

      For questions regarding the Education Abroad program, please contact [email protected]

      The Education Abroad office aims to provide global learning programs, experiences, and curricula intended to equip students with the life-long knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to be responsive global citizens in an ever-changing world.

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      Educational Opportunities Program (EOP)

      Academic Life
      About

      Educational Opportunities Program (EOP)

      For questions regarding the Educational Opportunities Program, please contact Maritza Martinez at [email protected] 

      The Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) seeks to provide admission opportunities for economically and educationally disadvantaged students who are residents of New York State and wish to enroll in one of the many undergraduate departments at the University at Albany.

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      Office of Sustainability

      Student Life
      Sustainability
      About

      Office of Sustainability

      As a public higher education institution, the University at Albany has both an obligation and an opportunity to be a leader in sustainability. Our institution can and should serve as a model for other colleges and universities as well as for our own students and the community around us.

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      Financial Aid & Student Accounts

      Student Life
      Division of Student Affairs
      About

      Financial Aid & Student Accounts

      Attending UAlbany is an investment in your future. 

      Welcome to Student Financial Services, home to the offices of Financial Aid and Student Accounts/Bursar. The University at Albany provides both merit aid and need-based aid, as well as payment plans and other assistance, to help you achieve your dreams. 

      Financial aid helps students pay for college. We encourage every student to apply for financial aid, even if they don’t think they will qualify for assistance. Over 80% of our undergraduate students apply and about 60% receive money they don’t need to pay back. 

      To determine if you qualify for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

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      First Year Experience

      Academic Life
      Student Engagement
      About

      First Year Experience

      As an incoming freshman or transfer student, you will choose an academic pathway to begin your university experience. All pathways will guide you towards your academic goals and include:

      • A small learning environment
      • Faculty relationships
      • Personal advising
      • Peer mentors
      • Opportunities to discover campus resources
      • The skills needed to be a successful student
      • Opportunities for professional development
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        The Graduate School

        Academic Life
        The Graduate School
        About

        The Graduate School

        The Graduate School provides strategic leadership, advocacy, and support to ensure excellence and integrity in graduate education.  

        We work with prospective, admitted and current students to ensure that they experience an education that is accessible, diverse and inclusive.  

        Our goal is to be an internationally recognized leader in graduate education by cultivating a collaborative, innovative and interdisciplinary environment that prepares students to generate knowledge and solve critical problems locally, nationally and globally. 

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        Hillel

        Student Life
        Interfaith Center
        About

        Hillel

        For questions regarding Hillel, please contact Rabbi Nomi Manon at [email protected]

        University at Albany Hillel is an organization dedicated to empowering students to develop strong Jewish identities through creative self-expression. Our mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.  We envision a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel.

         

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        Honors College

        Academic Life
        Student Engagement
        About

        Honors College

        The Honors College is where passion meets intellect, purpose meets playfulness and potential meets greatness. Our students get the best of both worlds: the benefits and resources a prestigious Research I institution has to offer, and the small and supportive community the Honors College provides.

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        LGBTQ+ and Ally Resources

        Student Life
        Division of Student Affairs
        About

        LGBTQ+ and Ally Resources

        For questions regarding LGBTQ+ and Ally Resources, please contact [email protected]

        Core to our mission is providing community, pride, and empowerment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Asexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Non Binary and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTQ+) spectrum students and their allies. The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all LGBTQ+ persons at UAlbany. The GSRC enhances the University commitment to social justice and diversity by supporting students of all backgrounds and cultural identities and is a valuable source of support and networking for students, faculty and staff.

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        Living-Learning Communities (L-LCs)

        Academic Life
        Student Engagement
        About

        Living-Learning Communities (L-LCs)

        The University at Albany's Living-Learning Communities (L-LCs) provide you with an opportunity to live and take classes with other incoming freshmen who share your personal interests, passions or intended academic major.

        You can select from a wide range of L-LCs that are divided into two groups: major-specific communities, based around academic interests and intended majors; and special-interest communities, based around common interests among students.

        When you reside in an L-LC, you enjoy all the same amenities as other student residents, yet benefit from a unique, community-oriented living experience.

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        Marching Band

        Student Life
        Department of Music and Theatre
        About

        Marching Band

        For questions regarding the Marching Band, please contact Kevin Champagne at [email protected]

        The University at Albany started a marching band in the fall 2013 semester. The band is open to all UAlbany students, even if you have never played an instrument before. The Marching Great Danes perform at all football home games. We are hoping to grow the Marching Great Danes into the true spirit of Albany and we need you!

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        Multicultural Resource Center

        Student Life
        Intercultural Student Engagement
        About

        Multicultural Resource Center

        The MRC staff work to improve the campus climate for African, Latino, Asian and Native American (ALANA) students, as well as assist in the training and education of all members of the UAlbany community around topics of diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism and cultural competency. The center is a valuable resource for faculty, staff and students looking for information regarding diversity and inclusion or just a great place to network with faculty, staff and scholars.

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        Pre-Health Advisement

        Academic Life
        Academic Support Center
        About

        Pre-Health Advisement

        For questions regarding Pre-Health Advisement, please contact [email protected]

        Pre-Health advising is a resource for UAlbany students who are interested in preparing for and applying to health professional school. These health professions include: Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Podiatry, Veterinary Medicine, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, Pharmacy, and Nursing.

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        Pre-Law Advisement

        Academic Life
        Academic Support Center
        About

        Pre-Law Advisement

        For questions regarding Pre-Law Advisement, please contact [email protected]

        Interested in a career in law? The University at Albany offers excellent preparation! UAlbany is located in the vibrant state capital, the site of numerous pre-law opportunities. Consider an internship with the state Senate or Assembly, or choose one of the many pre-law options offered by the Community and Public Service Program. At UAlbany, we offer a pre-law program called 3+3, that allows students to go to law school a year early at Albany Law School.

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        Residential Life

        Student Life
        Student Affairs
        About

        Residential Life

        Our residence halls and apartments are where you’ll lay your head at night, but it’s the friends you’ll make and the experiences you’ll share in our vibrant and engaging community that will make UAlbany truly feel like home.

        You’ll be within walking distance of classes, club meetings, dining, bus stops, fitness centers, a state-of-the-art medical center, events and more — so, it’s no surprise that students who live on campus all four years do better academically, feel more connected to the campus community and graduate at higher rates than students who don’t.

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        ROTC Air Force

        Student Life
        About

        ROTC Air Force

        For questions regarding the Air Force ROTC, please contact Joshua Lavin at [email protected]

        Affiliation with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

        The Department of Air and Space Studies at RPI offers an elective program to eligible male and female students who are U.S. citizens wishing to pursue a commission as future Air Force officers. The program has two phases, a General Military Course and a Professional Officer Course. The General Military Course is taken during the first two years. After the General Military Course, students compete for entry into the two-year Professional Officer Course.

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        ROTC Army

        Student Life
        About

        ROTC Army

        For questions regarding Army ROTC, please contact Michael Dengler at [email protected]

        Affiliation with Siena College

        Mohawk Army ROTC trains and develops future leaders of the United States Army.

        Students may participate in the program during their freshman and sophomore years with no obligation. They will learn leadership fundamentals including communications, leadership processes, and Army organizational concepts.

        Students enrolled in the advanced course (junior and senior years) earn a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army serving on active duty or in the Army Reserve or National Guard.

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        Student Activities and Orientation

        Student Life
        Division of Student Affairs
        About

        Student Activities and Orientation

        For questions regarding Student Activities, please contact Sadie Firstencel at [email protected]

        The Office of Student Activities seeks to ensure that all students know of and are engaged in co-curricular opportunities. We want to help you build connections, enhance your campus experiences, increase your personal growth in a variety of areas, and help you develop new skills. 

         

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        Student Health Services

        Health & Safety
        Student Affairs
        About

        Student Health Services

        Student Health Services supports the academic performance and lifelong wellness of University at Albany students by providing compassionate, student-centered, quality health care, which is inclusive and respects the uniqueness of each individual.

         

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        Transfer Engagement

        Academic Life
        Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
        About

        Transfer Engagement

        For transfer-related questions, please contact Darlene Poirier at [email protected]

        As an incoming transfer student, you will choose an academic pathway to begin your university experience. Please join us at 12:35 p.m. to hear from current transfer students about their UAlbany experience. 

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        TRiO Student Support Services (Project Excel)

        Academic Life
        Office of Access & Academic Enrichment
        About

        TRiO Student Support Services (Project Excel)

        For questions regarding TRiO Student Support Services, please contact Mayra Santiago at [email protected]

        Student Support Services (SSS) is a federal TRiO program. The University at Albany refers to the TRiO SSS program as “Project Excel.” Project Excel is a program for students who are first generation college students, come from low-income households and/or are disabled. Our mission is to help these students achieve their academic and professional goals. Project Excel offers a multitude of services geared toward developing academic excellence, interpersonal skills, and leadership ability, as well as achieving career goals. The staff is committed to the overall well-being and success of its students and is free to all participants.

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        The United States Army

        Student Life
        About

        The United States Army

        For questions regarding the United States Army, please contact Staff Sergeant Stephen D. Rowell at [email protected]

        The US Army offers opportunities for people to learn how the US Army can help them with their future plans. They can serve either full-time or part-time. The Army will allow you to gain skills that will make you marketable and place you ahead of your peers in today's tough job market. The Army offers training in over 150 career fields, most of which are directly related to the civilian workplace; job skills ranging from Computers, Legal, Mechanical, and Medical, Petroleum, Welding, Aviation, Human Resources, and many more. When you enlist, your skill training will be guaranteed in writing. A recent survey of employers showed the 9 of 10 believed Soldiers possessed the job skills and qualities they looked for when hiring.

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        University Art Museum

        Academic Life
        About

        University Art Museum

        For questions regarding the Art Museum, please contact Berly Brown at [email protected]    

        The University Art Museum is part of the dynamic learning environment at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Founded in 1967, the museum's mission is to advance knowledge and foster understanding in contemporary visual arts. Through exhibitions, programs, publications, and collections, the museum seeks to provide a forum for artists and audiences that enriches the intellectual life of the university and community. The 9,000-square-foot-facility was designed by architect Edward Durell Stone and has become known as an icon of late 20th century modernist architecture. The Museum has presented over four hundred exhibitions and its collection is especially strong in contemporary works on paper.

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        University Auxiliary Services (UAS)

        Student Life
        University Auxiliary Services
        About

        University Auxiliary Services (UAS)

        University Auxiliary Services (UAS) provides a variety of services to enhance campus life for University at Albany students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests such as ID card services, campus funds, dining & meal plans, and much more! 

         

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        University Libraries

        Academic Life
        University Libraries
        About

        University Libraries

        We believe that the Libraries’ collections and services are central to your success as students, faculty, and staff at the University at Albany. The University Libraries will always strive to be welcoming and safe places for all members of our communities and to provide service and access independent of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, or citizenship status.

         

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        University Police Department (UPD)

        Health & Safety
        University Police Department
        About

        University Police Department (UPD)

        The University Police Department is dedicated to providing service in keeping with our focus on Community Policing. We are here 24 hours a day, every day working to maintain and improve the safety, security, and quality of life.

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        Writing & Critical Inquiry

        Academic Life
        Student Engagement
        About

        Writing & Critical Inquiry

        The Program in Writing and Critical Inquiry (WCI) is intended to introduce new students to intellectual inquiry at the university with a focus on academic writing. The seminar UUNI 110, required for students matriculating Fall 2013 and thereafter,  is devoted to rigorous practice in writing as a discipline itself and as an essential form of inquiry in postsecondary education. It reflects the importance of writing as a vehicle for learning and a means of expression. It also emphasizes the essential role of writing in students’ lives as citizens, workers, and productive members of their communities. 

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        Dean of Students

        Student Life
        About

        Dean of Students

        The Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) serves as a central resource for students, families, faculty and staff. We work with campus and community partners to support student success, cultivate a diverse and inclusive campus culture and encourage student self-advocacy. Our office works directly with students to assist them with a variety of concerns and connect them with appropriate resources.

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        Veteran and Military Student Services

        Student Life
        Dean of Students
        About

        Veteran and Military Student Services

        Veteran and Military Student Services provides support to University at Albany students who are veterans, veteran- dependents, active duty personnel, Reserve and National Guard members, and ROTC cadets to secure Veterans Affairs educational benefits, facilitate connections, and create a sense of community through veteran-centered events and activities.

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        Student CARE Services

        Student Life
        About

        Student CARE Services

        Student CARE Services

        Campus Center 137
        (518) 442-5501 | albany.edu/ualbanycares

        Student CARE Services administers programs to help students overcome personal, social, and financial barriers to academic success, especially those related to emergency and basic needs. Support may include collaborative needs assessment, resource coordination, financial and in-kind grants and on-going mentorship.

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        Office of Undergraduate Education

        Academic Life
        Undergraduate Education
        About

        Office of Undergraduate Education

        The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education is to provide pathways and guidance to develop students into informed and engaged scholars capable of achieving excellence in their academic, professional, and personal lives.

        The Office of the Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education shall be known as a unit dedicated to fostering the successful navigation of the academic endeavor for students, faculty, and staff by continually maintaining and elevating the academic integrity of our standards, policies, and procedures.  We will continue to strive and innovate towards excellence and quality engagement between students, the campus, and external communities.

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        Student Privacy Information

        Academic Department
        FERPA, Registrar
        About

        Student Privacy Information

        Information about FERPA as it Relates to Student Records

        One of the most significant changes a parent/guardian experiences with a student in college is the difference in access to education records. In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), all rights belong to the student at a postsecondary institution (college/university) regardless of age. FERPA is a federal law that governs the disclosure of education records maintained by education institutions, as well as access to these records. Information about FERPA as it relates to student records at the University at Albany can be found on the Registrar’s webpage (www.albany.edu/registrar).

        FERPA requires that University employees are vigilant in protecting the information contained in student academic records. The University provides students with secure, 24/7 access to MyUAlbany so students can manage their registration, view their class schedule, grades, degree audit, bill, financial aid, refunds, etc.

        In most circumstances when a parent/guardian inquires about a student’s academic record, we will refer them back to the student for a conversation. We encourage open dialogue between students and parents/guardians. When discussing academic performance and progress with your student, we suggest asking them to provide an unofficial transcript, degree audit, and/or enrollment verification as resources for your discussion. Students can access these resources via the MyUAlbany portal. The University will only provide parent/guardian access to student records with the student’s written, notarized consent. Parents/ guardians seeking access to student records need to be authenticated via photo identification in person at the Registrar’s Office or via Zoom with photo identification.

        Additionally, parents/guardians requiring access to student billing information should directly request access from their student, who may designate them as an authorized user in E-Pay (epay.albany.edu). Up to five (5) authorized users may be given access to view billing statements and account activity, view payment history and account activity, and view 1098-T tax statements. Designated users can remit payments on behalf of a student.
         

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        Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS)

        Student Life
        Dean of Students
        About

        Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS)

        Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) provides support, resources, programming, outreach, and accountability to students who reside or whom plan to reside off-campus with an emphasis on safety & security, community engagement, being a good neighbor, locating housing, and tenants’ rights. OCSS strives to promote positive University/community relations by working collaboratively with internal and external partners to address issues and concerns that impact the college community off-campus.

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        Student Emergency Fund

        Student Life
        Dean of Students
        About

        Student Emergency Fund

        Student Emergency Fund grants are one-time awards to assist students facing an unforeseen emergency that may otherwise result in the student having to leave school. A student may not receive more than one award per academic year.

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        Purple Pantry

        Student Life
        Dean of Students
        About

        Purple Pantry

        The Purple Pantry is stocked with a variety of non-perishable foods, fresh produce and toiletries. It is open to all current UAlbany students, faculty and staff. 

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        Purple Threads

        Student Life
        About

        Purple Threads

        Purple Threads is a professional closet offering free professional clothes to current UAlbany students. Students are asked to show their ID at the entrance and are allowed to choose three pieces of clothing per semester.

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        Tutoring

        Academic Support
        Undergraduate Education
        About

        Tutoring

        Peer and online tutoring are available to help you engage with your course material and develop study skills for academic success.

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        Writing Center

        Academic Support
        Undergraduate Education
        About

        Writing Center

        Since 1977 the University at Albany Writing Center in the College of Arts and Sciences has offered students, faculty and staff a process-based approach to writing at any stage of the writing process.

        Equally important, the Writing Center provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate tutors to develop their skills in writing, research and teaching.

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        Freshman Seminar

        Academic Life
        Student Engagement
        About

        Freshman Seminar

        We have two options in our Freshman Seminar Program. UFSP 100 is a 1-credit class on an interesting topic with transitional topics and support woven into the class.  UUNI 100 is a 3-credit class that is explicitly about the skills needed for a successful transition to college.

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        Office of Student Engagement

        Academic Life
        Student Engagement
        About

        Office of Student Engagement

        The Office of Student Engagement, Undergraduate Education works to provide opportunities and pathways for students to be active and engaged in their studies, both inside and outside the classroom. At UAlbany, students and professors find many ways to connect with one another. Explore our site to see how.

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        Experiential Learning

        Academic Life
        Experiential Education
        About

        Experiential Learning

        At the University at Albany, learning by doing takes on many forms — from internships and research, to study abroad and service learning — and prepares our students for success.

        UAlbany students who participate in experiential learning develop a greater understanding of their course material, learn problem solving and leadership skills, form a deeper connection with their community, and build strong personal and professional networks. 

        The Center for Experiential Education (CEE) works to support experiential learning in all UAlbany undergraduate and graduate programs, acting as a resource for both students and faculty. Please use this website to learn more about the programs CEE runs and the opportunities we steward across our three campuses.

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        Study Abroad

        Applied Learning
        Center for International Education and Global Strategy
        About

        Study Abroad

        Recent research suggests that the benefits extend well beyond academics – to your brain, career, and life!

        In today’s world, global awareness and knowledge are crucial to success in business, education, research, and public policy. Participating in an education abroad program creates global citizens who appreciate the world we inhabit and how our respect of others views informs our own views and the world we create. It is an opportunity to learn about and from other cultures.

        The experience requires flexibility and the ability to think on your feet. In today’s global market, you must do everything possible to make yourself more marketable. An education abroad experience can be incorporated into your cover letter/resume. It sets you apart because it demonstrates that you have initiative, are open to ambiguity, and are willing to take risks and step into the unknown. Upon return, you will have gained self-confidence, knowledge, and independence.

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        Information Technology Services (ITS)

        Campus Services
        Information Technology Assistance
        About

        Information Technology Services (ITS)

        Call: (518) 442-3700
        Email: [email protected]
        Drop-in location: • University Library

        Visit albany.edu/its/help for assistance

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        Parking and Mass Transit Services

        Student Life
        About

        Parking and Mass Transit Services

        The University at Albany has designated parking areas for students, employees, and visitors.  Visit our Parking page for more detailed information.

        The UAlbany bus system and the Capital District Transportation Authority, CDTA, provide transit services throughout the Capital Region. Visit our Mass Transit page for more detailed information.

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        ID Card Services

        Campus Services
        University Auxiliary Services
        About

        ID Card Services

        The UAlbany ID Card Office is located in the Campus Center (B-52) and open Monday-Friday. Summer hours are a mix of in-person and virtual, so please check UAS Hours of Operation. Almost all ID card/campus funds needs can be managed online at ualbanyid.com or through the CBORD Mobile ID App. If you need assistance, please visit, call (518) 442-5989, or email at [email protected].

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        Banking Services

        Campus Services
        University Auxiliary Services
        About

        Banking Services

        A full range of banking services are available on campus. You'll find comprehensive banking services provided by the Campus Center SEFCU branch, as well as various ATMs located in the Campus Center, throughout campus and on the Downtown Campus.

         

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        Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Services

        Health & Safety
        Five Quad
        About

        Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Services

        Since its founding in 1973, Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc. has proudly been serving the University at Albany community, as well as the surrounding areas of Albany and Guilderland. Five Quad is a New York State certified ambulance agency that is run and operated by University at Albany students. Five Quad provides Basic Life Support service 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the fall and spring semesters. Each semester, Five Quad has between 50-90 active members (including actively participating alumni), 10-20 members-in-training, and two ambulances. Our active membership is composed of CPR certified attendants and New York State Emergency Medical Technicians. 

        All of our active members are CPR/AED/First Aid certified and have completed Five Quad's specific agency training. Our EMTs are New York State certified at the Basic level and have completed the attendant training. Five Quad's drivers are NYS EMT-Bs who have completed attendant training, are CEVO II certified or have completed a defensive driving course, and have also undergone extensive ambulance handling and route training. Crew Chiefs are experienced NYS EMT-Bs, who have finished attendant training and have successfully run several emergency calls evaluated by a current Crew Chief. Our minimum crew consists of a Driver and a Crew Chief and usually has one to two attendants and or EMT-Basic trained crew members.

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        Good Samaritan 911 Policy

        Student Life
        Community Standards
        About

        Good Samaritan 911 Policy

        The University at Albany’s Good Samaritan 911 Policy supports students who reach out for assistance in the case of a medical emergency, as well as supports the student who is helped. Therefore, a student or student organization seeking medical treatment for themselves, or for any other student who is in immediate medical need, or any student who is the recipient of this emergency medical help, will not be subject to disciplinary sanctions related to the violation of using or possessing alcohol or other drugs, as defined in the University’s “Alcohol and Controlled Substances Policy” and Community Rights and Responsibilities (Prohibited Conduct Drugs and Alcohol). This policy applies to emergencies both on and off campus. 

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        Office of Equity & Compliance

        Health & Safety
        Office of Equity & Compliance
        About

        Office of Equity & Compliance

        The University at Albany condemns all forms of discrimination and harassment, whether subtle or overt, and expects that all members of the University community join in assuring that all of our community members are accorded the dignity and respect they deserve. This includes all terms, conditions and privileges of employment and access for students, faculty and staff.

        It is the mission of the Office of Equity & Compliance to support UAlbany's commitment to providing a living, learning and working experience that is safe, welcoming and free from workplace discrimination and sexual violence.

        UAlbany's commitment to equity and compliance is demonstrated through our efforts to promote equal opportunity and maintain a safe, accessible, inclusive and welcoming educational and working environment.

        Contact the Director of Equity & Compliance and Title IX Coordinator, Amelia Barbadoro.
         

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        Intercultural Student Engagement (ISE)

        Student Life
        Intercultural Student Engagement
        About

        Intercultural Student Engagement (ISE)

        The Office of Intercultural Student Engagement is committed to developing and maintaining a culturally inclusive campus environment where all students can engage in meaningful relationships with other students, faculty and staff thereby enhancing the academic excellence, personal growth and leadership development of all UAlbany students.

         

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        Gender & Sexuality Resource Center

        Student Life
        Intercultural Student Engagement
        About

        Gender & Sexuality Resource Center

        The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC), provides a safe and inclusive environment for all students to engage in intercultural conversation around sex, gender and sexuality. Core to this mission is the centering of resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual and Allied (LGBTQ*) students, faculty, staff and their allies. The center is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all LGBTQ* persons at UAlbany. The GSRC enhances the University commitment to social justice and diversity and is a valuable source of support and networking for students, faculty and staff.

         

         

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          Women's Resource Center (WRC)

          Student Life
          Intercultural Student Engagement
          About

          Women's Resource Center (WRC)

          Interfaith Center

          Student Life
          Student Affairs
          About

          Interfaith Center

          Interfaith Services within the office of Intercultural Student Engagement supports the University at Albany’s committment to creating a more welcoming and inclusive campus environment. We, along with our various faith and interfaith student groups on campus, encourage UAlbany students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as, members of surrounding communities to participate in a diverse array of faith and interfaith events and dialogues, service opportunities, or attend weekly Catholic, Islamic, Jewish, or Protestant services on campus. These activities enhance the academic excellence, personal growth and leadership development of all UAlbany students.

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          Gender Inclusive Housing

          Student Life
          Residential Life
          About

          Gender Inclusive Housing

          Since single-gender housing may not be appropriate or comfortable for all students, gender-inclusive rooms are available in UAlbany’s residence halls and apartments.  

           

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          Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program

          Student Life
          About

          Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program

          A program run through Counseling and Psychological Services at the University at Albany, the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program provides telephone hotline (518-442-5777), online peer assistance, and peer education to assist students in meeting their educational goals and in coping with emotional, social, and other life issues that they face. Since its beginning in 1970, its primary focus has been on alcohol and other drug prevention as it relates to these issues. An additional mission of the program is to strive toward increased diversity within the organization so that services offered may be most sensitive to the individual needs and experiences of the widest cross-section of students on our diverse campus.

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          UAlbany GO

          Student Life
          Student Activities & Orientation
          About

          UAlbany GO

          As a new Great Dane, you’re entering a very active and engaged community - from sold out football games at Casey stadium, to student performances, concerts, speakers, cultural events, exercise classes, and off-campus trips, there’s simply something for everyone.

          So, how can you find out what’s going on and when? UAlbanyGO is the answer! UAlbanyGo is your source for up to the minute information on events, activities and all that is happening on campus and off.

          Visit UAlbanyGO to:

          • Find out about upcoming major events
          • View campus-wide Calendar of Events
          • Link to various programs and activities
          • See what’s trending on campus
          • Got Spirit? Join our GO Team!

          Get Involved. Stay Active. Go.

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          MyInvolvement.org

          Student Life
          About

          MyInvolvement.org

          Your official source for involvement opportunities at UAlbany! Sign on to browse over 200 student groups and other opportunities available to you.

          Use MyInvolvement to:

          ✓  Join an organization

          ✓  Communicate with group leaders

          ✓  Find out what’s happening on campus

          ✓  Track your community service hours

          ✓  Develop your Involvement Record to document your experiences outside the classroom

           

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          Fraternity and Sorority Life

          Student Life
          Student Activities and Orientation
          About

          Fraternity and Sorority Life

          The Office of Student Activities & Orientation, and the many volunteer faculty and chapter/graduate advisors, support, challenge and nurture the many diverse fraternities and sororities and 600 students that make up our fraternity and sorority community. These organizations strive to uphold their founding values of scholarship, service, leadership and brotherhood/sisterhood on a daily basis. If you are looking for a group of values-minded individuals with high aspirations then Fraternity and Sorority Life at UAlbany is your home!

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          UAlbany Athletics

          Student Life
          About

          UAlbany Athletics

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          UAlbany Career Advisory Network (UCAN)

          Student Life
          Alumni Association
          About

          UAlbany Career Advisory Network (UCAN)

          The UAlbany Career Advisory Network (UCAN) is a free online networking tool that connects students and alumni with fellow Great Danes for advice and insight into a particular career or career-related interest. 

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