Student Affairs

College is a rich and multi-faceted adventure, shaped by experiences learned both in and outside the classroom. Participating in an intramural sport, writing for the student newspaper or serving as a cabinet member for Student Government Association can influence your interests, provide practical skills and experience, and enrich learning. The Division of Student Affairs supports these experiences by engaging students outside of the classroom through 23 departments. Let’s explore and grow together.

 

Post-Hurricane Support: We get through tough times together

This past week has been difficult and stressful as we prepared, weathered, and now recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma. Many of you continue to work hard with recovery at home, assisting neighbors, hosting friends and family waiting for power restoration, volunteering, and donating money and supplies to those in greater need. This is what being a part of a community is about. We get through tough times together. 

We hope that none of our students were severely affected by this terrible storm. Please let us know if you or your family have suffered because of Hurricane Irma and its aftermath.  We have resources available to help you during this time:

Dean of Students 
305-348-2797

Counseling and Psychological Services
SHC 270 (MMC) 
305-348-2277

WUC 320 (BBC)
305-919-5305

Student Food Pantry

Donations to the food pantry may be dropped off at the Healthy Living Program office (BBC: WUC 307) and Center for Leadership and Service (MMC: GC 242).

Financial Aid
SASC 1st Floor (MMC)
AC1  100 (BBC)
305-348-7000

A list of frequently asked questions related to federal financial aid and natural disasters is available at:https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/disaster#current-students

 

We have heard from many students who wish to help.  Here are some options for you to consider:

Donate Blood and/or Platelets with OneBlood

After emergencies, the blood supply is vital to assisting people with critical needs. To find a center or mobile drive, visit: https://www.oneblood.org/donate-now/

Donate to the American Red Cross – Hurricane Irma Fund

Monetary donations to assist with relief efforts can be made online. 

Volunteer with the American Red Cross

Many in our community and neighboring South Florida areas still need help. If you are able to volunteer, the American Red Cross is looking for help. There is a particular need for bilingual (Spanish/English or Creole/English) volunteers. There are two steps to join as a volunteer:

  1. Sign up officially as a Red Cross volunteer online at: http://www.redcross.org/hurricane-irma-volunteer-application.
  2. Click on this link http://bit.ly/2xipr8d and provide information about your preferred part of Florida to volunteer and the type of work you would like to support.
Explore Florida Springs

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New Students: Registration is Now Open for Freshman and Transfer Panther Camp
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SGC MMC Senate Meetings

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Job Search Resources : Arts, Communications, Media & Marketing

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Involvement Week Resource Fair: Departments & Partners

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SGC MMC Senate Meetings

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