What We Do
The Office of Student Affairs fosters students' development through empowering, challenging, and supporting students to achieve their goals.
When you choose to study at Utica University, you enter a world of interesting people, engaging ideas, and stimulating activities -- a place where there are many things to experience and many people to share your experiences with.
Here are some resources that will help you get the most out of your time at Utica:
Student Living and Campus Engagement (SLCE)
Strebel Student Center, 2nd Floor | 315.792.3285 | Richard Racioppa, Interim Dean of Students | Marissa Hall, Director of Student Living | Lauryn Moore, Director of Campus Engagement
Student Living and Campus Engagement is dedicated to serving the living, learning and entertainment needs of residential and commuter students at Utica University. (Formerly Student Activities and Residence Life.)
Student Conduct and Community Standards
Strebel Student Center, 1st Floor | 315.792.3363 | Carl Lohmann, Director
The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards support the mission of the college and takes an educational and progressive approach to maintain a safe community conducive to student success.
Student Health and Wellness Center
Strebel Student Center, 2nd Floor | 315.792.3094 | Beth Hurny-Fricano, Executive Director of Student Health and Wellness
The Counseling Center offers can assist current students with a wide variety of mental health and wellness concerns through individual, confidential appointments and campus programming; and the Student Health Center provides short term medical care for registered students.
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More about Student Affairs
Utica University is a place where people come to receive a first-rate education. But they typically come away with a great deal more than that. Each person who studies here builds his or her own personal scrapbook of memorable Utica experiences, milestones, and friendships that last a lifetime. That is why so many continue their association with the institution long after graduation day.
Making the most of the college experience involves becoming actively involved both inside and outside the classroom. In fact, studies show that college students spend more than 75% of their time outside of class, which means that the majority of your time in college might involve such things as getting involved in a student organization or club, becoming a student-athlete or campus leader, completing an internship, attending a concert, lecture, exhibit, or play, studying abroad, volunteering, working, or just hanging out with friends.
"Each person who studies here builds his or her own personal scrapbook of memorable Utica experiences, milestones, and friendships that last a lifetime."
The Division of Student Affairs provides a wide range of programs and services designed to enhance the ability of students to make the most of their college experience. The Student Affairs staff seeks to provide a living and learning environment that inspires personal and professional growth, promotes social awareness, and challenges students while supporting them in achieving their full potential as individuals, members of the Utica family, and citizens of a global community.
Whether you are a new student adjusting to the college environment, a sophomore looking to get more involved on campus, a junior seeking to explore what you can do after graduation, or a senior in the midst of a job search or applying to graduate school, the Student Affairs staff is here to assist and support you.
Should you have any questions or concerns about student life at Utica University, please do not hesitate to call or stop by the Office of Student Affairs, on the ground floor of the Strebel Student Center. Your success is very important to us!
Interim Dean of Students
Our mission is to foster students' development through empowering, challenging, and supporting students to achieve their goals. As Student Affairs professionals at Utica University, we believe that our students should and will develop the following core competencies throughout their time at Utica University, and that we are responsible for providing opportunities for students to learn and grow in these areas:
- Effective Interpersonal Skills
- Engaged Learners
- Responsible Citizenship
- Self Awareness
- Career Competency
- College Spirit
To address food insecurity challenges experienced by Utica University students in need by providing them with easily accessible and local nutritional resources, free of charge, and in doing so, promoting their overall well-being and pursuit for academic excellence.
Tangerine Grove Food Pantry
Utica University's Tangerine Grove food pantry provides necessities to students and staff in need regardless of age, culture, race, religion, or gender identification.
"Seeds of Hope" Food Pantry
1605 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501
Utica University recently established a partnership with the First Presbyterian Church “Seeds of Hope” food pantry to assist students in accessing food and other personal items who may otherwise experience difficulties in obtaining such products. Students in need are able to access the food pantry free of charge and confidentially.
The pantry hours are Tuesday and Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. If you need to access the food pantry, please contact the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs to receive authorization.
130 Eagle St, Utica, NY 13501
Utica University has also developed a partnership with the Hope House, a local community soup kitchen. The goal of the Hope House partnership is to have a place where students in need can receive full meals.
The Hope House kitchen is serving during the following hours:
Breakfast: 10 - 11 a.m.
Lunch: 12 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4 to 5 p.m.
Breakfast: 10 - 11 a.m.
Lunch: 12 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch: 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Dinner: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Food Recovery Network (FRN) at Utica University
Utica University is a member of the Food Recovery Network. The chapter is run by students in the Nutrition program and collects leftover food from the dining hall and delivers it to Utica’s partner agencies - the Hope House and the Rescue Mission. As of March 2019, more than 1100 pounds of food have been donated.
For more information on the Food Recovery program, contact Erin Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn More / Pitch In
For more information on the programs, or how to donate/volunteer, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.
The co-curriculum is an exceptionally important part of a student's college experience and Utica University's Academic Promise. While core and major/minor classes give students important knowledge, we also highly value the learning that students gain while outside the classroom engaging in the community and with colleagues and peers, and take pride in the opportunities we offer our students.
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