Student Affairs and Campus Life
The mission of Counseling Services complements the University’s mission. Counseling aims to help students cope more effectively with developmental, vocational, familial, emotional, and relational aspects of their lives. The intention is to support students in directing energies toward fulfillment of their academic, professional, and personal goals. In order to achieve these goals, the Counseling Center provides the following services:
- Individual and group counseling
- Community wellness consultation and outreach
- Prevention programming
- Crisis intervention
- Services for students with disabilities
- Educational programming
- Workshops and outreach programming
- Diversity consultation and outreach
- Organizational consultation to student organizations
- Consultation and referral services
All Counseling Center services are confidential and free of charge for Pace University students.
DEAN FOR STUDENTS OFFICE
The Dean for Students has a key role in developing the personality and environment of the University by engaging the full academic community whenever possible in collaborative activities. In addition, the office plays an important role in communicating the interests and concerns of the students to the academic and administrative leadership. The Dean for Students Office is responsible for many areas of student life including residential life, multicultural affairs, student development, campus activities, wellness programs, and counseling services (including services for students with disabilities). The Office also oversees implementation of University rules and regulations that have been established for the well-being of all. Students may arrange to meet with the dean when they wish to discuss personal, emotional, or academic issues.
DIVISION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DoIT)
The Division of Information Technology (DoIT), led by the University’s Chief Information Officer (email@example.com), provides resources to give students access to University-wide data, video, and voice network services as well as to the vast resources of the online Pace University library and the World Wide Web. In public areas (like the cafeterias and some classrooms), there is both wired and wireless connectivity to the Pace University network, which supports the MyPace Portal—the self-service gateway for students, as well as to the Blackboard Online Learning System, electronic mail, and web services. Through a cooperative arrangement with the Ruckus Network, students, for a small fee, have access to legal music and video sharing.
Each residence hall room is equipped with wired connections to allow students high-speed access to the data network, cable television, and voice services.
Although Pace University does not require its students to own a Personal Computer or Laptop to facilitate studies, all students are strongly encouraged to do so. DoIT supports appointment-based repairs of student owned computers both in Westchester and New York City. Computer Resource Centers (CRCs), located on the New York City (PNY), Pleasantville (PLV), and White Plains campuses (WP), are general-use facilities equipped with state-of-the-art PCs, Macs and peripherals such as laser printers and scanners. The CRCs support all common use applications that students need to succeed at Pace!
Students should visit http://StudentIT.pace.edu to obtain current information about technology services and report questions/problems to the Division of Information Technology Customer Service Center at http://doithelpdesk.pace.edu (24 hrs a day x 7 days per week), or call 914-773-DOIT (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm, except Holidays).
UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES
University Health Care is staffed by certified Advanced Practice Nurses who are registered nurses with advanced training and can prescribe medications. Consulting physicians are available on site at scheduled times. Services available to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families include health education; health assessment with complete physical examinations; women’s health care; diagnosis and treatment of illnesses such as sore throat, cough, or other infections; first aid for minor injuries; and management of chronic health problems such as high blood pressure.
University Health Care offices are located on the Pleasantville Campus in the Goldstein Health and Fitness Center, and on the New York City campus on the third floor of the 41 Park Row building. Information about the mandatory accident/illness insurance is available on the Pace University website under Student Health Insurance or from the Dean for Students office.
University policy requires that a valid Pace University identification card be worn on the outermost garments on all campuses. (Visitors will be issued temporary passes.) A special resident ID is required for admission to the residence halls. At the New York campus and Lubin Graduate Center, ID cards must be displayed to enter campus. ID cards must be presented for access to the Pleasantville and Briarcliff campuses between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, and throughout the weekend. This card is also required for admission to the Academic Computing labs, Library Services, and on-campus events.
Administrative ID Offices are located at:
New York City
1 Pace Plaza, B Level Security Office
10:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
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Kessel Student Center
|Monday–Friday||9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.|
Operation hours at the above locations will be expanded at the beginning of each academic year. Arrangements will be made for the issuance of ID cards at the Lubin Graduate Center and the Midtown Center. Notices regarding times and dates will be posted.
A student will keep the same ID card for his or her entire Pace career. The Office of Student Accounts and Registrar Services will issue a new validation sticker each semester upon receipt of payment for tuition. A $20.00 fee is charged for replacement cards. The ID office will accept payment for this fee by check or money order, payable to Pace University. Cash payment must be made directly to the Student Accounts and Registrar Services office.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and the Coalition for Diversity (open to all students, faculty, and staff) seek to consider the intersections of globalization and social injustices--and their impact on diversity and multiculturalism. To that end, OMA is committed to sponsoring academic programming that includes symposia, lectures, film series, and professional development workshops.
OMA also hosts annual spoken word programs, knitting salons, and rumba sessions in order to cultivate community and promote opportunities for interpersonal and creative interaction.
OFFICE OF DIVERSITY PROGRAMS (ODP), Pleasantville Campus
The Pace University-Westchester Office of Diversity Programs aims to promote a productive educational and work environment that fosters and values equality, respect, human understanding, fairness, and diversity. To this end, the ODP seeks to provide services and programs that will instill university-wide appreciation for diverse perspectives and backgrounds regardless of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion, age, or ability.
Pace University's Westchester Diversity Team serves as both a working and advisory group to the Office of Diversity Programs. Comprised of students, faculty, staff and administrators, the Westchester Diversity Team supports the social justice efforts of the Office of Diversity Programs and the Pace University community by hosting monthly advisory meetings, organizing multicultural events, and serving as a resource for underrepresented populations at Pace.
LOST AND FOUND
Pace assumes no responsibility for personal property missing or lost from University premises. Students should exercise care for all personal property including apparel, purses, wallets, briefcases, office articles, books, pictures, and equipment. Missing property should be reported to the Security Office, which makes every reasonable effort to recover it. Anyone finding unidentified property should bring it to the Security Office immediately.
Pleasantville, Briarcliff and White Plains Campuses
All vehicles brought on campus must be registered with the Safety and Security Department. Students must register their vehicles at the beginning of each academic year and will be issued a Parking and Traffic Guide at the time of registration. The Safety and Security Department will also issue temporary parking permits. Special permits are available for students with unique needs or disabilities.
Parking is permitted in designated areas only and prohibited in crosswalks, fire lanes, bus stops, unpaved areas, spaces reserved for the disabled, and any other areas designated as “restricted parking.” Vehicles parked in violation will be given a ticket and in some cases towed at the owner’s expense. Chronic violators will be referred to the Dean for Students or to the department head for appropriate disciplinary action.
With the exception of some designated parking spaces, all parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Possession of a parking permit or pass authorizes parking but does not guarantee a parking space.
Pace University assumes no responsibility for the theft or damage to any vehicle. Complete parking and traffic regulations are available in campus security offices.
Parking is not available on the New York City campus. Limited meter parking and private parking lots are located nearby for a fee.
OFFICE OF PHILANTHROPY/ALUMNI RELATIONS
The Pace University alumni family works to continue the quality, values, and standards of excellence that are the hallmarks of a Pace education. As a graduate of Pace, your relationship with the University does not end; instead, it takes on new dimensions and grows stronger over the years of participation in the many opportunities available at your alma mater.
The Pace University Alumni Association provides a unique foundation of support, counsel, and leadership essential to assisting the progress of the University. The Office of Alumni Relations, in cooperation with the individual school Alumni Associations, plans events such as Reunion and University Fest (a combination of Homecoming, Seminar Day, and Family Weekend), as well as the Pace Alumni Cultural Events (P.A.C.E.) Series, which includes theater, athletic, academic, social, family, and travel activities.
The Alumni Relations Office recognizes the necessity of providing a bridge between the University and alumni around the world. One way that the office develops a lifelong connection is through the Pace Alumni Network (PANet) program. Members of the office have traveled with the president and deans across the United States hosting receptions where alumni live and work. Successful connections have been established with alumni in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Texas, Washington DC, Westchester County, and the boroughs of New York. Pace has organized events internationally in The Bahamas, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
The Alumni Online Community (OLC), a free alumni service available via the alumni home page (www.pace.edu/alumni), helps Pace keep these connections strong and enables alumni to share information with each other using the Internet. It offers permanent e-mail addresses, an online alumni directory, message boards, class notes, and career/recruitment services.
Providing us with your non-Pace e-mail address gives you a free subscription to the alumni online newsletter, eConnect. This monthly e-communication maintains your connection to University news and alumni benefits, classmate profiles, events and opportunities.
In addition, alumni participate in student programs and are actively involved in career networking and mentoring activities. The Career Services Office provides job contacts and advice to students and to alumni. Many alumni help Pace students obtain intern and cooperative education positions at their companies. Pace students are encouraged to participate on committees and attend events that are planned to link students with alumni.
The University’s Annual Fund Drive helps provide resources for financial aid, scholarships, enhanced computers, and library and laboratory facilities. Pace depends on alumni financial and volunteer support to help shape the future of Pace..
The Class Gift Program is a two-part effort that permits students to actively participate in the Annual Fund and to invest in their University. Committees on the New York City and Pleasantville campuses work together to raise funds from freshman through junior year classes for scholarship assistance. The program culminates in the senior year with a Senior Class Gift to the University. Both programs provide students with the opportunity to become more involved and gain a better understanding of the University’s Alumni Relations and fund-raising programs. It also promotes class spirit, campus unity, and an awareness of the importance of investing in the future of Pace both as students and as alumni. Students can support the Class Gift Program by making a gift online. Just visit www.pace.edu/givetopace, donate using the secure form and indicate a comment of “Class Gift Program.”
The Recent Alumni Connection (RAC) is another vehicle for participation by alumni immediately after graduation. This connection was formed to voice the ideas and opinions of recent graduates. The group schedules events and activities that address the special needs and interests of recent Pace graduates.
The Office of Alumni Relations provides information, programs, and support for more than 120,000 alumni worldwide and encourages the student/alumni relationship, as today’s hardworking students become tomorrow’s prominent alumni. Please call the Director of Alumni Relations Sheri Gibson at (212) 346-1764 for more information or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Veterans Administration has given approval to the University to conduct college-level education programs and to maintain an Office of Veterans Affairs. Veterans should check on the status of their enrollment certification twice a year in September and February. For additional information, please contact the Office of Veterans’ Affairs.
- New York City Campus, One Pace Plaza, 212-346-1321
- Westchester Campus, One Martine Avenue, 914-422-4044
ATHLETICS AND RECREATION
Pace University views athletics and recreation as an integral part of the educational experience. The athletics program is designed to bring students together through participation in a variety of varsity, intramural, and recreational sports while serving as a focal point for all students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
As with other nonacademic activities, athletic activities add another dimension to university life. Intercollegiate and intramural sports give the men and women of Pace University a chance to compete at many levels of ability and interest. There are 19 varsity teams and a wide variety of intramural sports.
The 75,000 square-foot, 17 million dollar Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health, Fitness and Recreation Center has been a recognizable landmark of the Pace community since its opening in 2002. The multipurpose, state-of-the-art facility, located on the Pleasantville campus, includes a 2,400 seat arena, an eight lane natatorium, a walking/jogging track, a weight room, an aerobics room, an athletic training facility, locker rooms, and an health care center.
Pace University maintains a successful intercollegiate program for students who qualify under the rules of the University, NCAA, Northeast-10 Conference, and ECAC. Men’s intercollegiate varsity sports include basketball, baseball, tennis, cross country, lacrosse, football, golf, swimming and diving and track and field. Women participate in basketball, tennis, volleyball, cross country, softball, soccer, equestrian, cheerleading, swimming and diving, and track and field. Pace University competes at the NCAA’s Division II level, with membership in the Northeast-10 Conference.
Football kicks off the fall season with the Setters competing in the ten-team Northeast-10 Conference. The women’s volleyball team has won the Northeast-10 Conference Championship twice in the past ten years and has competed in the NCAA Division II Championship in five of the last nine seasons. In 2005, Pace University hosted the Northeast-10 Conference Volleyball Tournament. Both teams play their home games in Pleasantville. The women’s soccer team has shown improvement in every season since the inception of the team in 1997. The women’s soccer team plays all its home games on the Briarcliff campus of Pace University.
The men’s and women’s basketball teams play their home games at the new Goldstein Health, Fitness and Recreation Center on the Pleasantville campus. The women’s team advanced to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in 2001, and the men’s squad won the first NCAA tournament game in program history in 2002.
The baseball team has moved to the Division II ranks and will play in the Northeast-10 Conference which features teams from all across New York and New England. They play their home games on Finnerty Field on the Pleasantville campus. The men’s lacrosse team is perennially ranked among the top ten teams in the nation and also plays on the Pleasantville campus. Other spring sports include men’s and women’s tennis, which have a tradition of regional and conference prominence, as well as softball, all of which are played on the Briarcliff campus.
Among Pace’s remaining sports, cross country and track and field compete against some the most talented Division I and II programs in the Northeast region at various meets in the fall and spring. The equestrian team, a long-time successful club team at Pace, became a varsity program in 1997. The team has represented Pace at the NCAA Division II Championships in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Men’s golf began it’s inaugural season in the spring of 2000 and has earned a bid to the NCAA Regionals in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006.