||718 270-6174 office
||718 270-6198 fax
|Dean of Student Affairs:
||718 270-6046 office
||718 270-6189 fax
||1637 Bedford Avenue
||718 270-6051 office
||718 270-6189 fax
||1637 Bedford Avenue
Departments and Directors
718 270-6067 office
1150 Carroll Street, Suite CP-21
Career Management Services Center
718 270-6055 office
718 270-6198 fax
1637 Bedford Avenue, Suite S-302
Center for Women’s Development
718 270-6940 office
718 270-8249 fax
1150 Carroll Street, Suite B-1005
JoAnn Joyner-Graham, Ph.D
718 270-4832/5123 office
718 804-8249 fax
1650 Bedford Avenue, B-1005
718 270-5027 office
718 270-5003 fax
1650 Bedford Avenue, B-1024
Ella Baker Child Development Center
718 270-6183 office
718 270-6242 fax
1150 Carroll Street, Suite C-103
718 270-6077 office
718 270-6241 fax
1637 Bedford Avenue, Suite S-217
Male Development Center
718 270-6405 office
718 270-6198 fax
1150 Carroll Street, Suite M-8
Student Life and Development
718 270-6050 office
718 270-6198 fax
1637 Bedford Avenue, Suite S-212
Student Government Association
718 270-6240 office
718 270-6198 fax
1637 Bedford Avenue, Suite S-221
In support of the Medgar Evers College vision, the MEC Division of Student Affairs supports the academic success of all Medgar Evers College students, fosters their intellectual, personal, social and professional development in preparation for the entirety of their lives, and contributes to enhancing the quality of the campus life, the educational environment, and their relationship with the broader community through a variety of programs, activities, opportunities and services that promote student learning and development both inside and outside the classroom. Classroom is defined as any venue without walls where one becomes engaged in one’s own environment.
Medgar Evers College is a Division III NCAA institution that holds membership in the following conferences: the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC), and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC). Presently the college sponsors 13 varsity sports, ( men’s & women’s basketball, cross country, indoor & outdoor track & field, soccer, volleyball, and coed cheerleading) and three club sports (bowling, net ball, and swimming). The Intercollegiate and Intramurals Program coordinates a variety of athletics activities.
The focus of the intramurals sports is “to promote leisure-time activities, informal instruction and sports competitions for the general student body.” Activities which have been initiated in response to student interest include aerobics, aquatics, volleyball, soccer, basketball, and etc. These activities take place at 1150 Carroll Street Building where the following facilities are housed: aquatics center, gymnasium and fitness center.
In order to be eligible to compete in intercollegiate athletics you must meet the following:
- Enrolled in a full-time program of undergraduate studies (12 credits), in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory progress toward a baccalaureate or an equivalent four-year degree.
- Cumulative grade point average of 2.0/4.0
- Pass all required CUNY assessment test; i.e. has completed all remediation coursework/ test with passing marks.
- Completed more than ten full-time semesters (this includes semesters from other institutions as well as semesters where full-time enrollment was intended).
- Competed in no more than four years in the given sport.
- If a student-athlete is enrolled in a two year degree program or its equivalent at Medgar Evers College, that student-athlete was admitted to Medgar Evers College under the same standards as a four-year degree seeking students are admitted and the two year degree program is not considered a terminal program.
Information concerning variety and intramural activities is available in the Department of Athletics, which is located in Room CP-21 of the Carroll Street Building. The department can reached on the telephone at 718-270-6072 and/or through the website at www.mecathletics.com.
Career Management Services Center
The mission of the Career Management Services Center is to prepare and develop students, through co-curricular programming, to obtain career and other professional opportunities. Career Management Services Center activities assist, empower, and encourage students with:
- developing the professional skills necessary to compete in the world of work,
- being proactive with managing their career planning and
- making smooth transitions: from student to professional or when making a career change, and,
- the practice of life-long learning.
To accomplish this mission, the Career Center utilizes in-person, as well as, online technology to engage and assist students. From mock interviews and executive guest speakers, to internship recruitment, and assistance with obtaining professional attire, the Career Center provides a multitude of resources that address students’ career needs.
The Career Preparatory Plan
The Career Preparatory Plan is the Career Center’s signature workshop intended to assist students with managing their professional progression while completing their college education. The Plan is a check list of co-curricular and career activities that students should engage in, in order to be ready for the world of work once they reach graduation.
Other Services include:
- Self-Assessment/Career Exploration
- Career Coaching
- Mock Interviews
- Industry exposure
- Resume review and approval
- Internship/Job search assistance
- Recruitment opportunities
- Graduate School awareness
The Career Management Services Center is located in the School of Business and Student Services building at 1637 Bedford Avenue, Room S-302. The office phone number is 718 270-6055.
Center for Women’s Development
Founded in 1982, the Center for Women’s Development (CWD) supports the self-actualization of students by providing specialized resources needed to assist Medgar Evers College female students in their pursuit of higher education. The Center ‘s services and programs promote the self-empowerment, self-awareness, and respect of women while encouraging them to achieve academic excellence as well as hone their leadership and life skills in a collegial environment conducive to teaching and learning.
Emerging from the Center are four womens formations: Upsilon Theta Pi, an honor society; Sisters Having A Definite Excellent Strategy (S.H.A.D.E.S.), a student organization; as well as Women of Distinction and the Role Model Program which recognize students’ various contributions through community service. Through collaborations with community based organizations and other Medgar Evers College departments and leaders, conduct programs and workshops to foster the growth and development of our students.
Counseling and Psychological Services
The counseling mission at Medgar Evers College, CUNY is to motivate and assist students in their pursuit of higher education objectives and personal development for self actualization. Counseling is a collaborative process which involves the development of a unique, confidential helping relationship. The counselor acts as a facilitator in helping the client to understand more accurately about him/herself and the world around them. Mental Health Counselors provide individual and group counseling in the psycho-social areas, such as self-esteem, domestic violence, bereavement/grief, strengthening family relationships, anxiety and depression. Burke and Stefflre (1995) stated that “counseling is designed to help students to understand and clarify their views of their life space and to learn to reach their self-determined goals through meaningful, well-informed choices and through resolution of problems of an emotional or interpersonal nature”.
The primary function of Counseling Services is to help students cope with academic, career, and personal problems that may interfere with their ability to achieve academic success and actualize their human potential. The counseling philosophy at Medgar Evers College is “to motivate and assist students in their pursuit of education, career, and personal/social empowerment for life- long self development.”
Counseling and Psychological Services facilitates workshops for students, staff and faculty about issues around sexual assault, psychological distress, campus violence, tobacco cessation, PTSD, and other mental health issues. In addition, Counselors utilize their skills to assist students and clients in achieving objectives through the explorations of a problem and its ramifications, examination of attitudes and feelings, consideration of alternative solutions and decision-making.
Ella Baker/Charles Romain Child Development Center
The Ella Baker/Charles Romain Child Development Center was established in October 1982 to provide child care services to the children of students, staff and the College’s surrounding community. Since 1984 when the State began to fund the child care centers of The City University of New York, enrollment of the Children Centers was limited to the children of the college students.
Medgar Evers College Child Development Center is located in the Carroll Street Building, Room 107. The program consists of child care for children from 2 to 5 years old, which includes NYC Board of Education full day Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program. We also offer an after-school program for children ages 5 to 12 years old. The Center operates on a subsidized fee schedule which is based on public funding eligibility. Due to limited space children are accepted on a first come, first served basis. The Center operates from Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Center follows the College’s calendar with regard to holidays and other College normal days of operation.
The Office of Health Services (OHS) educates students to become preventive health consumers in order to meet today’s health challenges. We are diligent in our quest for quality health care by seeking the best services our community based organizations offer. Since “prevention is the key to good health or wellness,” the OHS with other collaborations has instituted various preventive health programs that will benefit students on campus such as college-wide health fairs, referrals (medical/dental), and enrollment in NYC Health Insurance Plans. The OHS is dedicated to treating students with respect, integrity and compassion. First-aid treatment is provided as necessary. Care and counseling are confidential.
Medical records are kept in a secured location and students’ files will only be released with written authorization and proper identification.
The Office of Health Services (OHS) educates students to become preventive health consumers in order to meet the today’s health challenges. We are diligent in our quest for quality health care by seeking the best services our community based organizations offer. Since “prevention is the key to good health or wellness,” the OHS with other collaborations has instituted various preventive health programs that will benefit students on campus such as college-wide health fairs, referrals (medical/dental), and enrollment in NYC Health Insurance Plans.
The OHS ensures that students are in compliance with immunization regulations as stipulated by New York State Public Health Law (PHL2165 (MMR), and NYS PHL2167 (Meningococcal Meningitis information) and provides advocacy, education, materials, workshops as well as related culturally competent preventive practices to manage, enhance and improve their health to achieve optimal academic and personal success.
New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires students born after January 1, 1957 to submit documentation proving immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella. The following constitutes proof of immunity: two doses of Measles and one dose each of Mumps and Rubella or blood titer results showing immunity to each disease. In order to register and remain in classes students must comply with this law. Students must also submit a Meningococcal Meningitis Response form which acknowledges the mandatory receipt of information regarding Meningococcal disease and vaccination. Vaccination is not required. This form must be signed by the student, or parent/guardian if student is under the age of eighteen and submitted to the Office of Health Services. Students who fail to complete and return this form will not be allowed to register for classes.
Along with having the responsibility of processing immunizations, the Office of Health Services is also actively involved in health initiatives, health and wellness screening and educational events. Workshops and seminar presentations are held on many timely health issues including Hypertension, Obesity, Smoking Cessation, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS and Risk Reduction, Nutrition, and LGBT Cultural Competency.
Eligibility and Cost
The Office of Health Services is a facility available to all Medgar Evers College students with a validated I.D. and services offered are free. The OHS provides CUNY sponsored immunization clinics which assist students to comply with NYS Guidelines. Referrals for immunizations and health care are offered when necessary, on an individualized basis.
Location and Hours of Operation
The OHS is located in the Student Service building at 1637 Bedford Avenue; Room S-217. (718) 270-6075. The office operates Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday 9:00am to 6:45 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Schedule is modified according to the College’s calendar with regard to holidays and other College normal days of operation.
New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires students born after January 1, 1957 to submit documentation proving immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella. The following constitutes proof of immunity: two doses of Measles vaccine and one each of Mumps and Rubella or blood test results showing immunity to each disease. Students must comply in order to attend classes. Students also must submit a Meningococcal Meningitis Immunization Form signed by the student, or if under the age of eighteen, the student’s parent or guardian, to the Office of Health Services within thirty days from the beginning of the semester. This form acknowledges the mandatory receipt of information regarding Meningococcal disease and vaccination. Vaccination is not required. Students who fail to return this form may not be allowed to attend classes.
The Office is responsible for processing immunizations and also actively involved in health initiatives such as Medgar Evers College and CUNY sponsored health expos, as well as seminars, and mammogram drives. Staff is engaged in timely health issues including Hypertension, Obesity, Smoking Cessation, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, LGBT Cultural Competency, and all dimensions of health and wellness in a wholistic manner.
The OHS contributes to the health care needs of our students and is dedicated to treating them with respect, integrity and compassion. First-aid treatment is provided as necessary. Care and counseling are confidential. Medical records are kept in a secured location and students’ files will only be released with written authorization. Eligibility and Cost
The Student OHS is a facility available to all Medgar Evers College students with a validated I.D. and the services are free. The OHS provides CUNY sponsored immunization clinics which assist students to comply with NYS Guidelines. Referrals for immunizations and health care are offered as necessary, on an individualized basis. Information may be faxed between medical providers and the Health Service Office to document compliance with immunization requirement.
Location and Hours of Operation
The OHS is located in the Student Service building at 1637 Bedford Avenue; Room S-217. (718) 270-6075. The Office operates Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays until 6:45 p.m. and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and modifies schedule according to the College’s calendar with regard to holidays and other College normal days of operation.
Male Development and Empowerment Center
The Male Development and Empowerment Center (MDEC) provides a holistic approach to male development by ensuring that male students are immersed in a comprehensive array of curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs; activities and services to broaden their educational experience; facilitate an intensive orientation to higher education and the world of work; and provide them with an understanding of themselves and their place in history by harnessing their potential to become role models and change agents in their communities.
MDEC was formally established in 2001, as an outgrowth of the Dr. Edison O. Jackson Single Fathers Scholarship Fund, which awards students who are single custodial fathers and possess superior academic records.
The Mission of MDEC
To create an on-going learning community of male students organized around academic support, social interaction, civic engagement and personal development for the purpose of assisting students to persist to graduation.
- To provide and connect male students to various systems of support that will lead to continuous satisfactory progress towards degree completion.
- To contribute to the improvement of enrollment and graduation rates of under -represented populations, particularly male students.
- To participate in coordinated efforts to recruit students to Medgar Evers College from various areas of the community.
- To identify, promote, raise and advocate for issues that directly impact male students.
- To use credible research to support the academic and social needs of male undergraduate students
- To develop & increase campus and community collaborations
- To build broad public support for MDEC programs & services
Pi Eta Kappa Honor Society
Pi Eta Kappa, the academic fraternity and honor society for urban males, was established by Dr. Edison O. Jackson, President Emeritus of Medgar Evers College, in April, 2007. PEK’s mission is to:
- encourage, stimulate and maintain academic excellence in scholarship
- promote and support exemplary ethical standards in all conduct
- train responsible and respected leaders in all fields of human endeavor
Membership in Pi Eta Kappa is by invitation only. Students are invited if they attain a 3.3 GPA and have at least 30 credits.
Men of Determination
The Men of Determination (M.O.D) is a collective of male students who come together to encourage and support each other in their academic and individual pursuits. There is no GPA requirement to join this group.
Men of Medgar Week
Every spring semester MDEC sponsors a week-long celebration of male students at Medgar Evers College that includes workshops, symposia, lectures, social events and special events. It is an opportunity to provide a forum to highlight the achievements of certain members of the College, as well as the surrounding community. One of the central events of this celebration is the annual “Men of Medgar In Suits” in which male students dress professionally and stylishly and participate in a walk across campus.
Math Masters Collaborative
The Math Masters Collaboration offers an opportunity for college students to demonstrate leadership and provide service to the community by tutoring/mentoring middle school students through math. The program is a partnership between MDEC, the MEC Math Department and middle schools MS 61 and PS 375. It includes an afterschool program, a Saturday Academy and a summer camp. Leadership Development & Brotherhood Mentoring Through the Pi Eta Kappa Honor Society and the Men of Determination, we attempt to give male students an opportunity to learn and experience leadership. MDEC, in addition, sponsors both academic and leadership workshops for all students during the academic year. The program hosts monthly Barbershop events designed to give male students a safe space to dialogue with each other on pertinent topics and to receive a free haircut. In addition, there are regular Medgar Men Check-Ins that are held to keep student’s relationship with the program on-going and to connect students for tutoring and mentoring. The Brotherhood mentoring seeks to encourage, support and develop young men with a determination of success in both academia and society. By having faculty, staff and students serve as mentors to those that register with the program, early identification of stumbling blocks in academic performance allows for quick intervention or prevention. Through group and individual structured mentoring, designed to give male students a safe space to dialogue with each other on pertinent topics and to receive a free haircut. In addition, there are regular Medgar Men Check-Ins that are held to keep student’s relationship with the program on-going and to connect students for tutoring and mentoring. The Brotherhood mentoring seeks to encourage, support and develop young men with a determination of success in both academia and society. By having faculty, staff and students serve as mentors to those that register with the program, early identification of stumbling blocks in academic performance allows for quick intervention or prevention. Through group and individual structured mentoring,
Office of Student Life and Development
The Office of Student Life and Development serves as a resource center to all students and provides administrative leadership for the planning and development of student activities and programs. In addition, referrals are made to other related college services that help students to clarify and fulfill their needs and objectives and encourage students to contribute to a constructive campus learning environment. Clubs, organizations and students who plan activities are required to utilize the college services and resources available through the Office of Student Life Development. This Office coordinates student activities in collaboration with the Student Government Association, clubs and organizations, fraternities and sororities, the academic departments and other administrative units. The Office of Student Life and Development serves as a general point of contact for students and their families regarding student life on campus and in the larger community. Location and Hours of Operation The Office of Student Life and Development is located in the Student Services Building at 1637 Bedford Avenue; Room S-212; (718) 270-6050. The office operates Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Office of Student Life and Development has extended hours during the month prior to Commencement.
Services for the Differently-Abled
Prospective students who are differently abled should plan a visit to the campus to arrange for any special services they may require. To plan a visit and to discuss services available please contact our office for Services for the Differently Abled. Federal law prohibits discrimination because of disabilities. Information is requested voluntarily, kept confidential, and is used solely for the purpose of furnishing counseling services and assistance. Dr. Sylvia Kinard, Esq. is the College’s Affirmative Action Officer & ADA/504 compliance officer under the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.
The Office of Services for the Differently-Abled provides a full range of services to differently-abled students to enable them to meet their long-range educational goals. Among these services are counseling, priority registration, alternative testing, tutoring, adaptive equipment, note-takers and readers. Workshops and seminars are also offered by the Office to educate the College community about disabilities and the needs of differently-abled students. For further information please contact Mr. Anthony Phifer at 718-270-5027.
Mr. Johnathon P. Hardaway III, Esq., MBA is The College’s Affirmative Action Officer & ADA/504 compliance officer under the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discriminations on the basis of disability. As the ADA/504 Compliance Officer, Mr. Hardaway collaborates with Mr. Phifer in order to ensure that the College remains in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Location and Hours of Operation The Office of Services for the Differently-Abled is located in the B Building at 1650 Bedford Avenue; Room B-1024; (718) 270-5027. The office operates Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Approximately thirty student clubs and organizations are actively engaged in various campus activities. Many of these clubs reflect the integration of extra-curricular and class activities. Political, special interest, and departmental organizations represent a variety of purposes and interests. Student organizations and the Student Government Association are advised and assisted in the planning of their activities by the Director of Student Life and Programs. These planned activities may be of a social, cultural, or recreational nature and may take the form of discussions, seminars, plays, dance performances, talent shows, concerts, and sports events. To enable all student organizations to schedule the activities as well as hold weekly meetings, the College schedules Club Hours during the week. No classes are scheduled during these periods, which are usually on: Mondays, and Wednesdays 11:30AM until 1:00PM.
Student Activities Policy Advisement
There are several University and College Policies that apply to student organizations. Students should reference the following sources: MEC Student Handbook, MEC, Student Activities Guide, CUNY Policy on Sexual Harassment, MEC Faculty-Student Disciplinary Policy & Procedures Handbook and the MEC Student Government Association Constitution. Copies of these documents are available in the Office of Student Life & Programs, Student Government Association Office and the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs/Services.