2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
    Dec 01, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services



Vice President: Vacant
  718 270-6174 office
  718 270-6198 fax
  @mec.cuny.edu
Office: Suite S-306
   
Dean of Student Affairs: Alexis McLean
  718 270-6046 office
  718 270-6189 fax
  amclean@mec.cuny.edu
Office: 1637 Bedford Avenue
  Suite S-306
   
Senior Director: Peter Holoman
  718 270-6051 office
  718 270-6189 fax
  peter@mec.cuny.edu
  1637 Bedford Avenue

Departments and Directors

Athletics

Chetara Murphy
718 270-6067 office
718.270.8204 fax
cmurphy@mec.cuny.edu
1150 Carroll Street, Suite CP-21

Career Management Services Center

Antoinette Robinson
718 270-6055 office
718 270-6198 fax
aroberson@mec.cuny.edu
1637 Bedford Avenue, Suite S-302

Center for Women’s Development

Lisa Evelyn
718 270-6940 office
718 270-8249 fax
levelyn@mec.cuny.edu
1150 Carroll Street, Suite B-1005

Counseling Services

Makeba Pinder, LMSW
718 270-4832/5123 office
718 804-8249 fax
mpinder@mec.cuny.edu
1650 Bedford Avenue, B-1005

Differently-Abled Services

Anthony Phifer
718 270-5027 office
718 270-5003 fax
aphifer@mec.cuny.edu
1650 Bedford Avenue, B-1024

Ella Baker Child Development Center

Janet McIntosh
718 270-6183 office
718 270-6242 fax
janetm@mec.cuny.edu
1150 Carroll Street, Suite C-103

Health Services

Althea Willie
718 270-6077 office
718 270-6241 fax
1637 Bedford Avenue, Suite S-217

Male Development Center

Andre Brereton
718 270-6405 office
718 270-6198 fax                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         anbrereton@mec.cuny.edu
1150 Carroll Street, Suite M-8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Student Life and Development

Amani Reece
718 270-6050 office
718 270-6198 fax
areece@mec.cuny.edu
1637 Bedford Avenue, Suite S-212

Student Government Association

Student President
718 270-6240 office
718 270-6198 fax
1637 Bedford Avenue, Suite S-221

Mission

The mission of the Medgar Evers College Student Affairs Division is to address students’ psychosocial needs by providing resources and advocacy that effectively complement their academic growth and development. We support students’ rights and responsibilities, and facilitate student leadership opportunities, including participation in intercollegiate athletics, peer mentoring, and service-learning, and engagement in clubs and organizations. In addition, we coordinate college-wide mental and physical health education and provide services and accommodations to our campus’ differently-abled community. The Student Affairs Division also offers immediate assistance to students who are transient or in financial crisis and connects them to external resources available via our community partners. As a supplement to all of the aforementioned, we provide skills and knowledge that prepare students for the professional world. Our overarching function is to spearhead the implementation of policies, programming, and initiatives that serve students in myriad ways. Utilizing a holistic approach, while employing individualized efforts, the Student Affairs Division leads student learning outside the classroom and facilitates student success within and beyond Medgar Evers College.

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.

Athletics

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 tests; 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 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 be reached on the telephone at 718-270-6072 and/or through the website at www.mecathletics.com.

Career Management Services Center

The Office of Career Management Services (OCMS) is a significant resource for Medgar Evers College students. Providing career-oriented activities such as workshops, events, coaching, recruitment, and other resources.

Our Mission

The mission of the Career Management Services Center is to assist students with professional preparation through career exploration, recruitment, and enhancement activities. The OCMS provides guidelines, best practices, and co-curricular programming which, when students fully engage, afford them the opportunity to become life-long custodians of their professional experience.

The Office of Career Management Services Empowers, Engages, and Equips (the 3E’s) students with:

  • developing the professional skills necessary to confidently compete in the world of work,
  • the ability to be proactive with managing their career planning and development,
  • making smooth transitions from student to professional or when making a career change,
  • cultivating strong relationships with employers and industry leaders, and
  • the practice of life-long learning.

Program Description 

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-related needs.

The Four-Year Career Action Plan

The Four-Year Career Action Plan is intended to assist students with managing their professional progression while completing their college education. The Plan is a checklist 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.

Services Provided

  • Career Assessment/Career Exploration
  • Career Coaching
  • Mock Interviews
  • Industry Exposure/Employer Seminars
  • Resume Building
  • Internship/Job Search Assistance
  • Recruitment Initiatives/Career Fairs
  • Graduate School Awareness

Online Micro-Credentials

In today’s emerging job market, Micro-Credentials or Digital Certificates are used to demonstrate to employers that a certain skill set has been mastered. Because of this micro=credentials are useful for those seeking employment or career advancement opportunities. the OCMS has access to a wide array of free, online asynchronous resources available to students and alumni.

Registration & Management

The OCMS uses Symplicity as our department’s registration and management system. Students are encouraged to register an account on Symplicity. Once the account has been activated by OCMS staff, students may schedule resume reviews, search for internships, full-time and part-time opportunities, and receive ongoing information on upcoming career events and activities. To register your Symplicity account, go to https://mec-cuny-csm.symplicity.com

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Email: mec-career@mec.cuny.edu

P: 718-270-6055

Appointments available upon request

 

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 women’s 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.

Health Services

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 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 a 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.

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 is 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 holistic 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 requirements.

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 (MDEC)

The Male Development & Empowerment Center was established in the year 2000 with the purpose of increasing the male student population at Medgar Evers College. Across the United States, higher education has experienced a crisis in male participation. Medgar Evers College became one of the first institutions in the nation to positively and proactively attempt to recruit, retain, and graduate male students.

The Mission of MDEC

To create an ongoing 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.

How the Male Development & Empowerment Center Operates

Academic Support: MDEC offers academic support through peer-to-peer and cohort tutoring, assistance in study and test-taking skills, time management, workshops on research involvement, scholarships awareness workshops. MDEC holds discussion groups, review sessions, and workshops for students in specific courses or areas of study. The tutoring staff includes peer tutors chosen for academic excellence in their chosen fields.

Civic Engagement: MDEC encourages students to get involved through Civic and Community Engagement encourages students to get involved through working relationships with the school and the community. Emphasizes the importance of giving back to the community, instilling a sense of civic responsibility in students, and empowering them to make a difference by staying informed and taking action.

Career Awareness and Readiness: MDEC provides extensive support for the development and implementation of student career plans through collaborations with on-campus and external partners. MDEC seeks to bring awareness to employment opportunities and internships for students. 

Fitness and Wellness: MDEC enhances the student(s) learning experience by providing fitness, nutrition, and mental health programs. Collaborate with services and facilities that promote healthy lifestyles, build community, and foster student success.

Art and Cultural Expressions: MDEC provides students with various outlets to express themselves through Art and Culture. MDEC collaborates internally and externally to expose students to multiple forms of cultural and artistic expressions like poetry, music, literature, debate, dance, etc., and encourages students to become self-aware of their own culture and enhance cultural diversity.

Eligibility

The MDEC program includes all regardless of age, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.

Goals

  • 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

Services Provided

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:

  1. encourage, stimulate and maintain academic excellence in scholarship
  2. promote and support exemplary ethical standards in all conduct
  3. 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 ongoing 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,

Location: 1150 Carroll St., Suite: M8, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Days & Hours of Operations: Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Contact Information:

Tel: (718) 270-6405

Email: mdecbmi@outlook.com

MDEC Assistant Director: Andre Brereton

Email: anbrereton@mec.cuny.edu

 

Office of Student Life and Development

The Office of Student Life and Development serves as a resource center for 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 discrimination 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.

Student Clubs

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 from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM.

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.