- Student Life
- Student Services
- Counseling and Mental Health Services
- Office of Health Services (OHS)
- Out-of-State and International Students
Student Life The College will implement a wide range of student engagement opportunities both online and in-person. In addition, Student Life will support student clubs and organizations during the transition and collaborate with other campus-based offices (including the Men’s and Women’s Centers and Office of Health Services) to facilitate events and programming as needed.
- A limited number of in-person indoor events may be allowed with fixed seating, as long as space allows for proper social distancing, ventilation, and cleaning protocols before and after use. The College will monitor to allow for contact tracing afterward if needed.
- Pending guidance, outdoor events with social distancing may be offered.
- The College will continue distributing laptops and hotspots to students who need a personal computing device or WiFi off-campus.
- Scholarships are provided to students, do not have to be repaid, and are usually awarded based on academic merit. Student Affairs will continue to administer these grants to assist students with expenses and/or emergencies resulting from COVID-19. Information and questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Transition Academy will assist students whose access to food or secure housing has been impacted. To obtain assistance, students can email TransitionAcademy@mec.cuny.edu or WBoone@mec.cuny.edu. Students can also visit the pantry in the S-Building (1637 Bedford Avenue, third floor) on Mondays and Wednesdays, between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, and Tuesdays, between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Counseling and Mental Health Services
- Makeba Pinder, the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), will coordinate and manage all services provided by the office, including programming, support groups, assessment, and the referral process.
- CPS will work collaboratively across the College to support students experiencing some measure of distress in their lives. CPS will spearhead events and initiatives alongside the Campus Chaplain, Father Ralph Rivera, to ensure students have access to spiritual counseling.
- Students may seek out or be referred to mental health providers off-campus for a variety of reasons. These may include a preference for long-term therapy/treatment or a particular specialization/approach. Students can schedule a consultation to help identify the most appropriate services and care for their specific needs. CPS can be reached via email at: CAP@mec.cuny.edu or via telephone at: (718) 270-5123 or (973) 946-8120.
Office of Health Services (OHS) Students who have personal concerns regarding COVID-19 or questions about the virus or vaccines can contact the OHS Director, Althea Willie, RN, at Awillie@mec.cuny.edu. OHS will maintain a presence at online and in-person student engagement events and provide safety and health maintenance resources.
Out-of-State and International Students Several COVID-19-related requirements will impact international students who leave New York State during the summer break. Thus, students must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to return to campus:
- All students are required to be vaccinated.
- Students will affirm that they have been symptom-free for the 10 days prior to arriving on campus, have not traveled out of New York State, and have not been exposed to COVID-19 positive individuals.
- Students will affirm that they have completed a seven-day precautional quarantine prior to coming to campus.
- Students must be tested for COVID-19 and provide recent negative test results to the Office of Health Services.