Committed to Caring

We focus on student needs in a variety of ways. Providing programs and services that support healthy choices, supporting students in transition, and fostering a community of mutual respect and integrity so that students can be successful. We work with students, faculty and staff to encourage students to actively engage in and contribute to the vitality that is our campus life.

Meet Our Team!

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What's The Student Emergency Fund?

The Office of Alumni & Development established a fund in March, 2020 for alumni to contribute funds to support students who faced unexpected situations and hardship. The fund was established in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The fund has helped students with transportation, past due utility bills and food insecurity.

For students facing an unexpected hardship or an emergency, please email

Article: Students Receive Direct Aid from Emergency Fund

Here's How We Can Help

  • Referring students to appropriate resources.

  • Helping faculty/staff who need information about resources to support the students they work with.

  • Supporting students experiencing personal challenges such as: 

    • Students who are experiencing financial hardships, please contact the Donations can be made to the Student Emergency Fund

    • Students who are ill and/or expect to be away from campus unexpectedly.
    • Students who have fallen behind academically, or need to explore medical leave of absence or withdrawal from college.

    • Students who just don’t know where to go or who to ask for help.

  • Educating students on substance use and supporting students who need help exploring the substance use of a friend or family member. We help reduce their personal risk when using substances, and connect students to local addiction services. We also provide educational opportunities/interventions when there are alleged violations of our student code of conduct. 

  • Helping students develop an overall healthy lifestyle including personal well-being, sexual health and violence prevention, and helping students understand their rights and responsibilities in our community. 

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Financial Well-being

Financial Well-being encourages balancing our perspectives about money and budgets, productive ways to handle stress related to finances, and practical techniques to manage, earn, spend, and save money. As a college student, an emerging young adult or working professional, personal finances can be a stressful area to manage. However, with the right tools, resources, and education, you can learn how to manage your finances and improve your overall financial well-being.

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Students Helping Oz Peers (SHOP)

SHOP provides campus members with non-perishable foods, gently used clothing, and toiletries. This was a collaborative effort between students and areas on campus that recognized the growing need of food insecurity of our students. 

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Oz Concern Navigator

Designed to help you find resources on campus based on various concerns.

Dean Of Students

501 Culkin
Oswego, NY 13126


Phone: 315.312.5483


Summer Hours: 8am-4pm