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11- Academic & Personal Assistance

Where can I go for academic assistance?

Where can I get help selecting a career?

Where can I go for help with a personal problem?

Are tutors available?

What do I do in case of an emergency, medical or otherwise?

What if I have a physical or learning disability?

 


Where can I go for academic assistance?

Housatonic Faculty, Counselors, and staff provide individual assistance to students through the following free services:

Tutoring/Academic Support Center- The ASC provides one to one tutoring support for many courses with faculty and student peer tutors.  Information and workshops on study skills topics and other learning resources are available.  Make-up testing services are provided as well. Online Tutoring is also available. You can email the ASC, or call (203) 332-5139 to learn more about the ASC services.

The Writing Center- (Room LH-B116) Assistance in research paper development as well as help with your writing at any stage of brainstorming, drafting, or revising your writing for any course. E-mail feedback - submit your draft as an attachment or an e-mail and get a response. Computers are also available for writing and research. E-mail the Writing Center or call (203) 332-5147.   

Academic Advising Center -(Room LH- A111) - The Advising Center is staffed with a Director, a full-time Academic Advisor, and faculty advisors who can assist students with questions regarding class selection, plans of study, certificate and degree requirements, etc. You can email or call (203) 332-5208.

The Counseling Center in LH-A108 also offers counseling related to academic issues. You may make an appointment with the counselor to discuss study strategies, time management, test anxiety and more! You can email or call (203) 332-5097 for more information.

 Where can I get help selecting a career?

Visit the Career Center located in the Counseling Center (LH-A108) on campus.  Services and resources, available during career workshops or one-on-one appointments.  The staff help students clarify their educational and career goals as well as acquire job search skills to ultimately attain desired employment. Individual and group counseling sessions on an appointment basis are also provided. A computerized career guidance program, paper and pencil inventories such as: Myers/Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory and Self-Directed Searches are a few of the tools used to help students make informed decisions. For information, email or call (203) 332-5098.

Where can I go for help with a personal problem?

The College’s staff of professional Counselors offers comprehensive and confidential services in the areas of academic, career, personal and special needs issues. Counselors are available to meet with enrolled students on a drop-in or appointment basis. For an appointment, email or call (203) 332-5097.

Are tutors available?

Free course tutoring is available at the ASC (Academic Support Center).  To learn of tutor availability or to make an appointment, call (203) 332-5139 . For writing tutors, contact the Writing Center at (203) 332-5139. Free online tutoring is also available in some subjects; for more info or to establish an online account call (203) 332-5139.

What do I do in case of an emergency, medical or otherwise?

Students with potentially serious medical conditions are encouraged to notify instructors and counselors as a precautionary measure.

In case of a medical emergency while on campus, students should contact:

  • Security (203) 332-5296 (emergency only) or 5296 from any campus phone
  • Student Health Office (203) 332-5062 or 5062 from any campus phone
  • or 911

Any emergency or crime observed should be reported immediately to the Security Office Emergency number.

Non-emergencies should be reported to Security at (203) 332-5025. 

What if I have a physical or learning disability?

Housatonic is committed to providing an equal educational opportunity to students with disabilities as defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992.  Any student enrolled who has a documented physical or learning disability is eligible for services.  To receive services, students must provide documentation, and register with the Disability Support Services Office (Rm. LH-B116) at (203) 332-5018. For more information please see our Guide for Students with Disabilities.

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