2023-24 University Bulletin 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2023-24 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Support Services and Resources

In addition to the extensive resources within each of Adelphi’s individual schools, colleges and centers, the following resources and services are available to facilitate students in their pursuit of academic and personal goals.

Academic Services and Retention

Andrea Ward, Interim Associate Provost for Student Success  
Nexus, Room 152
p – 516.877.4204
w -  academic-services.adelphi.edu/

The Office of Academic Services and Retention (OASR) is dedicated to helping each Adelphi student realize his or her full potential. The office works with faculty advisers. Each student receives not only the best possible program advisement but advisement that considers the individual needs of each student in his or her academic goals, personal life, and career goals.

If a student is challenging an academic decision, the final academic appeal is to the Office of Academic Services and Retention. The office also oversees transactions such as leaves, withdrawals, and petitions to waive rules.

The Office of Academic Services and Retention sponsors and coordinates independent undergraduate research projects with Adelphi faculty members. Some of these research projects are nominated for presentation at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research or other scholarly conferences and meetings. It also supports presentations by graduate students at scholarly conferences.

Students who have questions may stop by the Office, located in Levermore Hall, room 303. Students in our off-campus sites may also utilize the services of this Office. See also Academic Advising in the Rules & Regulations  section of the Bulletin.

Bridges to Adelphi Program

Diana Damilatis-Kull, Director
Earle Hall B LL
p – 516.877.4171
w – bridges.adelphi.edu

The Bridges to Adelphi Program is a fee based program designed to offer the highest levels of comprehensive, individualized academic, social, and vocational support services to Adelphi University students, who self disclose with nonverbal and neurosocial disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. Through a variety of services designed to help students maximize areas of strength and creativity, Bridges to Adelphi endeavors to improve the college experiences for the students it works with, and increase campus and community awareness and understanding, as well as foster appreciation for each student’s unique view of the world.

The Bridges to Adelphi Program office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call 516.877.3665, or email bridges.adelphi.edu for more information.

Child Care Services

Laura Ludlam, Director
Alice Brown Early Learning Center
p – 516.877.3906
e – elc@adelphi.edu
w – elc.adelphi.edu

Adelphi’s Alice Brown Early Learning Center (ELC) provides daytime childcare services at the Garden City campus to children, ages 18 months to five years, while students attend classes (fee required). The program is licensed by the New York State Office of Children & Family Services and the teachers are state-certified, highly knowledgeable, and responsive to early childhood development. In addition, the Center is a site for field experiences that are part of academic programs in all of the professional schools.

The new Center, which opened in August 2008, operates Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The ELC, operating under the auspices of the Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences houses 68 children in four spacious, bright classrooms. The Center has a rich history of serving children of families from the faculty, staff, and student population of Adelphi University and children of local residents. The ELC offers children of Adelphi University students high quality early childhood services in a lab school environment.

The ELC emphasizes a constructivist approach to early childhood education that is rooted in the theories of Piaget, Dewey, and Vygotsky and inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. The program and methodology are modeled on the concepts promoted through the Reggio Emilia schools in Italy. Therefore, the ELC is a Reggio-inspired school. However, many of the best practices associated with early childhood education are also evident at the ELC.

We believe that children are active learners with a natural curiosity to explore and discover how the world around them functions and what their role is within the world. The adult’s and community’s role is to support the child’s learning style while guiding and facilitating their learning without imposing preplanned knowledge on the child. This goal is best accomplished through meaningful, concrete, reciprocal relationships and play experiences in the context of children’s development.

Children’s play—supported by caring, reflective and responsive adults and communities—will enhance a child’s natural curiosity, allowing the child to have experiences that will contribute to and advance his knowledge and understanding of the world. By providing the child with long periods of uninterrupted play, with supportive, interactive adults, we create the opportunity for the child to develop his understanding of the steps involved in critical thinking and to hone his ability to become a creative thinker and problem solver.

Allowing the child the ability to explore and discover what his interests and skills are at his own pace and in his own way will foster a lifelong commitment to discovery and continued learning. Adelphi University is committed to providing high-quality early childhood education to the children and families utilizing the Alice Brown Early Learning Center. As part of this commitment, the University offers graduate students assistantships and work-study placement opportunities, in addition to field site observations and practicum experiences.

Adelphi University is committed to providing high-quality early childhood education to the children and families utilizing the Alice Brown Early Learning Center. As part of this commitment, the University offers graduate students assistantships and work-study placement opportunities, in addition to field site observations and practicum experiences.

Center for Career and Professional Development

Thomas J. Ward, Jr., Executive Director
Nexus Building
p – 516.877.3130
e – careercounselor@adelphi.edu
w – career-center.adelphi.edu

The Center for Career Development is a team of career educators dedicated to the development and implementation of programs and services designed to promote lifelong career management skills for students and alumni. We collaborate with students, faculty, alumni, university colleagues, and employers to build partnerships that enhance career development and generate career-based experiential education and employment opportunities for students and alumni.

Services provided to undergraduate, graduate students and alumni:

  • Individual counseling
  • Résumé reviews
  • Mock interviews
  • Handshake, online career service for 24/7 job search
  • Career Counselor email address for convenient electronic résumé reviews
  • Career interest inventories
  • Workshops on resume, interview and internship workshops
  • Internship opportunities
  • Student employment (on campus, off campus and work-study positions, such as Panthers with a Purpose and Hire a Panther)
  • Student Worker Action Team (SWAT Team)
  • America Reads/America Counts tutoring program for grade school children

Special Events and Programs:

  • Jaggar Community Fellows Program
  • Annual Job and Internship Expo
  • On Campus Recruitment - interviews
  • Internship Prep Seminar
  • Leadership Certificate Program
  • Welcome Back Block Party
  • Guest speaker presentations
  • Partnerships with the Office of Alumni Relations (such as mentoring and C.O.A.C.H.: Count On Alumni for Career Help programs)

Center for International Education

Shannon Harrison, Director
Alumnae Hall, Room 111
p – 516.877.3486
e – cie@adelphi.edu
w – study-abroad.adelphi.edu

The Center for International Education (CIE) is Adelphi University’s central administrative unit for Internationalization. The Center’s responsibilities are: international education research, policy making and internationalization activities, study abroad management and program approvals, university representation to national and international educational organizations and to university study abroad consortia and providers, bilateral cooperation and exchange agreements and joint or dual degree contracts with foreign universities, international faculty development, and fiscal management of budgets.

Mission Statement

The Center for International Education mission is to:

  • Provide students with global competencies to be able to succeed, take leadership positions, and be agents of change in today’s complex and interdependent world, through study abroad, experiential education, and international internships.
  • Develop and maintain effective cooperation and exchange partnerships with selected institutions worldwide.
  • Encourage curriculum internationalization, and international diversity on campus.
  • Foster international development, exchange, and teaching overseas opportunities to faculty and administrators.

Study Abroad

Students living and studying overseas undergo tremendous personal and intellectual growth impossible to attain by staying in the home campus. This transformative international experience and the acquisition of global competencies are not only beneficial but essential for a quality education today.

The Adelphi Study Abroad Program offers multiple destinations around the world that include: faculty-led winter and summer programs, consortia-sponsored short and semester-long programs, and study at Adelphi exchange-partner foreign institutions.

For program descriptions and destinations, go to the CIE Study Abroad website at study-abroad.adelphi.edu.

Financial Information

Adelphi University supports semester-long study abroad by granting U.S. students portability of on-campus financial aid and scholarships and by applying Adelphi tuition toward payment of their foreign tuition. The Center for International Education is committed to making study abroad affordable for all Adelphi students and has adopted policies and practices that ensure that a semester abroad will not substantially exceed the costs of a semester on campus. Additional financial aid and/or alternative loans can also be made available; please consult with the Office of Student Financial Services. There are also external scholarships for which a student may apply.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Scholarships for study abroad are available from various sources. Please visit study-abroad.adelphi.edu/students/scholarships/ to learn more about the criteria and deadlines for scholarship opportunities. Certain scholarships that require performance or service on campus, such as Athletic, Graduate Teaching Assistantships, and Recognition awards, may not normally be applied to study abroad. There are also external scholarships for which a student may apply.

Center for Psychological Services

Jonathan Jackson, Director
Hy Weinberg Center
p – 516.877.4820
w – derner.adelphi.edu/cps

The Center for Psychological Services provides high quality, affordable mental healthcare to students, staff, and the surrounding community. Part of the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies, the Center offers specialized treatment programs for adults, adolescents, and children. Professional, confidential services are provided at no fee to the Adelphi community.

The Center is staffed by therapists studying for a doctorate in clinical psychology and working under faculty supervision. Clinics at both the Garden City campus and Manhattan Center offer a full complement of psychotherapeutic services to effect lasting change. Psycho-educational testing is available to diagnose learning disabilities, attention disorders, and emotional difficulties.

The Center offers specialized services including:

  • Play therapy for children
  • Group and individual therapy for relationship impasses, anxiety disorders, depression, and other problems
  • Psychological assessment of academic and emotional problems

Throughout the year, the Center also sponsors conferences, workshops, and other educational events open to the general public. Referrals to specialists in mental health or allied fields such as psychopharmacology, nutrition and weight management, academic tutoring, or divorce mediation are available through an extensive network of providers.

Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center

Jack Herskovits, Clinical Director
p – 516.877.4841
e – jherskovits@adelphi.edu
w - derner.adelphi.edu/ppc

Founded in 1963, the Postgraduate Psychotherapy Center provides effective and affordable psychoanalysis and psychotherapy to the Long island and metro New York communities. A group practice that serves as the clinical arm of the Postgraduate Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, the Center is staffed by licensed mental health professionals with advanced training in a variety of areas of specialization. Clients have the option of being seen in our on-campus offices in Garden City, or in private offices throughout Long island or Manhattan.

Fees are set in accordance with a sliding scale to accommodate each individual’s particular financial circumstances and most insurance plans are accepted.

As a psychoanalytic training program, we offer clients low cost psychoanalysis which is an opportunity for deep self-exploration in the context of a therapeutic relationship.

Services available:

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and families
  • Marriage and couples therapy
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Low cost psychoanalysis

Clinical specialization:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parent/child conflicts
  • Learning and school problems
  • Addiction and recovery
  • Trauma
  • Gay and lesbian affirmative treatment
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship problems
  • Self-esteem issues

To inquire about services or to arrange for an appointment, contact the Clinical Director, Dr. Jack Herskovits, at 516.877.4841 or at jherskovits@adelphi.edu.

Copyright Policy and Patent Policy

In the fall of 2010, the former Intellectual Property Policy was replaced by two separate policies, one dealing with copyright creation (Copyright Policy), and the second dealing with inventions and patent rights (Patent Policy). Both policies affirm the commitment of Adelphi University to providing and ensuring an academic environment that supports and facilitates teaching, creativity and scholarly research. The Copyright and Patent Policies were approved by Adelphi University’s Board of Trustees in December 2010. The policies can be downloaded from research-grants.adelphi.edu/copyright-patent.

Adelphi International

James Boney, Managing Director
Post Hall
e – james.boney@adelphi-international.org
w - aui.adelphi.edu

A partnership between Adelphi University and Shorelight Education to provide marketing, recruiting, student services, advising, English Language, traininig, and academic pathways for international students who are interested in enrolling at Adelphi.

Health Services Center

Nicole Guadino, Executive Director of University Health and Wellness
Waldo Hall
p – 516.237.8652
w – health.adelphi.edu


The Health Services Center provides multiple avenues of health care and health education to the University community. The Center also provides students with information on immunization requirements and insurance, and maintains all health forms required by the University. A Nurse Practitioner is available to see students by appointment during weekday office hours. Registered Nurses and Emergency Medical Technicians are also available to evaluate health concerns and provide health education to the student body. The center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week while school is in session and on a reduced schedule during breaks and holidays. Nurse Practitioners are Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who are trained to diagnose and treat health conditions, our Practitioners are trained in primary and urgent care. Students may be treated by the Practitioner or can be referred out to specialists when needed.

The Center staff also provides emergency response to accidents or injuries on the Adelphi campus. In case of emergency call Public Safety by dialing 5 from any campus telephone, or by dialing 516.877.3511. For non-emergency concerns, the staff will make referrals to other healthcare professionals or community organizations, as appropriate.

The Center also oversees Peer Educators who provide health and wellness education on the Adelphi campus on a variety of topics:

  • Risk reduction strategies
  • Stress management techniques
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Healthy Exercise and Eating Programs
  • Sexual Health

Immunization Requirements

New York State Immunization Law requires all students registered for 6 or more credits and born after 1956 to prove immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella prior to the 1st day of classes. Students are also required to complete the Meningococcal Meningitis Response Form and Health History. These forms can be found online at health.adelphi.edu/forms.

Please note: Course registration and attendance at Adelphi University will not be possible without the above proof of immunizations.

Medical Insurance

All residence hall and international students are automatically enrolled in Adelphi’s student medical insurance plan and will be billed accordingly. Domestic students covered by alternative medical insurance who wish to waive the school health insurance must do so by October 1st (for the fall semester) or March 1st (for new students in the spring semester). Please go to health.adelphi.edu/insurance for information on how to waive the school health insurance.

Students who do not have medical insurance and wish to enroll in Adelphi’s plan must do so by the same dates, unless there is qualifying event. There is an opportunity for dependents of insured students to also purchase insurance coverage. Please see health.adelphi.edu/insurance for further information.

Information Technology

The Office of Information Technology (IT) is dedicated to providing you with the technology resources that you need to succeed. IT technicians and Help Desk staff offer support services and workshops so that you can take full advantage of the available technology.

IT Help Desk

If you need assistance with campus-related technology issues, please contact us for support.
In Person: Swirbul Library Information Commons, 2nd Floor
Live chat: it.adelphi.edu/chat
p – 516.877.3340
e – helpdesk@adelphi.edu
w – it.adelphi.edu

Hours vary by semester, exam periods, and intersessions.
Please visit it.adelphi.edu for updated hours.

General Access Computers


IT provides general-access computer workstations at the following locations:

  • Information Commons, 2nd floor of Swirbul Library
  • Sager Lab, Swirbul Library (for research only)
  • Underground Café, UC Lower Level
  • Hauppauge Center Library
  • Manhattan Center Library

Commuter Lounges

Located in the University Center lower level, the Commuter Lounge features desktop computers, a printer, and wireless network access.


Conveniently located around the Garden City campus, these free-standing computer kiosks are available for quickly checking email, grades, and other on-the-go tasks. There are also 12 ALICAT database kiosks in Swirbul Library.

Wireless Access

Adelphi IT maintains wireless coverage at the Garden City campus and the Manhattan, Hauppauge and Hudson Valley Centers. Your computer must be equipped with a wi-fi card. When configuring your wireless settings, the WPA2 network name (SSID) will be AU. After you successfully enter the network key—gopanthers—you will be prompted to enter your eCampus username and password. Numerous laptop tables with power access to charge your devices are available throughout Swirbul Library.

Software Downloads

Several software applications and antivirus tools are available as free downloads or as shareware.

Hardware Support

Adelphi IT does not provide hardware assistance for personally owned computers and other equipment. For assistance with your hardware, please consult your warranty for vendor information or contact a local computer repair shop.

Computer and Accessory Discounts

Registered Adelphi students are eligible for discounts when they purchase products from affiliated vendors by going through the University’s website.

Equipment Loan Program

Loaner laptops are available for students to use while working in the library. You can also borrow video cameras, projectors and other equipment. For more information, stop by the IT Help Desk on the second floor of Swirbul Library.

Print Management

Adelphi University utilizes a printer management program called Pcounter to manage student printing. Printing management is installed in all computer labs to manage each student’s printing allotment. For the number of prints alloteted each semester and additional details, visit it.adelphi.edu/policies.

Personal Web Pages

Through your AU Gmail account, you can create a Google site to collaborate on a team project, stay connected with friends and family members, plan club meetings and activities, or just express your interests. For information and help visit sites.google.com/support. For Computer Science or Graphic Design classes, there is also the Panther Unix-based for creating web pages. Commercial use is not permitted.

AU2GO – Mobile Adelphi

You can access some of Adelphi’s essential information on your smartphone, including your grades, professors, course evaluations, event listings, shuttle schedules, library resources, athletics news, the academic calendar, and campus maps. For download options, go to it.adelphi.edu/au2go


w – ecampus.adelphi.edu

What is eCampus?

The Adelphi eCampus portal gives you secure access to services and applications with a single sign-on. Once you log in to eCampus, you can read your email, post to the message boards, access CLASS and Moodle, and much more.

Logging in to eCampus

Click the eCampus link from any Adelphi web page or go to ecampus.adelphi.edu. Click the Log In button at the top and enter your Adelphi username and password to access the secure eCampus applications and services.

My eCampus Tab

Once you log in, your eCampus home screen features plenty of resources including:

  • My Message Center - important personal alerts about your registration, payments, and more
  • My Favorite Services - bookmark your favorite eCampus services for faster access
  • My Courses - Click your course title to see class location, time, and textbook ordering information.
    Click the Moodle symbol to access more info for each course.
  • My Intranet Sites - access specialized communities such as Student Life or Getting Started for first year students
  • Announcements - news and alerts from Adelphi departments and student organizations

Services Tab:

  • AU Gmail
    Adelphi students are issued an official AU Gmail account with access via eCampus. Your AU Gmail account features plenty of storage, calendars, chat, and Google Drive for document collaboration.
  • CLASS (Course Listing, Advising, and Student Services)
    Adelphi’s CLASS system enables you to register for courses online, make payments, check your grades, and view your personal, academic, and financial information.

    If you are a new student paying your tuition deposit online, you will need to access CLASS directly at class.adelphi.edu. Otherwise, you can conveniently access CLASS through eCampus. For help, refer to the manual at it.adelphi.edu.

    The following are available within CLASS:
    • Full Course Catalog: Search courses by Learning Goals and Distribution Requirement
    • My Adviser: Adviser’s name and contact information.
    • My Registration: Register for classes; submit drops and adds
    • My Registration Holds: View blocks that affect future registration
    • My Course Confirmation: Class schedule for a specific semester
    • My Parking Decal: Register for campus parking
    • My Financial Aid: Financial information by semester
    • My Billing: Account balance and transaction history
    • Make a Payment: Make a secure payment
    • My Housing Deposit: Non-refundable on-campus housing deposit
    • Request a Refund: If you have a credit balance
    • My Grades: Your course grades by semester
    • My Transcript: Unofficial transcript of all course grades and GPA
    • My Graduation and Commencement: Apply to receive your degree/diploma and to attend the ceremony
    • My Health Records: Your health clearance requirements
    • Course/Dept Directory: Course offerings and number of seats available
    • Faculty Directory: Information for select faculty
    • My Time Cards: For students working on campus
  • Course Evaluations
    Students have the opportunity to evaluate courses and instructors during a two-week period before finals every semester. Responses are anonymous. Evaluations are accessible via AU2Go from mobile devices or by going to adelphi.edu/aces

  • Course Search
    Look up Adelphi course offerings for the current and next semester. Specify your search criteria to find courses by semester, level, school, department, day of the week, and campus.
  • Degree Audit System
    An advisement tool you can use to match your academic information and course history with the University’s degree requirements to determine the requirements you’ve met, and identify those courses that still need to be taken.
  • Moodle Course Management
    Adelphi faculty use Moodle online course management software to deliver course materials to students, collect assignments, post grades, and encourage class participation. Moodle’s features include areas for student teamwork, peer evaluation, and built-in blogs and wikis. Mozilla Firefox is the recommended browser.
  • My Housing
    Review residential housing options, reserve rooms, and select roommates for the upcoming semester. For more information about options, view the entry for the Office of Residential Life and Housing.
  • My Profile
    Review personal information such as your Adelphi ID number and your printing balance.
  • Off-Campus Housing
    View housing options in the surrounding community.
  • PantherZone
    Access internship and job postings.
  • Password Security
    Set up security questions in case you forget or need to reset your Adelphi password.
  • Shuttle Schedule
    Get the schedule for shuttles to the train, bus, and shopping locations.
  • Special Offers
    Get student discounts on computer equipment and software.
  • Transcript Order System
    Order a copy of your transcript ($10 fee per official transcript).
  • University Mass Notification System
    Register to set your personal preferences for Adelphi’s emergency notification service. Through RaveAlert, Adelphi can immediately notify you by text message or voicemail in the event of a crisis.
  • Verification
    The National Student Clearinghouse provides secure access to your enrollment history and gives real-time student information.

My Account

Through My Account, you can opt-in to receive eCampus announcements via your Adelphi email or SMS text to your mobile device.

International Student Services

Wendy Badala
Executive Director of International Student Services and Interfaith Center, PDSO/RO
Post Hall, Room 203
p – 516.877.4990
e – internationalstudentservices@adelphi.edu
w – iss.adelphi.edu

Adelphi University has a strong commitment to international education and welcomes students from all over the world. The Office of International Student Services, located in the University Center, assists international students in meeting legal requirements for entry into the United States and in maintaining legal status while pursuing full-time study at the University. The office provides advice regarding the requirements of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency, Social Security Administration, and a wide variety of concerns such as culture, customs, and adjusting to Adelphi.

In addition, the Office of International Student Services can help international students meet the academic, social, and personal challenges before them: adjusting to Adelphi’s academic approach, making new friends, learning the procedures and policies of the University, and developing an understanding of American culture through workshops, special events, and individual counseling. For information, visit the ISS website at iss.adelphi.edu.

Learning Center

Matthew Lavery, Director
Earle Hall, Lower Level
p – 516.877.3200
e – learningcenter@adelphi.edu
w - learning.adelphi.edu

The Learning Center offers free academic support in the following areas:

  • Content Specific Tutoring, i.e., help with specific course material or assignments
  • General Studentship Tutoring, i.e., basic academic skills like time-management, note-taking, study skills, reading comprehension and strategies, etc.
  • Satellite Academic Programs tailored to specific academic needs

These services can help both students who are having academic difficulty, or those who are doing well and want to develop or refine their skills (particularly in advance of study at the post-graduate level), increase their knowledge, and/ or raise their GPAs. Programs run on all campuses and may include:

  • one-on-one and small group tutoring (either in person, or via video-chat) with highly qualified, extensively trained undergraduate and graduate students across the curriculum,
  • workshops in areas of special interest,
  • specialized resources for practice and training.

Online scheduling allows for convenient management of appointments and registration for supplementary programming. Visit learning.adelphi.edu to schedule a tutoring appointment, as well as view details on our programs, staff and operating hours.


Learning Resource Program

Lauren Lavoie, Director
Rosemary McNamara, Associate Director
p - 516.877.4710

The Learning Resource Program is a fee based program, established over 40 years ago, to provide an inclusive environment that enables students with documented Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to attain their educational goals. Using a supportive environment for academic and social success, the Program delivers individualized sessions provided by educational and counseling professionals that focus on the strengths, talents and needs of the student. Services and supports can also include collaboration with faculty, staff and campus-wide support services, promoting independence and integration consistent with the Adelphi University experience. Visit learning-resource.adelphi.edu to view more details on our program.

Pre-Professional Preparation

The Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships 
David Oroza, Director of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships
Nexus, Room 145
p – 516.877.3140
e – dorodoroza@adelphi.edu
w – prepare.adelphi.edu

The Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships works directly with students and with faculty advisers to support current Adelphi students and alumnae who are seeking admission to professional school in the areas of medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, podiatry and other health professions, as well as engineering, environmental studies, and law.

The office also assists students in the application process for fellowships and honors such as Jack Kent Cooke, Ford, Fulbright, Goldwater, Javits, Marshall, Rhodes, Soros and Truman. The office offers various workshops, presents guest speakers, conducts mock interviews, and assists students seeking internships and/or job shadowing opportunities.

Student Access Office 

Rosemary Garabedian, Director
University Center, Room 310
p – 516.877.3145 or
TTY – 516.877.3138
w – adelphi.edu/sao

Students who have a documented disability may be eligible for cost-free reasonable accommodations and academic assistance. Students who are in need of accommodations must contact the Student Access Office. Reasonable accommodations are determined individually by the Office according to documented need. Some of the more typical accommodations include, but are not limited to, extended-time testing, distraction-reduced test environment, readers for exams, note takers, books and class materials in alternative format, sign language interpreters for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, and accessible parking permits.

In addition, assistive technology is available for students with disabilities (for example, Premier Literacy and Dragon Naturally Speaking). The Student Access Office also arranges for such accommodations as modified residence hall facilities, accessible classroom seating, and classroom relocation to accessible sites. To apply for accommodations, the student must complete the Petition for Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustment form and the Consent for Release of Information form, and also provide recent, valid disability documentation from a qualified professional. Guidelines for disability documentation are available at the Student Access Office or online at adelphi.edu/sao.

Student Counseling Center

Scott Zotto, Interim Director
University Center, Room 310
p – 516.317.9181
e – scc@adelphi.edu
w – scc.adelphi.edu

The Student Counseling Center assists undergraduate and graduate students with problems or concerns that may interfere with their academic and personal goals. The Center offers a variety of services including confidential individual and group counseling, evaluation, crisis intervention, psychiatric services, rape crisis counseling, anger-management counseling and education, outreach and consultation services, psychoeducational workshops, and referrals to on-campus and off-campus resources.

The Student Counseling Center is staffed by a psychiatrist, licensed clinical psychologists, social workers, graduate-level social work interns, and doctoral level clinical psychology interns.

Common concerns students express to our counselors include self-esteem problems, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and body image issues, relationship difficulties, dealing with emotions, family-related issues, decision making, and uncertainty about the future. Any student currently enrolled at Adelphi, part time or full time, is eligible for these free, private, and confidential year-round services.

Drugs and alcohol use are a concern on college campuses nationwide. At times, the use of drugs and alcohol becomes problematic for students, resulting in personal or academic difficulties. The Student Counseling Center offers education and confidential counseling on substance abuse issues.

Student Financial Services

Levermore Hall, Lower Level
p - 516.877.3080

The Office of Student Financial Services is committed to providing students with all available options for meeting their educational costs at Adelphi. The staff is available by appointment, on a walk-in basis, or via email at financialservices@adelphi.edu to discuss financial aid options.

To make an appointment to meet with a financial aid counselor for an in-depth consultation call 516.877.3080. For the schedule of office hours and additional information, services, and resources, visit  financial-aid.adelphi.edu.

University Libraries

Violeta Ilik, Dean
e – vilik@adelphi.edu
w – libraries.adelphi.edu

The University Libraries are composed of Swirbul Library, the Archives and Special Collections, and the libraries at the Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Hudson Valley Centers. The Libraries offer facilities, resources, and services in support of the instructional, research, cultural, and student life programs of the University. We are dedicated to providing information and instruction as a central and integral part of the total educational experience of every student. The Libraries provide state-of-the-art information systems and services including Internet-based information resources, electronic full-text books and journals, and document delivery services. The Adelphi Library Catalogue Online (ALICAT) and our discovery tool, One Search provides electronic access to the Libraries’ holdings.

Participation in the ConnectNY consortium of New York academic libraries provides direct borrowing of the eight million books in the collections of member libraries. Members of the library faculty are available to provide instruction in the use of the Libraries and their resources.

Swirbul Library serves as the main library, with particular strengths in the humanities, social sciences, and professional studies. Science materials include collections in the areas of physics, chemistry, and biology. The Aimee Ornstein Memorial Collection represents an outstanding collection in the areas of banking, money management, and finance. Swirbul Library houses General Reference Services, Research and Innovation Services (Non-Print, Circulation, Reserve), Periodicals, Microforms, Smart Delivery (Interlibrary Loan), a Curriculum Materials Center, classrooms and computer laboratories, the Information Commons and a Writing Center Help Desk.

University Archives and Special Collections is located in New Hall A, which is adjacent to Swirbul. Among the notable special collections are those on the political journalist William Cobbett; the radical writer, reformer, and satirist William Hone; the American editor and author Christopher Morely; the Spanish Civil War; the Panama Canal; Cuala Press; the pioneering dancer and choreographer Ruth St. Denis, New York Lieutenant Governor and first Adelphi Board of Trustees president Timothy L. Woodruff, U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, and the American novelist and Adelphi alum Alice Hoffman. The University Archives collects, holds, preserves, and makes accessible the historical records of Adelphi University documenting the history of the University, its students, faculty and administration.

Collections are maintained in the libraries at the Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Hudson Valley Centers in support of the academic programs offered at those sites.

Swirbul Library/Information Commons

Hours vary by semester, exam periods, and intersessions.
Please visit libraries.adelphi.edu for updated hours.

Note: After regular Library hours, rooms 100 and 101 are open until 3:00 a.m., for students with a valid Adelphi University ID card.

The Writing Center

Matt Lavery, Director
Earle Hall, Lower Level
p – 516.877.3296
e –  writingcenter@adelphi.edu
w – writing.adelphi.edu

The Writing Center helps students of all abilities learn to use writing more effectively within their programs. The staff of trained peer tutors works with students in the process of writing term projects, theses, or other assignments in all disciplines. However, we are not a proofreading or editing service. Students may make an appointment or simply drop in. Standing appointments and long-term arrangements can be made for those working on larger projects.

You can schedule an appointment at the Writing Center by going online at writing.adelphi.edu/tutoring/ and registering for an account. Once registered, you’ll be able to reserve an appointment with a Writing Center peer tutor. Tutoring sessions are generally 45 to 60 minutes, and are free to current Adelphi students.

The Writing Center on the Garden City campus is open during the fall and spring semesters Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tutors are available at Swirbul Library on the Garden City campus Monday through Thursday evenings, with afternoon weekend hours. Please visit our Web site for information about our summer session hours.

In addition, the Writing Center provides afternoon and evening tutoring at the Manhattan Center the Learning and Writing Centers’ Annex located in room 277. Students from the every Adelphi campus may access online tutoring services by visiting our website. We especially encourage students from the Manhattan, Hudson Valley and Hauppauge campuses to utilize our online services. 

The Writing Center also offers other services, which include: computer lab and printer, a library of composition handbooks and a variety of citation style guides, and useful handouts. We also offer periodic writing workshops, which are advertised on our website.