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Student Development and Campus Life

The Student Development and Campus Life (SDCL) department at Berkeley College complements the educational experience by working to provide a safe and secure environment that promotes the intellectual, psychological, physical, social, and professional development of our students. A wide range of programs, activities, and services are designed to appeal to student interests and offer opportunities to network, share, and lead. Recognizing that learning extends far beyond the classroom, SDCL staff at each campus offer a range of student activities—including field trips, guest speakers, social and cultural events, and more—to contribute to the overall Berkeley College experience. 

Explore further to learn about the many programs, services, and resources offered by SDCL.

Orientation

Be welcomed.

New Student Orientations are held at the start of every academic semester to help familiarize students with their new surroundings and the services and resources available to them. Students are encouraged to get fully involved in Berkeley College life and to take advantage of the opportunities that can help empower them to succeed. During Orientation, students learn about the mission of Berkeley College and are introduced to faculty members and associates from Academic Advisement, the Library, Career Services, Financial Literacy, Student Accounts, and Financial Aid.

Berkeley College Online® students participate in a self-paced Virtual Orientation with access to the same information as their on-site peers.

Student Support

Along with an excellent career-focused education, Berkeley College provides a comprehensive range of student services that address the academic and personal needs of students. These services are designed to help make the Berkeley experience more effective, more efficient, and more enjoyable. We encourage you to explore and take advantage of the student support services that are available to you.

Career Services

Be focused on your future.

You’ll begin working closely with our Career Services department right from the beginning of your Berkeley College experience. Our Career Counselors will help you with everything from choosing a career path to preparing you to enter the professional world. Need a part-time job while still in school? Career Services can help assist you with résumé and interview preparation and help identify opportunities that fit your goals. Berkeley graduates are eligible for lifetime career assistance*.

Counseling and Wellness

Be well.

Berkeley College values its students and is committed to providing resources and support for the “whole student.” Our counseling services exist to collaborate with faculty and staff to maintain student wellness and facilitate student success. With a holistic approach, we help each student achieve a healthy balance in his or her many life roles, assisting in the successful transition into college and all the way to graduation. Counseling services are offered at all on-site and online campuses. Call or stop by to schedule an appointment. Click here for more information.

Wellness Programs

Check out your campus calendar of events for our wellness programs. Programs include:

  • REAL Talk (honest talk about difficult topics)
  • Wellness Fairs (massage therapist, aromatherapy, Ask the Sexpert, substance use information, healthy eating)
  • The Clothesline Project (a visual display of T-shirts that bears witness to violence against women)
  • The Hope Quilt for victims of violence

Services for Students

Supportive counseling services are available to help students:

  • Clarify goals
  • Learn to make effective life choices
  • Overcome problems
  • Achieve more satisfying relationships
  • Improve academic performance

At no additional cost, students can meet with trained counselors in a safe and confidential environment. No record of counseling is maintained in students’ academic files.

Confidentiality

All interactions with Counseling Services are confidential. No record of counseling is contained in any academic or job placement file. You may request in writing that the counseling staff release specific information to a third party.

 EXCEPTIONS TO CONFIDENTIALITY

  • A counselor may consult with other Student Development counselors to provide the best possible care. These consultations are for professional and training purposes.
  • A counselor believes that the individual may harm himself/herself, another person, or school property; break the law; or violate Berkeley College policies.
  • A counselor suspects that a person under the age of 18 or an elder is being abused.

 

*while the College is in operation

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