Message from Vice President for Student Affairs
On behalf of the faculty and staff of Southern Connecticut State University, I would like to welcome you to a new academic year. If you are a new student enrolling in your first semester, we are thrilled to have you as a member of the Owl family! If this is not your first semester, welcome back!
The Student Handbook is your guide to critical information at Southern! It includes great resources and information to help you have the best possible experience as a student. Whether you are a first-year student or in your last semester, you will benefit from becoming familiar with the many services and programs that can enhance your college experience. Southern maintains a strong commitment to principles of dignity, respect, civility, kindness and compassion that support our ability to learn and grow together. The policies outlined in this handbook are designed to promote a supportive community in which everyone’s rights are respected and everyone’s educational goals can be achieved.
College can be among the most impactful and memorable experiences you will ever have. Take the time to find your special niche. There is really no other time in your life when you can have access to so many programs, activities, and experiences to expand your interests, skills and expertise! Involvement in the life of the campus will provide you with opportunities to learn from people of varied backgrounds, to examine new philosophies and world views, to develop new intellectual interests and technological skills, and to prepare yourself for active, creative participation in the rapidly emerging global society.
I wish you the best for great success at Southern! Let us know how we can help you realize your goals and make the most of your time here.
Tracy M. Tyree, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs