Student Affairs and Student Services

When seeking general information about Clinton, or when you need help making academic, personal or career decisions, a good place to start might be with a member of the Student Affairs staff.

These offices can provide you with assistance regarding many different issues, student activities, clubs and organizations, student government, changing your major, exploring careers, filing for financial aid, dropping a class, receiving health information or reporting incidents of harassment, bias or hate.

Any concerns or issues that students have may also be brought to the Dean of Student Affairs. The Dean of Student Affair's office is located on the first floor of the Moore Building in room 112M.

The Student Affairs and Student Services Offices include:

Admissions
Athletics
Campus Life
Career Services
Counseling and Advising/Transfer Planning
Health Office
Financial Aid
Registrar
Veterans Affairs

ATHLETICS

Clinton Community College Athletic Department offers four intercollegiate sports. We are part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and are members of the Mountain Valley Athletic Department. For information regarding participation in CCC Athletics, please call 518-562- 4220.

Intercollegiate sports offered include:

  • Men's and Women's Soccer
  • Men's and Women's Basketball
  • Men's and Women's Cross Country

Intramural sports include:

  • Indoor soccer
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

The William H. Forrence Building of Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building offers:

  • Basketball Court
  • Classrooms
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Dance Studio
  • Director of Athletics' Office
  • Faculty and Coaches' Offices
  • Indoor track
  • Locker rooms
  • Racquetball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Weight room

Activity Classes offered for credit include:

  • Canoeing
  • Cross country and downhill skiing
  • Golf
  • Dance
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Racquetball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga
  • Hiking and Camping
  • Snowboarding

CAMPUS LIFE/STUDENT ACTIVITIES

The Campus Life Office is committed to making the out of-class experience at Clinton Community College the best experience for each student. Clinton is a small residential campus, and the primary focus is providing a living/learning environment that directly supports the educational, social, and personal development and growth of each student. Residential living is one part of the collective college experience that provides a continuing opportunity for personal, social and intellectual development. One of the objectives of the residence life program at Clinton Community College is to offer our students frequent opportunities to use the skills and knowledge they have garnered making independent and mature decisions.

STUDENT CLUBS

Clinton offers a variety of student clubs and organizations. Clubs may change from year to year based on student interest and participation. New clubs may also be initiated by students and recognized by the Student Senate by completing the process through the Campus Life office in 109T. The current active clubs on campus are:

  • Art and Photography Club
  • Clean Energy Revolution Club
  • Criminal Justice Club
  • Drama Club
  • Equality Alliance
  • Earth Day Committee
  • Honors Club
  • Human Services Guild (HUSG)
  • International Club
  • Math
  • Music Club
  • Nursing Club
  • Outing Club
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Psychology in Film and Music
  • Science Club
  • Sci-Fi Anime Club
  • Student Activities Board
  • Student Ambassador Club
  • Veterans Club
  • Wrestling Club

These clubs are supported by the Student Senate, which governs the student activity fees. If you are interested in joining the Senate, please attend one of their weekly meetings on Monday at 12pm in 109M. We are always looking for new Senators.

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

Students at Clinton have several off-campus housing options.  

Renaissance Village is located just a few miles down the road and provides private rooms and bathroom with a access to a full kitchen in each apartment.  To find out more, call (518) 561-0440.

Broad Street Commons is also not far from campus and is located right beside the Plattsburgh State campus.  To find out more, call (518) 282-0469.

There are also many apartments that are for rent in the area. For more information about housing, please contact the Director of Campus Life at (518) 562-4381, email  sarah.mccarty@clinton.edu or visit room 109T.  We are here to help make your transition to Clinton as smooth as possible.

CAREER SERVICES

Our mission is to provide CCC students with opportunities for personal development, to navigate career and educational pathways, and successfully access different experiences across the region.

The Career Services Office offers a variety of services that are intended to benefit the educational experiences of the entire student and alumni population. At Clinton Community College, Career Services understands the relationship between career exploration, academic advisement, experiential learning and post-graduate readiness. This understanding drives the mission of this office. Students need to take action to: develop personal awareness about occupational/personal interests, choose a degree program that enhances these interests and individual strengths, and then make a connection between the degree and employment or transfer opportunities. Career Services strives to facilitate these needs.

Planning for a career also includes understanding degree requirements, why those requirements are important to educational goals, and how those goals will impact academic purpose (transfer or work). This all occurs on an individual timeline. Career Services is available for students to discuss these issues so the decision-making process is based on understanding the information.

When students are unsure of their academic/personal purpose, career counseling can help identify individual abilities, skills, values and interests, and relate them to the world of work. Through professional counseling, Career Services provides a combination of career/interest inventories, advisement and experiences to assist students in clarifying the career/degree decision making process. The results of these can facilitate action for connecting personal interest with academic purpose.

Additional services & resources include:

  • Career-based advisement
  • Choosing/changing majors
  • Professional Development & Skills (resume writing, interviewing skills, employment searching)
  • Academic skill building
  • On-campus job recruitment
  • Experiential/Applied Learning Experiences (volunteering, career shadowing, site visits, cooperative educational experiences and internships)
  • Career-resource library
  • Employment openings and announcements
  • Resume/Cover Letter Writing
  • Professional Portfolio

COUNSELING AND ADVISEMENT

The Counseling and Advisement Office provides support to students to assist with their academic and personal success. The Counseling and Advisement Office is staffed by Professional Counselors/Advisors who offer academic advisement, personal counseling, and student programming to address the developmental needs of students from diverse populations.

Students may receive free, confidential counseling and referrals for community and campus services as needed. For more information, contact the Counseling and Advisement Office by calling (518) 562-4199.

CAMPUS BASED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Behavioral Health Services North (BHSN) is a local, community based mental health agency that partners with Clinton Community College to provide onsite mental health assessment and therapy. Off campus medication management is also available for students who require this service. Referrals may be made through the Counseling and Advising Office.

ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT

All full time students are assigned a faculty or staff advisor during their first semester at Clinton Community College. The academic advisor assists the student to clarify educational objectives, plan a program of study and assist the student with registration for classes. Assignment of an advisor is determined by the student's program of study and the advisor's area of expertise. All part time students are advised by the Counselor/Advisors in the Counseling & Advisement Office.

TRANSFER ADVISEMENT

Students planning to transfer to another college to further their education may receive assistance with the process through Counseling and Advisement office.  Items to be considered include: academic performance and records, identifying an appropriate school, major choice, academic requirements, applications (essays, recommendations, housing, transcript requests, etc.),

HEALTH SERVICES

The Clinton Health Office is staffed by a part-time registered nurse. This office maintains student immunizations records and ensures compliance with New York State Department of health laws and regulations.

The following services are offered:

  • First aid and emergency services
  • Health promotion and maintenance
  • Referral to local agencies and physicians
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Rest area for ill students
  • Assistance with accident insurance for full-time students
  • Information on student health related topics
  • Health and wellness education

FINANCIAL AID

The Financial Aid Office at Clinton Community College assists students in applying for Federal and State grants, Federal student loans, and CCC Foundation Scholarships in order to help them meet their education costs. Approximately 80% of full time students at CCC receive some form of financial assistance. The Financial Aid Office is located on the first floor of the Stafford Building. You may contact the office by email: financialaid@clinton.edu or by phone 518-562-4125

VETERANS AFFAIRS

The Veterans Affairs is part of the Financial Aid office and offers a variety of services that are intended to benefit the educational experiences/goals and the financial capability of the veteran/military student population. The role of the Veterans Affairs Official on a college campus is to facilitate the educational, financial, and in some cases the emotional/psychological health needs of veterans, service members and dependents of veterans (spouses and/or children) both prior to enrollment and for the duration of their enrollment. The primary service offered by the Veterans Affairs Office is the certifying of VA benefits (GI Bill, Voc. Rehab., and Dependents Education Assistance) and DoD-based benefits (GoArmy, MyCAA, etc.)

REGISTRAR

The Registrar's Office is responsible for ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and security of the academic records of Clinton Community College.

In addition, the office is responsible for overseeing all aspects of course registration including the online registration process, add/drops, withdrawals, and SUNY cross registration opportunities.

Additional student services provided are as follows:

  • change of name, change of address
  • change of major, enrollment verifications
  • FERPA waivers
  • duplicate diplomas
  • maintaining graduation requirements
  • official transcript requests

STUDENT ADVOCACY/CAMPUS OMBUDSMEN

From time to time students may experience problems that seem difficult to solve due to administrative policies on a college campus. In order to address these issues the Dean of Student Affairs has been identified as the Clinton Community College Campus Ombudsman. The purpose of the ombudsman position is as follows: to make students aware of why certain rules and regulations are required, to assist them through the process, and to intervene on behalf of students where the rules or procedures seem unnecessarily burdensome. Students who are experiencing a campus based problem  that seems to be unsolvable should contact the Dean of Student Affairs office in order to satisfactorily resolve the situation

Information on campus crime statistics is available in the office or on the web at www.highered.nysed.gov/QualityAssurance/home.html. The Advisory Committee on Campus Safety and Security will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education.

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