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sfcollege.edu/studentlife ďˆ° ď‚™ ď… @SFStudentLife If you want to succeed, get involved! One of the most rewarding and enriching things students can do while attending college is to get involved with activities outside the classroom. Student Life is committed to creating and supporting opportunities for involvement, leadership and service all across the college and in the community. Join a club or organization, volunteer, run for Student Government or apply to either the Emerging Leaders or Engaged Leaders programs. Student Activities hosts numerous social, cultural, diversity and wellness events on the Northwest Campus and academic advisors help coordinate events at the centers. These activities add to your college experience by creating a stronger community and a more involved student body. You might even pick up some new skills. All students are invited to attend events, learn something new and have fun!
LEARNING COMMONS sfcollege.edu/learningcommons @sflibrarylearningcommons
Sometimes you’ve got it, sometimes you don’t. The Learning Commons is a resource for tutoring and academic support coaching. Designed to support the academic achievement of every student, the Learning Commons engages students, faculty and staff to promote learning, resilience, persistence and academic success. Within the Learning Commons, trained staff provide free tutoring services for math, science, business, reading, writing and languages. Academic success coaches are also available to help students develop customized success plans to meet their academic and personal objectives. The Learning Commons strives to be a student-centered environment that provides equal service to individuals at all levels of education and preparedness. Learning Commons services are available online through the website. On the Northwest Campus, the Learning Commons is integrated within the library, where students can use general study spaces and study rooms or meet for snacks and coffee in the Coffee 101 Café. Students at the educational centers can work together or one-on-one with rotating tutors and coaches or by accessing virtual sessions with the Learning Commons. The Andrews, Blount, Davis and Watson centers have writing and math tutors onsite, as well as study spaces with computers and internet access for doing homework. At the Blount Center the Learning Lab is located in Building DC on 5th Avenue.
ACADEMIC ADVISING sfcollege.edu/advisement
Wondering what classes you should take and what order to take them in? Considering a big change in your educational goals or wanting to better understand your transfer options? Academic advisors are here to help! If you are seeking an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, planning to attend a university, or completing developmental education courses, you can talk with an academic advisor. If you are visiting in person, there are advisors at the Academic Advisement Center on the Northwest Campus and at all SF centers.
If you are working toward an Associate in Science (A.S.) or bachelor’s degree at SF, or earning a certificate in one of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) areas, you will be assigned to a CTE academic advisor who specializes in your program area. Some A.A. students studying in CTE areas are also assigned to these program area advisors. Drop-in visits and advising by appointment are available at all SF locations. Most students prefer to make an appointment. Schedule one under the “Advisement” tab of your eSantaFe account.
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES sfcollege.edu/trio
Are you looking for additional academic or coaching support? The Student Support Services program aims to assist first generation college students (students whose parents do not have a bachelor’s degree), low-income students and students who have a disability. Eligible students receive a variety of resources including academic support, academic advising, career advising, transfer assistance and grant aid.
An academic coach is available to assist participants throughout their degree program with helpful tips, tools and advice to help each student reach their personal academic goals. Participants planning to transfer after earning their associate’s degree have the opportunity to travel with Student Support Services and take one-of-kind tours on different campuses to help select a college or university.
Student Support Services is home to Santa Fe College’s “TRIO Hub,” a meeting place for participants with a study room that can be reserved, and a fully staffed study lab. The lab provides one-on-one tutoring support as well as computer and printing stations.
Student Support Services is a TRIO grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Stop by our TRIO Hub to learn more about the benefits of joining our program.
INTERNATIONAL CENTER sfcollege.edu/international
Want to make new friends and practice a foreign language? Thinking about study abroad? In addition to having students from every county in the state of Florida, SF has a strong and vibrant international population with students representing nearly 100 countries from around the world. All SF students are welcome at the International Center. Located on the Northwest Campus in Building S, the International Center can open doors to a whole new world. International Student Services (ISS) supports international students from application to graduation and beyond. ISS prepares federal immigration documents for the F-1 process, while International Student Support and Advising (ISSA) provides academic advising for international students who
must consider additional enrollment requirements. ISSA also provides cultural programs to help international students adjust to the United States and provides an opportunity for them to share their culture with the college and greater community. If you need help but are unable to come to the International Center, check in online using the Digital Lobby. SF is committed to preparing globally competitive students with a high level of intercultural competency. The International Education office helps SF students with study abroad trips and manages the collegeâ€™s International Studies Certificate. Students earn the certificate, in part, by attending a diverse array of international and cultural events on campus.
DISABILITIES RESOURCE CENTER sfcollege.edu/drc
If you have a disability, it shouldn’t keep you from participating fully in classes or on campus. The Disabilities Resource Center (DRC) is committed to providing services to students with disabilities so that they have equal opportunities. The DRC can help with students who need priority seating, alternate testing, sign language interpreters, service animals and more. The DRC’s Spectrum of Success program helps students on the autism spectrum to integrate into the college community and prepare for entering the workforce.
All locations at the college are prepared to provide services and resources to meet students’ unique learning needs. Students registered with the DRC receive access to the Adaptive Technologies Lab on the Northwest Campus, which provides software and devices that help students gather, manipulate, understand and/or use information. Advising specialists at each of the educational centers can provide DRC services and resources, including test proctoring.
FINANCIAL AID sfcollege.edu/fa
By choosing Santa Fe College, you are already taking a step toward making higher education affordable. SF provides a world-class education at an affordable price. It’s still important to have options to finance your education. OCT. 1 This is where the Financial Aid Office is available toSTARTING support you. Through the Financial Aid Office, you may be eligible for: • Federal Grants • Work Study • State Grants • Federal Loans • Institutional Scholarships
The early bird gets the money!
The Financial Aid team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the maximum aid for which you are eligible. Sometimes the financial aid process is difficult to navigate. The Financial Aid team can help you from any SF location. Additionally, there are numerous resources available on the SF Financial Aid website. The first step to receiving financial aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can maximize the aid you receive by completing it as early as possible.
THE FAFSA IS AVAILABLE OCT. 1 FOR THE FOLLOWING ACADEMIC YEAR To complete the FAFSA go to StudentAid.gov.
Commitment to Equal Access and Equal Opportunity Santa Fe College is committed to an environment that embraces diversity, respects the rights of all individuals, is open and accessible, and is free of harassment and discrimination. For more information, visit sfcollege.edu/eaeo or contact equity.ofﬁcer@sfcollege.edu.
SANTA FE COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT sfcollege.edu/pd ď‚™ @SFCollegePD Leaving the college late at night and want a safe escort? Have a car battery that needs a jump? Looking for the lost and found? The Santa Fe College Police Department (SFPD) is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is available to help with more than just emergencies. SFPD was recently rated #2 in the nation for campus safety and security.* SFPD provides 24/7 emergency services, food, clothing or hygiene products for students in need. Campus safety programs include the Safe Santa Fe app, community policing partnerships, Safe Spring Break and other events at the college. Woman at the college who want to take self-defense classes have two options: R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) and S.A.F.E. (Self-defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange). These classes are offered by the SFPD and the Alachua County Sheriffâ€™s Office (ACSO).
If you witness or are involved in a safety or medical emergency at any SF location, call the SFPD emergency phone line at 352-395-5555 (a good number to save in your phone), or call 911. For non-emergencies, call 352-395-5519. *Higher Education Department of the Year by the National Campus Safety Summit.
SAFE SANTA FE APP Stay Connected. Be Informed. Find Your Way. Download the Safe Santa Fe app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to ensure that you are prepared in the event of an emergency.
STUDENT HEATH CARE CENTER sfcollege.edu/studentlife/health
Need a physical exam or an immunization? The Student Health Care Center (SHCC) offers free first aid and medical consultation, physicals, low-cost immunizations and lab testing, and referrals to local health care providers for Santa Fe College students. Staffed by a full-time registered nurse, no appointment is necessary. Stop by the SHCC for caring assistance with any health concern.
Canâ€™t get to Northwest Campus? Talk with your academic advisor at one our our center locations to make arrangements for health care services at your center. The SHCC staff has over-the-counter products available for purchase at the NW Campus, including allergy, cold and cough medicines, anti-inflammatories and contraceptives.
COUNSELING CENTER sfcollege.edu/counseling
Need to talk to someone about personal concerns? The transition to college and the struggle of balancing school, work and more can be stressful. The Counseling Center provides free short-term, confidential counseling and crisis intervention for SF students. The entire staff is committed to providing comfort and support for all who come in, and maintaining a safe, welcoming and affirming environment. Counseling Center staff regularly provide needed assistance for students dealing with a wide range of personal, academic and career issues. Counselors also assist students, faculty and staff in identifying other services in the college and in the community that may be helpful.
Feeling stressed? Come visit our therapy dogs! Or take a short break for a meditation session, available through the Counseling Center. Students, faculty and staff are welcome. Check the website for scheduled events and hours of availability at the Northwest Campus and the educational centers. Alachua County Crisis Center: 352-264-6789 Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255) Suicide Prevention Lifeline for Hearing Impaired Individuals (TTY): 800-799-4889 Video Relay Service: 800-273-8255 De Prevenciรณn del Suicidio: 888-628-9454 Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 (Press 1)
If you are in need of food, there are several places you can go. The SFPD is open 24/7 and can help you navigate your options. Gainesville Harvest operates a food pantry at the Northwest Campus, the Blount Center, and the Davis Center. The Blount Center is also a food resource location for the Bread of the Mighty food bank. These locations receive regular donations of nonperishable grocery items and baked goods. Volunteers process and organize donations, and distribute food during pantry hours.
Shopping on a budget? Have clothes you want to donate? ShareWear is an on-campus thrift shop located on the Northwest Campus. The shop features a variety of clothing, shoes and accessories, and most items are priced at $1 with a valid Santa Fe College ID. Your next great shopping find is waiting for you at Saints ShareWear!
There are additional food banks operating near the Andrews, Perry and Watson centers. Students can ask an advisor or the SFPD for more information.
ShareWear is open for a limited number of hours each week. Check the website for more information.
santafesaints.com/fitness All registered SF students have free access to the Fitness Center, located on the Northwest Campus. The facility includes: • Three rooms of free weights and more than 30 Cybex machines, including wheelchair accessible equipment • Stairmaster, treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bikes • Basketball and racquetball courts • Free yoga classes • Flat-screen TV and surround sound speakers • Locker rooms with showers and secure lockers available to rent yearly or per semester • Shower access in locker rooms
ACTIVE SAINTS REWARD PROGRAM Automatically earn one point per workout! Earn rewards from those points and redeem them for SF water bottles, workout towels, tank tops, gym bags and more!
MY BROTHER’S KEEPER sfcollege.edu/mbk @SFMBK @mbk_sf
There are lots of clubs and organizations you can join through Student Life, but if you are a black male, joining My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is highly recommended. MBK provides a mix of enrichment and support activities that enhance participants’ personal growth and academic success. Earn scholarships, learn the value of having and being a mentor, explore leadership opportunities, and enjoy free food, barbershop services and brotherhood.
Pledge: As a member of My Brother’s Keeper, I will maintain high academic standards. I will actively participate in program activities and meetings. I will conduct myself in a respectable and edifying manner on and off campus, while living with discipline and self-control. I pledge to never give up. When times get rough, I will persevere. Nothing is impossible! I will be successful. I pledge to support, encourage and reach out to my brothers as we embark on this journey to make a difference in this world. Am I my brother’s keeper? Yes I am!
VETERANS AND MILITARY SUCCESS SERVICES sfcollege.edu/veterans
SF has been named a “Best for Vets” and “Military Friendly” school. Veterans and Military Success Services (VMSS) helps veterans and their families pursue their educational goals at SF. VMSS has a thorough understanding of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits and can provide helpful information and referrals. The VMSS office also connects veterans with externally organized support services. The VA’s VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program provides on-campus benefits assistance and counseling to student veterans and their qualified dependents. SF is one of only 94 educational institutions with a VSOC program on campus.
The goal of VSOC is to support veterans in completing their program of study, and to prepare them to enter the workforce. The Collegiate Veterans Society (CVS), a local chapter of the Student Veterans of America, helps veterans transition from military to college life and enriches the community by sponsoring patriotic events on campus. CVS promotes and encourages scholarly and social activities, as well as recognition of worthwhile achievements among students, faculty and staff at the college.
CAREER EXPLORATION CENTER
CAREER AND JOB PLACEMENT
Not sure about what you should study or the best career to fit your interests? The Career Exploration Center has staff and resources that can assist students in their process of identifying career goals and programs of study. Learn the steps that will lead you to your dream career.
Ready to find a job? Career and Job Placement services can help you navigate your job and internship search and offer support through the process.
The CEC has computerized assessments, like Career Coach, that help identify a personâ€™s interests, values, personality traits and other relevant factors that can be used to suggest careers that are worthy of exploration. You can also search for colleges, scholarships and potential employers. The center is open to SF students, faculty and staff, and anyone else in the community.
The college continually fosters partnerships with outside employers and community members, and students benefit from these relationships. Job fairs and tabling events help employers identify qualified candidates for their internships, externships and other career opportunities. These events are open to students and alumni, and they help promote lifelong career development.
NORTHWEST CAMPUS Academic Advisement Career and Job Placement Career Exploration Center Counseling Center Disabilities Resource Center Financial Aid Fitness Center Food Pantry International Center Learning Commons My Brothers Keeper Police Department (Emergency 352-395-5555) Saints ShareWear Student Health Care Center Student Life Student Support Services Veterans and Military Success Services
Building R, Room 201 Building M, Room 135 Building R, Room 217 Building R, Room 227 Building S, Room 229 Building R, Room 122 Building V Building H, Room 104 Building S, Room 313 Library, 1st and 2nd floor Building I, Room 49 Building T Building HA, Room 130 Building S, Room 120 Building S, 1st floor Building L, Room 64 Building R, Room 110
352-395-5503 352-395-5822 352-395-4121 352-395-5508 352-395-4400 352-395-5480 352-395-5549 352-359-0987 352-395-5607 352-395-5050 352-381-3801 352-395-5519 352-395-5217 352-381-3777 352-395-5480 352-395-5067 352-395-5505
EDUCATIONAL CENTERS Center locations offer academic advisement, disability resources, financial aid, Learning Commons, Student Life and access to food pantries. Other services, including health, counseling, veterans, and Student Support Services can be scheduled as needed. Andrews Center Blount Center Davis Center Kirkpatrick Center Perry Center Watson Center
Starke 352-395-5850 Downtown Gainesville 352-395-5645 Archer 352-395-5254 East Gainesville 352-271-2900 Alachua 352-381-3750 Keystone Heights 352-381-3890
@santafecollege sfcollege.edu COMMITMENT TO EQUAL ACCESS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY Santa Fe College (SF) is committed to maintaining a work and educational environment that embraces diversity and where no member of the college community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination in any college program or activity based on: their race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy status, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, political opinions or affiliations, or veteran status. This commitment applies to employees, volunteers, students, and, to the extent possible, to third parties, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, and the general public. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies or concerns about discrimination or harassment, including concerns about sexual harassment or sexual violence under Title IX, should be directed to SF’s Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator, 3000 NW 83rd Street, R-Annex, Room 113, Gainesville, Florida 32606, 352-395-5950, firstname.lastname@example.org. CCS 6-2020