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This guide features all the ways you can get involved with Student Development and Campus Life Online including live and pre-recorded online events, online clubs and more. Make your experience as a Berkeley Online student your own!

Calendar of Events

Events by Week

 

You will need to click on the campus name for onsite programs! 

 

 

What's Happening on my Campus?

Newark

 

 

New York City

Woodbridge

Woodland Park

 

 

Berkeley Love

Berkeley Love: Mission statement

Berkeley Love: Learning Outcome

Berkeley Love: Benefits

Berkeley Love: Workshop Topics

Confidential Resources

                                                              

 

Berkeley College Counseling:

 https://berkeleycollege.edu/student-life/campus-life/health-counseling-wellness/index.html  

Berkeley College Accessibility Services: 

https://berkeleycollege.edu/admissions/accessibility-services/index.html  

Berkeley College Title IX:  

https://berkeleycollege.edu/about/administration/general-counsel/title-ix/index.html  

One Love Foundation:

https://www.joinonelove.org/ 

Academic Recognition Ceremony

Academic Recognition

Academic Recognition Ceremony

Join the Berkeley College community in celebrating our Dean’s & President’s List recipients for the

Spring 2023 semester.

Student Development and Campus Life (SDCL) is excited to host the on-site Spring  2023 President's and Dean's List Academic Recognition Ceremony. Below is the information for the Online, New York City, Newark, Woodbridge, and Woodland Park campus ceremonies.


Your family and friends can join us in person or via Zoom.  We will provide a Zoom link to share. Please note that Zoom is only for your supporters. We will not be acknowledging any recipients on Zoom for the onsite ceremonies.

In addition, we will NOT be printing any certificates. Awardees are encouraged to view the Virtual Academic Recognition Ceremony, available at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2023, and screenshot their certificate for
their records.

Woodbridge Spring 2022 Academic Recognition Ceremony

Monday, November 13, 2023

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Woodland Park Spring 2022 Academic Recognition Ceremony

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Newark Spring 2023 Academic Recognition Ceremony

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

New York City Spring 2023 Academic Recognition Ceremony

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

5:00 PM-6:00 PM


Please fill out the RSVP form in its entirety.

RSVP Form: https://forms.office.com/r/SPNx3RcHnH

For any additional questions, contact: SDCL@BerkeleyCollege.edu. 

Eligible students will be notified via email that they have achieved either Dean's or President's List status.  All recipients will be recognized with a personalized President's or Dean's List Certificate in a virtual recognition ceremony once eligibility is confirmed each semester.   

 

     

 

Dean's List:

Full-time matriculated students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or better with a minimum of 12 academic credits (excludes credits for College Skills courses) qualify for the Dean's List.  Part- time matriculated students who complete a minimum of 6 to 11 academic credits per term in 2 or more consecutive terms and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 qualify for the Dean's List. 

President's List:

Full-time matriculated students who achieve a grade point average of 4.00 with a minimum of 12 academic credits (excludes credits for College Skills courses) qualify for the President's List.  Part- time matriculated students who complete a minimum of 6 to 11 academic credits per term in 2 or more consecutive terms and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 4.00 qualify for the President's List. 

 

Coming Soon!!

The pre-recorded ceremony contains an individual certificate slide for every student who earned a place on the President's List or the Dean's List for the Spring 2023 term.  We encourage you to pause the ceremony on your certificate and take a screenshot of it to share on social media or print as a keepsake. 

 

Congratulations to the Berkeley College

Spring 2023 Semester

President's & Dean's List Recipients

Dean's List Academic Recognition Ceremony

Woodland Park: 3:02

Woodbridge: 10:34

Newark:11:25

New York City:

11:55 Online: 16:04

President's List Academic Recognition Ceremony

Woodland Park: 3:40

Woodbridge: 6:56

Newark: 7:30

New York City: 7:56

Online: 11:35

Student Resources

Berkeley College Information Systems

The Berkeley HelpDesk is available 24/7 to assist you with tech support.

You can reach them in one of 3 ways:

  • Call 973-653-2180, then press 1, or 973-278-5400 ext. 1540 
  • Email: helpdesk@berkeleycollege.edu 
  • Go to the HelpDesk Tile on the Engage portal, then use the Berkeley Knight chatbot to connect with the Helpdesk. 

 

                                                                                                 

 

Berkeley Knight Chatbot

Berkeley College has launched the Berkeley Knight Bot, an artificially intelligent chatbot. Our Berkeley Knight Bot is the state-of-the- art artificial intelligence technology specifically tailored to meet the needs and questions of our students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To access the chatbot, you must log in to your Engage Portal at https://engage.berkeleycollege.edu/  and click on the Berkeley Knight Chatbot icon.

Select the chatbot that fits your needs - IS Helpdesk, Career Services, or Financial Aid.

You can also click this link to access the Berkeley Knight Chatbot - https://content.berkeleycollege.edu/ivy/index.html. 

 


 

                 Duo Security

DUO Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

 

Multi-factor authentication is the practice of using multiple forms, or factors of proof to authorize access to your account.  Berkeley College accounts will now require the following factors to authenticate:

  • Something you know (account password)
  • Something you have (DUO enrolled device)

The combination of these factors will provide enhanced security for your account by requiring a combination of both factors for access.

Device Requirements:

If you are unable to complete the DUO enrollment by September 1st, please reach out to the Berkeley College Helpdesk at 973-653-2180 or email HelpDesk@berkeleycollege.edu as soon as possible to discuss your options.

CLICK HERE  to download the DUO Enrollment Guide for Students!

 

                                     

 

 

Student ID and Parking

Berkeley College Digital Student ID Card and Parking Permit

You will need to request a Digital Berkeley College Student ID card and/or a student parking permit. (Please note that student parking permits are only available for students enrolled in classes on the Woodbridge and Woodland Park campuses).

Berkeley College has transitioned fully to digital Berkeley College IDs – now you can easily access your Berkeley College ID card anytime and anywhere through the ID card tile in Engage and the Berkeley App!

Please click HERE for the instructions and for information on how to upload a photo and, once your digital ID is ready, how to access and display your digital Berkeley College ID.

To request a parking pass for the Woodbridge or Woodland Park campuses, please visit the Student Development and Campus Life office to fill out a parking permit request form.

For New York City and Newark campuses, there are independent parking garages near each campus. Parking for these two campuses is the responsibility of the student, faculty, or staff member.

Parking Permits are needed at the Woodland Park and Woodbridge campuses.

Please contact James Marshmon, the SDCL Director of those campuses, to obtain a parking permit (email: james-marshmon2@berkeleycollege.edu).

If you are a student at the Newark Campus, please see Security to purchase a discounted daily parking pass for the Atlantic Street IDT parking garage.

If you have questions, please contact Student Development and Campus Life at SDCL@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

 

Berkeley College Student Email Account

Berkeley College Student Email Account 

Accessing your Berkeley College Student Email Account 

Your Berkeley email is one of the main sources of correspondence from the College.

Every student is assigned a Berkeley student email address. Many important announcements, updates, and general information related to your financial aid, classes, and more, will be sent only to your Berkeley College email address.

Your Berkeley College email can be accessed from the Engage Portal.

Click on the small outline of a person in the top right-hand corner and login. Once you are logged in, you will see a tile for Email (circled in red below). 

Click on the Email tile and it will open your email in Outlook online in a new window.

Berkeley College uses MS Office 365 as platform with Outlook for the email service. You can also access your email from https://berkeleycollege365.sharepoint.com/  

You will be prompted for a user name. The user name consists of First Name-Last Name, with a maximum of eight letters in each name, followed by @mymail.berkeleycollege.edu for students. 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

 

 

Introduction to UC: FERPA | The UC Family Portal

 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law governing how many student academic, disciplinary, and immunization records, among others ("Education Records"), and information derived from them are managed. Generally, FERPA prohibits educational institutions from disclosing private student information (such as grades and social security numbers) without prior consent from the student. It also gives students the right to review many Education Records and correct errors.

FERPA permits institutions to disclose some Education Records under specific conditions. For example, certain student information may be disclosed in emergencies involving threats to the health or safety of the student or the College community or when a student is injured or missing for a defined period of time without explanation (all students are required to furnish emergency contact information for this purpose). Institutions are also permitted to designate less private categories of "Directory Information" that may be disclosed without a student’s consent unless the student has specifically instructed the Office of the Registrar, in writing, not to share such information. At Berkeley, Directory Information includes a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, most recent previous school attended, and likeness (photograph, video, or other forms).

Read the complete Student Records and Information Policy

Visit the Institutional Compliance webpage to complete and submit a FERPA waiver or a FERPA opt-out form online (you will find these forms toward the bottom of the webpage linked above).

Quick Contacts for Students

Quick Contacts for Students

Academic Advisement: 973-200-1066      

Career Services: 973-200-1191

Financial Aid: 973-200-1148

FAFSA Help Desk: 833-613-1364

Information Systems Help Desk: 973-278-5400, ext. 1540

Student Accounts: 973-200-1150

Student Development and Campus Life: 973-546-2925

Campus Operating Officers


Campus Operating Officers

Campus Operating Officers oversee day-to-day operations, finances, student and staff retention, space management, and community outreach. 

 

Newark Campus

 Collazo Berkeley

  • Luis Collazo, COO
  • Luis-Collazo@berkeleycollege.edu
  • (973) 200-1076

 

New York City Campus

Linda Mauro Berkeley

 

Online Campus

 

Ramtahal Berkeley

 

Woodland Park Campus

Berkeley Gaines

  • LaTysha Gaines, COO
  • latysha-gaines@Berkeleycollege.edu
  • (973) 368-9857

 

Woodbridge Campus

Berkeley DeJesus

 

  • Jennifer Dejesus, COO
  •  jld@berkeleycollege.edu
  • (732) 289-3832

 

 

Center for Academic Success

Center for Academic Success

 

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) is an excellent resource for a wide range of academic support services. Centers are located at all Berkeley campuses in New York and New Jersey, including online. Trained staff, including both peer and professional tutors, are available days, evenings, and weekends to support you in all academic courses and with general study skills.

Tutoring

Participate in group or one-on-one tutoring in any subject (including accounting, math, computer literacy, and writing). You can also sharpen your presentation skills and boost your confidence with the Speakeasy program.

Unable to make it to a tutoring session? No problem! Tutoring is also accessible virtually on an online platform where you will be able to interact with a tutor from any computer with a camera and microphone.

Center for Academic Success Tutoring

Berkeley students can receive free tutoring either on-site at a Berkeley campus or online (CASTAnywhere). Tutoring is available for course content as well as writing, study skills, or computer skills. Students have access to both peer and professional tutors, who are available during the day, evenings, and weekends. Tutoring sessions are 45 minutes and may either be one-on-one or in a small group. Students can view availability and make appointments by following these steps: 

  1. Log on to tutortrac.berkeleycollege.edu
  2. Click Search Availability on the left-hand side of the screen
  3. Choose Campus: For online appointments (CASTAnywhere) or choose physical campus (you may receive tutoring at any campus regardless of your home campus)
  4. Select Your Section (Course or Subject you want tutoring in) from the drop-down & click Search
  5. Select an appointment, complete required fields and click Save

WriteAid

Looking for feedback on your essay or paper? Submit your paper electronically to the WriteAid Inbox and receive feedback (via email) on your writing assignment in a timely manner. WriteAid helps you improve your drafts and grow your skills for the future by providing you with feedback on the development and structure of your paper as well as comment on syntax and mechanics.  

Learning Strategies – Schedule Individual Study Plan Sessions

CAS professional staff can coach you through creating a personalized study plan for more effective learning, whether you are taking on-site or online courses. Not only will we assist you in creating your individualized study plan but we will also meet with you on a consistent basis to support you in its implementation.

Individual study plan sessions often include learning strategies and techniques to help you with:

  • Managing your time
  • Organizing your academic materials
  • Taking notes during class
  • Studying for quizzes, tests, and exams

 

Library

Berkeley College Library

All Berkeley College students are automatically registered for the library services.

Your student ID number is your library ID number, and your library PIN number consists of the last four digits of your ID. 

All currently enrolled students, full and part time employees of the College, active or emeritus Board members, Alumni, and registered members of a VALENJ Reciprocal Borrowing Library are permitted to register as borrowers. Berkeley College-issued digital ID cards are required for students and employees; all other borrowers must present an official identification card.  

You can find more information on the Borrowing/Renew/Request section of the library website.

Library cards are used to check out books, audio books, and DVDs. 

Berkeley College Database

The Berkeley College library provides access to over 100 databases for a variety of areas and majors. Databases can be found on the library page by subjectdatabase type, or by the vendors/providers.

A library database is a searchable electronic index of published, reliable resources. Databases provide access to a wealth of useful research materials from academic journals, newspapers, and magazines. Some databases also include e-books, relevant Web resources, and various multimedia.

The information found in databases is either originally created or comes from different, reliable sources.

NOTE: Databases are not “Internet" sources. One must login with their Canvas username & password to use databases.

Click Here to access the Berkeley College Libary Database.

 

Microsoft Office

Berkeley College students, faculty, and staff have free access to MS (Microsoft) Office. MS Office downloads are available for both Windows and Mac computers, and mobile devices. You can install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 smartphones.

Installing Office365 from your Email, follow these steps:

  1. Login into Engage and click on the Email icon
  2. When your Email opens, click on your picture/avatar/initials in the upper right corner and select "View Account"
  3. You can scroll down to the Office Apps tile, or click on it from the left-hand menu
  4. Click on Install Office and Follow the install Instructions.

Click Here for instructions on how to install Microsoft Office from your Berkeley College Email

Pronouns

What Are Pronouns? Pronouns are the words you may like others to use for you in place of your proper name. Some examples include “she/her” or “he/him” or gender-neutral pronouns, such as “ze/hir,” [pronounced: zee/heer] or “they/them”. Some people use specific pronouns, any pronouns, or none at all. Here is an example of using “they/them” in a sentence: John is substituting for me today and they are an incredible mathematician. Using singular “they” pronouns have been used in the English language for centuries. If you are still struggling with using this, remember, it takes practice!

Why Focus on Pronouns? You may have noticed that people are sharing their pronouns in introductions, on name tags, and at the beginning of meetings. This gives everyone in the room the opportunity to self identify instead of assuming someone’s identity or which pronouns they use. Including pronouns is a first step toward respecting people’s identity and creating a more welcoming space for people of all genders.

Want to learn more about Pronouns? Click Here to visit the GLSEN website!   

 

 

 

 

Preferred Names

A preferred or chosen name is a name you commonly use that is different from your legal name – it is about what you want to be called.

While we use the phrase “preferred name,” for many people, this is not just a preference; it is the only name they use and is essential to their identity.

 

 

Preferred Name and Pronouns to your Canvas Profile

How to Add your Preferred Name and Pronouns to your Canvas Profile:

  1. Log in to Canvas.
  2. Click on the “Account” icon at the top of the left-hand navigation panel (the circle with the outline of a person’s head in it).
  3. Click “Settings.”
  4. Click the “Edit Settings” button on the right side of the page.
  5. To update your display name, type your preferred name into the box next to “Display Name.”
  6. To add your pronouns, select your pronouns from the drop-down menu next to “Pronouns.”
  7. Click “Update Settings.”

After changing your display name in Canvas, people will see your updated preferred name in discussions, messages and comments (it will not change your legal name in the grade book).

Once you add your pronouns in Canvas, they will appear after your name when enabled.

How to change your Berkeley College Email Display Name  

To update your Berkeley College Email Display Name to your preferred name, simply fill out the “E-mail Display Name Change Form” by clicking HERE or following the steps below.

To access the eForm:

  1. Log in to Engage (engage.berkeleycollege.edu).
  2. Click on the “eForms/Documents” tile from the Engage homepage (after logging in).
  3. On the page that opens, click on the “eForms” tile.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the list of eForms and look for “Information Systems”
  5. Click on the “Office 365 Display Name Change Form”, enter your username and password to access the form, and then complete the form.
  6. Click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the form.

Please note that this will not change your Berkeley College email address, only your display name, as it appears connected to your email address.  This is not an official name change.

In order to change your name on all official College documents, please provide the necessary legal name change documentation to the Office of the Registrar. 

Change your Berkeley College Email Display Name

How to change your Berkeley College Email Display Name  

To update your Berkeley College Email Display Name to your preferred name, simply fill out the “E-mail Display Name Change Form” by clicking HERE or following the steps below.

To access the eForm:

  1. Log in to Engage (engage.berkeleycollege.edu).
  2. Click on the “eForms/Documents” tile from the Engage homepage (after logging in).
  3. On the page that opens, click on the “eForms” tile.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the list of eForms and look for “Information Systems”
  5. Click on the “Office 365 Display Name Change Form”, enter your username and password to access the form, and then complete the form.
  6. Click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the form.

Please note that this will not change your Berkeley College email address, only your display name, as it appears connected to your email address.  This is not an official name change.

In order to change your name on all official College documents, please provide the necessary legal name change documentation to the Office of the Registrar. 

Community Resources

Career Development Course

 

Sign up for a Career Development Course. This course introduces participants to the work of law enforcement in order to broaden their perspectives and understanding of the criminal justice system and to better prepare them to become viable candidates in the field.

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) program

As a student at Berkeley College, your household may be eligible to receive up to $30 a month discount on Internet Service through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) program. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides a discount of up to $30 per month towards internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for those on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop, or tablet from participating internet companies if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. Follow the steps below to qualify:


 

Be Involved

Be Involved Info

Winter 2023

Join Student Development and Campus Life and Student Club Leaders to learn how YOU can Be Involved at Berkeley College!

Learn about clubs, programs, and interest groups we have available OR
Talk to us about ideas for ones you would like to offer!

January 30, 2024, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Zoom Meeting ID: 985 3849 3126

CLICK HERE to join live in Zoom

Be Involved Fair

Starting a New Student Organization


Starting a New Student Organization
If there is an interest in creating a student club that does not currently exist, a group of students may apply by contacting the Director of Student Development and Campus Life at their home campus.

Privileges & Benefits for Student Clubs

  • Recognition by Berkeley College Student Development & Campus Life.
  • Host virtual/onsite events and sponsor programs and activities.
  • Participation in “Be Involved Fair and Welcome Week” every semester for new member recruitment.
  • Participate as an Orientation Leader to guide new students and assist with facilitating New Student Orientation and Welcome Week activities.


Contact Student Development and Campus Life at SDCL@Berkeleycollege.edu for more information.

 

 

Club Interest Form

 

                        

 

 

Please complete the form below for more information about clubs and how to join club meetings.

https://forms.office.com/r/FALqtJvbP0

Personnel Counseling & Wellness

Personal Counseling and Wellness

Health, Counseling, and Wellness

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. We approach each individual holistically, helping each student achieve a healthy balance in his or her many life roles and assisting in the successful transition into college and through graduation.  CLICK HERE for additional information!

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.

Find the contact information for personal counselors here.

 

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Student Services

 

 

Accessibility Services

 

Berkeley College’s staff makes great efforts to accommodate the needs of our students who have disabilities. Each campus has an ADA Coordinator or a personal counselor who serves as the accessibility support service representative. The student must schedule an appointment with this person, submit an application, and provide supporting documentation to receive accommodations. Accessibility Services-related documentation will not be part of your Berkeley College academic record.

 

Important Steps for Registration

  1. Schedule an appointment with an ADA Coordinator or a Personal Counselor. You may also contact the Coordinator of Accessibility Services (listed below under “Contact Us”).
  2. Complete an Application for Accessibility Services and Accommodations with the ADA Coordinator/Personal Counselor.
  3. Provide current documentation of a diagnosis from a licensed professional along with that professional’s recommendations for appropriate accommodations to the ADA Coordinator/Personal Counselor. You can discuss this process with them.
  4. Renew your accommodations each semester by submitting the Accessibility Services Semester Form.

Documentation Guidelines 

The student with a disability is required to provide medical and/or psychological documentation supporting the claim of disability from a licensed professional. The claim of disability used is the label put forth in the federal legislation of the Amendments Act of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008. The disability must substantially limit the person from completing a major life activity. The medical and psychological documentation (e.g., reports, clinical notes, evaluations, etc.) must be no older than four years. In addition, the medical and psychological documentation must include the following:

  1. Diagnosis of the disability
  2. Severity of the diagnosis
  3. Functional limitations of the disability
  4. Treatments provided for the disability
  5. Recommendations for successful learning
  6. Must-have accommodations

In addition to the student with a disability providing the required medical and/or psychological documentation of the disability, the student must include a current Berkeley College Application for Accessibility Services and Accommodations in his or her initial packet for services.

Accessibility Services Department Contact Infomation 

Katherine Wu
Director of Accessibility Services
3 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017
646-502-8237
Katherine-Wu@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Vincent Mas
Coordinator of Accessibility Services
3 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017
914-377-5545
Vincent-Mas@BerkeleyCollege.edu

 

Accessibility Services Website: 

CLICK HERE to access the Accessibility Services Website

 

ADA Coordinators

New York City

Vincent MasCoordinator of Accessibility Services
914-377-5545
Vincent-Mas@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Newark
Danielle Hewitt, Personal Counselor
973-278-5400 ext. 6183
Danielle-Hewitt@BerkeleyCollege.edu 

Online
Sandra Coppola, Senior Director of Personal Counseling
973-826-5598
Sandra-Coppola@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Santa Rock, Personal Counselor
973-405-2111 ext. 6402
SGR@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Woodbridge
Danielle Hewitt, Personal Counselor
973-278-5400 ext. 6183
Danielle-Hewitt@BerkeleyCollege.edu 

Woodland Park
Sandra Coppola, Senior Director of Personal Counseling
973-826-5598
Sandra-Coppola@BerkeleyCollege.edu 

Sheri Burkat, Personal Counselor
973-278-5400 ext. 1321
Sheri-Burkat@BerkeleyCollege.edu

 

 

Black History Month

Black Owned Businesses

CLICK HERE for details on Black-owned businesses in New York 

CLICK HERE for details on Black-owned businesses in New Jersey 

CLICK HERE for details on Black-owned Online businesses

 

Spotify Playlist

 

 

 

Student Development and Campus Life compiled an audio journey revealing the roots of some of the past and today’s biggest hits while spotlighting black musical artists
whose voices and songs impacted the world.
CLICK HERE to listen to the Black History Month Spotify Playlist

 

 

 

 

Essential Books

 

 

 

Important Black Contributors to Society

For the Culture: Black History Month Padlet

Black History Month focuses attention on the contributions of African Americans to the United States. It honors all Black people from all periods of U.S. history, from the enslaved people first brought over from Africa in the early 17th century to African Americans living in the United States today.

 

Tell us the significance of Black History Month by clicking the link below. 

 

Made with Padlet

For the Culture: Black History Month Information

Black History Month - African American and the Arts Displays

Graphic Design Celebrates Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the Graphic Design Program celebrates the historical achievements of black graphic designers with a series of posters on display at the Woodland Park Campus in the 3rd-floor hallway (by room 301) and in room 212a next to the Gallery.

 

CLICK HERE to view the poster series.

Berkeley Cares - Community Service

Student Development & Campus Life invites students to participate in a community service opportunity on Friday, March 8, 2024, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

We will support the Community Food Bank of New Jersey by preparing food to distribute to partner agencies and community members. You must be able to volunteer for the entire shift with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. 

If you are interested, please sign up on the form below. Spots are limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, you will be notified if a spot is available. Please note you must provide your own transportation.
 
 Volunteer Formhttps://forms.office.com/r/WL7KeW2x1D



If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Student Development and Campus Life at SDCL@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

 

 

Socks for Veterans

Martin Luther King Day of Service

Be Inspired

Be Involved

 

Berkeley MLK King

Berkeley College will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with volunteerism opportunities and special events in January 2024. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
January 15, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Click here to find a volunteer opportunity in your community through AmeriCorps. 

Virtual Cards

January 15, 2024
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Volunteers will create electronic cards including pictures and inspirational quotes for essential workers to thank them for their dedication to the community.  CLICK HERE to Join the Berkeley College team page. Sponsored by Jersey Cares

“I Have a Dream” Padlet
Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community at-large can share their thoughts on equality, respect, acceptance, and unity through the virtual Padlet platform

 

 

I have a Dream

 

Contact Us

Student Development and Campus Life

Contact Student Development and Campus Life to...

  • Join a Club
  • Get more information
  • Start your own club
  • Collaborate with other clubs

         

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Phone: 973-546-2925
E-mail:SDCL@BerkeleyCollege.edu

Counseling Services

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. We approach each individual holistically, helping each student achieve a healthy balance in his or her many life roles and assisting in the successful transition into college and through graduation. Counseling services are offered at all on-site and online locations. Call or stop by to schedule an appointment.

Click here to contact a Personal Counselor and learn more about counseling services

VOTE!

How to Vote

CLICK ON THE ICON FOR YOUR STATE

FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO VOTE!

 

                    

 

 

Register to vote and then, VOTE!

Don't know where to vote?  Click the image below to find locations near you!

 

Click Here for Voter Registration Deadlines

Your Vote Matters

What is your opinion on voting?



If you ever think that just one vote in a sea of millions cannot make much of a difference, consider some of the closest elections in U.S. history.

In 2000, Al Gore narrowly lost the Electoral College vote to George W. Bush. The election came down to a recount in Florida, where Bush had won the popular vote by such a small margin that it triggered an automatic recount and a Supreme Court case (Bush v. Gore).
In the end, Bush won Florida by 0.009 percent of the votes cast in the state, or 537 votes.
Had 600 more pro-Gore voters gone to the polls in Florida that November, there may have been an entirely different president from 2000–2008.

More recently, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016 by securing a close Electoral College win. Although the election did not come down to a handful of votes in one state, Trump’s votes in the Electoral College decided a tight race. Clinton had won the national popular vote by nearly three million votes, but the concentration of Trump voters in key districts in “swing” states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan helped
seal enough electoral votes to win the presidency.

Your vote may not directly elect the president, but if your vote joins enough others in your voting district or county, your vote undoubtedly matters when it comes to electoral results. Most states have a “winner take all” system where the popular vote winner gets the state’s electoral votes. There are also local and state elections to consider. While presidential or other national elections usually get a significant voter turnout,
local elections are typically decided by a much smaller group of voters.

A Portland State University study found that fewer than 15 percent of eligible voters were turning out to vote for mayors, council members, and other local offices. Low turnout means that important local issues are determined by a limited group of voters,
making a single vote even more statistically meaningful.

Retrieved from National Geographic Resource Library : https://www.nationalgeographic.org/article/why-voting-important/

Ballot Bowl

NJ Ballot Bowl

Voter registration is an initial step in the voting process but not the only step.

In this year’s Ballot Bowl competition teams that get the most commitments to vote can win the Ballot Bowl. This isn’t about a specific candidate but about the value of participating in our democracy and committing to showing up for your community.

Pledge to vote in this year’s General Election by going to this link provided by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge and score some points for your Berkeley College's Ballot Bowl team: allintovote.org/take-the-pledge/

The NJ Ballot Bowl is a program sponsored by the New Jersey Department of State's Jersey Civic Engage initiative and a joint effort with the ALL In Campus Democracy Challenge. It's a statewide non-partisan voter registration and engagement competition led by and for students. 

Please make your commitment by taking the pledge to vote and to help Berkeley College win the 2023 NJ Ballot Bowl! 

Click Here or the following link https://allintovote.org/take-the-pledge/ to take the pledge to vote and find additional information about the General Election.

Don't Forget to Vote on Tuesday, November 7, 2022, for the General Election. Polls Are Open From 6:00a.m. - 8:00p.m. 

 

 

 

Election Information


Below is information on how to register to vote for the upcoming elections in New Jersey, New York, and other states this November. These links can also be found in the “Vote!” tab on the Virtual Student Center libguide located here: https://berkeleycollege.libguides.com/c.php?g=681697&p=7892209

New Jersey
Voter registration forms and information are located here: https://www.nj.gov/state/elections/vote.shtml

Please check the NJ Division of Elections website for updates on election dates and voter registration deadlines.

New York
Voter registration forms and information are located here: https://www.ny.gov/services/register-vote


Please check the NYS Board of Elections website for updates on election dates and voter registration deadlines.

New York City
Voter registration forms and information are located here: New York City: https://vote.nyc/

Please check the website for the Board of Elections in the City of New York for updates on election dates and voter registration deadlines.

Other States
If you are a legal resident of another state, please visit the National Elections Assistance Commission to locate your state's voter registration form: https://vote.gov/


 

Meet Student Development & Campus Life

SDCL Leadership Team

Dr. Sherrille Shabazz - Vice President, Student Development & Campus Life

 

Heather Eaton-Dwyer - Dean of Students, Student Development & Campus Life

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Sandra Coppola - Senior Director, Personal Counseling

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System - Accessibility Student Services

Katherine Wu - Accessibility Services

 

 

Vincent Mas - Coordinator of Accessibility Services

Newark Campus

Suzeana Stewart - Director, Student Development & Campus Life 

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Shaday Rosario- Program Coordinator, Student Development & Campus Life 

 

Christine Kedl - Personal Counselor

 

 

 

 

NYC Campus

Suzeana Stewart - Director, Student Development & Campus Life 

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Shaday Rosario- Program Coordinator, Student Development & Campus Life 

Online Campus

Heather Eaton-Dwyer - Dean of Students, Student Development & Campus Life

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Santa Rock - Personal Counselor / ADA Coordinator 

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Woodbridge Campus

James Marshmon - Director, Student Development & Campus Life

 

Christine Kedl - Personal Counselor

 

 

 

 

Woodland Park Campus

James Marshmon - Director, Student Development & Campus Life

 

Sheri Burkat - Personal Counselor

 

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Refer them to Berkeley

Do you have relatives, friends, or neighbors who could benefit from a career-focused education at Berkeley College? We’d love to tell them about our exciting new programs, comprehensive support, and how we can help them prepare for a career.

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Student Organizations/Special Interest Groups

Student Clubs & Special Interest Group

 

Clubs and Organizations

Participating in clubs and other extracurricular activities is a great way to meet new people, network, socialize, and complement your coursework. Berkeley College offers students the opportunity to get involved at each campus and across the system. We strongly encourage students to participate in activities, as campus life is an important component of the Berkeley experience. Research has shown that clubs have a positive impact on students’ educational journeys. Through involvement, students gain a strong sense of purpose, community, and achievement.

 

Starting a New Student Organization

If there is an interest in creating a student club that does not currently exist, a group of students may apply by contacting the Director of Student Development and Campus Life at their home campus.

Suppose you are interested in creating a student club that does not currently exist. In that case, please may contact a member of the Student Development and Campus Life Staff (SDCL Staff Directory) at your home campus.

Privileges & Benefits for Being a Student Club Leader

  • Recognition by Berkeley College Student Development & Campus Life.

  • Host virtual/on campus events and sponsor programs and activities.

  • Participation in “Be Involved Fair and Welcome Week” every semester for new member recruitment.

  • Participate as an Orientation Leader to guide new students and assist with facilitating New Student Orientation and Welcome Week activities.

Click Here for more information about clubs and interest groups.

 

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