Student Affairs

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Emergency Financial Support

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)

On December 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was signed into law. This new law supplements the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), and permits the U.S. Department of Education to distribute additional funds to institutions of higher education in order to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).  A portion of the funds disbursed shall be used for making emergency assistance grants directly to students.  Priority for awarding emergency grants will be given to students with exceptional financial need, such as students who receive Pell Grants.  However, students who are not Pell recipients or are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses are also eligible to apply for an emergency assistance grants.  In most cases, the maximum amount of an emergency grant will not exceed the maximum amount of a Federal Pell Grant for 2020-21 ($6,345.00). A student is eligible for only one grant, and only one application will be considered per student.

A student may use an emergency grant to pay for any component of his/her cost of attendance, including an outstanding account balance and/or tuition and fees, as well as for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care. In order to be eligible for an emergency assistance grant, a student must be currently registered and complete the COVID-19 Application for Emergency Financial Aid Grants in its entirety.

Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund is designed to assist students who encounter an unexpected, short-term financial emergency that would prevent them from continuing their education. Our goal is to assist students so that they may continue their studies and successfully complete their coursework. Submit a Student Emergency Fund Request. If you have questions, please refer to the Student Emergency Fund Guidelines.


Student Affairs is charged with supporting and participating in the academic mission of the College. As educators, we seek to maintain and enhance a purposeful, open, disciplined, caring, and diverse community. As such, we value integrity, dedication, commitment, honesty, social and civic responsibility, while promoting our students' intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual development. We are committed to optimizing student development through excellence in services, programs, and facilities.

As specialists in the field of student development, we serve as student advocates both inside and outside the classroom. We consult and collaborate with faculty, staff, administrators, and campus external governing agencies. Through collaborative research and evaluation, we study our environment, programs, and services and are accountable to our students, the College, our state and our profession for providing a quality educational experience for all students.

Mission of Student Affairs

The Mission of Student Affairs is to complement the academic mission of the college. Student Affairs provides opportunities for student development, student involvement, and experiential learning which contributes to student success and satisfaction.

The primary focus of Student Affairs is to promote individual student growth, personal achievement, and social responsibility through a wide range of programs and services intentionally designed to complement the student's educational experiences and which strives to:

  • foster student academic success through a series of staff and peer mentoring programs.
  • emphasize ethical and responsible student behavior through the administration of the Student Code of Conduct and a fair equitable program of student judicial review.
  • develop the social, civic, and leadership skills of students through a wide variety of student organizations, group activities, and leadership programs.
  • encourage and facilitate programs that advance the cultural, social, civic, leadership and educational development of students within a pluralistic and multicultural learning environment.

Student Advocacy

The Vice President of Student Affairs Office provides student advocacy and support for all STCC students. We are here to advocate for you and ensure that your college experience is the best it can be. Our services include:

When transferring to a four-year institution, you may be required to submit a College Transfer Status Report as part of their admissions requirements. This form will need to be completed by STCC Student Affairs and Registrar's Offices. Please allow four business days for the completion and processing of this form.

Contact Info

Darcey Kemp
Vice President, Student Affairs
dlkemp@stcc.edu
413-755-4558

Lori Goodreau
Staff Assistant
llgoodreau@stcc.edu
413-755-4402

Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19), Second Floor, Room 261
Office hours: Monday - Friday   8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Resources

For more information about reporting a student code of conduct, academic misconduct, or well-being concern please see the Reporting Options page.

Please note, the Student Affairs office will continue to assist students remotely while COVID-19 campus restrictions are in place. The entire team is working diligently (remotely) to minimize the impact the current situation is having on our students. The team can be reached at student_affairs@stcc.edu. Emails will be monitored regularly throughout the day during normal business hours.