Student Affairs

STCC Cares about YOUR education

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 & Support

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 but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Recovery & Education Resources
  • College Transfer Status Reports
    • 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.
  • Conflict resolution guidance
  • The Debt Appeal Process:
    • Outstanding Debt Appeal Form
    • Please contact the Office of Student Initiatives at 413-755-5252 for questions regarding debt appeal applications.
  • Judicial and grievance procedure guidance
  • Medical Re-entry Process
  • Records release/background checks
    • For students and alumni requiring disclosure of conduct information for employment. All such requests from government agencies/third-party background check agencies must be sent to The request must include a signed release form as well as contact information and applicable badge/agent identification number for records to be checked. Please note that Student Affairs will not release conduct information over the phone.
  • Referrals for services both on and off-campus.
  • Student Absence Notification Request
    • Students who will be absent for more than three consecutive days may request that a Student Absence Notification be sent to their faculty members.

Student Affairs conducts Alcohol and Other Drugs Programming for all new, incoming students. During a student's first semester at the college, they are invited to participate in our GetInclusive prevention training courses on Alcohol and Other Drugs and Hazing and Intimidation. Learning Objectives for each training session are as follows:

Alcohol & Other Drugs

  • Explain what alcohol does to the mind and body.
  • Describe own boundaries around alcohol and drug use.
  • Identify when a situation requires intervention.

Hazing & Intimidation

  • Explain what hazing is and examine common myths associated with hazing.
  • Describe the prevalence of hazing.
  • Identify bystander strategies to help victims of hazing and intimidation.



Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Student Affairs
Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19), Second Floor, Room 261

Darcey Kemp
Vice President, Student Affairs

Lori Goodreau
Staff Assistant