The Department of Student Health and Counseling at SUNY Geneseo provides primary physical and psychological care to all currently-enrolled Geneseo students. Geneseo students can visit Health & Counseling for a variety of health related issues. These include physical, emotional, sexual and nutritional health concerns, along with a variety of opportunities to learn about ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. These services are delivered by licensed health care professionals who are dedicated to meeting the specific needs of college students. Health & Counseling follows ethical and practice guidelines mandated by New York State, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc., the American College Health Association and the American Psychological Association.
Health Services offers physical exams, diagnosis and treatment of health problems common to college students, management of chronic conditions and consultation on health issues. Additional services include a self-care center, allergy clinic, the Sexual Health Clinic, and nutritional counseling. Health Services dispenses many prescription and over-the-counter medications. Like primary care providers, Health Services staff may refer students off-campus for more specialized diagnostic services (including x-ray) or treatment. Health Services does not take the place of a hospital or emergency room in the case of a potentially life-threatening condition. We also believe there is more to creating a healthy campus than just taking care of sick students, and wellness programs and health consumer education are offered by our providers and through the Office of Health Promotion. Located in the Lauderdale Health Center, Health Services is open Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Telephone consultation with a registered nurse is available any time Health Services is closed by calling (585) 245-5736. To schedule appointments students should call (585) 245-5736.
Counseling Services provides psychological counseling and brief psychotherapy to Geneseo students who are experiencing a range of challenges in their lives. In addition to individual counseling, services include couples’ counseling, support and therapy groups, assessment, psychiatric consultation and a self-help library. Students in need of long-term or specialized treatment may be referred for treatment off-campus. Counseling Services is open Monday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Tuesday – Wednesday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. To schedule an appointment students should stop by Lauderdale 205 or call (585) 245-5716.
Medical History and Immunization Requirements
All students are required to submit a completed Personal and Medical History form prior to beginning classes. The physical examination is to be completed by the home health provider and the health history section should be completed by the student. The pre-enrollment physical can not be completed at Health Services.New York State law mandates that all students show proof of immunizations against measles, mumps, and rubella in order to be registered. State law also requires students to specify in writing whether they have received vaccination against bacterial meningitis. Students who do not present proof of required immunizations within 30 days of matriculation risk being disenrolled from the College. In keeping with recommendations of the New York State Department of Health and American College Health Association we strongly encourage students to also receive immunization against bacterial meningitis. Exemptions for medical and religious reasons are allowed (under specific circumstances) under the law. Students seeking additional information on exemptions should contact Health Services.
Health and Counseling Records
All student records at Health & Counseling are confidential and maintained with the strictest care to ensure students’ right to privacy, and are not part of students’ academic records. Separate records are kept for Counseling and Health Services, though counseling and medical staff may consult with each other about relevant information in order to provide the best treatment to our students. Information from students’ Health & Counseling records is not shared with anyone outside the department without their express permission, except in cases of imminent danger or as mandated by law.
Because students sometimes need services beyond what Health & Counseling provides, we strongly encourage students to have adequate health insurance. Students should be sure that they are covered by any current plan and that out-of-area services are covered. Health & Counseling is not a participating provider with any insurance company. However, for students without other insurance or who want additional coverage, Niagara National Life and Health Insurance Company provides health insurance designed for SUNY Geneseo students. It provides coverage for accidents and illness, including psychological treatment and testing, on and off campus. Students may sign up for insurance during the open enrollment periods at the beginning of each semester or within 30 days of being removed from another policy. Information about can be obtained from Tompkins Insurance, 11 South Street, Geneseo, NY (585-243-3553).
Geneseo Opportunties for Leadership Development (GOLD) seeks to prepare students for leadership roles and responsibilities in service to the College and the global community. Our mission is accomplished through education, development, and training of students in an extensive series of personal development programs, institutes, leadership certificates, service learning, volunteer work, and active engagement in college and community life. Students are encouraged to visit the GOLD Leadership Center in MacVittie College Union 114 and talk with the student volunteer GOLD Leader Mentor staff, view the GOLD website at http://gold.geneseo.edu, call Nick Palumbo, Assistant Dean for Leadership and service at (585) 245-5857, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students may take Leaves of Absence from their studies for up to two semesters and retain the right to enroll at the College at the end of the leaves without applying for readmission. Students are eligible to take Leaves of Absence from the College if they have grade point averages of at least 2.0 and if they have no outstanding obligations to the College. Applications for Leaves of Absence may be obtained and filed in the Enrollment Management Office, Doty 312, or downloaded from a Leave of Absence.
Leaves are usually effective as of the beginning of the semester following the one when the application is filed. If students wish to take Leaves during a semester in progress applications must be filed before the course withdrawal deadline (approximately two-thirds of the way through the semester). In most cases, leaving the College after the withdrawal deadline results in grades of “E” in all courses.
Students who leave campus to study abroad or at another college may have to take Leaves of Absence, depending upon the types of programs in which they enroll. Students on Leaves of Absence who fail to return or to fulfill their obligations to the College will have their status changed from Leaves of Absence to Withdrawals.
The Student Association (SA) provides initial consultation with attorneys based in Geneseo and Mt. Morris at no cost to students. Most legal matters are appropriate for discussion. Appointments are made through the SA Office and most schedules can be accommodated. To make an appointment, contact the Administrative Assistant in the Student Association office at (585) 245-5878.
Visit library.geneseo.edu to access the library home page.
What materials are in the library collection?
Books, periodicals, audio and video recordings, DVDs, maps, teacher education kits and CD-ROMs in a wide variety of subject areas. There are more than 100 computers to provide access to online resources and a variety of software applications. Digital cameras, GPS units, CD players, headphones, and laptops are also available for loan. Use GLOCAT to find materials in our collection.
What other services are in the library building?
Milne Library boasts the Books & Bytes Café, the Teaching & Learning Center, and a satellite office of the Writing & Learning Center. Four SMART classrooms located on the main and lower levels of the building facilitate the use of technology in teaching. Classrooms are available for faculty and staff use on a semester-long basis or for one-time meetings. Check the campus events calendar for room availability.
When is the library open?
Library hours depend upon the semester and time of year. Check the Library Hours page for the current times.
Where are restrooms located in the building?
Restrooms are located on all three floors of the building. On the lower level, you will find the restrooms on your right side as you approach Room 105, near the journals. On the main level, restrooms are located to your right as you enter the Books & Bytes Café, off the main entrance to the library. On the upper level, restrooms are located diagonally to your left as you walk up the main staircase, right across from the book stacks. Check Maps of the Library for further detail.
Where are the photocopiers?
Copiers are located on the main level, next to the Information Delivery Services office. More copiers are located on the lower level, across from the microfilm collection. Check Maps of the Library for further detail.
How do I renew a book?
You may renew materials online through GLOCAT:
• At the main screen of GLOCAT, click on Personal Login in the top left corner
• Next, enter your Geneseo user ID and password (same as you use to login to the network or Webmail)
• Next, click on Account Information in the top left corner
• Once you are in your account menu, click on the link for Loans
• You may renew all your loans at one time by choosing Renew All from the menu options
• If you only want to renew one at a time, click on the item number next to the title
How do I locate a journal or a magazine in the library?
Current issues of popular magazines, journals, and newspapers are located in Books ‘n’ Bytes Café. Older issues and bound volumes of journals are located downstairs on the lower level. Go to Locating a journal or magazine in Milne Library for specific locations.
Who is Milne Library named for?
One of the first principals of the formerly named Geneseo Normal School. Go to Library Facts & Stats for more information.