The Student Handbook serves as your introduction to Suffolk University’s student life, facilities, services and policies. It is updated annually. All students are encouraged to use this book as a reference guide to the various resources on campus.
I hope this handbook will make it easier for you to find what you are looking for in as little time as possible. The handbook provides general information and gives the location of the appropriate offices where you can obtain more complete information. Many people throughout the University are willing to assist you with problems or questions.
If you have any suggestions on how we might improve this handbook for future students, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Affairs Office with your ideas.
Welcome to Suffolk. I hope you have an exciting and rewarding year.
Nancy C. Stoll, Ed. D.
Dean of Students
On behalf of your Student Government Association, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Suffolk University.
As I am sure you already know, you are about to embark on one of the most incredible experiences of your life by attending one of the most unique universities in the City of Boston. Suffolk's distinct location on Beacon Hill gives us unparalleled access to the seat of government in Massachusetts as well as easy access to the cultural, ethnic and historical hubs that surround the area. Grab an Italian dessert at Mike's Pastry, see a show in the Theatre District and observe the countless masterpieces at the Museum of Fine Arts in order to immerse yourself in the best of what Boston has to offer you; it will truly enrich your time here at Suffolk.
The Suffolk Community is full of endless opportunities for you to get involved. Over 70 student organizations on campus cover a wide variety of interests including Suffolk's school newspapers, Mock Trial, the Black Student Union, the Program Council, the Rainbow Alliance, the Seriously Bent Improv Comedy Troupe and many more. Throughout your college career, you will find and abundance of opportunities in which to get involved. I strongly encourage you to do so during your time here; there is no time like the present. Your cocurricular involvement is an integral part of college life and will help to round out your education. Never be afraid to take a leap of faith out of your comfort zone in order to give back to your university and fellow students while enriching your own experiences in the process.
Suffolk's academic programs will also offer you myriad opportunities. The study abroad program allows you to explore different parts of the world while maintaining academic standing and earning credits. Whether you want to spend a semester at out campus in Madrid or a semester interning in Washington, D.C., there are dozens of places you can explore through this program. Here in Boston, the classes you take will help prepare you for your next step in life. Suffolk's professors are highly skilled in their fields and go the extra mile for each and every one of us. Their wealth of knowledge and expertise can be used to aid you in your own journeys even after you graduate.
Throughout your time here, I hope you learn what I have come to realize about Suffolk University; that it is a place of unique and incredible growth. With the variety of unique opportunities that this university has to offer, you will have the ability to learn a great deal about your given field, as well as discovering more about yourself in the process. Get involved, take those leaps of faith and always urge yourself to step a little farther outside your comfort zone.
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Warmest welcome and best of luck!
Class of 2014
President of SGA
On behalf of the 2013-2014 Graduate Student Association, I am happy to officially welcome all of you to the 2013-2014 academic year.
To new students, welcome to the Suffolk community. I'm sure this is one of the best decisions you've made in your life, so I want to tell you that we are delighted to have you on board. To returning grad students, welcome back home!
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is dedicated to the advancement and development of graduate and professional students at Suffolk University. It serves to advocate on behalf of the interests of each and every one of you at Suffolk. The GSA works closely with administrators, faculty and staff to achieve its goals. The primary goal of the Graduate Student Association is to unite all of Suffolk’s graduate students. Regardless of which degree you are pursuing, we urge you to get involved whether through your participation in events, seeking professional development or just simply offering your suggestions and ideas.
Keep an eye out for upcoming events geared directly toward the graduate student community held all over the wonderful city of Boston. Events ranging from networking socials, to Red Sox games, we are here to make your graduate experience at Suffolk, the best ever; our intent is all for your delight!
The GSA is your advocacy center. One of the primary roles of GSA is to be the voice of the graduate student body. If you need help learning more about the University, how to handle a dispute, connecting with people or resources on campus, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffrey Morris, M.Ed. ‘14
President of GSA