Suffolk CARES

Suffolk CARES works collaboratively with students, parents, faculty, staff, and other campus resources to provide support for students through a variety of challenges they may encounter while at Suffolk.

Suffolk CARES assists students in finding the best resources for their individual needs. Suffolk CARES strives to empower students to advocate for themselves so that they may remain personally and academically successful. Suffolk CARES consists of a combination of resources and programs managed by the director of student outreach and support.

Case Management

Staff members in the Student Affairs Office are available to consult with faculty, staff, students and family members who may be concerned about a student for any reason.

Student difficulties may present in a variety of ways while students are on campus, including poor class attendance, sporadic attendance at work-study jobs, difficulties with roommates, disturbing writings in homework assignments, and changes in behavior and personal habits.

While concerned about identifying students who experience difficulties, the Student Affairs Office also works to ensure that all members of the campus community are able to learn, study, teach and live in an environment that supports academic and personal success.

Appropriate referrals to the Student Affairs Office include:

  • Students who experience personal or academic difficulties that interfere with classroom success
  • Students who do not attend class(es) regularly or submit homework assignments in a timely fashion
  • Students who exhibit a poor attitude or behavior that warrants concern and/or whose behavior affects classroom decorum or the rights of other students
  • Students who have a personal or family concern that may be interfering with their classes
  • Students who may benefit from campus or community referrals or resources 


Student Affairs Office

Ann Coyne, Dean of Students
Shawn A. Newton, Associate Dean of Students
Danelle Berube, Assistant Dean of Students
Amanda L. McGrath, Director of Student Outreach and Support

73 Tremont Street, 12th Floor
Open M-F: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

*The Student Affairs Office is closed in the evening, on weekends, and holidays.