We are here to support our students—new and current. We have several key organizations within Suffolk to help address any need a student may have while enrolled at our institution.

We are here to support our students—new and current. We have several key organizations within Suffolk to help address any need a student may have while enrolled at our institution.

Student Affairs

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.

Ann E. Coyne, Ed. D.
Dean of Students
& Associate Vice President for Enrollment

The Student Government Association

Dear Suffolk Student,

It is an honor to welcome you to Suffolk University on behalf of the undergraduate student body and the Student Government Association. We are eager for you to join and experience the uniqueness of our campus within the heart of Boston. You are about to embark one of the most exciting journey’s yet.

You have an advantage and opportunity that not many students have outside of being a Suffolk student. With the State House being a part of our campus and the Financial District being a five minute walk away, your internship opportunities are both endless and convenient. You have the opportunity to attend Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins games with your friends all at discounted prices. You have the opportunity to explore the rich history of this city. This is an opportunity of a life time.

If you’re still nervous about finding a home here at Suffolk, be sure to get involved. There are over 100 student led organizations with open arms ready to welcome any student interested in joining their groups. Getting involved will connect you with students from all around the globe, faculty, administration, and possibly even your passions. Go for it. Get involved. Find your passion and pursue it. Take that risk and step out of your comfort zone because you never know where it may lead you.

These next four years will be fun but challenging. Never forget that you have a whole support system alongside you. The Student Government Association’s door is always open to guide and support you with whatever you may need. Our community is filled with numerous resources ready for you to utilize.

Now, go out there and show both Suffolk University and the city of Boston all that you are capable of. The sky is the limit especially when you have a whole city to explore. Welcome to your new home!

For all the returning students, welcome back! Congratulations on making it this far, keep working hard and thriving. You’re a year closer to the finish line.


Karine Kanj
Student Government Association President
Sawyer Building. Suite 324C 8
Ashburton Pl.
Boston, MA 02108
Email us at SGA

The Graduate Student Association

Dear Graduate Student,

Please allow me to officially welcome you, or welcome you back, on behalf of the Suffolk University Graduate Student Association Executive Board! For those of you who are new to Suffolk University, I am glad to have you joining our graduate student family. For those Graduate Students who are coming back, I would like to use an opportunity to congratulate on being another step closer to the completion of your chosen degree. The Graduate Student Association (GSA) feels so excited to become a primary resource for you throughout the year in anything that might concern you. Some of concerns might relate to direct studies, some to private life, so we are here to help you out with any life aspect issue you might have.

As a current Suffolk Graduate student, some of the available resources you may benefit from is having access to networking events and social programming opportunities, just to name a few. Another key responsibility includes the endorsement of students’ proposals concerning the new academic initiatives, as well as providing support to the creation of new student associations. GSA in collaboration with each of the Graduate Student associations have honor to facilitate such types of development opportunities for you.

GSA feels fortunate enough to have ability to represent all graduate students for each school Suffolk has. Some of the goals of our association are promoting social, volunteer, as well as cultural activities for graduate students and continuing to serve as a main part of mechanism between graduate students and the Deans of the schools. We are honored to support a variety of graduate student association throughout campus, some of which are the Suffolk University Graduate Business Association (SUGBA), Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA), Suffolk University Queer Graduates and Professionals (QGAP).

Starting from now on, you will be receiving email updates from GSA regarding our meeting day/time, as well as any upcoming events or opportunities available to you and your classmates. One of the uniqueness of our meetings is that they are always open to any graduate students who would like to attend to find out more, address a concern, or simply become a more informed member of the graduate student association. In addition to that, we also post flyers illustrating our upcoming events on our social media pages such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. If you might ever come up with any ideas for academic or not so initiatives feel free to leave us a message on either of our social media accounts, or at the GSA email address mentioned below. Again, please accept my warm welcome on behalf of the whole GSA family. Together as a team we are looking so much forward to helping you with getting the most out of this unforgettable experience, as well as make sure that your time spent here as a graduate student is as exciting and filled with leveraged opportunities as you can imagine of. Once again, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any help, and I look forward to having the opportunity to speak to as many of you as possible as the year moves on.

Best wishes,

Nikita Smirnov
Candidate for Masters of Business Administration / Masters of Science in Marketing
President, Suffolk University Graduate Student Association (GSA)
Email us at GSA
Sawyer Business School – Suffolk University