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
Dear Suffolk Undergraduate,
On behalf of the Student Government Association, and the undergraduate student body, I would like to welcome you to Suffolk University. You are about to begin a new chapter of your life in what will be an amazing journey. Your college experience is going to be what you make of it; so make the best of it.
I’m sure that while you are excited, you might also be nervous which is perfectly normal. But the good news is that you are now part of an incredible community that cares about you and is there to help you grow and succeed. Suffolk has many resources available to students so never be afraid to ask for help when you feel you need some. It will only make you better.
Suffolk University is a place with unique opportunities. Our location in Downtown Boston will lead you to internships and jobs, our academic programs will help you learn valuable things, and you can even explore different parts of the world with our study abroad program and a few others.
The biggest piece of advice I would like to give you is to not wait too long to get involved. We have over 85 clubs and organizations, and I guarantee there will be one that matches your interests, and if you don’t, you can start your own. Getting involved is a great way of meeting new people and making new friends. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, because many opportunities will present themselves through your time here. Don’t be afraid to try new things because you would be surprised of what you end up liking and what could become your passion.
And most importantly, remember we are always here to lend a helping a hand. Winston Churchill once said that “success is walking from failure to failure without the loss of enthusiasm.” So don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and try new things. It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Suffolk University. I hope that your experience here is as rewarding as it has been for me.
Student Body President
Student Government Association
Sawyer Building. Suite 324C
8 Ashburton Pl.
Boston, MA 02108
Dear Graduate Student,
On behalf of the Suffolk University Graduate Student Association Executive Board, it gives me great pleasure to officially welcome all of you to the new academic year! For those of you who are new to Suffolk, we are thrilled that you have decided to join our graduate student community.
As a Suffolk student, one of the greatest resources you will benefit from is having access to diverse professional development and networking opportunities, whether you’re attending the College of Arts & Sciences or Sawyer Business School. The Graduate Student Association (GSA) and its underlying graduate student organizations are the main facilitators of this access.
The GSA represents all graduate students of the colleges, promoting social, diplomatic, and cultural activities for them and maintaining a liaison between them and the Deans of the colleges. It oversees 10 different groups on campus, including the Suffolk University Graduate Business Association (SUGBA), the Interior Design Council (IDC), the Master Public Administration Student Association (MPASA), Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), and National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA).
The activities that are organized by the GSA include social and networking events, career and professional development opportunities, and recognition for graduate students’ accomplishments. We also endorse students’ proposals of new projects, and support on the development of new student organizations!
Stay tuned for our activities on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SuffolkUGSA/), and feel free to contact us in case you have any question or idea.
I am looking forward to helping you make the most out of this experience, a stepping-stone on achieving your goals. Once again, welcome to Suffolk University.
With best wishes,
Rafael A. Sanchez, MHA
2018 Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) Candidate
President, Suffolk University Graduate Student Association (GSA)
Sawyer Business School – Suffolk University