The Office of Student Affairs has responsibility for promoting the well-being of students at Union in collaboration with Student Life Assistants and the Director of Housing and Campus Services. These positions oversee the co-curricular and extracurricular programing of student activities at the Seminary to maintain a positive environment for living and learning. Appointments can be made with the Office of Student Affairs by emailing email@example.com or by calling 212-280-1396.
In this section you will find information regarding counseling and psychological services, disability services and general fitness information.
RESIDENTIAL LIFE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Student Life Assistants (SLAs) provide peer support and medicate conflicts as they arise in the residential community. SLAs also develop community programming for residential and non-residential students and serve as advocates and liaisons for residential and community issues.
Student Life Assistants for the 2022-2023 Academic Year:
Radiance Richardson, she/her (Hastings Hall) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jordan Jones, he/him (Hastings Hall) email@example.com
Columbia Health offers a broad range of on-campus and virtual services including routine and urgent medical visits, short term mental health counselling, sexual violence prevention and advocacy services and prevention oriented health programming.
Columbia University Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) support the psychological and emotional well-being of students by providing counseling, consultation and crisis intervention. CPS offers short term individual counselling and referrals for longer term care. Union students are welcome to select a personal mental health clinician. Bios are available on line. You can see a list of all services at https://health.columbia.edu/content/counseling-and-psychological-services
CPS is located in Lerner Hall 2920 Broadway, 5th and 8th floors. For appointments and 24/7 urgent care call 212-854-2878
Primary Medical Care Services are available for a wide variety of concern, including routine and urgent medical care, sexual and reproductive health, immunizations, and confidential HIV testing. You can see the full offerings at https://health.columbia.edu/services/primary-care
Offices are located at John Jay Hall, 519 W 114th Street, 4th floor. For appointments and 24/7 urgent care call 212-854-7426.
Union is able to offer students, faculty, and staff access to athletic facilities at Columbia University. Memberships to Dodge Fitness Center, 3030 Broadway, are available by the semester or by the year. Membership to the Dodge Fitness Center also allows Union students to join Columbia Club Sports teams. For membership fee and detailed information on the Center call (212) 854-2546 or visit the website: https://perec.columbia.edu/
HEALTH RELATED EMERGENCY: 24/7
Columbia University Emergency Medical Services (CU-EMS) is a New York State-certified, Basic Life Support (BLS) volunteer ambulance corps that provides pre-hospital emergency medical care, free of charge, to Columbia University’s Morningside Heights Campus, surrounding University-owned buildings and the surrounding area 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at (212) 854-5555.
St. Luke’s Hospital at 113th Street and Amsterdam is the nearest emergency room to Union’s campus and is open 24 hours a day. Ambulance service to St. Luke’s Hospital Emergency Room is available by dialing 911.
Seminary offers multiple settings to explore spirituality and practices that nurture the life of the spirit. Union’s Office of Student Affairs takes the lead in organizing programs that are relevant and transformational. Students, staff and faculty listen to the spirit and work together to provide diverse and inclusive spiritual resources.
Union admits students regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, national or ethnic origin, gender identities and expressions or disability to all the rights, privileges and programs generally accorded or made available to students at the seminary. It does not discriminate on the basis of any of these in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs or other programs administered by the seminary. Therefore, seminary policy ensures that no qualified student with a disability is subjected to discrimination. Students with disabilities are afforded full participation in the seminary’s programs and activities. In response to a request made by a qualified student with a documented disability, the seminary will provide health and disability-related services including reasonable academic accommodations in order to ensure students with disabilities have equal opportunity to attain the same quality of education and be assessed for course content and evaluated, in the same manner as students without disabilities.
If you would like more information about Disability Services at Union, please contact Assistant Director of Accessibility Services, Sonali Prabhakar, at firstname.lastname@example.org
COLUMBIA-AETNA STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE
Union students are required to carry adequate insurance as a condition of student enrollment and are also required to pay the Columbia Health Service Program Fee. For more detailed information about the Columbia University Student Health Plans, please see this helpful site from Aetna.
Current students can learn more about Union’s insurance requirements here.
Immunization forms are due for new students upon acceptance. Please download the Immunization Form here.