Jun 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Official General Catalog 
2024-2025 Official General Catalog

Student Services

The Cecil C. Tyrrell Library

The Cecil C. Tyrell library serves SUNY Broome Community College students and staff as well as the community at large by providing instruction and access to timely and responsive services, programs, and tools that facilitate diverse, inclusive educational experiences and lifelong learning.

Library facilities include computer labs, study rooms, collaborative work spaces, an art gallery, and the college archives and art collection. Librarians are available for research assistance both online and in person. Library collections include print and digital materials selected to support the College’s academic programs.

Library hours fluctuate throughout the semester. To see current hours and learn more about the Cecil C. Tyrrell Library visit https://sunbroome.info/library/.

Learning Assistance Department

The Learning Assistance Department provides a comprehensive range of programs and services designed to foster development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and educational opportunities to enhance teaching and learning. These programs and services include:

  • Writing Center
  • Math Lab
  • Tutoring Program
  • Supplemental Instruction

Writing Center

Writing plays a vital role in college and professional life, and the Writing Center is here to help you develop your writing skills.  We work with writers on papers, essays, resumes, applications, and creative pieces.  Writers at any stage of their process are welcome, from initial brainstorming and prewriting through revising and polishing that final version are welcome.  We offer one-on-one or small group sessions, workshops, online consultations, and a wealth of informative handouts about writing clearly and effectively.  We’re located in LI-012, on the ground floor of the Library.  Please stop by to meet us and find out more about the services we offer.

Students may make an appointment with the Writing Center in person in the Writing Center (LI-012) or by calling +1 (607) 778-5632.  Information regarding our hours and helpful online resources are available on our website https://www2.sunybroome.edu/writingcenter/

Math Lab

The Math Lab provides a safe space on campus for current SUNY Broome Community College students to study and complete their homework. Although students are welcome to bring their own laptops and tablets, the Math Lab has fully updated computers for student use. Students can work individually or in small groups, and can ask for help as needed.

Ample tutors are available during operating hours.  Although appointments are not required, students can schedule a maximum of 2 half-hour one-on-one appointments per week with a professional tutor. Math Lab staff work with the Accessibility Resources Office (ARO) to provide additional support for students with disabilities.

Attendance in the Math Lab does not replace classroom time. Students who have missed a class should first meet with their instructor. Math Lab tutors may review material covered in class but cannot teach new topics.

The Math Lab has textbooks, calculators, and other supplies available for student use, as well as scratch paper, graph paper, practice worksheets, and formula sheets for students.

The Math Lab is located in the basement of the Library (LI-010). You can also email us at mathlab@sunybroome.edu or call us at +1 (607) 778-5581. More information is available on our website https://www2.sunybroome.edu/lad/math-lab/

Tutoring Program

The Peer Tutoring Program provides SUNY Broome Community College students with free tutoring in most disciplines via three modalities:

  1. Long-term one-on-one tutoring
  2. Short-term “drop in” group tutoring
  3. Online tutoring

Peer and professional tutors are trained to lead individual or group sessions, guiding students in becoming active learners while providing strategies and skills important for course success.  All students are welcome to take advantage of this support.

Supplemental Instruction

An internationally recognized program, guided study sessions for “specific courses.”  In each of these sessions, the SI Leader helps students learn and apply study strategies to course concepts. 

Accessibility Resources Office 

The Accessibility Resources Office (ARO) provides accommodations and services to students with disabilities to ensure access to academic, campus, and student life activities.  The ARO also provides consultative services to faculty/staff, tutors, and community organizations engaged in support of students with disabilities

To register with the ARO for campus access needs students must provide the college with disability documentation records.  These records may include copies of psychological test reports, Individual Education Plans (IEPs), 504 plans, and/or health provider reports.  Eligible students work with an Accessibility Specialist to determine reasonable academic accommodations, and can request to work individually to develop specific academic skills, learning and study strategies, and self-advocacy skills.  Eligible students may arrange for accommodations and services including readers, note-takers, interpreters and assistive technology through the ARO.

Students who suspect they possess a disability can meet with an Accessibility Specialist to discuss individual circumstances.  Based upon an initial interview and screening, students deemed in need of an evaluation may be eligible for an on-campus diagnostic assessment.  If a barrier is identified, the student may be eligible to access reasonable accommodations.

Students who need assistance temporarily due to a severe injury, surgery, illness, or other serious condition may be eligible for accommodations and/or services to address related needs.

Contact Information:

ARO is located on the lower level of the Library, L017.  For appointments and information, call +1 (607) 778-5150, VP +1 (607) 238-2714 or email aro@sunybroome.edu

Student Health Services

Student Health Services is located in the (old) Science Building, Room 102, and is open 8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. A provider is available to see students on a walk-in basis. Provider hours are subject to change. You can also contact Student Health Services to confirm that a provider is available at +1 (607) 778-5181. All services are confidential. Requests for information will be released only with the written authorization of the student.

The professional staff includes a part-time medical provider.

Services Offered Include:

  • Limited treatment for illnesses and injuries
  • Limited medical emergency care
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Pregnancy tests
  • TB screening 
  • Contraceptive information
  • Healthy lifestyle information
  • Strep throat testing
  • Flu vaccines
  • Self-Help Station for general health and safety

More information about services offered and Health information required can be found here: sunybroome.edu/healthservices

Child Care

The B.C. Center is a licensed child care program located on the SUNY Broome Community College campus that strives to provide accessible, high quality child care for the children of SUNY Broome Community College students and staff, as well as children from the surrounding community. As part of an institution of higher education that seeks to achieve excellence in both teaching and learning, The B.C. Center serves as a host school by offering field experience opportunities for students in the SUNY Broome Community College Early Childhood/Teacher Education Department.

Child care can be a burdensome expense for college student parents. The SUNY Child Care Block Grant Subsidy is a federal program administered by the Department of Social Services that pays up to 95% of child care tuition for income-eligible students. In order to meet income eligibility guidelines, a student’s income must fall below the 300% income standard. Students who are eligible for the subsidy can use The B.C. Center during class meeting times and for studying. Students who are employed can use The B.C. Center to work.

Spots at The B.C. Center are limited and openings are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. SUNY Broome Community College students are given priority, followed by faculty/staff and community members.  To inquire about a spot or to put your name on one of our waiting lists, please call the program at +1 (607) 778-5437 or email the director, Nichole McMillen, at mcmillennl@sunybroome.edu.

SUNY Broome Community College Campus Shop/Bookstore

The SUNY Broome Campus Shop is located in the Student Center.  The team is dedicated to the success of each student by providing a one-stop-shop for all required textbooks and materials.  Students can take advantage of the in-house rental programs, price match guarantee, eBook book options, and year-round textbook buybacks.  The shop promotes access to educational materials using various tenders such as credit card, check, financial aid, and vouchers through various organizations.

In addition, the shop also serves as a convenient stop for the entire academic community, offering snacks, drinks, health and beauty supplies, apparel, gifts, technology and much more.

Contact the SUNY Broome Campus Shop:

Phone: +1 (607) 724-0696, Email: sunybroome@bkstr.com or visit the online shop at http://www.SUNYBroomeshop.com.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising provides clarification of degree and SUNY general education requirements, assists students with academic planning, and may initiate referrals to campus resources. Academic Advisors help students understand their role and responsibilities in the advising process, and aid students in selecting courses appropriate for their degree and transfer goals. Academic Advisors help students correlate their degree plan to their academic and career goals. Other academic issues, such as difficulty with courses, desire to withdrawal, and changes, can also be discussed with an Academic Advisor.

Academic Advising Contact Information:

Location:  Student Services Building, Room 210
Phone:  +1 (607) 778-5421
Email:  advising@sunybroome.edu

Counseling Services

Counseling Services assists students with personal concerns, mental health needs and overall mental wellness. College students often encounter new experiences, pressures, anxieties, and challenges. Students can meet with Counselors in a confidential, helpful, and informal atmosphere, as they seek to develop their potential, form realistic goals, and understand themselves emotionally and intellectually. Call +1 (607) 778-5210 for an appointment, or walk-in for assistance in Room 102 in the Science Building. Students may also email counselingservices@sunybroome.edu or request an appointment on https://www2.sunybroome.edu/counseling/

Services include:

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling assists students in resolving issues that cause emotional distress and interfere with personal goals and academic success. Issues students often address include:

  • Educational and academic goals
  • Personal, family, relationship concerns
  • Difficulty with alcohol, other substances or food
  • Sexual, physical, and emotional abuse
  • Management of emotions such as anxiety, depression, grief, and anger
  • Study skills and strategies
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Racial and diversity issues
  • Sexual identity issues

Group Counseling

  • Groups are offered at various times during the year depending on the need and vary in length from 4 to 12 weeks.

Self-Development Workshops

  • Personal development workshops provide opportunities for individuals to learn about topics related to personal growth. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend free scheduled workshops.

Psycho educational Groups

  • Groups offering information and help for students who have a particular mental health issue like depression or anxiety.

Consultation Services

  • Personal Counselors are available to provide consultation services to faculty and staff to assist in their work with students. Counselors provide mental health education training and consultation to faculty on how to assist students with problems that affect the learning process and how to respond to crisis situations. Consultation on learning styles, adjustment to college, human relations issues, and other mental health topics is also available.
  • Classroom presentations on mental health, personal development, and academic skills topics are available.

Educational Opportunity Program

SUNY Broome Community College’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides access, academic support and financial aid to first-time, full-time students who show promise for succeeding in college but who may need additional support throughout their time at SUNY Broome. To be eligible for admission to the Educational Opportunity Program you must:

  • Be a New York State resident for 12 months prior to enrollment;
  • Qualify as academically disadvantaged according to the guidelines;
  • Qualify as economically disadvantaged according to the EOP Income Guidelines;
  • Be a first-time College student who intends to enroll full-time in a degree program

In selecting students for the program, priority is given to applicants from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Admission is subject to program capacity. The program fills quickly so potential students should apply through the SUNY Broome application. For more information about EOP, please visit our web page at www2.sunybroome.edu/eop/. For questions, please call our office at +1 (607) 778-5234.

Information Technology Services (ITS)

SUNY Broome Community College students are provided accounts to access network services including email (GMail), cloud storage (Google Drive), software and printing in computer labs across campus. A wireless network is available on campus (SSID: SunyBroomeConnect) and remote services as well, if needed. Helpdesk services provide aid to students with questions and problems related to campus technology. A campus portal provides direct access to individual records, on-line courses, registration, and a variety of other student and campus information. Please visit our website for more information.

Career, Transfer, and Bachelor Partnership Department

SUNY Broome’s Career, Transfer, and Bachelor Partnership Department has knowledgeable staff available to help students with their plans for life after SUNY Broome Community College.

Career, Transfer, and Bachelor Partnership Department

The Career, Transfer, and Bachelor Partnership Department team is available to assist students in their career development. Team members work with students at any point in their SUNY Broome Community College experience, offering assistance with: exploring academic majors and how they align with various career paths, assistance with transfer to four-year institutions, resume development, interview coaching, job search strategies, and information on applied learning opportunities. The department has many free career resources for students, including: Focus2 and hireHornets. The department also has numerous college and university catalogs, college guidebooks, and computerized college information, as well as SUNY applications and transfer guides to guide you in your transfer process. Workshops and individual appointments are also available. For more information please visit our website at www.sunybroome.edu/careercenter or email careercenter@sunybroome.edu.
Location:  Applied Technology, Room 101; Telephone:  +1 (607) 778-5717

Student Right-To-Know Statement

The Student Right-To-Know Act requires all institutions of higher education participating in any student financial assistance program under Title IV of the Higher Education Act to disclose the graduation rates for full-time, first-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students.

The National Center for Education Statistics
(https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=SUNY+Broome&s=all&id=189547#retgrad) provides the public with accessible retention, graduation, and transfer rate data for SUNY Broome Community College.

Veterans & Military Affairs

The Veterans & Military Affairs Office assists qualified veterans and other eligible students in acquiring and using educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Benefit programs include GI Bill® Active Duty GI Bills® Selected Reserve, Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) Program, Veteran Readiness and Employment, and Post 9/11 GI Bill®.

Eligible Students should contact the Veterans & Military Affairs Office at +1 (607) 778-5148. The office is currently located on the first floor of the Student Services Building, Room 102.

Visit our Veteran and Military Affairs page.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.