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Smith is committed to providing equitable, inclusive, dynamic services. The goal is to help students connect with the offices, centers and resources that they can rely on for personal and academic support, community engagement, inclusion and self-care, as well as a variety of other forms of assistance.

Are You Concerned About Someone?

STUDENT OF CONCERN FORM

If there is an immediate risk to life or property please contact campus safety at 413-585-5555 or extension 5555.

Student of Concern Referrals

The above referral form is for the use of faculty, staff, students and community members.

Referrals are reviewed by the Dean of Students or a member of the Dean of the College's team during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm and may not be immediately reviewed.

Questions about the form? Contact studentaffairs@smith.edu

Events

How do I know what’s going on? Campus engagement opportunities allow students to develop meaningful relationships which are the foundation of the residential liberal arts experience. The following resources serve to notify students of all the activities on campus.

25LIVE CALENDAR

The college’s scheduling calendar, 25Live, provides a central campus calendar of events.

EDIGEST

Emailed to every student, this calendar resource provides important academic notices as well as information on events.

SMITH SOCIAL NETWORK

The social network provides helpful access to events from student organizations as well as student life.


Navigating Other Resources

Who can help me with…?

The Office of Student Affairs strives to ensure students have access to the information they need in order to navigate the Smith College campus and its many resources. Below you will find a list of the most common concerns for students and families as well as the campus partners best suited to assist.

If you don't find what you are looking for, please reach out to us at studentaffairs@smith.edu, and we will help connect you with the right office or department.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Office of Disability Services can help students with academic accommodations and coordinate with professor(s) and the registrar’s office to ensure each student’s needs are met.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

The Assistive Technology Lab contains technology with accessibility features.

RESEARCH

The Smith College Libraries help students learn to research effectively and access librarian support.

MATH AND SCIENCE

The Spinelli Center for Quantitative Learning offers tutoring, workshops, and class study sessions on utilizing quantitative data.

WRITING

The Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning offers tutoring and workshops on time management, study skills and public speaking.

GET FIT SMITH

The Athletics Department organizes extracurricular fitness classes for students every semester with a variety of topics and times that will fit into a busy schedule.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PROGRAM

The Outdoor Adventure Program coordinates many extracurricular outdoor activities including hiking, rock climbing, paddle sports and more.

VARSITY ATHLETIC TEAMS & CLUB SPORT TEAMS

The Athletics Department offers a wealth of opportunities to participate in sports and exercise for students of all levels of experience, from varsity athletic teams to recreational club teams.

ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING

Students and employees not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 can schedule a test at the Testing Center or pick up a self-collection kit at the vending machine located at the lower level of the Campus Center.

SCHEDULE AN ASYMPTOMATIC TEST
 
CONTACT TRACING & ISOLATION SPACE SUPPORT

Students and staff may always reach out to testingandtracing@smith.edu for assistance with isolation and testing questions.

SYMPTOMATIC TESTING

Students, staff and faculty who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should take a rapid test and a PCR test at the self-service testing kiosk at the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness. Hours for the kiosk are posted on the COVID-19 response page.

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

The Office of Student Engagement hosts the Smith Social Network which helps connect students to student organizations.

FIND YOUR FIT

OSE uses Find Your Fit to connect you with involvement opportunities. To participate, complete the Match-up Quiz.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

The Student Government Association acts as a governing body for Smith and provides a voice for students in campus-wide issues.

RESIDENCE LIFE

The Office of Residence Life enhances and enriches house communities and facilitates housing processes such as room draw and room change, check-in and storage.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The Office for International Students and Scholars assists students with U.S. immigration, visa and travel regulations prior to their arrival and throughout their time at Smith.

STUDY ABROAD

The Office for International Study assists students in finding, selecting and applying for study abroad programs.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

The Lazarus Center prepares students for meaningful undergraduate and postgraduate working opportunities.

MEDICAL SERVICES

The Pelham Medical Services offers essential medical services and referrals to specialist care for students.

Appointment Desk: 413-585-2800

After-hours Answering Service and Nurse: 413-585-2800 (Option 1)

COUNSELING & PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

The Counseling Service offers free and confidential clinical services, weekly counseling groups, connections to community-based care and crisis resources.

Counseling Service (including after hours): 413-585-2800 (Option 2)

WELLNESS SERVICES

Wellness Services has a variety of services supporting holistic wellness including health education, nutritionist consultations and group acupuncture sessions.

Contact the Wellness Team: 413-585-2800

CAMPUS SAFETY

Campus Safety coordinates responses to all emergency situations and matters of security and safety on campus.

On-campus emergencies: Call Campus Safety at extension 5555 or 413-585-5555.

Off-campus emergencies: Dial 911 for law enforcement and emergency services.

CENTER FOR RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL LIFE

The Center for Religious & Spiritual Life provides resources grounded in different faith and wisdom traditions, hosts weekly events that foster connection and helps connect students with community partners.

DISABILITY SERVICES

The Office of Disability Services provides support and resources for students with chronic health and mental health disabilities. No medical information is required to start a conversation with ODS.

RECOGNIZING STUDENTS IN DISTRESS

This student support decision tree explains how to recognize and respond to students in distress and will help you to make a choice about when and to whom you should refer students.

CRISIS LINE NUMBERS

This is a printable collection of important contact numbers for mental health concerns or crises including on- and off-campus lines. Please feel free to distribute it to students.

COMMON REACTIONS TO GRIEF

This handout on grief support contains information about common reactions to grief and strategies for self-care and helping others as well as contact information for on-campus support resources.

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

Information Technology Services offers assistance with commonly utilized Smith services such as WiFi, printing, licensed software, loaned equipment and more.


Smith Community Conduct

Contribute, Cultivate, Care.
 

EXPECTATIONS

Students at Smith should expect to be challenged by a diversity of thought, experience and expression. The diversity of Smith is essential to creating a robust culture for living and learning, both on campus and beyond. Each member of our community is encouraged to inquire freely and to express ideas and criticism in a civil manner, while also recognizing the opinions, cultures, traditions and individuality of others, and their right to maintain them. Everyone in our community should be able to both speak and be heard while abiding by our conduct expectations.

CODE OF CONDUCT

The Code of Conduct and Social Responsibility is a social contract identifying the expectations of our learning community at Smith. It is premised on taking responsibility for how an individual’s actions affect others.

STATEMENT OF ETHICS

Ethical student conduct is critical to a supportive and inclusive community that fosters learning and achievement. As noted in the Statement of Student Ethics, students have freely associated themselves with Smith College in a relationship based on mutual trust, personal respect and individual integrity.

RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

Joining the Smith community entails both rights and responsibilities. These include:

  1. to engage and experience a community that cares for its members and to assume each member’s best intentions;
  2. to cultivate one another's thoughts and ideas and to coexist in the discomfort of different viewpoints; and
  3. to contribute, discuss, negotiate and take responsibility for personal conduct and the conduct of one’s invited guests.

Please reach out to student affairs with any questions or concerns.