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Support Resources

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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.

Events

Smith Social Network

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

25Live Calendar

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

eDigest

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


Health & Wellness

Counseling Services

Individual Services for Students
The Counseling Services staff provides assessment, therapy, coaching and case management—depending on proximity to campus and emerging legislation governing practitioner licenses and practice.

Group Online Services for Students
Staff members offer affinity-based, campus connection and mental health special-topic groups.

Enhanced Online Programming
Students can access educational and Smith-specific supportive videos on the Counseling Services website.

Psychiatric Services
The staff provides ongoing medication treatment for students in Massachusetts and for students in other states based on clinical appropriateness and regulations governing medical licensure across state lines. We also provide psychiatric evaluations for students in Massachusetts and clinical consultation to students’ local primary care physicians.

For stress from current events: Understanding Responses to the Anxiety From Traumatic Events.

Medical Services

The Schacht Center provides general medical care for on-campus and approved local off-campus students, and will also provide case management beyond the campus, bridging care and helping students connect to services in their current communities.

On-Campus COVID-19 Support
Staff members provide campuswide testing for the on-campus community and approved local off-campus students; case management services for on-campus students who test positive; and care for students who are feeling very ill but do not meet criteria for hospitalization.

Wellness Services

The Wellness Services staff offers five virtual service opportunities that mimic our traditional on-campus resources: one-on-one appointments with the director of wellness services; open hours with members of Community Health Organizer teams; synchronous/asynchronous lessons and casual coffee chats; virtual fun activities, tutorials and small challenges (asynchronous); and passive education on various wholeness and pandemic-related topics posted to social media. Like our on-campus programs, each virtual offering is grounded in inclusion, equity and accessibility. All synchronized Zoom programs and recorded programs will be captioned as possible.

Athletics & Recreation

Get Fit Smith Program

Here are a few of the online programs offered:

  • Fitness classes—CrossFit, Zumba, weight lifting, awesome abs
  • Wellness classes—yoga, meditation, stress management
  • Outdoor programs—navigation, leave no trace, first aid, thermoregulation
  • DiZY—De-Zoom Yourself—stretching, posture exercises and mental breaks from computer use

Varsity Athletic Teams & Club Sport Teams

  • Workouts and virtual competitions
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Inclusion and diversity initiatives
  • Weekly mental-health support and programming
  • Leadership development course
  • Mentorship program with alums

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Center for Religious & Spiritual Life

During these uncertain times, students should find ways to get in touch with their inner selves in positive, self-affirming, self-nurturing ways. CRSL will help students create or seek out a place of refuge—outdoors or indoors—to nurture their spirit and engage in self-discovery, learning and contemplative reflection. We can help students reenvision their living spaces as places for healing and coping.


Smith Community Conduct

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.

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.

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.

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

  1. a willingness to discuss, negotiate and take responsibility for personal conduct 
  2. a dedication to free inquiry and to the exchange of ideas and criticism, while maintaining respect for the opinions and individuality of others
  3. a commitment to the creation of a sustainable college and world
  4. an embrace of academic integrity and honest academic conduct

Please reach out to Student Affairs with any questions or concerns.

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