Office of Student Services
340 Sims Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-1230
Welcome to the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University
The Office of Student Services strives to provide a caring, comfortable and confidential environment where students can discuss academic, social and/or emotional concerns. In addition, we provide advising for undeclared students and track all requirements for degree completion.
General Support Services
Our department uses a strength-based advising and counseling approach when working with students so we listen to your concerns, identify your strengths and challenges and work towards positive solutions. We like to take a proactive (rather than reactive) approach to situations, both academic and personal, so we prefer to see students when their concerns first arise so we can work on solutions before a crisis occurs or things are “too far gone” to make an impact in the semester.
Typical issues that students talk to us about are:
- Concerns with their classes/grades
- Time management (fitting everything in and developing a balanced schedule for school and play)
- Study and learning strategies
- Learning disabilities (whether already diagnosed or suspected)
- Relationship issues (roommates, friendships, romantic and parental)
- Depression and anxiety
- Drug and Alcohol Issues
- Sexual and Gender Orientation issues
- Getting connected and making friends on campus
- Lifestyle concerns (sleeping, eating, developing routines, etc.)
- Health issues (personal and/or family)
We also collaborate with many other resources on campus and may connect you to them if it would be helpful for your particular concerns (see Campus Resources
2013 Family Weekend
Syracuse University celebrates Family Weekend, November 1-3,
2013. Together with your student, we invite your entire family
to celebrate SU’s history and diversity, as well as the athletic,
academic and cultural talent that abounds across our campus
and community. The faculty and staff of the David B. Falk College
of Sport and Human Dynamics look forward to welcoming you to
You and your family are invited to join Dean Diane Lyden Murphy
at the Falk College’s Dean’s Breakfast.
How to Get Good Grades in College
Would you like help getting organized, managing your time, reducing test anxiety, and improving your note-taking, reading comprehension, study and test-taking skills? These important skills help students be more successful in their classes and puts them on track to get good grades in college. The Falk College Office of Student Services would like to introduce its students to the perfect online resource:
How to Get Good Grades in College covers all of the above topics and more! To access this very valuable resource, follow these 3 easy steps:
(1) Click Here
(2) Enter the following information:
(3) Then click on How To Get Good Grades in College and it will open the online booklet for you
Read the whole booklet or just select the areas of interest. Get started today. You can go back and login whenever you would like, as this resource is there for you whenever you need it. For more questions contact Malissa Monaghan, Academic Counselor, Falk College Student Services Office.
Falk College Leaders support child abuse prevention with Pinwheel Garden
To support the efforts of the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center, the Falk College Student Leadership Society planted a pinwheel garden on the SU campus between Schine and Newhouse April 14. The garden creates a visual reminder about Child Abuse Prevention Month commemorated during April. The Falk College Leadership Society includes students who work closely with Associate Dean, Dr. Renie Kehres, in an advisory capacity to create and sustain a student-friendly culture in our college. The Leadership Society is also involved in community service and leadership training. To learn more about the Falk Leadership Society
Falk College Peer Advisors for 2013-2014
Falk College Peer Advisors help incoming freshmen and transfer students understand and transition into college life here at Syracuse University. Peer Advisors answer questions, give tours, assist with schedule adjustments and help with other Falk College functions throughout the year. Starting college is a big transition and our Peer Advisors are ready to help!
Want to learn more about being a peer advisor?
Falk College Office of Student Services
Dr. Renie Kehres serves as the Associate Dean of Student Services in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.
SPM Club Ninth Annual Charity Sport Auction Dec. 7
"SPM Club Ninth Annual Charity Sport Auction"
Sat. December 7
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Graduate Admissions Information Session
Sat. March 1, 2014
Life Sciences Complex, Room 001
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