Office of Student Services
340 Sims Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-1230
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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
Pictured here, Falk College benefactor, David B. Falk with Michael Jordan whose daughter, Jasmine, graduated with the Falk College Class of 2014, and Falk College assistant dean for advancement, David Salanger
Congratulations Class of 2014!
The Falk College congratulates the newest Syracuse University alumni who graduated from the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and Syracuse University May 10-11. The Falk College Class of 2014 included 286 undergraduates, 144 master’s candidates, 20 students who earned Certificates of Advanced Study and 7 Ph.D. students. In addition to members of the Class of 2014 celebrating at the Manley Field House event, Saturday’s Falk College convocation included many proud parents and grandparents, spouses and partners, brothers and sisters, family members, friends, and members of the University’s Board of Trustees, including Falk College benefactor, David B. Falk.
Congratulations to our newly admitted undergraduate students!
If you are one of our newly admitted undergraduate students, Congratulations! You should feel very proud that your hard work and persistence have paid off. We’d like to invite you to attend one of our admitted student receptions. Meet faculty, staff and students and discover more about Syracuse University. We’ll treat you to your name up in lights on the Carrier Dome scoreboard plus lunch on the turf and a list of options including: a student life expo, residence hall tours, campus tours and more. It’s a big decision, so come ask your questions and find out why so many people choose to Go Orange!
We’ll be in New York City on Saturday, April 5th at Syracuse University’s Lubin House in Manhattan, if you can’t make it to campus. Our on-campus receptions will be held:
April 7, 11, 14 and 21. And be sure to ask about the overnight “Own the Dome” event on April 13th.
Falk College organizations plant Pinwheel Garden to raise awareness, money for Child Abuse Prevention Month
The Falk College, in conjunction with two of its student organizations, Kappa Omicron Nu, the national honor society program for CFS majors at Syracuse University and the Syracuse University chapter of the Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) worked together to raise awareness and money to support the McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Site during Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is commemorated in April. Last week the group collected donations for paper pinwheels and blue wristbands.
On Sunday, April 13, the group planted the pinwheel garden in between the Schine Student Center and Newhouse.
Will YOU be the next Senior Class Marshal?
Current Falk College Juniors interested in being a Senior Class Marshal can find information at http://seniormarshal.syr.edu.
Marshals now have the unique opportunity to:
- Meet with senior–level University administrators to share and offer feedback on the SU experience
- Engage in exclusive networking opportunities with alumni
- Represent the 2015 class at special University-wide events
- Help to select the 2015 commencement speaker
- Lead the entire Commencement procession at graduation
Marshals should be distinguished individuals who have excelled during their time at Syracuse, exemplify the spirit of the senior class, understand and have experienced Scholarship in Action, and exhibit excellent critical-thinking skills. The criteria used to determine qualified nominees include:
- Academic honors,
- Student organization involvement
- An essay soliciting the student’s suggestions for engaging the SU community in Scholarship in Action.
Class of 2014: Convocation & Commencement Info.
Plans for the Falk College Convocation and SU Commencement are well underway. Be sure to mark your calendars with the dates below. Please check back for important on-going information for the Class of 2014, including how seniors can submit their photo memories from their time at SU for the Falk College’s traditional student slide show presented during Convocation.
Falk College Convocation
Saturday, May 10, 4:00 p.m., Manley Field House
Sunday, May 11, 9:30 a.m., Carrier Dome
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.