Student Services

Alumni and Parent Relations

The Alumni and Parent Relations office provides resources, information and networking opportunities for students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents. Programs include career support services for students and alumni, volunteer opportunities linking alumni and students and foster community connections. Programs are conducted throughout the year on and off campus and include Parent & Family Weekend, Alumni Fall Festival Homecoming, Alumni Winter Carnival and Reunion. More information can be found at each respective website: www.keene.edu/alumni and www.keene.edu/parents.

Child Development Center

The Child Development Center is a demonstration early childhood education facility for Keene State College students, practicing professionals, and children and their families. The Center strives to model best practices by offering nurturing environments where young children are encouraged to explore, to be creative, to cultivate positive relationships, to experience the joy of learning, and to develop a sense of community. The Child Development Center accepts applications at any time from parents. Preference is given to current CDC families and Keene State College faculty, staff, and students.

Counseling Center

(Third floor, Elliot Center) Our philosophy at the Counseling Center is that a student’s personal growth and success is as important as their academic growth and success. As a resource to students, the Center offers a wide range of support services including evaluation, short-term individual and group counseling, consultation, off-campus referrals, psychiatric medication, a self-help resource library, and an after-hour emergency counselor hotline. Additionally, the Center provides a variety of services, such as small-group workshops and community-based programming, designed to prevent personal challenges and enhance the overall well-being of the members of our campus community. It is important to highlight that the Center has a strict confidentiality policy and will not release any information to the College or to any other person regarding our contact with a student without permission from the student except in a serious emergency. We look forward to supporting your success at the College.

Dean of Students Office

(Third floor, Elliot Center) The Dean of Students Office, third floor, Elliot Center, is the central coordination point for student concerns on campus. The Dean coordinates a variety of services for students including advocacy for the resolution of student problems and coordination of the leave of absence and withdrawal process.

Disability Services

(First floor, Elliot Center) The Office of Disability Services (ODS) coordinates academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities and provides accommodations such as alternative testing, readers, scribes, note takers, texts in alternative forms, and assistive technology resources. In order to establish eligibility, students must provide documentation of their disability and meet with a counselor.

The Elliot Center

The Elliot Center is a collection of student service offices designed specifically provide a central location to address a broad set of student needs.

Global Education Office

(Third floor, Elliot Center) The Global Education Office (GEO) serves as the campus hub for global academic experiences at Keene State College, providing information and support for incoming international and national exchange students, outgoing study abroad/study away students, and faculty led international courses. Open all year, the GEO office staff are available to students wanting to learn more about international study opportunities and to support international students on campus in the areas of cross cultural adjustment, visa, and initial orientation. The GEO office sponsors the International Friends Club for international students and the Ambassador program for returning study away students. It sponsors a study away photo contest and study away fair each semester.

Graduate Studies in Education

(First floor, Elliot Center) Students can become a classroom teacher, advanced special educator, school counselor, or principal with assistance from the experienced faculty and friendly staff of the Graduate Program at Keene State College. The examination of life experience, interests and personal goals help faculty and staff provide students with individualized advising and support to help them select the most appropriate academic program. All programs require immersion in field-based experiential education and full documentation and demonstration of ability to address a wide range of State and National professional competencies. The Master of Education degree and Post- Baccalaureate program offers a structure that encourages students to develop their deeper purpose and potential to help others in order to build a better future

Health Services

(Third floor Elliot Center) The Center for Health and Wellness is committed to providing quality health care rooted in the Holistic Model of health and wellness. The Center staff all work collaboratively to ensure that students are provided with clinical and educational services they need. The Center works daily with the Counseling Center and the Office of Disability Services to ensure that students needs are met.

Registrar

(First floor, Elliot Center) The Registrar’s Office maintains and verifies academic records for all students and issues transcripts for students taking credit courses at KSC. The office is responsible for:

Student Financial Services

(First floor, Elliot Center) Student Financial Services administers and processes all types of financial assistance and billing functions. SFS generates billing statements, accepts fee payments, processes payment plans, awards financial aid, authorizes the on-campus employment programs (College Work-Study and Student Hourly), distributes student paychecks, and counsels students concerning financial matters.

Information Technology Group

(Second floor, Elliot Center The Information Technology (IT) Group provides a wide range of technology services and support for the students, staff, and faculty of Keene State College. KSC students use information technology to complete the requirements of their coursework, to access class lectures and syllabi, to carry out research, and to communicate electronically. All students are provided with a MyKSC account, a Blackboard account, KSC McAfee anti-virus software and anti-spyware, and software to register on the KSC network. Students also have access to HelpDesk support, LAN/WAN and Internet connections, and public computing facilities. Read a more detailed overview of the services and support IT provides to students as well as the responsibilities and expectations of students using IT resources.

Mail Services

(Second floor, Young Student Center) All students who live on campus are assigned a mailbox located on the second floor of the Young Student Center. To ensure accurate and timely delivery of mail and parcels, Mail Services requests that students use their box number on all correspondence, and when opening a bank or credit card account. While you are a resident student at KSC, you should write your address in the following format:

FIRST NAME LAST NAME KSC MAILSTOP
YOUR BOX NUMBER KEENE STATE COLLEGE
229 MAIN ST
KEENE NH 03435-YOUR BOX NUMBER

The KSC zip code is 03435 and the last four digits are the number of your assigned mailbox. You keep the same mailbox for as long as you live on campus. Commuter students who wish to rent mailboxes should inquire at Mail Services.

Veterans Services

(Registrar’s Office, first floor Elliot Center) The Registrar’s Office Veteran’s Certifying Official accepts paperwork to assist students in receiving their VA educational assistance entitlement. Enrollment certifications are completed by this office and reported to the appropriate VA regional office (Buffalo, NY). You may contact the Certifying Official Debby Clark if you have any questions.

Special arrangements can be made for any student eligible for VA education benefits. The student may borrow the necessary amount to pay his/her account through a low-interest, short-term student loan each semester, with repayment budgeted monthly from benefits. Such an arrangement can be made only by means of a personal interview with a financial aid officer. Contact the Office of Student Financial Services for assistance, on the first floor of the Elliot Center, 358-2280.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound prepares high school students for college. The six-week summer residential program offers high school students intensive academic classes and cultural and social activities on the Keene State campus. The program employs Keene State juniors and seniors interested in gaining experience and/or credit in education, counseling, or psychology. For information, call 358-2360