Access Barnard is an institution-wide initiative as well as a new one-stop office for a broad range of student support. It offers a new, integrated approach to supporting students who identify as first-generation, low-income, and/or international. Access Barnard's support will be tailored to the diversity of identities represented within these groups and will allow these distinct programs to work more closely together.
For questions about Access Barnard, please contact Associate Dean Jemima Gedeon email@example.com, Dean of the College Leslie Grinage firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Office of the VP for DEI email@example.com.
Keywords: FLI students;, international students; administrative support; student resource; support for basic needs; student mentoring; equity and accessibility; financial aid.
The Supplemental Academic Support Application (SASA) is intended to provide students with a single point of access to request, propose, or apply for additional resources to support their educational progress throughout their time at Barnard. This support is intended for students receiving any form of financial aid from the college, although the committee reviews each application and will make exceptions depending upon the individual circumstances of the student.
Barnard College’s Student Success program, a part of the Dean of Studies Office, provides support, training, and programming to the College’s highly diverse student body, working with students, faculty, and other campus offices to create a positive experience for underrepresented students.The Student Success program at Barnard is invested in student development both inside and outside of the classroom. It provides ongoing workshops and panels on various topics, professional development workshops, networking opportunities with faculty and administrators, and much more.
As a part of the Barnard Library, the Barnard FLI Partnership Library is dedicated to lending textbooks to and in collaboration with first-generation and/or low-income undergraduate students, and supports the sharing of textbook resources between first-generation and/or low-income undergraduate students. The FLI Partnership Library collection adds materials to their collection based on the assessment of required courses for Barnard majors, and is updated based on the frequency with which the materials are used in courses and their cost. As a result, the collection's main focus is on expensive textbooks for STEM and language learning classes. Link to Find and Borrow Course Materials.
The Office of International Student Services (ISS) at Barnard is dedicated to serving the needs of F-1 and J-1 visa students and is also a resource for self-identified international students at the College. ISS provides a wide array of services and programming to new, continuing, and visiting international students. International Student Services is a unit within the larger Dean of Studies office.
Please contact ISS by phone at (212) 854-1777 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keywords: international students; international student visas; academic programming; cultural programming
BCIT Student Computing provides computing resources and support to all current Barnard students, assisting students with a wide range of technological issues, including software installation, computer security, and network configuration. BCIT supports the computer labs on campus and helps to disseminate information about technology through special events and workshops.
The Barnard Speaking Center aims to foster intellectual connection through dialogue, listening, and active engagement. Speaking Fellows help their peers tackle challenges such as presentation clarity and apprehension about public speaking, with the belief that there is not one type of “good speech.”
The Science Fellows are a subset of the Writing and Speaking Fellows program, made up of students pursuing majors in a wide variety of subjects who have taken rigorous science courses and pursued their own research interests. They work closely with science professors across departments to support every student in developing tools to describe and interpret data, use scientific language clearly and concisely, and blend the skills learned in humanities classes with scientific ones.
The Barnard Writing Fellows Program, founded in 1991, is designed to help students strengthen their writing in all disciplines. The Program views writing as a process that happens in stages and in multiple drafts. Writing Fellows are educated readers, specially selected and trained Barnard students who participate in a semester-long workshop in the teaching of writing. After their training, they staff the Erica Mann Jong '63 Writing Center and work with courses across the disciplines. They conference with students about written assignments to help clarify, organize, and strengthen content, so that a non-expert can understand the assignment.
Peer-To-Peer learning offers weekly help rooms in a variety of subjects like chemistry, mathematics, computer science, physics, Spanish, and more. These rooms have open drop-in hours where anyone in the course is welcome to come and get help with an assignment, receive clarification on a topic, or review for a test. Students who are interested in more personalized and structured support can request an individual or small group tutor. These tutors will meet with you weekly to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills while reviewing material for a course.
For questions and to learn more about Peer-to-Peer Learning or to become a Peer-to-Peer Tutor, please email email@example.com
Keywords: peer learning; peer tutoring; subject tutoring; test preparation
Students have many academic resources to support their in-class learning which include Faculty & TA Office Hours, review sessions, and Help Rooms. If additional support is needed beyond these resources, students may request an individual peer tutor after the second week of the semester. In order to provide the most effective peer tutoring experience, students should be able to clearly articulate why they need a peer tutor for a specific course.
Peer tutors, when available, will be assigned as quickly as possible beginning after the end of the Add/Drop period. To be matched with a peer tutor, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in becoming a tutor and visit the site to learn the academic requirements for peer tutors.
The Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services (CARDS) offers housing and academic accommodations for students with qualified documentation. The types of accommodations vary based on the person's need. When students register, CARDS engages in an interactive process based upon their specific situation and may implement an individualized accommodation plan for the student to allow them access to their educational program(s). Students work with a dedicated coordinator to implement their accommodation plan. Please note that accommodation plans are not intended to be retroactive, it is important to register with CARDS early in the semester to use your accommodations for all your coursework.
CARDS is currently operating remotely 9AM-5PM, M-F. Until further notice, they are not offering in-person or walk-in appointments. Students may still schedule appointments with their coordinators over the phone or Google Hangouts. You can reach CARDS at (212) 854-4634 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please know that any documentation faxed or mailed to their office will have a delay in processing. They highly recommend scanning and emailing documentation to email@example.com.
The mission of Barnard’s Well-Woman Health Promotion Program is to promote the health and wellness of the Barnard student body through peer education, educational programming, individual health behavior consultation, campus-wide health campaigns, community outreach, and advocacy. Well-Woman supports wellness as an integral component of learning. Their programs aim to help students achieve their academic and developmental potential while at Barnard, and to prepare them to make positive health decisions throughout their lives so they can fully engage in the world. During the fall 2020 semester, staff are working remotely until further notice and can be reached via e-mail; staff and peer educator drop-in hours and programs will re-start at the beginning of the fall semester and the calendar will be on the program’s website.
Being Barnard is the college's sexual violence education, prevention, and outreach program. Its mission is to provide a holistic approach to sexual violence prevention through campus-wide campaigns, educational programming, one-on-one health consultation services, community building, outreach, advocacy, and intervention. Sexual assault and interpersonal violence affect students of all genders, identities, and backgrounds and are widely recognized to not be isolated issues but part of a much larger societal picture. The Being Barnard office will be entirely remote for the Fall 2020 semester.
Virtual appointments are available Monday - Friday from 11 am to 4 pm and can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Columbia Sexual Violence Response is available for in-person appointments; please call (212) 854-3500 to make an appointment with an advocate.
Keywords: sexual violence; violence prevention; educational programming; student and outreach and advocacy; intervention
The ASAP program provides drug and alcohol education, prevention, and intervention efforts to the Barnard community. Its purpose is to promote the healthy development of students enabling them to reach their full potential to explore their options and ultimately make choices that are positive for them as individuals. They offer both individual and group counseling at no charge; all services are confidential.
The Ombuds Office provides a confidential and informal environment in which possible options for dealing with a variety of Barnard-related issues and concerns can be explored. As a confidential and impartial third party, the Ombuds Office is a uniquely positioned, independent resource within the College.