Support Services & Resources

The College of Professional and Liberal Studies at Saint Joseph’s University is dedicated to supporting veterans and ensuring students are able to successfully obtain their goals of completing their bachelor’s degree in a timely manner. An unique offering provide by Saint Joseph’s is a dedicated full-time advisor for adult learners to help navigate each student’s unique education and career path, networking opportunities to connect with fellow veteran students, in addition to the following resources:

Academic Credit Options
Since learning doesn't only happen in the classroom, many adult students may have acquired knowledge and experience which may be equivalent to college level learning. Saint Joseph's veteran students are able to obtain credits in areas where they have practical experience through several options. Alternative options include CLEP testing for appropriate courses and submission of a portfolio for consideration through the Experiential Learning Assessment Program (ELAP).

Adult Student Life
The role of the Adult Student Life Office is to assist adult and off campus students in overcoming obstacles and to provide Student Life resources to foster academic success.  The ASL Office seeks to help adult students develop a personalized plan for success, coordinate adult student groups, organize programs to meet adult student needs, and provide adult student advocacy as needed. The ASL Office is located in Barbelin Hall, Room 122 and can be reached at 610-660-1074. 

Career Services for Veterans
Saint Joseph's Career Development provides specific resources and information on networking groups for veteran students. There also specific resources that outline the necessary steps for transitioning from the military to civilian employment as well as links for employment opportunities for Veterans. 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS offers a safe atmosphere where personal concerns can be explored and discussed with a professionally trained psychologist. Counseling services are voluntary, confidential and free of charge.

Hawk Central
Hawk Central is a student-focused service center with counselors available to meet with students and families to analyze and assess needs related to student academic records, financial aid and billing. Hawk Central is located in Barbelin Hall, room 121. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. The office can be reached at 610-660-2000 or by email at (please allow 1-2 business days for a response).

Office of Multicultural Life
The Office of Multicultural Life (OML), seeks to  enlighten and educate the university community at large through programming that focuses on embracing and understanding our cultural differences. Serving also as a bridge of support for all students of color, the Office of Multicultural Life is central to rooting students to the campus community. Through programming, including workshops, diversity training, community service, and diversity lectures the office works to bring multicultural awareness to the forefront of our university. The office is located in the Campion Student Center room 229. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Student Educational Support Services
The Office of Student Educational Support Services (SESS) offers a variety of programs and services to meet the academic needs of the undergraduate and graduate student body. It also provides for the needs and advocacy of specific populations such as student athletes, students of color, students with learning/physical disabilities and students in special admissions programs at Saint Joseph's University. The office is located in Bellarmine, Room G10 and can be reached at 610-660-1081.

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