Schenectady County Community College's Wellness and Support Services Unit includes ADA Transition Services (i.e., disability resources and services), Student Activities, and the Veterans Office. All of our programs are designed to facilitate personal and academic success. They are founded on a model that regards wellness as an active process which includes the self-awareness and choices one makes when interacting with the world on the quest towards a meaningful and successful life.
The purpose of Wellness and Support Services is to encourage the pursuit of healthy lifestyles that balance academics, leisure, family, and life commitments. We take a holistic approach, viewing wellness as a multidimensional concept.
Wellness and Support Services seeks to fulfill its purpose by partnering with faculty, students, staff, and community members. All our programs embrace diversity, respect, access, and equality, along with a sense of individual and shared responsibility.
- The IDEAL (Interactional Diversity, Engagement, And Leadership) Program has developed within this context. Its purpose is to provide an immediately accessible student-to-student connection across the diverse SCCC student community, promote an inclusive environment in which students with differing backgrounds and characteristics feel welcome and valued, and provide students an opportunity to develop leadership skills. Students involved in the Program assist during new student orientations, serve as informal mentors to new students, and lead various programs throughout the year. Students who are interested in becoming part of this Program should contact Dr. Ellen Wertlieb for additional information.
In line with the overall mission of Wellness and Support Services, Dr. Ellen Wertlieb chairs the College’s CARE Team (i.e., SCCC’s behavioral intervention and threat assessment team). More information can be found on the CARE Team website.