Student Life Facilities and Programs / Services
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (Shuster Hall, Room 206) is concerned with all aspects of student life and provides numerous services for Lehman graduate and undergraduate students, from new student orientation to arranging the College's annual commencement ceremony. The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is available to assist students with academic and personal issues, as well as to advise student organizations and extracurricular groups. Have a question, concern, or comment? Not sure where to go for answers? Send a member of the Student Affairs team an e-mail or stop by the office in Shuster Hall room 204. If you send an e-mail, please be as specific as possible. You're welcome to submit your feedback anonymously by fax (718-960-8243) or by dropping off a note, but if you'd like a response please include your name and phone number or email address. We look forward to hearing from you.
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs provides managerial oversight for departments that provide critical services to all students. These departments include: APEX/Athletics, International Student & Scholar Services, Counseling Center, Career Services Center, Urban Male Leadership, Campus Life/ Student Activities, Health Center & Wellness Education, Financial Aid, Child Care Center, Community Engagement, Disability Services, and Veterans Services. Student housing services, medical withdrawal appeals, emergency grants and academic integrity/judicial issues are coordinated by this office as well.
For information about important College/University policies and procedures go to http://www.lehman.edu/student-affairs/documents/student-handbook-part-II.pdf
The APEX is a $57 million recreation and sports facility that provides 165,000 square feet of multidimensional, multipurpose space. It houses the College's intercollegiate and intramural athletics program, as well as classrooms and dance studios for the academic program in dance theatre.
The chief attraction of the APEX - a 50-meter, eight-lane swimming pool - has provided a new level of opportunity for the sport of competitive swimming in the metropolitan area. It is used for both national and international athletic competitions, while also supporting Lehman's many varsity, recreation, intramural, and community outreach activities.
The APEX has two gymnasiums, one for intercollegiate athletics with a seating capacity of 1,000, and the other for recreational and intramural use. Other key features of the building include: four racquetball courts, free weight room, cardiovascular fitness center, a training room, an equipment room with laundry facilities, saunas, locker rooms, dance and ballet studios, and an indoor running track.
The College also has five outdoor tennis courts and soccer, softball, and baseball fields. Alumni, College staff, and community members as well as Lehman students may use athletic facilities in accordance with College rules and regulations.
Lehman College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III, the City University of New York Athletic Conference, the Metropolitan Collegiate Swimming Association, and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Students are encouraged to join athletic teams, many of which participate in local league competition. Standards for participation and rules governing the sports are those of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and various local and district conferences. The eligibility requirements for Lehman College are as follows:
Athletes must be full-time matriculated students, i.e., carrying twelve (12) credits.
Athletes must have and maintain a Grade Point Average of 2.0 index.
Competition is held in the following varsity sports: basketball, cross-country, softball, baseball, swimming, tennis, soccer, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. In addition there is conference, regional, and national championship competition in all intercollegiate programs. City University championship tournaments are conducted in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball.
The intramural sports program provides a wide variety of activities of a competitive and recreational nature in which students, staff, and faculty may participate. Organized activities are scheduled throughout the year in men's, women's, and coeducational teams. These are conducted during free hours on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. and on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. Supervised recreational facilities are made available as often as possible for informal use by the Lehman College community. The following intramural activities are available: basketball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. The Intramural-Recreation Office is located in Room 253 of the APEX.
Supervised hours for recreation in the APEX pool, fitness center, auxiliary gym, aerobics room, and racquetball courts are provided as often as possible for informal use by faculty, staff, and students. The schedule for these facilities varies somewhat from semester to semester and may be obtained in Room 251, APEX. The APEX is open Mondays through Fridays during the academic year from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. On Saturday, the building is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Students may use the APEX free of charge; for others, a yearly membership fee is required. Additional information is available by calling 718-960-1117.
The Campus Life/Student Activities Office
The Office of Campus Life, located in the Student Life Building (718-960-8535), facilitates a myriad of student development programs that complements students' academic experience. Programs include the Herbert H. Lehman Center for Student Leadership Development, which offers leadership training modules, reflective dialogues, retreats, conferences, public speaking and communications training as well as off Â–campus trips to the White House, Pentagon and the United Nations.
The Office serves as a resource for all student clubs funded through the student activity fee. In association with Student Government Association (SGA) and its Programming Board, the office promotes thematic programs such as Black History Month, Women's History Month, and Latino Heritage Month. Additionally, the Campus Life staff is available to all students who might be interested in existing or establishing a new student organization.
The Student Life Building is a two-story facility which underwent a $2 million dollar renovation two years ago. The improvements include the SGA Executive Office thirty-two student club offices, the campus radio station Lehman Underground Radio, and The Herbert H. Lehman Center for Student Leadership Lounge. Adjacent to the south baseball field, the building is open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursdays and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Fridays. Graduate and undergraduates students are welcome to use the game room, TV room, student lounge, or conference rooms. A copying/fax service is available to all members of the Lehman community at the main entrance. Student club members are also free to use the computer resources for creating club posters and announcements. A wireless network and free laptop rental program are available to students with a valid Lehman ID.
The Student Cafeteria's contract operator offers food and catering services to the Lehman College community. The Underground Lounge offers a wide variety of freshly prepared, and nutritious meal options from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Schedules vary when class is not in session. Current schedules may be obtained by calling 718-960-1175.
The main student cafeteria The Underground Lounge, in the lower level of the Music Building, has a seating capacity of 800. The Underground Lounge is a complete food court dining location on campus. Students can choose from a wide variety of freshly prepared meals from the following exciting culinary concepts.
There are a variety of Asian cuisines featuring Thai, Japanese, and Chinese inspired dishes that include pad Thai, sesame chicken, steamed dumplings, beef teriyaki and more. There is also a wide variety of freshly prepared sushi and Japanese dishes. You can choose from one of our delicious sushi rolls or ask the sushi chefs to prepare your favorite roll just for you.
Start with small or large mixed green salads and choose from any of our delicious gourmet ingredients and salad dressings to create your own signature tossed salad. The fat free dressings and fresh toppings make the salads a healthy option. Tossed salads are also available in the Carman Hall Café.
Start your day with fresh eggs prepared to order or a stack of delicious pancakes with butter. Join us again for lunch and grab a gourmet burger, grilled chicken sandwich, or Philly style cheese steak. Every grill item comes available as a small or large combo meal with fries and a fountain beverage making your lunch an extra special value.
Executive Chef Hector Morales prepares a delicious selection of hot entrée choices and delicious side dishes every day. Pair your favorite entrée with a choice of two side dishes for a complete meal.
The NY style deli will create your favorite sandwich topped with a wide variety of accompaniments and dressings or choose from one of our signature sandwiches. In a hurry to get to class on time? Grab a freshly made sandwich from our grab-n-go case.
Mexi-Cali Fresh Baja Grille:
The Mexi Cali Grille, located in the Underground Lounge, features a variety of made-to-order options like steak burritos and chicken quesadillas and fish tacos. Everything is prepared to order and includes only the freshest ingredients.
There is a wide variety of delicious Pizzas made by Lehman College Pizza Chef Valentino. A favorite is Chicken Bacon Ranch, but you can choose from Authentic NY Cheese, Sicilian, Marinara, Balsamic Chicken, or Meatball. Or, grab a Stromboli and some garlic knots.
Located in the first floor of the Music Building, The Harmony Cafe offers a variety of Starbucks coffees, espresso drinks, and frapuccinos, hot and cold teas, pastries, desserts and light lunch options such as Hale and Hearty soups, sushi, Paninis, Kosher sandwiches, and salads to satisfy your afternoon cravings.
The Carman Café offers a wide variety of Starbucks coffees, espresso drinks, and frapuccinos, hot and cold teas, pastries, desserts and light lunch options such as Paninis, Kosher sandwiches, Hale and Hearty soups, and sushi are available. You can also order a prepared to order tossed salad from the tossed salad bar or grab a personal pizza. The hours of operation for the cafe are the same as those of the student cafeteria. For the convenience of students, a varied selection of vending machines is also available both in the Carman Café and the Student Cafeteria, The Underground Lounge.
The Career Services Center
The Career Services Center (CSC) (Room 254, Shuster Hall, 718-960-8366) assists Lehman students and alumni with all phases of their career development to help them transition from college to career. We strive to provide the highest standards of comprehensive services and practices so that students and alumni may successfully meet the challenges of a globally competitive job market.
Through its online management system and a state-of-the-art computer lab, students have access to full-time, part-time and internship positions in private, public, and non-profit organizations. The Career Services Center also provides students with individualized career counseling, interactive career developmental workshops, internship opportunities, employment resources and on-campus recruitment with employers.
The Financial Aid Office
Located in Room 136 of Shuster Hall, the Office of Financial Aid assists students with all aspects of financing their education, including planning and meeting the expenses associated with attending the College. Information is available on financial assistance programs and on how to maintain eligibility for Federal, State, and City award programs. Financial Aid professionals will work closely with students and their families to put the cost of a Lehman education within reach.
The Office also provides students with expanding services through a computer lab, located in Shuster Hall, Room 131. Students may use the lab to access and complete various online financial aidr-related applications. For more detailed information, visit www.lehman.cuny.edu/financialaid.
The Speech and Hearing Center
A unique and highly regarded graduate teaching facility, the Speech and Hearing Center at Lehman College provides state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic services to individuals in the NYC Metropolitan area and to members of the Lehman community who have speech, language, hearing, feeding, and swallowing deficits. Services are delivered by graduate-student clinicians under the close supervision of Clinical Supervisors, who are speech-language pathologists and audiologists certified by ASHA (the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) and licensed by New York State. The Center also serves as a laboratory for undergraduate and graduate students in Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences and faculty doing applied clinical research.
Service provision supports evidence-based practices in all diagnostic categories and treatment areas including language development, reading and writing, central auditory processing. articulation, voice, fluency, social language development, and feeding/swallowing for children and adults throughout the lifespan. Treatment is provided in individual and group settings. Parent and caregiver support is an integral component of our program. Bilingual services are also offered as well as accent modification. Devices for assisting the hearing impaired are available for evaluative purposes.
Conveniently located in the Speech and Theatre Building, Room B-50, the Lehman College Speech and Hearing Center is opened during the academic year, Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 am and 9 pm. Parking is available on campus. Center fees are considerably less than those charged by private practitioners.
Please contact us to inquire about services at our center at (718)960-8138.
The Student Health Center
The Student Health Center is located in the Old Gym Building, Room B008. The Center offers a wide range of services, including primary and acute care and treatment, urgent care, men and women's health services, required and elective immunizations, and internship and pre-employment physicals. Basic laboratory services and pharmaceuticals are also available. Preventive health education is a key focus.
The Student Health Center is supported by the Student Activity Fee and, therefore, most services are free or are offered at a significantly reduced cost. Free services include: HIV testing, CPR trainings, nutrition counseling, gyn examinations, health insurance assistance and food stamp assistance.
Office hours during the academic year are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Tuesday until 6:30pm. Students with valid IDs may use the services of the Center on an appointment basis. Sick walk-in patients are accommodated. Additional information can be found on www.lehman.edu/studenthealth or call 718-960-8900.
The Counseling Center
The Lehman College Counseling Center is located at the Old Gym Building, Room 114. The Counseling Center offers free and confidential therapy Trained Psychological Counselors are available to help students discuss difficulties that may be interfering in their day to day lives and keeping them from attaining their academic goals. Students’ individual circumstances and unique strengths are core elements in the therapy sessions which can range from 30 minutes to 45 minutes.
Students are encouraged to call 718-960-9761 to schedule appointments. In addition, walk-in counseling sessions are available with the assigned walk-in Counselor. Students are asked to complete forms, in paper or on a computer. Regardless, the student’s information is confidential. Please make an appointment today. We are here to support your academic and personal development.
The Child Care Center
The center is licensed by the New York City Department of Health, Bureau of Day Care, and accredited for over ten years by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Childcare services during the day are provided for two-to-five-year-olds. Evening programs for children aged five to nine are available to parents attending evening classes at Lehman. Students enrolled in Saturday classes may enroll their four- to nine-year-old children in the Center's Saturday program. Enrollment is based on available spaces and dated applications from a waiting list. Students interested in additional information about the Center, including current rates for full-time and part-time childcare, as well as for the after-school and weekend programs, may call 718-960-8746 for more information.
The Office of Community Engagement and New Student Programs
The Office of Community Engagement and New Student Programs aims to educate members of the Lehman campus community on the importance of responsible citizenship through new student orientation, community development programs, practical application of knowledge, and an awareness of global issues impacting local communities. There are five major components of the Office of Community Engagement and New Student Programs: Lehman L.I.F.E., Community Service-Learning, Service Program Calendar, Pay it Forward Program, CUNY Service Corps and New Student Orientation. Our programs engage students, faculty and staff in education and community service, providing opportunities for personal and professional growth, networking, and community engagement. To learn more about the opportunities available, please visit the Old Gym, Room 302 or call 347-577-4020.
Student Disability Services
The Office of Student Disability Services provides a wide range of accommodations and services to students with documented disabilities including those with temporary medical issues. Available services include, but are not limited to: advisement, registration assistance, assistive technology training, individual test administration, library assistance, equipment loan, agency referral, faculty liaison, sign language interpreters, note-takers, scribes, readers and proctors. The Office has an Assistive Technology Lab in the Library and provides students with career development programs and other workshops. We welcome graduate students with disabilities and are committed to providing an equitable learning environment by reducing barriers to physical, technical, and programmatic access at Lehman. Our office is located in Shuster Hall, Room 238 and we can be reached at 718-960-8441.
Urban Male Leadership
The Urban Male Leadership Program (UMLP) is designed to facilitate the successful transition of new students to Lehman College. The program also provides support to continuing students by strengthening academic skills, personal development, and character enrichment. We are committed to facilitating student success both inside and outside of the classroom. The primary program focus is to increase the retention and graduation rates of all students while fostering a meaningful college experience with specific emphasis on historically underrepresented Black and Latino males. Our office is located in the Old Gymnasium Building, Suite 302 and we can be reached at 718-960-8801.
Veterans and Military Affairs
The Office of Veterans and Military Affairs is here to help veterans, service members, and their families assimilate into the Lehman College community. In addition, the Office assists eligible individuals in applying for benefits and services for which they are entitled to for serving in the Armed Forces. Lehman recognizes the contribution veterans and service members make as citizens and students. We are proud of their demonstrated level of diversity and academic excellence. Stop by the Office of Veterans and Military Affairs at Shuster Hall, Room #201B to learn how to maximize your benefits in achieving your goals. You can also reach the Coordinator of Veterans and Military Affairs at (718) 960-7188.
Wellness Education and Education Program
The Wellness Education and Promotion Program provides health awareness and education to the college community through outreach, student engagement, training and research. Our program model systematically addresses college health through the development of relevant programming at the individual, group and community level to promote health and support student success. The program provides a comprehensive campus outreach program that includes workshops, individual health counseling, support groups and a health information library for students. Our services are available to all enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The program provides internship opportunities for students in the areas of health education, communication and promotion. The Wellness Education and Health Promotion Program is located in the Old Gym, room 302. For additional information please call 718-960-2415.
International Student and Scholar Office
The International Student & Scholar Office assists students and scholars in obtaining and maintaining the F-1 International Student, and the J-1 Exchange Visitor visa type and immigration status for the purpose of pursuing a degree or certificate program; to teach; conduct research or engage in educational and cultural initiatives. The Certificate of Eligibility Forms (I-20 for F-1 students; DS 2019 for exchange students and scholars) are provided upon completion of all admission requirements, and verification of F or J program eligibility. ISSO Contact Information: Shuster Hall 210; Lehman web site: http://www.lehman.edu/students/international-students/index.php, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone 718-960-7274.