6 Services and Resources Available to Binghamton University Students
Posted by Sophia Cavalluzzi on April 15, 2020
Most of us Bearcats have gone home, but I decided to stay in Binghamton for the rest of the semester. Classes have moved online, but I wanted to know what other resources were still available to me. So whether you’ve gone home or stuck around town, here are some resources Binghamton students still have access to!
The Food Pantry in the Rockefeller Center will remain open for any student facing food insecurity during this difficult time. You can find tons of essential foods here, like fruits and veggies, as well as dry goods. An added bonus: they even have toilet paper!
Before class registration each semester, I always meet with an advisor to make sure I’m on the right track. Even though we’ve moved online, I still plan to do this! Advisors are available for students in CCPA, Decker, Harpur, SOM and Watson.
Mental health resources
This is a a difficult time, and it can be hard to manage the stress and anxiety. Luckily, the University is still providing many outlets for those seeking help! The CARE team has virtual appointments, as well as the University Counseling Center. Check out Health Promotion and Prevention Services for self-care ideas and resources to help you cope. Some of my own favorite self-care activities are doing pilates or having an at-home spa night.
Struggling with an essay or project? You can schedule virtual appointments with the Speaking Center and the Writing Center! I have a 40-minute presentation due soon, and I know I’ll need some advice on speaking well in front of a camera. If you need assistance in a class, University Tutorial Services have gone virtual. Supplemental instruction groups are being held on Zoom for select classes. Having trouble staying productive? Reach out to a Peer Success Coach in the Department of Student Transition and Success for help creating a personal success plan.
With this extra bit of free time on my hands, I plan to really up my resume and networking game. The Fleishman Center is holding Zoom, email and phone call appointments. Harpur Edge has also completely moved to an online office. Taking advantage of these really helps - trust me!
Now, more than ever, is the perfect time to show support for our local community. While we can’t get out in person, the CCE has created a list of virtual volunteer opportunities. Definitely check this out if you have some extra time! Some of my friends have volunteered on Be My Eyes, an app where the visually impaired can video chat if they need help with anything, like matching an outfit.
That’s not all! Services for Students with Disabilities can be reached via email and phone, and virtually through Zoom. International Students can contact ISSS advisors with any questions. The Q-Center has also completely transitioned online, and you can request to join with the click of a button!
Sophia Cavalluzzi is a junior majoring in English Rhetoric and an intern in the Office of Media and Public Relations. She loves to write, watch YouTube and plan fancy vacations that she will not be taking anytime soon.
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