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FYS 101: Syracuse University Resources

This guide is designed to support new students to SU.

SU Resources

Welcome to Syracuse University! We have created a guide to a variety of programs, services, and organizations that SU offers. 

Career Services

SU Career Services

Career Services focuses on helping you explore your options, build skills, make connections, and can assist you throughout your college career and well beyond. 

How to Schedule an Appointment

Please use Handshake, Syracuse University’s student career management resource, to schedule video and phone appointments. Explore the Handshake webpage for detailed instructions.  Appointments can be customized and/or include some of the highlighted topics below. For more information or questions, please contact the Syracuse University Career Services team by emailing or calling 315.443.3616.

Learn more about career services on the Career Services website. 


Our counseling team at the Barnes Center at The Arch offers you a strong support network of staff therapists who are dedicated to your well-being. This counseling is completely confidential, and just a phone call away. Even if it’s just managing the stress that can come with being a college student, we’ll help you face challenges and navigate through university life. The experienced and licensed counseling staff is available 24 hours a day for issues such as mental health and substance abuse.

How to Schedule an Appointment

  • Call 315.443.8000
  • Drop-in Counseling Sessions 

24-Hour Support Call 315.443.8000

Learn more about counseling services at the Counseling Website. 


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Syracuse University's Information Technology Services (ITS) professionals work with our schools, colleges, and administrative divisions to support students, faculty, and staff with technology resources for teaching, research, and scholarship.

In the Syracuse University Online Success Toolkit you will find resources designed to promote successful online teaching and learning for new and returning faculty and students alike. 

Learn more about technology at the ITS website

Financial Literacy

Let the Office of Financial Literacy be your guide. Access one-on-one coaching, learn essential skills, and attend an event to hone your money management strategy.

Learn more about financial literacy at the Office of Financial Literacy website. 

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Dean of Students

The Dean of Students Office helps students no matter the issue or challenge they are facing. Serving as the hub for holistic and integrated student support, the Dean of Students Office is also a great resource if you are not sure where to start with a question or concern. The staff work actively with students, faculty and staff to foster a community of care that encourages, empowers and assists students in their pursuit of success in and out of the classroom.

To make an appointment, please call 315.443.4357(HELP) or email

For more information, visit the Dean of Students Office website


Bias Education: The bias education and response manager within the Dean of Students Office supports the University’s efforts to educate the campus community and respond to issues related to bias. In addition to coordinating the STOP Bias program, students, faculty and staff can request trainings and educational programs centered on conscious and unconscious bias through the Dean of Students Office.

Student Organizations

There are currently more than 300 recognized student organizations on campus and they cover every interest you can think of—academic, cultural, political, professional, recreational, and more. And if you don’t find an organization that suits your interests, you can even start your own!

Explore undergraduate organizations at the Syracuse Organizations website

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Writing and Tutoring

The Writing Center

The aim of the Writing Center is to help you become a stronger, more accomplished writer. Our consultants will work with you at any stage of your writing process in any form of support you choose.

Learn more about the Writing Center at the Writing Center website.

Disability Cultural Center

Disability Cultural Center at Syracuse University

Syracuse University established the Disability Cultural Center (DCC) to coordinate campus-wide social, educational, and cultural activities on disability issues for students, faculty, staff, and community members with and without disabilities.

To connect with the center, visit the Disability Cultural Center website.

Center for International Services

As an international student, you can turn to the Center's warm and knowledgeable staff for help in preparing to come to campus, navigating your new home, and getting accustomed to life in the United States. Explore the Center's many helpful services online, and stop in for a visit when you're on campus. To connect with the center, visit the Center for International Services website. 

Religious Groups

Hendricks Chapel is home to all religious and spiritual groups on campus. These groups span a wide diversity of religious traditions and spiritual interests. Hendricks Chapel provides a diverse array of opportunities for people of all faiths and no faith to engage issues of spirituality, religion, and moral and ethical leadership. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to explore their spirituality through our chaplaincies, religious groups, religious services, and sponsored events and activities.

For more information, visit the Hendricks Chapel website


Hillel Center for Jewish Life strives to empower students by deepening their commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. The Winnick Hillel Center is home to numerous study and lounge spaces complete with a pool table and entertainment center, auditorium/sanctuary, library, and kosher dining hall for all holiday and Shabbat meals. Throughout the academic year, Hillel provides a wide variety of meaningful and engaging programming in their building including speakers, study breaks, movie screenings, and more!

For more information, visit the Syracuse Hillel website

Wellness and Mental Health

Wellness: the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes, so that instead of just surviving, you're thriving.

Mental Health: our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It is a state of well-being in which every individual realizes their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community. 

Be Well. Syracuse UniversityThe Barnes Center features programs, services and offerings that promote holistic health and well-being, all in an accessible, centralized space on campus. 

At the Barnes Center at The Arch, all are encouraged and empowered to ‘Be Well’ in their own unique, ever-evolving wellness journey. Exploration is encouraged by a variety of activities, resources and services available to meet unique health and wellness interests, schedules and goals. Highlights include:

Learn more about health and wellness resources on the Barnes Center at The Arch website.

LGBT Resource Center

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At the center of our efforts to create a respectful, just, and inclusive community, the LGBT Resource Center provides resources, programming, and advocacy designed to build a stronger and safer place that celebrates our individuality together.

To connect with the LBGT Resource Center, visit their website

Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs offer one-on-one support and reach out to all students who are struggling with the mixed messages they may receive in dealing with the issues of race and diversity. 

To connect with the office, visit the Office of Multicultural Affairs website. 

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (FASA)

Students join a fraternity or sorority to enhance their feeling of community and build ongoing connections. With more than 40 Greek organizations to choose from, it's easy to find one that matches your interests or goals.

Visit Syracuse University Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs for more information. 

Student Association

Student Association

The Student Association (SA) is your undergraduate student government. SA serves as your representative voice and focuses on initiatives to help make your undergraduate experience the best it can be.


To get involved, visit the Student Association website. 

DACA/Undocumented Students

SU must continue to work and advocate for our DACA students. It is imperative that, as a University, we are vigilant to the specific challenges this population faces. We must ensure adequate resources are provided to allow them to be informed of their rights, feel protected in their surroundings, and achieve successful completion of their academic course of study.


For information on support and resources for DACA/undocumented students., visit the DACA/Undocumented students website.