An Introduction to Lehman College
October 31, 2008
A look at some of the opportunities and services available to students at Lehman College.
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To all of you new freshman and transfer students, welcome to Lehman College. You will graduate not only with a degree, but more importantly with an education.
Faculty, staff, administration... We have our representation.
They can find tutors in different subjects like math, physics, biology, or English, French, Spanish.
We have approximately 40 clubs and organizations, and those clubs and organizations range from social interest groups to the campus media to hobbies and interest groups. If they have an interest that they have a number of other friends that also have the same interest, they can also start their own club or organization.
From the point of view of a professor, it's being able to provide students with as many opportunities to study and expand his or her knowledge.
Students can look at journal articles from any subject: psychology, plant sciences, communications, business... We are subscribed to thousands of journals. So, a student never has to go to Google or Wikipedia, as long as they're a Lehman College student.
The gallery has exhibitions every year, and they're usually six to eight, and what we're offering students is a chance to see contemporary art close to home here on the campus, but also to introduce them to the contemporary art world.
It's always important that the students be involved to make sure that their voice is being heard equally along with every other group. Student government is the voice of the students.
Student conference is an agency for the students; we represent the students and all academic affairs on campus.
They are asked to explore and expand their intellectual horizons and to begin to question things in ways they might not have questioned before.
Our students have also worked in Tijuana, Mexico and have been to New Orleans to help victims of Hurricane Katrina for two years in a row.
We also take on social issues, such as putting together events for the people in Darfur. If you can make change here, if you can be proactive here, then that's going to precipitate into your life outside of this campus.
Listen to your own instincts. You'll know what you're excited by, and try something new, and see where it takes you, and don't be afraid if you end up having to change your major. Ultimately, you want to do what is rewarding to you. If you choose something that you enjoy and that really excites you, I have no doubt that you will be successful in it.
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