Campus & Community Resources
Lehman College and the surrounding New York City community provide students with an extensive, integrated support network. Click on the links below to find out how you can benefit from a variety of available services.
Disability Rights New York – Client Assistance Program (CAP) program. This program provides advocacy to applicants for vocational rehabilitation services from ACCES-VR and NYSCB, and in ILC programs. They will provide information on rights, services, and benefits available. Main number is 518-432-7861 or 800-993-8982 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
254 Shuster Hall; Career Lab, 229 Shuster Hall (718-960-8366)
The Career Services Center at Lehman College prepares and assists its students in meeting the challenges of the workplace by integrating career development, employment opportunities, internships, and technology into their academic experience. Current Lehman students, as well as Lehman alumni, are eligible and invited to take advantage of the wealth of informational and practical services offered by the Center.
114 Old Gym (718-960-8761)
The Counseling Center is a safe place for students to talk about any concerns they may have. Services are free and confidential, and provided in a safe environment, where students can address issues that may be keeping them from attaining their academic goals. All students are treated with respect and are seen as individuals with unique strengths.
ACE: 205 Old Gym (718-960-8175); SLC: 133 Gillet Hall (718-960-7707)
The Academic Support Center for Excellence (ACE) the Science Learning Center (SLC) are two of the tutoring centers on campus. The ACE provides appointment-based and drop-in tutoring in the humanities, social sciences, and writing, as well as general writing and academic skills workshops. The SLC provides drop-in tutoring for natural science courses.
257 Shuster Hall (718-960-7979)
SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) is a state-funded educational opportunity program of the City University of New York (CUNY). The SEEK program provides access to the University's senior colleges under non-traditional admissions criteria for talented and motivated high school graduates who need academic and financial support.
Speech and Hearing Center
227 Speech Building (718-960-6085/8138)
The Lehman College Speech and Hearing Center provides quality speech-language and audiological services to the community throughout the academic year at significantly reduced fees. Clients of the Speech and Hearing Center are evaluated and treated by graduate student clinicians under the direct supervision of a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist or audiologist. Funding from the annual CUNY United Way Campaign allows us to provide services at no-cost or for a greatly reduced fee to families who would otherwise be unable to afford services. Services are available Mondays through Thursdays during the academic year. The Center is closed during the summer.
118 T-3 Building (718-960-8900)
At the Student Health Center, the health care needs of our students are treated with respect, integrity, and compassion. When you call for an appointment, we strive to see you as quickly as possible. Your lifestyle, stress factors, and cultural indicators are part of the treatment plan that your health care provider develops with you. Care and treatment are confidential. Your medical records are kept securely and your file will only be released with your written authorization. When your treatment requires more than we can offer, we provide community-based referrals.
201A Shuster Hall (718-960-7188)
Lehman College welcomes and supports veterans and reservists on its campus, and recognizes the contribution they make as citizens and students. Lehman is proud of the level of diversity and academic excellence that veterans and reservists bring to our campus. The Office of Veterans and Military Affairs provides support to veterans and reservists, as well as to their families, who are eligible for education benefits under the Montgomery G.I. Bill, the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill, the Vocational Rehabilitation G.I. Bill, the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, and the New York State Tuition Award. The office helps veterans and reservists apply for benefits, provides information, and serves as a liaison between the V.A. Regional Processing Office and college offices.
For students who are visually impaired or legally blind, please see website below:
Access-A-Ride provides transportation for people with disabilities who are unable to use public bus or subway service for some or all of their trips. It offers shared ride, door-to-door, paratransit service. Access-A-Ride operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Applicants must call 877-337-2017 (toll-free for area codes 212; 718; 347; 516; 631; 646; 914; and 845) or 718-393-4999 (customers who are deaf call through the relay) and follow the menu instructions to speak with eligibility staff from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Office of Student Disability Services' Student Advisory Board is pleased to announce the addition of two bus shelters for those who travel by Access-A-Ride at Gate 10 and Gate 2.
New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) provides vocational rehabilitation and other direct services to New York State residents who are blind or visually impaired, and will support eligible individuals in college programs. There are seven district offices in all, three serving upstate New York and four serving Westchester, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Long Island; these four are listed below. For more information, please call 1-866-871-3000;TTY: 1-866-871-6000.
Harlem (Serves Manhattan and the Bronx)
163 West 125th Street, Room 209
New York, NY 10027
Hempstead (Vocational rehabilitation and independent living only; serves Nassau; Suffolk; Queens)
50 Clinton Street, Suite 208
Hempstead, NY 11550
Manhattan (Vocational rehabilitation only; serves the Bronx; Brooklyn; Manhattan; and Staten Island)
80 Maiden Lane, 23rd Floor
NY, NY 10038
White Plains (Serves Dutchess; Orange; Putnam; Rockland; Sullivan; Ulster; and Westchester Counties)
445 Hamilton Avenue, 5th Floor, Room 503
White Plains, NY 10601
New Winsor: 845-567-1054
Independent living means controlling and directing your own life. It means taking risks and being allowed to succeed and fail on your own terms. It means participating in community life and pursuing activities of your own choosing. Independent living is knowing what choices are available, selecting what is right for you, and taking responsibility for your own actions. For people with disabilities affecting their ability to make complicated decisions or pursue complex activities, independent living means being as self-sufficient as possible. It means being able to exercise the greatest degree of choice in where you live, with whom you live, how to live, where you work, with whom you work, and how to use your time. All independent living centers provide a set of core services geared toward promoting self-help, equal access, peer role modeling, personal growth, and empowerment. To find a center in your area, review the list below.
Bronx Independent Living Services, Inc. (BILS)
4419 Third Avenue, Suite 2-C
Bronx, NY 10457
Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled (BCID)
27 Smith Street, Suite 200
Brooklyn, NY 11201
TTY: 718 998-7406
Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY)
841 Broadway, Suite 301
New York, NY 10003
Voice and TTY: 212-674-2300, Sorensen IP# 18.104.22.168
Harlem Independent Living Center (HILC)
289 St. Nicholas Avenue, Suite 2
New York, NY 10027
Long Island Center for Independent Living, Inc. (LICIL)
3601 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 208
Levittown, NY 11756
137-02 Northern Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11354
TTY: 718-886-0427, Sorensen IP# 22.214.171.124
Staten Island Center for Independent Living (SICIL)
470 Castleton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
Suffolk Independent Living Organization
2111 Lakeland Avenue, Ste. A
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc. (WDOM)
984 North Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
TTY: Not Available
The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities works hand-in-hand with other city agencies to assure that the voice of the disabled community is represented and that city programs and policies address the needs of people with disabilities. The MOPD also coordinates Disability Mentoring Day for New York City. Contact information is as follows:
Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR, formerly known as VESID)
The mission of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) is to promote educational equity and excellence for students with disabilities while ensuring that they receive the rights and protection to which they are entitled; assure appropriate continuity between the child and adult services systems; and provide the highest quality vocational rehabilitation and independent living services to all eligible persons as quickly as those services are required to enable them to work and live independent, self-directed lives. Contact information for local district offices is listed below.
1215 Zerega Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
Fax: 718- 931-4299
55 Hanson Place, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
TTY: 718- 722-6736
Hauppauge District Office
NYS Office Building
250 Veterans Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Garden City District Office
711 Stewart Avenue, Suite 4
Garden City, NY 11530
116 West 32nd Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001
212-630-2300 or 212-630-2302
Harlem Satellite Office
163 West 125th Street
7th Floor, Room 713
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building
New York, NY 10027
2071 Clove Road
Suites 204 and 205
Staten Island, NY 10304
One LeFrak City Plaza
59-17 Junction Blvd., 20th Floor
Corona, NY 11368
Video phone: 1-866-679-8304
75 South Broadway
White Plains, NY 10601