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Resources and Services

No two students are alike, and no two students have the same needs. SUNY Oswego offers a range of resources and services as diverse and varied as our campus community but alike in the goal of supporting all of our students as they navigate their campus experience.

Accessibility Resources

Accessibility Resources advocates for full accessibility and inclusion for students with disabilities within the SUNY Oswego community. The Accessibility Resources Offices works with all students, whether it's a temporary or permanent disability to provide a range of services ranging including assistive technology, note-taking, and service animal compliance, and further acts as a resource for faculty.


Bias Incident Reporting

Recognizing historical barriers to reporting bias-related incidents, including fear of not being believed, fear of no action, and fear of retaliation, SUNY Oswego believes strongly in a culture of reporting and accountability. If you know of, have witnessed, or were the target of an incident motivated by age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation (perceived or confirmed), please fill out a Bias-Related Incident Report.

Report A Bias Incident 

Bias Prevention and Response Team

The Bias Prevention and Response Team coordinates response to bias incidents, monitors and creates campus opportunities for educational initiatives to cultivate equity and inclusion, facilitates restorative conversations between parties involved in bias-related incidents and assesses the effectiveness of the team to inform future action.


Campus Dining

Auxiliary Services has worked with faculty, staff, and students to offer a menu that meets the dietary, cultural, and emotional needs of the whole community. In consultation with our campus nutritionist, Oswego offers resources for those observing Ramadan, or keeping, Kosher, Halal, vegan, or gluten free diets. Spring 2021 will see the introduction of menu items developed from our students' families recipes as another way to ensure we can all come together and find health and comfort in a meal.

Dining Experience

Career Services

SUNY Oswego's Career Services offers confidential coaching appointments about the job search, anti-discrimination law, how to handle illegal questions during job interviews, your rights and responsibilities as a job seeker, and more. Career Services also utilizes strategic partnerships to support diverse students in their job search, networking skills, and professional practice.


Counseling Services Center

The Counseling and Services Center offers support groups that address the needs of diverse identities and experiences, including groups for international, bi/pan, and trans students as well as students of color.

  • International Circle - An Inclusive Group for International Students
  • Bi/Pan Support Group The Bi/Pan Support Group is a group open to students exploring shared aspects of identity. This group welcomes all students who identify with bisexual, pansexual and related intimate relationships/sexual identities.
  • Trans Support Group A weekly support-based counseling group for students who identify on the trans spectrum.
  • Boys to Men: Men of Color Support Group Designed to provide support for students who self-identify as men of color. Topics may include Microaggressions, Toxic Masculinity, Systematic & Institutional Racism, Racial Trauma, hot issues in the media, or any other concerns.
  • Embracing U: Women of Color Support Group Provides support for students who self-identify as women of color. Topics may include racial identity development, workplace culture, self-esteem and body image, hot topics in the media and more.


Division of Student Affairs

Overseeing Residence Life and Housing, Campus Life, Career Services, Counseling Services, Health Services, Auxiliary Services, Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramural/Recreational Sports, Student Conduct, Financial Aid, and more our Division of Student Affairs is committed to an ongoing dialogue  to work together to address challenges in a way that removes barriers to success and promotes a culture of inclusivity, compassion, and mutual respect. The competencies gained through diverse experiences across our campus prepare all of our students, staff, and faculty to thrive personally and professionally in a global society.

Learn more about Student Affairs


Experiential Courses and Engaged Learning (EXCEL) helps our students engage with opportunities to grow in their understanding of themselves, our campus, and opportunities beyond. From an array of First Year Experience touch-points to gain a sense of belonging, to College and Career courses to develop professional skills, to Co-op or Internship and Service Learning opportunities to apply new skills in a real world setting, EXCEL helps all students connect the dots between their own identity and interests, study, and vocation.

Learn more about EXCEL

Hall Newman Center

The mission of the Hall Newman Center is to nurture spiritual development of individuals on the SUNY Oswego campus and in the Oswego community. We commit ourselves to be a resource for information, education and advocacy on behalf of the Catholic Church and its teachings.

Learn more about the Hall Newman Center

Health Services

The staff of Health Services is delighted to extend support to our students in an inclusive and caring manner with board-certified nurse practitioners who specialize in the area of college health. 

Learn More About Health Services

International Student and Scholar Services

The ISSS Office provides many services to help international students adjust to campus life including the New Student Orientation, programs and events, support with cultural adjustment, and more.


Office of Financial Aid

With the goal of making college affordable and financial aid accessible to all, our office of Financial Aid is always available to help. From accessible staff members to information about state, federal, and campus-based scholarships, grants, and loans, as well as a robust list of external funding sources, we are here to help you navigate your unique path.

Learn More about financial aid

Penfield Library Anti-Racism Research Guide

Penfield Library has some valuable online videos, eBooks, and literature highlighting discussions about racism that we want to share with you. This guide is limited to items that Penfield Library owns in print or are able to provide remote access for, and the library welcomes your suggestions on strengthening this guide as as a constantly evolving resource.


Resources for Trans Students

Being trans can offer unique challenges when it comes to navigating different policies and campus offices. Visit our trans student resource page for more support information.

Note: for local, off-campus healthcare providers, therapists, and lawyers, check out Accept Oswego's list of Oswego County Resources.


Safe Zone Training

The Dean of Students Office can provide Safe Zone training to educate and empower people to create safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ individuals.


Sexual and Interpersonal Violence

SUNY Oswego's Title IX Coordinator (Lisa Evaneski) can help with issues of discrimination, including sex discrimination, sexual harassment, homophobia, and discrimination based on gender identity or expression. Her contact information is listed at the link above.

LEARN More About TIX

Student Emergency Fund

The Office of Alumni & Development established a fund in March, 2020 for alumni to contribute funds to support students who faced unexpected situations and hardship. The fund was established in response to the COVID-19 crisis. For students facing an unexpected hardship or an emergency, please email [email protected].

Learn more about student emergency fund

Veterans and Military Services

SUNY Oswego is dedicated to providing outstanding guidance, advice, advocacy and outreach services that reflect the unique needs of our veteran and military student population, along with their spouses and dependents.   Our staff will help you navigate your educational benefits, internships, networking, and career planning.  Whether you want to take courses part-time, full-time, or need something with more flexibility—SUNY Oswego is dedicated to help you find the educational opportunities that best work for you.


Race and Identity
  • Accept Oswego
    An organization for LGBTQ+ youth that creates resources and holds community events. They are mainly accessible through the Facebook page linked above. Accept Oswego also provides a list of inclusive healthcare providers, therapists, and lawyers in Oswego County.
  • Oswego LGBT Safe Zone
    A private Facebook support group for LGBTQ+ members of Oswego and the surrounding areas
  • Oswego Pride
    A public Facebook group for the Oswego Pride Festival, which also posts general LGBTQ content.
  • PFLAG Oswego County
    Local chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).
  • LGBTQ+ Drop-In
    Weekly drop-in service for youth and young adults hosted by OCO (Oswego County Opportunities). More information can be found at the linked Facebook page.
  • LGBTQ Youth Resource Center
    L283 W. 2nd Street, Prevention Suite 100, Oswego, NY / Hours: Every Tuesday, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
  • Refuge Restrooms
    Refuge Restrooms is a web application that seeks to provide safe restroom access for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals.
  • The Arc of Oswego County is a private, not-for-profit organization that has been a leader in the provision of services to individuals with disabilities since 1953. The organization aspires to be a leader in the field of developmental disabilities, committed to meeting the needs of individual growth, productivity, and independence through education, advocacy, and increased community acceptance and participation.
  • A Guide to Disability Rights Laws
    This guide, a publication of the U.S. Department of Justice, provides summaries of all major disability rights laws and appropriate federal contact information for more information. 
  • National Center for College Students with Disabilities
    (NCCSD) The only federally-funded national center in the U.S. for college and graduate students with any type of disability, chronic health condition, or mental or emotional illness.