Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Student Handbook 
    
2022-2023 Student Handbook

College Services



Admissions

The Office of Admissions is where staff help students with questions or concerns about getting started, admissions advisement, preliminary academic advisement, and assistance with residency, the difference between types of degree programs, and campus tours. Students may apply for admission or pick up and submit required forms at the Office of Admissions. In addition, the Office of Admissions is responsible for recruitment of prospective students to Santa Fe College New Student Orientation, New Student Convocation and the Student Ambassador Program. For a helpful checklist of the steps involved in the admissions process categorized by type of student, please visit our website at www.sfcollege.edu/admissions.

International Student Services

The International Student Services (ISS) helps international students in their transition from their home country to Santa Fe College. ISS offers advising for prospective and current SF international students that includes admissions guidance and support regarding international student rights and responsibilities in accordance with U.S. immigration regulations. The ISS staff gladly assists all of our international students through each step of the international admissions process including explaining and applying immigration regulations as these relate to their educational planning, cultural adaptation, and other areas of concern. Additionally, as an educational institution Santa Fe College is committed to provide open access to all those who desire to obtain an academic career. Our ISS office serves supports DACA, children of migrant worker and undocumented students. Contact ISS for additional information in Building R, room 109, by telephone at 352-395-5504, via email at international@sfcollege.edu or visit www.sfcollege.edu/iss.

Library

The Lawrence W. Tyree Library is committed to service, offering the highest quality resources and library instruction for students, faculty and staff. All resources are accessible through the library website at www.sfcollege.edu.

Library services include orientation, reference assistance, circulation, interlibrary loans and course reserves. The librarians teach one-credit courses online and face to face. Library instruction is provided one on one as needed. Librarians will also do tailored subject presentations to classes as requested by faculty.

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday: noon - 6 p.m.; Sunday: noon - 8 p.m.

Extended hours are offered during exams. Holiday hours are posted as needed.

Little School

The Santa Fe Little School offers a developmentally appropriate educational program for children ages 14 months to five years. The Little School is located on the Northwest Campus near the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo.

Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

An Extended day program available until 5:30 p.m.

The school is open 12 months a year and enrolls children from college-affiliated families as well as children from families who are not affiliated with the college. Santa Fe Little School is also an educational training site for Santa Fe College and University of Florida students who are learning to be teachers. Please call 352-395-5597 or visit our website at www.sfcollege.edu for more information. Visitors are welcome.

Ombudsperson

The Ombudsperson offers a safe and confidential environment for students to discuss concerns, problems or complaints. As an advocate for equity and fairness, the Ombudsperson serves as an independent and unbiased mediator as students resolve academic challenges. The Ombudsperson helps students understand College policies, assists students in exploring options, and makes referrals to appropriate resources. In accordance with the requirements of Florida Statute 1006.51, the Ombudsperson also assists students with appeals concerning access to courses and credit granted toward a degree. The College Ombudsperson, Dr. Bea Awoniyi, is housed in Building R, room 211 and is accountable to the college president via the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Student Development Instruction

The academic department of Student Development Instruction (SDI) offers elective credit courses to help students develop and achieve goals of academic excellence, leadership, and self-management. SDI has several courses to choose from, including College Success, Career Development in the Global Workplace, Academic Progress, Leadership, Personal Leadership, Leadership Development Studies, Life/Career Development, Living Effectively in Today’s World, and Standards of Academic Progress. These courses, which have no prerequisites, focus on areas that contribute to student’s academic accomplishment, enlightened life and career choice, greater self-awareness, and service to the community. For more information contact the department Chair at 352-381-3809 or at sdi@sfcollege.edu.

Student Health Care Center

The Student Health Care Center is a collaborative venture between Santa Fe College and the University of Florida to help meet the educational and medical needs of SF students. The center is active in promoting a wellness lifestyle that encompasses an individual’s physical, emotional, environmental, social and spiritual health. Services are available to SF students only. Walk-ins are welcome. For information on the specific services available, appointments and hours of service, stop by Building S, room 120 or visit the website at https://www.sfcollege.edu/studentlife/student-wellness/shcc/.

Veterans and Military Success Services

Santa Fe College welcomes veterans and military service members, and dependents, and we encourage you to continue your education with us. We are approved for the education and training of veterans and other eligible military persons under all public laws now in effect. The SF Veterans and Military Success Services office has been established to help you and other eligible persons attain your educational goals and help you in applying for educational benefits. The office provides information on programs and offerings such as work study, tutorial assistance and solving USVA related eligibility issues.