Student Affairs, through its knowledgeable staff and inclusive programs and services, fosters the developmental, educational, and career goals of students in an environment that encourages healthy decision making, responsible citizenship, campus and community engagement, and life-long learning. Foundations of Excellence Student Affairs programs and services align with the College’s Strategic Plan and the Academic Plan. Responsiveness to external change is a necessity; agility is essential to excellence. Student engagement is essential to student learning and development. Excellence in student engagement and student learning is possible only through partnerships between students, faculty and staff Social, cultural, and intellectual diversity are essential to learning. Student Affairs adheres to the Diversity Action Committee’s definition of diversity as “”Human diversity includes, but is not limited to age, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, physical or mental abilities and disabilities, socio-economic status, viewpoint differences (e.g., political), sexual orientation, gender identity, and national origin.” Student Affairs strives for excellence in every endeavor.
Student Affairs Office Location: C-212; Office Number: (201) 684-7456; Fax: (201) 684-7963
Office Hours: Mondays: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM; Tuesdays – Fridays 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Student Affairs Office Staff:
Melissa Van Der Wall, Dean of Students
Phone: (201) 684-7456
Ivy N. Payne, Executive Secretarial Assistant
Phone: (201) 684-7457
Rachel J. Marko, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (201) 684-7456
Student Affairs Organizational Chart
The Student Handbook was updated for the Spring 2016 semester, please click here for the handbook.
Dean's Certifications/Disciplinary Background Checks
If a student is transferring to another school and needs to have a Dean’s Certification form completed, please send forms to the Student Affairs Office C212, C/O Ivy Payne (505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430). Please note, this form is completed in collaboration with the Office of Student Conduct and the Registrar’s Office – it will take at least 48-72 hours to complete and be mailed out.
If a student, prior student or graduate is applying for a job off campus and requires a disciplinary background check, please have the employment agency send forms to the Student Affairs Office, C212, C/O Ivy Payne (505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430). Please note, this form is completed in collaboration with the Office of Student Conduct – it will take at least 48-72 hours to complete and be mailed out.