Concerns may include: concerns about something your instructor said or did, feel you have been treated unfairly, concern involving a college staff member.
The Office of Academic Affairs oversees all academic-related activities. It is responsible for academic policies and procedures, accreditation, strategic planning, assessment of student learning, faculty development, program reviews, academic departments and student support offices including the School of Communication, School of the Arts, the Institute of Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, and graduate programs.
For academic grievances and student complaints, please refer to the policy at: https://www.emerson.edu/policies/academic-grievance-and-student-complaint-process-and-policy
The Social Justice Center works with and supports individuals and communities through personal and systems advocacy, community-centered projects, and radical care. We believe in individual and community self-determination and work in support of the agency of students, faculty, and staff, especially those from marginalized groups. We engage in an ongoing practice of praxis—reflection and action—and work to deepen our own liberatory practices and to create liberatory spaces for others.
Our experienced team of professional advisors help undergraduate students create academic plans so that they can make the most of their time on campus and efficiently achieve their educational goals. Students at Emerson have diverse options when it comes to course selection, and our dedicated advisors ensure that each student can make the informed decisions necessary for a fulfilling academic experience. We connect students to the wide array of college-wide resources so that they can chart the best path forward on their academic journey. We also facilitate the mentorship provided by faculty advisors—relationships that often last long after graduation.
The Office of Community Standards facilitates the Student Code of Community Standards to ensure that Emerson is a safe and comfortable community to learn, live, and work. The office is committed to balancing the needs of the student and greater campus community by promoting community standards and responding to student misconduct in a fair, consistent, and educational manner. We provide students with individualized opportunities for growth so that they may develop into engaged and ethical citizens. In order to accomplish this mission, the Office of Community Standards is guided by the core values of respect, educational opportunity, accountability, civility, honesty and integrity (REACH).
The Student Care and Support Office receives referrals from students, faculty, staff, etc. about students of concern. The Office works with key partners on campus to provide support for those students with a goal of helping them succeed academically and personally.
Students may encounter obstacles or difficulties associated with college life—academic, financial, personal, interpersonal, or wellness—or simply seek greater connection and support. Emerson has fantastic resources designed to address the holistic needs of students.
The Office of Student Success helps students to explore their options, navigate campus systems, and connect to services, supports, and each other. And sometimes, we just listen.
College is a time filled with many changes, transition, excitement, and challenges. Most students, at one time or another, experience various personal, emotional, and/or interpersonal concerns. During these times, it can help to reach out for support from friends, family, academic advisors, spiritual supports, and professional counseling. At ECAPS, we strive to help students build on strengths and address these concerns in ways that allow them to make the best of their college experience. We offer free and confidential individual, couples, and group counseling, as well as consultation and workshops.