School Counselors

Philosophy Statement


Students have basic needs which affect their ability to succeed and develop at SUNY Oneonta. They need an environment conducive to healthy living and learning. They need a sense of safety and security within the student community. They need to learn life skills to complement their academic progress and assist them in becoming well-balanced individuals. They need opportunities and encouragement to grow.

Everything we do in Residence Life relates to students and our goal to respond to their basic needs. Residence Life maintenance and custodial efforts, food service, hall facilities (i.e. laundry, vending machines, desk operations), grounds maintenance and building renovations are all responses to a student's need for an environment conducive to living and learning. The hall and university policies, emergency procedures and resources, conduct system and hall staff coverage of buildings respond to the safety and security needs by providing a structure for the living environment. Hall Governments and committees, corridor meetings, intramurals and hall/campus activities provide opportunities to satisfy a student's desire to become involved in the community. Programming in the hall or on campus involves many of the life skills students need to develop, (i.e. communication, career development, research, time management or relating to others. Personal growth opportunities are also provided in hall and campus programming as well as through the many resource centers (i.e. Counseling, Health and Wellness Center and the Center for Social Responsibility and Community).

For more information on the department of Student Development, please visit the Student Development page.

Campus Policies

Campus Policies
Code of Conduct

The Office of Residential Community Life
106 Wilsbach Hall
Oneonta, NY 13820
P. 607-436-3182 / 2514 /3725


The Resident Student Organization

National Association of College and University Residence Halls