Department Liaisons are seniors and sometimes juniors who have been recommended by departments and programs for their particular strengths in their majors. These students provide a helpful link to departments in planning events and relaying curricular information about the major. They are also helpful peer academic resources for new students as they make their way through their first-semester courses and plan their course choices for the spring semester. They are also important resources for sophomores who are in the process of choosing a major.
Your instructors, your faculty advisors, and class deans should be your primary advisors on academic matters, but there are always times when a student’s point of view would be helpful to you. Department Liaisons are eager to answer your questions about courses within their majors, and about the experience of choosing their majors. You are encouraged to consult with them (any of them, not only those who might be in your residential hall).
The Community Advisors (CAs) are student staff who serve as peer advisors to members of their floor. There are three to six CAs in each residence hall, generally one per floor. Each CA is responsible for the general welfare of the floor and developing the floor into a welcoming, inclusive and friendly community by getting to know the residents of the floor as well as encouraging them to get to know each other. CAs are typically sophomores and juniors, and are trained as peer advisors in community development, conflict management and resolution, programming, limits setting, various health-related issues, and interpersonal skills. Along with these skills, CAs are knowledgeable about campus resources and will make referrals as necessary. Most importantly, the CA is available to each member of the floor for peer support. CAs are selected for their desire to work with other students and create a positive living experience for others.
The institution recognizes the importance of protecting the rights of all community members and promoting diversity. Mount Holyoke is committed to providing reasonable accommodations and services that will enable students who qualify under section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act to participate as fully as possible in the College's academic programs.
The College's guiding philosophy regarding the provision of accommodations is that they shall serve as a bridge which enables a student to fully engage in the college experience. These accommodations should be empowering, and the overriding goal is to create an opportunity for greater independence, responsibility, and self-sufficiency. Please contact AccessAbility Services with questions or concerns.