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Mental Health and Wellness

Mental Health

Mental health programs support students’ resilience to navigate stress and daily challenges.

Counseling Center
Counseling is a process that helps people work out personal, academic, or vocational problems. The professional staff at the Counseling Center at Pace is available to assist students, staff, and faculty in the resolution of these problems. Through this process, people often gain increased awareness, independence, and effectiveness in the pursuit of personal goals. Make an appointment online or call (212) 346-1526 in New York City or (914) 773-3710 in Pleasantville. In case of an emergency when the Counseling Center is closed, call 9-1-1 or Pace Security at (212) 346-1800 in New York City or (914) 773-3400 in Pleasantville. Also available on the Pleasantville Campus is the Counseling Center’s Relaxation Room, which is located in the lobby of Elm Hall.

Office of Sexual and Interpersonal Wellness
The Office of Sexual and Interpersonal Wellness provides support, and resources for current Pace students who are or have been impacted by sexual assault, and develops on-campus violence prevention initiatives, trainings, and events. The office is directed by a specialist and serves as a confidential resource for students. Peer educators offer programming, workshops, and other learning opportunities throughout the year and are a confidential resource for Pace students.

Ongoing Academic Social Instructional Support (OASIS)
Pace University’s Ongoing Academic Social Instructional Support (OASIS) program provides one of the most comprehensive support services for students with high functioning autism and those with other learning challenges who would like to fulfill their dream of furthering their education.

Student Clubs and Organizations
With more than 100 student organizations at Pace University, there’s something for everyone to get involved in. Top picks for mental health and wellbeing include Pace Active Minds, Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology, and the Psychology Club. Want to see even more clubs or orgs? Check out the SetterSync platforms for the NYC Campus or the PLV Campus.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
SAS serves as a center of opportunity, access, and empowerment for students with disabilities. SAS recognizes and embraces the individuality of all students, and through the provision of reasonable accommodations, seeks to facilitate the academic, personal, and professional growth of the Pace University community.

Physical Health

Pace offers many campus-based programs and services focused on physical health and wellbeing. Physical health services and programs can directly and indirectly affect stress reduction, improve mental health, and facilitate wellbeing. Some of these services and programs include: Health and wellness courses; additional bike racks and storage spaces; gardening, meditation, trail walks; and Chartwells’ nutrition programs and other nutrition-based workshops and activities.

Athletics and Recreation
The Pace University Athletics and Recreation Department competes at the NCAA Division II level in the prestigious Northeast-10 Conference. They offer 14 varsity sports, a Spirit Squad, and a variety of intramural sports, eSports, and recreation programs. They offer a variety of intramural sports such as flag football, indoor soccer, volleyball, and basketball, as well as provide a wide variety of fitness equipment for the Pace Community. For questions, call (212) 346-1670 in New York City or (914) 773-3411 in Pleasantville.

First-year Interest Group: Body and Mind
Residential students on Pace’s Pleasantville Campus can opt to live in themed housing and connect with other like-minded students. The Body and Mind (BAM) floor is dedicated to students who are interested in yoga, Pilates, and health and wellness topics for a holistic approach to development. In hall cooking lessons, yoga, and Pilates classes are just some of the offerings available to community members!

Food Pantries on Campus
Three nutritious meals a day is a human right. Visit the Pace Mobile Food Pantry (PLV Campus) or the Provisions Food Pantry (NYC Campus) for a selection of fresh food to take with you. Both options are available to all students, staff and faculty, regardless of full-time/part-time status. Any member of our community that is experiencing food insecurity is welcome.

Student Clubs and Organizations
With more than 100 student organizations at Pace University, there’s something for everyone to get involved in. Top picks for physical health and wellbeing include dance clubs like High Definition, Hip Hop Dance Club, and NATURE in Pleasantville and StandUp Productions, Her Campus, and Spoon University. Want to see even more clubs or orgs? Check out the SetterSync platforms for the NYC Campus or the PLV Campus.

University Health Care (UHC)
At UHC, NYS-licensed nurse practitioners can diagnose and treat most common illnesses, write prescriptions, order lab and radiologic tests, and can refer to specialty care as appropriate. They also provide physical exams, PrEP/PEP, STI/HIV screening treatment, contraception, GYN exams, immunizations, travel medicine, and primary care. The health service fee in conjunction with health insurance will cover office visits. Diagnostic testing may incur additional charges. Even if the Pace insurance is waived, students can be evaluated at University Health Care. Make an appointment online using the secure patient portal or call them directly at (212) 346-1600 in New York City or (914) 773-3760 in Pleasantville.

Social Wellbeing and Supportive Environments

Social wellbeing programs, activities, resources and services foster students’ sense of belonging and community, reduce loneliness and prevent social isolation. Collectively these resources form supportive environments that are at the center of students’ healthy college experience.

Alumni-Student Mentoring Program
In the spirit of Setters helping Setters, the Neil S. Braun Student Mentoring Program connects current students with Pace alumni to offer everything from life hacks to in-depth career advice to networking in the industry they want to someday break into. Pairs can meet and chat through whatever medium suits them best: email, phone, direct message (DM), or even in person—all it takes is that initial "hello."

Commuter Life
Being a commuter student doesn’t mean you can’t get involved on campus. Check out Commuter Life in Pleasantville which provides information about programs, events, and resources for commuter students to get involved on campus. For NYC students, there is a discount for those using NJ Transit.

Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Under the leadership of the Chief Diversity Officer, the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is committed to creating and sustaining a welcoming and just campus climate for all members of Pace University through inclusive policies, practices, and programming. For more information, email diversity@pace.edu.

First Year Interest Groups (FIGs)
First-year residential students on the Pleasantville Campus are placed together in the residence halls based on First Year Interest Groups. Each community is built around a common interest, some of which are academic based.

Greek Life at Pace
Greek Life complements the co-curricular experience by providing numerous opportunities for personal growth, networking, relationship building, leadership development, academic success, and more. Learn more about fraternities and sororities on the NYC Campus and the Pleasantville Campus.

LGBTQA+ Center
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, and Ally (LGBTQA) Center exists to create campus environments that are inclusive and supportive of student, staff, and faculty diversity in the areas of sexuality, gender identity, and expression. The office promotes this on all levels for all members of Pace University through advocacy, education, activism, programming, and more.

Living Learning Communities
First-year residential students on the NYC Campus are active participants in experiences that build skills and habits essential to future success.

Office of Multicultural Affairs (ōMA)
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (ōMA) provides opportunities and venues for Pace students to examine, discuss, collaborate, and develop partnerships around themes that perpetuate (un)checked power, privilege, marginalization, bigotry, discrimination, and social injustices.

Office of Sexual and Interpersonal Wellness
The Office of Sexual and Interpersonal Wellness provides support and resources for current Pace students who are or have been impacted by sexual assault, and develops on-campus violence prevention initiatives, trainings, and events. The office is directed by a specialist and serves as a confidential resource for students. Peer educators offer programming, workshops, and other learning opportunities throughout the year and are a confidential resource for Pace students.

People of Color Collective (POCC)
The People of Color Collective (POCC) is a group for staff, faculty, and administrators of color at Pace University focused on professional development, community building, connection, and meaningful conversations.

Residential Life and Housing (ORLH)
ORLH is dedicated to creating a safe living environment that encourages students to grow and learn. They are committed to providing support through facilities, programming, and staff to guide students on their path to success. Their programming values are centered on developing students’ independence, interdependence, and personal accountability to self and others. For inquiries related to the New York City Campus, contact nyhousing@pace.edu or (212) 346-1295. For inquiries related to the Pleasantville Campus, contact westchesterhousing@pace.edu or (914) 597-8777.

Student Clubs and Organizations
With more than 100 student organizations at Pace University, there’s something for everyone to get involved in. Check out the SetterSync platform for the NYC Campus or the Pleasantville Campus.

Student Development and Campus Activities
Student Development and Campus Activities engages students in campus life in New York City and Pleasantville by promoting a broad range of social and community-building programs, leadership programs, and personal development opportunities. They advise nearly 100 student organizations on campus. Their purpose is to develop students into responsible, well-rounded, and self-reliant individuals and to enhance the campus experience for all students. To contact Student Development and Campus Activities on your campus, email campusactivities@pace.edu or call (212) 346-1590 in New York City, or email SDCA@pace.edu or call (914) 773-3767 in Pleasantville. Please allow 48 hours for replies to emails and voicemails.

Spiritual Wellbeing

Spiritual wellness can be a key aspect of a student’s wellbeing. This aspect of wellbeing plays an important role in students’ sense of belonging and community, promotes resilience, and reduces social isolation and loneliness.

Spiritual Services and Programming with the Campus Chaplain
Sister Susan Becker, the campus chaplain in Pleasantville, provides our community with support while conducting services, initiating programs and eliciting local resources in order to meet the needs of current students.

Student Clubs and Organizations
Pace has more than 20 faith-based and secular (cultural/identity) student organizations. Top picks for spiritual wellbeing include the Muslim Student Association, Hillel, and the Christian Fellowship Club. Want to see even more clubs or orgs? Check out the SetterSync platforms for the NYC Campus or the PLV Campus.