Russell Sage College Students

Current Family Members: Please take 2 minutes to complete our brief survey to help us build stronger connections among students, families, and the College.  Those reply can enter their student’s names into a drawing to receive a Final Exam week care package from the Dean of Students’ office.
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For parents and family members of incoming and current Russell Sage College students.

Dear Families,

I always look forward to springtime on campus.  With it comes so much excitement, and with luck, even some sunshine!  We are also aware that it also is a time of transition for so many.  Our graduating students are anxious to celebrate their accomplishments and venture into the “real world,” hoping that they are as well prepared as we know them to be.  Our continuing students are equally anxious to reach the finish line of another semester, while at the same time, perhaps a bit worried that they won’t have the time they need to get all of their work done by May 5.  And, our prospective students, perhaps being courted by multiple schools, are still trying to figure out if Russell Sage is the “right fit” for them.  Wherever your student may be in the process, we want to reassure you that they are not alone.

One of the benefits of being a part of a close-knit campus, like Russell Sage, is that all members of our community, be they graduating students or prospective students, resident students or commuters, can be assured that there are ample people, programs, services, and events that are available to provide all of us with the support we need to accomplish our goals.  I see one of my main roles as dean of students is to remind students that they are not alone and there are people who believe in you, even when you don’t quite have the strength to believe in yourself.  I reach out to families to assure you of that truth, and to ask your help in making sure students access the support they need, particularly at this busy time of year.

Dean Deb Lawrence and I write 2 Family Newsletters per semester so that we can share a bit about our community with you, and to remind you that you are important members of our community as well.  Click on one of the links below if you want to see some of the archived newsletters as a reminder of the services and support that our available on campus.  Our April 2017 Parent Newsletter has been sent home, but future editions will only be available electronically.  Click on this link to sign up for future newsletters that will be sent via email.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact the Dean of Students’ Office with any questions or concerns. Our number is 518-244-2207. My e-mail address is [email protected].

With warm regards,

Stacy M. Gonzalez
Russell Sage College Dean of Students

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