Emmanuel College Student Guide

Dear Emmanuel Students,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2019-2020 academic year! It promises to be a great year as we welcome the members of the class of 2023 and transfer students while enjoying all the activities surrounding the Emmanuel College Centennial.  I hope that you will approach this year with excitement, commitment and an open mind, taking advantage of all that Emmanuel, the Colleges of the Fenway (COF) and Boston have to offer. Get involved in campus life.  Attend a program.  Participate in a student organization.  Go to a game and cheer on the EC Saints.  Volunteer in the Boston community.  Join a COF intramural team.  Spend your weekends on campus.  Explore Boston.  Your engagement can make a difference in your life and in the lives of others.  Research on college students indicates that involved students are more likely to develop meaningful connections, earn better grades and are more satisfied with their college experience.

Good relationships are the source of health and well-being.  As we welcome our newest students, I invite each of you to connect with other members of the Emmanuel community.  Many students who move outside their comfort zone to meet students from different social, racial and ethnic groups enrich their perspective and enhance their intellectual and social experience. Further, students comfortable in diverse social circles are better prepared for leadership not only at Emmanuel but also in their profession after graduation.  Not only will you make new friends, you will strengthen the Emmanuel community as you grow in understanding and appreciation of each other.

In this year's Student Guide, Emmanuel's student handbook, you will find the Statement on Community Standards and the Student Code of Conduct, as well as department policies which articulate student expectations. All students are required to read and abide by all policies, procedures and protocols. In particular, I draw your attention to the Title IX requirements related to sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence and the sexual misconduct policy which federal law requires colleges and universities to promulgate. Central to the Title IX requirements and other policies contained within the Guide is the theme of respect for the individual person - the foundation of student life at Emmanuel. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the policies on our website. It is your responsibility. Should you have any questions about any of this information, please feel free to reach out to my Assistant, MaryAnne Murphy, murphyma@emmanuel.edu, Jen Forry, Dean of Students, at forryj@emmanuel.edu or me at onofrij@emmanuel.edu.

I hope that this will be a successful year, building on your previous accomplishments as you strive to achieve your professional and personal goals. Please feel free to call on any member of the Student Affairs staff for support and assistance.

With best wishes,


Joe Onofrietti, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs

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