Student Affairs Administration

Message from the Vice President for Student Affairs

Dear Emmanuel Students,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2020-2021 academic year! Even though for the fall we are learning remotely and not present on campus, we hope your year is successful. We especially welcome the members of the class of 2024 and transfer students who begin study this fall. While not together in person for now, I hope that you will approach this year with excitement, commitment and an open mind. You still have an opportunity to get involved in campus life by attending a virtual program, joining a cub or organization and taking part in the variety of virtual opportunities being offered by the college and the Colleges of the Fenway. 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. Visit the Campus Events Calendar at for information and upcoming events.

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.

Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the policies on our website. It is your responsibility to know what is expected of you. 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. Should you have any questions about any of this information, please feel free to reach out to our Student Affairs Project Manager, Maryellen Page,, Dr. Jenn Forry, Dean of Students, at or me at

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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