Student Success Offices – Phone Numbers & E-mails for Immediate Assistance
|Early Childcare Center||718-289-5461||Jessica.Manboadh@bcc.cuny.edu|
|Judicial Affairs||718.289.5100 x3146||Ana.Molenaar@bcc.cuny.edu|
|Male Empowerment Networkemail@example.com|
|Veteran and Military Affairsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Tools & Resources
This site is intended to provide students and faculty with the information they need to to prepare for distance learning and alternative course delivery as well as a resource for problem resolution. The site also includes a introductory tutorial “Blackboard Preparatory Course – Are You Ready?” if you have never previously used Blackboard.
The College and our online Bookstore, Akademos, are happy to announce that the following publishers are offering courseware to students who may have lost access to course materials due to a campus moving to distance learning to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
For more details, please visit: https://bronx.textbookx.com/service/covid19.php
Akademos and Barnes & Noble have partnered with the digital platform VitalSource to offer free access to over 50,000 eBooks to its current customers to facilitate their move to online learning. CUNY students at participating colleges can now access these materials by creating a VitalSource account at http://bookshelf.vitalsource.com using their cuny.edu email addresses.
These extraordinary circumstances pose unique challenges for CUNY’s professional staff, and especially for those whose roles are essential to the support services and University operations that allow our campuses to stay open without interruption.
The University has put guidelines in place to accommodate temporary flexible work arrangements, where possible. These protocols have been established with the goal of minimizing exposure to the novel coronavirus and maximizing social distancing as part of the community mitigation strategies set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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- 3/19/20 – Coronavirus Update to Faculty and Staff from Chancellor Matos Rodríguez
- 3/16/20 – Update on CUNY’s Coronavirus Response from Chancellor Matos Rodríguez
- 3/15/20 – A Message on Telecommuting Plans from Chancellor Matos Rodríguez
- Flexible Work Arrangements
- FAQ for faculty and staff on accessing and using CUNY technology to support remote teaching, learning and work
- Webex Quickstart Guide
Food Insecurity Supports
- If you are experiencing food insecurity, consider checking your available options provided by the Food Bank of New York City.
- If you are experiencing food insecurity, an extensive list of food pantries and soup kitchens in NYC was crowdsourced by various community members.
- The Human Resources Administration created FoodHelp NYC to track pantries and community kitchens through a map.
Resources for Undocumented Students
- The New York State Youth Leadership Council compiled an ongoing list of resources that are open to undocumented students.
Additional Public Services
- The Temporary Aid to Needy Families Program (TANF) provides cash assistance and emergency funding to eligible families who may face eviction or an inability to pay a utilities bill.
- Your landlord cannot evict you for having COVID-19 or for being under home quarantine. View guidance on tenant protections related to coronavirus through the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants and contact them with questions or concerns here.
- In light of housing disruptions due to the coronavirus, U-Haul is offering free 30-day storage to students with a student ID across all its locations.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH)
- NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
- World Health Organization (WHO) | Situational Dashboard
- Frequently Asked Questions About CoVID-19
- CUNY’s Health and Wellness Services
- American Association of Colleges and Universities
- CUNY Research Foundation
- Office of NYS Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
- Office of the Mayor of New York City
- New York Times Coronavirus Coverage
Disaster Relief Programs for Food Assistance
As the immediate and ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States continues to evolve, World Central Kitchen (WCK), is working to identify needs across the country and how to respond most effectively. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, in partnership with Bronx Assembly Member Michael Blake of the 79th District, thousands of fresh, individually packaged grab-and-go meals will be distributed to local families at a location near you.
These meals will be available to anyone in the area who needs extra support during this uncertain time. Using their expertise as a food logistics organization, WCK will be distributing meals at the designated sites throughout the Bronx and one designated area in Flushing, New York during lunchtime. Meals will be individually-packed, fresh and ready to heat at home.
For more information on the location nearest you, please see the attached flyer.
CUNY provides Dropbox and Dropbox Paper to all active CUNY students, faculty and administrative staff. You can use these tools to store and access files from different devices, share files, and collaborate.
Verizon is waiving late fees for all existing customers impacted by COVID-19 and will not terminate service for the next 60 days, and offers free international calling to CDC level 3 countries.
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a subscription. Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll.
Create a free Google account for 15 GB of free storage and for access to Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms. These tools allow you to create collaborative documents and projects that get updated in real-time.