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  • Coronavirus Information and Updates

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    About the Novel Coronavirus

    Recently, a new coronavirus - 2019 Novel (New) Coronavirus which causes an illness called COVID-19 - was detected that has not been previously found in humans. This coronavirus can lead to fever, cough and shortness of breath. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization designated the coronavirus as a "global pandemic."


  • Latest Update

    In accordance with the recommendations of the State, the County and SUNY, in order to minimize the potential spread of Coronavirus, we are limiting the number of staff on our campuses until further notice. Our offices have moved to remote work (contact information can be found below).

  • Campus Access

    In order to maintain the health and safety of the SUNY Erie college community, beginning the week of April 20, access to all campuses will be reduced to one day per week per campus through the end of the spring semester.

    Computer/Internet Access

    Students needing computer and/or internet access are welcome to use any of the designated campus spaces as follows (regardless of what campus you attend):
    Tuesday: City Campus Atrium Open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Only
    Wednesday: North Campus Cafeteria Open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Only
    Thursday: South Campus Cafeteria Open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Only
    All other days: Closed

    Entering Campus

    In order to access the campuses on the days designated above, you must enter through the checkpoints previously noted. You must also present student ID and undergo the health screening to enter campus.

    Screening locations are as follows:
    South Campus: Drive through location on Community Drive, enter off Abbott Road
    North Campus: Drive through location on Arrow Drive near the YMCA, Use Tech Drive off either Main Street or Wehrle Drive
    City Campus: Walk up screening in the Post Office Building, Swan Street foyer

  • Classes

    ▸ No classes or lab are meeting in a face-to-face format for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Classes and some labs are being taught in a distance learning format.
    ▸ Some Labs were automatically assigned a grade of Incomplete because their structure would not allow them to be taught in a distance learning format.
    ▸ Existing online classes are continuing as originally scheduled for the remainder of the semester, unless the instructor directs otherwise.
    ▸ The Law Enforcement Academy is suspended until further notice.
    ▸ Off-site, face-to-face instruction, such as clinicals and internships, may continue. Your instructor will provide guidance.

  • Contact Information

    Office Contact Info Office Status
    Admissions 716-851-1456
    admissions@ecc.edu
    All transactions are moved online. Call for service Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM
    Advisement Counseling - City 716-851-1188 Closed to walk in service. Phone appointments, email and Webex are available. Call for service.
    Advisement Counseling - North 716-851-1488 Closed to walk in service. Phone appointments, email and Webex are available. Call for service.
    Advisement Counseling - South 716-851-1653 Closed to walk in service. Phone appointments, email and Webex are available. Call for service.
    Athletics 716-851-1294 Closed to walk in traffic. All gyms and fitness centers are closed until further notice.
    Bursar Closed to walk in service. Note: we are not currently accepting cash payments due to COVID-19
    Campus Shuttle Visit www.ecc.edu/parking-transportation/ for the latest schedule.
    Career Services 716-851-1683
    terry@ecc.edu
    Closed to walk in service. Call or email Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM, to set up a phone or Webex appointment.
    Child Care Closed
    Dean of Students - City Campus 716-851-1120
    deanofstudentsc@ecc.edu
    Call or email for assistance.
    Dean of Students - North Campus 716-851-1420
    perri@ecc.edu
    Call or email for assistance.
    Dean of Students - South Campus 716-851-1620
    yoder@ecc.edu
    Call or email for assistance.
    Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) 716-851-1936 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    Fitness Centers and Gymnasiums Closed
    Financial Aid 716-851-1477
    financialaid@ecc.edu
    Closed to walk in service. Call for service Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM.
    Food Pantries 716-270-4450
    gramsec@ecc.edu
    Closed to walk in service. Call or email for assistance.
    Food Service Closed
    Health Center - City Campus 716-851-1199 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    Health Center - North Campus 716-851-1499 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    Health Center - South Campus 716-851-1699 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    Independence Bound/Youth Engagement Services 716-851-1030 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    International Student Services 716-270-5190 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    ITS HelpDesk 716-851-1835
    helpdesk@ecc.edu
    For service, email or call 8AM-4PM, Monday-Friday.
    Libraries
    Closed to walk in service.
    Chat available Monday-Thursday: 9AM-8PM & Saturday, 10AM-2PM
    http://libanswers.ecc.edu/
    Men of Merit 716-270-6439 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    Mental Health Clinic (Horizon Clinic) 716-831-1800 Phone appointments only.
    Middle Early College High School 716-851-1176 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    Registrar 716-851-1467
    lamanna@ecc.edu
    Available via phone Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm. All transactions are moved online: https://www.ecc.edu/transcripts-records/
    Say Yes 716-270-4712 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    Student Access Center - City 716-851-1189 Available via phone Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
    Student Access Center - North 716-851-1487 Available via phone Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
    Student Access Center - South 716-851-1830 Available via phone Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
    Testing Services 716-270-4693
    placementtesting@ecc.edu
    All walk-in testing outside proctoring services are cancelled.
    Transportation 716-270-5630 Closed to walk in service. Call for service. Campus shuttle running on a revised schedule: visit www.ecc.edu/parking-transportation/.
    Tutoring Visit https://myecc.ecc.edu/tutoring/Pages/default.aspx for updated hours.
    Veterans Affairs - City 716-851-1124 Available via phone Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
    Veterans Affairs - North 716-851-1532 Available via phone Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
    Veterans Affairs - South 716-851-1654 Available via phone Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
  • Graduation

    While our in-person commencement ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, 2020 has been postponed, Save the Date for Wednesday, May 20 at 7PM for a Virtual Celebration of the Class of 2020.

    The celebration will feature heartfelt messages from individuals who are part of our college community … administrators, faculty, staff and elected officials have all taken time in the past few weeks to send messages to include in the celebration.

    Graduate names will scroll across the screen by program, similar to the way they are listed in the program book each year. We will also honor our annual award winners, and we’ll have photo reels recapping some of the events that took place on campus this year.

    The celebration will be streamed on SUNY Erie’s YouTube and Facebook feeds. We’re encouraging you to host virtual watch parties, and to post comments and photos of your favorite grads during the celebration.

    YouTube Stream: https://www.youtube.com/user/SUNYECC/

    Facebook Feed: https://www.facebook.com/SUNYECC/



  • FAQ

    CARES Act Funding for Students

    As a part of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, the CARES Act is providing funding to college campuses to offset the burden placed on students who may have found themselves in difficult financial situations. SUNY Erie is preparing to make these awards to eligible students.

    To be eligible, you need to have completed a FAFSA application for the 2019-2020 academic year.  The deadline for us to receive your final and completed application is May 19, 2020. You must complete the FAFSA if you want to be considered for funding through the CARES Act, even if you have never received financial aid. 

    To begin or complete a FAFSA, please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov.  If you think you completed a FAFSA application but are unsure, please check your self-service account at https://selfservice.ecc.edu/student.  If you completed a FAFSA but never received aid because of an incomplete verification process, you will need to work with financial aid to get assistance in completing the process.  All parts of the application process for financial aid must be complete by the May 19, 2020 deadline.  

    SUNY Erie’s FAFSA code is 010684. Questions? Contact Financial Aid at 716-851-1677.

    For more information visit: www.ecc.edu/CARES-Act/

    What about my Work Study?
    For students enrolled and performing Work Study, since courses have been moved online their work study hours will still be paid out even if they cannot come to campus due to the change in delivery of their courses. 

    What Happens to my Financial Aid if the College closes temporarily or classes are moved online?

    Students would continue to remain eligible for any financial aid they receive through the College. In addition, as a result of Coronavirus, the Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid Office recently released guidance that provides schools much greater flexibility in administering federal financial aid programs (Pell, SEOG, Federal Direct Loans, and Federal Work-Study). If you have questions, please contact Financial Aid at: 
    City (716) 851-1177 
    North (716) 851-1477 
    South (716) 851-1677 

    How do I turn in my rented books?

    Contact the Follett Bookstore on campus by email or phone in order to receive information regarding free shipping. 
    City (716) 851-1051 
    North (716) 851-1264
    South (716) 851-1639

    Who should I contact if I do not have access to the internet, a laptop/tablet, and are unable to come to come to campus to access my online course?

    Please contact your campus Dean of Students for assistance with this.

    If I have the Coronavirus, will I suffer consequences if I miss classes?
    You will not be penalized if you missed classes due to Coronavirus. The College has communicated with all instructors to ensure that classes will be able to be moved online. You will be contacted by your instructors through Blackboard and or via College email no later than March 25th. Your professor will work with you and will provide alternate solutions if you are ill. Contact your instructors by email if you have additional questions.

    What happens if a faculty member is unable to continue teaching a class?
    We have standard protocols for faculty members if they become sick or incapacitated. Additionally, all face-to-face classes are being moved to an online environment. Your faculty member will be able to teach their class remotely. If a faculty member is sick and unable to teach another faculty member will replace them.

    What resources are available for students experiencing financial emergencies due to Coronavirus?
    The College is committed to supporting students who are experiencing financial difficulty or incurring additional expenses as a result of Coronavirus. Students who are experiencing financial insecurity should contact the Dean of Students Office.

    Has the college placed any limits on travel?
    SUNY Erie has canceled all work-related travel.
    SUNY Erie has canceled College-sponsored travel scheduled over Spring break and for the remainder of the semester.

    I am feeling stressed what should I do?
    We recognize that some of you are feeling growing concerns about family or friends, or about your own health. Please contact our Advisement Counseling and Student Support Service Centers during weekday office hours, as well as Horizon Health Services.

    Is the College screening students?
    No, the College is not conducting screening.

    Does the College plan to distribute masks?
    No, the College is not distributing masks.

    How can I avoid getting sick?
    It is flu season and it is always a good idea to protect yourself and others from infection by following these practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
    ▸ Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading any virus to others. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol.
    ▸ Cover coughs and sneezes in your elbow or sleeve.
    ▸ Avoid touching your eyes, nose
    ▸ Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    ▸ Stay at home when you are sick.
    ▸ Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. When used correctly, commercially available disposable disinfectant wipes, cloths, or towelettes are effective for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces.

    What should I do if I become ill with fever, cough or shortness of breath?
    You should immediately self-isolate, contact a Health Care Provider, and notify the SUNY Erie Health Services Office, and your individual instructors by email. Do not come on campus if you are ill or have been in contact with someone that is ill with Coronavirus.

  • Resources

    Learning and Working Remotely at SUNY Erie for Students, Faculty and Staff:

    Visit the ITS Learning and Working from Anywhere website for helpful tips and resources, including information on how to troubleshoot technical issues, special offers for students, and frequently asked questions:
    https://sunyecc.service-now.com/sp?id=learning_and_working_from_anywhere


    Library Resource Center

    The SUNY Erie Library Resource Center has a number of ways to support you during the transition to online learning. Our library website is available 24/7 to bring you access to electronic books, articles, streaming video, and more. Visit our website at: www.ecc.edu/library/

    In addition to our resources, we have librarians available to assist you remotely via email, text, chat, phone, and WebEx. Our contact information and hours are available here: https://libanswers.ecc.edu/index.php

    We’ve also put together a Continuity of Library Services & Resources webpage: https://libguides.ecc.edu/spring2020. Here you will find information on library renewals, free access to electronic versions of textbooks (eTextbooks), video tutorials for using library databases, and more.

    Please note that we have implemented automatic renewals of library materials through the end of the semester. All items will be automatically renewed 7 days before the initial due date as long as another student has not requested the item.

    Library research and instructional support for faculty and staff:
    This guide will help you locate library research and instructional support resources as SUNY Erie moves to online learning in response to COVID-19:
    https://libguides.ecc.edu/spring2020 

    Equity and Diversity

    As we prepare for all classes to move online, we are issuing a reminder that SUNY Erie places a high priority on maintaining academic programs free from sex/gender discrimination. Members of the SUNY Erie community should be aware of the following three important points:

    1. The Equity and Diversity/Title IX office remains open via remote operation at this time. Anyone impacted by sex/gender discrimination should contact Tracy Archie, Title IX Coordinator, at (716) 851-1118 or archie@ecc.edu to file a report. Investigations and interviews will be conducted remotely, and remedies provided, to assure that any sexual harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, retaliation, or other sexually discriminatory behaviors are addressed promptly.

    2. College policies on sexual misconduct apply to behaviors that occur in person between members of the college community, but also apply to online and virtual misconduct ( review the Code of Student Conduct Policy here). Any behavior that is prohibited by policy is also likely prohibited in cyber-forms, including cyber-harassment, cyber-bullying that is sex-based, and cyber-stalking. Members of the community are expected to maintain a tone of civility and respect in online classes just as they would in face-to-face classes.

    3. Faculty and staff members, who are mandated reporters, are reminded that reporting of alleged sexual misconduct is expected when they become aware of incidents or allegations involving members of the campus community, regardless of how they learn of the potential misconduct, whether in person, in writing, or online.

    For more information, visit:

    Erie County’s Department of Health COVID-19 website:
    http://www2.erie.gov/health/coronavirus


    NYS Department of Health COVID-19 website:
    https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

    CDC’s COVID-19 website:
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html


    SUNY COVID-19 website:
    https://www.suny.edu/health-alert/?utm_source=home&utm_campaign=012020


    Letters from SUNY Chancellor Johnson
    March 13, 2020
    March 19, 2020


  • Need Help?

    College Safety & Security

    Mark Pacholec
    City Campus
    Room 110
    P: 270-5233

    Dean of Students

    Amy Yoder
    South Campus
    Building 1, Room 5205B
    4041 Southwestern Blvd.
    Orchard Park, NY 14127
    P: (716) 851-1621