Welcome to Sussex

Welcome Message from the President

Dear Sussex Student:

Welcome to the 2021-2022 academic year. SCCC is a special place with an important mission, and you are a crucial part of that
mission.

We are happy to be open for face-to-face learning, and have taken many steps during the pandemic to ensure your safety.
Continuing your education right now takes courage and confidence. Whether you are a first-time-in-college student or a life-long
learner, our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing you with the quality education and the foundation needed for success as a student.

Every member of our college community is eager to get to know you and to share your SCCC experiences. I am personally looking forward to meeting you on campus, at sporting events, artistic performances, lectures, and seeing you out at Campus Life events. Most of all, I welcome you as remarkable individuals and valued members of our SCCC family.

College is a time of discovery as well as challenges. Always feel at ease about reaching out for help. Our faculty and staff support a culture that is responsive with assistance. I encourage you to take advantage of all we offer, and to embrace every day during your time at SCCC.


Sincerely,


Jon. H. Connolly, Ph.D.
Sussex County Community College President

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Employee Directory

See the Employee Directory page.

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Campus Map & Directions

See the Campus Map & Directions page.

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Online Tools for Success

Sussex Student Email Students are issued a Sussex student email which is the College's means of communicating with you about College business including financial aid information, priority registration, events, and communication with your instructors. Check your Sussex Student email regularly.

My.Sussex Student Portal

• View grades • Check your GPA
• Print unofficial Sussex transcripts
• Search for classes/print your schedule
• View and pay your bill

Canvas: Distance Learning

All students enrolled in online and hybrid classes will use Canvas for communication with their instructor(s). Instructors will also use Canvas for regular courses.

Pay Online and E-Refund

For your convenience, you may PAY your tuition/fees online through CASHNET.

Should you be eligible for a refund, receive it quicker in a secure and safe manner by signing up for E-Refund. Your refund will be processed directly to your designated bank account. Sussex urges you to sign-up for these time-saving, secure financial tools.

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The Power of a Degree

Complete your associate degree and give yourself the advantage!

Starting college at Sussex and graduating with your associate degree before transferring to a four-year college will give you the Degree Advantage. You’ll save tuition and graduate with little or no debt, be eligible for financial aid, scholarships and benefit from personalized advising toward your career.

Why Degree Completion is Important:

  • Students will hold a recognized higher education degree or certificate.
  • Students will be prepared! People change jobs up to 10 times in their working lives—and when you have a college degree, you have an advantage.
  • Future labor market will require more college graduates, economists predict.
  • Completion shows future employers or college admissions officials that students are serious about their marketability, education and future.
  • Many successful people credit their associate degree as the foundation of their career achievement and the turning point in their lives.
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Tips for Success at Sussex

#1 Attend all Classes

  • Education is valuable and not cheap. Don't miss class and waste money!
  • You can’t learn this stuff on your own. Attendance matters. The best way to be prepared is to listen to your professor.

#2 Get Organized

Use Your Syllabus. Most courses will follow a syllabus, a schedule of what to expect in class. Your syllabi will provide your professor’s contact information and a listing of assignments that are due during the semester.

#3 Use Sussex Resources

  • Website: Check out sussex.edu for news and events going on and contact information for campus resources.
  • Student Success Center: You will get help selecting classes to ensure you’re on the right path. We also offer career referrals, transfer information, personal counseling and more. All services are free and confidential, by appointment or walk-in.
  • Scholarships: The Foundation at Sussex is committed to helping students succeed. We sponsor several events during the year to raise money to support student scholarships and College
    operations. Download an application.

#4 FREE Tutoring Offered

  • Free tutoring is offered online via Thinkingstorm on Canvas and through Degree UP in E105.
  • If you are looking for help with writing in any subject, visit The Writing Center in the Student Center (D111).

#5 Utilize the Library

The Library has access to many useful resources as well as a helpful professional staff to aid you in your research and completing your assignments.

#6 Get Involved

There is so much more to Sussex than great classes. College clubs, athletics, theater performances, fine arts programs, lectures, day trips and service learning all add to the total college experience. Get
involved!

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Your Health Matters

We are committed to providing a healthy learning environment for all students. Look for health-related information, events and resources available online and on campus throughout the year.

Suicide Prevention

Sussex County Community College is committed to providing short term care and support, as well as referral assistance for our students with mental health concerns. If you or someone you know is in crisis and/or having thoughts of suicide and need immediate help, please call 911.

You may also contact the following 24-hour services and hotlines:

  • Newton Medical Center 24-hour Crisis Hotline:
    973-383-0973
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
    800-273-TALK (8255)
  • NJ Hopeline:
    1-855-NJ-HOPELINE
    (654-6735)
  • Trans Lifeline:
    877-565-8860

For on campus support please contact:

  • Alyssa Hoekstra, 973-300-2346,
    Student Success Center, B206

Drugs and Alcohol Awareness

Alcohol and drug use is prevalent on today’s campuses and it's important to know the risks.

  • Alcohol or drug abuse can kill you.
  • The average college student spends $900 on alcohol per year, and $450 on books.
  • Alcohol abuse can ruin your grades.
  • One night of heavy drinking can impair your abstract thinking abilities for 30 days.

Smoke, Tobacco & Vape Free Campus

Smoking, which includes electronic smoking devices, and tobacco products are not permitted anywhere on campus including indoors, outdoors, athletic events and social venues. See our Smoking Policy.

Campus and County Resources:

There are a number of resources available on campus and throughout Sussex County to help you or someone you know who may have a drug or alcohol problem.

  • Student Success Center
    Private and confidential counseling
    Alyssa Hoekstra, Administration Building,
    B206, 973-300-2207
  • Newton Medical Center for Behavioral Health
    175 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860
    973-383-1533 (24 hours)
  • St. Clare’s Center for Behavioral Health
    20 Walnut Street, Sussex, NJ
    Crisis Hotline: 973-625-0280 (24 hours)
  • Center for Prevention and Counseling
    61 Spring Street, Newton, NJ 07860
    973-383-4787, centerforprevention.org

Online Resources:

  • ncadd.org - NCADD – National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependencies, Inc.
  • addictions.com – (800) 654-0987
  • aa-intergroup.org – Alcoholics Anonymous
  • na.org – Narcotics Anonymous
  • naranonofnj.org – The Nar-Anon Group is for those who have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone near to you.

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