Campus Safety

Director: Francis S. Coots
315-859-4144, fcoots@hamilton.edu

Campus Safety's dedicated and experienced staff members are ready to assist the community in a variety of ways in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Services include: emergency medical response, fire safety, personal safety escorts, motor vehicle assistance, parking permits, lockouts and lost and found.



The chaplaincy exists to encourage all forms of religious life and inquiry which find expression in the Hamilton College community. Current efforts supported by the chaplaincy includes worship services, religious music, study groups, observance of holy days, experiences of prayer and meditation, bereavement concerns, and discussions, lectures, or other engagement with the life of spirituality and moral concern.

Community Living

Director: Ashley Place
315-859-4023, aplace@hamilton.edu

As a residential liberal arts college, Hamilton recognizes and values the learning opportunities that are available through the experience of living with peers in the community. The Office of Community Living coordinates both the logistical (eg. room changes, housing lottery) and educational aspects of the residential system, supporting the College's educational mission through its philosophy and programs. The community living staff, consisting of the Assistant Dean of Students for Community Living, Ashley Place, Associate Director for Housing and Conduct, three live-in professional staff, and 60 student resident advisors, supports students' efforts to face a variety of different challenges. These may range from maintenance requests to roommate conflicts, homesickness, and general questions about how to make the most of the college experience. The community living staff is committed to promoting a community that is based on respect and is conducive to learning.

Community Outreach and Opportunity Project (COOP)

Director: Amy James
315-859-4016, ajames@hamilton.edu

The COOP offers community service opportunities, connecting Hamilton students and employees with Oneida County non-profit agencies -- creating positive change for our community partners as well as educational experiences for our students.

Counseling Center

Director: David Walden
315-859-4340, dwalden@hamilton.edu

Staffed by five full-time and four part-time therapists with many years of experience working with college students, the office of Counseling and Psychological Services is available to assist Hamilton students with any personal concerns. Students may wish to discuss a broad array of issues that may range in topics and in levels of seriousness. These may include adjustment to college, issues involving intimate relationships, sexual orientation, depression, anxiety, concerns about family, substance use or abuse, eating concerns, and many others. All services are free to Hamilton students, and our office strictly adheres to laws and ethical standards regarding confidentiality.

Health Center

Director: Barbara Fluty
315-859-4153, bfluty@hamilton.edu

The staff of the Thomas B. Rudd Health Center, is dedicated to maintaining the health and safety of the students. The Center promotes a healthy lifestyle by educating and providing preventative medical care, diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury, with consultation and/or referral to other health care professionals when appropriate.

Outdoor Leadership

Director: Andrew Jillings
315-859-4272, ajilling@hamilton.edu


Outdoor Leadership is a valuable and effective way for students and community members to increase their enjoyment of the outdoors while developing skills important to many areas of life. The Outdoor Leadership office oversees the Adirondack Adventure Program.


Student Activities

Director: Ariel Adams
315-859-4194, aadams@hamilton.edu

The Student Activities Office strives to maximize personal growth and development in students by providing a variety of opportunities for involvement, service, and leadership in co-curricular activities. Student Activities supports the academic mission of the College by working to create experiential learning options outside of the classroom and encouraging students to actively participate in the greater educational community.


Office / Department Name

Dean of Students Office

Contact Name

Dean of Students Office

Office Location
Elihu Root House
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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