Hello Trailblazers! The staff of Student Affairs are humbled, excited, and ready to support you as partners in your MCLA journey. Our beautiful campus resides on the ancestral lands of the Stockbridge - Munsee Band of Mohican Indians and student learning happens everywhere on campus. From athletics to student government and everything in between, we delight in supporting your skill building, networking, and personal growth. Our staff are talented and knowledgeable in what they do: many have advanced and terminal degrees. Like you, we are lifelong learners who continuously learn and grow in our disciplines too! We are here for you and look forward to co-creating an inclusive learning environment where all are welcome and celebrated.
As a member of the NCAA Division III Collegiate Sports program, MCLA is host to 14 Men’s and Women’s sports including: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, and volleyball. We also support various intramural sports, have a new E-Sports program, and a growing outdoor recreation program with trips to explore the beauty of the Berkshires and surrounding natural areas.
Our officers are sworn, warranted, armed police officers and certified First Responders, many of whom have specialized training in addition to their Police Academy and Field Officer training. All officers receive in-service training annually. The police officers and staff of the Department of Public Safety - Campus Police are dedicated to ensuring the safety of everyone on campus, at all times. We do this through a series of educational and training programs, emergency booklets and phones throughout campus, escort services, 24-hour patrols, and emergency alerts and other notifications as needed.
MCLA’s Dining Services are operated by Aramark. Dining Services strives to provide
a place where you can enjoy traditional American cuisine, authentic ethnic dishes,
healthy options, and monthly specials including festive theme meals, and catering
right here on campus.
Dining Services also sponsor special events, including a student cook off and upscale dining events, as well as pop up events offering seasonal items to the community both in and out of the Centennial Room.
Student Engagement | Student Government, Student Activities Council, programming and events, and student leadership all live here! If you’re like most MCLA students, you’ll want to be involved in multiple clubs and activities. We have over 50—and if you don’t see anything that suits you, it’s easy to start your own.
MCLA has robust and dynamic civic learning and community service programming. These high impact experiences enrich academics, strengthen professional development, and position the participant to be a leader on and off campus, as well as provide the competencies for effective participation in civic and democratic life.
MCLA's commitment to civic engagement and community building is reflected in the over 90,000 hours that MCLA students devoted to community service, volunteerism and service learning during the last five academic years.
TITLE IX AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
MCLA’s Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer (“EO Officer”) can assist you to understand your rights and reporting options. MCLA is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action, and dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
At MCLA, we believe that living on campus sets the stage for student learning. Our on-campus housing provides a living environment conducive to academic pursuits, personal growth, and making new friends (and memories).
This area includes Health Services, Counseling Services, First Year Programs, and Parent and Family Engagement. We take team approach to holistically support students with services and education so they are well and prepared to be successful in their academic goals.