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Spelman College fosters a culture where students come first. In the Student Affiars division, we have more than 30 programs, services and experiences that will connect with the lives of every Spelman student during their collegiate career. Explore what we have to offer today.

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Student Life and Engagement

The Office of Student Life and Engagement provides a variety of extracurricular activities that serve to enhance the Spelman College academic experience. Home to more than 85 clubs and organizations representing everything from professional, cultural and spiritual development, to recreation, sports clubs and volunteer services, Spelman students receive a plethora of opportunities to meet new people and develop their interests or talents.

Housing and Residence Life

We are so glad you have chosen to make the residence halls at Spelman College your home, and we hope to help you make the most of your time on campus. Living on campus provides opportunities to develop a deep sense of community and to pursue your academic endeavors. You can be involved in all aspects of college life and get to know your Spelman sisters. We encourage you to make lifelong friends during your stay.

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Counseling Services

College is an exciting time of personal, intellectual and social growth. As Spelman College helps cultivate and support students who accept the charge to change the world, we also want to foster emotional and psychological growth that further allows our students to succeed and flourish - that is where the Counseling Center can be helpful. Our licensed mental health professionals are grounded in womanist perspectives that aim to support and empower the interconnecting and complex experiences of the whole person and how intersectionality impacts the lived experiences of women of African descent.

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Dining Services

As Spelman College’s food service provider, Bon Appétit Management Company believes that food has an important role to play in individual wellness and in building culture and community to Spelman. Our chefs cook from scratch, using fresh local and seasonal ingredients that meet our sustainability standards. In addition to regional comfort foods and local favorites, you will find abundant plant-forward options, as well as menu choices that are made without the top-9 allergens every day. 

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The Wellness Center

The Wellness Center at Read Hall, which supports all the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, financial and occupational dimensions of wellness, continues to provide the Spelman community with resources that support health and wellness at every level. It is fully equipped to support the needs of the campus community and features MAC Courts, multipurpose rooms, a designated indoor /cycling room, and a heated pool. It also has an indoor track and a teaching kitchen and cooking classroom. 

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Religious Life

Sisters Chapel embodies a historic and contemporary spirituality of resistance and resilience that encourages women across the world to stand in solidarity with each other on behalf of equality and justice.  With a ministry that lies in the intersection of justice and the liberating power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Sisters Chapel is an interfaith, affirming, and extravagantly welcoming space to anyone in earnest search for spiritual rooting.

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Health Services

Your health and general well-being is important to helping you grow and develop in ways that allow you to take full advantage of all the educational opportunities at Spelman. From something as simple as the sniffles or allergies, to managing anxiety, nutrition, immunizations, general women’s services, our doctors, nurses, and counselors are just a phone call or short walk away in historic MacVicar Hall.

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Public Safety

The motto of the Spelman College Public Safety Department, "Protectors of Our Future," symbolizes commitment to the preservation of our individual, institutional, and collective futures. Our approach to maintaining the safest environment for our campus is built on the belief that only through constantly nurturing and expanding positive relationships with both internal and external partners can we meet our evolving community safety and security needs.

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Student Access Center

All students have questions about their ability to succeed and graduate. These concerns, as well as concerns about accommodations, can be even more pressing for students with accessibility needs.The mission of the Student Access Center is to create an accessible academic, social and physical environment by minimizing challenges and facilitating academic success.

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Commuter Student Services

Many juniors, seniors and nontraditional students live off campus and commute anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes from campus. Commuter students are important members of the Spelman College community so let your voice be heard by joining the Commuter Student Association. Who knows? Maybe you'll meet a new friend with whom you can carpool or find a buddy to chat with while you ride the train. We're all about making your commute to campus and your Spelman experience more enjoyable.

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