Student Services

Vaughn provides an array of services to enrich your academic experience. From providing meals and snacks in our cafeteria to helping you connect to the web and buying your books for the semester, Vaughn student services is ready to assist you.

Office of Student Services

Located in Room LL17, this office provides a full range of services to Vaughn College students, including:

  • Your student ID and parking permit
  • Locker rental
  • Managing the fitness center and recreation room

For more information, please contact Ricky McCollum at or 718.429.6600 ext. 314.

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Vaughn operates a cafeteria service for all students on the lower level seven days a week: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The menu offers a variety of options, including daily specials, quick to-go items and a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches and hot and cold items. Residential students are required to have a meal plan. Commuter students also can choose a meal plan, although it’s not required.

Campus Security

Safety at the College depends on each individual making it a priority. Vice President Robert Waldmann ( or 718.429.6600, ext. 106) oversees the selection and coordination of a contract security service to secure the College’s facilities. The security service is required by state law to screen and train its guards for enforcement and protection work. Security cameras and lights help the service. A close working relationship with the area police and airport security help the College’s own efforts, as the security service cannot make arrests. It can, however, provide a security presence and assist law enforcement officials when they are called by members of the College community. There are many steps you can take to enhance campus safety. There are many steps you can take to enhance campus safety.  For a copy of the College’s latest crime statistics click here.

To contact Campus Security, call 1.866.6VAUGHN, ext. 130.

Computer Facilities/Information Technology Support

Over the last several years, the College has installed a leading-edge, $1-million computer network for our students, faculty and staff. This computer system:

  • Allows a common interface for a number of operating systems, including Novell NetWare 3.12, 4.1 and WindowsNT.
  • Supports other operating systems, including Windows 2000, Windows for Workgroups and UNIX Sparc Station.
  • Provides wireless Internet access across the campus All you need is a laptop equipped with an 802.11 a/b dual band wireless adaptor. For assistance, contact the office of information technology helpdesk at 1.866.6VAUGHN, ext. 209 or

Through the network, hundreds of personal computers are connected together through fiber optic cables to allow sharing of more than 20 of the most up-to-date applications, including desktop publishing, 3-D computer-aided design (CAD), mathematics, spread sheets, databases, shared print services, file and scanning services. Several T-1 lines have been installed, giving each workstation access to the Internet and full electronic mail and messaging services inside and outside the College.

Student Fitness Center

Keep yourself looking–and feeling–good at our student fitness center. Located in the main building near the Aviation Café and staffed by part-time trainers, this complete health facility features weight training and cardiovascular equipment, free weights, as well as Nautilus equipment, a StairMaster, treadmill and a stationary bicycle. Before using the fitness center, you must sign the Vaughn College fitness center waiver and release agreement as well as have a fitness sticker placed on the back of their student ID card. You also must abide by the posted guidelines for effective and safe use of the center.

For more information, see the office of student services at LL17, call 1.866.6VAUGHN, ext. 131 or email

Health Care Insuranceworkshops

Vaughn offers a student health insurance plan through the American College Student Association (ACSA). Administered by United Health Care, it is designed to provide the quality of health care coverage you need at a price suited to a student’s budget.

If you are enrolled under another policy, please check the policy to make sure you are eligible for coverage. Group health plans often do not cover full-time student dependents once they have reached a specific age, or when they are married. In addition, students who have declared financial independence for financial aid purposes may not be covered. We also urge students who are covered by an HMO, PPO or similar policy to determine the extent of coverage available while living in New York.

For a description of coverage, including costs, benefits, exclusions, any reductions and limitations, and the terms under which the coverage may remain in force, contact United Health Care at 1-800-767-0700 or e-mail ACSA at or visit its website at

For information about student health insurance, contact the office of student affairs at 718.429.6600, ext. 170.

Sign Up for TXT Alerts

Want to be alerted on your mobile device in the event of an emergency or inclement weather? Signup for TXT alerts.

Locker Rental

A limited number of lockers on campus are available for rent for a minimal fee. Lockers are located along the hallway of the main floor as well as on the lower level in the student lounge. Students can rent lockers on a per-semester or per-academic year basis. Lockers must be emptied at the completion of the rental period. Items left in lockers one week beyond the rental period will be removed and discarded. The College is not liable for lost or stolen property; the use of a lock is strongly advised.

Lockers are the property of Vaughn College, and the College reserves the right to inspect any locker and search its contents. A student will have no expectation of privacy regarding the contents of a campus locker. A student may not store dangerous or illegal items or flammable substances in a locker.

Click here to sign up for your locker.

For more information, see Residence Life Coordinator Adrian Leslie in the office of student affairs located in the residence hall, call 718.426.6600, ext. 221 or via e-mail at

Teaching and Learning Center

At Vaughn, we want to do all we can to make your first year here–and your entire college experience–a successful one. To help achieve this goal, we recently opened a comprehensive Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) in the center of our campus.Here you’ll find a quiet place to study, a welcoming environment where you can collaborate with faculty or fellow students, and an open door when you need some extra help. Come to the TLC for:

Peer Tutoring is the extra support you may need during your academic tenure at Vaughn. Whether it is assistance with one concept or difficulty throughout the semester, peer tutors who are upper-class students and who have successfully passed the course in which you are experiencing difficulty are available in the TLC Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact TLC Staff.

  • Study Space, where individuals and small groups can go to work on group projects, or cram for that all-important exam.
  • Student Advisement Center is the place where you will go to register for courses and throughout the semester when you need guidance about your degree program.
  • Writing Lab is where you can build your writing skills with help from Vaughn faculty, student tutors and professional authors who share their thoughts, ideas and tips.
  • Language Lab is where tutors and interactive computer programs can help you learn or practice a foreign language, or help reinforce correct English pronunciation-a key requirement for air traffic controllers. Just about whatever you need to succeed, you’ll find it at Vaughn.

Writing Center (Appointment Booking System)

With the opening of the Writing Center, we are launching an appointment booking system. While an appointment is not necessary, we encourage you to plan for your success by scheduling time with one of our dedicated full time Writing Instructors.  To make your appointment, visit: and follow the steps outlined. You can also download the SetMore Appointments App (Developer: AnswerConnect) and book your appointments through the app.

Click here to see instructions for making an appointment.

For information about the Writing Center and how to make an appointment, contact Megan Sternecker, Director of Writing and Curriculum Development, call 718.429.6600, ext. 143.