The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success (EMSS) is dedicated to offering student-focused services and co-curricular programming in support of our diverse student population. We are committed to creating an experiential environment that complements and contributes to students’ academic learning, social growth, and professional development. The following departments provide you with a snapshot of the resources, services, and opportunities for involvement available to your student on campus! For more information, please visit fitnyc.edu/emss.
Here at FIT we want to make sure that your student has a way to become involved on campus. The Department of Student Life offers a variety of co-curricular activities for students to participate in outside of class. Students can take part as orientation leaders or simply be a member of a club on campus. The Department also has community service opportunities for students to take part in as a way to give back to the larger community.
Athletics and Recreation
FIT provides an intercollegiate athletics program along with recreational programs and fitness facilities to the entire college community. We have teams in tennis, cross-country, half-marathon, track and field, dance, swimming, women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, and table tennis, cross-country, half-marathon, track and field, dance, swimming, women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, and table tennis. If a more meditative, solo type of workout is your style, try a yoga, kickboxing, Zumba, core training, spin class or the signature workout class FIT Workout Nation. Whatever your fitness goals, you can practice, compete, or just stay in shape here at FIT. For more information about the Fitness Center hours and fitness classes times, please visit fittigers.com.
International Student Services
Starting college can be challenging for all students, and FIT understands that international students and their families may have additional concerns when negotiating that transition from home. FIT International Student Services (ISS) strives to help our students succeed and be well informed about the conditions and benefits of their nonimmigrant status in the U.S. The ISS office assists all degree-seeking nonimmigrant students in matters relating to their immigration status in the U.S. and offers numerous cultural, academic, and professional programs designed to help those from differing cultures adjust to FIT and make the most of their studies.
Disability Support Services (FIT-ABLE)
Students with disabilities are welcome to contact the office as early as they’d like. Students can contact the office during their college search, after being admitted to FIT, after registering for courses, or even once the semester has begun. Registering with the Office of Disability Support Services (FIT-ABLE) is not mandatory, but students need to register if they wish to have accommodations in their classes and/or on campus. All communication with the office is strictly confidential. Students should review the website to better understand how to register for services and what documentation will be needed.
Career and Internship Services
Career and Internship Services (CIS) offers students a wide range of career development supports, which continue after graduation, for a lifetime. While attending FIT, students can work with CIS counselors to obtain paid and/or unpaid credit bearing internships as well as job opportunities. Students and alumni can receive assistance with career direction, job search, in person and online networking, developing a LinkedIn profile, writing a resume and cover letter, portfolio development, preparing for an interview and negotiating a salary. Counseling is available via brief walk-ins or by pre-scheduled 30 or 60 minute appointments. The department also conducts workshops, holds career fairs, industry panel discussions, and on-site recruitment by industry partners.
We want to make sure that all students seek out support for any emotional struggles
they may face due to the stress of academic courses, homesickness, or just from the
transition of starting college. Students who may experience any of these issues or
others are encouraged to contact the Counseling center to speak with a counselor.
Students can make appointments, attend walk-in hours or stop by a workshop.
FIT wants to ensure that your student is taken care of holistically during their time at the institution. Whether your student is feeling ill or has general questions regarding their health they can contact Health Services. Health Services provides general medical and gynecological care including most medications and lab tests. Please visit our website for more information about the office, requirements for new students and immunization requirements.