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S. Coles Sports and Recreation Center
The Jerome S. Coles Sports and Recreation Center fills the recreational
needs of the University’s students, faculty, staff, and
alumni. The facilities accommodate a wide range of individual
and group recreational activities, in addition to serving as
home for the New York University intercollegiate teams. The
center’s operating schedule provides every member of the
University community with an opportunity to participate in a
series of programs, recreational courses, free play, intramural
activities, and varsity or club teams.
As a result of multipurpose area functions and scheduling, a
wide range of activities at varying skill levels is available
to all facility users. The Jerome S. Coles Sports and Recreation
Center provides the following facilities:
- A room with
a 1/6-mile, three-lane running track, plus a playing surface that
accommodates six tennis courts.
- A natatorium
with an NCAA regulations-size swimming pool and diving tank.
- Six squash courts
and five handball/racquetball courts.
- A large, modern
weight-training room and two annexes containing Life Strength and
Hammer Strength machines, plus free weights, StairMasters, VersaClimbers,
Lifesteps, rowing machines, and abductor/adductor machines.
- Individual rooms
for wrestling/martial arts, fencing, physical fitness/calisthenics,
dance, and exercise prescription instruction.
- Over 1,000 square
feet of textured rock wall: Coles Rocks.
The Coles Sports
and Recreation Center is located at 181 Mercer Street (between Bleecker
and West Houston Streets). The center covers 142,000 square feet and
has four levels (roof, lobby, natatorium, and field house). Five hundred
people can use the facility at one time, 1,900 spectators can be seated
in the field house bleachers, and 230 can be seated in the natatorium
bleachers. The center is barrier-free to facilitate access for those
Lockers and recreational equipment are available to members. Reservations
are necessary for squash, handball, racquetball, and tennis courts.
Tickets for home intercollegiate events that require an admission fee
can be secured at the center. The Coles Pro-Shop (Level N) sells attire
and equipment commonly needed by center members.
Use of the center is available to all students who are registered
for credit-bearing courses and who hold currently valid ID cards.
Students who are maintaining matriculation must pay an additional
$60 per term ($45 for summer) for the use of Coles. Other members
of the University community may obtain access to the center
by purchasing a membership. Rules and procedures pertinent to
use of the center and its programs are published annually and
are available at the Membership Office.
The Student Council of the College of Dentistry is the official student
organization to which all students belong, upon payment of dues. The
council supports beneficial and informative student activities, develops
social relationships characteristic of a professional group, and ensures
student-faculty relations that provide for full understanding and mutual
cooperation. Council officers and representatives are elected by the
student body annually.
The American Student
Dental Association (ASDA) is the first nationwide
organization expressly for dental students. It works actively
for the improvement of dental education, health care delivery,
and the dental profession. The ASDA maintains standing committees
in the areas of education, hospital, insurance, international
relations, legislation, minority affairs, national board examinations,
practice management, public health, research, publications,
and marketing. NYU College of Dentistry is a charter member
of this association. The ASDA provides its members with life
insurance and group plans in health and automobile insurance,
as well as several publications.
The American Dental Education
Association (ADEA), formerly the American Association
of Dental Schools, provides a unique opportunity for deans,
faculty, and students from all United States dental schools
to discuss common problems and examine possible solutions. The
College of Dentistry sends student representatives to the national
and regional meetings of the ADEA Council of Students each year.
The Student National
Dental Association (SNDA) is a voluntary association
founded in 1972 with active membership available to all undergraduate
dental students. The objectives are to promote an increase in
minority enrollment in all dental schools; to improve dental
health care delivery to disadvantaged people; to assist those
programs within the greater community that require some measure
of dental expertise; to educate and involve its members in the
social, moral, and ethical obligations of the profession of
dentistry; and to contribute to the welfare of dental students.
In 1978 a chapter was instituted at the College of Dentistry.
The active members of SNDA elect a representative who attends
the annual convention where officers are elected to the national
American Association for
Dental Research (AADR). Inaugurated in early 1983,
the NYU Student Chapter of the AADR is one of a growing number
of components of the national organization. The purpose of the
student chapter is to encourage dental students, including postgraduate
students, to engage in dental research and to consider careers
in oral health research.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is a national organization of dentists who have an interest in children's dentistry.
Membership entitles the student to a bimonthly publication and also to participation in the NYU student chapter, which sponsors guest lectures on a variety of subjects.
Fraternities. Two fraternities, Alpha
Omega and Psi Omega, offer friendship and assistance to
Student Participation in College Governance. The student
body is represented on many committees of the College, including the
Curriculum Committee and the Council on Ethics and Professionalism.
Dental Violet is the student yearbook of the
College of Dentistry and is published annually by a managing board and
staff of dental students.
New York University College of Dentistry Student Handbook
is available on-line at http://www.nyu.edu/dental/studenthandbook/. It provides information on every aspect of student life and is intended to be a useful resource throughout the student's years at the College.
"Nexus" is the multiple award-winning magazine of the NYU College of Dentistry, and brings together stakeholders in every field of dentistry and beyond to provide
a forum for discussion that transcends national boundaries. Global Health Nexus is published twice annually and distributed to NYUCD alumni and friends around the world, U.S.
and international dental schools, dental associations, and dental research organizations, public officials, dental industry leaders, and hospital residency program directors.
Omicron Kappa Upsilon
In 1929 Omega Chapter was established at the College of Dentistry. It
is a component of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society.
The chapter elects to membership up to 12 percent of students from each
graduating class who entered in the first year. In addition to ranking
high in scholarship, candidates must have demonstrated exemplary traits
of character and potential qualities of future professional growth and
attainment. The chapter encourages students to excel in their chosen
profession. It sponsors seminars for students in special areas of dentistry.
It supports research by them and awards prizes for outstanding efforts.
The graduates of the College of Dentistry join a group of over 10,000
dentists worldwide. Alumni are encouraged to support the Annual Alumni
Fund, the educational programs, and patient care services of the College.
The Alumni Association provides opportunities for alumni to sustain
both professional and social affiliations with classmates and with alma
The involvement of alumni in University activities is crucial to the
health and strength of New York University. Alumni provide important
ties between the past and the present and help the University build
for the future. The New York University Office for University Development
and Alumni Relations works with the dean of each school and college
to help serve alumni needs and encourage their involvement and support.
Contributing alumni are eligible for many University-wide alumni services
and benefits including membership in the Bobst Library and Coles Sports
Center, guest accommodations at Club Quarters, and credit card membership.
They are also invited to participate in All-University events. For further
information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations, New York
University, College of Dentistry, 345 East 24th Street, New York, NY
10010-4086; telephone: 212-998-9927.