Patricia Slade Associate Dean of Student Life and Development
Patricia Slade
Associate Dean
Student Life and Development


Essex County College is committed to providing a well-rounded experience for our students through imaginative and interrelated projects. The Student Life and Activities Office (SLAO) heightens and enhances student life by planning and coordinating a variety of social, cultural, intellectual, and recreational programs. SLAO publishes and distributes the LIFELINE student handbook, the ECCO student newspaper, and other promotional publications. It also coordinates the sales of discount tickets to area cultural and sporting events, maintains a directory of off-campus housing listings, handles judicial affairs, and operates the Clara E. Dasher Student Center.


The Student Life and Activities Office is located in the Dasher Student Center at the main campus and in the Student Lounge at the West Essex Campus.



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Contact Information

Student Life & Activities
Clara Dasher Student Center; Room 107
303 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973.877.3208

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