Health, Safety, & Welfare

The mental, emotional, psychological, and physical well-being of our students is of the utmost importance. Here are campus resources available to help students. Below you'll find resources for Counseling and Psychological Services, the Student Health Center, COVID-19 Information, the Basic Needs Initiative (holistic support for students), Confidential Advocacy (victim support and assistance), Campus Safety EscortsSexual Assault Support & PreventionSuicide Prevention, and the Campus Recreation Center

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services supports student mental health and wellbeing through 

Crisis Counseling is available 24/7 by calling the CAPS main number, 707-664-2153. 

For emergency situations that involve immediate risk of harm to self or others, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room.

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center provides quality outpatient medical care for acute and sub-acute illnesses, injuries, and basic mental health concerns. Most visits are at no additional cost to the student. Their services include medical appointments (call 707-664-2921 to schedule!), immunizations, lab work, pharmacy, x-ray, reproductive health exams, and contraception. 

Have questions about topics such as alcohol, marijuana, nicotine or opioid use, self-care, infectious diseases, stress, sexual assault, or sleep, visit the Health Center's Health Topics page.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room.

COVID-19 Information

The COVID-19 Information site is your one-stop-shop for information about the campus response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Basic Needs Initiative

The Basic Needs Initiative takes a holistic look at students’ well-being both inside and outside the classroom, from housing and food security to mental health. 

Campus Safety Escorts

Campus Police offer Safety Escorts to individuals who request safety assistance as they walk to and from on-campus locations during hours of darkness. Safety escorts may be available during daytime hours upon special request. To request a safety escort, please call (707) 664-4444.

Confidential Advocacy

The Confidential Advocacy Program provides support, victim outreach, coordination of support services, problem-solving, and assistance with decision-making to SSU students who are impacted or victimized by traumatic, disruptive, or disturbing life events.

Sexual Assault Support and Prevention

Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted…80% of sexual assault victims are under the age of 30…almost two-thirds of victims are assaulted by someone they know. The University Police Sexual Assault page provides resources for victims of sexual assault or as well as any member of the campus community who wants to take an active role in sexual assault prevention or to support a friend or family member who has been the victim of sexual assault.

Suicide Prevention

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, you can get 24/7 assistance via:

Campus Recreation

Physical activity is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. Campus Recreation is your go-to site on campus for Adventure ProgramsFitness and Wellness classes & activities, and Intramural Sports. Please check the Campus Recreation website for information on their services during the COVID pandemic.