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 Escorts, Sexual Assault Support & Prevention, Suicide Prevention, and the Campus Recreation Center.
Counseling and Psychological Services supports student mental health and wellbeing through
- short-term individual and group counseling
- groups and workshops covering a variety of topics, including Loss and Grief, ADHD and Learning Skills, Not the Perfect Family, Women of Color Collective, Relationship Group, LGBTQIA+ Support Group, and Mindful Self-Compassion
- crisis intervention services, consultation, referral, training, and outreach.
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.
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.
The COVID-19 Information site is your one-stop-shop for information about the campus response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 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.
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.
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.
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, you can get 24/7 assistance via:
- CAPS Crisis Counseling 707-664-2153
- National Suicide Prevention hotline 1-800-273-TALK (1-800)-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line Text 741-741
Physical activity is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. Campus Recreation is your go-to site on campus for Adventure Programs, Fitness and Wellness classes & activities, and Intramural Sports. Please check the Campus Recreation website for information on their services during the COVID pandemic.