Concerns may include: persistent worry about major or minor concerns, feeling uncomfortable, feeling paralyzed by your emotions, feeling apprehensive, powerless, have an increased heart rate, feeling weak or tired.
The Student Counseling Center (SCC) strives to facilitate the total development of students by reducing psychological problems and distress by enhancing mental health, well-being, quality of life, and supporting your aspirations. Our primary focus is on providing brief, confidential counseling aimed at helping students to succeed academically and interpersonally. When students require mental health services that are beyond the role or scope of the SCC, we will make appropriate referrals to campus and community resources.
The Health Service will continue to be open 24/7 this fall but appointments will be conducted via telehealth when possible. Please call for appointments or with questions 724-738-2052.
Addresses student mental, emotional and physical health needs, including but not limited to:
Change to health
Asthma, Diabetes, etc
Sexually transmitted Infection
Programming and Outreach
Mental Health (medical management)
Mental Health crisis response when Counseling Center is closed
During this time, we are unable to provide in person services but we are able to meet with you via phone, video conference or text chat.
Student Support at SRU part of Student Affairs and acts as a central location where faculty, staff, students, parents or community members can refer a student experiencing or causing distress that interferes with learning, development and success.
Student Support uses a model focused on the holistic development of the student to assist when they encounter challenges, barriers, and crises that impact their ability to be successful and safe by setting goals and connecting to the appropriate resources.
In Student Support we focus on enhancing student learning and development through:
One on one case management
Boost peer programming
Critical Incident Response
Students, faculty, staff and community members can submit a Care referral for the following situations:
Student will be missing class and needs an absence notification to be sent
Student has been or will be hospitalized
Student has become physically ill
Student is experiencing emotional distress
Student is having trouble adjusting to campus life/online work or is having angry outbursts
Student is experiencing housing insecurity or unsafe housing environment
Student is experiencing food insecurity or lack of adequate food
Student is experiencing a financial emergency or cannot obtain basic needs due to financial issues
Student is isolating from friends/class/work
Student has experienced or been accused of dating/domestic violence, sexual misconduct (Rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment), stalking or harassment
Student is expressing suicidal thoughts or ideations or engaging in self harm
Student needs support with personal, social or emotional wellness/development
If your efforts to manage a significant classroom behavioral issue has not resolved the problem
If you are concerned about the welfare of a student, yourself, and/or other students
If a student asks for help in dealing with personal issues that are outside your role as a faculty or staff member
If you have referred the student for assistance in the past and there seems to be no improvement or things seem to be worsening
If you'd like for our Care Network to connect with you or your student, please complete an online referral form here: https://sru-advocate.symplicity.com/care_report/
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) will enhance the campus experience for students with disabilities by creating equal access inside the classroom setting and housing accommodations . ODS is the only designated office at the University for students to willingly disclose disabilities, submit appropriate documentation, and request accommodations.
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.