Student Support

  • Free Service
  • On Campus Resource

SRU Patterson Hall

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
Behavioral Intervention
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:


Student Support

005 Patterson Hall
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

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