Campus Resources

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Comprised of licensed clinical psychologists, social workers, and counselors, CAPS offers group and individual therapy, workshops, and community education programs. Therapy Assisted Online (TAO) counseling, the newest addition of services from CAPS, is a free, strictly confidential interactive web-based program that provides 24/7 self-help resources on various topics, such as general worries, low mood, substance abuse evaluations, and interpersonal relationship communication. From 12:30pm-2:30pm (M-F), CAPS welcomes walk-in consultations. In addition, CAPS hosts daily workshops at 3pm. 

Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC)

The Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC) is located in SUB I, room 3200. SSAC’s mission is to provide an empowering environment for all Mason students to seek support services and to explore healthy life choices. If you feel your student is in need of help but is reluctant to seek assistance, SSAC can arrange an intervention with students who are encountering life crises or significant personal challenges to express the value in pursuing support services.

The Patriot Pantry 

The Patriot Pantry is a free service for students who identify as food and/or home insecure. The Patriot Pantry’s mission is to raise awareness about food insecurity and homelessness within the Mason student population. Primarily managed by student workers and volunteers, the Pantry is housed under SSAC. The Patriot Pantry provides non-perishable food and personal items as well as information to access available resources at Mason. To schedule an appointment at the Patriot Pantry, email A staff member will be in touch to schedule your initial appointment.

Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME)

ODIME’s mission is to “lead the university in creating and sustaining inclusive learning environments where all members of the Mason community are welcomed, valued, and supported.” ODIME offers support to our Mason’s diverse student populations, including Asian/Pacific American, Black/African American/African Heritage, Hispanic/Latino(a), Middle Eastern and North African (MENA), and Native American/Indigenous heritages.

Student Conflict Resolution and Support (SCRS)

The SCRS Coordinator can listen to university-related concerns raised by undergraduate and graduate students in confidence and off-the-record, as well as help them identify appropriate resources to address their concerns and understand their options in any University-related situation. SCRS operates independently of all formal processes at the university. The SCRS Coordinator has no authority to make exceptions or to grant requests but can help expedite informal resolution to students’ concerns. When appropriate, the SCRS Coordinator may recommend changes in processes and policies at the university. Located in SUB I, Room 2410 in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education(ODIME). To speak with the Student Conflict Resolution Coordinator, contact Thomas Carter II at or call at (703)-993-3306.

Student Health Services 

Mason’s Student Health Services consists of doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses for a variety of health concerns, including: students who feel sick, have infections, minor cuts and burns, sleep concerns, chronic health conditions, and more. Call Student Health at (703)-993-2831 during open hours. There is no cost to be seen by a health care provider. However, there are fees for supplies, immunizations, mediciations, lab tests, certain procedures and some office visits. Click on the above link for more information.

Center for Academic Advising, Retention, and Transitions (CAART)

CAART’s mission is “to provide our students with the most accurate and timely information as it pertains to their academic success.” All of CAART’s advisors are well versed in the many majors and minors that Mason has to offer as well as academic policies and procedures that can affect student success. Located in SUB I, Room 3600.