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 the University Ombudsperson 

The Office of the Ombudsperson is a resource to help all Mason students navigate the University. The Ombudsperson can listen to university-related concerns raised by undergraduate and graduate students in confidence and off-the-record, and help them identify appropriate resources to address their concerns and understand their options in any University-related situation. The Ombudsperson operates independently of all formal processes at the university. The Ombudsperson has no authority to make exceptions or to grant requests but can help expedite an informal resolution to students’ concerns. Students needing assistance should call 703-993-6596 or email ombuds@gmu.eduFor the sake of confidentiality,  please limit your messages (voice and email) to your name and a phone number you are willing to receive a call at. There is no need to share the reason for the call in a message. 

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.