Faculty/Staff

We provide consultations to faculty and staff on how to address student concerns that may arise in their work with a student. If faculty or staff have such a situation, they can call us and consult with a counselor. Recognizing and Responding to Students in Distress: A Faculty Handbook is a free E-Book available to all Virginia colleges and universities. To view the accessible PDF, please visit Accessible PDF: Recognizing and Responding to Students in Distress. We invite you to consider how you might use these resources in your work with students. Please visit the Faculty Training and Students of Concern links for additional resources.

Services are available to currently enrolled students only. We do not provide direct counseling services to faculty or staff (this includes faculty or staff who are using only their employee benefit to enroll as students). If you need assistance with finding referrals for outside therapists, please visit our Community Provider DatabaseIf you need further information about your benefits, please contact Mason Human Resources.

All health plans offered at Mason to employees and their dependents have employee assistance programs (EAPs). Included are up to four sessions at no charge for such services as mental health, alcohol or drug abuse assessment, child or elder care, grief counseling and legal or financial services. For more information, click on the Human Resources page on Benefits.

In Crisis?

Emergency Contacts

    CrisisLink
    703-527-4077
    National Suicide
    Prevention Lifeline
    800-273-8255
    GMU 24 hour Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Hotline
    703-380-1434
    Veterans' Crisis Hotline
    877-838-2838

Non-Emergency Contacts

    Counseling and Psychological Services
    703-993-2380
    Student Support
    703-993-3686
    Mason Police
    703-993-2810