September 13, 2018

Student Support Resources on Campus

Name of Resource Description of Resource
Mathematics Tutoring Center Offers tutoring on a walk-in basis for all George Mason University students who are enrolled in math courses up to MATH 290.
Advising for Exploratory Students Provides advisors and coaches for students seeking or changing their major.
Assistive Technology Initiative Manages the production of accessible text for Mason students with disabilities. They also ensure access to information technology and communications to the entire university community through the use of adaptive equipment and provision of technical assistance.
Counseling and Psychological Services Offers faculty and staff consultation about how to help students that experience difficulties that impact their learning, including how to respond to students in crisis. In particular, the Mason Cares, faculty referral guide, and students of concern are primary resources for faculty and staff. Students can take advantage of psychological services, a variety of learning services, multicultural services, and educational programs that support students’ educational goals.
University Career Services Provides information on career choices, internships and employment, and graduate and professional school.
Office of Coalition Building and Diversity Education (CBDE) Through collective and collaborative work with campus and community partners, supports, builds, and enhances the understanding of interpersonal identities to respond to systemic inequities, through engagement, advocacy, and education. CBDE aims to be a catalyst for change by creating, promoting and sustaining an inclusive and equitable campus community.
Center for Culture, Equity, and Empowerment (formerly ODIME and LBGTQ+) Leverages programs and services focused on advocacy and direct student support to strengthen equity and inclusion at George Mason University. Our advising fosters opportunities for identity development, cross-cultural engagement, and inclusive learning communities, affirming the indivisible aspects of all our identities. Our three areas: Student Access and Equity (SAE), Student Engagement for Racial Justice (SERJ), and LGBTQ+ Resources, serve as resources to those in the Mason Community who seek to meaningfully engage and interact with people with different identities and intersections to co-create an equitable campus environment.
Office of the Ombudsman Acts as a unique resource for students to discuss concerns and complaints and serves as a safe space to facilitate the resolution of conflicts. As an impartial party, the office does not take sides in any conflict and operates independently of any formal channels at the university.
Disability Services Implements and coordinates reasonable accommodations and disability-related services that afford equal access to university programs and activities.
Learning Services Provides a variety of experience based learning opportunities through which students explore a wide range of academic concerns. Services include support to students with learning differences, individual study skills counseling, individualized programs of study, and provision of tutoring resources. Presentations on a variety of academic skill topics are available to the university community. The programs are open to all George Mason University students free of charge. Services are confidential and use of these services does not become part of the student’s academic record.
Safe Zone Creates a safer, more welcoming and inclusive campus environment to strengthen community and encourage networking among faculty, staff, and students toward the goal of supporting the well-being of LGBTQ people.
Mason Student Services Center Provides one-stop, integrated information and referrals regarding admissions, registrar, student accounts, and financial aid.
Military Alliance Program (M.A.P.) Provides faculty and staff participants with an understanding of military students at Mason and how they can be supported. Upon completion of M.A.P. training, participants are certified by the Office of Military Services as a “Military Friendly Staff Member”.
Office of Academic Integrity Provides information on the honor code and resources for students and faculty.
International Programs and Services Provides guidance to students and scholars studying and working at George Mason University on immigration, employment and taxation, and adjustment issues, while fostering cross-cultural understanding through programs highlighting global themes.
Copyright Resources Office Provides assistance to faculty and students regarding copyright policies.
Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) Fosters experiential learning opportunities on campus, regionally, and globally for the Mason community with a particular emphasis on effecting positive social change. SAIL is Mason’s home for service-learning initiatives.
Student Health Services Provides high quality health care, counseling, education, and prevention services in support of student learning and retention.
Student Support and Advocacy Center Provides comprehensive services for students in an effort to foster the safety and well-being of the Mason community. SSAC services include assisting students who are encountering barriers to their academic success or personal growth, interpersonal violence prevention, alcohol and drug education, health promotion/healthy relationships, student crisis intervention, and connecting students with appropriate campus and off-campus resources.
Student Conduct Provides information about university policies, the student conduct process, and resources for faculty related to addressing student behaviors of concerns and other disruptive behaviors.
UNIV Courses and Programs Serves as a resource and development center for undergraduates, providing courses, programs, and services to facilitate students’ personal and academic success.
University Life Enhances students’ in- and out-of-class experiences, in addition to facilitating interactions among faculty, staff, and other students. These resources help students achieve academically, stay healthy, get involved with campus life, find jobs, and identify resources to enrich their learning.
University Writing Center Offers free individual writing consultations for students, who choose between meeting a tutor on Zoom or submitting a draft for the tutor’s written feedback. Also offers online writing guides on specific genres of writing, citation style, and other topics. Additionally, the Writing Center provides assistance to faculty who are interested in holding in-class writing workshops, developing effective writing assignments, or evaluating students’ writing.