September 13, 2018

Student Support Resources on Campus

Name of Resource Description of Resource
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.
Copyright Resources Office Provides assistance to faculty and students regarding copyright policies.
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.
Disability Services Implements and coordinates reasonable accommodations and disability-related services that afford equal access to university programs and activities.
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.
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.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Resources Promotes the academic success, health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students and their allies. Also works to sustain and strengthen a campus climate of safety, equity, inclusion, and respect in which LGBTQ and ally students can succeed and thrive at Mason.
Mason Student Services Center Provides one-stop, integrated information and referrals regarding admissions, registrar, student accounts, and financial aid.
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.
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.
Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) Serves students, cultural organizations, and the Mason community by promoting an environment that fosters and values human understanding and diversity. ODIME seeks to provide services and programs that will instill university-wide appreciation for diverse perspectives and ensure equal levels of inclusion, participation, and retention of underrepresented student groups in their quest for a quality.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Career Services Provides information on career choices, internships and employment, and graduate and professional school.
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 both in-person and online writing assistance for students, including online writing guides, reference guides, and style manuals. 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.