SSAC staff is available to consult with any member of the Mason community about alcohol or drug issues, personal health matters, or sexual and interpersonal violence issues such as interpersonal violence issues such as sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, sexual harassment, stalking, sexual exploitation, and/or gender discrimination. SSAC provides information on campus and local resources and works to connect students with the appropriate offices. Students with substance-related conduct infractions are often referred to SSAC for assessments.


SSAC staff offer educational programming, one-on-one consultations, and resources in the areas of sexual and interpersonal violence, personal wellness, and alcohol and drug use. We assist students encountering barriers to personal success. We provide individual support, including short-term interventions with students who have alcohol or drug concerns.

SSAC also supports survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence by responding to crisis needs, aid with reporting, guiding students to psychological, medical, legal and judicial resources and advocating for students within the Mason community. This support is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week during the academic year.

Counseling and Psychological Services

CAPS provides a wide range of free services to students, faculty, and staff. Services are provided by a staff of licensed clinical psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, learning specialists, and a psychiatrist. They also provide individual and group therapy, workshops, online self-help, and community education programs are designed to enhance students’ personal experience and academic performance.


Center for Academic Advising, Retention, and Transitions

CAART is the academic home to undeclared, exploring, and non-degree students and academic advising.  They provide students with the tools and guidance to help them achieve their academic and personal goals.