On-Campus Resources

  • Academic Support/CASA: Students with academic concerns and questions can set up an appointment with their Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA) Success Coach; drop-in hours available
  • BASE Mental Health Ambassadors: A program created to help USF's Black-identified students increase peer support around mental health and wellbeing.
    Drop-In Hours for fall 2021 are as follows:
    • Aaron: Thursdays 10 am - 12 pm
    • Aboye: Thursdays 11 am - 1 pm
    • Calia: Wednesdays 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
    • Laila: Tuesdays/ Thursdays 1 - 2 pm
    • Yamila Fridays 3 - 5 pm

         Located in the Black Resource Center, Gleeson Library, 2nd Floor, Room 234

  • Career Services: For students and alums to get help and info on resumes, LinkedIn, interviews, job searching, etc. Clients can use Handshake, the online career management platform or set up an appointment with a career counselor; UC 5th floor, (415) 422-6216
  • Case Management/Off-Campus Mental Health Referral Support: Students needing additional help with finding mental health resources that CAPS cannot provide can contact Dan McPherson at the Dean of Students Office by calling (415) 422-5330 or emailing deanofstudents@usfca.edu
  • Cultural Centers: Students can drop by the Intercultural Center (programs & services around race, ethnicity, class, and culture) and the Gender and Sexuality Center (programs & services around gender, sexuality, relationships, & sexual violence prevention) to hang out in the lounges and learn about services and events; UC 4th floor (open weekdays)
  • Food Pantry: USF’s food pantry is available to all enrolled undergraduate and graduate USF students. The pantry, open twice a month, is meant to provide an intermediate solution for students experiencing food insecurity (having limited or uncertain access to a sufficient quantity of food). The pantry is located on the lower level of Gleeson Library, Room G04.
  • The Haven at College: The Haven at College is the leading provider of mental health and substance use treatment and recovery support services that meets college students where they are. While USF's Haven residence is not currently active, USF students are able to take advantage of the following virtual programs. Learn more about the Haven's therapy offerings and community/peer programs by calling the Admissions Line at (888) 224-2836 or emailing info@thehavenatcollege.com. You can also read more about The Haven online.
        Virtual Haven Outpatient Center: Virtual therapy and community based in southern California for college students to meet, grow, and recover from substance use, mental health, and co-occurring disorders, free of judgment and stigma. This innovative, evidence-based treatment program allows students to maintain an active academic and social life while addressing  substance use problems and co-occurring mental health concerns. Virtual telehealth options, which include individual and group teletherapy, are available for students located outside of the Los Angeles area. This program is open year round, including over the summer.
         Virtual Haven Community/Peer Support: Any student interested in recovery from substance use issues or harm reduction can connect with other students through a virtual avatar-based community and through regular virtual meetings.
  • Health Promotion Services: Students can schedule meetings with Health Promotion Services staff to get information and support around budgeting/finances, drinking behaviors and bystander intervention, immunizations, insurance/Aetna claims, stopping smoking, nutrition support and information, and wellness coaching; UC 5th floor; make an appointment online

  • Learning, Writing, and Speaking Centers: Students can get free tutoring, writing assistance, coaching, public speaking coaching, and other communication-related support through these centers, located at Gleeson Library, Lower Level; the centers also offer workshops
  • Student Disability Services (SDS): Students with physical, cognitive, or mental health disabilities can request accommodations; in most cases, documentation of assessment/diagnosis from an off-campus clinician must be provided; contact SDS for more information
  • Title IX: USF affiliates can get info about or make formal or informal reports of sexual assault, partner violence, harassment, and stalking
  • University Ministry: Students of all faiths can schedule a one-on-one meeting with a spiritual leader to discuss personal and spiritual/religious concerns
  • Yoga as Healing: Eight-week trauma-informed yoga class for students who have experienced sexual violence or trauma that includes both practice and discussion; sign up for a pre-screening online or by emailing yogaashealing@usfca.edu; classes typically start mid-semester; sponsored by USF Health Promotion Services, USF Title IX Office, and UC San Francisco Care Office; check their web page for updates on schedules and availability