On-Campus Mental Health and Wellness Resources

Support Resources

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

Online Resources: Students can develop their study habits and academic skills through the Academic Resource Center’s online literature and other web resources.

  • Click this link for additional information.

Academic Support On-Campus Events: The Academic Resource Center provides Academic Skills workshops for students seeking to develop skills in subjects from research paper writing to time management.

  • Fall 2016 workshops schedule here.

Academic Support Individual Tutoring: The Academic Resource Center, as well as several university departments, offers academic tutoring.

  • Visit this page for a list of  tutoring options on campus.

Disability Support: The ARC provides accommodations for students with disabilities based on documentation by a medical professional. Accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis following review of this documentation and a meeting with an Academic Resource Center administrator.

  • Email or call an ARC administrator to begin the accommodations process through this link.

Cawley Career Education Center

Career Counseling: Explore careers, discuss majors and learn about the graduate school process. Students who are feeling stuck between multiple options or who are unsure of where to start usually benefit from career counseling. Counseling appointments are focused on introspection and creating a plan to move forward.  Career counselors are Licensed Professional Counselors and/or National Certified Counselors.

  • To schedule a career counseling appointment, visit the front desk, call (202) 687-3493, or send a chat message through the website.

Industry Advising: explore opportunities and next steps within a particular industry (such as law, education, journalism, finance, government, and much more).  Students who have questions specific to an industry usually benefit from industry advising.  Industry advisors are experts in their field and/or career development professionals.

  • To schedule an industry advising appointment, visit the front desk, call (202) 687-3493, or send a chat message through the website.

Same-day appointments: Ask quick questions or review documents with a staff member.  Appointments can be scheduled through the website.

Career Center Events: Cawley programs educate and equip students in a variety of career-related ways.  Cawley hosts career fairs, alumni or industry-specific panel discussions, workshops, and employer presentations.  

  • For a full list of upcoming events, click this link or look for the email newsletter, which is sent on Sunday evenings.

Health Education Services (HES)

Individual Consultation: HES provides free, confidential consultations in the following areas: Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, Stalking, Alcohol & Drugs, Pregnancy, Sexual Health, Nutrition, and Body Image & Eating Disturbances.

  • To schedule an individual consultation in one of the above areas, call this number: (202) 687 - 8949.
  • If you would like to be linked to a confidential counselor please email sarp@georgetown.edu.
  • If you would prefer to contact a clinician to schedule an appointment directly, click this link for the list of their emails and phone numbers.
  • HES accepts walk-ins for urgent problems.

Online Resources: HES provides literature on stress, anxiety, and depression at this link. They have also produced a Self-Care Brochure for on and off-campus self-care resources -- the brochure is regularly updated and you can download the latest version at this link.

On-Campus Events: HES offers health promotion programming throughout the year. Find out more at this link.

Office of Residential Living

Resident Assistant Support: Student Resident Assistants are a free resource trained to help build community, mediate housing situations/roommate conflicts, address other housing concerns, and support students with any questions or concerns regarding their well-being.

  • Reach out to your community's RA or call the RA on Duty using the posted phone number between 7pm and 9am.

Community Director Support: Community Directors are professional staff members at the University and oversee the residential communities.  CDs are a free resource trained to support students with any questions or concerns regarding their well-being, help mediate housing situations/roommate conflicts, address other housing concerns, and supervise the Resident Assistants.  There is a Community Director on Duty each night between 5pm and 9am.

  • See a list of Community Directors and their contact information here.

Office of CAmpus Ministry

Chaplains and Jesuits in Residence (CIR/JIR): Students can speak individually with a Chaplain or Jesuit In Residence. CIRs and JIRs support students in everything from finding new friends, making career choices, exploring spirituality, or working through personal struggles. CIR/JIRs are here to support students of any or no faith tradition.

  • Visit this page for the list of Chaplains and Jesuits by residence hall.

On-Call Chaplain: Students can call or text the Chaplain On­-Call from 5pm­-9am and during weekends at 202­.677­.0361. They can speak with the chaplain over the phone or the chaplain can come to them.

Student Health Center

Individual Consultation for Eating Disorders: The Student Health Center provides confidential medical consultations for eating disorders. Cost depends on appointment type and insurance coverage.

  • Schedule an appointment with a provider by calling (202) 687-2200.

ADHD/ADD Prescription Refills: Students diagnosed with ADHD or ADD may collect prescription refills from the Student Health Center.

University Bereavement Support Group

Group Bereavement Support: The University Bereavement Group meets once a week as a circle of a care for those in the Georgetown University community experiencing grief from the recent or not so recent loss of a family member, close friend, or associate. First-time members are welcome each week. For more information, click here.

  • Fall 2016: the University Bereavement Group meets on Thursdays at 1:00pm in the Jewish Center’s Makom Gathering Space in the Leavey Center (in the same hallway as the Cosi and Starbucks).

Wellness Resources

Georgetown Dining

Online Wellness Education: Click this link for Georgetown Dining’s online resources on eating well.

On-Campus Wellness Programming: Click this link for Georgetown Dining’s on-campus resources for eating well.

Dietician Consultation: The Georgetown Dining Dietitian is available to support and guide students in developing healthy eating habits. The Dietitian also works with students to accommodate dietary needs in a personalized, sensitive manner. 

  • To ask a question about Georgetown Dining or general wellness, email Ivy Mumo at Mumo-Ivy@aramark.com.

John Main Meditation Center

Meditation: The John Main Center, located in Remembrance Hall, provides a space for private and group meditation open to the Georgetown community.

  • For private meditation, visit the top floor of Remembrance Hall at any time 9-5 on weekdays.

  • To participate in a group meditation, use the John Main Center calendar.

Yates Field House (Yates)

Nationally Certified Personal Trainers: Yates Field House employs a number of Nationally Certified Personal Trainers who are qualified to conduct fitness assessments, equipment instruction, and individualized personal training sessions based off of your unique goals.

  • Schedule an appointment with Meghan Dimsa by email mcd75@georgetown.edu or phone at (240) 447 - 9341.

  • Find out more about personal training here.

Health Coaching: Health Coaching is the newest offering at Yates Field House. If you have ever struggled with reaching personal health goals such as craving control, optimal weight, stress management, or if you are managing behavior related changes due to a pre-diabetes diagnosis or recent cardiac event, you may want to consider working with a health coach. The Yates Health Coaches hold nationally recognized certificates from Georgetown University and are trained to help you move towards their optimal vision of health in body, mind and spirit. The coach partners with you to co-design a plan of action and develop tools and the necessary structure to support you on the path towards your goals. Cost varies by package.

  • For more information, contact Certified Health Coach Lena Nirk, CPT, at (202) 288-1695 or
    lena@trainergrrrl.com.

Yates Field House Events: Yates Field House offers a variety of group health and wellness events that create different opportunities for socialization and physical activity. Cost varies by program.

  • See the full list of events here.

Student-run Resources

Active Minds

Mental Wellness Community: Active Minds offers spaces for students to have conversations surrounding decreasing stigma and increasing mental health. These spaces include the Student Speaker Series, where students discuss mental health experiences, and programs with other campus organizations.

  • To learn about Active Minds offerings, visit their Facebook page.

Project Lighthouse

Anonymous Peer Support: Project Lighthouse operates an anonymous peer support chatline. Georgetown students can chat with another Georgetown student through their web-browser about challenges they face and receive unconditional support in return. Peer Supporters can also refer students to on and off campus resources.

  • The Project Lighthouse chatlines are open from 7pm to 1am every night. To access the website and chatline, click here.

This list of resources was developed by Will Emery (COL '19), in partnership with CAPS. With any updates or questions about the above resource List, please email Lindsay Metcalfe, Ph.D. at LAM274@georgetown.edu.