Student Support Resources on Campus

Name of ResourceDescription of Resource
Center for Academic Advising, Retention, and TransitionsAdvises students who are thinking about changing majors or who need assistance with their transition to Mason from another institution.
Assistive Technology InitiativeManages 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.
Center for Field Studies (CFS)Provides students with a broad range of exciting and challenging field-based experiential learning opportunities. Center programs place students outside the traditional classroom where they experience the natural environment firsthand and learn about ecology in its broadest sense, including the unique cultures that shape it. CFS is the central point of contact for the development of field-based courses and initiatives at George Mason University.
Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE)Promotes positive change and civic engagement by combining academic study, leadership development, and direct community service. CLCE is your resource at Mason for leadership education and service-learning initiatives.
Copyright Resources OfficeProvides assistance to faculty and students regarding copyright policies.
Counseling and Psychological ServicesOffers 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.
Learning ServicesProvides a variety of experience based learning opportunities through which students explore a wide range of academic concerns, including those listed below. 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.

  • The Academic Counseling Program provides individual support to students with learning differences such as attention deficit disorder or learning disabilities.

  • Academic Skills Workshops and individual study skills counseling provide learning experiences to improve academic skills.

  • The Certificate in Academic Skills Program provides a structured, yet individualized program of study to develop academic skills.

  • The Tutor Referral Program maintains a roster of undergraduate and graduate students available to provide fee-for-service tutoring assistance. Learning Services staff are available to consult with faculty and staff regarding student learning needs.

Mathematics Tutoring CenterOffers 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 Disability ServicesImplements and coordinates reasonable accommodations and disability-related services that afford equal access to university programs and activities.
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 International Programs and ServicesProvides 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.
Office of the OmbudsmanActs 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.
Office of Student ConductProvides information about university policies, the student conduct process, and resources for faculty related to addressing student behaviors of concerns and other disruptive behaviors.
Office of Student SupportProvides comprehensive services for students in an effort to foster the safety and well-being of the Mason community. OSS staff assist students who are encountering barriers to their academic success or personal growth, helping students negotiate life situations by connecting them with appropriate campus and off-campus resources and implementing individualized action plans. Additionally, in circumstances where students might harm themselves or others, OSS collaborates with various campus departments on eliminating the potential risk.
Safe ZoneCreates 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.
Student Health ServicesProvides high quality health care, counseling, education, and prevention services in support of student learning and retention.
Transition Resource CenterServes as a resource and development center for undergraduates, providing courses, programs, and services to facilitate students' personal and academic success.
University Career ServicesProvides information on career choices, internships and employment, and graduate and professional school.
University LifeEnhances 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 CenterOffers 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.
Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education ServicesHelps students develop and maintain healthy lifestyles through one-on-one support, and interactive programs and resources. Some of the topics WAVES addresses are healthy relationships, stress management, nutrition, sexual assault, drug and alcohol use and sexual health.