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Problem Solving & Crisis Intervention

Crisis Phone Numbers

Imminent danger or medical emergency

If you fear that someone is an imminent danger to themselves or others, call 911 (from a regular phone) or 9-911 (from a campus phone) first.

For non-life threatening medical concerns, call Vaden Student Health Center: (650) 498-2336, ext. 1.

Graduate Life Office (GLO)

Reach a GLO Dean 24/7 via pager Text the GLO pager at Include your name and reason for paging in the message. OR Call the GLO pager at 650-723-7288. You will reach a Stanford operator. Provide pager ID #25085 and indicate that you need to reach the graduate dean-on-call.

Psychological Help

Contact Counseling and Psychological Services 24-hours a day, including evenings and weekends, at (650) 723-3785 to speak with a licensed clinician. Even after-hours, someone will be available to speak with you, assess your situation and offer support and/or recommendations for follow-up. Walk-in appointments are available Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm, at 866 Campus Drive.

Sexual Assault

Stanford Confidential Support Team: (650) 725-9955

YWCA: (800) 572-2782

Wondering if your concerns warrant a visit or phone call? Go with your instinct: if you’re asking the question, make the call.

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As a Stanford graduate student, you do not need to face a problem or crisis alone. Help is available when you need it — in some cases, 24 hours a day.

Your academic success is closely tied to your physical and emotional health. We encourage you to take advantage of the many campus resources dedicated to your well-being. A good starting place is your program's student services staff or faculty Director of Graduate Studies or Chair. Staff in the offices below, as well as VPGE staff, are also available to help (offices marked with asterisk* provide confidential support).

Graduate Life Office (GLO)

GLO Deans consult with students about a wide range of issues faced while in graduate school, from academic concerns to relationship, housing, and financial challenges.

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Students with Children

Financial Resources

The Financial Aid Office administers several Stanford Support Programs, including grants and loans to help with  emergency financial situations. Mind Over Monay also supports students' financial learning.

Learn More About FAO

Explore Mind Over Money

Office of Accessible Education

OAE provides a wide array of support services, accommodations, and programs for students with disabilities to remove barriers to full participation in the life of the University.

Learn More About OAE


The Ombuds is a confidential resource available to all faculty, staff, postdocs, students or other members of the Stanford community. There is a separate Ombuds Office for the School of Medicine.

Stanford’s Ombuds Office

School of Medicine Ombuds

Sexual Assault Support & Resources

If you have experienced any form of sexual or relationship violence, there are people here to support you. Confidential counseling, emergency response, and medical support are available to assist you 24 hours a day.

Learn More About Sexual Assault Support & Resources

Stanford Learning Lab

The Stanford Learning Lab offers learning strategies for graduate students with learning differences (dyslexia, ADHD or other learning disabilities) or suspected learner variability.

Learn More About Stanford Learning Lab

Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL)*

ORSL represents multi-faith traditions and provides individualized support regardless of one’s religious or spiritual background.

Learn more about ORSL

Undocumented at Stanford

Stanford's mission is to provide undocumented and DACAmented students with an equitable education that meets their specific needs and to continue dialogues of community between students, faculty, and staff. 

Learn More about Resources for Undocumented Students