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Problem Solving & Crisis Intervention

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.

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

School Deans’ Offices

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Your department or program is often best positioned to resolve academic issues; your School Dean’s office staff and faculty leaders may also be helpful.

Graduate Life Office (GLO)

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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.

Vaden Health Center*

Financial Aid Office (FAO)

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FAO administers several Stanford Support Programs, including grants and loans available to help graduate students dealing with difficult or emergency financial situations.

Office of Accessible Education (OAE)

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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.

Ombuds*

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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.

Sexual Assault Support & Resources

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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.

Schwab Learning Center (SLC)

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

Office for Religious Life (ORL)*

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

Mind Over Money

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Mind Over Money helps students make informed personal financial decisions during their time at Stanford and beyond.