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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.

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).

Well-Being Resources

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Explore the extensive resources designed to support your well-being.

School Deans’ Offices

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Your degree program staff and faculty can help you 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 Resources

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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.

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.


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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.

Stanford Learning Lab

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

Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL)*

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

Undocumented at Stanford

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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.