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Health & Wellness

Good health and wellness is vital for students’ educational success. At Mason, we provide many resources for students  to ensure mental and physical wellbeing.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS provides a wide range of free services to students, faculty, and staff. Services are provided by a staff of professional counseling and clinical psychologists, social workers, and counselors. CAPS individual and group counseling, workshops and outreach programs are designed to enhance students’ personal experience and academic performance.
Individual counseling is available at our Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William campuses.
CAPS offers a counseling group at the Fairfax campus for graduate students who would like to work on developing strategies for coping with personal and academic stress. Please go to caps.gmu.edu for more information.


Stay fit and active by exercising in one of Mason’s state-of-the-art fitness facilities. Find information about intramural sports, fitness classes, and memberships at the Recreation website.

Student Health Services

The Student Health Services website provides critical information about mandated immunization requirements for all students (including all graduate students), health insurance information (including rates and deadlines), and healthcare services available to all student on all campuses.

Student Support and Advocacy Center

Student Support and Advocacy Center’s (SSAC) services include education and programming on drug and alcohol awareness, safer sex, contraception, tobacco use prevention and stress management, as well as sexual assault, stalking, dating/partner violence, as well as healthy relationships.  SSAC also serves as the central resource for assisting students who are encountering barriers to their academic success and personal growth. The office connects students with appropriate Mason and off-campus resources and implements action plans for students in need of intervention, including crisis intervention. Please contact SSAC if you observe behavior that causes concern about a student or other community member’s safety, feel threatened by a student or otherwise notice behavior changes in a student that cause concern.