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Problem Solving & Crisis Intervention

As a Stanford graduate student, there is no need to face a problem or crisis alone. Help is available when you need it — in some cases, 24 hours a day.

The Stanford community recognizes that students’ academic success is closely tied to their physical and mental health. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to take advantage of the many campus resources that are dedicated to students’ well-being.

Graduate Life Office (GLO)

The Graduate Life Office serves graduate students and their families and is available to consult about any problem or crisis. GLO deans provide confidential consultations directly to graduate students or to faculty and staff who are concerned about students. To set up an appointment, call (650) 736-7078. In a crisis, see Crisis Phone Numbers in the box to the right.

Contact GLO

The Wellness Network

The Wellness Network at Stanford is a searchable directory of more than 150 health and wellness resources, support communities, and ways to find immediate help. Launched in September 2014, the Wellness Network was developed as a direct result of recommendations made by the Mental Health and Well-Being Advisory Board.

Browse the Wellness Network

Academic Issues

School Deans’ Offices

When academic issues cannot be resolved in your department, your dean’s office is the next place to turn.

Office of Accessible Education

OAE provides a wide array of support services, accommodations, and programs to remove barriers to full participation in the life of the University. The OAE's Stanford Converter into Braille & E-Text (SCRIBE) allows students to convert a variety of text and image documents into accessible formats. Students should be proactive in seeking accommodations for course and degree requirements. (650) 723-1066 or (650) 723-1067 TTY.

Ombuds Offices

Stanford’s main campus and School of Medicine Ombuds can assist with resolution of disputes and redress of wrongs. The ombuds is available to discuss issues and maintains confidentiality and impartiality.

Health Issues

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS offers evaluation and short-term counseling for students experiencing personal, academic, and/or relationship challenges. Call (650) 723-3785 to schedule an appointment. For immediate assistance in a crisis, see Crisis Phone Numbers in box at right.

Sexual Assault Support & Resources

Stanford is committed to providing a campus environment that is free of sexual violence and assault. The University has a range of programs that educate community members on issues of sexual violence, provide support in the wake of an incident, encourage reporting, and investigate allegations of misconduct.

Financial Issues

Financial Aid Office

The Financial Aid Office administers several funds for eligible graduate students who experience a financial emergency or need help paying University fees.