Coming to university is quite an exciting time: forging lifelong friendships, studying scholarly pursuits, and becoming actively engaged in the campus and community. College is your first steps as an adult. This metamorphosis from adolescence into adulthood can be a stressful period. Learning to balance friendships, work, school, family, a romantic relationship, financial matters, and other obligations can easily burden one’s coping skills. If the stress is pervasive, physical and psychological angst can be the result; often this leads then to a scholastic catastrophe.
At SRU, it is important that the emphasis of being a collective caring community is the paramount. As a community we should be invested in the welfare for each other. If you see a student that is in duress, please, know that Student Intervention Services is the office that will provide support and assistance to that student. Guiding the student to use the office, or calling the office regarding your student of concern is always encouraged. Student Intervention Services can ensure that the appropriate resources are offered and that the resources are coordinated.