Health and Wellness

Good health is about more than just being physically fit. It's about striking the right balance between mind, body, and spirit. All these things contribute to your overall health and happiness-and set the stage for academic success.

At SRU, we're committed to enhancing the health and wellness of our students by providing quality services and programs to promote your physical, psychological, social, emotional, and environmental health. 

With dedicated faculty and staff, top-notch facilities, and an individual-focused approach to wellness, we provide a comprehensive collection of resources to help you stay healthy and support the diverse needs of our student body. 

Health Services

Located in Rhoads Hall, the staff of Student Health Services looks forward to assisting you to achieve your best personal health. Student Health Services is available Monday – Friday 8 am – 8 pm during the academic year - staffed by nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians. Our caring and competent health care team is standing by to help you take care of yourself. 

Most services from general physical exams to pregnancy tests to allergic shots are covered under the health services fee. Annual flu shots are also provided free of charge. Student Health Services also does more than treat students who are sick. We work to educate students on issues like dangerous drinking, safe sex practices, stress management, and healthy living.

You can reach Student Health Services at 724.738.2052.

Counseling Center

The health of the mind is just as important as the health of the body. That's why SRU provides the Student Counseling Center (SCC) to assist students with managing and reducing psychological problems and distress and enhancing mental health and wellbeing. 

The SCC provides brief, confidential counseling aimed at helping students succeed academically and interpersonally. All SCC services are free to SRU students. Some of the issues we can help you address include:

  • Adjusting to college life
  • Relationship concerns (romantic, roommate, family and friends)
  • Low self-esteem
  • Communication skills
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans concerns
  • Academic or learning difficulties
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Abuse issues
  • Victimization

You can reach the Student Counseling Center at 724.738.2034.


Looking to break a sweat? SRU's Aebersold Recreation Center (ARC) features a two-story rock climbing wall, weight facility, indoor track, swimming pool, and multiple courts. It's open late on weekends and weekdays. The ARC also offers fun and challenging fitness classes and outdoor adventure programs.

Student Support

Student Support at SRU is part of Student Affairs and acts as a central location where faculty, staff, students, parents or community members can refer a student experiencing or causing distress that interferes with learning, development and success.   

Student Support uses a comprehensive support model focused on the holistic development of the student to assist when they encounter challenges, barriers, and crises that impact their ability to be successful and safe by setting goals and connecting to the appropriate resources.   

In Student Support we focus on enhancing student learning and development through: 

  • Boost social and emotional peer outreach  
  • One on one case management  
  • Behavioral Intervention 
  • Critical Incident Response 
  • Community training and consultation