Attending college is an exciting experience that can include making lifelong friends, being exposed to new topics of study, and participating in the campus community.
It is a time to grow in self-awareness and develop a sense of adult identity. It may also be a time of significant stress. Balancing family, work, financial stressors and other obligations may challenge a student’s coping skills. When stress is severe, it may lead to physical, emotional distress and academic failure.
In a caring campus community, each student and staff member must be concerned for the wellbeing of others. If you observe a student in distress, you may be in a position to offer assistance or guide the student to the right source of support. SOCAT is here to help coordinate resources, and to ensure that each student has the opportunity to be successful.