Stressbusters Links to Success
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all of the Columbia campus resources were in one spot? Welcome to the Stresssbusters Links to Success, a guide to campus resources! These departments and tips can help you throughout your time at Columbia University, from academics, finances, relationships and more!
- Talk to a professional at Counseling and Psychological Services (212-854-2878); you can also meet with a counselor during drop-in hours in the residence halls and other locations on campus during the academic year.
- During business hours, walk-in to speak with one of the nurses in Medical Services; after hours, call 212-854-7426 or talk with the triage specialist at 855-779-7132.
- Reach out anonymously to a peer counselor through Nightline (212-854-7777).
- For support during an emergency, contact CUEMS and Public Safety (212-854-5555).
- Contact a peer advocate at the Sexual Violence Response and Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center (212-854-HELP).
- Contact the Resident Assistant on-duty in your building/area (cell number posted throughout building; 9pm-8am during the week; 24-hours on weekends).
- If you’re a Columbia College or School of Engineering and Applied Sciences undergraduate student you can get support from your academic advisor by contacting Center for Student Advising (CSA).
- Schedule an appointment with your professor to talk about homework or deadlines.
- Make an appointment with the Writing Center for a one-on-one consultation or group workshop.
- Visit a subject-specific help room for support related to certain subjects.
- Request a tutor for your class through the CSA Tutoring Service.
- Speak with a librarian about research (in person or through online chat).
- Meditate to soothe and sharpen your mind for studying or your next exam with the CU Bhakti Club or CU Buddhist Association.
- Register with Disability Services if you are seeking academic-related support services or accommodations.
- Expand your social network by joining a student group or club that piques your interest.
- Talk with a staff member at Sexual Violence Response and the Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center or with a staff person from Gender-Based Misconduct Office.
- For support with grief, attend a bereavement support group meeting at Counseling and Psychological Services.
- Check out the Go Ask Alice! Relationships Q&A archives for additional tips and strategies.
- Enhance your bedtime performance by taking the online Asleep! sleep assessment.
- Learn how to do more than count sheep with Zzz tips for getting a better night’s rest.
- Talk with a health care provider or mental health professional about your sleeping patterns.
- Take a look at the on and off-campus resources listed on the Asleep! website.
- Check out the Go Ask Alice! Q&As about sleep for more information.
- Check out the Alice! Health Promotion nutrition resources to learn about making healthy choices at the grocery store, when planning meetings and events, and in your day-to-day life.
- Make an appointment with a registered dietitian in Medical Services or Columbia Dining to talk through any special diets you may follow.
- For support addressing concerns about eating or body image, contact a member of the Eating Disorders Team at Counseling and Psychological Services.
- Visit the Columbia Dining website for the dining hall and café menus.
Alcohol & Other Drugs
- Learn about taking your health into your own hands from Alice! Health Promotion online or in-person during walk-in hours, every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3-5pm.
- Have a question? Go Ask Alice!
- Make an appointment with a health care provider about any ailment you may have.
- Contact the Gay Health Advocacy Project for free, confidential HIV testing (for all members of the Columbia community).
- Reach out to the Office of Multicultural Affairs for programs, resources, and personal identity development.
- Find a campus student organization that matches your interests.
- Join in on one of ROOTEd’s weekly conversations on identity.
- Attend a LGBTQ@ Columbia event or workshop.
- Talk with a career counselor about questions you may have about your job search as someone who identifies as LGBTQ.
Living on Campus
- Talk about your living environment with your Resident Advisor or staff person from Residential Life.
- Speak with a representative from Disability Services to coordinate any specific housing accommodations.
- Reach out to a staff person from Fraternity and Sorority Life if you are a member of a Greek-letter organization.
- Submit a campus housing maintenance request online or call (212) 854-2222 if you are having any problems in your residence.
- Find off-campus housing through University Apartment Housing.
- Catch an evening shuttle when traveling near campus late at night.
- Got an idea or opinion? Provide feedback to your respective undergraduate student government or graduate school
- Be a catalyst for change and improvement on health issues by joining the Student Health Advisory Committee.
- Find opportunities to be involved in organizations on campus.
- Attend an Office of University Life sponsored event.
Students with Families
- Find out about housing options for couples and families through Columbia Housing or Teacher’s College Office of Residential Services.
- Join the Columbia University Family Support Network (CUFSN) by email or Facebook, or contact the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Parents Group to connect with other students with families.
- Learn more about GSAS resources for student parents such as the parental leave policy and child care subsidies.
- Learn more about the School of General Studies family resources such as childcare and breastfeeding support.
- Find Columbia-affiliated child care or early education centers, designated breastfeeding spaces, and family health insurance plans.