Student Support Services Resource Center
We all need support from time to time: emotional support and counseling; health support and counseling; and financial support. This is especially true with college students, who are often on their own for the first time, and may feel overwhelmed with what they face. So I have gathered together some sites that may be of help.
I divide them into areas of help, and within those areas into sites created by California State University, Fullerton for its students (highlighted in blue), governmental support sites (highlighted in red), and private support sites (highlighted in green).
I. Financial support web sites:
- CSUF has a program to help students with immediate help getting food, clothes, personal hygiene products, housing and financial aid called Tuffy’s Basic Needs Programs.
- The Office of Financial Aid offers a variety of aid programs, such as Pell Grants, Cal Grants, and a variety of other scholarships.
- The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a number of its own student scholarships worth checking out.
- CSUF LGBTQ center scholarships for LGBTQ students.
- APIA scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander students.
- Golden Door scholarships for undocumented students.
- Affordable Colleges scholarships for Native American students.
- Hispanic Scholarship Federation financial aid site.
- Fastweb.com site on getting scholarships.
II. Physical health support sites:
- General information on physical health and diseases:
- CSUF provides a confidential website for students to support the physical, mental and social health of students…You.fullerton.edu.
- CSUF wellness center—information on physical health.
- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has a great website with a search engine that allows you to get the most reliable science-based information on diseases and other health issues.
- U.S. National Library of Medicine has a search site for information on diseases.
- Purdue University has a resource site for wellness and physical health.
- Australian Government Department of Health site on physical wealth.
- WebMD has a highly respected website with a search engine for looking up medical topics.
- HealthLine.com is a site that allows you to search for articles on physical and mental health issues.
- CDC report on the benefits of physical exercise.
- Information on the need for sleep and sleep disorders:
- SleepFoundation.org site has a page on why getting a proper amount of sleep is necessary for your emotional and physical health.
- SleepEducation.org site on healthy sleep.
- The National Highway Safety Administration on the dangers of drowsy driving.
- The National Sleep Foundation on sleep health topics.
- The SleepAssociation.org articles on sleep issues.
- Pharmacy Times has a resource center for sleep issues.
- Student recreation.
- CSUF has a Student Rec Center.
III. Mental Health support sites:
- General information on mental health issues:
- General therapy support sites:
- Websites for suicide prevention:
- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention help site.
- D’Amore Mental Health Center on suicide risk awareness.
- SuicidePreventionLifeline.org has a website with a 24/7 emergency call center for anyone contemplating suicide.
- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education help page.
- The Jed Foundation site for emotional health and suicide prevention.
- The Trevor Project support site for prevention of suicide for LGBTQ students.
- Websites devoted to helping those with substance abuse issues:
- The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) master hotline for all people seeking help with substance abuse or other mental health issues.
- The Addiction Group website on substance addictions and how to treat them.
- The AddictionCenter.com page on treatment of college drug addiction issues.
- AlcoholRehabHelp.org site on alcohol abuse disorders.
- The Recovery Village has a website with a page (with search engine) on alcohol and other substance abuse problems faced by college students.
- The DEA has a factsheet on fentanyl.
- Johns Hopkins University has a fact page on fentanyl.
IV. IT support:
- The CSUF IT department has a student helpdesk for questions on Titanium, Titan Online, and all other campus-based software.
V. Career and job support:
- CSUF also has a Career Center that helps prepare you for immediate job hunting, along with advice on graduate education/schools, advice on interview preparation, advice on resume preparation, and major/career exploration.
- The CSUF Center for Internships and Community Engagement has a support site for students who are looking for internships.
- CareerOneStop.org site on helping college students find work.
VI. Support sites for specific groups of students:
- CSUF has an Office of First-Year Instruction to help freshmen get comfortable in college.
- CSUF has a women’s center to support women students.
- CSUF has a male success initiative for support for men students.
- The CSU system has a support site for disabled students.
- CSUF ECS (Engineering and Computer Science center) has a support site for engineering and computer science students.
- The CSUF Latinx Community Resource Center has a support site for Latino students.
- CSUF has a LGBTQ resource center.
- The Center for First-Generation Student Success.
- College Choice support site for women students.
- The Pregnant Scholar support site for pregnant students.
- The National Society of Black Engineers support site for black engineering students.
- National Veterans Foundation support site for vets.
VII. Academic support sites:
- CSUF University Learning Center tutoring for undergrads.
- CSUF has a supplemental instruction site to help students get through certain core courses.
- The CSUF English Department has a writing support center.
- The CSUF College of Natural Science and Mathematics has a peer tutoring center for help in STEM subjects.
- The CSUF School of Business has a center for tutoring in business, economics, accounting and finance courses.
- The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology site on academic skills support.
- Khan Academy has help for students.