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HELP. It’s OK to need it.  It’s important to ask for it.  Here’s how to find it.  

You are not alone. WPI is a community of caring students, faculty, and staff who are here to support each other. Here are some of the many resources available, particularly for undergraduate and graduate students. 

Mental Health Resources

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT AND COUNSELING CENTER  
Free and confidential counseling, guidance, and support—or just someone to talk to. Short-term, single session, group therapy, off-campus referrals and more.  Online appointment scheduling is now available. An after-hours telehealth line is also available (see next item below).

Contact: 16 Einhorn Road508-831-5540SDCC@wpi.edu. WPI Campus Police assist with calls after hours: 508-831-5555.   

AFTER-HOURS TELEHEALTH LINE

The after-hours telehealth line, run by ProtoCall, can be accessed during non-SDCC business hours by dialing the SDCC main number: 508-831-5540. When you call this number after hours (weekdays from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. and on weekends), you will be able to speak with a crisis counselor through a choice available in the answering message menu. 

SUPPORT GROUPS  
The SDCC offers more than a dozen support groups to help students learn new skills or knowledge in a particular area related to their mental health and wellbeing.Groups are in-person or online and run at different times during the year. 

Find the list of groups here; click the Group Counseling arrow.

STUDENT SUPPORT NETWORK 
The Student Support Network helps you become a better listener or helper for your peers, with knowledge, skills, destigmatizing perspectives, and connection capabilities. The 6-week program runs in A Term for faculty and staff, and B, C, and D Term for students. 

Contact sdcc@wpi.edu for details. 

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides faculty and staff with free, confidential services including counseling (in-person, online, or by phone), plus health resources, mental health toolkits, and crisis support.   

Well-being Resources

BIAS RESPONSE PROGRAM 
WPI’s Bias Response Program addresses incidents where speech or oppressive conduct is directed towards an individual or group based on their real or perceived identities.  

CHAPLAINS
WPI’s Campus Chaplains serve as a resource for all individuals on campus who seek guidance. Whether you want to deepen your faith, find yourself at a crossroads, or would like to begin exploring your spirituality and worldview, a Chaplain can advise and support you through many different life changes. Chaplains are also able to mentor individuals in general matters of faith in addition to specific times of hardship. Learn more about the Collegiate Religious Center.

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS 
Getting involved helps you build a network of peers and friends. View the list of more than 240 clubs and organizations and think about joining.

OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS 
The Office of Multicultural Affairs fosters a campus community that respects and celebrates diversity in all its dimensions and is a home base for students navigating the university experience.

Contact: 20 Schussler Road (Oasis Cultural Center); 508-831-5796;   multiculturalaffairs@wpi.edu

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES 
WPI’s Student Health Services team is available for everything from coughs and colds to COVID. Call them at 508-831-5520 or email healthcenter@wpi.edu. Call 911 or WPI Campus Police at 508-831-5555 for any medical emergency. 

TITLE IX OFFICE
WPI’s Title IX Office provides resources and confidential support for students, faculty, and staff related to sexual misconduct and discrimination based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and transgender status. 

Academic Support

ACCESSIBILITY OFFICE 
WPI's Office of Accessibility Services helps students with physical, learning, sensory, psychological, developmental supports to reach their full potential. 

Contact: Unity Hall; 508-831-4908; accessibilityservices@wpi.edu

ACADEMIC ADVISING 
Trouble with classes? Concerns about your course load or projects? Your professor or instructor can help, and you can talk with your Academic Advisor. Get more information here.

Contact: Unity Hall; 508-831-5381; academic-advising@wpi.edu  

FINANCIAL AID AND EMERGENCY FUNDS 

Financial stress is real. Contact the Financial Aid and Student Literacy office at 508-831-5469 or email finaid@wpi.edu.   

The Dean of Students Office oversees the Emergency Loan Fund, which provides small loans of $25-$300 to students, while the Emergency Assistance Fund can help members of the WPI community with unforeseen financial emergencies related to the pandemic. Learn more here. 

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Reporting a Concern

The I'm Concerned About a Student Form is a way to connect to WPI services if you know of a student who’s struggling and needs outreach. The WPI Care Team meets weekly to (confidentially) discuss Care Reports and how to help individual students in need.   

Emergencies & After Hours Help

If you think someone is in imminent danger of suicidal action or other threat, call WPI Campus Police at 508-831-5555 (or call 911 if off-campus). 

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. to connect to a trained counselor to help with any crisis. 

View more Suicide Awareness & Prevention information. 

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