Emory is committed to creating a caring, student-centered campus environment that supports students’ learning, wellbeing, and sense of belonging and purpose. This commitment is a campus-wide responsibility, and we each have a role to play.

This Toolkit provides resources to guide you or someone else in reframing life’s unexpected challenges and connecting to Emory services that can support you.


Part of your journey involves cultivating the capacity to navigate the unforeseen and developing skills to assist both yourself and your larger community through the unexpected.

From self-doubt to negative self-talk, we all can be a little kinder to ourselves and build up our everyday skills that boost our ability to manage the challenges that come our way.

Have a friend or classmate who needs some extra support? Explore the resources below for tips on how to engage them in supportive conversations.

Little actions can have big impacts on making our campus a more caring and supportive place for all students to embrace their academic interests and passions on the journey of self-discovery.

Whether you or a friend need immediate support, Emory resources are always available.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides individual and group clinical services, community-level interventions and consultations on the Atlanta campus. Atlanta campus students stop in any time Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m or call 404-727-7450 to make an appointment. On the Oxford campus, Counseling & Career Services is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. Students can call 770-784-8394 to make an appointment.


TimelyCare is a 24-hours a day, 7 days a week virtual care service available from nearly anywhere for all enrolled Emory students. After signing up using their Emory email address, students may schedule a session with a medical or mental health care provider. TalkNow, a part of TimelyCare, is a free, global, on-demand 24/7 resource for immediate access to a mental health professional.

Student Case Management and Intervention Services

Student Case Management and Intervention Services (SCMIS) provides support for basic needs, follow-up care and other resources. If you are concerned about a student (non-crisis), please submit a Student of Concern form and SCMIS will follow up with the student.

Student Intervention Services

Student Intervention Services (SIS) consists of multidisciplinary staff, including our non-clinical case managers who are available 24/7 to respond to students in active crisis and emergency. 404-430-1120.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services (SHS) offers a wide variety of outpatient clinical services such as primary care, free psychiatric services, physical examinations, STI screening, sexual and reproductive health, allergy injections and immunizations, and referrals to off-site specialists. For guidance for after-hours emergencies, visit the SHS Emergency Care / After Hours web page. Atlanta campus: 404-727-7551. Oxford campus: 770-784-8376.

Office of Respect

On the Atlanta campus, the Office of Respect offers confidential, 24/7 support to students with concerns related to sexual and relationship-based harm (including sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking). If you would like to speak with an advocate for support, please call the Respect line: 470-270-5360.

Bias Support Services Office

The Bias Support Services Office (BSS) is committed to upholding our vision of inclusivity and fairness. Their mission is to confront biases and transform them into catalysts for personal and collective growth and understanding, fostering a community that values diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and identities.

Be Well, Your Way

The Be Well, Your Way hub provides students with additional wellbeing resources and information.

Office of Spiritual and Religious Life

Office of Spiritual and Religious Life offers worship, prayer, meditation, and support through spiritual communities, educational programs, confidential pastoral care, and connections with service and social justice efforts. We also plan vigils and other rituals with students, faculty and staff. Atlanta campus website. Oxford campus website.

Emory Ombuds

The Emory Ombuds office stands as an independent, confidential, and neutral resource for conflict resolution and problem-solving.

Faculty and Staff

Caring faculty and staff can be of great assistance to students who are feeling overwhelmed, managing anxiety, or processing the unexpected.

Even minor gestures in your classrooms can significantly impact a student’s day, wellbeing and establish the mood for the lesson.

Sometimes, it’s important to make more deliberate efforts to check in. These materials are designed to support you in having meaningful discussions with students.

When it comes to finding students the right support, faculty have access to a broader network of assistance at Emory. Use these resources to recognize and refer.

If your student needs immediate support, Emory resources are always available.