The Student Support and Advocacy Center offers support and resources to students in the following topic areas:
- SSAC provides confidential supportive services to student victims of all forms of Sexual and Interpersonal violence as well as serving as a linkage to campus and community resources.
- If you or someone you know is in need of resources and support regarding any sexual and interpersonal violence please call 703-993-3686 or complete this form to schedule a meeting. SSAC is a confidential resource for students identifying as a survivor of Sexual and Interpersonal Violence.
- Educates students about personal finances, creating a budget, managing credit, understanding financial aid options, and other financial concerns.
- Understanding Financial Aid
- Student Loan Repayment
- Creating a Budget
- Credit Management
This process is for emergencies or unexpected financial challenges, designed to provide temporary, short-term financial assistance. Emergency funding is a last resort for students who need it most and should not be considered part of a student’s financial planning. All federal financial aid options must be exhausted first, including having a current FAFSA on file (if eligible) AND accepting and receiving ALL offered subsidized and unsubsidized loans (if eligible). FAQ’s can be found here.
- The Patriot Pantry provides access to non-perishable food and hygiene items to students who are experiencing food insecurity. The Pantry is housed under the Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC).
- Student must be enrolled in at least one (1) credit during the semester term in a degree-seeking program at George Mason University (part-time or full-time and graduate or undergraduate).
- Students must currently be experiencing food insecurity as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- To order specific items based on your needs, you can fill out the form available on their website.
Helps build a community for students facing recovery from all substance use disorders, eating disorders, or other process disorders.
- Patriots for Recovery: Open peer to peer support group that is for Mason students who identify with being in recovery for a substance use disorder, eating disorder, or other process addictions.
- Interested students should email firstname.lastname@example.org and a representative from the Student Support and Advocacy Center will get you connected to more information.
- Patriots for Recovery meetings are held each Thursday during the academic year from 12-1 pm Eastern time.
AA is a “fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism”
- Sundays 10:30 am in Engineering Hall 1108
- You may also find other local AA meetings at aa.org.
- Interested in creating a new recovery meeting on campus? Email email@example.com
Request Support and Make Referrals
- Request Support as a Mason Student
- Referral Form: Referral Form to notify the SSAC of concerns for a Mason Student. This includes faculty, staff, family, friends, classmates, roommates and community members.
For more information, please visit SSAC website.