The following are campus resources that have proven invaluable to students grappling with fear, failure, success and resilience:

The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides comprehensive short-term mental health services.  The goal is to assist students as they navigate through life’s challenges within the context of a highly rigorous and demanding academic environment.  Crisis appointments are available each weekday and an after-hours on-call center with licensed therapists is utilized for urgent concerns when the office is closed.  Appointments and the on-call service can be reached at 860-685-2910.    

WesWell understands the impact of student health on academic performance and is committed to providing services that are designed to develop healthy behaviors and prevent health concerns that may interfere with academic and personal success.  All incoming students are required to complete two online programs before entering campus focusing on alcohol and other drugs and sexual violence.  An email will be sent to students with log in information and directions to find the websites via their student WesPortal (under the Student Affairs bucket).  Check out the WesWell website for information on volunteer opportunities as a peer health advocate.

 SACE is dedicated to empowering survivors, and those connected with survivors, of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and other forms of interpersonal violence through survivor-centered, trauma-informed advocacy services, healing workshops and retreats, trainings, and educational programs within the Wesleyan University community.

The Chaplains from Wesleyan’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life have been appointed by the University to ensure and promote the spiritual and religious well-being of the campus community. We do this by providing leadership, counseling, and programming that promotes holistic student development and by nurturing many diverse and vibrant religious communities at Wesleyan. The ORSL has also organized Interfaith Resilience Retreats in the past, while Rabbi David Teva leads a course on mindfulness.

The mission of Accessibility Services is to create an accessible and inclusive learning environment where disability is recognized as an aspect of diversity.

Student Academic Resources (SAR) coordinates programs for intellectual enrichment and academic support such as peer tutoring and peer advisors.

Class deans are responsible for a comprehensive program of academic advising and class management in the context of a residential liberal arts environment. 

The Resource Center (RC) seeks to support, empower, and engage students with underrepresented and marginalized identities at Wesleyan University. The center’s areas of focus include promoting dialogue and coalition building around the intersections of race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, disability, gender, sexuality, sustainability, spirituality, and social and political activism. 

  • WesThrive

A five-part series dedicated to conversations about resilience, positive psychology, mindfulness, self-care and failure.