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Faculty and Student Support Resources

CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)


CAPS provides group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, and psychological and psychiatric evaluations for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as prevention and consultation services for the University community. Learn more about our services.

CAPS is located on the fifth floor of the Student Health Center. Our professional staff includes psychologists, psychiatric providers, social workers and graduate trainees.


The staff at CAPS welcomes all students and embraces a philosophy respectful of diversity. We are supportive of clients' gender, race, sexual orientation, cultural and religious backgrounds, and abilities. We are committed to helping all students deal with discrimination and identity issues.


Student Disability Resources


Student Disability Resources is responsible for coordinating support services, reasonable academic accommodations, and promoting disability awareness in the university community. The Student Disability Resources team is committed and ready to assist students with disabilities to reach their academic goals.


Gender Equity Center


204 Boucke Building

Penn State’s Gender Equity Center (GenEQ) supports students who have been impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, harassment, and other campus climate issues. GenEQ staff provide education, advocacy, referrals, and crisis intervention/support counseling. All services are free and confidential.


Student Care & Advocacy Center


Anna Barone – Director (

814-863-4926, 814-863-2020

The Student Care & Advocacy Office provides Penn State students with the necessary tools and support to make difficult situations more manageable. Please reach out if you or someone you know has been impacted any of the following:

  • Death of an immediate family member
  • Family crisis
  • Mental health concern
  • Self-injurious behavior
  • Food insecurity
  • Housing insecurity
  • Medical emergency and/or hospitalization
  • Local natural disaster
  • Academic distress
  • Unexpected events or challenges

If a situation with a student arises or you have questions, concerns, or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact our office by phone at 814-863-2020 or by email at We are a small team and serve a large population of students and we strive to be as efficient and responsive as possible. Calling or emailing ahead will help us better serve you.


Penn State Office of Educational Equity

Reporting Bias -

This Web site provides students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests with a Penn State User ID with a Web form for reporting acts of bias or intolerance that occur at Penn State. Students may use the form to report any act of intolerance they experience themselves or observe directed against anyone else. However, all other groups should only use the form to report acts they observe that are directed against students. If no student is involved, other groups should contact the Affirmative Action Office at 814-863-0471.


Penn State Behavioral Threat Management


Penn State’s Behavioral Threat Management Team is committed to the safety and well-being of the University community. It exists to:

  • Educate others to recognize risky or threatening behavior
  • Increase awareness of potential threats and how to report and respond to them
  • Identify trends that negatively affect the campus community
  • Manage all referred incidents and other processes related to threat analysis


Centre County Can Help 24/7 Mobile Crisis: 1 (800) 643-5432

Centre County Can Help provides drug and alcohol hotline services for Centre County. Can Help has the ability to serve, not only clients with drug and alcohol issues, but also dual diagnosis clients who need mental health services. In addition, Can Help coordinates after hours detoxification requests through the mental health delegates using the guidelines established by Centre County Drug and Alcohol. 

Individuals who need support in the evening or on weekends, whether it be for information or emergency referrals for treatment, can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Can Help also provides mobile crisis intervention services for individuals who may be having a mental health crisis. This support is available to anyone in Centre County.

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Emergency Resources

If you believe you or anyone else is in immediate danger, call 911
or the University Police at 814-863-1111

CCWRC 24-Hour Hotline: 1-877-234-5050
The CCWRC hotline is staffed 24 hours a day in order to provide easily accessible, crisis-related services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Penn State Anonymous Reporting Hotline
Misconduct of any kind can be reported to 1-800-560-1637 or at

Centre County Can Help 24/7 Mobile Crisis (Drug and alcohol hotline): 1 (800) 643-5432

Sexual Assault/Relationship Violence Line: 1 (800) 560-1637

Childline- Child Abuse Reporting: 1 (800) 932-0313

Behavioral Threat Management Team (BTMT): 1-855-863-BTMT (2868),

Crisis Hotline: