Academic Advising provides comprehensive academic guidance across all the years of your undergraduate career. Academic Advisors will also be there throughout your Stanford education—to help with course selection, choice of major, pre-professional pathways, research opportunities, and more.
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS addresses the mental health needs of our students by offering short-term and group therapy sessions as well as medication management with a psychiatrist. They also offer a 24-hour crisis line (650-723-3785) for students facing an urgent situation and need to talk to someone immediately.
Graduate Life Office (GLO)
The Graduate Life Office (GLO) can assist with a variety of situations including, but not limited to personal issues, roommate problems, family and health concerns, academic challenges, financial difficulties. GLO can also help you with practical questions about life on campus and in the local community. They know about support services across campus and can refer you to the staff or office best suited to address your needs.
Student Housing provides a home away from home for eligible graduate and undergraduate students, including couples and students with children. Living on-campus offers countless opportunities to meet new people and develop lasting friendships. Student veterans typically reside in graduate-level housing.
Vaden Health Services
Vaden Health Services is the first stop for diagnosis and treatment of illness, injury, and ongoing conditions, as well as for preventive counseling and education. Other Vaden services include counseling and wellness resources, pharmacy, physical therapy, insurance, travel clinic, the Confidential Support Team and the office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE). Vaden also offers Cardinal Care, the university-sponsored student health insurance plan.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross offers confidential services to all veterans and their families by connecting them with local, state and national resources through our network of chapters in communities across the United States and offices on military installations worldwide.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. They provide free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government. They also assist with helping veterans understand their VA disability claims and, in some cases, challenging the VA claim decision.
Peninsula Vet Center
Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services such as individual and group counseling for veterans, service members, and their families, family counseling for military-related issues, bereavement (grief) counseling, military sexual trauma counseling, and referral, community outreach and education, substance abuse assessment and referral, employment referral, referral of other VA services
Service to School (S2S) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides free college and grad school application counseling to military veterans and service members. Their goal is to help veterans gain admission to the best college for them while empowering each veteran to make informed decisions about their education.
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource available to any Veteran, even if they are not enrolled in VA health care or registered with VA. Care does not end when the conversation is over. The Veterans Crisis Line can connect Veterans to their local suicide prevention coordinators (SPC), who follow up to coordinate care. Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.