Student Health Services
Student Health Services (SHS) is open. Our staff is ready to answer questions and evaluate students for medical problems — both remotely and in-person at our on-campus health center.
To contact SHS or to schedule an appointment with one of our clinicians, please visit the Student Health Services website or call 518-442-5229.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is open and providing all services virtually. Clinical services are free and available to all enrolled students.
Services for students include individual and couples counseling, group counseling, psychiatry, consultation and referrals. CAPS also provides consultation to faculty, staff and families regarding concerns about students’ mental health.
Consultations with a mental health professional are available via phone (518-442-5800) 24 hours a day and via email ([email protected]) during business hours.
To schedule a virtual appointment, please call 518-442-5800. Students can also schedule their first individual counseling appointment of the academic year online.
Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program
Talk to a trained peer about topics ranging from adjusting to college to finding on-campus resources. The Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program’s hotline (518-442-5777) is a free, student-run, after-hours service. Conversations are private.
Starting September 1, 2021, the peer assistance hotline will be available from 1 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday and 24 hours a day Friday through Sunday, while classes are in session at UAlbany.
Free and confidential Peer Wellness Coaching is also available. Students can sign up to meet with a trained undergraduate peer to discuss ways to improve or maintain their overall well-being, set goals and receive support in making changes. Sign up for Peer Wellness Coaching.
Disability Access & Inclusion Student Services
Disability Access & Inclusion Student Services is open for both in-person and virtual appointments. For questions regarding accessibility and accommodations, please contact us 518-442-5501 or [email protected].
Alcohol & Cannabis Screening
Frequent alcohol and/or drug use can impact your physical health, mental well-being and academic success, so it’s important to know where your alcohol and/or cannabis use stands.
These screenings — which are free, confidential and anonymous — will help you identify any health implications related to your alcohol and/or drug use. Score interpretations and relevant resources are provided at the end of each screening.
Sexual Violence Services
Services are available to students who have experienced any form of sexual violence (such as sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual exploitation, stalking and/or sexual harassment), no matter when or where it occurred.
The Office of Equity and Compliance is open virtually to accept and investigate any Title IX sexual violence complaints by phone at 518-442-3800 or via e-mail at [email protected].
For educational programming on sexual violence prevention, or for information about our peer education program, the Sexual Violence Prevention Ambassadors, please contact the Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research at 518-956-8477.
The Purple Pantry is open to all students, faculty and staff. It’s stocked with a variety of non-perishable foods, fresh produce and toiletries.
UAlbany campus community members can use an online ordering platform to select items available in the pantry before their visit. Please log into MyInvolvement to get started.
After you place your order, you’ll be prompted to select a pick-up time slot. Your items will be pre-bagged and placed on a shelf outside the Pantry’s door.
Please place your order at least 24 hours before your desired pick-up time.
Additionally, we deeply appreciate all support. Donate to the Purple Pantry here.
Student Emergency Fund
The Student Emergency Fund provides vital support to UAlbany students struggling with small financial hardships. Both undergraduate and graduate students can apply for support. These one-time awards are capped at $2,000 and are based on financial need.
Please note that this is an emergency fund. It is not meant to cover gaps in financial aid and the cost of attendance, nor can it provide regular or on-going financial support for students. All applications must describe the nature of the emergency event that caused the need.
Donations to the fund are gratefully accepted and allow us to help as many students as possible.