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Help and Support

Need help? James Madison College and MSU has several resources for you. You can always ask any faculty or staff member for help.

Mental Health

Many students experience anxiety, stress and more serious health issues during college. It is common to feel overwhelmed. You should always feel able to discuss your concerns with any member of the faculty and staff of James Madison College. You should also know that there are professional resources at MSU to support you. CAPS connect is available 24/7. Additional information about campus and community resources is available here.

Sexual Assault

James Madison College is committed to supporting students and to building a community free of relationship violence and sexual misconduct. Any member of the faculty or staff can refer you to the MSU Center for Survivors where you can receive confidential, professional support. However, you should also know that, while faculty and staff are available to help, we are all mandatory reporters which means that we are legally required to report instances of sexual assault or sexual harassment that involve MSU students, faculty or staff. This report would include your name and all the information that you share with us. Once this report is filed, you would be contacted by staff at MSU’s Title IX office. It is almost always your decision whether to move forward with an investigation. If you don’t want to move forward with an investigation, the report will remain on file in case you want to pursue an investigation at a later date.

Local Community Counselor

James Madison has a dedicated counselor on staff, available for drop in counseling on Tuesdays in room S363 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. You can see Courtney Brown's profile or look for other available resources here.