We are here to help you

We are here to help you


Everyone faces stress & anxiety, but no one must face it alone

Dear University Community,

As some may know, a student died on campus earlier this week. Our thoughts are with the family, friends and others who knew this student. We understand that people want information in times of uncertainty, but the family’s loss is of the utmost importance and we ask that everyone respects their privacy around the details of the death.  

A student’s passing is a tragedy that impacts members of our University community in various ways. Along with the Dean of Students, the Wellness Center’s Stress Management and Response Team (SMART) immediately contacts friends, professors, organization leaders and other impacted students, faculty and staff after a loss such as this.  

Unfortunately, this most recent loss has led to inaccurate information being shared about resources on campus that are available to students in times of stress and throughout the year.   

We are here to help

The Wellness Center has 24/7 services, both in person and telehealth. There is NOT a wait for services.  You can walk in or call 856-256-4333 to make an appointment for an initial consultation which will be accomodated according to urgency. 

Everyone faces stress and anxiety, but no one must face it alone. We encourage you to reach out for help in difficult times and to look for those around you who could use a kind word. We need each other. Just a moment to show support can make a world of difference.  

After normal Wellness Center hours, you can reach a crisis counselor in the following ways:

  • Wellness Center Counselor-on-Call: 856-256-4333, and then press 3 when prompted.

  • Public Safety: call 856-256-4911 and they will connect you to the on-call counselor

  • Non-Rowan options:

    • Crisis text line (any time in emotional pain or need support): text 741741. You can simply say “hello” to get the conversation started. See their website for more details. 

    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255.

    • LGBTQ Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386

    • If you identify as a young person of color you can text the word STEVE to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor

    • If you identify as Muslim you can text the word SALAM to 741741 or 1-855-95-AMALA to connect with a trained crisis counselor

  • If it is an emergency, dial 911.  

Counseling Services at Rowan

For non-emergency situations, there are a lot of options:

Therapy/Counseling: You can find a list of services on the Counseling & Psychological Services website. Individual and group therapy is available. If you do NOT want to use your family’s insurance plan for this, tell the staff and they will offer alternatives.

Let’s Talk program: If you aren’t sure if counseling is right for you, you can make an appointment for an informal consultation through the Let's Talk program. The program lets you meet with a professional at the Wellness Center so that they can help you determine what kind of counseling or other resource would be best for your situation. If interested, please self-schedule an appointment through the Online Wellness Link (OWL).  You will receive an email that provides a link to check in remotely.  Hours are Mondays, 2-4; Tuesdays, 10-12; Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30; Thursdays, 10-12; Fridays, 12-2.

U Good F.A.M.?: This network for fostering the mental health and well-being of students of color holds monthly dialogues for students and provides contacts for students looking for guidance and advice. Check the Office of Social Justice, Inclusion & Conflict Resolution calendar for meeting dates.

Other Rowan Resources:

Accommodations for Mental Health: You can get accommodations through Accessibility Services for mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. Accommodations can include consideration for absences or extended deadlines for assignments; an accommodation letter encourages faculty to meet your needs. To apply, contact Accessibility Services; instructions are on its website.

Success Coaching: If you are feeling overwhelmed by juggling academics and life, this could be a great option. A coach can help you develop strategies and a plan for getting work done while meeting your personal goals and broader well-being needs. Check out the Success Coaching website to learn more and make an appointment.

Student Resiliency Coordinators: You can connect with a University staff member who can assist you with navigating University resources, creating a road map to address barriers to your success, or simply engaging in conversation to help you process concerns. To connect with a Student Resiliency Coordinator, students may contact the vice president of Student Life/Dean of Students (Savitz 339, koett@rowan.edu). 

Stress & Anxiety Student Support Group: This group meets a few times a month, and you can find events by logging into ProfLink and then search Stress & Anxiety. The purpose is to chat with Healthy Campus Initiatives student interns, let off steam, and learn some strategies, BUT this group is not therapy—just a place to talk with other students.

Active Minds: This student organization promotes mental health awareness and organizes events. It’s a great group to become involved with. Find info on ProfLink.

Chill & Chat: Rowan Healthy Campus Initiatives offers this opportunity every Friday from 11 to noon to just hang out, chat and play games with student interns. You can find events by logging into ProfLink and then searching Chill and Chat.

Shreiber Pet Therapy Program: If you like dogs, visiting with one of Rowan’s therapy dogs can be soothing and a nice break from schoolwork and other concerns. The center is offering both virtual and in-person appointments; you can schedule and check the calendar on their website.

Other Options/Non-Rowan Resources: 

Online Peer Support: TogetherAll is an online mental health service that provides people access to community and professional support 24/7. Through TogetherAll, Rowan students can access FREE, 24/7 online peer-to-peer support, connecting with others who are experiencing similar struggles and support one another through their shared lived experiences with stress, anxiety, isolation and other common mental health challenges.  To access the service, visit www.togetherall.com and enter your Rowan email address to register.

Non-Rowan Counseling Resources: If for any reason you do not want to use Rowan’s Wellness Center, here is a list of providers in the Glassboro area.

Resources & Lifelines for students of color and LGBTQ students:

  • Ayana Therapy – online therapy for people of color and intersectional communities 

  • Muslim Youth Helpline: 1-866-627-3342

  • LGBTQIA+ The Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386; chat option also available online  

Emotional Wellness Toolkit: Some good reminders and basic advice on handling stress and taking care of yourself are in this kit.

App for Stress, Anxiety and Sleep: 

  • Insight Timer is a free app that provides calming music and sound for sleep, guided meditation and interesting talks for mindfulness.

  • The Calm App offers guided meditation for relaxation and sleep. The app is free, with in-app purchases available. 

  • The Dare App offers audio walkthroughs to help you overcome anxiety. It’s free to download with some free content and some paid/subscription content.  

  • The Shine App provides daily self-care opportunities through meditation, reflection and connection with a community. This app was founded by women in the BIPOC community seeking especially to support the wellness of marginalized groups. 

  • The Breathwrk App (iPhone only) offers free, guided breathing exercises, which can help with anxiety and sleep issues. 

Working together to serve and support our community, 


Scott Woodside
Director of the Wellness Center

Amy Hoch 
Associate Director of the Wellness Center

Kevin S. Koett
Vice President of Student Life/Dean of Students