Crisis Information

Emergencies: 911

CAPS (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm):
(814) 863-0395

Penn State Crisis Line (24/7):
(877) 229-6400

Crisis Text Line (24/7):
txt "LIONS" to 741741

CAPS Locations

- Student Health Center (SHC)
- Bank of America (BoA)
- Allenway Building (Downtown)
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News & Events

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Message from CAPS Staff

Each of us in our positions as students, faculty and staff continue to be called upon to carry on in support of Penn State's educational and developmental mission. It is important for all of us to reflect upon the meaning of the past events, our reactions to them, and what we have learned as an institution and community. Spending some time talking with and supporting each other as we continue to heal, and pursuing our daily mission of education and support of the higher values of Penn State, are important ways we can show that we care about ourselves and each other.


For students who are struggling with these events, we urge you to reach out for help to friends, RAs, advisors, instructors and counselors. The Center for Women Students is welcoming all students-as well as faculty and staff in distress.

Students may have a variety of reactions to traumatic events and CAPS is committed to serving students who are having serious emotional reactions to the recent events. More information about our crisis and counseling services.

For 24-hour crisis coverage in Centre County, call 1-800-643-5432 (CAN HELP Crisis Line).

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