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Due to the University closure, most Student Affairs offices and buildings are closed. Before visiting, please confirm offices are operating. Most virtual appointments and events are still being held. For information on specific buildings and services, please visit our campus closure information page


Educational Outreach & Workshops

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers psycho-educational programs designed to reduce distress and/or increase wellbeing. Frequent topics include:

  • Transition and coping in the time of COVID
  • Stress Management
  • Red Folder (how to help a student in distress)
  • Mindfulness Strategies
  • CAPS Services

Request a Workshop or Presentation

Outreaches have moved to a Zoom-based format. To best meet outreach requests during the COVID-19 period, the more advance notice the more likely we can identify a staff member who has matching availability. If requesting an outreach presentation topic different from those listed above, a minimum of TWO weeks advance notice is required.

CAPS will provide the requestor with a Zoom link to the outreach. It is the requestor's responsibility to distribute this Zoom link to the group members in a timely manner.

To request an outreach program, please complete our Request Form. If there are special circumstances, please contact Dr. Kate Staley, at

    Media and Class Interview Requests

    Requests for interviews for established media outlets (on campus and state/national media) are given priority over requests for interviews for class projects and assignments. All media requests, when possible, should be made with at least ONE week's advance notice. All requests for class project/assignment interviews must be made with at least TWO weeks advance notice, and no interviews for this purpose will be done during finals week.

    Please do NOT send requests to multiple staff persons at CAPS. All requests must come via the outreach request form.

    It is strongly recommended that individuals review the CAPS website BEFORE making a request as many answers to frequently asked questions may be found there. Data on mental health issues among college and graduate students and what conditions and issues campus counseling centers often address can be found in the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) annual reports and by using the Data Navigator tool.

    Resources for Class Assignments

    These online mental health resources may be helpful for those seeking information about mental health issues for personal use or class assignments.

    Penn State Student Affairs
    Counseling & Psychological Services
    Main Location

    501 Student Health Center
    University Park, PA 16802

    Additional Locations

    3rd Floor Bank of America Career Services Building
    University Park, PA 16802

    Allenway Building (Downtown)
    315 S Allen Street
    State College, PA 16801