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Throughout your time at Tufts, there are times where you might need the advice, assistance and support of others, especially during times of challenge and stress. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of these resources - they are here to help you navigate difficulties so that you can succeed in your goals at Tufts.

Common Issues and Concerns

Counseling resources are here to help you with any issue, concern, or question that you may experience while at Tufts. You may want to just check in to talk to someone about resources, or get help with an ongoing situation requiring more attention. Some common experiences that may benefit from counseling and support include

  • Feeling concerned or anxious about doing well at study and work
  • Feeling overwhelmed or needing help with time and stress management
  • Issues with sleep and feeling tired
  • Feeling isolated or disconnected from classmates and friends
  • Concerns about personal and family relationships
  • Concerns about sexual health and relationships


The Tufts International Center is here to assist you with any concern relating to your immigration status or your arrival and adjustment to Tufts. Our advisors are available to meet with you individually to discuss your questions and concerns about any aspect of your Tufts experience. If we are not able to provide direct assistance, we will strive to find the resources and get the assistance you need.

The University Chaplaincy is a multi-faith center that supports the religious, spiritual, ethical, and cultural life of the entire University community. University chaplains provide pastoral care while working collaboratively to support religious and spiritual communities at Tufts.

The Counseling and Mental Health Center supports the counseling and mental needs of students through individual and group counseling as well as workshops and discussion groups intended to help students cope with stress and explore issues of identity, connection, and belonging.

The Center for Awareness, Resources and Education (CARE) provides confidential resources and advising for students experiencing issues or concerns about sexual misconduct, sexual relationships, and related matters.

The Department of Health Promotion and Prevention, located in the Health Services, provides resources related to alcohol, drugs, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and stress management. The department will also manage Tufts's collaborative partnership with The Haven at College, an innovative program designed to help students dealing with substance abuse recovery.

The Tufts Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free benefit for Tufts University employees (including faculty, researchers, and other staff), offering advice, counseling and resources on a variety of personal and work-related issues.