Student Care and Outreach

The mission of Student Care & Outreach is to coordinate care and assistance for all students, undergraduate and graduate, who experience complex, hardship, and/or unforeseen circumstances, by providing individualized assistance and tailored interventions.

325 Tate Student Center
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-7774 | sco@uga.edu

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Programs & Services

Report a Concern for a Student

If you would like to report concern for a UGA student, Student Care & Outreach encourages you to submit an online report. Expressing concern proactively can help with early intervention and success. Once received, a staff member will contact you for more information. For emergencies, please contact 911.

Hardship Withdrawals

Student Care and Outreach oversees the request and approval process for hardship withdrawals. If you believe you are experiencing a situation that may require a hardship withdrawal, we encourage you to reach out to Student Care and Outreach to discuss options and resources.

Resources

Student Care & Outreach connects students with resources across campus. The folder shown above highlights some of the available resources. To request copies of this folder, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 706-542-7774.

Latest News

Carrie Smith named director of Student Care and Outreach
Carrie Smith
Carrie Smith named director of Student Care and Outreach

Carrie Smith, assistant dean of students, is assuming new responsibilities relatedto Student Care and Outreach. Effective September 15, 2021, Dr. Smith will be the Assistant Deanof Students and Director of Student Care and Outreach (SCO).

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Candlelight memorial service to be held May 4

UGA remembers students, faculty and staff who passed away in the last two years.

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Quarantine and Isolation Resources

Quarantining or isolating during the semester may cause undue stress and anxiety. Explore UGA's resources to help students feel more comfortable and connected.

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Services for Students

Student Care and Outreach works to address each student concern individually by creating customized networks of support and resources that will help students achieve their goals.

Upcoming Events

  • Dogs and Donuts with Police

    Monday, October 3rd 2022
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Event Location: Tate Atrium

    Stop by the Tate Atrium to visit with our UGA Police Bomb Dogs and enjoy free coffee and donuts! 

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  • Question, Persuade, Refer: QPR Suicide Prevention Virtual Training

    Monday, October 3rd 2022
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Event Location: OnlineJoin Event

    QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer- the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and respond to refer someone to help. The 1.5-hour training sessions will be held virtually (via Microsoft Teams). There is a limit to the number of participants for each section. If you go to register and find that the session is full refer to this website to find additional dates and times: https://www.usg.edu/mentalhealth/

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  • Self-Care Stations

    Monday, October 3rd 2022
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Event Location: Tate Student Center

    Find some time for self-care at the Tate Center! Stop by one of the stations near the Tate Theater or on the 4th floor to add a song to the Well-Being Spotify playlist and take a free self-care kit!

     

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  • Essential Needs Resource Fair

    Tuesday, October 4th 2022
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: Driftmier North Entrace (597 D. W. Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602)

    The Essential Needs Resource Fair will have information about various organizations and resources on campus that offer services targeted at meeting Essential Needs for students at UGA. 

    Stop by the Driftmier North Entrance from 11-1 to speak with members of the SCO team and learn more about these resources in one place.

     

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  • Sexual Health Stations

    Tuesday, October 4th 2022
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Event Location: Tate Center 3rd floor, near the Tate Theater

    Stop by one of the tables near the Tate Theater or on the 3rd floor from 12:30-2:00 to chat about sexual health, ask a nurse questions, and enter for the chance to will free giveaways!

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  • It's Real: College Students and Mental Health American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Program

    Tuesday, October 4th 2022
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Event Location: 142 Tate Student Center

    The transition to college often presents emotional challenges. It's Real follows six student who wrestled with mental health concerns, sought treatment and found their own sense of balance. It encourages students to be mindful of the state of their mental health, to acknowledge and recognize when they are struggling, and to take steps to seek help. This short documentary is designed to raise awareness about mental health issues commonly experienced by students.

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  • Cookies & Condoms

    Wednesday, October 5th 2022
    10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: Tate Breezeway

    Come visit the Pride Center in Tate Breezeway to complete a discrete HIV screening with the option for testing and learn more about Monkeypox. 

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  • Self-Care Stations

    Wednesday, October 5th 2022
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Event Location: Tate Student Center

    Find some time for self-care at the Tate Center! Stop by one of the stations near the Tate Theater or on the 4th floor to add a song to the Well-Being Spotify playlist and take a free self-care kit!

     

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  • Question, Persuade, Refer: QPR Suicide Prevention Virtual Training

    Wednesday, October 5th 2022
    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Event Location: OnlineJoin Event

    QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer- the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and respond to refer someone to help. The 1.5-hour training sessions will be held virtually (via Microsoft Teams). There is a limit to the number of participants for each section. If you go to register and find that the session is full refer to this website to find additional dates and times: https://www.usg.edu/mentalhealth/

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  • Amplifying Well-Being Through the Arts

    Wednesday, October 5th 2022
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Event Location: Clark Howell Hall Room 119

    Well-being comes in many forms. What does well-being look like for you at UGA? What are your aspirational goals for well-being? Use the art supplies in this space to make a visual representation of your well-being aspirations, whatever that means to you! 

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325 Tate Student Center
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-7774