Mission Statement

The mission of Student Assistance and Support Services (SASS) is to assist, support and advocate for students experiencing a broad range of issues, concerns or challenges interfering with a student’s ability to be successful academically or personally.

Through our assistance and support services we seek to:

  • Enhance students' and parents knowledge of various University policies, procedures and campus support resources
  • Facilitate the referral to and promotes the utilization of campus resources
  • Empower students' sense of  personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and the ability to function autonomously
  • Promote students help-seeking skills in crisis and experiencing challenging life events
  • Advocate for the development and application of student-centered policies when necessary 


Students interaction with or utilization of SASS services should be able to/articulate:

  • Students will be able to identify University campus support resources and how to access those support resources
  • Students will be able to articulate the importance of personal health and well-being to academic and personal success at the University
  • Students will be able to articulate the importance of developing help seeking skills and use of healthy coping skills in managing future stress and/or crisis
  • Students will be able to demonstrate awareness of and articulate how their behavior is affecting the campus community (classroom environment, peers etc.)