On-Campus Title IX Resources

Finding Assistance Within Mason Nation

Mason offers multiple options to help you navigate your situation and determine which may be best for you.  If you are a Mason staff or faculty member in need of assistance, visit our Faculty/Staff resource page.

Resources marked with an asterisk (*) are confidential, meaning the incident will NOT be reported to Mason's Title IX Coordinator or anyone else. The remaining resources are considered non-confidential or private: these are mandated reporters, meaning if you speak with staff in those offices—or to any faculty member—they are required to notify Mason's Title IX Coordinator of any reported incidents.

On-Campus Resources

Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC)*

24-hour Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line: 703-380-1434

The Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC) is committed to providing an empowering environment for all Mason students to seek support services and to explore healthy life choices.  SSAC offers educational programming, one-on-one consultations, and resources, and assists students encountering barriers to personal success.  Topics addressed by SSAC include:

  • Healthy relationships
  • Stress management
  • Nutrition
  • Sexual assault
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Drugs and alcohol

Fairfax Campus
Student Union Building (SUB) I, Rm. 3200
Phone: (703) 993-3686
Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)*

For life-threatening emergencies, please call 9-1-1.  For emergencies at Mason Korea, please call 1-1-9.  

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides free, confidential counseling services to students in crisis and non-emergency situations, as well as a wide range of free services for students, faculty, and staff including:

  • Group counseling
  • Skills-based workshops
  • Case management
  • Time-limited individual counseling
  • Faculty and Staff consultation

Regardless of campus affiliation, any enrolled Mason student or person who is concerned about a student may call CAPS at (703) 993-2380 to share their concerns and discuss options for support.  For assistance during non-office hours, please call University Police at (703) 993-4357.

Fairfax Campus
Student Union Building (SUB) I, Rm. 3129
For appointments: (703) 993-2380
Student Walk-in Crisis Consultation Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Arlington Campus
Founders Hall, Rm. 222
For appointments: (703) 993-2380
*Services are available at the Arlington Campus when classes are in session and by appointment only

SciTech Campus
Colgan Hall, Rm. 229
For appointments: (70.) 993-2380
*Services are available at the SciTech Campus when classes are in session and by appointment only.

Student Health Services (SHS)*

Free After-Hours Advice Nurse: 703-993-2831

Student Health Services (SHS) provides confidential health care to all currently-enrolled Mason students at its clinics on the Fairfax, Arlington and Science and Technology campuses.  There is no charge to be seen by an SHS healthcare provider; there are fees for lab tests, medications, supplies, physical exams, procedures, and some office visits. Please check the SHS website for the hours of operation at each clinic:

Fairfax Campus
Student Union Building (SUB) I, Room 2300
Phone: 703-993-2831
Fax: 703-993-4365

Arlington Campus
Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall), Room B102
Phone: 703-993-4863
Fax: 703-993-9425

SciTech Campus
Colgan Hall, Room 229
Phone: 703-993-8374
Fax: 703-993-1948

University Police

For emergencies in Virginia, please call 9-1-1.  For emergencies at Mason Korea, please call 1-1-9.

Crime Solvers Anonymous Tip Hotline: 703-993-4111

The George Mason University Police Department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William campuses.  Should you need an officer dispatched to your location on these campuses, or for over the phone non-emergency assistance, please call (703) 993-2810.  Campus police departments can be found at the following locations:

Fairfax Campus
Police and Safety Headquarters, 1st floor (map)

Arlington Campus
Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall), 110 (map)

Science and Technology Campus
Colgan Hall, 225B (map)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, & Questioning (LGBTQ+) Resources

LGBTQ+ Resources works to promote the academic success, health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) students and their allies.  This office provides students of all genders and sexual orientations a safe and supportive space for advocacy, guidance and mentorship, community building, educational programming, resources, and coordination of the Safe Zone Program.

Fairfax Campus
Student Union Building (SUB) I. Rm. 2200 (main floor across Patriot’s Lounge from the Info Desk)
Phone: (703) 993-2702

Housing and Residential Life

24-hour Neighborhood service desks:

  • Shenandoah*, Eisenhower Hall, 703-993-2750
  • Rappahannock, Piedmont Hall,703-993-9880
  • Aquia, Whitetop Hall, 703-993-1977
  • Mason Global Center Lobby*, Global Center, 703-993-6008

Housing and Residence Life provides a number of important services and amenities designed to help students think ahead, live smart and play it safe during their years in university Housing.  Each neighborhood has a 24-hour services desk, and staff with responsibilities ranging from residence life, to housing assignments, to facilities.  Professional and student staff are available around the clock to assist students and ensure safety.

For more information, please call (703) 993-2720.

Student Conduct

Student Conduct is responsible for resolving allegations of student misconduct in a timely and consistent manner.  Under University Policy 1202, all complaints of student sexual misconduct are investigated by Student Conduct in conjunction with Compliance, Diversity and Ethics (CDE).  

Cases of sexual misconduct are adjudicated and resolved using procedures outlined in the 2017-18 Student Sexual Misconduct Resolution, which can be found here (effective 8/27/17).

Fairfax Campus
Brent Ericson, Assistant Dean/Director
Student Union Building (SUB) I, Rm. 4100
Phone: (703) 993-6209