Explore services and confidential support.
Explore services and confidential support.
Tufts Student Life
JUNE 14, 2022
Hello Jumbos,
In today's email, we continue with introductions and information on several campus departments offering services and confidential support. Please take your time to explore the information below and feel free to contact any of the departments with further questions. Remember to continually check the Undergraduate Orientation web page for registration links to upcoming webinars. Tonight, June 14, the Student Accessibility and Academic Resources (StAAR) Center presents an Accessibility Services Overview for Students With Disabilities.

Health Service

Located on the Medford/Somerville campus across from Fletcher Field, Health Service is your place for primary health care. In-person and telehealth visits are available, and all students have access to services after hours in an emergency.
Students can make an appointment by visiting the Patient Portal or calling 617-627-3350. (Put this number in your phone!)
We provide a range of services and supports. Here are just a few:
Explore All Services
Meet the Health Service Team
Students on the residential quad Health Service building

Counseling and Mental Health (CMHS)

Counseling and Mental Health Service includes individual and group counseling (currently being offered remotely), and is located at 120 Curtis Street on the Medford/Somerville campus. SMFA students are also able to receive mental health services on site at 230 The Fenway.
All services are confidential and covered under the student health and wellness fee to undergraduates with the exception of medication visits with our psychiatry staff. Students looking for long-term psychotherapy or psychiatric management are encouraged to utilize CMHS' community provider referral page to begin contacting providers around Tufts or at home to determine availability and fit.
Students can:
  1. Make an appointment by calling 617-627-3360 during office hours. (Put this number in your phone!)
  2. Reach the Counselor-on-Call after hours in an emergency by dialing CMHS at 617-627-3360 and following the prompts.
In addition to short-term counseling, CMHS also provides:
Explore All Services
Get Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Meet the Counseling and Mental Health Team
Sex Health Representatives (9 masked students) Green Dot Ambassadors (15 students posing around tree illuminated with green light on Academic Quad)

Center for Awareness, Resources, and Education (CARE)

Located inside the Campus Center, CARE is a free and confidential resource for all students impacted by sexual misconduct. At CARE, we have conversations with students about their social and sexual lives, including topics such as sexual health, safe sex, hookups, relationships, and sexual misconduct (harassment, assault, stalking, or relationship abuse). All services are free and available to students with any identity or immigration status. Currently, CARE services are offered only in English.
Students come to CARE to talk about...
  • Their sexual/reproductive health
  • How to ask for consent
  • An assault they experienced
  • Wanting to have sex for the first time
  • Setting or respecting personal boundaries
  • A partner using their gender identity/sexuality/immigration status against them
  • Supporting a friend or partner who has experienced sexual violence
  • An Office of Equal Opportunity adjudication process (complainant or respondent)
  • How to incorporate sex toys into their personal or partnered sex life
  • Whether something that happened to them was sexual violence
  • Navigating online dating and/or hookup culture
  • Someone who is making them uncomfortable/scared or won't leave them alone
  • Having potentially harmed a sexual/romantic partner
You will also see CARE staff, Sex Health Reps, and Green Dot students around campus leading trainings for student organizations/teams, tabling with sex health supplies, and hosting campus-wide events.
Explore All Services
Meet the CARE Team

Health Promotion

Tufts has an office dedicated to health education and prevention initiatives. Health Promotion works with a variety of students and student groups to develop programs related to alcohol, drugs, sleep, stress management, nutrition, and certain chronic illnesses.
To meet or discuss any issues with the Director of Health Promotion, you can schedule a 30-minute or 60-minute appointment.
Explore All Services
Meet the Health Promotion Team

Questions This Summer?

Please contact Student Services at 617-627-2000 or StudentServices@tufts.edu.

Upcoming Deadlines:

The Registrar at Tufts

Next week we're going to introduce you to the Registrar and explain some of their services. Need a transcript? Want to declare a major or minor? Trying to transfer credit or find a form? The Registrar is here to help! 
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