Student Support & Outreach

If an individual is an immediate threat to self or others, it should be considered an emergency and directed to the Office of Campus Safety at 410-337-6111 or 911.


About Us

Student Support & Outreach (SS+O) is a unit within the Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Well-Being and Dean of Students that advocates and supports students experiencing challenges in their personal and academic lives. Most students experience times during their college careers when they may need some additional support. SS+O team helps students connect with college and community resources, navigate college administrative processes, and develop resiliency, self-advocacy, and coping skills. SS+O also educates faculty and staff on working with students of concern, including making appropriate referrals.

Please note that we are NOT counselors and that in some situations, it may be appropriate to refer the student directly to the Student Counseling Center.

If this is not an emergency and you would like to refer a student for assistance, please submit a Goucher College Incident Report form.


Who might benefit from assistance?

Students facing any sort of challenge or crisis may benefit from our assistance. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • College adjustment
  • Death of a friend or family member
  • Family emergency
  • Financial insecurity
  • Food insecurity
  • Hospitalization
  • Housing insecurity or other issues
  • Mental health concerns
  • Unresponsive student
  • On and off-campus resources
  • Physical illness/injury


What type of assistance may we provide?

Types of assistance include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic absence notifications
  • Coordination of services between Goucher departments and off-campus services
  • Emergency food assistance
  • Emergency financial assistance
  • Emergency housing assistance
  • General consultation for students, faculty, staff, and families/friends
  • On-campus and off-campus resource referrals

If you are a student experiencing unplanned expenses, The Janet Cane Fisher ’38 Fund may be an option for assistance.

If you are looking for assistance with transportation to medical appointments, please visit the Medical Assistance & Transport page. 


Contact Student Support & Outreach at