Frequently Asked Questions

The Student Health Services provides basic care for acute and chronic problems, promotes health awareness, educates students about preventive care, disease management and therapeutic choices, and helps students develop the skills to manage their own health.

To learn more about the resources available to you, visit the Student Health Services Website

There is help on campus for students, staff and faculty negatively impacted by alcohol or other drugs. If you would like to learn more about the resources available to you on and off campus please visit Resources or call to make an appointment to meet with a CEASE (Creating Empowerment through Alcohol and Substance Abuse Education) counselor at (415) 338-2208.

To learn more about the resources available to you, visit The CEASE (Creating Empowerment through Alcohol and Substance Abuse Education) Website.

Prevention Education Program’s The SAFE Place is a resource center for sexual violence prevention and crisis intervention. They assist students in the areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and stalking.

If you or someone you know thinks they have been sexually assaulted you have options.

Student peer educators and professional staff work as a team to provide information about student rights, responsibilities and resources. Professional staff members are campus advocates and certified Crisis Intervention Counselors. The SAFE Place Men's Program provides opportunities for college men to develop a healthy masculine identity and serve as allies in preventing sexual violence.

To learn more about the resources available to you, visit The SAFE Place Website.

The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) collaborates with SF State's diverse community to ensure that all aspects of campus life - learning, working and living - are universally accessible. The DPRC provides the University with resources, education and direct services in order that people with disabilities may have a greater opportunity to achieve social justice and equity.

To learn more about the resources available to you, visit The Disability Programs and Resource Center.

For hours and location visit the DPRC hours and location page.

The Career Center offers individual career counseling and career assessments for all students, free of charge. Working with a career counselor can help you:

  • Decide on a major
  • Investigate ways to use your major in the "real world" of work
  • Discuss your ideas and concerns about career-related issues
  • Make effective career decisions
  • Learn how to conduct a professional job search
  • Create a targeted resume
  • Develop effective interviewing techniques

A student can meet with a career counselor and ask a quick question during Drop-In Hours or schedule a one-on-one career counseling appointment to discuss issues more in-depth. Students wishing to schedule an appointment should contact the career counselor directly. Evening hours are at the discretion of each counselor.

To learn more about the resources available to you, visit the Career Counseling website.

Counseling provides an opportunity for students to freely explore personal problems or concerns. Students come to Counseling and Psychological Services Center for reasons as varied as the people themselves; personal problems involving relations with parents or peers, emotional or social difficulties, relationship conflicts, anxiety or depression, sexuality and orientation, concerns about academic progress or direction, and other issues.

The professionally licensed counselor/faculty of the Counseling and Psychological Services Center include licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists and clinical social workers, trained to work with San Francisco State's multicultural student body. Several of our counselors are bilingual.

It is normal to be worried and feel stress during your time at college. To learn more about how you can reduce stress and regain your equilibrium explore the Wellness Tips.

During the COVID-19 response, please check their website for Office hours. Appointments may be made and cancelled by phone (415) 338-2208 or in person at Student Services Building Room 208.

To learn more about the resources available to you, visit the Counseling and Psychological Services Center website.

Although SF State is a relatively safe campus, we are located in an urban environment. It is important to always be aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious behavior you may witness. If you or a friend becomes a victim of a crime, report it immediately to the University Police Department. If an emergency, always dial 911. UPD also offers a 24 Hour Non-Emergency line at (415) 338-7200.

To learn more about the resources available to you, visit the University Police Department website.

San Francisco State University is committed to helping active duty members of the military and veterans of military service attain their educational goals. Active duty personnel, veterans, reservists, and dependents of service-related disabled or deceased veterans are encouraged to browse this website to learn more about the application process and educational benefits at San Francisco State.

To learn more about the resources available to you, visit the Veterans website.

The Advising Center is a university service staffed by professional counselors, interns, and peer advisors committed to providing guidance and information to help undergraduate students enjoy a successful college experience.

Location: Administration building 211

Current Student Advising: (415) 338-2103

ORIENTATION Inquiries: (415) 338-1304 or (415) 338-3060

E-Mail: advising@sfsu.edu

Daily drop-in hours:  During the COVID-19 response, please check their website.

Evening hours: During the COVID-19 response, please check their website.

To learn more about the resources available to you, visit the Undergraduate Advising Center website.

Unfortunately, things go wrong sometimes. The good news is that, as an SF State student, you can rely on support and resources for getting problems solved.

The Dean of Students office has temporarily stopped drop-in hours in the Dean-on-Call program during the COVID-10 response.  Go to the Dean-on-Call Progam page and contact us and one of the Dean of Students team members will contact you.  The Dean of Students office is located in the Student Services Building, room 403.