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Supporting the Whole Student

A successful classroom climate accommodates all students as much as possible. It also improves their learning and performance by attending to their needs.  Below, you will find a number of campus resources whose services address the whole student.  There are, of course, other support services available on campus, and you should explore the annotated guide to campus resources in the appendix to this handbook. Classroom Climate is one of the four pieces of the Fearless Teaching Framework.

Mental Health & Counseling

Located in Shoemaker Building, the University of Maryland Counseling Center provides comprehensive psychological and career-related counseling services to meet the mental health and developmental needs of students and others in the campus community.  The Counseling Center also sponsors the Faculty/Staff Warmline.  It is available to all members of the campus community concerned about a student, co-worker, or any other situation in which they need some expert consultation: 301-314-7651.

All services are free and strictly confidential.  To schedule appointments with the Counseling Service, call 301-314-7651.  See counseling.umd.edu/cs/commonconcerns/ for more information and self-help materials.

Additional mental health resources on campus include:

Students with Disabilities

Academic & Disability Services coordinates accommodations that ensure equal access to University of Maryland College Park programs for individuals with disabilities.  The ADS is located in 0106 Shoemaker Bldg and can be reached at 301-314-7682 or via counseling.umd.edu/ads/. Learn more about accessibility and accommodations.

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