Campus Resources

On-campus resources beneficial to parenting and expecting students.

Career Services

Virtual Evening Appointments
Get general career advice and information on topics such as: deciding on a major/career field, finding and applying to internships/jobs, interviewing and negotiation, networking effectively, changing career direction, applying to professional and graduate school.

University Career Services recognizes that you have a busy schedule – balancing the demands of work, school and home. Take advantage of our extended hours: Sunday to Thursday, 7 p.m.- 11 p.m. via phone and/or video (WebEx).

Virtual Same-day Appointments
Ask your urgent question via a phone/video 15-minute appointment, Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. There are limited same-day appointments available. Reserve your appointment on the same day starting at 9 a.m.

https://careers.gmu.edu/students/make-appointment

Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex—including pregnancy and parental status—in educational programs and activities. All public and private schools, school districts, colleges, and universities receiving any Federal funds (“schools”) must comply with Title IX.

Click here to learn more about how Title IX protects you from discrimination at school related to classes, extracurricular activities, absences, and medical leave.

For further questions, contact:

Any student, faculty or staff member, or applicant who has concerns about sex- or gender-based discrimination or sexual misconduct is encouraged to seek contact the office of Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics. https://diversity.gmu.edu/sexual-misconduct

Mason’s Title IX Office 
Dr. Jennifer R. Hammat, Title IX Coordinator
Megan Simmons, Title IX Investigator
Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics
Fairfax Campus
373 Aquia Building
Phone: 703-993-8730

Counseling and Psychological Services

Students participate in outdoor Yoga. students interact with therapy dogs

Counseling and Psychological Services prioritizes access to effective mental health care and learning services. We serve as an entry point for students to work with experts in college mental health who assess concerns and connect students with appropriate services on and off campus. We provide excellence in psychological and learning services by promoting student safety, enhancing emotional growth, and supporting academic success while celebrating the diversity found within our community.

Counseling and Psychological Services provides a wide range of free services to students, faculty, and staff. Services are provided by a staff of licensed clinical psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, learning specialists, and a psychiatrist. Our individual and group therapy, workshops, online self-help, and community education programs are designed to enhance students’ personal experience and academic performance. We also provide crisis consultation, time limited medication management, online self-help, and referrals to long-term providers in the community.

https://caps.gmu.edu/

Please call (703)993-2380 to schedule an appointment or come to our daily walk-in clinic between 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm daily Monday through Friday. We are located in SUB I, suite 3129.

Disability Services

Disability Services’ mission is to promote equal accessfor students with disabilities in curricular and co-curricular activities within the university experience and empowerstudentsto fully participate in the university community.

Contact Disability Services to discuss possible accommodations (e.g., classroom furniture, location to retake exam) if you need assistance with a pregnancy-related condition. If your pregnancy and delivery are relatively healthy, normal, and uncomplicated and you have additional concerns, it is recommended that you speak with your professor to make appropriate arrangements.

https://ds.gmu.edu/pregnancy/

You can visit the office at Student Union Building 1 (SUB 1), Suite 2500, call the office at 703.993.2474, or email ods@gmu.edu.

Freedom Kid Kare & Preschool 

Let us keep your kids safe and entertained while you enjoy working out at the Freedom Center, located on Mason’s Science and Technology Campus! The Kid Kare Center provides care for children ages 6 months to 11 years of age. Maximum stay is 2 consecutive hours per day.  All staff is required to complete First Aid training. Supervisors have First Aid and CPR certifications. Maximum ratios are 5-1 for the Nursery and 12-1 in the Activity room. Reservations are strongly recommended!

Freedom Preschool offers morning and afternoon preschool classes for 3 and 4-year-olds and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Preschool classes feature a comprehensive curriculum, focusing on the development of social, intellectual and physical skills.  The Curriculum includes a developmentally age appropriate physical education program.

Check out the website to learn more about hours, fees, and registration.

http://www.freedom-center.com/kid-kare-preschool/freedom-kid-kare/

For Kid Kare reservations and questions, contact 703-993-8524. For questions about preschool, contact Preschool Director, Phyllis Malkiewicz, at 703-993-8553 or pmalkiew@gmu.edu.

Lactation Rooms

George Mason University supports working and learning mothers. As such, we offer private spaces on each campus to accommodate nursing mothers. The following locations are dedicated and formal lactation spaces for breastfeeding mothers:

Fairfax CampusArlington CampusScience and Technology Campus
Johnson Center

  • Location: Ground Floor Ladies Room
  • Hours: Available during JC operating hours. To view updated building hours, visit https://studentcenters.gmu.edu/hours.
  • How to Access: This room will be available to nursing mothers on a first come, first served basis. Please lock the door when you are using the space.

If you experience any issues with this space, please visit the Johnson Center Information Desk for assistance.

Merten Hall

  • Location: 4th floor, HR & Payroll office
  • Hours: Available M-F, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • How to Access: Please visit Human Resources & Payroll (4th floor to the left of the elevators) between the hours of8:30am and 5:00pm to request access to this lactation space. There is a breast pump available on site in this space (please request the pump when renting the room).

If you experience any issues with this space, please contact Human Resources & Payroll at (703) 993 – 2600 or hr@gmu.edu.

Nguyen Engineering Building

  • Location: Private Office
  • Hours: Varied
  • How to Access: Since this lactation space is an internal office within the Nguyen Engineering Building, all who need access should contact Kimberly Goodwin-Slater or Patricia Sahs at kgoodwi@gmu.eduand psahs@gmu.edu, respectively, at least one day in advance to request use of the space. Availability for the space will vary based on use of the office.

If you experience issues with this space, please contact Kimberly Goodwin-Slater or Patricia Sahs directly.

Peterson Hall

Location: Peterson Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 2414A
Hours: Every day, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
How to access: This room will be available to nursing mothers on a first come, first served basis. Please lock the door while using the space.

For questions, or if you encounter any issues with the space, contact 703-993-2600 or worklife@gmu.edu.

SUB I

  • Location: Room 1004 (to the left of the Enrollment desk)
  • Hours: Available M-F, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • How to Access: This room will be available to nursing mothers on a first come, first served basis. Please lock the door when you are using the space.

If you experience any issues with this space, please visit the SUB I information desk.

Van Metre Hall (Previously Founders Hall)

  • Location: Room 323A
  • Hours: Available 7 days a week from 7:00am to 11:00pm.
  • How to Access: The door should remain unlocked unless another mother is using it. Please lock the door when you are using the space.

If you experience any issues with this space, please contact Arlington Operations at (703) 993 – 2525 or arlops@gmu.edu.

Student Health Services

  • Location: Colgan Hall, Room 229 (Student Health Services)
  • Hours: M & W: 9:00am – 4:30pm; Th: 11:00am-6:30pm (open availability during fall and spring semesters).
  • How to Access: Please visit Student Health Services during operating hours to request use of the space. If you need to access the space after-hours or in the summer, please contact the SciTech Executive Office at (703) 993 – 8355.

If you experience any issues with this space, please contact Student Health Services at (703) 993 – 8374.


Mason Adult Student Union

Mason Adult Student Union (MASU) is a student organization that focuses on improving the well-being of adult/non-traditional students by providing opportunities for them to find or provide support in their educational endeavors where everyone’s contribution is valued and appreciated.https://getconnected.gmu.edu/organization/masu

To learn more, email us at masuteam1@gmail.com

Mason Child Development Center 

The George Mason University Child Development Center was established to support university faculty, staff, and students by providing an excellent on-site child care and play based preschool program. The center is located at the edge of campus, off University Drive close to Rappahannock River parking deck. Our preschool program currently serves families with children 2-5 years of age and is open from 7 am until 6 pm Monday-Friday. Mason families receive a 10% discount on tuition.

The staff of the CDC is committed to caring and educating children in a positive emotional and social environment that is cognitively stimulating and that supports each child’s culture, language, ethnicity, and family arrangement. Our teachers incorporate the latest research and best practices as they respond to the needs of each individual student. Teachers encourage the children’s explorations in a nurturing atmosphere with a variety of invitations, inspiring the children to discover how things work; to learn about living things and their community; and to enjoy music, art, and dramatic play activities.

The center also offers a Kids Club for kids 6-11 on days schools are closed and during the summer.

http://hr.gmu.edu/cdc

To learn more, call 703-993-5960 or email the Director, Shira Kulok, at skulok@gmu.edu

Student Health Services

Student Health Services provides accessible and affordable health care to all currently enrolled Mason students in a caring and confidential environment. We offer a wide variety of services to keep our community healthy. From diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury, to immunizations and prescriptions, to nutrition counseling and physical exams, Student Health Services is here for Mason students. There is no charge to be seen by one of our healthcare providers. There are fees for lab tests, immunizations, medications, supplies, physical exams, procedures, and some office visits.

Regarding women’s health, Student Health Services provides annual exams. Our doctors and nurse practitioners also provide evaluation and treatment of gynecological concerns, including urinary tract infections and menstrual irregularities. We can discuss issues and concerns related to women’s health and sexual health, including birth control options and pregnancy counseling.

George Mason University makes health insurance available to eligible students through UnitedHealthcare StudentResources. The Student Health Insurance Plan has been developed especially for Mason students, however, individual students might benefit from other policies. The plan provides coverage for illnesses and injuries locally and when you travel either domestically or abroad and is accepted by many local healthcare providers. To find out more, refer to the website.

https://shs.gmu.edu

Call to schedule an appointment:

CLINIC LOCATIONS
Fairfax Clinic • 703-993-2831 • SUB 1, Room 2300
Arlington Clinic • 703-993-4863 • Founders Hall, Room B102
SciTech Clinic • 703-993-8374 • Colgan Hall, Room 229

 

Student Support and Advocacy Center 

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. We offer educational programming, one-on-one consultations, and resources in the areas of interpersonal violence, personal wellness (including stress management and sexual health), and alcohol and drug use. We assist students encountering barriers to personal success.

The center hosts the Patriot Pantry, which provides non-perishable food, toiletries, and school supplies to students in need. SSAC also strives to educate student users about the resources available on campus and in the surrounding community. To schedule an appointment to use the Patriot Pantry email pantry@gmu.edu.

https://ssac.gmu.edu

You can visit the office Monday-Friday from 9 am – 5 pm at Student Union Building 1 (SUB 1), Suite 3200, call the office at 703.993.3686, or email us at ssac@gmu.edu.

Summer Camps and Programs

This website provides a listing of different summer camps and youth programs hosted at George Mason University by the university and its partners. Camps and programs include academics; visual and performing arts; and recreation and sports. Topics range from STEM and video game design, dance and acting, to basketball and soccer.

https://summercamps.gmu.edu/

Contact each camp or program organizer directly for more information about their program and to register.

University Parents Student Group

University Parents is a Mason student group that is dedicated to expanding access to higher education and increasing graduation rates among student parents at the university.

For more information, email gmustudentparents@gmail.com or follow the group on social media.

Facebook: University Parents – UP
Instagram: @gmuuniversityparents

Women and Gender Studies Center

The Women and Gender Studies Center’s purpose is to link with academic programs, University Life units, and the Northern Virginia community to provide learning experiences that educate about gender issues and issues of special importance to women; to provide a safe psychological and physical space for all women and gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transgender populations; and to support our academic programs.

Come in and just hang out or reserve space to study or hold an event. The center has a small refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker for visitor use. We have study space for students who wish to have a private study area. Undergraduates can reserve the space for up to an hour at a time and graduate students can reserve the space up to two hours.

The space accommodates about 40 people but is also suitable for smaller gatherings of just a handful of people. We have an adjustable conference table and a lounge area for use. A 42” flat screen television is available for presentations, television or movie screenings. A projector for larger groups is available upon request. The center also hosts Mason’s Working Moms Support Group meetings.

Center hours are Monday-Thursday 9 am – 6 pm and Friday 9 am – 5 pm.

https://wgstcenter.gmu.edu/

You can visit the center at 240K Johnson Center, call the office at 703.993.2896, or email wmst@gmu.edu. To reserve space, contact David Corwin at dcorwin@gmu.edu.

Working Moms Support Group

The Support Group for Working Mothers at Mason is one way Mason faculty, staff, and
students can come together, discuss the issues confronting working mothers, and perhaps motivate changes on campus. During the academic year, the support group meets every other week at noon in the Women and Gender Studies Center, Room 240K of the Johnson Center. The group meets less frequently over the summer.

The brown bag lunches are available to women interested in sharing stories and being part of an informal organization of working mothers. Group members work full time or part-time, raise their children with a partner or alone, are the major breadwinners or sole benefit providers, and many are also working students. Working mothers face unique
issues and this group allows members to discuss their experiences in a friendly, nonjudgmental environment. For exact meeting dates, check the website.

https://wmst.gmu.edu/center/organizations/working-moms

To learn more, please contact Heather Aleknavage at haleknav@gmu.edu or (703) 993-2295.

 

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