Academic Resources

Disability Services 

The Office of Disability Services assists students with disabilities in obtaining reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids, and support services. The office supports students with cognitive (e.g., learning, psychological, and closed head injury), sensory, mobility, and other physical impairments in order to provide students with equal access to university programs and services. 

 

Academic Integrity 

Student members of the George Mason University community pledge not to cheat, plagiarize, steal, and/or lie in matters related to academic work. The Office of Academic Integrity is responsible for resolving accusations of Honor Code violations. The office also provides educational resources for students, faculty and staff for promoting academic success through a commitment to integrity. 

 

Writing Center 

We offer free writing support to Mason students, faculty, and staff. Accomplished graduate and undergraduate students provide our face-to-face tutoring, online tutoring, and workshops. We work with writers through all stages of the writing process from brainstorming and organizing to revising and polishing. 

 

Math Tutoring 

Free tutoring is available on a walk-in basis for all George Mason students enrolled in GMU Math courses. During every shift there will be assigned junior tutors and senior tutors. Junior tutors can help with courses up to Math 213. Senior tutors are able to tutor all Math courses up to Math 290 and sometimes higher level undergraduate courses 

 

Learning Services 

Learning Services, housed within the office of Counseling and Psychological Services, works with students and faculty to improve students’ academic and study skills. Learning Services offers the Academic Counseling Program, which teaches strategies that enable students to enhance their academic performance, and provides an opportunity for students to get support to help them stay on task; skills workshops; classroom assessments and other support for students with learning challenges. 

 

Leadership Education and Development 

The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD)
Office believes that every student has the potential to be a leader. The LEAD Office helps students develop into effective, ethical leaders through a series of workshops, conferences, classes, speakers, dialogues, and retreats. Our programs are tailored to students at different levels of leadership development and provide opportunities to develop a strong sense of self, augment critical thinking and interpersonal skills, develop global and cultural competencies, and cultivate organizational skills for transition into the professional world.

Financial Resources

Mason Student Services Center 

We act as the primary point of contact for all enrollment services as integrated customer service representatives for the Registrar, Student Accounts, and Financial Aid. 

 

Patriot Pantry 

The Patriot Pantry provides access to non-perishable food items and toiletries to George Mason University students who are unable to afford them.  The Pantry is housed under the Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC) in the Division of University Life. In addition to providing non-perishable food and personal items, we also strive to educate student users about the resources available on campus and in the surrounding community. 

ID Cards/Mason Money 

Mason Card is your official university ID card and your key to life on campus! The Mason ID Card is the all-in-one card to access your Mason Money, meal plan, campus facilities, athletic events, and more. No need to carry cash when there’s so many benefits! 

 

Handshake 

Mason’s source for jobs, internships, employment advice, and career fair details. 

Personal Resources

Office of Military Services 

Moving from the military to college life can be challenging. OMS makes that transition as smooth as possible by structuring an academic path to meet your needs, schedule, and timetable to gain admission to Mason, selecting the academic program that’s right for you, inform you about financial aid options, schedule counseling and advising sessions, overcome any obstacles with the help of an advocate, provide support inside and outside the classroom, and more. 

Contemporary Student Services 

With the changing student population, Contemporary Student Services advocates for and serves the needs of the modern college students, including adult learners, transfer students, students who are parenting, off-campus students, veterans, foster care alumni, and more. Contemporary Student Services offers resources, peer support, and social opportunities to specifically meet the needs of contemporary students and those transitioning to off-campus living 

 

Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education 

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education engages the Mason community in building awareness and exploration of the diversity of our campus community. With student support and advocacy as primary focal areas, the office also provides programming (including cultural heritage celebrations); services, like the Student Transition Empowerment Program; and resources, including bias incident interventions. The office pays particular attention to historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. 

 

Career Services  

University Career Services provides resources, advice and expertise to help current students and alumni identify career interests and options. Career Services’ structure is unique among college and university career centers: staff is organized on teams based on where students are in their career decision-making, from early exploration to polishing and preparing for transitions after graduation. University Career Services is Mason’s primary conduit to employers. 

 

Housing and Residence Life 

More than 6000 students, faculty and staff call George Mason University home. The Office of Housing and Residence Life provides unique living opportunities in a variety of residential settings, from traditional residence halls to Living Learning Communities centered around academic or issue-oriented topics. Professional and student staff are available around the clock to ensure safe, engaging, and nurturing living environments for Mason’s resident students. 

 

Off-Campus Housing Website 

Do you live off-campus? Are you looking for off-campus housing? Login to Mason’s off-campus housing website to help find a place to live in the area.  This site is available to all Mason students, staff, and faculty. 

Well-Being Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 

Counseling and Psychological Services provides confidential personal and academic services to students. Individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, consultations to students, faculty and staff, and community education programs are offered. Additionally, Counseling and Psychological Services supports the Peer Empowerment Program, which provides trained peer support to Mason students through programs, mentoring, and direct advising. 

 

Student Support and Advocacy Center 

SSAC believes that students are most successful when they are healthy and happy and we strive to help students find that balance for themselves. SSAC staff offer students one-on-one support, interactive programming and on and off campus resources. Some of the topic areas we address are healthy relationships, stress management, nutrition, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, drug and alcohol use and sexual health. 

 

Center for the Advancement of Well-Being 

The mission of the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (CWB) is to catalyze human well-being by promoting the science and practices that lead to a life of vitality, purpose, resilience, and engagement. As an interdisciplinary center at George Mason University, we are dedicated to helping individuals and organizations thrive in a world of complexity and uncertainty. 

 

LGBTQ+ Resources 

George Mason University has been honored among the top 100 colleges and universities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, among other awards indicating the university’s welcoming and inclusive environment. The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Resources serves as a hub and central resource for the Mason community for accessing Mason’s LGBTQ services and information. LGBTQ Resources offers programs, workshops and presentations as well as providing a Safe Zone within the office and training for Safe Zones throughout the university. 

 

Mason Recreation 

Mason Recreation offers opportunities for members of the Mason and local community to develop lifelong involvement in recreational, fitness and wellness activities. Mason Recreation comprises the university’s six recreation and fitness facilities, as well as Mason’s club sports, intramural sports, fitness and aquatics programs and classes, as well as The EDGE, Mason’s hands-on experiential learning, team building, and organizational development provider. 

 

Student Health Services 

Student Health Services provides high quality health care, counseling, health education and prevention services to George Mason University students. From diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury, to women’s and men’s health, to immunizations and prescriptions, Student Health Services is available to all Mason students with clinics at Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William campuses. 

Miscellaneous Resources

Office of International Programs and Services 

The Office of International Programs and Services advises non-immigrant students, scholars, faculty, and staff at George Mason University on a range of issues vital to Mason’s international community. The office assists international students and scholars with processing key documents, provides educational cultural and social programs including the annual International Week held each April, and provides advising on a walk-in and appointment basis. 

International Student Resources

Parking and Transportation 

Purchase your student parking pass here and find out about the different methods of transportation to get to and from campus. 

 

Dining Services  

Learn about dining on campus and also see what is open on campus. 

 

Student Involvement 

300+ student organizations including 37+ sororities and fraternities. Weekly blockbuster and independent film screenings. Student Government. Welcome Week. Homecoming. Patriots Weekend. Comedy shows and concerts. What do all these activities have in common? The Office of Student Involvement, which advises and coordinates student involvement activities at Mason. Students who are involved in at least one out-of-classroom organization create networks, improve time management, build workplace and leadership skills, and fully engage in the Mason community.