Student Support & Advocacy

About Student Support & Advocacy

Student Support and Advocacy (SSA) works closely with Teachers College students navigating both personal and academic difficulties. We connect students to resources available at TC, Columbia University, and local resources available in NYC through individual meetings, programming, and initiatives. SSA staff are here to support students throughout their graduate school journey, so that all students reach their goal of graduation.

Our aim is to provide students with a central point for support and resources available through Teachers College and Columbia University. We would be happy to meet with you to provide further guidance and potential referrals. 

Reach Out

Not Sure Where to Begin?

Finding resources can be overwhelming. Check these questions (and answers) that will guide you in the right direction! You may also schedule an appointment with us by filling out our Contact Form.

In an Emergency? 

Contacts for immediate assistance if you’re experiencing a mental health or psychological crisis.

Worried About a Student?

If not in an emergency, but still concerned about a student, here's some guidance on how to approach the situation. You may also fill out the Referral Form to connect with our team regarding a student concern. 

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