Health, Wellness, and Stress
Graduate School is filled with amazing opportunities, but those opportunities can bring with them a wide variety of stressors. It’s important to learn how to balance various demands and care for yourself. Take time to rest, have fun, and exercise. Engage with professionals that can help you thrive in both your physical and mental health. These are skills that you will use long into your future career. Take advantage of the various resources offered around campus, including those listed below.
If you or someone you know could be experiencing a life-threatening physical or mental health emergency, call 911 immediately.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
This website provides the CAPS liaisons for Engineering. It also provides information on how to get help through CAPS, their email policy and FAQs.
Live one-on-one coaching and counseling on wellness topics such as anxiety, mindfulness, reducing stress, clean eating, time management, in-home workouts, relationship tensions, and hundreds of others. Available to Purdue Engineering community.
Student Wellness Office
Located in the CoRec Wellness Suite, this team provides wellness coaching, free nutrition counseling, demonstration kitchens, massage and light therapy, and more.
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) ensures universal access to classes, programs, and activities. Whether you would like to inquire about an accommodation for yourself or learn more about accommodating students you may be teaching, the DRC can help.
Dean of Students Resources
A large range of services and resources are available through the Office of the Dean of Students.
Student of Concern Report
If you have observed concerning behavior from any student – whether undergraduate or graduate – please report the incident using the form maintained by the Office of the Dean of Students. This website also lists examples of concerning behavior, but when in doubt, file a Student of Concern Report.
Graduate School Assistance & Conflict Resolution
The Office of Graduate Assistance and Conflict Resolution (OGACR) provides a safe and secure university environment to seek information and request assistance for effective resolution of conflict. Ombuds services provide informal, neutral information about any aspect of your graduate experience. Mediation services facilitate discussions between disputing parties to find solutions. The website also includes links to resources that may be helpful for graduate students looking for information on a wide range of topics.
College of Engineering Anonymous Reporting
This form is intended as an avenue for graduate students within engineering to provide feedback at the College level. This tool will enable you to share your thoughts with the Graduate Education team: whether it is an anonymous report on faculty/mentoring issues, other issues you may observe in your school, or ideas that you want to convey to the College of Engineering.
Depending on the nature of your report, you may also wish to file a Student of Concern Report, report a concern to the university-wide hotline, or contact the Purdue Police through their anonymous tip line. Remember that in any emergency, your first step should be to call 911.
Whether you’re looking for group classes, individual workouts, or personalized training, the CoRec has it all. You can also enjoy the expansive aquatic center or join an intramural sport team. Best of all, membership is free for full-time graduate students.
Students with Families
The Graduate School has compiled useful resources for graduate students with families. Learn about the Graduate Parent Support Network, child care options, the university lactation support program, and more.
Health and Wellness
The CoE Graduate Education Programs office hosts several health & wellness opportunities throughout the year. Watch for upcoming events! If you missed the LIVE presentations, enjoy them at your leisure here.