On-Campus Resources

Academic Resource Center:

All undergraduate students at Fairleigh Dickinson University, including those with documented disabilities, have full access to the free tutoring services through the Academic Resource Center. Tutoring is available in all areas. Students with documented disabilities are encouraged to incorporate tutoring sessions in their courses into their weekly schedule. More information on the Academic Resource Center can be found here.

Student Counseling and Psychological Services (S-CAPS):

Student Counseling and Psychological Services complements the academic experience of the student body by facilitating healthy personal, social, and intellectual development of our students. Life circumstances, skills deficits, and/or mental health problems may at times interfere with a student’s ability to successfully achieve important academic and life goals. Our unique environment and role allow us to help students identify their problems, manage their emotions, learn new problem-solving skills, and successfully meet the academic and social challenges of university life. This is accomplished by offering:

  • Counseling, Diagnostic Evaluation, Psychotherapy, Advocacy, and Mental Health Referrals;
  • Developmental, preventative, and remedial counseling to university students;
  • Consultation, educational and training services to the university community;
  • Experiential workshops on essential life skills (i.e., Assertiveness, Stress Management, Sleep Hygiene).

More information can be found here.

Student Health Services (SHSMetro):

Student Health Services is a campus resource and service center for all students at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Our goal is to keep you well, help you get the care you need when you’re not, and to empower you to make informed decisions about your health. In addition, you’ll learn how to

  • deal with an illness or injury
  • to recognize when you need to seek help for a health problem
  • how to become an effective health care consumer so that you can make informed decisions
  • where to get information to assist you in making informed health care decisions

Student Health Services provides direct care, individual health counseling, and health teaching. Small group workshops on common health interests of the students occur throughout the year. All registered students can receive health care services, including students who have waived the University’s Insurance. More information can be found here.

On-Campus Housing:

All students are expected to meet all university policies including the on-campus residency requirements. It is the university’s goal to provide reasonable accommodations to assist students in meeting the university’s policy. Students who are requesting special Housing accommodations are required to submit documentation to verify eligibility. More information can be found here.

COMPASS: College-based Support for Students with Asperger’s:

The COMPASS program is an individually tailored, comprehensive, academic and social support program for up to six college students with Asperger’s Syndrome in each incoming class. The goals of this two year program are 1) to help each student recognize and make use of existing academic and social strengths, 2) to aid in the development of new abilities and 3) to promote progress toward a higher level of independent functioning.   The student that can benefit the most from the COMPASS program is the one for whom a successful four to five year college experience is within reach.  The program is designed to help this very student bridge the gap between aspiration and achievement. More information regarding COMPASS is available here.

Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities:

In 1988, the Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities was established at FDU as one of four regional centers funded by the State of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education to provide services to college students with learning disabilities. Since that time, students from throughout the United States have discovered how the Regional Center at FDU can help them succeed. Its comprehensive program offers a structured plan of intensive advisement, academic support and counseling services that is tailored to the unique needs of students with learning disabilities. More information regarding the Regional Center can be found here.

Metro Writing Studio:

The professional tutors at the Metro Writing Studio provide free academic support services to help students, faculty, and staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University improve student writing skills. Tutoring and workshops are offered in the Studio, which is a space designed to accommodate one-on-one, small group, and classroom instruction. Students have access to Studio laptops when working with tutors or attending class in the Studio (or they may bring their own laptops); wireless access to the Internet is available to those who have an FDU Webmail account. More information regarding the studio is available here.