Student Success Means Student Support
Thank you for your service to the United States of America. We understand that the transition from military life to civilian life can be an adjustment, especially if you’re also making a transition into higher education. All new students need our professional staff and our services for support in order to create a solid foundation for success at Saint Peter’s University.
Here’s how we help:
The Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) is open to all new students (freshmen and transfers) who are joining the Saint Peter’s University community for the first time.
Think of CASE as a hub of information and guidance. Once admitted, the advising team in CASE will help you navigate through course selection, evaluate previously earned credit, assist you with building your schedule, provide you information about tutoring services, and offer you a connection to any of the University services that help you through your experience. Our academic advising team is a combination of professional advisors and faculty advisors. As soon as you become a student at Saint Peter’s you will have many people invested in your journey; we’re ready to help you reach your goals.
Graduate students are advised through their academic program. Starting as early as the application for admission, graduate students are connected to the program directors who are a resource of information relating to the course of study and career opportunities. Additionally, program directors become mentors to our graduate students during their time at Saint Peter’s and often beyond graduation. Our faculty are mentors who become professional colleagues.
Health Services at Saint Peter’s University is a nurse-directed college health facility. We offer first aid, acute illness care, and routine health and nutrition assessments. A physician’s assistant is available one day a week to examine, diagnose and treat students in cases of acute illness. Resource and education materials are available upon request.
When appropriate, referrals are made to outside agencies, a list of these medical agencies/clinics are made available to the students when necessary. Learn more about Saint Peter’s University Health Services and access student forms HERE.
Counseling and Psychological Services
The counselors at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)are available to support all Saint Peter’s University students in their personal, professional and educational growth. The department is staffed by mental health counselors who are trained and prepared to assist with a variety of issues commonly affecting college students. Issues typically presented at the center are stress, depression, anxiety, isolation, loneliness, family/relationship difficulties, substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual assault and various other concerns. College can at times seem overwhelming, yet with the proper tools and resources every student can make a successful transition into the next phase in their lives.
CAPS offers students personal attention, through individual, couple or group counseling. The department also provides crisis intervention, conflict mediation (with family, faculty, and peers) and if needed, appropriate referrals to other resources on and/or off campus. Additionally, students will find workshops, seminars, career interest testing, a self-help library and gatekeeper trainings to help community members identify signs of someone At-Risk.
The office and staff provides a supportive environment where confidentiality is assured. At Saint Peter’s University we understand that men and women transitioning from military life, students who have or are struggling with civilian life, and family members of military members may need all the supportive services listed above, but with a lens of understanding military personnel’s and Veterans’ needs. We are ready to assist you through CAPS, but also prepared to refer students to resources to best serve your needs.
If you are looking for support, please visit the Veterans Affairs mental health page for more information of how to get help.
The Center for Career Engagement and Experiential Learning (CEEL) provides professional guidance and resources for lifelong career development. CEEL strives to prepare and empower students to make informed career choices that will lead to meaningful careers and purposeful lives. Through our diverse network of employer and community partners we connect students to internships and professional opportunities, and assist them in obtaining gainful employment in our ever-changing urban and global environment.
Leadership and Community Engagement Programs
At Saint Peter’s we believe our Veterans and military personnel contribute to creating a culture of leadership and service. We are preparing all our students to be leaders and servants to the global society. In fact our Mission Statement reads, “Saint Peter’s University, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment to individual attention and grounding in the liberal arts, educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment.” We have created various academic and personal enrichment pathways for this to occur.
The Leadership Institute is a prestigious undergraduate program that is open to all students by invitation. We have leadership development through our Student Life and Development division through Leadership Experience Office (LEO). LEO helps student activities officers refine their skills while actively serving as community and club officers. The Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership is a world-renowned scholarly institute helping to guide thought leaders in government, policy, and public administration.
At Saint Peter’s we are committed to social responsibility and being contributors to social and global issues. Our community (students, faculty and staff) give more than 55,000 hours of service each year through our Campus Mission and Ministry and through various community partnerships. We know that each person can give something to help others.
Learn more about Leadership and Community Service
- Center for Leadership Studies
- Guarini Institute For Government and Leadership
- Student Leadership and Engagement
“Saint Peter’s is providing me the educational tools needed to succeed with my transition from active duty to my civilian career. I am able to take courses that are relevant to my current role in production management for a top Fortune 100 company.
My advantages are the small classes and the professors who care about me. I would, and have, encouraged friends and co-workers to pursue Saint Peter’s University to continue their education.”