The mission of the Cummings Support Center (CSC) is to create a positive environment to nurture and sustain the overall well-being of the Cummings School community. The CSC aims to assist students throughout their time at the Cummings School, including periods of critical transition and crisis, by providing support, guidance, and intervention (when necessary). Students are supported through the Student Academic Support Service, the Career Counseling Service, and Cummings Behavioral Health Service.
The CSC is conveniently located on Cummings School's Grafton campus on 6 Captain William O'Brien Road (next to the Alpha Psi house).
This service of the Academic Affairs Office provides a venue for addressing academic issues that commonly arise during the veterinary school experience, including difficulties related to course load, frustration regarding performance self- expectations, academic “burn out,” emotional stressors, or pre-existing mental health issues.
The service is designed to do the following:
The aim of this service is to offer support and intervention to students, drive programs that support help-seeking behavior, and implement critical campus-wide mental health programs and policy.
The counseling service provides traditional college counseling and referral services to the campus student body. Support is available by appointments, through walk-in consultation, and in any crises that may involve a student at the Cummings School.
This service offers the following:
To make an appointment to see a counselor call 800-756-3124. This number can also be used to reach a licensed counselor 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. To learn more about "what counseling is", visit here.
Career Counseling Service
Our service provides students with the opportunity to explore career options, to discuss a variety of career-related topics with members of the veterinary profession, and to engage professionals from a variety of areas of veterinary medicine. The Career Counseling Service is staffed primarily by faculty with assistance from alumni, and Massachusetts Veterinary Medicine Association (MVMA) member volunteers.
This service allows students to:
For more information about Career Counseling at the Cummings Support Center, please contact Gillian Kruskall, V14 at Gillian.Kruskall@tufts.edu or call: 508-887-4402.