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Where to refer students

Re-Approaching Stanford is the best one-stop place to refer students for help and questions about academic policies. We've also included some quick links to specific needs below.

Student pressures often impact how they're showing up in your classroom. Instructors don't need to help students on their own. These resources will assist you in connecting your students to helpful resources. 

Student Issue

Referral Suggestion

Anxiety, stress, mental health

Vaden Well-Being Coaching: Trained, though not licensed counselors, able to consult all students on a range of topics.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): For more serious red flags. Provides care within California and interim support and care management for students outside the state.

For more information about responding to students in distress, see Stanford Red Folder.


Financial Aid OfficeCan work with students in changing circumstances; for example, if students newly have to pay rent to unemployed parents.

First-Generation Low Income (FLI): Can help support money management, understand how student loans work, and possibly provide funds or help them navigate financial aid. 


Teach Anywhere Students Page: Good quick summary of student tech support options.

Lathrop Learning Hub: Offering options for home Internet and equipment loans. 

Canvas Student Center: Navigating Canvas for students.


Academic Advising: Advisors help with planning classes and keeping students on track academically. They also have a good grasp of University resources and often end up helping with a wide range of topics.

Coaching and Tutoring: The Center for Teaching and Learning offers a range of services to help students succeed academically.

Hume Center for Writing and Speaking: Free individual tutoring in writing and speaking for all students for any class or project. Appointments and “walk-ins” available.

Stanford Learning Lab: Free individual training for all students, including those with learning differences such as ADHD and Dyslexia. Services include quarter long training programs, student groups, and the online learning library.

Remote Learning: Student-facing Center for Teaching and Learning site with articles on focus, study skills, and more.


Office of Accessible Education: Encourage students who report a disability but have not officially registered to reach out.


Undocumented at Stanford: Legal consultations and resources for undocumented students. 

Bechtel International Center: Visas, employment, maintaining status, and more.


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