UMD HR Resources

mental health services


The Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is an assessment, referral, coaching, consultation and short-term counseling service available to all full and part-time employees of the University of Maryland. Since 1988, they have worked with thousands of employees to address a variety of work-related conflicts and personal issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship and family conflicts, as well as medical, legal and financial concerns.



The Counseling Service in the Counseling Center is the primary campus provider of free and confidential therapy to help UMD students manage personal, social, and academic challenges. Staffed primarily by licensed psychologists, the Counseling Service also conducts campus outreach presentations, provides emergency response services, and assists with referrals to off-campus mental health providers. Consultation with a therapist about students of concern is available to University faculty, staff, and parents on the Counseling Service warmline.


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State Employees Credit Union of Maryland (SECU)

SECU offers employees free checking, share savings, direct deposit, convenient payroll deduction, ATM services, new and used auto loans, and other financial services. Please visit the link for details:


Athletic Events

Employees receive discounts on Terp football and basketball season ticket packages. The Maryland athletic program consists of 20 varsity sport teams and as of July1, 2014, is in the Big Ten Conference. Please visit


Cultural Programs

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland is popular for its diverse and innovative programs in the Fine Arts, including music, dance and theater. Employees can purchase tickets to concerts and can also attend some free concerts. Please visit the link for details:


Library Privileges

University of Maryland campus has 8 libraries and special collections. Employees have access to all library units in accordance with library policies and regulations. Please visit the link for details:


Campus Book Store

Employees receive discount on items purchased from University Book Center in the Stamp Union. Please visit UMCP Bookstore for details.


Recreation Programs

The University of Maryland provides an unparalleled opportunity for recreational sports and leisure activity. Employees and their families are eligible to access the vast array of recreational facilities and activities including the gyms, pools, courts, and clubs and to take classes in areas like aquatics, fitness, tennis and intramural sports. Some require RecWell membership fees at an employee discounted rate. Please visit the link for details:


CPCUP Home Ownership Program

The College Park City-University Partnership (“CPCUP”) Home Ownership Program is part of an effort to increase the number of University of Maryland employees living in the City of College Park (“City” or “College Park”) as outlined in the University District Vision 2020. Through this program, employees of the University of Maryland, College Park can receive $15,000 in down payment or closing cost assistance for a home purchased anywhere in College Park. For more information visit the CPCUP Home Ownership Program Website


UBS Car Buying Service

UBS has over 50 years of experience making new vehicle purchases simple by pre-negotiating discount prices. Referrals can be obtained online or by calling 301-657-1920. UBS welcomes inquiries about the advantages of using its service rather than internet based options or dealer advertised web pricing. In addition, general inquiries for information purposes or to learn more about their audit and refund policy are encouraged as well.

safety resources

Police: If you see or hear of weapons, violence, substantial disturbance, or threats, call 911 immediately. Or call the University Police Emergency Line at 301-405-3333.


Counseling Center: If you are concerned about a student and you have reason to believe that a counselor might be able to help, call the Counseling Center at 301-314-7651 to discuss the situation. The Counseling Center provides assessment, consultation, and counseling & comprehensive psychological services.


Mental Health Services: If you are concerned about a student and have reason to want to talk about psychiatric evaluation and care, call Mental Health Services in the University Health Center at 301-314-8106. Mental Health Services provides psychiatric care, evaluations, therapy, and treatments.


Student Conduct: If you are concerned about a student’s conduct, honesty, or integrity and would like to talk with someone about it, please call the Office of Student Conduct at 301314-8204. The Office of Student Conduct addresses issues of misconduct under the Code of Student Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity and protects the integrity of the institution and its values.


Student Affairs: For any concern you may have about a student, feel free to call the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 301-314-8428. The Division of Student Affairs strives to support and enrich students’ personal, social, and intellectual development at the University.


BETA (Behavior Evaluation and Threat Assessment) Team is comprised of five units – Police, Counseling Center, Mental Health Services, Student Conduct, and Student Affairs. Working collaboratively, the BETA Team evaluates students of concern; provides consultation and resources to faculty, staff, and students; and refers student of concern to appropriate on-campus units.


On-Campus Security

“NITE Ride” is a curb-to-curb bus service operated by the Department of Transportation Services so that people do not have to walk across campus alone at night. NITE Ride is available seven nights a week from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Call (301) 314-NITE (6483) to request a NITE Ride.


The University of Maryland Police Department’s escort service is for anyone who feels unsafe walking across campus at any time. Student Police Aides (SPAs) provide escorts and patrol the campus on foot and on bicycle. Call 301-405-3555.


Blue Light Emergency Phones (or Public Emergency Response Telephones – PERT) provide a direct connection to the University of Maryland Police Department and are located throughout the campus either inside or outside of residence halls, administrative and academic buildings. Use a blue light emergency PERT phone to contact police or call for an escort.