Wellness & Counseling


We are fortunate to have Shan Reeves, from Rutgers CAPS (Counseling, ADAP, and Psychiatric Services), working directly with the Honors College to help you address challenges and emotions that you may be feeling throughout the year. Counseling sessions are private, free, and confidential.

The Honors College also has a Student Wellness Committee that was developed based on findings from a six-week mental health task force that indicated a desire for more peer-support initiatives. The Wellness Committee's goals are to foster a culture of wellness in the Honors College and to dismantle the stigmas surrounding mental health.

Wellness Opportunities

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Let's Talk Hours

When you are confronted with the Valleys of Life, it is always nice to have a private, confidential, and nonjudgmental space to express your thoughts and emotions. All Honors College students can talk with Shan during in person and virtual counseling.

Fridays, 2:00-4:00pm | HC E125

To schedule an appointment call 848-932-7884, prompt 2, OR log in (without an appointment, it is a first come, first served basis).

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Wellness Workshops

Please join Shan Reeves in his weekly virtual workshops (workshops rotate in a five-week cycle). These workshops address methods for relaxation and mindfulness, ways to manage challenges and anxiety during COVID, exploration of one's identity in academia, work life balance, and time management in a changing environment.

Please see the side bar for upcoming workshops or visit the weekly virtual workshops page.

In Crisis?

  • If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911
  • NJ Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735
  • Crisis Text Line: Text KNIGHTS to 741741 (anytime 24/7), Text STEVE for unmet mental health needs of students of color.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
  • Rutgers CAPS: During regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm), call CAPS at 848-932-7884 and ask to speak to the on-call counselor.

Additional Resources

  • CAPS also provides self help tools through the main Student Health website.
  • To share a concern about a fellow student's well-being that is not urgent, you may refer to the Do Something! webpage.
  • If a situation is urgent, please call 911.
  • For more health and wellness information, visit Rutgers Student Health.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any reason at honorscollege@rutgers.edu.
We are all here for each other.

Below you can hear how Honors College staff, student leaders, and others within our community practice wellness.