Student Assistance & Support Services (SASS)

SASS team member speaking with a student

The SASS team assists students by coordinating campus and community resources to promote well-being when dealing with complex issues.  SASS members are available to consult with students, faculty, staff, families and community members/providers to determine the best approach for a student's current situation.

SASS does not provide counseling and information shared is not confidential (not protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)). For confidential counseling, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services.

Life events can interfere with a student’s ability to be successful at Northwestern. When a challenging situation arises, a student or family may find it difficult to navigate the many resources and services that are available at NU.

Our goal is to remove obstacles by creating a well-coordinated network of services that allow students to close the gap on any potential barriers to academic, co-curricular and social well-being.

Meeting with a SASS team member is often a good starting place.