Auburn Cares

Student Affairs

“I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all.” 


    – George Petrie, The Auburn Creed

Who We Are

Many students experience difficulties during college, either due to academic or personal reasons. Common stressors include medical, mental health, personal or family crisis, illness, or injury. These life events can interfere with a student’s ability to attain their goals, both inside and outside the classroom.

Auburn Cares is designed to support students throughout their college career in order to best achieve their academic and co-curricular goals. Our staff work collaboratively with students to identify resources and develop personal action plans. We support and empower our students to take action and advocate on their own behalf.

Students can be referred to Auburn Cares by faculty/staff, family, or other students when they have a concern regarding a student’s welfare. Students can also self-refer in order to access support and assistance. Our goal is to help students avert more serious difficulties and attain academic and personal success.


The mission of the Auburn Cares office is to support students and families through challenging and complex situations, connecting students with resources and fostering self-advocacy through individualized planning.  Auburn Cares staff balance the needs of the student with those of the overall community to promote academic and personal success for all students.  The Auburn Cares staff provides holistic support, assistance, and follow-up to meet the unique needs of each student and their circumstances.

Services We Offer

  • Assess the needs of students experiencing a crisis or emergency
  • Help students connect with campus and/or community resources
  • Consult with faculty/staff to provide the appropriate assistance to students in need
  • Provide emotional support to students with mental health issues
  • Support students during times of sickness or injury
  • Assist students during times of financial difficulty
  • Support students experiencing food insecurity
  • Work with students to solve problems and develop self-advocacy skills
  • Assist students and their families in navigating the medical and/or compassionate withdrawal process
  • Honor enrolled students who pass away

Last modified: May 20, 2021