Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA)
CASA addresses the diverse academic needs and interests of the University community with programs, services, and facilities designed to promote academic achievement. All students at the University are encouraged to make use of the tutorial services, seminars and workshops, resources, and individual study accommodations offered at CASA. In addition, CASA provides academic support for persons with physical and/or learning disabilities.
Students who are experiencing academic difficulty or who are seeking to further strengthen their academic skills can take advantage of CASA’s numerous offerings which include: professional tutoring in math and writing; peer tutoring in subject matter; diagnostic reading evaluation; academic advising; and on-site networked computer lab and printing. These resources and services are available to all students.
CASA is located in Peirce Hall and is a wireless laptop site. During the academic year, CASA offers tutoring services Monday – Wednesday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A full range of services is available to students Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CASA is closed on Saturdays. For more information on services for students, visit CASA or call 508-626-4509.
Framingham State University, in accordance with the mandates of Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, offers equal opportunities to all students, including those with disabilities. No qualified person shall, on the basis of his or her disability, be denied the benefit of or otherwise be subject to discrimination under any of Framingham State University’s educational programs, activities, and employment opportunities.
The University is committed to making such reasonable accommodations as are necessary to ensure that its programs and activities do not discriminate, or have the effect of discriminating, on the basis of disability. Not less than two weeks prior to matriculation, students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Director of Academic Support at the Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA) to schedule a meeting. Students who have documentation to support their request for academic and co-curricular support services -- extended time for tests, note takers, sign language interpreters, computer transcribers, and textbooks on tape -- are required to submit their documentation for review by the Director of Academic Support. Faculty will receive Documentation Confirmation letters for each student who qualifies for academic accommodations.
Academic Support and Disability Services is located in CASA. More information on services visit CASA or call 508-626-4506.
The Counseling Center offers crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, and psychiatry services to Framingham State University students. These services are provided by licensed mental health practitioners and are available to students at no cost. The Counseling Center assists students with concerns in the areas of personal adjustment and growth, family problems, sexuality, alcohol and drug abuse, anxiety, depression, loss, trauma, interpersonal relationships, and other issues in day-to-day living.
All records and discussions between counselor and student are kept confidential and are protected to the full extent of the law. Appointments are made by calling 508-626-4640 or by visiting the Center on the second floor of the Framingham State University Health and Wellness Center at Foster Hall.
The mission of Health Services at Framingham State University is to assist students in attaining and maintaining their optimal level of health through education, consultation, assessment, and treatment. The Health Services staff maintains total confidentiality of all private communication. Services are available to all resident and commuter students who have submitted the required health form. State mandated immunization and health insurance laws are managed through Health Services. Compliance questions may be directed to this department. The office is staffed by Nurse Practitioners, and Registered Nurses and physicians see patients by appointment. For more information on these services, please feel free to stop by Foster Hall, first floor, or call 508- 626-4900 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Framingham State University Campus Police department provides services to members of the campus community ranging from helping with keys locked in cars, to escort service, to responding to emergency or threatening situations. Campus police may respond to calls by providing information and guidance, dispatching an officer to the scene, documenting an incident, and/or investigation.
Faculty members should contact the campus police at 508-626-4911 in any of the following situations:
- A student requests an escort to a parking lot in the evening.
- A student or faculty member experiences a medical emergency.
- A student exhibits aberrant behavior, whether disruptive or not.
- A faculty member or student is threatened or harassed, verbally or by E-mail.
- A student submits work that makes reference to wanting to do harm to self or others.
- A faculty member is uncomfortable meeting with a student on a one-to-one basis.