Resources for Student Success
No USU student is alone in earning their degree. Even though many of our online students are not near USU’s physical locations, they have access to all resources available on-campus to increase success. In addition to the resources below, visit our Online Learning Study Tips and thrive.usu.edu to get recommendations and help that pertain to your situation.
Get your footing before you slip. Learn how to improve your academic standing before the semester even begins. Then during the semester, reference this same page for steps on how to make it your best one yet.
The DRC works with individuals, faculty, and staff to ensure that students with disabilities can fully participate in university programs, services, and activities. The center helps individuals with disabilities overcome barriers that could otherwise limit their academic, professional, and personal potential.
The USU Libraries provide access to almost 2 million print books and journals, 7,600,000 e-books (including over 7 million in the HathiTrust Digital Library), 480,000 government publications, and more than 60,000 electronic journals. Librarians provide research help for subjects in each major. The library will ship books and videos to students at no expense.
Request a Mentor
Put yourself first. We are here to help you make your well-being a priority throughout the semester. USU provides resources for in-person or remote services for all students.
What support do we provide to help you prioritize your wellness?
Mental and Emotional Health
USU’s Counseling and Psychological Services provides remote individual counseling and therapy support for students in Utah who experience:
- Stress & anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts*
- Relationship issues
- Behavioral problems
- Identity issues
- Minority stress
- Negative body image & disordered eating
- Loss & grief
* Call 911 if you are experiencing a mental health emergency.
For 24/7, free, and confidential support for those in distress, or prevention and crisis resources, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255.
Discussing concerns with an objective professional can help you better resolve personal problems and develop strategies for better problem-solving.
Schedule a Remote Appointment
Psychiatry remote services are available at USU’s Student Health and Wellness Center.
When it comes to free, online, and self-paced mental health supports you can access on your own time, you’re in luck. There are many resources available, including:
- CAPS Self-Guided Resource Library: Videos and resources for topics including anxiety, depression, stress and time management, eating and body image, and many others.
- ACT Guide: An online self-help program designed by psychologists at USU to foster emotional well-being and help individuals cope with mental health issues. The program is free to USU students for the first six months.
- SafeUT App: The SafeUT Crisis Text and Tip Line app is free and provides 24/7 access to crisis counseling with trained therapists. Get help immediately from trained professionals. (Available on Apple and Android devices.)
- National Suicide Prevention Line: Call 800-273-8255 for 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, along with prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals.
USU plans to expand the number of campus activities. Stay in touch, and stay involved! Here are a few ways you can stay connected in the meantime:
Connect with classmates by holding study groups in-person or virtually through Zoom.
Additional Resources & Services
The Career Design Center at Utah State University is the link between students and meaningful career employment. Career coaches at the center provide students, alumni, and community members opportunities to: choose a career, find internships, prepare for graduate school, and find a job. Contact the center for more information.
Career Design Center Website
The Financial Aid Office can help make a degree financially possible for every qualified USU student. Grants, student loans, parent loans, and work-study funds are available for students who qualify to help increase access to higher education.
Financial Aid Website
The IT Service Desk offers technology support for most enterprise systems at Utah State University. The Service Desk also provides: full-time desktop support, campus software licensing, and certified hardware repair services. Contact a technician at 435-797-4951, firstname.lastname@example.org, online Live Chat, or through MyTech.usu.edu. Additional Canvas support is available 24/7, 1-877-399-1958, or online Live Chat.
Virtual office hours via Zoom will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3:30 PM MST. If you have questions about USU Online, our staff will be available to answer them and help you start the application process. If you aren't able to participate in the virtual office hours, you can send an email or schedule an individual meeting.
Utah State University provides extensive resources and financial support to military and former military service members. We understand the unique challenges faced by veterans returning from active duty and are committed to helping make the transition as smooth as possible.
Veterans Resource Office