Student Health and Wellness

Your health and well-being play an important role in your college experience. We provide health and wellness resources and education to promote your mental, physical, and emotional health.

Mental Health and Emotional Wellness

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Your time at college can be a positive and rewarding experience. However, it can also be a time of stress and challenge. To make the most of your college experience, CSM Counseling Services are available at all campuses to help you deal with your stresses and challenges. Counseling is confidential and free of charge to all currently enrolled CSM students.

Learn More about Personal Counseling

Hawk Pantries, Hawk Feeders, and Food Resources

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The Hawk Pantry is a weekly opportunity for students experiencing food insecurity to receive safely stored canned and packaged food items at no cost, at on-campus locations at the La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick campuses.

Learn More about Hawk Pantries and Hawk Feeders

Lactation/Nursing Areas

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Lactation areas at each of our three campuses offer working and student mothers private, clean, and calm places to pump breast milk or nurse a baby. All lactation spaces are cleaned daily by CSM’s Facilities Management Team, and hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes allow mothers to clean before and after their personal use. 

Lactation Rooms are available at:

Heroin and Opioid Addiction, Prevention, and Training

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CSM is committed to educating students about the dangers of heroin and opioid addiction. Heroin and opioid-related deaths have increased drastically in recent years and is the leading cause of death in Maryland’s young adult population.

Breathe Clean at CSM

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The College of Southern Maryland is committed to providing and maintaining an environment for faculty, staff, and students that is drug-free, healthy, safe, and secure. Faculty, staff, and students are expected and required to report each day in an appropriate mental and physical condition, free of any illegal drugs and alcohol and capable of fulfilling their daily duties. CSM is smoke-, tobacco-, and vape-free as of January 1, 2017.

View Our Policy and Smoking Cessation Resources

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