Augusta University has been awarded funding for students under the American Rescue
Jags Care is a campus-wide effort to enhance, promote, and sustain a culture of caring and support at Augusta University. Jags Care is about reaching out to those who are facing challenges and directing them to helpful resources on campus. It's about bringing people together through various programs and activities to foster greater understanding and support. Jags Care is about being part of a caring community.
Housed in the Division of Enrollment Student Affairs, Jags Care is part of the University’s effort to promote the resources of the CARE Team, support suicide prevention efforts, and promote Augusta University’s goal of holistic student wellness.
The CARE Team provides a caring program for student identification, intervention and response while balancing the needs of the individual and those of the community. If you know of a student who may be in distress and need some additional support and care during this time, please let us know so that we can reach out to assist that student. This is especially important if the student is in danger of harming him/herself or others. We want to take care of all members of our AU family.
Students in need of food can visit on of the two pantry locations. If in need of assistance,
please contact the
Dean of Students.
Student Emergency Fund Website
Augusta University recognizes the need to provide one-time, limited financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are unable to meet immediate and essential expenses because of an extreme personal hardship due to unexpected circumstances.
Laptop computers are available for checkout by currently enrolled Augusta University students with a valid JagCard at each library’s Information Desk. To check-out a laptop, please visit Information desks at the libraries.
If student housing at Augusta University becomes full, or if students are otherwise interested in off-campus housing, Augusta University has partnerships with local renters. Rent College Pads is a national company that helps students look for off-campus housing near the university, and Augusta University is pleased to join other Georgia Universities by offering this service for our students.
Students can compare prices and amenities to meet their needs on the website, and College Pads works directly with landlords and rental properties to verity and approve the listings. They are committed to making the housing experience fast and easy.
Jags Live Well is an initiative created to promote a lifestyle of holistic wellness. And holistic wellness—especially students’ mental and emotional wellbeing—is very important right now, given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the USG’s Mental Health Initiative, we’ve expanded our offerings.
In addition to the incredible resources already offered at Augusta University, we’ve introduced a comprehensive Wellness Hub, an after-hours 24/7 support line, and after-hours psychiatry prescribing opportunities.
All students have access to Augusta University's Student Health Services and Student Counseling and Psychological Services. Please contact these offices if you are in need of care.
Student Health Services:
Student Counseling and Psychological Services:
Help is available 24/7 for problems with developmental disabilities, mental health, drugs, or alcohol.
A crisis has no schedule. That is why the MyGCAL App is designed to help young people in the state of Georgia access the Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) via chat, text or phone call 24/7/365.
and press 1
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are veterans themselves.
If you are about to harm yourself, or have already done so, immediately call 911
Augusta University Police
Depression thrives on isolation. Asking for help when appropriate, is an important life skill and critical when depression is beating you down. Talk to a friend or family member, or visit one of the resources at Augusta University.
Offer to walk them to the Student Counseling and Psychological Services Center, and share the resources list with them.
Make a deal with yourself that you will not act. Tell someone else how you are feeling, or find someone to be with you.
Call one of the all-hours phone lines immediately. You are not alone.
Share concerns with the student one-on-one and be warm and open: ask questions and don't assume.
Say what you have observed without judgment, and respect their physical and emotional boundaries. Offer to walk them to the Student Counseling and Psychological Services Center, and share the resources list with them.
Ensure they know you cannot keep certain types of information confidential. If they share they are thinking about harming themselves or others, or if you are just not sure they are safe, it is time to involve professional staff, including AU Police, Student Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Dean of Students Office and Residence Life.
There are times when caring for another person’s needs can become disruptive to your own wellbeing. Remind yourself that you cannot take responsibility for keeping another person safe or making them happy. Make sure you get support for yourself and alert others to your concerns.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, get help from a crisis or suicide prevention hotline. Try the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or the Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 800-715-4225.
When a person’s ability to perform basic tasks becomes impeded—tasks like sleeping, eating, going to class, getting assignments done, performing job functions, engaging socially, and managing normal daily stresses — it is important for the person to get help and support as early as possible.
Do not use this form if you are reporting an emergency situation. If someone needs immediate medical attention, or if the person is threatening to harm themselves or others, please call the AU Police immediately at 706-721-2911.