Campus Resources: SUU’s Best Kept Secrets

Whether this was your first week at SUU or the beginning of your last semester, there’s always more to discover on campus. Although most are aware of the endless activities during Welcome Week, SUU has several hidden gem campus resources that are open to help you year round. 

Counseling and Psychological Services (C.A.P.S)

C.A.P.S. serves as the university’s free and confidential counseling over mental health. With licensed professionals to talk to, students can talk about stress, school, relationships or anything that might be preventing them from excelling. There are a wide variety of counseling options to choose from, including the Let’s Talk Program, which allows students to drop in without an appointment to simply be listened to. For more information visit their website or drop by their office located across the street from SUMA. 

Writing Center

Having a hard time writing that English assignment? Whether you can’t seem to get started or you need a final proofread, the Writing Center has student tutors ready to make you a better writer. Although it might seem intimidating at first, the staff is friendly and ready to help with whatever your paper needs. You can make an appointment through your SUU portal or stop by their office in BC 101. 

P.E. Building

If you’re hoping to take up a new sport this semester, the P.E. building has got you covered. With a rock wall, lap pool, fitness center and racquetball courts, there’s plenty to choose from. Whether you want to start getting into shape for the new semester or just need a few hours to wind down, there’s a wide variety of free activities to do with friends. A personal favorite of mine is the climbing wall, which has open hours for bouldering and top roping after 5 with help from the Outdoor Center staff. 

Health and Wellness Center

Located in the Student Center, the Health and Wellness Center serves several purposes, including holding classes for overcoming addiction, stress management techniques and a self care station with free items such as feminine hygiene products, condoms and band aids. They can also give you information about health care options in Cedar City as well as other medical pamphlets and information in general. SUU wants to help take care of you!

Diversion and Inclusion Center

 The Diversity and Inclusion Center focuses on allowing all students to feel welcome and accepted within the SUU community. With several clubs and organizations for minority groups, there are activities, events and advising to celebrate the diversity we have on campus. The center also has an open lounge space in the Student Center for socializing and learning about each others’ cultures. 

Whether you need to relax, talk to someone or maybe grab a free cough drop, SUU is here to help you succeed in every way possible. Keep an eye out for even more campus resources, and spread the word to your fellow T-Birds.


Story by: Amanda Walton
Photos courtesy of SUU