Outreach and Consultation

Counseling and health services presents numerous workshops to the Salem State community on requested topics. We facilitate classroom presentations and workshops for student groups and organizations as well. Counseling services staff also provides consultation to any member of the Salem State community who is not sure how to handle a mental health situation in the classroom or elsewhere on campus.

Professor Don't Cancel That Class

Professor Don't Cancel That Class is a resource that provides faculty members with alternative sessions and workshops for students when instructors are unable to attend regularly scheduled classes. These sessions are designed to enhance the personal and academic growth of our students, and can often link to course material. Even if you don't need to cancel a class, you are always welcome to request any of these presentations for your classes throughout the year. Presentations are typically 30-60 minutes in length, depending on the presentation and your class's schedule. Please note that instructors are asked to provide two weeks notice for presentation requests. To make a request contact Karen Hruska at khruska@salemstate.edu or call 978.542.6410. Current topics covered include:

  • Stress Management/Mental Health Awareness
  • Healthy Relationships/Violence Prevention 
  • Alcohol/Drug Awareness
  • Leadership and Communication Skills
  • Sexual/Reproductive Health

C.E.S.A.

In addition, the Campus Educators on Sexual Assault (C.E.S.A), a student organization, offers a variety of workshops. Topics include: consent, sexual assault prevention, the role of alcohol connected to assault, rape and alcohol, rape myths, and how to help a friend who has been raped. All of CESA student members are peer educators who have completed an intensive 15-hour training on a wide range of issues pertaining to sexual assault prevention and education. To request more information or to schedule a workshop contact Bruce Perry at bperry@salemstate.edu or call 978.542.6435.