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Counseling Services/Mental Health Needs

Our Counseling Center remains open for you, remotely, during the time of this pandemic. Counselors can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by calling 315-386-7314 or on weekends/afterhours by contacting University Police at 315-386-7777. More resources can be found on our COVID-19 Counseling page.

Health Services/Medical Needs

Our Davis Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for students with appointments. In order to secure an appointment, please contact the Davis Health Center at 315-386-7333 during the aforementioned hours or email healthcenter@canton.edu We are not accepting walk-in appointments at this time. For medical emergencies or afterhours medical needs, please contact University Police at 315-386-7777.

Residence Life/Housing Needs

The residence halls on campus are open only for students approved to remain in residence during the pandemic, including international students and those who do not have a safe home to return to. The Residence Life Office phone lines are staffed Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 315-385-7513. If you are a residential student and need assistance, please contact your Resident Assistant or Residence Hall Director or email reslife@canton.edu.

Food Needs

Chaney Dining Center is working with the approved residential students on campus as well as commuter meal plan holders who have reached out for the Spring 2020 semester. For other food needs, our campus food pantry remains open and accessible. Please see this for more information on how to access our food pantry during the pandemic.

Fitness/Wellness Needs

While our Roos House and Fitness Center remain closed due to orders from Governor Cuomo, we encourage you to seek out activities to remain healthy and fit. Please see some of the Wellness resources listed below.

Sexual Violence/Dating or Domestic Violence Resources

Please reach out if you need assistance with any of these issues by contacting Amanda Deckert, Title IX Coordinator, at wood121@canton.edu or by contacting University Police at 315-386-7777. Additional resources can be found on our campus Title IX webpage.


St. Lawrence County Public Transport, who runs our Roo Shuttle, is offering limited transportation needs to aid students in gaining access to food, medicine, or medical needs. In order to schedule transportation for one of these services, please fill out the transit form and someone from St. Lawrence County Public Transit will be in touch.

Activities and Events On Campus

Please continue to check RooLife for all campus events, many of which have moved to an online or remote format to support you through the end of Spring 2020! Please also follow us on Instagram at sunycantoncab

Community Resources

Local Food Banks/Food Availability

Mental Health Resources

  • REACHOUT | 315-265-2422
  • The Trevor Project | 866-488-7386
  • Crisis Text Line | TEXT HOME to 741741
  • Tribal support
  • Suicide hotlines | 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433) OR 1-800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)

Sexual Violence Resources

Sexual Assault & Violence Response (SAVR) Resources (input your zip code for local resources)

Wellness Resources

Office of Public Relations
34 Cornell Drive
MacArthur Hall 214
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: 315-386-7300