Wellness and Safety

Wellness and Safety

Health Services

Millersville Health Services is available to all students. All services (medical care, health education) are provided by appointment.  Students may be given an appointment with any of the practitioners at Health Services (physician, nurse practitioners, or registered nurses), or referred to an appropriate healthcare facility (hospital, specialists) as indicated.  Services offered include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of acute illness and injury,
  • Cooperative care with family practitioners to manage chronic medical conditions such as:
    • Immunotherapy/Allergy injections and monitoring laboratory tests for disease or medication management.
  • Student-teacher certification examinations,
  • Athletic physicals,
  • Pre-employment, Driver’s License Examinations,
  • Women’s health (Pap smears, pelvic exams, breast exams),
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection testing and treatment,
  • In-house laboratory testing:
    • Strep A
    • Mononucleosis
    • Urinalysis
    • Pregnancy
    • Tuberculosis
    • Blood sugar
  • Outside laboratory testing,
    • Laboratory specimens can be collected and sent to independent laboratories as ordered by a medical provider. Health Services works cooperatively with Quest, Labcorp, MDL, PSP, ACM, and CDD laboratories. The costs of these tests are the student’s responsibility.
  • Health Promotion and Education

The Health Services website also provides extensive online resources to students, especially during the Covid-19 crisis and the university response to it.

Center for Health Education and Promotion

The Elsie S. Shenk Center for Health Education and Promotion provides lifestyle education programs, hosts awareness events, and information tables, and provides educational resources to students on a wide collection of topics including: alcohol and other drugs, body image, dating violence, domestic violence, healthy relationships, safer sex, sexual assault, stalking, and stress.  Students are trained as peer educators to reach out to the campus community and provide individuals with important information on the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle, resources and services available at Millersville University, and how to safely make the most out of their college experience. More information about what they do for students and the community can be found on their website.

Center for Counseling and Human Development

The Counseling Center has an enormous amount of resources available to students free of charge. Just a small sampling of services include:

  • Immediate access to crisis hotlines for a variety of issues like domestic violence, sexual assault, the Trevor Project, eating disorders, and suicide,
  • Accurate, up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus pandemic and reputable data from the CDC and World Health Organization,
  • Tips for mental health and recognizing distress,
  • Resources for battling substance abuse,
  • Pet therapy,
  • Light therapy,
  • Mindfulness exercises,
  • and access to free counseling appointments throughout the semester with licensed counselors.

Should you, as parents/family members, believe your child has an emotional, psychological, or substance abuse concern, there is a phone number that the Counseling Center recommends you give to them to set up an appointment. Services offered at the Counseling Center are free, professional, and confidential. You can find more information by going to their website.

Housing and Residential Programs

We within the Department of Housing and Residential Programs (HARP) are dedicated to creating a safe and engaging living-learning community in the residence halls.  We focus on creating a residential environment that fosters student learning and a strong sense of community.  We encourage our student residents to reach for their goals in a setting that allows them to become their very best.

For more information on the services that HARP offers, visit their website.

Student Conduct and Community Standards

The office of Student Conduct and Community Standards is in place to educate students about the expectations of the Millersville University community and to assist students in their development.  Millersville University wants to ensure that all of our students have an exceptional, productive, and challenging educational experience in a civil and safe environment.  This office is responsible for administering all areas of the Student Conduct & Community Standards Handbook.

The office of Student Conduct & Community Standards fosters student learning and success by balancing individual and community rights while promoting a safe, student-centered, and inclusive community.

If you have additional questions, please visit their website.

Title IX Office

Millersville University is strongly committed to maintaining a positive learning, working and living environment for all and assuring it’s educational and employment environment is free from unlawful discrimination or harassment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, any other protected category under applicable, local, state or federal law, or status as a disabled veteran, a Vietnam era veteran or other covered veterans in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities.  The University will not tolerate acts of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation against or by any employee or student.

The University complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) and its underlying regulations, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities.

Go to the Title IX office website for more details on the services they provide to students.

Millersville University Police Department

The MU Police Department provides 24 hour coverage year-round with a full staff of state-commissioned sworn police officers. It is their goal that with the help of the students, parents, faculty, staff, and community we can, together, create a productive and safe environment for everyone to learn and grow. There is a reason why Millersville is ranked #22 among the top 30 safest college towns in America. MUPD works in close contact with the Student Memorial Center Information Desk and with various campus resources to ensure that all across campus and the surrounding community, there is a safe environment for students to learn and thrive.

Emergency Call Boxes

There are currently over 40 emergency Blue Light phones posted in various key locations on and around campus. The saying goes, “At nearly every point you stand on campus, there is a Blue Light in sight.” These are used in case of emergencies in which you need to dispatch an officer directly to that location and can also be used in stalking cases as well.

MUPD is not just for keeping the campus safe from violence, crime, and other dangers. The officers also serve as resources for questions like parking tickets, summons, legal questions, and more. A student can always call or visit the Lebanon House to speak with trained professionals who are there to help and guide them. More information can be found by visiting their website.