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If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis, please contact campus security at (304) 367-4357, dial 911, or go to the nearest emergency room for immediate help.

Coming to college is an exhilarating experience, but it is can also be one of the most stressful events in a person's life, even more than getting married or buying a house. Having a strong support network is crucial to a student's sucess in college.  Visit the links above to find out what you can do to help the students in your life as they take on going to college.


Below are statistics collected in the Spring of 2018 that show some of the things Fairmont State University students have encountered or experienced. To see the results of the survey in its entirety, visit our NCHA survey page.

Within the last 12 months, students reported the following factors affecting their individual academic performance. This includes receiving a lower grade on an exam or an important project, receiving a lower grade in the course, receiving an incomplete or dropping the course, or experiencing a significant disruption in thesis, dissertation, research, or practicum work. (in percents)

Alcohol use:


Eating disorder/problem:


Anxiety: 21.1 Homesickness: 2.3
Assault (physical): 0.8 Injury: 2.1
Assault (sexual): 1.9

Internet use/computer games:


Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:

5.8 Learning disability: 1.9

Cold/Flu/Sore throat:


Pregnancy (yours or partner's):


Concern for a troubled friend or family member:


Relationship difficulties:


Chronic health problem or serious illness:

3.2 Roommate difficulties:
Chronic pain: 2.3

Sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/I):


Death of a friend or family member:


Sinus infection/Ear infection/Bronchitis/Strep throat:

Depression: 14.5 Sleep difficulties: 16.5
Discrimination: 1.6 Stress: 26.7
Drug use: 1.9 Work: 15.2



Fairmont State students reported feeling very safe:

Percent (%) Male Female Total
On their campus (daytime) 79.5 76.0 77.3
On their campus (nighttime) 51.2 23.3 36.0
In the community surrounding their school (daytime) 44.9 32.2 38.2
In the community surrounding their
school (nighttime)
20.6 8.4 14.4