Navigating graduate school can be challenging, but at Hood College, we're dedicated to your well-being every step of the way. We provide a comprehensive array of support services tailored specifically for graduate students. From emotional and physical wellness to social, intellectual, and beyond, our programs and resources cover the full spectrum of the eight dimensions of wellness. By prioritizing your holistic health, we ensure you can maintain a healthy school-work-life balance. Explore our Gradcare resources below to discover how we can support you on your journey. If you have questions about these resources, contact

Tune in to A Degree Further podcast featuring Hood wellness resources (available on YouTube, Apple, Spotify).
A Degree Further

Check out this welcome message from Tammi Simpson, Vice President for Community and Inclusivity:



  • Graduate Affinity Groups -Affinity nights for our Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic, and LGBTQIA+ members. If you believe a group is missing or would like more details, please reach out to
  • LGBTQ+ Resources
  • The Frederick Center - Local organization supporting LGBTQ+ community in Frederick through social connection & advocacy.
  • Incidents of Bias and Hate - Hood College is proud of its diverse community, and we are committed to cultivating and strengthening an inclusive, tolerant, multi-cultural, and intellectually open community.



Campus Safety

Call 9-1-1 For emergency response

Call 2-1-1 to be connected to a community resource specialist who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve—and save—lives. 

National crisis hotlines and online services:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 9-8-8 or 1-800-273-8255
  • The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Suicide Hotline): 1-866-488-7386
  • Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • Crisis Text Line for Students of Color: Text STEVE to 741741