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 Geneseo Pathways

Pathways services are unavailable now that on campus classes have ended. We're sorry to be unable to serve you, and we hope to resume services Sundays-Thursdays during the fall 2020 semester. Until then, you may find the following resources to be helpful.

For immediate help:

For help managing anxiety:


Other resources: 

  • Warm Line: A warm line is similar to a hotline but it can be used in non-crisis situations. Their hours are Monday-Friday 5:00-9:00 pm and weekends 12:30 pm to 9:00 pm. This is a peer support help-line for people living with emotional and mental health challenges. Calls are answered by specially-trained volunteers who have lived experience with mental health challenges. They have a deep understanding of what you are going through and are prepared to provide emotional support, comfort, and information. All calls are confidential.              



  • GLBT National Hotline

           M-F 4 pm-12 am, Sat 12 pm-5 pm                                                               


Website for Online Chat:


  • National Eating Disorders Association 



Peer advocates typically are available during fall and spring semesters when classes are in session, not during exams or breaks. Please see our "contact us" page for more info and to learn how to contact us via phone, email, or online chat.

Dealing with school stress? Relationship issues? Are you lonely? Worried? Confused?  Need to vent or talk something through? We're here to listen, to understand, and to talk about options.

Pathways is a confidential peer-to-peer based program that began during the fall 2011 semester. Peer advocates are student volunteers who successfully completed intensive training in helping skills. Peer Advocates offer support and referral info to students managing various challenges such as concerns about stress, academic issues, and social relationships or situations. Peer Advocates participate in ongoing training, supervision, and evaluation. Although Peer Advocates do not provide tutoring, professional counseling, or professional advice, referral info for these services may be offered to those interested. Peer Advocates also present on-campus educational programs.

Students may contact Peer Advocates for anonymous assistance (see additional info on our Contact Us page. All info shared with Peer Advocates is kept strictly confidential. The only exception is that University Police may be contacted to provide emergency assistance if Peer Advocates learn that someone is facing possible imminent serious physical danger or death.

If you've used Pathways, we welcome your feedback:

At times, all people need help.

We listen, without judging, why others think, feel, or act as they do.

We believe others who tell us what is happening in their lives.

We respect others’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, even when we do not fully understand.

We seek understanding by asking constructive, non-invasive questions and reflecting on the answers provided.

We acknowledge that people do the best that they can.

We trust others to be competent and resourceful and to have expertise regarding their own lives.

We support others as they consider alternative ways of thinking, feeling, or acting.

We accept that change is difficult and often requires resources that a person may not have.

We tolerate uncertainty about what others “should” do – in truth, we have no way to know.

We celebrate diversity; there’s no single right way to understand or address a problem or to live one’s life.

Pathways is generously supported by the Department of Psychology and the Office of the Provost.


Pathways is generously supported by the Department of Psychology and the Office of the Provost.