2020-2021 Student Handbook


Student Services provides professional counseling services to all students who are experiencing anxiety, bullying, depression, family issues, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), self-esteem and other life challenges. 

The Psychological Rehabilitation Education Program (P.R.E.P.) club meets every Tuesday from 2–3:30 p.m. For more information, call 352-854-2322, ext. 1760 or 1286. Students can visit http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/centralflorida for a free online mental health screening provided by the college.

For more information about student services, counseling and assistance, visit CF.edu/Assistance, Student Services at the Ocala Campus, Bryant Student Union, or call 352-873-2322, ext. 1760 or 1286. 


The CF Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a confidential resource for assisting students who may have personal problems which could affect their school, work or home lives and would prefer the professional counseling services to be provided from an outside of the college source. Services are free to all active CF students.

The SAP is managed by Bay Care Life Management. In order to access services, a student can call a toll-free helpline, 1-800-878-5470, during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. For crisis situations which occur after hours, on weekends or holidays, a student can call the same number and the therapist on duty will be paged and will promptly respond to the call.

The SAP program offers services to address a broad spectrum of behavioral health needs, including mental health and other issues to include:

Problem Identification/Assessment and Referral. Based on telephone communication and/or face-to-face meeting, the student's presenting problem(s) is identified, the individual is assessed and an appropriate plan of action is developed.

Crisis Intervention. This service offers post-crisis assessment and intervention services. 

Short-term Problem Resolution. This type of counseling is offered when resolution of the presenting problem can be resolved within the initial counseling sessions.

Monitoring and Follow-Up Services. Appropriate monitoring of student's progress and satisfaction.

Consultation with Appropriate Leadership. Providing individual consultation.