Lake-Sumter Community College


THE LSSC STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

We want to do our part to help you have the best possible experience during your time at LSSC.  Balancing one's studies and personal life can be difficult. Rather than becoming overwhelmed by these often-competing demands, students can learn to cope more effectively with the right skills and support.
  

LSSC is committed to assisting students in developing these tools to deal with stress and other troubles when they arise. The Student Assistance Program (SAP) provides support in dealing with the pressures and challenges students face during their academic and professional careers.

The 2017 National College Health Assessment reports that in the last academic year:
  •  51% of students said they felt hopeless at least once
  •  87% felt overwhelmed at least once

  •  61% felt overwhelmed by anxiety at least once

  • 10.3% seriously considered suicide

  • 39% felt so depressed that it was difficult to function at least once

  

Accessing SAP services

 
 Begin by contacting your campus SAP referral staff member:
 
  
​​Campus Staff Member​ Title​ Phone​ Email
Lees​burg​  Mark Duslak​  Director of Student Development​  352-435-6348​  duslakm@lssc.edu​
South Lake​  Carolyn Scott​  Dean of Students​  352-536-2211​  scottc@lssc.edu​
Sumter​  Kelly Hickmon​  Manager of Student Affairs, Sumter​  352-568-0001​  hickmonk@lssc.edu​
​Fully Online ​​ Carolyn Scott  Den of Students​  352-536-2211​  scottc@lssc.edu
 
Our LSCC staff will work with you to help you clarify your concerns, help process your referral request, and explore if ongoing counseling or other community services are needed.  
 
  

  

STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FAQ’s

 

What is the Student Assistance Program?

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) provides confidential professional counseling services for all LSSC students. Your participation in the SAP is completely confidential and voluntary.
 

What types of concerns does the SAP address?

Services include, but are not limited to, assistance with the following:

  •  ​Life improvement issues
  • Difficulties in relationships
  • Stress and anxiety issues with work, school and family
  • Personal achievement
  • Emotional well-being
  • Depression
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Grief
Who can use the Student Assistance Program?
All currently enrolled LSSC students are eligible for up to five sessions with a clinician in our local area.  
 
How much does the SAP cost?
The SAP is completely funded by LSSC student activity and service fee.  Currently enrolled LSSC students are eligible for up to five free sessions per academic year. 
 
As a student, how do I access SAP services?
Securing a referral SAP services is simple.  Use the chart below to contact your campus referral staff member.  
 
 
​​Campus Staff Member​ Title​ Phone​ Email
Lees​burg​  Mark Duslak​  Director of Student Development​  352-435-6348​  duslakm@lssc.edu​
South Lake​  Carolyn Scott​  Dean of Students​  352-536-2211​  scottc@lssc.edu​
Sumter​  Kelly Hickmon​  Manager of Student Affairs, Sumter​  352-568-0001​  hickmonk@lssc.edu​
​Fully Online ​​ Carolyn Scott  Den of Students​  352-536-2211​  scottc@lssc.edu
 
Our LSCC staff will work with you to help you clarify your concerns, help process your referral request, and explore if ongoing counseling or other community services are needed.  
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Can LSSC Faculty and staff refer a student to the SAP?
Any member of the LSCC staff and faculty can refer a student to SAP if they are concerned about the student’s behavior.  Faculty and Staff should contact their campus SAP referral staff member for more information.