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Santiago Canyon College Students De-Stress with Paws for Stress Relief on Nov. 29



Santiago Canyon College (SCC) Psychological Services provide students the chance to de-stress during finals season with Paws for Stress Relief. Each semester SCC collaborates with Pet Partners to provide students access to certified therapy animals. Pet Partners is a national organization with their local chapter of Paws 4 Healing sending teams to schools and healthcare facilities to offer animal-assisted activities and therapy services. Student volunteers to support the event will come from Associated Student Government (ASG), SCC Active Minds, and other student clubs on campus.


Santiago Canyon College, Strenger Plaza

8045 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92869


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Studies show that petting an animal can help to relieve stress, boost wellbeing, decrease stress hormones, and improve mood. Having the ability to effectively manage stress is critical to academic success, concentration, and student success. Paws for Stress Relief is a great break for students to take while studying for their final exams.


The event is free for the campus community at SCC and parking is $2. Through the SCC Foundation, there is a team fundraising webpage to raise additional funds to maintain the program. To donate, visit​osO.


For more information, please contact Melissa Campitelli-Smith at (714) 628-4773 or


Presented by Santiago Canyon College (SCC) Psychological Services.

About Santiago Canyon College

Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves about 16,000 students each semester. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult - and senior - in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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