Mission | What can a counselor do for me? | Who can use the Counseling Center?
The mission of the SUNY Fredonia Counseling Center is to promote intellectual, social, and emotional development that fosters academic and personal success within the context of a global and culturally diverse society.
To effectively fulfill its mission, the Counseling Center promotes learning and development in students by encouraging intellectual growth, critical thinking, effective communication, realistic self-appraisal, enhanced self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices, leadership development, physical fitness, meaningful interpersonal relationships, social responsibility, spiritual awareness, satisfying and productive lifestyles, appreciation of aesthetic and cultural diversity, and achievement of personal goals.
Professional counselors work individually or with groups to help students understand themselves better, resolve problems, come to terms with difficult issues, and/or address important decisions.
The purpose of counseling is not to tell students what to do, but to emphasize the ultimate responsibility each person has in conducting his or her own life.
All registered SUNY Fredonia students may use the Counseling Center without charge. In addition, faculty and staff members are often the first to notice changes in a student's behavior. The Counseling Center Staff is happy to assist staff members through consultation. There are times when a student or another member of the SUNY Fredonia community may wish to seek counseling assistance off-campus, near their home, or after graduation. Below are links to assist you in finding a mental health provider.
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The Counseling Center is a safe place for SUNY Fredonia students. When you come here, you have the right to privacy. Counseling is strictly confidential and, unless it is a matter of saving human life, or we have been ordered by a court, no information is released to anyone without the student's written consent.
Appointments can be made in person or by phoning 673-3424.
Our reception area is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Counselors are available for appointments between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
If your emergency requires medical attention, University Police should be notified immediately at 673-3333. Counseling Center staff members are on-call 24 hours a day while classes are in session. In the event of an after hours emergency (i.e. suicide attempt) the counselor on duty can be reached via a Residence Hall Director or the University Police Office.
The Counseling Center is located in LoGrasso Hall, just down the hallway from the Health Center. Our entrance faces Kasling and Grissom Residence Halls.
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