Counseling Center Mission Statement
The Counseling Center's mission is to promote student intellectual, social and emotional development that fosters academic and personal success within a global and culturally diverse society. The Counseling Center offers individual and group counseling sessions, skills workshops, outreach presentations and includes services aimed at preventing substance abuse and violence on campus.
The Counseling Center aspires to be a highly visible and trusted resource in which skilled and caring professionals empower students to fulfill their potential by imparting emotional regulation and communication skills; by inspiring action, hope and creativity; and by promoting behavior which demonstrates respect, responsibility and compassion for oneself, the local community, the world community and the environment.
Skilled: The Counseling Center endeavors to provide high quality services. We adhere to the highest professional standards, embrace innovative clinical services, engage in ongoing professional development, and remain current with new developments in research based clinical practice.
Connected: The Counseling Center values collaboration within the center, the Division of Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, the University, and the broader community. We seek partnerships and opportunities to work with our colleagues in support of enhanced service to our students.
Creative: The Counseling Center values creativity as a gateway to innovation at both individual and organizational levels. We support and encourage creative innovation to foster excellence, to enhance inclusiveness, and to provide dynamic services that are relevant to the ever changing needs of a diverse student population.
Responsible: The Counseling Center is committed to sustaining a healthy organizational climate characterized by honest, direct, and respectful communication and conflict resolution. We endeavor to create a diverse multidisciplinary staff that values different perspectives and professional views. We manifest compassion, mutual trust, and humor in our interactions; actively creating a sense of community that is supportive and respectful of individuals finding balance in their personal and professional lives.
The Counseling Center is guided by the American Counseling Association's (ACA) Code of Ethics and the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education. The Counseling Center utilizes CAS Professional Standards' guiding principles to
inform our work and evaluate student progress. The following Student Learning Outcomes
are based on CAS Professional Standards for Counseling Services and are assessed and
thoughtfully revised on an annual basis.