Our small, close-knit community means friends, classmates, and professors know and support each other. You might notice changes in a student but feel unsure of what’s happening or how to deal with it. Whether you’re a parent, classmate, friend, or professor, you can call the Counseling Center to discuss how you can help a student. We will suggest approaches to offering the Counseling Center as a resource and to dispelling any misconceptions the student might have about counseling.
Counseling can be a valuable resource for students in distress, but the process is more effective if the student decides for her/him/themselves to get help. We don’t recommend pressuring anyone into counseling, and we don’t allow anyone, even parents, to make appointments for a student. A student’s contact with the counseling center is completely confidential.
After a student makes the decision to come to counseling, we abide by our confidentiality statement.