Student Life

Quick Referral Guide

Why Students Seek Counseling

Students frequently experience a great deal of stress (i.e., academic, social, financial) during their time at college. Many students successfully cope with these pressures, but some find themselves overwhelmed. Much of the stress that students experience is related to the developmental tasks of this life phase. Please remember, however, that major mental illnesses often manifest initially when people are in their 20's. Some of the observable signs may indicate the beginning of serious psychological problems.

Typically, students come to the Counseling Center for help with concerns related to these stressors such as academic performance, interpersonal relationships, and self-esteem. They also come for help with issues related to their families, suicidality, past sexual or physical abuse, depression, drug/alcohol abuse, eating disorders, rape/sexual assault, life-threatening illnesses, and self-injury.