Mission Statements

Mission Statement

To provide comprehensive mental health services that promote student success and retention in a safe, respectful, and affirming environment.
We pursue our mission by providing direct clinical care for students (e.g., individual, couples and group counseling; and crisis services), consultation, prevention and outreach initiatives, and advocacy; and through collaborative partnerships to address and increase the awareness of the mental health needs of our students. We provide these services through the highest standards of practice, as guided by our professional and ethical codes of conduct.
By engaging in this work, we aim to foster growth and learning opportunities so individuals may better understand themselves, others, and the world around them, and make intentional and informed choices that facilitate overall health and wellness. By doing so, we believe we are nurturing our students to become global citizens.
We also support the academic mission of our institution by providing practicum and internship opportunities for master’s-level students enrolled in counseling-based programs. 


We aspire to model and create an environment that allows for trust, safety, open communication, vulnerability, fairness, compassion, curiosity, respect and dignity of all persons, and a commitment to lifelong learning. We strive to be self-aware and reflective, and to engage in continual assessment of ourselves, our center, and the services we provide. We also endeavor to be a model for social justice by providing fair and compassionate treatment of all individuals. 


We are committed to creating a welcoming, safe, inclusive, equitable, and affirming environment. We believe diversity enriches learning, enhances personal growth, and includes individual and group differences and similarities in the following areas: 
  • Age
  • Body shape/size
  • Culture
  • Disability/ability
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression
  • Language
  • Military and veteran statuses
  • Nationality
  • Point of view
  • Political affiliation
  • Race
  • Religion/spirituality
  • Sex
  • Sexual/affectional orientation
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Values and beliefs