Campus, Community, & Online Resources

Campus Resources

The following resources provide support for Shippensburg University students. Many students who seek counseling services at UCC also indicate multiple concerns such as financial aid questions, health problems, career concerns, academic problems, safety concerns and more. UCC counselors frequently refer students to these campus resources for additional support. Students can also contact the CUB Information Desk at 477-1693 for further assistance. Links to campus resources' web pages are made where available. When you select campus resource, you will be leaving the UCC web pages.

Campus Ministry 477-1672
Catholic Ministry 477-1244
Career Development Center 477-1484
Connections Program 477-1165
Dean of Students Office 477-1164
Disability Services 477-1364
Etter Health Center 477-1458
Financial Aid 477-1131
International Student Service 477-1164
Learning Assistance Center 477-1420
Multicultural Student Affairs 477-1616
Residence Life 477-1164
University Police 477-1444
Women's Center 477-1790

Community Resources

The following community resources may provide additional support for Shippensburg University students. Please note that since the town of Shippensburg covers two counties, Franklin County towards the west and Cumberland County towards the east, community resources may be specific to where the student resides while attending Shippensburg University. Please consult with UCC counselors for assistance in identifying appropriate community resources. The campus itself is located in Cumberland County. The Blue Pages of your telephone directory contains updated contact information.

Please look in the phone directory for the most current information
AIDS Hotline800-342-2437
Al-Anon/Alateen257-1033; 866-711-3359
Alcoholics Anonymous

234-5390; 888-930-4589

Catholic Charities263-3765; 796-9201
CONTACT Helpline249-6226; 652-4400; 800-932-4616
Crisis Intervention-Cumberland County243-6005; 866-350-4357
Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers800-472-8477
Cumberland Valley Mental Health Services240-6325; 697-0371
Crisis Intervention-Franklin County264-2555; 800-994-2555
Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland/Perry Counties258-4249; 800-852-2102
Domestic Violence Information800-777-1960
AA/NA Action Hotline800-346-8711
Drug Help and Detoxification Hotline800-339-9152
Franklin County Information & Referral261-2561
Gay and Lesbian Switchboard234-0328
Jewish Family Services737-5349; 800-692-7254
National Certified Crisis Hotline800-784-2433
Narcotics Anonymous800-445-3889
Pennsylvania Department of Health Info.800-582-7746
Rape Crisis Services888-727-2877; 800-654-1211
Stevens Mental Health Center243-6033; 888-243-6033
WIN Victim Services264-4444; 800-621-6660
Woman Care Resource Center782-2727
Carlisle Regional Medical Center249-1212
Chambersburg Hospital267-3000

Counseling-Related Links

The following online resources pertain to counseling-related topics. As you select a link, please note that you will be leaving the Shippensburg University Counseling Center's homepage. The links below have been selected due to their relevance and overall quality; some commercial sites are included.

Shippensburg University and the University Counseling Center are not liable for the content of these sites nor are we endorsing any of these links.

General Mental Health
American Psychological Association- Help Center
Mental Health Net
National Institute of Mental Health
Psych Central: Dr. Grohol's Mental Health Page
Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection
Campus Blues
Texas Women's University Self-Help Library

Abortion after-abortion counseling talkline

Abuse Recovery

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Survivors & Friends- Abuse Recovery
Male Sexual Assault

Alcohol & Other Drugs

Alanon/ Alateen
Alcoholics Anonymous
Facts on Tap: Alcohol & Your College Experience
Narcotics Anonymous
Web of Addictions
Self-Scoring Alcohol Check-up


Anxiety Coach


Assertiveness Skills

Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder

Children & Adults with AD/HD (CHADD)
Dr. Edward M. Hallowell
NIMH- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Decade of the brain
National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

Cancer Support

American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute

Eating Disorders & Body Image Information

Anorexia & Bulimia Care (ABC)
Eating Disorder Referral & Information Service
Gurze books
National Anorexia & Bulimia Association
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders
National Eating Disorders Association
National Institute of Mental Health Publication
Optimal Eating
Overeaters Anonymous

Eating Disorders: How to Help a Friend

When you want to help someone you care about
How to help a friend with eating and body image issues
Talking to a friend who may be struggling

Eating Disorders: Treatment Centers

Laureate Eating Disorders Program
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center: Eating Disorder Services
Remuda Ranch Programs for Anorexia and Bulimia
The Renfrew Center
St. Joseph Medical Center: Center for Eating Disorders


Emotions & Emotional Intelligence
How to Transform Negative Emotions
Managing Emotions Skills
Methods of Changing Emotions

Gambling Issues

Gambler's Anonymous

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues

The Advocate
Oasis Magazine
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians & Gays

Grief & Loss

Crisis, Grief & Healing
Grief Recovery
Fact Sheet about Bereavement-
Coping with Loss
Counseling for Loss and Life Changes

Health & Wellness

Diet Site
Prevention Online
Self-Help and Psychology Magazine
National Sleep Foundation

Medication Information

Drug Info Net

Multicultural Issues

Black Collegian Online
Latino Link
YOLK Online Magazine

Personality Tests

Keirsey Treatment & Character Website
Kingdomality Personal Preference Profile
Queendom: Psychological Tests

Self Esteem

Boosting Your Self Esteem
Building Your Self Esteem
National Association for Self-Esteem
Self Esteem Test
Self Esteem: What Is It?
Self Esteem & Self Management

Self Injury

SAFE (Self Abuse Finally Ends)
Additional Self Injury Information

Sexual Assault

National Center for Victims of a Crime
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
Survivors & Friends- Abuse Recovery
Male Sexual Assault


Female Sexual Addiction

Smoking Cessation

National Cancer Institute
Prevention Office on Smoking & Health
American Cancer Society
Lung Cancer Resources from OncologySTAT


Referral Information

Finding a Psychologist
Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania
National Certified Counselor Referral Service

Twelve-Step Links

Alcoholics Anonymous
Cocaine Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous
Marijuana Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
Nicotine Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous

Professional Resources

American College Counseling Association
American Counseling Association
American Psychological Association
Counseling Center Village
Mental Health Licensure Test Review
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
National Association of Social Workers
National Board of Certified Counselors
Pennsylvania College Counseling Association
Pennsylvania Counseling Association
Student Counseling Centers on the Internet

Contact Information

Counseling Center
Wellness Center, Naugle Hall, Ground Floor
Weekdays 8:30am-5:00pm
(Summer Hours:  Weekdays 8:30am-4:00pm)

The University Counseling Center is fully accredited by
the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. 

As a client, all information you share about yourself will be kept confidential.  Only with your written permission will information be released to anyone outside of the UCC except as required by law.  Legal exceptions include the following: clear and imminent danger to you or someone else, reasonable suspicion of child or elder abuse, or a court order.  UCC records do not become part of student educational records.  While UCC staff members may consult with a supervisor or with one another, all staff members are ethically and legally bound to also treat that information confidentially.