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Contact Information

Counseling Center
Wellness Center, McLean Hall II, Ground Floor
Weekdays 8:30am-5:00pm
(Summer Hours:  Weekdays 8:30am-4:00pm)
717-477-1481

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.

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Psychological Emergencies 

Emergency Numbers

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
Call University Counseling Center at 477-1481
or
Campus Police Services at 477-1444
Evenings & Weekends Please
Call Campus Police Services
 

The Counseling Center is the primary mental health service for the campus, and our staff are on call 24 hours a day during the academic year to respond to psychological emergencies. We work in close collaboration with the Etter Health Center, Campus Police, Dean of Students, and other offices in emergency situations.

Examples of psychological emergencies include:

  • Suicide threat or attempts;
  • Rape, sexual assault, or other trauma;
  • Severely disorganized, psychotic, or out of control behavior

In general, if a student's immediate safety is at risk then it is an emergency. If you have doubts as to whether a situation truly is an emergency, please call and discuss it with us. We might decide it is serious enough to warrant immediate intervention or we might set up a short-term follow-up plan for other urgent problems.

In the event of an emergency during the academic year, a student will be seen by a member of the senior staff as soon as possible. During regular working hours (8:30am-5:00pm) a student can come directly to the University Counseling Center in the Wellness Center, McLean Hall II, Lower Level, or call the office at 477-1481.

Emergency service is also available outside of business hours, at night, and on weekends by calling the Campus Police at 477-1444. They will contact the counselor on call for the day. If the counselor determines that the student should be evaluated immediately, we will make arrangements to see the student at Etter Health Center or pursue crisis intervention services through community mental health resources.

Related Pages on our Web site include:

For Concerned Others

Other Campus Resources Include:

 

Office of Public Safety/Campus Police
Etter Health Services
Dean of Students Office
REACT Program/Women's Center
Office of Disability Services
 

477-1444
477-1458
477-1164
477-1790
477-1364

Community Resources Include:

 

In Cumberland County:
 
 
Holy Spirit Crisis Intervention
Rape/Crisis Hotlines of Cumberland/Perry County
Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland/Perry County
763-2222
888-727-2877
800-852-2102 or 258-4249
In Franklin County:
 
 
Crisis Intervention Services
Women in Need Victim Services
800-994-2555 or 264-2555
800-621-6660 or 264-4444