Outreach Programming & Presentations

In addition to working directly with students, we offer education programs of general interest to the university community. UCC professionals present programs exploring issues such as stress management, anxiety and test taking, dealing with diversity, adjustment to college, wellness issues, creating healthy relationships, building self-esteem, body image and eating disorders, personality assessment, ACOA issues, anger management, coping through grief and loss, understanding depression, or other topics as requested.

We can also design specific workshops for your group based on your group needs and interests. If you are interested in workshop services or in-class presentations, call 477-1481 for more details. We do request advance notice of at least 2 weeks prior to the date that you would like us to present. While we cannot guarantee that all workshop requests can be met, we will make every effort to do so.

Events and Workshops:

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation is a form in which distracting thoughts and feelings are not ignored but instead acknowledged and observed non-judgmentally as they arise in order to detach from them and gain insight and awareness.

Join us every Tuesday beginning September 6th from 12:15pm-1:00pm in the Spiritual Center Meditation Room

Beginners are welcome!
(If you are a beginner, please come at 12:00pm so that you can learn the basics before we begin.)

For a better understanding of what to expect at this workshop, please click on the video below.

"Mindfulness Meditation doesn't change life. Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart's capacity to accept life as it is." ~ Sylvia Boorstein

For more information, please contact Dr. Tomoko Grabosky at 477-1481 or tkgrab@ship.edu; or CCgradasst@ship.edu.



Are you feeling a little lost? Homesick? Missing your family, home, friends, or pets?


Remember, you are not alone...find your Ship family at our gathering place!

Join us on the following dates from 3:30-4:30pm in the Naugle Hall MPR where you can connect, eat, create, relax, share, have fun, grow, pet a dog and more!

Thursday, October 13 and 27
Thursday, November 10
Thursday, December 1 and 8

Sponsored by:

School of Academic Programs and Services and the Department of Counseling Services



Mindfulness is a gentle state of active, open attention on the present moment. We learn to observe our thoughts, bodily sensations, and feelings with a kind, loving presence, without judgment. In this way, we discover that, "What we are looking for is that which is looking."

The following workshops are FREE and open to all students, staff, and faculty.
Each workshop will start with an introduction of the workshop concept followed by a guided exercise and discussion.

Thursday, October 20th, 11:00-11:55am (FSC 226)
~Listening to Sounds

Thursday, November 3rd, 11:00-11:55am (FSC 226)
~Self Gratitude

Thursday, November 17th, 11:00-11:55am (FSC 226)
~Cultivating Compassion

Thursday, December 1st, 11:00-11:55am (FSC 226)
~Exploring Difficult Emotions

For more information, please contact:
Tomoko Grabosky, Counseling Center at tkgrab@ship.edu
Toru Sato, Psychology Department at tosato@ship.edu

Sponsored By: Shippensburg University Counseling Center and the Psychology Department


The video below highlights the Annual 'SHIP' the Holidays to Heroes event that is sponsored by the University Counseling Center in collaboration with the Student Veterans of America. Look for details on the upcoming year's event during the Fall 2016 semester.

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.