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Mission Statement

As a member of the division of Student Affairs, we are committed to student learning, engagement, personal and social development, and social justice.  The primary mission is to assist students in defining and accomplishing personal and academic goals.  Our mission evolves from that of the university.  We foster the mental health, self-awareness, resilience, and well-being of students and the university community through the following:

  • Individual counseling and psychiatric services that are responsive to the diversity of students experiencing ongoing or acute psychological or behavioral difficulties.
  • Crisis response and intervention services.
  • Prevention, education, and outreach programming focused on the developmental needs of students to maximize their potential to benefit from the university experience.
  • Consultation services for students, faculty, staff, and other organizations on campus.
  • Training for interns and graduate assistants, and professional development for staff and faculty.
  • Evaluation and research with the goal of improving the effectiveness of services.

We respect and promote the dignity and worth of all individuals and embrace human diversity within a warm, accepting, and confidential environment.  We promote students' development as citizens of the immediate and larger community through ethical, professional, and quality counseling and educational services.

Our Statement on Diversity

The University Counseling Center recognizes that multi-dimensional diversity enriches the campus community and enhances opportunities for human understanding, both of which contribute to the learning environment for all. Therefore, we pledge to provide college counseling services that nurture environments where similarities and differences among people are recognized, respected, and honored.

Contact the University Counseling Center Wellness Center, Naugle Hall - Ground Floor 1871 Old Main Drive Shippensburg, PA  17257 Phone: 717-477-1481 Fax: (717)-477-4041
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:00pm, For After-Hours Emergencies call Campus Police at 717-477-1444