About the SCC


Mission

The mission of the Indiana State University Student Counseling Center is to provide ISU students with timely and effective mental health services that allow them to improve and maintain their mental well-being and therefore to meet their educational, personal, emotional, and psychological goals. We also provide outreach and consultation services that help create supportive learning and living environments, while at the same time addressing students' developmental needs to help them become effective and productive citizens.

CONFIDENTIALITY

The Student Counseling Center (SCC) is considered a “health service provider” by the State of Indiana. As such, all services are confidential, including the identities, information about, and all records kept on student clients/patients. Our staff cannot reveal nor confirm the identity of students seeking SCC services, their participation in those services, nor the content of communications with those students to those outside the SCC staff without the student’s knowledge and written consent. Information about a student’s use of counseling services is kept separately from their academic record.

Students may sign a written release granting their counselor, or a representative of the SCC, permission to share confidential counseling information with specific other persons such as parents, an RA, faculty member, or another health service provider.

Values that guide our work:

Goal

To provide students with the necessary life skills to mature and attain their highest performance, while achieving optimum happiness during their attendance at ISU.

Our mission and primary goal are achieved through the use of a combined clinical and developmental approach to short- and long-term individual and group counseling. This approach provides consultation, psychological assessment, and proactive outreach education in developing healthy lifestyles for the university student during their stay at Indiana State University.

The SCC does not offer treatment for all emotional or psychological disorders, particularly those disorders that are chronic, severe, or involving the high risk of harm to self or others, including severe personality or psychotic disorders, and severe substance abuse or recovery. Clients needing extended treatment or special services beyond those offered at the SCC will be referred to competent resources in the Terre Haute community.

How do I know if I need counseling?

Counseling Center Evaluation Survey