Let Student Counseling Services help you sort things out.

Life at college can be overwhelming. Let Student Counseling Services help you sort things out.

A space for students to openly engage in dialogue around issues and concerns related to what it means to be a student of color in an academically rigorous and predominantly white campus.

Explore positive body image and develop your leadership skills in this fun and informative workshop sponsored by Student Counseling Services and ISU Leads. For more information, call (309) 438-3655 or email Jenni Thome

Did you know?

96% of students who participated in counseling would recommend counseling to their friends.

Student Counseling Services are free and confidential.

Location and Hours

320 Student Services Building

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wed 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

How to Make an Appointment

Call (309) 438-3655 or stop by room 320 of the Student Services Building to make an appointment. During your first appointment, a professional counselor will work with you to help you clarify your concerns and explore if ongoing counseling or other services are needed. All counseling services are confidential and provided without charge. Psychiatric consultations are also available to discuss issues related to medication.

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Students of color on predominantly White college campuses often face unique difficulties and challenges while navigating a university setting. The Student of Color process group (SOCPG) at Illinois State University provides a safe and supportive space for students of color to make sense of and give voice to the wide range of concerns. 
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I can’t sleep. I’m sad all the time. I don’t have any friends. I’m not sure I fit in here. I worry constantly. I am so overwhelmed.  What am I doing here? Does any of this sound familiar? Being a college student is stressful! You don’t have to go it alone: Illinois State University’s Student Counseling Services (SCS) is here to help you succeed. SCS has experienced psychologists and counselors. Counseling is free, and it’s confidential --what happens in counseling stays in counseling. Except for a few exceptions related to the safety of yourself and others, no information can be released. Your privacy is protected by law! 
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At Student Counseling Services, we were saddened to hear about the hate and violence that occurred in Charlottesville during the “Unite the Right” rally.  Student Counseling Services condemns violence and all forms of discrimination, including intolerance and hate.  We acknowledge the psychological, emotional and spiritual impact these events have on our students, faculty and staff. Psychological research has shown that prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination can have adverse effects on both the targets and the perpetrators. These effects include heightened vigilance, anger, anxiety, depression and physical symptoms. Discrimination can create a climate of rejection, fear, anxiety and insecurity, for both individuals and the target group as a whole.  We encourage you to seek support in a way that is most beneficial to your own self-care and to support one another.  As always, the staff at SCS is available to meet with any student who may need to talk about their reactions.  Know that we are here to listen with empathy and to provide support to all students in a way that validates your experiences.  During this difficult time, let us continue to affirm Illinois State University’s values of diversity and inclusion.  
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Student Counseling Services will hold Body Project implementations throughout the semester. The first will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, September 18, in the Student Services Building. 

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Emergency Helplines

  • Call the Student Counseling Services (309) 438-3655, and if after hours, press "2" at the prompt to speak to a counselor immediately, or dial 1-855-256-2188
  • Providing Access to Help (PATH): 309-827-4005, 1-800-570-7284 or dial 2-1-1
  • Military Veterans Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (Press 1)
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