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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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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