Student Counseling Services (SCS) offers individual and group counseling as well as workshops to help students find better ways to cope with and resolve the problems of everyday life. Although we do not provide academic advising or admissions counseling, we do assist students with academic skill development as well as career exploration, in addition to the psychological services we provide. Services offered by staff are free of charge to students and provide opportunities to increase self-knowledge and develop greater self-awareness, self-understanding, independence, and self-direction in many areas including: Interpersonal relationships, Stress and time management, Social/sexual difficulties, Grief and loss, Emotional issues, Eating concerns, Academic concerns, Conflict resolution. All SCS information is available in alternative formats for people with disabilities.
Statement Against Racism and Racial Violence
The Department of Counseling, Health and Wellness joins the rest of the Metropolitan State community in expressing our grief and compassion to all those who have been affected by the murder of George Floyd and the continuation of centuries of race-based violence across the United States.
The brutal murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department demands that we recognize the ongoing epidemic of police violence and racism against Black communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color. We also must recognize the violence faced by the LGBT+ community, especially by trans persons of color. The murders of George Floyd and countless others arise from the entrenched and pervasive legacy of 400 years of systematized racism, oppression, and violence in the United States. We join the calls that have risen across the nation and the world demanding an end to these systems that marginalize, harm, and kill members of our communities.
While these tragedies can be traumatizing for everyone, we recognize that now may be an especially painful time for members of our Black and African-American community. Experiencing or witnessing trauma can produce a range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, numbness, helplessness or guilt. Counseling Services staff are committed to providing affirming, culturally-responsive care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously affected by trauma.
We encourage you to contact our office if you would like support with coping and healing. We hope you will participate in the following events:
Real Talk: Juneteenth Celebration 2020, June 19 from 1–3 p.m., hosted by the Multicultural, American Indian and Retention Services (MAIR) department.
“Ending Racism: Practical Advice for Allies and Advocates,” June 25 and 29 from 5–6:30 p.m., sponsored by the Women’s and LGBTQ+ Resource Center and Multicultural, American Indian and Retention Services (MAIR) department
Black Lives Matter. Say their names.
George Floyd. Rayshard Brooks. Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, Ahmaud Arbery, Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells. Riah Milton. Bothem Jean, Atatiana Jeffers, Jonathan Ferrell. Renish McBride. Stephon Clark. Jordan Edwards. Jordan Davis. Alton Sterling. Aiyana Jones. Mike Brown. Tamir Rice. Clementa C. Pinckney. Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson. Ethel Lee Lance. Depayne Middleton-Doctor. Tywanza Sanders. Daniel L. Simmons. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton. Myra Thompson. Trayvon Martin. Sean Bell. Oscar Grant. Sandra Bland. Philando Castile. Corey Jones. John Crawford. Terrence Crutcher. Keith Scott. Clifford Glover. Claude Reese. Randy Evans. Yvonne Smallwood. Walter Scott. Eric Garner. Freddie Gray. Jamar Clark. Amadou Diallo.