Mission Statement and Values

Counseling Center Mission Statement

As part of DASA’s effort to promote the success of the whole student, the University Counseling Center believes that a healthy emotional life is the foundation for personal, academic, and professional success. Honoring individual differences, core human values, and the complexities of collegiate life, our counselors use compassionate, professional interactions to support emotional balance while encouraging students to reach their potential.Our mission is realized through the delivery of comprehensive services, such as:

  • Brief individual, group, and couples counseling
  • Psychiatric evaluation and treatment
  • 24-hour crisis response
  • Campus and community referrals
  • Faculty, staff, and student consultation
  • Mental health educational programming

Counseling Center Values Statement

With a lens of social justice that prioritizes anti-racism and anti-oppression, we commit to the values of Community, Cultural Humility, Accountability, Compassion and Quality of Care. We strive to live these values as an investment in our individual and collective well-being so that we may better serve the mission of the Counseling Center.

Provide culturally-appropriate, competent care that is equitable and accessible to students.

Quality of Care Operationalized:

  • ensure services are accessible and equitable as well as effective
  • safe
  • student-centered – attuned to and focused on the student
  • meets needs across the prevention to crisis spectrum
  • culturally appropriate and culturally affirming 
  • trained in serving diverse populations and using cultural humility 
  • trauma informed
  • current student and staff need is priority over productivity