Student Counseling Services (SCS) supports the teaching, research, outreach, and service missions of the University of Minnesota by offering comprehensive, accessible, flexibly-delivered counseling, consultation, and instruction.
As a unit of the Office for Student Affairs, SCS contributes to the comprehensive education of students, the protection of human rights, and the enhancement of University programs, services, and organizational units.
The mission of SCS is to:
In carrying out these programs, SCS plays several roles: educational/developmental (assessing and enhancing potential); preventive (anticipating, circumventing, forestalling difficulties); and remedial (assessing and remedying problems).
SCS is committed to meeting the diverse and changing needs of multiple populations while nurturing and supporting the professional growth and ethical conduct of staff; engaging in innovative program development and management; and participating in the University governance system.