University Counseling Center | Lester Hall, 2nd Floor
24/7, Confidential Counseling Services for Students of The University of Mississippi
If you are experiencing a mental health-related crisis or emergency after regular business hours,
call 662-915-3784 to speak with an after-hours counselor – at no cost to you.
If you need immediate assistance in responding to disruptions, threats to your health and safety, or threats to the health and safety of others,
DIAL 911 or University Police Dept. at 662-915-4911.
Please note: Wednesday of each week, UCC phone lines are answered by our third party provider from 8 am – 9:30 am.
The University Counseling Center embraces a philosophy of acceptance and respect.
We provide compassion and support for each other, and for the community in which we serve. We work to create a warm, welcoming environment that expresses respect for the individual and their relationships. We hold a belief in the self-determination and growth of the individual. We seek to create and maintain a dynamic environment that allows for a sense of safety and trust to build in our clients ─ and ourselves. We adopt a holistic view of ourselves – from being providers of direct services for University students and faculty, to meeting the broader individual needs of every client.
Privacy & Professionalism
At the University Counseling Center (UCC), you will find a team of dedicated professionals who strive to offer the best care possible in an atmosphere of acceptance and respect. We offer our services in accordance with the legal limits of confidentiality prescribed by the State of Mississippi, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and with the direction of the Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, and the National Association of Social Workers.
The Counseling Center is staffed by licensed, professional counselors and social workers, as well as Graduate Assistant student counselors from the Counseling, Psychology, and Social Work programs. The UCC provides a variety of counseling services, including individual and group sessions, for diverse mental health concerns using a brief therapy model. Services for students are free and confidential.
- No record of counseling is contained in any academic, educational, or personnel file.
- No information, written or oral, is released to other persons without the client’s written permission.
- University students are encouraged to utilize the UCC’s Crisis Intervention services, both during and after regular business hours.
- The UCC also provides confidential counseling services for benefits-eligible University administration, faculty and staff as part of the University’s Employee Assistance Program.
Please note: By law, limitations on confidentiality apply when there is risk of imminent self-harm or harm to others.