The University Counseling Center offers in-person and telelemental health services.
If you or experiencing a mental health-related crisis or emergency after regular business hours, then call the UCC office at 662-915-3784 to speak to an after-hours counselor. If you need immediate assistance in responding to disruption or threat to your safety, or safety of others, or imminent threat to the student’s health and safety, dial 911 or UPD at 662-915-4911
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, and with the direction of the Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, and the National Association of Social Workers. 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. By law, limitations of confidentiality include when there is risk of imminent harm to self or others.
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.
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.
The University Counseling Center embraces a philosophy of acceptance and respect. We provide compassion and support for the individuals that we serve as well as toward each other. 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 and fluid 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 the University community (our clients), to working to meet the broader needs of our clients.