About the Counseling Center

We Are Part of Student Affairs at Illinois

The Counseling Center is a part of Student Affairs at the University of Illinois. From outside the classroom learning experiences, to physical and emotional wellness, leadership opportunities, global awareness, safety, fun, and career preparation, Student Affairs supports all aspects of student life at Illinois.

Counseling Center Mission

The Counseling Center is committed to providing a broad range of high quality, innovative, and ethical services that address the psychological, educational, social, and developmental needs of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students. We also actively contribute to the campus’ broader academic mission by training and developing students and professionals, helping build a multicultural learning community, and providing leadership in forming collaborative partnerships among Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, the Graduate College, and Administrative Affairs units.

About Us

The Counseling Center was founded in 1937. Our staff is comprised of 25 clinical counselors (13 of whom are licensed in the state of Illinois) and many academic and support staff. We are also committed to training and offer intern and practicum programs. In 2013-14, the Counseling Center scheduled more than 14,000 counseling appointments.

We offer students individual and group counseling, which is covered by the health services fee. In addition to clinical services, we are active in educational and preventive outreach throughout campus. During the 2013-14 school year, our outreach activities served more than 22,000 students, faculty, staff, and parents. Outreach events range from our Tuesday@ 7 Workshops, which are led by Counseling Center Paraprofessionals, performances by our INNER VOICES Social Issues Theater group, our ACE IT (Alcohol Culture Explored Interactive Theater) sessions for new students, and our Workshops on Request.