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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is the university’s counseling center dedicated to student mental health and well-being. As specialists working with undergraduate and graduate students, we work to address your needs through an initial CAPS phone screen appointment.

CAPS provides a broad range of services including

  • crisis counseling
  • individual therapy
  • medication assessment and management
  • group therapy
  • couples counseling

These services are provided by a diverse and multicultural professional staff. Many services are available without additional charge for students who have paid the Campus Health Service Fee. In addition to clinical services, CAPS supports programs to promote mental health, emotional resilience, and wellness throughout the campus community. Counselors work with students and parents during orientation, teach classes on campus, present at health and wellness events, visit student housing and community centers, and consult with faculty and staff in every academic department.

To make an appointment, visit:


CAPS and Terra are pleased to announce weekly drop-in hours for members of the LGBTQIA community at Terra, Thursdays 4-6. Appointments will be in the game room at Terra across from the computer cluster. Additional GSI consult hours are available at CAPS Wed 2-4.

Appointments can be made online through by choosing “Gender and Sexual Identities (GSI) drop-in” and then “Terra” as the location.

Suicide Prevention

College years can be stressful for many students. As a fellow student, faculty, or staff member, you may be the first to recognize when someone needs help. In this role, you are often the one who can guide that student to professional resources. For life threatening emergencies, call for immediate help or go to nearest hospital emergency room. Call 911 (or 9-911 from an on-campus phone).

For assisting students in distress, visit Vaden's clearing house of information. For training in suicide prevention, click here. For more thoughts, click here.