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Student Handbook

Counseling Services


Counseling services offers individual and academic counseling services to Emporia State University students to promote goal setting, enhance relationship skills, and learn coping skills. Students are seen for a variety of reasons including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, eating disorders, etc. Counseling services are provided to students by a professionally trained and licensed staff member. Counseling appointments are confidential as stated by law. Referrals for more comprehensive services are arranged when desirable.

Biofeedback services include techniques for self-awareness and relaxation. Biofeedback can be useful for reducing anxiety that may occur with taking tests or talking in front of others. Students learn relaxation skills through mindfulness and meditation practices.

The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention (ADAP) program offers resources, education, and counseling to students, faculty, and staff regarding alcohol and other drug use and misuse. ADAP promotes healthy lifestyle choices that support academic success and enhance the campus learning environment. The class, Prime for Life: On Campus Talking About Alcohol (OCTAA), provides eight hours of instruction that meets the requirements for Alcohol Information School required by the courts. Information regarding 12-step support groups and community resources are also available.

Visit the Counseling Center website at: <>.

Location:          250 Southeast Morse Hall

Contact:           1200 Commercial, Box 4006


Hours:               Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm (Closed during winter break)

For after hours or weekend emergencies, please call the Mental Health Center of East Central Kansas emergency number at 620-343-2211.