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Mission Statement

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The Clarkson University Counseling Center will be recognized as a wellness leader that facilitates the enhancement of student development, health, retention, and success by fostering and encouraging healthy decision-making, promoting inclusion and coping skills for an ever-changing diverse student body.


The Clarkson University Counseling Center will provide clinical assessment and counseling services that we will hold to the highest confidential, ethical, legal, and professional standards as we work with and for the students of our University. This will be achieved through:

  • Creating a warm, welcoming, empathic, and easily accessible counseling experience.
  • Offering a broad range of mental health and substance abuse prevention services that facilitates the personal and psychological growth and development of our students through individual, relationship, family and group counseling.
  • Promoting a healthy adjustment to college, an environment of personal safety and respect, and improving student retention.
  • Enhancing students’ appreciation of diversity and individual difference.
  • Collaborating with faculty and staff to promote student well-being and support through outreach, prevention programming, and educational efforts.
  • Providing crisis intervention and post-trauma support.
  • Utilizing a team-based approach to clinical and ethical decisions.
  • Using satisfaction surveys and current statistical data to ensure effective treatment and efficient delivery of services.
  • Maintaining a strong network of credentialed, specialized, community-based providers.