The mission of the Student
and Community Counseling Center (SCCC) is to provide systemic, strength-based, culturally competent mental health services focused on relationship, support,
growth and solutions.
SCCC embraces and affirms: a belief in diversity and equity for all backgrounds and identities; inclusion as an
operational principle; and a commitment to multiculturalism and social justice
as underpinning values that shape who we are and how we deliver services.
Staff and trainees at the center are encouraged to examine their
attitudes, assumptions, behaviors, and values, and to develop understanding of
and sensitivity to individual and cultural diversity. However, we recognize that achieving
multicultural diversity and inclusivity as goals can be difficult to achieve
consistently. We recognize that we are
subject to mistakes and can struggle with our own biases, identities and
status/privilege. We therefore are
committed to on-going examination as individuals and professionals that will
enhance our ability to more effectively address the mental health needs of
students and the great diversity represented at our university.