The Counseling Center

Statement of Community

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious, bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

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The Counseling Center is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our professional staff offers a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment. For more information, or to make a free appointment, contact us at (814) 332-4368, or stop by our office in Room 304 in Reis Hall. In case of an emergency not during these hours, please contact Campus Security at (814) 332-3357.

The Counseling Center offers individual counseling for a variety of personal, academic and career-related issues. Individual counseling sessions are limited per student per semester. Generally, students who require longer or specialized care will be referred off campus and provided assistance with obtaining appropriate treatment, which will be coordinated by a student’s personal physician or off-campus mental health service provider.

The Center also occasionally provides group counseling and workshops on various issues such as perfectionism, eating disorders awareness, relaxation training, transitions, self-esteem, and anxiety and depressive illnesses management. Other resources and services include tapes, consultation, crisis intervention, off-campus referral, residence hall outreach and self-help materials.

Mental Health Crisis Numbers

Campus: 3357
Community: 724-2732