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Counseling and Self-Development Center

Counseling CenterThe Counseling and Self-Development Center addresses the psychological and developmental needs of South Carolina State University students. The mission of the center is to provide mental health services that assist students with defining and accomplishing their personal goals while coping with stressors which may arise during the course of their matriculation. Student counseling needs are met through a wide range of programs and services, including: individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, referral services, graduate internship and practicum training for students in the social sciences, substance education, campus and classroom outreach, mental health awareness programs and other programs and services as needed. The Counseling and Self-Development Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.


Counseling and Self Development Center
Post Office Box 7508
300 College Street
Orangeburg, SC 29117-0001
Phone Number: (803) 536-7245
Fax Number: (803) 536-8702


Counseling services are provided at no charge to all undergraduate and graduate students.


Appointments can be made in person at the Center or by phoning (803) 536-7245. Counseling and Self Development Center Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In the event of an after hours or weekend emergency, please contact the University Police Department at (803) 536-7188. 


Services are provided on the basis of student self-referrals or as a result of collaborations with or referrals by faculty, staff, or other professionals.


Confidentiality Statement


Counseling is a confidential process. All records, including test data, are confidential and separate from other college records. Information about students will not be revealed to any person or agency, within or outside of the University, without the student’s knowledge and written consent. In all cases, the Counseling and Self-Development Center adheres to strict professional standards of ethics and confidentiality.