In order to allow the Student Counseling Center (SCC) to prioritize keeping timely counseling services available to all RHIT students, the SCC utilizes a brief goal-focused counseling model. Students are limited to 6-session cycles at the SCC. Initial walk-in appointments and crisis appointments do not count towards a student’s 6 sessions. Once the 6-session limit has been met, students are welcome to return to the waitlist for services in order to continue their treatment at a later time. Students in crisis should always feel welcome to come to the SCC and receive support. The objective is to facilitate adaptation, adjustment, and resilient functioning in order to enable students to pursue academic, career and personal success with minimal disruption or delay.
Registered students at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology are eligible to receive counseling services at the SCC. All sessions are confidential and at NO cost to the student. Sessions are typically 50 minutes. The SCC staff specialize in concerns common among college students, such as personal stress and anxiety, depression, academic and career related concerns, relationship concerns, and identity development. The SCC provides services that are appropriate for a non-urgent level of care. Students will be referred out for community-based services in cases where emotional or psychological concerns require long-term intervention, particularly those needs that are chronic, severe, involve a high risk of harm to self or others, or require substance abuse treatment.
Students receiving counseling services that are identified as needing continued and/or more intensive long-term services will be evaluated on a case by case basis by counseling center staff. If it is determined that a student would be better served by available community-based resources, SCC staff will assist students with the referral. Student Affairs staff will work with students to find appropriate transportation if transportation is a concern. If further medical assessment and/or medications are needed, a referral to a medical professional can also be made.
Students may also choose to invite romantic partners to see a counselor with them to improve their relationships. This is a common experience and RHIT counselors can work with couples issues when they arise, provided that at least one of the clients is a Rose-Hulman student.
Groups pull together a number of students sharing a common concern to provide an opportunity for support, building skills, and personal growth. Check the groups page to learn more.
Educational presentations, outreach and workshops
Rose-Hulman counselors can also provide guest lectures or lead workshops for campus organizations. Topics can include depression, test anxiety, stress management, relationships, or any other topic related to mental health. If needed, please contact the counseling office as far in advance as possible to allow the counselor to prepare materials. Also, indicate what topic you would like the counselor to address and to whom she or he is presenting. Counselors can also be on hand at presentations as liaisons and crisis management resources if potential distress or need for mental health services is suspected. Check the workshops page to learn more.
The Student Counseling Center also provides self-help materials for students who are not comfortable seeing us directly. These resources can be found outside the Counseling Center. They provide information about depression, anxiety, relationships, rape survivor assistance, and other mental health topics.
Rose-Hulman counselors also provide consultation to faculty and staff, including administration, professors, sophomore advisors, and resident assistants. Students may reach out to many different individuals when in need, some of which may feel confused or uncomfortable dealing with mental health issues. Counselors are available to consult with any Rose-Hulman faculty or staff who may be concerned about a student.
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