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Counseling Center


Welcome to the NDSU Counseling Center!

Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.

The mission of the Counseling Center is to encourage individuals to develop their unique potential by providing services and programs in a supportive environment.

The NDSU Counseling Center provides a confidential setting in which students may explore concerns of a personal, academic, or career-related nature; makes referrals; and serves as consultants for faculty and staff. Students in counseling can explore a variety of concerns which may prevent them from functioning at their optimum levels.

We are sensitive to the needs of students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnic groups, ages, and ability, and are LGBT affirming.

Scheduling An Appointment

  • Individual and Group Counseling for NDSU students, free of charge.
  • Location: 212 Ceres Hall
  • Phone number: 701-231-7671.  
  • Hours during the school Year: M/W/F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and T/Th 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Hours during summer and school breaks: M-F 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Mental Health NDSU

October 20-24, 2014

Promoting Mental Health in the NDSU Community

This fall, the NDSU Counseling Center will host a variety of activities the week of October 20-24, 2014 to bring awareness about and promote mental health in the NDSU community. The week will consist of events designed to help students, faculty members and staff members recognize and ease stress, succeed academically, intervene with individuals dealing with mental health issues, and maintain positive attitudes.

Please join us for the following events!

Monday, October 20

·         Meditation (3:00 – 4:00 PM) Counseling Center

o   An opportunity to get together with other NDSU students, faculty, and staff to learn and practice mindfulness meditation for increased awareness, presence, and well-being - in an informal, friendly environment.  All levels are welcome, from complete beginners to experienced practitioners.  Advance registration is not required.


Tuesday, October 21

·         Mental Health First Aid Training (8:00 AM – Noon, Tuesday/Thursday) Memorial Union

o   Mental Health First Aid Training is an interactive session which runs 8 hours.  Mental Health First Aid certification introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments. Advance registration, through the Counseling Center, is required.

·         Counseling Center Open House (3:30 – 5:00 PM)

o   Drop by and meet the staff, tour the Center, and enjoy refreshments.

·         NDSU President’s Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs Town Hall Meeting (7:00 – 8:30 PM) Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center

o   Attend the NDSU Town Hall Meeting on Reducing High Risk Drinking Among North Dakota College Students

§  Learn about trends in alcohol and other drug misuse among ND college students

§  Discuss evidence-based solutions related to public health and safety

§  Network with elected officials, campus administrators, ND University System leaders and community members


Wednesday, October 22

·         Managing Your Mood (10:00 AM – Noon) Memorial Union, Room of Nations

o   From time to time most of us have some difficulty managing our emotions or stress, especially when life gets hectic. If you are currently looking for ways to improve your mood and manage your stress, attend this workshop scheduled for NDSU faculty and staff members.  Advance registration, through NDSU Human Resources, is required.

·         De-stress Fest (3:00 – 5:00 PM) Wellness Center

o   Stop by and learn about ways to de-stress, meet area therapy dogs, and take part in National Depression Screening Day and National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week screenings. 

·         Horsin’ Around

o   NDSU students are welcome to come to NDSU Sheppard’s arena and groom and brush horses to help de-stress.   Closed toe shoes are recommended and highly encouraged. 

o   3:30-5:00 PM, Sheppard Arena

o   Sponsored by:  NDSU Equine Science Department

·         Share.Survive.Thrive: Student Support Group Event

o   Attend a film screening and discussion of “It Was Rape” at 7:00 pm in the Mandan Room of the Memorial Union.


Thursday, October 23

·         Mental Health First Aid Training (8:00 AM – Noon) Memorial Union

·         National Depression Screening Day Events

o   Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, National Depression Screening Day raises awareness and screens people for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders.

§  Breeze-way between the Weibel and Reed/Johnson Residence Halls (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM)

§  ACE Tutoring (7:00 – 9:00 PM)


Friday, October 24

·         National Depression Screening Day Event

o   Barry Hall Atrium (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM)




Groups, Classes and Workshops Fall 2014!
  • Graduate Student Support Group
  • Meditation for Stress Management and Focus (with optional book discussion)
  • Academic Skills Workshops and Classes
  • Career Workshops and Classes
  • Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop
  • New To NDSU
  • Study Space

See our Groups and Classes page for details (details for some groups TBA shortly)! 

Active Minds

Learn how to become in involved in NDSU's chapter of Active Minds, the nation's only peer-to-peer organization dedicated to raising awareness about mental health among college students. The organization serves as the young adult voice in mental health advocacy on over one hundred college campuses nationwide. Chapters plan events such as panel discussions, Silver Wristband Campaigns for the Brain, movie screenings, keynote speakers, stress-relief activities, and Stomp out Stigma Runs, that follow the four basic tenets of the Active Minds mission.

Meditation for Stress Management and Focus

Brief Alcohol and Screening and Intervention for College Students is a service available for students who want to explore their alcohol and other drug use. It is designed to assist students in examining their own behaviors in a judgment-free environment. BASICS may be required when a student violates NDSU policy in regards to alcohol and other drugs.

Edu 123 Study Skills Class

Edu 123 is a one-credit graded course that helps students develop skills necessary for successful academic achievement.

Edu 124 Career Planning Class

Career Planning is a one-credit course helps students make satisfying decisions regarding college majors and careers.

Check Out These External Links...


APA Help Center American Psychological Association's Public Information help center.

North Dakota Department of Health Suicide Prevention Web Site Designed specifically for information about suicide prevention and other issues associated with suicide.

Virtual Pamphlet CollectionStudent Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection.

What a Difference a Friend Makes is a SAMHSA web site to help reduce the stigma of mental illness on college campuses! Full of information on mental illnesses, how to support a friend, and real stories from people recovering from mental illness.

TutorND Free online tutoring for all ND residents and students at NDUS institutions! Get FREE help from expert tutors online. Improve your confidence, skills, and grades.


 A site that offers mental health information especially for college students, including:

  • A self-screening program for you to take if you are concerned about your own emotions or those of a friend
  • A program that will answer your questions about mental health issues
  • A vast mental health resource library

In addition, check out Ulifeline's new partnership site with mtvU, Half of Us

Email Disclaimer

We discourage people from contacting us via e-mail regarding personal problems. The nature of e-mail is such that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of your correspondence, nor do we find e-mail communications as useful as in-depth, face-to-face contact. Moreover, we cannot guarantee that we will read e-mail right away or respond in a timely fashion.

Contact Information

North Dakota State University Counseling Center
Location: 212 Ceres Hall
Mailing Address: NDSU Dept. 5120, P.O. Box 6050 Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: (701) 231-7671
ND Relay: (800) 366-6888
Fax: (701) 231-6318
For emergency/crisis contact information, please see our Crisis Intervention Page

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North Dakota State University
Counseling Center
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7671
Campus address: Ceres Hall 212
Physical/delivery address: 212 Ceres Hall, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5120 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Monday, October 20, 2014 9:02:49 AM