The mission of the Counseling Center is to encourage individuals to develop their unique potential by providing services and programs in a supportive environment.
Anti-Racism and Solidarity Statement
NDSU Counseling Center affirms our commitment to recognize the impact that racism, xenophobia, and transphobia have on the mental health and well-being of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). We stand in solidarity with our BIPOC students, staff, and faculty and denounce the rise of overt racism and xenophobia.
As mental health professionals, we understand the impact of oppressive and harmful systems on the mental health and well-being of BIPOC, and at the same time, acknowledge that we will never fully grasp the pain and trauma unless we have experienced it ourselves.
As we continue to uncover and confront the deep entrenchment of institutional racism in this country, we are committed to evolving and growing in our counseling work to better serve our students. NDSU Counseling Center staff will continue to engage in work related to fostering our cultural competencies through ongoing training, specifically targeted at dismantling racism along with examination of our own inherent biases, and promoting anti-racism cultural competencies in the therapeutic process.
We encourage you to contact our center if you (or someone you know) would like support with coping and healing. We hope that the resources below resonate with the NDSU community as ways in which we can both support those who are hurting and join together to facilitate a more inclusive and supportive environment for all.
Diversity Solidarity and Empowerment Group
- This support group is intended for self-identified BIPOC students as an opportunity to build support and solidarity it is not a therapy group. Each session is intended to hold space for vulnerability and conversation as we endeavor to unpack the complexities of racial trauma.
- See our groups page for details on meeting dates/times.
Please call the center (701) 231-7671 to schedule an appointment. When closed, the after-hours FirstLink hotline will be available to help you (First Link hotline 24/7 on-call).
Resources for BIPOC Students
- Visit our BIPOC page.