Counseling & Psychological Services

Message to Freshmen

Starting college is an exciting time for freshmen. Confronted with a rich diversity of different people, new ideas and opportunities for personal growth, it is a time when freshmen begin to ask themselves several basic questions: who am I, what's important to me, what do I want from life, how do I achieve it? These are questions all people ask of themselves at some point in their life. For college freshmen, it is usually their first year on campus.

Also, college is a time of change and adjustment. You will be leaving many of your old friends behind and seeking out new relationships and creating an identity for yourself on campus. You will find increased freedoms but with that will come more responsibility. As you move forward toward your life goals, you will begin to separate from family and learn to stand on your own.

College will bring increased academic demands and expectations. In order to be a successful student; refining your study habits, learning to prioritize your tasks, managing your time effectively and coping with stress will be a few of the challenges you will face.

The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services can assist you in addressing these issues through confidential individual counseling sessions or by participation in the Office's skills development workshop series, which is offered on campus on a regular basis.

For more information, please feel free to stop by or call 351-3608. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Welcome to Shawnee State University!!!

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