Must come in person to either location:
Monroe Park Campus
University Student Commons, Room 238
907 Floyd Ave.
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VMI Building, Room 412
1000 E. Marshall St.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday//Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
After Hours Emergency
Please call VCU Police dispatcher:
(804) 828-1234 and ask to speak to a therapist.
As the details of the tragedy continue to unfold about the shooting in Orlando, we at University Counseling Services remain committed to being responsive to our students and campus partners. This shooting took place on an evening celebrating the Latinx community at Pulse, an LGBTQ nightclub that also hosts educational and social events and serves the LGBTQ community in Orlando. Because the ethnic identity of the shooter has been released, there is also negative and hurtful stereotyping that is emerging in the careless speculations about this incident. And so we recognize that VCU students from a number of different communities are being impacted and needing additional support. There are many emotional responses to this kind of traumatic experience – shock, anger, disbelief, sadness, fear, numbness, feeling unsafe – to name a few. It is important to keep in mind that there is no one “right way” to feel or process grief. We encourage you to reach out to people you can trust and who can support you in coping with reactions to these recent events.
UCS is available for VCU students who would like support following these events. During business hours you can walk in to speak with a counselor at either location. Our waiting rooms are also available during business hours for students who need a quiet space for stillness and reflection. We ask that you please notify front desk staff of your presence. After hours, please call (804) 828-1234 and ask to speak with the counselor on call for immediate support.
Please see the UCS pledge of support to all affected by this tragedy.
UCS adapted this message from our colleagues at Duke CAPS.
The mission of University Counseling Services (UCS) is to create an environment that fosters student growth, development, and psychological well being through direct clinical service, education, and prevention. UCS achieves excellence through a multidisciplinary approach to comprehensive psychological services and mental health training. UCS is committed to human rights and equality, promoting respect for individual and cultural differences.
UCS is committed to excellence and believes in the value of the whole student. We strive to be student centered and to remove barriers to student success.
UCS values individual and cultural differences with a commitment to human rights and equality. We embrace innovative clinical services, training of emerging mental health professionals, and research based clinical practice. We envision sharing our collective mental health expertise, building collaborative opportunities, and providing education and leadership at the university, local, national, and international levels.
UCS endeavors to create a diverse and multidisciplinary staff that values different perspectives and professional views. We aspire to develop a collegial, collaborative, communal environment that supports, values, and encourages both personal and professional development of staff.