At some point during their college experience, students may encounter personal, social, career or academic issues that call for assistance beyond the advice provided by friends and family. That's where the University Counseling Center (UCC) can help. The UCC provides a variety of free and confidential counseling and referral services delivered by professional counselors.
- Group and workshops
- Space for tele sessions with home providers
- Treatment coordination
- Scope of service
Related services on campus
- Psychiatry — medication management (Decker Student Health Services)
- Health Promotion and Prevention Services offers workshops, internship opportunities and online ordering of safer sex and menstrual products.
Services are free for all eligible students and are supported by the Student Health Fee.
Who is eligible
All currently enrolled Binghamton University undergraduate students, graduate students and affiliated entities are eligible to receive these services free of charge; all information is confidential.
All client records are confidential; no information can be revealed or released to anyone, including parents or legal guardians, without a release signed by the student. Exceptions may occur if a clinical judgment has been made that an individual's mood or conduct indicates the possibility of harm to self or others. Also, there are rare circumstances where a clinician may be required by law or by court order to reveal particular information about a patient.
Records of counseling sessions are not part of a college student's education record and are accessible only to the Health and Counseling Center staff. Files are maintained for at least seven years, and then destroyed in a manner consistent with all applicable confidentiality laws and policies. If you have any questions or concerns regarding confidentiality or service, we encourage you to discuss them with your counselor.
Scope of service
The UCC Scope of Services and Brief Therapy Statement describes the UCC's range of counseling services, initial assessment process and brief therapy treatment approach. The statement outlines concerns commonly addressed in brief therapy, as well as concerns often addressed in terms of the process of referral to services outside of the UCC.