Counseling Services

Counseling and advising services are available through the Office of Student Affairs. Our office works to provide all students the support they need to be successful in college and beyond. We support the mission of the University, encouraging the full range of development for all students.

We focus especially on helping students to ameliorate problems that would be obstacles to this growth and development by providing the highest quality services, consultation, prevention, training, and psycho-education.

We are committed to supporting diversity and treating all members of the University community with respect, recognizing a special duty to those of under-represented and historically marginalized groups.

To schedule an appointment contact Student Affairs at (715) 735-4300 x4301.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality Counseling sessions are strictly confidential. Your privacy is very important to us; and thus, Student Affairs adheres to state laws and ethical standards, which require that all information be held in confidence. Except in emergency circumstances, no one outside of Student Affairs is given any information—even the fact that you have had an appointment—without your consent. There are a few rare exceptions to confidentiality, as follows:

  • Abuse of children: If a staff member has reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 is being abused or neglected
  • Imminent harm to self/others: If a staff member has reason to believe that you are in danger of physically harming yourself or someone else
  • Age limitation: If you are under 18 we cannot guarantee you confidentiality. If contacted by your parents, we would have to answer their questions in regard to your treatment.
  • Security clearance/certification: If you apply for state licensure or certification in some professional fields or apply for a job requiring security clearance
  • Third-party payment/insurance: If you are referred for other services for which you might need insurance coverage
  • Court orders: When ordered by a court of law