- Personal Concerns
- Career Counseling
- Outreach and Workshops
College is about finding yourself. We're here so you don't get lost.
"Our team success starts with one step......We got this!"
Coping with Grief and Loss
During times of tragedy, it can be hard to know how to cope and/or help others cope. Below are some resources compiled by the Counseling Center to help those in our community affected by tragedy.
Interested in being an Ally?
ALLY is a workshop that trains individuals who are interested in joining a campus network of allies to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. ALLY training includes experiential activities and guided discussions designed to provide knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will help you be an effective GLBT ally. It is free and open to all University of Dayton students, faculty, and staff. UD's ALLY program is lead by Drs. Jennica Karpinski and Shamell Brandon, of the UD Counseling Center, along with volunteers from the UD campus community. A light dinner will be provided, as well as a sticker that can be displayed in your room or office to demonstrate that you have been trained to be an ally.
If you are interested in attending the next ALLY workshop, please check back for 2013-2014 training dates
Need to talk? We're here to listen.
Whether you're experiencing personal concerns or are looking for insight into matters that you would like to improve, we encourage you to visit the Counseling Center for therapy.
A trained professional will help you define goals, make decisions and solve problems related to personal, social, career and educational concerns.
Life is full of big decisions. It's okay if you need more time to figure out your future.
Trying to choose a major? Don't know what to do with the major you have? Make an appointment with one of our therapists, who can help you determine your interests and passions — and what major and career best relates to them.
Let's face it, making such an important decision can often be difficult, which is a way our office is committed to helping students make career-related decisions that are right for them.
If you already have a career in mind, Career Services can review your résumé, practice interviewing skills, and assist with other career-related questions.
Sometimes, you need to be with others who understand. We get it.
Many times, a challenge you are facing is shared by other students and can be more effectively addressed in a group setting. These problems often include difficulties in interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety, eating problems, low self-esteem, and difficulties with grief or loss.
Groups typically consist of five to eight students with similar concerns and are led by one or two therapists who help facilitate communication between group members.
Help us. Help them.
Concerned about the psychological well-being of someone on campus? Our helpful, trained staff can offer suggestions to help address your concerns.
Help is available either by calling the Counseling Center (937-229-3141) Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, or for an after hours emergency call Public Safety (937-229-2121).
Find the tools for success.
Outreach programming is a service provided by the Counseling Center in order to promote the health and well-being of the larger university community. Our staff is available to deliver lectures, workshops, and other programming to your class, group, or campus organization. We offer a wide variety of topics, and we are always expanding the list of topics we cover. In addition to recognition and prevention programming for students, the Counseling Center provides consultation and training in a variety of areas to faculty and staff. We also available for general outreach at events such as health fairs or other campus events.
What topics are offered?
The Counseling Center is willing to provide a variety of workshops and outreach programs including (but not limited to):
- Test anxiety
- Strategies for coping with a roommate/friend's eating concerns
- MBTI group interpretations
- Stress management
Our current offerings are posted on the campus calendar in Porches.
How Do I Request Outreach Programming?
Due to the many responsibilities of UD staff and the large request for services, we request a minimum of ten audience members at each function. Requests received at least one month in advance with at least three possible dates have a greater likelihood of being accommodated. Requests can be made up to one year in advance. Outreach Programming is generally scheduled Monday through Friday. We are able to accommodate events outside of this time on a case-by-case basis.
If you would like to request any of the outreach services provided by the Counseling Center, please fill out the Outreach Request Form
The questions on standardized tests may be difficult, but accessing them doesn't have to be.
Whether you're preparing for college or graduate school — or want to earn college credit by showcasing your current knowledge — we offer an easy and convenient way to take standardized tests. Our national test center offers services such as proctored exams, CLEP, DSST, MAT, ACT and SAT testing, and special testing accommodations for students with disabilities.
Our staff of experienced professionals is available to help with any of your testing concerns or requirements.
Where to find us when you need us.
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
How To Make An Appointment
The Counseling Center is located on the first floor of Gosiger Hall. Please call for an appointment.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open: Monday - Friday
All students — international, domestic, commuter, non-traditional, undergraduate and graduate — are welcome to use the
Center. Moreover, students are treated with respect regardless of their gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation,
age, ability and religious background.
Note: Full-time undergraduates, graduate assistants and law students pay a Counseling Center fee prior to their first year and are not charged for services during this time. Graduate and Intensive English Program (IEP) students who have not paid an initial fee will be charged $50 per session and $30 per group session. Fees are paid at the time of service or can be changed to the student’s account.