Student Counseling ServicesA department in the Division of Student Affairs, is the primary counseling center for Auburn University's undergraduate and graduate student community.
The mission of SCS is to provide comprehensive preventative and clinical mental health services to enhance the psychological well-being of individual students, as well as the broader campus culture. We are committed to supporting the academic, retention, and student development missions of Auburn University, so students can have a balanced university experience and take full advantage of the educational opportunities at the university.
SCS is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity, and our staff welcomes all students. Our goal is to create a safe, supportive and affirming climate for individuals of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, ages, abilities, sizes, socioeconomic statuses, languages, and cultures.
Student Counseling Services (SCS) is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). The basic purposes of the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) are to encourage and aid counseling services throughout the United States and internationally to meet high professional standards, to inform the public about those which are competent and reliable, and to foster communication among counseling services operating in a variety of settings. IACS is committed to furthering the visibility of the counseling profession and improving its quality. IACS has evolved standards that define professional quality and has established criteria for accreditation which reflect these standards. IACS accreditation also acts as a stimulus to a wide variety of agencies to upgrade their professional services to meet accreditation standards; and the Association provides the profession and the public with information about those agencies which it has accredited. Accreditation is open to University and College Counseling Centers and Public and Private Counseling Agencies.
SCS has been integral to my time here at Auburn. I have seen two different counselors and they are both amazing and very professional. I recommend SCS to friends and classmates every chance I get.SCS client
I’m very thankful this is a service provided by AU. I thought coming to counseling meant something was really wrong with me but SCS makes me feel comfortable and welcomed, and normal.SCS client
Being counseled has made me a more self-aware and secure person. I am happy to have finally made strides toward understanding why I do the things I do, and identifying reasons to change. It has been pleasant to have the opportunity to explore these feelings in a secure and supportive environment.SCS client
I wish that more students sought out SCS as I think mental health is vitally important. I want the stigma of counseling to go away so people can realize SCS is there to help not to judge.SCS client
Student Counseling Services
Welcome to Auburn University’s Student Counseling Services. SCS is the primary counseling center for the Auburn University student community to talk through their personal problems and concerns. We are located on the second floor in suite 2086 of the Auburn University Medical Clinic. To make an appointment call (334) 844.5123. Office hours are 8 am to 5 pm M-F.
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