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University Counseling Center

The mission of the Saint Louis University Counseling Center is to promote the psychological health and development of the SLU community using a holistic approach to wellness through a lens of social justice.  

Wuller Hall exterior shot on a sunny day

The UCC is located on the second floor of the Wuller Hall above the Eckelkamp Center for Campus Ministry (just west of the Clock Tower).  Once you exit the elevator or staircase, make a left and follow the directional signs.

Through the establishment of culturally fluent, evidence-based approaches to mental health treatment, our center aims to create a safe and empathic environment that honors the individual and collective identities and experiences of all students. Our goal is to provide affirming and compassionate care, a visible presence throughout the campus, and a recognized partner in the larger well-being ecosystem — to contribute to student success.

Our Core Values

In addition to the Jesuit value of cura personalis — care for the whole person, the University Counseling Center, more commonly known as the UCC, aligns itself with a set of core values and principles that guide our work ethic and reflect our commitment to students and campus partners.

Knowing that many SLU students seek counseling services during the most vulnerable times in their lives, having integrity is a number one priority of the UCC. Leading with honesty, ensuring that we are accountable, maintaining confidentiality, demonstrating respect, serving with humility and creating spaces where students feel safe are of utmost importance. 

Given that SLU is an institution serving students from all over the world, and all students deserve a place where they feel welcome, seen and heard, the UCC operates from a communal perspective. Our desire to exist as a positive influence and contributing member of the well-being ecosystem necessitates that we affirm all student identities, honor differences and embrace uniqueness while promoting acceptance and belonging.    

Whether a student needs individual counseling or crisis support or if a faculty member is seeking mental health resources, the UCC wants our campus community to know that we strive to be as responsive as possible. In doing so, we aim to develop and maintain a high level of trust and reliability. We work hard to ensure that we are available to meet demands and understand the value of utilizing supportive partners when necessary.

As the institutional landscape changes and evolves, student counseling needs can shift, requiring the UCC to position itself to center growth as one of its core values. Along with providing ongoing professional development training in best practices, the UCC integrates creativity and innovation into our approach to service delivery, the creation of well-being initiatives, and our programming. 


Art Hives 2024

Canvas Conversations: Where You and Your Story Belong

Join us 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, April 5, on West Pine outside Griesedieck Hall for an open art studio free for all students, staff and faculty. This event is sponsored by DICE, the University Counseling Center, and the SIUE Art Therapy Program.

In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved to the Center for Global Citizenship.

Monthly Wellness Wednesday Series

Join us for a series of virtual conversations about strengthening your mental health skills on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

March 27: Healthy Communication

April 24: Coping with Change

May 22: Reflection and Introspection

Meetings held via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 976 1907 4153

Passcode: 0511159

UCC Weekly Groups


Alone Together Social Club (with Duo Dog Woody) - 5-7 p.m., Wuller Hall, 2nd Floor in the WellSPACE


Sober @ SLU - 5-6 p.m., Wuller Hall, Room 227

No Shame in Our Game - 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Men's Support Group - Gries Blue Room 


Shades - Support for Women of Color - 3-4 p.m., Wuller Hall, Room 224

Roller Coaster of Love Relationship Support Group - 3-4 p.m., Wuller Hall, Dorothy Day Room 

Diversity and Anti-Racist Statement

The University Counseling Center is committed to embracing the unique identities and characteristics of all ethnicities, faiths, orientations, abilities and life experiences. Students can expect that our professionals will work with them in a safe and nonjudgmental fashion by creating an environment of support and acceptance. 

The UCC recognizes the destructive impact that stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination have on one’s ability to function optimally and, therefore, strives to confront, dismantle and eradicate the inequities caused by racism, xenophobia, transphobia and other harmful oppressive conditions and systems.

The UCC also understands that Black, Indigenous and People of Color are often subjected to maltreatment, marginalization and silencing, especially within mental health systems of care — to which our staff responds by making a commitment to ongoing training and education, amplifying the voices of the BIPOC community and unconditionally rejecting all forms of racism.


The University Counseling Center holds accreditation through the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS). This accreditation is awarded to college and university counseling centers that meet the criteria for demonstrating a high level of professionalism and quality.