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Our Mission

The mission of University Counseling Services (UCS) is to create an environment that fosters student growth, development, and psychological well being through direct clinical service, education, and prevention. UCS achieves excellence through a multidisciplinary approach to comprehensive psychological services and mental health training. UCS is committed to human rights and equality, promoting respect for individual and cultural differences.

Our Vision

UCS is committed to excellence and believes in the value of the whole student. We strive to be student centered and to remove barriers to student success.

UCS values individual and cultural differences with a commitment to human rights and equality. We embrace innovative clinical services, training of emerging mental health professionals, and research based clinical practice. We envision sharing our collective mental health expertise, building collaborative opportunities, and providing education and leadership at the university, local, national, and international levels.

UCS endeavors to create a diverse and multidisciplinary staff that values different perspectives and professional views. We aspire to develop a collegial, collaborative, communal environment that supports, values, and encourages both personal and professional development of staff.

Diversity Statement

University Counseling Services is committed to promoting inclusion, and the affirmation of diversity in its broadest sense. We strive to provide respectful treatment to people of every background who work, train, and use University Counseling Services. Our staff places a high value on the dignity and worth of individuals and embraces the richness brought by the intersections of individual gender expression and identity, nationality, ethnicity, race, sexual/affectional orientation, age, physical and mental abilities, spirituality, socioeconomic status, physical attributes, as well as other personal and social characteristics that comprise individual identity. We are committed to the social value of equity, and believe that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities.

Virginia Commonwealth University
Division of Student Affairs
907 Floyd Ave, Suite 238
Richmond, VA 23284
Phone: (804) 828-6200
Email: uccounseling@vcu.edu

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