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2015 Fresh Check Day:


Rain Location: Student Center Ballroom
Info: Come to SCSU’s 2nd annual Fresh Check Day for engaging interactive booths, a DJ and live performances, great prizes, and FREE food!
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Denise Zack: zackd1@southernct.edu

 Check out last years event!!!  Fresh Check SCSU 2014

Fresh Check Day is the signature program of The Jordan Porco Foundation (JPF). JPF works closely with colleges to plan and fund Fresh Check Day in an effort to bring awareness of mental health resources and coping strategies to college campuses. It is a celebratory fair-like event that includes:

University Counseling Services offers a wide variety of resources to help students adjust to life on campus.  Our primary purpose is to provide psychological support as students pursue academic and personal goals and to enhance the quality of their educational experience at Southern Connecticut State University.

Jeff VanLone 

Join us in welcoming the new Director of University Counseling Services, Dr. Jeffrey S. VanLone.  Dr. VanLone joins us from Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges in upstate New York.  He obtained his doctoral degree from West Virginia University in Counseling Psychology and brings with him over fifteen years experience in higher education administration and counseling services.   We are excited to welcome him not only to the Counseling Services team, but to the Southern CT State University family!  Stop by to say welcome!





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Counseling Services
Engleman B-219
(203) 392-5475
(203) 392-5478 Fax


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

After-hours emergencies

Call 911
or the university police
at (203) 392-5375

A counselor is on call everyday for walk-in crises and phone consultations.

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"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man* can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."  Ralph Waldo Emerson      

*or woman!