During our lives we all experience change. At times this change is orderly and understandable. At other times it can be rapid and chaotic. Understanding, coping, and planning for changes in our lives is not always easy. Our staff welcomes you to our center with the hope that our services can be of help to you.
Who We Are
The UCS has an inter-disciplinary multicultural staff of psychologists, social workers, graduate interns, practicum students, and administrative professionals. Our training and interests span a broad range of counseling approaches. Each staff member has training and experience working specifically with college students.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the University Counseling Service is to provide compassionate psychological services, outreach, and training that foster the mental health of students, nurture student success, and contribute to a safe, welcoming, and multiculturally aware campus community.
In all individual, group, and program services we strive to create an environment where all people feel welcome. As a staff, we attempt to facilitate mutual respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic, national, and cultural backgrounds, sexual/affectional orientation, mental and physical abilities, language, class, age, religion/spiritual beliefs, as well as other types of diversity. Learn more about how University Counseling Service has made a committment to diversity.
The University Counseling Service has a strong commitment to meeting the needs of diverse people. In all areas of the UCS, we strive to create an environment where all people feel welcome. As a staff, we define cultural diversity as personal or social identities based in cultural, individual, group, or role differences including, but not limited to, those based on race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, mental health status, relational and family status, religion, spirituality, language, nationality, citizenship status, social class, economic status, veteran status, disability and ability, gender identity and expression, body type and size, as well as diverse ideas, values, and lifestyles.
Scope of Services
The University Counseling Service (UCS) is The University of Iowaâs primary mental health service provider for university students. The UCS supports the Division of Student Life mission for student success by providing support and mental health services to the University of Iowa campus community.