Approximately 40% of Lafayette students seek counseling during their college experience. Our counselors help students identify academic, social, and personal goals and strengthen coping strategies when they experience emotional distress or trauma. Counseling provides students with opportunities to gain support, generate new perspectives, try out new behaviors and attitudes, and develop greater self-understanding. Our counselors are committed to supporting all students and recognize that emotional well-being is vital to student success both inside and outside of the classroom.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Counseling Center strives to create an affirming, accessible, and welcoming environment that embraces and celebrates the diversity of our Lafayette community. We value the diversity of thought, perspective and experience that characterize our vibrant community. We recognize that individual characteristics such as race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, immigration status, ability, age, body size, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and religious and spiritual beliefs are central to shaping our identities. We believe that awareness of how our individual identities intersect is important to understanding ourselves, one another and our experiences in the world. Read more >>
Students seeking counseling support can schedule a consultation appointment with a counselor by calling 610-330-5005 or stopping by the 2nd floor of the Bailey Health Center.
We are located on the second floor of the Bailey Health Center building, though the Counseling Center is a separate department from the Health Center.
Academic Semester Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:45 am-5:00 pm (closed 12-1 pm)
If you need to speak with a counselor after-hours, please call 610.330.5005 to be connected with our telephone crisis support service.
We help students achieve positive mental health and cope with distress in order to make the most of their time at Lafayette. Read more about the Counseling Center and explore frequently asked questions.
The Counseling Center hosts an annual THRIVE event each September to kick off the academic year. Students connect with one another while learning practical strategies to foster personal growth and cultivate a positive college experience.