The new experiences and greater independence that normally come as students move from high school to university life, while exciting, are also sometimes quite challenging and stressful. Each year, the Counseling Center provides personal counseling to over 600 undergraduate and graduate students at Eastern Illinois University.
The Center is staffed by psychologists, counselors, and graduate students, and the services rendered to students are free, voluntary, and confidential. The Center is Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services. The Center's staff is dedicated to assisting students in their pursuit of personal and academic growth, to helping students gain a better understanding and appreciation of themselves, and to supporting students as they make important decisions about their lives.
Visit us on the first floor of the Human Services Building Monday through Friday from 8:00 am-4:30 pm. You may also contact us at 217-581-3413. In case of emergency please call the Counseling Center at 217-581-3413. For emergencies after-hours and on weekends, you may reach a local crisis counselor at 1-866-567-2400. You also can refer to our emergency services link on this page.
In the wake of the recent earthquake in Nepal, the EIU Counseling Center supports the relief efforts from the Office of International Students. Please support these events to strengthen our international community:
Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort at EIU (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Mellin Steps Doudna Fine Arts Center
Candlelight Vigil - Mellin Steps Doudna Fine Arts Center (7 p.m. -8 p.m.).
Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort at EIU (10 a.m. – 4p.m.) Mellin Steps Doudna Fine Arts Center
Nepal Earthquake Information Panel (4 p.m. – 6 p.m. 1895 Room, Union).
If you are an international student in crisis and would like to seek emergency counseling, please come and talk to our on-call counselor. Staff are available Monday-Friday, 8:00 am- 4:30 pm. Our staff are here to listen and support during times of crisis.
Students in Distress Handbook
Download the faculty and staff guide for assisting students in need here.