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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.    


If you are interested in applying for our internship program, click here. If you have any questions pertaining to the application process, contact Lindsay Wilson at

If you are interested in applying for a Graduate Assistantship at the Counseling Center, please email your resume to Melissa Sons-Ashmore at Deadline is Monday March 2, 2015 by 4:30 pm.


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Download the faculty and staff guide for assisting students in need here.