The mission of Arcadia University Counseling Services is to assist students through personal challenges that may interfere with their academic success. Counselors provide a safe, confidential place in which students have an opportunity to identify their problem areas and find creative solutions to them. Counseling Services also provides educational programs, consultation and outreach to the larger campus community regarding prevention and overall emotional health and wellness.
Adjusting to college life can be exciting and challenging at the same time. The Counseling services staff hopes to create a safe and supportive environment for students to express themselves freely and assist them in both their personal and academic development.
Counseling services are completely confidential. This means that information about your counseling sessions are not shared with anyone without your expressed written permission. There are some exceptions to confidentiality, however. If there is the possibility of harm to the client or another person, or in cases of child or elder abuse, Counseling Services staff are mandated to report certain information to the appropriate authorities.
In accordance with the ethical standards of the American College Personnel Association, information will be shared with a third party "only when the student gives permission, or when required to prevent harm to themselves or others." This includes any "third party" involved with the student, including faculty, administrators, staff, parents and friends.
All full-time undergraduates and graduate students enrolled in full-time graduate programs (Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Genetic Counseling, Forensic Science) are eligible for free counseling services.
Part-time students are eligible for two free sessions, then additional sessions are $30 each.
Contact Counseling Services
Heinz Hall, Ground Floor 215-572-2967
For an Emergency
After Hours: 215-572-2999 (x2999 from campus phone)
From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday: Medical Emergency: 215-572-2966 or
215-572-2999; Mental Health Emergency: 215-572-2967 or 215-572-2999