Counseling Services

Hours

Counseling Services is open Monday through Friday, September to May (corresponding to the Academic Calendar)

  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m., with 5 p.m. being the last appointment time.
  • Walk-in hours daily, 1–2 p.m.

Emergency Information: Get Help Now

  • Psychological emergencies (risk of harm to self or others) are seen immediately during regular counseling hours. 
  • Please note that Counseling Services staff are not available or on-call after hours or over weekends. 
  • If a psychological emergency occurs outside of regular counseling hours, please contact Public Safety (x2999) or 215 572-2999.
  • Information on suicide prevention.

Our Mission

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.

Confidentiality

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.

Eligibility

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.