Counseling Services - Shorter University

About Us

Personal counseling (individual, group, academic) is offered through the office of Student Support Services by a licensed counselor. Counseling services focuses on learning and education of the whole person. Through counseling and other activities, we strive to assist students in identifying, understanding and solving problems.

Mission Statement

Based on a commitment to student learning and social, personal, and spiritual development, the mission of Shorter University Counseling Services is to empower students to reach their fullest potential through the promotion of healthy behaviors and emotional and mental wellness. We espouse a student-oriented philosophy that is respectful of diversity and seeks provide a safe and supportive environment through which to encourage self-awareness and personal growth.

Information for Students


It is the policy of Shorter Univeristy not to release any information regarding any student’s use of the services or personal matters discussed with a counselor. This means that no parent, academic dean, future employer, or otherwise will know of a student’s use of counseling. Confidentiality is only an issue in the following situations:

  1. A student who has used our services authorizes the counselor to release records or to disclose information to individual’s of the client’s choosing. Normally this process requires written consent.
  2. In certain circumstances, counselors are legally and ethically required to breach confidentiality. For example, if a student reveals information indicating clear and imminent danger to self or others, the counselor may contact appropriate authorities or family members. Such disclosure would be solely for the purpose of providing the necessary emergency care or protection.
  3. The law requires the notification of the appropriate agency when a student reveals on-going abuse or neglect of a child or elderly person.

Appointments can be made online, by phone or in person.

By phone

Call 706-233-7417 and speak to the Student Support.

In person

Stop by our offices (FSU 219) and ask to make an appointment.

NOTE: You cannot make an appointment for another person. All appointments must be made by the person seeking counseling. You can make a consultation appointment with a counselor to discuss concerns about another person.

What services are offered?

Student Support Services offers short-term individual counseling, group counseling, consultation and referral services.