Statement on Roe v. Wade

The Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors is disheartened by the Supreme Court decision on June 24th, 2022, overturning Roe v Wade and the constitutional right to abortion.  This will forever be remembered as a day that five individuals (four of which are men which is important to note) overturned women’s rights to make their own reproductive health decisions.   We support the autonomy for people to make these decisions themselves, and if they so choose, in consultation with their provider and the people they see as important in their lives. 

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Members in the News - 9 things college mental health counselors wish parents understood

TODAY Article: 9 things college mental health counselors wish parents understood

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Dr. Marcus Hotaling, President of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors, on trends in college mental health

The pandemic has led to increased demand for services at campus counseling centers as well as counseling staff turnover. Dr. Hotaling, the Director of the Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center at Union College and President of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD), joins the Quadcast to talk about how counseling centers are evolving, creating communities of care, and what today’s students are experiencing. The AUCCCD is the largest organization of campus mental health leaders in the world.

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Board Statement on the Community Impact Regarding Russia and Ukraine

The Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors is deeply concerned and troubled about Russia’s military attacks in Ukraine, the impact on the country’s citizens, international stability, and the impact this war has on our college university community members. AUCCCD stands in support of those adversely impacted by these events and our thoughts are with those who have connections to the region.  While our thoughts are obviously with the citizens of Ukraine, we must also recognize that there are many Russian civilians that stand against this conflict who are being adversely impacted by their government’s actions. 

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University of Louisville was named a Diversity Champion by Insight into Diversity Magazine

University of Louisville was named a Diversity Champion by Insight into Diversity Magazine, and they did a feature that included a piece on the Counseling Center (pg 33). This article features current board member, Aesha Uqdah.

A Trauma-Informed Lens for Addressing Race-Based Incidents on Campus

AUCCCD Board members, Warrenetta Crawford Mann, Aesha L. Uqdah and Barry A. Schreier author article, A Trauma-Informed Lens for Addressing Race-Based Incidents on Campus. July 8, 2021

Do Institutions Really Know What Is Going on With Their Students’ Mental Health?

AUCCCD Board Members Kate Wolfe-Lyga and Marcus Hotaling author the article, Do Institutions Really Know What Is Going on With Their Students’ Mental Health? in a joint effort with ACE. June 28, 2021

Higher ED Dive: Is online campus counseling here to stay?

AUCCCD Members, Barry Schreier (University of Iowa) and Terry Mason (Emeritus) are featured in the Inside Higher Ed article, Is online campus counseling here to stay? (June 2021)

AUCCCD Statement on Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict (2021)

The AUCCCD community all held our breath yesterday as we anxiously awaited the verdict of the Derek Chauvin murder trial. Before we could exhale, we were all reminded of the institutional and systemic racial trauma that the Black and Brown community have experienced in our country due to the glaring failures in our justice system. When the verdict was announced, we were able to breathe easier for a mere moment before that trauma came rushing back while Trayvon Martin, Breonna Taylor, just yesterday, Ma'Khia Bryant and countless others have gone without justice. This was an example of one police officer being held accountable for the unlawful and egregious use of force and we maintain hope that this is a sign of change to come. We as an organization, as well as individuals within AUCCCD, recognize that there is still much work to be done before we and our Black and Brown friends and family can feel safe and secure. We cannot allow this symbolic verdict to create complacency in our continued fight for equality, justice and human rights.

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Inside Higher Ed: Students Struggle but Don't Seek Colleges' Help

AUCCCD Members, Ben Locke (PSU) and Barry Schreier (University of Iowa) are featured in the Inside Higher Ed article, Students Struggling but don't Seek Colleges Help. (Apr 2021)

AUCCCD Statement on Violence Against Asian Americans (2021)

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, over 3,700 hate crimes against Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) people have been reported in the United States, according to Stop AAPI Hate. In the last few weeks alone, there has been a series of incidents targeting senior citizens in California, some of which resulted in fatalities, random attacks on Asian residents in New York City, and the most recent shootings that occurred in Atlanta, GA, resulting in the deaths of eight people, six of whom were identified as Asian women.

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PBS NewsHour: How the Pandemic is Impacting College Students Mental Health (2021)

AUCCCD member Micky Sharma is interviewed in the PBS NewsHour segment, How the Pandemic is Impacting College Students Mental Health

AUCCCD Board Denounces Attack on US Capitol (2021)

The Association for University and College Counseling Center directors (AUCCCD) strongly condemns the unlawful and unwarranted attacks in Washington, DC, brought upon by a lengthy campaign of manipulation and misinformation. While AUCCCD firmly supports the fundamental first amendment right of the people to peaceably assemble, the desecration of our Capitol, threat to our dedicated political leaders, violence, and misguided anger aimed at a fair election process unwinds the fabric of our Democracy. AUCCCD always opposes violence, obstruction of freedom and the creation of unnecessary fear and anxiety.

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November '20 Board Newsletter

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Chronicle of Higher Education: Meet Covid-19's Freshman Class (Nov 2020)

Sharon Mitchell was quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education article, Meet Covid-19's Freshman Class.  November 2020

APA article, College Counselors Ensure Students can Access Mental Health Services during COVID-19 (Oct 2020)

AUCCCD members, Barry Schreier, Shelly Kerr and Doug Hankes are quoted in APA article, College Counselors Ensure Students can Access Mental Health Services during COVID-19

The A&T Register: Counseling Services are still available for Aggies

AUCCCD Member, Dr. Vivian D. Barnette is interviewed in the A&T Register Article, Counseling Services are still available for Aggies. (Oct 2020)

Higher Ed article: The Emotional Toll of Racism (Oct 2020)

Sharon Mitchell was quoted in the Higher Ed article, The Emotional Toll of Racism. October 2020

Higher Ed: Extending the Reach of Mental Health Therapy (Oct 2020)

Sharon Mitchell and Harry Rockland-Miller were quoted in the Higher Ed article, Extending the Reach of Mental Health Therapy. October 2020

Higher ED article, Mental Health Needs Rise with the Pandemic

Emeritus member, Harry Rockland Miller, and member Asia Wong from Loyola New Orleans are quoted in the Higher ED article, Mental Health Needs Rise with the Pandemic. (Sept 2020)