University students normally encounter various stresses during their college experience. These may include coping with new academic demands, feelings of anxiety or depression, making and maintaining new friendships, and adjusting to changing relationships with parents and other family members. However, stress can become overwhelming and threaten your college experience and academic progress.

University Counseling Services (UCS) can help you resolve your personal concerns and manage your situation. Counseling can give you valuable feedback, a different perspective on your situation, and provide you with new ways of coping.

UCS offers a range of psychological and mental health counseling services for current students of Pittsburg State University. Services are provided in a supportive and confidential atmosphere. Sessions are offered to help students with a variety of problem areas such as:

  • Depression, anxiety
  • Family problems, communication skills
  • Relationships, self-esteem
  • Stress, substance misuse/abuse

Many problems can be addressed using a brief, solution-focused approach, often requiring only a few visits. Individual counseling sessions are usually from 25 to 50 minutes in length depending on the needs of the student.


University Counseling Services has contracted with the Crawford County Health Department to provide Pittsburg State University students with a dietitian to help support them with their dietary needs.  The dietitian offers nutritional services to students in a supportive and confidential atmosphere.  The dietitian will work individually with students to plan a program of nutritional services to meet their needs in compliance with state and licensing boards.  Individual sessions are usually from 25 to 50 minutes in length depending on the needs of the students.

Referral to Other Agencies

Students requiring longer-term counseling, psychiatric services, vocational counseling, academic advising, or academic/study-skills assistance are referred to other campus offices or community agencies for assistance as appropriate.

Agencies Include:

On Campus Resources:

Career Services
203 Horace Mann


Equal Opportunity    
218 Russ Hall


Financial Assistance
103 Horace Mann


Legal Resource Center(Self-Help)


Student Health Services
1801 S. Broadway

University Housing
203 Horace Mann


University Police
Shirk Hall


Whitesitt Hall

Includes: Adult Assessment, CARRD, EEG Biofeedback Center, Marriage & Family Therapy, OASIS (Older Adult Screening and Intervention Services), Psycho-Educational Assessment, Sexual Assault Response Team, Truancy Diversion Program, University Testing Center.

Off Campus Resources:

Crossroads Counseling Center
200 E. Centennial Suite 13
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Crawford County Mental Health Center
911 E. Centennial
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Emergency Services
Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center
620-232-0123 or 911

CCMHC Save Line
620-232-SAVE (7283)