Counseling Center/Disabilities Services
Office of Counseling and Disability Services
CSU counseling services can be found in the Student Health Center in the Lackey-Lee Building. For appointments (937) 376-6134 or walk in any time during regular office hours. Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m.
- Academic and Life Skills Coaching
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Couples Counseling
- Referral Services
- Crisis Intervention
- Alcohol and Drug Counseling/ Intervention
- Post Hospitalization Follow-up Care
- Classroom and Residential Hall Presentations
- Services are FREE to all registered CSU students
Many college students that leave home for the first time may experience various emotional problems. Some may include homesickness, family problems back home, low self-esteem, a lack of self-confidence, general anxiety, problems concentrating, roommate or relationship problems and stress and depression due to academic and financial concerns. No student has to feel alone. The professional counseling service is here and waiting to support you.
Frank Porter, MS., LPC, Director- Counseling and Disability Services
Central State University is commited to including students with disabilities as full participants in its programs, services, and activities through compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. A student with a disability cannot be denied admission exclusively because of a disability. The mission of Disability Services is to ensure that qualified students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities at Central sate University so they can participate in all aspects of university life.
In order to receive services, students must first be admitted to Central State University and then present documentation of their disability to the Coordinator of Disability Services. If a student has been diagnosed with a disabilty and received disability services while in high school, the student should be re-evaluated during their senior year because documentation must be current when transitioning to the college environment. Documentation must be completed by a physician, a psychiatrist, a licensed psychologist, or a rehabilitation specialist. Additionally, the documentation should describe functional limitations, and should include recommendations for academic adjustments appropriate to the disability.
Students with disabilities are expected to meet with the Coordinator of Disability Services and/or a Counselor from the Counseling Center Staff each semester as a part ot their transition plan to determine the academic adjustments for the classes in which they are enrolled.
To support student academic progress, students may be referred to:
- Student Support Services
- Tutorial support for classes
- Assigned to study groups
- Career Planning Workshops
- Counseling Services workshops