Counselors are unavailable during quarter breaks. The counselors will plan to return to remote operations and be able to provide assistance to students beginning the week of April 6, 2020.
If you need to contact Counseling during the closure, please email Counseling.Central@seattlecolleges.edu, as this email is regularly monitored and we can provide assistance as needed. Please note that it may take up to 72 business hours for us to respond. Email is not a secure nor confidential form of communication, so please be mindful of the messages you send.
During the closure, we will not be holding individual personal counseling sessions. We are not equipped to provide personal counseling services during the closure and want to highlight the off-campus resources and support lines for students in the Community Resources page . If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact 911 or the 24 hour crisis hotline, Crisis Connections, at 1.866.427.4747.
In an effort to provide a full breadth of student support and retention, Seattle Central counselors are available to consult with faculty on both individual student situations and classroom management issues.
From time to time, instructors have students who are having trouble succeeding for a variety of reasons which may include personal issues, insufficient learning skills, learning disabilities or behavioral problems. You are encouraged to contact the counselor for your division to consult on strategies or resources to assist your student or mitigate the situation.
Student referral for counseling services
If circumstances seem to warrant, you may be encouraged to refer the student for individual counseling. While you can do this informally, if it seems critical or mandatory that the student see a counselor, it is useful to also use a "Student Referral for Counseling Services" form available from your division office.
Faculty should be fully aware of the Student Conduct Code which specifies classroom or campus behaviors subject to intervention or discipline. Your counselor can guide you in engaging the conduct policy and providing a beneficial and safe classroom environment. You can find a copy of the Student Conduct Code in the Student Handbook or your division.