The mission of Counseling Services is to provide solution-focused, student-centered
counseling services to enhance personal growth and development. Counseling Services
is a support service available to currently enrolled students at SCC who may be facing
Why Counseling Services?
The rigors of college can be stressful and when combined with other life challenges
of home, work and personal obligations may serve as a cause for a person to seek help
addressing these matters. Counseling Services can assist in these situations by:
Providing confidential and accessible services to students at the convenience of their
Assisting students manage their specific needs and challenges.
Providing access to or connecting students with college and community resources that
may further assist students.
Services include but are not limited to:
Limited Crisis intervention and counseling timely response to student crisis situations.
- Interventions by electronic means contact through electronic means provided by Spartanburg
Community College for non-life threatening concerns and for initial contact. - Limited face-to-face interventions more in-depth interventions to assist with emotional
distress, life transition, or deeper personal challenges.
Referrals for basic needs, supportive care, health care and related needs assistance
with connections to local social service organizations that help with basic needs.
Referrals for more intensive counseling needs connection with local providers who
would best meet ongoing needs.
Limited education of personal and life skills online or group self-help webinars/workshops
on personal challenges most students face.
Linking to self-help applications customized to your needs connection to electronic
media including apps and websites to assist with specific needs.
Commitment to YOUR well-being: SCC on path to becoming a JED Campus
In 2020, SCC began a strategic collaboration with The Jed Foundation that not only enhances the mental health work already being done on campus but also
creates positive, lasting change.
By becoming a JED Campus member SCC demonstrates a commitment to the emotional well-being
of its students. JED Campus is a nationwide initiative designed to empower schools
with a framework and customized support to enhance student:
Mental health services
Substance abuse prevention
JED's programs are grounded in an evidence-based model used to assess efforts currently
being made on campus, identifying existing strengths and improvements within seven
SCC Plans in Action with JED as of Spring 2021
Working groups identified
Healthy Minds student survey
Campus visits to SCC by JED (virtually)
How do I access services?
To schedule an appointment to begin services you may stop by the Counseling Services
Office located in Room 179 on the first floor of the Terhune Student Services Building
on the SCC Giles Campus, call (864) 592-4943, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
You may also contact the Office of Vice President of Student Affairs at (864) 592-4817
to schedule an appointment. Should you need accommodations, let us know when you schedule
Hotlines: For Immediate Assistance Contact...
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HELLO to 741-741
Veteran's Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring
Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline,
online chat, or text. 1-800-273-8255 or send a text message to 838255 TTY: 1-800-799-4889 www.veteranscrisisline.net
National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) www.rainn.org
National Center for Victims of Crime Call 1-855-4-VICTIM or visit www.VictimConnect.org
UnitedWay s 211 Helpline is a one-stop resource for finding assistance in your local community. We keep a
database of a wide variety of service providers including support groups, community
clinics, counselors, shelters, food pantries, programs for seniors, and many more
agencies in South Carolina. Phone: 211 Toll Free: 866-892-921 www.sc211.org