Overview

In an effort to help students explore, discover, and transform, professionally trained counselors are available to assist current and prospective students with their personal, social, and educational growth and adjustment.

The Counseling Department coordinates the integrated services of the Counseling Center. The Center offers a combination of academic counseling, career counseling, transfer counseling and education counseling. The Counseling Department is open weekdays throughout the academic year. It has an open-door policy and while an appointment is not necessary, one is recommended. For more information, contact a counselor. 

The Counseling Department also offers a series of special events throughout the semester which students are encouraged to attend.

StrengthsQuest™ (SQ)

This strengths development program embraced by the College is used in many classrooms and offices, and encouraged in academic and student support services. SQ provides the opportunity to develop strengths by building on your individual innate talents. Visit one of the SQ “homes” – Counseling Center, Student Development Initiatives, as well as the Career & Applied Learning Center, Content Tutoring, and Writing and Study Skills centers – to learn more. Discover your talents and maximize your potential with SQ!

Alcohol Screening

Students can take free and confidential alcohol screening by going to http://www.alcoholscreening.org.  Answering the questions takes only a few minutes, and will give you personalized results based on your age, gender and drinking patterns.

If you have a concern not addressed by the above information, please contact the Counseling Center for assistance and referral. 

Veterans

Onondaga maintains a full-time Office of Veterans' Affairs. The staff offers informal supportive assistance and information to any interested students. As a direct link between the student veterans and the VA regional office, the office handles applications for VA benefits and payment inquiries. Veteran tuition deferrals and veterans emergency loans may be requested through the office when financial need exists.  

FOCUS

FOCUS is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool for use by college students.  More info