Student Counseling and Disability Services are located in 400 Alumni Hall. Dr. Morgan Bryant serves as the Director, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 601-925-7791. The Student Counseling and Disability Services website can be accessed by going to https://www.mc.edu/offices/counseling/.
Student Counseling and Disability Services serve students as they explore educational options, establish career directions and cope with personal adjustments. Because each individual is viewed as a whole person with personal and academic concerns that are interrelated, we offer a variety of services.
- Individual and group counseling
- Services to students with disabilities
- Referral Information
Statement of Confidentiality
We are charged with protecting the rights of our clients. The information that we obtain from clients will only be discussed for professional and supervisory purposes. Records are not to be taken from the premises. Recordings used for training purposes will only be done with the written permission of the client and will remain on the premises.
Who are the clients? Any person who comes to us for services is considered to be a client. Services at SCDS are free of charge to any full-time Mississippi College student. Sessions may be limited, based on the caseload of the center per semester.
Should a crisis situation arise please notify the Security Office at 601-925-3204 and they will contact the on-call counselor.
Personal concerns of any type may be discussed privately with an experienced counselor. These concerns may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Serious concerns about a friend, roommate, or family member
- Alcohol and/or drug abuse
- Coping with a traumatic incident
- Suicidal thoughts
- Lack of concentration
- Relationship conflicts
- Isolation and loneliness
- Lack of confidence and/or self-esteem
- Eating disorders
- Test anxiety
- Sexual assault
- Family problems
- Unwanted pregnancy
All information and communication between a student and counselor are confidential. Exceptions are made if the information is disclosed pertaining to the harm to oneself or someone else. This is mandated by law. No student record in the counseling center is used on any transcript.
Through career counseling, students are assisted in the clarification of values and interests, the identification of abilities, the choice of an academic major, and the analysis of career options.
Referrals to other agencies are made when needed.
Should a crisis situation arise, please phone the Security Office at 601-925-3204 and they will notify the on-call counselor.
Mississippi College has a tradition of providing assistance to students with disabilities. In addition to moral responsibility and the university's commitment to access, there is a legal imperative which is embodied in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
To comply with these mandates, Mississippi College ensures that comparable educational programs and services offered to other qualified students are available to qualified students with disabilities. A "qualified student with disabilities" is one who, with reasonable accommodation, can meet all of an educational program's requirements notwithstanding the disability.
To accomplish this goal, both physical and programmatic access is provided. This means that reasonable accommodations are made in the instructional process to ensure appropriate educational opportunity. This principle applies to teaching strategies and modes, as well as to institutional and departmental policies. It does not mean, however, those essential elements of a course or program will be deleted or substantially altered because of the disability. The objective is to assist the student in meeting established academic standards, not to provide a program different in substance from that provided to other qualified students.
In order for a student to receive disability accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, he or she must schedule an individual meeting with Student Counseling and Disability Services (SCDS) before each semester or upon immediate recognition of the disability. The student must provide written documentation from a medical physician and/or licensed clinician that verifies his or her disability with recommended accommodations. Documentation must be current (within 3 years). SCDS will assist the student in notifying his or her professors about the recommended academic accommodations. SCDS is located in Alumni Hall Room #4. SCDS may also be reached via email at email@example.com or by telephone at 601-925-7790.
Forms can be found on the Student Counseling and Disabilities Services webpage.
Student Counseling and Disability Services would like to remind students that are registered to receive academic accommodations to schedule a meeting with the office. Disability accommodation plans must be updated EACH SEMESTER. Adequate time is given to faculty and staff to make appropriate accommodations for a student with a disability and services cannot be given retroactively.