“The purpose of the University Counseling Center (UCC) is to facilitate and support the educational mission of the University of Utah. We provide developmental, preventive, and therapeutic services and programs that promote the intellectual, emotional, cultural, and social development of students, staff, and faculty[…] We advocate a philosophy of acceptance, compassion, and support for those we serve, as well as for each other. We aspire to respect cultural, individual and role differences as we continually work toward creating a safe and affirming climate for individuals of all ages, cultures, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, languages, mental and physical abilities, national origins, races, religions, sexual orientations, sizes and socioeconomic statuses.” -http://counselingcenter.utah.edu/about/index.php
This is the part of the mission statement of the University of Utah’s Counseling Center and represents the goals of this campus resource. As part of “Mental Health Awareness Week” at the University of Utah, The Rostrum spoke to Lauren Weitzman, Director of the Counseling Center, and discussed how this organization embodies its mission statement and provides support to those who need it through its many preventative and therapeutic programs.