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Chancellor's Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence Website

Appointed by Chancellor Syverud in April 2015, the Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence is charged with looking critically at the University’s sexual assault and relationship violence services, policies and programs every semester.  Learn more about the task force and their initiatives, as well as find helpful resources on the Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence website.


be wise

The BE Wise campaign strives to generate awareness of alcohol poisoning, how to avoid it, its signs, and how to respond to it.

Counseling Center Services

The Counseling Center encompasses services addressing mental health, sexual assault and relationship violence, and substance abuse issues. We are staffed by experienced clinicians and are here to assist students in addressing concerns related to adjusting to college life.

We are committed to enhancing the academic mission of the University through providing counseling, as well as prevention, education, and outreach activities.

We hope you find this website helpful. Please feel free to call or visit the Counseling Center if you have any further questions or concerns.

Stress Reduction Room

Heartmath Biofeedback software to reduce anxiety Meditation and yoga instruction from Matthew Russell Relaxation videos Offered by Office of Health Promotions and the Contemplative Collaborative

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BEcome a BE Wise Peer Educator

BE Wise Peer Educators work to increase awareness about alcohol use and alcohol poisoning on campus

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Changing The Conversation About Mental Health

Check out this video and learn more. Active Minds empowers students to change the perception about mental health on college campuses.  

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Students struggling with similar concerns share feedback with each other and learn new ways of coping. Therapists facilitate the groups. Enrollment is free. Confidentiality is strictly respected.

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Mission & Vision


The mission of the Syracuse University Counseling Center is to support and enhance student health and wellness by providing comprehensive mental health, substance abuse, and sexual assault/relationship violence related services.  Operating within a multicultural framework and with a social justice orientation, the Counseling Center strives to assist students by providing support during times of crisis, providing advocacy when needed, facilitating problem resolution, enhancing coping skills, promoting personal growth, and supporting academic success.


The vision of the Syracuse University Counseling Center is to provide students with innovative, progressive and comprehensive services within an integrated framework that promotes overall health and wellness.  The Counseling Center strives to understand and support diversity and we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment that is safe and comfortable for all those whom we serve and with whom we interact.

Guides and Brochures

"What is Counseling? - In counseling, a student who may be struggling with a particular
issue or aspect of her/his life connects with a mental health professional to gain insight
and/or makes changes in her/his life. In addition to providing support, counseling can
help students understand their feelings, work through problems,enhance their
strengths, and develop new coping skills.The goals of counseling are to promote
health and wellness,encourage personal growth, and enhance the quality of students’
relationships with others."
"What is group therapy and how can it be helpful? - Therapy groups focus on developing
insight, changing behavior, and improving relationship skills. Students struggling with
similar concerns share feedback with each other and learn new ways of coping."

Sexual and Relationship Violence Resource Guide for
Syracuse University Students

"Syracuse University strives towards a community free of harassment,
discrimination, and sexual violence. Our Code of Ethical Conduct provides that
all of us will respect the rights and dignity of all people. It further provides that
all of us support a respectful environment through our own actions, encourage
respectful behavior in others, and speak out against hatred and bias. This guide
will assist you in complying with these and other University expectations and will
provide you with information and resources if you have a concern about any form
of sexual or relationship violence."

News and Events

  • Student Health Insurance Website Launched - read more

Are you seeking support for sexual assault, harassment, relationship violence, or stalking?

Are you seeking support for sexual assault, harassment, relationship violence, or stalking?



STOP Bias is an educational campaign dedicated to preventing acts of bias on the SU campus.

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Orange After Dark

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Orange After Dark
is a series of late-night events that enhance the total college experience.