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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.

Spring 2015 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR)


Ease Your Mind, Enhance Your Life

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) is a powerful program to reduce stress, maintain balance, and help you experience life more fully.

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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.

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.

Counseling Center
200 Walnut Place
Syracuse, NY 13244


Feeling Stressed?

Get some tips for stress management from Living SU

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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.

CLICK HERE to view the Counseling Center's Groups page

Mission & Vision


The mission of the Syracuse University Counseling Center is to enhance student health and wellness by providing mental health, sexual assault and relationship violence, and substance abuse related services.  The Counseling Center strives to assist students by providing support during times of crisis, 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 services within an integrated framework that promotes overall health and wellness.  The Counseling Center strives to understand, support, and celebrate diversity and we are dedicated to creating an open 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 INfographic
Would you like support or advocacy about sexual assault, relationship violence,
stalking, or harassment? Click here to view Infographic
sexual and relationship violence Resource Guide

"Please know that 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."

2015 CCNY Conference


June 3rd, 4th, & 5th


News and Events

  • Getting to know the Sexual & Relationship Violence Responce Team -SU NEWS
  • BE Wise Trainings - read more
  • WHAT TO DO AT SU - read more
  • Orange After Dark! - read more
  • Healthy Monday! The day all health breaks loose -read more

Mentors In Violence Prevention


Become a Mentors In Violence Prevention (MVP) Peer! Training begins November 14th - Read More

Connecting students to campus life

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LivingSU.syr.edu is students' one-stop-shop for all programs, resources, services, and events, within the Division of Student Affairs, designed to enhance their campus-life experience at SU.



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

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