The social, emotional, and academic concerns that occur occasionally in everyone's life can generate challenges, conflicts and questions. Such concerns can make it difficult for a person to function in a satisfying and successful manner. Common student concerns presented in counseling include:
- Feelings of Inadequacy
- Problems Adjusting to a Military College
- Alcohol and Substance Abuse
- Relationship Issues
- Poor Grades
- Bereavement and Grief
- Eating Disorders
- Anger and Irritability
The Citadel Counseling Center provides an atmosphere where personal concerns of any type can be examined and discussed freely and confidentially. Such an environment increases the likelihood that problems and conflicts will be resolved.
Faculty and staff who would like to encourage a student to seek counseling are referred to the link - Referring a Distressed Student - Information for Faculty/Staff.
Making decisions about a major and/or career requires that students understand themselves. Counselors can help with that decision-making process. Through our office, students can meet with a counselor to better understand their interests, skills, and abilities. Students are also encouraged to visit The Citadel Career Center at 573 Huger Street for comprehensive career/employment planning and preparation assistance; guidance on academic portfolio and resume construction and use; on-campus interviewing and career fair schedules; development of interviewing skills and employment search strategies; occupation, firm and industry research; graduate program research; and assistance in using The Citadel Career Volunteer mentors. The Citadel Career Center may be contacted at 843-953-1617.
Many students experience some type of difficulty in their academic work. This may involve problems in concentration or motivation, test anxiety, or other difficulties. Through professional counseling, students can understand some of the reasons for their difficulties and learn to overcome them.
Students are also encouraged to seek academic assistance from the Academic Support Center, located in Thompson Hall. The Academic Support Center offers individual and group academic assistance to undergraduate students, graduate students, and students with disabilities. Academic assistance includes academic advising, learning strategies, tutoring, study skills, and organizational skills. The Academic Support Center may be contacted at 843-953-5305.