About the SCS
SCS Mission and Scope statement
The Student Counseling Service supports the academic and student development missions of Texas A&M University and the Division of Student Affairs. Through service, training, and research we are committed to the development of the whole person. We commit to providing all students services that are welcoming, respectful, and competent. Therefore, we are steadfast in our goal of meeting the needs of a variety of people, including students of diverse racial, ethnocultural and national backgrounds, sexual/affectional orientations, gender identities, physical and mental abilities/disabilities, languages, ages, religious/spiritual beliefs, career aspirations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. In order to accomplish this mission, we provide a full range of professional services including, personal and career counseling, academic skills enhancement, testing, outreach programming, psychiatric services, consultation, and crisis intervention. Research is conducted to benefit the practices of counseling, psychology and psychiatry, and to advance our knowledge in these areas.
We also train individuals from a variety of disciplines within the University, and from other institutions of higher learning. The goal of training is to teach each person to integrate the art and science of counseling. We accomplish this goal through skill acquisition and technology utilization to assist the person in the pursuit of a meaningful and effective personal and professional life.
We are committed to the successful accomplishment of these missions and goals. To that end we pursue ongoing evaluation of SCS services.