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Student Counseling

Welcome to Student Counseling Services

The mission of Student Counseling Services is to provide quality mental health interventions that enhance wellbeing and offer students a more meaningful and successful college experience. Collaborative partnerships are developed to assist students in making essential connections within the Division of Student Affairs and greater university community. Individual and group counseling is available to students who are having difficulty with emotional, behavioral, academic, or adjustment concerns. The collaborative counseling process is used to clarify problems, establish realistic goals and develop active, short-term treatment solutions.

Confidentiality Policy

All services are provided in a confidential and professional atmosphere. Student Counseling Services takes every reasonable precaution to protect the privacy of clients. The identity of those using our services, along with personally identifiable disclosures made in the course of the counseling relationship, is regarded as confidential. Information is not shared with parties outside Student Counseling Services without the expressed written consent of the client, or where law, regulations or emergency situations require it.

Diversity Statement

The staff at Student Counseling Services is committed to the affirmation of diversity in all of our endeavors. We recognize that differing ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds, religious affiliations, ages, genders and abilities are important aspects of students' identities. Student Counseling Services celebrates the full range of diversity within the Hofstra community and we are committed to creating an environment of inclusion, respect and sensitivity for all Hofstra students.

Hofstra University’s Division of Student Affairs is honored to be one of 18 divisions nationally on the 2017 list of "Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs", produced by the Center for Higher Education Enterprise at Ohio State University, American College Personnel Association, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. This is the second consecutive year of being named to this prestigious list.

Hofstra University's Diversity Mission Statement

Hofstra University
Student Health and Counseling Center
Wellness and Campus Living Center
250 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

Located on the north side of Hempstead Turnpike at the Hofstra Boulevard entrance.

Call (516) 463-6745 After Hours Crisis Call: (516) 463-6789


SHACC Responds to Coronavirus

SHACC will be open through the Fall 2020 semester and available to assist members of our university community. Counseling services are available for on-site and remote telemedicine support. Please see our Hours and Eligibility page for more information.

Groups will be available to address unique concerns prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see our Groups page for more information.

Health Insurance

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is able to offer a health insurance plan to Hofstra University international and medical school students only. Gallagher does not offer health insurance to domestic students. This in no way will impact a student’s ability to utilize services provided on campus at the Student Health and Counseling Center. Services offered to enrolled students at the Student Health and Counseling Center are generally free or very low cost regardless of insurance coverage with the student’s HofstraCard (Hofstra ID card).