Counseling Center

Welcome to the Morris College Counseling Center! As a unit within the Division of Student Affairs, we support the division’s mission of assisting students in their total development through student-centered programs and services which facilitate intellectual, emotional, and social growth.

The Morris College Counseling Center is a welcoming and confidential place, which is eager to assist students in learning how to function successfully in their academic lives. The Counseling Center provides students with a safe environment where personal concerns can be openly explored and discussed with a professional counselor.

Location

The Morris College Counseling Center is located on the 2nd Floor of the Mable K. Howard building. We have a full-time counselor who is available Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Services are available by appointments and walk-ins to all members of the campus community. All services provided through the center are free of charge.

What Is the Purpose of the Counseling Center?

The primary purpose of the Counseling Center is to create changes in mood, attitudes, behavior, thoughts, and feelings that prevent students from enjoying life and realizing their potential.

How can Counseling help?

Counseling assists students in solving problems related to personal, social, academic and career concerns. Counseling enhances the students' total development in a living-learning environment.

What Services are provided?

The Counseling Center provides the following services in an atmosphere of respect and confidentiality:

  • Individualized counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Enrichment workshops and seminars
  • Crisis Intervention and Emergency Services
  • Outreach
  • Referrals
  • Reasonable academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities

All counseling is personal counseling, but with different focused concerns. Each individual case is handled with understanding, objectivity and non-judgmental care. Students’ needing intensive counseling/therapy are referred to a local behavioral health service provider.

Other Services

Students and members of the community, desiring to enter graduate school, should know that Morris College has been established as a computer-based, controlled testing center for the MAT (Miller Analogies Test). Anyone interested in taking the test may come to or call the Counseling Center to obtain information about the MAT as well as a testing schedule.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Counselors are required and must keep all information and records maintained by the College that is related to counseling services confidential. Only with your written permission will information be released to anyone outside of Morris College except as required by law. Legal exceptions include the following, if:

  • A clear and imminent danger to you or someone else
  • If there is a reasonable expectation that you will engage in dangerous conduct as defined by South Carolina state statute
  • Reasonable suspicion that a child or elder is currently being abused
  • A court order

Your records do not become part of student educational or medical records. If there are any questions regarding confidentiality, please feel free to discuss this with the Counseling Center staff.

Emergency Resources

Morris College Security
(803) 934-3258

Emergency - 911
Sumter County Law Enforcement (803) 436-2790

YWCA of the Upper Lowlands, Inc.
(803) 775-2763

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255)


Counseling Center
803-934-3259