Personal Help on Campus

It is very common for students to face challenges as they adjust to college life. The following resources are services available to students. If you have questions about which resource is most appropriate for you, discuss it with someone you trust, like your academic advisor, professor or residence hall assistant (RA).

NOTE: Professional ethical codes and state and federal laws consider the personal information discussed in counseling to be confidential. All information gathered in counseling, including the fact that you have visited any of the resources listed below, is held in strict confidence.



Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS is staffed by a team of trained professionals who deliver psychological services to Purdue students. The mission of CAPS is to help students maximize the value of their life experiences. The unique value and dignity of each individual and group is held paramount. Professional services include: individual, group, and couples psychotherapy; crisis intervention; drug and alcohol programs; outreach and consultation; and much more.

Grief Group
Lou Ann Hamilton:

Weekly groups meetings are offered for students who have lost a loved one or friend.

Group Coaching: AD/HD

This group is for any student who has been diagnosed with AD/HD. The coaching technique used facilitates skill development; provides support, structure and feedback; and encourages the development of student accountability.

Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS)

The ODOS offers personal, academic, and career counseling; short-term emergency loans; assistance to students with disabilities; mediation of off-campus housing issues; testing; and a wide array of other services.

Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

This office deals with issues of conduct, academic integrity, grade appeals, student-teacher relations, harassment, on-line academic integrity, e-mail usage and technology misuse, interpersonal violence, victim-offender issues, alcohol and drugs, landlord-tenant disputes, student records (FERPA), and the honor code.

Purdue Counseling and Guidance Center

Staff members are qualified graduate counseling students in training who are supervised by faculty from the Counseling and Development Program. The center assists people with a variety of educational, career, and personal concerns. There is no charge for individual counseling services, tests or inventories that might be administered as part of the counseling process.

Purdue Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy Clinic

The clinic is staffed by supervised graduate student therapists specializing in individual, couple and family therapy, many with years of experience. Fees are set on a sliding scale according to income and family size and may range from $10 to $100 per session. A typical session lasts 50 minutes.

Resources for Specific Populations

Disability Resource Center (DRC)

This office provides services that enable and encourage students with disabilities to participate in all university sponsored programs and activities. The DRC staff works with the wider University community to ensure and facilitate eligible students’ access to academic and extracurricular activities.   The DRC also houses Tactile Access To Education For Visually Impaired Students (TAEVIS) which utilizes a variety of alternative formats to provide access for students who are blind, visually impaired, or have other print disabilities.

Horizons Student Support Program

Horizons is a federally funded program that assists first-generation college students, income-eligible students, and students with disabilities in becoming academically successful at Purdue University. Participating students receive personal mentoring, counseling, tutoring and academic success strategies.

International Students and Scholars (ISS)

ISS seeks to enhance the academic, cultural, and social pursuits of students and scholars from abroad through knowledge and expertise in admissions, immigration, advising, and cross-cultural programming.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Center

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Center provides programming that engages the entire Purdue University campus and community on LGBTQ issues through an exciting calendar of events, a distinguished lecture series, advocacy for equitable access and a discrimination-free environment, and facilitation of a variety of training opportunities throughout the year.

Veterans Group

If you are a veteran, member of the military, or benefit using family member the Veterans Success Center is here to support you.