Counseling and Psychological Services

All Students Welcome

Hello! We are so happy you are back! The Counseling Center is ready to support your mental health needs during your time at Colgate. We want to help you make the most of your Colgate education. We know that the college years can be difficult and you may encounter hurdles along the way. 

To Meet With a Counselor:

  • Attend our walk-in hours Monday-Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm. You can schedule a follow-up appointment or request a specific counselor moving forward. 
  • If walk-in hours do not fit your schedule, you may email us at counselingcenter@colgate.edu to request a scheduled appointment.
  • To join a therapy group, attend a walk-in appointment or email the group leader to schedule a pre-group meeting.
  • If you have a mental health need after business hours or on the weekend, call the on-call counselor at 315-228-7385 and dial #2.
Counseling Center

Our colleagues at ALANA recently shared the message below with the Colgate community. We would like to stand in solidarity with them as we join in posting this important message. 

Throughout the past year in our COVID-19 pandemic state, and notably in the past few weeks, our country continues to witness and experience a rise in anti-Asian racism and violence. The ALANA Cultural Center and its team condemn these acts of hate and stand in solidarity with our Asian and Asian American community members against racism in all its forms. We understand that we all have a role to play in fostering and promoting an equitable and just society for all.

The ALANA Cultural Center is committed to creating and maintaining an equitable and inclusive climate that is free from harassment and discrimination for all members of our community. Our Asian and Asian American communities are vital threads of the Colgate University fabric, contributing greatly to our enrichening, multicultural experience and excellence. The Center believes that our racial diversity is our strength, and it is crucial that everyone feel safe and supported here at Colgate University. 

If you're curious about whether counseling could be beneficial for you, or just interested in understanding more about yourself, take a few minutes and complete this anonymous mental health screening

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer is a three step process for responding to someone who mentions suicidal thoughts or shares that they are struggling with suicidal ideation. This online training takes about one hour and is meant to save lives by teaching how to respond in critical moments of crisis.

Directions to sign up:

1) Go to the QPR account page

2) Enter "SUNY" in the "Organization Code" field

3) Create a free training account using .edu email address

4) Follow the instructions to complete the training

Dr. Talee Vang, a practicing psychologist, provides psychologically informed and practical steps to disarm racism.