Counseling and Personal Development Center

The primary mission of the Counseling and Personal Development Center is to provide programs and outreach services to promote student engagement, and assist in the emotional, psychological, physical, and intellectual development of students with diverse backgrounds.

The Counseling and Personal Development Center offers mental health, substance use, and student disability services to assist students with social, personal and academic growth during their matriculation at the university. For currently enrolled students, all mental health/substance use counseling services are provided for free and confidentially in a welcoming atmosphere. Information discussed is held in strict confidence to the limits provided by law. No record of counseling services is annotated on academic transcripts or placement files.

Counseling services include:

  • Comprehensive mental health/ substance use evaluations
  • Individual, couples*, or group mental health/ substance use counseling
  • Bronco Whole Mind Spa - Relaxation Room
  • Substance abuse prevention programming
  • Bronco Whole Collegiate Recovery Community
  • Consultations
  • Referral services
  • Transformative experiences (i.e., workshops, presentations, small groups, screenings)



Student Disability Services

The Counseling and Personal Development Center oversees the Student Disability Services program for the University. Students with disabilities who desire to receive assistance from the University must complete the "Student Disability Services" registration form to begin the process for receiving services. For more information and to access the registration form, please visit the Student Disability Services page.



Hours of Operation

The Counseling and Personal Development Center's Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Counseling and Personal Development Center is located in the Spaulding Building on the west side of campus.



Counseling Appointments

To schedule an appointment, students may call (910) 672-1222 or email

For Emergencies and/or After-Hour Assistance

In case of an emergency/crisis during office hours (M-F 8am-5pm), please call the Counseling and Personal Development Center at (910) 672-1222 to speak to a member of the counseling team. For after hours, weekends and during the holidays, please call (910) 672-1203 to speak with the on-call counselor. You may also call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for life threatening emergencies.



On-Campus Referrals

Students do not need a referral to receive counseling services from the Counseling and Personal Development Center. However, the Counseling and Personal Development Center's counseling team encourages faculty/staff members or friends to make a referral if they believe that a student/friend could benefit from general counseling services or if a student/friend is experiencing mental health concerns. To make a referral the faculty/staff member or friend can:

  1. Complete the Counseling and Personal Development Center's referral form and email it to:
  2. Call to the Counseling and Personal Development Center at (910) 672-1222. Student's name, contact info and general concerns must be provided at the time of the call.

Please note that counseling staff will reach out to the student to follow-up on the referral. Due to confidentiality reasons, counseling staff can not provide any feedback or information about the outcome of the referral, to the faculty/staff member or friend, without written consent from the student.



Off-Campus Referrals

Students who would prefer to explore local and virtual off campus mental health providers can now do so by accessing Fayetteville State University's Thriving Campus page. Please use the following link to connect to additional mental health resources.

For more information about FSU's Thriving Campus Initiative, please call 910-672-1222.