On March 17, 2020, President Johnson informed the campus community that all in-person courses have been moved to online or alternative delivery starting Monday, March 23 and residence halls to be closed. This is an evolving situation, and students are encouraged to regularly monitor the Vincennes University Website and the Coronavirus update section.
If you have previously scheduled an appointment with the Counseling Center, your clinician and/or the Administrative Assistant will be in contact with you shortly to determine your needs and formulate a plan for your ongoing care. If you do not hear from us in a timely manner, please know that this is an oversight as we attempt to navigate everyone’s needs and various health statuses. Please call us 812-888-4374 any time you have a question or concern.
The mental health needs of our students continue to be of the upmost importance to the Counseling Center, Student Affairs, and the larger University. As such, we are attempting to balance the needs of our students with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Below is information about how the Counseling Center will be operating for the next few weeks.
Ongoing Clients (Students who have been seen at the Counseling Center within the last couple of months).
- Students residing on-campus or off-campus in Indiana (local area)
- Face-to-face appointments will no longer be offered as of March 23rd. However, tele-therapy will be started to minimize the potential of disease transmission.
- Students residing off-campus in Indiana (outside driving range)
- Telehealth counseling (either via phone or email) will soon be made available. However, we are happy to provide a referral to a counselor in your community if this is your preference.
- Students residing off-campus in a different state (outside driving range).
- Due to legal restrictions, telehealth counseling (either via phone or email) is not available due to limitations with our State licenses. You may remain in contact with your current counselor, but phone check-ins will be limited to just a few minutes. Should you like a referral to a provider in your community, please let us know.
- New Client = No previous contact with the Counseling Center.
- To establish counseling, the initial appointment must occur in-person on campus. Due to face-to-face sessions ending after March 22, 2020; we will assist you with a referral to a provider in your community. At this time these restrictions are temporary and if desired, we can contact you once services can be provided face-to-face again to start the process.
What Do I Do If I am in Crisis?
As always, the Counseling Center remains available to all students during a crisis (even if a student has already been referred to community resources).