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Services for Multicultural Students

The experience of attending college is usually both exciting and stressful. Students face the challenge of addressing academic and personal concerns in an environment that is new and unfamiliar. This is why the counselors at the Counseling Center want to offer their assistance and support while you study at the William & Mary.

What are some common concerns?
  • Personal/Academic issues
  • Separating from family and friends
  • Learning to deal with new behaviors
  • Adjusting to a new educational environment
  • Relating to peers, roommates, and faculty
  • Finding that financial funding is not sufficient
  • Finding that others may not understand people of diverse cultures/backgrounds
We also offer an open invitation to talk about:
  • Your ethnic background
  • Racism
  • Discrimination
  • Feelings of anger, being left out or ignored
  • Ways to deal with the dominent culture
  • With-in race concerns
  • Hopes, dreams, and ambitions
  • Racial/ethnic heritage and pride
  • Any emotional, personal, or interpersonal issue
How can the Counseling Center help?

Counseling offers you the opportunity to explore your personal concerns. The counselors at the Counseling Center are sensitive to the needs of multicultural students. Talking with a professional counselor in a confidential, safe, and supportive setting may help you clarify issues and discover new ways of dealing with them. Counselors are aware that it may be difficult at first to discuss personal problems with a stranger. Generally, these difficulties diminish once the students begin to trust their counselor.

Services are free to all students and all conversations are confidential. The Counseling Center does not release information about a student without that student's written permission, except in the case of imminent danger to self or other's, child/adult abuse, court order, or where otherwise required by law. Notations of counseling are not part of a student's university record.

What services does the Counseling Center offer?
  • Personal counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Workshops
  • Presentations
  • Consultations regarding friends, roommates, family
How can you make an appointment?

To make an appointment, to request programs, or find out further information about our services, feel free to call (757) 221-3620 or stop by the Counseling Center at Blow Memorial Hall, Suite 240.  Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 12 Noon and 1:00 PM - 5PM.