Counseling & Life Services

Pathways to a Meaningful Life: Supporting One's Gifts, Strengths, and Talents

Contact Information  

Emergency: 911

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK(8255)

Veteran Center Combat Call Center: 1.877.WAR.VETS

LGBTQ Helpline: 1.866.488.7386 

Domestic Violence Victim Services: 1.800.208.0388

Iowa Sexual Assault Victim Services: 1.800.284.7821  

Dubuque Crisis Line: 855.800.1239 
Toll Free hotline 24 hours/7 Days Per Week, the crisis line is provided by the Hillcrest Family Service Crisis Team, all calls are confidential. 

UD's Counseling & Life Services: 2nd Floor of Peters Commons in the Department of Student Life, Walk-in or Schedule an Appointment, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 563.589.3132, 563.589.3253 or 563.589.3455

After Hours, Weekends, or Holidays: Please contact UD's Safety & Security Office 563.589.3333 and request to be connected to a member of UD's Counseling & Life Services Office, this will be conducted in a confidential manner.  

*** Please be advised that e-mail is not considered a secure form of communication; confidentiality cannot be guaranteed if you forward information of an urgent nature. UD's Counseling & Life Services' staff only monitor and respond to e-mail during regular office hours.  

 To report a concern for a student, faculty, or staff member please click here.


Visit the Counseling & Life Service Comprehensive Moodle Page 

Students are encouraged to log into Moodle and visit the Counseling & Life Service Moodle page, found within their available "My Course" listing.  This comprehensive page provides a wealth of resources organized by topic.   


Visit the Veterans Resource Comprehensive Moodle Page

Students who are Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are encouraged to log into Moodle and visit the Veterans Resource Moodle page, found within their available "My Course" listing.  This comprehensive page provides a wealth of resources organized by topic. 


2015-2016 Office Information Below

  • Participate on the Healthy Relationship Awareness Week Ad hoc Committee
  • J-term service learning courses for January, 2016
  • Office Brochure
  • Office Mission & Goals 
  • Advisory Committee
  • Office Participation

2016 J-Term Courses and Service Projects, facilitated by UD's Counseling & Life Services

  • CCS 368-02: Learn, Serve, and Explore Belize (3 credits)
  • HWS 281-05: Relaxation (3 credits)

UD's Counseling & Life Services: 2nd Floor of Peters Commons in the Dept. of Student Life, Walk-in or Schedule an Appointment, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 563.589.3132, 563.589.3253, or 563.589.3455   

After Hours, Weekends or Holidays: Please contact UD's Safety and Security Office 563.589.3333 and request to be connected to a member of UD's Counseling & Life Services Office, this will be conducted in a confidential manner.  


UD's Life Services

Mission

The mission of Life Services is to provide a safe and confidential environment for the UD Community, which supports life long learning and educational success, to better assist in reaching personal and career goals.

Goals
  1. Implement programs and provide appropriate referral services that support the recruitment and retention of students.
  2. Promote overall mental health and well-being for the UD community.
  3. Provide programs within the service that support academic success.
  4. Promote activities that increase awareness of intervention and prevention services.
  5. Provide quality programs and services with standards of professional practice and ethical conduct.

OFFICE OF CAREER & LIFE SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

The Office of Career & Life Services' (OCLS) Advisory Committee Members represent the following: UD Alumni, Department of Admissions, Department of Academic Affairs, Department of Athletics, Academic Support Center, Library, UD Student Body, UD Faculty, UD Staff, Office of Alumni Relations, Office of International Studies, Office of Multi-Cultural Services, Office of Residential Life, Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, Iowa Workforce Development, Hillcrest Family Services, Riverview Center, and Substance Abuse Services Center.

The OCLS Advisory Committee meets twice per academic year (November & April).  If you are interested to serve on the committee, please contact the Director of Career & Life Services at 563.589.3132 for further details.  Each committee member is asked to serve for a three year term.  UD Students are welcome to serve as guests, if they can not commit to a three year term.  


2015 - 2016 Relevant Participating Committees/Conferences/Memberships/Teams

American Counseling Association (ACA)
Midwest Association for Students and Teachers of Psychology (MISTOP - annual)
National Institute for Students and Teachers of Psychology (NITOP - annual)
Office of Career & Life Services Advisory Committee
Small College Counseling Consortium for the State of Iowa
Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference (annual)
UD Counseling Team
UD CARES Team