Counseling & Life Services

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

Contact Information

Emergency: 911

Dubuque Crisis Line: 1.855.800.1239 
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, walk-in or schedule an appointment Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m .- 5:00 p.m.; Director, 563.589.3132 (or) Campus Therapist, 563.589.3253; Emergency dial 911; Dubuque Crisis Line 855.800.1239.

*** 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.  

Additional Contact Information/Resources


Visit the Counseling & Life Service Comprehensive Moodle Page 

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

2017-2018 Office Information Below

  • Participate on the Healthy Relationship Awareness Week Ad hoc Committee
  • J-term service learning course and professional development course for January 2018
  • Office Brochure
  • Office Mission & Goals 
  • Advisory Committee
  • Office Participation

2018 J-Term Courses and Service Projects, facilitated by UD's Counseling & Life Services

  • CCS 281: The Culture of Bullying: Waiting on the World to Change (3 credits)
  • SOC 281: Counseling Basics for Soc/CJ Majors  (3 credits)

UD's Counseling & Life Services: 2nd Floor, Peters Commons, in the Student Life Department. Walk-in or schedule an appointment, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, 563.589.3132, 563.589.3253, or 563.589.3455   

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

UD's Life Services


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


The Office of Vocation, Civic Engagement & Life Services (OVCL) Advisory Committee members represent the following: UD Alumni, Department of Admission, Academic Affairs Department, Athletic Department, Academic Success Center, the Library, UD student body, UD faculty, UD staff, Alumni Relations, International Studies, Multicultural Student Engagement, Residence Life, Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, Iowa Workforce Development, Hillcrest Family Services, Riverview Center, Waypoint Services, and Substance Abuse Services Center.

The OVCL Advisory Committee meets twice per academic year (November & April). If you are interested in serving on the committee, please contact the Director of Vocation, Civic Engagement & 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 cannot commit to a three-year term.  

2017-2018 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 Vocation, Civic Engagement & Life Services Advisory Committee
Small College Counseling Consortium for the State of Iowa
Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Conference (annual)
UD Counseling Team