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The college years can be filled with new and enriching experiences but can also present challenges which may interfere with your academic progress and emotional well-being. The Student Counseling Center's (SCC) goal is to help you make the most of your years here at USD. On our website you will find information about our services, staff, campus resources, crisis management and how to refer someone. There are also links to self-help tools and general health information.

If you would like to continue services or schedule a new appointment, please call the Student Counseling Center at 605-658-3580 or email us at You can also like our social media accounts to stay up-to-date on what we have happening.



Summer Sessions

The Student Counseling Center will be offering sessions during the Summer semester. In order to be seen over the Summer Semester, students must be located in Vermillion or a surrounding area to be able to attend your sessions in person and be registered for Summer Classes. If you meet these requirements, please fill out an appointment request form or self- schedule an appointment.

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Appointment Request

If you would like to request an appointment at the Student Counseling Center please click request appointment below. Click the "Appointment Request" tab and we will follow up with you once we receive your information. If you are in Crisis or this is an emergency please call our office at 605-658-3580. If this is after our working hours (8 a.m - 5 p.m) please call UPD 605-658-6199 and they will connect you with the on-call counselor or dial 911.

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Same Day Appointments

Same Day Appointments will not be offered during the Summer Semester. These will resume during the Fall Semester.

We are now offering on-line sign up for same day appointments (previously Walk-in Appointments). Click the link below to sign up for an appointment with a counselor at the Cook House. The link will take you to a page that will list today's available appointments. From there you will sign up for an available time and receive a confirmation email with more information regarding your appointment. Please remember these are a first come, first serve appointments. If for some reason you would need to cancel your appointment there is a link to do so in the confirmation email.

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Group Appointments

Group Appointments will not be offered during the Summer Semester. These will resume during the Fall Semester.

Take advantage of a variety of group appointments available to students through the Student Counseling Center. Groups appointments offered include:

  • "Let’s Face It" Anxiety Group
  • REAL Talk About Relationships Group
  • “It Gets Better” Group

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Help Available 24/7

You have free unlimited access to over 150 brief, effective, educational sessions covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health, wellness, and substance use issues. The TAO platform includes interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises and practice tools to help you care for yourself and meet your goals.

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Where We're Located

The SCC is located in the Cook House on the southeast corner of campus.

Cook House

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What We Offer

The Student Counseling Center offers a wide range of confidential services to currently enrolled USD students. These services include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Consultation
  • Education and prevention services
  • Case management services
  • Self-help resources

Discussion Topics

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Identity concerns
  • Eating Disorders
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Abuse and violence issues