Center For Counseling & Human Development


The Center for Counseling and Human Development is committed to providing quality mental health care to a diverse student body.  The Center supports the academic mission of the University by enhancing students' emotional, social, and personal development. Accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS), the Center seeks to engage students in counseling, consultation, and outreach to realize their potential and persist to graduation.

Taking care of your mental health is important, especially in the midst of your college studies. Watch this video to learn more about college students and mental health: 

Hours of operation:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • If you are in crisis, contact us by phone 717-871-7821 or walk in to the Counseling Center. 

Walk-In Hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • A counselor is able to speak briefly with students about their concerns and decide upon a course of action.
  • Students are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.


  • National Suicide Hotline Number: 1-800-273-8255 
    • 24 hour hotline
    • Free calling service for individuals in distress 
    • Confidential 
  • National Suicide Hotline Number (*SPANISH SPEAKING*): 1-800-628-9454
    • 24 hour hotline
    • Free calling service for Spanish-speaking individuals in distress
    • Confidential 
  • National Suicide Hotline TEXT Number: 1-800-273-8255
    • 24 hour hotline
    • Free texting with a crisis counselor
    • Confidential
  • Crisis Hotline TEXT: text HOME 741741
    • 24 hour hotline
    • Free texting with a crisis counselor 
    • Confidential

Please visit Counseling Services to learn what we can offer you, explore Helpful Links and our Self-help Library for useful information, review Students Helping Students to learn how to help a friend, and visit Meet the Faculty and Staff to learn more about us. We look forward to meeting you!

The Center for Counseling and Human Development is a part of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

For help with a mental health crisis or emergency after Counseling Center hours, please call:

  • MU Police at 911
  • Crisis Intervention (Lancaster): 717-394-2631
  • National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis TEXT Hotline: text "HELLO" to 741741