Counseling: Frequently Asked Questions


What can a counselor do for me?

Professional counselors work individually or with groups to help students understand themselves better, resolve problems, come to terms with difficult issues, and/or address important decisions.

The purpose of counseling is not to tell students what to do, but to emphasize the ultimate responsibility each person has in conducting his or her own life.


Who can use the Counseling Center?

All registered Fredonia students may use the Counseling Center without charge. In addition, counseling staff are happy to assist faculty and staff members with concerns regarding registered students through consultation.


Are my visits confidential?

The Counseling Center is a safe place for Fredonia students. When you come here, you have the right to privacy. Counseling is strictly confidential and, unless it is a matter of saving human life, or we have been ordered by a court, no information is released to anyone without the student's written consent.


How do I make an appointment?

Appointments can be made in person or by phoning 673-3424.


Hours of Operation

Our reception area is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Counselors are available for appointments between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


What should I do in the event of an emergency?

If your emergency requires medical attention, University Police should be notified immediately at 673-3333. Counseling Center staff members are on-call 24 hours a day while classes are in session. In the event of an after hours emergency (i.e. suicide attempt) the counselor on duty can be reached via a Residence Hall Director or the University Police Office.


Where is the Counseling Center located?

The Counseling Center is located in LoGrasso Hall, just down the hallway from the Health Center. Our entrance faces Kasling and Grissom Residence Halls.


Office Hours:

8:30am - 4:30pm
Center closed June & July

For after-hours emergency contact University Police: 716-673-3333

Counseling Center Office

LoGrasso Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3424 phone