Getting Mental Health and Academic Support at Northern Kentucky University
Health, Counseling, and Student Wellness (HCSW)
Location: University Center 440 (4th floor)
Hours: M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm
Regional Crisis 24-Hour Hotline: (513) 281-2273
The mission of Counseling Services is to facilitate student’s personal growth and development, as well as learning and retention at the University.
Counselors are available to work with university departments, organizations, or other groups in understanding more about interpersonal relations, group processes, college student development, and other psychological issues.
Students have access to an anonymous online screening program for mental health, at http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/Northern.
Individual and group counseling sessions are covered under many health insurance policies. Students without insurance can pay $15 out of pocket for individual services, or $5 for group counseling.
Students can call 859-572-5650 or stop by University Center 440 to schedule an appointment.
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We recognize that it can be difficult or awkward to share personal feelings or sensitive issues with another person. Every effort is made to ease this process by ensuring a confidential relationship between student and counselor. Counseling records are independent of all other university records. Information may be released to others only by prior written consent from the student. Confidentiality of your personal counseling information is, however, subject to certain legal and ethical limitations.
What type of counseling does Counseling Services provide?
Individual counseling, couples counseling, group counseling, referrals to outside resources, consultations, and educational presentations
Disability Programs and Services
Location: Student Union, Suite 303
Hours: 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, Mon-Fri
Phone: (859) 572-5282
Fax: (859) 572-5874
Disability Services staff members work with all units of the university to insure that every student has an equal opportunity to succeed at NKU.
How to Register/Eligibility
NKU Disability Services employs an interactive process with each student who chooses to register with our office. We work collaboratively with each student on a case-by-case basis in order to determine eligibility and provide reasonable accommodations. Relying on the Association for Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD) Best Practices, our office reviews student requests for eligibility and accommodations through a three-fold process:
- Student Self Report-In determining eligibility, the student is the most important source of information to gain an understanding of how one’s impairment limits academic performance. A student’s explanation of his/her disability is an important tool in the accessibility process and may sometimes, but not always, be sufficient for registration with the Disability Services office.
- Observation and Interaction-The interview process allows our disability professionals to validate student self-reports as we observe their language, performance and strategies during the intake session.
- Information from Third Parties- Documentation from external sources may consist of educational and/or medical records as well as assessments and reports from health care professionals, school psychologists, and other educational providers. The relevance and value of this documentation will be based on the credentials of the provider, level of detail in the report, the context in which it was written, and comprehensiveness of the narrative.
Steps to Register
- Complete your admission to NKU.
- Obtain current documentation for your disability. Please use the guidelines above to assist you in that process.
- Contact Disability Services for an intake appointment (859) 572-5401 firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Student Union, suite 303.