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Northwest Missouri State University

About Us

Mission Statement

The Personal Development and Counseling services team is dedicated to creating a positive, healthy campus environment and to helping students learn to incorporate principles of wellness into their lives. We strive to develop and offer services designed to assist students to acquire those skills, attitudes, and resources necessary to both succeed in the college environment and pursue productive and enriching lives. We work hand-in-hand with students to provide an atmosphere which promotes their academic, personal, and social development. Our commitment is to help each student have a rewarding and successful experience at Northwest Missouri State University. We also actively contribute to the campus' broader academic mission by training and developing students and professionals, helping build a intercultural learning community and by developing collaborative campus and community partnerships.


Confidentiality Statement

Personal Development and Counseling Services maintains a professional commitment to protect your right to confidentiality. No information will be released about you except under the following circumstances:

  1. Imminent threat to harm self or others
  2. Child or elder abuse
  3. Written release from you
  4. Court ordered subpoena - under this circumstance, every effort will be made to obtain your permission as well.

If you are under the age of eighteen (18), the staff will work with your guardian(s) to obtain majority status for you in regard to client confidentiality.

If you have questions or concerns, you are encouraged to discuss them with a staff member.

Personal Development and Counseling Services is a Safe Zone.