The information contained in the various internet resources is NOT intended to substitute for help from a mental health professional. *Providing these links does not indicate endorsement by Counseling Services or VCSU. 

For personal assistance or follow-up questions/concerns, please contact Counseling Services or click to arrange for an appointment.

Academic Services & Tutoring

  • Student Academic Services provides consultation and advice regarding academic issues, e.g. creating a personal course schedule, course drop/add, adding or changing majors/minors/certificates, and changing advisors. 
  • Viking Learning Commons


Adjusting to College - Transitioning

Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Anger Management





Career Counseling

  • The Career Services office provides VCSU students with countless resources relating to employment, internships, international study or work, and graduate studies. Whether you’re looking for on-campus employment or advice on an upcoming interview, our knowledgeable staff can provide direction. 

Coping with Stress

Coping with COVID-19


Disability Support Services

Diversity & Inclusion

  • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion supports and advocates for VCSU’s students, faculty, and staff who are Black, Indigenous, or other People of Color (BIPoC); those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Pan-Sexual, Gender Queer, Or Asexual (LGBTQIA+); people of minoritized spiritual and religious beliefs; First Generation College Students; immigrants; and those who are economically under resourced. We also support and advocate for issues of gender bias and body positivity. 

Eating Disorders & Body Image

Emotional Support Animal

Faculty & Staff Information

Going Home for the Holidays


Grief & Loss

Group Counseling

  • Group counseling, workshops, seminars, consultations, and referrals are also provided by the counseling staff. 


LGBTQ, Sexuality, & Sexual Orientation

  • VCSU Safe Zone Ally

  • The “Safe Zone” symbol is a message to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people and their allies. The message is that the person displaying this symbol is understanding, supportive, and trustworthy if a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person needs help, advice, or just someone with whom s/he can talk. The person displaying the symbol can also give accurate information about sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
  • Stress Responses & Gender
  • The Trevor Project - The Trevor Project is the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. FREE 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 866-488-7386


Mindfulness, Meditation, & Relaxation

Parents, Guardians, & Family

Referral for Mental Health

  • Helping a Friend (Loyola University Maryland)


Screen Fatigue



  • In today's society, humans often do not view themselves positively. They need to find the positive traits in themselves by looking at what they have accomplished, not what they have not accomplished. Self-esteem is their self-image, or how they feel about themselves. There are many factors that affect their self-esteem level. The more positive these are, the higher their self-esteem will be.
    • stable home life
    • social life
    • school
    • society
    • on the job
  • Tips for College Students to Beat Low Self-Esteem (College Basics)
  • Building Confidence as a College Students (Affordable Colleges Online)

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence

  • Date Rape is the act of pressuring and forcing someone to have sex. Anyone can be raped--men and women, and anyone could be the rapist--classmate or co-worker. Many assume a rapist to be a stranger when statistics show that 84% of the raped women knew their rapist. No one deserves to be raped and that's why everyone should be aware and protect themselves.
    • express self limitations
    • beware of alcohol and/or drug abuse
    • stay clear of secluded areas
    • have own transportation
  • CAWS North Dakota: Ending Sexual and Domestic Violence
  • Abused Persons Outreach Center (APOC) in Valley City

Sleep & Health

Spring Break Safety

Student Athletes

Study Skills & Test Anxiety

Stress & Stress Management

Suicide & Self-Harm



  • ULifeline- Resources for College Mental Health
    • VCSU is not currently listed, however, that does NOT prevent you from accessing the online materials.