Counseling Services at State Tech promote the health, safety and welfare of students through early intervention for personal and academic issues that affect student achievement and retention. Counseling can be an opportunity to talk about issues that are of concern to you with an objective person who can help you develop skills and view situations in ways that may enable you to be more effective in managing life’s challenges down the road.
Counselors do not attempt to make decisions for students; rather, they seek to help students make responsible decisions for themselves. If additional counseling services are required, our staff will refer students to qualified off-campus counselors.
Read about State Tech’s campus disability accommodations requirements.
State Tech counselors adhere to professional, legal and ethical guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association. All counseling records are completely confidential. What this means to the student is that information about contact with Counseling Services does not go on the students academic record/file.
State Tech counselors are mandated to report certain information in which there is possible harm to the students or another person, in cases of child or elder abuse, or in event of a court order. While these situations related to health, safety and welfare can happen; they are very rare.
|National Sexual Assault Hotline||800-656-HOPE|
|Rape and Abuse Crisis Center||800-3030013 or 573-634-8346|
|Pathways-Access, Crisis, Intervention (ACI#)||800-833-3915|
|Lifeline-National Suicide Prevention Hotline||800-273-TALK (8255)|
|Osage County Sheriff Department (Emergency)||911|
|Police Department (Emergency)||911|
|Highway Patrol Troop F Headquarters (Emergency)||800-525-5555|
The college recommends that all students seek health and accident insurance if they are not adequately covered by a family or work insurance plan. International students who were admitted on an F-1 visa are required to show proof of insurance (that meets STC standards for use in the United States) prior to registration. While the college does not endorse one insurance plan over another, the college recommends using www.healthcare.gov to search for a plan.
State Tech believes it is wise to students to protect their personal property while enrolled. NSSI is one option students can explore for that protection. All students are responsible for their own personal property and any damage they cause. State Tech is not financially liable for any damage or theft that occurs to student property on or off-campus.
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