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Why We Love Student Support Services and You Should Too

  • Author: Mark Logan, Graduate Assistant - WKU Counseling and Testing Center
  • Author: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

As WKU students, we all have several things in common. First, we all love Big Red. Second, we all strive to attain that (sometimes elusive) degree. Third, we all want to feel support and belonging. Great news, across all of our WKU campuses, there are a variety of support services available to you. While these support services can vary across locations, they are great resources to get plugged into. These services greatly help a large number of students every single semester, so what are you waiting for?

However, as faculty and staff, there is a limit to how much an office can do. As a fellow Hilltopper, I can tell you that there are few things as powerful as getting connected with your peers. This seems to be an issue that we all face as we embark upon this (difficult) journey that we call college. Whether you are a freshman or a sixth-year senior, there are always challenges to connecting with our peers. I highly encourage you to break out of your comfort zone and connect with people, no matter how scary that might seem.

When we think about being “healthy,” most of us immediately jump to the idea of eating more fruits and vegetables and exercising more often. How often do we think about the other entities of personal health? Whether it is emotional, environmental, spiritual, or financial, there are many more areas of wellness than meets the eye. When we ignore or even forget about one of these areas of wellness, we tend to get out of balance. I highly encourage each of you to take a look at your own personal “wellness wheel.” Take time to discover the areas that you have forgotten about, and make an effort to become a more complete and a well-rounded you.

There are a variety of resources available to you. Check out these sites:

 The content for this post is provided by the WKU Counseling and Testing Center. Our staff is committed to promoting the academic mission of the university by providing a variety of psychological services to students that will augment recruitment, retention, and graduation by strengthening students’ capacity to tolerate distress, form healthy relationships, and seek healthy expressions of their ideals and values. The Counseling and Testing Center also advances the university’s mission by providing educational programming, training, and consultation to the students, faculty, staff, and constituents of WKU. We’re here to help, so feel free to contact us at (270) 745-3159 or ctc@wku.edu.

More than 20,000 students grace WKU’s four campus locations in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Glasgow, and Owensboro. For more than 50 years, WKU has offered courses beyond the Bowling Green campus at regional locations. WKU serves students at three regional campuses in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro. Two of the principal goals for WKU’s Regional Campuses are to provide access to higher education and to improve the quality of life in the communities they serve.

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