Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Guide for First Gen Students

This guide is designed to help first generation college students navigate through their years of college. It offers an array of helpful resources that can address some of the academic, financial and social struggles that can arise in college.

What Can Services WashU Offer You?

Counseling Services

Services can be offered to undergraduate students in order to better cope with the struggles that come with life and college. However, The Habif Health and Wellness Center at the University offers a limited number of sessions each year to the undergraduate students. These sessions can be individual or in a small group with a professional counselor. 

Group Therapy

In group therapy, individuals meet face to face to share their concerns with the facilitation of trained psychotherapists. Group therapy usually consists of  6 to 10 people and one or more trained groups therapists can be a supportive place for many emotional concerns, personal struggles, and relationship issues that college students face, group therapy is the most effective treatment modality.

Therapist Assisted Online (TAO)

TAO is a seven-to-nine-week, interactive, web-based program that provides well-researched and highly effective strategies to help overcome anxiety, depression and other common concerns.

Let's Talk

“Let’s Talk” is a program that provides students with easy access to free, brief, confidential consultations with counselors from Mental Health Services (MHS).

Uncle Joe's Peer And Counseling and Resource Center

Uncle Joe's is a student-run group of highly trained peer counselors who are equipped to help with a wide range of issues that individuals may be facing and also help individuals find other resources to help them with these problems

What is The Mental Health Fund?

The Mental Health Fund is designed to ease the financial burden placed on students from low-income backgrounds in need of mental health treatment by meeting specific needs directly or indirectly related to the cost of mental health treatment.