California State University, Northridge
UCS is committed to caring for CSUN students, particularly in these unprecedented times. The UCS counselors are highly trained mental health professionals who support the student and campus community in times of crises. They are committed to assisting students in reaching their academic, career and life goals—and their staff’s diversity and compassion helps meet the specific needs and situations of each student. During the pandemic, services have pivoted to virtual delivery through telemental health, new virtual community spaces and individualized workshops. Newer virtual forums have included conversations and Zoom discussion “rooms”, which allow students, faculty and staff to talk about social issues, and support the students and employees impacted by them. Many conversations have centered on issues in the Black community, but have also included those affecting Dreamers, Latinx and international students.