A Student Organization with a Purpose
Work to increase mental health awareness on campus, raise funds for critical mental health education and resources through the Active Minds national office, promote positive mental health, educate peers about the signs and symptoms of mental health disorders, and encourage students to reach out for help when needed. Chapters play an important role in referring students to resources and starting conversations about this important topic.
View our Active Minds student organization page on the AnchoredIn student engagement portal to find out more about membership, meetings, upcoming events, and other ways to get involved.
Follow Active Minds @ LSUS on Instagram.
To donate to our LSUS chapter of Active Minds, click here.
The vision of the Wellness Task Force is to work collaboratively to achieve a campus community focused on wellness, support, and prevention at all levels. Their objective is to improve wellbeing for students, staff and faculty; increase the sense of community at LSUS; align with the university startegic plan; and increase student success. The task force's top priorities include student mental health and faculty/staff wellbeing.
If you are a faculty/staff member or a currently enrolled student and are interested in becoming a part of the LSUS Wellness Task Force, contact Angie Pellerin at email@example.com for more information.
LSUS Counseling Services offers training opportunities exclusively to graduate students in the Master of Science in Counseling program at LSUS. We offer a cooperative, developmental, and enthusiastic learning environment within a diverse college campus community supporting student success and well-being. (Training opportunities are not offered to students from non-LSUS-affiliated universities.)
What Our Program Offers
The foundation of our training philosophy is experiential learning supported by supervision, mentoring, training seminars, and skills and knowledge of the mental health services theory and practices of counseling and psychology. Our training program provides many opportunities for interns to consult, learn, and work in partnership with professional staff to build meaningful relationships and mentorship.
Trainees and staff join in our training mission, which values and respects collaboration, teamwork, self-awareness, and openness to learning. Self-reflection, introspection, constructive feedback, and interpersonal dialogue are highly valued aspects of our training.
LSUS Counseling Services currently has one (1) funded graduate assistantship. This position works as part of our mental health counseling team and assists in the counseling, psychoeducation, consultation, and outreach programming efforts of our office.
The graduate assistant position includes tuition exemption and an hourly wage. If a student is enrolled in less than 9 hours during a fall or spring semester, the part-time GA placement pays for up to two (2) courses and is limited to working a maximum of 10 hours per week. If a student is enrolled in 9 hours or more during a fall or spring semester, or enrolled in 6 hours or more during a summer semester, the full-time GA placement pays for up to three (3) courses and is limited to working a maximum of 20 hours per week. (Additional GA opportunities may come available at a later date, at which time the LSUS MSC Internship Coordinator will be notified.)
Each position application requires a resume or CV, along with two letters of recommendation. We work closely with the Internship Coordinator of the LSUS Masters in Counseling program in recommending highly qualified candidates for the available positions.
Our podcast series includes counseling staff and peer educators addressing complicated, sometimes sensitive topics impacting college student mental health and emotional well-being. Occasional student guests also shed light on their experiences, while other guest experts may contribute to the conversation through their expertise and knowledge.