Counseling Center

Counseling Center COVID-19 Updates:

Updated Counseling Center Services

The Counseling Center is working to adapt services to meet your needs during this difficult and unusual time. To protect the health of students and staff, we will not be providing in-person services at Boe House during the summer. This will remain in effect until further notice.  However, we will continue to offer Tele-Mental Health (TMH) support services for students who meet the eligibility criteria as outlined below.

Accessing Counseling Center Services:

  • Summer Services: A student wishing to access TMH services through the Counseling Center must be physically located in Minnesota at the time of the appointment(s).  The student must also meet one of the eligibility criteria listed below.
    • The student is working a summer job for the college, on-campus or remotely
    • The student is currently enrolled in summer school at the college
    • The student is currently living on campus and is unable to move out due to COVID-19 circumstances, even if the student is not working a summer job for the college or enrolled in summer school.
  • To schedule a summer session, please email Steve at:  counselingcenterboehouse@stolaf.edu

Please note: Steve O’Neill is the only staff counselor available during the summer.  All other staff counselors are off during the summer but will return when the fall semester begins.

If students do not meet the eligibility criteria for summer services, students are encouraged to email Steve O’Neill (oneill@stolaf.edu) if they would like assistance connecting with their local resources.

  • Let’s Talk: The Let’s Talk program will not be available during the summer but will resume when the fall semester begins.

Managing COVID-19 Concerns:

  • We have compiled some strategies and suggesting for students struggling with concerns regarding this pandemic. See our COVID-19: Managing Concerns page for more information.

Mental Health Crisis and Emergency Resources:

  • If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 or present to the nearest hospital emergency department.
  • Our Emergency page on this website has been updated with emergency resources for students on and off of campus.

Boe House Counseling Center was established by St. Olaf College to enhance the personal growth and development of its students. We support students in their academic pursuits and facilitate personal and interpersonal learning and growth. Our programs are preventive as well as remedial.

We offer a variety of services and programs, including individual counseling, group counseling, workshops, testing, consultation and referrals.  Services are provided without cost to all currently enrolled St. Olaf students, and we follow the ethical and confidentiality guidelines of the Minnesota Board of Psychology.