Counseling Service Fall Updates

 A few of the services offered at Counseling Services this quarter for first year students and those experiencing marginalization.


Last year we launched ROOTS (Reclaiming Our Origins Through Self-Exploration: A BIPOC Support Group): a space for BIPOC students to explore their intersecting identities and gain support through shared stories in the current political climate. ROOTS is a support group that will be running Tuesdays at 10:10 AM- 11:40 AM. Students interested may contact Counseling Services for a brief appointment prior to joining the group. For a full list and descriptions of group services offered at Counseling Services, you can visit this page. 

First Year Students Drop-In Support:

A space for first year students to find and provide support among peers around common challenges as first year students. With a general focus on the mental health experience of first year students, this drop-in space provides an opportunity to connect with peers and a Counseling Services provider. Mondays at 10AM-11AM (Oct. 4th – Nov. 1st).

Please access the Zoom link at the designated time.  

Let’s Talk:  

The Let’s Talk series is a free, confidential and informal consultation for Cal Poly Students with a mental health provider. It’s not therapy, but a student can talk about anything on their mind, they can discuss the heaviness of the current moment, and/or seek guidance (e.g., how to help a friend, how to seek services, wanting to learn more about a coping skill, etc.). We are also happy to consult with faculty and staff during this time if they feel concerned about a student.  

Let’s Talk: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2-2:50 PM at URL:  

Let’s Talk: Anything and Everything is a space specifically for underrepresented and/or marginalized students who want to meet with someone committed to inclusion, cultural humility, and challenging their own bias and privilege. Fridays, 11-11:50 AM at URL:  

UndocuTalk is a space for students who are undocumented, from mixed status families, and their allies who want to speak with mental health therapists who work in partnership with the Dream Center.  Tuesdays: October 5th, November 2nd, & November 30th, 2PM-2:50 PM at URL:  

Please refer to our Website or the CH&W section of the CP NOW website for more information on Let’s Talk and our other drop-in spaces.  

As a reminder: 

·        Students can contact us at 805-756-2511 to schedule a same-day or next day first appointment 

·        We continue to offer dynamic and diverse Emotional Wellbeing Workshops, Group Therapies, and Drop-in Spaces for students virtually this quarter

·        Our crisis services and crisis line are available 24/7 by calling 805-756-2511  

·        Faculty & Staff can also call our 24/7 line if they would like to consult about a student  

·        We are available at request to provide mental health presentations or staff trainings (  

The Cal Poly College of Engineering understands there has been an enormous amount of turmoil and transition due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). As we continue offering support to our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, we also continue providing critical updates as well as college highlights. Ours is a college full of creative and bright engineers and staff. For more information on COVID-19 visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. For more information on how Cal Poly is responding to COVID-19, visit the Cal Poly Coronavirus website Coronavirus website.


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Coronavirus Update and Resources