Office of Counseling and Disability

Welcome to Counseling Services!


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The Office of Counseling and Disability Services (CDS) provides free, confidential, personal counseling and support to all students at SSU. We know that college life is a transitional period marked by change, pressure and stress. Therefore, our goal is to help students understand this period, find ways of coping and grow from their experiences.



Mission: -      To provide developmental, remedial, educational, preventive and

consultative/training services which will assist students to grow and

experience personal and academic success within the educational



Counseling Learning Outcomes

Students who receive counseling services should, upon completion of required sessions be:

  • Able to do positive and realistic self appraisal
  • Able to recognize triggers and obstacles that hamper goal achievement
  • Able to demonstrate healthy help seeking behaviors
  • Able to develop personal goals and objectives to address problems or concerns
  • Able to articulate what confidentiality is and identify at least one exemption to absolute confidentiality
  • Able to use at least one community resource
  • Linked to appropriate referral services as needed
  • Able to learn how to choose behaviors and environments that promote health and reduce risk
  • Able to identify personal skills and strengths to use in problem solving


We Want To Hear From You!

In order to provide you with the best service possible, we would like to hear your thoughts and concerns. Please respond honestly; your opinions and ideas are greatly appreciated and will be used to ensure our services meet your needs. Click on the link below to complete the survey.

You have two options for submitting the survey, you can complete the survey as a word document and email it to Mrs. Jacqueline Awe at or you can print the survey and take it to King Frazier Student Center room 233. Thank you very much for your cooperation.


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Savannah State University received funding from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) for a CAPE – Caring about Prevention Education Program to be implemented under the Young Adult Grant in the amount of $9,910.00. The GOHS Young Adult grant mission is to promote education and awareness to young adults about highway safety issues, such as but not limited to: underage drinking, high risk drinking, impaired driving, destructive decisions, and other high-risk behaviors, in order to decrease crashes, injuries, and fatalities in young adult drivers


Crash data confirms that Georgia’s youngest drivers have the highest rate of motor vehicle crashes, injuries and fatalities.  During 2008, 15 - 20 year old drivers were involved in more than 85,000 crashes on Georgia roadways, resulting in nearly 14,000 injuries and 134 fatalities. High-risk behavior, impaired driving, peer pressure, inexperience & limited or no use of safety belts are just a few of the problems that our youth face while driving on Georgia’s roadways.

In an effort to address these issues, The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has offered Alcohol Education grants to Georgia colleges and universities for the 2012 grant year (October 1st 2011-September 30th 2012).





Jacqueline Awe, LMSW Director of Student Development.



Seketa Bing-Nelson, MA Counseling Professional


Kimberley Simon, LCSW Counseling Professional


 2nd Floor, King Frazier Complex, Room 233.



A SSU student interested in arranging an appointment can call (912) 358-3129 between 8:00am and 5:00pm. Walk-Ins are also welcome, but must yield to those with appointments. Student Affairs staff members are on call in case of an emergency

after regular hours, but you should first call Campus Police or 911

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