Your emotional wellness is important to us. That's why confidential counseling is available free of charge to all enrolled Knox students, where you have the opportunity to talk with an objective professional about your feelings and concerns.
Having a hard time adjusting to college? Classes or relationships leaving you anxious, stressed, or depressed? Not getting along with your roommate? We're here to help. The following services are provided:
- Personal Counseling: We offer short term individual counseling. If you require longer term counseling, we will refer you to professionals in the Galesburg community.
- Outreach: Our staff is available to provide outreach programs on a wide variety to the Knox community upon request.
- Consultations: We're available to faculty, staff, and students for consultations regarding how to help a student. On or off campus referrals are also available.
- Confidentiality: Your right to privacy is fully protected, and counseling is strictly confidential as provided by law. If you want personal information supplied to a psychologist or Knox official, a release form must be signed. Counseling records are not a part of your academic record.
How to Reach Us
- Appointments: Call 309-341-7492, e-mail Vicki Swedlund, or visit our office at 175 W. Knox Street (south/back side of Furrow Residential Hall across from the soccer field).
- Hours: We're available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Emergencies: Call Campus Safety at 309-341-7979 on nights and weekends, and they can assist you in reaching a counselor.
It is an emergency when a student:
- Expresses imminent suicidal thought and/or a plan
- Expresses imminent homicidal thoughts
- Loses emotional control severely
- Shows gross impairment in thinking ability
- Exhibits bizarre behavior
- Experienced recent domestic or sexual assault
- Ulifeline.org offers information and self-care resources geared toward college students and college living.
- Alcohol 101 Plus is an interactive program set on a "virtual campus" that addresses alcohol use in college. It gives you a chance to challenge your decision making and knowledge about the influences of alcohol on academics, friendships, and your body.
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) can be reached at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
- Virtual Pamphlet Collection includes counseling resources from the University of Chicago.