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Counseling Services


Counseling Center

Furrow Hall

175 West Knox Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Counseling Services Update

Due to COVID-19, all services are being offered virtually during the Fall 2020 term.

Counseling Services is not available for walk-in appointments. To request an appointment or enquire about eligibility for services, please call our office during office hours. You can also send us an email to  

If you are in crisis, please call our office. After hours, contact Campus Safety at 309-341-7979. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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Students can also sign up for our listserv, which sends out additional information and resources via email. Complete this Google Form to sign up.

Our Services

Confidential counseling is available free of charge to Knox College students who are currently enrolled and living on campus or in the following states: Illinois, South Dakota, and Utah. If you are residing in another state, Counseling Services can assist you in finding counseling in your area.

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 or medical records.

See information about our services below, and check out our other resources on the sidebar.

Counseling Services is dedicated to providing services to Knox College students. All services will be provided via telehealth. Please contact us at 309.341.7492 or at if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Individual Counseling: We offer short term individual counseling. The counselor and student will work together to determine the best method of care for the student's concerns.
  • Group Counseling: Every term we offer a variety of group options for our students. This is a way for students to grow with fellow students who have similar experiences. Full group counseling information can be viewed on the Group Sessions link.
  • Crisis Counseling: There are times when a student is in crisis and needs immediate assistance. Students are encouraged to call Counseling Services during office hours during times of crisis. See Crisis Sessions for more information. 
  • Outreach: Our staff is available to provide outreach programs on a wide variety of topics to the Knox community. See our Upcoming Events page for more info. To request an outreach event, please complete the online Outreach Request Form or print a hard copy if you prefer. Please submit requests a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the event date.
  • Consultations: We are available to faculty, staff, and students for consultations regarding how to best assist a student. On or off campus referrals are also available.
  • Advocacy Session: We offer students who have questions regarding the Title IX process or are a survivor of sexual assault, the opportunity to speak to a trained sexual assault advocate, in a confidential setting.

Counseling Staff

  • Janell McGruder, Assistant Dean for Student Wellness, Director of Counseling Services, Sexual Assault Advocate
  • Megan McGruder, Assistant Director of Counseling Services, Outreach Coordinator
  • Rhonda Nelson, Part-time contract counselor
  • Crystal Williams, Part-time contract counselor
  • Vicki Swedlund, Administrative Assistant
  • Claire Palmer, Intake Coordinator

How to Schedule an Appointment

Scheduling an appointment is easy! All you have to do is reach out.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, contact Counseling Services during business hours at 309-341-7492. After business hours call Campus Safety (309.341.7979) or call 9-1-1. Click Crisis Sessions for more information.

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