Campus Counseling Center

Campus Counseling Center

The Campus Counseling Center provides university students with individual and group assistance in adapting to stressful situations while attending DSU.  Examples such as adjusting to the university environment, relationship issues with roommate, professor, parents or significant other, choosing a vocation, selecting a major, and solving personal, social, and educational difficulties are common reasons students utilize counseling. The professional staff are also trained to help with clinical issues like depression, anxiety, grief, anger, trauma, alcohol and drug abuse.  In a confidential relationship, the student may express his/her thoughts and feelings, and an experienced counselor helps the student gain insight into problems and explore possible solutions.

Additionally, with the assistance of the counselor a student may select tests to appraise abilities, interests, and personal characteristics.  National standardized admission tests such as the MAT are also given.  Academic credit can be gained through the College Level Education Program (CLEP) administered in the office.

The Campus Counseling Center is open for service and FREE to students, faculty and staff, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Stress management, Counseling, American Disabilities Act consultation, Alcohol and Drug abuse appointments may be made in person or by calling Dr. Richard Houston, Paula King or Deidra Byas.  Alcohol,and Chemical dependency information, brochures and treatment referrals can be found there as well.  National standardized test information or computerized CLEP appointments can be obtained by calling (662) 846-4690 or visiting the Campus Counseling Center located in the O.W. Reily Health Center.


The Confidential Assessment Response Team, better known as C.A.R.T., is a proactive tool for the confidential reporting of changes in behavior, actions, and/or distresses of our students. Faculty, staff, and students assist the Team by identifying those students they feel may be in need of help. To identify a student in need, please click the “Send Report” button below, or email a detailed concern to Once received the Team may respond to the needs of our students.

Since C.A.R.T. stands for Confidential Assessment Response Team, they are committed to confidentiality. However, if you need to discuss your report, you may contact Dr. Richard Houston, Director of Student Health Services, by phone at 662-846-4690 or by email at