The University provides the following emergency and specialized victim-assistance counseling to all members of the campus community.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Redfern Health Center offers students confidential counseling and psychological services that address a wide variety of developmental and psychological issues. These issues range from adjustments to the University environment and relationship problems, to more severe psychological disorders, such as substance abuse, eating disorders, depression and anxiety. Additionally, counseling groups are available to students with learning disabilities, survivors of sexual trauma and adult children of alcoholics. Counseling services are provided using a time-limited, brief counseling model. Attention-deficit and learning-disability assessments are also offered. For information, call 864-656-2451.
Employee Assistance Program
The Office of Human Resources offers an employee assistance program (EAP) through an external employee assistance program provider. Services offered through this program are available to Clemson University faculty and staff and their dependents with a focus on the importance of work/life balance. Available services include personal, family and marriage counseling, financial and legal consultations, substance abuse and other issues that may affect work or life balance. All counseling services are confidential. For additional information regarding the employee assistance program, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 864-656-2000 or visit the Office of Human Resources website at clemson.edu/employment.
The University provides immediate counseling services to faculty, staff and students in the event of a traumatic incident, whereas students are referred to Mental Health and Counseling provided by Redfern Health Center, and faculty and staff are referred to the Employee Assistance Program provided by the Office of Human Resources. The goal is to minimize or prevent post-trauma problems or other mental disorders, such as depression. While trained to handle university-wide disaster situations, these counseling programs usually deal with situations of a more limited scope involving individuals, organizations and departments. Counseling programs facilitate debriefing meetings for those affected by a traumatic incident and coordinate individual counseling and referrals.
Rape victims should seek medical treatment at Redfern Health Center. Anyone may call and request medical transportation without divulging that he or she has been raped. The University Counseling and Psychological Services Center (864-656-2451) offers confidential counseling to rape victims and University police encourage victims to seek counseling. The Pickens County Rape Crisis Council is also available to aid rape victims. Call 864-442-5500 for information.
The Clemson University Police Department assists all campus crime victims with referrals, transportation, court familiarization and compensation.
The mission of EMpower Clemson, in collaboration with the University and surrounding communities, is to promote safe and responsible behavior, for students and by students, with a special emphasis on alcohol management. This office within the Dean of Students office and part of the Division of Student Affairs is an advocate for the development of healthy lifestyles, particularly on an environmental level. EMpower Clemson also supports the University’s mission of academic leadership along with the Clemson University’s core values of Honesty, Integrity and Respect.
EMpower Clemson has a strong student base of volunteers and interns who help facilitate key initiatives such as: Think Ahead: the anti-drinking and driving campaign, DID YOU KNOW: the laws and poilicies campaign, and alcohol-free events such as the yearly late night basketball tournament. Students also have a strong presence on the Clemson Community Coalition and the Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board. For more information, contact the EMpower Clemson Office at 864-656-3053 or on the Web. EMpower Clemson is located on the third floor of Fike Recreation Center along with the Healthy Campus department.