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Socioeconomic Status

The Counseling Center is committed to creating a welcoming environment for all students. Although students seldom explicitly state they feel oppressed or discriminated against by virtue of socioeconomic status (SES), it is not uncommon to experience feelings of not fitting in, at least in part because of concerns related to occupation, finances, educational background, and other factors contributing to SES. About 20 percent of the students who seek our services are first-generation college students, and about 39 percent report that finances are either always or often stressful. The concerns that bring students to the Counseling Center cut across all socioeconomic lines. Our commitment is that all of these concerns can be safely and confidentially addressed at the Counseling Center.




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