The Counseling and Testing Center staff is strongly and proudly committed to furthering the academic success and well-being of a diverse and dynamic student body. Counseling and Testing Center staff believe that prejudice and oppression are detrimental to human development, and that education is a tool for addressing oppression in many of its forms. The Counseling and Testing Center provides free access to high quality services that are characterized by compassion and cultural competence. Across individual, group, classroom and program services, staff members work to create learning environments in which everyone is respected, welcomed and celebrated.
Multicultural awareness and competency is the goal in all areas of service. The Counseling and Testing Center staff represents the cultural diversity of the student constituency, including race and ethnicity, sexual identity, age, religious affiliation, socioeconomic background and gender. Culturally diverse students are well represented as consumers of all services provided by the center. The Counseling and Testing Center has been hosting Georgia State University’s Biennial Cultural Competency Conference since 2002.