Counseling, Lifestyle Standards and International Services

Personal Counseling

Counseling services are available free of charge to all students, faculty and staff. Frequently raised questions or concerns include: relationships, anxiety, depression, family, eating disorders or low self esteem. The campus counselors’ offices are located in Friesen Center and Erb Hall. Contact the counselor to make an appointment.

The counselor makes referrals to area mental health services if requested by the student or if more specific intervention is needed. The counselor also refers persons who need evaluation for self-destructive or potentially life-threatening behaviors.

Campus Lifestyle Standards

To foster community, enhance the campus experience, assist in students’ maturation and provide a safe learning and living environment, Hesston College has adopted a set of campus lifestyle standards to which all members of the college community are required to abide. These standards reflect Christian faith and commitment and promote wellness. A student’s signature on the application for admission or the affirmation of college lifestyle standards form indicates that he or she understands these standards, regardless of whether the standards represent the individual’s conviction or preference. Consult the Hesston College Student Handbook in the Student Life section of the Hesston College website (www.hesston.edu) for the list of standards as well as the enforcement and appeals procedures that the college employs when individuals break the standards.

International Student Services

Through the office of the director of International Student Services, Hesston College provides a wide variety of support services to international students.

The director is available for counseling and advising in matters related to cultural adjustment, dormitory and roommate concerns and other concerns or problems that may occur.

North American students are also welcome to utilize the director’s services for counseling and advising related to issues or concerns that affect the college’s unique mix of many cultures and backgrounds.

North American students are also welcome to utilize the director’s services for counseling and advising related to issues or concerns that affect the college’s unique mix of many cultures and backgrounds.

Catalog 2014-15