Community Standards & Advocacy


Counseling Center The mission of the CSU Counseling Center is to support and empower our diverse student community through the provision of psychological services. Our services are confidential and include individual, couples and group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, psycho-education, and referrals. These services are designed to help students cultivate their strengths and overcome obstacles to obtain their personal, academic, and career goals. Likewise, we collaborate closely with our university and community partners to foster the personal, social, and academic well-being of our students and the university community. We are also committed to providing high quality experiential training to graduate students to support their development as aspiring mental health professionals. Visit the Counseling Center website at:

CARE The goal of CARE is to provide holistic support to members of the CSU community, to connect students with resources on and off-campus, and to increase collaboration between campus partners. Visit the CARE webiste at:

Ombudsperson The University Ombudsperson has the official role of protecting the interests and rights of all members of the Cleveland State University community by being an impartial, trustworthy person to oversee conflict-resolution procedures and assure due process for all parties involved in a conflict. The ombudsperson strives to achieve informal resolutions of disputes; provides informal, confidential mediation; advises complainants of their rights; identifies the correct bodies to which petitions and requests should be addressed; helps complainants prepare supporting paperwork in clear and concise form; and offers an avenue through which persons with grievances can express their concerns and develop a constructive perspective on their situation. For more information, contact CSU's Provost's Office at 216-687-3588 or visit the Ombudsperson website at: