Counseling and Psychological Services is committed to helping students adjust to college life, learn effective coping skills, adapt to stressful life events and improve overall functioning.

Diversity & Sexual Orientation Concerns

“We are all much more simply human than otherwise”
– Harry Stack Sullivan

St. Norbert College Counseling and Psychological Services is sensitive to all students regarding their backgrounds and individual differences. We believe that by recognizing and affirming individual differences as well as recognizing the commonalities of the human experience we can better help students navigate an often unkind world.

As it pertains to ethnic and cultural issues, the staff have worked in multicultural environments, and while we don't know everything about every culture, we seem to collectively know a little about most cultures from which our students come. We believe that helping students from diverse cultural backgrounds makes us better therapists but more importantly better people. We like all the colors in the crayon box as just using one can get kind of boring.

Regarding sexual orientation and sexual identity, we take an open approach when working with students. There are places on campus to discuss the role of homosexuality in various faiths, but that is not our role. Our desire is to help students of any sexual orientation or sexual identity without regard to whether or not it coincides with a particular religious view.