At times during the course of the semester, a student may experience an unexpected crisis or event. Seminole State College provides appropriate referrals to students who have personal issues that impact academic pursuits at college.* Crisis situations may include:
- Death of a loved one
- Separation or divorce
- Health concerns
- Suicidal ideation or thoughts of suicide
Counselor Contact Information
If you are in need of assistance, please visit any campus advising office to speak with a counselor. During college hours of operation please call 407-708-2337 to be connected with a counselor at your selected campus.
Sanford/Lake Mary and Heathrow Counselors
Altamonte Springs Counselor
If you are in immediate danger, please call 911. If you are in crisis and the college is closed please call the After Hours Crisis Hotline listed below.
Seminole State College After Hours Crisis Hotline
Available Monday-Thursday after 6 p.m.
24 hours on weekends starting Fridays at 4:30 p.m.
*Seminole State is an educational institution and not a mental health or substance abuse center.
All information disclosed within a session, as well as the fact of signing up for services, is confidential and will not be revealed to anyone outside the Academic Advising and Counseling Department without written permission of the student, except under three conditions:
- Where disclosure is required by law (i.e. when there is reasonable suspicion of abuse of children or elderly persons, or by court-ordered subpoena).
- Where the student presents a serious danger of violence to another.
- Where the student is likely to harm him/herself unless protective measures are taken.
Students in need of personal counseling will be seen as a priority and appointments are not necessary. If this is a mental health crisis and the college is closed, please contact our after-hours crisis number at 407-416-9976. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please dial 911 immediately.