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Counselor on Duty

Need to speak to a counselor? Call (361) 825-2703 and request an immediate or scheduled phone consult with the Counselor on Duty (COD).   

Counselor on Duty Hours:
Monday-Friday  9:00 – 11:30am  &  1:00 – 4:00pm

What happens in a COD appointment and who can use COD services?

  • The COD is available to assist students who are interested in initiating counseling services, and students who are in crisis.
  • The COD can also consult with individuals (e.g, friends, family, faculty, staff) who are concerned about a student and need assistance or guidance to assist a distressed student.
  • When meeting with a student, the COD will gather information about the student’s concerns and help them to connect with the most appropriate services and resources to meet their needs.  
  • In the fall, designated Counselor on Duty hours will be available for Student Veterans, Student Athletes, International Students, LGBTIA Students, and Graduate Students. Check back for these hours.