Truman State University is dedicated to being a community that values one another, celebrates our differences and creates a welcoming and safe environment for all who enter our campus. In accordance with the values of Truman State and University Counseling, our counselors and staff are committed to embracing inclusion in all forms and respecting and supporting individuals regardless of differences in race, physical abilities, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and life experience. We believe that exposure to and appreciation of the work of inclusion enables us to view situations through a wider lens, providing broader opportunity for understanding and problem-solving throughout our life experience.
Mental health concerns are often affected by social forces in the external environment related to power and privilege, such as racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, heterosexism, and other forms of marginalization and oppression. Our staff consider these forces in the struggles of students who seek our assistance, and actively address them in a culturally sensitive manner, employing approaches that include empowerment and advocacy.