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The Counseling Center offers a variety of services to raise mental health awareness through presentations, brochures and programs throughout the school year. These services are known as Wellness Programs and can be requested by contacting our Peer Advocate Staff at or (312) 341-3548. The Counseling Center also employs student workers called Peer Advocates.

Upcoming Programs

See the University events calendar for upcoming wellness events.


The Counseling Center welcomes the opportunity to make presentations to classes and organized groups. Topics that can be presented include:

  • Adjustment to College Life
  • Culture Shock
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Sexuality Issues
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Alcohol and Drug Prevention
  • Anger Management
  • Communication Skills and Assertiveness
  • Healthy Relationships and Parenting
  • Relaxation Training
  • Sexual Abuse Survivors
  • Stress Management and Life Balance
  • Depression and Suicide
  • Time Management
  • Diversity Awareness
  • Procrastination and Motivation
  • Healthy Eating and Body Image
Request a program

Workshops tailored to your classroom or group can be arranged. If any of these topics are of interest, or if you are interested in a topic not listed above, please contact our Peer Advocate Staff at or (312) 341-3548.

If you have any questions or concerns about our outreach events, please contact our Outreach Coordinator, Peer Advocate Staff at (312) 341-3548 or email

Peer Advocate Program

The Peer Advocates (PAs) are Roosevelt students who function primarily as student liaisons between the Counseling Center staff and the student body. They are involved with marketing and outreach activities to increase the university's awareness of the Counseling Center's services and programs. The PAs are creative individuals who enjoy contact with a wide variety of people. Their positive, energetic, and enthusiastic attitudes are essential to working together as a team. Last year, the PAs were integrally involved in many Counseling Center activities, such as:

  • Coordinating and facilitating events
  • Researching topics for program development
  • Providing information to students regarding depression, alcohol use, and stress management
  • Contributing articles to the Counseling Center newsletter

The PAs are coordinated and supervised by our Outreach Coordinator, Leila Ellis-Nelson, Psy.D. If you have any questions about the PA Program, ideas for a PA project, or interest in applying for any available PA positions, please contact Dr. Mary Grigar at during the Fall 2018 semester.