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Mercyhurst University Counseling Center

  • The Counseling Center provides free, confidential, professional counseling to Mercyhurst University students, as well as 24/7 on-call counseling in the event of crisis such as sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, suicidality, or harm to others.  Our licensed staff recognizes the challenges that university students face as they transition from home to the campus, and assist students address a number of concerns including college adjustment, peer or family relationships, trauma, depression, anxiety/stress, alcohol or other substances, eating disorders, anger management, or grief and loss.

    The Counseling Center respects the dignity and worth of all students as maturing individuals with unique perspectives and contributions, and value the diverse backgrounds, abilities, and orientations of each member of our student body. The Center upholds the confidentiality of the individual student in a manner respectful of privacy and consistent with professional ethics and community laws. The Center meets with students for ongoing counseling sessions, offers a daily walk-in hour, and provides 24/7 on-call service for certain emergency situations.

    Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  After hours contact Mercyhurst Police & Safety for a counselor.

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  • Address

    4118 Briggs Avenue, Erie, PA 16546

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Mercyhurst University Campus Ministry

  • Mercyhurst University Campus Ministry creates a hospitable environment and a locus for spiritual development of the entire university community.  By our grounding in the Catholic tradition and Mercy heritage we support all faith traditions, foster holistic, communal development, and nurture leadership focused in service and justice.‚Äč

    Campus Ministry offers trained pastoral counselors for support to students who are facing a range of challenges, including but not limited to: grief, violence, relationships, and spiritual questioning. The staff welcomes and accepts students from all faith traditions without prejudice or coercion. 

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  • Rev. Fr. James E. Piszker, University Chaplain and Interim Director of Campus Ministry


  • Address

    501 E 38th St, First Floor of Student Union, Erie, PA 16546

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