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Don't Cancel Class

When faculty cannot be present during class, this program provides presentations on-demand to minimize class cancellations.

Counseling Services will continue to offer “Don’t Cancel Class” during the Fall 2017 semester.   We are very excited to announce that some new and returning campus partners will be joining us to offer sessions in the Don’t Cancel Class program.  If you need to cancel a class, you or your administrative specialists are asked to call the name listed beside your chosen session.

If you know in advance that you will be missing a class, it is preferred that you call in advance and schedule a presentation on the topic of your choice.  This will help all of our students take advantage of every possible educational moment to develop not only intellectually, but emotionally and behaviorally as well. 

This semester we will be highlighting the following programs:






Introduction to Counseling Services and CUThrive!  CCU’s  self-help online resource


This session will provide a guided tour of the services offered in Counseling Services and an introduction to the CUThrive self-help computer program which is designed to aid students in addressing issues that often arise during college. 

Chris Donevant-Haines at or 349-5022

Dealing With Conflict

This interactive session will address the many ways students experience conflict and effective techniques to manage conflict in interpersonal relationships.

Chris Donevant-Haines at or 349-5022

Step Up! Bystander Intervention


With a focus on:

1) Depression/Suicide OR

2) Dating/Domestic/Sexual Violence.

Chris Donevant-Haines at or 349-5022

OMG! I’m Losing It!

An interactive program which is designed to help students recognize the signs of stress and provide strategies and techniques to help manage stress levels.

Chris Donevant-Haines at or  349-5022

Alcohol & Other Drugs

Three program options:

1) A presentation on current CCU student data as well as effects of Alcohol and Other Drugs on college students.

2) A student to student presentation on our campus norms and the Wally Social Norms campaign.

3) A presentation that addresses current trends and recent research relating to the effects of marijuana use.

Lee Carter at or 349-4156

Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Differences

The workshop addresses issues of power, prejudice, and discrimination as a way to engage students in discussing and sharing their perceptions and experiences. These presentations focus on various aspects of diversity, multiculturalism, multicultural sensitivity and Social Justice. Three program options:

1) Equal vs. Equitable: A Social Justice Seminar

2) Power, Privilege, and Discrimination: An exploration of socio-cultural identities

3) Leveraging Differences

Pat Singleton-Young at

Dr. Franklin Ellis at or

Teal Goes Green 

Learn about recycling, composting, sustainable transportation, farmers markets, Pop-Up Thrift Shop, Campus Salvage, and many other items that help you go green. You will also hear how you can get involved at CCU and within the community. 

Jeremy Monday at or 349-6954

Gender and Popular Culture

Popular culture is never simply entertainment. It provides us with the stories, images, and scripts that enable us to imagine and practice our identities. In this presentation, students will learn how popular culture generates and articulates our understandings of gender and sexuality and their intersections with other identity markers such as race, class, and ability.

Dr. Ina Seethaler at  or 349-6919

Making Sense of

Financial Aid

Learn the financial aid and scholarships process from start to finish. The conversation will focus not only on applying for and receiving aid, but also on how to maintain eligibility.



Wendy H. Watts at
or 349-2313

SAFE Response to Violence

The S.A.F.E. method is meant to empower individuals during a threatening situation and equip them with ideas and knowledge of what to do in dangerous situations by proactively providing a plan of action. The session will include both presentation and audience participation exercises that help promote the S.A.F.E. response to violence model.

Lt. Bobby Pellerin at
or 349-2518

When scheduling a “Don’t Cancel Class” program, please don’t mention to your students that you won’t be in class that day since this often leads to students skipping class that day.  We will be happy to take attendance during the class.

We appreciate your participation in this important program.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call either me in Counseling Services at 843-349-2305 or Chris Donevant-Haines in the Wellness Outreach Office at 843-349-5022 or by stopping by Room B202 of the Lib Jackson Student Union for more information about the programs.