Save Lives. Give to the 2019 Senior Class Gift.
Support the University Counseling Center as your farewell to Ole Miss.
Plaques are pretty. Sidewalks are useful. But making an impact in the lives of students who come behind us truly lasts forever.
For our 2019 Senior Class Gift, your senior class officers chose to make a real difference by pledging 250 individual donations to the University Counseling Center (UCC).
As seniors, we know that the college experience is not all game days, parties, and fun with friends. Everyone needs help sometimes, whether it’s dealing with anxiety and depression, relationship issues, past trauma, or academic concerns. The Center offers students a safe environment to share, seek help and heal.
The UCC also saves lives. Suicide has become one of the leading causes of death among college students. The center’s 24-hour crisis intervention services are always available, without an appointment.
Incredibly, the UCC’s services – individual counseling, group therapy, crisis intervention, help with substance abuse and outreach – are absolutely free to students. A private counselor can charge up to $200 per hour, but the Counseling Center is just for us and the students who will follow.
All these services still come at a cost, and sometimes, there hasn’t been enough funding to meet the growing needs of an ever-increasing student body. Your gift will help cover the expenses for additional staff so that the Center can serve more of us as quickly as possible.
And on a lighter note, it’s become an Ole Miss tradition to play with the UCC’s therapy puppies during exam week. Your contribution will also help fund a full-time therapy dog to lighten the load for students who need a friendly face and a warm hug to get through a challenging time.
Zach DiGregorio, the Senior Class president, began visiting the Counseling Center in his final semester at Ole Miss.
"I wish I had started earlier in my college career," Di Gregorio said. "It took me seven semesters to finally reach out to get help, and for some people, seven semesters can be too long. My hope with this fundraiser is that we support the Counseling Center with outreach to help students when they need it most in their time at Ole Miss."
Please help us leave a lasting mark on Ole Miss. Make a gift today, share this page and spread the word.Together, we can save lives and leave this place even better than we found it.
Thank you and Hotty Toddy!
Zach DiGregorio, Senior Class President
Mikhail Love, Senior Class Vice President
Catrina Curtis, Senior Class Treasurer/Secretary