CAPS Mission and Values

CAPS Mission

In support of Kent State University’s vision and core values, the mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to enhance the psychological health and development of Kent State University students. Through the provision of an array of culturally competent and evidence-based psychological services, consultation with faculty and staff, and programming, CAPS staff contribute to the attainment of student educational objectives, encourage student engagement in the university community, and support students’ personal and professional success.

As a comprehensive student counseling center, we endeavor to create a welcoming and affirming environment that honors diversity and values individual and cultural differences. We strive to accomplish our mission through a variety of professional services including individual and group psychotherapy, psychological testing, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol programs, training of helping professionals and outreach and programming for the university community.


CAPS Core Values: 

  • Confidentiality and Compassion 
  • Respect for Peoples Rights and Dignity
  • Justice and Advocacy
  • Professional Excellence and Ethics
  • Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Approach