University Health and Counseling Services
Ambrose Center

About Us

About Us

Mission

Building the foundation for life-long learning and wellness by providing high quality physical and mental health care, outreach, and consultation for our diverse campus community.

Vision

We are committed to the following:

  • Supporting the educational mission of the UWW campus
  • Specializing in the unique and diverse needs of college students
  • Providing timely and quality services that meet national accreditation standards
  • Actively engaging the campus community by providing expertise that helps to inform decisions and actions with an understanding of health and wellness
  • Providing students the knowledge and skills for life-long healthy living
  • Addressing physical and mental health obstacles that interfere with academic success
  • Fostering a multi-culturally competent environment
  • Providing wellness information to the community
  • Working with the campus and greater Whitewater community to advance the mission of public health, assist in all hazard preparation, and promote life-long wellness
  • Utilization of evidence-based practices in both clinical and non-clinical services

Values

We value the following:

  • Commitment to student welfare
  • Confidentiality
  • Continuity of care
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Diversity of staff
  • Ethical delivery of care
  • Excellence
  • Inclusivity
  • Maintaining accreditation through a nationally recognized accrediting body
  • Multiple dimensions of wellness
  • Professional staff development
  • Services that are physically and financially accessible to students

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

UHCS strives to provide high quality physical and mental health care, outreach, and consultation. Because of this mission, we hold a strong commitment to the diverse UW-Whitewater community and the promotion of equity and justice. We recognize and acknowledge that discrimination, prejudice, and inequitable systems of power and privilege impact the wellbeing of our campus community. As a healthcare organization, we work to:

  • Create and sustain an environment that respects and welcomes people from diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, citizenship, national origin, age, ancestry, physical/mental ability, political beliefs, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, body size, mental health, and socioeconomic status;
  • Challenge systems of oppression to create a more inclusive campus community;
  • Recognize and eliminate the prejudice, discrimination, and health disparities that have traditionally affected healthcare delivery; 
  • Cultivate our cultural awareness and humility through professional development and encouragement of ongoing self-examination of our biases.

UHCS demonstrates this commitment within our center through various initiatives:

  • Diversity Committee
  • Trans Health Treatment Team 
  • Services for Trans and non-binary students 
  • LGBTQ* Support group 
  • Diversity Seminars for counseling interns
  • Semiannual Diversity training for staff 

and throughout the campus via UHCS staff membership on:

  • Committee on LGBT* Issues
  • Committee on Disability Concerns 
  • Veterans and Military Service Members Committee 
  • Warhawk Emergency Fund Committee 
  • Hate/Bias Committee 
  • Women's Issues Committee 

We value your feedback. Please share with us your thoughts and suggestions about how UHCS can be more inclusive: UHCS Feedback Form.

Disclaimer

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