AUCCCO Statement on Recent Tragedies:
Terrible hate crimes occurred over this past week as a gunman murdered two Black shoppers on Wednesday October 24, 2018 at a Kroger grocery store in Jeffersontown, Kentucky after trying unsuccessfully to get into a predominantly Black church and another gunman opened fire on Saturday October 27, 2018 in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA killing 11 Jewish congregants. These tragedies are part of a wave of escalating violence and hate targeting community spaces including mosques, churches, clubs, Jewish institutions, and schools. We are also aware of recent reports of legislative efforts to erase identity of individuals who identify as trans, nonbinary, or with other gender expansive identities. When any one community is threatened, we are all threatened. As AUCCCO we reaffirm our support and caring for all members of our community. We reflect on the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam: "to heal and repair the world," and offer our help to any member of our community who seeks support at this time.
Welcome to AUCCCO!
The Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach (AUCCCO), is a national organization of counseling center professionals who are passionate about outreach. We are akin to the counseling center associations for Directors, Training Directors and Clinical Directors. We officially announced the establishment of our organization on June 5, 2009 at the University of Michigan during the closing ceremonies of our 2nd National Outreach Conference for Counseling Centers.
The mission of the AUCCCO is to assist professionals involved in the leadership of outreach, consultation, and campus community interventions. AUCCCO provides opportunities for networking, professional identity development, idea exchange and creating standards for quality outreach services. AUCCCO promotes a broad understanding of outreach, prevention and education services based on the assumption that outreach must extend the expertise of counseling centers to the larger campus community. AUCCCO recognizes that, as the campus climate has a profound influence on students’ lives, outreach services must be informed by perspectives that address the intersection of multiple social identities, promote social justice, and celebrate diversity in all its forms.
If you are interested in joining AUCCCO, please find more information here.