Welcome to AUCCCO!
Sharing Lessons Learned: Perspectives from an AUCCCO Founder and Chair Emeritus
Counseling center outreach has exploded over the past decade. When I think about where outreach was in 2008 when we first launched the inaugural outreach conference to where outreach is today, it is amazing to see the tremendous growth and impact outreach has made on our profession. We have solidified our identity as counseling center professionals (AUCCCO was formally established in 2009 and we just celebrated 10 years of this conference last year at the University of Michigan). Outreach is truly one of the fundamental hallmarks of counseling center work and is an integral part of our work life.
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.