Special Events

The ACU Counseling Center hosts ongoing events in order to establish a relationship with students, faculty and staff. In an effort to better meet the emotional needs of those on campus we have the following events to educate, encourage, and edify the ACU body. We invite you to participate in this journey by joining us in the many activities on campus.

Current Events   

Soda & Solutions
Are you considering counseling? Do you have questions or would you like some feedback? Are you in the middle of a storm and need someone to listen? The ACU Counseling Center would like to offer you a free soda and a free session. Call 325-674-2626, email counseling@acu.edu or simply stop by the Medical and Counseling Care Center, located between Moody Coliseum and the Teague Special Events Center.


Annual Events

Suicide Prevention Walk
Please click here for registration and more information about this year's Suicide Prevention Walk on Saturday, April 1.

Married Student Retreat
Each February, the Counseling Center hosts a retreat for currently enrolled ACU students who are married. Speakers from the Center for Healthy Relationships out of John Brown University come to Abilene to facilitate a special weekend for couples to strengthen and grow their marriages.

Making Choices Week
Many college students are at an integral time in their journey, making choices that affect their lives profoundly. Each spring, the Counseling Center hosts events that focus on current issues and encourages discussion and conversation regarding the choices they are facing.

Premarital Counseling Chapel Series
Click here for registration and more information about the 2017 chapel series beginning Thursday, March 2.

Beginning each year in February, the Counseling Center in partnership with the Marriage and Family Institute offer a 6 session chapel series specifically for engaged or soon-to-be engaged couples.

This Premarital Counseling Chapel Series is designed to help build stronger relationships and marriages by helping couples celebrate their strengths and identify their growth areas, encouraging couples to dialogue about their relationship in meaningful and productive ways, increasing practical relationship skills in Communication, Conflict Resolution, Closeness, Flexibility, and Financial Management, and increasing understanding of relationship issues in such areas as Personality, Affection & Sex, and Family of Origin.

Upon completion of the chapel series and the follow-up sessions, couples will be eligible for a $60 discount of their marriage license from Twogether in Texas. It is extremely important that each couple attend each session in order to receive the Twogether in Texas certificate.

The cost is $35 per couple, which is paid directly to PREPARE/ENRICH and includes the PREPARE/ENRICH Inventory and a workbook for each person.

Popcorn and Possibilities
If you are challenged by school or academic problems, depression or anxiety, relationships, stress - we can help! Watch for ads announcing the next Popcorn and Possibilities in the Campus Center. Come visit with us, enjoy popcorn and giveaways, and discuss solutions to questions you may have.