The mission of Counseling Services is to assist students at Bowie State University in their personal and psychosocial growth through the provision of programs and services. Services are provided free of charge for students from their freshmen year through graduate school. The Center supports the institutional mission to graduate individuals who are exemplary leaders in their respective disciplines. Moreover, the Center assists the institution in its mission to develop critical thinkers and individuals with a commitment to the ethical good of mankind. Specifically, Counseling Services assists the institution in its mission by providing personal, social, career, and academic counseling.
Counseling Services also seeks to actively participate in the fulfillment of institutional goals. This task is accomplished by enhancing and strengthening the quality of the Four-Year-Experience Counseling Program. As part of the program, counselors teach sections of the Freshman Seminar course, and conduct psychosocial interviews to aid in the retention of students in each classification.
The Center also offers a student development workshop series. The series provides a forum for creative expression, artistic performance, and educational programs. The philosophy of the Center derives from the belief that every student has basic and unique needs which must be fulfilled in order to function successfully in a learning environment.