ISU Student Government Proposes Fee For Mental Health Care

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — A proposal from the Student Government Association would require most Indiana State University students to pay a $75 per semester fee for increased mental health services in the future.

Indiana, Purdue and Ball State universities have comparable fees.

Association President Stephen Lamb says demand for mental health services is increasing and students now generally must wait weeks to see counselors.

Clients in crisis usually can get into the counseling center the same day. The center has six full-time professional counselors, a part-time psychiatrist and 15 psychology or social work graduate students as interns.

The SGA will seek a referendum on the fee in March. 

It also would need board of trustees approval.


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