The goal of Sitting Bull College Counseling Services is to maximize student potential and to provide students with the tools they will need to live a healthy and responsible life. SBC Counselors are striven to help students improve their quality of life and in turn quality of life of those around them. Sitting Bull College’s Counseling Department follows the College’s non-discrimination policy in that it affords equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state or local law.
Sitting Bull College also offers Academic, Career and Financial Aid Counseling. These services are located in the Student Services building on the Fort Yates Campus. In addition, scheduled counseling services are available at the McLaughlin and Mobridge site. Schedules will be posted at the beginning of each semester.
The Academic Counselor is prepared to help students with a variety of concerns, including mental health and chemical dependency issues. This Counselor acts as a support system and can provide individual counseling, referrals and preventive education for students who are experiencing difficulties. Resource materials, particularly in the area of mental health and chemical dependency are available for students from this office. All information is held in the strictest confidence.
Financial Aid Counseling is provided by the Financial Aid office staff to help students understand the various types of financial aid programs at Sitting Bull College, how to access scholarship funds from other sources, and to understand their respective rights and responsibilities as students receiving financial aid funds.
Career Counseling includes, but is not limited to, a course wherein the process of applying for a job is experienced through textbook, in-class assignments and ending with a mock interview. Counseling continues beyond the classroom for students who request support in their ongoing development of job seeking/keeping style. Students have access to information about and from colleges worldwide. At any point in the student’s time at Sitting Bull College, counseling is available which would address advancing their degree, whether at Sitting Bull College or transferring to another school.