Implement Counseling Center online sign-up forms for appointments

Implement Counseling Center online sign-up forms for appointments

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Gabrielle Renshaw started this petition to The University of Illinois Counseling Center

According to the University of Illinois Counseling Center's 2019-2020 annual report, 50.6% of students are unable to receive a same-day appointment on their first attempt at scheduling. Being less than half of the individuals who call, the success rate is simply too low. Students needing mental health help and support already face daily challenges. With that said, a student should not need to wake up at sunrise each day and call the Counseling Center at 7:50 am. Calling the Counseling Center to wait on hold in an attempt to receive an appointment. Asking for help is hard enough, let alone needing to jump through hoops to get support when one is struggling. Ideally, it is easier to make an appointment directly through the Counseling Center online. Scheduling a same-day appointment is convenient, but an online form eases worry from those students seeking help. Implementing an online form will take away the worries associated with calling for an appointment. Thus, access to future appointments is simplified for the student. Rather than making the student wake up early and phone-call for an appointment, the online form will have appointments available for the week. Time slots opening every Monday morning. The Counseling Center currently has greatly beneficial service offerings, we are simply asking for access to these beneficial services in a convenient and less stressful process for the student.

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