University News

University Counseling Center Receives Accreditation

July 21, 2022

Share |
Printer friendly version

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL -- The Western Illinois University Counseling Center (UCC) has been accredited for the 30th consecutive year by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS), Inc., the premier leader in setting the benchmark for the full range of professional counseling services on college and university campuses. Western is one of five universities in Illinois with an IACS accredited counseling center.

According to UCC Interim Director Cara Cerullo, following a recent evaluation by IACS, the Center was recognized for its outstanding professional services to its clientele, which demonstrates the University Counseling Center's continued commitment to provide a continuum of evidence-based services. The IACS confirms that UCC meets the highest standards set forth, validates professional excellence and distinguishes standout counseling centers with the accreditation seal.

"The University Counseling Center at Western Illinois University was found to offer competent and reliable professional services to its clientele," the IASC noted in the affirmation of accreditation communication.

While the center is evaluated each year to maintain accreditation, a comprehensive site visit occurs every eight years. The next on-site visit will take place in 2026.

The University Counseling Center was established in 1946, and was first accredited by the IACS in the 1970s and then consecutively from 1992 to the present. The center provides personal counseling services to currently enrolled WIU undergraduate and graduate students. Throughout the academic year, the UCC offers the WIU community a wide array of educational programs on such topics as depression, anxiety disorders, suicide intervention/prevention, healthy relationships, stress management and more. UCC counselors hold master's or doctoral degrees and maintain licenses within the state of Illinois as psychologists, social workers and mental health counselors.

For more information about the University Counseling Center, visit

Posted By: University Communications (
Office of University Communications & Marketing