Student Support 

Minnesota State College Southeast offers counseling services to assist you with any academic issues or concerns. One of the purposes of counseling services is to help you adapt to your new environment at college. Long-term personal counseling is referred to outside cooperating agencies. You are encouraged to seek counseling at any time that you feel it is necessary.

Career Counseling

Students who are undecided about their major or are thinking of changing their major may wish to talk to an academic advisor. Career assessment and information is also available. Academic advisors are available to assist new and current students make the transition from home to college life. In addition, they work with students needing assistance with success in their major. An academic advisor helps identify, refer and facilitate utilization of student support services for students with barriers to learning.

Personal Counseling and Referral

Personal anxieties and problems can stand in the way of successful completion of a program major. You may find it helpful to speak with a counselor about personal concerns.

  • Winona: Through a partnership with Winona State University, MSC Southeast students can speak one-on-one with counseling professionals at the Winona State University Counseling Center. Counseling hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Integrated Wellness Complex, room 222. For appointment information, please call 507-457-5330. Be sure to review important parking information prior to arriving for your appointment.
  • Red Wing: Counseling services are available on the Red Wing campus through a partnership with Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center. Please contact Melissa Carrington-Irwin (, 651-385-6309) or Shannon Sullivan-Hanson (, 651-267-7715) for assistance with making an appointment.


Support Groups

You will have the opportunity to discuss topics and issues that concern you in a group setting. Support groups may be available on campus and in the community to serve a variety of your needs.

If personal problems are causing unsatisfactory college performance, you can receive help resolving such problems. You are encouraged to discuss any problems with your instructor or campus counselor.

Sexual Harassment and Violence 

Sexual violence is an intolerable intrusion into the most personal and private rights of an individual, and is prohibited at MSC Southeast. The college is committed to eliminating sexual violence in all forms and will take appropriate remedial action against any individual found responsible for acts in violation of this policy. Acts of sexual violence may also constitute violations of criminal or civil law or Minnesota State Board Policies that may require separate proceedings. To further its commitment against sexual violence, MSC Southeast provides reporting options, internal mechanisms for dispute resolution, and prevention training or other related services as appropriate.