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If you are in an immediate life threatening crisis cal 911. DO NOT attempt to contact us via email or voicemail.

Police Department EGSC Swainsboro:  (478) 289-2090 (24 hours/day)

Police Department EGSC Statesboro:  912-623-2462 (8am-10pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm Friday)

About Crisis Intervention:

Crisis intervention is a service for students who are in serious, immediate emotional distress. If you find yourself, or a friend, in an emergency situation, please contact 911 then the counselor in the office nearest you.  You can call or walk-in and let the counselor know you are in a crisis situation.  If you cannot reach a counselor, please contact the EGSC Police Department or call 911.  If our offices are closed or it is after hours, you may also utilize the following resources in addition to the EGSC Police Department or click on the "Crisis Intervention Resources" heading on the menu to the right of the page:

Local Crisis Intervention Resources

Georgia Crisis and Access Line (24/7 hotline): 1-800-715-4225 or My GCAL app

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 or Text "GA to 741741" 

 

 General Information

 

About Our Office

Attending college is an important life transition and will present many opportunities and many challenges, both inside and outside the classroom.  The Counseling and Disability Services Office is here to help you take advantage of those opportunities and meet those challenges to reach your full potential in college and beyond.  We provide personal, academic and career counseling services as well as helping students with eligible disabilities secure accommodations that may be needed during their college career. 

Hours of Operation/Appointments

Our offices in Swainsboro and Statesboro are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Services are provided on the Augusta Campus at least 1 day per week. We are closed on all official college holidays. Due to COVID-19, most services will be delivered remotely. Students may contact  Stephanie Royals at 478-289-2039 or 912-623-2438 or sroyals@ega.edu to schedule an appointment. 

Emergencies

If you are in an immediate, life threatening crisis call 911 or the EGSC Police Department.  DO NOT attempt to contact us via email or voicemail during a crisis situation.   

Campus Police - Swainsboro:  478-289-2090 (24/7)

Campus Police - Statesboro:  912-623-2462
(8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday)
 

Confidentiality

All of the services provided by the Counseling and Disability Services Office are confidential.  Our staff adheres to professional, legal and ethical guidelines that protect your personal information.  This means any information about your contact with our office will not become part of your academic record and cannot be released to any office or individual without your consent.  It is important to note that there are some exceptions to confidentiality.  As counselors, we are mandated to report some information which may include intent to harm yourself or others, or any suspicion of abuse occurring to a vulnerable population such as children, the elderly, the disabled etc.  Our primary goal is to maintain your personal safety as well as the safety of others, and in the event that we believe confidentiality must be breached, we will make every attempt to discuss this with you prior to doing so.

Common Questions and Where to Get Answers

Sometimes we get questions that are best answered by other offices.  Please refer to the appropriate office as they will be able to assist you more fully regarding the following questions:

If you have a question about… Please Contact:
Academic records, transcripts, academic standing etc. Student Affairs:
(478) 289-2169
Financial aid, scholarships, SAP appeals etc. Student Affairs:
(478) 289-2169
Academic advisement, schedule changes, registration, tutoring ACE:
478-289-2161 (Swainsboro)
912-623-2460 (Statesboro)
Admissions requirements/status, readmission questions Student Affairs:
(478) 289-2169
Payment questions, VR payment/sponsorship questions Business Office: 
478-289-2000

Student Mental Health Awareness Programming - Fall 2021 

September 1, 2021-    Reducing Stigma of Mental Health   1pm-2pm
September 9, 2021-    Managing Stress and Anxiety   11am-12pm
September 15, 2021-  Suicide Prevention and Awareness   12pm-1pm
September 23, 2021-  Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention   2pm-3pm
September 29, 2021 - Depression Awareness and Prevention   10am-11am
October 5, 2021 -        Trauma and PTSD Awareness   11am-12pm

               * Student certificates are awarded for each course attended and surveys are being administered to attendees following each session to gain feedback. Students that attend 5 sessions will receive the Live Well Mental Health Certificate.

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  • Stephanie M. Royals

    Stephanie Royals

    President's Office/Academic Affairs/Student Affairs/Counseling and Disability Services

    Counselor

    Email:

    Campus: Statesboro