CAPS Services for Students of Color
All CAPS counselors are trained as generalists and are capable of making assessments and recommendations for all Aggies. Counselors on our Professional Interest Areas lists have expressed specific interest and experience in the identified areas, including working with students of color.
CAPS Group Counseling Options
CAPS offers a variety of groups for Students of Color where students can connect with others and find support:
This group provides a safe and brave space for ethic and racial minority students (e.g., Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American, Native American, etc.) to explore and process concerns related to race/culture/ethnicity, relationships, academics, anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. This group also helps members consider the impact of cultural factors on developmental, identity and other diversity related challenges. A screening appointment is required to participate in the group.
The intent of this group is to provide support for first-generation students of color navigating a predominantly white institution (PWI). In this group, students will focus on how their individual talents and strengths can improve their college experience. Topics of discussion include resilience, overcoming imposter syndrome, self-care, social support, transferable skills, and other social identities.
This group helps increase knowledge of U.S. cultures and practice English-speaking skills. Students develop skills to cope with adjustment, stress, loneliness, relationships and other challenges. They receive support, understanding, and suggestions from other international students. The group provides a space to share learning experiences, resources, and connect with others from around the world.
This group provides a safe and brave space for male students of color (e.g. Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, etc.) to provide support and explore topics related to race, culture, ethnicity, relationships, academics, anxiety, and much more.
This is a supportive space for women of color to explore their experiences, thoughts, and feelings from a cultural lens on topics such as confidence, well-being, and much more.
“Thank you, [facilitator], for leading this group of strong women of color into forming a great support system within each other. I will take everything I learned with me and utilize it to grow as a person. Thank you.”
“It’s the best way to get out of your comfort zone with a small group of people and it begins your journey to learn more about yourself.”
“The group helped me learn that it is okay to express my inner self and taught me ways to look at myself and see what I could grow within myself.”
“I loved being able to open up and trust a group that understands what I’m going through.”
“It made me want to participate more on campus and it made campus not seem like a bad place.”
“Please continue the group.”