Lander University is dedicated to providing a healthful, comfortable and productive work and study environment for all faculty, staff and students.

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The Wellness Center offers a variety of health care services, programs and information resources to help students maintain optimal emotional and physical health in order to reduce or eliminate any barriers to their personal and professional growth. The Wellness Center is located in Genesis Hall next to the Academic Success Center and is comprised of Student Health Services, Disability Services, and Counseling Services.


Health Services 

Health Services will be offering walk-in hours Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Disability Services 

Our staff is available either in person or remotely via Microsoft Teams.  We are  here to answer all of your questions and assist you with establishing a case, discussing disability documentation, and exploring academic, housing, and dietary accommodations.  You can schedule an appointment to meet the Director, Samelia “Sam” Abney, by calling 864-388-8885 or using this link:  Samelia “Sam” Abney.  You may also contact us via email at  

Counseling Services

Each Lander University student’s experience is, ideally, a time of personal as well as intellectual growth. Sometimes personal problems can develop which make it difficult for a student to achieve success. Counseling Services helps students in dealing with these problems once they occur.  Counseling services provides in-person counseling sessions for any student enrolled in the university.

Personal Counseling is available at no charge. These counseling sessions are confidential and tailored to accommodate each student’s needs.

To schedule a counseling session, students can contact the Wellness Center at 388-8885 or send an email to

For after-hours emergencies, the on-call counselor can be reached through LUPD at 864-388-8222.

If more long term or specialized services are needed, counselors can make referrals to off-campus resources.

The Office of Counseling Services offers:

  • Personal and individualized counseling sessions
  • Group counseling sessions
  • Substance Use awareness programs
  • Student development educational programs
  • Student development issues and concerns

Some common concerns are:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family problems
  • Homesickness
  • Stress
  • Relationship problems
  • Time management
  • Low academic performance
  • Alcohol or drug abuse


Student Concern Form

Lander University cares about its students. If you are a faculty/staff member or a student who is concerned about another student at Lander University for any reason, complete the Student Concern Form.

If this is an emergency situation (where someone is in danger of hurting themselves; demonstrates an inability to control their behavior; or is in need of medical treatment) DO NOT complete this form. INSTEAD - contact the Lander University Police Department at 864-388-8222 or 388-8911.

The Office of Health Services 

The Office of Health Services provides a registered nurse who is on-duty for routine nursing treatments during these hours. A Campus Nurse is available during office hours when school is in session. Students who have a health concern, become sick or injured, should come to the Wellness Center for evaluation and/or treatment during office hours.

The Office of Counseling Services 

The Office of Counseling Services provides personal counseling for students who need help with overcoming and working through mental health problems. Counseling sessions are free to the student and are confidential. Sessions are tailored to accommodate each student’s needs.


The Office of Disability Services 

The Office of Disability Services coordinates accommodations for students with disabilities at Lander University. The Wellness Center notifies faculty of appropriate accommodations and assures that students receive the necessary physical accommodations based on their medical condition. This office is the first point of contact for all students with disabilities.