Can our chapter function under the umbrella of a counseling center or other office rather than as an independent student organization?

Yes, the chapter can function under the counseling center umbrella, if that is ideal on your campus. Many chapters find it helpful to “bring mental health out of the counseling center” by being an independent student organization and maintaining a strong, collaborative, relationship with the counseling center. Either way, we strongly encourage chapters to request official student organization status with their school to access additional resources, funding, and support.