Updated Accreditation Standards
Staff-to-student ratio and Student Workers clarified.

IACS Standards are now better aligned
with today’s higher education
mental health counseling center needs.
Standards related to the staff/student ratio and
the use of student workers have been adjusted.
The updated standards are available here.

Setting the benchmark for
counseling services
on college and university campuses.

Validating your center’s
critical role on campus with
key decision makers.

Assuring students and parents
the on-campus counseling center
meets the highest standards

IACS Appoints New President

Dr. Bill Burns, Director of North Dakota State University's Counseling Center, took over as President of the Board, effective October 2023. This is Dr. Burn's second term as President. We are excited to once again have him at the helm!


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“IACS accreditation provides us with best practice guidelines, as well as helpful support and advice. Earning and maintaining IACS accreditation is one of the best decisions our Center ever made!”

—Kelsey Backels, Ph.D., Chair/Director
Center for Counseling and Human Development
Millersville University

“We really valued the IACS Field Visitor’s recommendations given as they provided an opportunity to continue conversation with higher administration for the growth of our department.”

—Luellyn Switzer, M.S., LPC-S, Director
Student Counseling Center
Mississippi State University

“Gaining accreditation at SCPS was a game changer in terms of how we were perceived across our campus. Many knew the good work we did, but for an outside agency to confirm it, made a big difference especially when we ask for additional resources.”

—Doug Hankes, Ph.D., Director
Student Counseling & Psychological Services
Auburn University