The Center provides guidance and counseling to help students cope with problems of a personal nature. The Center is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and the kinds of problems they bring are very varied. Some are concerned about selecting their major, others about interpersonal relationships, various aspects of mental health, financial difficulties, or coping with harassment by cults or political propagandists. Students also come to the Center for psychological testing and access to information and guidance about the selection of courses and classes, issues related to repeating a year, leave of absence from the university, and other matters of various kinds. The Center receives inquiries not only from the students concerned, but also from their family and friends.
There are some cases where a solution to a problem might be found in one session and other cases where improvements are achieved through continuous counseling. The Center provides students with opportunities to look deeply into their "truest selves" through group counseling and also to examine their study plans through discussion with postgraduate teaching assistants. Depending upon the nature of the problem, assistance may also be sought from the Department of Mental Health at the Health Service Center, the Academic Guidance Center, the Foreign Student Advisory Office, Academic Affairs Section and the Student Affairs Section of the Administration Department, the Harassment Help Room, and the Student Counseling Centers on the Hongo and Kashiwa Campuses.