Support Groups

The UCC is excited to offer support groups for Spring 2022.  Listed here are the groups being offered with brief descriptions, times, and locations.  

Disclaimer: These groups will not be Counseling Groups. These groups are Support Groups. Discretion is encouraged, but confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. If presenting concerns warrant further treatment, a referral to the UCC will be made.


 If I am a Student involved with The Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability, I need to look for support groups that are  approved Support groups as identified by **** The Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability Approved****


If you are interested in the groups listed below, please fill out our interest for here.


Virtual Support Group Recommendations:

* During virtual support groups plan to be alone or utilize headphones to protect the anonymity of others and private conversations.

* Reduce noise around you and place your microphone on mute if you're not sharing or talking. Also pay attention to your background to not be distracting to other meeting attendees. 

* Minimize distractions by not multitasking during the meetings. Try and give your full attention to the support group experience. 

* Make sure to continue attending the "meeting before the meeting" and staying after the allotted time. This remains the best time to strengthen relationships with your fellow community members. 

* An audio and visual presence is encouraged if possible. 

*As going around the circle to determine who shares next is not always feasible "popcorn" style and "pass the stick" style meetings are encouraged. 

Becoming Visible Group

The Becoming Visible support group is designed to provide support to students who are navigating a diagnosis or chronic illness that may or may not be visible to the outside world.  The purpose of this group is to establish support for students as well as discuss topics of resiliency, masking, advocacy, and more.


Summer Group, Tuesdays 11am, Location TBD


Leadership Development Series

The Leadership Series is a closed group for Southeastern Orientation Leaders.  This series will focus on conflict resolution, support for each other, team building, and leadership skills.


Summer Group, Thursdays 2:30pm, Location TBD


Here and Queer

 An interactive support group that will explore issues impacting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and Pansexual students.

Wednesdays at 4pm (University Counseling Center as of 2/2/22, location may change at later date)

Currently not offered during the Summer


LION UP Recovery Book Club

The LION UP Recovery Book Club is a weekly Recovery Book Discussion support group. Join us as we read through the The Book of Narcotics Anonymous.  The support group is open to all those who are interested. The purpose is to bring faculty, students and staff together for meaningful discussion around topics of recovery. Participants discuss the reading, what they learned and what they can relate to. This group hosts a moderator and a tag-pass format. 

Wednesdays at 11am in the (Room 2409 of the Student Union Annex)


Overcoming  Anxiety and Depression Seminar

Monthly psychoeducational and support groups where members learn empowering skills and build support for one another through anxiety and depression. 

Bi-weekly, Stating February 10th, Time 5:00 PM (Collegiate Recovery Space)


Currently not offered during the summer

Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for the addiction recovery process.  Wisdom and compassion enable those struggling with any form of addiction to become more mindful of their mental processes while also developing a deep understanding of the suffering that addiction has created and compassion for their own path.

Thursdays at 12:30 pm (Student Union Annex Room 2409)


SMART Recovery

This is a science-based addiction support group where we learn self-empowering skills and support each other in our recovery.  No matter what your addiction, SMART Recovery can help you change.

Tuesdays at 4:30pm 


Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect is a support group designed to provide concerned significant others the tools they need to effectively support their loved one, without supporting the addictive behavior. This support group is open to anyone with a friend or family member who is struggling with substance misuse as well as those wo may have been impacted by overdose or substance use of another at anytime. 

Tuesdays at 5:30pm


Southeastern Recovery Night

Southeastern Recovery Night is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem, and help others in their struggle with addiction. This Recovery Night is not A.A. or any other traditional 12- step program. It is however, our desire to recognize and affirm milestones of recovery in all 12-step programs, as well as addictions for which an appropriate 12-step group may not even exist.

 Wednesdays at 5 pm 


EcoTherapy Group


The group will focus on using mindfulness to connect with nature as a resource for coping with anxiety. Will occur outside when weather permits. 

Campus Nature Connection:  Come join the UCC for 15-30 minutes for 15-30 minutes of grounding with nature.

Mondays from 11am to 1pm

Currently not offered during the Summer

Mental Health Creative Circle

Support group catered to Southeastern’s creative students. We intend to create a safe and engaging space for participants to be themselves. We’ll use creative prompts to share and explore the mental health issues, identity and personal growth concerns, and thoughts & emotions that impact our lives as artists, musicians, writers, performing artists & out-of-the-box thinkers.


January 24th, February 21st, and March 21st, Time 3:00 PM (Student Union Annex Room 2206)

Currently not offered during the Summer


Virtual Community Support Groups

If you are interested in additional virtual support groups please click here for more information. These groups are not affiliated with Southeastern Louisiana University in any way.