Counseling & Academic Advising Services

Counseling & Academic Advising Services


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Student signing to Professor, laptop open on deskNTID counselors provide personal, social, career and academic counseling services to all deaf and hard-of-hearing students at RIT. Every RIT/NTID student has a counselor assigned to work with them.

NTID counselors:

  • Work with students on a variety of issues, such as: relationship concerns, leaving home, family issues, adjustment to college life, choice of major, career exploration.
  • Provide career assessment.
  • Guest lecture in Freshmen Seminar classes and provide various workshops.
  • Provide referral recommendations for academic and learning needs; physical and mental health concerns; and financial issues.

All counseling work with students is kept confidential.


Students are capable of significant learning and development. NTID Counseling & Academic Advising Services uses a developmental approach that empowers students to reach their educational and personal goals.

Our interactions with students will influence their:

  • Self-awareness
  • Independence & self-advocacy
  • Informed decision-making
  • Academic progress
  • Preparation for graduation, employment and life

This philosophy and how we work with students is consistent with the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics.

Mission Statement

NTID Counseling & Academic Advising Services advances the academic, personal and career growth and success of all NTID-supported students. Department services are designed to be student centered, pro-active, developmental, and responsive to student needs. Services are integrated within the students' academic and co-curricular experience and support the academic curriculum. Department services include group and individual counseling, career planning and assessment, academic advising and course instruction. Student success is promoted through collaboration and consultation with advisors, tutors, instructors, administrators and other support service providers, as well students' families and community professionals.