The BulSU Guidance and Counseling Services Center (GCSC),as an integral part of its educational system, opens its avenues through services for individuals, families or groups who are referred and/ or voluntarily seeking for Guidance and Counseling and all other programs it is catering. To function effectively in his/her environment, each individual must be able to make intelligent decisions and to make adjustments to the different aspects of his personal life in particular, and his community in general. These abilities, however, are not innate rather they have to be developed gradually through the passage of time. Because this is a fact, education, then, provides numerous opportunities and learning experiences for the students' development of such abilities.
Hence, the Guidance and Counseling Services Center (GCSC) of the University, stands to be--one of the most important sources of such opportunities and experiences. This office recognizes each individual's democratic right to make choices of his/her own, although, it also do so. This aims to consistently adhere to its main purpose of assisting individuals in his/her decision making in such a way, as to promote the gradual development of the abilityin making the right choices in life independently, without being unduly influenced by others. Its principle adheres on integrating the student's knowledge of himself, his strengths and weaknesses, aptitudes, talents and interests and potentials of him and of others --for further enhancement of their roles both in his personal life, and his environments wherein he/she interacts.
Thus, GCSC helps bring into focus the needs and problems of students, anticipates and uses this information to the development of curriculum in the formulation of school policies and regulations in its academic contribution and mandate.
This office provides the following set of services: Guidance service by using an integrated approach to the development of well-functioning individuals primarily by helping them to utilize their potentials to the fullest; Counseling through individual and/or group intervention designated to facilitate positive change in student behavior, feelings, and attitudes. Appraisal by gathering information about students through the use of psychological tests and non-psychometric devices; Follow-up through systematic monitoring to determine the effectiveness of guidance activities; and Referral with multi-disciplinary team of specialists to ensure that special needs of students are met.
The Guidance Services are the formalized action of BSU to make guidance operational and available to the university populace. The program of the Guidance Center is organized and coordinated with other programs across colleges to compliment with the other educational endeavors. The Guidance personnel work with the students, parents, faculty, administration and others support personnel making this operational with their collective efforts with comprehensive objectives based on the specific needs.