Student Counseling Services offers support services for UNA students to help in the development of coping skills to manage problems that may be threatening their health, well-being, and/or academic performance. 

Make an Appointment

Mental Health Screening

Why counseling?


726 North Pine Street, UNA Box 5192 Florence, AL  35632-0001
1st Floor- Rice Hall 
Contact Information

P: 256-765-5215; F: 256-765-5132

Accommodations and Assistance 

Documentation of Disabilities and Documentation Guidelines

Scholarship Opportunities


The Disability Support office is located on the first floor of the GUC, directly across from the Lion's Den Game Room (Guillot University Center Room 111)

Contact Information:
P:  256-765-4214
F:  256-765-6016

All currently enrolled UNA students are able to access the food pantry services with Mane Card. 

Locations & Hours

  1. Student Engagement Center - Guillot University Center, Suite 163
    Monday - Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
    *This location is not open when the university is closed (i.e. holidays, breaks, etc.)
  2. Rice Hall - ground floor
    Monday - Friday: 8:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm
    *This location will be available when the university is closed.
  3. Collier Library - circulation desk at the entrance
    *This location only has pre-bagged food options that are available in limited quantity. 

More information on what is provided in the pantry & access to the pantry

Click here for the: pantry check-in form

Contact Information:

Pantry coordinator–Bethany Green,

or the Office of Student Engagement in GUC 163, P: 256-765-4248

Gotta go? Places to Know: UNA Campus Map

Location in Building
Appleby (East and West) Residence Halls First floor lobby
Collier Library Ground floor
Covington Residence Hall First floor lobby
Guillot University Center (GUC) Second floor, across from the Performance Center
Hawthorne Residence Hall First floor lobby
Health Services First floor lobby
Lafayette Residence Hall First floor lobby
Norton Auditorium Third floor, hallway on the right
Powers Hall First floor lobby
Rice Residence Hall Ground floor lobby*
Rivers Residence Hall Ground floor lobby*
Student Counseling Services Rice Residence Hall, first floor*
Women's Center Lobby

*signage coming soon

Download the Refuge Restrooms app to find more local gender neutral restroom locations.

Located in the Women's Center

  • The Center for Women's Studies is a small tan house located at the edge of the UNA campus, on North Wood Avenue, next to the large purple UNA sign and across the street from the BCM.

Other Pregnancy and Parenting Resources from the Title IX office. 

ODIE works to promote diversity and equity on campus at UNA.

Cultural Awareness




Guillot University Center, Room 209

Contact Information:

P: 256-765-6340

Pride's Pantry helps provide UNA students, faculty, and staff with free personal care items (i.e., shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, and other toiletries). 

Open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

If you would like to utilize the Pride Pantry, donate to it, or want more information, please stop by, call the Center (256-765-4380 / 256-765-6198) or email at

Location: Women's Center (663 N. Wood Ave)

  • The Center for Women's Studies is a small tan house located at the edge of the UNA campus, on North Wood Avenue, next to the large purple UNA sign and across the street from the BCM.

The purpose of the UNA Student Alliance For Equality (S.A.F.E.) is to make resources available to all students, to promote an environment of equality on campus, and to develop social and educational programming for students who identify themselves as straight ally, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, asexual, intersex, questioning, unlabeled, and others.

Fall 2019 Weekly Meetings - Wednesdays from 5 to 7 pm


Awareness and Prevention

Dating and Domestic Violence Resources

Employee Title IX Resources


Important Definitions

Online Reporting & Public Incident Report

*Emergency? CALL 911 for immediate assistance. Public Incident Report forms are not checked after business hours.


Second Floor of the Guillot University Center, Room 207

Contact Information

P: 256-765-4223

Period supplies (tampons & pads) are located in the GUC women's restrooms. 

Please take what you need!

Whether you are caught unexpectedly unprepared or lack acces to the supplies you need, AAUW, The Women's Center, Title IX, University Center Operations and the College Panhellenic Council at UNA want to make sure you're covered!

The Women's Center houses a Lactation Room and the Pride's Pantry (free personal care items). They also offer free printing during business hours (M-F 8:00-4:00)

American Association of University Women

History of Women in America


663 N. Wood Ave, Florence, AL

Contact Information:

P: 256-765-4380
P: 256-765-6198



The mission of The Equality Project of the Shoals is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community by providing activities, programs and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.

Equality Shoals supports the passage of laws and ordinances, and the adoption of policies and procedures, that provide protections for the LGBTQ community, and treats them equally under the law, regardless of real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Contact Information: 

P: 256-762-9436



One Place of the Shoals, Inc. provides crisis care services to victims of domestic violence, adult rape and sexual assault, child sexual and physical abuse, and elder abuse. This ground-breaking collaborative family justice center provides a safe and comforting atmosphere with state-of-the-art facilities for victims and their children facing this most difficult part of their lives.


200 West Tennessee St.

Florence, AL 35630

Contact Information

P: 256-284-7600



PFLAG Florence-Shoals is a local support group for families and friends of lesbians, gays, transgender, and bisexual individuals.

PFLAG Florence-Shoals meets every 3rd Monday of the month. PFLAG Florence-Shoals is open to all GLBT, their families, friends, and allies. 

Upcoming Meetings: November 18, 2019 @ 7pm / December 16, 2019 @ 7pm (Location: Shoals Diversity Center - 220 Tennessee St, Suite 205, Florence, Alabama 35630)

Contact Information

P: 256-248-7177



The Crisis Center mission is to respond to individuals and families. Phone lines are open 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There is always someone to provide a listening ear and a non judgemental, caring response. All calls are confidential and free of charge.

Disclaimer: If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1

Contact Information:

Hotline: 256-716-1000


The Safeplace mission is to promote healthy relationships by providing education, intervention and safe places. They also provide aanonymous help and information for you or someone you know any time of day or night. (Services include shelter, emergency housing, supportive housing, transitional housing, case management, children's services & safety planning) 

Contact Information:

Safeplace– 256-767-3076

Helpline– 256-767-6210 or 1-800-550-9215

Website • Facebook

The mission of Shoals Diverstiy Center is to be a harbor of hope, inspiring strength through diversity within the LGBTQ+ community.

Location:Studio 220–Suite 205, 220 W Tennessee St, Florence, AL

Contact Information:

P: 256-284-2708


Thrive Alabama empowers patients to create a healthy community by providing compassionate, accessible, affordable, comprehensive care including:

HIV Healthcare
Sexually Transmitted Infection Treatment
PrEP Clinic
The Den
Free HIV testing


112 S Pine St., Florence, AL (Alternate locations in Huntsville & Albertville)

Contact Information:



Hours–Mon thru Thurs 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Fri 8:00 AM - 12:00 Pm

Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor, 24/7 support in the US. 

Text TALK to 741741


Peer support hotline run by and for trans people!

The Hotline: 877-565-8860

Mission/Vision: Trans Lifeline dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.