News And Events

Fall 2021 Events

The following is a tentative list of our Fall 2021 events.  We will continue to update as needed.  Please check back and please reserve the date to see if the event is being offered in person or virtually.  You could contact counselors directly by email to get the meeting location or link.  

International Students Meet & Greet
This event is for international students in their first semester at FIT.  This group will help you adjust to your new culture and environment, give you a place to share your experiences, and will offer you support in your transition to FIT.  For further information, contact [email protected].
Tuesday, August 31
1:00 - 2:00
Location:  TBA

Ready for Change? Substance Use Support Workshop
Feeling isolated and alone?  Feeling like it’s hard to talk about your substance use with family and friends? Feeling concerned that you are self-medicating and need support? Come learn new ways to cope and deal with triggers in a non-judgemental setting. Please contact Jennifer at [email protected] for more information about joining.

Come to Our Open House...and Adopt a Plant
Everyone invited!  Come meet the Counseling Center staff.  For further information, contact [email protected].
Thursday, September 23
1:00 - 4:00
Location:  TBA

Reiki and Soundbath Relaxation Experience
Join our experiential meditation and relaxation class which includes Reiki, meditation, review of chakra balancing and soundbath - a listening experience using therapeutic instruments that reduce symptoms of stress, pain and anxiety to help you feel rejuvenated.  All you have to do is join and relax!  Contact Gloria at [email protected] or Jen at [email protected] for more information. 
Tuesday, October 19
Tuesday, November 16
Tuesday, December 14
5:00 - 6:00 
Location:  TBA

Circle of Strength Support Group
A safe place for survivors of sexual assault and abuse to learn ways to cope with trauma and heal by sharing your story and supporting others.  Starting in September.  For more information, contact Gloria at [email protected]

Friendship Circle
Join our Friendship Circle program to explore how mentorship and friendship can benefit your mental health and lead to wellness and fulfillment. This group will focus on making new connections with fellow students, and learning how to establish healthy relationship values and techniques.  Starting in September.  For more information, contact Gloria at [email protected]

Diversity Awareness Workshop
In order to be aware of our biases and assumptions, we must first get to know ourselves. Join the workshop to think about what labels you use to define yourself.  For further information, contact [email protected].
Tuesday, November 16
12:00 - 2:00
Location:  TBA

International Students Returning Home Workshop
Wondering how to share the experiences you have had here or how to deal with changes that happened at home? Get information on preparing to re-enter your home country and help ease this transition.  For further information, contact [email protected].
Tuesday, November 30
1:00 - 2:00
Location:  TBA

Take a Break - Counseling Center Stress Relief Table
With the end of the semester stressors, self-care is very much needed.  Taking time to rejuvenate will earn you more hours of productivity.  Stop by the Counseling Center table to make a lavender sachet, color designs, play board games and hug stuffed animals.  For further information, contact [email protected].
Tuesday, December 7
12:00 - 2:00
Location:  TBA

"Take a Paws" - Animal Therapy at FIT!
Therapy animals are coming back!  Come meet and de-stress with lovable therapy animals over a number of events across campus this semester!

Grief Support Group
Have you lost a loved one? Finding it hard to talk about it with others? If so, please join us for the Living Through Loss support group. Come meet and talk with fellow students experiencing loss in a safe and supportive setting.   Dates to be announced. 
For more information, contact [email protected].

First Generation in College Group
Are you the first in your family to attend college?  Congratulations!  Do you have questions about how college works?  Does your family understand how hard college is? Come talk with other students who have similar experiences.  Dates and times to be announced.  For further information, contact [email protected].

Effective Communication for Resolving Conflicts
Would you describe yourself as someone who prefers to avoid conflict? Do you like to get your way? Are you good at working with someone to reach a solution that is mutually beneficial? Come and learn new ways to communicate about conflict. Please contact [email protected] for more information about this group.

Discover Your Story
This is a safe space for adoptees to share your adoption story and obtain support from fellow adoptees. Group will be starting up again in the Fall. Please contact Susan for information and times of meetings.
[email protected]