Advising and Counseling

The purpose of the Advising, Counseling and Testing (ACT) Department is to attract and enroll a diverse student body through the implementation of creative strategies for recruitment and to further serve as a professional and educational resource to students by providing consultation, advice, placement and registration of students into classes and special services to promote student retention and the successful completion of their programs of study.

The following links provide information about the services and benefits offered by the Advising, Counseling and Testing Department.

Community Resources
Victim Advocacy & legal assistance Orange County District & County Attorney or Victim Assistance Coordinator 409-883-6764
24 HR Hotline providing intervention & referrals for suicide, sexual assault, general crisis situations Rape & Suicide Crisis of Southeast Texas 1-800-7-WE-CARE
Women & Children's shelter, Counseling Services Family Services of Southeast Texas 409-833-2668
Counseling Services Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas 409-727-6400
Food and emergency needs Some Other Place 409-832-7976
Mental health, substance abuse, and crisis screening - LMHA* Spindletop Crisis MHMR
4305 North Tejas Parkway
Orange, Texas 77630
Financial Assistance Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance 409-735-8296
Child Care assisting, Parenting, Counseling Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas 409-924-4400
Child Care Services Texas Child Care Solutions (TWC) 409-839-8045
Employment and Career Exploration Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas 409-839-8045
Services for persons with physical and mental disabilities Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services 409-924-7320
Adult literacy and ESL education and GED preparation Greater Orange Area Literacy Services 409-886-4311
Food, clothing, shelter, and disaster relief Salvation Army - Orange 409-291-8400
Disaster relief, support for military families, health and safety education American Red Cross 409-883-2322
Assists with food, clothes, utility payments, rent, and prescription bills as funding allows Orange Christian Services 409-886-0938
Food pantry Southeast Texas Food Bank 409-839-8777
24 HR child and adult abuse hotline, investigates reports of neglect and abuse of children and adults Department of Family and Child Protective Services 409-670-4500
Counseling for children & non-offending family members Garth House - Orange Office 409-883-1314
24-hour national hotline providing live help for sexual assault victims and their friends and families Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network 1-800-656-HOPE
24 hour phone and live chat hours The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-1833
Domestic violence 24 HR crisis line Calcasieu Women's Shelter 1-337-436-4552 or 1-800-223-8066
On campus 7:30am to 4:30pm in Ron Lewis Library Rm 352 LSCO Title IX Coordinator - Patty Collins 409-882-3922
On campus 7:30am to 4:30pm in Academic Center, Rm 149 LSCO Title IX Deputy Coordinator & Lead Investigator – Joey Hargrave 409-882-3910
On campus 8:00am to 5:00pm in Ron Lewis Library Rm 218B LSCO Title IX Deputy Coordinator - Lora Rives 409-882-3343
On campus 8:00am to 5:00pm in Academic Center, Rm 117 LSCO Title IX Deputy Coordinator & Investigator – Alicia Jones  409-882-3991
On-call 24 hours a day; evidence collection for sexual assault, child and elder abuse, domestic violence Christus St. Elizabeth - Beaumont Forensic Nurse Examiner 409-892-7171
Offers free, convenient, and confidential services for employees, their spouse/domestic partner, and eligible dependents. Interface EAP-Employee Assistance Program 1-800-324-4327 or 713-781-3364
Free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741. Crisis Text Line  Text 741741
24 HR Hotline for suicide intervention, Veterans Crisis line. Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Grief Support Hope and Healing Grief Support Group 409-727-6400 x 219

*Local Mental Health Authority