Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Mission & Vision Statements

Mission Statement

The mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is to advance student success by promoting community wellness, removing psychological barriers, facilitating self-awareness, and cultivating the personal strengths of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona students through culturally relevant mental health services designed to transform their personal, social, and academic lives.

Counseling and Psychological Services utilizes a customized and equity-based approach that allows the department to adjust the type, duration, and frequency of services that students receive based on their intersecting factors, such as:

  • A student's presenting concerns/problems.
  • A student's mental health, psychosocial, and treatment history.
  • A student's sociocultural background and identity.
  • A student's ability to access off-campus services in the context of their health insurance coverage, financial resources, familiar support, geographic location, etc.


Vision Statement

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) seeks to inspire the CalPolyPomona community to be a working and learning environment where personal, interpersonal, and systemic wellness is integrated at all levels, and where every student has access to cutting edge, transformative interventions and healing relationships that respond to each individual's unique needs and move them closer to realizing their highest potential.