The Center for Guidance and Counseling (CGC) is an indispensable part of the academic community created to provide
high-quality service to students to facilitate their holistic development.
In line with the vision and mission of Mapúa University, CGC aims to develop the total well-being of the
students as individuals and as members of society.
CGC provides developmental counseling assisting the students to become aware of the different forces and factors at work
in their lives. By learning to exert some degree of control over these forces, the students are able to adjust to the
realities of their lives. Consequently, the students are assisted towards achieving optimum level of personal happiness
and social usefulness. (http://media.wiley.com).
The concept of counseling in this university is essentially democratic. The well-trained guidance counselors offer
professional help to the students using their chosen counseling philosophy and orientation.
CGC offers school counseling that is program- centered and outcomes - based. CGC tries to answer the question “How are
students different because of what the guidance counselors do?”
The Center also serves a supporting function to the Center for Student Advising by being part of the triad that helps
improve students’ academic achievement.