For afterhours needs, these contacts may be helpful:
Mitchell Police Department: 605.995.8400
Avera Queen of Peace Hospital: 605.995.2000

Aspire Counseling: 605.996.2070
Bethesda Christian Counseling: 1.800.463.4005
Dakota Counseling Institute: 605.996.9686  - After Hours: 605.995.8180
Lutheran Social Services: 1.800.568.2401

Sioux Falls Contacts:

Avera Behavioral Confidential Assessment Line
800.691.4336 or 605.322.4065

National Suicide Hotline:
1.800.784.2433 (suicide)
1.800.273.8255 (talk)
TTY: 1.800.799.4889
Dakota Wesleyan University offers free, confidential, short term counseling to all students.  Whether you are struggling with the transition of moving to college, time management, relationships, or family concerns, our licensed professional counselor is here to provide support. 

Students may seek help for the following, but not limited to:

  • Relationship and/or Roommate concerns
  • Homesickness - adjusting to college life
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family concerns
  • Grief
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Sexual identity questions
  • Suicidal thoughts
Hours of Operation:
Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Or by appointment.

Please call Kris Ehlebracht at 605.995.2667 Email:
Or Linda Cimpl at 605.995.2896 Email:
1200 W. University Ave., Mitchell, SD 57301

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Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Dakota Wesleyan University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For®” for 2014-2015. DWU won honors in three categories: facilities, workspace and security, and supervisor/department chair relationship.
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1200 W. University Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
Copyright © 2014 Dakota Wesleyan University
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