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The goal of the CGCO is to work collaboratively with students, academic units, individual faculty members, student services, and other pertinent departments of the institution to enhance student’s academic, personal, and career success. Counseling services are available to all enrolled students. All students, upon enrollment, will be required to fill up the Student Information Form (SIF), also known as the Guidance Form. This form becomes the basis for the student’s personal record with the CGCO. The CGCO is supported by the Guidance Fee that students pay each semester as part of the miscellaneous fees of the university. No additional charges or fees are collected for any of the programs services offered by the CGCO. Alumni, faculty and staff of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University may consult with CGCO counselors and may be seen in a crisis as appropriate. Alumni, faculty and staff may be provided with on-going counseling services, based on special arrangements made between the client and the CGCO. However, priority of services is given to the students of ADZU. Services will depend on the availability of resources and staff of the CGCO.


Counseling, our core service, is the process of visiting your counselor and together, tackle a concern or a difficulty you might have. The aim of counseling is to help you effectively deal with your personal, academic, interpersonal, emotional or career issues. And you can be assured that all you talk about with your counselor will be kept confidential. We can accommodate you individually and in small groups.

Individual Counseling is when a student meets the counselor in a one-on-one session.

Group Counseling may occur when the counselor meets with two or more students with the same or similar difficulties.

Crisis Debriefing or Crisis Counseling is provided for persons who have experienced a traumatic incident, and may lead to individual counseling. Freshman students and transferees are also required

Student Group Guidance

This is a program that is designed to promote personal improvement among students through symposia, seminars and workshops. Topics include identity formation, education, family relationship, career direction, values clarification and many others.

Student Testing and Evaluation

We also require all students to take psychological tests to determine the students’ strengths and limitations through tests on aptitude, mental ability, occupational interest, personal needs, and personality. Your counselor may interpret your test results to you for your personal information and self-improvement when necessary.

Academic Resiliency Program

The academic intervention program offers assistance to students whose WPA’s fail to meet those stipulated in the retention policy of the University. Students who are in this program are followed up individually or by group to help them develop skills and positive attitudes needed for them to cope with their academic loads.

Career Development and Placement

The office seeks to develop in students the competencies needed to be able to face the life-challenges after college. This program will provide instruction and related activities on adjustment, job hunting and life role readiness. Linkages are also sustained with various local, regional and national companies and firms, to be able to get information on job opportunities for our graduates.

Peers’ Circle

This is a formation program for students who have the spirit of service through the various programs of the office. The Peers do volunteer work, outreach, referral and peer counseling. Peers take on new members in the beginning of each school year and have activities all year round.

Student Inventory

The office also holds one of the most comprehensive records of students. Students’ files are updated each year. These files are kept confidential and are used to provide counselors with information for shifting and transfer recommendations, case conference and employment recommendations.

Mondays through Fridays: 8:00 AM – 12:00 NN
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturdays: 8:00 AM – 12:00 NN


Ground Floor, Learning Resource Center (LRC) Building,
Ateneo de Zamboanga University
La Purisima Street, Zamboanga City
Tel. no. (062) 991-0871 Local 2223 or 2229
Email: counseling_adzu@yahoo.com.ph
Facebook: Adzu Cgco