University of Maryland Counseling Center

Research Group

The Research Group within the Counseling Center is a subset of the Testing & Research Unit (TRU) division. The role of the Research Group is to conduct studies within the Counseling Center and larger University of Maryland community that can be used to gain a deeper understanding of college student development. Our primary responsibility is the development and implementation of the New Student Census. Along with other offices on campus, the Research Group works to develop this survey every year, analyze the data, and write subsequent reports and articles. The staff is currently composed of a research analyst and three graduate assistants. Our Assistant Director, Margaretha Lucas, died in November 2013.

If you would like to hear more information about the responsibilities of the Research Group, or have questions about projects that have been completed or are in progress, please contact Pat Hunt at:

Counseling Center
Shoemaker Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-314-7685


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