Feb 7, 2018, KVAL, Eugene, OR: Demand for counselors at University of Oregon higher than ever http://kval.com/news/local/demand-for-counselors-at-university-of-oregon-higher-than-ever The University of Oregon says it's experienced the highest volume ever of students asking to meet with counselors. Maddie Johnston, a full-time student at the university, said she tried to make an appointment with the counseling center, but none were available. The UO hired five extra counselors this year to try and meet the needs of the students. Some students were waiting for services for a few days or even a week. Now, the university proposed a $7 increase to Student Health fees to create additional resources for students in the counseling center.