For Faculty and Staff
Referring a Student

Knowing where to refer students is sometimes difficult, as academic, behavioral, and psychiatric problems often come together.  You can refer a student to Counseling Services, Academic Advising, and or the CARE Team who can then initiate other referrals, if necessary. 

Note:  If someone's life is threatened, you should dial 911.

Referring a student to Counseling Services
To make a referral you should:

  • Tell the student that "there are several places you can go on campus for help, including the Dean of Student Affairs, Academic Advising, and Counseling Services."
  • Reassure the student that it is an act of strength to ask for help.  
  • Dismiss the myth that only "weak or crazy" people turn to others for help.  
  • Offer to help make the initial contact with the Dean of Student Affairs, Office of Residence Life, Academic Advising, or Counseling Services: you can make a phone call together to set up an appointment or walk the student to the appropriate office.
  • If you refer students to Counseling Services, remind them that counseling services are free and confidential: they are NOT part of the student's academic record.

While you don't want to intrude into a student's personal life, it's okay to follow up with the student later (and may make the student feel better) by saying something like, "I hope you're doing better these days." Please understand that Counseling Services will not be able to share with you if the student came to or scheduled an appointment and/or how they are doing.

Referring a student to the CARE Team (Residence Life
Concerns for their wellbeing.

Student Referral Service for Faculty & Staff (Academic Advising)
Concerns for their Academics.

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Additional Resources
Feel free to share with students!
 

Peer Support Network (PSN)

Student Activities Wellness Community Pages

Counseling Services - Presentations

While Counseling Services is associated with providing confidential individual therapy sessions to students, we also offer a variety of presentations that can be shared in the classroom setting.

Our counselors are enthusiastic about providing an engaging learning experience for students through many different avenues.  Inviting us to present in your classroom can promote meaningful connections with peers as well as offer practical applications to real life scenarios.

Please contact Counseling Services if you are interested in scheduling one of the listed presentations:

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Use
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Effective Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence and Regulation
  • Goal Setting
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Mental Health Issues and the College Student
  • Relaxation and Stress Reduction
  • Transition into College

 Presentation Topics Brochure (Pdf)