Faculty & Staff 411 Guide

Faculty & Staff
“411″ – Assisting Students in Distress

IF YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT A STUDENT REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO KEEP THE STUDENT OR OTHERS SAFE, DIAL 911 OR CAMPUS POLICE 860-465-5310.

College students often experience high levels of stress, conflict, and personal challenges that can derail them psychologically and profoundly affect their health, behavior, and academic performance. Although most students successfully contend with daily struggles of university life, some are so distressed that they may intentionally or unconsciously seek out your help.

As members of the faculty and staff, you play a key role in identifying and responding to these distressed students, because you often get the first glimpse of students in trouble and may be first person to whom students turn for help.

Important Numbers:

Emergency 911
Campus Police 860-465-5310

Counseling Service 860-465-0181
Student Affairs 860-465-5247

Remember that it is NOT your responsibility to provide mental health services to students in distress. Counseling and Psychological Services staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm for consultation and for crisis services for students. If you need assistance call and ask to speak to the “On-call” counselor.

The Counseling Center has put together a brochure that can be printed. The brochure, Helping Students in Distress, provides an overview in assisting students in distress, signs of distress to look for in a student, and important campus numbers.

Please view the Division of Student Affairs Student Intervention Protocol.

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