College is a demanding time. Students are facing the challenges of school, work, family obligations and a social life. You can help recognize, respond and refer any concerns about a student.
Recognize. Respond. Refer.
- Aggressive, anxious or demanding behavior
- Disheveled appearance
- Missing classes
- Not turning in assignments
- Substance abuse
- Thoughts of suicide
- Listen actively in a safe space
- Validate their experiences
- Ask open ended questions
- Share what you know
- Submit a Beacon Alert
- Encourage & assist student in seeking help
- Verbal Responses
- "I'm sorry that happened to you. You should know that I care."
- "This is important. Tell me more."
- "That must be hard. I want to help you find the right resources."
- "Your feelings are completely valid. Let's figure out what we can do."
- Verbal Responses
- Encourage student to seek counseling services
- Follow-up to show you are invested
- For Immediate Attention
- Call with the student present to schedule an appointment
- Walk the student to the Wellness center
If you have concerns about a student, please feel free to call and speak with a counselor or email the Director of the Wellness Center.
|*AU Public Safety||607-871-108|
|Alfred Police Department||607-587-8877|
|Rape Crisis of the Southern Tier||888-810-0093|
|Allegheny County Crisis Center||888-945-3970|
|Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes||607-324-1124|
|St. James Mercy Hospital (Hornell)||607-324-8000|
|Jones Memorial Hospital (Wellsville)||585-593-1100|
|Express Care (non-emergency)||607-324-0490|
|NYS Police Sexual Assault Hotline||844-845-7269|
|NYS Domestic Violence Hotline||800-942-6906|
|NYS Office of Victim Services||800-247-8035|
|Cattaraugus Community Action's Victim Services||888-945-3970|
|Office of Student Affairs||607-871-2132|
*Best numbers to call when recognizing distressed students
- Personal Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Crisis Response
- Consultation (to include Faculty & Staff)
- Peer Education Program
- Alcohol & Drug Sessions
- Individual Health & Wellness Sessions
- Resource Library
- Classroom, Residence Halls & Other Campus Programming
- Flu Vaccinations
- Routine Blood Work
- Breast Exams
- Pregnancy Tests
- Pap Tests
- Emergency Contraception
- Birth Control
- STI Testing
- Cold & Flu
- Ear Infection
- Strep Throat
- Skin Rashes
- UTI/Urine Cultures
- Ear Irrigations
- Talking about death or wanting to die
- Looking up ways to kill oneself
- Too much or too little sleep
- Increased use of drugs and/or alcohol
- Talking about being a burden to others
- Expressing lack of purpose in life or hope of a future
- Reckless behavior
- Withdrawing or isolating oneself
- Visiting/calling loved ones to say goodbye
- Giving away possessions and/or pets
Speech such as:
- "It won't matter soon enough"
- "When I'm gone..."
- "I just want to be done"
- "I just want to sleep"
- "It will be over soon anyway"
- "I'm just tired"
- "I can't keep doing this"
- "I just want to be alone"
- "I want to tell you something...never mind"
- Eat well
- Get 7-9 hours of sleep (nap when needed)
- Practice relaxation techniques (meditation or deep breathing)
- Play a Game
- Call a friend
- Encourage student to make an appointment for the Mind Spa
|working with a student who...||Dean of Student Experience||Counseling Services||Public Safety|
|Talks about suicide/homicide||X||X|
|Is a danger to their self or others||X|
|Disrupts class & does not stop||X||X|
|Seems to be out of touch with reality||X|
|Behaves hostilely or inappropriately||X||X|
|Shows signs of drug or alcohol abuse||X||X|
|Is experiencing difficulty due to a loss or family illness||X|
|Is a victim of violence, bullying, or harassment/stalking||X||X||X|
|Appears to have an eating disorder or distorted body image||X|
|Drastically changes appearance||X|
|Seems overly emotional (beyond common behaviors)||X|
|Discloses personal distress||X|
Faculty & staff are encourage to submit a Beacon Alert in addition to reaching out to those above.