As a faculty or staff member, you may be one of the first to become aware of personal difficulties effecting a student. Consider referring a student to the Counseling Center if you notice any of these warning signs.
If you notice any of the warning signs mentioned above, inform the student of your concern in a straightforward, matter of fact manner. Be specific regarding the behavior patterns you have observed.
Finally, suggest that she/he consider personal counseling and refer the student to the Counseling Center. Encourage the student to come to the Counseling Center during our regular hours.
In addition, the individual can call us for an appointment. Except in emergencies, the student should be allowed the option of declining a referral for counseling.