Emergencies & Triage

Counseling Center

If you (or someone you know) is having a mental health crisis and/or is in immediate danger please:

CALL CAMPUS SAFETY (8888) OR CALL 911

An emergency situation can include suicidal behaviors or threats, homicidal behavior or threats, irrational dangerous behavior, or excessive consumption of alcohol or drugs. If you are not sure whether the situation represents immediate danger, err on the side of caution and call.

If an urgent situation arises after business hours, please contact a Collegiate Fellow (CF), Head Resident, or one of the offices listed on the Emergency Resources page.

Triage Policy

In times of high demand for services and case loads for therapists are at capacity, students may not be able to get an appointment for ongoing counseling in a timely fashion. Should this occur, the Counseling Center will set aside time to offer students an appointment for a triage session.

Triage sessions will be used to make a quick assessment of the student’s presenting issues and help the student think through problems solving strategies and put coping strategies in place.

The student will be provided with appropriate referrals to on-campus or off-campus resources and/or the student will be offered the next available opening.

The triage policy is not intended for, nor does it replace, crisis response. Crisis is defined as a student who has active suicidal ideation and who is feeling unsafe and/or a student who has been sexually assaulted within the last 72 hours. The Counseling Center will continue to make time to respond to emergencies as they arise.