Emergencies & TriageCounseling Center

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


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 without an immediate safety risk arises you can contact our center at (507) 933-7027--weekdays from 8 am - 4:30 pm. Outside of our operating hours, please contact a Collegiate Fellow (CF), Head Resident, or one of the offices listed on the Emergency Resources page. We also have an extensive list of resources for suicide prevention and mental health crisis support here.

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.