FACULTY AND STAFF PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION CONCERNING POSSIBLY SUICIDAL STUDENTS
These procedures are to aid University employees in attempting to prevent student suicides. There are two procedures, one for situations in which an employee believes a student is in immediate danger of attempting suicide, and another for situations in which an employee believes a student may possibly be suicidal.
- A University employee who has reason to believe a student is in immediate danger of attempting suicide immediately contacts Public Safety (911 or x4123).
- A University employee who has reason to believe a student may possibly be suicidal immediately notifies the Counseling Center (x4060) OR the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Experience and Engagement(x4114) OR Public Safety (available 24 hours daily at x4123). Be prepared to provide as much detailed information as possible. The Counseling Center staff and/or Assistant Vice Provost for Student Experience and Engagement will evaluate the situation on a case by case basis, make a decision on what actions need to occur, and provide consultation regarding what additional steps need to be taken by the employee who reported the situation.
1-800-273-TALK SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
The national suicide prevention lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK, is available 24 hours daily to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.