Faculty and staff know their students best and are often therefore the first to notice if a student is in distress.
Knowing this, we are providing the following resources to help faculty and staff identify and approach a problem and how to get assistance as well.
Guidelines for identifying and responding to distressed students
Using Classroom Support for in-class emergencies
Reporting students of concern to NinerCare
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA): tutorial for faculty
Gatekeeper Training for Faculty and Staff
Those interested in seeking information on how to identify, respond to, and refer students in distress or at risk for suicide or other major mental health issues can call the Counseling Center at 704-687-0311.
Our "gatekeeper training" programs include the following:
At Risk for Faculty is an online, interactive gatekeeper training simulation used at more than 85 campuses nationwide. In this 45-minute training, faculty and staff learn the common indicators of psychological distress and how best to approach an at-risk student for referral to the counseling center.
Campus Connect: A Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers is a 3-hour, experientially based gatekeeper training program for college and university faculty, staff, and students.
Individual and group consultations and discussions are also available on request.