Frequently Asked Questions
Who can refer someone?
A referral can be made by ANYONE (e.g., students, parents, faculty, staff) who feels a student is dangerous to his/her self or others in the community.
What do I do if I know someone who may need to be referred?
What happens after someone is referred?
The response is determined on a case by case basis, often with input from a multidisciplinary team of individuals from across campus (e.g., Strategic Security & Safety, Counseling and Psychological Services, Residence Life, Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, Health Clinic) that meets regularly to discuss referrals. The information you provide will be used to decide if the student should have an assessment or be referred to another campus service unit.
Remember, the most important part of the prevention process is reporting.
What will happen to the person who is referred?
If the team concludes that a student needs to be assessed, he or she will be contacted and instructed to contact Counseling and Psychological Services to set up an evaluation. The type of evaluation and amount of additional assessment sessions will be determined on a case by case basis. After the assessment, recommendations will be made that take into account both the best interests of the referred party and the KSU community.
How do I know if I should make a referral or just call Counseling and Psychological Services?
You do not need to make this decision. Simply fill out the referral form and the information you provide will be used to determine what campus resources are most appropriate for handling the situation and someone will help the student get connected with that resource.