Assisting Students in Distress
Faculty and staff are in constant contact with students; therefore, they are the most likely persons to encounter students who are distressed. In most cases, talking with a student should be the first level of intervention and support, and it is usually most effective when it occurs between the student and faculty/staff that he/she has an existing relationship with.
Common Signs of Distress
How to Respond
For Extreme Distress and/or Concerns for Safety:
- KSU Public Safety should be contacted immediately in any situation that leads you to fear for your safety or the safety of the student.
- In cases of Extreme distress, a call to the BRT or Public Safety is required in addition to online reporting.