Faculty, staff, friends, and family will often be the first to encounter a student who is in distress. Encouraging and helping the student to seek assistance with the appropriate campus and community resources is important. Primary Contact Deans (PCDs) are readily accessible points of contact for faculty, staff, students, or anyone in the Scripps College community who is concerned about a distressed student.
The Role of the PCD:
To refer a student to their PCD, contact the Dean of Students Office or the dean on call (consult the resource grid below).
IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY and/or there is a potential threat to you or someone else:
Call 911 or Campus Safety at x72000
Students in Distress
Students may experience various levels of stress during the course of their academic career. You may be the first person in a position to help the student by referring them to one of the listed resources.
Signs of students in distress:
What you can do:
Tips for talking to a student with any level of distress:
Definition of Terms
Any behavior not conducive to the teaching and learning communities or residential life that interferes with the functions and services of the College. Certain behaviors may be a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
Emotionally Distressed Behavior
Behaviors that have an underlying mental health component, including threatening to harm self or others, delusional thinking, experiencing hallucinations, or becoming extremely withdrawn or depressed. Mental health issues can alter the content of the student’s communication or behavior.
|Campus Safety||(909) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Therapist on Call||(909) 621-8202, Press 1||18202||n/a|
|Dean on Call||(909) 607-2000||72000||n/a|
8:30 am–5 pm
|Dean of Students Office||(909) email@example.com|
|Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services (MCAPS)||(909) 621-8202||18202||n/a|
|Student Health Services (SHS)||(909) 621-8222||18222||SHSrecords@cuc.claremont.edu|
|EmPOWER Center, the Violence Prevention and Advocacy Center of The Claremont Colleges||(909) 607-2689||72689||RShahEmPOWER@cuc.claremont.edu|
|Primary Contact Deans (PCD)||(909) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tiernan Field House||(909) email@example.com|
|Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment, or SCORE||(909) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Title IX at Scripps College||(909) email@example.com|
Online Reporting Tools
Additional Consortium Resources
National Crisis Lines