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Counseling and Student Development Center

“Supporting a Healthy Learning Environment”

Main Office
Building 39, Suite 120
phone 202.274.6000

For Staff & Faculty

DEALING WITH A DISTRESSED STUDENT
Any member of the UDC community may come into contact with a distressed student.  Being aware of distress signals, methods of intervention, and sources of help for the student can help you to effectively address such situations.  Here are some tips to prepare you to be a more effective helper.

DEALING WITH A DISRUPTIVE STUDENT   
It can be hard to know how to best manage disruptive student behavior in the classroom.  Here are some tips to help you more confidently, fairly, and safely address incidents of disruption in a manner that discourages future such behavior while retaining the dignity of the campus environment.

WHO DO I CALL?
Faculty and Staff Guide to Management of Mental Health & Safety Issues on Campus. Click here for more info.

Call the Office of Public Safety/Campus Police at (202) 274-5050 immediately if you are concerned about the safety of yourself or someone else while you are on campus.  Call Public Safety/Campus Police if you witness active disruption on campus or if you have concerns about potential threats to yourself or an individual in the university community.  The Office of Public Safety/Campus Police is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week and is located in Building 39, C-04.  They will be able to connect you with the Counseling Center or mental health services if needed.

Emergencies
If you are currently experiencing a mental health emergency or are concerned about your own safety or the safety of someone else, please do not delay.  Call 911 for immediate help.


Regular Hours
By Appointment:  Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM


Confidentiality
Every student’s sense of privacy is important to us.  For adult students (over 18), we do not release personal information without written consent, except in emergency situations where information is needed to protect health and safety.



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