Counseling Center Resources for Faculty and Staff
As faculty and staff, you come into contact with many students on a daily basis. You are on the front lines and thus are in an excellent position to observe students, identify those who may be in emotional distress, and offer assistance. While your concern and support may often be enough to help the student, there will be times when you may feel a referral for additional professional assistance may be warranted.
Prevention is as important in mental health as in physical health. Often problems can be prevented from escalating if students talk to someone early; a student does not need to be in crisis before they can benefit from our services. Thus, it is appropriate to refer students to the Counseling Center for assistance with their everyday concerns as college students. The Counseling Center is here to provide assistance with the developmental, situational, and adjustment problems common to many college students as well as with some of the more serious issues students may struggle with.
Concerned about a student?
The counselors in the Counseling Center are available for consultation. Please call 507-389-1455 to speak with a counselor regarding any concerns you may have about a student.
In an emergency, call 911 or University Security 507-389-2111.
Counseling for Faculty and Staff: Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The EAP provides many confidential services for Minnesota State employees and their family members, including individual counseling, referral services, and organizational management services. For assistance with personal matters, call 1-800-657-3719 to speak to a professional counselor. To speak with an Organizational Services Consultant, call 651-259-3841.