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Supporting Students' Well Being

There are a number of campus resources that are available to help our students thrive and provide them support to promote their health, wellness and wellbeing. The resources listed below include materials you can share directly with students and information on the following: 1) how to assist a student in distress, 2) campus resources on issues related to Title IX concerns such as sexual harassment and misconduct, and 3) resources on mental health and mental health challenges. The resources below are intended to be useful for faculty and staff who work with undergraduate or graduate students.

SCU Student Wellbeing Resources Camino Page

Students spend a lot of time in Camino - now we have a way you can put information about campus wellbeing and mental health resources right at their fingertips! Did you know that faculty can import the SCU Student Wellbeing Resources page from Canvas Commons and add it directly to the welcome module in your Camino courses? This resource is appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Faculty Guide to Student Support

This guide, created by the Faculty Development team, is a comprehensive list of campus support offices, contact information, and examples of when to reach out to a particular office. This is shared with new faculty each year; all faculty and staff may find it useful to keep on hand electronically and in your office to refer students to resources during meetings

Assisting a Distressed Student: Resources

The SCU Culture of Care website has information on how to recognize and respond to a student in distress, including information on completing a Student of Concern report. You can consult the Red Folder for examples of troubling behaviors, tips for how to approach a concerning student, and how to connect that student to the appropriate resource.

Resources on Title IX and Sexual Harassment and Misconduct 

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX addresses complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and sexual violence. SCU students that have or are experiencing dating violence, stalking, discrimination or other issues that fall into this area can seek resolution through a formal investigation or other supportive measures. As faculty, a student may come to you and share that they have experienced any of the above or may mention it in a class or assignment. As a Mandatory Reporter you are required to report incidents of sexual misconduct that students share with you inside or outside of class and can do so by submitting an anonymous report (EthicsPoint) or Non-Anonymous Report directly to Title IX. If students want to discuss a sexual harassment or sexual violence incident with someone at SCU who is not a mandated reporter, you can refer them to these confidential resources or the following individuals:

  • Assistant Director for Student Survivor Advocacy and Campus Support, SCU Wellness Center, 852 Market St, (408) 551-3307  (Wellness Center website,
  • A professional therapist serving in their capacity as a therapist, including the therapists at CAPS
  • Clergy operating in their capacity as clergy at SCU or elsewhere. Campus Ministry 
  • Any individual acting in a professional capacity for which confidentiality is mandated by law

Additional Digital Resources for Teaching (DRT)

The Teaching During Challenging Times page helps you think through classroom practices before, during, and after moments of crisis and trauma. These resources can be useful to help you respond to national or international events that impact our students as well as local events that may impact our campus community.

Mental Health First Aid and QPR Trainings 

For those who want more in-depth preparation to respond to student situations, consider completing Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training. MHFA is an 8-hour training, with about 2 hours of work that needs to be completed ahead of time. Training opportunities are usually announced via email each term. SCU also offers quarterly trainings for faculty in QPR, which stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer–3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide and to recognize the warning signs of suicide crisis. If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to SCU’s QPR coordinator at 408-551-1582.


Page author:

Mythri Jegathesan, Associate Professor of Anthropology and member of the Faculty Collaborative

Last updated: April 30, 2024