William & Mary

Services for Faculty & Staff

We encourage all faculty and staff concerned about a student in distress to call us.  We can provide consultation and suggestions for problem-solving.  Please note that we cannot divulge any information about a student without a release of information signed by the student.

We can be reached during business hours at 221-3620.  If your concern is of an urgent nature, please let our receptionist know that  in order to facilitate our response to your call.  For after hours emergencies, a counselor is on-call 24 hours per day and can be reached through the Campus Police at 221-4596.  The Campus Police will page our on call counselor, and he or she will call you back.

In addition, we remind faculty and staff that they are required to notify the Dean of Students when a student threatens or attempts suicide.  We will take immediate action to help assure the student's safety and provide crisis-intervention services.

In order to help faculty members identify and handle students in distress, we have constructed a guide for faculty wishing to help students.