Faculty Guidelines for Responding to Student Disclosures of Non-Academic Challenges

Students face a variety of non-academic challenges that can affect their ability to succeed in college, ranging from mental health issues to homelessness to trauma.  As the primary people that students interact with on daily basis, faculty are often the first people students consult about these problems.  Understanding how to respond to student disclosures and where to refer students is essential.  The guidelines below are designed to help faculty respond to such disclosures.

  1. Guidelines for responding to student disclosures of sexual assault and dating violence.  Use this link for guidance on responding to Title IX related disclosures, including mandatory reporting requirements.

  2. Guidelines for responding to mental health, basic needs, and personal challenges.  Use this link for guidance on responding to non-Title IX disclosures, including how to contact the CARES team.