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Faculty as Helping Resources for Students


University students typically encounter a great deal of stress (i.e., academic, financial, social, family, etc.) during the course of their educational experience. While most students cope successfully with the demands of college life, for some the pressures become overwhelming and unmanageable. Students with difficulties have a number of resources available to them. These resources include close friends, relatives, clergy and coaches. In fact, anyone who is seen as caring and trustworthy may be a potential resource in time of trouble.

In your role as faculty or staff, students may perceive you as someone who can lend a helping hand or be a good listener. Your expression of interest and concern may be a critical factor in helping a struggling student find appropriate assistance. And you can always call our office for additional guidance.

Guidelines for talking with a student in distress

If a student wants to talk:

This information was reproduced with permission from the University of Florida Counseling Center.