University of Rochester Counseling Center supports the academic mission of the college by providing services and programs that help students achieve their educational goals. Services are designed to improve skills and reduce the effects of emotional and interpersonal problems that interfere with learning. All fulltime UR students are eligible for the counseling services. These services address a wide range of student problems ranging from developmental concerns to more serious psychological difficulties.
You play a central role in student help-seeking efforts. First, you are often in a direct position to observe students and be aware of their behavior. Second, students frequently turn to informal help-givers like yourself to obtain advice and support. Although you are not expected to provide counseling, it is helpful for you to understand the critical role you can play in:
The purpose of this guide is to assist you and others in the campus community in your efforts to respond to distressed or distressing students by providing the following: