It's that time again already! Cooler weather is coming, and with it will come the hustle and bustle of a busy fall semester. As a University faculty or staff member, you may come into contact with students or co-workers in need of assistance as stress levels go up and schedules fill to bursting.
The Wellness Center in O.K. Allen Hall at 220 Hebrard Blvd. houses two sources of help you'll want to keep in mind. You can refer students with health concerns or class performance issues due to a medical condition to the Office of Student Health Services, a primary care medical clinic located conveniently in the middle of campus, where students can see a health professional to help them get back into the swing of things. Students may call 337-482-1293 during University operating hours for an appointment.
For mental health concerns, the University's Counseling and Testing Center is also located in the Wellness Center offers an unlimited number of confidential counseling sessions free of charge to all University students, faculty and staff. To schedule an appointment with a counselor or inquire about standardized tests, call 337-482-6480. For students in crisis (those who may be a danger to themselves or others), call 911 from any University telephone or dial the University Police directly at 337-482-6447 and ask for the counselor on call.
Other important University contacts you might find useful when dealing with students in crisis for various reasons include:
Dean of Students Office: 337-482-6276
Disability Services: 337-482-5252
Financial Aid: 337-482-6506
International Affairs: 337-482-6819
Residential Life: 337-482-9072
Being aware of the sources of assistance on campus can help you help others stay on track. Have a great semester and thanks for all you do!