For Faculty or Staff
The staff at the Counseling Center is available to work with faculty and staff of Georgia Southern in a variety of ways. We can make outreach presentations to your class or department on topics such as Counseling Center services, stress management, test anxiety, assertiveness, sexual assault prevention, communication skills, adjusting to college, depression, and more. For resources, click here to access the HERO Folder
Recognizing a Student in Distress
As a faculty or staff member, you are in a unique position. You may be one of the first to recognize when a student is in distress or crisis. Expressing your interest or concern in a student’s well being can be critical towards helping him or her get the assistance that is needed. This could save a student’s academic career, not mention his or her life. For information on recognizing and responding to students in distress, please click here.
As a Georgia Southern faculty or staff member, students may come to you for advice or assistance with personal concerns. There will be times when you believe it is appropriate to recommend that the student seek services at the Counseling Center. There may be other times when you would like to recommend a book, a web site, or another office on campus.
Our center also offers QPR and Safe Space trainings. QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) is a 90-minute suicide prevention training that is offered multiple times per semester. For more information, click here.
Safe Space trainings will help individuals develop greater awareness and knowledge of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals in the services of increasing inclusion, acceptance and support for all individuals. Click here for more information.
Consultation is Available
The Counseling Center is available to consult with faculty and staff, campus groups and organizations, campus partners, and administrative offices who may be concerned about issues affecting the personal and academic well-being of students. We can assist with student crises, help to assess a difficult situation, facilitate interventions, identify resources, and make referrals where appropriate. Please call us during business hours and request to be transferred to the crisis counselor, or when the center is closed, can call 912-478-5541 and select option 2 from the voicemail menu. For more information about after-hours services, visit the crisis intervention information page.
Last updated: 1/5/2021