Please consider the following resources when interacting with students in distress.
The Student Absence Notification process facilitated by Student Assistance Services is designed to serve as a central point of contact for students who need to notify their instructors when an absence is due to an emergency and requires missing class for an extended period of time. Students or someone acting on their behalf may complete the Student Absence Notification form online.
Student Assistance Services
Injury or Illness
For medical emergencies, call or text 911. If a student is feeling ill, advise him or her to set up an appointment online or by phone at:
Student Health Services
Students in Distress
If you are assisting a student who is experiencing a mental health crisis, or needs to speak to someone, contact:
Counseling & Psychological Services
If you see or are dealing with threatening behavior or other unusual situations in which a student appears extremely aggressive, contact:
University Police Department
Non-emergency (979) 845-2345
Special Situations Team
*The charge of the University’s Special Situations Team is to assess circumstances, enhance communication, and initiate appropriate responses to specific behavioral problems that may involve threats to the safety and security of the University community.
If a member of the University community observes any behavior that is concerning and needs to be brought to the attention of the Special Situations Team, individuals may go to http://tellsomebody.tamu.edu and provide detailed information on the online report form. The individual has the option to fill in contact information or submit the report anonymously.
Remember, if a student exhibits behaviors that you feel indicate IMMEDIATE DANGER TO SELF OR SOMEONE ELSE, call 911.