Faculty & Staff: Assisting Students


Suicide 911 (Emergency)

If suicide is imminent, contact the Police Department immediately or Suicide Prevention Team at the Counseling Center at 217-333-3704 (TTY: 217-244-9146) during office hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Counseling Center 

We know there is a great deal of uncertainty and this can cause anxiety. If you wish to consult about assisting a student you’re concerned about, please call at 217-333-3704. After business hours, the Rosecrance Crisis Line is available at 217-359-4141.

Suicide Prevention Team

Suicide Prevention Team

Any individual (friend, relative, faculty, residence hall staff) can notify the Suicide Prevention Team, 217-333-3704, if a student they know makes a suicidal threat or attempt and is no longer in imminent danger.

Suicide incident referral form

If there is an emergency that involves an imminent risk of harm to self or others, please contact campus police at 217-333-1216 or dial 911 BEFORE filling out this form. Referrals are reviewed during normal business hours and are not monitored after hours. This form is not designed for emergency response situations. 

Consult About a Student in Distress

Counseling Center

Students in distress are among those in our community who can greatly benefit from various forms of personal help. Mental health professionals, school administrators, and security personnel are active participants in university communities, but when these specifically trained individuals are not present when a distressing situation occurs, such as in a dining hall, classroom, residence hall, or other campus location, there are ways you can help a student in distress.

  • Kognito At-Risk Suicide Prevention Training (Online)
  • Counseling Center: Trauma Response Team
  • Emergency Dean
    5 p.m. to 8:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday
    Friday at 5 p.m. through Monday at 8:30 a.m. and all University holidays

    The emergency dean supports students who are experiencing health or safety emergency situations when an immediate university response is needed and cannot wait until the next business day. The emergency dean is not a substitute for trained emergency personnel such as 911, police, or fire professionals.

    How to Reach the Emergency Dean: Individuals wishing to contact the emergency dean should call the University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD) Dispatch at 217-333-1216. UIPD Personnel will be able to reach the emergency dean as appropriate.


Refer a Student to the Office of the Dean of Students

Students, faculty, staff, parents, and others are strongly encouraged to report behaviors they feel are concerning or worrisome. Submit through this form.

Embedded Counselors

Counseling Center clinicians are housed in a specific department or college of the university. Embedded counselors primarily offer counseling services to students within the department or college they serve. In so doing, they are able to better understand the unique needs of students in the areas where they are based. Research indicates students feel more comfortable with and find it more convenient to see someone in their own academic unit or residence hall.
Find and contact embedded counselors.

Quick Reference Guide

Quick Reference Guide too Working with Students of Concern

As faculty and staff, you may come into contact with students who are struggling and/or in need of extra assistance. There are many reasons why students may be struggling or in distress, including relationship difficulties, stress, physical or mental health issues, academic challenges, or financial problems. Students may provide a number of signs that they are having difficulty. Being aware of these signals, as well as resources to help, plays an important role in supporting student success at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Download the Quick Reference Guide to Working With Students of Concern

Helpful Resources

Core Campus Resources

24 Hour Resources

After Hours Support

  • Emergency Dean After Hours Support for Health and Safety Emergencies for Students