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Responding to Students in Emotional Distress

What to do in an EMERGENCY

If you are with the student, DO NOT leave the student alone or let him or her leave.

Contact us immediately.

Contact the dean of students (during business hours) the public safety supervisor (after hours or over weekends) and clearly state that you need to report a MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY. The dean of students or a member of the staff will respond directly to you. You may also walk the student to the offices below. Staff in these offices are trained to find a professional who will assist immediately. Faculty members should follow these procedures even if the student's behaviors are ambiguous.

How to Contact Us

During business hours:

Call the Office of the Dean of Students/Student Affairs

Rose Hill and Calder Center
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
718-817-4755
McGinley Center 242

Lincoln Center and Westchester
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
212-636-6250
140 West 62nd, Room G-33

After hours and on weekends:

Call Public Safety
(If forwarded to front desk, ask to speak to the supervisor)

Rose Hill
5 p.m. - 9 a.m.
718-817-2222

Lincoln Center
6 p.m. - 10 a.m.
212-636-6076

Westchester
6 p.m. - 10 a.m.
914-367-3001/3333

Please know that the dean of students or staff members may share information with the appropriate school, class dean or college. For more information, visit: www.fordham.edu/mentalhealthemergency.

In non-emergency situations, you may call or walk students to the Counseling Center. Counselors are just a phone call away.