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Faculty members may be the first to become aware of students' psychological concerns because they participate directly in daily aspects of student life. However, it is important for you to recognize that students may be vulnerable to unrealistic expectations of your power to solve complex or long-standing personal issues.

In assisting students with personal concerns at a time when they are negotiating their entrance to the adult world, it is important for you to keep in mind the gap between your own wish to be helpful and the limited ability to alter personal problems quickly.

The following Brandeis resources are available to you.

Concern Contact
Immediate harm or threat 781-736-3333 Public Safety
Non-emergency social concern 781-736-3600 Dean of Students Office
Counseling services 781-736-3730 Brandeis Counseling Center
Emergency consultation after hours 781-736-3785 24-hour answering service
Academic issues, undergraduate student 781-736-3470 Academic Services
Academic issues, graduate student 781-736-3546 Graduate Student Affairs


Guide for Faculty

Faculty may also consult the online guide for Assisting the Emotionally Distressed Student.