To Students

As a student, you may come in contact with other students who are distressed, disruptive or dangerous.  A student might directly confide his or her concerns to you or you might infer that he or she is in distress by observing the student's behavior.

Reminder: If it is an imminent threat or emergency, call 911.

The resources below will help you to offer assistance to other students in a potentially difficult or uncomfortable situation.  Each of us has our own comfort level.  Remember, do the best you can.  The most important thing is to do something.

Behaviors of Concern
Talking with a Student
Guidelines: Psychological/Behavioral Emergencies
Community Resources


On-line Resources 

There are great on-line resources which provide very useful tools for working with students in distress.  The can be accessed through the CCC Student Mental Health Program for Faculty and for Students sponsored by the California Community Colleges.  There are programs directed for Faculty/Staff and for Students.  

Students At-Risk: Tools for Faculty & Staff 

  • At Risk Students
  • Veterans on Campus
  • LGBTQ on Campus

Students At-Risk: Tools for Student Leaders

  • At Risk Students
  • Veterans on Campus: Peer Program
  • LGBTQ on Campus

Process for Accessing On-line Materials:  Click on the link for the Kognito programs.  Then, complete the steps:

Step 1. Create an account
Step 2. Select School, Role and Department 
Step 3. Complete demographic information
Step 4. Identify program


How to File a Report

File a CARES Report.

If you come in contact with a student who is in distress, there are several locations on campus where you can report concerns you have about distressed behaviors of your fellow students.  These offices include:

The Wellness Center
These offices are located together in Building 5 near the Grove.
Building 5, Room 303
Phone: (650) 306-3259

Public Safety
Building 22
(650) 738-7000

Counseling Services
Building 9, First Floor

Vice President, Student Services
Building 8, Room 209