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For Faculty and Staff

Below are a number of resources designed specifically for faculty and staff.  If you have a question that goes beyond these topics or would like a specific training related to one of these topics, please contact Prevention Services at 919.515.4405. Here is a list of campus departments and offices that provide specific support for students in distress.

Syllabus Language That Helps Support Students in Distress

This section includes language for class syllabi that encourages students to refer to others when they notice behavior that concerns or worries them. This is an easy solution for those faculty who are still finalizing their class syllabi.

Caring Over Email – One Professor’s Success

An excellent example of how faculty/staff can create caring, supporting environments in which students feel comfortable sharing concerns for one another is this email sent by a faculty member in Engineering to her students during a high-stress period.

Student Confidentiality and FERPA

Faculty often express concerns about whether and how to share concerns about a student.  Generally, FERPA prohibits NC State from disclosing student educational records (or information from student records) to anyone other than the student to whom the records pertain unless NC State has the student’s consent or an exception applies.