For Faculty & Staff


As a faculty member or staff, you may be the first to notice students' challenges. Please feel free to contact Student Support & Advocacy (SSA) ( if you need any additional help or support. 

For personal or professional issues not related to students, please contact Human Resources.

Additional Resources to Cope with the Coronavirus Pandemic

Find here updates on the latest resources available for you during this period, as well as a compilation of specific articles and videos for your wellness education. 

Approaching a Student in Distress

Being a welcoming and effective support may be challenging and  overwhelming. The way you address or express interest and concern is just as important as your intention in supporting a student’s well-being. Take a look at this quick list of tips.

Columbia Counseling Center Drop-In Sessions

Columbia Health offers Urgent Mental Health Concerns drop-in hours for students experiencing high levels of distress and in need of immediate support from a mental health professional. This service is available to all students who have paid the Columbia Health Fee.

24/7 Columbia Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS) Line - 212-854-2878

Columbia Counseling & Psychological Services has a counselor on-call 24/7 for mental health support. Call: 212-854-2878

24/7 Sexual Violence Response Line - 212-854-HELP (4357)

Crisis management, confidential counseling, advocacy, prevention,  outreach focused on interpersonal violence and harassment, 24/7 on-call support available to students. 

You may also contact the Title IX Coordinator at Teachers College for guidance on how to manage issues/incidents as needed.

Worried About a Student?

If not in an emergency, but still concerned about a student, here's some guidance on how to approach the situation. You may also fill out the Referral Form to connect with our team regarding a student concern. 

Digital Learning

Not knowing how to build an online class? Wanting to learn more about the available tools? Needing some support to enhance digital learning?

Here are some tips from the Office of Digital Learning about how to create engaging online courses.

Has Your Student been Hospitalized?

Please read this brief guide with answers to some important questions.

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