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Call Campus Police! Dial 9-1-1.

  1. If a staff/faculty member believes a student on campus may be experiencing a psychiatric emergency, the staff/faculty member should dial 9-1-1 on a college phone. They should describe the situation as best they can, and give their exact location on campus.
  2. A Campus Police dispatcher will send an officer(s) to the scene immediately. When the officer(s) arrives on the scene, she/he will assess the situation. If the patient exhibits one of the following behaviors: Gravely disabled, Suicidal, Homicidal, or Psychotic/unusual/violent behavior, the officer(s) will detain the individual and possibly transport (or utilize outside 9-1-1 services to transport) the patient to the local psychiatric hospital or emergency room for further evaluation, treatment and management. The Campus Police dispatcher will notify the facility of the student’s impending arrival and/or circumstances. The local psychiatric hospital/emergency room staff will accept the patient and assume full responsibility. Campus Police officers will be released to the campus.
  3. If it is determined that there is no psychiatric emergency, the patient should be walked to the HWC and provided with medical advice. An appointment with our mental health provider or referrals for support groups, hotlines or mental health resources will be given to the student prior to leaving the HWC during normal operating hours.