Referring a student to the Student of Concern Committee
If the student you are concerned about demonstrates the following behavior, in addition to contacting CAPS, you should contact the Students of Concern Committee. The Students of Concern Committee is a multi-disciplinary body of stakeholders from across the University which receives referrals pertaining to registered students of concern, collects additional information, and identifies and enacts appropriate strategies for addressing the situation. You may submit a report online.
- Demonstrates behavior that places anyone at risk
- Makes worrisome comments or exhibits unusual behavior
- Causes others to be alarmed or frightened
- Makes others uncomfortable or uneasy
- Appears to have lost the ability to function
*** If a student’s behavior represents an immediate threat, call 911. ***
Connecting a student to counseling
Students with urgent concerns, during UHS operational hours
- During CAPS operational hours, students with urgent concerns can call CAPS at (510) 642-9494.
Students with urgent concerns, when UHS is closed/unavailable
- You and/or the student can call the After Hours Assistance Line at (855) 817-5667 and ask to speak with a counselor.
- Crisis/suicide prevention hotlines: students can call 1–800–273-TALK any time of the day
- For a complete list of community crisis hotlines see Referral List for Crisis/Suicide Prevention Hotlines
Gold Folder and Mental Health Handbook
Consult with a CAPS Counselor
Helping a friend
Please note that staffing is limited, especially during times of the semester when CAPS is highly utilized. CAPS is not able to accommodate all outreach requests so it is recommended that you request programs early in the semester. We request two weeks advance notice for non-urgent requests and encourage campus partners to request programs early in the semester, otherwise CAPS may only be able to respond to crisis-related outreach requests.