For non-emergencies call Counseling Service at 360.475.7530 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are located in the Advising and counseling Center (HSS 203) and our hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Depending on the issue we will determine the most appropriate response; this is either the Behavioral Intervention Team or it is treated as an Academic Alert and one of the counselors will take the lead.
For emergencies call Campus Safety at 360.475.7800 or dial 911. This is when there is a threat to the student or others.
The following are common signs/symptoms that may indicate someone could benefit from a conversation with a counselor:
These behaviors, although not disruptive to others, may indicate that something is wrong and that help may be needed:
These behaviors may indicate significant emotional distress, but also a reluctance or inability to acknowledge a need for more personal help:
These behaviors usually show a student who is in obvious crisis and who needs emergency care:
Again, if you are concerned about a student who is exhibiting characteristics of emotional distress, try to remain calm. Formulate a plan if you wish to address the issue on your own in consultation with one of the counselors. We are pleased to help you create a plan:
If a faculty member has concerns about a student’s behavior after attempting to address the issue, they may refer the student to the BIT. The BIT exists to address proactively student behaviors that may indicate risk of harm to self or others, while carefully balancing individual student needs with those of the greater campus community.
The goal of the BIT is to intervene in a student situation before it escalates into an urgent or discipline matter. Faculty and staff may use the Incident Reporting form to file a report online.