Faculty and Staff

In collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Community Standards would like to provide trainings for faculty and staff about supporting students and their families at Illinois Tech.

Responding to Students in Distress

At universities across the country, undergraduate and graduate students are entering the campuses with different issues that impact their experiences. This workshop will provide you with information about how to respond to students who are in distress or exhibiting disrupting behaviors. The workshop will review strategies to help you respond to a student in distress and will outline university and Student Affairs response protocols to streamline access for a student to professional services and provide you with an understanding of how to respond to a student in distress or crisis.

Learning Outcomes

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe some of the characteristics of the current college student
  • Describe some of the major trends in terms of mental health issues on American college campuses and universities.
  • Explain how to refer students to help when they are in crisis.
  • Explain ways to express the concerns of a professional staff member.
  • Recognize signs that a student may be experiencing a crisis.
  • Identify resources that are available to students in crisis.

Illinois Tech Cares

The first step to helping students is understanding the resources and processes at Illinois Tech. This workshop will provide you with information about the resources available on-campus and what to do when you are concerned about a student. We will review strategies on how to talk to students when you are concerned about them and be able to identify the resources that might assist them during their time in need.

Training Request Form

Past Trainings

Below you will find recordings of past faculty and staff workshops.

Workshop Link to Recording
Student Support: Assisting Students in Extenuating Circumstances 08.27.2020 Click Here
Student In Distress Presentation 08.20.2020 Click Here
Students In Distress 06.09.2020 Click Here
Students In Distress 04.20.2020 Click Here