Information for Faculty and Staff

If you feel a student is in immediate danger of causing harm to themselves or others, please call 911


Faculty and staff are often the first people that student’s turn to when they are having problems. Although this can feel overwhelming at times, faculty and staff are in an excellent position to identify students in emotional distress, provide them with assistance, and refer them to CAPS or other appropriate resources within FAU.

Below is a list of resources to help faculty and staff reach out to students of concern.

  • FAU CAPS is available to consult with faculty and staff regarding concerns you may have about a student and we are happy to provide you with guidance on how to speak with a student in distress. Click here  more information about how to consult with CAPS staff about students of concern.
  • The Students in Distress guide and Students in Crisis guide can provide you with information about how to recognize a struggling student, how to talk with a student in distress, and referral options.

  • Kognito Interactive is an online training program that teaches university faculty and staff to identify indicators of student distress and disruptive behavior, and learn how to best approach at-risk students. You can access the Kognito training program by logging into The training program will be listed under the Staff tab.

  • The Dean of Student’s Office also offers resources to help faculty and staff feel prepared to speak with students who are experiencing emotional distress.
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 Last Modified 3/26/15