Responding to Distressed Students
A quick guide for faculty and staff at the University of Toronto, St. George campus.
This guide provides contacts for faculty and staff responding to a distressed student during an emergency, an immediate crisis, a personal safety situation or where the student is presenting concerning behavior.
- medical emergencies
- suicide attempts
- police matters
- all after-hours emergencies and crises
Call 911 and Campus Police: 416-978-2222
The offices below are open during regular University business hours, Monday through Friday.
Student Crisis Situations
- overwhelmed or in crisis
- disturbing behaviour
- references to suicide or violence
Student Crisis Response: 416-946-7111
In the rare case where Student Crisis Response is unable to respond timely, please contact David Newman, Senior Director Student Experience at 416-978-1753.
Personal Safety Situations
- harassment & stalking
- bullying & threats
- domestic/family violence
- sexual assault
Community Safety Office: 416-978-1485
Concerning Student Situations
- unusual, challenging or distressing behavior
- complex academic difficulties
College/Faculty Registrar: uoft.me/people
Student Progress & Support: 416-946-0424
In the rare case where Student Progress & Support is unable to respond timely, please contact David Newman, Senior Director Student Experience at 416-978-1753.
Health & Wellness: 416-978-8030