All members of the UNLV community, family, and friends can play an invaluable role in helping students who are in distress. Your expression of interest, concern, and compassion is an important factor toward a student seeking the assistance they need. The Office of Student Conduct (OSC), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Student Health Center (SHC), Disability Resource Center (DRC), University Police Services, Jean Nidetch CARE Center, and administrators stand ready to assist you. We hope these services will help you to identify a potentially difficult situation and provide you with specific ideas and resources when you encounter a student in distress.
It is important to note that the university does not expect you to assume the role of counselor, therapist, or police officer. For those responsibilities, UNLV has trained professionals who are ready to assist you with students in distress.
University Police Services
In situations when a student is severely impaired or potentially dangerous, University Police Services will need to be alerted by calling 702-895-3669.
It takes practice to have difficult conversations. Please consider taking our free at-risk student training program. Students can use the enrollment key unlvstudents, and faculty can use the enrollment key unlvemp to complete an interactive tutorial on how to navigate conversations regarding mental health and well-being with one's friends or students.