We're here to help. It takes the entire Nazareth University campus community to look out for each other and take action if you are concerned about a student's behavior, safety, or well-being.

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About this effort


In an emergency: If you are thinking of harming yourself, or have done so, immediately call 911 or Campus Safety, 585-389-2850

Get support: Asking for support is an important life skill and can help you build resilience and wellness. In addition to Campus Safety, there are a host of campus resources available to support students, including from right where you are: Virtual Supports and Services for students.


Recognize and refer! If you are concerned about a student's behavior, reach out so that we can offer help and keep everyone safe.

Be concerned about unusual, irregular, suspicious, or disruptive behavior.

  • Focus on what you directly observe.
  • Look for changes in behavior or routines (such as becoming withdrawn, not attending class or activities regularly, declining academic performance, or significant changes in mood)
  • Look for high risk behaviors/actions or a pattern of behavior.
  • Trust your instincts. Don't try to explain/excuse behaviors. Don't hesitate.

Reach out

  • If it's urgent, contact Campus Safety, 585-389-2850, or in person at its 21 Shults Center offices. Campus Safety is always open.
  • If the student is off campus and you suspect imminent danger of harm, call 911.
  • If it's not urgent, alert our team using the form below.
  • If you are a faculty member with concerns about a student's academic progress, please use the Starfish Early Alert System.


For non-urgent concerns about a Nazareth University student's behavior. [If urgent, call Campus Safety, 585-389-2850]

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Supporting Students' Emotional Needs

    How to create a culture of care on campus

    The Jed Foundation, a nonprofit, has resources to help faculty and staff know how to support mental health in classrooms, recognize a student who is struggling, and connect students to help.

    Guide: Supporting Student Mental Health (pdf)