Student Experience


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

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  • Look for changes in behavior or routines (such as becoming withdrawn, not attending class or activities regularly, declining academic performance, or significant changes in mood)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 College student's behavior. [If urgent, call Campus Safety, 585-389-2850]

Make a referral

COVID-19 Related Links

COVID-19 Concern Form - Just as NazCares is about all members of the Naz community looking out for each other, there is also shared responsibility for adhering to health and safety expectations. If you do not feel safe addressing or educating others about these expectations, or if there are repeated violations, you can report your concern through this form.

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)