Summary: HELPING STUDENTS
A FACULTY & STAFF GUIDE
FOR ASSISTING STUDENTS IN NEED
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
Office of the Vice President
Division of Student Affairs
Dear Faculty and Staff:
Has this ever happened to you?
· A student comes to your office and is obviously intoxicated and disruptive.
· A student reveals to you that he/she is having thoughts of suicide.
· A student, obviously upset, tells you that despite her third-year standing she is
thinking about changing her academic major for the third time.
· A student, who is usually well-prepared for class begins to miss class, fails to
complete assignments, and becomes inattentive to hygiene and personal appearance.
College students often experience high levels of stress. Most students successfully cope with
university life; however, some become overwhelmed. A significant number of college students
have their education and personal lives disrupted by psychological problems. When