Public Safety:610-436-3311for safety concerns on campus
Call 911 or the proper local police emergency number for safety concerns off campus
Counseling Services:610-436-2301for behavior or mental health concerns
If you are worried about a student’s mental or physical health or witnessed behaviors
in a student that have caused distress, the Counseling Center site was designed as
a resource about signs of distress and referral sources.
Faculty members are frequently the best individuals to notice when a student is struggling,
given the frequency with which they see students during the semester. At times, issues
of interpersonal difficulty, academic stress, or financial pressures are evident.
The information that follows is provided as a guide so that the student and the faculty
member can access the best resources on campus.
After Hours Emergency Contacts
Psychological Concerns WCU Public Safety at610-436-3311
An on-call Psychologist will be paged to speak with you
If there is imminent danger, please call Public Safety so that transportation to an
area hospital can be arranged.
If assistance is needed when the university is closed over break or a holiday, please
call Valley Creek Crisis Center directly at 610-918-2100
They will dispatch a Mobile Crisis Unit to assist the student, conduct the assessment,
and transport the student to the hospital, if deemed necessary.
If the student is agreeable to having one’s parents voluntarily involved, contact
the parents in the presence of the student. Never leave a suicidal individual alone
while you are making arrangements.