In addition to the many Campus Resources available for students, advisors may find these programs and offices helpful for increasing familiarity with resources available for referrals:

  • Dean of Students Office - Supports students and families in crisis and/or challenging situations by referring students to appropriate resources and facilitating communications and connections with university personnel and departments. 
  • Here to Help -  Training sessions, offered periodically, to orient faculty to the spectrum of campus resources available to students in distress or crisis, including those students experiencing problems related to alcohol use and abuse. 
  • Safe Zone - Educates JMU faculty, staff, and students about issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and questioning individuals (LGBTQIQ) and their loved ones.
  • Veteran's Resources - JMU's Veteran Scholars Task Force assists students with the transition from military service to college.  This website pulls together information and resources relevant to student veterans.
  • Green Zone - The Green Zone program provides the opportunity for faculty and staff to become more knowledgeable about student veterans issues and resources so they can assist these students when necessary.
  • Title IXTitle IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex and gender in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance.

From JMU's Counseling Center

  • Tips for Referring a Student to Counseling - General wisdom to help facilitate an effective referral to the Counseling Center.  
  • Please Talk Amongst Yourselves - Learn about the laws protecting student privacy, the exemptions that permit the disclosure of information when there is a concern for student safety, and the importance of sharing information with JMU professionals who can help assess and address the situation.
  • Helping a Distressed Student - Learn about the common causes and signs of student distress and strategies for assisting and referring distressed students to professional counseling at the Counseling Center.
  • Coping with Disruptive Students in the Classroom -Learn to confidently and safely address disruptive student behavior using effective, legally-sound strategies.
  • Responding to Dangerous Students - Learn about the frequency of violent behavior on college campuses (including that directed at faculty), how to identify potentially violent students, and how to both prevent violence and respond when prevention efforts fail.
  • Disturbing Content in a Student's Academic Work - Learn to better assess and conceptualize troubling content in a student's work, develop effective intervention strategies, access supportive campus resources, and balance freedom of expression with public safety.

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