As a faculty member, you have ongoing contact with students and may observe firsthand changes in student behavior. The primary aim is to assist the student in connecting with resources they might need. Often a faculty member can help the student find effective support that allows him or her to successfully complete their studies without an adverse impact on the overall community.
If you have a student whose behavior causes you to feel alarmed, upset, or worried (most common), or a student whose behavior interferes with or interrupts the education process of other students or the normal business functions of the university – please contact the University Counseling Center (701.777.2127) or Dean of Students Office (701.777.2664).
If you have a student whose behavior leaves you feeling frightened and in fear for your personal safety or the safety of others, please contact University Police Department (701.777.3491). The University Police Department works closely with the Counseling Center and Dean of Students office and will consult with both offices as needed. While it can be scary to contact UPD in this kind of situation, it is the best call you can make for the safety and security of all involved.
The University Counseling Center has counselors available Monday through Friday, from 8:00am until 4:30pm, to assist students on a walk-in basis. Therapists also provide direct consultation to faculty who call with questions or concerns.
The Dean of Students Office is available to consult with faculty on Monday through Friday from 8:00am– 4:30pm.