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Student Assistance Program (SAP) Faculty/Staff Referral Protocol

The 2006 National College Health Assessment reports almost 44% of college and university students reported a level of depression during some point of the year such that they found it “difficult” to function. In the face of academic pressures, financial struggles, and other factors, college students need options for counseling and support. With regard to personal counseling and mental health services at PCC, the Division of Student Development Services recommends to faculty and staff the following practices:

Student Development Services recommends that students be referred to the Student Assistance Program if the student may be exhibiting signs of depression, social alienation, drugs and alcohol, anger management, issues related to low self esteem, eating disorders, sleep disorders, mood changes, anxiety, grief, or suicidal ideation or expression.

PROCEDURES FOR DEALING WITH A STUDENT IN CRISIS

If a psychological crisis occurs, consider the following:

If a student:

You should:

Pitt Community College’s Student Assistance Program (SAP) Coordinator is Ty Davis, Counselor. Mrs. Davis has a Masters Degree in Counseling, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in North Carolina. She is the first point of contact for all faculty/staff referrals. She is located in the Goess Student Center, Room 120 and her telephone extension is #7371.

If Mrs. Davis is not available, please contact one of the following members of the SAP Team: Kimberly Williamson (ext. 7217), Olivia Sutton (ext. 7222), or Leslie Rogers (ext. 7322).

Options for assistance include:

For additional information on this program and its services, please contact the Program Coordinator.

- Contact Campus Police at 493-7777 for Emergency Assistance -