contains suggestions for Winthrop University faculty and staff
about making referrals to Health and Counseling
Services. Health and Counseling Services is located in
Crawford and can be contacted at ext. 2206. Given the increasingly complex
needs and concerns from students, you may benefit from a quick reference of
where to call when you see that a student appears to be in crisis or needing
immediate support. However, every situation is different, and you
will want to use your own judgment about how best to help each
student. In the event you are unsure about the best way to
proceed, or even whether to proceed, staff in Health and in
Counseling Services will be glad to discuss the situation with you.
Faculty/Staff Resource for Referrals
When you believe a student needs
professional help, you might begin an active referral by taking the
- Let the student know you have heard
his or her problem by repeating it as you understand it.
- Complete the referral process as calmly and as supportively as possible.
- Let the student know that Health and Counseling Services is staffed
by professionals who can help the student deal with
problems. Do not tell the student to see a particular person,
as that person may not be available.
- Assure the student that any information received by staff in Health
& Counseling Services is confidential and Winthrop University
faculty, staff, administration and parents will not have
access to the information without the student’s consent.
- Explain that there is no additional charge to see a counselor in
Counseling Services, and Health Service assistance is either free
or relatively inexpensive. Counseling Services offers same-day
appointments M-F on a first come first served basis for students who are unable
to wait for an intake appointment. Counseling Services can also assist with
referrals to the Winthrop Counselor Education Department’s Community Clinic or
to off-campus mental health providers such as Catawba Community Mental Health
Services or Saluda Center. If alcohol or other drugs are a
part of the problem, a referral to Keystone can be provided.
- Encourage the student to make an appointment, make the
call yourself while the student is in your office, or suggest the
student make the call from your office. If you are willing and the
student wants, arrange to meet the student and walk to the appointment together.
If you believe
that a student could be at risk for hurting his/herself or others, contact
Counseling Services for help in deciding how to proceed.
If you believe the student is in immediate danger or is an immediate
danger to others, please call Campus Police at ext. 3333.
Consulting with the Dean of Students may also be of assistance in determining
the next step and in identifying resources and implementing appropriate
in Counseling & Health Services cannot legally or
ethically give you any information about whether a
student has become a client/patient unless the student signs a Consent
to Release Information. You may arrange a follow-up
meeting with the student to learn whether the student is still in distress
and/or has sought assistance. Please understand that the student may not
want to discuss the outcome.
Please let Health
and Counseling Services know how we may be of better assistance to you in your
work with students.
Dean of Students Office…x4503: Disciplinary or academic dishonesty
consultation and assistance, sexual harassment allegations, general student
difficulties, concerned parents.
Counseling Services…x2206: Counseling for relationship
problems, eating disorders, depression and anxiety, study habits, time
management, test-taking problems, stress management, etc.
Health Services…x2206: Provides basic acute medical
services, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, allergy
injections, birth control information, immunizations, etc.
Wellness Program…x2206: Assists students with making
informed life choices for a healthy lifestyle. Supervises Student Wellness
Advocacy Team (SWAT). Call to schedule programs on various health related topics.
Office of Disability Services…x3290: Provides reasonable classroom, residence
hall, and campus accommodations for students with documented disabilities.
Testing Center…x2206: Provides
secure, confidential test administration for credit-by-examination and graduate
school entrance examinations as well as assist students approved for test
Victims Assistance…x2206: Offers extensive support to students who
experience sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Also
provides campus educational programming to prevent such crimes.
Career and Civic Engagement…x2141: Provides students with
a comprehensive approach to career preparation, personal growth, and service to
the community with experiential learning as a key component.
Residence Life…x2223: Dedicated to supporting and
encouraging the personal development and academic success of each student
living on campus. Contact for roommate
and on-campus living concerns.
Student Activities…x2248: Engaging students in campus life
and activities, leadership initiatives.
Campus Police…x3333: Provides emergency assistance,
safety training, victim advocacy, crime investigation, parking permits, etc.
Vice President for Student Life…x2251: For other matters not covered
Financial Aid…x2189: Financial concerns and needs,
Resource Center for Adult Students…x4784:
provides guidance and support, and offers a wide variety of programs designed
to meet the needs of post-traditional, veteran, or transfer students.
Offers a wealth of academic services including
intensive advising, tutoring, academic skill development, development of
academic action plans, and success contracts.