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Submitting a Referral

Please complete a Care Report if you suspect that a student is need of assistance.  The referral will evaluated and all information will be considered.  Care and Outreach Services will conduct outreach and offer consultation and assist students to access appropriate resources and support as required.

EMERGENCY PROTOCOL: If a student is displaying threatening behaviors and is a danger to themselves or others CALL 911 or contact the University Police Department at 607-753-2111.

Tiers of Concern

CRITICAL CONCERNS ARE EMERGENCIES: There is an eminent threat of harm to self or others.  Suicide or threatening and violent behaviors that pose a danger is a crisis situation.  If the student's behavior is in any way threatening to themselves or others, immediately CALL 911 or contact the University Police at 607-753-2111 for emergency assistance.

Severe Concern:  The student is visibly exhibiting signs of distress.  Intervention is needed for the safety of the student and others.  A threat does not exist.

Moderate Concern: The student appears to be unable to manage stress, is disruptive or interferes with other's education or work environment.

Mild Concern: The student is displaying signs of stress or is struggling or acting socially inappropriate.

Who should make a referral?

Faculty, staff, parents, and students are all encouraged to submit concerns to Care and Outreach Services.  If you are worried, take action and be an advocate for a student who you feel needs assistance. 

How do I make a referral?

  • Provide a student with contact information for Care and Student Outreach
  • Self-advocate
  • Complete the Care Report

Contact Care and Outreach Services with questions if you are unsure on how to proceed.

Care and Outreach Services

Emily Quinlan, M.A.
Assistant Director
Care and Outreach Services

Cornish Hall, Room D-107
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045
Office: 607-753-4318
Fax: 607- 753-2808