UC Davis Red Folder

Faculty and Staff Guide
Assisting Students of Concern


UC Davis Police

When to call:

  • Clear and imminent danger
  • Life-threatening situations
  • Personal safety concerns


For Distressing Students

Office for Student Support & Judicial Affairs (OSSJA)

Call if student:

  • Displays disruptive, intimidating or threatening behavior
  • Violates boundaries
  • Expresses thoughts of harm

Student Conduct:


Student Support/Case Management:


Consultation with both OSSJA and SHCS may be best when responding to a student of concern. This ensures comprehensive care for the student.

For Students in Distress

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)

Call if student:

  • Displays signs of depression or anxiety
  • Has experienced recent trauma
  • Exhibits deteriorating academic performance
  • Writes/talks about wanting to harm oneself or others

Urgent care services are available at the Student Health & Wellness Center.

Non-Urgent mental health services are available by appointment only at North Hall.

Red Folder PDF

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24-Hour/After Hours

SHCS After Hours Counseling

SHCS After-Hours Counseling (Select the after-hours service option to be connected to a live mental health provider).

Center for Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE) Emergency On-call Advocate

UC Davis Campus Violence Prevention Program (CVPP) provides free, confidential crisis intervention, advocacy and accompaniment services to any UC Davis student, staff or faculty member. A victim advocate is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency response.

24-hour Suicide Prevention Crisis Lines

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County is a non-profit organization with the mission of providing crisis prevention and intervention, education and community outreach services to the residents of Yolo County.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.