In the aftermath of tragedies, students, faculty, and staff may all be affected. Students will need time to process and discuss what they are going through. We have provided some resources below that may help you to coordinate support, facilitate these discussions, and prepare you for some of the ways in which students may react. Although the UCTC cannot provide therapy to faculty and staff, there are resources available if you notice yourself struggling in the aftermath of a campus tragedy.
University of Oregon Police Department
If you witness a tragedy, or believe you may be the first to discover a tragedy has taken place, please contact UOPD at 541-346-2919 for non-emergency matters or 9-1-1 for emergencies.
Office of the Dean of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students offers a variety of resources, programming, and supports to UO students. This office is also able to provide and coordinate support following student deaths or tragedies affecting the campus community. Whether you are a student, faculty/staff, or family, if you or a student close to you have experienced such a tragedy, the Dean of Students' office is a good place to start. Please call the Dean of Students’ Office at 541-346-3216 to discuss how the university can help.
University Counseling & Testing Center
The Counseling Center at the UCTC provides confidential individual and group therapy services to UO students. We may also be able to provide group crisis debriefings, classroom presentations, and workshops to help students process and cope with the effects of tragedies.
If you would like to discuss support options or are unsure of how to handle a situation, please call 541-346-3227 to consult with one of our staff members. Remember, you can always refer students to the Counseling Center if you recognize they need more assistance than you are able to provide.
Please note: the Counseling Center provides confidential psychological services to students, consistent with the parameters of state and federal laws. While many faculty, staff, and family consultations about students may be kept confidential, there are times when University policy or state/federal statutes require Counseling Center staff to disclose information to other university officials.
Supporting Students Following Tragedies: