Counselors are unavailable during quarter breaks. The counselors will plan to return to remote operations and be able to provide assistance to students beginning the week of April 6, 2020.
If you need to contact Counseling during the closure, please email Counseling.Central@seattlecolleges.edu, as this email is regularly monitored and we can provide assistance as needed. Please note that it may take up to 72 business hours for us to respond. Email is not a secure nor confidential form of communication, so please be mindful of the messages you send.
During the closure, we will not be holding individual personal counseling sessions. We are not equipped to provide personal counseling services during the closure and want to highlight the off-campus resources and support lines for students in the Community Resources page . If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact 911 or the 24 hour crisis hotline, Crisis Connections, at 1.866.427.4747.
Seattle Central counselors will respond to faculty and staff who become aware of student crisis situations on campus and need someone to help with the resolution of a difficult situation.
As faculty, if you experience classroom disruption resulting from misconduct, or witness misconduct on school premises, please see your Dean or Division Counselor and use the Student Conduct Incident Report (doc).
Goal: To provide supportive response to crisis counseling issues on our campus.
- To provide students with the intervention and short–term support needed to remain in school.
- To provide support for faculty and staff.
- To establish a consistent method of delivering crisis counseling services.
What is a crisis?
A crisis is an emergency (non–medical) situation that requires immediate response for individuals experiencing social and emotional distress.
When to call
- A student is suicidal or seriously depressed.
- A student is distraught/disoriented and appears to need immediate attention and cannot wait for a regular counseling appointment.
- A death, trauma, or accident occurs related to your class or department.
- A student appears under the influence of drugs or alcohol and is not combative or disruptive.
- A staff/faculty member is unable to diffuse the situation.
Whom to call
The counselor assigned to your division or program is the first person you should attempt to contact when confronted with a student crisis situation.
If the assigned counselor is unavailable go to Counselor Contact page or call Public Safety Office at 206.934.5442.
When to call security
Call Campus Security (ext. 5442) when:
- A student appears under the influence of drugs or alcohol and is combative or disruptive.
- A student is aggressive or uncontrollable.
- A student is threatening, abusive, or endangers the health or safety of any person on campus.
When to call 911
Call 911 when the situation:
- Is a life threatening emergency.
- Involves weapons.
- Is a serious medical incident.
- Always phone Campus Security to tell them that you phoned 911.