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Faculty/Staff Frequently Asked Questions

As a faculty/staff member, can I use Counseling Services?
No. Services provided through Counseling Services are only available to currently enrolled Michigan Tech students. If you are seeking personal counseling contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 906-225-3145 for information.

Can a faculty/staff member make an appointment for a student?
No. Only the student seeking services can schedule an appointment. Faculty and staff have the ability to walk a student over to our office located on the 3rd Floor of the Administration Building or call with the student present, however, the student must be the one to make the appointment. 

What kind of issues do students come to Counseling Services to get help with?
Students come to Counseling Services for a wide variety of reasons. Many of our students have a specific concern they are seeking services for such as depression, anxiety, and eating concerns to name a few. Students additionally seek services to address academic difficulties such as time management concerns, test anxiety or difficulty with concentration. Some students experience difficulty adjusting to college life or encounter conflicts with roommates or their parents. Contact our office if you have question on whether Counseling Services is the appropriate referral for your student.

What should I say to a student I think needs your services?
Talking to students about Counseling Services can be difficult and uncomfortable conversation for both parties, but it is an important one to have. It is up to the student to decide whether they would like to seek services, but expressing your concern may give them the opportunity to reach out for help. If you are unsure how to have approach a student with your concerns contact our office at 906-487-2538 and ask to speak to a counselor.

What if I have a concern about a student?
If you have concerns about a student you can refer them to Counseling Services located on the 3rd Floor of the Administration Building or call us at 906-487-2538 and ask to speak with a counselor to discuss the situation and your concerns.

If it is an emergency involving physical harm or a threat to life, call Public Safety at 906-487-2216 or dial 911 (if you are out of the area dial 866-411-0018 to reach Negaunee Central Dispatch).

In cases of psychological emergencies during business hours, call either Counseling Services or Public Safety. During non-business hours contact Public Safety directly.

What do I say after a student dies?
The topic of death can be a challenge subject to broach, but something that should be discussed. If you are unsure what to say or do, please read What to Say After a Student Dies. If you have concerns about a student or students please contact Counseling Services directly.