Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff play an invaluable role in helping students who are in distress. Your expression of interest, concern and compassion is an important factor toward a student seeking the assistance they need.

SOS has developed the following resources to assist faculty and staff in supporting students.


Culture of Caring Training Program

Training ULV community members to better support students in distress is an important strategy in addressing student mental health concerns. The Culture of Caring Training Program provides opportunities for ULV community members to receive basic training in caring for students. Sign up for future trainings on Campus Labs. Training topics include:

  • Introduction to SOS and Campus Resources
  • Responding to Students in Distress
  • Supporting Students with Disabilities
  • Supporting Students Coping with Grief and Loss
  • Know the Signs, Find the Words: Suicide Prevention


Recorded Trainings

SOS understands that faculty and staff  are not always available to attend trainings live. It is important to us to increasing accessibility to the Culture of Caring Trainings. We hope providing recordings of these trainings will allow faculty and staff to learn about best practices and resources available to our students at a time that is convenient to them. Access to these recordings required a ULV employee login.

Intro to SOS & Resources 2022

Responding to Students in Distress 2022  (Responding to Students in Distress Resource Document) 

Suicide Prevention 2022 (Presented by Dr. Elleni Koulos, Director of CAPS)

Supporting Students with Disabilities 2022 (Presented by Dr. Andrea Reyes, Director of Accessibility Services)


Staff to Know

When supporting students, it is imperative they are quickly connected with the appropriate resources. Reference this list of “staff to know” to assist with these connections.


Syllabus Language

The life experiences of students are brought into the classroom and can impact their academics. In an effort to de-stigmatize help seeking and increase awareness of campus resources, SOS asks faculty to include language regarding hardships and resources in their syllabi.


Staff Guidelines

Guidelines for Helping the Distressed Student and Referring to Student Outreach & Support


Faculty Guidelines

Guidelines for Helping the Distressed Student: Utilizing the SOS Report & Early Alerts