Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff are crucial in helping students facing challenges. Your interest, concern, and compassion can encourage students to seek the assistance they need.

SOS has created resources to help faculty and staff support students.


Culture of Caring Training Program

Training ULV community members to better support students in distress is essential for addressing mental health concerns. The Culture of Caring Training Program offers opportunities for ULV community members to receive basic training in caring for students. Past training topics consist of:

  • 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

We understand that faculty and staff may not always be available for live trainings. That’s why we’re committed to increasing accessibility by providing recordings of our Culture of Caring Trainings. These recordings allow faculty and staff to learn about best practices and student resources at their convenience.

Access to the recordings requires 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, former Director of Accessibility Services)


Syllabus Language

Students’ life experiences can affect their academic performance. To reduce stigma around seeking help and raise awareness of campus resources, SOS encourages faculty to include language about 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