In case of emergency, contact the Department of Public Safety at 203-254-4090, call 911 (Emergency Services), or dial 988 (National suicide prevention lifeline).
If you or a peer are experiencing a psychological emergency, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 203-254-4090. The officer will meet the student at their location and provide support while contacting a mental health counselor.
Psychological emergencies include:
Suicidal thoughts or threats
Homicidal thoughts or threats
Being a victim of violence
Bizarre, psychotic, or otherwise concerning behavior (e.g., person is not making sense, doesn't seem connected to reality)
Death in the family or of a close friend
Hospitalization and in critical condition for drug or alcohol overdose
Extreme emotionality or panic attack and unable to calm down after 30 minutes
Counseling & Psychological Services (C&PS) offers twenty-four hour crisis support for those urgent needs that don't rise to the level of an emergency but require immediate mental health support. Students are always encouraged to call Public Safety (203-254-4090) if they are unsure of the level of urgency.
Details for accessing crisis support are as follows:
During Office Hours
Crisis support is offered in person, over the phone, or by telehealth (Zoom) during regular office hours. To meet or speak with a mental health counselor when our offices are open:
For help with sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and/or stalking, contact a confidential Campus Advocate at 203-333-2233. The Center for Family Justice 24/7 hotline will connect you with the Campus Advocate.
To file a report regarding sexual assault, sexual harassment, or gender-based violence, call the Office of Equity Compliance at 203-254-4357(HELP) or call the Dean of Students office at 203-254-4000, ext 4211.