The Counseling Center provides consultations for students, parents, faculty and staff who are concerned about a student's well-being.
We help individuals express their concerns in a respectful and effective manner, and we provide information about campus and local resources. While legal and ethical guidelines regarding confidentiality prevent the counselors from revealing any information about their contacts with a student without their permission, the counselors are very willing to provide support and guidance.
In situations where it is apparent that the student of concern may be engaging in behaviors that present a danger to themselves, or to others, the counselor will consult with the College’s Student Support and Intervention Team to ensure that the student receives the assistance they needs. If you are concerned about the safety or well-being of a Lafayette student, you may also complete the One Pard Universal Form to alert the Student Support and Intervention Team.
Parents and Guardians
You probably know your student better than anyone else does, so you will likely notice changes in mood or behavior that may indicate emotional or psychological distress.
Learn more about supporting your student's well-being
Faculty and Staff
Students will often turn to trusted faculty, advisors, coaches, and mentors for informal advice and support. Become familiar with signs that indicate a student is experiencing emotional distress and how to respond.
Learn more about supporting a student in distress
Students Helping Students
Listening, supporting, and encouraging your friends can really make a difference in their life. Learn how to bring up a concern in a way that lets your friend know that you cared enough to reach out and help.
Learn more about how to help a friend in distress