Need help supporting a student struggling?
COVID-19 Update: WashU Cares is open during business hours. Staff are triaging reports of concern and are available via Zoom or phone for appointments.
WashU Cares seeks to provide support, guidance and resources to all students on the Danforth Campus. We are committed to helping create a culture of caring by providing education and consultation for faculty and staff to identify, support and refer students who may be having a hard time. Through proactive, collaborative and systemic approaches we work with students to identify interventions, resources, and supports that allow them to be successful. We are located in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs in the Danforth University Center (DUC 200).
Faculty, staff, parents and other students are often the first to notice concerning behavior. If you are concerned about the physical or mental well-being of a student, please review the resources provided and consider filing a WashU Cares report. Once a report is received a Care Manager will follow up with you and make a plan for next steps in order to best support the student.
Please note that student privacy is very important to us. We work under the laws of FERPA so we are often unable to provide detailed information about how the situation was resolved.