Crisis and Emergency Information
Crisis counseling is available as a “walk-in” service for students who feel they are at imminent risk for suicide, violence or who may have experienced a traumatic event. If a student is in crisis and needs to be seen the same day, they can email the Counseling Center that they are in crisis, during the Counseling Center’s open hours, and be connected to a counselor. Crisis and Emergency Services including the Campus Intervention Team are available if you or a student is experiencing a crisis or emergency outside of walk-in hours.
Outside of office hours, call NYC WELL for free, immediate and confidential support with any mental health or substance use concern. NYC WELL is available 24/7 and can provide assistance in over 200 languages. Call NYC WELL at 1-888-692-9355, text WELL to 65173 or access the NYC WELL website and chat with a counselor.
If an emergency arises where you need immediate help, please call 911 or visit the emergency room of your nearest hospital. List of hospitals available in the New York city area.
CIT (Campus Intervention Team)
The Baruch College Campus Intervention Team (CIT) works together as a support system to provide assistance to students in crisis. Any member of the college community (faculty, students, staff) can reach out to the CIT to report a concern about a student.
Concerned faculty, students or staff may fill out the Concerning Behavior CIT form if they have noticed student behavior which is perceived to be harmful to the student him/herself or to others. This behavior may include:
- Unusual or erratic behavior in class
- Extended absence from class by a typically engaged student
- Written work with troubling themes or references
- Verbal or written threats made by a student toward another student
- Written or verbal expressions of suicidal ideation
- Messages on social media with concerning language
- Other actions which cause an alarm or call into question the safety of the student or his/her peers
If you are concerned about a student, please fill out a Concerning Behavior CIT form. Baruch’s interdisciplinary support team will reach out to the student and connect them to support services.
Please note that you may be contacted by a CIT member for follow-up information.
All reports are confidential and will be handled by members of the CIT.
Click here to access the CIT portal. You can also access the portal by typing CIT into the Baruch website search box.