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Whom to Contact When a Student Needs Assistance

*In a life-threatening emergency always call 9-1-1*  

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Health/Mental Health Concerns

  • For questions regarding available resources or how to best support the student: Hamre Center for Health and Wellness, 651-696-6275; health@macalester.edu
  • Press 2 (24 hour phone counseling): For immediate connection to a licensed mental health counselor call 651-696-6275, then press 2
  • Access Nurse (24 hour nurse triage): For immediate connection to a licensed medical provider call 651-696-6275, then press 3
  • For notification of a health concern impacting a student: Office of Student Affairs, 651-696-6220; studentaffairs@macalester.edu

For urgent/immediate support (Suicidality or other imminent harm)

  • Contact Macalester Public Safety: 651-696-6555, available 24/7/365; works closely with Macalester on-call professionals
  • Press 2 (24 hour phone counseling): For immediate connection to a licensed mental health counselor call 651-696-6275, then press 2
  • Urgent/Emergency Resources to connect the student to directly:
  • For questions regarding available resources or how to best support a student: Hamre Center for Health and Wellness, 651-696-6275; health@macalester.edu

First-year and sophomore students (non-academic)

Class absences that are unusual for that student

Difficulty with a roommate

International student support

Leave of absence, permanent withdrawal, or transfer to another school

Finances

Spiritual or religious support

Cultural or identity support

Personal wellness/lifestyle advice/information

Access and support for students with disabilities

Choosing a major

Strategies for discussing academic warning or probation

Career opportunities, career counseling – including internships, summer employment, post-graduation employment, graduate/professional school

Graduate scholarships and national fellowships

Math, Science & Writing tutors

Time management, note-taking, or other academic skills

Making a complaint about a grade or a faculty member

Employment

Sexual harassment, sexual assault, or discrimination complaints/concerns

Local issues and community organizations or learning about the Twin Cities

Study away options or learning about study away policies, programs, and timelines

Registration questions; drops, adds, course withdrawals, credits, graduation requirements

Balancing athletics and academics, course loads for eligibility, sports-related absences