Survey for faculty about experiences with student mental health

February 2, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

The University of Oregon is participating in a national survey focused on understanding faculty members’ experiences related to students’ mental and emotional health. The survey is completely anonymous, and participation is voluntary. Knowing how busy you are, it is also brief.

We hope you’ll consider completing it. Your responses will help improve understanding of how campuses can better support both students and faculty. Click here to begin the anonymous survey. The survey closes on Tuesday, March 2.

In the meantime, UO’s University Counseling Services wants to let all faculty know about the following services available to instructors:

  • A mental health and wellness syllabus statement that you can add to your syllabi with resources for students if they need mental health support.
  • Kognito is a free 45-minute online training to practice having conversations about mental health with students. We can provide a debrief for your department to further customize and review referrals.
  • Clinical staff at University Counseling Services offer consultations to faculty to talk about any mental health concern you may have about a student. Clinicians can lend their expertise to help you figure out your role in how best to support your student. Learn more here or call us at 541-346-3227. We have partnered with the Teaching Engagement Program (TEP) to provide resources to faculty, including this blog post about reaching out and slides related to mental health, self-care, coping, and more that you can drop into your lectures.
  • Keep 24/7/365 support numbers handy so you can offer them to students who might need support.
    • Crisis Text Line: Text ‘Oregon’ to 741-741
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Our students aren’t the only people who struggle with their mental health. If you, yourself, need mental health support, our benefit package includes the Employee Assistance Program that offers crisis counseling and short-term professional counseling.

If you have questions about these services or the survey, please contact Suzie Stadelman at Thank you in advance for your participation.


Patrick Phillips
Provost and Senior Vice President