How to Make a Referral

How to make a referral:

  • While many students go to the Counseling Center on their own, your exposure to students increases the likelihood you will identify signs or behaviors of distress in a student. What can you do?

  • Recommend campus services to the student. See the RC resources on the front page of this guide.

  • Determine the student's willingness to go to a helping resource. Reassure the student that it is an act of strength to ask for help.

  • Dispute the myth that only "weak or crazy" people go for counseling or use other services for personal help.

  • Remind the student that Counseling Center services are free and confidential.

  • Offer to help make the initial contact with the helping resource for them.

  • Report concerns to Care Team using the online form www.roanoke.edu/rccares