Crisis Counseling

Crisis Counseling

Crisis Counseling

Available Walk-In Hours
A counselor is available at Counseling & Psychological Services Monday through Friday during office hours for emergencies. Students may simply walk-in and request to see the On Call Counselor in the event of a crisis.

After Hours
A counselor will respond to emergencies after regular office hours, including evenings and weekends.

Students should call the Public Safety office at (856) 256-4911 and ask to speak with the Counselor on Call. You will be asked to provide your name, phone number, location, and a brief reason for your call. A counselor will call you back shortly.


If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, you may use any of the following resources for support.

  • Call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room or crisis response clinic.
  • Call Public Safety at 856-256-4911 and ask to speak with the Counselor on Call.
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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Sexual Assaults
Initial steps for responding to an assault:

  1. Get to a safe place
  2. Have someone there to support you
  3. Preserve any evidence of the assault
  4. Seek medical care
  5. Seek counseling

See “What to do when you or a friend has been sexually assaulted” for more details.


Stress Management and Response Team (SMART)
The Stress Management and Response Team (SMART) was established to provide a form of crisis intervention specifically designed to help the Rowan community cope with highly stressful or traumatic events.

SMART is made up of administrators, professional staff, faculty and support staff from across the Rowan University campus. These team members are trained in crisis response.

The team is available for both death notifications and trauma support meetings. The team can arrange a meeting site and time or be available at a normally scheduled time/place for your class/group.

Click here for information on emotional responses to crisis.