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Care and Resource Support [CARS] Team

Faculty are encouraged to seek support from the Care and Resource Support [CARS] Team when appropriate. The CARS Team accepts referrals, problem solves, and responds to student behavior identified as reasonably causing concern for students’ health, welfare, and safety. The CARS Team has established liaisons in many academic centers/departments across campus. The CARS Care Managers in the Division of Student Affairs can be contacted at 412-624-5756 or Please note that the CARS Team is not an emergency response unit.

Additional resources:

  • University Counseling Center is continuing to support students in a virtual environment by offering Virtual Let’s (Tele) Talk, workshops, Election Support Spaces, and Virtual Drop in Services for students requiring support for an urgent or crisis situation. Students can contact them by phone (412-648-7930) or any time during Drop-In hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) to speak with a clinician. No appointment is necessary. In addition, the University Counseling Center provides 24-hour support at 412-648-7930-X1.
  • Faculty and Staff Guide to Distressed Students can provide you with general information and guidance on recognizing and assisting students in distress.
  • In the event of a heightened concern for harm to self or others, Pitt Police or other appropriate first responders can conduct a welfare check. To contact the Pitt Police please call 412-624-2121 or 911.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at any time by calling 1-800-273-8255.
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