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Faculty Resources for Supporting Students in the Classroom

Faculty resources to support struggling students in the classroom. Mental health awareness and students with registered disabilities.

Addressing Mental Health Needs in Higher Education

Campus Resources for Referrals

Faculty and staff are often the first to recognize changes in a student's behavior. When you notice a change and sensitively ask a student if they are okay, students feel that you care and that they matter. The understanding and support you provide is extremely powerful and therapeutic. If you find that a student's needs seem more serious than you are comfortable addressing on your own, we encourage you to reach out to us in the Counseling Center for consultation and/or make the student aware that there are counseling services available to them free of charge. 

If you are unsure about the seriousness of your student's symptoms or situation, we encourage you to contact any of the following resources:

Counseling Center | 614.823.1333

Student Affairs | 614.823.1250

Center for Student Success 614.823.1624

Academic Support Center | 614.823.1610

Student Health Center | 614.823.1345

Otterbein Police - available 24/7 | 614.823.1222 

Academic Support Center- Office of Disability Services

Disability Services at Otterbein University works closely with qualified students with disabilities to ensure they have equal access to an education and to campus life. This access is provided to students through services, accommodations, and advocacy, as specified in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.​​

Kera McClain Manley
Assistant Director, Disability Services
Library, Room #228 | 614-823-1618

Sara Banaie
Testing/Alt Media Coordinator
Library, Room #203 | 614.823.1264

Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success is a resource center for students at Otterbein. We offer supplemental academic advising and peer mentoring for students dealing with academic concerns; help students make individualized academic success plans and refer students to appropriate campus offices for help and guidance. We serve as an advocate and remove barriers to your success.

Schedule an appointment:
Office- 614.823.1624 Location- Towers Hall
online schedule form-

Otterbein Counseling Center Services

The Counseling Center is located at 146 W. Home St.
Appointment Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact p/ 614.823.1333

Students seek help in these and other areas...

  • Academic struggles
  • Anxiety/panic attacks
  • Behavioral issues
  • Bipolar disorders
  • College adjustment
  • Depression
  • Disordered eating
  • Family problems
  • Grief and loss
  • Identity exploration
  • LGBTQIA concerns 
  • Poor motivation
  • Relationship distress 
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-injury, suicidal thoughts 
  • Social isolation
  • Stress management
  • Substance use
  • Transition issues 
  • Trauma

How to Refer a Student for Assistance

Articles-Empathy & Accountability?

DAIS, Disability Access Information & Support Articles/Blog Posts by Jane Jarrow, Ph.D.