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Faculty/ Staff:

  • "I can’t tell you enough what a great program this is. On my second time taking it, I actually chose what I thought would be the wrong thing to say to see what would happen and it is amazing how varied the student responses were. I hope there is compliance on this. It’s so worthwhile." - Jacqueline Maisel, Registrar
  • "I completed the training and the follow-up survey. I found the training was well done and very helpful." - Susie West, Administrative Assistant, Center for Student Achievement
  • "Thanks! This was helpful. I sometimes feel helpless with a student in distress, and I’m a bit encouraged by these tips!”- Dr. Judith Stribling, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
  • "I found this training invaluable: it alerted me to warning signs that are easily missed, and it reminded me of the importance of faculty in identifying them. It also helped me better understand the many resources we have to help our students." - Dr. Elsie Walker, Associate Professor, Film Studies, Department of English
  • “The staff here thought highly of the Kognito training. They particularly liked the “advice” bubbles that popped up when making different selections as the conversation went along, and the explanations of why some choices were good ones.” - Student Health Services Staff
  • “I encourage you to take the Kognito faculty training provided by the Counseling Center. I took it, found it interesting and stimulating, and learned a lot. I also found it very interesting from an online course design perspective as well. Obviously it is not going to make us into trained counselors, but in my opinion it can help in dealing with difficult students. Who knows, it might also help in dealing with your own kids!” - Catherine Beise, Professor Emeritus, Perdue Business School

Click here to read what members of the SU community have to say about Kognito at-Risk training

Kognito At-Risk Training

Learn how to help distressed students

For Students:

You may notice significant amounts of stress or other mental health concerns experienced by fellow students. As members of the campus community, it is every student’s responsibility to look out for their friends and peers who may be in serious distress.

To address this concern, I invite you to take a 30-minute online simulation that will assist you with approaching others that you are concerned about and referring them to support services on campus. Student leaders who have already completed the training have described it as engaging and worthwhile.

To access the training, follow the instructions below:

For Faculty & Staff:

Nationally, students are reporting increased levels of distress, putting them at risk for depression, substance abuse and a host of other consequences. As members of this campus community, we are all committed to not only the academic success of our students, but also their well-being.

To address this concern, we invite you to complete a 45-minute interactive online simulation as soon as possible. While the simulation uses a classroom and office setting, the information and skills you will learn, apply to faculty and staff. The training will help you:

  1. Identify students experiencing high levels of distress
  2. Approach and discuss your concern with a student in distress
  3. Make an effective referral to support services (if necessary)

To take the course, follow the instructions below: