Crisis & Emergency Services
IF YOU ARE A STUDENT EXPERIENCING A CRISIS, call (412-648-7930) or come into the UCC (334 William Pitt Union) and STATE THAT YOU ARE IN CRISIS
UCC Crisis Intervention Services Available Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Every effort will be made to respond to your crisis situation as soon as possible.
If you have experienced a sexual assault, the sexual assault services specialist will be alerted to respond to your crisis as soon as possible. Crisis support from the UCC sexual assault services specialist may be accessed by calling 412-648-7856 or by contacting Campus Police at 412-624-2121 or 811 from a campus phone. Please view instructions about What To Do if You Are Sexually Assaulted.
UCC Crisis Support Services Available After Hours and on Weekends
After hours or on weekends, crisis support from a UCC counselor-on-call may be accessed by contacting the Campus Police at 412-624-2121 or 811 from a campus phone.
While most UCC services are provided by appointment, students experiencing crisis situations may require immediate or same-day intervention. Examples of student situations that require crisis-intervention services include:
- Students experiencing suicidal thoughts or impulses.
- Students experiencing homicidal thoughts or impulses.
- Students who have experienced a sexual or physical assault.
- Students who are hearing voices or misperceiving reality.
- Students who are dealing with overwhelming loss, such as the death of a loved one.
UCC crisis interventions services vary, including working with a student in distress, facilitating psychiatric hospitalization of a student requiring a higher level of care, and working with a group of students who have experienced a traumatic event such as the sudden death of a classmate. The UCC works closely with the Office of Residence Life and the Campus Police Department in responding to students experiencing various crisis situations and emergencies.