Faculty & Staff Information

VU Faculty & Staff members seeking services for workplace and/or personal problems, please contact the Employee Assistance Program (615) 936-1327.


At-Risk is an online interactive training program designed for faculty and staff to learn to recognize signs of psychological distress and help connect students to appropriate resources. To access Kognito, follow the instructions below:

  • Visit the website:  www.kognitocampus.com/faculty 
  • Click on Access Training
  • Register as a new user and create your Kognito At-Risk account using the Enrollment Key:  vanderbilt70
  • All surveys on the website are optional.   Therefore, you may participate in the two voluntary surveys or click 'exit survey' to be directed straight to the course/program



Please select the link above to learn more about the PCC's suicide prevention training program, MAPS. There is also a link on that page to sign up for a training for yourself or your department.

The PCC staff is available to consult with Vanderbilt faculty and staff who have concerns about the wellbeing of a student.  The director of the PCC, Dr. Cathy Fuchs, is in close contact with the Office of Housing and Residential Education, the undergraduate deans and associate deans, and other campus departments.  When a faculty or staff member has a concern about a student, Dr. Fuchs is able to help guide them in determining an appropriate intervention.  


The Crisis Care Counseling team is available to respond to an acute crisis. Faculty/staff should call the PCC at 615-322-2571 and request to talk with the Crisis Care clinician for guidance on how to address a crisis situation. This may include instructions to walk the student directly to the PCC for a consultation or to the Vanderbilt Emergency Department if there is a concern for safety.

The Office of Student Health and Wellness also has additional information for faculty and staff concerned about a student available here :
Students in Distress: A Guide for Vanderbilt Faculty & Staff
The Center for Teaching provides a resource for faculty and staff when dealing with local, national, or international crisis: Teaching in the Time of Crisis