The Blue Folder: Responding to an Emergency

Does the Student Need Immediate Assistance?

The student’s conduct is clearly reckless, disorderly, dangerous, or threatening and suggestive of immediate harm to self or others in the community.


If you believe a student is in immediate danger of self-harm and is in New York City, first call 911, then call Public Safety — Morningside (212-854-5555); Manhattanville (212-853-3333); or CUIMC (212-305-7979).

If you believe a student is NOT in immediate danger of self-harm, refer the student to Columbia Health Counseling and Psychological Services (Morningside/Manhattanville) or Counseling Services (CUIMC). Additionally, inform their Dean of Students and submit a report to the Center for Student Success and Intervention at (212) 854-6872 or [email protected]