The well-being of High Point University students is extremely important to us. Triage services are available Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:45 pm during which time a student can walk in and be seen by a counselor for a brief encounter to determine if there is a need for a higher level of care or to recommend further services. There is a counselor on-call for mental health emergencies after hours and on weekends.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm, you may come to the Office of Counseling Services on the 3rd floor of Slane and we will arrange for you to speak with the Triage counselor.
After hours and on weekends, we encourage you to contact HPU Campus Safety and Security at (336) 841-9111 or call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing a mental health emergency. The Resident Director on Duty is a first responder and will be contacted by HPU Campus Safety and Security and will determine when it is necessary to contact the Counselor on-Call. If you are concerned that you may be in danger of hurting yourself or another person, you may call 9-1-1 or go directly to the nearest emergency room. The closest emergency room to our campus is High Point Medical Center/Wake Forest Baptist Health, 600 North Elm Street High Point, NC. Enter through the Emergency Department and ask to speak with a Behavioral Health Assessment Team Member.
Learn more about HPU Campus Safety and Security HERE
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline has 24/7 chat and phone lines. 1-800-273-8255
Other local behavioral health emergent care is available in our local community at:
Old Vineyard located at 3637 Old Vineyard Road, Winston-Salem, NC 336.794.3550
Moses Cone Behavioral Health located at 700 Walter Reed Drive, Greensboro, NC 336.832.9700
Guilford County Mobile Crisis: 1-877-626-1772 . Available 24/7.
You may be experiencing many thoughts and feelings that are difficult to process. First, make sure you are safe. If you are feeling unsafe, and may be in danger, call 911. If you are safe, you have several options for support. Many sexual assault survivors choose to immediately go to the emergency room for medical attention, and/or seek services from a sexual assault nurse examiner, and may also at some point decide to report the assault to authorities. However, it is okay to not know what you want to do. You have time to decide. There are several options for support and reporting.
Please read Steps You Can Take After Sexual Assault
Confidential Supportive Resources on Campus – These individuals are not mandated to report to authorities and offer confidential assistance.
Office of Counseling Services
Slane Center | 3rd Floor | 336-888-6352
Student Health Services-Novant Health providers
Parkway Commons | 336-841-4683
HPU Chapel Services and Religious Life (Ordained staff)
Hayworth Chapel | 336-841-9241
Confidential Off-Campus Resources
Family Service of the Piedmont (Sexual Assault Services): 1401 Long Street High Point, NC , 336-889-6161
Family Justice Center : 505 E. Green Dr., High Point, NC 27260
(336) 641-SAFE (7233)
(336) 641-2889 Direct
National Sexual Assault Hotline, 800.656.HOPE (4673)
Non-Confidential Campus Resources – Any staff member or faculty that is aware of sexual assault is mandated to report to campus officials.
You may also choose to report to High Point University’s Title IX Office
Kayla A. Rudisel, JD | Title IX Coordinator, 336-841-9138
Campus Safety and Security, Emergency: 336-841-9111, Non-Emergency: 336-841-9112
You may choose to submit a Care Alert Referral. These referrals should NOT be used for mental health emergencies.
Please note that Care Alert Referrals are processed through the Office of Student Life and not the Office of Counseling Services.