A public safety officer stands with his patrol bike and talks to students lying in the grass on the quad.

Health and Campus Safety

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Introduction

As a school and a community that puts students first, we make your health and security a priority above anything else. Our helpful services and friendly staff will ensure your college experience is comfortable and safe.

By the Numbers

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Safe and Secure

We have a 17% higher rating of students who say the campus is safe and secure compared to students at four-year private institutions in the East (SSI 2015).

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Experienced Officers

Our officers are well-trained and include former police, corrections and probation officers, and FBI agents.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness

We make sure our community stays connected at all times in the event of an emergency. In cases where there is a crisis or event that threatens the safety or well-being of any facet of the university, a campus alert will be issued, with communications broadcast via the website, our text alert system, and social media channels.

The Emergency Management Team, which is made up of representatives from across our three campuses, was created to lead Quinnipiac through major emergencies that threaten the health and safety of the university community.

Members of the emergency team are available to respond around the clock, 365 days a year. The team meets monthly and oversees various facets of responding to a crisis, including planning, operations, logistics, public information and internal communications, safety and communication with the senior level management of the university and other major stakeholders. Members of the Emergency Management Team also have completed the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Incident Management System training.

Student Health Services

A nurse uses an oral thermometer to take a student’s temperature as she sits on an exam table.

Road to recovery

Kelly Ledwith '18 has her vital signs taken by a nurse in the Student Health Services office.

Student Health Services

We offer a range of services to support the health and well-being of our students. The highest priorities of the staff are to meet the acute health needs of the student population and to provide ongoing health education opportunities as an integral part of the Quinnipiac experience. The Mount Carmel Campus Health and Wellness Center is located on Bobcat Way.

Hours

Mount Carmel Campus
During the Academic Year
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

During Summer and Winter Breaks
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

York Hill Campus
During the Academic Year
Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

During Summer and Winter Breaks
Closed

Contact us

All questions should be directed to Student Health Services at 203-582-8742.

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Several students in workout gear close their eyes to meditate as they sit outside in the sunshine.

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Graduate student Julie Roosma meditates at the foot of Sleeping Giant with a group of students and faculty during the university's Reflective Hike to Yoga program.

Mental Health and Counseling Services

Mental Health and Counseling Services

The Office of Counseling Services provides a range of clinical services and mental health support at no cost to undergraduate and graduate students who experience emotional distress. Whether it's the stress of leaving home and adjusting to the college experience, or the pressures of final exam week, we know life as a student can be challenging. We're here to help. Our counselors are licensed by the State of Connecticut and can diagnose and treat a variety of mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, sexual violence, eating disorders, grief, and alcohol or drug abuse. We strive to promote the educational success of students by supporting their intellectual, emotional, and social development through the provision of culturally aware clinical services. Our staff is committed to creating a welcoming and affirming space where all members of the QU community are valued and celebrated.

Contact us

If you are a parent or family member of a student and you have non-emergency concerns regarding their mental health, please call us at 203-582-8680 or send a report to the CARE team using the link below.

In an emergency situation regarding a mental health issue, immediately call 911 or contact campus security at 203-582-6200.

Additional information about potential issues students transitioning to college may face can be found at College Parent Central.

Hours and location

Professional counseling services are available throughout the academic year and during the summer sessions on our Mount Carmel, York Hill and North Haven campuses.

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appointments

To schedule an appointment, students must complete a form which is available online (MyQ) or in the office.

CARE Team

CARE Team

Guided by university values of a student-oriented environment and a strong sense of community, the CARE (Community, Assessment, Response and Evaluation) Team employs a caring, preventive, early intervention approach with students who exhibit concerning or disruptive behaviors.

Housed within the Dean of Students Office, the multidisciplinary team meets weekly and is comprised of Quinnipiac staff from departments including but not limited to Student Conduct, Health and Wellness, Public Safety and Residential Life. CARE Team members are trained in both behavioral intervention and threat assessment.

If a member of the university community observes a student exhibiting concerning behavior, we request that they make a CARE referral, which can be submitted to the team 24/7. Signs of concern can span across behavioral, health and wellness, and situational categories, including:

  • Disruptive and/or destructive behaviors
  • Excessive stress, anxiety or depressive symptons
  • Inappropriate/concerning written or verbal communication (including course assignments and social media posts)
  • Issues at home/family concerns

The CARE Team has developed the following guide to help you recognize, respond to, refer or consult and report concerns:

Once a referral is received, the CARE Team will determine an intervention plan or support strategies for addressing the concern if needed. All referrals are important and taken seriously. By partnering with members of the Quinnipiac community, the CARE Team works to promote the wellbeing of our students.