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Kognito At-Risk for University and College Faculty & Staff and At-Risk for College Students and Student Leaders are a pair of online, interactive courses which utilize conversation simulations featuring virtual humans. These are designed to help users learn how to approach at-risk students and to make appropriate referrals to campus support services.

College can be stressful at times, and on behalf of Geneseo's Mental Health Task Force, we want to help!  Whether you are a student or a faculty/staff member, Kognito's At-Risk programs can provide you with opportunities to practice conversations so that you will know what to say to a student in real life.

Kognito "Are You Worried about a Student?"

To try one of Kognito's programs, follow the simple instructions below.

  1. Go to  
  2. Create an account with your name, email address, and a password.
  3. Enter one of the two enrollment keys:
    for Faculty/Staff:  sunygenfac
    for Students:  sunygen16

The student program requires approximately 30 minutes, and the faculty/staff version 40 minutes. You can stop either simulation at any time and resume at a later date.

If any questions arise, feel free to contact Laura Swanson, Chair of the Mental Health Advisory Committee.