Welcome to the Red Folder Initiative!  

This initiative involves providing all faculty and staff with a Red Folder that is meant to serve as a quick reference guide, providing resources for working with students who may be struggling emotionally.  Each folder includes information on identifying indicators of distress, tips for talking to students, ways to contact avaiable resources for referral, and a flow-chart providing assistance with decision-making.


Students in distress may be struggling with academic or personal challenges. Remember that you are in a unique position to identify students who may be in need of help. 


Sharing your concerns directly with the student and reaching out to campus/community resources are important first steps in the helping process.


Students may not be aware of what resources are available or how to find help. It's okay to check in with students to see how they're doing. Demonstrating a culture of care and compassion strengthens the campus community.

Helpful Resources:

Request a Red Folder

Please complete this form to submit your request.

Red Folder PDF

A printable PDF version of the Red Folder is available if you have misplaced your hard copy.

Jed Foundation

The Jed Foundation is a leading non-profit dedicated to the emotional health of college students. Visit to learn more.