Would your department or office benefit from learning about the Office of the Dean of Students and how to report students of concern?

Might your student organization benefit from receiving training on how to recognize warning signs of suicide and help someone in need?

If so, please consider scheduling one of the following presentations or trainings for your office or student organization.


Services Overview

This thirty minute presentation allows students, faculty and staff an opportunity to interact with a staff member to ask questions and learn about services available at the Office of the Dean of Students. Topics discussed include information on the absence policy, emergency loans and the withdrawal procedure. 

Behavior Intervention Team (BIT)/Recognizing Students of Concern 

This  thirty minute presentation provides an overview of the Behavioral Intervention Team — a multidisciplinary team of representatives from various University departments and units — that discusses students of concern and identifies support strategies. This presentation will also discuss strategies that Purdue community members can utilize to recognize and support students of concern. 

Both the Services Overview and the Behavior Intervention Team (BIT)/Recognizing Students of Concern presentations can be combined and modified to meet your needs.  

Please complete the Presentation and Training Request Form to schedule an event. 


QPR Suicide Prevention Training

This ninety minute training helps Purdue community members learn to recognize the warning signs for suicide and assist those in need.  Upon completing QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gaatekeeper training, each participant will be trained as a gatekeeper and receive a certificate. Due to the interactive format of this training, this presentation has a 40-participant maximum. Learn more about QPR from the QPR Institute.  

Open QPR Sessions

Would you like to come to a QPR Gatekeeper training by yourself or with a friend or coworker?  If so, consider coming to one of the following trainings:

Open Registration Link 

Please note, while all sessions are open to faculty, staff, and students, sessions during the day (11:30am-1:30pm) are scheduled to better accomodate faculty and staff schedules and evening sessions (5-7pm) are scheduled to better accomodate student schedules. The material presented is the same. 

*Due to the interactie format of the training, we have a 30 participant maximum. Once a date reaches its capacity, the session is closed and participants will not be able to register for the date. Please selecte from the open training session. 

Please contact Carol Ben-Davies by email, cbd@purdue.edu, or phone at 765-494-1747 should you have any questions.

Drop-in Hours

Schleman Hall, Room 207 

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST


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