Quick Links for Mentors

Scott Deyo, Ombudsman

The Ombudsman for the Graduate School helps graduate students and members of the Graduate School community navigate and manage conflict constructively. The Ombuds is an advocate for fairness who listens to graduate students’ concerns and helps students achieve a greater understanding of the problem and possible solutions and looks for information and resources applicable to the situation. If your mentee is struggling with a conflict or issue and needs impartial advice, you can recommend that they reach out to Scott Deyo.

QPR Training (Question, Persuade, And Refer)

QPR is a 90-minute training intended to foster a community of care by teaching individuals how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, including verbal, behavioral, and situational clues. The training provides guidelines on how to Question a person about suicidal thoughts, Persuade them to get help and Refer them to campus and/or local resources. The training is both educational and experiential and includes:

  • An overview of statistics regarding suicide
  • Myths versus facts
  • Behavioral, verbal, and situational warning signs
  • Concrete tools for helping someone in distress
  • Role plays in small groups to practice these skills

Please click here to register for upcoming QPR training sessions!

More resources coming soon!