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Stanford Red Folder 20-21

Guidance for faculty and staff supporting student well-being in a virtual campus environment


Our Stanford communities value and prioritize well-being. As stewards of scholarship, faculty and staff have a tremendous impact on student well-being. This is an especially trying time for us all, and we know that student distress is elevated by the pandemic. Please review the sections below to get a sense of what student communities are experiencing, and how we can best support them.

Download the 2020-21 Red Folder

For questions and consultation, contact Well-Being at Stanford at

When in doubt about a student’s well-being, consider these options:


RD on-call

(650) 504-8022
GLO Dean on-call
(graduate and professional students)

(650) 723-7288, pager ID #25085
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
(postdoc trainees)

(650) 725-5075


Your Important Questions

How to Respond to a Student in Distress

Resources for Connection and Referrals