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Crisis Assistance

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If you experience urgent personal difficulties, relationship issues, academic problems, or other life crises, the Assistant Deans in the Graduate Life Office can be your lifeline.


For medical emergencies, life-threatening situations, and crime, call 9-911.

For Immediate Assistance from GLO

If you are in a crisis and need immediate assistance you can page the Graduate Life Dean on call 24/7 by following the instructions below.  If you can wait a few hours or until the next business day, please email us and a GLO Dean will get back to you.

  • Text the GLO pager at Include your name and reason for paging in the message.
  • Call the GLO pager at 650.723.7288. You will reach a Stanford operator. Provide pager ID #25085 and indicate that you need to reach the graduate dean-on-call.
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Concerned About a Student?

Faculty, staff and friends are in a unique position to identify graduate students who might be having academic or personal problems.