Campus Climate Study Resources

Thank you for participating in the Rockhurst University Campus Climate Study, conducted by Rankin and Associates.

We recognize that participation in the survey may cause you some discomfort. If so and you would like to speak with someone, please contact one of the resources below. 

Student Resources

Students have access to two confidential reporters on campus, including:

  • Counseling Center
    • Location: Massman 3
    • Phone: 816-501-4275
    • After-Hours Phone: Contact Rockhurst Security at 816-501-4303 to reach a counselor
    • Staff:
      • Elbert Darden, Ph.D., director
      • Shu-Fen Shi, Ph.D., assistant director
  • Campus Ministry
    • Location: Massman 3
    • Phone: 816-501-4303
    • After-Hours Phone: Contact the director’s cell at 313-515-5089
    • Staff:
      • Cindy Schmersal, director
      • Bill Kriege, associate director
      • Celia Fox, assistant director
      • Fr. Carl Heumann, S.J., chaplain


Employee Resources

Faculty and staff have access to a number of confidential reporters on campus, including:

  • Human Resources
    • Location: Conway 102
    • Phone: 816-501-4555
    • Staff Contact: Barbra Upton-Garvin, director
  • Mission and Ministry
    • Location: Massman 233
    • Phone: 816-501-4597
    • Staff Contact: Ellen Spake, Ph.D., assistant to the president for mission and ministry
  • Employee Assistance Program

Rockhurst University offers faculty and staff the New Directions Employee Assistance Program. An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential information, support and referral service designed to help you cope with everyday problems that have added stress to your life. You and your immediate family members can use these services. The benefit allows for up to three sessions for each issue.

The services offered are free and confidential. New Directions Call Center is answered live 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To make an appointment, call New Directions at 816-237-2352 or 800-624-5544, or for more information log on to ndbh.com. Click For Employee Assistance Members and type in “Rockhurst” to access the information.