b'Some students arrive on college campuses with interpersonal skills honed in a less stressful environment where less is expected of them and more support is available, or where they have not been allowed to act independently. Students may be used to operating in a smaller academic community, where it is easier to access needed information, parental figures are available to help and much more of their life is structured for them. When faced with greater challenges in a larger community, students may find that they are overwhelmed and lack necessary skills to adroitly negotiate college situations. It is important to be aware of your own tolerance level and what you can offer the student on any particular day and time. If you are relatively free from other responsibilities at the moment, you may feel more able to respond. On the other hand, if the same student has returned for help day after day, or, for whatever reason your own stress level is high, it might be advantageous to ask a colleague for help. With the help of a colleague it can sometimes be easier to set boundaries, to check lists of resources, to get another opinion on the level of the students distress, and to not carry the burden of a student whose needs are expressed in demanding or time-consuming ways.Developing a plan that will help the student acquire necessary skills may involve a variety of helpers, from academic, counseling, and other student services. Academic Concerns107'