Student Services is introducing Support Our Students (SOS). A non-disciplinary model of care focused on intervention and support for our students. The goal of SOS is an early alert system to identify students exhibiting at-risk behavior, academically and/or personally, through an anonymous referral process. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to submit a SOSform to bring awareness any concerning behaviors or incidents; and encouraged to use throughout the semester. All submissions are reviewed and addressed with the team within a 48 hours period.
The SOS team is comprised of
- Director of Student Services
- Campus Psychologist
- Risk Management
- Academic Senate President
How do I refer a student?
SOS FORM: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=CPRgiTwDREOWdmIIJ3rjUxy2fdNF_PFFnG6Z2lnJfbFUQkY3SlBQWUVNUDlJR01BS01FSTJITUhXMy4u
Do not hesitate to submit a form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
What happens after I refer a student?
The individual making the referral will receive an email stating "thank you for your referral" message to confirm the submission has been received. An automated email will be sent directly to the Director of Student Services concerning the referral. At this time, the SOS team will be notified, and appropriate confidential steps will be taken into action.
Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to submit an SOS form regarding any concerning behaviors or incidents; and are encouraged to use this form as needed throughout the academic year. All submissions are reviewed and addressed by the SOS team within 48 hours.
Once the referral is made, the SOS team will move forward and identify the student’s need(s). Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to refer students they feel are struggling academically, personally, and/or emotionally. The submission can be done anonymously and is confidential
Please note: For student conduct and grievance procedure, please follow the student handbook for policy and procedures.
Who should be referred? Concerns pertaining to but not limited:
- Impacted by COVID-19
- Alcohol or substance abuse
- Social skills/ Campus community integration
- Excessive work hours or multiple jobs
- Excessive procrastination
- Traumatic event
- Financial issues
- Family concerns or issues
- Unusual or odd behavior
- Changes in personal hygiene
- Significant weight changes
- Drastic change in presentation (clothing, etc.)
- Classroom disruption
- High rate of absenteeism/tardiness
- Late assignments
- Missed tests
- Low quiz/test performance
- Low participation
- Poor work quality
- Academic difficulty
- Decline in work quality over a period of time
- Not passing the course
- Lack of course materials i.e. course books