Student of Concern

Documenting your concerns to others with the appropriate department can help you determine how to respond (for example, by referring a student for counseling, Care Services, Early Alert, informing the Dean of Students or consulting with FSW Campus Police), and provide additional context for the situation.

Something which may be difficult to interpret in isolation may take on a different level of importance when seen in light of other documented incidents (whether documented by you at other points in time, or documented by others who work with the individual in different contexts).

Some individuals will exhibit behaviors that interfere with their academic, career or personal success, but are not likely to indicate a risk to life and safety.

What to do: Often you can help students exhibiting concerning behaviors by asking some basic questions, listening, providing the student with information and making referrals to campus resources to help them. You can take proactive steps to help a student follow through and make contact while still letting the decision to seek help reside with the student. If the student does not seem to be responding to your guidance, you may report students of concern through one of the following avenues:

Care Services

Care Services addresses student behavioral concerns that are inconsistent with the College’s mission. The members of this team act with a common purpose to address critical student behavioral or mental health concerns through review of situations/incidents, information gathering and sharing, and providing recommendations to ensure the safety and educational success of the student. Care Services does not replace other classroom management or disciplinary processes nor does it address student behaviors that require immediate health, police or mental health attention.

The success of this process hinges on the College’s commitment to reporting concerns about potential threat of violence or concerning behavior.

For more information please visit Care Services website.

Campus Police

The Department of Campus Police is committed to providing a safe, secure, and orderly environment in which learning, working, and administrative operations of the College have the opportunity to excel.

The safety of our campuses is a cooperative effort of students, faculty, staff and visitors and all of us must assume responsibility for our own personal safety as well as the protection of our personal and college property.

The Department of Campus Police strongly encourages anyone having witnessed a crime or suspicious behavior to make a report.

For more information please visit Campus Police website.

Early Alert

Early Alert is an intervention system designed to identify, reach out, and provide support to students who are experiencing challenges or having difficulty with their coursework. The Early Alert program is a collaborative effort among faculty, staff, and administrators with the goal of increased student retention and success. The success of this process hinges on the College’s commitment to reporting concerns.

If you have students in your class who are in jeopardy of not succeeding or in need of additional support, please visit the Early Alert website to learn more.