Health or Psychological Emergencies

When a student's health or psychological status results in behavior or a condition that poses a serious threat of imminent danger or injury to self or others, a threat of serious disruption to the educational process, or a threat of significant destruction of property, the College will take prompt action to protect the student and the community. The following steps may be taken:

  1. The student may be required to consult with personnel from the College's Counseling Center or Health Services, or Campus Safety and Security or other qualified provider approved by the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students to assess the seriousness and immediacy of the threat and to attempt to resolve the emergency situation. The provider conducting this intervention shall make recommendations to the Vice President for Student life and Dean of Students.
  2. If the qualified provider determines that the student is undergoing a condition that poses a serious threat of eminent danger or injury to self or others, the student may be required to undergo medical/psychological assessment through the local hospital emergency room.
  3. If the emergency situation persists or if the provider conducting the intervention described in Paragraph 1 so advises, the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students  or person designated by the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students may contact parents or guardians in order to collaborate with how best to respond to the emergency situation.  If consultation with parents is not possible, referral for emergency medical or psychological services will be made.
  4. Upon returning to campus following a health and/or psychological emergency as described above, the student may be required to communicate with personnel from the College's Counseling Services or Health Services (as specified by the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students) or another qualified provider approved by the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students. The purpose of this communication to ascertain the need for follow-up supportive services for the student.

The procedures listed above do not preclude sanctions in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct or other College policies.