Faculty/Staff Referral Guide

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Dear Faculty/Staff Member,

This referral guide was created to serve as an easy reference regarding how to support students you are concerned about in some way. You will find information on how and when to refer students to important campus resources. Together we can identify students who are struggling, intervene, and get them the support they need to persist and achieve their primary goal--to graduate. 

I Have a Student Who...

EMERGENCY SITUATION -  CALL 9-1-1

Then follow up by placing a CARE referral so that our staff can follow up with the student after they get the immediate medical care they need.

EMERGENCY SITUATION -  CALL 9-1-1

Then follow up by placing a CARE referral so that our staff can follow up with the student after they get the immediate medical care they need.

EMERGENCY SITUATION -  CALL 9-1-1

Then follow up by placing a CARE referral so that our staff can follow up with the student after they get the immediate medical care they need.

 If student is unable to take care of themselves or is under the influence then immediately dial 9-1-1.

If the situation is more of suspected substance use or the student confide in you they are struggling with substance abuse then please submit a CARE referral and a member of our team will reach out. 

 

If student needs further medical attention or is suffering from cold, flu symptoms please direct them to our Campus Health Center.

If the student confides that they are facing an illness or injury that is impacting their attendance or classwork encourage the student to connect with Disability Support Resources. The DSR can help students correctly obtain classroom accommodations if applicable to their situation. 

If the student is in need of extra  support post a hospitalization, injury or other medical condition feel free to submit a CARE referral

Encourage the student to visit the Campus Health Center. 

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Talk with the student directly. Decipher if they are struggling to understand the content or if something else if impacting their learning.

Encourage the student to seek out services through our the various GVSU academic resource centers.

           Student Academic Success Center - Academic Coaching, Academic Advising, TRIO Support, Exploring Majors

           Writing Center - Outlining and planning, drafting a paper, understanding assignments, writing in any genre, etc. 

           Tutoring Center - Tutoring options for all subjects

           Career Center - Exploration of Careers, Internship & Networking Opportunities, Resume Building, Interview Coaching, etc.

 

Referrals can be submitted for student concerns related to academic progress through the EAB Navigate Advising System by clicking here: gvsu.edu/navigate.

Encourage the student to seek out University Counseling Services

Submit a  CARE referral so that our staff can follow up with the student to offer support and resources.

The CARE team was developed to create a network of professionals from across campus that are committed to assisting students in distress while providing support & resources to faculty and staff.

Encourage student to think about some of their interests/hobbies and take a look at all the various ways to get involved through GVSU student organizations

If you feel more intentional outreach is needed, submit a CARE referral so that our staff can follow up with the student to offer support and resources.

The CARE team was developed to create a network of professionals from across campus that are committed to assisting students in distress while providing support & resources to faculty and staff.

If a student is constantly asking you for help with personal problems you have probably done a great job building rapport. However, keep in mind that you want to make sure you are putting in clear boundaries with a student. While taking some extra time with a struggling student now and then is a great way to mentor and help college students, if you find yourself spending multiple hours working with a student on personal issues, then you may want to have a conversation with the student where you directly set some boundaries with them and offer to connect them with the counseling center or the Student Support Manager. 

Encourage the student to seek out University Counseling Services

Submit a  CARE referral so that our staff can follow up with the student to offer support and resources.

The CARE team was developed to create a network of professionals from across campus that are committed to assisting students in distress while providing support & resources to faculty and staff.

Stress, Anxiety and feeling depressed can be very normal feelings that all of us feel from time to time. If a student discloses to you that they are stressed, anxious or depression ask them what is causing them to feel this way. If they express a normal life stressor to you, such as it's been a week full of testing, or a they are having a roommate conflict, then you can talk with them about how you deal with day to day stress and encourage them to find some easy ways to address the day to day stress (for example, spreading out studying for tests, make sure they are getting enough sleep, eating constantly, or encourage them to take a walk or exercise). 

If the student discloses that they are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression and indicate it is more mental health related ( for example: they are experiencing panic attacks, are having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, or they are stressed because a significant event happened, like a family death) then encourage the student to seek out University Counseling Services

If you feel more intentional follow up is needed, after talking with the student, please submit a CARE referral so that our staff can follow up with the student to offer support and resources.

The CARE team was developed to create a network of professionals from across campus that are committed to assisting students in distress while providing support & resources to faculty and staff.

Encourage the student to seek out University Counseling Services

Submit a  CARE referral so that our staff can follow up with the student to offer support and resources.

The CARE team was developed to create a network of professionals from across campus that are committed to assisting students in distress while providing support & resources to faculty and staff.

EMERGENCY SITUATION -  CALL 9-1-1

Then follow up by placing a CARE referral so that our staff can follow up with the student after they get the immediate medical care they need.

Encourage the student to seek out University Counseling Services

Submit a  CARE referral so that our staff can follow up with the student to offer support and resources.

The CARE team was developed to create a network of professionals from across campus that are committed to assisting students in distress while providing support & resources to faculty and staff.

Let the student know you are grateful they felt comfortable sharing this information with you. Also, let the student know you are a mandated reporter and that you will have to share this information with the Title IX office, so that they can be offered additional support and resources. 

Submit a referral to the GVSU Title IX office either online at:  Title IX Office or by contacting the Director, Theresa Rowland.  

Theresa Rowland

Phone: 616-331-9530

Email:   

 

You can also direct students to our Victim Advocate.

Krystal Diel

Phone: 616-331-2748

Email:  dielkrys@gvsu.edu 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First, contact the student directly. Send them an e-mail to let them know you are concerned and would like to meet with them. 

If the student is not responsive to your outreach attempts, you can submit a CARE referral for the time being. Soon you will place these types of referrals in our new EAB Navigate advising system. 

Disability Support Resources (DSR) has been designated as the campus authority to verify disabilities and to authorize specific accommodations for students with documented disabilities.

Faculty's Role

Provide accessible learning environment to qualified students.

Ensure accommodations are provided once verification is received.

Maintain confidentiality of student’s disability status.

Faculty should not provide classroom accommodations if the student is not registered with DSR.

Faculty can encourage a student to register with DSR if a student discloses they are in need of accommodations due to a disability. 

 

Working With Students With Disabilities

Have a statement printed on your syllabus that students needing accommodations should register with DSR.

Let students know that they can discuss needs throughout the semester if concerns arise.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the appropriateness of DSR accommodations, please consult the DSR.

Students cannot be denied access to participate in class solely based on disability. 

If you notice students struggling with material, suggest the DSR as one of several resources available to students.