The Office of the Dean of Students supports faculty and staff through serving as consulting agent to report students of concern, sending emergency notifications on behalf of students, and leading the Student Care Team to prioritize the safety of OSU community.
Many students face difficult times during college; unexpected life events, personal crises, mental health challenges, and academic transition issues. We encourage all community members to recognize someone struggling and respond. Our office will connect you with a professional staff member to consult with for all students of concern. Learn about how we provide support.
When a student is unable to contact instructors about an absence because of hospitalization or incapacitation, the Office of Student Life may send an emergency notification by e-mail to instructors. Learn more about this process and how to support students when you are notified.
As a result of growing safety issues and concerns on college campuses, Oregon State University developed the Student Care Team (SCT). The SCT is a collaborative interdisciplinary team of campus community members that meets weekly to discuss students exhibiting behaviors indicative of crisis and elevated concern. Learn about the SCT.
Faculty and staff may be the first to notice a student is struggling and may be in the best position to reach out with care and concern. The Care Folder is intended to provide you with resources and referral information for supporting distressed or disruptive students. Access the Care Folder.