Resources for Faculty & Staff
As faculty and staff at Goucher, you play a critical role in the experience students have here at Goucher. Sometimes, this role includes noticing or learning about something a student is going through that is worrisome. You have an opportunity and obligation to support students and get them connected to people and offices on campus that can help.
The Office of Student Support and Outreach can work with you and your departments to provide you with resources, trainings, and support for your work with students who are struggling. While Student Support can be a vital resource for students, we recognize the importance of educating faculty and staff around students of concern, mental health and wellness, and ways that you can be the first.
Guide to Referring/Reporting Concerning Incidents
When you have a concern about a student, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out the next step. Below are two charts that can help you navigate which offices or people to either REPORT a concern to (inform a colleague) or REFER a student to (provide the student with information about the office or person). If you have any questions about this at all, you are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to talk through next steps with you.
Guide to Reporting Concerns*
Please keep in mind that the Office of Public Safety is open 24/7, and for many of these concerns (bias incident, emotional wellness or safety concerns, etc.), you should call Public Safety if an immediate response is needed and/or if you learn of the concern after hours.
|Concern Type||Action||Contact Information|
|Socio-emotional wellness (including potential concerns of self-harm and suicide ideation)||Student Support and Outreachemail@example.com
Raise the “Behavioral Concern” or “Wellness Concern” flag in Starfish
|Immediate safety concern or emergency, medical or otherwise||Public Safety||410-337-6111
|Immediate safety concern including concerns of self-harm and suicide ideation||
Protocall AND Student Support and Outreach or Public Safety
|Academic concern and/or classroom behavior||Office of Undergraduate Studiesfirstname.lastname@example.org
Van Meter G24
Make a referral in Starfish: “Contact Office of Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies”
|Sexual misconduct, relationship violence, sexual harassment, stalking||Title IX coordinator||TitleIXCoordinator@goucher.edu
|Immediate safety concern or emergency, medical or otherwise, threat to self or others||Public Safety||410-337-6111
|Bias incident||Bias Education and Response Team (BERT)||Bias Incident Reporting Form|
|Concerning, disruptive, worrisome, or potential threats to the safety and well-being of the campus community or any member of it that do not require an immediate response||Threat Assessment Team||Faculty or Staff threat reporting form|
*Ideally, any time a community member reports an incident or a student of concern to one of these resources, a conversation between the reporting party and the student of concern is taking place in advance. This is not always possible, but it does usually foster the most effective outreach plan and is therefore a strong preference.
Guide to Referring Students
You can also refer students to ACE, the Writing Center, and the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies through Starfish.
|Concern Type||Referral||Contact Information|
|Emotional support||Counseling Center*||410-337-6481
|Residential||Office of Residential Life||410-337-6424
|Financial||Office of Financial Aid
Financial Aid: 410-337-6141
|Academic support||Academic Center for Excellence||410-337-6529
Julia Rogers 2nd floor
|Disabilities and accommodations||Arnelle Hanley||410-337-6146
Request for Accommodations Form
|Grief, spiritual needs, and other emotional support needs||Cynthia Terry*||Cynthia.email@example.com
|Navigating campus resources and/or challenges adjusting to college||Student Support & Outreachfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Socio-emotional wellness concerns specifically around issues of identity and equity, including race, gender, sexuality, culture, ethnicity, immigration status, ability, and SES||The Center for Race, Equity and Identity (CREI)||email@example.com
*Counselors, clergy and the Health Center medical providers are confidential resources for students.