August 19, 2020

Office of the Dean of Students available to assist students in need of support

As fall courses begin and students are returning to campus, the Office of the Dean of Students on the West Lafayette campus wants to remind the campus community that ODOS is available to assist in providing support for students.

ODOS can help students navigate challenges they are experiencing both personally and academically. Faculty and staff who recognize a student who may be in need of support or additional care are encouraged to share their concern with ODOS. A list of common reported concerns is available online.

As some students have opted to continue remote education, here are some examples of concerns in a remote learning environment:

  • Concerning comments in electronic communication or social media.
  • Change in behavior (lack of engagement in coursework; marked drop in performance).
  • Stopped communication (no longer responding to academic outreach).

Additionally, students affected by COVID-19 (self or family diagnoses, financial insecurity, etc.) also can be referred to the ODOS for support.

Student of Concern Reports prompt individualized outreach to students by members of the Office of the Dean of Students and can be submitted online.


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