Student Success Team
Should you have any concerns or questions about supporting a distressed Oxy student, please contact the Dean of Students Office at (323) 259-2661. If you have concerns about a student and the Dean of Students Office is closed, please take the following steps:
- If the concern is urgent in nature and requires IMMEDIATE follow-up, please contact Campus Safety at 323-259-2599. Campus Safety can activate the 24/7 duty response system. There is always a professional staff member on-duty and a Dean-on-Duty that is available to oversee and supervise emergent crisis issues.
- If the concern is serious--but not urgent, please submit a Personal SEAN report available to staff and faculty at MyOxy in the Employee Services tab and in the My Gateway portal. Concerned individuals who are not staff or faculty, can email firstname.lastname@example.org to share concerns.
The SST is committed to educating the campus community on constructive ways to obtain support for students of concern by promoting the Culture of Care. Through the combined efforts of the SST and informed members of the College community, students are supported in a comprehensive and caring way.
The goals of the Student Success Team include:
- To balance the educational needs of the student and the mission of the college
- To intervene early and provide support and behavioral response to students displaying varying levels of distress
- To respond with support whenever possible and to pursue conduct action for disruptive behavior as a secondary or last resort.
- To gather accurate, individualized assessment of the potential for violent, homicidal and/or suicidal behaviors while avoiding stigmatizing mental health issues and stereotype-based profiling
- To rely on a protocol of instructions for communication, coordination of support services, and intervention
- To balance FERPA, HIPAA, and California State Privacy Law with college administrators' need-to-know and protocols for campus safety and emergency communication
- To centralize collection and assessment of "red flags" raised by student behavior and to connect disparate accounts of problematic behaviors exhibited by individual students
- To coordinate timely follow-up to ensure that services, support, and resources are deployed effectively
- To coordinate psychological assessment, conduct actions, disability services accommodations, hospitalization and/or medical leave/withdrawal, as needed, and to ensure continuity of care
At times, students may need to take some time away from Occidental for personal or health related reasons. The SST members can assist students with the College's process for students who are withdrawing from or temporarily leaving the institution.
- Phone: (323) 259-2661
- Fax: (323) 341-4927
- Email: email@example.com
- Location: Berkus Hall