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Student Life Office

Regular Hours

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Amy Trueman
Dean of Student Life
607.844.8222, Ext. 4244

Debbie A. Lacko
Administrative Assistant
607.844.8222, Ext. 4316

Room 218

E-mail Dean of Student Life

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Students of Concern Group

Team Mission

The Students of Concern group’s mission is to promote the success and well-being of our students and of our college community.

Purpose

The Students of Concern group provides a central place to manage communication regarding concerns for students’ well-being and the safety of the college community, facilitate a timely and appropriate response to these concerns, and provide information to the college community regarding risk issues and resources available.

Membership

The Office of the Dean of Student Life will be the central contact for referrals, response and record keeping for Students of Concern. Directors or coordinators of Access and Equity Services; Campus Police; Counseling, Career, and Transfer Services; Health Center; and Residence Life and Judicial Affairs will be the other core members of the SOC group. Additional College officials will be consulted as appropriate.

Process

NOTE: If the Students of Concern group becomes aware of a situation that threatens the general safety of the College community, the College’s Emergency Response Team will be informed and responsibility for action will shift to that group.

Anyone in the TC3 community can share concerns about a student. They can contact the Dean of Student Life or any member of the Students of Concern group. They can also e-mail the students of concern group at soc@tc3.edu.

The SOC group will be responsible for gathering information, assessing the nature and seriousness of the concern, developing a plan of appropriate intervention, implementing the plan or communicating the plan to appropriate other staff members, and monitoring the disposition of the plan.

Records of all Students of Concern communications will be maintained appropriately by the Dean of Student Life office, and will meet FERPA guidelines.

NOTE: TC3 is committed to supporting the success of all students including those with mental health challenges. We believe that a student’s mental health status is of concern only when it is interfering with the student’s success at the College or the educational process of the college community in or outside of the classroom.

Occasionally, a student may take a voluntary leave of absence related to SOC concerns or interventions. Before returning he/she must contact the Dean of Student Life to discuss readiness. The dean may require a community service provider Re-entry Review form, an internal evaluation, and/or an agreement of expectations, for both accessing supportive services and maintaining behavioral limitations. To accommodate these possibilities, the student should be in contact with the dean at least three weeks before the beginning of the new semester.

In the rare case when a mandatory leave of absence is required, the student will be asked to sign a release of information so that the Dean of Student Life can provide factual information regarding any precipitating incidents to the community service provider(s), and counseling staff can provide community service provider(s) with counseling recommendations. Sharing information is for the purpose of assuring the best possible therapeutic support for the student’s future success.

Before a student may return from mandatory leave of absence, he/she must have his/her community service provider(s) submit(s) the college’s Re-entry Review form at least one month prior to the start of that semester.  Then:

1. The SOC committee will review and recommend whether an internal evaluation is needed. If so, a counselor will meet with the student to provide an evaluation.

2. The Dean of Student Life will make the final decision about readmission.

3. If readmitted, a statement of expectations for both accessing supportive services and maintaining behavioral limitations will be created and signed by the Dean of Student Life (or designee) and the student.

The members of the SOC group and all TC3 staff and faculty are committed to helping our students succeed. All interventions and decisions made are in the service of that outcome.