The student of concern will also be discussed during the weekly Care Team meeting, and that team will follow-up as appropriate.
Consistent with the Disruptive Behavior Policy, a student’s parent/guardian will be contacted if she or he is deemed to be a threat to self or others, and he or she may not attend classes or university activities or return to university housing until she or he is given clearance to return by the Dean of Students or a designee. Clearance will require (a) the completion of the designated Psychiatric Evaluation Form with signed authorization from a psychiatrist; (b) the doctor’s agreement that returning to school is in the student’s best interest; (c) demonstration from the student that he or she is no longer in crisis, has taken sufficient steps to address the underlying psychological concern(s) which triggered the crisis, and has a plan to maintain health; and (d) a meeting with the Dean of Students or her/his designee to complete behavioral contract, which will outline how the student can effectively function in the learning environment. Students are responsible for costs associated with the evaluation and any subsequent care that falls outside the scope of University services.
The psychological emergency procedures are implemented with sensitivity to students' privacy and academic success. The Office of the Dean of Students will work with the student and the appropriate Academic Dean’s office to take measures necessary to allow students to return to school.