Helping Students in Distress

Throughout the year, you may notice a student that is struggling or a student may approach you to discuss an issue or situation that is causing distress. Listed below are St. Olaf resources you can use to help students who are struggling:

Early Alert System (formerly Continuous Reporting System (CRS))

Instructors are encouraged to use the online Early Alert System  that alerts the Office of the Dean of Students to students who are having attendance, academic, or personal difficulties. The form is received by the class dean, academic advisor, Center for Advising and Academic Support staff, and a TRIO SSS advisor as relevant.  Students will be contacted and invited to meet with their class dean to discuss the problems they are experiencing in class or other areas.

Title IX Office 

With the exception of college-identified confidential resources, all college employees who become aware of incidents or allegations of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct, MUST report the matter to the college.

For instructions on how to file a report to the college for someone else, visit How to Report for Someone Else

For advice on explaining to students your duty to report to the college, visit Help Someone Else and read the “For faculty, staff, and student employees” section. Note the document with suggested syllabus statements at the bottom of the section. 

Students in Distress Guide

From Boe House, our on-campus student counseling center.