The Office of the Dean of Students is the gateway for students looking for support both in and out of the classroom. To that end, we want to work with you in helping our students who are experiencing difficulties. One significant way we can work together is in identifying and providing help to students in distress. You’re often the frontline for identifying these students, and we want to work with you to find a successful resolution for everyone.
Supporting our students
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If you are experiencing undue personal or academic stress at any time during the semester or need to talk with someone about a personal problem or situation, I encourage you to seek support as soon as possible. I am available to talk with you about stresses related to your work in my class. Additionally, I can assist you in reaching out to any one of a wide range of campus resources, including:
- Dean of Students Office: +1 (607) 778-5681
- Public Safety: +1 (607) 778-5083 (In an emergency dial 911)
- Health Services: +1 (607) 778-5181
- Counseling Services: +1 (607) 778-5210
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SUNY Broome Community College prides itself on creating an environment where all students, faculty, staff, and visitors can feel safe from being a victim of sexual violence. However, if there is an instance of sexual or interpersonal violence where a member of the SUNY Broome community is involved, we will take direct action in addressing such behavior. If you disclose an incident of sexual misconduct to a faculty member, they have an obligation to report it to SUNY Broome’s Title IX Coordinator.
If you wish to speak confidentially about an incident of interpersonal violence, including sexual misconduct, please contact the SUNY Broome Community College Counseling Center by calling +1 (607) 778-5210 or by visiting them in the Student Services Building, Room 210. If you would like to learn more about interpersonal violence or report an incident, please visit the Title IX homepage.
SUNY Broome Counselors are able to meet with divisions, departments, or individual faculty to consult on various student issues. They remain very interested in maintaining our historical role of providing in-class presentations on any number of subjects, and in doing so offer on-site orientations to departments and classes. Among the topics we address are:
- Orientation to Counseling and Career Services
- Stress Management
- Time Management
- Identifying Students in Crisis and Distress
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
Are you Concerned About a Student?
The SUNY Broome Student of Concern Committee (SOC) consists of a dedicated group of staff and faculty that are available to assist students in distress. This multi-disciplinary team reviews the information about the student in distress and takes appropriate action to best ensure the student’s well-being, the community’s safety, and the student’s success here at SUNY Broome. The team provides an early intervention resource for SUNY Broome’s faculty, staff, and students to consult on student behaviors of distressing, disruptive, or threatening behaviors of concern.
In addition to the Student of Concern Committee, there is also the longstanding CARE (Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation) team. The CARE team is a subset of the Student of Concern committee that specializes in response to behaviors or incidents where a student may be a danger to themselves or others. Such behavior may fall into one of the following four categories:
- Self-injurious behavior/suicidal ideation or attempt
- Erratic behavior (including online activities) that can disrupt the mission and/or normal proceedings of college students, faculty, staff, or others
- Behavior that is not understood, but is concerning or disturbing to others
- Involuntary transportation to the hospital for alcohol and drug use/abuse or mental health crises
If you believe a student may be in crisis please notify the Student of Concern Committee by contacting the Dean of Students or by completing the form below.
Student of Concern Reporting Form
Title IX First Responder Information
With the exception of the personal counselors at the Counseling Services office and the staff at Health Services, all staff and faculty who are informed of a instance of interpersonal violence, sex or gender based discrimination, or sexual misconduct must report that information to either their supervisor or the Title IX Coordinator. The information you share will be treated as confidentially as possible, but the Title IX coordinator may need to consult with other administrators, and at times the Title IX coordinator will need to take action in the interest of safety.
For more information of reporting responsibilities or to schedule a departmental training, please visit the SUNY Broome Title IX website or contact the Dean of Students/ Title IX Coordinator at +1 (607) 778-5681.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential professional help for employees having personal problems. The EAP can help with personal problems such as interpersonal conflict, alcohol and drug abuse/dependency, marital conflict, family and parenting concerns, financial hardship, physical illness, legal difficulties, gambling, mental and emotional distress, eating disorders and other life stresses.
EAP services are available off campus to all eligible employees and their dependent family members. An employee and/or dependent visiting the EAP will have an opportunity to talk with a professional about concerns and receive counseling and referral services to help resolve the problem. Direct services of the program are provided at no cost to an employee or dependent family member. Activities and records of the EAP are kept strictly confidential by the program provider.
An employee or dependent family member may access the EAP directly – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – by calling 1-800-EAP-CALL or +1 (800) 327-2255 for an appointment.
Web access is also available at www.nexgeneap.com. To register you must have the SUNY Broome Company Code. Please call Human Resources directly at +1 (607) 778-5319 for the company code or to receive additional information about EAP and their services.